The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, July 28, 1902, Image 1

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rtn Open Letter Adopted at Lake
George Gommends His Re
view of Smith Gasc.
ln Assertion Is Made That the De
moralization of the Army Is Much
More General Than Is Apparent
from Surface Indications The
Anti-Imperialists Stand Heady to
Assist President Roosevelt in Prov
ing That the Army Officers Have
Violated the Rules of Civilized
Warfare and Bringing All Offend
ers to Justice Anxious That the
Country Shall Be Preserved.
Cy Exclushc Wire from The Asoi-t.itcd Prist.
' Lake George, N. Y., July 27. At S
meeting of representative anti-imperialists
held In Now York city last spring
i committee was appointed to Investi
gate army conditions In the, Philip
pines. That committee has since then
been prosecuting Its Inquiries. Presi
dent Roosevelt's recent review of the
court-martial of General Jacob 11.
Smith seemed to the committee to de
mand some reply and at a meeting just
held at Lake George an open letter to
the president was adopted. The letter
was signed by Charles Francis Adams,
chairman; Carl Schurz, Edwin Burritt
Smith, Moorflcld Storey and Herbert
'Welsh. It says:
Wo desire to express the gratification,
afforded us by your review of the 14th
Inst as comundor-in-chlef, of the find
ings of the court-martial in the case 6t
General J. II. Smith. Taken in connec
tion with the previous memorandum of
April 15th, the review will, provided it bo
followed by corresponding general action,
in our opinion, do much towards the rc
estublishracnt of the national pi-estlgo
'and the restoration of the morale nf the
army. Especially opportune in our judg
ment. Is your veo commendable re-
.minder to officers In high and responsible
positions that, In a warfare with national
dependents, such as that recently waged
by .us In tile cast. It behooves all such
'Officers to bo "peculiarly careful In their
bearing and conduct as to keep a moral
chock over any acts of an improper
character .by their subordinates."
The level hero reached is lofty, and hi
healthy contrast with that spirit, far
too prevalent, which seeks excuse If not
justification, for the excesses of the pres
ent, ' In every instance of Inhumanity
which can posBlbly bo exhumed either
from colonial history, or from the regret
table records of our Indian warfare.
Demoralization General.
While thus, however, expressing our
sense of obligation, we wish most re
spectfully to call your attention to cer
tain conclusions which we have in the
course of our own imiulries found our
selves compelled to reach. Coining di
rectly to the point, ai.d speaking his
torically, our Investigations have led us
, to conclude that the demoralization of
the officers and soldiers of our army in
the Philippines, including all branches
of the service and all grades of lank,
was far mora general, as well as pro-
, nounccd, than might bo Inferred from
your review of the facts charged In this
case, we believe wo havo reason to say,
,were rather notorious than exceptional.
'Demoralising influences, very prejudicial
to any high standard of mllitaiy morale,
were under tho clicumstunees Inevitable.
This led to lamentable results, calling for
tho firm hand ami stern correction found)
and most fortunately applied, in your'
orders of April 13th and July 14th.
Meanwhile, wo would respectfully sub
mit that tho good of the army, and tho
future of our cistern dependencies de
mand that investigation should not stop
at this point, or with .results nlrcady
reached. The Imiulries wo, as a commit
tee, havo made, necessarily imperfect,
have yet been mifllclent lo satisfy us that
General Smith and Major Waller wero
not tho sole culprits, not- should thoy
suffice in tho character of scapegoats.
In your "review" of July llth you say
that thebo cases wero exceptional. Your
means of Information on this point should
unquestionably ho Infinitely bettor thnn
ours. Meanwhile it Is always to bo
to: ,io In mind that ono sldo only of this
painful story lias been heard unit that
sldo only In part. Tho testimony of rep
rescntutlvo Filipinos has been Jealously
and systematically suppressed, Judicial
and Impartial examination on tho spot
has been denied, or pronounced imprac
ticable, In tho present case, occasionally
and by accident merely, have fragments
of Information como to general knowledge
broken glimpses only havo been permit
ted to reach the public eye. To our
'minds, thoy Indlcato unmistakably a
condition of great and general demoral
ization. Of this, the findings of tho
court-martial referred to afford conclu
sive, evidence as also do the published
orders of commanding officers, and tho
reports of provincial governors,
The "Kill and Burn" Order.
