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SCRANTON, PA.. SATURDAY MOJRKINU,. MARCH 22, 1902.
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BILLS PASSED IN
SENATE AND HOUSE
A Measure lor the Better Protection-
ot the President
WAR REVENUE REPEAL
BILL IS PASSED
It Is Approved After Only One Short
Bpcech Text of the B1U to Protect
the President The Houso Passes
the Elver and Harbor Bill, Which
Has Been Under Consideration.
The Most Important Measures
Approved by Congress During the
Sj Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press
Washington, March 21. Two Import
nnt measures were passed by the sen
ate today, the bill for the repeal ot the
war revenue tuxes and that for the pro
tection of the president of the United
States. The icvcnuo bill was passed
without division and, after only one
short speech. Mr. Tlllinun embraced
the oppoi Unilty afforded by the con
federation orthe bill to protest against
the repeal of the duty of ten cents a
pound uiion tea.
The bill for the protection of the
president was under discussion during
the greater part of the session. Mr.
Patterson, ot Colorado, made an ex
tended speech In opposition to it, and
Mr. Fairbanks supported it. All amend
ments to the measure were rejected,
and It was passed by a vote of 52 to 13.
The bill provides that any person
within the United States who shall
willfully and maliciously kill the presi
dent or any officer on whom duties of
president may devole, or any sov
ereign of a foreign country, or shall at
tempt to kill any of the persons named,
shall suffer death; that any person who
shall aid, abet, advise or counsel the
killing of any of the persons named, or
shall conspire to accomplish their
death, shall be imprisoned not exceed
ing twenty, years; that any person who
'shall'threaten to kill or advise or coun
sel another to kill the president, or any
official upon whom the duty of presi
dent may devolve, shall be Imprisoned
not exceeding ten years; that any per
son who shall wilfully aid in the es
cape of any person guilty of any of the
offenses mentioned shall be deemed an
accomplice and shall be punished as a
principal. The secretary of war is di
rected to detail from the regular army
a guard of officers and men to protect
the president, "without any unneces
sary display," and the secretary is au
thorized to make regulations as to the
dress, arms and equipment of such
The house today passed the river and
harbor bill, which has been under con
sideration throughout the week. Al
though several minor amendments were
adopted, not a single dollar was added
to the measure, and as passed, it car
ries exactly what It did when It came
from the committee $G0,CS8,2C7. Mr,
Sulzer (Now York) attempted to force
a formal vote on the Hnal passage of
the bill, but only tluee members
Smith (Louisiana), Fitzgerald (New
York) and Cochran (Missouri) sup
REV. W. H. PEARCE
Will Soon Become Affiliated with
tho Philadelphia Conference.
By Kxclu.ltc Wire fioni The Associated Pices.
l.uneuster. Pa.. March 21. Conference
met In executive session at 2.110 o'clock,
with DlHhop Cranston in the chair.
The bishop announced that the Rev.
W. II. Penrru had been transferred
from the Wyoming conference to the
Philadelphia conference, tho transfer to
take effect when the appointments aie
MARCONI SELECTING SITE.
Wireless Station Either at Table
Head or Glace Bay.
Ily i:ilujlajoVlrc fioni 'flio Associated Press.
It 1 1 f f a x . .tfn'ili !!i.M.iii'nnI, who U .it ui"ent
lit Sidney, Cape Pieton, iid toda that hu i.
jk-cU (u lute Ills wiicU'm Ulisjijpli ninth u mm
plclfd In .1 line, 'Iwo IiiiIIOIii; uiul four lmU),
curb ioo ftet liluh, will i etcited.
Mr, (shields, nuiuiii-r of the PomMuii tml
(ompany, pl.u dl a special t i.iiii in the illspoj.it
of thu iuvenloi when Martonl and tiU patty lift
bere to !lt poinU nil tin- ma.t and (.clett j viti'.
'J lie olte will In- cither ill TUile lli-.ul ur (ilace
Jlarcnnl Mjk r.ipc llii'toii uiul t'dpu foil u
tlons will lip iiM.illul with xlijihily intukT
potter than the olio .it Loinw.il, 'flu! intentor
ttlll icnuln.hcic until nest week, when he will
proceed to ,iw Vok ami (heme lu l.'oimv.ill,
ERAN.CE AT ST. LOUIS FAIR.
Deputies' Committee Adopts Pio
posed Credit of 00,000 Francs.
' Uy l.'xiluslte Wile frmii 'J lie Associated piess.
l'arl, Matili 21. 'I lie Inulgit couiurlilci' uf
the chjmbtr of iK-mliii today adopted the jno.
pwd i-itdli uf UI.IXW uiits for I'lJiue' par
tUip.itluii In (lie St. buiiis i-iiM-ltU'ii,
'I lib, turn will he applied kohl) in the line mti
and ktatu minufattuics t)illi t-
A STEAMER OVERDUE.
11 l.'xvliuhe Wire fion 'll A'soul-ited Prs.
