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Matters ot National Interest Con
sidered bii the President
ROOSEVELT TAKES UP
Ho Desires to Secure Unanimity of
Action in the House of Represen
tatives A Sharp Attack on the
Oleo Bill Is Made in the Senate.
The Measure Is Denounced as Un
constitutional Mr. Bhea Is Un
seated by the House and His Chair
Given to J. McKcnzie Moss.
By Exclusive Wire from the Associated Press.
Washington, March 2G. President
Roosevelt again took up the Cuban
reciprocity question today with a view
to securing uuunlmity of action In the
house of representatives. Anions his
callers was Representative Iconic, of
Kansas, the member of the ways and
means committee, which was In charge
of the tactical movements In behalf of
the reciprocity plan. This followed the
call yesterday of the seven leaders of
the opposition to Cuban reciprocity,
uml It was understood that Mr. Long's
call was In coutlnuunce of the move
ment to bring the two opposing ele
ments together. Later when Mr. Long
returned to the house of representa
tives he conferred with Kepresentatlvc
Morris, of Minnesota, who presented in
detail the amendment which the oppo
Mtlon is supporting, to abolish the dif
ferential on refined sugar. At present
refined sugar pays $1.95 per one hun
dred; unrefined sugar J1.S25.
By taking off the differential, all sug
ars would pay the uniform s'ato of
51.225 per 100. The present suggestion
Is that a modification of the Payne bill,
so as to make this change In the dif
ferential, would probably bring about
an agreement. The ways and means
committee are understood to be giving
his proposition respectful considera
tion, examining all its details. Hut
there Is no definite indication thus fur
of Its acceptance as there is reason to
believe that ways and means mem
bers look upon It ns involving the first
step toward a general revision of the
tariff. The matter is still under con
It was said late In the day that the
element opposing the ways and means
committee, was now expecting to make
their first contest in the committee,
when Chairman Payne seeks to report
the bill, The committee consists of
seventeen members, and according to
a poll made by the opposition element,
only 8 republicans, or one short of the
necessary number, will vote to report
the bill In its present form. This, ac
'cordlng to the opposition view, will
make It necessary for the majority to
rely on Democrat votes. But against
this, the opposition element expresses
confidence that it will be able to secure
enough Democratic votes in the com
mittee to take oft the differential on
Chairman Payne will not call up the
bill tomorrow, which In the regular
meeting day of the committee, as more
time is desiied in order to let the situ
Attack on Oleo Bill.
A sharp attack on the pending
oleomargarine bill was made In the
senate today by Mr. Money, of Mlssls-t-lppl.
He denounced the measure as
"unconstitutional. Immoral, dishonest
and unjust." He said It was a propo
sition to tax out of existence one In
dustry foe the benefit of another and
was "protection gone mad." On be
half of the working people of the coun
try, he appealed to the senate not to
enact the bill into law, and declared
that If It could bo voted on by u secret
lmlot It would not leeelve u dozen
votes In the senate.
Mr, Hunsboiough (X, D.) began an
argument In support of the measure,
but yielded the floor until tomotrow,
Mr. Bhea Unseated,
The house today, by u majority of 10,
unseated Mr. Bhea, of Kentucky, a
Democrat, and seated In his place, J,
MaKenzIo Moss, who was formerly u
Democrat, but who, according to his
brief, Is In accord with the Republican
papty. on the dominant Issues. The
Republican majority In the house Is 13,
While only two Republicans, Hunbury
nnd Vreeland, of New York, voted with
the Democrats, enough Republicans
repiulued awuy or declined to voto to
reduce the majority to ten, Tho oon
cluslou of the debate on tho case was
rather spirited, .Mr, Rhea malting an
eloquent defense of his right to tho
seat. After tho vote the house begun
consideration of tho army appropria
tion bill with the understanding that
general debute should continue for ten
hours. Mr. Scarborough, of South
Carolina, discussed the southern elec
tion lawn and Mr, Gaines, the Philip
Two Children Cremated.
By Kxcluihe Wire from The Associated I'rm
I'nlontovvii, l'j March 23. The home ol 1M.
ward l.)tlle, near here, was destroyed by fire
tlila munilue; anil two children aged 3 and a
eirs, wee cit-matcd. The tiro occurred during
the, temporary nbwncc ol Mm. l.yttle, who bad
iron'c to a nclghboi'n house to borrow a kettle.
When tho returned the home wax In ashed. The
charted remains of the children were found in
By Exclusive Wire from the .Widsttd ft cm.
