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SCRANTON", PA., FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 18, 1902.
HOUSE ACCFiS THE
Members Interested In Advancing
Chinese Exclusion Bill floree
to tlic Substitutes.
MR. MORGAN SPEAKS
favors the Nicaragua Boutc Gen
eral Debate on Cuban Reciprocity
Will Close in the House Today.
Democrats Are Badly Split on the
Sill Leaders of the House Are
Busy Preparing for the Final
Ay Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, April 1". For more than
four hours today, Mr. Morgan (Ala.),
chairman of tho Isthmian cnnal com
mittee, addressed the senate on the
subject of a XleantBUan canal. lie de
voted tho greater part of his speech
to a consideration of the desirability
and practicability of the two principal
loutes, Nicaragua and Panama. He
strenuously favored the former, main
taining that In every possible respect
It had many advantages over the Pan
A parliamentary change in the situa
tion of the Chinese exclusion bill was
made just before adjournment, the
measure passed by the senate yester
day being substituted for the house
bill. This was done to expedite the
bill in the house.
General debate on the Cuban recip
rocity bill will close tomorrow at .1
o'clock, and it is the Intention of the
bouse leaders, If possible, to force a
final rote on tho passage of the bill
before adjournment tomorrow night.
All day long the leaders were counting
noses and preparing for the flnul strug
The Democrats are badly split on
the bill. The opponents of the bill oc
cupied most of the time of the debate
today, the feature being a vigorous
speech by Mr. Cushman (Rep., Wash.)
against the measure. Mr. Cushman
arraigned the committee on rules and
the house leaders in a breezy and at
times sensational fashion. A portion
of his criticism was In a semi-humorous
vein, but some of It was decidedly
caustic. Mr. DeArniond, one of the
leading Democrats of tho house, deliv
ered a forcible speech in favor of the
tariff reduction on trust articles. The
other speakers were Messrs. Pierce
(Tenn.), Douglass (X. Y.) and Lucey
(Iowa), for the bill, and Messrs. Jen
hlns (Wis). Gaines (W. Va.). Warner
(111), Gardner (Mich.), Jones (Wash.)
nnd- Loud (Cul.) against it. Mr. Loud
declared that directly and indirectly
Cuba already had cost the United
States one thousand million dollars.
The members of the house who have
been chiefly interested In advancing the
Chinese exclusion bill, after Informal
conferences today, decided to accept
the senate substitute, adopted yester
day, continuing In force the present
laws and applying them to our insular
ELKIN AT INDIANA.
"With Malice Toward None and
Charity for All Will Continue.
P.y Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Indiana, Pa April 17. Attorney Gen
eral Elkln was greeted by a largo crowd
at the railroad station on the arrival of
the train which brought him to his
In speaking of his candidacy for tho
gubernatorial nomination, Mr. IClkin
"With charity for all and malice to
ward none and with all tho strength
God has vouchsafed to me, I will con
tinue this contest In the name and on
account of the people of Pennsylvania."
Vi V.xrhiAc Wire from The Avclated l'inn.
Vi.iK, .ii U.-MIIrd: (a rininpisne,
Haiic; Trleilrilili del- !nw, lluimit vli (tier.
buiirKi 1'fiilnliliml, llanilmii,-ila I'hmi'ulh ami
ieihounr. Il. iiioul li i rl f l Augu.to Vie.
.uii.i. Now ik nr CherliouiK .mil Hamburg,
Naples -Arrived: I..1I111, New York (or ijpnni
iireiihtimii-Mlldl; th-cmlc (from Liverpool),
New York. Liverpool An bed: Mjjclir, Xew
York. ltolteiii,im-S.iledi lluidliain. Xew York
la Poulostie, r-ur Mt-r, l.lurd l'jcil; J," oult.
sine. New York for Havre.
Insurance Agent Killed,
By Exclusive Wire from 'I lie Associated Press.
York, pj April 17,-f, X. Milkmaid, ,,Br,i ,-r,
years, an Insurance agint of (Ms plair, w.u Mnvk
ml killid by a. Central paiiinsir train on the
outsklilK fit UiU ii,v thU morning, MePonild
w.ii walkiiu; .llnnsr the track and liei.uno ion.
furcel, It U thought, on the .ippioicli of the train
and itepped cllieetly In front of the engine, UN
hody was mt ai two and the paita honibly
Falma Sails for Cuba,
By Exclusive Mfe Irom The Awoclitnl l'lcss.
