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T5wvWrTOr" r .jsvv- -wvsr Vvv s-n'tWri'i-vs '-". v, ' .! i .,;jii ivr -Mi"rt mifTtrvtAr'?"-.r- T77?7T ffjpu-ftfw mni 5? Msv,tj-j -u ,, i J'--' , il .' J. : .-.mt I . " X THE ONLY SCRA? T PAPER RECEIVING THE COMPLETE NEWS SERVICE OF TIIlASSOCIATEDPRKSSniK JjREATESTWS AGCJINTIIE WORLD'. TWO CENTS. TWELVE PA& SC1UNTON, PA., THURSDAY 3IOKNING, DECEMBER 11, .1.902. TWELVE RAGES TWO CENTS. r . ISilirW'VV frfm-m u inn am mwjiomjL rgiff r.-- m m- -w- n ,9 TaKi n n n n n t-, -rat sssssmnsmsassmms twrl'ksf vfF1-' - m. r v H' - 'iisviMdk?'' THE VENEZUELAN VESSELS SELJD Gunboat Bolivar Is Captured buttle British Cruiser Charubdis at Trinidad. BRITISH VESSELS TQ OPEN ORINOCO RIVER The German and English Warships May Blockade the Entire Venezue lan Coos' London Foreign Office Hears Nothing Regarding the Im prisonment of British Subjects at Caracas Last Communication Bent Castro a Notification Regard ing1 Course to Bo Pursued by Brit i'li and Germans. V D) Lvclushc Wire fiom The .Asiocutcil l'ie. London, Dec. 10. In response to an Inquiry made at the foreign ofHee a 1 eprcsentatlve of the .Associated Press was informed that no information of on official character has been received from Venezuela, everything being: lett 10 the commander of the British fleet who had received explicit instructions us to what com so to pursue and re garding the aggressive measures to be undci taken. The foreign ofllce explains that the lust communication sent to Piesldent 'astro was not a second ultimatum, but a notification that the commander had been instiucted to the effect tli.it the second stage of the repris als which include other measures be sides the seizure of the customs, would lie commenced unless a satisfactory answer was reoeived. The foreign of fice has heard nothing from Unite I States Minister Bow en, who has uhaige of British and Get man Interests at Car icas, legur cling the imprisonment ot Hi-IUsh subjects. It still thinks, how fev, that the Biltlsh at C'niacas, will probably be sater In piison than out side. ' The 1epo1ts0C1.fcI14.lon between Ger many and Great Biitain are denied. The foreign office fays that to all in tents and pui poses the two poweis aie taking joint action though In ceitaln oveutunltle? each countiy Is fiee to act independently. The seizin e of the Venfv.uehm gun bo.it Bolivar, at Port of Spain, Mind ol Trinidad, was affected on Instruc tions pn'iously Issued bv the Hiitlsh admiialty. Mr. Bowen's Repoit. Washington, Dee. 10. But one t ablo grr.un has been leeelved today by the state clepai Intent tiom Ministei Bown at Caracas. That i elates to the sel uie by Biltish and Genuan vessels of the Venezuelan navy at La On. ilia, lie makes no leterenco whatevei to any sel?iues of custom houses. Mr. Bow en epieses the opinion that sim ilar seizures of vessels may have boon made at other ports. Tt was said at the Biltlsh and Oei nian rmbassics today that the actloi. of Piesldent Castro In oiderlng the an est of all subjects of Biltlsh and Get man governments In Caiacas was without piecedont in .the history of civilized countues supposedly at peace with eat h other, and that such action' would be legarded as .sulllileut giound tor a dec laration of war. Moinheis of the diplo matic ooi ps ht'iu, Indeed, rcgiuel It ns being ueii a decimation In Itself. Vnited States Minister Uowen's ptompt net Ion In demanding ol President Cris tio the loloase of the Gcimnn and Brit ish subjei ts attested In Caracas yester day Is In ace oi dance with the plan agreed upon between the Geinian and Biltish ambassadoih and Secretary Hay when the foi mer called at the slate de partment fully tluce woolen ago, and, in anticipation of the present ugly situ ntion in Venezuela, letpiested that the United Stales minister at Caiacas he permitted to piotcet the lives and prop erty of all British and German citizens lit Vono.ueln, It Is undei stood that Piesidtnt "ns tio was advised of this notion. It was pointed out by an ihiropenn diplomat of high rank today that In foiling Min ister Bow en to demand the itioase uf the foielgn subjects, President C'nstio is acting diieotly contiary to the doslre of the Washington government not to become Involved In the international dispute Both Geimany and Great Itrit laln, it was said, fully appreciate the position of tho United States and nio determined that tills country shall not be drawn unnecessarily into tho em broilment. It was also stated tli.it rresldent Kooseet',s recent iutciprc tntlons of tho Monioe doctrine were being looked to by both nations as mi thoiity for tho extent to which they could go In their claims against Vene zuela without embanasslng tho United States. Castro's Appeal, Pails, Dec, 10, A Venezuelan govern ment communication to Its ropresciita tlve here protests that Great lliitalu and Geimany, noting In