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rwo CENTS.
It Is Tliourjlu That a Declaration
Will Be Made bu To
he Delegates Express Opposition to
Continuing Work Tinder the Pres
ent Rate of Wngos Letters of
Operators Seem to Have Caused
Much Bitter Feeling Among the
Men Some Objection Is Made to
a Request for Admission of Fire
men to the Convention A Scale
Committee Appointed.
Dy Kulusiic Wire Irom the Associated I'icm.
ShamoUIn, I'm., March 1!l. The
miners' convention today begun the
consideration of tho important mat
ters which will decide whether the no
tices posted by the operators al tbn
varlotiH collieries, announcing a con
tinuance, of existing conditions, shall
be accepted or rejected. The commit
tee on rules and order of business met
al S.SO p'-iloelc, a half-hour previous to
tile asst bllng of the. convention, and
completed the details of their work.
The delegates this morning displayed
jnueh interest in the expected presen
tation by President Mitchell of. the
letters from I) t presidents of the
operating companies, declining a con
ference, with ofllelals of the I'nlted
Ilnc Workers of America. These let
ters constitute one of the most import
ant subjects to be considered by the
convention, but the delegates, having
nothing but u general knowledge of
their contents, declined to discuss
their probable action concerning the
communications. President Mitchell to
day reiterated his denial that the visit
of .Secretary Itnlph M. Kaslcy, of the
Civic Federation, concerned the situa
tion in the. anthracite coal region.
When asked If he would make any fur
ther effort to see ,T. Pierpont Morgan,
Mr. Mitchell said he had made no ar
lnngemenls looking to that end.
Want Conl Weighed.
The sentiment of the delegates was
for the llrst time otllcially expressed
during the morning session of tho con
vention. President Nicholls, of Dis
trict No. I, speaking on the question of
it wage committee, said:
"The men of our district want their
coal weighed, anil they want it
weighed so badly that they are willing
to fight for it 1C necessary."
This assertion elicited vigorous ap
plause, which Is taken as an indica
tion that most of the delegates have
come to th" convention with instruc
tions to Insist on concessions by the
This morning's session began prompt
ly at 0 o'clock, with President Mitchell
in the chair, and the committee on
rules and order of business presented
its report, which was accepted. The
rules governing the proceedings are
substantially tho same as those of the
notional miners' organization. Greet
ing was received from John I. Ueese,
or Dps Moines, president of the Iowa
miners' union. A letter, signed by say
era! victims of the Iaiittimei' strike, ap
pealing for aid, was tend and, on mo
tion, a collection was taken up for the
benefit of the sufferers,
A Polish delegate suggested that as
many of the delegates could understand
but little Kngllbh, Interpreters be up
pointed to report the proceedings to
their colleagues. A motion to this ef
fect was carried, and the vice-presidents
or the three districts were ap
pointed to serve, They are Paul Pul
aski, Mount Carmel, District No. 0:
Adam Jtyscavnge, Plymouth, District
Xo, 1, and Andrew Mattl, Drltton, Dis
trict Xo. 7.
The credentials committee made their
final report, which showed the total
number of delegates present to bo Ml,
with 92G votes. District No, 1 was S21
delegates and -113 votes: District Xo. 7,
301 delegates and 151 votes; District
Xo. 9, 21S delegates and 330 votes.
Objection to Firemen,
A request for admission to thu con
vention from delegates of the Flre
mens' union met with some apposition,
but a motion admitting them was fin
ally carried. A motion was made re
jecting the llremen's committee, and
President Nicholls, of District No, 1,
arose to make an explanation. He said
he had Informed the secretary of the
Firemen's union that he believed tho
mine workers would admit a. commit
tee of tho former organization for the
purpose of listening to a statement by
"We had trouble with tho firemen
when they were on strike," said Mr'.
Nicholls, "apd our men were discharged
for refusing to take their places. Wo
expect all mine firemen and engineers
to join us, and wo already have on our
membership rolls ti majority of their
number, Why not let us meet them
faco to face. Then wo can tell them
they are not entitled to our considera
tion unless they join our union."
ThO motion to prohibit the admit
tance of the firemen was then with
drawn and a substitute admitting them
The convention decided to appoint n
senlo committed of twenty-one mem
bers, seven from each district, and n
committee on resolutions, consisting of
three members from each district. . Thu
vice-presidents of tho districts ' were
authorized to select thu members of tho
committees. President Nicholls asked
whether thu scale committee wpuld
draw up a uniform wage rate, or
whether several scales would be pre
sented by ench district.
"Conditions are different In each dis
trict," snld Mr, Nicholls, "and It would
be difficult to arrange a uniform rnto.