Tho letter then discusses the "hill
and burn" order and says;
As the not unnatural result of military
operations so Inspired, an official report
Indicates that, out of a total population
in u sluglo district of auo.uw not less
than lOO.oou perished.
The letter then alludes to tho water,
cure, saylpg that the first reports of
,lts practice met with denials, while evi
dences before tho senate Philippine
.committee proved conclusively that
this and other forms of tortue had
been used, and adds;
Where Inquiry revealed tho systematic
"se of torture by subordinates, tho offi
cer In responsible command Is pronounced
l'C'0 from blame on tho ground that his
pr'ilsoworthy absorption In other duties
of 'tis position was so completo that such
i if0' incidents failed to attract his no
tice, guci, h. finding is certainly sugges-
Flnuv nverv Bovorllv known to tho
stateA war nmctkes which have ox
clteoKn uoecliil roDrobatlon of tho
Amtk n'eoola when recoiled as fea.
rT ,
tures of tho hoi .tj-Aa In Cuba, under
tho Spanish resin? 7&J In South Afrlcn,
during the Uoer wXJiuivo been of undis
puted and frequent' occurrence In tho
Philippines, From the early beginning
of operations there, It has been the gen
et al practice, It not actually the order,
to kill those wounded In conflict.
In like manner as respects euncentia
tlon camps-. These, as a feature in re
cent Spanish nnd South African opera
tions, were condemned with the most pro
found sympathy for those thus unmerci
fully dealt with. When resorted to by our
officials In tho Philippines, these camps
are represented as a species of recrea
tion grounds, Into which the Inhabitants
of largo districts rejoiced to be drawn
and from .which they departed with sor
row. Reports to which wo can, on tho
other hand refer glvo of them accounts
not essentially different fiom tho ac
counts received of similar camps estab
lished elsewhere.
Secretary Root's Communication.
The letter than quotes a communica
tion to the senate by Secretury Hoot on
February 14, In which Mr. Koot said:
The war in the Philippines lias been
conducted by the Ameiican army with
scrupulous regard for the rules of civ
ilized warfare, with careful and genuine,
restraint and with humanity never sur
passed, If ever equalled in any conflict
worthy only of piaise, and reflecting
credit upon the Ameiican people.
These words of sweeping commendation
and unqualified endorsement wero writ
ten by tho honorable secretary when nil
the essential facts since brutish t to light
wero within his official cognizance. You
have given public, assurance that tho
secretary is more desirous than yourself
even, if that bo possible, to prolio to tho
bottom every responsible allegation of
outrage and turture, to the end that
nothing be concealed, and no man ho
lor any reason lnvored or shielded. Tho
draft on our credulity thus presented is
large, but wo accept your assurances.
Meanwhile, permit us to point out that
such very sweeping nnd uncalled for
commendation and approval, :o far as
wo are advised altogether unprecedented
In character, coming directly, and In tho
midst of active operations fiom the foun
tain head of military authority, is scarce
ly calculated "lo keep a moral chuck
overt acts of improper character by sub
ordinates." It in charitable to assutno
that tile pressure of official business, at
the time of tho communication referred
to. was such that tho. secretary failed to
recall what correspondents bad brought
to his notice, or fully to advise himself
as to what tho Tiles of his department
might havo fo disclose.
Such are certain of the conclusions
reacjied by ua from a3 careful study us
It has been in our power to make of
facts thus for procurable. Wo have- en
deavored to supplement and perfect tho
evidence; but our efforts to that end havo
encountered obstructive embarrassments.
The Anti's Ready to Act.
Tho allegations we make are gravo;
the condition of affairs wo describe nro
serious. As a national record it is dis
creditable. Tho good name of the coun
try is implicated; us also is tho profes
sional character of officers of tho army,
some of them retired, many still In high
commnnd. Wo stand icady to co-operate
directly, and in utmost good faith
to the end that nil offenders may bo
brought to Justice, and tho guilty pun
ished. In this communication wo havo
mado references, the personal applica
tion of which is obvious and of record.
To this referred, courts of military in
quiry aro open; and, if demanded would
doubtless be by you at onca accorded.
