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Mr. Mitchell, of Oreoon, Points
Out the NeGessItu of Exclud-
ino Chinese Laborers.
BY SENATOR QUAY
He Believes That the Chinese Chris
tians Who Assisted in the Defense
or Relief of Foreign Legations at
Pekin in the Year 1900 Should
Not Be Excluded Mr. Penrose
- Refuses to Accept the Amendment.
Minister wu an Interested Spec
tator During Senate Proceedings.
An Effort to Investigate the Alas
kan Boundary Troubles Mr. Sul
By Inclusive Wlic hum The AokociiIihI Pros'.
Washington, Apiil 4. The senate to
lay began consideration of the Chinese
.xeluslon bill, Mr. Mitchell, of Oregon,
making the opening speech. He point
ed out forcefully .the necessity for the
exclusion of Chinese Iaboreis and eaie
fully and elaborately analyzed the bill.
He said that It had been constructed
"on the basis of existing law, in the
light of experience and of the decisions
of the courts. While Its provisions
were drastic, the bill, he said, In some
respects was 1 ate liberal than the
The Indian appropriation bill 'was
under consideration for a time, but not
Mr. Quay gave notice of the tollowing
amendment as an additional section to
the Chinese exclusion bill:
"That nothing herein contained shall
be construed to exclude Chinese Chris
tians or Chinese who assisted in the
defense or relief of the foreign lega
tions of the Pe-Tung cathedral, in the
city of Pekin, in the year 1900."
In response to an inquiry by Mr.
Quay, Mr. Penrose, in charge of the
measure, said he could not accept the
amendment, as not a, member of the
lmmigtution committee is In favor of
"How many Chinese will that amend
ment let in?" inquired Mr. Mitchell.
"I hope it would have the effect," re
plied Mr. Quay, "of Christianizing the
entire Chinese empire."
"It would let in at least a million,"
suggested Mr. Mitchell.
"Quite likely a50,000,000," interjected
Without including the reading of the
bill, the senate adjourned.
During the consideration of tho
Chinese exclusion bill by the senate to
day Minister Wu was In the diplomatic
gallery and took n lively Interest in the
The house today began consideration
. of the Chinese bill. No opponents of
the general principle of exclusion ap
peared, but members were divided in
their support of the two bills presented.
Messrs. Hitt (Illinois), Perkins, (New
York), und Adams, (Pennsylvania) sup
ported the majority bill and Messrs.
Clark, (Missouri), Knhii, (California)
and Naphen, (Massachussets) spoke
for the mlnmlly substitute.
Tho Alaskan Boundary.
Itepiosentatlve Cochran, of Missouii,
today Introduced the following resolu
tion: That tlie MiirUry of -titi U lirn-hy lc-ipii-i-lrd
tu inform Hip house uf icprisrnt.itived
whether I hr sl.itc dcpiUmi'iil 1ms u'Ciluil liifor
liullnii as to reliability r( irpoits wlili.li li.no
icc-cntly uppcaicd in Hip public- prints In thu
elicit Hut in American triiilury near tlip bonier
of Alail. i, Uilltsh inn Canadian nflh-ljU, (cut.
Mug .lutlmril.v liy uu ugiicment rntiiul int by
Ill's gov eminent rf tlit- I'liltril States .uid the
llrltf.-li government) nrc nuking Mirvcja ami n
iiaiilinitiitk upon lorrttory not included in t.ild
agreement, uinl .ire removing Jtirl dentin) ing an
dent lindmailis and monuments hint; ago erected
liy Hip ItuMian guve-rnnient to in irk tin- Ala!, in
boundary Ami th.it Ihe wcrctury nt stutr lip nls-u
le-ipiiMed tu Inform tlio houc whit (.lcn, if jin,
the Mate ilppartnipnt lias taken to .weit.iiu the
fact us to Hip alleged frpsli rncnucliniciili. upon
Ann-rK.ui territory ami Hip iillcgcel mu-iv.il ami
ilcatriiction if RliidiiiaiRa and mununienth, and
tu prccnt thu i-ainc.
Hr, Sulzer's Resolutions,
Representative Bttlzer, of New York,
toduy introduced thu following reso
lution: Wlicro.it, 'I In- govi'inor of Loulil.ina h.is re
ported to Hie Mate liipji tmciit the cMstcuco and
upcratloii In Ihe statu ot Loulilana ol a llritlsh
base of wppllev, lunduclnl and controll-d bv
IliltUh military oflhers, whereby horses end
JiiuKa and other supplies, cnntrahaml of war, are
Hiippcd un HrltUi military und naval trans
ports to the teat of war In Koulh Africa for thu
Augmentation ot the llrltlsli militiry forces in
Boulli Afrlia uwraltnir ugulni-t the South African
rfnibllc, of the Orange I'lee .Stale and thu
AVhereas, The governor of Louisiana further ie
pulls, and niitalns his report by ufllihiilts of
American citizens-, and the said llrltlsli b.uu ot
supplies ias been and is belli;; ued to procure by
hollcltatlon, fraudulent representation and tif
lawful in tans, the enlistment of American (III.
jsens in the llritlsh. army opeiatlng in South
Africa; therefore, lis it
llesolvcd That the secretary of state, and ho
lercby Is respectfully requested, If not incom
lutrble wllli public int9rest to transmit to tho
house $f representative tho Mid rcKrt and
communication of the governor of Louisiana, to
nether with all the accompany Ins; allldaviU,
document and communications.