concert, hnvo committed an net of hostility in a manner as arbitrary as It Is unpreced ented by the seUure of Venezuelan -serf, pels lying at La Gualra. Tim com munication sajsi that Indignation In Vene.uela is at its highest pitch and thu government Is resorting to Justifi able rt'pilsiils. It has ai rested the ics ident subjects of both hostile countries and has seUed tho railways and other undertakings belonging to them. At tho same time, adds tho communica tion, Piesldent C'nstio has appealed to the Venezuelan people to lako up arms, lie has decreed a general amnesty for all political offences and has orelercd tho restitution of tho confiscated prop el ty of Venezuelan cltlzeitB. I Kingston, Island of St. Vincent, Dec. 10. The British cruiser Charybdlfl was the vessel which seized the Venezuelan gunboat Uollvur In tho htubor of Port of Spain, Trinidad, last night, British warships have left Ttlnldnd to open the Otlnoeo river to free naviga tion and ttnde. It Is reported here that tho German and Hiltlsh warships will blockade the entire Venezuelan coast f i om the Oilnoco river to tho Venezuelan lrontler. FEDERATION SESSIONS Annual Conference of Indus trial Department, Brought to a Close. Uy i'vclii.o Wile from flic .Usoeiilccl Pum. Xew York, Dee. 10. The annual con ference of the Industilal Department of the National Civic Federation, which has been In session for tluee days was brought to a close to-day. Inteiest to the last was unabated, thp hill being crowded to its utmost capacltv. The final subject of discussion was "Indus trial Agreements," in which nnniv of tho most piominont delegates look part. AVhlle no definite lesults were i cached, the executive eonirnlttee being em poweied lei appoint a special commit tee to leview and repoit on all the sub jects discussed, it was the geneially ex pressed opinion of the delegates that the confeience had been a great success Samuel Compels, piesielent of the AintrliMti Fedeiation of Labor, speak ing of the statement that the unions should lie Incorpoiated said that the suggestion was made for the purpose of jlfuidlng an opportunity to mulct the union" in damans One ol the gre-ete-t complaints. In- be lieved, organized labor has against em plojcis of labor is the ietuoal of nianv to meet and discuss their f,iieauces with the men. Mr. Gompfi.s opposed the suggestion that the S-houv day ought not to Iks adopted until its adoption can be made general. Alfred Mostdy said that If Aineilco, should attempt to wotk upon the S-hour plan, the result would bring about a de plorable industrial condition here, if tho othei two great imlustiial nations, Eng land and Germany continue on the 10 hour day pla,n. The session began with an address by Kiedeiick Diisioll, commissioner of the Ameile.in Newspaper Publishes s Asso ciation, in which lie pteseuted a itsunie ot the ofioits of his association to reach an undt istamling with the unions wliiili snould pn-vent stilUes and hi lug mat teis of clisagi cement to .iibltiatlnu. Mi. Driscoll's Address. We haw assembled hete today to le-arn wlml piogn-sv has lipen made In the es tnblislimrnt of polities and tho .ueoni plNlinit'iit of i'p.iiinees which hno leniletl to iHOinoto liiilnstli ll peace pub lic Intel c.t In which has been gieatlv In eieusti bv the sthilng hlsloty of the past year I'pou lequest I appear lietorn oii as the ltpicst'iilatlvo ot the Ainei I t.m New -paper Publisher-' .ismji latlnu, to biltlh leliti. what has been done liy our oiganlation to maintain tiiencll illa tions with the- labor unions with which we h iv to tli ,il. Oui association, roinpilsln about two hundrod of the lendlni, daily nowspipeis of the PnlKd States and Canada, was organized for mutual bt neflt hi ISM!. For many vein It took no positive action on tlin t-uhjeet of labor. Dining the ololnrf earl ol the lust deeade a number of uur publlslu'is hud suffered from a seeio espeilence with stiikes, notable among which may bo noted, the Instance In Chl t.igo, in lSr'S, when the Store otj lie rs st i licit on the oo of the gteat uanl battle off Santiago. Kveiy paiioi in Chi. eMgo united In closing their otlices, ami no new-paper was Issued in lh.it gteut city for lour das tlurlng the most In tense news ONcitoment of the Spanish wat. The losses to the publishers of Chl i.igo resulting from this famous tuilko have been csllmnted to amount to moiu than a epiaiter of a. million dollars Tho publlshcis tlnnlly manned their offices with outside slciootpoj,s and the strike tailed. Ill Dee ember, 1W, the Tvpo giaphloal union ot litlsbiug tleelliied to complete lis labor contiaet at n time when It had hut a week tei complete the term contracted for, Seven dallv papers united In teslstanoo and a struglt' of tin eo months' duration ensued, tuvnhlng boycotts nnd 111" uu.il dlstin banco At the i ml of that Unto tho union gave up tlie sliuggle