UVmIiJiujIoji, March "J. 1'ciisloRi BmutcJi Kuo
T. llJJ!; Scianton, Sj Ferdinand II. Tcel, ofj
SIX MEN BURIED ALIVE
Result of n Cave-in at Clovcland.
A Bank of Clay Suddenly
Dy Kxcluslve Wire from Tho Associated l'rJ.
Cleveland, March 25.- As the result of
a cave-In of a huge bank of earth at
the Mun street plant of the Cleveland
Qiis, Light and Coke company this
afternoon, six men tire dead. Their
Colgero Annul, aged 27; Gulseppl
Uergozeo, aged M; Vlncenzo Llsusslo,
aged 2S; Andrew Huhn, aged 2fl, and
Peter Prenst aged 28, and an Italian
whoso nlime has not yet been learned.
Kdwnrd Lynch, another laborer, was
Injured, but It is believed not seriously.
The men were working close to a
bank of cluy, when It suddenly gave
way, without the slightest warning,
burying them beneath tho mass ot
Fellow workmen Immediately began
the work of rescue, and In a very short
time six of the men had been taken
out. Some of them were alive, others
were already dead, their lives having
been smothered out. The living were
started to the several nearby hospi
tals but died en route, and their bodies
were then taken to undertaking estab
lishments. PRESIDENT MITCHELL
IN NEW YORK CITY
Unable to State the Method of Pro
cedure That Will Bo Adopted by
Presidents or Committee.
By LxcIumvc Wire from The Associaccd Pre&.
Shamokln, March 25. Xational Presi
dent Mitchell and District Presidents
Nlcholls, Fahy and Duffy left here at
2.51 this afternoon for New York. They
proceeded to Mt. Cartnel over the Penn
sylvania railroad, and there boarded a
train on the Lehigh Volley railroad for
Xew York, where they will arrive at
10,15 o'clock tonight.
President Mitchell said ho was un
able to state the method of procedure
that would be udopted by the presi
dents or the conciliation committee of
the Civic Federation. Secretary Ralph
M. Easley, of the Clvlo Federation, has
notified Mr. Mitchell that the commit
tee will meet tomonow to receive the
mine workers' reports. The nppeal for
Intervention will bo made at 'once, but
President Mitchell would not hazard
a guess as to the action of the com
mittee. If it becomes necessary to order a
strike the order will be issued by
President Mitchell through the district
presidents. Previous to his departure,
Mr. Mitchell said he would devote all
his attention to the situation In the
anthracite region until a settlement has
New York, March 2."). President John
Mitchell, of the United Mine Workers,
accompanied by Presidents John Fahy
and T. D. Nlcholls and Thomas Duffy,
of the anthracite district organizations,
arrived In this city tonight to carry
out tho mission entrusted to them by
the miners' convention, of soliciting to
morrow the intervention of the Civic
Federation for the purpose of averting
a threatened strike in the anthracite
They went to the Ashland house.
When the committee- on conciliation
and arbitration of the Civic Federation
meets tomorrow at the headquarters
of the federation, President Mitchell,
who Is a member of the committee, will
bring his three colleagues before that
body, where they will havo an oppor
tunity to explain their mission and ask
the committee's aid. The speclilu ic
quest they will make, according to
President Mitchell, will be that the
committee use Its good ofllces to bring
about a confeience between the opera
tors and a committee of four which the
convention empowered President Mitch
ell to appoint for the purpose of meet
ing the employers and to adjust their
grievances. The committee has not us
jet been appointed.
KIPLEY HELD FOB, MURDER.
Accused of Causing- the Death of a
Chicago Jekyll nnd Hyde.
U Kulushe Wire from the Axsoclstcd Picm.
Chicago, March 2i. Daniel Klle), nephew of
former Superintendent of Police JoM'pli Klpley,
wait held In tho Kruiid jmy today by a eoroner'a
jury for the inorihi of .henh llonkltw. ililim
Aillnstou, better known a Diamond 1.11," was
held as an accessory. Il.c jury iccoinnii-ndod that
both be admitted to lull.
Hopkins' death mealed the f.ict thul lie hut
been leading a .!.!. 11 mid lljde e.ilucwc, l.h
phtnro bclns In the roRiic' (,'ulltry us a burglar,
while at 1'alrii P.nk he was a hltfhl.s respected
cltteui unit tlum.li attendant.
Boy Killed by tin Athlete.
Dy. Exclusive Ire from the Awoclsted Press.
