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SCRANTON, PA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 23, 1002.
SNOW TO FOLLOW
Mercury Falls In the West While a
Midsummer Dau Is Enioued
In Eastern States.
IN THE NORTHWEST
Kain Tails in Kansas and Other
States In the Wheat Bolt The
Crop Outlook Improved Every-
. where The Heat Moves Eastward.
High Temperature in New York
Riid Philadelphia A Case of Sun
stroke in Manhattan.
By Ie1iislie Wire from Tlio Awm i.ilcil Prc.s-.
Omaha, Neb., April -1. The tempera
turc at 7 o'clock thiH morning was 48
against 72 yesterday, ti fall of. PA de
grees. The general eondltloiiH went
from one extreme to the other during
the night, and temperatures In western
"Wyoming, Nebraska and western Iowa
this morning were below normal. A
light snow Is falling at Valentine and
there was freezing weather In north
vest Nebraska ami parts of Wyoming.
During the night there was a Bimetal
precipitation of about .'Jo ineh of rain.
A heavy, but deeldedly cooler, wind pre
vail. jMncoln, Neb., April 2: A violent
wind and rain storm visited Lincoln
early today, bringing some relief from
the extended drought and materially
lowering the high temperature of the
two preceding days. Minor, damage
was done by the wind In this city. The
rainfall extended south and east nearly
to tjie Missouri river, but was Insuf
ficient to bo of great benefit. "VVosl of
Lincoln there was only a marked fall
in temperature. At Hemlngford, In the
northwestern part of the state, a snow
storm is prevailing.
Denver, April 22. The crop outlook in
Colorado has been improved by the rain
and snow thnt have fallen in the last
few days, but it is still feared that
there will be insufficient water for irri
gation In some localities this summer,
owing to an unusually light snowfall in
the mountains during the winter. "Vege
tation Is not far enough advanced to be
affected bv the recent sudden and
marked changes In temperature, and on
sthe whole the rrnn nrnsnppts nre nn
,Jood as usual at this season. The re
cent moisture In the eastern part of the
state has improved the condition of the
soil for seeding and planting, which are
generally as far advanced as usual ex
cept In the south-central region and on
the Arkansas-Platte divide. As a rule
winter wheat Is in good condition, and
fruit trees sustained no serious damage
during the winter. There was a light
fall of snow here last night, but the
weather is clearing today.
Kansas City, April 22. About a third
ot an Inch of rain fell throughout cen
tral Kansas from midnight to 7 o'clock
this morning, according to reports re
. celved by the local weather bureau.
I Wichita, Kan.. Anrll 22. A good
L soaking rain fell here after midnight,
. following two days of scorching south-
I The crop outlook In this section Is
good. The c.Vought has not been se
vere, but the hard winds have been
Des Moines, April 22. With heavy
clouds hanging over the state there Is
every prospect for rain before night.
The wind Is blowing at a high velocity,
oarrylner cluuds of dust. No fear If, ex
pressed In lespect to damage to crops.
Crop Reporter Sage of the statu ser
vice, says In a bulletin Issued today
that the ground is In excellent shape,
and that unusually good progress has
been made this spring.
Milwaukee. April 22 Record-breaking
high temperature for April is reported
fiom all parts of Wisconsin today.
Unless there Is a change soon, accom
panied by showers, It Is feared that the
effect on the crops will be serious.
Thero hus been little rain this spring,
and the ground Is dry for u consider
able depth. Reports to,the local weath
er bureau show higher temperatures
than yesterday at Wisconsin points, it
was 64 degrees, official, at Jo a. in. In
.St. Paul, April 22. Rochester, in
Southern Minnesota, repot ts a teirlilei
wind blowing today, and' no rain In
sight. At Pipestone, In Southwestern
Minnesota, light showers fell last night,
accompanied by lightning, fog and
heavy clouds today, The crops are in
splendid condition. At Mayvllle, N, D
a severe snowstorm Is prevailing, Heed
ing Is delayed by the storm anil busi
ness generally Impeded.
Chicago, April 22. The weather hero
Is still unseasonably warm. At JO
O'clock today the temperutuio was 74
degtees, and was rapidly rising. It Is
predicted that the- present high wind
will continue but that probably by
night showers will tall. The lack of
rain has not affected .crops,
New York, April 22. The tlierinom
nter showed a temperature of 72 tie
green in this city at 3 o'clock this af
ternoon, There was little breeze anil
the air was oppressive enough to cause
at least one case of heat prostration.
t The stricken man was attended by an
ambulance surgeon and then sent to
Philadelphia, April 22. This city and
, vicinity had the first touch of iity
summer weather today, when thoi Uni
ted States weather bureau thermometer
H'Klstored Stj degrees at 4 o'clock this
afternoon. At 8 a. in. 59 degrees were
recorded, and at S o'clock tonight the
mercury stood at 70.
