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All Danoer ot the Bill Being
Weighted with Undesirable
Amendments Is Over.
MEASURE WILL PASS
IN ORIGINAL FORM
The Debate Yesterday Was Without
Particular Interest Thirty-five
Members Still Desire to Speak on
the Bill In the Senate the De
bate on the Chinese Exclusion Bill
Is Practically Concluded Voting
Will Begin at 10 O'clock Today.
fly r.-cduslve Wile (ruin The A-.-cxl.iK.il Pie.
Washington, April 1. Willi the close
of the Cuban reciprocity debate In th'
house today, the leaders announced
that all danger of the bill being welght
cd down with undesirable amendments
was over and that they felt ussutod the
bill would pass in the shape In which It
came from the committee. As the bill
In Its present form Is sure lo command
three-fourths of the vote of each side
Its passage war. certain if It success
fully passed the stage when amend
ments could be offered. The only cause
of anxiety heretofore has been the pos
sibility that enough Republicans would
join with the Democrats to overrule the
chair and tuck on to the bill nn amend
ment to abolish the differential on to
fined sugar. All the energies of the
lenders have been directed, therefore,
to bringing pressure on the recalcitrant
Rt publicans to induce them to refrain
from aiding this plan, and this evening
at tin; dose of the session of the house
it was announced that the entire Re
publican delegations from Michigan and
California, who constitute the head and
front of the opposition, had agreed not
to vote to overrule the i tiling of the
chair. Mr. Watson (Indiana), who Is
acting as the whip of the majority, does
not believe over a dozen Republican?,
at the outside, will join the Democrats
on this proposition. U' would require
more than twenty Republican votes to
place on the bill the amendment which
might endanger its ultimate passage, as
Foveral Democrats, it is undei stood,
also have declared their intention to
stand by the ruling of the chair.
An unsuccessful effort was made
again today by Mr. Payne to secure an
agreement to limit the general debate.
When the house adjourned today there
remained thirty-live members who de
sire to speak.
The debate today was without par
ticular interest. The speakers wore
Messrs. Svvunson (Virginia) and AVhite.
(Kentucky) for the bill, and Messrs. S.
W. Smith (Michigan), Dayton (West
Virginia), Burgess (Texas), Meyer
(Louisiana) and Sutherland (L'tnh)
Debate on Chinese Exclusion.
The debate in the senate on the Chl
lifse exclusion bill was practically con
cluded today, and voting on the bill and
amendments will begin sit 1 o'clock to
morrow, Uy general consent a vote was
taken today on two important auientl-
ments. olfered by Mr. Fairbanks, of
Indiana, striking out the definition as
to Chinese students and teachers, and
they were agreed to without division.
These changes wore made with a view
to reconciling some of the opposition to
the measure, which has been directed
against the rigid restrictions on stu
dtnts und tenchers, and the unnecos-
sary inconvenience in:s wouui impose :
inconvcnlnnce this would
on the educated Chinese classes comlllg
to this country.
The debate today was participated In
by Senators Heltfeld, of Idaho: Pen
rose, or Pennsylvania, nnd Turner, of
Washington, in favor of the bill, nnd
Peiiators Prltchard. of North Carolina,
and Bpoooner, of Wisconsin, In oppo
sition. Mr. Turner made the assertion
that politics had crept Into the discus
sion and that most of the members of
the majority wero opposed to .the bill,
This brought out a sharp rojolner from
Mr, Spoouer, who maintained that poll
tics had not figured In the discussion
nnd that the opposition to the present
bill wiih duo entirely to Its conflict with
the treaty and not because of any op
position to Chinese exclusion, which
was an established doctrine of the gov
ernment. PENNSYLVANIA DAY.
Governor Stone and Staff Will Be nt
the Charleston Exposition.
By Ksclusho Wire from The. Associated I'rnn,
Charleston, H, C April 15, Tomor
row will bo notablo at tho exposition,
as It will bo celebrated as, both Vir
ginia day and Pennsylvania day. Two
crack companies of the Seventieth Vir
ginia regiment, the Richmond uiues
and Richmond fluiys, under Major L.
V, Christian, arrived here on Monday,
and the entire cadet corps of tho Vir
ginia military Institute, L'SO strong,
under Major U, c. Ford, reached
Charleston this morning and went Into
ycamp on tho exposition grounds. To
Jmorrow they will escort Governor Mon
tague on tho parade from the St, John
hotel to the exposition mounds.
Governor Stone, of Pennsylvania, with
his staff and u number of ladles, will
arrive tomorrow morning and will hold
formal exercises In tho Pennsylvania
Democratic State Committee.