Clinton, la., March 23. While praclcin(t nth.
lctios here tuday, Tim Clarl., c-autaiu of Ihu
hlirlit echool foot hall t lull last year, made a wild
throw In puttiiur the fhot and the twelve-pound
ball tttiud: Huk'Ii Callahan, an S-ycar-old boy,
in the head, death icMiltintr a feu- minutes later,
The skull was fractured and the buy died with,
out icgalnlni; (onscloiwiess,
Firemen Will Join Miners.
Ily Exclusive Wire from The Associated 1'rMi.
Wllkcs-Paric, March 23. The executive hoaid
of the (stationary r'hemen's association ol Penn.
njTvauia, held a meeting hero today and a reso
lution wan' adopted cabins out all the flivin-.-u
cinplujcil in the collleriea in the unthiaclte le
gion in the cunt of a miners' strike
Brooklyn Pool Tournament,
Ily i:clusle Wire from Tim Associated press.
New York, Manh .. In tho llrookljn pool
tournament tonight Clurlca Weston, of Wjornliifr,
difeatcti W, II. i"lcjrwter. ot Klwood, Pa., by
is M'ore of 133 to lit. Tbc conclusion cf this
Kame tics tliwo two plujeis for the cbamplorufhlp.
'j'lu Uu will be ulitcd off tomorrow night.
MUR.DER FOLLOWS DEBAUCH.
Harvoy Green, Proprietor of a Poker
Joint, Found Dead.
By EtcfuslTt Wire fr6m The Associated Press.
Chester, Pit., March 25. Harvey
Green, former proprietor of the Dela
ware house In this city, wns found dead
in a closet In the Nntlonnl club house,,
at Third street and 1-Mgemont avenue,
this evening. One side of the head
was crushed In and the head and neck
were covered with blond. Tito body
wns covered with nn old quilt. The
furniture in tho club house was lying
nboitt In great disorder, indicating a
struggle, with nil of the evidences of a
drunken debauch. The wounds on the
head of Green were evidently made
some hours before the discovery of the
The murder was discovered by one
of the members of the club, who was
obliged to obtain entrance to the club
room by force, as tho door was bolted.
Jack Lynch was found In the room In
a drunken stupor and ho has been
placed in custody by tho police. The
ofllcers of the city force are scouring
the city tonight, In search of other
members of tho club. Tho room In
which tho murder occurred, is, the po
lice authorities say, a notorious poker
Joint, and was conducted by Green.
WANT P0WDERLY KEPT.
Sonators Quay and Penrose and
Representative Connell Make
By Exclusive Wire from Tl e Associated I'rcv.
Washington, March 23. The Star
prints the following regarding Pow
Senators Quay and Penrose, assisted
by Representative Connell. of Penn
sylvania, havo begun tin aggressive
rnmpalgn to have Terrence V. I'ow
derly retained at the head of the bu
reau of Immigration. It is expected
that the efforts of tho Pennsylvanians
to block the retirement of Mr. Pow
derly will result In a pretty contest
between them and the president, with
very strong chnnces that tho Pennsyl
anlnns will come off second best.
The decision of the president to re
tiro Mr. Powderly was reached during
Senator Quay's absence In the South.
I Immediately upon his return, he vis
ited the white house to ask that the
case be reopened. This was Saturday
afternoon. Yesterday Scnntor Quay
was again at tho white house on the
same mission. Both ho and Senator
Penrose, it is understood, are anxious
to havo Mr. Powderly retained. In
this desire they are joined by Repre
sentative Connell, of Scranton, Mr.
Powderly's home. As there Is no
doubt that the president has fully de-
i termlned that Mr. Powderly shall go,
I it is expected the Pennsylvanians will
' have dlfllculty in carrying their wishes
to a successful culmination.
The basis of the president's desire
for the retirement of Commissioner
Powderly is the trouble at Ellis island.
For some time there has been friction
between the officials there and th,
commissioner general. The president
proposes to remedy the difllculties by
putting In new men to succeed Mr.
Powderly and Commissioner Fltchie
and Assistant Commissioner McSwee
ney, of the port of New York.
The plea of Senators Quay and Pen
rose and Representative Connell is that
Mr. Powderly is not being treated with
the consideration due him, In view of
the effort he has put forth to Improve
the immigration service generally and
the service at Ellis Island particularly.
They ask that the president make an
investigation of the situation as re
gards the relations' between Mr. Tay
lor and Mr. Powderly, and that If It
bo found their statements are correct
that Mr. Powderly be retained,
It Is believed the Pennsylvanians are
engaged in a fruitless mission. Mr.