St. Johns, X. !, lljrd' 81, Tin; Imoiiiiiii;
tlilpulng bring no upon i( the Allan line
itfuiucr, lluroiilau, aptaln lliodle, fioni (lav
paw, Kebiuary 11, for Jat. John, and now about
me month oteulue.
It I generally bcllcted In marine chiles that
the llurorlan foundered with all hands, ur Hut
lie jauk a a wit cf follldlns; with the Notth
Atlantic. There ii a bare possibility that li
lias lieui taught In ll.c Ice flop and Hut hj
(rrw lu! Iieen rtwunl liy iwme nulins teanri
at happened In tin- we i'f anolher tuimshli a
few ivut ngo. 'lliln, lumetcr, U thought to he
Attorneys for the Pennsylvania Ex
plain tho Sehome.
Uy Kxc Unite Wire from The Associated Press.
j New York, March 21. There was n
public bearing before tne .Mayor louuy
on the bill to permit the building of a
tunnel by the Pennsylvania Hallroad
company under the North river. It
was held In pursuance of the state law,
which provides that public hearings
must bo hold on all measures passed
by the legislature affecting cities of
the first class.
John O. Johnson, counsel for the
Pennsylvania railroad and Its controll
ed line, the Long Island railroad, and
said that the only practicable way for
connecting the Long Island and the
Pennsylvania railroad wus by tunnel,
and that the tunnel plan could not bo
entered upon unless the franchises were
"For the construction of this tunnel,"
he said, "a necessary requirement Is a
large expenditure of money. The Penn
sylvania company has already acquir
ed real estate to the value of more
than $6,000,000 and for the completion
of the Improvements tho expense will
be close to or beyond $10,000,000.'
John R. Dos Pnssos counsel for tho
New York and New Jersey Railroad
company; Jefferson M. Levy and others
spoke In favor of tho proposition, say
ing the tunnel was a necessity for the
city of New York.
COURT MARTIAL OF
General Chaffee Decides That He Has
Jurisdiction to TTy the Ac
By Kxclti'hc Wne fiom The Associated Proas.
Manila, March 21. The court martial
to try Major Littleton, W. T. Waller
and Lieutenant John H. A. Day, of the
marine corps, on the charge of execut
ing natives of the island of Samar
without tvial, after receiving a com
munication from General Chaffee, to
day decided that it had jurisdiction in
the case and proceeded to try the ac
cused officers. ,
"Major Waller pleaded "not guilty" to
thecharge of murder, but admitted that
eleven men had been killed.
Captain Robert II. Dunlap, of the
marine corps testified that he received
information from Lieutenant Gridley
and Sergeant Quick regarding the ar
rival at Cargadares of prisoners who,
while on tho march across the Island,
ate roots and parts of plants and re
fused to assist the marines by giving
them similar food. He reported the
facts to Major Waller, who was lying in
n cot and who ordered Lieutenant Day
to take the prisoners and have them
The witness said Major Waller was
not excited and had personally express
ed that the men should be shot.
Captain Arthur T. Marlx, marine
corps, repesentlns Major Waller, ob
jected to the testimony of Dr. Love re
garding the sanity of Major Waller, at
the time, claiming that his fitness for
duty was a matter for the defense
alone. Ho conceded that Major Waller
gave the orders while in his right
Seized by Hotel Runners and Sent
to North Carolina.
Dy llulmho Wire from The wxlated Press.
New Vol!,, .Mm It 21. Deputy ConiinU-tloner uf
Itmiihjiation McSweewy t.nt .1 complaint to
J'nllie Cuiiinilsitloiier 1'Jltliilne todaj to the eltei I
that a Miiiiher "f Italian litmilaianH had been Md.
mipptd upon landing; at f-outh l'cuy, fiom 1II1U
Inland, and bhlppcd to Noith Cumlliu mult i the
pirte.xt of i.l)lalnil)- eniplo.wiicnt on an tm ik
inai) lailioad at &! a day, Jlr. MiSneinry de
manded an Inciease In the number of polUe of.
Heeld stationed ut the I'.IILi Maud feiiy laudiui;,
'Hie ilctliiH were (.'.ilalncso iniiiiigiiiiita. Ili-y
fell Into thu iliitihe of s-nei.il ( the lintel
liiuiiiiH that intel Hit vubr front and were
InMled on ho ml a lulu bound for Xoiili Caio.
Una, One of the men ittuired to thu. city at
Tliuixlay and told JliJiwieney what had lia.
TUG LOST HER TOW.
Fenred That Barge Hamilton, with
Five Men Aboard, Foundered.
Ily KxiluiHe Who from 'lhe Asvxlated Inw.
llostou, March 21, The tug Kdward
Lukenbach, Capt, Keane, has arrived
from Newport News, reporting the loss
of the barge Htvnllton, which she had
lu tow off Highland Light on Wednes
day. It Is feared that tho barge found
ered and that Capt. John A Hciioemaker
and his crow of four men wete drowned.
Prince Henry Grateful.