iintl tho strike was lost. In Fibrillin, 1W, at Its annual con vention tho suhlect of labor wns taken up itosolutlons wcio unanimously adopted to appoint a purmaiieiit special standing committee to take charge of all labor miitteis affecting geneially tho pub llslu'is of our avsoclitlon, Authority was nl"o given this e ommitteo to appoint a t ommlssloner who should devoto Ids wiiolo time to this ipipoitant wotk, The committee then Issued n circular, which contained the following poingraph: "This committee feels charged with tho sacred task of settling disputes, whenever possible, nnd, to that end, will labor to secure the establishment of joint national arbitration coinmltteo to adjust labor troubles between inenibois and their cm Ploes, that cannot otherwise be settled. Tim coinmltteo was not appointed to pro voko coiitroersloi or to antagonize labor, hut, cm the contrary, to promote a better understanding between mombeis and tin Ir employes. Tho bctvIocs of the com mlttee and Its commissioner will bo ut tho dlsposul of any member of tlio asso elation." Tho commissioner was appointed and on olllco opeiud In Chicago, on April 1, 1000. Vailous statistics wero gathered and It was found that between eighty nnd elgh ty'Hve per cent, of tho members had union offices in ono or more of theh departments. In Augimt, INXi, tho eonimlssionr np-i peared before tho annual convention of tho International Tj pographlcul union and u a short address urged It to join with our association In establishing a plan of arbitration for the settlement of all disputes which could not otherwise bo settled. Authority was given the execu tive council to do so and In tho following November our committee and this coun cil held a prolonged conference which lo- sulted In the fotmntlon of a tentative plan to lnr.t, If approved, for ono year fi am May 1, 1901. This plan wns iininlmously Indorsed by our association In Folu iiur , IWl. ond was then submitted to tho ref erendum of tho International Typogtaph Icnl union The vote resulted In l.'.MI In favor nnd V.SSO against the adoption of the. plan, Thus intelligent 1 ibor foimul ly npproved the ptlnclple of nibltiatloiu by n vote of neatly A to 1, Arbitiation Agiecmcnt. The iiibltintltiu agi cement In accord ance wllh the plan was then executed by both oiganlzatlons Inteiested, This agreement plodded tint in caso any pub lisher of our association should bind him self, lo arbitrate any rtln'ounee mishit; under Ids verbal or written (onliut with tho Union, tho hitetnhtloitul pi slilent would then guarantee the complete per. fonnunco of the contiael, and also that tho local union would utbllrnto nil dlf feioncos, which might arise Incident thereto. A form of cuntract was pre paid! which was to bo evecutctl by the piesldent of the International Typograph ical union and the publisher, which eoa tinct embodied nil the piovlslous con tained In tho agi cement with thu Amer ican Newspaper Publisher u' association. Tho experiment was for one year only. During this time but one case came be fore thu national bond ol nibltrotion, which wns composed of the Intel national piesldent and the association's commis sioner, who, 1C they could not agree, should choose a thlid pally to deteimlno the dispute. This case wiu decided in nuor of tho union. In August, liul. I appealed again at Bliniiiigliuin, Ala. before the Inloini tloual Typogiapbical union's annual con vention and asked that authoilty bo gianted the executive council to estorid tho teim nud bioaden the scope of the existing aibltiatlon agreenieut, This was gtnntctl, nnd In Janiiaiy last nt a joint confeience, th now ngieoment was tiarned and a nerlotl was flscd tor llo years from Mav 1, I'm.'. The scope ot the new agi cement was extonded to coer the settlement of disputes which might arise In naming new scales as to wages and hours of labot. This was a. ilNtlm t neh.line upon tho pievlous agieemeiil, lor there is alw.ns more danger of trou ble and difToi dices ailing. in forming .1 new scale, than In poiloimlng a ouiteiit contr-act. We belio' n now that eiy gieat piogress has been made In seeming the continuous and peacelul prosecution ot wink In our offlie This Is mole hu poitnnt hi the piiblliatlnn of a dallv newspaper than In almost any other branch ot business. During (he jear J'iO, tin if has been set tled on the pait of members ol the n i tlonn! aibltiatlon boirel bv e onelllatlem or aibltratlon, one case hi Tot onto cov ering sl papers, one In Saratoga Spilngs oiiti in St. l.onls one hi Sii-ingtleltl. Ill , two t.ises in New Voile, and one. in Hus ton, M.is. In all but one of these eases, the m.itttr settled pel tallied to in w scales. A gnat man more cases have been settled locally, without tho aid of the national boanl bv leasou ol the tact tint the pnblMior had an aibltiatlon contiact with the Intel national T po giaphlcal union. This organbatiou has jmiselictloii over tlio Tjpr.gr aphlcal, SltrrcOTers'. Jlallors' anil liioto-Kngr.aveis' unions. It can eu torco Its dlsciiillno even to tho uttnt of I evoking thu chaituis ot these siiboidl natu unions. No stlike can take oftecl or bo Ic'ijal until tho same Is oideitd ny tho Intennlloinl T.v pogiaphleal union ovehitlvo eoumll. 