Powderly lias sent In his letter of re
signation and the president has ac
cepted It. and the correspondence has
been made public. The president has
ascertained that Frank P. Sargent,
chief of the Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Firemen, who has been selected
by him to succeed Mr. Powderly, will
accept the position.
Hud Senator Quay not visited tho
president Saturday, the tender of of
fice probably would already havo been
made Mr. Sargent. At this stage In
the proceedings It Is considered hardly
likely the president will alter his de
cision, or that ho will reopen the case
and make an investigation of tho Im
migration service. He has indicated a
desire to close tho entire subject by the
removal of Mr. Powderly and tho ofll
cials at Ellis Island, and It Is believed
ho will ndhera to his purpose.
By rirclualve Wire frmu The Associated Vltn. '
Philadelphia, Mutch 2.",. Iho annua! t-lii-tion
by the stockholders of the Penny lvanla Hail
load company for the lour directors whoso (emu
oio iihoul to e.splre, was held today and leMillid
in the re-election of i:ffli;ham II. Mori is, Tlionut
DeWllt t'ii.ler, J.iuie MiCriu and Lincoln Clod
fiey for torn- jeaw, The number of idiaics otcd
was '.',20,blt, the lamest cast In tho hUtui-y of
the company ami rfri'cnts Cfl.ll per rent, of tho
outstanding tharc capital,
Ily r.uliuhe Wire from the Associated Pre-?j.
New VoiV, Maich 23. Arrhed: r-'rivaUml, Ant.
werp. Cleared! Ilaierford, .Vnlwi-ip; Teufo-ih-,
Liverpool! Philadelphia, Southampton, billed'
Kaiser Wllbelin de (irosae, Hitmen la Ply
mouth and ChcibouiK; Nomadic, Liwriiool, llou
lontrne Sur Mtr. Arrived; Slutendaui, ew
York tor ltutterdam (and proceeded), Plymouth
failed t (Iraf Waldclio from llambuie und
llouloeno Sur Mer.
Negro Poisoner Lynched,
By Kxilusive Wire fmm The) Associated Press,
Watblngton, X, '., March J.5. The bod,v of
James Wulkir, the negro who poUoned the uhnlc
family ot Dr. Pat Id T. Ta)lor, of the Mate hoaid
of medical examines, was found dangllni; from a,
limb of a lice, Just outside of the ton liuilU
of Washington, X. (?., early thU inoinlnir.
Florida Ducks in Danger,
tly Kxcluslve Wire Irom Tho Associated Press.
Princeton, N. .1., .March -35. It was learned here
today that c.vPiuldcut (tlewland. accompanied
by l'rofcsor John II. I'mley and Dr. J. 1). Pry
ant, of New Ycik, will lease tomorrow- on an
Hatter plcasuiv trip to Florida. Ihcy will tu
cone a week or ten dajs.
House Gommltte on Foreign ftllalrs
Hns Ordered Bill Re
BARS UP IN HAWAII
The Order to General Wood Hns
Been Made Public He Is Directed
to Turn Over tho Control and Gov
ernment of Cuba to Its People on
Hay 20 Nest Tho Cuban Govern
ment to Assume All Treaty Obli
gationsA Small Artillery Force
Will Bo Continued in Order to
Avoid Leaving the Island Entirely
Dy Ktclushc Wire from The Associated Presi.
Washington, March 25. Tho house
committee on foreign affairs today
completed consideration of the Chinese
exclusion bill, and by a practically
unanimous vote ordered It favorably
reported to the house. The measure
has been most carefully considered for
more than a month, and It comes from
the committee with uulte a number o
changes. The exclusion of Chinese
laborers Is made complete, both as to
the mainland territory of the United
States and all Insular nossessions. In
cluding the Philippines and. Hawaii.
The committee finally restored the pro
hibitory clause recommended by the
Pacific coast senators and members, so
that ns reported it reads:
"And the prohibition shall apply to
all Chinese laborers, as well as those
who were In such Insular possessions
at the time of acquisition by the United
States as to those who have come there
since, and those who may bo born there
In addition the committee framed the
' following new section, .specifically .di
recting the Philippine commission to
put the exclusion law Into force:
) "That the Philippine comr-.lsslon is
hereby authorized to make all reaulre-
' mentH necessary to the enforcement of
this act In the Philippines."