Before such courts, if once convened, wo
will hold ourselves prepared to sub
stantiate any or all charges hero ad
vanced. Wo find ourselves, though with deep
regret, compelled to take issue with you
on ono Important point. In you "review"
of July 11 yon say "almost universally
tho higher officers havo so borno them
selves as to supply the necessary cheek
over acts of an improper character by
their subordinates." We, on tho con
trary, havo found ourselves compelled to
tho belief that tho acts referred to wero
far more general, tho demoralization
more all-pervasivo. We hold ourselves
ready to direct your attention to concrcto
cases, tho investigation of which would
demonstrate tho following criminal acts,
contrary to all recognized rules and
usages of war, on tho part of ofllcers and
soldiers of tho United States:
1. Kidnapping and murder, under cir
cumstances of aggravated brutality,
2. Bobbery.
3. Tortiiio, both of men and women,
nnd rape of the latter.
4. Tho Infliction of death on other par
ties, on tho strength of evidence elicited
through torture.
By Exclusive Wire from TliuAoiiatcil Press.
Woodsflold, O,, July 27,-Mrs. Kvcrctt
Spcnce, uged 10, this morning killed her
husband, uged -I, and then killed herself,
Shu shot her husband while ho was asleep
and then used tho same, weapon on her
self, Thoy had been married less than
two months and both wero woll con
nected, It Is thought she was temporarily
Mr. Bryan's Cruise.
By Exclusive Wlro from Tho Associated Press,
Ilrldgeport, Conn,, July '.7. William J.
Bryan left llrldgopnrt Into this after
noon on board a yacht owned by Lewis
Nixon, of Now York, whoso guest ho will
bo for tho next two days. The yacht
will put Into Now Haven harbor tonight
and will cruise to tho eastward through
Long Island Sound tomorrow, It Is ox
peeted that on Tuesday Mr. Bryan will
land at Block Island, where ho will rest
for several days,
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated I'less.
Cincinnati. July 27,-Phlllp H. Kumb.
ler, ,aged 03, apromlncnt attorney, died
suddenly at his homo hero today from
cholera morbus. Ho, had been city so
llcitqr, United Slute's district attorney
and common pleas Judge for many years.
Wlnneconno, Wis., July 27, Matthew
Kellelca, tho well, known base ball mag
nute, owner of hist year's Mllwnukoo
American league club, died hero today,
after an Illness of several months.
Federation of Labor Adjournal
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
San Francisco, July 27, Tho executive
council of tho American Federation of
Labor concluded its sessions in this city
yesterday and adjourned to 'meet in
Washington, D. C, early next, November.
Plans of Construction of Largo Ves
sels to Be Established nt.Coburg.
By Exclusive Wire (loin The Associated l'rti.
Washington, D. C, July 27. Consul
general tit Coburg, O. J. D. Hughes,
in a report to the state department,
gives Information of u new ship yard
building project lit Hint place.
In his report tho consul general says:
"For a long time the Vulcan Shipbuild
ing and Engineering company has been
looking for a sultiible place close to
the North sea for another yard, as the
building of vessels of the largest' di
mensions Is becoming Impossible at
Stettin, owing to the shallow draught
of water In the Hlver Oder, and even
In the Baltic Itself. The Hlver Elbe
has been chosen as the locality for the
new yard, and the Intention Is, at llrst
to, build only large vessels here, the
engines for which, and as far as possi
ble the boilers also, will be supplied by
the Stettin works."
Attempt of Five Men to Stop a Car
Results in a Rear-End Collision
at Rochester.
Uy Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Rochester, N. Y'., July 2. An attempt
by live men to wreck an incoming trol
ley car at the rifle range, a short dis
tance north of this city, on the Roches
ter and Irondequoit railway late to
night, resulted in a rear-end collision,
In which seven passengers were seri
ously and several others slightly In
jured, and twoscore or more passen
gers miraculously escaped.
The seriously injured all reside In
Shortly before 10 o'clock car 457 loft
SummorvlUe, on Lake Ontario, bound
for the city, heavily laden with pas
sengers, with orders not to stop at the
rifle range, which la a flag station only.
