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sckaoton, pa., Wednesday mornjnc, awiil ;jo, 1002.'
It Revolves Around Order Alleged
to Have Been Issued bu
n General Smith.
THE DEBATE TAKES
A WIDE RANGE
Mr. Teller Criticises tho Republicans
for Not Participating in the Dis
cussionGeneral MacArtliur Dis
claims Any Responsibility for the
Orders of General Smith Omnibus
Bill Is Passed in the House.
By Inclusive Wire fiom The Aiaoclatcd Pre.".
Washington, April 29. The sennto
committee on the Philippines today
resumed examination of witnesses In
connection with the Investigation of
affairs in the Philippine islands. Oen.
Mat-Arthur continued his examination.
In reply to Senator Patterson's ques
tions, Gen, MacArtliur said that Gen.
Funston was not responsible In any
way for any of the methods which
obtained in the capture of Agulnaldo.
"t am responsible in that matter in
every way and particular," said Gen.
MacArtliur. "It was one of the decep
tions frequently practiced In war, and
whatever blame attaches thereto,
'When the Philippine bill waB laid be
fore the senate no one was prepared to
deliver ti set speech on It. Mr. Lodge
(Massachusetts), In charge of the meas
ure, said he felt compelled to press It
for consideration. His remarks drew
the flro of Mr. Teller (Colorado), who
criticized the Republicans for not par
ticipating in the discussion. This pre
cipitated the debate, and for more than
two hours it continued. Mr. Teller de
clared that General Smith, If he had
issued such an order as has been at
tributed to him, ought to be dismissed
from the service, as it was a disgrace
to the American army and to the
American people, Mr. Lodge said that,
while he knew little of the circum
stances surrounding the alleged order,
lie did not approve of cruel methods In
warfare, and every right minded person
must regret General Smith's order. To
him It was revolting. He defended the
administration, saying that as' soon as
knowledge had come to Washington,
the president had directed that Gen
eral Smith be court-martialed.
Before the committee today General
MacArtliur disclaimed any responsibil
ity for 'the orders of General Jacob H.
Smith to make Samar a howling wil
derness. Replying to a question by
Senator Beverldge, General Mat-Arthur
said that absolute chaos would result
should the Filipinos be given complete
independence und the United States
entirely withdraw from the islands, but
lie said he would like to explain this
statement at another session of the
committee. Ho was thereupon excused
until tomorrow. The committee went
Into executive session to further con
sider the advisability of summoning
witnesses asked for by the minority and
decided to postpone the taking of a
vote on the proposition until tomorrow
morning, at which time tho committee
also will pass upon tho question of the
advisability of sending a sub-committee
to the Philippines to continue the In
vestigation. Omnibus Bill Passed.
Under a special order, which allowed
three hours' debate but cut off all op
portunity of amendment, the house to
day passed an omnibus public building
bill, which will distribute $17,403,430
among 174 cities. The bill provides for
heventy-soven new buildings and sites,
Plx buildings on sites already purchased,
seventeen buildings on donated sites
and fifty-eight Increases in appropria
tions for buildings already authorized.
It lso provides for the ptuchuse of
sixteen sites. Tho majority for the bill
was so overwhelming that only nine
members backed a demand for the
ayes ami noes on tho passago of the
There was romo criticism of Hie inch
ed by which it was proposed to pass
the hill without opportunity for amend
v.'ent, which Mr. Mayer, chairman of
the committee, answered by stating
that If the bill had been subject to
nniondment tho appropriations carried
by It would have been Increased to
The consideration of tho agricultural
appropriation 1)111 was resumed but only
eight additional Items were disposed of,
Py llxilukhe Who from The .Wclalcd Pre.
Secretjiy llool, Mm. Pool uml Mini Hoot or,
rived lust night from their trip lo Cuba,
I'ornelliH Ithluchammcr, of Wjiuinlo, Luzerne
county, Iiik bnn granted u pension of s.
The noniliulloii of William II, Moody, of
!la.si.acliusetttt, lo be (eeietury of tho navy, vai
continued cstetday by tho henate.
OwIiik to Ihe threatening weather yctcnliy
nfleriioou, (lie guests invited lo Mrs. llooscvvlt
first warden parly were received In tho cast
roonf instead of (be open air and all outdoor (ea.
turcs of the feto were abandoned.
Plcsldcnt Hoiwvclt will attend the opening
of the International nbniplan games wbkli are
to U held In fhlengu during H;itcinlier Mid
Oetvlwr, ')l, He made IhU promUc last iileht.
