The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, March 10, 1902, Image 1

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Chairman Fowler, of tlie Bank
ing Committee, Explains
the Measure.
Tho Purposes of the Bill Are to
Transfer from the Government to
the Banks the Responsibility of
Protecting1 the Necessary Gold Re
serve The Measure Provides for
International Banking' and a Di
vision of Banking Currency Under
a Board of Cantrol The United
States to Be Divided Into Clearing
House Districts.
Dj Inclusive Wire Iroin (lie Associated rres.
Washington, March 9. Chairman
Fowler, of the house committee on
banking and currency tomorrow will
Introduce an important llnuncial meas
ure framed by the Ilopubllean mem
bers of the committee after confer
ences extending through the last two
months. It brings together into one
financial measure a number of propo
sitions which have been urged sep
arately heretofore.
Air. Fowler explains the purposes of
the bill as follows:
To transfer from the government to the hinks
the rrrponsibility of protecting the ncccs'-.iry
Rild ro-rc and the burden of funm-hine; poM
for exports, thereby fivinp; cur conmirur horn
tlir dcMrurlivc- apprehensions proline out of
i.nds upon the "gold in the ticasurj," winch
tan now" only he replenished by a lax imposed
upon the people through the t-alc of bonds and to
provide a currency alwavs responsive and ode
ipiate to the demands of tiude everywhere and to
equalize and lower the average rjte of interest
in all paits of the United States; to secure for
American enterprise, and American capital the
privileges and opportunities of engaging in inter
national banking under natiouil law, and so hy
a foundation upon which to build an American
merchant marine; to remove the last vr.'lljc of
douht with regard to our shndard of value.
The measure proudc.1 for iutcnialional bulk
ing, and a ilivlrion of banking and cmrency is
established under a board of control, instead of a
flngle individual in the perron of tho comptrol
ler of the cunency as heretofore. Ths board will
consist of thicc members, whose terms of office
oro for twelve ear, also arranged that only
one member will letiro every four yeais.
national Banks Assume Obligations.
If the measure now inlioduced should become a
luw, it is confidently belieed that tho national
binks will assume the cuircnt redemption in gold
coin of one hundred and thirty millions of United
States notes. In consideutlon of the obligations
assumed by the national banks, they will have
the right during tho succeeding (he jear3 to issue
gradually as busli.css may rcqtiue an amount of
liink notes equal to tiily per centum of their
paid up and unimpaired capital; provision being
made also for an emeigency circulation. As the
notes are taken out for ciiculation the banks
will deposit wltli the gov ernnierit a guarantee
fund of tlie per centum of the amount of tho
notes so issued. Tlie national banks hereafter
will be lequlred to pay inteiest upon the govern
ment deposits at tlie rate of 1 per centum per
This Die per centum guarantee fund and the
tax upon the bank notes, will be used to protect
the bank notes and the excess of such taxes
with the interest on the goernment deposit! will
be used to pay off the United States notes which
His banks to assume to currently redeem. It Is sis
(cited that thu whole one hundred and tliiity
millions of United States notes which the banks
have assumed to curientiy lecleem, will be paid
oil in thirty ,10:11s out of the tacs collected upon
circulation and interest paid by tlie banks upon
biu eminent deposits.
The United States will be divided into clearing
huuc diftrietn to facilitate the current icdcmp
tioiv of the bank notes, so that the amount of
notes outstanding at any time alwajs will be o
delimited witli the amount of trading to be
done, precisely us checks and drafts lcllccts the
amount of commercial work being carried on.
By and with the consent of the board of '.on
tio), banks may have more than cue place for do
ing business, being authorized to establish them
telves in the various cities of the country.
Xo bank note of a denomination less than ten
dollars will be issued and the tecrctaiy of the
treasury thall not Usui" a sliver ceitlilcate of a
denomination greater than five dollars; and theie
uftcr, upon the presentation to him of ouo hun
dred silver dollars of amy multiple thciccf, and
a demand for their redemption, shall exchange
gold cqln for the same,
By Kuluslvc Wire from The A'soelated Press.
Philadelphia, March P. The Ledger in It3 coal
article tonmrow will say:
Tho anthracite coal trade continued icstric'td
in output and tiunsportatloii tu market during
thu past week, llinewed storms uiul Hoods In
teifered witli mining and the movement of .-oal,
6j that the demand is as laigc U3 heretofoie, and
the1 supply of most piles short, Vaiious idle
collieries, however, ale being gotten Into ord"r
jaln and theie will probably be a bet to,'
supply for this week, Tlie advent of spring, vvih
more settled weather, will bring some lellef, but
It will take considerable time for tlie coal produc
ing companies to cope with the demand and then
Oil up the vacant storage jurds, 'J lie pieseut
piees cf coal it I now ewpciled will contliru'
until May and the usual spring discount not be
put Into edict until that dale,"
Will Give Work to 8,000.