Mr, McLeod Better,
By Kxclusivo Wire from the Associated Prer.
New York, April .. At the homo of A. A.
UcLeod it was uid tonight that be was slightly
y Kxcluilit Wire from Tho Aisocltted Vtax
At AtUoU-Dostoi (National), C; AlUntii, f.
At New York New York, Oj Manhattan Col
Count Be Koratry, French Aeronaut,
Relates an Interesting Btory.
fly llxrlushp Wire ftoni The Associated Prffw.
l'arls, April !. An Interesting his
torical revelation has been nmile by
Coun Do Keratry, a former lirefcct of
police, ut u banquet given by the Aero
club In honor of the thirteen surviving
aeronauts who left Purls during the
siege of that city In 1870-71. The count,
who descended ut Prlllon, near ilar-Le-Duc.
department of Metise, after a
perilous journey, said he was Intrusted
by the national defense government
with a mission to go to Madrid and
persuade Marshal Prim to proclaim a
republic in Spain. Keratry had, In the
balloon, sixty million francs In treas
ury bonds, which a detachment of
Prussian Uhlans nearly captured. The
money was Intended to equip and pay
an army corps of t'0,000 men, which
Spain was to place ut France's dispo
sition. Marshal Prim refued to un
dertake the task, although Senor Cas
telur and other Spanish Republicans
supported the proposition. Mnrshul
Prim was assassinated three months
afterwards and his murderer was never
Marshal Prim organized the move
ment, which, In September, 186S, re
sulted In the flight fiom Spain of Queen
Isabella. Ho subsequently became
minister of war in the provisional gov
ernment and furnished the pretext for
the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71 by
offering the throne of Spain to Prince
Leopold of Hobenzollern. Tn the au
tumn of 1S70, Marshal Prim obtained
from the Spanish cortes the election of
the Italian Prince Amadeus, Duke of
Aobta, as king of Spain.
MEETING OF THE
Statesmen, Politicians, Jurists, Jour
nalists, Divines and Financiers
Dine at Fifth Avenue Hotel.
By i;cluhe Wlic from The Associated Pres".
New York, April 4. "All sorts and
conditions of men of all shades of pol
itical sentiment, but with mighty few
Prohibitionists," was the characteriza
tion by Chairman Kdward G. Hlggs, of
the great gathering of statesmen, pol
iticians, jurists, journalists,' divines and
financiers who mot Senator Thomas C.
Piatt tonight ut the dinner given in
his honor by the "Biethern of the Amen
Corner," at the Fifth Avenue hotel.
The great dining room of the hotel
was filled with about 400 guests of the
"Amen Corner Brotherhood," an as
sociation consisting of the Albany cor
icspondents and the principal political
writers on the new.spapeis of New
The dining room was decorated with
flowers and stands of the national col
ors. At the guests table were: Hon. Tim
othy L. Woodruff, Hon. Joseph H.
Munley, John J. Kean, Hon. William E.
Warner, Col. George W. Dunn, Hon.
John C. Spooner, August Helmont, Hon.
KHhu Hoot, Archbishop Ireland, Hon.
Chnunccy M. Depew, Hon. Arthur P.
Gorman, Mayor Seth J-ow, John A.
McCall, Hon. Henry C. Payne, F.x
Governor Frank S. Black. Rev. Dr.
David J. Burrell, Hon. Nathan H. Scott
and Hon. John P. Jones.
President Roosevelt was among tho
guests Invited, but sent a letter i egret
ting that hfi was unable to ntteud,
ItoaiK of merriment greeted the
parading through the room, at the
opening ot the dinner, of an enormous
picture representing Senator Piatt as a
Sunday school teacher, addressing a
class composed of Piesldent Roosevelt,
Governor Odell and Lieutenant-Governor
Woodruff and Senator Depew. Ah
the picture was borne round the room
the use m bla go joined In blnglng "Tho
Tho singing of tho "Anthem of tho
Amen Corner," served as a prelude to
the Introduction of the guest of the
evening, by Chairman Rlggs.