1 can most i lit ei full) lestlty to the honot and good laitli which has eliai.ic.te i ired the Inti I national gov-einme-nt in the multlplltitv of business which we h.ivo transacted with them It is tor the welr.ue ot their eialts that the goveudug oigani.atlon sliouli! bo talthlul to Its obligations, and I am sine its rftiaiantee can be dcpondi d upon as well as though It was Inoorpmated and was otherwise tmancially lcsponslble. Aid iu Settling Trouble. As tho ptacttul opciatiou ol evei.v nie cli.inlc.il dep.mmont In the nowspapir office except the pi ess loom -was thus piovlded tor as stated, step weio taken last iai to make tho s.uno arrange meiils tor aibltiatlon with tho lntcrnallori.il Pi luting I're somen's and Assistants' union. An .lgieument was oxeeutecl with mis organization and om nssocl itlnn, on substantially the s.ime tonus and tor exactly tho same period of time from May , I'm.', to Mav 1, 19u7. 'ibis woo an aid lo us la,st Maich In settling threatened dou ble In some- ot the piiuclpul newspaper otlices in New York city So that now all the mechanic il labor employed in lh newspaper ofllce is coveicd undci theso contracts. 1 have alwavs tounil both Iho Interna tional piesldenls ever leady to co-opei-ato with me in adjusting diner uncos and settling tumble when it tlrst ailscs. Uy i enson of this policy of mutual conellli tlon it is giiitlt.vlng to be able to stato tli it since tho establishment of our In dustilal bureau their has not licen a sln glo strike In any ol thu offices ot our members coveiing a period ot two yea.s and eight wenths. For tho infill mat!on of mombois of other branches of business, whethor oi ganized or linortfanUecl, 1 will slnto that tlio Anietic.m Nowspapor I'ubllshori.' as sociation is a oluntary organization, its action cannot obligate Its memhenv, each publisher eoitnlnly so lar as labor mat tors Is court i ned. Is absolutely Independ ent and free to hold any attitudes towaids oig.iuiyed labir which ho cloetns tor his Interest. Thus, theie uio about ton per lent of our publishers who have no 10 latlons with the unions. I statu this di versity of views and notion 1 cause It H ptolnhly the case, to a tfunter or lohsor degiee, In nil branches of mauufactiutug biiblncss It soems tho facts as lolotod nhiiw that any brunch of manufacturing business ran adopt a similar sjstoni lo outs, tor tho benefit of members who feel compelled or who doslro to establish hai monloun relations with th? unions. Its practicability has been dernonstiatcd, nnd Its adoption Is cordially recommended. Frederic 1; T, Tow lie, of the National Founders.' association, said tho efforts of his association to arrive at agree ments satisfactory to both thb employ ers nnd tho laborers have resulted In great benefit. N, M, Garland, foimer president ot (lie Amalgamated Association of It on, Steel ond Tin Workers, said: "You may talk of theso ogi cements, but to my thinking there Is but ono way. It Is necessary for the employer a and the labot ers to get together as onu family and to thresh out their differ enoea." J, W. Junks, professor of political economy nt Cornell untvcislty, In his address, said: "Legally, the strike-breaker Is light; ho may work for whoever ho will. Morally, ho may be right or ho may bo wrong." Chaiimnu Hannu, in closing tao dis cussion, declared himself opposed to the claim that labor unions sliould bo In corporated, Regarding the work of tlio Civic Federation, ho ald: "For myself, I feel greatly encour aged by tho teiicwed public Interest in this great quest ion nnd by the Interest of those who haveoeen here with i" The confeience then adjourned GROWS SPEECH A FEATURE OF HOUSE ft TIiouqIuIuI Discussion ol the Present Relations Between Labor and Capital. HIS VALEDICTORY TO PUBLIC LIFE A Biilliant Career Which Began with a Speech on "Man's Eight to the Soil" Is Rounded "Up with Suggestions for a Better Under standing' Between. Capital nnd Labor The Senate Devotes Host of the Session to the Omnibus Statehood Bill Mr. Quay Piesents Report of His Own. Jl i:vclutc Who fioin Tlir AioiiJiel l'iw. Washington, Dec. 10. Tho feature of the house proceedings to-day was a thoughtful speech by the venerable ejnlusha A. Glow, of Pennsylvania, on the relations between labor and capital. At tho end of the present session he ro th es at the age of 79, after a cater In public life extending over half a cen tury. His first speech in the house was on "Man's Klght to The Poll." Ho was the author ol the fiee homestead act. His