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SORANTON, PA., WEDNESDAY MORNING!, MARCH 10, 1902.
America's Rcgcm Roual Guest Is
NowAoaln Back In the
GREAT CROWDS CHEER
AS THE BROTHERS MEET
Emperor William Greets the Prince
with n Kiss on Bath Cheeks Henry
Sends Final Word to America
Through Correspondent of the As
sociated Pre3S He Entertains
nothing but the Most Pleasing
Recollections of His Plying Trip.
ft) llvlusiif Wire from flic Ao.-oU.it id Pro-i
Cuxhnven, March IS. The return of
Admiral Prince Henry of Piussln to
(Jerniun soil was safely accomplished
this afternoon, amid all tht pomp and
circumstance with which the pilnce's
Imperial brother has seen fit to mark
the successful ending of Prince Henry's
The same Rood fortune of freedom
from untoward incidents, which char
acterized tho prince's traus-Atlantlc
journey continued until the end, anil
the landing occurred during a period of
luilllanL sunshine, after an overcast
The Hamburg-American linn steamer
Drutschlnnd. from Cheiboutg, having
on board the piince and Ids suite, was
Jh-st sighted at .1..10 this afternoon. The
(ierman battleship Kaiser Wllhelm II
steamed down the roadstead to meet
the Daitschlund, and returned escort
ing the big liner. Tile Deulschland tied
up to the new stone quay, and was the
llrrst ship to dock there.
Kmperor William stood upon the
quay, surrounded by high naval and
municipal ofllcials. As representative
of the American embassy at Berlin.
Commander William II. P.ethler, the
naval attache to tho embassy, stood at
the emperor's slder-"- "
The rpiay was decorated 'lth tho
lings of all the states of the emphe,
and the thousands of spectators, who
covered the roots of the gieal ware
houses and the wide Mopes ovei looking
the scene, checied wildly as Ptlnce
Henry walked down the gangway liom
the steamer. Emperor AVIlllam kissed
his brother upon both cheeks, and
shook hands with the members of his
suite, saying a few cheerful sentences
to each. In the meantime the guns of
the squadron saluted.
Side by side his majesty and Prince
Henry then passed down In front of the
marine guard, which stood at salute.
After this, the marine guard passed In
review, while the Imperial naval band
played the national anthem.
The passengers on the Deutschland
crowded to the steamer's rail and
cheered heartily during the ceremony.
Pome of the American passengeis
waved little American Hags; other
wise tho Sfirs and Stripes were not
After t lie Inspection of the guard of
honor and the veterans by Kmpetor
William, his majesty and his party,
Prince Henry and his staff and Com
mander Iteehler boarded a tender and,
amid fresh salutes, music and cheer
ing, proceeded to the battleship Kaiser
AVilhelm 11. L'pon arriving; there, the
crew of that vessel manned their ship
to receive the royal personages.
Tim Kaiser Wlllielm If welshed an
chor at a quarter past seven and
started toward Kiel through tho canal.
A banquet was served on board the
Last Word to America.
As the steamer drew near to Cux
li.iven, Prince. Henry received the cor
respondent of the Associated Press in
ills cabin. The prince said:
"I desire to send a last w ord
through you to America, to say how
deeply grateful I am for the measure
less kindness I received while there.
J tried to say tlds before I left, but I
want to say again that I am grateful
for tho cordial mid generous manner
in which the people and the president
of the United States received me.
"I met and talked with as many In
dividuals as I could, but of course 1
saw most of tho people In crowds, and
sometimes only from the railroad car
platform, and only Ions enough to
touch my cap or take off my hat to
them. I wish to thank all thoso thous
ands for tho trouble they took."
The prince spoke with feeling.
"1 had no opportunity," ho continued,
"of studying the details of Industry us
I would like to have done."
As to tho fatlBUe of the tilp, tho
"I was often tired and I had to bo
careful of what I said both publicly
and privately. Hut since my long
sleeps on board the Deutschland I
would 1)0 ready to return to Aineiica
at once for just such another trip,
Tins one has been so full of pleasure
and Instruction, it is a uood thing to
Jook upon another people face to face
and form your own Impressions."
Concerning his speech at l'hlliidel.
plda, Prince Henry added:
"It seemed proper I should make
some such utteionce, for there are til
ways some undercurrents running that
have to le taken Into uccount, What
1 said In my Philadelphia speech was
precisely tho truth. It might have
been thought that during niy talks with
President' Hoosevelt, and my rldo with
him alone I might have said a word or
two of a political character, hut such
was (tot tho case. No political topic
was alluded to on either side,"
Prince Henry referred to I'tesldcnt
Koosevelt'g attentions, and said lie had
pot received the president's farewell
telegram as hu was by that time at
sea, and that lie only saw the text of
the message upon Ills arrival at Plym
outh. The Interest IOmpctor William takes
In Prince Henry's trip was then men
tioned, In tlds connection Prince
Henry said to the correspondent:
"1 shall tell ills majesty exactly what
I have told you: namely, how I ap
preciate the kindness shown me by the
people of America. I wish to add a
special word of thanks for the sympa
thetic way In which the American
papeis treated me."
In conclusion the emperor's brother
"You may he sure tho Impressions I
received will be lasting."
Prince Henry, who looked to be thor
oughly rested, wore a dark blue yacht
ing suit with the Kiel yacht club button1-,
IJrunsbuetlee, Prussia, March IS.
The battleship Kaiser William II ar
rived here at a. quarter to nine and
tied up for the night. She will pro
ceed to Kiel lomouow.