Cold at Salt Lake,
halt Lake, Utah, Aprtf 22. Freozlng
to.mneruture and unusually heavy pre
cipitations arc reported to have oc
curred last night In many sections of
the Intcr-mountnln country. It Is not
thought, however, that any damage to
fruit will remit, as the lowest tem
peratures are reported from the desert
stretches of Southern Utah and Ne
vada, where there Is practically noth
ing to damugo. In the fruit districts
of Idaho, Colorado and Utah, the tem
perature did not sink low enough to
do much harm and the rain and snow
coming at this time of the year, will, It
is expected, prove of great benefit,
further light frosts nrc predicted for
tonight in some sections.
FARM HAND'S REVENGE.
Fired the Bam of Employer and
Caused Valuable Stock to Be Cre
mated. By l.xtiusivo Wire from 'I In; AfiOcialcd Press.
York, l'.i., April !!2. The l.iiRe bank birn of
(.'. t. Woir. clRlit miles MiulliiM-t of York, was
ilcul roved by un inirndiHiy Hip In-t nitrlil. forty
li",il of f.il luff cattle and ten horsei anil iniilcj
perished in the Haines-.
Henry lajorb, a nun who li.nl been cmplov.'d
nt the pl.K.0 tin- pist (hrcc jean., panic to York
today and ir.ip himself up t ttic authorities.
Up ronfer-rd to tlrlnij thp bain, s.-iylwr tli.it he
did It for revenue on m i mint of li.id tiealmtnt
iccoivcel lioni Ids employer. The loss is iS,W0,
tally covered by iiif-jr.mir.
P. Gray Mcekr of Bellefonte, Re
, elected President at Last Night's
J!y T'.sclmivc Wiic from The Asiociulcd 1'rccS.
Harrlsburg, Anril 22. The annual
meeting of the Democratic State Kdl
torlal association was held here tonight,
iit which P. Gray Meek, of Bellefonte,
was re-elected president. Other officers
were chosen as follows:
Vice-presidents, .1. Irvln Steele, of
Ashland, and John F. Short, of Clear
field; secretary and treasurer, William
P. Hastings, of Milton; executive com
mittee, D. A. Orr, Harrlsburg; Charles
A. Stable. Gettysburg; W. W. Bailey,
Johnstown; J. W. Maloy. Lansford; A.
Kneule, Norrlstown, and J. B. Coulston,
Messrs. Meek and Short were appoint
ed a committee to wait upon Chairman
William T. Creasy, of the Democratic
state committee, and urge him to adopt
a different policy in the matter of fur
nishing neAvs and political opinions to
country newspapers throughout the
The state administration, the last
legislature, the Republican state organ
ization and the Harris-Meek libel trial
nt Clearfield last February by the
Democratic editors weie believed to
contain much more important political
matter upon 'which the result of the
next campaign will depend than the
line of nolltics now discussed In the
weekly letters issued from state head
quarters. Mr. Creasy Is expected to have no
opposition for re-election at the annual
meeting of the state committee here to
morrow to fix the time and place for
holding the next state convention for
the nomination of candidates for gov
ernor, lieutenant eovernor and secre
tary of internal affairs. The conven
tion will probably be held In this city
on June 23.
FOR ELKS' HOME.
Grand Exalted Ruler Pickett Look
ing for a Suitable Site.
By Kxi-liule Wire from The Associated Press.
HairisburK. Apill 2.'. The Oulr.- of Uks lute
seemed an option on u hottl property 1'aiutfd at
liockbiiilgv, Vu for the proponed homo for aeil
and indigfiit KIKs, as directed by the grand lodje,
A niniibii of available places lime been oflcied,
tome of uhiili ale under onldeiatloii,
l hand KMiltcd Ittiler I'iiketl was in ihU ,y
today io ioiiult ltli the Uulinian of Ihe riih
(omnililie, Jleode P. Petweller, and luwtlitr
they Ulk-d Bomc lle ofleiid in llifs bettion of
GIRL'S BODY FOUND.
Remains of Missing Jennie Rosen
bevger Floating in Water.
Br line lus, le Win- from The AtMiuUttd PifM.
Philadelphia, Apill !. The body of linear
old Jennie lltMcnlmxci, of l.jiudale, near lieie,
who dapieaieil fiom her home l(t Xoteinbir,
wis found floating In the wutir of a ejuirry liolu
Hear that plate today by two boya who wem
IM1I111; in the pool, The lrl was well known In
and about l.uiiMl.-.e, ami the. fludiui; of her body
umeil inilie a rtii,
'Hip coronet of 5lnuti:olnery inuiity inililidlately
Maitul nn ime.-itla.ition, and Is Imlinul in be.
llevit that the ulil lominilieil MiliiUr, Theie aio
no tii-iiU of Woleiiie on the bode whlih n.ii In
a bad tl.ilc of ilicuiiipub-iiiini.