By Exclusive Wire from Tlie Asiocftted Press
Plumokln, l'a March 0. The local collieries
jf the Philadelphia and Heading Coal and lion
company and the Union Coal company, which
weie closed down last week by the Hood), will
rsuine operation; tomorrow, along with a mini-
er of mines operated by Individual companies,
Jlaihoad sidings are .again flee of water and snow,
and cam are being supplied to the collieries. The
resumption of operations will give work to, S,(tt)
nen and boj who have been out ol ciiiplojment
Uiicc the recent storms.
Mv, Wilson Will Not Resign.
By Inclusive Wire from the Associated Pre.
Washington, March t). Tlie attention of Scire,
tary Wilson, of the agricultural department, kji
called today to icports that ho contemplated
soon resigning from President Roosevelt' cabinet.
'Jlc secretary treated tho subject tcry lightly,
declaring that the repoit ww news to him, and
adding In reply to u tpeciflu inquiry that lie kid
no intention cf taking the step suggested.
Highly Pleased with the Reception
of Prince Henry.
By Inclusive Wire from the Associated Puss.
Eerlln, March !), Some of tho dally
papers have begun summing up Prince
Henry's trip to the United States.
Their tone Is one of complete satis
faction. They declare the prince' trip
was never Intended to have any speci
fic political alms, but merely purposed
to bring about an Improvement In the
popular feeling In both countries.
The Boersen Xeltuug admits that Its
most snugulne expectations have been
exceeded by the occurrences of the
prince's ttlp, and says the bealtfelt
cordiality displayed by the Americans
was gi eater than could have been ex
pected. Tho National Zeltung Fays that
Prince Henry 'and the Americans have
learned to understand find appreciate
each other, nncl that thu icsult at
tained Is out of the common.
It Is a not-to-bc-forgotten incident,
says this paper, In the busy rush of
modern life.
Attention of Senate and House Will
Be Devoted to Ship Subsidy Bill
and Rural Free Delivery.
By Exclusive 'Wile from Tlie Awocial'd Pre..
Washington, March ?. The attention
of the senate will be divided again
this week between the ship subsidy bill
and the bill providing for the punish
ment of persons who assault or kill
the president of the United States, the
former holding the place of unfinished
business, and the latter coming in for
consideration when there; Is no one pre
pared to speak on the ship subsidy
question. Among those who have an
nounced their Intention to speak on
the ship subsidy bill is Senator Vest,
but the condition of his health, which
remains far ftom robust, may prevent
his addressing the senate. Senator
Mallory also will talk on this subject,
but beyond these no set addresses
have been announced. However, there
undoubtedly will be a number of short
speeches on the bill, No prepared
speeches on the presidential assault
bill have been announced, but there
is no doubt the lawyers of the senate
will continue to find more or less to
say about It whenever opportunity
shall offer. At odd times, the calendar
will be taken up. Altogether, the
week in tho feenato promises to be an
exciting one.
The house this week, after disposing
of the bill to classify tlie rural free
delivery service and place the carriers
under the contract system, will devote
its attention to appropriation bills. The'
postofllce appropriation bill, which will
bo taken up first, probably, will re
quire three days. It will be followed
by the river and harbor bill. It Is re
garded as a foregone conclusion that
tho rural free delivery bill will be de
feated when the vote is taken tomor
Buildings Used by Teachers at Jap
an Are Destroyed.
By Exclusive Wire from Tlie Associated Press.
Lebanon, Pa., March 9. Rev. Dr. Jo
seph Lembergur, treasurer of the board
of commissioners for foreign missions
of tho Reformed church in the United
Slates, was Informed by cable today
that the schools for girls at Zendln,
Japan, which is maintained by the
church, has been totally destroyed by
The school took care of 75 girls, all
of whom were saved. The loss Is esti
mated nt $5,000, which Is partially cov
ered by Insurance in a London com
pany. The school wns established about
fifteen years ago, and enjoyed the fa
vor of tho Japanese government which
at first was opposed to It. Miss Lena
Zurlluh, superintendent of the school,
Is now In this country, and in her ab
sence Miss Sadie Lee WIdener was In
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Not Included in Coronation Amnes
tyHer Mother's Statement.
Dy Exiluslve Wire fiom The Associated Piim.
London, March 9. Tho Batoness do
Rouques (mother of Mrs, Florence May
brick) denies all the reports that her
daughter will be Included In the coro
nation amnesty. She 'said to n repre
sentative of Tho Associated Press; "f
have not received Information of any
sort relating to Mrs, Maybrlck's pos
sible release, I have no anticipation of
such lolcaso or knowledge of any In
tended coronation amnesty."
The officials of tho United States em
bassy say thero Is no possibility of any
action In Mrs. Maybrlck's case In the
near future.
Three Jailbirds Escape.