CHARGED WITH CHIME.
Secretary of Union Held for Placing
Explosives in a Foundry.
11 llulmiie Wire fluin The .Wodutul Pre".
York, Pa., March IS. 15. I.'. Hutler,
secretary of the local Iron moulders'
union, was given a hearing today on
the charge of secreting Mauser cart
ridges In the sand ot a flask at the
foundry of the A. U. Karquhar com
pany. At the hearing, It was brought out
that Jtutlcr purchased Mauser cart
ridges of the size found in the flask
and a dark lantern from a York dealer.
He was held for court.
SIXTY-DAY WAGE CLAUSE.
The Meaning of the Proviso Is Ex
plained by a Heading Official.
11 i:cIuiM' War from the Assoilzied 1'rcw.
l'hllidelpliii, Mauli is. Thorp appears in
In" hume nieapplehenlut n:i tho pirl, iml onlv nf
the anthracite to.d minus, but nthi'iit, li'l.Uhc in
the -lt ).! il.itw in tin1 notii i" posted list
weik Iiv (Ik'" iu.ll nperatoi. loiitlmuns the pre.-i-H
wme wale lo April, luui, A liisli tiffin d of tin'
Philadelphia .nut lliadlm; rallui), 111 interpret-lii'-r
tin' until 1' today, aid:
"We tun Innk sufficiently fur Into the fuiuni
lu bcliew' th.it present condition? will continue
for a'.uai, ,ii least, iml tint we can rnnlimu tn
p.i the unites huh in elicit iinlll pill 1, 1'itM.
Ile.vonil that tiini' no one (an fundi uith any
l-lireo nf Mtit.v .mil while the npefatois .m (nr
frttlv wlllitij; to lontimit the pu.int w.iru rite
lic.voml tli.it lime -liould puvnit conditions then
elsr. the .lie imwMMii".' ti plfdree tin in-, In
lo lint eiliit .cil hem e the pimisiuii of tii.
-i.ty dais notice in tin' emit of the nei o-vly
tul .1 inline."
He till tiff t nitil' tl Hi. 1 weie t oiulil ions 1 Ii.iiil'M
on,piil I, pjo.i, wliii.li wan mini .1 ili.'iiue, th"
te-iiit u.i'av Milt Mould hue to enitiniie foi
ity il i.i- Jttu Apiil 1, U03, .11 le.i.t,
POOL AT BROOKLYN.
Progiess of the Championship Games
at Montauk Academy.
B,i" Kiulu'lte Wile from The Associated rris
Xew Yolk, .March IS. The continuous pu.'es
Hu11.1l cliiiiiploiiiliip pool tournament nlitc.li las
livi'ii in pioKieis .it the Montauk llilliaul Acid
eim, Hinoklxn, for the pi-t iu'.'K, piobaldy will
wind up nest SjtuuUy inula. lletriiinluB tudu
III" lllllUL'UllUII HI ll"IIIJllll llllll- Mil of lll.lt-
inee ij.iiiie-,. I'jcli iiniii-tliiu' uf ttto 1 otitisls a
well as two luiite-t-. at iiiuhl.
'lid, jittiinuoii Cli:iili" We-toii, the muhuy of
W, inif, tli tealul IMtmU 11. WjI-Ii, of 'w
11ll , li a ,ioie of lr. tu M.
In tile MCeml game ot tin." afieiiiuiin livlnit
I.011. of N.Me,llle, deflated II. I', '"totll, of
( ll'M'llllil, l'.'i to (J.
ATTACKS ON GOVERNMENT.
Result of Debate in the House of
It" Kulittlic Unc fiiini The Aswidatrd Picm.
I.omloii, Mauli I1!. The ilebate llii, ineuir.tc in
the Ikhim' of Coimiiiiii'. on the inntiun ni the Lih
ci.il li'.ulir, sir Hem) l'aiiiihell.llanniiniaii, !
tuiJiy (tor tliu jppoiiitmor.t ot .1 eleii coiiiiiilt
tit' t" lmtlfMlt the whole loinineuial liNtuiy
of the South Afiii.111 war, llH'luillilk' the iDiitutt-.
tor the pun lu.-r of u'laoimti., hhmI and tniace,
ami the coiiti.iit'. for tiiliiiit and ti unpoit ifion),
i.illeil out hi'M'ral iiltuik'. nil llin uvi'i liii"Mt,
Sir Hiiii1!. tncitloti, liowcur, na fiiullv ie
jutcil li) a lote of lint tn U), tin) liiu majority
i-lliltliin luiid 1ni11i9ie1l.1l ihu-i"-.
By Kieliuie Wire from The AMoehtrd 1'rrM
Ilaiii-lumr, Mauli li. Ch.utti'. wvic l-.ned l.y
the i-tiite ilipailineni I oil i) to (lie followlnic lor
im.itloiut hiKiiwil Miiit.piiient lonipaiiy, i'ltu
liuiifj ciplt.il, flfi,imn, CnuiKJUl l..il.e Aimi-i-mint
lompaii), Piltiiuu;; caplul, rli),0.m.