Ilamptoii, Va April 17. I'leolilcnt-chct Tonus
Kttrada I'alma wiled on the rteamer Admiral
Varragut for Cuha today, rVvcral huudied poo.
pie luseniblcd to hid him faicvvcll. He will teach
lub.i Sunday afternoon.
By Exclusive Wire from The Auoclited Press.
UncMltr, Pa., Apill 1T.-II, fi. (Irrgg, I'cnii.
t.vlvania rallioad freight lirakcman, Ihjm at
I'oincroy, frll fiom hU (rain live intKa wet of
this city )at night and ta killed. Ills hody
being horribly mangled,
Mr. Elkln Has Registered.
By Kjclwlve Wire from The Associated I'rcw.
HarrMwrjr, April J7, Attorney (icneral 'Jliln
today tent a letter to the Kepublk-an county
lUalunau of Huntingdon lettering as a lundi
lUtc fur governor at tho piimaty election. Jlay VI.
Labor Leaders Complain Because
Senate Palled to Add Seaman's
Section to Exclusion Law.
Ily Exclusive Who from The Amclalcd I'rcv.
Washington, April 17. The members
of the executive council of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor had a con
ference with President Iloosevelt to
day upon labor matters, In which the
federation Is Interested. The subjects
discussed Included Chinese exclusion,
an eight-hour law, a prison labor bill,
Increase In tho salaries of letter car
riers,, and tho right of government em
ployes to solicit legislation In their
Kegardlng Chinese exclusion the la
bor leaders told tho president that they
were not at all pleased with the failure
of the senate to add a seamen's section
to the Chinese exclusion bill passed
yesterday. The president, It Is stated,
expressed himself In favor of an ef
fective Chinese exclusion law, and as
In sympathy with the demands of labor
as to an eight hour bill and a prison
labor bill. The president said there
had been a great deal of misunder
standing as to the order issued by him,
relating to government employes tak
ing part in efforts for increase of pay,
etc This order, ho explained, did not
refer to the efforts of organized bodies.
Presbyterian Committee Com
pletes Report to Be Made
By Ei luiu' Wite fiom The Associated Vies.
Washington, April 17. Tho Presby
terian creed revision committee com
pleted Its labors today and adjourned.
The committee agreed unanimously
upon a report to be made to the gen
eral assembly, which meets in New
York on May lfi. The members reserved
the right to differ upon minor matters
In the report to be made to the assem
bly. The differences refer entirely to
the question of phraseology and do not
apply to that of principle or doctrine.
As finally determined upon, this brief
statement is to contain sixteen articles,
Fi i ordH rl.it lull.
Tldlil- Dliine pmpo-f,
ruiirlli Tl.c iie.tlun.
I'iflli The r-iii ot man.
Sixth Tho Ciaio of .d.
Seven! h Klcition.
Kightli One Lord, Je-ais Clal-t.
.N'lnth I'altli and rtpcnt.ii'.ce.
Ti nth-Holy Spirit.
j;ktenth 'I lie new lihth .n,d the new life.
Twelfth 'I lie lourrictioii and the life, to come,
lliiiuintli Ihu law of Cod.
roiutecnih The (Iiiiu.li and R.UTaimnU,
Fifteenth 'Jin1 I rt Judgment.
SlT(eenth ( hiUtiiu Fen lev and ihc final trl
umphS The committee also was charged with
the work of the revision of the confes
sion of faith by the preparation of a
declaratory statement declaring the
meaning of certain portions of the con
fession. This featiuo of its labors had
been completed at previous sessions
of the committee and was finally re
viewed and unanimously agreed upon
here. The declaratory statement deals
with chapters 3 and 10 of the confes
sion, the former referring to the eter
nal decrees of God, nnd the latter
known us the elect Infant clause; also
with that portion of the confession re
lating to good works which was re
vised by a change In the text. That
concerning oaths and the pope of Homo
clause will be dropped from the con-
THE PRESIDENT VETOES
A PENSION BILL
Thinks That It Would Be an Injus
tice to Other Soldiers to Pen
sion Thomas F, Walter.
Ily I'uliblw Wire fiom 'Ihe .Wicialcil I'icm.
Washington, April 17. President
Roosevelt today sent to the House a
veto of tho bill pensioning Thomas F.
Walter, a lieutenant In a Pennsylvania
volunteer regiment during the civil
war, at $17 per month. The veto mes
sage states that the recoids of the war
department show that this soldier was
cashiered by sentence of u general
court martial, for disobedience of or
ders as to going on picket duly, and
that this disobedience wits admitted.
