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SCRANTON, PA., TUESDAY M0RNING, APRIL 1, 1902.
The Paune Bill Approved bu the
Waus and Means Committee
bu Vote of 12 to 5.
A TWENTY PER CENT.
Two Republicans of the Committee
Vote Against the Report Great
Interest Is Attached to the Meet
ing, Which Is Regarded as the Cul
mination of the Long Struggle
Over Cuban Reciprocity tho Meas
ure Will Be Called Up in the House
One Week From Today Other
Business Transacted in Senate and
By L'ehMw Wile fiom The V-srtc luted Pus".
Washington. March St. The ways
nnd means committee, by a vote of 12
to ." today ordered a favorable leport
on the Payne bill for "0 per pent tnrltf
concession to Cuba, night Itepubllcnns
voted for the bill. Two Republicans,
T.uvney of .Minnesota.' and Metc.ilf of
California, voted against it. No
amendments on the leripiocity fea
ture were made, but by geueutl con
sent the United States contract labor
laws were included with the natural
ization and exclusion laws as applica
ble to Cuba. A series of Democratic
amendments for genhwl tariff revision
weie defeated on sWrt party votes.
Another series of amendments, by Mc
CPdlan (Democrat), of New York,
changing the reeipiocity i.Uo to ."0 per
cent, 40 per eeiltj'33 1-3 per cent and 2.1
per cent, weie'idefefitcd successively,
2 to IS. An amendment by Mr. Tnw
uey, striking out the differential on
stiiiur. wit" ruled out by Chairman
Payne as not geimane, and on an ap
peal froin'lhe decision of the chair, the
latter was sustained, It to C. The Until
vote, in detail was:
Yeas Payne, D.ilzell, (iiosvenor,
lint-sell, f-teele, Mel 'all. Long and Huh
fiicK, Itnpuldlcans: lliehnrdr.on, Swan
son. Mei'lellnn, Nowlntnls and Cooper,
lleinoi Tills 5.
Nays T.iwnoy and Metcalf. Itcpiib
Hems Hobertson, Xowinnds and
Cooper, Democrats 7,
Altliougb the iietu.il vote was II to
5, by general consent, Mr. Hopkins
who was absent, was refolded In the
nllii motive, making t lie recorded vota
r to r..
Oreat Interest attached to the meet
ing today, which was regarded as tho
culmination of the long struggle over
Cuban reciprocity. The full strength
of each side wan present except Mr.
Hopkins (Hep., 111.)
Mr. Payne announced to his col
leagues that the reeipiocity bill would
he called up In the house one week
, from lomoriow,
The Oleomargerine Bill.
Dining the entire session of the sen
nte today, the oleomargarine bill wns
under consideration. Three speeches
were delivered, two In support of the
measure and one against it.
Mr. Simmons, of North .Carolina,
made an extended argument In opposi
tion to the bill, le-enfoieltig cogently
points heretofore made against the
proposed legislation, and adding some
new and forceful arguments. This was
Mr, Simmons' maiden speech In the
senate and he was cordially eongmtu
lated at its conclusion,
Mr. Dillingham, of Veunor.t, pre
sented u strong legal argument in sup
port of tho measure and vigorously
arraigned the, manufacturers of oleo
margarine for Imposing, as he said,, a
fraud upon tho people. In supporting
the pending bill, Mr, McCumber, of
North Dakota, expressed Hip belief
that tho farmers of the country were
entitled to the protection afforded by
tho bill. Incidentally, he advocated
general pure food legislation.
The house today began consideration
of tho sundry civil uppioprlatlon hill,
completing tho general debate before
the close of the session, Ilttle of tho
speech making today was pertinent to
the bill. Messrs. Williams (Mississip
pi), Pen (North Carolina), and Splght
(Mississippi), spoke on tho proposed
Investigation of tho Southern franchise
question. Mr, Hell (Colorado) discussed
the fluanclul bills before the house,
Mr. Payne, chulrman or the ways
and means committee, reported tho
Cuban reciprocity bill and gave notice
thut ho would call It up a week from
Following tho action of the ways and
means committee In reporting the Cu
ban jotlproelty bill, tho Republican
members who oppose that measure)
held u conference in the committee
room of nepreBontiitlve William Alden
Smith, of Michigan. About thirty
members were present, leprcsentlng
tho various states Interested In beet
sugar production. No formal action
was taken, but tho discussion was In
tho Hue pf continuing the contest oi
tho loor of the house. It Is expected,
however, that tho opposition will bo'
from members Individually, juther
than from a compact and organized
opposition. After the meeting, Jt, was!
claimed by those present thut nbout
thirty Ropubllcun? would speak and
voto against the bill. Tte ways and
means leaders feed confident thut tho
bl vlll pass, probably by Republican
votes. In any event, there Is Biild to
be more than sufllclent Democratic
support of the bill to offset the Repub
The Town of Borahona Attacked and
Captuied by the Rebels After a
By Exclusive Wire trom The Associated lres.