I'uiiiicia' TiUplioiie 1 iimp ni)", I'liiiiuille, InUi.ini
1 omit) ; capital, st.HnU, Malioiilnj,- UUtlllint,' eone
pan), MiIiuiiIii;, iiimtluii); Miniil) ; 1 jpltjl, ,;),
um. Swan-mi (Jtiueiy loiupiii), Kinet capital,
;."i,0P0. Incrnenl l'le.iiue AmiMiiienl lomiu'i),
I'ltlHiiKl capital, st.'JOii. Ameiii.iii Anuiti'inejit
conipatiy, I'lltolniiiti 1a11ll.il, l,"Jll. "Hie a.
tloii.il AliiiiH'liient lonipniy, PiltliuiKi I'lpital,
Avondnle Miners Resume Work.
Ily i:iluslc Wire fioiu The Associated 'rv,
WIIKevlluie, Mirdi Is. 'Hie AoniUle niin.:
woil.t'U ni Ilie Pelawaii", l.ii'l. muiina ami Wit
nil itiinpaii) ildldeil tuday tu icmne uoik ,1,
moil in the fiinueii ii'teiill) tllmiuiijiil 11m to.
IMalril. Tin1 icnipjii) lu pnmiUeil In luko
I hi 111 I.Jik, Iml cannot fclw all of than tlieii
old piwltliu.. 'I lie flieiiU'ii iii'ieptiil the otrer.
The nun .it tlii PetteliQiw ami ihe iKiiarJ
inlliiili line iiliiicd the oiler and .110 still nut,
Valuable Live Stock Burned.
P) INcIu.lie Wile from The A-hOi-Uti'd h,
l.ama.tei, Pa., Mauli Is. 'Ilie Uirn in tlie
cminty alindioUA1 faun, jn.i in.U uf the illy lluv
lit win df-.tio)id by an fmcniliary llrt int
nliilit. 'Ihlrtifn Mm, eleven ions, pjur Imnei,
lliiio limits, 11 hull and u lielfir vu'ie liuiued, to-k-ctliei
nitll all the iloH and Ijllilllii; liiipliiiiinH
The li It about ijHi.Oui, mid t)ie iiiiuuiue S,5iK).
Olgav Bunchers Strike.
11 Ktilume Wlie from the AstoclitcO I'rosi.
Jllddlctcwn, .N. V., March "IS. Tluce IiiijuIk.I
Kill inndo.ieil by the Aiucilcan f'lijjr luiiipiiiy
lieic vunt on ktrlUc today owlnj to tlunge
made In the f.Wtuil uf liuni hinc; cigait,
Postmaster at Danville.
Uy ll.ulmiu' Wire fioni The .yio-latd irai.
Wudiii'lni, Jlurili 13. Tin- picldeiit today
Kid lo die finale the nomination of diaries P.
Iljidei to be jioitmaiur at Damille, l'a
JOHN YOUNG HANGED.
Second of tho Murderers of Washing
ton Hunter Pays tho Penalty.
Ily Ktclmhr Wire from The Assort itnl Pre".
Ml. Holly, N. .1:. March IS.-.Iohn
Young was hanged In tho yard or the
county Jail hern today, for complicity
In the 'murder of Washington Hunter,
an aged and wealthy farmer, who was
kilted In ills home at Illverslde, on the
night of January Bfi, 1901. Young made
it confession, in which he admitted
having led tho murderers to the Hunter
home, but denied having struck the
blows. Young is the second of the four
men, who participated in tho murder of
Mr. Hunter, to pay tho death penally.
Young, In company with Charles
Brown, Otto Kellar and Charles Miller,
visited Mr. Hunter's house for the pur
pose of robbery. Hunter, who was 75
years old, resisted and was beaten to
death. Young, Ttrowu and Kellar were
later arrested, mid Kellar turned state's
evidence, lie is now awaiting sentence.
Milter made his escape und has not
been apprehended. Itrown was hanged
December 3 last, after having made a
desperate break for liberty an hour be
fore his execution.
THE SENATE DISCUSSES
Heated Debate Aroused by the Argu
ments on Bill to Safeguard the
By llxclihlvr Wire fioni The Aoiiatrd Pici.
Washington, March IS. The general
debate on the liver and harbor bill In
the house today was .continued by Mr.
Hepburn. Contrary to his usual cus
tom, Mr. Hepburn found several things
in the bill to commend, although some
of his criticisms were quite sevetc. The
other speakers today weie Messrs. Hall
(Texas) and Lawrence (Mass.), both
members of the committee, and Messis.
AVhlte (Kentucky), Thompson and Bur
nett (Alabama), who spoke in lavor of
improvements of Interests to their dis
tricts. It was agreed that general de
bate on the bill should close tomorrow
tit 3 o'clock. Saturday, April 28. wtts
set aside for memorial services on tho
late Representative Stokes, of South
Carolina, and the late Jlepresentativo
Crump, of Michigan.
For thteo hours today the senate had
under consideration the bill providing
for the ptotectlon of the president of
the United States and for the punish
ment by t'nlted States courts of those
who rommt assaults on him. Mr.
IJiicon (Georgia) opposed the bill, and
Mr Hoar 'Massi'husettK,) and Mr.
Mason (Illinois) supported.il.
Mr. Racon's arguments followed the
Hues of his speech delivered ten days
ago. Mr. Hoar's speech was largely
legal and constitutional. He main
tained the right of the government to
protect itself against assaults upon Its
sovereignty tluough the president. Ho
criticized an amendment to the bill
offeied by Mr. Uacon. He denounced
it as opening the door Jo special plead
ing for the benefit of assassins uf the
picsldcnt. This diew Mr. Haeon'.s flic.