speech to-day was regarded as his valedietoiy to public life and was lls lenud lo with close attention by hi col leagues. His conclusion was that some soit of co-operation between labor and capital was the only solution of the im pending problem. A bill wns passed in gcncial terms designed to lelieve the tea impoitcrs from the tlfect of the lecent decision of the Oil cult Court in New York Im posing the 10 cent war duty on tea ini poiteel in bond prior to the time when tea if restored to tire free list, January 1, 1603 Another bill to ret mid the du ties collected on merchandise fiom Porto Itlco and the Philippines during the period between the ratification of the treaty of Paris and the concession al revenue nets for theWo islands, also was p.is.std. The pine food bill was made .i continuing older not to lnter fere with appiopilatlon bills, until it is disposed ot. The Statehood Bill. Almost the entile session of the Sen ate to-day was devoted to discission of the omnibus statehood bill. The bill came over as tho unfinished business from the hist session and by agreement to-any was fixed for calling it up. Mr. Qu ly (Penna.), submitted a number of resolutions of citizens of Oklahoma l'av oiing the omnibus statehood bill and protesting against joint statehood with the Indian ten Hoi y. A wave of laugh ter sis opt over the chamber when the eleilt lead one tciegiam which ex pressed tlie opinion that statehood tot Oklahoma would make It "hopelessly Deinociatie." Mr. Quay announced that ho had sent it to the desk by mistake. Mr. Quay also submitted a itpoit of his own, and its leading occupied the time of the Senate until 2 o'clock -when the statehood bill was laid before thu Senate. Its leading was begun imme diately theieatter, followed by the read ing of the- .substitute. Mr. Beverldge, chairman of tho committee on teirf totles, then picscnted the committee re pott, giving tho reasons for lecommcnd Ing joint statehood of Oklahoma and Indian territory and for not tavorlng the omnibus bill. In the couise of the Tcadlng of tho several reports and tho statehood bill, the senate passed a bill refunding cer tain revenue taxes to owners of private dies and also a bill relieving certain Im porters from the duty on tea. placed In bonded warehouses. Uuiiug consideration of the statehood measure, Mr. Quay never left tho cham ber. Kor the most pait he lemiilned in his chair, only once or twice leaving It for the puiposc of conferring with some senator nearby. Delegates Rodney, of Xew Mexico nnd Fllnu, of Oklahoma, weie on the llonr of tho Somite and closely followed tho proceedings, Just before adjournment, Mr, Nelson (Minn.), seemed permission to witli chaw the substitute in older to perfect it, Mr. Quay promptly insisted thnt the substitute, If withdrawn, should bo sent bat It to the committee, but the chair ruled against hlin i i - SHERIFF CENSURED, Cluiiged with Giass Negligence in tho Case of Charles Gi ether. Bprclal to tho Scrantou Tribune. Stroudsburg, Pa., Dec, 10, In the to port of tlio grand Juiy this aiternoon, that body lound that tho second escapo of Charles Giether, the convicted mur deior, on Sunday last, was duo to tho gross negligent h of Sheriff V, O, Mer vlno and his deputy, John Mervme, Further, that Night Wit chimin "Will iam II. Ilelnhnit "did aid and assist Charles Gruther nnd Daniel Van llus kirlt to escape nom snld Monrue county jail " Tlio giand jmy also found that Charles Gruther had had the ruvolver concealed In his cell tor a period of llvo weeks, together with other articles by which ho could liavp cheated the gal lows. Still Fighting the Canteen. By Fidushf Wirt from Tbt Anocittcd 1'rm. Washington. Hoc. 10. Tho most liupoit ant action, today of tho National Ant(. Saloon League, now holding Uy annual session hero, was tho unanimous adop tion of nn'adchess to tho public on tlio urmy canteen question, In which tlio ch.irgo is made that high army officials have persistently pursued a course ex tremely unfavorable to tho anti-caiiteeh luw of congroba and pledging tho associa tion to do its utmost to defeat any at tempt to iepe.il tho law until It has had a, full r-ud lair tilul. DAIRY UNION MEETS. Addiess Made by John Hamilton, of Department of Agiiculture. Il.t- Ilxcltuhe Wire from Tlio Aorl ifetl 1'iW HaniHbuttr, Ia Dee. 10. At today's session of tho Pennsylvania Dairy union In this oily about fifty persons were present. Addresses wote made by John Hamilton, sucretaty of the do pal tmoiit of ngrlcullute: W. I- Mc Spairon, piesldent of the union, and Jesse K. Cope, dairy and food com missioner. At tlie evening session the Pennsyl vania Llvo Stock Ureeders' association held Joint session with the dairymen. Pupois were read by several membein on agricultural topics. Resolutions were adopted pledging the support of tlie allied agricultural oiganlzatlons of Pennsylvania