San Juan. Porto Rico, was struck out
from the list of ports where Chinese
may enter, as it was feared there would
be a Chinese Influx at that point, owing
to the lack of suillcient official force to
make careful Inspection. The other
more Important changes made by the
committee are as follows:
Certificates of Identification.
Certificates of identification of Chi
nese must bo accompanied by nhoto
graphs, at th expense of the ChlneFC.
In addition to San Francisco and the
other ports specifically mentioned 'for
the examination and admission of cer
tain Chinese, the commissioner general
of immigration is authorized to desig
nate sueh other ports as may be neces
sary. The committee considered that
tho original bill was too severe m
making it a felony for any ofllclal to
neglect to detain a Chinese person seek-
, ing admission, and the penalty was re
duced to a misdemeanor. Tho original
bill also subjected a vessel to forfeit
ure in case It brought over forbidden
Chinese, but the committee changed
this to a fine of $2,000 against the mas
ter or owner of the vessel, and forfeit
ure In case tho line is not paid. The
committee struck out the clause requir
ing the United States district attorney
to be present at all deportation pro
ceedings, and requiring at least two
creditable witnesses other than, Chinese
to establish the right to remain in the
United States. The prohibition ngainst
Chinese sailors on American ships was
struck out, thus permitting such Chi
nese sailors to be employed. The term
Chinese was made to Include all those
who tire Chinese by birth or descent,
leaving out the references to mixed,
lull-blood, etc. The committee also
stijnck out tho fee of $5 to the United
I States commissioner fop passing v on
every case unuer the act.
In other respects the measure Is prac
tically the sumo us that agreed by the
Pacific coast interests with certain
amendments made from time to time.
After reporting tho bill on Thursday,
Chairman Hltt Is hopeful of bringing it
to early consideration before tho house.
LYNCHED AT LA JUNTA
W. H. Wallace, Accused of nn At
rocious Crime, Is Hanged by Mob
in Presence1 of Thousands.
Dy l.'xclu.Uo Wile from The Associated Pitas.
Ui Junta, Col,, March 23. W. II.
Wallace, it Pullman sleeping car por
ter, was lynched at i o'clock tonight,
In a corner of court house square, being
hanged to an electric light polo by a
howling mob of -1,000 persons, who had
been hunting for him all day, aUter tho
hanging, tho body of the negro was
riddled with bullets. Wallace hud been
kept out of town all day by Sheriff Farr
n an attempt to save him from the
mob. The mob, however, succeeded In
capturing him. The prisoner made, no
resistance to tho lynchlntf, nnd died
protesting his Innocence,
Mrs. Henrietta II. Miller, a gray
haired woman, aged C7, going from I.o.i
Angeles, Cal., to Denver, to visit rela
fives, was bni(ully assaulted In the
Santa Fe railway yurds hero last n'sht
by a negro porter on a Pullman car
running between Denver and La Junta,
, After leaving the Chlcugo limited
train here, Mrs. Miller asked a jioiter,
whom she piet on tho station platform,
where the Denver sleeper wus. Tho
man offered to conduct her to tho car,
After going with him n. considerable
distance, Mrs. Miller became susplc-S
lous, und started to return to tho sta
tion. She was then knocked down by
a blow on tho head, and after a strug
gle with her assailant, was choked Into
Insensibility. When she regnlncd con
sciousness about nn hour later, she
crawled back to the station and gave
an nccount of tho assault nnd a de
pot lotion of her assailant.
Wnshlngton II. Wallace, a Pullman
car porter, who runs between Denver
and this city, stopping here on each
run from D.lii at night until noon the
following day, was arrested In tho car
ot which he hod charge. He was Identi
fied by Mrs. Miller, HloodhoundB were
brought from Canyon City, and they
traced tho man, who accompanied Mrs,
Sillier through the yards, to the car In
which Wallace wns found.
Klght assaults have occurred hero In
the past few months, and It Is believed
all were committed by one man. Mrs.
Miller's condition Is critical.
Fearing a lynching, Sheriff Farr de
cided to take the prisoner to Pueblo.
When his Intention became known,
however, tho railway employes declared
that he could not travel by rail, as they
would refuse to operate tho train out
of La Junta with Wallace on board.
Tho sheriff placed his prisoner hi a car
riage and started for Sugar City, on
the Missouri Pacific, twenty miles
north. At that place ho was too late
to catch the train for Pueblo, nnd then
decided to drive there. Meantime, nn
armed party had left La Junta to over
take tho sheriff and prisoner. The car
riage was finally overtaken at Patter
son Hollow, midway between Rocky
Ford and Manzanaola. Sheriff Fan
made no resistance, nnd Wallace did
not ask for mercy. The. carriage was
turned back toward La,Junta, nnd on
the way buck the mob was joined by
000 men of that town. La. Junta was
reached about 7 o'clock and there, In
the presence of thousands of men, wo
men and children, the negro was
Three Men Arc Killed Their Bodies
Terribly Mangled Several Oth
ers Are Seriously Injured.