Ho rntirisl rnlliiislastleally Into tho spirit of the
Seiiflary Lonu lias cabled ihrctUy to CapUlii
Paylnn, ot the (.Tiliugii, ut Venice, UkKlnii for
liifofinatlon In lonneitloii wtl, ,e airest of wmo
of Iho olMieM ol that idilp at Vinliv, fcio far
there lias Ken no ofiklal repoit on the snlijcit
to either Ihe ttulc or tho .y ilipjrlineiit.
HunoundeU by the (train, ol Imudreilii ol ftatea
Ifteii who liac made hlstmy, a n'oro of patiiuilu
men rcprisentliiR the National society of lie
Pons r.f hc Amerfraii Itevolutloii jenlcrday allert
roon In the fonxrrMiuiul leinvlerv on the luuLi
of llio eastern brauib of tho I'otonue, foinully I
placed the iifUcUt mark of tho order nt the iuoik I
mnciil of (Jcirr.il (lo.irgo Cllnluii, New York'
fiinimn revolutionary uir ruin nor.
It I tuiw believed Hi it no further onnjlilern
linn will lie Riven by Hie ucltlent In the ub
Jest (if retiring Lieutenant (lciur.il Miles so long
in Hie commander of (lie nrni.v continues lib cret
in! attitude ol revive nml Hut (lie ciifc will lie
allowed to rtiiinln as It It iinlet (Icnernl Alllci
huold do Biiinellilnir or t ike mine net Ion to
rev he Ilic recent determination of Ihe president.
Coinminlor.cr of l'rnlnni I'.v.ins vv.h n caller
nt Hie white houo jcslenlay nml while theie the
president Informed lilm of Iho ileilli of Willi im
MoKinlcy (Kborne, comnl general to London, rml
In nn Informal manner offcicil lilm the .leant po
rtion. Mr, r,,in Informed tin mcsldcnt tint
lie would take the oflei under itrlvlxcmrnt, but
llieic Is no doubt lie will accept It when It Is
nude in a formal manner.
Delegates Ave TJninstructed.
Elias Deemer Endorsed.
Dy r.xclusbc Wire- from The Associated Press.
Lock Haven, Pa., April 29. The Clin
ton county Republican convention to
day endorsed Ellas Deemer, of Lycom
ing county, for congress, giving him
power to choose his own conferees. A.
12. Patton, of Curwensvllle, was en
dorsed for state senator. The conven
tion nominated the following ticket:
Afiembly O. S. Kobcv, of Klcmliigtnn.
I'lolhonntar.v .1. 11. Lc-lier, of Lock Haven.
Sheriff Torremc Shcnrr, of Lock ll.ixen.
TrejMirer John II. Thompson, of Salon.i.
Coinniisslnnern II, '. dinner, of Lack llivcn;
William (iiininm, of ll.ild Lade limnMilp.
Auditois-W. I). Kint.ing ai'd (i.'orgc .f. llli k
on". i:. L. Hill win elected county chalrtn in.
The ilelcsjales to Ihe stale convention are II. S.
Satteilee, of Loik lljvcn, II. I. Johnson, of
Hcnovo. They liTc unlintructcd.
THE TRIAL OF
Action of the American Chamber
of Commerce Other Manila
By i:tiuslvc Wire from The Associat"d Picss.
Manila, April 2'X When the trial by
court martial of Gen. Jacob H. Smith,
was resumed today, Pedro Bela, a boy
"mascot" of company F, of the Ninth
infantry, commanded by Capt. Thomas
W. Connell, who was massacred by
the Samar natives at Balanglga, testi
fied that he saw Capt. Connell's death
wound given by a boy of 13. The wit
ness saw several other boys of the same
age among the natives who took part
In the massacre and thought he could
himself, use a bolo against a soldier.
Capt. Waldo P. Ayer, General Smith's
adjutant general, said he had been
closely In touch with all the movements
and knew General Smith's plans, pur
poses and feeling at every phase. He
added that on the general's arrival the
coast was deserted, and he saw the
same towns filled with people when he
left. But so far as the people of Samar
was concerned, he met only one man
worthy of respect who was sincere,
patriotic und honorable. He must ad
mit, however, that the man with this
qualification was born at Marinduque,
of Tagolog ancestry.
First Lieut. Vandeman, of the
Twenty-first Infantry, who had charge
of the military Information bureau,
described fiom the records, the treach
ery of the natives of Samar.