Hy 1:.h1uIc Who from Tho Associated Press.
Knowllle, Tmn., March 0. MlUhell Mlzcleh,
in jail 011 4 (haiKu of inuidor, and (jeortfo Tai
lor and laaae Woodey, wanted for small f
tenses, brol.e Jail ut Itulledje, Tenii., last night.
When the Jailer went to feed I ho men they over
powcied liiin, tool, his pistol, loclu-d him in .1
cell and departid
Steamship Arrivals,
lly KuluthoVirc fiom The Aoelat!4 Pie.j.
New Yoik, March U. Arrived; IAcpjitahie,
Havre, Prawlo Point Passed; lljverford, Ant
werp for New yoik. llorta-r'ayal Arrived;
Klrurla, New Vork for Liverpool.
Cecil Rhpdes Improving,
fly Exclusive Wire from The Aiiociated prm.
Tape Town, Match . Cecil Ithodcs, who is
hurierim from ogliM pectoris, paited a good night
a 11 J was better today. 1
Poisoner Is Apparently No Nearer
Apprehension Than n Week Ago.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Piess.
Grand rtaptds, Mich., March . The
mystery surrounding tho sending
through the mnlts of a poisoned head
ache powder to Mrs. Ada Klump, of
Lowell, causing her death a week ago
today, Is seemingly no nearer a solu
tion thah on the day of the arrest of
William Klump, her husband, last
Thursday. The theory that some wo
man In the affections of Klump con
cocted the plot find carreld It out, still
holds wIVh the ollU prs who arc con
ducting the Investigation.
Klump appeared worried and restless
In Jail today and was not disposed to
talk about his case. His brother vlf
Ited him during the day and advised
hint to tell tho truth, which William
said he had done nnd would do. Sheriff
Chapman stated ho wns working on a
new cuuc, but could not tell the nature
of It yet.
A Wrangle Over Two Acres of Land
at Tlen-Tsin Is Liable to Causo
International Complications.
Hy reclusive Wire fiom Tlie Associated Press.
Tlen-Tsln. March . -Tho mission
property here, which Is In dispute be
tween the French and American con
suls, is less than two acres In extent.
It borders the American mission tirou
erty and was previously occupied by
undesirable Chinamen. The French con
sul stopped building operations 011 the
disputed propprty and placed a police
man there. Tho French flag has not
been raised over the property.
The American consul here, Jamrs W.
TUigsdale. Is maintaining a 11 rm atti
tude, and does not believe serious developments-,
to be likely. The affair Is
in tho hands of the French and Ameri
can ministers at Pelcln.
The English Methodist mission of
London, the American board of com-
1 mlsslonors for foreign missions and the
American Methodist mission all have
property within tho extra legation
claimed by tho French In Juno. 1000.
Since that time the American missions
have purchased the adjoining piece of
property. Tho French now claim thin
latter property, and h.ive been collect
ing routs and levying taxes thereon.
Mr. Hagsdale protested against such
actions, and caused American flags to
be hoisted over tho property in ques
Those in tho Erzerum District Will
Go to Russia En Masse.
By IXclusive Wire from The Acochitrd Press.
London, March 9. The Constantinople
correspondent of the Times says the un
bearable prosecution by the Kurds and
the Turkish authorities has resultPd in
a determination on the part of the Ai
menians in the Erzerum district to emi
grate en masse to Russia.
Gross outrages by Moslems on Chris
tians are reported from two villages
near Monastlr.
The British, French, Russian and
Italian embassies at Constantinople
have presented a collective note to the
1 porte protesting against the systematic
1 hindrances which harass the Cretans' in
their personal and commeiclal Inter
course with Turkey.
The Novoe Vremya, In an article,
quoted by the Vienna correspondent ot
the Times, referring to the unrest In
Albania and the Russian ambassador's
note to the porte demanding protection
for Christians at Ipek (Albania), says:
"It Is time to put an end to the san
guinary horrors of which the Slav
population in old Servla are the vic
tims. Slav blood cries to heaven and
Russia. If Turkey cunnot bring reason'
to the wild beasts which she has let
loose, Russia will be obliged to take tho
task on herself."
Aged Criminal Tells of Plot to Rob
National Stock Yards Bank.
By Exclusive Wire from 'rue Associated I'reu.
, Belleville, 111., March 0. Thero was
n dramatic scene In the circuit court
here to-day. Harry Meyers, ono of the
most notorious safe-blowers In tho
country, who is serving a twenty-year
sentence in Chester penitentiary, was
brought here to confront his brother
Charles and testify against him, Syl
vester a'avlgnac and John Stevens, who
are on trial charged with the National
Stock Yards Hank robbery.