San Domingo, Republic of San Do
mingo, March 31. The town of Bara
hona, on the south' coast, was atucked
and captured by the revolutionists af
ter a severe light, In which forty were
killed or wounded. l,uter a govern
ment giiuboat bom'lmided Rarahona
and landed troops, who took the town.
The levolutlimists retired to a strong
hold In the nclghhoihood.
The Domlngan minister of war has
proceeded to Darihona with other
tioops, and will tuk severe measures
to re-establish older. This revolu
tionary activity is, for the piesent, con
lined to itar.ihona.
The Domlngan congress has de
creed that martial law be re-established
tluoughout the whole tepubllc,
and that Hie constitutional guarantees
REV. DR. SWALLOW
According to Reports from the Trial
at the Conference Prevarication
Seems the Only Allegation.
Il.v iInCIiuIm1 W ire from Tim Adulated Pits-,
nellofonte. Pa.. March 31. At the
opening of the Methodist Kpiscopal
conference this morning, Dr. Powlck,
counsel for Dr. Swallow, asked that In
the ease of the charges preferred by
J Presiding Klder Yoeum against Dl.
Swallow a committee of Inquiry be ap
pointed to ascertain If the charges war
rant a trial by a select number, instead
of leferrlng the case to a ptesidlng
elder, as had been done In executive
session. On motion a committee of in
quiry was appointed.
The committee on necessitous ensas
reported that during the year there had
been po.ld to supernumeraries and
superannuated ministers $2,614, and to
pastors' widows. $B,1S.". The list of
supeinumer.irUs and superannuates
was called and passed,
W. II. Sanrord, of Pattern, presented
fraternal greetings of the laymen's as
sociation. On Invitation of Secretary T. S. "Wil
cox, the conference voted to hold the
next nnnual session in the Eighth ave
nue church, Altoona. Pa.
Official visitors presented were Rev.
S. I... Baldwin, sccietary or Missionary
societies; Dr. W. r Thlrkield, secre
tary of Ihe Freeclmiin's Aid and South
ern Educational society; Dr. James
Morrow, secretary of the Pennsylvania
Bible society; Dr. (Jeorge E. Reeil presi
dent of Dickinson college; Frank I,.
Hart, or Chicago, and several local
This afternoon the conference held
memorial services In honor of those
who died during the year. The list in
cluded Gideon H. Day, Finley B. Rid
dle, Henry Treverton, Andrew W.
Decker. William II. Stevens, Reuben
K. Wilson and I L. Logan. Late to
night It was learned that the charge
preferred by Dr. Yocum against Dr.
Swallow was that of lying. There was
no other charge. The charge was sup
ported by nineteen specifications and
were based on publications In tho Penn
sylvania Methodist, made subsequent
to tho hearing at Harrlsburg.
The committee appointed to investi
gate the charges made by E. H. Yo
cum against Dr. Swallow is composed
of the following members:
P.evs, Rlchaid Hlnkle, of Everett;
C. T. Dunning, of Mechanlcsburg; O.
D, Penepacker, of Wllllamsorpt; O, ,S,
Mctzlei, of Emporium; J. H. Price, pf
Ml. Holly, and H. H. Wharton, of
The committee met nt once, Tho star
witness was Dr. Oeorgo Edward Reed,
tho state librarian. He testified under
the specification charging Dr. Swallow
with having published a falsehood In
the Pennsylvania Methodist concerning
Dr, Swallow presented his case
against Rev, Mr. Hartzel before the
proper committee this morning. Ho
submitted tha editorial published by
Hartzel In a Harrlsburg puper In re
gard to the McKlnley Incident, and
also the circular which Rev. Mr, Hart
zel sent out to clergymen attacknlg
At this afternoon's session In the case
of Hartzel against Swallow, all of Dr.
Swallow's depositions and affidavits
were tin own out on a technicality.
Dr. Swallow testified In his own de
fense, Admiral Sampson's Condition,
lly llvluslio Wire from 'Ihe Associated 1'iw.