As the car approached this point the
motorman discovered an obstruction on'
the track, and brought his car to a
stop just In the nick of time. Tho ob
struction, which consisted of several
lengths of picket fencing and other
material, had been placed on tho track
by live men, under the influence, of
liquor, because, as they said, they had
attempted to flag another inbound car
without success, and determined to
make sure of the next attempt. While
the crow of car 457 was trying to char
the track in order to proceed, car 454,
also Inbound, came along at a rapid
speed and'Ci-aslied Into the reur of the
car ahead. The vestibules on both cars
were smashed and their interiors were
wrecked. Most of those injured were"
caught in the wrecked vestibules and
between broken ear seats. The police
are making every effort to apprehend
the live men who placed the obstruc
tion on the track. They disappeared
Immediately after the wreck and have
not yet been captured.
suicide ofdrTgrissom
The Weil-Known Neurologist, of
Washington, Sends a Bullet
Through His Brain.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, July 27. Dr. Eugene
Grissom, once well known as an alien
ist and neurologist, committed suicide
here today at his son's home, No. 1227
G street, N. K by sending a bullet
through his brain. Dr. Grissom had
been long morose, and for some time
had become physically and mentally
weakened by the use of strong nar
cotics. He was a native of Granville, N. C
served on tho Confederate sldu until
wounded during the Civil war, and
afterwards was a member of the state
legislature. For twenty-one years ho
was superintendent of the North Caro
lina Insane asylum at Raleigh, and
gained a wide reputation as an alienist
and lecturer. Before the American
Medical society he delivered a lecture,
entitled "The Borderland of Insanity,"
thut attracted great attention, Ho was
the author of "True and False Ex
perts," a work devoted to showing the
alleged inaccuracies of tho expert tes
timony In Insanity cases. Dr. Grissom
was ono time Hist vice-president of tho
American Medical society, and several
times presiding ofllcor of tho Associa
tion of Superintendents of American
Insane asylums. He was the president
of the convention of 1SS6. He was a
Mason of high degree. He was "1 years
of age.
austriaTdTvorce CASE
Horsewhipping and Haircutting as
Incidents Imprisonment for the
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated 1'icss,
Vienna, July 27. A sensational dl
vorco case la before the courts here,
Tho petitioner, Heir Pollacsek, la a
wealthy commission agent, and the co
respondent is Count von Wurmbraud.
Both ure well known lu Viennese' so
ciety. Tho count had challenged Pollacsek
to light a duel, but tho latter ejected
the former's seconds and denounced the
count for infringing the dueling laws,
Various counter stilts were brought for
assault, etc., and tho trial occupied
many days, Fran Pollacsek had to bo
carried out of court on a sofa by six
mop at the order of the Judge.
Tho evidence showed that Pollacsek
avenged himself on another co-respondent,
Lous Lacknor, whom he
horsewhipped and cut off his hair and
half his moustache. Frau Pollacsek
and Lackner were each sentenced to
two months' Imprisonment. Count von
Wurmbraud was acquitted.
Cholera at Manila.
By Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated I'rcai.
Manila, July 27,-nurlng tho forty-elgit
hours ending this morning 150 fresh casea
of cholera wero reported In Manila, No
reports regarding the disease wero re
ceived from tho provinces owing to the,
GlerlGal and flntl-Glerlcal Forces
Meet on the Ghamps- '
An Imposing Forco of Mounted
Police Ha3 Trouble in Keeping
the Manifestants Moving Weil
Dressed Women in the Crowd Are
Particularly Active in Rioting.
One Hundred Arrests Are Made.
By Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Paris, July 27. The demonstration
made today In connection with the de
cree of Premier Combes, ordering the
closing of the Congregationlst schools,
proved to be quite as much of a mani
festation in support of the government
as of the opposition to Its antl-clericat
measures. The crowd which gathered
in the Place De La Concorde numbered
15,000 persons, while as many more
thronged the Champs-Elysces.
The clerical and antl-clerlcal forces
about equally divided the gatherings.
Though many lights occurred, they
never became general, nor was any
person seriously Injured. An imposing
force of police and mounted municipal
guards had much trouble In keeping the
manifestants constantly moving, and
at times they were forced to charge to
prevent the crowd becoming too dense.
On the whole, the crowds were good
natured and mainly confined themselves
to shouting "Liberty! liberty!" "Long
live the Sisters!" and "We want the
Sisters!" to which the antl-clerlcals re
plied "Vive republique!" and "Down
with the priests!" The occasional ap
pearance of a priest was the signal for
much hooting and several fights were
due to their presence
A striking feature of the manifesta
tions was the large number of women,
many, of them well dressed, who ac
tively participated. Nor were these all
clerical In their sympathies, for tho
anti-clerical women were also out. in
strong "force and they occasionally
made things lively for their clerical
sisters; whom the police had some dlfn
Qulty in protecting. In one instance a
detachment of mounted guards had to
rescue three well-dressed ladles from
the hands of a group of socialist wo
men who were bent on mobbing them.