"To Inscribe his name on the pension
roll," tho message says, "would be to
condone an Inexcusablo offense by a
commissioned ameer, to detract from
the high estimate In which the pension
roll ought never to bo held, and do
injustice to soldiers now on that roll,
nnd especially those under the net of
June 27, 1890, whero nn honorable dis
charge from tho service it a condition
precedent to obtaining a pension.
Strike at Schenectady,
By Kicliuiie Wire from The. Awocljted I'rcn.
Scliencilady, f, V., April 17. About 300 men
employed "t the, (iincral Electrical works, in
tjittint' hufTers, polishers and strew inaUdnc ip
eraton,, Mriick today uifaliut a reduction in
waitcn. Tho moulder and machinists hae aked
for authority from headuartcu tu strike, and if
il W granted about 1,000 mm will vurk.
Appeal from Redmond and Dillon.
By Eu'luilia Wire from The Assovlated I'tew.
Mndon, April 17, John Hedmond nnd John
Dillon hue rent a joint cillcjrani to former
t'ongretoiiiau John K. f'lnncrty, of Chicago, ap
pealing for American sympathy and support lu
the itiugglc aguliul com-lou.
THREAT OF ANARCHIST.
Governor Murphy of New Jersey.
Receives a Letter.
By KtcttMlvp Wire from the AwoeUled Prtt.
Trenton, X. ,T April 17. A letter,
which presumably was written by an
nnurchlst, was received In Clovernor
Murphy's mall today. It was addressed
to the Judges of tho Supreme court of
New Jersey. It Is thought thut the
letter whs an outcome of the governor's
action In signing tho Lord antl-nnarchy
bill. It was as follows:
"Hewnre lest you meet the same fate
ns Slscra, who was nailed down with a
tent peg of Jael, as narrated In the
Bible, book of Judges,"
The letter was signed "S. P. ,T." Just
before (the expiration of the term of
former Clovernor Voorhers he received
letters containing similar threats, owing
to his advocacy of measures for the ex
termination of anarchism.
The Plan of Senator Rawlins
for a Philippine
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Presi.
"Washington, April 17. Aguinaldo, ex-
dlctator of the Philippine Insurgents,
probably .will be called to give evidence
before the senate Philippine commit
tee. Senator Rawlins today submitted
to his colleagues a list of those, who, In
his judgment, should be heard. In ad
dition to Aguinaldo, It Includes the
name of Mablnl, who was one of Aguln
aldo's principal advisers; Slxto Lopez,
who has been for several years in the
United States in the Interest of Philip
pine independence; Judge Pio del Pilar,
General Torres, Howard V. Bray, an
Englishman who has spent many years
In the Philippines, and Robert M. Col
lins and Harold Martin, newspaper cor
respondents. The committee discussed the advisa
bility of summoning these witnesses,
but postponed action until a full at- i
tendance of members of tho committee
could be arranged. Objection to calling
them was made by several of the mem
bers, on the ground that some of the
persons were formerly in insurrection
against the United States; that others
were not citizens of this country, and
that most of them would have to bo
brought from a. very great distance.
Edward J, Davis, of Greenfield, Mass.,
who was a sergeant in Company M,
Twenty-sixth Volunteer Infantry, was
before the senate committee today. , He
was present in the convent at Igbaras
on Nov. i7. 1000, when the "water cure"
was administered to the prcsidente of
that town, as testified to by Sergeant
Riley and Private Smith. He said
that under orders from Captalil Glenn
he, with a squad, had taken the prcsi
dente Into custody on Nov. 27 and had
escorted him to the convent, where the
"cure" was administered. He repeated
the story of the torture of the presi
dente, adding some detaIR Captain
Glenn, he asserted, gave the command
for the treatment.
Continuing, Davis said that when the
victim of the "cure" was tilled with
water the members of the detail would
force it out of him by rolling their fists
over his stomach, and that the process
was kept up for about ten minutes.
He described the second application of
the "cure" as previously testified to
and corroborated Sergeant Riley in
saying that the details of the perform
ance were under the charge of Contract
Surgeon Lyons, and thut Captain Glenn
and Lieutenant Conger both were
present when It took place.
In reply to the questions as to the
physical effect of the process, Davis
said that the man "squealed" terribly
and that his eyes were bloodshot, but
that the next day he was able to mount
his horse and lead the scouts to the
mountain. Afterward, he was taken to
Hollo and placed in prison.