Wj.blmilon, March 3, Itcportn utie in ilicu.
lallun today flut Ailuilml rUinpsnn'a condition
IihI lukcn miollicr turn for I lie uor.a jii.1 that
I lie end was nwr, luit It wu Irar-vnl uiwn In.
quiry that liU comlltbn nmliaiisi.!, and ha
tokv hli ouldtor escrcLo rcujil., u'jth?r per.
milling, a .has lun hi iiulom (or ino inonthi.
At hU wuiU'iH-c tonlulit it w atalcd that le
wjs down to dliinir, Jt I ronvcili J Hut he ncr
will kujIh Ms licallh, hut no new UttiWoniuvnU
luvo oi cm ltd cry ruccutl.
NO MOVE IN DICKINSON CASE.
Our Consul Will Simply Stay.Away
4 from Sofia.
Dy Kvclmlve WlrD from The Aswtlnlnl l'ro.
Washington, March 31. It Is stated
here that there will be no move In tho
case of vConsul Dickinson by our gov
ernment In tho Immediate future. Ho
will simply Htny away from Sollo, and
as the Bulgarian government has no
representative here, there can bo no ic
tallatlon in the shape of an invitation
to him to depart.
So far as communicating with the
Bulgarian government la concerned,
which might bf necessary in the event
that Mr, Irishman's report places upon
the Bulgarian officials a part of the re
sponsibility of Miss Stone's kidnapping,
there will bo no lack of means to do
this, though we may be called upon to
solicit tho good olllcos of some oilier
ARE AGAIN UNDER WAY
Kruger, Leyds and the Boer . Dele
gates to Europe Will Hold a
Meeting at Utrecht.
H. Kvcluhc Wiie from The Av,oeUted i'n.
The Hague, March 11. Dr. Leyds
and the Boer delegates in Europe, aie
expected to hold an Important meeting
at Utrecht, April 2, to consider the
sltuutlou In view of acting on Piesident
Sehalk-Burger's peace move. Well
Informed people here say General
Sehalk-Buiger was evidently Influenced
by the receipt of the news of the result
of the Dutch note to Oreat Britain on
the subject of peace In South Africa,
and other dispatches sunt him from
here. It Is known that his communi
cations with President Steyn and Gen
eral De Wet. which have hertofore been
easily carried on, were interrupted by
the recent British military movements,
and as it was necessary to communi
cate with Mr. Steyn and General Do
Wet before any peace proposition
could be formulated, General Schalk
Burger had to apply to Lord Kitchener
for a safe conduct.
Considerable surprise is expressed
hero at Schalk-Burger's delay In get
ting In touch with De Wet, and it is
thought Lhat something unusual must
be behind It. But even If the Oiange
Free State and Transvaal officials
agreed to peace terms it would he
necessary for both republics to call a
general meeting of the commanders
and submit the proposals to tho burgh
ers before they could be submitted to
Lord Kitchener, in any case, uncon
ditional surrender, it Is declared,
out of the question.
A Former Scranton Physician Accus
ed of Instigating Murder at
Port Crane, N. Y.
Il.v Kxilir-he Win- fiom 'Ihe Awpi.itcl I'lfs.
Binghaniton, March 31. William Car
ter, a half-breed Indian, who Is under
arrest for the murder of Charles Car
man, at Port Crane, five days ago, made
ii confession under oath today, in which
he admits the crime, and alleges that
he shc-t Carman at the Instigation ot
Dr. C. J. Tiffany, who, he says, paid
him to kill Carman.
The authorities, by comparing his
statements with tho known facts and
the statements of Mr. Carman, claim
to find many points of corroboration.
Dr. Tiffany, who was arrested as an
accessory before the fact, denies ('ni
ter's allegations in every point, and de
clares that ho had no foreknowledge of
the shooting of Carman.
Dr. Tiffany was formerly a icsldent
of Scranton. He was before tho courts
on a serious charge preferred by one
of his womer. patients, but was ac
auitted. DEATH OF A SOMNAMBULIST.
George Clark's Dead Body Found at
the Bottom of a Stairway,
Special to the Rorinton Trihiinc
Stroudsburg, Pu March 31, George
Clark, n bachelor, aged 41 years, frac
tured his skull and broke his neck by
falling down a pair of stairs in his
home In Middle Smlthfleld township,
Clark's body wns not discovered for
several hours, he living alone, His
brother came to visit him, and upon
entering the house found the dead body
of his brother, the head doubled under,
laying in a pool of blood.
It is thought the man got up during
the night, nnd making a misstep In
the dark, fell headfirst down the old
fashioned, spiral stairway.
lly Kiclushc Wire fiom The Auuvidicd I'rt-w.