He considered Mr. Mason's criticism a
petsonal reflection on himself, and re
sented It with heat. An explanation by
tho Illinois senaloi cleared the atmos
phere. Earlier in the day a lively debate was
precipitated by the effort of Mr. aw
lins (Utah) to have printed its a docu
ment some correspondence with respect
to the 0rga1d2.it ion and purposes of
the federal party In the Philippines,
which he asked to have printed as a
document. Eventually the matter was
QUIET AT NORFOLK.
The Street Car Strike Dies a Natural
li.v i:.iltihe Wile from 'Ihe Amji lati.il 1'ie-n.
.Noilolk, V.I., Mauli is -The strike of the
i-lliel in men ha-, about illul u uumal h;ath.
Tl'eie lue, lueu a cotillon of ileuioimiation, on
the part of tin MlUi-H and then- s.viiipatliiau.
tiolley pole win, cut limficlit and ".ewral
i.n Honed, Imt this a iutril the illy Hmn
wheif pollie piotei-iioti N sliulit.
THREE MEN KILLED.
Saw Mill Near CalTon, Wis., Wrecked
by an Explosiou.
II) KuluMir Wile from Hie Aiioilated l'rei.
Wau-aii, lh Maicii is. -Time men killed,
tin' entile mill witikeil 11 nil one nun Injiil i .1
ui the icult of an e.plo-.loii tod.i) In (iautt'
Jiv mill near (Jalton, a ill.iu eiuiu mile. o.i,t
of lieie. Tlie dead met
Whtilei (,'aiitt. proptletor of mill; Cli-,ier
(foliliiiaii, uiRlneir; John linn ilum.,1,1.
An Appointment for Garfield.
11) IJteliishe Wire flout The Avoilated IVeu,
niiiililiivloii, Mauli IK-U It iiinUrxfiil tint
the pii".ldent has alxjnt decided to tciukr the
rhll mm lie luiiiinlN-iuneislilp made ac.iut In
till." lesiitliJtloii of W. . IMihlibuiK I" llauy A.
tfirflild, of (TmrUud, O,, n miii of I'un'li m
(fnllelil. Theie U .smue dwiht, liuuevn, J ti
wlielhci he will auept the offii e. should ,c
clcclliie to .inept it nald the appointment nia)
lie 1 1 mill i it lo lil liiotl.ct, .l.inii' It. (,'aiili'lil.
Cecil Rhodes Wenker.
II) i:4iliiie Wile bum The Avjeijt-il I'rrsi.
Cape Tonmi, M.irili.ls. ( eiil lllie-d. i. iveal.T
tolllih;. Ml, llhodeo lias irulMii the follow lne;
i.ihle niovuse fiom (Jiu eu Aleaiuli.i:
"I am tony In hear nt your fi)ii'.' Illiif, and
play tioil lo I ill 01 e )oll in health."
I.onl Kltihenel' has piiMinaliy teli-jiaplied a
leqnekl lor dally hulletlns I'Dineiiiliii; Mr, llliuiliV
Advocates Duty on Corn,
Ily i:ilcuiiv Wire lioin The .Uaoiialed l'u'41.
London, Mirc.li Itf. In Ihe cnujn nl a leiture
ilelbetiil in London toiiliiht, Sir Itolieu liilfin,
the t.itltliljn, l''rti".id the eplnlou lliat Cli.lt
Prll.ilu'J total yeatly i-vridltiue fur anna
mint., in the lumre, ttoutd uiiiounr to Cl'i,
(mu,(mi and adtoiated a ilut) mi luin a piiter
ublu tu a Mull iiiicuie t.is.
Ohllds Will Play with Philadelphia,
lltf f.'uluh Whe Iipiii The Assnilate'd l'ics. '
I'hlladeliihlj, MjuIi IS.-Pctir (lillili. l,o
nlaied lar i.earii with Ihe St. Loufk uml f'l.l.
tagu .Vational clubs Inn hcen lgnei fur the coin.
WIS teaou li play with the I'lillailelphla .a.
tlou.il i lub, . ;
By llMluihe Wire from the 'Associated Press.
London, Mircli 1?.- 'flic mperUI Tobacco loin
pany l.ai InMiinl a eluulai otferiii larse liomitci
to Its lustoiiieu win) innkrtal.e not to .ell Amer
ican u'yuils tiit a term of u-aro
Most Important Gatlicrina
SinGc the Memorable
Strike of 1900.
He Arrived in the City from Altoona
Yesterday Has Entirely Recov
ered from the Indisposition Which
Overtook Him in the West The
Impression Prevails That Recog
nition by Operators Will Not Be
n.i KselU'.lie Wile from Tliu Asoiinted l'ie-.
Sliiiiiiokln, .March IS. The most im
portant convention of hard coal miners
since that which lesulted in the mem
orable stiike of 1900, began here today,
and Is likely to remain In session until
Saturday. The three anthracite coal
districts, known technically as Districts
1, V and ti, United Mine Workers of
Ameilcu, are represented by over six
hundred delegates, the majority of
whom presented their credentials. Tho
remainder are expected tomorrow. The
delegations from the Scranton and
Wyoming regions were late in arriving
and the convention was not called to
order until 2.15 o'clock this afternoon.
President John Mitchell arrived from
Altoona shortly before 11 o'clock, and
was met at the station by President
John Fahy and Secretary George Hart
leln, of District No. !l. He was not
accompanied by Secretary-Treasurer
Wilson, the latter having gone to Hunt
ington, West Virginia, to preside over
it convention of the bituminous coal
President Mitchell has entirely lecov
ered fioni the Indisposition which over
took him In the west. The failure of
the operators to meet tliu olllclals of
the miners' mi ion was the principal
topic of discussion among the delegates
prior to the convention. Alany of them
are insistent in their demand for rec
ognition of tint union, but the Impres
sion prevails that if other concessions
are in.tde by the operators the matter
of recognition will be permitted to rest
for the present.