The Clericals made several attempts
to reach the Place Beauveau, on
which tho Elysee und the ministry of
the interior are situated, but were pre
vented from doing so by strong cor
dons of police und municipal guards,
which wero stationed at all the ap
proaches in order to prevent demon
strations In front of these buildings.
The demonstrations culminated when
a group of thirty ladies, some In car
riages and some on foot, attempted to
reach the ministry of the interior, in
order to present to Premier Combes a
petition on behalf of the sisters. Tho
police, however, refused to allow them
to pass.
.Subsequently, the Clericals made an
angry rush on tho cordon guarding the
Avenue Abrlello, and the soldiers had
lo use the butts of their guns to keep
back the crowd.
Another violent incident occurred on
the Champs-Elysces, where the crowd
began throwing the small Iron chairs
borderlnir tho sidewalks, among the
feet of the horses of tho mounted
gur.tds. One horse fell, Injuring Ills
lid or.
By 7 o'clock this evening tho crowd
began to thin out and an hour later the
Place de la Concorde and the Champs
Elysees had resumed their customary
A slight shower hastened the dis
persal of tho manifestants. About 100
c tresis wero made.
Tho fact that through the day ve
hicular tralllo was not Interrupted,
shows -how well the police handled tho
great, unruly crowd with which It hud
to deal.
Fight Between George Baldwin and
Frank Carlson Ends in Death.
By Inclusive Wlru rum Tho Associated l'lets.
Portland, Ore., July 27. Frank Carl
son and George Baldwin, each aged 19
years.quurreled over two girls to whom
both wero paying attention, Carlson
challenged Baldwin to fight. The fight
took place with bare knuckles, in tho
presence of relatives and friends of
both boys In an unfrequented part of
the city.
Tho tight lasted about twenty min
utes. At the end of that time, Carlson
received a blow In the stomach and
foil to the ground. When picked up ho
was dead, Baldwin Is In jail.
Steamship Arrivals.
Ily Exclusive Wire Horn The .WucUted Press.
New York, July 27, Arrived; Astoria,
Glasgow and Movllloj Covle, Liverpool;
La Gascogne, Havre. Qneenstown
Balled; Ktnuia (from Liverpool), Now
Yftik, Gibraltar Arrived; Lnliu, Now
York for Genoa and Naples (and proceed
ed), Sailed; Alter (from Genoa und
Naples), Now York. Southampton
Sailed; Grosser Kurfnrst, from Bremen,
New York.
New York, July 28. Arrived; Iceland,
Southampton, July 23. Arrived; Bar
barosa, Now York (and proceeded for
Lawsuit Provokes Murder.
By Kxcluiiie Wire fiom Tho Associated 1'imj.
Knoxvlllo, Tcnn., July 27. Borfy Dona
hue, a justlco Of thu pcaco, and a well-jp-do
fanner, living near Luttrell, Tenn.,
today shot and killed Sliorman Dyor.
Both men attended a danco last night
and while thoy wero going homo tho
tragedy occurred. Bod feeling had exist
ed between them over tho ouecome of u
law suit.' Douuhuo escaped, i
No Visitors of rut Official Character
Received at Oyster Bay.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
OyHter Hay, July 27. President
Roosevelt passed a quiet Sunday at
Sagamore Hill, In the morning, ac
companied by Mrs. HooRevelt, Mrs, Em
lln Roosevelt, Lieutenant Ferguson, for
merly a iriember of the "Hough Riders,"
and several of the children, he attended
tho services at Christ Episcopal church.
He passed the afternoon with Secretary
Moody, who will be his guest until to
morrow. No visitors of an official char
acter were received The postolllce at
Oyster Bay was opened for rtn hour to
day for the first time on Sunday In tho
history of the village. The president
did not avail himself of the opportun
ity of having his mail taken to him.
The opening of the olllce created a
commotion among some of the people
of the village, and the Rev. Alexander
G. IRussell, pastor of the First Presby
terian church, sharply criticized those
who Inaugurated the movement which
resulted In tho Sunday opening.