Washington, March 31, The bcnatc today eon.
Armed the following nominilloni; Fune.ior of
customs, M, M, (LirUnd, port of I'ittihurs, Penii.
K.ilvanlu; 1'irry M. Little, at Philadelphia,
Postmaster I'ciinijhunla, William K. Brown,
I.tncsWlIc; Annie II. I.cif, i'ort Wjfhinuton;
Solomon S. Ketclum, Omhrook; Janus V. llut
lctt, at Poyleitoun; Addison lipehoiinei, Hoy.
Revenue Tax Reduced.
Hy Kxclinlro Wire from The Associated Picjj.
liairldiuriTi Murcli ill, The treasmy department
at Washington has notified the adjutant tftMicr.il'
department lhat hereafter I lie llitv Mill rcniuo
(tump on Ihe Indemnity in; homla of national
Kiiarcl bftiecH will not he reipihed. Thee Indmi.
nlblm? liomh imut he furnUhcil hy captain of
lonipaiitc In the amount of fl,(t)ft, liiit?iianU
In ho iimounl of ifl.Ouo, and ughm-iiUl heaJ.
iniartvr In the amount of Sl,(nW. ,
Engineer Died at His Post,
lly Utihi'.iNe Wiie from The Associated Picas,
Wllkikdlarre, Mauli 1I. Kiiglnur lluio lloo
Mr 'VJi MlU'd thin nioi nini," mi a runiuuy ualn
Ikni I ho Central Itallroad of New .hrnj, lie ttiu V.
to flic lialn and tried In btop l(. it jumped Ihu
track at u thorp curie unci the enslue mnl h
score of rai vein wivchfd. The Human, Oeoige
Krehller, ciapcd with flight Injuries.
Washington Union Depot,
lly KuhuHc War fiom The Associated Pre.
Wfhlnston, Maicli .-Senator .MiMlllIu tc
ihn iiiroduied a hill anlliorldntr the eoruiiiictbu
of a idIoii clrpot hi Washington to tout l,000,rtrt.
a Result oT Gas Explosion
Twenty-Two hre Known
to Be bead.
TEN DEAD BODIES
HAVE BEEN RECOVERED
Burning: Gas Ignites Dry Coal Dust
nnd Causes Terrific Explosion.
Most of the Men Were Out of the
Mine at the Time of the Disaster.
The Remains of "(Twelve Victims
Yet in the Mine. '&
By Kvluiic Wire fi.ini Thl .Undated l'rem.
Chattanooga, Tenn";, March 31. at
1.4." o'clock this afternoon, an explo
sion of gas In the Nelson mine of the
Dnyton Coal ulid Iron company, at
Dayton, Tenn., ignited the diy coal
dust in the mine nnd caused a terrific
explosion. Twenty-two men are known
to be dead. Ten bodies have been re
covered, and twelve bodies are re
ported to be yet in the mine.
James Franklin, Tom Shaver, James
Harris, P. G. Travis, all white; George
Griflis, Ben Grlflls, Beese Dean, Xor
rls Piersoll, Morgan Smith, John Hob
ertson, all colored; Lark Hunter,
white; John Harney, white; J. E. Hill,
colored; Bryant Smith, colored; Mack
Foust, colored; Alex. Toffer, white;
sK others, names unknown.
Gas exists In the Nelson mine and
the men are required to use safety
lamps. It Is the rule of the compuny
for the miners to place their fuses
ready to be lighted for blasts just be
for quitting work each day, and there
are workmen, known as "firemen,"
who go through tljo mine after nil the
miners are out. ancVsotoff these blasts.
The miners, quit work at 4.30 o'clock
this afternoon. It takes them about
forty-five minutes to get out of the
mine. The two "firemen" today, who
are supposed to have caused the ex
plosion, aro Lark Hunter and John
Hariay. They shot the blasts about
J.l.'i o'clock, before all the miners could
get out of the mlno. It Is supposed
one of the fuses was defective and
resulted In what is known as a "blown
blast." The flame shooting out from
the blast ignited tho gas, which, In
turn, Ignited the accumulation of dry
coal dust In the mine.
The explosion that followed was hor
rible In Its Intensity. It shot out of
the mouth of the mine and comtletely
wrecked tho shed at the mine entrance.'