Uy Ku lu.nc Wlie fiom the A;mkUih1 ln.
nullu, 3l4ii.li H, AUuili.il I'rlii'.u llemy of
l'nw.li liai Mlit a lihuiJiii to Secretau John
II. .laihxiu, .it ihaiue d'attalies heie In the ah.
eme of Audiew II. White, ilin Aluei'K'jit anp
liavadoi, in wlilih tha prime a,: "I pray Jim
tn uetepl for )niuelf mid the iiieiuhei of the
Atiieili'Jli miluny lli. hel thanks foi the wel
(iinio on my leturn tiom the t'nlled Slates. I
ihall netrr foritet the lordlal uud tplindid Inv
pilalily 1 mrt wltli In uf tommy or the kind
nesa bliimn me liy ll'o ineiliaii peuple."
KeogU tiefoats Eby
ly liiiHuhe Hue from the Abfotlaled l'rv.
.New Voik, Maish 31. In lhe Hut same of the
piolevdonil (outluuoiii iliainploiidiiii pool tour
nament ut the Manr.ml. .Uadeiuv in Jiioyl.ly n,
tuiilltlit, Ullllain Vini Ul,, uf New Yolk, lefc.ll
ed lrtiiu l.oui:, of .NahUlle, 'IVuii.,. by lit to
T". In lhe tit-niid ttaiue -Iciouie II. 1houIi, of
lluirjlu, defeated (haul i:by, of Spt1nt;neld, ().,
JiJ tu M.
Protest from Gompers.
Ily i:.ululie Wire from 'lhe Associated IV.u.
Wjohliiiftou, MiiiIi SI. Sampel Ooiniun, pres
j'U-nt of (he Xiiicilian r'eilcratlon of Labor, lui
f.ent to the unite u protiat analmt the 'con
,piiaey," or antl-lnliuiitlon bill aa ictloited tu
the v.'uatc vn the 17th liutint by the (oiumlttee
on the Judiciary
CAMBRIDGE CREW FAVORED.
Odds 3 to 1 Against Oxford in To
morrow's Rnce Training Ended.
By KucIuiIm Win from The Aoelld rrm.
London, March 21. Although tho bet
ting on the annual Oxford-Cambridge
boat race, which takes place tomorrow,
Is 3 to 1 In favor of the Cambridge
crew, the Oxford oatsmen latterly havq
Improved enough to promtae a better
struggle than tho prophets anticipated.
Both crews llnlshcd their heavy woik
this morning and went to the Queen's
club this afternoon to witness the an
nual field sports between the two uni
versities. In the opinion of the experts Oxford's
only chance Is to press Onnibtldge for
the first couple of miles. In which case
the Light Blues (Cambridge) may pos
sibly weaken and prove unable to make
another spurt. There are two Ameri
cans D. Mllburn and J. G. Mllburn,
brothers In the Oxford boat. They
have shown good form throughout their
Labor Controversies are Less Threat
eningMany Settlements Have
By Escliulra Wire from The Amoftattd rrm
New York, March 21. It. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade tomorrow
Evidences of further linpiovcment are nunior
ou. Labor contioiersie are lew thieateninff,
many settlements haling been effected, while
other, are momentarily anticipated; wades h.no
been advanced, not only tliioimli striken, but in
some cases loluntarlly; traffic roiiKestion has
subsided until it is poMible to dellier goods ac
cording: to specifications; the leadlns lines of
manufacture are eiy fully eiiKaRed while jobbing
trade is of exceptional magnitude.
Pressure for iron and steel has not diminished
pcrccptiblj-, jet the Impression Is glowing lli.it
after Jul- 1st the situation will become nppio
liuately nomial and it will be po.-.-iblu to Kecurc
deliierles with some deirree of piotuplnep!. This
is the more piobablc as theie h.is been a fmtber
EliffenlnR of ipiotatlons and additional importa
tions which would have been much laiger but
for the auvince in foieiijn maikcts. ' For some
time to come it is piobablc that foieigti com
merce exhibits as to Ibis industiy will be le-s
sali'factoiy, but it is worthy of note that iin
poith aie mainly of pig iron, billets and sheets
white the exports of many lines of expense ma
chinery and other finished products aie fully
sustained. Large contracts aie constantly under
consideration foi structural material on domes
tie account, iiu hiding railway bridges, xiaduets
car sTiopsVind office buildings. In this lespect
the domestic consumption this, jear will far
sunrpasn all records. Open weather has biougiit
out a heaxy tonnage of merchant pipe.
Failures for the veek numbered 'JOO in the
United States against 211 last year, and SI in
Canada against :s:i last yen.
Believed in St. Petersburg It Will
Have Reassuring Effect.
By L'x-elushe.Wirc fiom The Assoeiited Press.
St. Petersburg, March 21. The Kus
sian press agrees that the Franco
Russian declaration on the subject of
the Anglo-Japanese agreement will dis
pose of misunderstandings and have a
reassuring effect the work over. The
Novoye Vremya says:
"The Franco-Russian alliance was
compelled to restore the balance of
power in tho Pacific, which xvas dis
turbed by the Anglo-Japanese agree
ment. The policy ,of a free hand ex
pressed In the declaration, is in ac
cordance with Russia's interests."