Senator Plutt was greeted with roars
of applause and the singing of the
"Battle Hymn of tho Republic" by tho
Secretary Root entered tho room at
0,40, having just arrived from Washing
ton. Ho was received with cheers and
tho rendering of buglo calls by tho
After Assistant District Attoreny
Paul Krotel had rendered "The Lost
.lob," a truveislty on "The Lost Chord,"
tho orchestra hulled Senator Depew,
who was Introduced by Mr. Rlggs, as
"the bridegroom" with tho "Lohengrin
Former Governor Frank S. Black and
the mayor of New York wero tho next
THE MANOHURIAN TREATY.
By Exclusive Wlro from 'Hie A3oelated Vttn.
Pekin, April 1, The negotiations con
cerning the Manchurlan treaty between
China and Russia have been concluded
and tho negotiators' are now engaged
in framing a text of tho ugreement In
the French language. The terms of the
treaty are understood to bo satisfac
tory to tho United States, Great Britain
Conger Will Visit Shanghai.
By i:cliblve Wire fiom The Asaoiiated t'rehj.
lUa, April I. United States Minister Con
ner li started on u khort islt to rinanu-tul,
un boaid the United States tjunboat Wilmington.
Ho will beuln negotiations for a new commercial
treaty i;t-cen tho United States und China.
Mr, Talmage Improved.
By Kxclu.ii e Wlic from 'Die Associated l'resi.
Washington, Anill t. 'Iheie uas a kllght tin.
inowmoit today In the condltlou of Iter, T. J)e
ACTIVITY AT ATLANTIC CITY.
Three New Flic Engines and Four
Thousand Feet of Hose Orderod,
Dy Kxcliuhc Wire from The Associated Presi.
Atlantic City, N. J.. April 4. At a
special meeting of city council this af
ternoon, three now lire engines were
ordered and lour thousand feet of ad
ditional hose. Council also directed
tlio city solicitor to draft a. resolution
for a special election to adopt tho new
city charter, which ituthorlsses the mu
nicipal authorities to restrict buildings
along the beach front to be only of
brick, and stone. The general Impres
sion Is that a brick beach front will
make It very nearly fire-proof. There
In talk of running u salt water lire
main along the beach.
Telegrams of sympathy have been re
ceived from the mayors of raterson
and Cupe May.
STRANGEliLitrOF A BOY.
Clyde Felt, Aged 15, States That He
Cut the Throat of Sam Col
lins by Request.
By Kxilushe Wire from Tlie Avouiateil Pre.
Salt Lake, Utah, April 4. Clyde Felt,
the 13-year-old hoy who yesterday
stated to the police thut he had con
cealed the body of Sam Collins, the
aged watchman, of the Wnsatka mines
at Warm Springs, after the latter had
committed suicide, today broke down
and confessed that lie had cut the old
man's throut In the little cave above
Warm Springs, stripped the body of
clothing, and after walling up the en
trance with stones, had burled the
blood-stained clothes. Young Felt said
he had cut Collins' throat only after
long urging by the old man, who In
sisted that he wanted to die and was
afraid to commlte the deed himself.
"He had frequently asked me to do
It," said the boy, "but I was afraid to
do It. Finally I did. Then, when he
was dead, 1 took off his clothes, threw
the razor upon the bank and walled in
From statements made by other boys,
however, the police believe that half
of young Felt's story has not been told,
and that behind the tragedy Is n tnlo
of moral degeneracy and a conspiracy
among a number of young boys in the
old man's power, which finally cul
minated in Collins' death. A number
of arrests will probably follow soon.
LANE SENTENCED TO DEATH.
Trial of the Murderer Lasted Less
Than One and One-half Hours.
By Kxrlushc Wire Iiom The As.-b Kited INc
Philadelphia, April 4. William H.
Lane, the colored servant, who Tuesday
last murdered Kilo. J. Jnrden and her
daughter, Madeline, and so badly
wounded another daughter, Eloise, that
sho died today, was convicted of mur
der in the first degree this1 afternoon,
after n trial lasting less than one and
a half hours.
Lane pleaded guilty yesterday after
noon, and was placed on trial at 1
Because of his plea of guilty no jury
was drawn, nnd only three witnesses
wore called for the purpose of deter
mining the degree of murder. At 2.'20
o'clock Judge Blddle sentenced the
murderer to death. The date of his
execution will be fixed b$' Governor
Harrlsburg, Pa., April 4, Governor
Stone said tonight thnt no unreason
able delay and no unseemly hasto
would be displayed in issuing the
death warrant and fixing the date of
tho execution of William H. Lane, col
ored, who murdered KUa J. Jnrden and
her two little daughters In Philadelphia
on Tuesday and was tried nnd con
victed today of first degree murder.
The court record will probably be cer
tified to the governor tomorrow, and it
Is expected bo will wait until Monday
to fix the date of execution.
WILL TRANSFER REMAINS
OF GENERAL ROSENCRANZ.
lly r,eliniro Wire fiom The A"iirlated 1'i'cm.