By l.'.xclushc Wire Jioni Tint Awoclalcd I'icm.
lljrrUburi;, April J3. IMnoi ratio Stulo Chair
man CiiMty tonight tent on I not lit to tho coun
ty flulrnujpSmiouiicliu; the ineitliu; oi the lUato
lommlttfo in hl city on Wtdncoda, Aptll 2),
for the imrjioK of vlnting : ttuto ihahmm and
lectlnif the (Imc und plaee for lioMIngVi tjtp
SENATORIAL ELECTION BILL.
Committee on Privileges Votes
Amend House Resolution,
lly I:iIihIvc W'iru fnnn The A-ooinloI Piom.
Washington, April J 5. The senate
committee on privileges nnd elections
today, by a mujorlty of one.voted to
amend the house resolution providing
for the election of senators by direct
vote of the people, by adding the
amendment altered by Senntor Depew.
The amendment It us follows:
"The qUMllllcatloiis ot citizens en
titled to vote for United States sena
tors and representatives In congress
shall bo uniform la all the stales, and
congress shall have power to enforce
this article by appropriate legislation,
and to provide for the registration of
citizens entitled to vote, the conduct
of such elections, and the certification
of the result."
The committee voted down the Pen
rose amendment, providing that sena
tor.'! shall bo apportioned according to
the population of the several states.
The vote on the Penrose amendment
was unanimous. Senator Harrows
voted with the Democrats in opposi
tion to the Depew provision. Other
wire the vote was strictly on party
lines. The division was as follows:
Ajeh Hoar, Prltchard, McComas,
Koraker, Depew, Roverldgo and Dil
Noes Burrows, Pottus. Blackburn,
Dubois, Bailey and Foster, (Louisiana)
There was a general discussion of
the merits of the house resolution, and
when the committee adjourned, it was
with the understanding that a vote
should he reached upon It as amended
at the next regular meeting of the
committee, which will be held on
Tuesday of next week.
EXCLUSION OF CHINESE
Resolutions Are Framed and Sub
mitted to Senator Frye, President
Pro Tern of the Senate.
By Km1umc Mire from The Av,oeiattd I'ic-,
Washington, April 13. The executive
council of the American federation of
Labor today continued the heating of
the three cornered tight between the
Brewery Workers' National union, the
International Union of Steam Engi
neers and the International Brother
hood of Stationary Firemen, and then
deferred a decision.
The status of the Chinese exclusion
bill, which has passed the house and
is now pending before the senate, was
discussed at length when the following
letter was framed and presented to
Senator Frye, president pro tern of the
V.ii liinclon, Auril 1,". ICO.!.
Ilun William 1'. Prje, President Pro Tem., United
Nates Niutc, Wellington, 1). C.
- Dear Sli : 'I lie uinlorlirni!il, the r.ecut!ve
council ot tliu AiiiL'iiiii I'cdoratlon of Labor,
ln-iii!; in M-ssimi in the city ot Washington. 1).
('., has uitder consideration the niitler of legis
lation relative to the evolution ot Chinese la
Ijohts fiom the United St ilm and Its insular tei
lilory. It may ho neioj-sary to indleate how
deeply intcrtatid arc the men anil women of our
tommy whom we lue the honor to rciirocjnt,
in the uiattei of tlil- legislation, and dcsiroin of
i-ervinjr mini, a urn as nil people om conn-
1 trv to the veiv liel nf inr .iltlltlr- w li.n-
.adopted the following picaniblcs and resolution:
I Whcrea.-, The Philippines- r.ith their huge
I Chinese population of the pure and mixed blood
"ml ,llc'1'' I'roxlmlly to Chin i i-ervei. and lould to
it irrmlLT ih're. miw a a irwrinlr of C'lilnsc
laboreir, and a hrldse out hleli (,'hliiuc lould
end would come to the mainland tetritoiy of the
Cnilid States unli.-9 blomied by vfrccthe le?N.
latlon, und, ,
Whereas, Any law which dues, not cx.ietly d.
lino the meuninj; to be len li the tieatv tenib,
.official, traihu, (.indent, men hint and traveler,
uould, in view of Cliinihi! ilutilli-lty he a inoiK
' uy ami of no i.ilue, and tho hejinen nie dearly
enlitltd to equal pioteetlon from Chinese ion!
in'titlon and contamiiution as arc other unKera
, in our common louutry, and,
Whereas, The validity or the tnllie Scott act
I of JSjS U In iontifpeny In an appeal eoe now
I pendlnt: litfme the Kupieme court and It Is Ren-
eially ndniltteil that the attack will be hiisiaimd
'by the court, neither the I'roitor bill not the
l'latt amendinenl deiliiicr in any way with the.sj
, ticw rjuestiona or the inieriteney hleh will hi-
'ond doubt arlc ! the conrt'n dloMon.