In connection xvith the eastward
movement of Russian troops, It is an
nounced that the llrst section of the
Cossacks is already In the Far East,
and tli.it; the second section has been
MISSIONARIES SAFE IN CHINA.
American Board Gets Reassuring
Letters Part of Indemnity Paid.
Ily L'tdutivc Wile fiom 'flic .Vstociated Picn,.
Boston, March 21. Among the letters
atid teports from North China recently
received by the American board Is ono
from Dr. Peek of Po.i Ting Fit, in
which it Is said that one payment on
the indemnity for the native christians,
which according to the original agiee
ment was not due until next summer,
has been paid,
Mr. Wilder, one of the board's mis
sionaries in Pekln, reports the eoun
Uy as safer than ever before, or at
least safer than at tiny time during
three or four yeitrs.
Mr. Cialt, another missionary, after a
tour In the country districts, writes:
"Kverythlng seems to be remarkably
quiet In the field where. Dr. Anient
tcok the llrst steps III reconstructing
the work Just a year ngo. In no place
could we discover any but the friend
liest feelings toward him. Kspeclally
did the ollicltils speak well of him."
AMONG THE BOXERS.
Uy Kxclmlie Win fiom The .Associated Piets,
I'liiladelplili, Mauh -'L tills Itiihliu and Peter
Main i' met at the IniliMilal Athletic ilub tonlitbt
for a si-inuud go, and lu the laltei part fit thu
tecum! i on nd Mahcr wci.l down and out on a
haul left on the Jaw. ltuhlin had the better of
the ki ax far as it went, lepeatedly lushinir
Mahev to the topes
Chicago, Mattli '.'l.Krne was uwauled the de
ll. Ion oxer Cardial' at the end ot the ImIi ibiiiid,
Guidncr w,u cleaily ouli lasted,
I'lillulelplila, .March 21, Kugtne f-penior, of
California, ami "Seildy Hill"' Ouiiiii, ut Will.
iiiiiS'iut, appeared bifoie tlm (ential Athletiu
ilub tnniittil for u m-ioumi bout, but in tlm
Ihliil lound (ho C'allfoiliiau was, so badly u.-ed
up that tho loftier dtuppiil the onti-al. Spencer
was put on utrapivt ((iituu In plate ot Lit Ucn.
fass, who declined to tiitlit, lUhulii;- tn be out
Firebug at the Aator House.
Ily LxtlutUc Wile from The Atsodated I'lfii.
New- Voik, Jlarth '-'l.IMwaul Kailey, wlio
wjs en rlcwfor ulteiulant t the Aslur onua
was. u netted today thaiued with caiuim: the two
mysttiioiu llreri in the Astor limine lu.t U'iiIih
day ulithl. He made a ttateuujil tn the polite
sa.xlntr tliat he ttuittd the fires and that lie did
not know xihy he lutl done it. le was under
the iiiituentc of liiiior at the time, he &ahl.
Shoots His Daughter-ln-Law.
By Kxiltuive Wire from The Associated Prcsi.
New Yolk, Match St. Jotepli I.lebciigutli, TO
years old, shot and lUivnouily wounded Ids
diuBldfr-ln-law, Amw LiibciiKUlli today, and
then oliot ai.d jiv.t4iilly killed hlni-iH. lie icni
ilalnrd leeently that the joun woman had
taken hU ton's love fiom him.
President Roosevelt, It Is Aliened
Is Tired ot Constant Fric
tion In the flniiu.
BUT LITTLE DOUBT
Thursday's Incident Only One of
Many of the Annoying' Class.
President Will Read the Testimony
Before Announcing What He Pro
poses to Do A Significant Confer
ence. By Exclusive Wire from the Associated Press.
Washington, March 21. At the cab
inet meeting today the publications
relating to the statements made by
General Miles before the senate com
mittee yesterday were brought tip, but
consideration of them xvas postponed
until all the facts in the matter be
came known. Whatever Intentions the
president had xvith respect to the treat
ment to be accorded General Miles, his
future action will be somewhat in
fluenced by tho fact that General Miles' t
statement before the senate committee
has been represented to him as being
privileged. The president proposes to
read the testimony given at the hear
ing and to consult xvith different mem
bers of the committee on military af
fairs before finally announcing xx-hat he
proposes to do. It is significant that
long after the cabinet meeting adjourn
ed Secretary Root and the attorney
general xvere closeted xvith the presi
The president Is known to have stated
that he was tired of the friction in
the army and whether it is decided that
General Miles' statement xvas a privil
eged one or not he xxill at no distant
day take action looking to his retire
Secretary Hoot xvas J ft consultation
for some time xvith President Roose
velt at the xvhite house tonight regard
ing the statement of General Miles be
fore the military affairs committee ot
the senate. Senator Spooner also xvas
present. Secretary Hoot declined to
talk for publication concerning the
matter, saying that he had not read the
testimony given by General Miles. It
Is understood that General Miles has
been furnished the stenographic report
of his testimony for revision.