Purvis Inquest Continued,
By r.Tihube Wire from The Aiwcialnt Pimn.
Wilkedlane, April 2J. lite Impiest on tho
death of llanl; Walihiuaii Oilier 1'urvU, who waa
fuund uead on Sunday nlslil, was continued to.
day for a wuk. The oWdenie was not nullli lent
to hovv wliellier he had eoiiinilltiil nilclde or been
liiurdeiid, Tim police have been unable to (md a
man m-u n Iuk fioui tho Paul; soon aflrr the
hot wa find. They luu a. (food lU-Milpllou of
Pope TlJnnkVthe" Bishops.
Uy l!U'lulc Wire Iron; The Aoilted 'ic.
Home, Apill a.'.'rim address of the bUImps of
the I'nltid Stales to the wpe, on the oeea.lon of
lib, Jubllip, was pulill.hed tills i-viiiliiu In the
Umoiwtorr Itoinauo, lliu official orjjau of the
latican. The popu U repljintt in a letter in
which be thanloi the blh0w and praxes the work
tiny liave and aie ilolus In "free Auieiiea," in
behalf of religion uucl charily, ejpeclallv by
mean of schools ami other imt itut loin.
Governor Murphy Will Resign.
By l.uluxlu Wire from 'flic Aicoclated Press.
I'hoenlx, Arlr., April 22. Gotcruor Murphy n.
nouneed tolay that ho will rcaluu. Aleander U,
llrodle, lieutenant colonel ot Itoosctelt' lloutclt
Jtltlcrs, will kuu-ccd him, liaWng already been
7.med by President HooseteU to tko tUo placa
uiwu the exciratlon of Muronv'a term.
NICHOLSON MAY BE A, MYTH.
General Funston Asks the Philippine
Commission to Subpoena Him.
By r.iehtstve Wire from The Auorlatiil Press.
Denver, Col., April 1!2. acncral Fun
ston today telegraphed Senator Lodge,
chulrman of the senate committee on
the Philippines, asking him to Htibpoe
na John Nicholson, who Is said lo have
been a sergeant In the Fourth cavalry,
and examine him under oath regarding
the use ot the "water cure." Nichol
son Is reported to have said at Norfolk,
Vn that General Funston originated
tho "water cure" and practiced It al
most dally for several months.
General Funston said; "I am Inclined
to believe thnt Nicholson Is a myth, t
know every non-commlssloned officer In
the troops of the Fourth cavalry that
were under my command and there
was no sergeant named Nicholson."
General Funston, In his telegram, de
nies having seen, used or permitted
the "water cure."
TO BUSINESS MEN
Treasury Department Abolishes tho
Rules That Have Been Annoying
in the Past.
By Klultc Wire from The Aoe.i.itcd Piew.
Washington, April 2-'. One of the
most Important decisions made In
j ears In the treasury department was
announced today, and will be welcomed
by the business men of the country as
abolishing an annoyance they have ex
perienced in connection with govern
ment business. Heretofore tho govern
ment has insisted, through the sub
treasuries, that all government; checks
and warrants not only must be fully
and completely endorsed in the regu
lar way, but also must be accompanied
by a certificate showing the authority
of tho endorser so to endorse the check.
This has frequently given rise to vexa
tious delay and a sort of red tape
which has annoyed bankers and busi
ness men ovbrywhere. '
The government heretofore has not
deemed ordinary endorsements accept
ed by banks as sufficient, unless ac
companied by this certificate of au
thority to endorse. By a ruling of the
department, made today, sub-treasuries
throughout the country will hereafter
pay government warrants and checks
when endorsed, and endorsement guar
anteed by the banks presenting the
same for payment. This reduces the
proposition to one of simple business
caution, and hereafter the government
will pay warrants much as a cautious
business man or banker would pay
similarly endorsed paper.
Postoffice Authorities All Exercised
Over the Presence of Bogus
Cards in the Mails.
By Inclusive Wire from 'Hie Associated Press.
New York. Anrll 22. The postal au
thorities are exercised over the discov
ery of counterfeit postal cards in the
malls from nearly every part of the
Postmaster Van Cott said tonight;
"We have received only a few of the
cards at the New York postofllce. What
bothers us Is the fact that those re
ceived have come from so many dltfer
ent sections. Several Inspectors ate
working on the case. The cards are a
The description of the counterfeit
cards given by the postal authorities
"Top of name lines runs together,
genuine Is spaced. Lines of Jefferson's
face are coarse and broken, wreath not
uniform. Word Jefferson Is light face,
genuine is boldface type. It Is a coated
paper, not used for cards. The whole
appears to be ft copy fiom nn old worn
TWENTY UNACCOUNTED FOR.
No Effort to Retfover Victims of the
fie i:rltisic Wlie from The Associated Pre.