Washington, April 4. The society of
tho Army of the Cumberland, at Its
last annual meeting, decided to trans
fer the remains of General itosecrunz
from Los Angeles, Cal to Arlington,
for burial. Tho ceremonies connected
with this military funeral will take
place on or about May 17, at the pavil
ion In the Arlington grounds. Presi
dent Itoosevelt has ugreed to bo pres
ent, tho prominent officers of the army
will attend, and the troops available
about Washington will form part of
the funeral cortege.
Both houses of congress will bo rep
resented by committees, and It Is ex
pected that the speaker of tho houso
and General Grosvenor, both of whom
served under General Hosecranz, In be
half of the house, and Senator Foraker,
who also served under him, on behalf
of the senate, will make, brief ad
dresses. The society of tho Army of
tho Cumberland will bo largely repre
sented and veterans of the military
societies of thu District will bo invited
to take part.
m i -
Py Kxcluuhe Wire from The Associated Press.
New York, April 4. Arrbedt I.ucinlu, J.her
pool and (ucenatnwii. Cleared: Umlnii, Liv
erpool; Lalni, Kjnles and (leno.i; Uotterdaui, Hot
terdam l.i IIouIokiiu; La Hri'tJh'iu', llaue, tie
noa AiThed: Phoenicia, New York, (Juocnv
town AniU'di Campania, Nov York for I.t.
t'l ihioI, HouloKue SjIIiiIi Stateudaui (from Hot
terdam), New York, Cliei bourn Salledj Pentseli.
land (from lljiiiburu and Southampton), New
Foxhall Xeene Injured.
By lUcluihe Wire from Ihe Associated 1'icsi.
Loudon, April i. 1'oUull Keeue, the Auurl
ran sportsman, was riding wllli the Quern hounds
near llurroufdi hill, Melton Mowbray, today, when
his hone fell ut tho first fence and rolled out
him, Mr, Keine, who a unconscious for con
siderable time, recocicd Miftulently to hi re
moved to Dilhy hall, thu residence uf tho mavtcj
ol thu fox hounds, ,
Three Soys Cremated.
Ily Kiclushe Wire from The Associated Press.
Alexandria, Iji., April i In a Am today which
dcliojed the house of Chris McDsnlel, coloicd,
tluce Mii.1 of Mcbanlel, ufid 13, 11 and It )earri,
perWied in the dunes.
GEN. DE LA REY
A Severe All Dau FlQht Takes
Place in Southwestern
OFFICIAL REPORTS OF
Both Sides Lost Heavily During the
Engagement The Burghers Dis
persed After Leaders Had Tried in
Vain to Rally Them to Further
Attack Exceptional Bravery of
By ETtlusbc Wire from the Associated Pres.
London, April 4. Lord Kitchener re
ports a severe all-day fight on March
.11, In the neighborhood of Hart's river,
In the southwestern extremity of the
Transvaal, between a portion of his
brother's (General Kitchener) force
and the forces of Generals De La liar
and Kemp. The Boers were repulsed,
after heavy lobs on both slles.' The
Canadian Rifles especially distinguish
ed themselves. One party, commanded
by Lieutenant Bruce Carruthers, held
Its post till every man was killed or
wounded. Following Is thd text of
Lord Kitchener's dispatch:
"Pretoria, April 3. General Kitch
ener sent Colonels Kelr and Cookson
from Vrlekull, Western Transvaal, on
March 31, to leconnoltre toward Hart's
river. They soon struck the track of
guns and carried on a running fight for
eight miles, following the track
through the brush. Emerging on a
plain, large Boer reinforcements ad
vanced against their flanks, forcing
the British troops to take up a de
fensible position, which they hastily
entrenched. Fighting ensued at close
quarters till the Boers were repulsed on
all sides. De La Rey, Kemp and other
leaders vainly attempted to persuade
their men to renew the action. Fifteen
hundred Boers pniticlpated In the en
gagement, but they had suffeied too
heavily and cleared away to the north
west and south. The British losses
were also severe. The Canadian Rllles
especially distinguished themselves,
one party, commanded by Lieutenant
Bruce Carruthers, holding its post till
every man was killed or wounded.
Ot'hers of the forces showed great
steadiness, allowing the Boers to 'ad
vance within i!00 yards of them and
repelling them with a steady rifle fire."
WILL FIGHT RECIPROCITY.
Notice Is Given That the Minority
Will Oppose Cuban Relief.
By Kxrltisha Win- from The Avmciatcil I'res1:.