By Uxcliisisc Wire fiom the Avoeiatcd TrrM.
Dubois, Pa., March 25. Three men
were killed and several injured by nn
explosion at the Punxsutawney powder
mill this afternoon. The explosion oc
curred in1 what is known as tho press
mill building, where the packing is done.
Four men were in, the building at the
time; three of them were killed. Their
Clark Simpson, Orrin Hergerstock and
All of them were young men and
The buildings composing the plant
are widely separated, and the one
where the explosion occurred was the
only one wrecked, although others were
more or less damaged. Tho force of
the explosion wus terrific, shaking up
things In general and breaking win
dows in business blocks in Punsutaw
ney, a mile and a half distant. The
bodies of the men who were killed were
fearfully mangled, and the head of one
of the victims was found lodged In a
tree five hundred feet from the wrecked
building. The plant was owned and
operated by the Mahoning Powder
company. Superintendent Patterson had
left the mill only a few minutes before
AND ELECTION BILL.
Majority of the Members Are Op
posed to the Measure.
Uy K-sclushe Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, March 2. The resolution adopted
hy the house of representatives piovidlne; for the
election of henatom by direct ote of the jejple
was again today the Mibjert of consideration by
lie H-natu committee on priWIcRPH and elections
hut the committee adjuuiued lor two wevl.s with
out taking action.
The ilecMon reirakd the fad that a major
ity of tho committee js opposed to the iwolu.
tliiu. The opponents of the measure asuro Uu
frlcnih, liou-cUT, that they will not objeit to the
making of a report to the senate when the dl
cumIoii Khali ho concluded.
A Berlin Cartoonist Precipitates a
Joke at the Expense of the Prince.
By Kxclusiso Wire from The Associated Prevs.
llcilln, March 2.1. S!niplicU.-iunn, an illus
trated Journal noted foi the brutality of its car
toons und which has often been (onflscated by
the police becaue of Us iireteicme towards
high pcnionaKcrf, appears today with a drawiiis
representing .Miss Alice ftnoseelt at sea in an
open boat,, flu immen.H' fat hoi; in uno cu.l of tint
boat and JIIsh Kooserrlt bt,udlnir in tho other
hoidlni; a pitf wrapped in thu ttJia and stripe-.',
'IhU drawing Is inscribed!
"We leeched jour prince; jou must admit
FIRE AT BLAKELY.
A dwelling on Seventh street, lilukely,
was burned to tho ground at 2 o'clock
this morning. Tho house was owned
nnd occupied by Harry Priest.
The Wilson Fire company, of Peck
vllle, responded, but the water supply
was too far awny to bo available,
General Otis Retires,
By KsclutUe Wire from The Associated Treat
Chicago, March 2.1. Today was M lat in tho
oillclal life of liclieriil Klwell 8. Otis. After
forty jeam In the United Wales aim), h tiiiii.-d
oer the command of the department rf tho
l.il.cs oud the depailmeiit of the Dakota tu Col
onel MU'uskey, of the Twentieth Infauliy, wlm
will remain fu cIkiikc until the airjvul of tjcneral
Mac.Vithur, wlm uccetd.s tieuetal 'Hl. licmral
flti-i will llin.ilu two iiJ)d mole In (JilciKu. he
foro leaving for hl.s homo in lloehesttr, V. V.
Mr. Otis and tho vemul's three dans(liler, who
have been trarellu; in the mutli, will Join him
Authority Over Pennsylvania Tunnel
Dy Kxclusho Wire from The Assotljtcd I'rm.
Albany, X, V March S3. The Miiatc today
paskcd a bill ghliik' tho New York city rapid
liiaslt commbiion authority over the pioposed
i'eiinsjlvauij railroad lunml. 'llili measure Is
dcdlgncd to overcome thu objections of tho com
mission to the tunnel bill kigmd by Mayor law
eterday, whkl, cmpowei'ed the board of alder
men to vtr.iut the ueceSjiary franchise without
action by the lapid transit commlsiiou. '
ON 20TH OF MAY
THE M. E. CONFERENCE.
Dr. Swollow Proparlng for His Trial
at Coming Sessions.