Harry Meyers, who Is C3 years old,
swore that the nlan to rob tho hnni.-
was laid by himself nnd John Stevens
111 unesier panuuuiiary ueroro Stevens
wu released, and Implicated 11 promin
ent man connected with tho bank In
the scheme,
Meyers confessed also that he had
blown tho safe of tho Star Rrewery at
Uellevlllo unci Implicated a St. Louis
saloon keeper In that job. He pro
fesses to huve jepenteil of his crimes,
but Is believed to be actuated by mo
tives of revenge.
Bradford Will Indorse Elkln.
By Exclusive Wire from The Anoclated Preaj
'i'ovvanda, Pa., Match 0. The Iiradfoid county
llepubllcan primaries, hold je-iterday, to helect
a candidate for lopgit'-at In the I'ourteeutli dis
trict nave the county' cndorMinen? to M, 1),
l.llley, who received about 1,'JOO majnilty over
W. J, Yuuntr, the unti-tjuay undulate. The
county convention on Thursday tu t elect dele.
Kutct to the Mute convention will jiidure At
torney John P. Dlkin for soveruor.
i 11
State Base Ball League.
By Inclusive Wire from the A&oclated Pieu.
Willlaiiiipoit, Pa., March 9. William A. Wit.
nun, of Heading, piesident of tlie 1'cuiii.ylvani)
State Uagao of Pose ball clubj, u nude ar
rangements to have fhU city represented In that
organization this season. The league it now com
poted of clubs in Sciantou, WilkevIUnc, llaile
ton, Heading, Ltbanon, Lancaster, Mt. C'armel
and Williiiuisport,
m 11 ii
Illness of Mr. JtlcLeod.
11 Exclusive Wire from tlie Associated I'reu.
New York, March U. A. A, Mcl.eod, former
president of the Philadelphia and Iteidlmr rail
load, who lias been kUtfcrlug fiom an attack ot
angina peetorU, was much improved tonight.
The Royal Visitor Meets a Number
ol Persons ot Sortal
Favorite American Songs Are Ren
dered by the Prize-Winning Or
ganization of Brooklyn Tho Sing
ers Highly Complimented An
Elaborato luncheon Served at the
University Club.
Try Kxdusivc Wire from Tho Awoclaled I'rnu.
New York, .March 9. Prince Henry ot
Prussia was the central figure today
in (mother round of entertainment ar
ranged in his honor. He first listened
to a concert at the Waldorf-Astoria
largely made up of his favorite Amer
ican songs, the concert being arranged
at his request. When that was over ho
drove to the University club to a lunch
eon which was not concluded until
mid-afternoon. At night he was the
guest at dinner of Mr. and Mrs. Cor
nelius Vanderbilt and met large party
made up of persons of social promin
ence. When the prince bade farewell to tho
company at tho Vanderbilt home ho
went to the New York Yacht club for
an informal reception, and tho hour
was lato when he returned to the Waldorf-Astoria
for the night. He found
time between the four main events on
his programme for theday to receive a
delegation representing the commercial
club of St. Paul and several callers, and
to finally complete tho arrangements
for the last two days stay In the coun
try and his departure for home. He
had intended to be present at the relig
ious services on tho imperial yacht
llohen.ollern in the morning, but tho
case of scarlet fever which developed
there t.evcral days ago altered that
plan. Instead he remained nt the hotel
ai Ising late and bre-ikfastlng at his
It was the Arion society of Brooklyn,
winner of the kaiser's prize at the sing
ing festival In Brooklyn in 1900, that
furnished tho morning concprt for the
prince at the hotel. It had been oilgln
ally nranged that the singers should
serenade- the prince aboard the Hohen
zollern yesterday, but in the change of
plan the serenade was abandoned. The
prince met Dr. W. John Schlldge, chair
man of the music committee of the so
ciety at tlie dinner Saturday night and
expressed regret that he was not to
have a chance to hear the club sing.
The doctor suggested that It might still
take place at tho hotel and the prince
approved tlie Idea. It was midnight
but a few hours to arrange the affair
remaining. Telegrams and telephone
messages were hurried out to the mem
bers nnd by 11 o'clock this morning ISO
of them had reported at the' hotel,
The Concert.
The concert took place In the Astor
gallery and began at 11.30. The prince
sat In the centre of the hall, surrounded
by tho members of his suite, the Ameri
can escort, Ambassador Von Holleben,
Consul General Uuenz and Consul Gelss
ler. The chorus first sang "Pries Lied,"
and after that, at the request of the
prince, an extended programme, which
Included "Old Kentucky Home" und
The concluding number was the
Kroutzer's "The Lord's Own Day," and
It was rendered very effectively. The
prince was delighted with the serenade,
and after slinking hands with the oftl
cers of the society, addressed the mem
bers brlelly in German, He thanked
them for whnt they had done for htm,
and congratulated them on their excel
lent musical ability. He said, In part:
"I never heard sweeter music from a
male choir. I have heard other music
in this country which has given mo
great delight, and it hns brought mo
to the conclusion tha.t music Is born In
the human heart, without regard to the
race or color. You should cultivate
miislo not only ns a boon to yourselves,
but for tho benefit of others."