The Ameilcan chamber of commerce
has passed a resolution endorsing the
action of the United States army in the
Philippines in an endeavor to counter-
act what the members of the chamber I
believe to be the opinion prevailing In
the United States, that officers and
soldiers have acted In violation of tho
rules of war.
The preamble says tho chamber Is
composed exclusively of American busi
ness men who have been thrown Into
Immediate contact with the prevailing
conditions every wheie In tho archipel
ago and It was resolved that without
the constant watchfulness und protec
tion of the army In the Philippines no
property or business interests would bo
safe and that upon its Jnlluencc de
pends the stability of the civil govern
ment. The resolution eulogizes Gen.
Chaffee. "Whose earnest effort has
sustained and assisted the civil author
ities In the dllllcult task of the estab
lishment of civil government," and
praises "his good judgment and human
ity which havo won him the admira
tion and affection of all loyal Americans
In the Island,"
The cholera statistics to date aie as
Manila C03 cases and 483 deaths;
provinces 1704 cubes ami 12St deaths.
QUEEN WILHELMINA BETTER.
Bulletin Says Her Symptoms Indi
cate an Improvement,
lly i:tluslte Wiro from Tho Associated Press.
The Hague, Apiil 2'). A bulletin icfeirini; to
(Jiiecn WllhohniiuVi (omlltlon, posted this morn
ing at Custle Loo, S.1J1 her niujeoty passed a quiet
niKlit uml that all her symptoms Indicate im.
HE IS THE BIGGEST MAN
IN THE ASSOCIATION
lly l-'icluihe Wire frnni Tho Arsoelatccl Press.
"Wheeling, W, Va., April 2a. It Is now
practically certain that President Shaf
fer Is tho big man of the Amalgamated
association. Toduy tho convention,
with few dlssenllng voices endorsed in
toto his aiinual report. Tio committee
on president's and other olllcers' re
ports, reported favorably on tho state
ments entrusted to It and their rcconi
inendutlons were rntlllcd by the con
vention. Tim most important or tho reports
was that of Mr, Shaffer's. In many
aspects It was tba most Intcrpsiinn-
document over Issued by an amalga
Persons Killed on the Atchi
son and Santa Fc.
By Kxeluslic Wire from Tho Associated Pi ess.
Keokuk, Iowa, April 29. The Cnll
fornln limited, on the Atchison, Topelta
and Hantu Fc road, east-bound, was de
railed on u curvn. nl Citnin, a switch
live miles west of Mcdlll, Mo., today,
while going at. it tremendous snred.
Five persons were killed and twenty
three Injured. The dead:
mii. wi:ivnii:i.Ni:u, sun Dhw, r.ii.
A Min of Heiiiy (,'. dale', of AtiMrull.i, ' JC'ire
C. C. 1'AIIIIIAXKS, Uilcwi. waller In dlnliiR
HPFITS MI'SsiKlt, CIiIciiro, wilier In dining inr.
The injured Include Conductor Charles
Sargent, and a twin sister of tho Gates
boy. The parents of the twins were
also badly bruised.
Mr. and Mrs. Gates were en route for
Australia, and were with their children
eating In the dining car when the
wreck occurred. The train was over
an hour late and passed Wyuconda, the
last station west, at the rate of sixty
five miles an hour. When the heavy
train struck the curve at Cania tho
THREE BAIL JUMPERS
Salter, Meeser and Hodgers Give
Themselves Up to Philadelphia
By 1 Mluslvo Wire (rmn The Associated Press.
Philadelphia, April 29. Former Dep
uty Coroner Samuel P. Salter, of Phila
delphia, and Clarence Meeser and Jo
seph Hodgers, of Washington, D. C,
allleged ballot box stuffers, who jumped
their bull In 1899 and have since been
fugitives from justice, today surrend
ered themselves to the court. Meeser,
who was employed in the copyright
division of the congressional library,
and Itodgers, who was a lieutenant of
the cupltol police, were members of an
alleged gang of fourteen repeaters who
came hero from "Washington to vote at
the November election, when Colonel
James Barnett, Republican, of the
Tenth Pennsylvania regiment, headed
the ticket for state treasurer. The men
were taken to the Seventh ward and
are alleged to have placed 200 fraudu
lent votes In a ballot box In one divis
ion. George Kirlland, of Washington,
a member of the gang. It Iuter devel
oped wus in the employ of a local news
paper and gave the entire scheme away.
