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SCRANTON, PA., SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 20, 1902.
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Enoland Readu to Arbitrate on Cer
tain Conditions; Germany tha
Only Stumblina Block.
OTHER POWERS SAY
THEY'LL GO ALONG
Unofficial Beport of Castro's Commis
sion, to Bowen. Impresses Germans
Favorably British Foreign Office
Declares That It Will Deal Only
wih Our State Department Italy
Fnvors Arbitration, hut Will Ad
here to Course of the Allies Gen
eral Trend of the Day's Develop
ments Distinctly Favorable to a
Pacific' Adjustment of the Whole
Py Kxelushe Wire dom TU' Aaioditt'd PreM.
Washington, Doc. 13. The official day
closed without further developments
here regarding: the Venezuelan compli
cations. The status of the arbitration
proposition, on which everyone wait.",
was that, with a willingness to accept
such a solution In principle, no one of
the allies wus ready to submit unre
servedly to arbitration; iii each cast
there were reservations or conditions
Insisted upon. Ite'spectlng lite method
of arbitration, If It should come to that
I'orm of adjustment, il is noted that the
feeling Is growing that The Hague tri
bunal should undertake the case. Mr.
Uowen, It was understood, wishes to
come to Washington In order to per
sonally effect an adjustment with the
resident ambassadors of the allies, but
while the state department makes no
stutement upon the point, It is believed
that it does not regard this plan with
It is pointed out here, in connection
with the project; to refer the matter to
TIk, Hague tribunal,'" that In some
phases tHtt-msfinWsXrtirHbttdmlt of
arbitration. Such Is the case, for in
stance, .where attacks on Dritlsh and
German subjects, and the German lega
tion at Caracas, and arrests of cdnsu-
Inr officers, have made the Venezuelan
offense- equivalent to attacks on the
national honor of the allies, ami as
such to be atoned fur only by an ample
apology. The Hague tribunal .could not
arbitrate such issues, but il Is pointed
out at the state department that the
claims are divisible and that If Presi
dent Castro chooses to render the ncc
!ssary apologies, the remaining ques
tions can properly go to The Hague.
It Is believed that the fulled Stales
government Inclines to view that there
Is a. disposition to insist needlessly on
guarantees for the payment by Vene
zuela of' any judgment thai might be
rendered against her by the arbitra
tion. It believes that the force of en
lightened public opinion would abso
lutely insure a settlement of any judg
ment rendered by the august tribunal
and that President Castro would not
be sustained by a single American
country In defaulting.
Proposal Is Accepted.
lleiiln. Dec. 1. The answer of Ger
many to the arbitration proposal In be
half of Venezuela received through the
T'nlted States government. Is Us ac
ceptance. The delivery of this reply to
the I'ulted States fo- transmission. In
Minister Ho wen Is delayed for a day or
two for tactical reasons, probably
through the expectation that another
solution may be found, possibly by
President Castro yielding.
Four days ago the Idea of the Ger
man government was In favor of re
jecting arbitration, and that Is under
stood hern to have been the temper of
tho tiritlsh foreign olllce. While It Is
Impossible to trace Iho steps that led
1o a reversal of this view. It appears
that the state of public opinion in tho
Tailed .States, so far as Germany is
concerned, produced a revision of the
The British Reply.
London, Hoc. i!). Great lltitaiu has
sent a reply to tho United States In re
gard to tho suggestion that the Vene
zuelan question should bo submitted to
arbitration. Tho tenor of this reply, It
Is expected here, will tend to bring
about soma arrangement for a satisfac
tory solution, while thoroughly safe
guarding the interests of the powers
concerned. Tim nolo announcing that
Great Britain had sent a reply to tho
United States udds:.
"The statements Issuing from Caracas
to the effect that President Castro has
empowered' Minister Howen to act ns
the representative of Venezuela are re
garded In London as open to question.
Any such action on tho part of Presi
dent Castro would be considered whol
ly beside the murk. The powers con
cerned will deal splely with the United
Flntes In the mutter of arbitration. The
government of President Castro will
not be consulted In any form, not even
as to the terms on which arbitration
might bo acceptable to the powcreT'
What Trance Wants.