j Hesolted, lly the rNPitilite touncll of the
Ameilean Peiltratioii of I. itior In ivs-aon ushmi-
lded, that we hold tald I'leilor bill and l'latt
amendment utleily liuiK-ip-.itc und contrary to
tho best Inteie.t of labor nil over the ocimtry,
in tlii mills of Xew Cngland or I ho auolhui, a
well as the worki-M on the I'atiflc toast mil in
the inter-innimlalu dates and, furthei,
llt'aohcil. That we aie fliuily loinlnied tliat
the Mitilicll-Kiilin hill as leporteil from the com
inltUe en iminlKiatlon and parsed by the huue of
irpiocntittUca its the only exclusion bill tli.it
will eiliule, now befoie tunitrrw, and wo ihcie
fote, uitie all true friuuN , the polhy nf the
cm Itisloil of Chinese luhoiers fiom tho 1'niteil
states to lolo fru thl bill und to defeat any
anirndiiiint offrrcil thereto, tindlne to weaken it
in any nf 1l eventl.il or plfprtlni leatures,
Wi tlnulely tiist ( li.it lids resolution, iu.
bosslni; uur best Judmueiit may niett with jour
favorable cnusMeiatlon, mid that oii may
honor in by pre-ioitln;,' the oanie to the wnat'o
Thanking ou in advance, In nntli Ipitlnn of
,iour tGinpllaiire with nut reiiit't, wo lino the
hoi.or to remain, Very respectfully,
Samuel (ioinren, piesldent! ,lame Ilm.cjn,
flrt ilie iieIdfiilj .li.lin lllldicll, tcroii'l vice
luesldent; James OTonucll, Ihlrd iie ptiKldcnt;
M.i- Moulx, fourth vhe lmsldtntj 'Jiini3 ,
lildil, (lllh vice ircldcnt; 1). A, Ihnc-i, khth ',-o
piesldcui; .lohii II. I.iiinon, tiea-urei; 1'ianl; Mor
llxvviillir Council Auiericaii rnleratlnn of l.a.
lly KmIiuIvc Vrq Iroui Tim A-ociatd I'resi.
Xew VoiU, Apill 13.-Ulinp lieniy ('. '0ttrr
w.n rc-vleitccl pie.Ident and Antlirir Caine.-ie
llit vice president of the I'omuyhuiiU widely of
New YoiK- at IU lliiul annual meeting tonlitlil.
The toclfty now baa W former l'eim.'jbanljn
in lliU city on U lolls.
Countess de Castellane Has a Son.
lly Kxclmlvf Wlie from Tliu Asoclatfd I're.
I'arl, April J3. Iha Ciiuiites Itonl de CaMel
lane, foimeily Anna tiotild, ot New Voil., wvc
hiith to a kon eterday. The mother and chill
j re doliiif well
TWELVE ARTICLES COMPLETED.
Presbyterian Creed Revision Com
mittee Expects to Finish Friday,
lly llxdujhe Wire from 'llie Am,c!jIci1 l'ic.
Washington, April 15. The work ot
the committee which Is preparing a re
vision of the Piesliytetian creed dro
BfCHscd rapidly today. Three articles
of the brief statement of doctrine were
agreed upon, viz.:
Those relating to the Holy Spirit,
justllleutton. fill th and repentance ami
the new birth. Twelve articles are now
completed, leaving a half dozen or less
to be formulated, The committee ex
pects to finish Its work by Thutsday or
This afternoon the members attended
the funeral of Rev. Dr, Tnlmugc In a
KNOX AND THE
The Attorney General Will
Prosecute Without Aid
By Kviliuhe Wire from Tho Ajuociated Prcm.
Washington. April 15. A letter from
Attorney General Knox, relative to the
so-called beef trust, was made public
today by Representative Itay, of New
York, chairman of the house commit
tee on Judiciary. In view of the attor
ney general's letter, the judiciary com
mittee decided without division to re
commend that the resolution of Repre
sentative Thayer, of Massachusetts,
asking the attorney general what steps
he had taken against the beef trust,
lie on the table. Tho attorney gen
eral's letter is given in Chairman
Hay's report on the resolution,
The report quotes Mr. Ray's letter,
dated April 12, lo the attorney general,
In which the following questions are
I'il.st flirt jou attention been ealhd lo the
nutter alleged in house resolution fflcl. a copy
of whirh Is anncxm?
Second Have you been requested to take any
ofRclal action In the mnlcrV
Third Have you anj cvidenic of the evMciuc
of sinh a combination?
The aitoniev Kcneral, In a letlei of the same
dates, answers the (ine-tinn. ,-s lollovc:
I nsl II has, not, evept so far as it is a mat
tei of Reniral nbtciirly.
Second I have not.
Third None that could he da-sed as legal
Continuing, the letter says:
It in pioper, I think, however, to add that ow
intr to the positive, oft-repented anil c iiennistaii-
lial nature of (lu- allegation", that flip law is lo
iug flagrantly violated, I directed tome time aco
thorough investigation to he made he olio of
the clintricl altorne.vh of the United Slalca for the
purpose of usccrtainlii7 whether in lad mi di
combination existed, and whether, if so, lis pcr
atlont were in violation of any federal slalute.