Senator Thomas C. Piatt will arrive
at Oyster Bay next Wednesday even
ing on board the war yacht Mayflower,
which will be sent to New York for
him. The senator will be accompanied
by Colonel George W. Dunn, chairman
of the Republican state committee of
New York,
Prompt Action of the Ball Players'
Protective Association at Yes
terday's Meeting.
By Kxelusive Wire from The Associated Press.
New York, July 27. Every man in
both the National and American League
base ball players who has jumped his
contract with his manager was per
emptorily expelled from membership In
the Players' Protective association, at
a meeting held here today.
Among those present were: Hugh
Jennings, representing the IMtt'sburg,
Chicago, Philadelphia and Cincinnati
clubs of the National League; Tom
Loftus, manager of the Washington
club; Frank Dwyer, 'of the Detroit
American League club; Alex. Smith, of
the Baltimore American'League; Win
nie Mercer, of tho Detroit team; Henry
Hartsel, of the Philadelphia American
team; Charlie Irwin and Harry Dolan,
of the Brooklyn National League team;
George Kittrldge, of the Boston Na
tional; Harry D. Davis, of the Phila
delphia American team; Warner, of
the Plttsburgs; Clark Griffiths, of the
Chicago American League team, who
represented tho Boston American
League club; Frank L. Donohue, of the
St. Louis American team; Tom L.
Daly, nf the Chicago American club,
and George Bowerman, of the New
Yorka. After tho meeting, Frank
Donohue, the treasurer, made the fol
lowing statement:
"Every one of the delegates here to
day agreed that there was no use in a
man joining this organization, getting
all the benefits in the way of procur
ing counsel when he was In trouble,
und being generally protected In his
rights and tho interests of his pocket,
and then jumping his contract. There
is no one here today that will stand
for McGraw, McGinnlty or any other
man who has jumped a bon tide con
tract. "In our meeting, Hartsel, of the
Philadelphia club, made a motion that
every man who had jumped his con
tract should Jie expelled. The motion
was carried by a unanimous vote.
That seems to show where the Pro
tective association stands."
The meeting re-elected Tom Daly
president, and made Harry Davis, of
the Phlladelphiuns, secretary, while
Frank Donohue was retained as treas
urer, j
The Anthracite Situation Is Practic
ally Unchanged.
By Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated I'resj.
Philadelphia, July 27. The Ledger, In
Its coal aitlcle tomorrow, will say:
"Tho anthracite coal trade U prac
tically unchanged. The movement of
coal Is almost nothing, although a few
sporadic attempts are made at wash
erles to get a supply. The anxiety to
procure coal Is not very great, though
the very scanty stocks aro giving food
for thought In various localities as to
the necessity that may soon come for
fuel. The community, however, Is nev
er troubled to any extent on the coal
question In mid-summer,
"The llgures of the coal shipments to
the end of May show 18,731,878 tons sent
to market, being about 4,000,000 tons
less than In the same period of 1901.
In June the shipments were stopped by
the -strike."
War Department Receives Papers iu
the Case of Cadet Pondloton.
By Kscliishe Wire (rum Tho Aioelateil I'livm.
Washington, July 27, Tho war de
partment has received the papers In
the case of Cadet Alexander G, Pendle
ton, jr,, who has been tried at West
Point and found guilty of hazing,
Pendleton was appointed from Arizo
na and is a llrst-cluss man.
This s tbo first case of hazing that
,1ms occurred since tho law passed near
ly it year and a half ago intended to
suppress the practice, The hazing took
place while tho cadets wero In camp,
and consisted of abusive language by
Cadet Pendleton to a "plebe" while tho
latter was In his tent. Pendleton's de
fense was that ho lost his temper and
said more than hu Intended. The case
Vlll go to the president for Unal re-
mi i i
Terrible. Fate of Nellie and William
McTague, of Philadelphia.
By Exclusive Wire from The .Wociatvd i'resj.
Phlidelphla, July 27. Nellie Mc
Tague, aged 5 years, und her 3-year-old
brother. William, children of Martin
MeTuijue, wtre so badly burned today
at their home, No. 1233 Bnlnbrldgo
street, that they died in a hospital a
few hours later.