Paris, Hec. JO, The foreign office here
desires to have It understood that the
note sent to the French churge d'af
faires at Carucas does not ask Vene
zuela to glvo preferential treatment to
French claims, but only treatment
equal to that which the other powers
muy receive through their recourse to
force. This applies only to claims which
have arisen since 1899, previous claims
being submitted to arbitration.
Concerning recent claims, France
first offered to permit the Venezuelan
courts to pass upon them, but slnco
Germany and Great Drltuln expect to
secure preference by the adoption of
forcible collection, the French chargo
d'affaires has now been ordered to In
form Venezuela thut France expects
the same advantages in the adjustment
of claims as Venezuela grants to Ger
many nnd Great Hrltuln. This Is not
Intended us a coercive measure, but
only to secure for Franco equal treat
ment with the other powers.
Holland Takes a Hand.
Paris, Dec. 19. A dispatch from The
Hugue says that tho government of
Holland has dispatched .several war
ships to the island of Curacao to pro
tect Dutch subjects and to observe
events. The dispatch adds that It is
possible that Holland will join In the
action of the allied powers against
Cruiser Ordered to La Guayra.
Han Juan, Porto lileo, Dec. 19. The
United States cruiser Albany has been
ordered to La Guayra. She will return
here immediately from that port. This
step is taken in accordance with In
structions from Secretary Moody,
transmitted through Admiral Dewey.
AVushington, Dec. 19. The explana
tion of the visit of the cruiser Albany
to La Guayra, from which place she Is
to return Immediately to her position
with Admiral Dewey's command, which
Is made here, is thut she Is to trans
port a naval officer to assist Minister
Dow-en in the discharge of the numer
ous duties that suddenly havu devolved
on the minister.
Caracas, Dec. 111. The Venezuelan
government lias received information
from Wasl'.ftgton that its proposal for
the arbitration or the adjustment of
the Piitlsh, German and Italian diffi
culties have been transmitted by Secre
tary Hay to the governments in ques
tion. Answer to these- proposals cannot
be expected hero before tomorrow.
The Venezuelan people are still wait
ing with consldrable excitement the re
plies from these powers. They cannot
understand thut their -country, after
having raised and. armed -lu.OOfi mei.i
who have not had a chance to light and
who, consequently, have not been de
feated, should be reduced to accept ar
bitration or any other method of set
tlement. Caracas is quiet but business here is
BLOCKADE NOT OBJECTED TO.
Balfour Gives Hi's Understanding- of
the American Attitude.
By l!.clusive Wile liom The Associated Tresi.
Loudon, Dec. 19. In a printed reply,
made public today, to the recent ques
tion in parliament of Gibson Howies,
M. P., Conservative. Premier Halfonr
says no intimation has been received
from the government of the I'nltcd
Slates that it will abject to American
shipping being interfered with In tho
event of a blockade of the Venezuelan
coast. The objections to the blockade
which It Is proposed to establish have
been carefully considered. They can
not, however, be altogether removed, ns
some of them are Inherent to that par
ticular class of naval operations. Mr.
Howies also asked "whether. In view of
the destruction by the Germans of two
gunboats ami the consequent impossi
bility of holding them as pledges, the
government proposed to continue joint
action wllh Germany?" The premier
replied in the affirmative.
DEMONSTRATION AT QUITO.
Ecuador's Citizens Parade to .Show
Sympathy for Castro.
Bj Exclusive Wire from The 'Associated I'm.
Guayaquil, Dec. 19. There was a
largo parade In the streets of Quito last
night as a manifestation of sympathy
with Venezuela. President Castro has
replied us follows to President Plaza's
"Profound gratitude toward the gov
ernment and noble people of Ecuador.
The national honor is saved, although
the right of force reigns."
PERU OFFICERS VOLUNTEER.
Beady to Aid Venezuela in Case of
By Exclusive Wire; trom The Associated Prut
Lima, Dec. 19. A number of army
officers hero propose 'cabling their
names to the president of Venezuela,
offering their services In tho case of the
situation becoming mom complicated.