Ualph M. Ensley, of Xew York, sec
retary of the Civic Federation, who
i "iime bete today, held a brief consul
tation with President Mitchell and left
shortly afterwards for Xew York. Mr.
Kusley unci Mr. Mitchell both said the
Interview had no bearing upon the
situation in the anthracite region. The
two are members of the conciliation
committee of the Civic Federation, and
Mr. Mitchell asserted that the consul
I tation related to the Hoston ft eight
i carriers' strike. The convention mere
, ly organized today and the proceed
ings weie binipiy preliminary tu tne
more Impoittttu work to tollow.
Mr. Mitchell Chairman.
District President Fahy, of tluvXintli
distiict, called the convention lo order
at -.15 o'clock. Ptesldeut Mitchell was
unanimously seleeteu as permanent
Secictary Hartleln, of tho Ninth dis
trict, acted as secretary of the con
vention. He was assisted by Miss 'Mor
tis, President Mitchell's stenographer.
On taking tliu chair Mr. Mitchell made
a bilef address dining the couise of
which he said he hoped the miners
would be able to secure redress for their
wrongs without recouiso to the meth
ods of 1U00. Mr. Mitchell's appearance
on the stage was the slgnul for an
ovation und when he concluded his ic
inarks ho was vigorously applauded.
Hurgess V. i Thomas welcomed the
In response to the addiess of Huigoss
Thomas, President Mitchell said:
"If the miners assembled here do as
they have always done, .Shuinokiii will
have good reason lo be proud that the
convention of the United Mine Work
ins of America was held within its
Mr, Mitchell I hen called for the re
port of tho committee on cicdentluls
ami the roll was culled by Secretary
After ihe call for the convention hud
been lead a delegate moved to go Into
executive session, but tho motion wtts
tabled. President Mitchell informed
the delegates that they could not con
sider any of tlie business of the con
vention until tliu committee on rules
and order of business had ivpoi ted.
The members of this committee wero I
appointed hy the district president as
District No. 1 T, T. I'M wards, Wllkes
Uarre: .Solomon Havarti, Plttston;
John I.avelle, Scranton,
Dlsitict No. 7 William Kvans.Tuma
fiuu; (1. M, Oallagher, Hazleton; Frank
District No. li William H. .Martin,
Martin, Ml. C.iriitel; AVm. II. Davis,
Llewelyn; William 1-J, Kersey, Swedes,
Tlie convention adjourned at 3.23
o'clock until 1) o'clock tomoriow- muni,
PotlsvUIe. Pa.. .March 18, Public an
nouncement was made today thut lo
.citl No, 1503, United Mlne.AVorkeis of
America, decided at Us meeting at
New Philadelphia, last night,, to in
struct its delegates to Dm Sliainoklii
convention to oppose the acceptance of
tlie present wago scalu as contained In
.the notice posted by tho coal com
panies. The loeul has a, membership of about
1,000 mlms employes, and this Is tho
(list public announcement as to how
many of tho locals stand on tlie ques
tion bafoiv the convention
LAUNDRIES MUST PAY TAX.
Not Entitled to Exemption ns Manu
Uy llxclmftc Wire Irom Tho AiMiclnleil I'reM.
HarrlRburg, March IS. There Was
Hied with Attorney Cloneral Klltln tti
duy mi Important decision handed
down by Judge Weiss, In which It Is
licit! that laundries aie not manufac
turing corporations and are, there
fore, not entitled to exemption from
the tax Imposed upon manufacturing
corporations by the state.
The cases calling forth tho decision
were Instituted by tho IJarnes Hrothcrs
company, ot Pittsburg, for an exemp
tion ot $075, tax, and the Keystone
Laundry company, of Pittsburg, for nn
exemption of $275. Tho decision In the
Unrnes case also obtains In tlie Key
THE NEXT ENCAMPMENT
OF THE NATIONAL GUARD.
Will Be Held from July 12 to 10, and
Probably at Mt. Gretna.
Ily l.'ilmhe Wlie fioni The .Woilaled l'rei.
Hurrlsburg, Pa., March IS. A con
ference between tho general officers of
the National (Juard of Pennsylvania
was held today in this city, to arrange
for next summer's division encamp
ment. Tlie encampment will be held
from July 12 to 19.
It will probably be held at Alt. Gret
na, but this is lert for decision later on.
The conference was attended by Major
General Miller, Adjutant fleneral Stew
art and Brigadier Generals GoblnWiley
FIRST TRIUMPH FOR
The Advocates Score a Victory at
the Conference o the House
By i:xclujie Wire frnm The Auociatnl I'rnn.
Washington, March IS. The advo
cates of Cuban reciprocity scored a
decisive victory tonight at the confer
ence of the Republican members of the
house of representatives, the propo
sition of Chairman Payne, of tho ways
and means committee, for :i twenty
per cent, reduction of duty, with the
Sibley amendment limiting the dura
tion of the reduced rates to December
1, 1M3, being adopted by a vote of S5
yeas to 3,t nays. This result was
reached at 11.30 o'clock, after a pro
tracted debate, followed by u series of
exciting roll calls. Tho first test was
when Mr. Payne concluded the speech
making with .i motion for the previous
question on all pending propositions.