Thrwn mnn U'tfpn ltlll.l ivHIIa utri.llnn
..,.. ....... ...- ........ ........ ...... ..,,,Hi
ouibiuu me mine, aim uvu Henjusly
anu ratauy jnjureu.-
Former Explosions. '
This mine lias been the scene of two
serious explosions in the past. In
1SS!) four men weto killed and eight
seriously Injured by an explosion of
gas. Later, In 1S95, an explosion of
mlno dust occurred In which twenty
eight lives weie lost. In May, inoi, an
explosion of a similar nature occurred
In tho Shalllday mine, operated by the
same company, In which twenty-one
lives were lost.
Tho force of the explosion in the
Nelson mine today literally mangled
and tore tho bodies to pieces. The
company says that there were only
seventy-live men at work In the mine
today. Most of them, it Is claimed,
wero out of the mine when the explo
By Kxcltuhe Wire from Tho Associated Pre.
New Yoih, Jlarrh III, Arrived: I.alm, (lenoa
nnd Naples. Sailed! Xoordland, Iiieiwol, t'lj.
month Arrlirii: Kalker Wllhelm der Orosse, New
York for Drenien ln Cheibomi,-, C.llinltur
Sailedi Tr3M (from f!ena nnd .Vaple), N'cw
Yoik. flu rbonrif Sailed: Frledrrlih der Jro-o
(fiom Ilrenien), New York, Antwerp Anhed:
Keinlnirton, .Vow nrl, filhraltar Arrived:
lliiliriizollern New Yuri; for Jui;ie. and Genoa
Wall Artists Will Strike,
Dy Kclnic, Wlm from 11m A'sooiated I'ioyi.
llarriklnu-B, March SI. .S'lnely-eluht pilntew
and thhly paper hangers of this city will ro
on blrllie lomoriow for higher wuitc. Kor noma
time eflorts hae heen inado looking to a Mltlu.
mint of IhU condition, whirh liaj heen eclieiluled
tn luko place on April 1. The Matter 1'alntna'
asjocTatlon has lefnsed to coneedo the dennmU
of the painters, who want if.'.'Ji for a 0-lwur
FOUR THOUSAND HOUSES
ARE BURNED IN JAPAN,
Py i:clniile Wire fiom 'I'he Aoehtnl P,es.
Yokahoma, Maich 31, A flic HI Ihe tilU nunii
fat till Inir twn of I'ukul, ha Uratrojed four thou,
Increase of Wages Granted,
lly Kulushe Who fioni Ihe Associated Pre.
f.chanon, March 31. An Increase of nam of 11
itnU per tun has heen cranlcd the puddlcii i(
the Anuilean lion and Steel Manufacturing i"m'.
patiy to taku elfevt Apill 1, The puddKm kd
for an IncicakC of Ml teiiU per ton. 'Ihe- men i
now letfhiuK 1 per ton,' but want I.S0, and
It 1. M they .will tc!ue Hie 25 rent adiance,
Government for Philippines.
ly Ktdnalie Wire fiom The Associated. l're.
Wiuliinxtoii, March .11. The tcnate commllteo
on Hie Philippines todiy completed consideration
of the hill picboihlnx s form ot Koteimncnt
for the I'hllippine IbIjiiJi and authorized briutor
l.odt'e to iiuirt it to the senate after otlnir dov.n
the Democratic suUtilute by party tutc.
The Body of Mrs. Mary Clements
Found in Decomposed Condition.
By Kxclwhe W'lrc from 'flic Associated Prei,
Philadelphia, March 31. A woman
known as Mrs. Mary Clements wnH
found dead today In her home, a. fine
residence on North Broad street. Tho
body was badly decomposed and It Is
imposed tho woman had been dead for
nearly two weeks, as she had not
been seen during that period. A rub
ber hose, fastened to an open gas jet,
lay near tho body, suggesting suicide.
Little was known of the woman. Shu
Is said to have been twice married, her
first husband's name being Smith. She
is alleged to' have separated from her
second husband about a week ago,
Mrs. Clumenls was reported to bo,
THE DANISH SCANDAL
TO BE INVESTIGATED
Minister Brun Has Conference with
Secretary Hay Hepresentatlve
Dalzell Seeks Information.
By Etelrahc Wire from Tho Associated PrwH.
Washington, March 31. Mr. Brun,
the Danish minister here, called on
Secretory Hay today, with reference to
the pending investigation by the house
of the charges preferred by Mr. Gron,
In connection with thu acquisition of
tho Danish AVest Indies by the United
States. There Is every reason to be
lieve that there has been received from
Denmark a sweeping denial by Cap
tain Walter Christmas of any attempt
on his part (o corrupt American legis
lators and newspaper men.