The witness also repeated the charge
that two policemen of the town of Ig
baras had been subjected to the water
cure. "There was," he added, "also j
a native school teacher there, who was
maltreated ut the same time, but the
water cure was not administered to
him. He was taken Into one of the
bp.ci: rooms of the convent by Dr.
Lyons, who obtained the Information
ho wanted from him by placing two
revolvers to his head, thus lenderlng I
It unnecessary to administer the cure."
"Did you see this'.'"
Davis also gavo the details of tho
burning of tho town Igbaras, which,
he said, contained about 10,000 Inhabi
tant, but no business places, All ex
cept about fifteen houses were de
stroyed, and men, women and children
wt're forced ouL indiscriminately. Tho
order for the burning was given to
Lieutenant Conger by Captain Glenn.
Davis said that a neighboring town,
containing about 12,000 persons, had
bten burned, but that ho did not know
who had given the order for Us de
struction. He testified that the torture In all
the Instances mentioned had been con
ducted by tho regular soldiers, and
that It had not been participated in by
the members of his regiment, the
"My orders were," ho said, ''to treat
the natives kindly, and so far as I ob
served the soldiers generally so treated
them, with the exceptions I havo men
tioned." He added that the uresldento had
been a. traitor to the American cause,
and that the other natives did not gen
erally seem to havo any sympathy for
him. In reply to Senator Lodge, Davis
said ho knew of the murder of several
of the members of Company F of his
regiment by natives ut another point,
but It had been his understanding that
they were killed by ladroues, not by tho
town authorities, us Colonel Dlckumn
Will Revise the Psalms.
By Kxclqihu Wire from The Associated i'rcw.
I'itUburg, April 17. The Inter-denominational
committee, of all 1'salin singlui: churches U meet
inir liero'to complete the revision of tho metriia)
union of tho ralin. The sessiou will lint ten
This Is the Semi-Centennial of the
Formation oT the Wuoin-
IN THE AFTERNOON
A Splendid Paper Was Read by Mrs.
Thomas H. Dale on "The Work of
Woman in Fifty Years Within
Wyoming" Dr. Sprague, of Wy
oming Seminary, Had a Paper on
"Why tho Wyoming Conference
Has Won" Letter Received from
President Roosevelt Last Night's
Session Was Devoted to the Freed
man's Aid Society.
Special from n St.ilY Correspondent.
Waverly, N Y April 17. There will
be a great landslide In the Wyoming
district this year. The removal of the
time limit, ns many of the wise ones
feared, has complicated matters with
regard to appointments. One of the
most significantly Methodlstio features
of Methodism has been eliminated. The
days were when people accepted a pas
tor sent by the bishop as they accepted
the tenets of the discipline, aMul when
pastors went willingly, or at least un
complainingly to the charges read off
on the last day of conference. Tho
limit of three years was regarded by
botii with tolerance and they minimized
each other's virtues because they knew
that three years pass quickly and there
are new flocks and new shepherds be
yond that narrow horizon.
Rut now it Is different. The people
nil want angels in their pulpits and
they begin to examine the authenticity
of the angel on the first day of the
new pastorate. At the end of tho first
year they decide that some other con
gregation has the angel and. that they
have been swindled. The pastor Is
more critical, too, regarding the con
gregation. Restlveness results and there are
troubles for everybody, The latest fad
Is for large and Imposing church com
mittees to come to conference to Intim
idate the bishop and the cabinet-'.and
secure a $2.o00 man for a $1,000 'S&lary.
The committee that expects to overawe
tills particular bishop has a surprise
Dean Dwight's Lecture.
Dean Wright delivered tho first in his
series of lectures this morning, the sub
ject being "The Changing Attitude of
Orthodoxy Toward the Bible." His
discourse was largely in the way of a
review of higher criticism. He declared
that the attitude of orthodoxy Is chang
ing toward Jesus and the Bible. There
may not be infallibility of the record,
but there Is always the Infallibility of
Christ. All preaching should be exe
getleal. Christ came to "lead out" the
Father. The duty of preachers, and
people is to show Christ. The reveal
meat of Christ In the daily life Is the
work of the Christian. The source of
the authority of the Scriptures is com
ing to be recognized as Jesus of Naz
areth. Cut deep enough Into any Scrip
ture text andit will bleed Christ.
"Let mo not love a picture of Christ
when I may adote and love and ex
hibit him," said the speaker In con
clusion. At 9 o'clock Bishop Merrill took the
chair. The devotional exercises were
conducted by Rev. H. M. Crydenwlse.