Cairo, III,, Apiil 22. No iitoi'c bodies liaf been
recovered fiom the steamer City of !'lttuuiz
whleh binned Sunday. Practically nothing; ha
been done to m-uicIi the wiedc for bodies. It is
fair lo axmme that the total number on bo ml
at the time of the lire, pa'n!ew and clew, fiom
nil reliable MatUtic abeii fiom n-iitiory be of.
tlceis was HI and It Is knnn that 75 weie ijved,
which would leave TO to be aw (unity loi.
The loiiirtcil 1U of the hM Is tiity imd
theie iim-t be 2(1 bodies In the wiciA or the liver.
Mystery of Annie Mooney.
By i:cliliie Wile from 'I he Amjc lati d I'lem.
Wl.i.sP.nii, Apill 22. The police were today
iinaMo to uHf Hie ni.vslsry of Annie llooniy,
wl.oje body was found in the liver ieiclay, Mm
left her home last Thursday nteht and did not
coiinnlt Ktililde until Minday nltht, The .mis.
pleloiis cliiunistaiices me that she was but half.
ilrreil, her hoea had Wen put on hastily ai.d
wem not laced, and the autopsy xhuvvc.l iV had
eaten i.i'lliln;," for two dais.
High Temperature in Milwaukee.
By Prelusive Wire bom "I ho Associated 1'ies.s-,
Milwaukee, Wis., April 22,-llpcoid-bual.lm;
IiIkIi temperature for Apill U lepoited fiom all
parU of Wisconsin todav, I'nlefS Iheie is
(lump1 (.oiiii accompanied by kliouem, it U feaieil
thul the eHcct on the Hops will be serious,
T In n lias hem little rain this spring and the
giouiul W diy for a loixldeiablu depth,
The Steamship Combination.
By K.cluslve Vie fiom The Associated 1'iem.
Xevv York, Apiil 22, special dLpatch fiom
IjjikIwi to the Kteiiiui: post, icferiiua; lo the
Moiij-aii combination of tlu tteamthlp line., aj;
"At "t. prevent 'planned, the capital of tho new
ihlpphil,' ewnbiiu will be foO.OOU.UUi) In tlv, per
(cut. piclclted (ock fuQ,OUO,000 in common
harm, and $J0,000,0CO of mortgage boudj. .
Fatal Fire in Quebec.
By 1 Mluslve WJre from The Aksoelated I'rcse.
Hull, Quebec. April 22. Karly today tho house
anil Hfl'le of Thomas Hill, at this). jiljee caught
flie, i.u.-.uiiiibly thro'ugh a ktroke of llethtnhikr,
and llill, likj wife and three children and. a hired
man named John Watson were burned to death,
four Imm nro also bumcvL
Senator Hawleu Introduces a BIN
in the Interest of Gen
eral Miles. '
HIS DUTIES ARE
Business Considered by Congress.
Formal Discussion of the Bill to
Temporarily Provide a Govern
ment for the Philippines Mr.
Rawlins Denounces the Measure.
The Military Academy Appropria
tion Bill Passed.
By Kuluslvc Wire from The Associated Pirw.
Washington, April 2. Senntor Haw
ley, chairman of the senate committee
on military affairs, today Introduced a
bill to "Increase the elllciency of the
army." The most Important section of
the bill Is the following:
"Subject to the command of the pres
ident, and general direction of the sec
retary of war, the lieutenant general
shall exercise general command over
the military forces of the United States,
shall Issue 'army orders' and direct In
spection of tho troops. He shall be
charged with the Instruction, training,
discipline and distribution of the army,
with the preparation and maintenance
of detailed plans for the mobilization
of the military forces, with the prepar
ation and maintenance of schemes of
offensive anel defensive operations and
with collecting and compiling military
Information. It will be his duty to see
that the army Is at all times suitably
properly supplied' and equipped, and
that the munitions of war are of tho
best material and of suitable charac
ter. Ho will recommend suitable per
sons for promotions and for military
honors and rewards. He will be assls-.
ed In his duties by. and his orders wjlt
be conveyed and executed through the
agency of, the general officers holding
commands and the general staff of the?;
The above provision is Intended to'
give the commanding general a legali
status which at present he has notV
and' is understood to be In the interest-
of General allies.
Other portions of the bill relate to
details of the administration of the af
fairs of the army. One of these pro
visions authorizes the president to di
rect that the funds appropriated for the
quartermaster's, subsistence or pay de
partments may be placed to the credit
of the disbursing oftlcets of. either of
Formal discussion of the bill tempor
arily to provide a government for the
Philippine Islands was begun In the
senate today, air. Rawlins, of Utah, the
leading minority member of the Phil
ippine committee, opening the debate.
