The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, April 14, 1902, Image 1

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The Police Fire Into the Crowds
of Rioters with Rifles Loaded
with Ball Cartridges.
Xhe' last Trouble Is Precipitated by
a Number of Houghs, Who Tire
Into the Crowd It Is Impossible
to Secure an Accurate List of the
By Ktclu-lvc WIro (rum The Awiculcd Pics
Brussels, April 33. The bloody re
predion of the disorders of yesterday
evening has created u painful impres
sion among all classes here, although
It is appreciated that the majority of
the .victims of the encounters do not
belong to the better class of workmen.
Yesterday, for the first time, the police
ically fired their rllles loaded with ball
cartridges. Previous to yesterday they
had used their swords and their revol
vers, the latter being usually loaded
with blank cartridges. Saturday's
rioters were composed of the dregs of
the population, with a sprinkling of
what is called the young Socialist
Cuard, composed of mere boys, Willi
little regard for the orders of M. Van
Per Velde, a member of the chamber
of deputies and the leader of the So
cialist movement in Belgium and the
Socialist committee.
It must bo explained that the Maison
du Peuple is situated on the upper
slope) of a hill; that the central boule
vardand most of the business portion
of tile city lies at the foot of this hill,
while, the royal palace, the law courts,
the chamber of deputies and the minis
ters stand upon the ridge of the hill.
The quarter around the Maison du
I'euple Is the worst in the city. It Is
a perfect rookery of low class dwell
ings, intersected by steep and narrow
streets and.inalodorous alleys. In the
vicinity of the Maison there are some
small squares, in which the rioters"
gathered yesterday evening until "they
dispersed and the squares occupied by
detachments of the civic guard. The
mob was mainly composed of the rough
population of the quarter, who jeered
and reviled the police when they we're
forced along the streets by the cor
dons of officers.
The serious troubles began when a
number of roughs, from a safe dis
tance, llred revolvers in the direction
of the cordons. The gendarmes then
charged with drawn swords. After tir
ing at the crowd with revolvers loaded
with blank cartridges, they were
greeted with a hall of missies, such as
stones, bottles and heavy iron rivet".
This happened in several streets. It
was worse in Hue Haute, where the
occupants of the houses rained missiles
upon the heads of the gendarmes. An
officer ot the gendarmes then shouted
o the crowd to disperse. No notice
was taken of this order. Then, for the
first tlmo in many years, the gen
darmes llred their Mauser carbines,
loaded with what are called "strike"
cartildges, which contain a ball but a
minor chaige of powder. The gen
darmes Hied only one volley, but when
the mob scattered, several bodies were
lying on the ground. Two were mor
tally wounded and died while being
conveyed to the hospital.
Charge of Gendarmes.
Over twenty narrow streets and blind
alleys lead In the Hue Haute, and
v. hen the gendarmes charged after the
mob othei rioters Issued from there al
leys and fired revolvers at the backs
of the policemen until the latter were
obliged to leave three of their number
at the mouth of each alley they passed.
These guards stood with their rllles
pointed down the alleys, ready to shoot.
Other gendarmes, who were statlomd
every few paces, covered the windows
In the hue Haute with the lilies.
it Is Impossible to ascertain the exait
rmnber ol the victims of yestei day's
rioting. Jinny of those who were
slightly Injured had their wounds
dressed In pharmacies or went home.
The director of the hospital of st,
I'lerre, however, told a representative
of the Assaeiated Press this afternoon
that three rioters had died In the hos
pital and that another one theie was
believed to ho mortally Injured. Thirty
othei s who lire badly hurt were re
ceived at tho hospital last l night,
Among tho Injured, are many Impru
dent spectators of the rioting, who
were (aught between two (lies, as the
gendarmes frequently combined their
movements and charged tho mobs front
and i ear at the same time,
A doctor who was returning home,
after having visited a patient, was
caught between two bodies of charging
gendarmes and had his nose cut off
with a sword, A woman was also
among the Inured, One of the men
killed wat the assistant secretary of
the ?oclallst jewelers' union. Few peo
llcemen were hurt.
No revolutionary demonstration oc
curred today, and in order to avoid
collisions between the strlkeis and the
police tho Hoclallst committee has
countermanded the orders for the mon
ster meeting which It was Intended to
hold tomnirnw in the Industrial suburb
at.Molenbeck, St. Jean.