The business session opened with read
ing of the minutes by Dr. Sweet.
Dr. S. L. Baldwin, secretary of the
the Interest of the
urged the advisability
ot employing the experience and set-
vices of Dr. Gamewell, who was but
recently In the terrible siege of Peking,
and who Is now in this country.
Rev. L. C. Murdoch, of Kingston, Pa
secretary of tho board of trustees of
Wyoming seminary, read the report of
the trustees. Among other tilings, it
A toinpilMthe Miidy of tho dialogues of thn
Mlmn'4 of it chiracler '.linll.ir to our.i, mc.iU
the fut that, unlei tlttvi" feliooN aie lile-td
with .i ln'.iy ciidoumoi.t fund or very llliei.il
fiiiniU, llieii rate are very much higher than
we line thought lcsr to plan- oinx.
Hence, on aciount of our iichIip fo maintain
lliii i u Hint stJinUnU of Wyoming trnifitiirj,
mill to ollir to all f our famllici the aihaul.
nges alTordeil by a seminary eqr.il tu any In tho
land, c hive been oliligid to honow funds
ciery now uud then to meet the rxpfmcx.
Wo haa faced this londltlon serloiialy, nnd
hive caiefully hoiight way of economising that
would not iiijum the K'linol. Our ahlltlcs have
been devoted to this work, and we mo firm In
tho ionvlction that the affnlrs of the rcnilnury
me innuiged ai prudently u they can bo con
After the H'liil-ciiucnnfal cflfort, thorn was left
an Indelilrdnem of $lS,iHXi unprovided for; on
account of upalr ami ImpmiciucnU since made,
this amount ju been ini rented to $19,000. Thin
debt i a menacing incubus upon the u-inluar;,
Tho intcrctt uluue Is no null matter to carry,
Notwithstanding tho fact that we weie faclrg
siuli conditions lat year, joii graciously con
tented t') give fyr.uu;e university a frea way
within out bouniN for one jcar, Wc now come
to on, hoping that ou, brethren, nU rally
with olio uecord to thin homo need, and that the
united cllorti of the W.vouilng cxinfeTcucc, may
be eerled to free her tcinliury from all inlebt
eduessj nnd fiulher, to bring the ;ieeiTlly of nn
adequate idonnunt fiu'd to tho attention of
Wo feel thankful that the.-, ouv need, ilq not
rcpicicut decadence! In liny ropcet, but that
they jra rattier Ihe evidence ol healthful, vigor,
oui growth. Wyoming fomlnary Is much greater
in its equipment and in the work It U doing
than it wa fifteen fears ago. We are no longer
simply an acidrmy, but an institution of iiukIi
higher giadc and broider range. Today vve have
tvcnty-ouc men and women on our teaching
force, and an enrollment pf live hundred sttidenl.i
engaged In ttudy uud research of wcll-nlgli col.
legiuto scope. It l duo to thU fact ami to this
alone, that we need jour help.
It Is a pleasure to note that ttiric has ever
jfiut lined nn I'jiru g.l
TOBACCO CROP OF 180D.
Census Bureau Report Showing
Production on 30B;317 Farmc.
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated l'rcji.
Washington, April 17. The census
bureau has Issued a report on the to
bacco crop of 1S00, showing that the
303,1117 farms which reported a produc
tion of tobacco had an acreage of 1,101,
483, with a totat production of S6S,1C3,27,
pounds, valued at $50,993,003.
The principal states producing to
bacco are as follows:
Kentucky, wllh BSI,MJ.i acie?, producing "11,
2SS,0.V) pounds valued nt ?1S,GI1 ,HS2.
Noith Carolina, with 'JUl.tlil uwci, producing
127,fi0t,IOO pounds, valued at $S,ttW,MiJ.
Virginia, wllh 18-1.3.14 ncre-i, producing Hi,
ESI.OOO pound), vnljied at $7,310,103,
Ohio, with 71,422 acre, produilng 0,"i,nj7,100
pounds, iatucd at $t,S0l,1l)t.
Tennessee, with 71,8(0 acres producing J0,l."7,
20 pounds, valued at ?2,743,4J5.
Wlicoiwln, with KkMO acres, producing ,
COO. 180 pounds valued at $2,803,001.
Pennsylvania, with 27,70) ncrcs producing !!,
602,620 pounds, valued at $2,039,301.
Maryland, with 42,011 acres producing 2I.3SV
4G0 pounds valued ut $1,438,10').