Washington, April 4. The Post to
morrow will say:
"Senator Piatt, of Connecticut, the
chairman of the senate committee on
Cuba, yesterday received two notifica
tions. One, from tho Democratic side,
was to the effect thut the minority pro
posed to fight reciprocity at every stage,
and had formed a compact organization
for that purpose. The other came from
a prominent Republican, who stated
that, nt the proper time, he would offer
an amendment to the bill declaring that
reciprocity should be contingent upon
the agreement by the Cuban govern
ment to a treaty with the United States
embodying the text of the Piatt amend
ment, the senator putting his statement
on tho ground that lie feared tho
Cubans, nfter they had formed a gov
ernment, would attempt to nullify tho
Piatt amendment. Both notifications
were tho beginning of tho fight that Is
to bo made in the senate against tho
enactment of the measure.
Senator Piatt suggested that If reci
procity was not to be enjoyed by Cuba
until a treaty had been signed und rati
fied, it would postpone until next winter
tho promised relief for the island.
Rowland's Transmitter Accepted.
Dy Kxi-lutire Wire from The Associated Presr.
Berlin, April i. After prolonged experiments
In Miullng four telegraphic- messages each way
cimuuaueoubiy over u tinirie wiie, the German
postal department lias accepted the octuple trans,
inltler f merited by the late Professor Henry It.
Hmvland, of Baltimore, The experiments were
(omlucted lutween Hnlln and Hamburg, tletween
:!00 und !IW words were transmitted per minute.
It is understood tint the German postal dcpait
incut Intends to Introduce tlie Itowlaml sytem
between Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, I.elpslo and
Clinton Dotson Hanged,
By Kxcluslie Wire from The Associated Press.
Deer Lodge, Mont., Apl I. Clinton Dotson
was hatiKcd today for participation in the mur
der of his father. Dotoon went to the scatTold
without fear or tiembliig. Just before Ihhe trap
was cprung, lie confessed the crime. He slept
to within half an hour befoic lie was led out
to Ihe scafl'cld. Ills utile was broken by the
By lUdushc Who from The Associated 1'icss.
Washington, April 4. Tho president and Mrs.
Itooacu'lt had us their Kucatx t dinner tonight
General William Cruder, of Ihe uunyj Clli
Km ho Commissioner Kuulke, Mrs, Cowles ind
Mr, Jtnies llouseelt, of New York, Liter In tho
ctinlng Senator llinua called ut the white home
und was with tlie president for mure than an
lly r.xclustve Wire from'The Associated 1'iesi.
lUrrMiurir, April 4. Cliortem vxie Issued by
the state ilepaitment tiuUy to Hie following
corpoiutlons; Mouongahela Light company,
Pittsburg; iaplt.il, $1,000; Swedish I'rinislcu coin
p.iny, Mi lit cspoi t ! capital, $3,000. Manjoii K.u'.
glnceriug company, I'ltUburgj capital, $0,000.
Kills Wife and Commits Suicide,
By Kit lush c Wlic fruiu The Aoclltfd Press.
Toledo, O., Apilt L Hauy Preston, u. plumber,
tbU iiiriruing shot his wlfo in Ihe bead killing lir
iMantly, then shot himself dead. I'riiton was
under the influence of liquor, but olhcrwUe no
cau.- li gheii or I tic dead. He was 07 years of
ugc and his wife 47.
NEW PARTY OFFICERS.
Dr. Chambers Claims That It Is the
First Political Home for Organized
By forltulec Wire from The AmoeUtcd Presn.
Louisville, Ky April I. Chairman
Parker, of the Allied Peoples party, to
day uppolnted J. H, Cook nnd Dr. Jo
seph 13. Chambers, of Missouri, as
members of the national executive com
mittee, and J. H, Bcrrus, of Kaiisnn
City, and S. A. Wright, of Springfield,
ns members of the central committee
The other vacancies will be filled ns
nearly as possible In uniformity with
the selections of organized labor ut Ht.
Referring to tho new movement, Dr.
Chambers, of St. Louis, said today:
"Wo have bulldPd the llrst political
homo for organized labor."
GOOD ROADS CONVENTION
Enthusiastic Sessions at Charlottes
ville Senator Hanna and Oth
er Prominent Speakers.
By Kxclushe Wire from Tlie Associated Preu.
Charlottesville, Va., April 4. The Jef
ferson memorial and Inter-state good
roads convention came to an end this
afternoon, at the close of a very en
thusiastic session. A train during the
forenoon brought a large number of
officials and congressmen from Wash
ington, Including Senator Hanna und
ex-Secretary Bliss. Commissioner Her
mann, of the general land office at
Washington, opened proceedings with
a speech. In which ho said that greater
Improvement had been made in ali
other modes of travel than by vehicles
over the public highways, and he urged
energetic prosecution of the good roads
movement. Senator Hanna made the
address that attracted the most atten
tion. He said the road question was it
practical one and the question of trans
portation in this great country of ours
a. serious one. The surplus products
must find a market. Nowhere had there
been greater development Industrially
than nt the South, and he would speak
on southern development rather than on
the road question. The South was richer
In minerals than any other part of the
country east of the Rocky mountains,
and Tcnnesscfp and Alabama, In his
judgment, some time would be thegreat
steel center of the United States. The
interest shown in 'good roads was grati
fying to him, as it showed the people
of the South are awako to. their inter
ests. He noted Improvements in the
waterways of the South, nlso.