-Five of the fourteen men were caught,
and were subsequently released on $1,
800 bail each. All the men, It Is said,
with the exception of Klrtland, were
government employes. Salter, Meeser
and Rodgers disappeared and nothing
was knowh of their whereabouts until
they surrendered today. Tho men were
again released on ball for their appear
ance at tho next term of court.
BAN JOHNSON WILL
APPEAL THE CASE
Not Satisfied with Restraining In
junctions Lajoie May Be Em
ployed as Umpire.
Itv Lulusite Wiie from The Associated Press,
' Baltimore, April 29, President Ban
Johnson, of the American League, was
in this city today. Speaking of the
Injunctions restraining Lajoie, Fraser
and Bernhnrd from playing with any
other than the Philadelphia National
League club, Mr. Johnson said:
"We have ample ground for ti new
appeal to the Supreme court, and, while
this Is pending, the injunction, issued
by tIie lowel L'ourt wln be raised. AVe
will give bond and the three players
concerned will be at liberty to play
with the Athletics. Should the decision
again be unfavorable to us we can take
Lajole's case to the United States court.
The cases of the other two men cannot
be taken there, because the amount In
olved is less than $2,000. Our attor
neys ore confluent, and 1 share their
confidence, that we will win out. Then
the only rediess the National League
v. Ill have Is In a civil suit for damages
against each player, before a jury."
Secretary Goldmun, of the Baltimore
American League club, who will repre
sent that club at the special meeting of
the American League in Clevelund to
morrow, will urgo the adoption of the
double umpire system, and the employ
ment of Lajoie, Fraser and Bernhard
us umpires. He believes that they can
be so employed without coming In con
flict with tho Injunction made by the
Pennsylvania court, and that this will
offer the best solution or tho dllllculty
Chinese Exclusion BlUNSigncd.
lly nxclusho Wire from The Associated Piesi,
Wflililngtoii, April '."). President Itooi-cwit lias
signed the Chinese exclusion bill. The pen ii"ul
was Rbeii In ltepreentotle Kalm, of California,
who has taken a deep Interest In tho bill.
Governor Murphy Resigns,
lly i:iluslto Wire from The Associated Piess,.
U'utlilniilon, April '.'!, Tho resignation of Gov
ernor Murphy, of Arizona, lo take elicit June DO,
has been received licio, It Is probable that A.
L. llroille will be appointed to succeed lilm.
mation president, It gavu tho history
of (be strike and his explanation of
every ono of his many acts which
nroused criticism during the moment
ous struggle, Tho action of the con
vention Is a vindication of his entire
It Is not likely there will bo much
opposition to Mr. Hrmffor's ro-electlorf.
Tho Associated Press can state authori
tatively thut Assistant Secretary M, V.
Tight! will not bo a candldato for tho
presidency. The friends of Thomas
Williams, of KancsvUlc, Insist that ho
shall bo a candidate and will prcbcnt
his name to the convention,
First Council Has Accented the Oi
ler Made for the Hold
ings of the City.
READY FOR MAYOR'S
The Intention Is to Make Baltimore
the Terminus of n Great Trans
Continental Line Controlled by the
Wabash, Which. Will Be a Great
Factor in the Soft Coal Business.
Processes by Which a Complete
Line Across the Continent Is to Be
By Exclushe Wire from The Associated Preu.
Baltimore, April 29. The first branch
of the city council tonight passed the
ordinance accepting the Puller syndi
cate's bid of $S.751.370.45 for the city's
holdings In the Western Maryland rail
road. The ordinance was then sent over
to the second branch, where It was In
troduced as a substitute for the meas
ure already under consideration in that
branch, and received Its first reading.
It Is expected that It will be ready for
the mayor's signature Thursduy night.
The members of the Puller syndicate
declare that It Is their intention to con
nect the Western Maryland railroad, as
rapidly as tho work can bo done, with
the Wheeling and Lake Erie and
through It with the Wabash system
nnd Its connecting lines, thus making
Baltimore the terminal of a great trans
continental lino controlled by the Wab
ash. The Puler-Gould syndicate will get
the Western Maryland railroad at its
recent supplemental bid of $8,7."1,370.45.
Tho fact that the road will become tho
property of the Fuller syndicate was
made practically certain at Mon
day's session of the city council,
and it will only take another session
of that body and the signature of
Mayor Hayes to cause the deal to be
come a matter of history.
LaBt Week's Demand.