It Is not certain whether Secretary
Hay will appear in person befoie the
house commltttee appointed to inves
tigate the charges. He will submit a
written statement of what he knows of
the case, or he will appenr In person
before the committee, whichever It re
quires. In view of the fact that these allega
tions were known In Denmark when
the folkesthlng, or lower branch of tho
Danish rigsdag, ratified the treaty of
cession. It is believed by the ofticlalB
hero that the present agitation In
Washington of this' subject will not
affect the consideration of the treaty
by the Iandsthing, or upper house of
the Danish parliament, where, from
last accounts, there was an assured
majority of two votes for the treaty.
This document will be taken up for
consideration before the Iandsthing
' Hepresentatlve Dalzell, or Pennsyl
vania, chairman of the special commit
tee to investigate charges in connec
tion with the Danish West Indies pur
chase, has written to all tho parties
W'hose names were brought into tho
matter, with a view to securing all In
formation they may be able to give to
ROOT WILL ARRANGE
THE CUBAN TRANSFER
Expects to Visit Governor Wood at
Havana About the Middle
Ut 'i.( nisiio iireiioni mo A.oonitcu ru-..
Washington, March 31. secretary
ltooi, accompaniea oy aura, xioui aim
the other members of his family, ex
pect to leave here about the middle of
April for a visit to Governor General
and Mis. Wood nt Havana. They will
remain in the Cuban capital about a
week or ten days, 'and so far as can be
ascertained there is no political sig
nificance in the secretary's visit.
Tho probability is strong, however,
that he will Improve the opportunity
while on the ground to urrange with
Governor General Wood the final de
tails connected with the formal trans
fer of tho government to the Cuban
people, May 20, In accordance with the
plan agreed upon by the president
elect, Estrada Palnui.
FIRE IN MUSIC HALL.
At 3.20 this morning the overturning
of an oil stove caused a fire in Music
hall, whore u dunce was being con
ducted by the V. O. S. of A. Drum
corps, of South Scranton.
The stovo was located behind tho bar
In a room adjoining tho ball room, and
when tho cry ot fire was raised thoro
was great excitement among the danc
ers. An alarm was souiulud fiom Box in,
hut the lire was extinguished without
the old of the firemen.
Teamster's Skull Crushed.
Hy l'rluiie Wire from The Associated lren.
banratter. March .31, John Martin, a tcaimtcr,
4i j can old, engaged in unloading: t-tntic trom a
wagon .it Kphiata toda, was handlliiT a Mono
weighing JW iwiinds, when he ht hie liilnuo
and fell from the wattou. He landed on hli hi id,
ciuhlii the ikull and hilling himself liuiantl.i.
Baltimore's New Outfielder.
Uy Kxilushe Wliei from 'llu Auoclated I'rcs.
njltfiiiote, March ill, .lame bhcihml, ihe out.
fielder, lu li;ued a contract to play wUU llii
Ujltlnir.ro Aluciiian laiuue dub during Iho
coiulmr heasou, i.d U on lii.t jy to Join tl o i luh
at Mannah. Mm I.jhI, It in hahl, hid preii'ily
bli'nul ltli Ihe llruokljii N.itioinl l.cujUe club.
Potomac Monumental Bridge,
Uy rjicliulw Whe fiuni Tliu ,Vsboeiatil l'ie.
W'ushhiKton, March .11. Senator Mai tin, fio'n
the coimnitlee on the DMrlcl of Coli'mhi.i, tu
day. reporli'd fuorahly the bill uiiihciulu the
election of a iiiuiiiiiiirnt.il brhlk'e ,ur"-a the Poto
mac at Wo.ihliitoiu It. plue. the ullliuaie ot
ut W,f,UW and makes a iicseut appioprlatlun
Phi)Ilp3 Kills His Wife,
lly Ktclutlle Wire from Tho Asuoelitetl I'len.
Kaotman, (la., Mauli 31.t-V, J, l'lilllipi, a nun
of Rood family, (hot and killed hl wife CUidiy,
aire miles fiom Kajtnun, They had been iep
a rated two months. She had refused to like with
him. I'liillips U ttlll ut Urwo
I r I
SUDDEN DATH OP
MRS. JOHN 0'HARA
She Was Stricken in the Homo of
Thomas 3. Thomas, on North
Hyde Park Avenue.
Mrs. John O'Hora, of 1S27 Lafayette
street, aged 23 years, died while sitting
in a chair at the home of Thomas J,
Thomas, 137 North Hvde fark avenue,
last night at 0 o'clock. Mrs. O'llnra
asked tulmlsslon at the home of Mr.