Other speakers were Representative
Davis, of Florida Llttlefleld, of Maine,
and Tongue, of Florida.
BIO RACE AT BRIGHTON.
Arrangements for a Trial Between
the Abbot and Xord Derby.
By Kxcluslve WIip from The Associated i'resi.
New York, April . A contract was
signed by ex-Fire Commissioner John
F. Scannell and K. K. Smathers today
and by William A. Kngeman, treasurer
of the National Trotting ussocitaton, by
which the association gives a purse of
510,000 for a race, best three In five
heats, at Brighton Beach, between
ScanneH'is The Abbot and Smathers'
Lord Derby. The race will be trotted
during Grand Circuit week, August lt
36. The Abbot has a record of 2.03.
and Lord Derby a record of 2.06',-i. This
will bo one of the most important trot
ting races ever held.
There will be no side bet. Smathers
and Scanncll met today, nnd the former
said he would bet $6,000 to $10,000 on
Lord Derby. Mr. Scunnell, It is said,
would have bet even money, but did not
care to give odds. Tho race will be
' trotted under tho National Trotting as
sociation rules, with the specification
i that distancing Is to bo waived. This
menus that should one horse break and
be distanced, he still has u chance In
tho race. The Abbot broke In the sec
ond heat with Cresceus last year and
was declared out of It,
By the terms of the rnce $7,000 goes
to tho winning horse nnd $3,000 to the
loser. Another stipulation Is that both
noises shall bo in good form and that
the track shall bo In first-class condi
tion. Otherwise either owner may re
fuse to start his horse. This will Insure
a race under tho best possible condi
tions. The meeting, although to be tho first
between the horses, will not be the last,
as both are under contract to ruco with
Bornlma, T. W. Lawson's trotter. Two
races for purses of $20,000 each arc to be
raced for by the three horses, hut The
Abbot-Lord Derby race Is to tnko pluce
Charges Against Captain Foody,
fly Kxcliulvo Wire from The Aisotiatcd Pruw.
New York, April 1,CharRci were made jujirut
Police Captain Koojy, uf the Thlrti eenth
blreet btation by District Attorney Jerome, The
ielrlcatloiw couUlneil in the rliargn covered
ten typewritten pages and mentioned fifty -two
inaUnrea ,ln which it wjs alleged Captain Foody
had failed tn preent violations of the law. To.
lice Commissioner P-irlridge ald thu chaigea
would not he made public until (omuriow,
Improvement in Mrs. Dennis.
By Kxcliuhu Wire from The AwocUted I'rcas.
Washington, April t, There was a flight
cluuigo for Hut better today in the condition of
Mrs. Ada (Jilbert Dcmilu, the ilreHmuker, who
was assaulted lieru four mumlu ao. Durlni; a
few lucid iimmentu, kho made a nutement tn a
lowl iletuthe icKardinir nonie pemoiui) prop,
my, but hi iMporiM! to .i ipicitiwi u tu who ..
saulted her, she ileclaird that she did not know,
... - -
Ray Annrchy Bill Substituted,
lly llxclushe Wire from The Aii.iclatid Prmi.
Washington,. April 1. The lioiur. committer un
Judiciary todjy decided to xulbtitute the bill of
Chairman Kay dealing with anarchy and uttcuipti
on (he lite of the president fur Ihe kriute hill
recently pj.cd on the unin subject. The Hay
bill goen further than that of the stiute, .ra
ldiug for thu tulutlou of anarcliUU and aUo
for the huppientioit of Incendiary piupngamlas.
Political Science in Philadelphia.
lly Kxclualie Mire from Tlio.A&oeiated Croat,
Philadelphia, A pill 4. The slitli annual meet
Ing of the American Academy of I'olltical and
Social Science began here today and oil) con
tinue tomorrow. There U a good attendance of
mcuiberu of Ihe academy, The general tuple
lor dltcuulon at this iiuctlii.' It tucUl IcgUla
tlou and tociat ucthlly
IiAJOIE REFUSES $7,000 A YEAR.
Not Tempted by the Offers of the
National League Agents.
By Kxclufhp Wire from The Associated l'resi.