NEW DELAY ON CANAD TREATY.
Convention May Not Be Beady for
Senate Till New Year.
Ily Exclusive Wire Irom The Associated IVsj.
Washington, Dec, 19. Confirmation of
tho Panama canal treaty with Colombia
has again been moved Into tho future. It
Is now said that no treaty can bo ex
pected before. Christians and probably not
until the beglnlng of next year,
Pour Hundred Thousand Destitute,
By Eicluilve Wire Irom The Aiwclated I'resi.
St. Petersburg, Dec, 197Vour hundred
thousand persons aro reported to bo destl
tuto and starving as a result of tho crop
fallnro In Finland. The Anglo-American
church has undertaken to feed and clot lie
tho school children of four Finnish pur
Ishes, and Pastor Francis has Issued an
appeal for assistance In this work, Ho
says the conditions today aro worsu than
those of IStiT, when 100,000 persons died.
Victims of Premature Blast,
By Exclusive Wire from 'f lie Associated I'tesi,
York, Pa., Dee. 19. Two men wero
killed to-duy by u, premature blast In the
quarries of tlio York and Peach Bottom
Slate company at Delta. The victims
were Thomas G. Williams, a foreman
and an unknown Italian laborer. The
men wore preparing to set off a blast
when tho dynumtte exploded.
St. Louis Men Convicted.
Uy Exclusive Wire from The .Undated l'resj.
St. Louis, Dec. 19. The Joint trial of llvo
former members of the house of delegates
which begun Tuesday ended tonight in a
verdict of live years In the penitentiary
for each muu
FIRE COMPANY BOYCOTTED.
Somo Members Worked During tho
Strike Company Now Disbands.
By Uxclutlrc Wire from Tlio Associated I'ic.-u.
Mount Cnrmel, Pa., Dec. 19. The ?l.
000 hook and ladder truck and house
of the Mount Curinel Hook nnd Lad
der company were sold to private par
ties here today, the company having
disbanded last night with eighty mem
bers In service.
When the coal strike was Inaugur
ated there were 300 members. A few
peislsted in remaining at work in tlio
mines. They could not be ousted from
the company, so everybody else on
strike finally resigned. The company
wus boycotted. The company's two
horses, which, when not In set-vice,
were used for hauling coal and Ice,
were no longer needed, as no one would
glvo the company an order for haul
ing. Expenses accumulated and the re
maining non-union members decided to
Said She Consented to a Quiet "Mar
riage Because She Did Not Want
to Be Talked About.
Uy Excliiflvi Wire from Tim Associated l'ie.-s.
Freehold. N. J., Doc. 19. Dr. Hen
dricks; one of the defendants In the
case against Laura Hlggur and others
for illrged conspiracy to get Harry M.
Hennett's estate, was one of the wit
nesses at tho trial today. He said P.
.T. McNulty and Attorney Watterson, ot
Pittsburg, called at the Daynnne sani
tarium to see Miss Hlggur regarding the
The witness said his only interest in
the will was to have It probated and
that at the time of Mr. McNulty's call,
the question was discussed whether
Miss lllggur would be better off as it
common law wife of Mr. Uennctt than
in her present condition.
Willis S. Dlggur, son of Miss Higgar
nnd her former husband. J. W. Mcfon
uell, an actor, testified th.it his father,
McCounell. cunie from tlio west to see
Mr. Bennett before the hitter's iliith.
P. J. McNulty te.stllied us to his part
In employing a Pittsburg detective to
unearth tho alleged conspiracy.
Laura Higgar took the witness stand
this afternoon, and swore that she was
married, to .L W. McCoimell, the father
of the boy ktlown as Willis Hlggur, II
or 15 years ago. On Thanksgiving day,
1897, Mr. llennett proposed to her.
He Insisted there were no obstacles
In the way' oE-tlieli- ni.TfrfSge; 13'trorH'
passed between them nearly every day
and she llnally accepted him. She said
she consented to a quiet marriage be
cuuse she did not want the public- to
talk about her.