to the movement to se cure an nppropiiatlon of ."0,000 by the next legislature for n. dairy building at the Pennsylvania Slate college. THREE ENGLISHMEN RESCUED. A Party of 320 Sailors Convey Be sieged Men on the Retribution. By ExclculTe Wire from The AuoclJted frtw. I,a Gualia, Dec. 10 Pleldwick, Prince and Lepage, the three Englishmen who had barricaded themselves in their houses have been lcscued by the forces of the allied powers and have been taken on board the Iletilbutlon. The Englishmen's houses wcie sui rounded by Venezuelan pollce.but when a paity of 3J0 sailors was landed at 5 o'clock in tlie afternoon and marched to their release, the policemen made no resistance and the inmates were conducted to the Retribution without trouble. The Biltlsh nnd German warship, however, in the meantime hndceleaicd for action. MAY MTROL THE COAST OP VENEZUELA Naval Plans of Germany and Great Britain Provide for Employment of Launches. By I icltoive lrre fiom Hie Vssocuttrd I'rejj. Rerllri, Dec. 10. The naal plans of Germany and Great Britain piovide for (he patrolling of the Venezuelan coast by launches in order to prevent smug gling, and for the blockade of those Venezuelan poits whole the custom houes have not been taken over, in order to prevent vessels avoiding the ports occupied by the allies. Naturally, this procedure. If It becomes necessary, would recjuhe it number of vessels .mil, an Gieat Biitain has more ships avail able In the West Indies than Germany, a larger portion of the work will full on Great Britain, unless Germany sends out additional ciulseis, aocoiding to her flist Intention. Official suggestions supplied to the German newspapers and to the Eng lish coi respondents here, lay stress on the fact that the United States has undci taken to safeguatd diplomatically the German and British Intel ests in Venezuela until the dispute is settled. Consequently, any aftront offered to the resident Germans and Britishers, which is not in actoi dance with inteinatIori.il usage, such as an arbitrary utrest, would bo -an affront to the United States and would cause that power to piotest. It is this consideration which makes the Get man foreign oliice doubt the repotted arrests at Caiacas. MR. HUTCHINSON RELIEVED. Failing Health Forces Hint to Resign Office of General Manager. Uy IXiliishe Wire fiom 1 lie Asotlaictf t're. Philadelphia, Dee. 10. The boaid of directors of the Pennsylvania railroad today relieved J. B. Hutchinson of the duties of general manager, at his ic eiucst. Mr. Hutchinson was appointed assistant to Charles 11, Pugh, second vice-piesldent, to taht? effect Jaminty J, 1003, and was granted a leave of ab sence of four months. Falling health Induced Mr, Hutchinson to leslgn his office of general manager ot tho com pany. While the directors declined to announce Mr, Hutchinson's successor, who will bo named tomoi row, it is gen eially mulct stood that W. AV. Atter buiy, scnei.il super intendeut of motive power, located at Altoona, will bo named. It. R, Durborow, supeilutend ent of motive power of the Pennsylva nia railroad division, is said to ho tho choice of the dlioctois to succeed Mr. Alter bury. Mr, Durborow Is also sta tioned nt Altoona, Mr. Hutchinson, who Is rS yearn old, entered the employ of tho Pennsylvania Rnilmad company in lS(i,l. TWO MEN KILLED. Victims of a Fi eight Wreck at Mount Morris, liy Kvelulc W'hc (lomTho Assnclatcd l'rej. Mount MoiiIh, N. Y Nov, 10. Two men weio killed In a freight wreck on tho Uciawaro, I.nekawanna and Western at Grov eland, near heio today, Tlio dead tiro; U.iiilel Crnulii, tomluctoi, Josopli Minister, llagman. both of Klmli.i. Two engines and a dozen c.us wcie de molished, Six-Day Bicycle Race. l!j i:chbhe Who flora The Associated 1're'n. New York, Dec 10 But nino teams In tho six-day i.ice remained nt midnight tonight when the half-way mark was passed, Tho crowd of spoctatois con tinued undiminished. Tho srcio at mid night with sW teams tlo for (list place wus: Mncrailnnd-Muya, Stonson-Mornii, Bedell-Bedell, Ncwlclrk-Jatobson.U utler Turville, I.e,intlei-l'iod Kiobs, e-ach !,Sl7,:i; Barclay-Pram: Krebs, Kotgan PeiPienn, fiulvln-Itoot, eacli 1,31c-.' Steamship At rivals. By Esc!uirt Vfirt from The Auociiled Tiut. Now York, Doc. 10 Ai rived; Oceanic, Liverpool and Quecnstown, Cleared: La Lorraine, Havre. Sailed; Philadelphia, Southampton; Teutonic. Liverpool; Oeor glc, Liverpool, Kinsale-Passed; Geor gian, New York for Liverpool. Llzaid Pusscd: St. Louis, Now Ypik for South ampton, Quecnstown Anlvcd: Celtic, New York for blvcipool and proceeded. Hook of Iloll.ind-Anlvcd: Potsdam, New Yoik for Rotterdam COMMISSION WANTS MORE CO-OPERATION (-- PRICE BROTHERS HELD FOR HIGHWAY ROBBERT Aie Chaiged with Having Knocked Down John Xolwnskl and Taken 950 from Him. Albert Price, of Bull's Head, and his"! brother, John Price, of Waymurt, weief