The printed testimony of General
Miles has not yet been inude public
and It is understood that It will be
submitted to him for approval. It is
well understood that a great deal of
xvhat the general said will not appear
In the record. Members of the com
mittee say the report published yester
day afternoon xvas correct in substance
In every particular. At the same time
these senatots do not agree that Gen
eral Miles can be punished for his ut
terances before the committee, xvhether
they appear In the record or not. Of
course the committee could take no ac
tion to ptevent, the retirement of Gen
etal Miles. That, under the law, is
purely an executive act and needs no
confirmation or apptoval of the senate.
STATE LEAGUE MEETING.
Sessions at Hnzleton Come to an
By Kxilnslte Wne from The Associated Prexs.
Ilazleton, March 21, The meeting' of
tho State Leugtte ot base ball mana
gers, who xverp In session here during
the night, came, to an abrupt close this
A. Ij. huwsnn and James McCabe, of
Scratiton and Wllkes-Barre, respect
ively, returned to their homes, and
President Wltman, representing Read
ing, and the other delegates from
lluztcton, Lancaster and Lebanon,
went to Heading, where the meeting'
uiio continued this afternoon.
Heading, March 21. President Wm,
Abbott Witmttn. of tho State Hace Bull
League, this afternoon made the fol
"The representatives to the meeting
of the State League at Hnzleton, de
cided to open xvith but six club's.
Manned' Miller, of the IltiKleton club,
will transfer his team to AVIlliamsport,
He received a splendid offer from that
placp, Wtlllainsporl is twice Hazle
ton's size and it first-class ball town.
Tho league decided to go Into claps C
Instead of class D, National agree
ment. The league Is n full-fledged
member of the National association,"
No Faith in FItz,
Uy Kxiliultc Wne from 'the A.wtUled Prom.
. Oakland, tab, Mauh 21.-William lleimey,
manager for .lames .1, .It tines, i.ald today ; I'l'iom
the uitlon taken by ll.c board "of mpeniwrj In
Mil l-'rancKo jenterdaj, .mauling the Apil
penult to "iDtcmilo r'.ub, I judito that tlm Tli-co
people hate uhin up til hope of pelting; the
li'jlit, I'ltradinmuii) is kliupl) looking for an ad
ii'lllicnimt. lie Is up to .uinu dodit to keep his
luin'e btfote the people and I told .kittles x, lip
New Vol I. whin xve met the Hut hltth. Mail;
my winds, he wilt h liter with thi; thiutr t)uM
toy with it as Ions ait the pievi wll 't,land for
t and and hi the cud there will be no'fljlit.".
Author of "Ben Bolt" 111.
By ( huhe WIic fiom The Associated Ties.
Xcwaik, X. J., Mauh Sl.--li'. Thomas Ikmp
Kmtll.h, author of "Mm Holt," uho is ill at
his home heie, was leported to be illicitly bt.
NEGROES FAVOR DANISH SALE.
They Hopa for Better Conditions
Under Uncle Sam.
Dy Kuliulte Wire from lhe Anoctited Prtta.
Copenhagen, March 21. The fate tit
the Danish West Indian treaty, accord
ing to the statement made by a promi
nent member of the landsthlng, tho
upprr house, lu an Interview today,
now depends upon tho attitude of the
premier and minister of foreign af
fairs, Dr. Deuntstdr, xvlto, If llrmly op
posed to a plebiscite of the lslandR brj
liicr taken, can force Its ratification In
the landsthlng by a small majority.
Tile opponents of the treaty are xvork
Injr Industriously to secure Its rejec
tion. A secret caucus of thu opposi
tion members toduy resulted In their
culling for all tho correspondence re
lating to the negotiations. This delays
a settlement of the question till after
the Easter recess.
A blue book, which Is In course of
preparation, contains the latest reports
from the Islands. All the negroes fa
vor their pale. They hope this will re
sult In their being granted the elective
franchise and that higher xvnges xvlll
JEKYL AND HYDE BURGLAR.
Shot in Chicago May Be 876,000
By Kuclusive Wire from The Associated l'rei.
Chicago, March 21. Ah a result of a
shooting affray yesterday, the police
are bending their energies to connect
Joseph Hopkins, the injured man, xvith
,the $76,000 postofflee robbery last sum
mer. Hopkins xvas shot by "Dan" Kipley,
a nephew of former Chief ot Police
Kipley, and himself a former detective,
In a flat occupied by Llllle Arlington.
Kipley says he shot In self-defense. At
St. Luke's hospital today, Hopkins'
condition xvas said to be critical. Fol
loxvlng the shooting, It developed that
Hopkins had been leading a Jekyll
Hyde existence. He x-as identified, ac
cording to the police, as a bank burg
lar of national notoriety, but In Palos
Pai-k, xvhere he lived, he bad a reputa
tion as a dispenser ofe charities, a giver
to the church and a man of standing
In society. His xvlfe's standing xvas
also of the best, but xvhen she xvas
taken to the police station, policemen
say they recognized her as a woman
knoxvn as "Blonde Marie."