Hy Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated PreM.
Ucllcfontc, Pa.,Mnrch 2.1. The thirty
fourth annual session of the Centrnl
Pennsylvania Methodist ICplscopul con
ference began hero tonlaht with the
holding of the temperance anniversary
services. Rev. Amos A. Bnldwln pre
sided, und the speakers were Rev. S. P.
Evans, W. H. Schwartz and Rev. W.
A. Stephens. Dlshop John M. Walden,
who will preside over the conference,
arrived yesterday, and Bishop Cyrus R.
Foss, of Philadelphia, arrived today.
Both are guests of ex-Governor Hast
ings. Dr. S. Swallow arrived this after
noon and is hard at work on tin: final
preliminaries for his trial, which, It Is
expected, will be the Interesting fea
ture of the week. Though the commit
tee who will hear the case has not been
selected, it is current report that Bishop
Foss may be placed at Its head. Tho
conference business sessions will begin
PALMA'S PRAISE FOR
THE UNITED STATES
An Example of Unselfishness Un
paralleled in the History of the
Nations of the Earth.
By Kxclusive Wire from The Associated Prvc
Wushlngton. March 23. President
elect Tomas Kstrada Palmn. of Cuba,
having finished ills coniferences with
President Roosevelt, Secretary Root
and other ofllclals on matters connect
ed with the transfer of the island from
American to Cuban control, left the city
at midilight for his New York home,
where bo will remain until the last of
April, when he will leave New York for
Santiago province, In which he -xv III
spend a few days, going thence to Ha
vana tif be Inagur'ated May 20. There
was an air of contentment about Gen
eral Ptiltna. tonight as ho discussed the
disposition of the various questions
which brought him here. He said he
realized the mngnitude of the work on
which he was about to enter and Its at
tendant resoonslbilities, but was as
sured the future of Cuba will be a
"I will enter upon my duties as presi
dent of Cuba," said General Palma,
"confident in the belief that there is a
splendid future In store for the island.
The people are naturally of nn orderly,
peaceable disposition, mild mannered
and submissive to law and to order.
What they need is tho opportunity to
work, and with this assured prosperity
will come to the people. Secretary Root
said to me today that he Is satlslled
with the conduct of the Cuban peonlo
since tho American occupation, and
that he had no complaint to make in
that regard. The people are dignified
and will respect law und order. The
condition of affairs is very 'different
now from what It wns under the Span
ish regime, when the people were under
the rule nnd subject to the will of n
captain-general and the military au
thorities." General Palma. In closing, paid this
tribute to the United States govern
ment "Tho government of the United States
has shown a most beautiful example
of good faith In dealing with a weak
government, which It undertook to res
cue from Its oppressors. It has demon
strated Its generosity and patriotism,
and by the shedding of its own blond
has helped Cuba to break tho chain
which united it with Spain. Soma
countries would have sought home pre
text for selfish gain in undertaking n
work of this character, and tuken ad
vantage or some technicality for their
own aggrandizement, but tho contrary
spirit has been manifested by the
United States nnd it has given to the
world an evidence of good will seldom
found. The people of the United States
have remembered their own declara
tion of independence and havo fulfilled
ti duty to mankind,"
President Palma has a wife anil a
family of six children. Two of the old
est bovs will remain In tho school in
the ITplted States which they are now
attending. Mrs. Palma and the other
four children will join the general pi lot
to tho imiiigitmtlon at Havana,
EFFORT TO HARMONIZE.
Republican Councllmen May Get To
gether Tomorrow Night.
There have been no peace negotia
tions carried on as yet between tho
fifteen Republican inemberrt of select
council who voted to hupport 10, i:,
Itabuilmn for chairman a week ago,
und the five Republicans who remained
uwuy from the cauciir. It Is believed,
however, that tin effort to bring about
harmony will be made after tomorrow
The five members who remained
away have It in their power to elect
whom they desite, but they have kept
their own counsel, and havo not com
mitted themselves us to whom they
will supp'ort. They say that their ie
fusul to attend the caucus does not
necessarily mean that they will not
abide by the choice of thu caucus,
Dy Inclusive Wire Irom The Associated fiest-
llatrUburg, Match Si. -t'harlei weie fued at
the alato department today as follow; Alpha
Coal Minln;; comiuiiv, Altoouaj c.ipiital, $10,000.
Ililect llrhk Mould 1'iotc.vi company, Johnstown:
capital, $d,(i. Kuhii i. (ileiin lie loiopany, A
loun.ii capital, iflO.OOt).