The authorities are anticipating to
morrow with anxiety us the Soeinllst
committee has definitely decided to
proclalpi n general strike In. Urussels
and its envlioiiB. A large majority of
the metal workers and factory hands
are cxDccted to come out, though It Is
doubtful If tho better class of workmen
will participate In the movement,
A proclamation by tho burgomaster,
written In French and Flemish has
been posted on the walls. It appeals to
citizens not to' encourage the disorderly
elements by forming In groups upon
the streets.
There was no show of military or
police upon the streets until Into this
evening, when a body of police and
gendarmes assembled In the vicinity of
the liaison du Peuple and prevented.
Tho Petit Hleu thinks it not unlikely
that martial law will be proclaimed
Tuesday, If the riots continue, and that
the third class of the militia will be
called out.
The meetings of Socialists and work
men at Ghent and Liege today were
(Midnight) The threatening aspect
of a mob, near the Maison du I'euple,
at U o'clock tonight, caused the police
and gendarmes to charge It. Five of
the demonstrators were wounded. One
of the injured will die. He received a
bayonet thrust In the back. Sixteen
arrests were made during tho evening.
Not Guilty of Killing Filipinos of
Samar Without Trial.
Ily i:iliwlp Wire hotn 'ilic Avwi.itid l'rcv.
Manila, April 13. Major Littleton W.
T. Waller, of the marine corps, has been
acquitted. He was tried by a court
martial on the charge of killing natives
of the island of Samar without trial.
The court stood eleven to two for
Waller's acquittal.
Purchasers at the Raines Law Hotels
Had to Purchase Sandwich in
Order to Get Drink.
By Kxcluahc Wire from The Associated Treat.
New York, April 13. The New Yorker
who wanted a drink of intoxicating
liquor today discovered that the en
forcement of the excise law. through
the combined efforts of the uniformed
police and the members of the State
Liquor Dealers' association, had as
sumed several new asnects. The first
Was that while it was much harder
than heretofore to get a drink in a
saloon holding merely a liquor tax cer
tificate, it was much easier to obtain
one In a Haines law hotel. The pur
chaser at the Raines law hotels also
found that while last Sunday he was
served either a plate of cheese and
crackers with his drink, or was given
a sandwich, to eat or not, as ho chose,
today he could not huv a drink with
out also buying a sandwich.
Saloon men who were seen during the
day seemed to think that the police ac
tivity had much to do with the saloons
being kept closed tightly, for the most
part, and argued that the hotel men
weie doing more business, because they
had been studying what they could and
could not do with impunity. The Haines
law hotels throughout the city were, as
a rule, exceedingly well patronized.
In the tenderloin district there weie
very few places without a hotel license
that made any attempt to do business.
The district, It was said, was closed
tighter than had been known In years.
The plan of selling In rooms overhend
the saloon, and similar ruses, were done
away with, seemingly for the reason
that the dealers thought the trouble too
great and the compensation too small.
The police of this district were very
active as well, and there was but a
small attempt to do business. 1'p to 7
o'clock In the evening there had not
beer, an arrest In the precinct for vio
lation of the excise law.
In the West Thirty-seventh dlstilct,
where the trouble started two weeks
ago, the same condition prevailed. Tho
police were active, the saloons closed
and the Haines law hotels doing a big
business. There was but one arrest In
duyllght hours. In the other parts of
the city tomewhnt similar conditions
At 11 o'clock police headquarters le
ported forty-one arrests In Greater
New York for violation of the excise
law, as against lit for the twenty-four
hours of last Sunday,
Government Tobacco Expert Takes
Trip Through Eastern States,
Ily DmIiuIw Who limn Tin- ,otiit(il l'ii'i,
Washington, April is' Prof, Milton
Whitney, ehlnf of the bureau of soils of
the department of agriculture, has io
turned from a trip to Hartford, Conn.,
New York and Philadelphia, wheie he
went to learn the feeling in legarrt to
tho .Sumatra tobacco irrown under
cheese cloth covering, by the dliectlon
of the department's tobacco experts.
He stated that Interest Ui the growth
of this tobacco Is glowing among ex
perts, The leaf has Inipioved verv much
.since It was packed, taking on a gloss
and finish that Is considered very de
sirable It is a well-known tact, Prof,
Whltpey rays, that all such leaf Im
proves wry much by standing for at
least six months In bales, Hoses of
cigars, wrapped with this tobacco, after
being packed two months, were opened
In Hartford and tho gloss and finish ot
the wrappers were very much finer
than when the cigars were packed,
showing that tho color Is permanent.