Continuing, the report says:
It is apparent from IhU conference thai th-re
is no necessity for the adoption of the leaoluti m.
Py reaon of tho wide-yread notoriety of the
matter, the attorney general of the I'nited Statea
Ii,m already ordered a thorough invetimition.
Thire i no doubt he v. Ill perform hi duly
and prosecute all offenders, if otfenderr. there he.
It Is evident that he should, not be lemiircd
to irive in detail the eps j heady taken .n tills
would be to foievvarn Iho-e who arc violating tliu
law lo enable them t conceal evidence.
It is also evident that this otitic cannot tiate
whether or not thcie has been an infrhiKcmi'iit
of the law as no evidence has been presented to
him upon which to base an opinion and no In
telll(.'int opinion can be (riven us to whether or
not there his been an iufiinxenicnl of tho law
until the facts are fully ascertained.
It is also evident that no lecjal steps can ho
taken toward a prosecution of the panic- vio
lating the law in til a thorough investigation has
been nude. In short, the letter of the attornov
general above quoted answeis the lesolutlon aa
fully as it tan be or ought to be at this time.
HOUSE OP COMMONS
PROVIDES FOR BIG LOAN
Resolution Ordering the Placing of
a 32,000,000 Loan Is Passed
by Vote of 829 to 103.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated l'ici.
London, April IB, Dnring the course
of the debate in tho house of commons
today, on the resolution authorizing a
loan of 32,0(10,000, us proposed yester
day when tho budget was presented,
the chancellor of the exchequer, Sir
Michael HIclcs-Reach, said the grant
for tho relief of the West Indies, pend
ing the operation of tho provisions of
the Brussels sugar convention, would
probably not exceed 21,0,000, but as
sistance was necessary, if tho sugar
producers were to be saved from alo-
Discussing the uuuncial prospects of
South Africa, the chancellor of the ex
uhetruor said both the Transvaal and
Orange River colonies would be nblo to
share In tho cost of tho war. Ho
could not announce tho amount de
finitely, but he believed that within
a few years, certain sources of revenue,
representing a capital of tho value of
;IO,00(J,UOO would be set aside for this
Regarding the reports of differences
between himself and the colonial sec
retary, Joseph Chamberlain, tho chan
cellor of the exchequer admitted they
had a little difference of opinion, The
resolution providing for a loan of
3J,0UO,000 was adopted, 229 to 103.
lly l!clilv Win? fiom The AwoUattd Cum.
Xew York, A pill I.VAi lived! Kaiser WIL
helm der llrikse, llieuitu; Alia, tienoa. I'leaud;
VJdcrland, Antwerp; (iermanlt-,' Uteipool; Phil,
adclphla, jsouthimplcii. Havre An Iv til; l.i
llietagnc, New York. Itoulrgtcc Ailrd; Itof.
tercljm, Xuvv York for Itottcidaui. Plymouth
Airbed; I'atticla, New York for t'heiboutj; ami
llimlmri; (and pioeveded). Ilrenun Aiiitod:
Kionpilnz Wllhclm, Xew Yml; via I'ljiuoutli and
Uy l'..cluiivc Wire from The AmatUted I'd,
Washington, Apill 11. pulsion!, irranlcdi
llenr Welch, Scraiilon, $10, fhlfiith Itccw, Ply.
The Pope Receives Cockran,
fly Kxclusivc Wire fio-n Tnc AtaoiUted I'u.
ltonie, Apill 13. Tho pope today tecclved for
mer t'ongicrtiiuan llourkc Cvilnui, of Xew York,
Scenes o! Disorder Are Continued.
Mobs Stone the Police Who
Gharoed with Swords.
IN THE SCHOOLS
Strike Steadily Extending 50,000
Men Out in Charleroi District
Socialists in Brussels Prohibited
from Making Demonstration at
Puneral3 of Their Associates.
By i:cluslvc Wire from The Associated Piees.
Ih'ttssels, April 15. In consequence of
tho disorders, the pupils of several
communal schools have been dismissed,
and the premises have been utilized us
barracks for the troops.
All the factories and mines at Va
lere, Mahille and Jlorlanwelz, a village
fifteen inl,lcs east or Mons, have been
Socialist disturbances occurred last
night at Xamur, a city thirty-six
miles southeast of Brussels. A mob
there stoned the police, who charged
with drawn swords. Subsequently, a
force of gendarmes scattered the
The strike is steadily extending, both
in this city and Its suburbs, especial
ly at Molenbeek, where many largo
factories have stopped work. Tho
military and police hav adopted more
stringent measures to preserve order.
The burgomaster has refused the so
cial Ists's request to be allowed to fol
low their own devices In burling the
socialists killed in Saturday's riots. Or
ders have been Issued for the 'proces
sion to be held at t o'clock In the
morning, without bands or funeral em
blems. Otherwise, tho burial must be
It is estimated that the strikers In
the Charleroi district number r.0,000.