yesterday committed to the- county jail without ball by Magistrate John T. Howe, on a charge of highway lobbery piefetied by John Kolwnskl. KolwaskI came lo this city on Tues day night from Utlca, N. Y with the Intention of seeking his brother, who lives hi North Scraiiton. Ho wandered out Capouso avenue and dropped into a saloon to get a drink. While In tills saloon he met the two Prices, who de clared that they knew his brother and would dhect hlin to tho house. The pair took Kolwnskl lit tow and when the three l cached a point on Cai bon sticet near the bridge crossing the Lackawanna river, the two Pi ices turned on KolwaskI and knocked him down. Then, while one held him, the other went thiough his clothes and took theiefiom a, pocketbook contain ing fifty cents In cash, and also a luzor and a pair of gloves. KolwaskI was tendered unconscious by the blows which ho received on the head and It was several minutes before lie regained his senses. When he did so, his assailants had disappeared. He reported the matter' to the police yes.tciday morning, and by iho luckiest chalice both men weie ai rested easily. Oflicer Perry took KolwaskI with him and the two stalled to search the saloons along C.ipouse avsnue. John Price was met coming along tho ave nue, and bis bi oilier was found In the tli st saloon visited. The two were attested and weie posi tively identified by KolwaskI, when ar raigned for a hearing before M.igis tiato Howe. As highway robbery is a nou-bailable offense, they were both committed to the county jail to await tlie action of the grand jury. OLIVE BRANCH EXTENDED Base Ball Magnates Show Quite a Disposition to Patch Up Their Diffeiences. ByllvcluMtc Wlic from Tlie iboeuteel l'ic. New York, Dec. 10 At today's ses sion ol the incnibeis of the National Base Ball league, it was decided to send the lollowiug communication to Piesielent Johnson, of tho Airier icarr league, who has been in eorrfeienco tor the last two or three days with ills associates here: "Dear Sir: AI a meeting of the Na tional League and American Associa tion of Professional Base Ball clubs hold this day at the Victoria hotel in this city, the following resolution was unanimously adopted: "'Whereas, It has been stated in the public pi lilts that the piesldent of the Ameiican League had deciaied tliat his organization has been lu favor and that the National league has been opposed to a peaceful settlement of the so called has" ball war; therefore, " 'Resolved, That a, eonirnlttee of tluee be appointed lor the purpose of confeirlng with tlie lepiesentatlves of the American League, now in this city, if they so dcBlte, to ascertain upon w hat basis such a lesult can bo accom plished. "In putsuance of this icsohitioii, the following committee was appointed: Messis. Hernial), Hart and Robinson; Mr. August Hetmnn, chnlrin.ru." The pluylng schedule for tho coming season of the National league was adopted tonight. SENTENCED TO FIFTY YEARS. Tiial of Thomns Gallagher Brought to a Sudden End. Uy Kidiisitc Wlie from '1 Ire- AasoiIjIccI I'ici. Ely! la, Ohio, Dec. 10, The tiial of Thomas Gallagher, alias James Casoy, ono of tho burglais who was shot dur ing the attempt to rob the home of the Meac.li lit others, near Rochester, Ohio, Oct. 'in, was brought to an abrupt end ing today when the prisoner pleaded guilty to the chiitge against him. Ho was at once sentenced to servo lliiy yea is In tho penitfiitlniy. Owen McCabe, alias William Davis, another member of tlio gang, lecently convicted, was sentenced nt tho samo time to life Imprisonment. This Is said to bo tho flist life sentence for such u crime lu the history ot tlie state Tlie Area of Winter Wheat. II; lAihblu' Wile (inm llic" AtrOcUtnl I'reits. Washington, Uce 10 Tlio statistician of tlio department ot ngilcultuie estimates tlio uuwly seeded itie.i of winter wheat at about :!l,f),Cno lie i os, an liuuaso of fit per cent, upon the mea estimated to have boon sown lu the tall of woi, Tho con dition of winter wheat on Dec. I, wns '.')", n.s corniiaied with !".7 In I'M, Wl In IWe, and a nine! year meiago of vl I m i i ii - Dynamite Victim Dead. Uy i'vtluiie Wire froni'llio Aotlteil l'r. Wllkt'S-Darro, I1(,,? lO.