The tobacco Ir to be sold at auotlon
in Hartford on May 1. It has been clas.
slfle.l and a catalogue of all the bales
Ik being prepared for distribution among
the tiado. especially tho cigar manufac
turers. BASE BALL4
Ily i:ccHiIh Who from Tlic Associated Prcw.
At Wcelijukru, X, J. 1'lilUdclpliIj (American).
I; Jmey City. 0,
At Deliolt-Dctrolt, 13; JJuffalo, 0.
Striking Kansas City Bakers Refuse
to Obey Judge Henry.
Ily l.'xctuihe Wire from The AmooUIciI Pi cm.
KanBiis City, April 13. Striking jour
neymen bakers have disregarded an
order Issued by Judge John Henry, of
the Circuit court, restraining them from
Interfering with the business of Wnr
noke'fi bakery, and one of the men went
so far as to throw the court's order Into
the street when 11 deputy served It.
What course Judge Henry will take re
mains to be seen.
The strikers had Interfered with the
baker's business by standing In front
of his shop nnd telling all persons who
passed not to patronize the store, as Its
malinger was antagonistic to organized
Secretary Root Unable
Bear the Burden
Much Longer.
Ily Utrliudvr Wile from The Aocinlcd Pie.
Washington, April 13. The Issues are
fairly joined between the lieutenant
general and the secretary of war. The
troubles, which began long ago under
the Cleveland administration, have
finally reached so critical a stage that
the compulsory retirement of General
Miles at an early date is an open secret
and is not denied at the white house.
In explanation of President Hoosevelt's
position one ot his closest friends, who
unquestionably speaks by authority,
"The question is not a personal one
between "General Miles and Secretary
Hoot. At present Secret rry Hoot bus
on his shoulders a heavier burden than
any other member of the administra
tion. No man less strong could carry
It at all; and now, at tho very time
when he requires the most loyal sup
port of every subordinate who wishes
well to the army and tho nation, he has
to spend much of his strength in meet
ing the opposition of the commanding
general. If General Miles is retired, it
wjll be simply because after patient
tnlaT Ercgldent Roosevelt feels that on
the highest ethical grounds his reten
tion would work grave and lasting in
justice to the army as a whole. As
some of General Miles' friends have
said that it would be unfair to retire
him, it should be said in the first place
that he becured his promotion to a
brigadier generalship only through the
similar forced retirement of General
Ord, ho himself being jumped over-a-
number of senior officers Into the
vacancy thus created; and, In the sec
ond place, that the only action of the
kind taken by President Roosevelt
since lie has been in ofllee was In the
case of General Noyes, who was com
pulsorlly retired after reaching the age
of sixty-two, on the recommendation of
General Miles. In other words, the gen
eral has himself recommended and
profited by the very action which his
friends now fear may be taken at his
expense. If ho should go out before
General Brooke is retired, General
Brooke, who is General Miles' senior,
both In service and in age, and who did
gallant and distinguished work as a
volunteer in the Civil war, would un
doubtedly be put in his place as lieu
tenant general, as It is known that the
administration has been very desirous
of recognizing General Brooke's long
and faithful service. General Brooke,
during the Civil war, rendered equally
meritorious service with General Miles;
General Brooke was the first to obtain
a commission, and throughout the Civil
war he retained his advantage, ending
the war as General Miles' senior. After
peace came. General Miles was pro
moted over General Brooke's head.
As General Brooke will necessarily hold
the position but a brief period before
his retirement for age, General S, M. B,
Young is likely to succeed General
Brooke and General Chnftee's promo
tion to follow two years hence."
Were Charged with. Having- Mur
dered Man Who Is in America.
Ily KmIimIvc Whe (rum Tlie .Uvxi.iUil 1'ievi.
New York, April 13, Dr. M. Neu
stedler, of this city, today received a
cablegram from Vienna, giving notice
of the release from prison of the Schnur
family, ten members of which have
been confined near there from some
time, on the charge of having murdered
fcVliulln Schnur.
The story ot the charge, as told by
the doctor, la that tho young man sup
posed to have been murdered, waB
about to become a Christian convert
and to marry a. Christian girl, not
withstanding that ho came, from a
well-known Jewish family of Dom
btowa, Gallclu. ills parents, to avoid
the consequence of his proposed change
of faith, sent hhn to a brother in this
country, and, after his disappearance,
were accused by the Christian peasants
of the neighborhood with having mur
dered him. They were arrested and
taken 111 chains to the nearest prison.