Parades are held frequently ,ln the
street there, but the town Is generally
peaceful, in accordance with the ad
vice of the strike leaders.
At l.a Louviere, a town in the prov
ince of Halnut, 2n,000 men are out on
strike, but that district remains quiet.
A soldier who raised sedltlausf cries
at Houdeng-Aimeiies, ten miles- -west
of Mons. has been sentenced to six
Dispatches from Ghent, Idege and
elsewhere in the provinces show that
the strike is extending. The workmen
thus far have been peaceable. At Hcr
stal, three miles' northeast of Iilege,
1,500 employes of the National Arms
factory walked out.
, All the approaches to the parliament
buildings here arc occupied by civic
The International Socialist bureau
has decided to Issue a manifesto to all
foreign labor associations, asking them
to support the general strike In Bel
glum. The Government Pirm.
The government has firmly declined
to yield on the question of revision,
and, unless King Leopold should over
ride the ministry, there seems to be
nothing to prevent the development of
a serious situation.
In tho chamber of deputies this af
ternoon, M. Xeujeun presented a man
ifesto, on behalf of the Liberal mem
bers of the Leftists, demanding dissolu
tion In order to enable the country to
pronounce on the revision question.
This manifesto pointed out that the
time was critical and tho country
threatened with civil war, and for tho
government to consent to a loyal and
constitutional settlement could not be
represented as a surrender to popular
To this challenge the premier, M. Le
Smet de Xayer, replied briefly by de
claring that the tight of dissolution
rested with the king. He added that
he felt It his duty to warn parliament
against the rumors of government con
cession. JI, Jnusou, the Liberal leader, retort
ed that tho chamber could, by a motion,
call upon the king to change the min
istry. He said there was no sign of
conciliation In the premier's reply to
M. Xeujeun and that responsibility for
tho consequences would rest on the
At this point M. Woeste, a Catholic
deputy, who, although not a minister,
Is a powerful adherent to tho govern
ment, jumped up and exclaimed;
"Tlioru Is no civil war, but only evil
ly disposed men. You demand our ies
Iguatlou, but you shall not have it."
Tomorrow the Socialist members of
the chamber will ptesent their demand
for universal suffrage. This will Inevi
tably bo defeated, and It Is feurod that
this defeat will lead to ttouble, par
tlculaily In the provinces.
Measures to Avert Disorders.
No noteworthy Incident occurred to
day III the streets of the city. The
authorities havo taken extraordinary
measures to uvert dlsordets, and tho
wholu quarter, comprising the chain
bur nf deputies, the palace and tho
inlnlsterles Is kept In complete Isola
tion from tho rest of the city by cor
dons of the city guard,
A tnirentlnl storm, which began at S
o'clock this evening, Iiub clouted the
The SoclallRtH are pleased with the
Liberal manifesto, piesented In the
chamber this afternoon as It suppprts
The strike movement In Brussela mid,
lis environs Is of a minor character,
but In the industrial districts t was
today more formidable than oyer,
Tho nppeal of the Socialist leaders for
a demonstration at tho chamber of
deputies bus created some uneasiness,
A number of shop keepers havo barrl
raded their windows. It Is rumored
tonight that the cab drlveis and trapv
wuy men will strike.
M'XINLEY MEMORIAL BENEFIT.
Grnnd Gain Matinee nt the Opera
lly i: hurtic Wile Irani The Aocittcd l'ie,
Paris, April lu. The gala mallttee
petformance at the Oparu Comlque In
day, In aid of the fund tor a memorial
to the late President .McKlnley, ut Cun
totii O., was a greut artistic! and llniin
clnl success. The house was crowded
with resident Americans and many
Parisians of social prominence.
The programme consisted of selec
tions and scenes from operas and plays,
lecltatloux and it ballet, and closed
with the singing of "The Star Spangled
Banner" and the "Marseillaise." All
the artists were warmly applauded and
there were many recalls,
The performance added over
francs to the Pat is McKlnley
which now exceeds CO.OOO francs,
Fifty-Fifth Annual Session
Opens at Waverly Bish
op Merrill to Preside
By Uxehulte Wiie from 'the AwncUletl 1'rcM.
Waverly, X. T April 15. The flfty
flrst annual session of the Wyoming
Methodist Episcopal conference opened
In the Methodist church here today.
The day was occupied with tho exam
ination of classes. This evening tho
llev. Dr. Crane, of Boston, delivered a
temperance address before a lurge
audience. The llev. C. A. Benjamin, of
Athens, presided, and the llev. Dr. Le
haffer conducted the devotional ser
vice. Bishop Merrill, who is to preside,
arrived this evening.
The regular session of tho conference
will open tomorrow morning with a
communion service, conducted by the
bishop. A missionary service nnd a
memorial service will be held In the
afternoon. In the evening the Union
Veterans' association meets with the
local post of the Grand Army.