PROVIDING FOR NEW
Bill to Create Commerce Department
to Be Reported Favorably Three
New Bureaus to Be Created.
fly ExeluIe Mire from The Annucuied l'n..
AVushington, Dec. 19. Tho house com
mittee on Interstate commerce today
ordered a favorable report on the de
partment of commerce bill. Tho vote
on. reporting it stood 5 to 3. Tho pro
vision for Including the bureau of labor
In the now department was retained on
a tie vote.
The bill us it will come from the
house committee will embrace within
the proposed department of commerce
the lighthouse board, the lighthouse
service, ' national bureau of standards,
coast and geodetic survey, bureau of
Immigration, tlsh commission, bureau
of stutlstlcs of the Treasury depart
ment, bureau of foreign commerce of
tho State department, fur seal and sal
mon fisheries, bureau of labor and cen
sus and three new bureaus insurance,
manufactures and corporations.
Tho province and duty of the pro
posed bureau of corporations Is, under
the direction of tho secretary of com
merce, to gather, compile and supply
useful information concerning corpor
ations engaged In interstate or foreign
Ily lixdmhe Wire from The Associated I'im.
Nowroads, La Dee. 19. Willis Will
lams, colored, burglar and murderer, was
bunged hero today In the presence of
1,000 peoplu. Tho crime for which AV1I1
iams was executed was tlio murdor ot
young Albert Herbert at Fordnh station,
this parish, In September. 1001, At the
tlmo of tho murder Williams had just
escaped from a state convict camp where
ho was sorvlng a thirty years' sentence
in tho penitentiary.
Wounded Burglar Dies,
Uy Exiludve Wire from The Associated I'livs,
Mlddteburg, Pa., Dec. 19, Tho burglar
shot by liev, D. It. Sliullenberger, at Ban
nerville, this county, on Nov, 30, died tills
ovenlng In his cell at tlio county jail. Tho
burglar died without revealing Ids name.
Kuv, Mr. Shulleutifigei- Is tlio postmaster
at Uannerville ami ho shot tho burglar
while Urn latter was robbing tho post
office. Steamship Arrivals.
Dy Exclusive Wire from The As-dalcd I'reai.
New York, Dec, 19. Cleared: Lucuula,
Liverpool; Vaderland, Antwerp; Xoordam,
Uouloguo and Rotterdam; Ktliloplo, Glas
gow; Patricia, Hamburg. Itotterdam
Arrived; Ityiidum, Now York. Hclcily
Passed Moitke, New York for Plymouth,
Cherbourg and Hamburg,
Fatal Boiler Explosion.
Dy Exclusive Wile from The Associated Vten.
Whitehall, N, Y., Dec. 19Horace He.
mus was Instantly killed! Charles Hoi
comb fatally Injured, and Fred Henuu
and Dunlul Flaherty seriously hurt by
tho explosion of a boiler In the it. If.
Matthowa red slate quarry at Kast
Heavy Judgment Entered,
Bj Exclusive Wire from The Associated frtta.
New York. Dec. 19. Judgment by de
fault for J2l0,'.'3a.0:i was entered to-day
ugulust tlio Munn Wired Envelope com
pany lu favor of Wlllium Gow for money
advanced and for advertising. An execu
tion against the corporation's property
was issued to the sheriff.
POOD IS NOW
House Without a Quorum Passes
Strinaent Measure Snfcuuard
Ino the Public Health.
THE PINAL VOTE
STANDS 72 TO 21
Sweeping Provisions Against the
Use of Interstate Commerce Facili
ties to Transport the Commerce in
Doctored Foods or Articles Not
Conforming to Becognlzed Stand
ards of Purity Measure One of
lty i;ulu-ie Wiie fimii T Ik- .Vuclalcd 1'ic.is.
Washington, Dec. 19. The house to
day passed the pure food bill by a vote
of seventy-two to twenty-one. There
was not n quorum piesent, but the
point was not raised by the opposition
to the measure. The bill inhibits the in
troduction Into any state, or territory,
or District of Columbia, from any other
state or territory, or the District of
Columbia, or from any foreign coun
try, or to the shipments to any foreign
country, of any article of food or drug
which is adulterated or mlsbrauded.