This motion prevailed, 7R to Gtl. A vote
was then taken on a substitute offeied
by ltopiesentativc Dick, of Ohio, in be
half of those opposed to the reci
procity plea, offering in Its stead a
plan of direct payment to Cuba cover
ing several years. This was defeated,
57 to 711. An amendment by Mr. Mor
ris, of Minnesota, to take off the dif
ferential on refined sugar, was de
feated, 50 to 72. The ways and means
proposition for leciproelty, with tlie
Sibley amendment limiting its dura
tion, was then agreed to, S3 to 31.
While the voting was in progress, quite
a number of those who oppose the
ways and means plan left the cham
ber. Immediately following this vote, the
conference adjourned, and the long
pending controversy over Cuban reci
procity was determined, so far as the
Republican conference was concerned,
although it still remains to he dealt
Willi In tlie house.
The Payne resolution, as adopted to
night, gives the general form of a bill,
authorizing the president to negotiate
a commercial agreement with Cuba for
reciprocal and equivalent concessions,
by which the rates of duty shall bq
i educed at least twenty po. cent, ad
aim em on all articles imported from
(.'aba lulo tho United States. It also
ptovldes that the United States Immi
gration anil exclusion laws shall bo
enacted by the government of Cuba as
a preliminary to reciprocity. Tlie Sib
ley amendment, which Is adopted as a
part of the Puyuo resolution, recites
that tho foregoing twenty per cent, re
duction shall be limited in its dura
tion and elf ec t to the tlrst day of De
The Franklin Convention.
U) hulihlH' Wile fiom Tho Afuilated I'r.'l.
I'liaiiibersbuie;, l'a., Match Is The I'lMiiUlin
louiay Itcpiiblliaii coiiMiitloii tod i) iIum'
as deleitatis lu the M ito lontctitloii A.
X. 1'i'iiieio), (Jil,iln W. II. II. Mai key
and William ( . Hull, and li.tiiuiul iln-iu
in rule fur Joint I'. Klkiu fur umviiuir. llu
re-olutloiis adopted cuduine (lie pulley of the ml'
lillnl.tiatlrtii of the late I'rrsiiU-Ml MeKmley and
that (if I'lesMeiii ltooevelt and ghi. (Viuie-A-man
llahnii er lb choue liU uwn loufeieo,
Uy llxiinslu- Wne fiimc the .Usuculid Pre
New YoiL, .Mauli R trlvvd: Kji.n Wllnelm
clef lirov-A', Uri'ineu; llolieuzulliiti, ti.'iio.i ,:nl .i
pies, lltared: Id itslimtoii, Antwerp; Ueimint",
l.iwipool; M. l.uui", SHUh.iinplon. Mlluli
Tamil', l.tvnpuol. lliniliuii; -Arriutb D.'uUeii.
laud, Xi" VotH ill I'ljiiiuutli ,ini' ( "hei ln aq;.
I'ljinouili Sailed! I'atrlila, flour llambiiri;, Xew
Mine Workers at Huntington.
Py fculiudtc Wlie from Tiu AssoiliU'd, Pri',
HunlliiRton, W. Vu., Mauli IS. The .iiitiu.il
convention nt flu.' I'niteil Mine Wiiikein uf Anu-r.
Iia, DUttlit o. li",- imhrxi'liiff the Hates of
Virginia and Hwt Vliglnia, met here todiy.
PiiVdcnt Spiinger and oilier uflicialr. as uell aj
orral lutlcii.il offlet'K, aie here. The uievti.n
will continue, tun or tiirre i1j)i. OilUern aie tu
he i lev ted and ImpotUut matter will he dbf
The One Hundred and Flftconth Ses
sion Will Open Today,
fly llirlmlio Wire from 'Hi" AnoiLtted Pie-J.
Lancaster, March IS. For ihe past
several days delegates to the one hun
dred and fifteenth session of the Phila
delphia conference of the Methodist
ICplscopal chtitch, which opens In Col
umbia on Wednesday morning, have
been gathering at that place, until by
tonight almost all of the throe bundled
and fifty clergyman expected have ar
rived. The Philadelphia conference In
cludes the district lying between the
Delaware and Susquehanna rivers, Is
bounded on the soujli by Maryland and
on the north by Schuylkill, Carbon and
Monroe counties, excluding Harris
burg. The conference comprises 375
ministers, probationers and supplies,
and over 75.001 communicants. The
session Will be held tu the First .Meth
odist Episcopal chin eh. corner Second
and Cheny street, and the pastor or
that congregation, Rev. William Pow
ick and Rev. R. H. Crawford, of the
Cooktnan Methodist Episcopal church,
have been busy welcoming- tho Incom
ing clergyman, lllshop Karl M. Cran
ston, of Portland. Oregon, will pteslde
over the session, which continues until
The morning.-! will be devoted (u
business and the afternoons and even
ings to anniversary celebrations and
the annual meetings of the various
church societies. The members of con
ference this evening assembled for the
first time, the occasion being the an
nual meeting of tho historical society.
The address was delivered by Rev.
James M. King, D. D corresponding
secretary of the board of church ex
tension. His subject was "Tlie Doc
trines That Have Made Methodism a
GAIN A VICTORY
Commander Rodgers States That
They Have Possession of the
Country West of Panama.
Uy i:.xi'Itniie Wire (rum the AMuiIalril l'rem.