News of this reached the brother
hero and a committee of twelve was
M'locted to arrange to send the young
man bad; In order to prove that ho
had not been murdered,
The committee, of which the doctor
was chairman, raised enough money
to cm ry out Its purpose, and announces
that young Pcluiur 1ms already left this
country In the care of an American.
By Inclusive Wire from The Aisoclated IVet.
1'unxauUuncy, l'a April 13, IVelilcul Mitch
ell anil Secretary WIUqii, ot the, United .Mine
Worker of America, aillved here today fm the
purpose, of cnuferiln; with the striking Llc-im
InoiH mine woikeri of the llochotlcr 411 J I'll is
huri; Coal company, 'file two leaileis tpent the
afternoon on.1 ccnlnsr in liolJlnir conference wftli
ilMrict leaiUm. Tomoirow Mr. Mitchell it III
hold a coiileicncc ultli Manager ltoblnson, of the
lioihcatcr and I'htsbuii; eompiny. The istrlkei
arc not gaticHcd with the agreement aliened W
hac been entered into liv Mjsrs. Mitchell snd
Itcblnsou at lndlinspolii last week,
United States Enfous More Ganad
ian Gtistom Than the Rest
ot the World.
A Publication Dealing -with the
United States Trade with Canada.
More Business Transacted with
This Country Than with the Whole
of South America.
By KxcluMic Wire from Tho Associated Prey.
Washington, Aprll,13. The United
States enjoys more of Canadian custom
than the rest of tho world put together.
Attention is directed to this fact in
that portion of "Commercial Relations
of 1001" (now in press), which deals
with United States trade with Canada,
an extract ot which was given out for
publication by Jlr. Emery, chief of the
bureau of foreign commerce today. It
Is pointed out that so closely allied are
trade conditions In this country and
Canada that prosperity ,or depression In
the United States immediately finds
echo In the trade of our northern neigh
bor. In 18S7 Orcjat Britain lost to us
her lead In the matter of goods sent
into the Dominion, and from that year
forward, with but a slight interval, this
country has steadily lengthened tho
Lgup. It is not as widely realized as it
should be, says the report, that Can
ada Is the best customer we have, ex
cepting only Great Britain and Ger
many. Consul General Bittinger, at
Montreal, in a report on tho subject,
"The United States does more busi
ness with Canada than with the whole
of South America, as much as with
Central America, Mexico and- the West
Indies together, and nearly as much as
with Africa, Asia and Oceanlca.
"Our present tariff policy toward
Canada," says the consul general,
"causes the building up of great manu
facturing interests to compete with our
own. If we seek trade In other coun
tries, we must not deny them the op
portunity to sell some of their products
to us, Canada wants to send to the
United Statps her lumber, wood pulp,
hay, barley and The 'United
States consumes more lumber and
paper than any other nation in the
world and she should bo glad to admit
the lumber and wood pulp free. If
the United States would take off the
duty on Canadian coal (which could be
profitably sold only to a very limited
extent along our eastern coast) our
coal would be admitted Into Canada
free and our sales of coal In the Do
minion would be double what they are
at piesent."
Total Importation.
Canada's total Importation for con
sumption in the last fiscal year amount
ed to $181,238,000. Imports from the
United States reached the splendid fig
ure of $110,-) 85,000, an increase of some
SCOO.OOO over the preceding year. Fig
ures are given to show that the pref
erential tariff hus failed to affect seil
ously trade movements. Durable goods
from the United States showed a de
crease of about $1100,000 last year, but
this Is attributed in part to the giowth
of Canadian Industries.
Asa curious instance of how Indus
tiles may be throttled by legislation,
Mr. Bittinger relates that the British
preferential tariff enabled British ex
porters last year to send to the Do
minion woolen goods to the value of
$10,000,000. As they are considered of
better quality than, and as cheap as the
home product, many Canadian mills
have been obliged to close down.
Consul Shepherd, at Hamilton, In lit"?
report, calls attention to the interesting
facts that the big dry goods houses of
Canada send their milliners and mod
istes to New York several times a year
to observe anil copy styles and have
practically turned their backs on the
Kuropeun modes formerly so popular.
A plan of the Canadian Paolllc rail
wny authorities to redeem some three
million acres of arid lands between Cal
gary and Medlclno Hat Is described
by Consul General Bittinger. The
scheme Is to build a dam at Row river,
a mile east of Calgary, cut Intersecting
canals and leave tho rest to the force
of gravitation,
Commeiclal Agent Freeman, at St.