Some regions desire pay by tho ynrd
and others want to be paid by weight.
In our district vte vnnt tho conl
weighed, and we want It so badly wo
mo willing o ILslu ftr if if necessary. '
Tt.-.s last stati'inyiit met with unani
mous approval.
Delegate Qulg'ey. of Contrail i, dis
trict Xo. 0, made a plea for unity. He
inserted that will, fei-arato seller the
union would be d!videdt which condi
tion might Trove disastrous to the
men. President Mitchell explained that
tho members of the committee repre
senting each district would meet sep
arately, after which their scales would
bo considered jointly and presented
to the convention as a uniform scales
approved by the committee of twenty
one. This was satisfactory to tho dele
gates. The next business In order was the
report of the special committee, con
sisting of President Mitchell and tho
district presidents, appointed at In
dianapolis to seek a conference with
the operators. President Mitchell 'an
nounced that the letters had been re
ceived from the operators, and he
deemed It advisable for the convention
to consider them In executive session.
His suggestion was adopted, and tho
convention went Into executive ses
sion. Mr. Mitchell's Statement.
During the executive session, tho
convention appointed tho committees
on scale and on resolutions, and heard
the report of the special committee ap
pointed to seek a conference with tho
operators. After adjournment this
evening. President Mitchell, speaking
for the press committee, made this
"The committee selected by the Ila
selelon convention last August to go
to New York and see the highest au
thorities of the coal companies and in
tercede with the companies to have
them withdraw their opposition to the.
examination of working cards and ar
range for a Joint conference reported
the refusal of K H. Thomas, chairman
of directors of the Erie railroad, to re
ceive the committee and the conse
quent failure of their efforts to make
the necessary arrangement with him.
Tho same committee selected by the
Indianapolis convention to invite the
operators to confer on tho question of
a wage scale for the year beginning
April 1, 1902, reported the result of
interviews with the railroad presidents
arid presented letters from the railroad
companies In reply to the Invitations.
The letters, while couched in different
language, are all of the same purport
a. positive refusal to confer with the
representatives of their employes upon
the wages to be paid and tho condi
tions of cmuployment which should
"It is needless to say tho delegates
expressed keen disappointment and the
opposition to continuing work under
the present low wages and unfair con
ditions was unanimous and emphatic.
President Mitchell addressed the con
vention and he stated that he advised
caution and prudence In arriving at
any decision as to further action. He
reviewed tho efforts made by the offi
cers of the union ty maintain peace
and harmony In the coal regions by the
adoption nr humane measures and the
best methods of adjusting wage differ
ences. He spoke also of the failure of
the operators to respond to the em
ployes' overtures,"
"What the final outcome will bs, at
this time, is purely problematical,"
was the concluding sentence of the
press committee's statement.
The Indications here tonight point
strongly to a strike declaration, and
It is said by some of the men that the
declaration may come as early as Fri
day of this week. The operators' let
ters seem to have caused much bitter
feeling among the men, ,
The Committees.
The members of the scale committee
District No, 1 (Wyoming) John Fal
lon, of Willccs-Harre; Thomas Llewellyn
Avoca; Anthony Schlosser, Durye
ye :
Stephen Heap, Olyphant; Thomas
Michael, Jessup: Jacob Hlttiier, Ert
wardsvllle: Stanley Soulmisky, Pitts
ton, No. 7 (Lehigh) William II, Dettrey,
Nuremberg; U. Ferry, Huvdetnn; J. H.
Snyder, Xesquehonlng; Samuel ISoyle,
Coaldale; D, Fallon, liazletou; F, Hay,
Jeddo; James ilaynor, Coleralno,
No, 9 (Schuylkill) Patrick. Hollhau,
Uranchdalo; Terreuco Olnley, airard
vlllu; Joseph Uolnls, Mahauoy City;
Thomas J, Hlchards, Mlnersvllle; Will
lain Tllloy, Slmmokln; Kdward Harris,
Lykens, and C. 0, Palmer, Shenandoah,
The resolutions comniltteo is mado
up as follows;
District No, 1 William Owens, Xan
tlcoko; John McQIone, Dunmoru; I.ouls
X, Ilummerllng, WHUes-llarre,
No, 7 John McIIhoney, (.'oaldule;
Churtes Clallagher, Freeland: liurnurd
Duffy, McAdoo.
No, 9 Thomas Quigley, C'entralla:
David J. Davis, Pottsvllle, and Martin
Nash, (Hen Carbon,
BlHs of McKlnley's Physicians.
By Jixclujlvo Wire from The Aiioolated I'rm.