He denounced the bill as an unwar
ranted Imposition on the Filipinos, de
claring thnt It would establish one of
tlie foulest oligarchies In the history of
the world. He maintained that the
Philippine commission was given too
great power by the bill and asserted
that under Its provisions the Philip
pines would be exploited for prlvcte
gain. While he was speaking, two ef
forts were made to maintain a quorum,
the second resulting in a lively tilt
among several senators, Mr. Scott (W.
Va.) Intimating that argument could
not Influence any senator.
Military Bill Passed.
The house today, by u. vote of 75 to 72,
rejected claims attached to the omni
bus claims bill by the senate, aggre
gating $1,SOO,000, and on the heels of
that action non-concurred In the whole
senate amendment (the various Items
having been ruled to constitute a single
amendment) and sent the bill to con
ference. Tho military academy appropriation
bill was passed today, after the limit of
costs of the Improvements nt West
Point had been reduced from six find
one-half to five and one-half millions,
and the amount of the appropriation In
the bill from three to two millions.
The Loudon dock charge) bill was
culled tip, but was not disposed of.
BOGOTA WAR OVER.
General Uribe-Uiibe, the Insuriec
tlonary Leader, Overwhelmed.
Bv Kschtslve Wire from The Associated Prs
WjkIiIiikIoii, April 22. The btate department
has iceeived Information by table to the cllcct
that (ieiier.il t'rlhe.l'rllic, the iusiiriectlonaiy
leader, lias been I'omplclely nveiwlitlmeel by the
Koverunielit Hoops at a place, called alcel'm ami
lias been compelled In heat a ielic.it to Vclitf
It is believed In Bogota Hut Hie war Is noiv
The PropcTiori Fitz-Jeff Fight.
By I'Mliciu- Wile fiom The Associated l'ie,
New- Vol'.', Apill 22, Bob I'liialiiimoin le
eelveil a teleiriam from Jaiue .1, .lellili-, In
which .letfiies practically ,1'fiiscd the National
Spoiling i lup's oftei', but Mid that the proipcit
foi bids looked bilulit in California, l laid
jii' would pint $.J,.Min to be foi felted in rac he
lefiisfU In accept the best bid and a.l.id 1 1 1 k
blnmioiu) if hu forfeit went tho .iiiie way.
Hot Day at Lancaster.
By Kuliuive Wire fiom The Associated Piru.
.aiiiatn, Apill 22. Todaj ' was u reeoiib
breaker (or high Unipoiatiirc- at Hits time ot the
j ear, tlniiiuniileri eft a number of places in the
illy bent: leportcel lit P2 this afternoon. The
heat Is opp'mivc (his evening;, but a breeze has
cauud the ii'ercury lo diop romlderahly.
Ily Inclusive Wire Irom The Auoclalccl I'ifui.
WlllcvBairc. April LM. After a trial luitlnsr
left tl.uu four hours, Joint Conner wan tleU after
iiuon competed of minder in the second ilegicc,
lie klioi and killed a fcl!o.v (ramp, 'Nell ilanlon.'
lie rlclmcd elf-dcfcr.i.e. It was the thorteot mur
der trial 'in the county'a history.
FREIGHT STEAMER BURNED.
The Elco Consumed in Canal Near
Trenton Crew Escape.
By K.tcluslvc Wire Irom The Associated I'rtsw.
Ticnton, N. .1.. April 22. The tc.imhot I'.lea
vv.i humid to the waters eilcte In the Delaware
and Puritan cnii.il, Just below- this city, thin
afternoon. The flic Marled In the enable loom
and dome barrels of oil view soon In flinici.
Kncrlnccr Broslow ellscovereit'thc Homes and noil
lied Captain Warren. Iho boat was then made
fast t the (.hoi c anil the members of the trew
Kol ofT In safety, The Trenton Arc department
lespondecl lo an alarm but when the engines ar
rived they were too late to ilo nnyllilnx.
Tho boat belonged to William I'. Chile, of
Philadelphia, and curried frdcthl between Phil
adelphia and New Yotk. 'flic total low Is ts
tlniiitcil at about rj."i),000, of which ?30.IIOO Ik on
the boat and $20,000 on the freight, which con
sifted of general merchandise. The boat Is under
stood to tic fully lii'tired.
SMITH COURT DISSOLVED.
The General Will Be Tried by a
Court Named at Washington,
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Prcv.
Manila, April 21. By orilcm from Washington,
the court 111,11 llal ordered to try (Je11er.1t .laroli
It. Smith, who wax In roinmaud ot the United
Statcn troops 011 the Island of S'n.iir, on the
charge of conduct piejudlclal to good order and
discipline, h.i.s been dissolved. 'Iho members of
the court which will try tlcnci.it binith will bo
named nl Washington.