Pierre, French North America, notes
Unit the local trade is suffering through
the -New Foundlnnd legislation which
forbids halt to bo sold from colony to
the French.
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Ily i:ilu-ili' Win! hum 'Hie A.niltiil fruJi.
I'hllailHphlj, Apill U Tho Udtfer in ltd coal
artlile tumuirow Mill uy:
"'fhe iiiithi.ailu iujI Iij.Ui wjj again iiil.'i
uiptul III output lat Ni'ik la humn extent by
the hcity Mint ami llomU nlikli th-luged Uta
u( tho Wjonilnir and SlIiujIMII ivkIohi. Then1 U,
Iiohumt, u Kiixral muu'inmt In Imriusu mitput
at. the niituii and urdus nru better In ioiuecuem
f thu tlNlrig of the bprmi; cluuUr utlli tha i!N.
(oiiutd, uhlih wilt ili'UiMi.e tho trliole.ik pilcm
of totil monthly in lent per ton until nest
HpU'inlur, bejclnnlmr wllli M cents per ton ill
count for April. TliU h.irf khcn u ccitaln tliliip
llv t the fiiluio outleot; of the trade, eiublliiy
the dealers to imlci will) more lonlldciite,
'Ihere U coiitlnuul a inlty, lioimrr, uning to
the dlfuVulty of getting mm In vrlikli to trn.
poit tho io j I. If tho urrauscnieuw novt- inadn
arc continued the Apt II price to consumer) Mill
he tho lutiut for thin hcaon, the i-ainu rclatim
conditions eUtlm; ai at this time Uit
Coal bid I'fRiin moving by iiich rp the lakes,
and the tidewater shipments arc reported us ji.
Hancock Arrives at Manila.
Ily IJuluiho Wro from The Associated I'icm! i
Manila, April 11. 1 lie United1 fetatcj army
trumiwrt lUncoik nhlch Mas prevloiuly icported
aiuound near JU, northern Luzon, lui auhfd
hero Mlthout hating tmlalncd damages, She
Irutk on a (oral tit!, and had to be lightened
before I lie cuuhl be Hoatid. bhe waa on the icel
for fclity hourj.
Troubles at Willtes-Barre Arranged
by Arbitration.
By Kuhulro Wire from Tiie Awlnlctl l'rev.
Wllkes-Barre, Pa.. Arll 13. The
strike of painters unit decorators In this
city has been sottted by arbitration.
The men went out on April 1, because
their employers would not Increase
their wages from $2.25 to $2.50 H day.
Then committees wore appointed to try
and bring about a compromise. The
matter was finally left In the hands of
threq arbitrators, nnd at midnight last
night they reached nn ngreoment.
They fixed the rate of wages to be
paid In the future at ?2.S7 a day. This
was satisfactory to both sides, and, the
strikers will return to work tomorrow.
Hopeful Feeling in London
Over Pretoria Con
ference. By Inclusive Wire from The Associated PrcM.
London, April 13. The announcement
of the presence at Pretoria of the
Orange Free State and Transvaal lead
ers, who have been at Klerksdorp con
sidering terms of peace has caused a
decided increase In the hopefulness of
the public concerning the possibilities
of peace.
The expectations aroused by the con
ference at Pretoria have been further
heightened by the movements of Mr.
Chamberlain, the colonial secretary,
and other members of the cnblnet In
London and evidences that important
despatches are passing between Lord
Kitchener and the government.
A conference of members of the
cabinet was held last night at midnight
in Mr. Chamberlain's house. Mr.
Chamberlain. Mr. Brodrick, the war
secretary; Sir Michael Hicks-Beach,
the chancellor of tho exchequer, and the
Duke of Devonshire, president of the
council, were present. The conference
terminated at 1 o'clock this morning,
and' today Mr. Chamberlain and sev
eral of the colonial office officials were
in their offices. Messengers passed be
tween them and Sir Michael Hlcks
Bcach, at his residence.
At half-past one this afternoon Mr.
Chamberlain drove to Buckingham pal
ace and remained with King Edward
for two hours. During the afteroon
messengers carried despatches from
the foreign office to Lord Salisbury
who, with Mr. Balfour, the government
leader in the house of commons, was
at Hatfield houss-
These outward signs of Sunday activ
ity have not been supplemented by any
authentic or official statement. The
question most discussed thus far, has
been whether the peace negotiations
would affect the government's financial
proposals, which promise to be sub
mitted' to parliament tomortow. The
fact that Sir Michael Hicks-Beach was
engaged In his office nearly all of today
Is taken in some quarters to Indicate
a modification of the budget statement.