Wa,lilnsluii, MjhIi t!.-Tlu- Mil of the phi,i.
liani Kim uttended the late President Mclilnloy
have been leceived ln-re and will lie liaiiiinltted
tn ronsicts at an oily date. It lux been vari
ously kittled that those hill would avumc cnoi'.
me in propoillom out of .ill icuon, but fruiu tho
highest uuthoilty (lie jiifoiiiiallon l obtained nut
I hoy aic fait' ami in no wla cxee"lve,
Fair Will Case Decided.
By EiiJixlit Wire from The Atiocutci) Preja.
Sin Iramlsco, March IU. Thu Sjpicmc ourt
ol this Mate, In a decision handed down, de
il.ucs the taut c!uuo In the will ct th" late
Senator James 0. I'aif Invalid and the propeity
will at once lie illtiilutcd anion; the chlldicn
of (lie deveusi'd iciulor. It U etlnutrd that tie
vntate l woilh uiuvaid gf twenty million dollar.
Quartette of Itobbers Secure Quito nn
- Amount of Cash at Clearfield. ,
Py Dichuhfi Wire from Tic Aochitfd I'ro.".'
Clearfield, Pa., March lit. Burglars
last night blew open tho safe In tho
Woodland postofllce, securing about $10
worth of stamps, $100 of government
money and about 350 ill cash belong
ing to the postmaster. They then
crossed the street to the general mer
chandise store of D, Hoss & Co., where
they secured a largo amount of cash
und some merchandise.
There Is no bank In Woodland, which
Is a Small' town located on tho New
York Central railroad', nbqut six miles
front here, and Hoss & Co. had the. re
ceipts for several days in their store
when tlie robbers gained an entrance.
Shortly after midnight, as Kdward
Clem was passing the postofllce ho saw
a gang of men working about the
building. Pefore he could give the
alarm ho was seized, bound and gagged
and carried Into tho postofllce. After
tho men had taken all the money and
stamps out of the postofllce they
crossed to Ross & Co.'s store, where
they forced an entrance and completed
their work for tho night. Clem was
unable to extricate himself and was
found tied hand and foot when tho
postmaster reached his office this morn
ing. He was unable to give an accu
rate description of the robbers, but
said there were at least four of them.
Pleased to Note tho Sentiment of tho
Anglo-Japanese Treaty.
Bj Exi-lutiTe Wire from The AMoolnted Press.
St. Petersburg, March 10. The Offi
cial Messenger tomorrow will print the
text of a Uusso-French conjoint de
claration, sent March 16. to tho Aus
trian. Belgian, Itrltish, American,
Spanish, Herman, Kalian, Dutch,
Chinese and Japanese governments.
The declaration is as follows:
"The allied Kusso-Freneh govern
ments arc wholly pleased to discern
that the Anglo-Japanese convention
supports the essential principles which,
according to the reiterated statement
of France and Russia, constituted and
still constitutes the foundation of
their policy. Roth governments be
lieve that the support of these prin
ciples is also a guarantee of their in
terests in the Far East. They arc
compelled, however, not to lose from
,vlow the possibly Inimical action of
other -power s, ova" repetition' of disor
ders In China, possibly impairing
Chinese integrity and free develop
ment, to the detriment of their reci
procal interests. They therefore re
serve to themselves tho right to take
measures to defend these Interests."
The prefatory remarks say that .Rus
sia desires the maintenance of the
status quo and the attainment of com
plete tranquility in thoFar East.
The One Hundred and Fifteenth An
nual Session in Lancaster.
By Kxcluslre Wire from Tin- Astocliitid 1'ipm.
Lancaster, Pa., March 19. The one
hundred and fifteenth annual session of
the Philadelphia Methodist conference
began in Columbia this morning, with
an attendance of nearly 350 ministers
and a large number of lay delegates.
Daidel Stape, a nonagenarian of Co
lumbia, delivered an address of wel
come on behalf of tho church, Instead
of General William Patton, who had
been selected for that part, because ho
had been an active and prominent
worker In the church for sixty years,
and who was prevented from being
present on account of sickness. Wlll
lam 13. Olven welcbmed the conference
on behalf of the people of the borough.
The conferences last meeting In Co
lumbia was twenty-nine years ago,
when Bishop Harris presided. Tho full
ministerial membership at that timo
was liriO, and every member was pres
ent, Of that number only sixty-four
are now in active work In the confi-r-
Division Encampment to Be Held
July 12 to 10 Location to De An
nounced. By Inclusive Wire fium The Aworhttnl Pass.
Harrlsburg, March 10, General or
ders were Issued today from the head
quarters of the National Guard of
Pennsylvania, announcing that the
next division encampment will be held
from July Vi to 19, tho location to be
announced In future orders. The or
ders also announce that an Issue of
duck trousers and canvas leggings will
ho made to each unlisted man In tho
Tho dates and tours of duty of the
naval force will be announced In fu
ture orders.