Although 110 fctalemcnt is yet obtainable cs to
tho r 0.1 son.s for dissolving the Smith court mar
tial, It is understood (hit the president is desir
ous that he him.self j-hoiild review' the proceedings
ot (he court martial InsleaiL-of having it le
, lowed at M.inili, 11s would nave been the case
if (leneril CharTci; convened the I'ourt. It ul-o
i.s understood that the court will ronsUt of the
panic members named by (ieneral CIi.ilTcc, so
that there lb nn reflection upon that oftUer in
volved in the cour.se adopted.
Uncle Sam Creates a Commission to
Appraise the Damage Done by
the Boxer Uprising.
Ey i:clusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, April 22. The state de
partment Is taking steps towards set
tlements of the claims of the mission
aries' and other Americans who suf
fered from the Boxer uprising In China
in 1900. To this end, a commission has
been created, composed of United
States Minister Conger, Secretary of
Rogation Balnbrldge und Consul Rags
&ale. of Tien Tsln. to ascertain, as near
'htm may be, the exact damage sustained
'vy each Individual claimant. Copies of
'claims thus far submitted to the de
partment will be forwarded to this
'commission, and the members .will visit
personally the scenes of the outrages,
consuming six months, It is suld in the
The result of the Inquiry will be
transmitted to the state department,
where the final payment will be made,
on the bsis of the commissions' re
port, from the first Installment of the
Chinese Indemnity, which falls due In
June next. The claims thus far filed
number 150, aggregating in amount $2,
G00.000. FILIPINO VILLAGES
PLY THE RED FLAGS
Indications That the Inhabitants
Intend to Fight to the Last
Ditch Seven Killed.
By llscluilve Wire from The Associated Press.
Manila, April 22. Two engagements
have been fought between tho Ameri
can troops and the Moros of the island
of Mindanao during the last twenty
four hours. Moore, of the Twenty-seventh
infantry, while out with a small
party, Ituntlng for water, was tireel
upon at long range. Lieutenant Colonel
Frank D. Baldwin, with a battalion of
troops and a mountain gun, went to the
assistance of Moora's party nud drove
off the Moros, who lost seven men. The
tiring was at eleven hundred yatds
The Moro villages were flying red
flags, meaning that they Intended to
fight to tho uttermost.
Later, Hultun Pttalo and a force of
nativps atteinnted to re-occupy the
ground gained by the Americans, but
tho Moros were forcibly dispersed.
PLUNGED DOWN THE PLANE.
A Wreck at Ashley Causing- Thou
sands of Dollars Loss.
Br nuluslve Wire from The Associated IVst.
Wilkes-Ilarte, Apill 22. Tills afternoon iwenly
cars broke1 from the cable near ihn ton of the
t'ential llallroad ot New .leieey planes t Ashley
at.d plunged four thousand f,et downward. At
the bottom weie tluee lines of cars.
Tin- tialnmcii ncel when they av the lunavvay
hs t cut IhiougU e.uli Hue, wiccMic aliuut
fifty cji.s ami causing thousands ot clollairi Um.
Amos Curamings Recovering.
By Exclusive Wire bom The Associated Pietns,
Baltlmoie, Apiil '-"i. It was stated at the
Oliureh homo toilaj that ('ongreuian Allien .1,
('iiimiilmici wis not tegaideil its out of danger nud
that he was much none ,M'eiday afternoon, al
though umevvlut heller todaj. It was learne.l
that none of his fiiully am In ntteuiliuri and
that none hive been .souiiiioiied to hi beeUhle,
nud t was Infeni'd that 110 Immediate kiiIhis
alage of his iliuex was appuhcndul.
Heated Debate on Corn Duties,
Djr i:cleulve Wire from The Associated Press.
London, Apill a.'. The whole evening In Hie
house of comuiDii, tonight was nicupicil with u
heated debate of the 10111 ilutlci, 113 plovided for
ill the budget. U midnight Ml, Balfour, the
government liad.i, applied tlu clonic anil the
corn duties lesuliition was adopted by 2nI Vole,,
Russian Miuister Resigns.
By Kicluiive Wire front The Associated Press.
M, IMetibiug, April Si. M, VannuvoAy, the
niliililcr ol iducatlou,- lias levigned Ids poi-ltlon
because the czar, at the instigation ot J. I'obted
onostsclf, the Russian privy counsellor, iclus.-d
to Miictlou his bill for the icfonn ot the Inter,
By K.uluslve Wire from '(lie AssocUlcd I'icss.
Washington, April 22.-r Pensions have teen
granted on follow ; Jlartin Kelly, fccrantou, li);
Sarah I.. Holies (widow), Avoca, ?.
ALLEGED FIREBUGS LOCATED.