South Carolina, with 23,W3 acre?, producing
10,S03,O70 pounds, aluod at J1.297,2S).1.
Connecticut, with 10,110 acres, producing 10,
000,770 pounds, valued at $3,074,022.
JONES ARRAIGNED FOR
MURDER OF HEYW00D
Is Committed to Jail Without Bail.
Positively Asserts That He
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated l'rc.
Detroit. April 17. William Jones was
arraigned today In the police court on
a warrant charging him with the mur
der of George M. Heywood, whose body
was found n. week ngo on the street a
short distance from his home. Jones'
examination was set for April 25 nnd
he wus committed to jail without ball.
After his committment to jail Jones
was seen by reporters for the first time
since bis arrest. He denied that ho
killed Heywood, of whom he spoke in
the highest terms, describing him as
a very fine man. After discussing his
Illicit relations with Mrs. Heywood for
whom he expressed much sorrow, Jones
"What would I kill Heywood for? I
had everything my own way. There
was nothing I could gain with George
"Did you know that he had insurance
upen his life?" he was asked.
"Yes, I knew it. I had heard It talk
ed that he had somewhere about $10,
000, but how could I get It. I could
not marry Mrs. Heywood. I am a
married man myself, with two chil
dren. Heywood being dead would not
help mo in tho least."
"You could get a clivorcc'from your
wife," suggested the reporter.
"Oh, bosh," replied Jones. "I could
go out and find a gold mine, too, 1 sup-
pose. You can ilgure out all joints ot
possibilities. I did not kill George Hey
wood and there can be no evidence to
show that I did."
Jones denied positively that he owned
the revolver found near Heywood's
body, one chamber of which had been
The Insurgent Leader Will Sur
render Formal Ceremony to
Occur April 20.
By Kxcliblvc Wire fror: The Associated 1'tcx.
Manila, April 17. Gonzales, the In
surgent leader, has agreed to obey
Malvar's order and will surrender.
General Bell wires that no insur
gents are left in Batangas or Laguna
Tho surrender of the Insurgents of
the island of Samar has been post
poned until April 20, on account of
the weather making their movements
Acting Governor Wright has return
ed hero and is enthusiastic over his
reception by the friendly natives of
Ijiicena, province of Tayabas. Captain
Pitcher has telegraphed to General
Wheat on Hint the Insurrection In the
island of Mindoro is over.
The miner.s' examining board of the
First Anthracite district met yester
day and organized three sub-boards of
three members each. They will be made
up ns follows:
No, 1 W. Wilson, UI0 Holllstci' ave
nue; II. L. Hrcd, Dickson; Charles Jen
No. 2-(l. T. Williams, Olyphant;
Samuel Hodden, Dunmore; Thomas
No. 3-.Tom T. Howe, Vandllng; John
Guffney and Thomas Farell, Carbon
dale, Tho sub-boards will divide tho work
according to the best arangemeuts pos
sible for the members.
Two Thousand Miners Strike,
Ily Uatcluitvc Wiro from The Associated Press.
I'itlkliuitr, Apill 17. Nearly 2,lM coil miners
hive quit woih alonu the WVat IVim rillroml lu
obidlcncii to Ihu order of the ilUtilct ineetin;
held ac Lcechbun; .M iiIkIiI, Not a miner vvenv
to work this inotnlnjf at tiventy-iv inlif. Of
the L',IM inlneis cmplo.ved In the elUtrict, MO ic.
inalned at work, Ihe eoinp.iulc eniplo.vlnif them
luvlnB feigned the scale,
Xaco Plant 'Will Increase Stock.
Hy I'.ulmlvc Wire from The Associated l'rea,
Vlllce-!iJiio, April IT. The WIlLo-IHrro I-no
ManiifactuiliiK company, the Idrgctt plant of 111
Mud in the couutiy, u decided to IticriMio 111
capital stock fioni -pUVXKj to $1,000,000, The
new cipltid will he used to !micuc llie output,
It U estimated that with the added facilities thy
mill will ho aide to tin ti out tvvu million palrj
of curtains u jc.ir,
President Will Visit New Yoxk.
Dy Kxeliulvo Wire from The Asocltrd I'roi.
WaihliiKtoii. April IT. 1'icsidcnt Iloosevelt will
leave here lomoriovv aftenvooii at t o'clock for
Ne-vv York to attend the iuttalUtlon of Xliliol.it
Muiray llutler, a president of 1'oluinbl.i unlvei'.
t-lty, Miv. Itooicvclt will aecoinany liliu. Mr,
Iloosevelt c.pccta to he in lilt ofileo auuiu Mou
THE PEACE TERMS
NEW BISHOPS SELECTED
Candidates for Western Kansas,
Honolulu and Forto JRico Ave
Announced at Cincinnati.