Bryan Retires to Agricultural Sur
roundings. By i;u'!ulr Wire (rum the AMeiril l'ie.
Lincoln, Neli., Jlarvli PL W. .1. llr.taii U v.o
l"iier a resident nl tho oily of l.liituln. Till
wan Mr. llryan'd foity-ircuml l,ithil.iy, and lio
ceMmitcd tho cunt by moving to his fjun four
mile fioni the tlly, Until ,i hawNoine country
lulilenco which he U liulldiui? shall lie com
lilited, Sir. Hi an und hW family will live in the
The Huntington Estate.
Ily lUchnhe Wire from Ihe Aucuted I'lfn.
yew Voik, Mauh l, The TilLune wil kjy to
morrow; Hie C'ollm P. Huntington ctutc, i.ow
I'clmj invintoried by the, bt.itc'n traii-ltr tat ap
praisers, acting: with the cwulois, l.'harles M,
Tweed and baac K. (Iali, will amount to abutit
irM.tW.ouO pr fcj,Q00,W. The huiuter tax will
approximate $500,00n,
Civil Service Reform Unpopular,
B.v r;cluiiVe'Wre from Tn AsiocUttd ftut-
lldurade, ('enia, Mauli 19. The Servian cab
in.'t hat tcudeied IU icelgnatloii, owlncr to the
adoption by the kuphtinj (Ike national iiwni.
bly), of a civil kiTvlio icfoim mrauie, agaliut
the nihc of the ininUliy,
Be Sentiments Expressed at a
GaiiGUs of Representatives
Last Evening
Two Sets Are Presented Those In
troduced by Mr. Randall Are Ap
proved, While the Sentiments of
Mr. Sulzcr Are Rejected The Reso
lutions Will Bo Introduced in tho
House and Backed by Democratic
By I'xclushe Wire from Tho Ajsocialed Fits.
Washington, March !!. The Demo
cratic membeis of the house, at a cau
cus held tonight, unanimously adopted
resolutions declaring that congress
should express the sympathy of the
American people for the struggling
Hoer republics, and pledged themselves
to use their utmost endeavor to "force"
the committees' 'to report resolutions
expressive of such sympathy, if only
that congress might have an opportun
ity to act.
Ueprosentatlvc Hay, of Virginia, pre
sided tit the caucus. The attendance
was large. There was no division of
sentiment as to the course to be taken,
the question presented being simply
one of choice between two resolutions,
one offered by Mr. Randall, of Texas,
and the other by Mr. Sulzer, of Xew
York. The Sulzer resolution was as fol
lows: ltcohnl, lSy thi' Democrat of the lioii nt
rtpicvntntivcs of the I'nlted State of AniTici
In rations resembled: That wo ,Miip.ilhir.e with
thf Ihu'is in their lieioie stmcelu to in.ilnt.Un
their liberty and independence und protest In the
tunic f htitu.infly ntnl (iviliration .igihit the
rnntituution of .i war whirh outuiffes tho feelhiK.t
nf nil liberty loving people and tint wo khall
n'-e our bet etfotts to have the consuls of the
rnited Stales, bciiift cmmilled to the pilociplcs
nf Ion for tho t-ettlenient of international
dispute.'', rciiic."t the piosidcnt to niirc upon llio
government of hii innJoKty the wisdom or adopt
ing this: pMicy for the piP'iHue of ttopp'.ns the
awful atrocities now goinc: mi In !-oiilli Africa
and that the iserrinment of the t'nitrd St.itoi
should maintain a strict neutrality between the
contending torn".
Resolutions Adopted.
The Randall resolution was as fol
Itesolved, lly the Democratic membeis of '.he
howo of lepiehentatUe.s of tho United States of
America, In canons assembled, the con.
Bless nf the I'nlted States, should, by resolution
express f lie sjinpathy of the people of this I'nlted
Stales for the people of the South Afiican re
public and the Orange Free State in their heroiu
etrujtslo to maintain their libeity and ludepeml
cm. Itesolved, the consress should, in the
spirit of amity and friendship, appeal to the
Drltlsh government, from the inteieit of human
ity to accept overtures for peace, icai-e hostilities
and endeivor to bring about a just and honorable
settlement of the o.sUting ditiercnces to the end
that peace may be established.
Iiesolved, That the t'nitcd States should fairly
and honorably maintain n position of utrii't neu
trality In tills contest between nation) fiiendly
to us, and nee to it thaC the neutrality laws aro
vigorously aniT impartially (iifoiced.