Philadelphia, April 4. Lajole. the
celebrated second baseman of the
Philadelphia American Leaguo club,
today refused an offer of a salary of
$7,000 a year for three years made him
by an agent of tho New York National
In pursuance of the decision of the
National Lpaguo nt Its meeting In New
York yesterday, to make a ruld on
the American League and Induce Its
star players to desert that organiza
tion, an agent of the New York club
came hero and made the above offer to
Lajole. The player refused to enter
tain any proposition coming from the
To a reporter today, Lajole said:
"I have received nothing but the best
treatment possible from President
Shlbe and Manager Mack. I am under
contract to the Philadelphia American
League club for two years longer. I
have no Intention of repudiating thnt
contract, and all the offers of the Na
tional League will not Induce me to
desert the American League. I am sat
isfied with the treatment t have re
ceived from Manager Mack, and in
tend to show my appreciation of it by
remaining loyal to him."
Manager Connie Mack said today
that he knew nothing personally of the
nttempt on the part of the National
League managers to Induce his players
to desert. He said he has had the as
surance of every member of his team
that they will live up to the terms of
their contracts and that he Is not wor
rying in the least about the affair.
BASE BALL SCHEDULE
The Committee iu Charge of the Na
tional League in Session at
the Fifth Avenue Hotel.
UyKvluahe Wnc fiom 'flic Associated Pros?.
Xtv York, Apt II !.' The conintfttee in
charjre of tlio playlntr schedule of the
National Leugue ot Base Ball clubs met
at the Fifth Avenue hotel late this
afternoon and made public the result
of their deliberations. The season
opens on April 17 and closes on October
4. The schedule consists of 140 Raines,
eacli club playlnsr ten games with tho
other clubs on the" home grounds. Act
ing upon tho resolution adopted several
months ago, the magnates decided to
pend the eastern clubs to the west first.
There are but forty conflicting dates
between the National and American
league teams during the season. Of
this number Boston has sixteen, Phil
adelphia ten, Chicago, seven and St.
The only big holiday clash will he In
Chicago on July 4 when the Boston and
Chicago National League teams meet
there, as do the Cleveland and Chicago
American League clubs.
Philadelphia will open the season In
New York on April 17 and the New
York club will go to Philadelphia to
open Its season tho following day. Bos
ton opens tho .season on the 17th at
Brooklyn. This means a clash of
opening dates in Greater New York.
Chicago opens the season In Cincinnati
while Pittsburg opens with St. Louis
at the latter place. On April ID, a.
holiday In Boston, Brooklyn will open
the season there. Two games will be
St. Louis will open the season for
Chicago on April 21 and the Cinclnnatls
opens tho season for Pittsburg and
participate in the flag raising.
Decoration day will find Philadelphia
In New York, Boston In Brooklyn,
Chicago In Pittsburg and Cincinnati In
On Bunker Hill day.June 17,Nuv York
will be In Boston. July 4 will Und the
eastern teams In tho west, with New
York in St. Louis, Brooklyn In Pitts
burg, Philadelphia In Cincinnati and
Boston In Chicago, On Labor day,
September 1. the western teams will bo
In the east. St. Louis will be In New
York, Cincinnati In Boston, Pittsburg
In Brooklyn and Chicago In Philadel
phia. Two or three of the inngnntes were
asked concerning tho reported $100,000
fund that had been raised for the pur
pose of fighting the American League,
While they would not admit thut this
was the amount of the fund, they
would not deny that such a fund had
been raised or rather pledged.
End of Colombian War.
By Kxcliblvv Wiie from The Awoclitid l'ri.
Wuhlilniitoii, April I, Ssnor Concha, the Col.
cuibfaii minister, his eieird .) lahlcgram fiom
l'rcxidcut Maiiciquln, t Colombia, contlriiiiu
tlie ne.-i dispatches fiom Ptiuini.i if the 'ict
llt'4 of (leiierals Valencia and lYnhunn mci the
lnmgenti'. It l belleied ut the legation here
that UiU will I ml the l:iurrr( tion In Columbia,
DEATHS OF A DAY.
lly llxclusltc Mlo from The ,tw fated Pica".
WjI Inglon, April I. Lieutenant Couiminder
William II. Hchtutti) tiled at the naval hcwptml
III this city todiy ut a complication ol acute
stomach und lung truiiblc. IIU death tudj cue
of the most creditable- and Intcicitlng caictia
of (lie naval hvrUco. He wa appointed irum
Mlmi and graduited rt Ilia head of his class
at tho imial academy in IW. He went on the
i'iidition to the Lena Hi 111 und brought bub
the bodiei of thu,et ho died In Ihe femous
IMLong Antic ripedlt.ru'i. He .pole lluisbn flu
ently und In IWi was viit again to the far north,
at the Instance of the latc department to dis
tribute pitMi.l-i among tho natives of northern
Siberia iff iiluin lor their MnJnew to the
JM.oiig parly. He was a man of high attain
incuts, unusually well equipped for tho ncicntltlc
bunches ol the naval service. He was the uavl
gator of Ihe Iowa during the Spanish-American
war. 'Hi re-lathes reside mSt. Louis.
NcwaiK. N, .L, April 4. Tlio Hev. John V. Mc
( '.u the, lector o! bt, Patrick's llomau Catholic
cathedral, died hue today of dropsy.