Dy IItcIihIvo Wire from Tho Associated Pros.
Cincinnati, April 17. At today's meet
ing of tho Episcopal house of bishops,
Bishop Potter, of New York, was desig
nated to extend tho greetings of the
Episcopalians ot America to the synod
of the old Catholics at Bonn, Germany,
Bishops were selected ns follows:
Sallna, Western Kalians Nathaniel
Seymour Thomas, rector of the Church
of Holy Apostles, Philadelphia, and son
of the late bishop of Kansas.
Honolulu Henry Bond ltestarlsk, rec
tor of St. Paul's church, San Diego,
Porto Rico James H. Van Buren, for
merly of Lynn, Muss., and later of San
The new bishops cannot be conse
crated for two or three months, await
ing the upproval of the committees.
Trouble Over Proposed Pen
sion of Belgian Con
stitution. By K.ielusivc Wire from The Associated Press.
Brussels. April 17. The debate on the
proposed revision of the Belgian con
stitution was resumed in the chamber
of representatives today. M. Braun
(Libel ai) advocated a speedy closing
of the debate, In the Interest of the
whole country, and tho premier, M. Do
Smet de Mayer, heartily endorsed the
suggestion, and proposed that the
house continue sitting today until the
question was settled.
The Socialists protested against the
adoption of the proposal, but the prem
ier insisted on its udoption. M. Van
Der Vflde, the Socialist leader, criti
cized the government's attitude. In
stead of extending the olive branch,
he asserted, the premier, offered fresh
The Socialists were ab
I polutely opposed to the conclusion of
the discussion today, on the ground
that Important events might shortly
He pointed to the fact that there were
300,000 men on strike, and that they
enjoyed the respect of the middle
This statement was greeted with So
cialistic shouts of "Tho government
thirsts for blood!" The premier main
tained the wisdom of the proposal for
a speedy close of the debate. M. Troc
let (Socialist) cried, "Then you want
blood to flow tomorrow?"
The debate was then continued by
th.j premier, who, amidst frequent in
terruptions, declared that a further ic-
islon of the constitution would not ac
cord with the desires of tho country.
He did not believe that unlversul suf
frage would be conducive to the main
tenance of free institutions in Bel
gium. Tho government was prepared
to examine hereafter, arrangements
calculated to improve the conditions of
the country; but it would not agree to
adept universal suffrage, pure and sim
ple, which, he claimed, tho Socialists
alone desired. A revision of the con
stitution, the premier further asserted,
would plunge the country into turmoil
and the government utterly declined to
be driven at the dictation of the popu
lace nnd under threats of strike agita
tion and violence. Tho premier said
tho existence of the national Institu
tions was at stake. The government
was. responsible for the honor nnd des
tiny of the country and was conscious
of Its duty. Ho then Invited the cham
ber to reject the proposed considera
tion of the proposal to revise the con
stitution. After a violent speech by M.
Jansou. progressionist, who declared
tho government was forcing the coun
try over Ihe brink of civil war, the
premier said tho government was will
ing, for Ihe sake of peace, to withdraw
the closure proposal.
M. Van Der Velde agrecil to this, and
ihu chamber unanimously fixed the
hour for the vote on the proposed re
vision ot the constitution at 0 o'clock
WILL BE MANY BIDDERS.
Many Bond Firms Seem Desirous of
Getting City Bonds.
That there will ho no deaith of bid
ders for tho $ia,r,000 bond Issue which Is
about to be sold is demonstrated by the
multitudinous array of loiters asking
for Information which have been re
ceived by lU'curder 'mined, It Is ex
pected that there will bo upwards of
twenty proposals at least next Mon
day. Hecause of the Impossibility of pass
lug the ordinance amending the origin
al bond oidlnuiice so far as to pro
vide for the payment by tho city of
tho state tax on loans. It has been
decided to allow all bidders to make
their bids contingent upon tho passage
of this nieasuie, It Is believed that
lu this way satisfactory bids can bo
PRAYERS rOR. QUEEN
By Kxelusho Wire from The Associated Trcti.
Aiiiatirelini, April 17. Prayers for the quecn't
recovery are bcliijf offered in. the chunlici.