He-solved, That we, as Denioeialii and leprc
scntatiuM of Ihe people will u.-e our utmost in-dcauir'-s
to foiee the committees now nominated
by the llepublieau party, having in their iharjtc
resolution similar to these to report the sam
luck to the house, so tliat Ihe colliders may i;le
expusslou thereon, 11001.010!? the sentiments and
will of the American people.
After some remarks of Mr. Randall,
Mr. Sulzer and Mr. Cochran, of Mis
souri, the Sulser resolution was voted
down, 32 to 33, and the Randall resolu
tion was then unanimously adopted.
In pttrjsuanoe of tho action taken tit the
caucus tonight, a resolution will bo
framed for introduction Into the house
and hereafter the Democrats will do
everything In their power to secure ac
tion upon It.
Traffic in Normal Condition About
the Docks of the Hub.
Uy lclushe Wire from The Associated 1'ivss,
Roston, March 10. With less than 3ufl
men Idle of the 20,000 who participated
In the sympathetic strike hero last
week tralllc In tho various trades af
fected by the troublo have resumed
normal conditions, Prominent business
men, labor representatives anil the
mumhors of the state board of arbitra
tion aro still In touch with each oilier,
endeavoring to secure the reinstate
ment of the men now Idle.
Tho only dltllcult matter Is the ques
tion of Uniting places for the old men
and the strike Is considered as prac
tically settled,
Appointment for James Garfield,
IVy llulu.lve Who from 'the Ai-ocUtwl f're-n.
YVashitiKton, Maiih 10. Jaiiic II, (l.nlleld, "
cf the lalo piesldenl, will ho given the uppoint
inent of ihil feuUe iiimmlnlonei' to .ucceed
William A. IMeiilnutt If lie will accept. Ths
president at one time favorably voiulileiei the
name of limy S. liailUld tor the but he
wai Informed that iliu latter would not auept the
Negro Murderer Lynched,
lly i:.clulve Wire from Tho Audited I'teM.
Natchez, Maicli ID. John Woodaid, tho negro
iiiuideier of I-eonaiil Calvitt, a wldte planter at
I'liloii l'olnt, Concoidla paiUh, ).a.,'wai lynched
early today at Vnlalla, Jai. The mob oveipow
eied Ihe jailor, took Wood nil lioiu tho prlion
.uiid'lijuicd liini tu a tree. 1I was i!i vean of
Fruitless Conference,
lly l'xvlufhe War fiom The Associated Pits, i
lictlytburi;, -Maielv IU, Another fiulios Con
tfevdohal conference wj.j held todaj, JlepieiCil
tatlvc. of the Democratic parry fiom ork mW
Adams counties met at 11 o'clock thi pioiuinjr
and after a debate Uttln; until :i o'clock ad
journed utihout a;icelug ou a method. of nomi
nal Ion.
W. G. Rosier, of the Reodinjr, Hns
Accepted tho Position,
By Inclusive Ire from the AwoclMfd I'rcw.
Philadelphia, March 19. President
Uner, of the Central Railroad company
of New Jersey, today announced the
appointment of W. G. Beslcr to be gen
eral manager of tho company. Mr. Hes
lor has' been general superintendent, of
the Reading railway since September,
11)00, lie resigned this position to ac
cept his now berth.
Mr. llesler was born at Onlensburg,
Illinois, in lSGt.
In 1881 ho entered the service of the
Chicago, Burlington and Qulncy rail
road as clerk, and after serving five
years he left the railroad service to
take a special course In tho Massachu
setts Institute of Technlcology.
lie re-entered the Burlington's ser
vice in 18S8 uh night yardmaster, nnd
served three years In that position and
as trainmaster and chief dispatcher.
Later ho conducted and operated a
branch line of tho Uttrllngton route,
and was for six years tho superintend
ent of tho St. Louis division of that
company. Mr. Desler served two years
as president of the Central Association
of Railroad Oltlcers, and one term as
president of the St. Louis Railway club.
He Is a member of tho Northwestern
association of the Massachusetts Insti
tute of Technlcology, also a member of
the American Railway Engineering as
Some Senators Appear to Think Ex
tra Precautions to Guard a Ruler
Are Not Necessary.
Dy Kxclusivc Wire from The Associated I'rM.
Washington, March 19. During the
entire session of the senate today, the
bill providing for the protection of the
president of the United Stales was un
der consideration.
Mr. Spooner, of Wisconsin, contend
ed that the government had an abso
lute and Inherent right to protect
itself against assaults made on either
itself or any of its oilicers. He main
tained that an nssault on the presi
dent was in the very nature of things
an assault on the government, for
there never was a time when the
president was not in tho exercise of the
duties of his office. Ills argument' was
largely legal and constitution, and,
throughout was . forceful and enter
taining and instructive.