His Will Provides Tor Two Scholar
ships to Earti ot the Present '
States and Territories.
Five Men May Be Nominated by
Emperor William for Course at
Oxford The Codicil States "For
a Good Understanding Between
England, Germany and the United
States" In Directing. Placing of
American Scholarships Provision
Is Made That No Student Shall Be
Qualified or Disqualified on Ac
count of Race or Religidus Opinion.
By i:iliiiiee Wire from Tlie Aiudatcd Pica.
London, April 4. The will of Cecil
Rhodes provides for the establishment
of colonial scholarships, as previously
announced, and two American scholar
ships to each of tho present states and "
territories of the United States. The
will also provides for five scholarship;!
for students of German birth, at Ox
ford, to be nominated by Emperor Wil
liam, and, commenting on the bequest,
Mr. Rhodes, In a codicil telegraphed
fioin South Africa said:
"For a good understanding between
England, Germany nnd the United
States will secure the pence of thu
world, and educational relations ..form
the strongest tie."
Mr. Rhodes divides 100,000 bequested
to Oriel college into several funds, in
dicating concisely how he wishes them
to be applied, and adds this charac
"And finally, as college authorities
live secluded from the woild, and so
are like children as- o commercial mat
tors, 1 would v'lviso ih(0l o consult
my trustees if.Kardlng the Investment
of these various funds, so far as they
would receive great help and assistance
from such advice."
Regarding the American scholar
ships, Mr. Rhodes says:
"Whereas, I desire to encourage atjd
foster an appreciation of the advant
ages which, I implicitly believe, will
result from a union of tho English
speaking peoples throughout the world,
and to encourage In the students from
the f'nlted States, who will benefit
by the scholarships, an attachment to
the country from which they have
sprung; but without, I hope, with
drawing them or their sympathies from
the land of their adoption or,blrth."
The will provides that tlie executois
may, at their discretion, delay estab
lishing any territorial scholarships un
til such time ns they may think fit, hut
It provides also that the territorial
scholarship.-?, once established, shall not
lapse upon the admission of the terri
tory Into statehood.
Another provision Is that no student
shall be qualified or disqualified for
election to a scholarship on account of
laco or religious opinion.
Mr. Rhodes desires that the student?
should not patronize any particular
college, but distribute themselves
throughout the universities. The trus
tees are allewed to suspend or remove
any scholar, nt their discretion.
Mr. Rhodes expresses tho hope thnt
the trustees will arrange nn annual
dinner and reunion for all students and
scholarship graduates who are able,
to attend and Invito thereto ns guests
"persons who have shown sympathy
with the views expressed by me In my
By Inclusive Wlie fiom Tlie Awiciateil l'rri.
New Ycnk, April 4. Four rebellious
penmen wero todny taken oft the
schooner Imiuc T. Campbell, from Bos
ton for Savannah, Ga. Tho schooner la
commanded by Captain Gustav W.
Weldman, and Is now lying off Clifton,
S. 1, Tho men refused, It was alleged,
to weigh anchor or to sail on the Camp
bell, und Captain Weldman hoisted tho
colors upside down.
A police tug went to the vessel and
the men were taken off under arrest. In
court the pollen magistrate discharged
the seamen, but said tho' case might he
one for tlie United States court. Tho
men said they refused to snll on tho
schooner because the topmasts were not
stepped. They had nothing to say
against her seaworthiness.
Strike Will Bo Declared Off,
lly Krcliisho Wire from Tho Associated Press.''
lndlauainlii, Ind., April 4. As the result ol
roufeicnce held ut the headquarters cf the United
MIio Worl.en of America today between lrete!
lint Mlu hell, flernard Wee, of UeerAe-ld, I'u,,.,
piethhiit of District No. 2, Pennsylvania, awl 1.. ,
W, Itnlilnson, of Itocliester, N. V., president nf-i
the Uullalo, Itochester and Pittsburg Coal torn -
p.iny, ft is believed that tlie strike of that W
Ikiny, called ut Altooaa, April 1 ind involv
ing 10,uil iiic-ii; will be declared ult.
Local data foi April 4, TOil
llighct temperature ..,,,,.,. .It degree
Lowest temperature ,..,,...,,,,,,,,,,, Ui degreea
llelativa humidity: , ' .
$ a. iu. ft,,,,,,,,,,,,,,..,. 1 3 per cent
U p- '" .....,,,,,, 03 per cent.
Precipitation, 2i bourn ended 8 ji, in., none,
-f 4 4.
WEATHER FORECAST. 4-
Washington, April 4. Forecast for St -4-
4- urday and Sunday: Kastcm Pennsylvania, -
f fair Saturday and probably Sunday ; warm. A-
4- er; variable wlnuVt, becoming south. 4-
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