Last week the city council demand
ed that If the Fuller syndicate did not
increase Its supplemental bid of $8,751,
370.15 to $10,001,000, it could not get pos
session of the road. The Fullers in
dicated to the council that, If the road
could not be secured on their own terms
they would seek a tidewater outlet for
their system clsewheie. When the coun
cil met Monday night a transformation
had taken place. President Sproesser,
of the First branch, made a motion
favoring the supplemental bid of the
Fullers, and further moved that It be
placed on Its second reading. Council
man Ulrich, who had formerly favored
the Reading bid, came out for the Full
ers. The test, vote resulted In a unani
mous ballot, 24 votes being cast. Action
was postponed Indefinitely on the re
maining ordinances of the other three
The Fuller ordinance would havo
likewise gone through the second
branch but for the attitude of Major
Vensiblc, who had Its second reading
postponed by offering an amendment,
making It mandatory on the part of
tho West Virginia Central railroad to
accept and sign a contract to buy the
city's interests In the Western Mary
land railroad. He explained that this
was only a safeguard. After the meet
ing of the council, It developed that
the Fullers had a majority vote In tho
second branch, and that tomorrow
Major Venable would vote for the or
dinance. All this change of position on the
part of the councllmen can be ascribed
to politics. Tersely stated, the situation
Is this: President Sproesser, of the
first branch, will get the Republican
nomination for congress In the Third
district; ex-Mayor Malster will get a
Federal position, and United States
Marshal IClrey will be reappointed.
Such Is the climax of the famous West
ern Maryland railroad deal.
Beading's Fight Against Odds.
AVhen the bids for tho Western
Maryland wore first opened more than
n half dozen so-called syndicates made
offers for the property, but ono by one,
when the Hultlmoro councils called for
substantial proof of their Intentions,
they dropped out, until but t(uee were
In the Held the Fuller-Gould, tho
Heading and the Vurney-Phlladelphla
bidders. Puling tho last week only the
Fuller-Uould and the Reading were be
lieved to havo any chance of securing
In Its contest for the Western Mary
land the Reading seems to have made
a losing fight against stupendous odds.
Practically all the Raltlmore news
papers favored the Fuller-Gould pro
position, because of the belief that tho
great Wabash system would make Its
Kastern terminal stations In that city,
lly purchasing the West Virginia Cen
tral and Pittsburg the Fuller-Gould
people won the powerful political sup
port of both states, wnicn counted a
great deal against the Heading, ns both
United fitntes senators from Maryland
are Interested In the West Virginia
road. Influential business and com
mercial bodies of Haltluiore also favor
ed the Fuller-Gould proposal, as
against tho Readlng.as did Mayor ifuyen
and President Hood, tho lutter being
nt tho head of tho Western Maryland
road. Reading has waged a lively cam
paign, bringing tho question directly be,
fore the people of IluUlmori', with long
letteis by tho counsel of the rondt pub
lished as advertisements In tho.Rultl
If It turns nut, ns now seems likely,
that tho Fuller-Gould syndicate no
uulres, tho .Western Maryland, jt, means
a liew and powerful trunk lino from
tho Atlantic) coast as far West ns'the
Missouri liver, apd possibly to the
ICoiiltuucJ on I'aie 8.)
NO FAULT OF THE FEDERATION.
Statement of President Gompers in
Reply to President Shaffer.
Bj r.Tclmlvt! Wire from The Assocl(ecl l're.
WnshlnKton.Aorll 20. President Gom
peis, of the American Federation of
Labor, todny Issued a statement regard
ing the controversy between himself
nnd President Shaffer, of tho AmalRii
matcd Association of Iron und Steel
workers, Mr, Gompers says that his
statement made at the federation con
vention Inst December, that tho steel
strike of last year was settled on con
ditions less advantageous than could
hnve been obtained, was never chal
lenged by Shaffer and stnndn as "the
historic fact In the Inbor movement of
the country." Mr. Gompers concludes:
"I have not asked iinyono to defend
the American Federation of Labor or
myself before tho convention of the
Amalgamated Association, and have no
desire on my part to do so; but I stand
ready now to go to Wheeling at the re
quest of either Mr. Shaffer or the con
vention. I am conscious that the Ameri
can Federation of Labor and I, ns an
officer and as a man, have done our
whole duty fully and faithfully, and
that If there be any reflection upon any
one In the Inauguration or conduct or
the outcome of the steel strike of 1901,
the blame must lie at the door of others
than the American Federation of Labor
GOVERNOR W. H. TAPT '
ON THE PHILIPPINES
Spoke Before the Students and Pro
fessors at Yale His Beference
to the Water Cure.