The above inhibition is made to apply
to any one shipping, delivering or re
ceiving within the regions named, any
such food so adulterated. Adulterations
in the bill are defined as follows:
In tlio case of drugs, if sold under a
name recognized in the United States
Pharmacopeia and the drug differs from
the standards of strength, quality or pur
ity, as determined by the test laid down
in such pharmacopoeia at the timo of
the investigation, so that its strength or
purity falls below iho professed stand
ard under which It is sold; If it lie an im
itation or, or offered for sale under the
name of another article, and In tlio case
of a con feet ionery, if It contain terra
alhn, barytes, tale, chrome yellow, or
oilier mineral substances, or poisonous
colors or flavors.
In the cuso of food, -when any substance
Is mixed with It so. as to lower or Injur
iously affect Us quality or strength, so
that such product when offered for sale
shall tend to deceive the purchaser.
If any substance or substances have
been substituted so Unit the product
when sold shall tend to deceive the
II" any valuable constituent of an article
lias been wholly or In part abstracted, if
it bo an imitation of or offered for salo
under the distinctive name of another
If It be mixed, colored, powdered or
stahud In u manner whereby damage
or Inferiority Is concealed.
If It contain any added or poisonous In
gredient which muy render such article
inlurioiis to health.
If It is falsely labeled as a foreign pro
duct, or Is in Imitation of another sub
stance ot a previously established name,
or which has been trademarkod or pat
ented. If It consists in whole or In part of a
filthy, decomposed, or putrid animal or
vefietnble substance, or any portion of an
niilmal unfit for food, or if It Is tlio pro
duct of a diseased animal or one that
has died otherwise than by slaughter.
.,tp-tundgm:-aalNanieJ:yt. ,ASL7 ,Sh- Iinl
The last section of the bill provides
that any article of food or drug that Is
adulterated or mlsbrauded within the
meaning of 'this bill, and is transpoit
ed, or being transported from one state
to another for sale, or If It be sold in
the District of Columbia or the terri
tories, or If it bo Imported from a for
eign country, shall be liable to con
fiscation by a process of libel for con
demnation In the United Slntes courts.
Such goods, It Is also provided, shall
not be sold In any state contrary to the
CUBAN TBEATY FOB SENATE.
President Decides That House Vote
on It Is Unnecessary.
Ily llxcluiive Wlr from The Associated Pie.s.
Washington, Dee. 19. The president
has concluded that It will not bo neces
sary to send tho Cuban reciprocity treaty
to tlio house of representatives. It Is
said that tho house may satisfy Itsolf by
passing upon the reciprocity proposition
incidental to tho consideration of some
legislation which will bo necessary to glvo
effect to tho treaty, though that docu
ment will bo ratltied solely by tho senate
If rutllied at all la Washington.
Third Class City Convention.
Ily Kxcluilve Wiro from 'Iho Associated lre.
JIunisburg, Dec. 19. Tho committee
composed of tho mayors uud solicitors of
third class cities of the state uppoluted
by tlio Pennsylvania Leaguo of Thlid
Class Cities, adjourned today, Tlio sug
gestions of Solicitor Sehooiuuaket', of
llradl'ord, and Solicitor John A. (iurdner,
of Now Castle, recommending that at
tempts bo luailn to havo legislation en
acted giving hospitals and poor larnis the
right of eminent domuln, and regarding
tlm revision of tlio system of assessments
upon local or lateral sekers, respectively,
Trainmen Get Move Pay,
n.v r:iluile Wile um The Associated l'ie.
Hazletnn, Dec. 19. lJeglunlug with Jan
uary I, the wages of tho Lehigh Valley
railroad brakumen on tho Pacherten
freight and coal runs of tho Ifazleton uud
Mithuitoy dlvsll.on, will be Increased from
$1.73 to tl.STi and of flagman from $1.& to
$1.95 per day, llrnkemun on thu mine
runs and yard engines will bo advanced
from $1,90 to J-'."0 and all runs liu-n ii.SO
to S1-S3. '
No Prize Fights in Michigau.