Kipley, xvhile in his cell, told a friend
that Hopkins xvns a man for xvhom the
police had been searching in connection
xvith the postofflce robbery. What tho
connection Is It. has not been made
plain, but It Is pointed opt that Hop
kins is an electrician and that the holes
drilled in the bottom of the safes In
the postofllee' xx-ere by tools receiving
poxx'er from, some electrical deylce.
A search of the Honlilns" house
brought to light several burglars' tools,
but nothing xvas found shoxvlns that
Hopkins had anything to do with the
SAY HE SMUGGLED CHINESE.
Captain of Dutch Steamship Wilhel
mina Accused by Sailors.
Ey llxclusixc Wile from The Associated I'less.
Wilmington, March 21. Information
has reached the department of justice
to the effect that several members of
the crew of the Dutch steamship Wil
helmllia, arriving at Port Townsend
from Manila by way of Hong Kong and
Amoy, make oath that the captain of
the big ship brought over three China
men, xvhom he concealed beneath the
engine room during the Inspection at
Port Townsend by customs and quar
antine otllclals. In the night he Is
said to have assisted the into escape In
Instructions have been forwarded by
Assistant Secretary Taylor of the
treasury department to the collector nt
Port Townsend to confer with the
United States attorney and take Im
mediate steps to seize the ship for vio
lation of the exclusion act.
TROOPS JOIN CHINESE HEBELS.
Reported Desertion of 20,000 of Mar
shal Su's Soldiers.
Uy Rxclusltr Wire from the Associated l'res.
Hong Kong, March 21, Advices fiom
Canton say It is credibly reported .there
that the viceroy has received telegrams
from Lung-Chan, on the Annum bot
tler, saying that tho xvhole of Marshal
Su's troons ha-e deserted and Joined
the tebels. If that be true;, savs tho
advices, It adds to the revolutionists
20,000 foreign armed and drilled troops,
capable of defeating any force the Im
perialists can raise.
The telegrams further say the coun
try Is undoubtedly ilpe for rebellion.
Hobbciies urn of fretiticnt occurrence.
The long-continued drought prevents
the planting of spring rice, anil tiis
has led the farm laborers to become
robbers. Well-Informed persons con
sider a rebellion similar to that of the
Another Park Avenue Accident.
Dy r.xcluslio Wire from The Associated 1'ieM,
N'etv York, Match il, PatU avenue, this city,
today was again the kciio of an aicldtut, wlilih,
nhllii It entailed nu lets of life, ciu.ed a ptop.
illy loot of coitilderable pioportious, 'Hi: blown
fctone donts of mv.ijI four-tloiy inhale lion.es
on the euit tide of tlm atunio xjuk beeatise of
the imdiiinlniuit of the foundation by etta
tatlciis foi the taphl tanll tunnel.
By Kxeltulve Wire from the Associated Treat.
New Yoik", JUrili 31. Auiwd: Cnupanla,
(.ililjiool uud (JiictiistotMi, ('leajcd: Maasdam,
Itolteiiliiii i la llcutoaiie; llohenolliiii, tiiuo.t
and Xanle.. llatic Alrluil, J."Aiiilta!uf, New
Vorl., 'Uoulogne Sailed; HMtWdaiu (from Hot
tetilam),'NeW Yoik. Hiow Head l'a.tcd. (rile,
New oik 'foi Liverpool. tftieni(mrn irited:
Uicanla iNYw Yoik (or Liverpool; mid pioicedi'd.
- DEATHS OF A DAY,
By Kiciushe WIic from 'the AuocUtcd Press.
New, Yoik, Manjaril. William llinry l'rt,
uho has been dtatfJtic editor on the Netv Veil
Tiibime for thirteen jeaia, died tndav at ids
Voinc in Ibis (Ily. Iff xvas SO tea is of aa;o and
ita.s graduated from llrown unhcnllt.
Chicago, Ma i eh UI.lMwim) A. Wakelicld, real
ctUte ai;cnt of all Hues of the I'tnimlt.nuia v
tcni XMit of I'ltUbur:;, died today at the Croud
He Expresses No Opinion Upon Mr.
Bryan's Editorial Comment.
Dy Exclusive Wire frntn The Associated Trtrt.
Princeton, N. J., March 21. Ex-Prcsi-dent
GroVer Cleveland was today shown
a dispatch from Lincoln, Nob., which
said that W. J. Dryan. commenting
editorially lu.The Commoner upon Mr.
Cleveland's recent letter to a Mississ
ippi editor, denounces him as "a traitor,
Ingrate and political noneiititv,"
"I am Itpt at 'all troubled nbout It,"
xvas the only comment Mr. Cleveland
The es-presldent xvas ftf-ked xvhat he
thought ot the piospecls of pulling to
gether the Democratic party for the
next presidential campaign, and ic
Dlled: "I don't know much about it, but
there seems to be some efforts In that
direction. I xxouid not care to express
any furthct- opinion on It at present."
MEETING OP METHODISTS
Joint Commission in Session at Bal
timoreItems That Will
Dy KxtluMio Wne fiom The Associated Press.
Baltimore, Md., March 21. The llrst
session of a joint commission repre
senting the Methodist Episcopal church
and the Methodist Episcopal church.