Mr. Hoar, in charge of the measure,
elucidated some arguments he had
previously made, and Mr. Teller, of
Colorado, and Mr. Bailey, of Texas,
spoke briolly on the bill. The Texas
senator said he could not support the
measure as it stands, because he could
conceive of an nssault made on the
president as a person and not as an
olllclal of the government. The as
sailant, In that event, ought to bo
punished precisely as if he had as
saulted any other citizen.
The house today made fair progress
with the river and harbor bill. After
the close of general debate, 47 of the
11G. pages of the bill were disposed of.
No amendments were adopted. The
general debate today was featureless.
They Believe That a Favorable Sen
timent Has Been Created.
By Kxclmlvc Wire from The Associated I'rcs'.
New York, March 19. Messrs. Wol
marans and Wessels, the Boer envoys,
will sail for France tomorrow morn
ing ou tho steamship La Gnscogne. Mr.
Wolmarans said tonight, in the course
of an Interview:
".Since we have been In this country
It has been said that our alliance with
the Irish has hurt our cause. On the
eve of our return, wo must deny that
statement, and declare that tho al
liance has been profitable to us, both
on the batllulleld and by tho light
which Is being waged for us by the
Irish members In the English house of
parliament. First, we have to thank
the Dutch, next the Irish, and then
tho Germans. We know also that thu
......A ,.!' ,1... r',lti1 Ulrttnu .-, i-ltlil
us heart and soul, and we believe that
a few words of sympathy from thu
United States senate and house of rep
reentatlves would go it great way In
helping us with the nations of the old
The Road Restored to Normal Condi
tion After Damage by Floods,
fly K.cluso Wire from tho Attutiiltil rre.
Bethlehem, Pa,, March 19, It was of
flclally announced tonight that the Le
high Valley railroad would open up ou
.Monday, next, not only the main line,
but all of Its branches : oui New York
to Buffalo,
Announcement was itmdo afler Su
perintendent Wilbur hail rend reports
of tho progress or the work of restor
ing the road after Its million dollar
damage by the recent flood and orders
were at once telegraphed to Now York
and Buffalo to get In readiness all pas
senger trains Including the Black Dia
mond express id move on schedule time
next Monday.
Jealous Husband's Crime,
Jly llulmhe Wire h'om The Associated Ptvti.
Sew Yoili, Slareli 11, Ifemy Xi shot and
killed his wife at their lioniu ' fiictil.entovn,
lleiceelaer toutitr, nhjht. Jealuiity j said
tu have prompted die deed. The couple had been
married but id mouths Xye hit tliu far ocaped
Freight Collides with Work Train.
Dy KXcluihe Wiu from The Associated l'ies.
Xllcic, O., Mauh 11. A we,t hound l'liml.
wula irclght train iralie'd into a woilc train ca
booic eontuinlm; clrrlit nlreplhtr Hungarians. in
inline; al lot tbein. Two will die. The wic-l,
immediately caught the, ilotions the vaboone,
Crowuinshield a Rear Admiral,
By t:'!utlr Wire fiom The Associated 1'ien.
Washington, Jlarcli ll'.Tlie senate, In ctccu
the ejiou, 'today conAnueit'thc nomination of
Captain A, S, Crownlnthtctd to be a tear almlatl,
Address Made on the Subject Rcforo
tho Christian Convention,
lly Inclusive Wire from The A'soclatrd rVeiw,
Altoonn, Pa.. Mnrch 19. Tho Chris
tian convention, called to discuss secret
societies, at today's session listened lo
an address on "Aro Secret Societies
Necessary for Insurance?" by Rev. it.
Thiersch, of Johnstown, The following
ofllcers were elected:
President, Rev. J, C. MeFceters, of
Philadelphia; vice-president, Prof. J.
H. Brumbaugh, of Huntingdon; secre
tary, Row C. P. Krelder, of Cllona;
treasurer, Edwin P. Selle, or Philadel
phia. The resolutions adopted set forth that
In these times of temporal prosperity
there Is a laxness on tho part of pro
fessing Christians and nn Increase of
lodges, clubs' and associations unau
thorized by f.Sod and calculated to
blight the divinely ordained Institution
of church, family and state. The lodge
is denounced its tending to belittle the
church. Its use of religious rites and
ceremonies at funerals and on other
occasions' Is condemned. The secret
lodge Is charged with dividing and de
grading the family and with being an
obstacle to Justice In tho courts. Fin
ally It Is affirmed that tho lodge does
not teach charity and Is not needed for
The convention will meet In Chain
bersburg next year.
Will Not Be Responsible for the
Ransom Money .for Miss Stone.
Bt rCxelushe Wire from The Associated Presi.