FUNERAL OF DE. TAXMAGE.
Services Held at the Church of the
By Exclusive, Wire from The Asitoclatrd Trer.
Washington.-'Alirll 13. Funeral ser
vices were, lield'-'a't the Church of the
Covenant this afternoon over the bodv
of the Rev, Dr, T. DeWitt Talmnge.
The large church was crowded to the
The funeral ceremony begun at ."
o'clock and occupied considerably over
an hour. The llev. Dr. Teunls S. Ham
lin, pastor of the Church of the Cov
enant, and tho Kev. Drs. Thomas Chal
mers Easton, of this city; 8. J. Xicols
and James Demarest, both of Brooklyn,
ofilclated. The floral offerings were nu
merous and Included a wreath from
President and Mrs. Boosevelt. Dr.
Hamlin, in his address, pictured Dr.
Talmage as one of the great clergy
men of the century, He said that Dr.
Talmage in his marvellous word pic
tures always bespoke hope and cheer;
that he aimed tit the hearts and emo
tions of the people Instead of at their
Upon the conclusion of the services
those within the church passed before
the bier. The casket remained in the
church until late tonight, when it was
placed on a special car attached to the
Pennsylvania railroad train leaving
here for Xew York at 12.20 o'clock n. in.
The remains will be Interred tomorrow
morning at Greenwood cemetery In
Brooklyn, after services conducted by
the TJev. Dr. Howard Suydam.of Rhine
beck, X. V.
SECRET SESSION OP THE
Meeting: at Wilkes-Barre to Take Ac
tion in Case of John Nelllgan.
l)y Exclusive Wire fiom Tne Associated Pies'.
Wilkes-Barre, April ir.. A meeting of
the Brotherhood of Hallway Telegraph
ers was held In this city tonight, Tho
proceedings were secret. It was
learned, however, that the object of the
meeting was to take some action In
the case of John Xelllgan, a telegraph
er employed In the Ashley otllce of the
Central Railroad of Xew Jersey and
chairman of the grievance committee
of the employes, which waited on tho
oftlciuls of tho company some months
ago to present a list of grievances, and
who, it Is alleged, was recently asked
to give up his membership In tho
Brotherhood by Superintendent Wentu,
and, falling to do so, was dismissed
from tho service of the company.
This Is Xclllgau's sido of the story,
us he explained It to tho meeting to
night. It Is also said that two other
telegraphers were laid off yesterday.
They wero Brotherhod men. Tho
company, It Is claimed, ban a rule that
men employed In) dispatcher's oillces
must not Join the Brotherhood. It Is
understood that a. committee of tho
Brotherhood will wait on the oflhials
of the load and asl: for tho reinstate
ment of Xelllgan, The company oitl
clals say If there were any suspensions
of employes In tho telegraph depart
ment, It was for ounce;,
Superintendent Tinker Resigns,
By i:clusivci Wire from The; Aii'clidul I'ro,.
New York, April 1J Cluilo A. 'i'lnlrr, who
fot many yiuis hat hcen the tcenc'ial noc-iii.
ttudent-of tho Katetn dlviiimt ot the U'e.'.'iu
I'nlcni Tclegiai'h couiiuny, liat Hjipiwl lo take
clUct May I and II, llroot, iuieiiiitcndeiil at
Penver, Colo,, h.ii been promoted ,tn till (he
varum, Tho teuitoiy Includes Kev,' Duciind
ninl the Middle sUti-t und M'njljnd.
North Dakota Arbor Day,
Jly Kulmlie Wire from The .Wiclated rt.
llUinirck, X, J)., April .1.(iorrnar While, In
hU Arhor Day pnx lanuthm deilRiiatiuv I'lidjj,
May :. at Alhor ly, iccoin:nmdi that "sn dm
ttec I.' loviuitly planted und tendetly cjiccI tor
oil the vruumU ot every uhoul and puhlio in
itltutlon of the Ule in honor of our in.itjrvd
president, William Meivlnley "
RUSSIAN MINISTER MURDERED.
M. Sipiaguine Killed by an Assas
Jly I'xoliivlvy Wirt from The Avc-c-lainl I'rm.
SI. Petersburg, April IS. The minis
ter of the Interior, M. Slplugulne, was
shot at 1 o'clock tills afternoon, In the
lobby of the ministerial oillces, by a
ittnn who held a pistol close to the min
It was learned later that M. Klul
agultic was on his way to attend a
meeting ot tho committee of inlntstets.
He hnd just entered the office ot tho
imperial council when the assassin,
wlio had driven up In ti carriage, ap
proached and handed him a folded
paper, saying he had been charged to
deliver It by the Grand Duke Sergius.
The minister stretched out his hand to
take the document, when the assassin
fired five .shots at him. Three of the
bullets struck M. rJIplnguine and one
wounded bis servant.