It ( rumored that another specialist, 1'rufc.j.
n-ir Nolan, l.u been cumuioiicd to attend her
London Dailn Mall Announces That
nrranaements Have All
THE DETAILS WILL
SOON BE PERFECTED
When Lord Milner Offered the Boer
Delegates One or Two Seats on
the Executive Council Subject to
the Approval of the Government
They Practically Agreed to Accept
the British Terms.
By Exclusive Wire from The Asoclited !
London, April 17. The Dally Mall
claims to have authority to announco
that a basis of peace has been practic
ally agrged upon at Pretoria, but says
that some little time will elapse before
the details of the plan can be perfected.
The paper adds that upon finding
that the British government refused on.
Wednesday to modify its terms with
regard to amnesty, banishment and a
responsible government, the Boer dele
gates met again on Thursday. i
The British decision practically leav
ing them the alternative of accepting
the British terms or breaking up tho
conference was then communicated to
them and the delegates proved much
When Lord Milner, the British high
commissioner In South Africa, prom
ised the delegates one or two seats on
the executive council, subject to tho
upproval of the government and pend
ing the restoration of a responsible gov
ernment, they practically agreed to ac
cept the British terms.
Some details, continues the Dally
Mall, which are not likely to create
difficulty, still remain to be settled.
Lord Milner has summoned from
Johannesburg an Australian expert,
who Is to assist In estimating the cost
of rebuilding and re-stocking the Boer
The delegates, concludes the paper,
have so far acted quite Independently
of their representatives in Holland.
MURDER AT DETROIT.
Edward Hawley Is Shot and Killed
by His Brother James.
Hy Inclusive Wire from The Avoolalcd I'rMi.
Detroit, April 17. Edward Hawley,
aged about 41 years, was shot and in
stantly killed by his brother, James
Hawley, who Is about 60 years of age,
lu their saloon at the corner of River
and Nineteenth streets tonight.
Edward. James and Luke Hawley
are well-known iivermen, owners of a
tug line and other vessel property;
also the saloon In which the shooting
occurred. The three brothers were en
gugeil In an argument about a vessel
jut's purchased by Edward and Luke,
and the latter were trying to Induce
James to take a share In tho new
boat. James accused his brothers ot
trying to "blulf" him Into the deal.
L'dvvard then playfully brushed James'
face with a bunch of shrubs which ho
lind In his hands, and James warned
Edward not to do that again or he
would shoot. Edward repeated the act
and James shot him in tho right
breast. Edward died in a few minutes
and James surrendered to the police.
At tho polh'o station James said;
"They forced me to do It."
PITZ WILL MEET JEFF
By llxclmive Wire fiom The A&iocl.ited Press.
Xcv York, April 7.lloli I'lli-limnon o:l A
tclcerinm tod.lv to .lames .1, -leftrlni fe.iylntr ho vva
couvliuiil Hi it tho only slate where ,i ftlove eou
teM between them could he held without interfer
em n w.i. C.illfoinii. ril.MUimoiLs further nld
lint hy would nieel .lelfiies anywhere In Call,
fotul.i uud at any time to 1k for the ehamplo-i
ship of tho wnild ami that he would leavo tho
iiMklus; of nrununnciits to .letlrics, he to do
the heat pavdhlc fur all concerned.
By KteliMvn Wlro Irom Tho Associated IVv.
Huron, I'.i., April 17. Nearly one thoiisuvl
nun, icpic&cntlni; all brauchca of tho hulldlnt;
Undo, came out on a ympathetio utriko today
and a-, a iciult building operations arc completely
tied mail. The strilco was ordered because tho con.
ti.irtoiri refused to acccdo to the demands of tha
Mime iu.imju who struck about two weeks ago
for .m Ineiiase in wages of 60 cents a day, cr
MM for nine hours work.
Ily Kxilikdvr Who fiom The Associated Viesa,
W.ihlnglon, April 17.-Willlain II. 11, Tripp,
of fccrauton, has teen grunted a pension of flO. .
I.01.1I data tor April 17, lttWt
liltrhcat triupeiaturo ,.,...,,.,.., 51 dcirrcp
l.onrxt temperature ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 40 eWrcc'a
it a, in, .,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,, (S per rent,
8 p. in. ,,,,.,,,,, SO per cent.
Precipitation, 1 hours ended S p. in., trace.
Wahlngton, April 17,Korcrast for -
4- I'rjday and Saturday: Intern lYninjl-.
vaniu, fair I'rlcUy and Saturday; warmer -
Ki tin day; light; variable wlnd-i. -f-
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