The Arlon society presented tho prince
with an Illustrated address, and an
nounced that during tho day a cable
mussago suitable to the occasion would
bo drafted and sent to tho kaiser.
The luncheon nt tho Unlveislty club
was given by the committee appointed
by President Roosevelt to arrange for
tho visit of the prlnco und escort him
on his tour, and the hosts were Gen
eral Corbln, Assistant Secretary of
State Hill, Admiral Evans, Colonel
rilnghnni and Commander Cowles, The
party left the hotel ut 11,10 o'clock with
mounted police as special guurd for tho
carriage of the prince, A great crowd
saw the departure from tho hotel and
tho arrival at the club, but thero was
no special demonstration. An elabor
ate luncheon was served und there wus
an Interesting discussion of the trip
through the country, Just concluded,
The Vanderbilt Dinner,
The dinner given by Mr, und Mis.
Cornelius Vanderbilt, In honor of Prince
Henry, began at 7 o'clock. The Vander
bilt liqnie, ut COS Fifth avenue, was
handsomely decorated and brightly
lighted. Mrs. Vnnderbolt received the
prince and his staff, nnd then presented
her other guests. Ovul shaped dining
tables were placed In tho dining room
and conservatory, und Ihere the dinner
was served. Mrs. Vanderbilt had Prince
Henry at her right and Ambassador
Von Holleben at her left, and Mr, Van
derbilt had Admiral Evans at his right
und General Corbln at his left. Others
at the table were; Mr, and Mrs, Ogden
Mills, Mr. und Mrs. Lloyd Hryce, Mr,
and Mis. Lewis Cass Ledyard, Mr. and
Mrs. Edmund Hnyllss, Mr. and Mrs.
Orme Wilson, Mr, and Mrs. Morton
Erewcn, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mackay,
Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Post, Mr. and
Mrs. Droxel, tho Countess Grnv. Mrs.
Nathaniel Thayer, Mrs. Cass Cnnfleld,
Mrs. FranclsMC. Pendleton, Mrs; Rich
ard Gumbrlll, Mrs, Lewis Chandler,
Mrs. Dana Gibson, Mrs. Oakley Rhine
lander, Miss Beatrice Mills, Miss Alice
Babcoclc, Miss Jay, Miss Burden, Miss
Anna Sands, Miss Barney, Miss Bishop,
Admiral Von Tlrpltz, General Von Pies
sen, Admiral Von Elsendecher, Vlca
Admlrul VoiUSecltcndorff, Captain Von
Muller, Captain Von Grummc, Count
Quadt, Commander Von Rebettr Pasch
wltz, Lieutenant Commander Schmidt
Von Schwlnd, Baron Von Kapherr,
David J. Hill, John Jacob Astor, Eger
ton AVlnthrop, Stuyvesunt Fish, Aug
ust Belmont, Robert Gerry nnd F. L.
During dinner an orchestra played a
selected programme.
Thomas Cochran and F. G. Bradbury,
representing the Commercial club ot
St. Paul, Minn., called upon Prince
Henry at the Waldorf-Astoria today
and, during a personal Interview with
the distinguished visitor, invited him
to attend the unveiling of the commera
tlvo tablet on board the American
lino steamship St. Paul next Tuesday.
Prlnco Henry promised to be present
It possible, but doubted his ability to
do so, on account of his sailing for
home that afternoon.
Prince Henry will visit Philadelphia
tomorrow. Accompanied by his party
he will leave for that city by special
train over the Pennsylvania rallorad
at S o'clock. Ho Is to be ofllclally re
ceived by tho city, shown through
Cramps shipyard and given a lunch
at tho Union League club. He will re
turn to New York at B:30 o'clock nnd
in tho evening will Rive a. farewell din
ner to those who accompanied him on
his American tour.
At the concert given by the Armstrong
association for Prince Henry, Booker
T. Washington, the colored educator
and leader, was presented to the prince.
'The two' chatted for fifteen minutes
during which time the prince asked
' many questions as to the negroes. He
asked Mr. Washington for a book of
negro melodies and the latter promised
to send him one.
Brinks Could Be Procured Behind
Boors and Accompanied by
the Sandwich.
Hy Inclusive Wire from 'flic Associated Prrovi.
New York, March P. Despite the al
leged promises of the snloop keepers
that to day should be tho very dryest
Sunday on recordlenfar-as -New York
was concerned, the man or woman who
wished had little or no trouble In pur
chasing drinks. About the only notice
able difference in getting one was that
the thirsty man was not allowed to
stand at the bar and In many instances
he was forced to sit down to the "prop
erty" sandwich, left over from earlier
days of Raines law reign.