South, began this atternoon at the
AVomen's college. In this city. The
conference is prlx'nte.
A member of the commission of the
Northern branch of the church said
today that the result of the conference
will undoubtedly be far-reaching, and
that It xvlll be impossible to predict the
scope of the, general result.
Following are some of the Items that
will be brought up for consideration:
Unification of mission xvork In all for-'
elgn fields; strengthenelng the various
posts of the txfro churches by thorough
organization and ' equipment; the es
tablishment of n more economic basis
of operations; the establishment of a
Joint female seminary in the foreign
held; a proposition to establish a joint
book T'oricein and publishing house In
China; the establishment of seculur
and religious papers in the foreign
fields. A large number of other im
portant questlQlis xvlll be discussed at
the session's of the commission, some
of which xx'lll 1'efer to the xvork of the
The jolnfcommlsslotV Is composed as
Methodist Episcopal church. South
Bishops John C. Granbeiry. W. W.
Duncan and IV. K. llargrox-es: Rex'. Ii.
K. Hoks, Nashville, Tenn.; Kev. G. (1.
.McDowell, Judge Walter ci.uk. Ra
leigh. N. C; Prof. It. W. Jones, Ox
ford, Miss., and Colonel Asa Holt,
Methodist Episcopal church Bishops
S. M. Merrill, J. H. Walden and Cyrus
D. Foss; TtfeV. Dr. John F. Coueher,
Baltimore; Rev. Dr. II. G. Jackson,
Chicago; Rev. It. J. Cook, Chattanooga,
Tenn.: Judge Thomas H. Murray,
Clearfield, Pa.; P.. T. Miller, Cincinnati,
O.; T. B. Sweet, Topeka, Kan.
Charles E. Herrlck, of Stanhope,
Under Bail His Defense.
Special to the hcunton Tribune
Stroudsburg, Pa.. March 21. Cliatles
E. Herrlck, of Stanhope. N. .1., the
salesman, employed bv the rUioiuls
burg Urexvlng company for Win ten
county, xvas arrested tit his home by
Constable Teeter, of Belvldeie, cli.tiged
xvith embezzling some of the company's
money, He xvns taken to Hiilvkleic,
xvhere he save i200 ball and xvas u
leased. Recently his accounts wen1 tils
covered to he betxveen six and seven
hundred dollats short.
Herrlck says the coimmny owes him
salary and commissions, which more
than counterbalance the amount xvhU'h
they claim he has embezzled, and pro
poses to light the case to tho end,
THREE MONTHS IN WATER.
Body of a Five Year Old Boy Floats
One Hundred and Fifty Miles.
By Kxclmite Wile from The Atsoelal-d Pius.
Laucailcr, l'j Maul; 2I.Lat eicnlni; (. I
lira';!, of Yullrypoit, Lyoiuiut; iminty, lfti
HaiiibrMKC, this tounl.i, with tins ieniiiln of Ins
llic-.teat-old win. Tin- boy fell luiii.llie .Simpie
bantu at Valley poit, in Peumber, when the
liter as flooded, builm; the iretut uWI In
tlin lint the bod) w i xtahed .idioie ai Si.'iniu,
Ymk comity, about tall lillli.s fiom the plato
ttheie thu incident uctutitd.
'lhe ifiualu xwn Ith-milled b.t the ili-oiptluns
pooled alony the flier and the f.tllier iinlltl-d.
Patrick Prosecution Closed.
By Kxtlmlie Wire Itom The Anoelated Ptet
Xetv Ytlli, MjicIi 21. 'I be pitwiiitlon in the
dial of Alhirt T. Pitrltl., acui.ed of the winder
of William N, like, (lnM-.t its yicseutatioii of
lebilltul eviilcnie loil.it and court was adjourned
until Monday nlieu the iiUlier of ll' defend
oiit'H eot'ii-el v. Ill be niad, Tim-ibi will be
lill i u tu the pu.-c, nllwi and lleu"-iln find Mill
mini up on tVi'ilnt-dat.
Sharkey Asked to Be Substituted. .
Ily i:clulie Wire fiom the Avetjittd !'i.-.
l.o Aiiele, t'al., SLnili -J. I'ho iVmuiy
AUiUth- club, lodaj wiled Tom Slurkcyj" the
puttllUt, uskiiig- ttnVIrr what lermi he would
takc.tTu.lnimoiis' plain and IlKht JeHries in lip
lily during the first week in May. The club
hJs not lieaid fuither from JTtulmmous and le
fuse to aciede tu his demands for a larger pure
ami peiccutJfc'C than they originally uflered.
Wilcox on Trial.
Bv llscluslie Wire fiom the Assoeiited Pres.
Clbabntli Citv, '. O., March 21. Tho else of
Jjiom Wilcox, on (rial lor the murder of Nell
(;iopej, went to tho jury t t-30 o'clotk thU
ufleiuoou. A tcrdlct U not expected tonight.
Thcu Fall to Reach a Determina
tion Concernlna the Griev
ances of the Miners.
President Mitchell Announced That
a Fait of tho Report Had Been
Adopted, hut Failed to State the
Nature of the Clauses Accepted.