Thomas, saying that she was ill and
unable to continue her wav. She was
taken In and placed In a chair. She
asked for water, but before It could be
brought, her head fell on her breast
and, with a gasp, she passed away.
Mr. Thomas notified Patrolmen Kvans
and .lones, who sent for 13r. D. M.
Kvans. When the latter arrived he
pronounced the woman dead. Coroner
Sultry was sen.t, for, and upon his ar
rival permlsrjp was given to remove
the body to" fiehome of her husband.
Mrs. O'Hiira had been working dur
ing the day on Hyde Park avenue, and
after going home to supper she started
to return to the house where she was
working, with a .small bundle of car
pet. She left home at 8.30, and fifteen
minutes later wus seen leaning against
the fence In "front of the house where
she shortly .afterwards passed away.
After she sat down In the chair, Mr,
Thomas offered to help her home, but
she said: "No, I can never leave this
chair, I'm too sick."
Mrs. O'Hara had not been In good
health for some time past. She Is sur
vived bv her father, William Brown;
husband and one two-year-old child.
Funeral Director AVymbs took charge
of the remains, nnd Coroner Sultry will
hold an autopsy at the home today.
She had suffered with heart trouble for
years, nnd this was probably the cause
MAKES A CONFESSION
Stories He Told About Being Robbed
Were Falsehoods Crimes He Ad
mits Having Committed.
Edgar Machettc, an 18-year-old
youth residing with his mother on Mc
Kenna court, is a most remarkable
liar and general nll-around amateur
social highwayman, according to his'
own confession, made yesterday to Su
perintendent of Polic Day.
Last October, the police were notified
that the Mochette home had been burg
larized, gold watch, a fountain pen
and a considerable sum of money was
taken. The police went up and after
looking over the premises, decided that
there was something mysterious about
the affair. There were marks on the
window which was said to have been
broken open, but It could bo seen that
It would have been piactically impos
sible for a burglar to enter by that
Simultaneous with the story of the
alleged burglary, came another. Young
Edgar, who worked in the central city,
announced that he had been held up
by highwaymen, near his home, on
two different occasions and robbed of
nil tho money on his person. The
most remarkable thing about these
two alleged highway robberies was
that they botli occurred on pay-days,
when young Edgar was coming homo
with his week's salary to turn over to
Jt so fell out that young Edgar lost
his job and betook himself to Balti
more, where he visited an aunt. Just
before he left for Philadelphia to visit
some other relatives, the aunt missed
a 1'iu diamond ring. Articles of some
value wero missed from the Philadel
phia house at which ho visited when
ho left for Now York city to finish up
his round of visits nt the home of still
another relative, Frank Branda, for
merly of this city.
When young Edgar left for his home
In this city. Mr. Bratula missed a watch
and sevetal other articles. Mr. Bran
do suspected something was wrong,
and followed tho Machottn youth to
this city. He told his story to Superin
tendent Day. The latter procured a
search warrant for tho Mochette home
and wpnt up with It himself yesterday
Tho superintendent took young Ed
gar In hand as soon as ho got Insldo
the house and succeeded In getting
him to make a full confession beforo
ho left tho place. The youth admitted
that he had never been held up by
highwaymen, but had concocted tho
stories so he eniild keep possession of
his salary. The house had never been
burglarised, he said, He had marked
up tho window himself and stole what
things were missing, The watch ho
pawned for $3 and the loimtnln pun
was found In his Javkot,
Ho confessed ftn having stolen the
diamond ring fiom Baltimore, It was
found upon bin linger. Tim gold watch
which In took from tho Bninda home
ho pawned. Young MueheUo was not
unested, as his relatives refused to
The police arc especially gratified at
securing a confession from young Ma
cheite, becnuse'of the unfavorable citl
lUni ot tho department which urpso
when the ttllegd highway jobberies
and bin glut y wow reported. The fam
ily gave (ml llie news ami at least ouu
newspaper used tha Incidents us u
basis for an odltoilal drtlclo In which
the police were bitterly assailed for
nut apprehending the bold highway
men who robbed Machette.
The Document is Delivered
Secretaru Han bu Mfn- '
TERNS OP THE PANAMA,
It Is Understood That Colombia
Givea Unqualified Consent to the
Sale of the Rights of the New.
Panama Canal Company to .the
United States Government and the
Consummation of Its Offer of ? 40,
000,000 The City of Panama Is
Withheld from United States Sov
ereigntyCompensation for Canal
Rights in Shape of an Annua?