Condition of Rhodes.
Or Inclusive Wire from The Associated Preu.
Capo Town, Mrch 20. 0 a. m. Cecil Hhodes
pascd a bad night list night. Ho rallied early
llits morning, however, and took some nourish-incut.
Secretari! Root Announces That
the Date ol the Glianoe oS Al
laire Has Been Fixed.
TO BE INAUGURATED
Tho Prohibitory Clause Recommend
ed by the Pacific Coast Sonators Is
Restored Mongolians to Be Ex-
eluded from All Insular Posses
sions of tho United States San
Juan, Porto Rico, Is Removed front
the List of Porta Where Chinese
By Inclusive Wire ftom the Associated Press.
Washington, March 23. Secretary
Root, this afternoon, made public his
order to General Wood directing him
to turn over the control and govern
ment of Cuba to Its people on May 20
The order requires the Cuban govern
ment to assume all treaty obligations
and directs General Wood to continue
a small artillery force to avoid leaving
the Island entirely defenseless until the
Cuban government shall havo oppor
tunity to organise Its own force. Gen
eral Wood also Is directed to convene
the Cuban congress before May 20. He
also is directed to consult with President-elect
Palma. and substitute such
persons as he shall desire for those I
now holding ofllclal positions In Cuba.
Tho change of date was made, If not
at the suggestion then with the full
approval of President-elect Palma und
his advisers, Senors Tamaya and Que
sada, who were with him at tho War
department today. This date should
be a memorable one in Cuban history,
for it will not only mark the acquisi
tion of full Independence but will be
the Cuban inauguration day, it having
been determined that "resident Palma
Miull be Inaugurated on tho same day
that American control of 'the island
All but the smallest details of the
change In Cuba have been planned,
and these remaining details were under
adjustment at a meeting held at the
War department today. Reside Secre
tary Root, President Palma and Se
nors Tamaya and Quesnda, General
Wood attendeu. The meeting occurred
In the secretary's office.
Reside the final selection of May 20
as Cuban Independence day, two other
Important conclusions were reached.
The first was that General Wood
should, immediately upon his return to
Cuba, Issue a call convening tho first
Cuban congress In session on May 10,
in order that the body might employ
the ten days following that date in
supplying any legislation necessary to
the assumption of full power In the
The other conclusion was that there
should be no half-way evacuation of
the Island; the present disposition Is
to move tho entire United States con
tingent, civil and military, away from
the island, not even leaving a corpor
al's guard of United States soldiers In
any of the camps. That, however, does
not apply to the coast defenses at sev
eral points In the island. These will
be garrisoned by United States troops
under command of Colonel William l
Hiiskln. Cabinet Discusses Cuba.
The Cuban question occupied nearly
tho entire time of the cabinet meeting
today, tho details of tho transfer of the
Island to tho new government being
considered at great length. It Is thu
desire or the administration to provide
ns fully as possible for the absolute and
complete turning over of the govern
ment as soon us the Cuban Hag Is
Considerable time was taken up In
muling In full the instructions given
Governor General Wood for tho with
drawal of United States sovereignty.
This government Is anxious to main
tain the big million dollar dry dock
at Havana to establish and maintain
one or two naval statluns, to contlnuo
tho system of weather stations, which
already havo proved of gieat elllcleiu-y
In giving ample yarning or storms ap
proaching the Culled States and vlco
versa, and other Important meteoro
logical work, but these- details, while
fully discussed, are matters subject to
discussion and decision between the
representatives of this government and
the Cuban lepresentatlvcs who havo
been In conference hero during tho day.
The postal servlco Is one important
branch whoso transition into absolute,
control of tho Cubans will occasion no
dutifully, 'l'he chain of postolllces now
In operation me In public buildings be
longing to Cuba, and tho postal service
of this government hus no property
worth mentioning on the Island. The
postmasters, except possibly at Santia
go ate natives and thero will, there
fore, be no occasion for changes In the
personnel unless tho new Cuban gov
ernment has reasons for them not now
anticipated. There was also u passing
reference to the recent Miles Incident
and n disposition was manifested to
ignore the case for the present,
A number of routine matters of de
partmentul detail also were discussed.
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f WEATHER FORECAST,
4- Washington, March. 21. 1'oru a.t for -f
Wcdncbday and Thursday: lUatirn 1'enn- -f
-f eylianla, fair wlneday 01u 'jiairsdjyj -f.
4- freh ca,t to southeast wiudj.