By Exclusbe Wire from The Associated Tress.
New Haven. Conn., April 29. Gover
nor General William H. Taft, of tho
Philippine islands, was well received
this evening, when he addressed about
2,000 students, professors and others In
College Street hall at Yale. After
brlelly reviewing the historical and
geographical features of the Philippines,
Judge Taft described its governmental
and economic status at the lime the
American army took possession. He
then developed the history of the past
With respect as to evidence of the
water cure and other cruelties, Gover
nor Taft said that it must be remem
bered that the army of forty to sixty
thousand men, by reason of the guer
rlla warfare carried on by the Insur
gents, had to be divided Into five hun
dred posts, many of which were com
manded by first and second lieutenants
or captains, and sometimes by ser
geants, und that the detachments In
the field far exceeded the number of
posts, that this explained how It was
possible, with many engagements dally,
exceptional instances of such abuses
might occur without typifying the con
duct of the army, which on the whole
wus humane and considerate toward
It was not to be expected that in an
army of 60,000 men there should not bo
brutes or weak men'who would yield
to the temptation of arbitrary power
and the provocation hardly to be un
derstood, of the ambush and treach
ery, savagery and danger of the Filip
ino guerrila warfare as It wus prac
ticed. ELKIN IN ALLEGHENY.
Sure of 26 Delegates and May Get
the Whole Number.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Pittsburg, April 29. Chairman
Andrew Robertson, of tho Allegheny
county Republican committee, has call
ed a meeting of the committee for
Wednesday. He says that Elkln will
get 2U of the delegates from the county,
and that the only questionable ones
are those frum the Sixth and Seventh
districts, controlled by Von Bounhorst
and the county ofllce-holders.
The county Is entitled to 30 delegates
SECURITIES OF THE
He Ku'lusho Wire from Tho, A8oclaleil l'rcs.
eiv York, April 20,There Is llii rry licit
nulhoilty for the -.tatcment tlt.it the $jD,iKin,iYiu
h.Miilit'ate, which Is to underwrite the lnlriiu.
tloml Steamship company, will recehe in ic
tin n rciuritifii of the company as follow: '.TV
noo.ooo In new 5 per cent, hondi; ifi,rria,tm new
piefeucil i-tocki W),Ufl(),(i0O new common Mock.
, The (jndlcate will continue operative until
January, 1I)U, unless previously dlnsohed by
lly llxclinhe Wire from Tlio Associated Tress.
New York, Apiil 20. Auheil: Kionprln
Wlllirlin, lliemcu; I'rlcslauil, Antwerp. Cleared:
Oceanic, I.heiponlj Zeelaml, Antwerp; St. l.ouU,
Southampton. Ilrcineti Arrived: filcdeilch iK'r
(Jiomc', New Yoik via Clie.-bouic;,
DEATHS OF A DAY.
By l.xchuivii Wire from Ths Associated Press.
Iliclininiid. Ind., April 2!.-Ilcv. Jlir.ili lllic
ford, ono of the most widely known elergj men
of tlio Quaker church, Is dead at Omtli.iRC, Ida
home. Ills last pastorate wat at Brooklyn, N, Y,
Columbia, Mo,, April lit), Colonel ,1, .1, llh'k
man, formerly light worthy grand templar of the
wpreiue IoiIko of the International Order of (ionil
Templars died here todny,
MINERS' AND OPERATORS'
MEETING WITHOUT RESULTS
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Piess.
rvjew York, April 2!l. Tho members of
the biib committee, of coal operators
and representatives of the United
Mine Workers which was appointed at
tho meeting held under tho auspices of
Ilia National Olvlo Federation on Sat
urday, met todny, Only incmbcra of
tho sub committee wcic present,
Ueforo going Into the meeting,
President Mitchell, of the mlno workers,
tald he could not tell whether iv settle
EXPLOSION ON THE
WANT QUAY TO SPEAK OUT.
The Favorite Son Dodge Not Popular
By Ktchishc Wire frum The Avoel.itcd I're.