There appears no doubt that the Boer
leaders have communicated the results
of their deliberations to Lord Kitchener.
Attempts will be made in parliament
tomorrow to draw what information
the govei nment has on the South Africa
situation, and to learn Its Intentions;
but It is not expected that the govern
ment can forecast the probable out
come of the negotiations. Whatever
Instructions have been sent to Lord
Kitchener are believed to be only pro
visional In character.
William Vaughn, of Mantua Ar
rested for the Crime.
Ily i:cliulie Wile fiom The Associated 1're.
Cleveland, O., April 13. Mrs. Martha
J. Calhoun, aged 7u years, and her
eiaughter, Mis. Vaughn, aged 4, wore
shot and killed this morning by as
yet unknown parties, at their home,
near Mantua station, a village forty
miles souteast of this city. William
Vaughn, a step-sou of the younger wo
man, was arrested and placed in Ha
vana jail, charged with the crimes.
Mrs. Vaughau was shot live times In
tin.' head, and the sixth bullet of the re
volver ended tho llfo of her mother.
No one but tho murderer saw the
crimes committed, and wlien tho dead
bodies of the two women were found
In the different rooms of their home,
there was Intense excitement In the lit
tle village. When the authorities were
summoned, they arrested William
Vaughn and took him to Havona. What
are believed to be bluud-spots were
found on his trousers, Vaughn claims
these were the icsult of a cut he re
cently received on tho linger. Vaughn's
father died a few duys ago, and It Is
believed the bulk of his estate was left
to tlio two women,
Vaughn was not a member of his
father's household, living alone, rpilto
M'cluded from his neighbors, about a
(imirter ( f a mile from his father's
Four Men Are Reported Killed and
Seven Ave Wounded,
fly nxilusdio Wire from The AoUated Pies.
Kansas city, Mo April 13. In a light
between officers and desperadoes, near
Ilraggs, I, T,, four men are reported
killed, and seven wounded, among them
a noted outlaw,
Jt is Impossible to reach Ilraggs by
telegraph or telephone tonight and de
tails are lacking.
Italian Counterfeiter Arrested.
Ily i:.chuhc Wire from 'the Associated I'ross.
New Voik, April II. Gcncro Agonc, an Ital
ian photomaphcr llilng in Xcw llaien, via ar
rested bete tonight ihaiged . with Uiuijtl:i
rountetfelt money. M $ counterfeit bills were
found on, lilm in addition to about t,0OJ in
Italian money".' Aroiio Is cald to be the nun wli-a
suiu'llcd many hundred immigrants :i tho or
rlial of tho steamer Tmo on Krldav by irp
rcMrtlns himself (o bo the purser of the ies.-el
and in that capacity I'hins them lountcifelt $2
and $10 bill tu cxUianse for their Italian money.
One Man Killed nnd a Woman and
Her Husband Badly Beaten.
Ily Etcluahc Wire from Tho Associated f'K,
Mahonoy Clty Pa., April 13. Seven
masked burglars In nn encounter in a
boarding house near tho Ollberton col
liery, early this morning, killed Wnsll
Tnlco, aged 35 years, shot and slightly
wounded Mrs. George Hernltz, his
boarding mistress, and clubbed her
husband bo badly that he Is In a ser
ious condition. Tho battle with the
burglars occurred at about 2 a. m.,
shortly after Tnlco returned from the
coal mines. While he was preparing to
retire, the seven men burst Into -his
room nnd commanded him to keep si
lent. Ho disobeyed them and began
yelling for help, at which one of tho
masked men shot him through tho
head and he fell dead.
learlng tho noise. Bernlts! and his
wife entered the room to see what
was wrong. The two were instantly
seized and In the struggle Mrs. Ber
iilts locoived a slight wound In the
cheek and her husband was pounded
Into submission. Several of the burg
lars then ransacked the house while
tho others stood guard over the hus
band and wife. Three trunks were
burst open and saving amounting to a
few hundred dollars and two watches
were taken by the men. All of them
cs'caped, and up to tonight the police
have been unable to find any clue.
No Change at Manila, but Conditions
in Provinces Are Alarming A
Teamster Dies on the Grant.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prria.