The assassin did not resist arrest. IIo
said his name was Balsuhanstt, that
lie wan a student at KleiT, where he had
been -sentenced to compulsory military
s-ervice for participating in the riots of
He said he hud been subsequently
pardoned, but that he had not been re
Instated at the university and that ho
therefore levcnged himself upon M.
The minister Was taken to a hospital,
where he died in one hour.
M. Sipiaguine belonged to a distin
guished Russian family. He wns.a re
actionary In politics and Incurred the
enmity of tho students by upholding
the views of M. Pobledonostseff, the
chief procurator of the Holy Synod,
and by supporting the most severe
measures for the repression of all Lib
An attempt wfts made to shoot him
on the Xcvsky prospect about a year
WILL BE INVESTIGATED
Secretary Root Has Cabled General
Chaffee to Place the General on
Trial if Reports Are True.
lly Inclusive Win: fiom The Associated 1'ic-.'.
Washington, April 15. Secretary Root
has cabled General Chaffee, at Manila,
to Investigate the newspaper reports of
the Waller trial and if they tire correct
to court-martial General Smith. In his
cablegram tho secretary says:
"Press dispatches state that upon tho
trial of Major Waller, of the marine
corps, on charges ofi shooting Filipino
prisoners, testimony was given by
Waller, und corroborated by other wit
nesses, that General Jacob II, Smith
instructed him to kill and burn; that
the more he killed und burned the
better plensed General Smith would be;
that It was no time to take prisoners,
and that when Major Waller asked
General Smith to define the age limit
for killing, lie replied:
" Everything over ten.' If Mich tes
timony was given, and the facts can
be established, you will place General
Smith on trial by court-martial."
The secretary also cabled General
Chaffee that If the facts are established
us testified to before the senate Philip
pine committee, to court-martial tho
othcers who administered the "water
cure" to the presldente of Igburnts.
These ofllcers ure Major Glenn, IJeu
tenunt Conger and Assistant Surgeon
IN IGLESIAS CASE
Supreme' Court of Porto Rico Gives
Opinion Acquitting Santiago
Iglesins Now at Ponce.
Uy llxelmive Wire fiom The Associate! l'ie.
San Juan, Porto Itlco, April IK. The
Supremo court of Porto Rico rendered
a decision today In the appeal of Santi
ago Igleslas, president of the federation
of workmen of Porto Rico, who was
sentenced last December lo three yeius,
four months and eight days' Imprison
ment, on the charge of conspiring ' to
raise the price of labor In Porto Rico,
Tho court acquitted Iglexlus of all the
charges against him, thus reversing
the decision of the lower court. A lino
of J.V., however, for contempt of court
lu not answering it summons was al
lowed to stand.
Fifteen hundred membera of the fed
et'ittlou paraded through Sun Juan this
afternoon. They stopped at the palace
and saw Governor Hunt, who spoke a
few words to them, The putttders were
Igles-liiH h now at Ponce, uhere ho
has orguitliied .several unions of the
American Federation of Labor. There
,wn a similar pieiade ut Ponce when
the news of lglcslat.' acquittal leached
Pension Agent at New York.
By Uxclnslve Wiie iioni 'I In- Aisooiiled i're-t',
UdtlilnKinn, Apill IV 'Iho pit-.ldciit lodav
uoiiilnuttil Mtclutl lii in 111 to he n-;ilou .iif'nt
at New Yell-!
DEATHS OF A DAY,
Uy i:cliiilve Who fiom The .Wccialed l'ic.
I'hliidelphiJ, Apill LV-llie llev, Dr, .Samuel
M, Nov lite, ,iiUtu:it i,Mor ut Plymouth thur-li,
lliuo'abn, died lodiv' in the I'lcihytciiau ho
pltal hue, Dr, S'uvlllo vvas admitted to the lios.
pitiil Mju'Ii '.'J, i-uile-rliii,' from a complication of
diseaei, UN fllnav icponded to tlcalment until
u few- tUia ago, when l.e tuffcrt'cl a reUruo mid
lite Iji. night Id phjdiclaiH ahaudonid hope, of
ids recovery. Dr, Kcovllle via t bon-liclavv of
the lite Henry Ward Uetcher.
Manila, April 13. Dr. Meaclum, the assistant
of Major Mau-, the insular health commissioner,
elleil today of heirt faUur, caused by overwork
en the c hole la caca. ,
The (Members o the Enalish Cabinet
Are Enoaoed In Im
British Government to Notify Par
liament as Soon as It Has Definite
News to Impart Hopeful Peeling:
Continues Chancellor of the Ex
chequer Admits Slight Differences
with Joseph Chamberlain.
lly Kiliiiir Wlie fnnn 'lhe Auucl.ilcd Pre.