Washington, March IS. Secretary
Long has received tho following cable
giam from Commander Rodgers, of the
fumboat Marietta, dated Colon, today:
"Liberal army has gained a victory.
Rebels have possession of coutnry west
of Panama. Fighting expected on Ihe
BROKER MAYER ARRESTED.
He Is Charged with Having- Embez
zled to the Amount of S100.000.
Uy Inclusive l Ire from Trie Associated Pies.
Xuw York, March IS. Mix t. Mayer, fonueilv
a number of tliu ui'ol.eiatre Him of ItathUuiu,
Jl.i.ier A: Paililioiio. wan .uresicd today at Mj)
onue, X. .)., charted Willi inilnzkiiiciil ot Hinds
will lo amount In all to Mtri,l, Tlie ihai-je
i.i-, made hy ('. I.. K.itliuomc & Sin. the .-m-icuis
of the firm of which Mayer was tmnu'rlv ,i
member, lie wax taken befoie .Indite .Mm .
lllaii, of Jersey t'ity. on a wan nit ilnririnir hliu
.llh (inbe7li'iiiuit ill one iiNtuniv of "I.M.U and
was ri leased on U3,trtJ lull. Situ-eciutiitli nil
iudii'liniiit was omul aitain-t hint h) the i;r.i.i I
Jmy ot Xew oik. loiint).
After his .uii'-t M.ijit mule Ihe tollow .an
"I did nut intend luuuiiu; iu:.y, and ilii.v could
Ii.imi am Med me .my time that liny luiiilu hue
wished. 1 liaie lueu in Now oilt tor the tail
two )ears cvety da). I w.ls In Xew Yolk all ilav
)e-uiday and taiiui out hete unl." li-t n'eiil'iit
lu Mil ml the nlirlit with luv muiliei.
'I hue Hiked my .itloiue.is tu make a ditiilid
tenement, Ihe duitije will not 'land when n l
epialuid. 1 was In piilneiidiip witli Mi, lt.it li
liniiiit and it i hciause we diolnl that put
iii'islilp thai thK ha' nuiirii'd.
Wages Increased at Tamaqua.
Ily i:iltislve Wire limn Tin As-nclatc 1 I'rV'-i
T.iiiniU.i, I'!,, Match IS. Whin the Miiliuiiny
it l ( 1 1 nil cmplo.ied nt lh" I .i"li i k I Coil and N.iI
nation lonipuii)'. Panther Crulv alley lolll-.in.
UielU'd their ilmU fur the lut halt of I'iIi
iii.il), toil i), they iviie siirprled tu liiul ihai
their Matte had been Ili'-U.ixfU fiom SI. 'it in
si. 71) .1 ila),
Clearfield Supports Elkin,
H) lluiilt! Wlie Itoui I'lie Assuihitcil Pie.,
( le.il field, I'l., ll.mli IS. 'lie Cleanield iimi'i
t) Itepiildliuii lomenliun mil ill loe cuiiit hii'l-e
lnd.l). Ilesolutlciis wile iidopled eiidoiiui; John
I'. Klkiu for iioK'lliui aui l.aai 11 Droun fui
.ecu lui) ot iuti'liial .tltaiir, and the d. leaates
une In. um led tu Mite fur lliciii.
Prohibition State Convention.
By KMlllthe Wile from the Assoelited I'resn.
Philadelphia, Mauli Is. -iale Chilimiiii .lorn-.,
of tlie i'lolllhltlOll pJII). li'dai isMl.'d tlie ...II
fur the t.ue (uminiioii of the put)." The nue
Million will he In lil til Xi'vi i. tie on Mm '.'I.
Thi'ie will liei;-jil delivaii". ill Hi. fiineiitirn.
Kitohenor'a Weekly Reports.
Ily i:iliitlM. Who Hum The Assuilated l'ie.
l."niloii, Mardi li l.onl Kuihiiieri wn-My
li pint sliiivK llial diiiliiji the week nullum mdi)
eli'iii;iiiie ll'ieiD wue Killed, M-tiu h.i.i wot lid"
ed, I'iS wile made n".'lui, ciiul l'U Miiniidite J.
DEATHS OE A DAY,
l i:iuit Wile lion 'Hie Ass'Llalid I'resi
N. I.uuls, Mu., Mauli tS.--lluii) llltih.oti,.
luutlier of Siililai) ut die Intirlui' llitihioik,
died at hl huii'i hue iixla. lie ii 71 ejn
uf OK'e and Iml a wul. rputaiioii a. a lawier
IhiuiMliJoiit the cuiiiili). Iliiunw' the iMI war
Una) lllti'hiMtl: wm .itslntani adjutaiir ireiieial'
of uluateeiii aril Jii'U'e udtuiJte lu slieimnra
ailuy .duiint,' the taiohut canipjiun ami the
Mauli lu the mm.
Atlantic tit), . J, Maidi ). lohn A. Sul
than, irflili'iu of the I'arkes llaimfailiirliiK lone
Ifciu, of Xew Yoik, unit piildcnl uf tho Catholic
club of ilut ilty, illul here Muldenly today ot
l.iait disease. He was 03 jeaw old. He sencd
m lolli'i'tov ol intcpul levenue at thl poit mi
Uir I'tuldent CleM'land.
Mshon, Mauli IS. Admiral Custodlo de Mellu,
uhu headed the leudt of the Urazlllan luy in
1W, U dead
The Steamsliii) British Queen To-
tallu Destroyed and Several
Lifllitcrs fli'c Burned.