Manila, April 13. The cholera situa
tion In Manila continues much the
same, but the conditions in the prov
inces are becoming alarming. The to
tal of cholera cases in Manila up to
date Is :M5, while there have been 192
deaths lrom the disease. In the prov
inces, there have been 418 cases and 381
Tho United States army transport
Grant, while on her way to Samar
Island, put into Legnspl, in Southern
lAiy.on, having on board a teamster who
had the cholera. The Grant asked for
assistance, but was placed in quaran
tine for live days. As her supplies of
water, food anil coal were limited, she
decided fo return to Manila. The
ti'amster died of the disease.
Services Will Be Conducted on Tues
day at Church of the Covenant.
Uy rjxttuiivo Wire from The Associated Pi ess.
Washington. April 13. Arrangements
were completed today for the funeral
services In this city over the remains
of the Itev. Dr. T. DeWItt' Talmage.
The funeral will take plfice at 4 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon from the Church of
the Covenant. The aervlces will be
very Mmple. There will be no funeral
sermon, but short addresses concerning
the life and works of Dr. Talmage will
be inadn by men who have been Inti
mately oesoelated with him. Dr. Teu
nis S. Hamlin, the pastor of the church,
nnd Dr. Thomas Chalmers Easton, of
the Kastern Presbyterian church, of
Washington, will both assist In the
services. Dr. Samuel J". Nichols, of St.
I.ouls, a lifelong friend, will make an
address, and Dr. J3. V. Terhune, of
New Jersey: Dr. Howard Suydhum, of
Ithlueback. X. Y.. and Dr. James De
murest, of Brooklyn, all school friends
of thu deceased, have been asked to
assist. Music will be furnished by the
male tiuarttle of the Church of the
Covenant. At 0 o'clock Wednesday
morning, the interment will take place
In the family lot at Greenwood ceme
tery, Brooklyn.
Silent tribute to the memory of Dr.
Tnlmag was paid today by thousands
of people, who walked past the resi
dence on Massachusetts avenue, where
the visit of death was marked by a
cluster of violets, tied with a streamer
of black hanging at (ho right of the
Many Intimate friends, Including pns
tois of most of thu Presbyterian
thiirchen of the city, were among those
who called at the house. Messages of
sympatny from nearly every state in
the union, and from Kngland, missln
and other European countries, came to
the family during thct day.
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Session of House of Bishops.
Ily i:clualiv Wire fiom Tho Asaoclated 1'rr'J.
rim!, Al'iil U-Ou'i- lty blslwps line
Jk'iilili d thilr Intention t he prevent in iiU
ilty in Wnlninliy and llmraday nf llifa Wtel;,
lit the teflon nf lir hou-e of hUlmp'. A the
Cpluopal ihurih. hui bNhow "f fallna bland,
WitU'in Kan.K, of Honolulu and of I'orto Itlca
and pirhapi" Xcw MeUro, mo to ho sileced.
Aiiaiiyciiiriit hae brtu nude for puhlle incelhiicl
and Imiiulf, but the hinineis wwloiw will nil
he cutiitlK,
The Flood of Immigrants.
Ily I:m-IuIi Wire fiom The Associated l'nn,
'.New VoiK, Apill!nUrant to the num.
brr nf f.loj neju broinihl to this city on tli an
ew nlihli iirrlu'il todar fnmi Jluiupca.i po.L,
'Jhi THin I'lliKe, fiom ports in the Midlteira:i
ran, bioiitsht 1.107; the hlatendani fium hotter,
dam hid on board 1,007, tho I'liiiiijiagiu- from
Uavio Inmulit fu hi I' iteeraue 1,1111, th, JU'S
pirli fiom Mulitciraiiean poits brought Us", mid
tho Iland biought fiom Denmark 210.
Steamship Arrivals.
Ily Kuliuho Yr fiom Tho Aiooiatrd Prey.
New York, April 13. Arrived! La Clumpaxne,
I Lure; Matcndam, . Jtotterdain and lloulogue,
l.htruool Arrived: Umbrla, New York la
Queenstown. Antwerp Arrived! Friesland, New
Voik (not previously), Queenstown Sailed j
Campania (from Liverpool), Xew York. South
umpton SalUUs Orosse. Uuriurst (from Bremen),
New Veil '
Measures That Will Be Considered
in the Senate and
the House.
Leaders of the House Expect to See
the Cuban Reciprocity Bill Passed
During the Week Debate Kay Be
Prolonged Various Phases of the
By IJtcluslvo Wire from Tho Annocltted PM.