But for all that tho day might be
termed a quiet Sunday. A quiet tip
was given to the crowds that usually
hang about the Inside of the saloons
that their presence was not desirable.
In consequence the usual hangers-on
kept out of the way.
Captain Sheehan was especially act
ive In the Tenderloin precinct and be
fore the day was well along his men had
arrested several barkeepers.
In the upper West Side portion of the
city the orders for a jlry Sunday were
observed to a certain extent. On the
lower east side of the city it Is doubt
ful If one saloon in live hundred was
closed. In more instances a man could
walk Into the side door without any
trouble. Along Seventh avenue and on
the Bowery bar rooms that have prob
ably not been closed a single day for
years, did no bar trade at all. In many
Instances the proprietors of these places
had impromptu bars rigged up In the
back rooms and served drinks there.
There were few saloon keepers who
would admit that there hud been any
understanding, let alone orders, regard
ing a dry Sunday.
The total number of excise arrests in
Greater New York today was thirty
four. .... i -
Five Thousand Chinese Butchered
by Russians.
Dy Kr.clutiic Wire from The Aiuelited Prew.
London, March 10. A dispatch to the
Dally Chronicle from Berlin says that
the Russian general, Grlbskl, who was
responsible for the massacre at Blago
vestchensk, has been dismissed from the
According to reports of the Blago
vestchensk massacre, about D.000 Chi
nese were driven by tho Russians Into
the Amur river. Russian troops on tho
banks clubbed or shot any who at
tempted to land, and the river bank
was strewn with corpses for miles.
Gov. Odell Dines with President.
Dy Exckiive Wire from The Aiiociated Prec.
Wakhlnston, March V, fjovcuior Odell, of 'evv
York, dined with Preslilmt Roosevelt ai the
white house IliU evcnine;, leuuinlmr altn the
dlpncr until ,1 late hour, 'iW.urrow nlajit he will
usalu dine with the ihief etecutivi;. Accoidlnj
to tjic pieocnt plan 0! the (,'omncr lie will re
main hero until Tuesday moruliip, although ho
may return tu Albany late tomorrow night, 111
Wit here, be bald, h bhuply for recicatlon and
ills mUaluu ia not to cIihu-m politics.
Miss Roosevelt Leaves' for Havana,
Uy Kuclusive Wire from the AirocHted Press.
Washington,, March 0. Mlu Alice lluiuevclt,
the daughter of the president, with sveral frlcndi
and accompanied by a maid, left here tonight for
j vlilt tu (central and Mn. Leonard Wood at
Havana, going by 'rail to I'lorlda, Mm. Har
riet Illalne Ileal unci Captain Philip vveic nlui of
the party. Mis HosevcU c-MWCt tu return tu
Waslngton tho latter part of 1I10 month.
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Philadelphia Walking Match.
Dy Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Piesj.
Philadelphia, March JO.TI10 luce wn started
at 18.30 o'clock and among Hi? seventy men
that started were the following well known ped(k
trlans: Pit Cavwaugb, Cillbcrt Ilarnei, lleorge
Tracy, Harry Sheltou, Peter Hegelman, (icorge
Norenuc, John (Hick, Tom llouarth, Jim Dean,
Sam Day, Tony Iclln, Pat l'owvw, r'uuk
Hart and Kd Cavanaugli.
Fire in the Vicinity Causes Quests to
Rush Into the Streets.
Tly nxclutlir Wire from the Avoclatcd Pren.
Benver Falls, Pa., March 9. The Har
old block was completely destroyed by
Lflre at alt early hour this morning, en
tailing a IOSS Ol 111)0111 J7&,UUl. tho loss
on tho building Is $20,000. Of the ten
ants, Smith & Flnklehor, pants ninnu
facrturers, lose $10,000; McPhorson's
wire jnnt factory, $3,000; McCandless
Bros., grocery, $2,600; Edward Heyser,
feed store, $3,000, and numerous small
losses. Tho insurance cannot bo learned
before tomorrow.
The guests of the Seventh aVvenuo
hotel, just ncross tho street from tho
burning building, became panic-stricken
and many ot them rushed Into the
streets only half clad. The hotel was
saved, however, and the guests returned
to their rooms, unhurmed,
Bandit Soldiers Capture a Priest.
500 Troops. Despatched to the
Scene Wires Ave Cut.
By Kvilasive Wire from The Associated Picss.
Pckin, March P. Chinese olllcials are
greatly disturbed over the conditions
at .Tehol (Cheng To), about 100 miles
northeast of Pekln, where bandit sol
diers have captured a priest.
An ofllciul of the foreign office de
clares thnt the Russians have already
despatched 500 troops to .Tehol from tho
Mancluuian border.
Tho trouble began over the settle
ment of claims of native Christians,
and it resulted In rioting between the
Christians and the non-Christians.