Washington, April 29. When Senator
Quay returns from the west a new
trouble will be confronting him. Some
of tho congressmen who induced him
to sidetrack Elkln are very much dis
satisfied with his course. They find It
hard to ask their followers to fight
Elkln without having someone to rally
The plan to have favorite sons en
dorsed by county conventions Is not
creating nny appreciable amount of
enthusiasm. In the absence of any
man to tie to tho voters are Inclined
to express their preference as between
Elkln and Watrcs. To that fact Is at
tributed the success of Elkln in Luz
erne county, where the attorney gen
eral litis upset the carefully laid plans
of Congressman Palmer and Colonel
Watres. The congressman Is ono of
the original antl-Elkln men'.
Long before other congressmen were
taking nny part Mr. Palmer was going
frequently to the Quay residence to tell
the senator that It would not do to per
mit Elkln to remain in tho field with
the tacit endorsement of the state or
ganization. It was he who started the
report that there was such a strong
feeling against Elkln that If ho were
nominated he would be such a drag
upon the ticket that hal" a dozen con
gressmen would surely be defeated.
Tho success of the Elkln men In
Palmer's own county, where the feeling
of local pride In Watres was supposed
to be very strong, will be the excuse
for some gibes at the congressman
fiom his colleagues when he returns to
his duties here.
NO CONFERENCE WITH
THE BEEF TRUST
Suggestion Has Met with No Eavor
from the President or Attor
ney General Knox.
lly lclnivo Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, April 29. It is the desire
of the department of justice that all
persons who "have knowledge of the
methods of the Beef Trust shall come
forward and place such'lnformatlon as
they have In the hands of the several
Former Judge Day, who Is assisting
Mr. Beathea In the preparation of the
government case, is expected In this
city on Wednesday or Thursday with
the evidence that has been gathered In
There will bo no conference between
Attorney General Knox, representing
the Pnlted States, and Attorney Gen
eral Davles, representing the state of
New York on one side, tind responsible
men representing the Beef Trust on the
This decision was reached In Wash
ington yesterday afternoon after a
very pointed conference at the white
house and tha department of justice.
Indeed, it was only necessary to hrfve
the matter brought to the attention ot
the president, Attorney General Knox
and Attorney General Davles to have
It rejected as something not to be en
tertained for a minute.
Mr. Havemeyer Summoned.
lly i:clntbc Wlie from The .Wociatcd Pre--s.
Washington, April 29. 1'iesident Ilaveme,ver
and other oftlehils of tho American Sugar company
will be asked to appe.tr and give testimony be
fore the giili'coinmlttrc of the enate committee
on iclattons with Cuba, appointed to inquire into
the question of Cuban sugur holdings, und they
will be the flrt witnc-.es called. The hub
committee held Us firU meeting today with nil
the members of the committee present. No detl
ulte riMilt beyond that ot deciding to call the
tiusl otllciuls M reached.
At New Yoik- it.H.i:.
lirooklvu oo on o-o :t l
New- Yoik 00 I 'JO-Oil 1
(Came called uc count of rain, tilth limine).
Ilatteiies McVatMii und Aheain; Kennedy und
lloivcini.in. t'lnplie Uinvvn.
At Philadiiplih-Pliiliilelphia.llattou; rain.
At IMlUbuiR l'llUlmrg-M. bouNj rain.
Chicago-Cincinnati, not m.IiciIu1cI,
lljltlmoie Dartlniote-llostoii: ian.
At Wushintilim It.ll.i:.
Philadelphia 11)01)1)01)111-2 7 0
Washington i an o I n n j) T II :i
Plank und teelnun; I'Jtton mid Dt.lll. L'mpiro
At Chicago- 1I.II.I:.
Cievelind 00 0(1 I 0 1 On 'J 11 5
Chicago noonnon 1 - 1 1 :i
Pattcries Wright and IlemU; Callahan and
Sullivan, Umpires-Connolly and Johnston.
At St. i.nuN- 11.11. 1!.
Detroit noni tiaoos-u in
ht. lioubi 1001)0300 0-3 S il
llattcrlra Mercer and llurlow- mil Miftuirc;
Donohuc and Donohue. Umpiie Carutliers.
ment of tho differences would bo ar
rived nt today or not, or whether an
other session would bo necessary. Ho
refused to venture any prediction ns to
tho outcome of tho meeting but said
he might havo something to say after
II was over, Nono of the coal operators
was willing to talk of tho situation.
The conference adjourned at 4 o'clock
without huvlng come to a settlement,
'resident Mitchell said tho committee
would meet again tomorrow.