Not Certain That the Report Will
Be Made Public Today Messrs.
Shea and Edwards of the Street
Railway Union Appeal to Miners
to Support the Strike at Soranton.
B,t Inclusive Wire fiom 'lhe Associated Press.
Shaiuokln, I'.t., March -1. Contrary
to expectations, the convention of Dis
tricts Nos. 1, 7 and 'J, United Mine
Workers of Amerli a, failed to reach a
determination today concerning the
Klievanees of tlu; anthracite coal min
ers. Many of the ileleKates had ex
pected an adjournment and definite ac
tion not later than today, but the dis
cussion of the scale committee report
xvas more ptotracted than xvas antici
pated and Its adoption, entire, had not
been accomplished at the hour of ad
journment this afternoon.
The committee presented Us report
to the conx'entlon at the afternoon ses
sion. President Mitchell announced
that a part of the report had been
adopted, but failed to state the nature
of the clauses accepted. Mr. Mitchell
tonight said ho xvas unable to make a
statement concerning the progress of
the convention xvith the scale, owing'
to the fact that there xvas much of the
report still to he. considered. President
Mitchell was not certain that the re
port xvould be made public In its en
tirety tomorrow. There Is much un
certainty here tonight concerning the
situation, and opinion .s about equally
divided as to xvhether the convention,
xvlli declare in favor of drastic meas
ures to secure an adjustment ot their
No business of importance was tran
sacted at the morning session. P. .1.
Shea and T. J. Edwards, president nnd
vice president, respectively, of Division
MS, Amalgamated Ai-soclailon of Street
Railway Employes appeared before
the convention and appealed for the
mine xvorkeis' support In the Scranton
htieet railway stiike. On motion, the
local of the miners' union xvere In
structed to'ald the strr.cers financially,
and the moral support of the organ
isation xvas accorded.
The only remaining; business for the
consideration of the convention Is the
report of the scale committee.
MYSTERIOUS BURGLAR SHOT.
Carried an International Correspond
enca Schools Pin.
lit Kxcliuite Win; fiom The Vssueialetl 1'ies.s.
New York, Match i.. burglar xvas
shot at the residence of Jeremiah Vatt
ileibeck, In Jersey City, late Inst night,
while trying to escape fiom the ltous-e.
The wounded limn was taken to a hos
pital,, where he said he was .lames Wil
sun, that he wit" -!i years old, and that
he had no home or occupation.
lie died this afternoon,
In :i po Ket of his clothing was found
an emerald pin, which bore the words, ,
"interuationul Correspondent School,"
Scruutoii, i'.t." it xvns attnchc-il to a
piece of paper on wlilt li was the name
and address of (leotge st, Henll it Co.,
REVOLUTION IN ALBANIA.
The Governor's Palace nt Yanliia
Has Been Attacked.
B.t Luliulie Wire fioni the Allocated 1'iert.
I.cutlo'i, March Su". - Nccoidfnu In the Homo
correspondent of the Hilly Mail, the Italian eon.
sul it Yunlii.i, Miuihrin Alliiiiia, has ient In
news of u sellout rexolutlon in Xlhanla, I'he goi.
HiiorV .pilaei' ut Yanln.i his been iilti'.ked and
etetal gendaiiiiri. were Ittlleit. tne ifi-nlinunUia
are u.asteie rf the town.
The coiitul iia iiutio Beiious oiiibicul, Ice 3
ouuilfd at Ilei.it, IV.rauij tbla uud Atlniu, 111
JJuropiap Trrkft, nnd that the letolutlon is
pread!iig thioiigliiuil Albauli.
Present to Haverford College.
vBy Kiiliisiie Wiro from The Associated I'reijs.
Philadelphia, MjicIi SI, At a cllnB ut tin
board of iiiJiiJgeii of llateifoid college, todiy,
.iiiiiMiiii eineiil was made that the widow of lln
late I harlts ItobeiW, of thU city, will pieaent
the lollene. with u new sfflembly hall, lu meniory
of her luisliaiid, wlio died last Januar. 'lhe
bulldliiB l tn cost J.XO.OOil.
Cecil Rhodes Sinking.
Ily Kxeliiflie Wile from The Auocliteit Press.
('jpt, Town, JUivh J. Cecil Jthode.s was tu
iilirhi hrvalhlng better and took nourishment but
his heart xta weaker. At midnight the patient
was test le. '.s ami decidedly xieaker,
I.ot.tl data for Jlarth 21, 1002;
IllKlieai lemiieratute', ,.,,,,,,, 12 degrees
Lowest tempeiatutc ,,, , lil decree
h a, m TI per cent, ,
S p, ui St per cent,
PidlplUtioivSt hours ended 8 p. m., nose,
. WEATHER rOREOAST,
. . '
4- Waihluston, March 21. Korecast fo.r -f
Satuiday and Sunday: l.a.lctn l'cunl
4- xanla, IncicasJntf c loud i ucn Satinriay,,
4- luin by aftcioooB'.or night and piobaldy
on Sundav ; light to souheaM winds.