Brigands look advantage of these con
ditions to plunder the country, and the
Russian telegraphic connections were
incidentally cut. The foreign ollice
rays that the captured priest is a
Relgian. :
It was reported March 7 from Pekln
that the Chinese court had ordered
the Immediate release of this priest in
order to forestall tho entry of foreign
troops Into the district of Jehol, which
Is rich In gold mines.
American Legation Presents to Sul
tan Communication Regarding
Capture of Miss Stone.
Bv Jlxcli'ive Wire from The Associated Picis.
Constantinople, March 9. The Ameri
can legation here today presented to the
porte the second note referring to the
capture of .Miss Ellen M. Stone.
In this note It Is pointed out that Miss
Stone was captured, tho ransom paid,
and the prisoners 'delivered in Turkey,
the brigands' must be within tho Turk
ish frontier und should therefore bo
The note denies that the authorities
were ever required to lessen their' vigi
lance on the frontier, and asserts that
only the movements of the tipops in the
interior were Interfered with.
The first not,e' presented to the porte
by the United States legation at 'Con
stantinople In the mutter of Miss
Stone's capture by brigands demanded
the punishment of the guilty parties.
The porte, In rtplylng, repudiated re
sponsibility. ' m-
Will Defray Expenses of Convention.
Uy Uxcludve Who from the Aifcociated Press.
Sliamokln, Pa,, March 0. The Mcr-hants' Pio
tectie association last night ieolud (n defi.iy
ths expenses of the United Minn Wuiki'i.V conven
tion which begins lure on March IS, .ccom
modatlons for three bundled delegitei has al
leady been procuied. The committee 011 enter
tainments eipecta that in scveial days lodging
for fiom aw to J.00 additional miners' icptrccn
tatlves will have been obtained,
Uy Inclusive Wire fiom the Associated Pics.
Mroudsbuig. P.i., March 0. II, I'ranl; Pungan,
one of Ptioudsburg'ii most popular rltfiens, died
early tfterday from the elfects of paralysis ami
hcmonlujse of tho brain. Mr. Pungan was l,om
in Philadelphia, llfty-elght years ago, coining to
Monroe before the Civil war, in which the i'e
leaded ciy nobly herved hi count!-.
Washington, March 0. Following1 an illness of
several wecltV duration, Mrs. haiah Jane Peiler,
vvilo of evS.'nitor W, A. Peffer, of Kansas, died
hero yesterday at tho irsldciuv of her daughter,
Mrs, M. J. Mellhfiiny, Sirs. I'cffrr wad 70 jcirs
old. i:-Senator Peffer, with A. PctTcr, jr., and
Mrs. Millheiuiv were at the bcdaldu when cleat li
occurred, bho leaves five children, The body will
bo taken to lwn.-.u for Intc inieiit,
Philadelphia, M.ucli p. Commander Joseph P,
Micklcy, United SUtes nav), retired, died todiy
at hU home near llnkciidauipia, l.ehtgli cptiu'y,
Pa, He was ill for two cai. lie was about
CO K.irs of aiic. lie cnteied the navy in 15111 as
4 thlid aielitaut iiiglueci. During the SpjnUli
American war he terved 011 tint monitor Teiror,
lie was letlied In Jat.uaiy, Jlioo, with tlie r-uiU
of commander.
i:rle, Pa Match 0. Dr. John 1'ranl.liii j-pabl-In.,
IlpHi'opal bishop of thu ttato of Colorado,
died tonight of pneumonia ut the homo of his
ton, llev. 1'iauk s. bpaldiiur, of thU city, 'Hie
litter I seilously ill with tjphoid fever and bis
verenable father vva Miin.uoneil a week ago. u
stood the Join ley will, but hxc tiuco caught .1
severe cold whlih developed into pneumonia on
Pittsburg, P.i., Manli U.IIou. Daniel Airueiv,
former iliitf justiic of the Supreme court of l'liiu,
s.vlwulj, died at .'! o'cluik this niornlnt at bis
residence fu lieaver, Pa, The venerable Jurist
bad reached (he lemarkabfe uge. of 0.1 ycais,
Daniel Agucw was bom at Ti colon, N. J., Jan
uary b, ISfti), Ids parents icinoviiur to Pittsburg .1
ejr later, lie wa iducated in the public, school
and graduated from Urn Westeiu university, lie
cast Ids lot with tho Wilis party and was promi
nently identified witli the ltepuhllcan party in
later .vcuru. in ltC3 ho was elected Supremo
court Justice on the ticket with Governor Cur
tin. In 1370 he retired from the bench, continu.
Inf, however, to take an active part in politics.
In 1S31 Judge Agnew married Elizabeth Moore, a
daughter of General llobert Moore. He 1) sur
vived by six sons and daughters.