London, April lo. The British cabi
net met ttt noon today. Among other
business considered was tho reply of
the Boer leaders to the government's
' The government lender, A. J. Bal
four, replying to a question In ,the
house of commons today, announced
that the ministers had no Information
to Impart on the subject of the South
African peace negotiations, nor, under
the circumstances, could any informa
tion be Imparled at the present stage
of ilia negotiations. The government,
Mr. Balfour added, would Immediately
Inform parliament of the fact when it
had any no.wa to communicate. '
London, April 1C Tho following dis
patch, dated Pretoria, April 15, has
been received nt the war office from
Lord Kitchener:, '
"f'.ruee Hamilton's columns arrived
tit the Stnnderton line last night, hav
ing taken bl." Boers, including klllc'd
and wounded, during the movement
from tho Mlddleburg line." '
EFFECT OP BRITISH TAX.
News Gavo a Slightly Bearish Tone
to Prices Opinion.
lly Kehivo Who Iron. The Assoi'laled, Pre..
Xew York, April ir,. The' imposition
of an Import tax on wheat and flour.bj
th British government for war ex
penses had n slightly bearish effect
upon the wheat market here today.
May wheat closed at 78 last night. It
sold down to 7a at tho opening, then
rallied to , and by noon sold up to Vs.
The general opinion among brokers
thoroughly familiar with tho situation
was that tho tax would have no effect
whatever upon tho market here. A rep
resentative of Mclntyre & Marshall
wild that the tax was too small to have
any effect upon the exports from Amer
ica. "The consumer will puy the tax,"
he added, "and the situation will ad
just Itself naturally. The tax Imposed
is on all grain and flour imported, so
that grain brought lu from the colonics
will be subject to the same tax as that
shipped from America. Kngland uses
In round figures liOn.OOO.OOU hushols of
wheat, about one-half of which Is
shipped from the United States. They
will use Just as much In the future as
they use today. The ptice nf wheat is
ho low that the tax will hurdly be felt."
Just betoie the opening: of the Pro
duce exchange the following cablegram
was received fiom the tialtlc. a Lon
"Tho lltiltic resolved that all wheat
conltacls up to and including Ac.gutt
will lie mntle at old terms, 1. c, buyers
paying duty. Later date?, new terms.
Duty paid by seller."
A broker who figured the amount ot
the tax to tlie British consumer said
thai It would amount to about llf
mills, or onc-iifth of a cent, on un Eng
lish loaf of bread. "It Is so small," he
added. "Unit It would hardly be felt.
Thin will simply reduce the- kIkc of tho
loaf a little. The whole Ihlng Is quite
Insignificant, particularly In the light
of the French duty, which Is 37 cents
on a bushel. This tax has been expect
ed for some time, and full preparation
wero made to meet It. The long wheal
was unloaded yesterday."
lly IIncIu-Ivc Wlie fiom Ttie .',-etlJted 1'iev,
At York Jlillhin.il (Aiiicricin), 12; Yuu-ja
Mc'H'k f hllatlau !ik.o"lalioii, u.
At i'hllaelelphla Philadelphia (.American),
it); NevvaiK, .1.
At Philadelphia -I'lilladolplila ationjl), ,'.;
Jeuey City, I.
At New York New- Yml., S; Montreal, .a.
Al tieorKi'tovvii, ), t ticoiirriunn colleee, ";
I'eiuuylvanla Mali- cnllesc, I,
Al illimluuham IIItiuIiiKliam, i; Cleveland, 2.
At Wiine.lir, Masa. IMuii (National), ,
At Wateihury, Conn. BoUon (National, IS;
Trolley Conductor Killed,
Uy i:chulo Wire from The Ansoelated Piesi,
Tientoii, N. ' April 15. Janiea O'Xell, a. trol.
liy tomhiwoi- of tliu Trenton Ktreet lltlluay com.
pjny, vvat Killed at tho Perry Htrecf citwiluif ef
the lYim-ylvaiiia lallrcuul in thU city loda.t.
tl'Nell hid i-iuwd tho tracks in front of liU car
mid Iwaided the tear platform before tho car -)
entirely aeo tlio track. 'Die car wan struck by
freight car. which were beinit drilled and O'.Vell
vrai iicxlu'd In death.
Local dad t for April 13, JftW:
llli,iii"t tciiiptiaiuii) ,, ,, 61 denier
Lowest timpciatiiiu ........ ,,,,,,...,. 30 degtf ft
S u. in ,......,,,.,,,,.,,,,,.,,, CO per rent,
S p. i ,,..,,,.,, ,,,, 40 per rrnU
I'reciptution, Si hours ended 8 p. in,, none.
4" T T
4- WEATHER FORECAST. X
4- Washington, April 15. Forcca-t for -
4- wcilnesday and Timr-oliy; llaitteru I'ern-' -
4- tylianla, fair Wednesday and ThurLy; -f.
4" l'lil't tout renct .wind. ,
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