TOWED OUT OF DANGER
The Conflagration Thi'efitentj tho
Campbell Stores and for a Time It
looked as Thoitf;h the Flamas
Would Reach ths Holland-American
Docks It Is Wot Known
Whether Theie Ilau Ecsu Loss cf
Life but It Is Assailed That tho
Chief Engineer on Board tho Bilt
islt Queen Is Missing Nnirow Es
cape of Ciewc.
Ill" lVliMw Wile fiom 'Um Voel.itid li"-i.
Xew York, .Mm eh IS. The pier of
the PhoenK line in lluboUeu was der
hlroyetl by lite tonight. Tlie steam
ship lititlsb uiieeii wan totally de
stroyed ami several lighten weto
burned. Tlie lite thiealoned tlie
Campbell stores, anil Inr a time It
look-id as If the tlames would reach the
Holland-American line docks. This
Maasdtim, ot the latter line, was towetl
safely Into th" stream.
Men w bo w ere on the docks and on
the llritish Queen when the liro
started, asserted there were many lives
lost. They said that longshoremen
wete lmprNiined about the ship and
that some sailors sleeping In the fore
castle of the I'.ritlsh Queen did not get
Tlie latest information Is Hint no lives
were lost, though it Is asserted that
the chief engineer on board the British
Queen is still unaccounted for.
The lire started at N.BO o'clock near
the end of tho Phoenix pier, neatest
the Xorth rUer, among cotton bales,
with which the entire pier was crowd
ed. The llainon ran lu all dhectlons
until the whole stineutre. which was
a wooden one, sin mounted by a frame
shed, was enveloped.
The steamer llritish Queen, owned
by the 'Phoenix people, wtts tied to tho
south side of the pier and the names
illicitly leaped to Ik-i" upper decks
Tin ee decks were covered with cattle
pens, which, being built of light tim
ber, weie the means of at once spread
ing the lire over the steamer. Theie
was no chance lo cut her loose from
hi i" berth until about 11 o'clock, when
tugs laid hold of her and got her into
mid-stream. Her crt w hud a narrow
escape. Captain Paulson u.im rot
aboard, he having become ill yester
day and gone to a hospital.
In the same slip as the Ihitish Queen
weie a dozen or more llghtets, cotton-
laden. These caught file and only one
or two were saved, patiltilly burnedj;
The captain of the ilghtc- Tonnwanaip
t . tit .TTJSZZt
savutl hlniilf. wire anil child by pusli
ittK a cotton bale Into the water, placing
his fainlll and hhn-clt on it nitd p.u'
dllng into the rivi r. The m-v. of the
l.'nlted Stitte.-. tialnlng iliip Poilsnumtii
got them unhurt- safely.
Fiom the lighters the lire got Into t br
um ber line pier. The sttamcr lleaib
liuin of this line, .lust In from H"iur
Kong with tea. was hauled out Into Up
stream with lite Mirc-adlng over her. At
11 o'clock half a dozen tugs were pom
witter into her lu an etfurl to nut
out the blaze. The i-iinti'ln, Ills fan Uy
! and tile eiew CMipd.
I South of the ltarber line pier Is that
of the Uottefilnt't line. It begun to bla-'c
about la."" o'clock. Al Ibis pier wns
; the big tielghter Miitisilnni. The an-
I tain had Mi ,im up. and wmti had lis
I vessel .ttfely In iiilil-stuam.
i At II. SO the lb'" on the piers anil on
! the lighteis left In the slips was utuUr
control. The lleathbutn and sevual
lighiers wtie lloiitlng down fitteam all
'ublay.e. The tlrst est I malm or the loss,
iieei'ssailly liiirilcilly made, follows
Phils, ?300.n'0: Hfillsli Queen, ?mn,.
fcOd; colloil mid ligllter.s, $un,00u.
Koveii lighteis ate more or less dniu
aaeil. About iniditlght Chief Cmlier, of Ihe
lire depalltiieiu of Now Yoi'1. city, be
came alarmed for luc saTity or the
nlers on this side of Ihe river. The
burning b.ti,ees from lloliokcn wire
iloatlni, m Oils side, uml tin- i-hlef
thoiiKllt ll best to get a large forte of
engines and other llro apparatus llnul
up tilonu lite river from near Uu
Ainurlcau line and other piers, whlih
are on the water front between Cert,
landt and Mm ray Mreets.
Al midnight tho rumors were revived
that there had been loss of life lu the
.liiu. These stoileH caino from the
mouths of 'longshoremen, who claimed
to have seen fiom twelve to fifteen men
fitniBKllnjt I" 'he wuter alongside tliu
pleis when the flro started. AVIiotlur
lliuy got mil safely or not, tho "long,
bhureineit could not learn.
Suicide of Abraham Wildermuth.
Ily i:.selii,ive Win fiom the A-ocfated Press.
WIIU"Iaru. March IS. Aliialiain WHdetliiiitli,
avd '.I. vim hui liinuelf lu the head this moiii
Ills, ilied 1I114 aitiiliouii, never hating vottalui'd
toutiuiiius. It h not Known what caused tlw
dciil uihtr tliau detpoudint). He had uvea nuiue,
uliai ill for J 111011th.
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ViiliiiiBton, Jlircli JS.rorei-att for
Wednesday and Thursday; Kusleiu 1'cnii
jlvanla, fair, lontlnued cold W 1 dnmila) ;
Thuiiidjy fair with n-iiu Ii,nii"IJtuie:
froh tu brliV' north vnin beiomin; va
tt -r l t T