The children were In bed at tho time
I hoy were burned, and no one else was
In the room. The mother henrd cries
coming from the room und a hurried
Investigation resulted lu the finding of
the two little ones writhing In agony
on their blazing bed. The children
wero quickly taken from the room und
the flames extinguished, but not be
fore the boy nnd girl were fatally In
jured. It Is supposed they were play
ing with matches while In bed.
World's Records Go by the Board
in Both the Professional and
Amateur Events.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Newark, N, J July 27. Probably the
most sensational bicycle racing ever
seen In this country wus witnessed by
about 6,000 people at the Vallsburg
track today. World's records went by
the board In both the amateur and
professional racei. ,; tlM.j'H'iJ
Probably the most remarkable race
of the day came in the ten-mile pn
fesslonal and Handlcapper Wetmore'
had so arranged the field that the men
were kept moving from the firing of
the pistol. Of the forty men who start
ed twenty-five were left In at eight
miles. The riders were in three bunches
after going a mile, and the back mark
men did not catch the leaders until five
miles had been travelled. The pace
did not slacken to the finish where W.
S. Fenn won by a length and a half in
the fastest time ever made In such a
competition. His time wus 21:53 1-u.
Both M. L. Hurley, the national ama
teur champion, and Walter Smith broke
amateur records. Hurley won the quar
ter mile race In 28 2-5 seconds. The
best previous time wus 29 seconds.made
by M. Coffey.
Walter Smith then-started In to knock
out some more records behind motor
pace. He used the" pacing machines
belonging to Metz, which made the
world's record in Brooklyn of ti mile
in 1.10. Smith made one mile In 1.25 2-5,
and a little later started again and
broke all amateur records from one to
five miles. The old records held by
Joe Nelson were as follows: 1.28;
3.03 1!-5; 4.36 4-5; 6.111-5, and 7.49.
Smith rode the five miles in 7.18 3-5.
Fails to Attack Venezuelan Revolu
tionists, and Government Seems
to Be Tottering.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Wlllemstad, Island of Curacoa, July
27. President Castro of Venezuela has
returned from Barcelona to Caracas,
owing to the Impossibility of attacking
the revolutionists Intrenched at Aragua,
capital of the state of Guzman Blanco,
President Castro left without firing a
shot, notwithstanding his proclamation
In which he said he would light ono
against ten.
The moral effect produced by his re
treat Is disastrous for the government,
and gives an Idea of the strangest of
revolutions, which latterly has spread
toward tho centre of Venezuela. The
revolutionists ure at Chaguaramas on
their way to Crituco, sixty miles from
Caracas. President Castro's new plan
Is to attack Valencia, where they are
assembling from alt directions. Gen
eral RIera with 1,800 men being on the
way there from Coro.
General Solagnle with 700 men is
marching to the rendezvous from Sun
Felipe, General Mendoza with 1;900 men
Is bound there from Barquislmeto, and
General Matos, leader of the revolution,
accompanied by General Monagas and
large forces of revolutionists, Is ulso
headed for that vicinity.
It Is evident that the government of
President Castro cannot hold out much
longer. Funds are needed and forced
loans ure being resorted to. Trains on
the Caracas railroad are being held up
dally by the revolutionists,
Two Girls Drowned.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Cleveland, July 27, Anna and Rose
Glaw, uged G and W years, respectively,
wero drowned In Lake Kilo this after
noon. Tho two girls, with two other
children, wero out sailing with their
father and mother when a squall quickly
camo and overturned thu boat, throw
ing tho t-ntlru party Into tho water. Tho
girls went down before help could bo
given them. Tho others wero rescued.
Emperor William Heeds Warnings.
By llxchulve Wire fiom The A-AauUteil Press,
Berlin, July 27. Various Berlin news
papers assert that tho warning to Kmper
or William against going to I'oson., Prus
sian Poland, for thu army manoeuvres
to bo hold iu September havo had tho ef
fect of causing an order to bo Issued that
the festivities bo conllned lo a strictly
military character, and thut all win
dows bo closed along the lino of inurcli
of tho procession at 1'osen,
Mr, Schwab Convalescent.
By llxcludu' Wiie fiom The Atociateit I'.v.-h.
New York, July 27. Jndso 1-2, if. Gary,
of tho United Slates Steel corporation,
received a dispatch from Charles M.