Disaster Overtakes the Fulton In
the Harbor o.Delaware
HALF A DOZEN MEN
The Boat, Which Was Bound from
Brooklyn to Norfolk, Is Partly
Submerged by the Accident Tho
Explosion Is Caused by an Ac
cumulation of Gas, Which, Had
Been Generated by a Storage Bat
teryNine Men Were in the Hold
nnd Three on Deck When the Acci
By Kxcliislve Wiro from The Associated Pros.
Lowes, Del., April 29. An explosion
of considerable severity, which injured
half a dozen persons, occurred on the
submarine bout Fulton today, us she
was running into tho harbor of tho
Delaware breakwater. Tho boat was
bound from Brooklyn to Norfolk, nnd
wtis partly submerged when the acci
dent occurred. The Injured are:
Lieutenant Oscar Kohen, of the Aus
trian navy, severely bruised.
Lieutenant Arthur MacArtliur, United
States navy, cut about tho head.
Harry Moore, assistant engineer, in
jured about the head.
C. 1!. Miner, assistant engineer, noso
Charles Hechtal. gunner, severely hurt
on head and body.
All the Injured were sent to the Unit
ed States murine hospital, and after
their wounds were dressed nil were dis
charged, with tho exception of Hechtal.
He will leave the hospital tomorrow
The explosion was caused by an ac
cumulation of gas, which had been gen
erated by the storage battery. Although
the explosion was a violent one, the
vessel wtis only slightly injured. She
will bo towed to the Holland company's
station tit New Suffolk for repairs, iiis
soon as the weather 'moderates. It will
take several days to put the battery in
When the Accident Occurred.
On account of the rough weather at
sea it was decided by the commander
of the Fulton to put In to the Delaware
breakwater and it was while the boat,
partly under water, was rounding the
great stone breakwater that the explos
ion occurred. Nine men were in tho
hold nnd three men on deck at the time.
Assistant Engineer Miner, who was
lying beside the boiler asleep, was
thrown several feet away. Lieutenant
MacArtliur, who Is a son of Major Gen
eral MaoArthur, and Gunner Bechtul
were at breakfast. The former was
hurled against the roof of the cabin.
Injuring his head. Bechtal was struck
by heavy debris. He was so badly hurt
that he was unable to care for himself
and the others helped him to the deck,
making their escape as the hold was
rapidly filling with gasoline fumes.
Captain Frank Cable, Lieutennnt H.
H. Morrell and Boatswain Charles Berg
were on deck when the explosion oc
curred and signalled tho tug Storm
King and yacht Mlndora, which con
voyed the Fulton here, for assistance,
The steam launch Palacea, being near,
also went alongside and took the in
jured men ashore to the marine hos
pital. Considerable bravery was shown by
Engineer Saunders. After the explos
ion, tho engines continued to work.
Saunders wrapped his hend and face In
n wot towel nnd went below and stopped
them. After the explosion tho Fulton
was towed to the government pier near
The Fulton left Sandy Hoolc at 8.39
Monday morning. Shortly afterword
she submerged and made fifteen miles
under water, going nt the rate of flvo
miles an hour off Long Branch, Sho
came to the surfaco and mado six miles
an hour during tho trip until the acci
dent at tho breakwater occurred. Sho
proved to be a good sea boat and did
not once require tho assistance of her
convoy. The engine ran continuously
for twenty hours. Those on bou'rd were
highly pleased with her performance,'
Loubot Inaugurates Old Salon.
By Ilscluslvo Wire from Tho Associated PrcM,
P.11N, April 29. President Loubet today In.
augurated the old Salon, in the firand PalaN.
Time wire l.fiSO exhibits, compared with 2,002
l.i-.t jejri reMilthig in an Improved aspect and
a higher level ot merit. Cliatran's portraits ol
Mis. and .Ml-a Itooscrctt attracted a largo tsluri
of attention and received lilgh praise from th
Condition of Cumminga.
ny llsclus.vc Wire from The Associated Preu.
Ilaltlinnrc, April 2!). Thcro was no dpelil-il
change today in Iho condition of Congrmrnan
,iihh .1. Cumiulngi', of New York, who In Buffer
ing from an attack of doublo pneumonia It tin
fhim h home In this city.
l.oesl dali for April 20, 1902.
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11. m &1 per rent.
I'icviv'Utlon, St hourd ended H p. m., 0.13 inch.
4- -r 4- .
Washington, Arril !!'). Weather con
dition and general foietast! lutein
IVnnsvlv.iiite, rain followed by fair Wed-
neuiji Thursday fair and wanner; bruit
boiith wlucU becoming foutheast,
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