London, March 19. A dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph company from
Constantinople says the Turkish gov
ernment has flatly refused the demand
of the United States for the re-payment
Of tho sum of money ($72,nO0) paid
to the brigands as a ransom ,for Miss
Ellen M. Stone ' and her' companion,
Madame Tsllka;
The Emperor and Prince Are Given
a Warm Welcome.
Dy Exclusive Vir,- from The Aisociated'Press.
Kiel, Prussia, March 19. The German
battleship Kaiser Wllhelm II, having
on .board Emperor William and Ad
miral Prince Henry of Prussia, arrived
hero at 5.10 p. ,m.
His majesty and the prince were wel
comed with the, firing of salutes and
cheers from the naval squadron in
these waters.
Berlin, March 19. Prince Henry land
ed at Kiel at dusk and joined Princess
Henry and his sons.
That which took place between the
royal brothers Is, of course, not a mat
ter concerning which those surround
ing Emperor William and Prince Henry
have been taken into the royal confi
dence, further than to know that the
brothers had a talk today, lasting sev
eral hours, and that Prince Henry told
Emperor William his experiences from
the beginning to the end of his trip,
Many Citizens Charged with Con
spiring Against the Government.
Uy Exclusive Wire from the Associated Press.
Port Au Prince, TIaytl. March 19.
Many citizens charged with conspir
ing against the government were ar
rested and imprisoned today, and a
number of others sought refuge in the
various consulates, Among the citi
zens imprisoned are Judge Rourjolly,
of tho Supreme court, und General Des
touclic M. Seiicque, a candidate for the
presidency, was refused all asylum In
the French legation,
The agitation Is spreading In the re
public. The minister of public works,
M. C. Leeonte. has left Port A it Prince
for Juctnel, with ' a detachment of
Will Ratify Danish Sale.
lly Kxcltiiive Wire from The Associated l're.
('(ipciiliugiii, 111, The laiicKtliiiiK, the
upptr house, In cummltteo of the nlndu and in
iM-cutlvti M'wlon oted today to ratify the deity
proUdimr for the sale vt the DanWl West Indlin
to the t'nltid Matiu, Alter this action itieiu
Will lie two ic.idinsM, one ot which l to he In
open se-iiuii, The llrst of lhcc leading will
not take plate bcfoie Match 31.- Tie opponents
it the' are pl.iliiir for delay, but the
limiMuo is now availed of a nubility In favor of
Pardon Board Hears Howells Case.
lly i:iliiilvn W'lu1 fiom Tin' Av,oeintcd I'icm.
Ilanbbuitr, March lO.-The board o pardotu
heard .iijtunicnt today In tint iae of Jf, II. Unw
ell, of St'iimtuti, whu t. senilis eighteen months
in tlie lutein penitential- fir counteifeitiuir thu
labels and Hiappcl., and sold b.i cer
tain li.nii.
Pensions Granted,
lly Inclusive Wire from the A-aioelattd I'icm,
WutliliiKtou, Mauh IM, IViuli ii xrr.iiied!
Mitluel . Kvluie, of Wlll.esdl.ure, (l; ( lutlotlii
Ilo.vd (widow), of Klnpdon, ! John II. ('uyi-r,
nf Moscow. Id'." ratluilnc Wll-oli (widow),
Au-hhald, irfl lli'idisel tlalviu (wlihw), Muri
t .
qivl's Strike a Failure,
lly i;cluhu Wito Iron The Assocla'tcd Pieti.
MliMMovui, X, V., Milch J!.!cHt ot the W
girl tr!ktw whu lift Ihe employ cf the Amer
ican t'laar company hue eterclay relumed in
woili today. The foiiipauy made no couoo'sl in
mid iruiscd torelihlute tlie hadcis.
lly Culushe Wlte from The AsanUied lies.
Ifflluwtf 1'jIU, t., Murclt ll). i:dard lireon,
husband f Hetty fireen, known as tho jltbest
woman In America, died at Ills homo here to
day, lie had been (11 for i lonu lime, of u com
plication of diseases.
obcilin, )., March 19. Ex-President .Jinic II.
rub-child, for tMily-tbrta year president .of
(ibcillii college, died tonight.. He was connccfcd
with Oberlin college for sinty-elght years nd had
sciird longer than any college olflcUl In the
flitted fcutcs.
The imperial twees Suffer Crush
ing Defeat at the Hands of '
tljS Malcontents..
Generals Call for Reinforcements.
Southern Provinces Overrun by
the Supporters of the Kwantj-Sl
Uprising Towns Captured Gen
eral Ma and Marshal Su Report
That It Is Impossible to Suppress
the Rebellion with Troops at Hand.