Schwab today, dated Atluntlu City, say
ing ho was almost fully recovered from
his attack of Illness yesterday, Mr,
Scliwub udded that ho had not been. very
'Farmer" Burns Wins.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Davenport, la., July 27. "Farmer"
Martin Burns won his wrestling match
with Charles WIttmer, of Cincinnati, this
afternoon. Burns won two falls, cutch-us-catch-can,
WIttmer winning tho llrst
full, Gracco-Itoman.
flu Effort Will Be Mads This Week
to Operate Some of the
Bio Collieries.
Claims There Is No Change in the
Situation Three Hundred Polish
Delegates Will Visit Large Cities
and Solicit Aid from Their Country
men President Mitchell Has Con
sented to Serve on the Board Which'
Will Arbitrate Differences Between
Scranton Street Railway Company,
and Its Employes.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Wllkes-Barre, Pa., July 27. The be
ginning of the twelfth week of the an
thracite miners' strike finds apparently
no chunge in the situation, although'tha
rumor has been revived that an effort
will be made some day this week, upon
the part of one of the large companies,
to sturt up one of their collieries. The
companies have a sufficient number of
coal and Iron policemen enlisted now
to prevent trouble, should It arise, and
all that would be necessary to get a
mine In operation would be a sufficient
number of miners and laborers to blast
the coal and load It on the cars.
At strike headquarters the belief Is
ns strong as ever that the operators
cannot resume and that It is idle talk
to even suggest such a thing. Presl.
dent Mitchell simply' says that the situ
ation is about the same and that the
strikers are as lirm as ever. A great
deal of telegraphic correspondence
passed today between Wllkes-Barre,
Indianapolis and the headauarters ,of
the United Mine Workers in West Vir
ginia, the nature of which Mr. Mitchell
would not make public.
Three hundred delegates, represent
ing the ten thousand Polish and Lithu-,
anian residents of the Wyoming valley,
met In convention here today and,
after endorsing the strike, appointed a
committee of ten to visit New York,
Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Buffalo and
otherlarge cities and solicit aid from
the Polish and Lithuanian people for
their countrymen now on strike In the
anthracite region.
President Mitchell has consented to
serve on the board which will arbitrate
the differences between the Scranton
Street Hallway company and Its em
The American Federation of Catholio
Societies to Meet in Cincinnati
Next Month.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Cincinnati, July 27. National Secre
tary Anthony Maltre, of the American
Federation of Catholic societies, re
ports the programme complete' for the
second national convention at Chicago,
August 5, 0 and 7. The business ses
sions of the convention will be for
mully opened on Tuesday, August 5,
when addresses of welcome will be de
livered by tho governor of Illinois and
the mayor of Chicago.
The federation has received letters of
approbation from several archbishops
and twenty bishops, and the blessing
of Pope Leo XIII. These letters will
be read nt tbo convention.
Secretary Maltre concludes:
"In many sections it Is believed the
federation Is' a political party. This Is
a serious mistake. The objects of the
federation, as outlined by the coven
tlon und adopted at the Cincinnati con
vention, ure the cementing of the bonds
of fraternal union among the Catholio
societies of the United States, tho fos
tering and protecting of Catholic In
terests and works of religion, piety,
education and charity; the study of
conditions In our social life and the dis
semination nf the truth. In further
lug these objects, the federation does
not Interfere In the least with the gov
ernment of any society."
By Kxchuhe Wire from The Associated 1'rrsn.
McCurtnln, I. T July 27. Two men
wero killed and two 'others Heriousljl
burned by an explosion of gas today In
ono of tho Sans Bols Coal company's
mint's. The dead aro Andrew Dazell am?
James Brown.
King Edward's Condition, ;
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Cowes, Isle of Wight, July 27,-Kln
Kdwnrd Is much bettor, but Is not yet
alilo to walk or stand. Yesterday for tho
llrst tlmu his majesty used his now In',
valid chair, which enables him to mov
himself about.
Local data for July 27, 1902
Highest temperature .,, ,,. S3 degreei
Lowest temperature .,,,,, 05 degrees
Kelatlvo humidity:
8 a. m. ,,,...., ,,.,,,,..,,,.. S7 per cent,
8 p, m, ,, ...,., ,. 71 per cent.
Precipitation, 21 hours ended 8 p. m.4
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Washington, July 27, Forecast
for Monday and Tuesday: Bast
cm Pennsylvania Fair and warm
Monday and Tue-day;' light south
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