-Chailej Htaffoid, ono of tho miners who was fatally In jured by tho clj ruimlto explosion In tho No. 0 initio of tho Lehigh and Wilkes llarrci Coal company, yeaterdaj, died to day Irom bis Injuries, tieoigo Kiinucr, another of tlio injured, is In a critical condition. Tho coronet's Investigation of tho accident will begin tomorrow - - Bullet Hole in His Bteast. U) Evciuilvo Wire from The Associated 1'icoi. Bellefontalne, O,, Dec, 10. Aaron Butt, aged CO, and a wealthy bachelor, wus found dead this morning with a bullet holo In his breast, and the cottage at LaKoview, this county. In which the body was found, y.aa on the. A considerable sum hidden In tho housa Is missing, Bel Icfontuhic officers havo gono lo the scene. Intimates That tin Parties until Hearing Gould Hasten Work Mori with a Llttls Ellon three hundred more miners' Witnesses Mr. Dai row Thinks Some of Them Can Be Eliminated by the. Twit Sides Getting Together and Having an Understanding Sessions Spictti a Bit by the Telling of the Story of an Alleged Attempt to Break the Stiike by Bribing Union Officers Summary of the Statistics Filed by the Delaware and Hudson Company Contains Some Surprises. Comparatively little testimony was taken yesterday at the session of tin strike commission, because in the first place considerable time was consumed iu discussions on tho question of pro cedtuc and, secondly, because the mtn eis exhausted their available witnesses when the afternoon session was half over. At tlie opening of the morning ses sion. Judge Gtey intimated very strong ly tliat the conimlssioit would be pleased not to have too much cumula tive testimony, and better co-operation on tho pait pf the attorneys In expedit ing the work in hand. The commis sion, he said, did not want to place any, limitations on either side, but ho would suggest that If the mineis had occasion to do it they would be priv ileged to offer'rebuttal testimony. Mr. Darrow said he did not wish to unduly protract tho case, and suggest ed that If the other side would Indi cate how far it proposed to go Into the matter of strike violence and the like, ho would probably be able to govern himself accordingly, and possibly elim inate much of the testimony It was pio posed to offer. ,r Cleneral Wilson mattte8 that h had he.ud one of tho counsel for the miners say the day before that 'they had 300 mine witnesses1 to examine and that they would take up sixty days longer in piesenting their case in chief. Made Another Bid. Mr. D.uiovv seized upon this as an oppnitunlty for maklrfg another bid for adjustment. His side, he said, had a, list of witnesses eiuite that large, and might tlnd it necessaiy to take up a gieat deal of time In presenting its case. However, he would be willing1 to 'co opeiato" with the parties on tho other side in an. effoi t at eliminating tho necessity of pioduciug all this mass of testimony. The only comment from tlie "patties on the other side" was a remark by Mr. Torrey of the D. & H. Company that he felt tho commission was not Intending to decide the case on "the avohdupols of the evidence." In tho afternoon, Judge Gray Intio eluccd again the subject of expediting the hearings. He said it had been sug gested to him that possibly the delay on the part of the operators in presenting their statistics was accounted Tor by a feeling on their part tliat they might by standing on some technical right, withhold theso statistics, until after the miners completed their case. Hei ' tiusted this was not the case. If it was he would have to say that the com panies weie not giving tho commission tho co-o'petatlon in getting at vital facts that was to be expected from thorn. At all. events, he a!d, auch a stand -was not well taken, as under an application of technical rule tho min eis could demand of thu companies that they present their books, aa the books w ei e not alone the best but, in a mea suie, tho only evidence available as to wages. Mr. rSeynoklB averred that as far a he know tho companies were not with holding their statistics for any reason oth'r than that thoy have not complet ed the piep.iiJ.tlon of them. Threo of tho companies have already presented their statistics, the Penn sylvania Coal company, the Hillside foal nud lion company and the Dela vvnio and Hudson company. The sta tistics of the latter were presented ycyt totday. An Interesting summary of them in a printed pamphlet was di ttlbuled at the afternoon Bession. The nummary was aa follows: The Deiawaro and Hudson company eanlfS on the business of coal mining slmtlaily to the minim? operator gener ally by contracting with the miners who employ euch laborers as they r?ce fit, and theso respectively cut or blast and load tho coali and by tho employment of oth er men In and about tho mines and breakers, whose work, generally speak lug, consists of development work nd piepatlns- the coat for market. Ordinar ily eaeh miner employs not more than ono laborer to assist hlin, Tlio terms of tlio conn act vtiry witr the variations and character of the woilc " ' Continued on Page 1 1 YESTERDAY'S WEATHER. Local data for Deo. W. W01 Highest temperature .,.....,,,.. ti degiee lowest temperature! . I degre Hclatlvo humidity: li a, in, .,,,,, .. Per cent b p, in. ,,.,,,,,.. .,,,..,.. 85 per vent i m i , " "" -M: t :Mj WEATHER F0RECA1T. 41 4- Washington, Dec. W-Forecast fr 4 4- Thursday nnd Prldjiy: Eastern 4-' 4 "Pennsylvania Huin orinow Tliurs- -. 4 day; colder at night Friday, tfulr; fusli west to northwtit - winds. 4 . 444444.4 44444.44444 . A-.