.The Gunard Liner Towed Into tlia
Harbor of Horta Yes
Tho Dig Steamer Without Propeller
or Rudder Although the Etrurla
Had Just Finished Speaking by
Wireless Telegraphy to the Um
lnin, as the Accident Occurred, the
Signals Failed to Work When an
Effort Was Made to Again Secure
the Attention of the TJmbria.
fly i:ihisivc Wiic from The Anviciatcd l'reiw.
Iloifn, Azores, March 9. The Etru
rla was towed Into port and anchorcil
hero at C o'clock this (Sunday) oven
liifr. All on board are well.
She had 11 comparatively uneventful
passage, except for the breuk-dowu,
which occurred during the dinner hour
of January '!',. When this occurred,
the Etrurla had only Just .finished
speaking by wireless telegraphy with
the Cunard line . steamship Pnibrla.
After the accident was discovered, tho
Etrurla called the Uinhria wlrclcssly
for one hour, but without success.
Upon examination, it was found that
tho s-hlp's propeller hud broken off out
side tlie tube, and that the rudder hud
been carried away by the propeller.
The Etrurla then scat up rockets,
which were s-cen by the !rltlli
steamer William Cllrr. Tim latter bote
down nnd w'as alongside in llfty min
utes after the accident. She stood by
until'duyllght, when, after sevcr.M at
tempts, she succeeded in passing a
hawser aboard the Etrurla. The tank
steamer Ottawa arrived on the scone
nt this time. Thu William Clltt then
attempted to tow the Etrurla, while
the Ottawa attempted tQ steer her.
The hawser, however, snapped. The
Ottawa stood by for two days and
then left for Fayal, bearing the second
ofllcer of tho Etrurla, to report the dis
aster and' obtain assistance.
In tho meanwhile, tho crew of tho
IStrurla had made every effort to 1 lg
a jury rudder. The first such rudder
was carried away immediately an at
tempt was made to use it. After fur
ther efforts, lasting for two days, a
second jury rudder was successfully
adjusted and is still in position.
Passengers Praise Crew.
The passengers of the Etruria were
satisfied they were in no danger, and
they praise the conduct of the captain
and crew of tho vessel. After the acci
dent the passengers amused them
selves with the usual deck sports, and
concerts were held in the first and
pecond cabins. Only those who were
anxious concerning business matteis
chafed at the unavoidable delay.
The Etrurla. reports having sighted
the Italian mail steamer Sardegnu,
fiom Naples Feb. 20, for New York,
last Wednesday, March o. The Sar
degu.i stood by, but finding sha could
be of no usslstuncu, proceeded on her
The Etrurla was hoping to commu
nicate with the Xorth German Lloyd
steamer Kronjirln. Wllholni by wire
less telegraphy. Hut her mast who
broke In several places and she was
unable to repair It until the weather
had Improved, when It was too late.
After the accident, the passage of tho
Cunard steamer was entirely unevent
ful and theio occurred nothing of In
terest beyond the dully runs of the
vessel, which ranged from sixty to 11
hundred knots.
The Etrurla will wait here, for the
arrival of the royal mall steamer Elbe,
which left Southampton for llorta
yesterday. The Elbe will carry the
Utrurla's passengers to England. Tho
Etrurla will then bo towed home by
tho two tugs which are now on their
way out from Liverpool for this pur
pose. Tho passengers on the Etrurla. am
looking longingly toward the shore and
waiting for tomorrow morning, when
they will be ablo to land and become
acquainted with llorta and tho Island
of Fnyiil.
Great Alarm Is Felt on the Green
River in Indiana,
fly i:Uii'Ive Who fiom Tho Asjociated Pies,
IJviinsville, hid., Much 0, There is great alarm
hero over tho lush water. At 0 o'clock tonlshl
the river stood ut 39.G feet and was still 'hlii:,-.
It J.s ulmost certain a etagc ot 41 feet will bo
leaihed. Tannera in tho low lands are trylnsr to
save their corn in crib. Several saw mills alona
(Ireen Illver are submerged and tho loss, will bi
lirge. A fctaiji' of 41 feet will ba tho hlglWt
blue v tlie great Hood of 18St.
The iut will not be reached hero before Tue
day noon and by that time tho river in mini
places between here und Cairo, Ml., will be tec
miles wide.
Great Run of Coal Down the Ohio,
Uy Kiilualra Wire from The Associated Press.
Cincinnati, March p. The present rise in the
Ohio liver has started a great run of coal for
I lie Ohio and Mi:iMlppl alleys. The rlvermen
.ay mo! e than S,Q00,UX) bushels from tho Pitts
'burg dUtrict and mora than !!,000,00u from tin
Wot Virginia mlnea out of the Kanawha are no'.y
on the way,
4- Woldngton, March S. Forecast for -f
-s- Monday and Tuesday: L'astcrn Pcniuvi- 4
'vania, fair Monday, increaslujr djudlneis -f
-f Tuesday; fresh north winds ihllllns tu
cast. -f
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