Rental of About $750,000.
lly Kiclcwhc Wire from Tho Associated Pre".
Washington, March 31. Senor Gon
elm, the Colombian minister, today deJ
llvercd to Secretary Hay a definite pro
tocol between the United States and
Colombia, embodying the terms under
which Colombia will aeree to concede
the rights necessary for the construc
tion of a Panuma canal. It is under
stood that Colombia gives unqualified
consent tc the sale of the rights of the
new Panama. Canal company to the
United States government and the con
summation of its offer of J40.00O.00O. It
Is stated that tho protocol embodlqi
adequate and satisfactory provisions
for the completion, maintenance, oper
ation, control and protection of a Pan
ama canal by this govcrnr ''nt.
In view of certain allegations to the
effect that the Colombian, government
was endeavoring to bargain wifTner,l
Panama. Canal company for Mfcortlon
of the $40,000,000 which it woultTcclve
from the United States, it waslmtilcd
most positively today that beyonHthc
5.000,000 francs (about $1,000,0001
stock, which the Colombian govcrnr
holds in the Canal company, no
tlon of the $40,000,000 will revert to '
It has been made clear that the pro
tocol delivered today withholds Jhe
city ot Panama from United States
sovereignty. Panama city is' prr.ctlc
ii Hy the state of Panama, for tjiere Is
no other town of importance within tho
state. The administration'" of justice
within the canal belt is provided for In
the shape or mixed tribunals, and the
right to pursue criminals charged with
crimes committed within the limits of
the belt, to any part of Colombia, ia
bestowed. Compensation for the canal
rights is desired to be In the shape of
an annual rental of about $750,000. ,
Secretary Hay will give tho protocol
his careful consideration and confer
with President Roosevelt In regard to
its provisions. If they are found to be
sufficiently explicit and concrete, the
convention will then be, referred to con
lly i:clnsive Wire from The Associated Trow.
llairlnbiirg, March 31. Charters were issued it
the state dcpai tment today ns follow; Hall la
Kaul Co., of bt, Mary'; capital, $100,000. Ortac
Iikcs Coal company, l'lttshurg; capital, $1,000.
KnaUaio Water company, Kastcalc, Beaver coun
ty; Tho Valley Water company, ltoehester;
Hadcii Water company, of Iladeii; Fallston Water
company, of l'allston; Kast Slda Water rom
piny, of llrhntewatcr, v.Hh $1,000 capital each.
Mierlcl.in Untitling and Loan association, of SherU
dan, Allegheny county; capital, $1,000,000.
Efforts to Release Rathbone. '
lly i:clushe Wlro from The Associated Press.
Washington, March 31. Kfforti aro being mada
hy the friends of Ijites (1, Katlibone, convicted ot
poatal embezzlement In Cuba to eccuro a pardon
for him from the fentenco of the Ilaana. court.
Senator llanna has requested the preitldcnt t
Iue a paulon for Italhbone, but this the laPei
Im ileellneil lo tlo. The president, lioweier, lu
promised to tend for the papers in the ca.ro am
hae them thoroughly rcilced. It In atated tin
imlem he find nomcthlng radically wron '
will allow tho ci diet To stand.
lly i:clinlvc Who from The Associated rr"
At (ieorsolown, Jf. C Ccorejetown, 10;
At rinrlollertlllc, Va.-Univeraity ot JffglnU
Vul,. flpn tinitnir. A
"t Winston. S. O. University of Jth Car!
Ili.i !! I.rliMi. S.
At Itlchmoiid,' Va. University ot lfnnsylan!.i
b; lllchuioud cojJrje, 3.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Ih i:diislvo Wire from The Associated Pre.
Ihrllu, Maicli 31, Dr. Ernest Weber, tint cr
llUt leader in tlio ifeicusias, is oeau.- lie v
born in lb.te.
YESTERDAY'S WEATHER, ' s
Local elala tor March 31, 1002.
llllihet tc'Uil'ciutiiio ,..,,,.....,,.. 41 llcsrer
Lowest Icinpcratuio .,..,,,,,...,.. 3i degree
ltc'latho liumldllyi '
f a. in. .;..,,.(.,..,.... 74 per ceat,
S p. in. mNS, ;....,..,. W per nt..
Precipitation, 24 USura ended 8 p, ni., .08 inch.
March 31, 8 p. ni. Kors
ay and Wednesday t Kat-
Aa -CU'irniif In soulh,
portion Tuesday; brisk