Washington, April 13. In accordance
with tho agreement reached on Friday
last tio senate on We.dnesday wilt vote
on the Chinese exclusion bill, and tlie
present understanding Is that the Phil
ippine government bill will be taken up
Immediately afterwards.
It Is probable, however, that the Phil
ippine bill will be soon broken In on by
the calling up of the river and harbor
bill. Being an appropriation bill that Is
a privileged measure and can be taken
up at any time, but it is not tho desire
of the committee to have It considered
until there shall be n chance afforded
to make further amendments in tho
committee. That opportunity wilt not
be provided until Thursday following
the vote on the Chinese bill.
The opponents of the Chinese bill will
press their fight from this time for
ward, and If they find that they cannot
secure its re-commital they will con
centrate their efforts on proposed
amendments. Kspecial effort will be
made to secure the adoption of the
Piatt substitute. There will be d num
ber of short speeches on the bill Moh
day and Tuesday, and in addition to
these Senators Foraker and McLaurln,
of South Carolina have given notice of
set speeches for Monday. A portion of
the day, Saturday, will be devoted' to
eulogies on the late Senator Kyle, ot
South Dakota.
Cuban Reciprocity.
Tho leadeis ot the Iiduse"exptc"t to see
the Cuban reciprocity bll pnssed dur
ing the ""present week, but they admit
that the debate may be prolonged so
that the flnnl vote will not be reached
until next week. Proceeding as the de
bate' is without a rule. It can be drawn
out practically as long as anybody de
sires to sneak, but the lenders believe
the general debate will exhaust itself
by Thursday at the latest. Mr. Dalzell
will close the general debate In favor of
the bill. When the measure Is throw tr
open for amendment under the five
minute rule, a great number of amend-,
ments will bo offered by the Democrats,
with a view to opening up a way for
amending the schedules of the Dlngley
tariff law. It Is known In advance that
all such amendments will be declured
to lie not germane to the bill, whose
title provides for reciprocity with Cuba,
and that only amendments raising or
lowering the amount of the proposed
concession will be held to be In order.
Appeals will be taken from the rulings
of the chair on the general tariff
amendments, but It is certain that with
possibly one exception the appeals wll
be unsuccessful. That exception may
be the amendment to take the differen
tial off rellned sugar. It Is admitted on
both sides of the chamber that the real
fight will come on that amendment, A
number of Republicans who are oppos
ing the bill have announced that they
will vote to overrule the chair on that
proposition, and the Democrats expect
to be able to cast a i-olld vote for jt,
The weakness of the position of tjm
friends ot this proposition Is that the
test will not come directly on the
amendment, but on the i tiling of the
chair. If a motion to leeommlt. with
instructions to report back such an
amendment, Is made, it will be held not
to be in order under tho general theory
of parliamentary law, that tho houso
cannot Instruct the committee to do
Whut It itself cannot do. The Republi
can opposition to the bill, as shown lasl
Tuesday on tho motion to go Into coiu
mlttee of the whole, Is In the neighbor
hood of forty. Added to tho' Demo
cratic vote. If solidly cast, tho oppo
sition would have a clear majority of
ten, Hut the Republican leaders pro
fess confidence In their belief that not
enough of tho Republican recalcitrants
will go to the length of voting to over,
rldo tho chiilr, to make with the Domo
crats a majority of the house. More,
over, they assert that sumo of tho
Democrats themselves will hesitate tc
adopt this method of getting a vote on
a proposition which they contend is
plainly not germane. It the danger in
volved in the amendment to abolish' the
dltfereiitlnl Is passed, tho hill will haye
plain sailing on Its' final passage, as' a
majority of tho Democrats will vote
for It.
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Uy KuliMrc Wire from The Associated Press.
tVuiheiland, .Mil., April 13. Horace Realer, ,thc
Inventor of he locomotive pilot In 18f0 ond.other
railroad appllmcis died today, Ife vvaa 8? yeari
of aue,
l-i cioe, W!a April 13. Ojsbert Vn Sttsn.
njk. olio of tho best known millionaire bgnkojl
in thu iioilhwest died at hla home her today,
ailed &S yearn. Van Stceuwyk wa a "native fi
tl ii Netherlands. I served in both hrancbe o
tho legislature and wis mayor ot I.a Cro'va in
lbi3-7t and was elected ttato senator In 1S7.5.
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