Oy Kxcltisirc Wire from The Associated Pies". (
Hong Kong, Mnrch If). The rebels In
the southern provinces continue to
crushlngly defeat the Imperial troops
sent to subdue them. General Ma and
Marshal Kit report that It Is Impossi
ble to suppress the rebellion with the
troops at their disposal, and the vice
roy of Canton has requested Yuan-Shl-Kal,
tho viceroy of Chl-LI, to scud
reinforcements overland from Chl-LI.
The Imperial troops have been de
feated at Sek-Shlng, in Kwnng-Tttng
province, and at Popals, In Kwung-Si
province. In Yun-Nnn province Ihe
rebels hold the town and district ot
Foo-Chuen, twenty miles northwest ot
tho prefecturnl town of Yun-Nan.
They also have captured the town ot
Llu-Chou, In Kwang-SI province, a lift
the town of Yung-Xing, In Kwel-Chqu
Impracticable to Arrange a Wago
Scale as Requested by Miners.
lly Kxclusivc Wire from The Associated Picsi.
Philadelphia, May 19. It was learned
here tonight from a trustworthy source
that in refusing to enter-a joint, confer
ence Willi representatives of the uni
ted Miners' union the ofllelals ot the
great coal carrying railroads and coal
companies were careful to word their
declination In such a, way that It was
not a direct refusal to meet the miners' "
representatives because they were suci.
According to a high railroad official
who was seen tonight. President Mitch
ell requested a Joint conference similar
to that between bituminous miners and
operators with a view to agreeing uppn
a new wage scale which would be uni
form throughout the anthracite coal
Holds. To this request the companies
generally answered by letter, saying
that It was Impracticable to arrange it
wage scale .that would be uniform be
cause of tho different conditions of
mining in the different Melds, and on
the ground that nothing could come ot
It declined to meet In a joint conference
as proposed.
Executive Committee of United Tex-
tile Workers Meet at Fall River.
Br Kidule Wile from The Associated l'rrw.
Fan River. Mass'., March in. The ex
ecutive committee or the I'nlted Tex
tile Workers of America met here this
afternoon and gave consideration to a
number of pressing mill matters. A
communication from the operatives at
WJtUes-HniTC, Pit., where It is claimed
union members are not receiving prop
er treatment at tho hands of the mill
olllclals. was placed on llle. Tho re
quest of the operatives In Augusta, Oa
for permission to strike to enforce their
demands l'0' fl l,'n l'ei- l'onl' advance In
wages was discussed and statements
of both sides were taken, Secretary
lllhhert was Instructed to notify thw
operatives and manufactures of tho ac
tion taken, but to keep all knowledge
of the same from the newspapers until
the notification had been received.
The letter of the operatives of th
Heading mills, Heading, Pa was re
ferred to the secretary. The claim was
that mill' olllclals there discriminated
against certain union mu-.nhers whr
hud absented themselves from the mill
on account of Illness.
Steamship Arrivals.
lly CM'lthlve Wire Irom Tho Related I'nn
New Yoik. Maicli 19, Auhcili Turnc-cu.
tiiisipms Molthc, mmbunr, Southampton and
flii'llMrtiig. Healed! U (iJicoinje, Hail".
Silled! (iermanic, Liverpool; Keialnutoii, Ant
vwips M. l.omN, Southampton; Phoenicia, Napier
n.d fienoa, (Jueenitown Arrived; Majestlw,
New York. Suiitliamnton .Vulvitis St. Paul,
New l.orU. Uwcl-PJsseds Armterdain, New " oi'c
for ftolleidam. New York-Arrlvedi Teutonio.
l.lvupool and ijuceristown,
Possible Successor to Hitchcock,
lie Uu'liuHe Wile from Tht Aaiociated Press.
h!iiiulMi, March 19. Tho Tost tomorrow ivll'
i,t "It. I understood that ex-Scaator lalwn;
Cd'lvei Wokott, of Denver, Col., Is Mi ton
tlilcrtd by thu president as tho po.i6lb.le uw
or of i-c'ieuiy Hitchcock, who it la imdei.tool
will oi"i retire from tho cabinet,
Cecil Rhode3 Stronger,
(ly :siIihIau Wire from The Associated Trcm.
t'apeTov.n, March IU A bulletin ifsuwl at ml
night says Cecil Ilhodes had taken nourUhmcnt,
mid I hat ho was slightly stronger and that al
that timo bo was sleeping,
- f "f -f " - I"
-f WaUlngton, Jfareh J1), forecast for
4- Thursday and Friday: KaUetn I'enn.yl-
4- vanla, fair ThwyUy; Kiidy vrarrncr and i-
4- partly cloudy; diinlnUhinK north winds. 4
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