Information Is Made Against Three
.Suspects at Huntington.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Huntingdon, l'n April 21 After eleven months
of hard work, by the local authoiitles augmented
by foreign detective talent infornnllons were
made tonight against three nlleged firebugs who
lutvo been opeiatltig lure. Twenty-two fires,
mostly barn", including much live stock, were ilc
fitroycel, os well as the opera house anil many
other business places. A reward of S1,000 waa In
effectually oftcicel by the city council.
bast night another bain, with two bors.es vraj
binned and on Infeiiitulloti of Mav Svvait. the
owner, l.andls Steel, son of Prothonotarv Steel
and manager ot the reformatory, and Harry Mil
ler, of Ihls place, Merc m rested tonight and
placed' In Jail. A warrant is abn out lor Thomas
Walle, son of ox-District Attorney Waltc. ,A
number of otiieis suspected will be arrested.
TOMB IS OPENED
Pinal Act- Preliminary to the Beati
fication of the Prelate Re- ,
mains in a Remarkable
State of Preservation.
By Kxcluslvc Wire from live Aisoclateel Press.
Philadelphia, April 2i. The tomb In
which the body of Bishop John N. Neu
mann was placed forty-two years ago,
was opened today by a special ecclesi
astical court, the proceeding being one
of the final acts preliminary to the
beatification of the prelate. The dis
interment vas made In secret and was
for the purpose of Identifying tho re
mains of Bishop Neumann and to as
certain their state of preservation.
Two witnesses swore that they wit
nessed the burial of the bishop and
two physicians wrote a minute descrip
tion of the remains.
Tho evidence collected by the eccle
siastical court during Its Inquiry, which
has been In progress for several years,
will now be forwarded to Rome.
Bishop Neumann was born In Bo
hemia In 1811 and came to America at
the age of 23 years. He was made
bishop of this diocese in 1852. lie died
The Very Rev. Joseph Wlssel, of St.
Peter's church, In which edlilce the re
mulns of the bishop lay, tonight gave
out a statement describing the state of
preservation of the body. The body,
which was attired In the bishop's vest
ments, was mummified. The face was
a little sunken and out of nutural shape,
but the rest of the body was in a re
markable state of preservation. The
hands, which were folded across the
breast, were perfect and the feet equal
ly so, the flesh being hard and solid
though of a dark gray color. Four
physicians, the . statement continues,
examined the body thoroughly. It was
viewed by all the members of the court
and then was placed In a new coffin,
sealed up and replaced In the vault.
There Is a legend of the church that
the bodies of saints exhumed many
years after burial show signs of extra
ordinary preservation. The body, It is
understood, was not embalmed when
Physicians are now exaiplnlng per
sons who claim to have been cured by
miracles performed by Bishop Neu
mann. Today's ceremony Is said to
have been the first ever held in the
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Two Positive and One Suspected Dis
covered on Meade Avenue.
Mende avenue, North Scranton, has
now become the center of the latest
smallpox outbreak. Mrs. David CJrif
flliiH and her child, who live on that
street, were found lo be fluttering from
the disease early last week. Yesterday
morning Dr. .T. "VV. Jlouser, upon In
vestigation, discovered that the two
children ot Frank Kttrlngham, who
lives next door, are suffering from tho
He alFO visited the house ol Matthew
C'onuelley, who lives In the house ad
joining the Kttrlngham home, and
found Mrs. Connelley to be very sick.
She revealed all the primary symptoms
of smallpox, but no positive diagnosis
could be made because no eruption hud
appeared as vet. Dr. llouser ordered
both the IHtrlngham "and Connelley
houses placed under uuuruntlne.
He reports that nil the patients nt the
emergency hospital are convalescing,
with the exception of John Kudgen, who
wits tuken there only a fHv davs nun.
Thev will be kept at the hospital until
all possible danuer of their infecting1
anyone else Is removed.
Wilhelmina's Physicians Hopeful.
By Inclusive Wire flout 'II"' Aociatid 1'iesi.
London, April Si.- la INpalilt fiom mi"r
dam the toliespiiiiilelit of the Dill' Mall -.is
lint in an Inteivlew, Dr. lt.i-eiisteln, 0110 "t
(ueeu Wilholniliia's ph.wieain. ciptesMsl the
gliatt',1 tunheleiice- in tlie iiuen' iieetv.i'y,
Pv ..,eliisie Wit r limn 1 lie AvuclJlt.il Pic.
A I Philadelphia- lUMl.
Iiiii.;,bii niio 01 ooiie- I 0 2
Phllalelpliu iiopuoiui l.- I ti .1
luttciitj- iiluon and Abeam; I'tllx Jnd Jaiu
lit, tit, 1 11. 1 lie Blown.
At riiishins- 11.11.1:.
Itmllinill ,...U0 t 2 11 U Oil O- !l I, I
Pitubuig on ouo? 1 i -1 vi 1
ll.mu-Uv Milium I and llcigeli! beever and
VSIninui, I'mpiri Cautllllou.
t New York- ll.ll.i:.
Ileisteii (I U 0 3 t) 3 0 2,1-7 JO 3
New Veil: 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1113 7 1
B.itlvili-W!llla and Klttridgej bparko and
Veager. I'nipirc O'Day,
At Cl'lcjc St. fcouui-CuIcago; no game) rain.
At llaitfeid-llartforel, 1; Montreal, 0.
t Washington Georgetown uuiuulty, 0;
Main Features of the Senate BII'
Have Been Adopted with .
The Senate Substitute Limits the
Time Until a New Treaty Has
Been Made The Bill of the Higher
Branch Is Also More Specific in
Its Application, to Insular Terri
toryText of the Provisions Made.
Law Regarding Certificates.
By Exclunlve Wire fiom The A.seociatcd Prm.
Washington, April 22. The conferees
on the Chinese exclusion bill have prac
tically reached an agreement. The
main features of tho senate bill have
been adopted, but there are some alter
ations. The agreement reached Is upon all
but one provision of (he measure.'- Un
der the agreement, tho senate substi
tute becomes the exclusion measure,
but tho house conferees have secured a
concession specifically re-enacting sec
tions five to fourteen of the exclusion
act of September J3. 1888. The point t
still open is as to extending tho exclu
sion Indefinitely utter May 5 next. The,
housr, bill extends the prohibition in
definitely, but the senate limits It un
til a new treaty Is made. The house
conferees are Insisting on taking out
the reference to a new treaty, so that
there will be no limit to time of ex
clusion. Following is the specific provision,
re-enacting sections of the net of 1888,
which was Inserted at the Instance of
the house members:
"All laws now In force prohibiting
and regulating the coming of Chinese
persons and persons of Chinese descent
Into the United States, and the resi
dence of such person therein. Including'
sections 5, 6. 7, 8, 0, 10, II, 13 and 14 of.
the act entitled 'An act to prohibit the
coming of Chinese laborers to the
L nlted Slates," approved September 13.
1SSS, shall be and the same are hereby
re-enacted, extended and continued.
"Under the agreement reached by the
conferees, the above quotation will be
the, tlrst provision In the compromise
The senate bill ulso Is made more
specific In its application to Insular ter
ritory. The provision relating to Chin
ese laborers In islands belonging to tho
United States Is made to read as fol
lcw: "Said laws shall npply to all Immi
gration of Chinese laborers not citizens
of the United States, from the -Island
to the mainland territory of the United
States, whether such were In the island
territory at the time of cession or not,
or from one portion of the island terri
tory of the I 'nlted States to another
portion of said territory."
Substitute for Sections 5 and 6.
Sections n and C of the senate bill, the
first relating to certificates of Chinese,
reslelents in the Insular territory of the
Culted States and the second pertain
ing to judicial proceedings.were stricken
out by the conference and the follow
ing substituted tor the two sections:
"That if. shall be tho duty of every
Chinese laborer other than a citizen,
rightfully In and entitled to remain in
any of the Insular territories of the
United Stales (Hawull excepted) at the
time of the passage of this act, to ob
tain In one year after the passage of
this act a certificate of residence, In the
Insular territory wheteln he resides,
which certificate shall entitle him to
residence therein, and upon failure to
obtain such rertllleate- as herein pro
vided, he shall be deported from such
Insular teirltory, und the Philippine)
I'timinihslou is authorized and required
to make all regulations and provisions
necessary for tho enforcement of this
section in tlie Philippine Islands, in
cluding the form and substance of tho
certlllcates of residence, so that tho
same shall clearly and sufficiently
identify the holder thereof and enable
officials to prevent fraud In the trans
fer of the same; ptovlded, however,
that if said Philippine commission shall
flnel that It Is Impossible to cotnpleto
the registration herein provided for
within one year from the passage of
this act, said commission Is hereby au
thorized and empowered to extend tho
time for such registration for a further
period not exceeding ono yeur."
The original senate provision vested
the power here given to tho Philippine
I'liiumlssion in the United States courts
and tho corresponding insular courts.
By Jlsfliulii' Wire from The AnocUttd Pre.
N'evv Yotk, April 2i Cleared! Teutonic, l.lv
eipool: Ktiisimttoti, Antwerp; St. Paul, South,
amptoii. Sailed! Kaiser Wilhelm dec Oroi.e,
Biiiiien via Plymouth and Cherbourg, J.lmd
Puhc'iI; Auisteiiiaui, New York for Jtottcrelani,
lm.il ilal 1 tor April S3, 100,
ililtlic-l lin.piialino ,,,,,,.,,,,, 87 degree
l.imi.t timpi'iatuic ,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,39 degree
r a, n, ,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,C3 per cent
S. in , ,,,,,.,,,,..33 per cent.
I leclpiUttloii, i hours ended 8 p. m., none.
Washington, April 21. forecast for
Wednesday ami Thursday; Intern pemi-
fc.vlviinla, fair and continued warm We-'J- -f-ncdjy;
Thursday Fhovu-ra ami not so -si-warm
i brisk south Minds. 4-
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