Dy Uxiluilve Wire from The Associated Pies.
Lansing, Mich., Dec. 19. aovernor llllsa
will not permit tlio Mctloveru-Corbett
light which was to havo been' held In De
troit next mouth before tho Metropolitan
Athletic club. Ho Wfoto today to Slid It
Dickson, of Wayne county, calling his at
tention to the law on tho subject and tell
ing him Unit he expected him as sheriff
to see thut the fliiht was not held in
Between Operators and Miners May
Ily Kxclmiti1 Wire from The AiuocliUril lre.
Indianapolis, Dec. 19. Tho Interstate
agreement between the operators and
miners may be amended at the luftlonal
convention hero In January and Feb
ruary to include Iowa. The operators
ot Iowa, have been willing to join iiull
nnu, Pennsylvania and other states at
the last three conventions, but they
were debarred largely because ot the
opposition of the operators of the Pitts
Tho objection was that the Iowa op
erators did not have nn association like
the other states In the agreement. The
Iowa operators recently organized, and
they have Just employed John P. Iteese,
president of the Iowa miners, as their
it is understood that the Iowa, oper
ators will have operators here to ask
admission. Keese. as president of tho
Iowa miners, made two hard lights to
get them Included In the agreement.
POETESS OF PASSION
SHOT BY A LOVER
She Was a Linguist, an Anarchist
and a Disciple and Friend of
Ily i:ulutie Wire fiom The Associated l'ies.
Philadelphia, Dec. L Voltairlnu Le
Cleyere, a noted anarchist and a teacher
of languages, was today shot and mor
tally wounded by Herman Helscher, a
former pUpll. The woman Is dying in a
hospital and Helscher is In custody.
Unrequited love Is sulil to have prompt
ed the deed. When arrested Helscher's
only explanation was:
"Wo were sweethearts, she and I.
She lirokc- my heart and deserved to be
Miss Le CI eyre is 'M years of age and
her assailant Is 'U. The shooting oc
curred on the street In broad daylight
and was witnessed by a score i per
sons. Miss Le Cieyie was standing at
a street corner awaiting a. car. Hel
scher. who had disguised himself by
means of a false moustache, approached
her from the rear and accosted her.
Almost at the same moment he drew a
revolver from his pocket and pointed
at the woman, who turned nnd attempt
ed to run away. She had gone only a
few steps when JleUcher began firing
upon her. After discharging five shots
at the fleeing woman, three of which
took effect, he. replaced the pistol in his
pocket and started to walk away. He
made lio effort'' IVTTSt'S'pe-'-nnd was Im
Two bullets took effect in the wom
an's right side, below the shoulder and
another embedded itself in the light
side of the chest. The physicians hold
out no hope for her recovery.
Miss Le Cleyre iins attained wide
spread notoriety through her anarchis
tic utterances and her intimacy with
Knnnu tloldman and other, anarchists.
She Is an accomplished linguist and
musician and lias written much anar
chistic, literature and many erotic
TO MAKE THEM STOCKHOLDEES.
Plan of the Bepublic Iron and Steel
Ily Inclusive Wire from The Associated 1'rr.-'.
Pittsburg, Dec. 19. Notice has been re
ceived at the olllces of thu Amalgamated
Association of Iron. Steel and Tin Work
ers from the Republic Iron and Steel
company, that u plan for making the
workmen in thoe plants stockholders hi
tho company, will bo presented to the
next convention at Columbus, Ohio.
Plans aro now being considered by
which the puddlers and finishers em
ployed In tlio mills of this company can
become stockholders and It Is probable
that tho scheme will be ratified by the
convention. The ofllciuls of tho Itepub
Ilc Iron and Steel company havo duclded
thut If tlio plan Is adopted tho men will
bo given representation on the hoard of
BOUNDING UP LUZON BANDITS.
Constabulary and Manila Police Co
operate Cordon Protects City.
Dy Kxclusivc Wire from The Associated Press.
Manila, Dee. 19. Tho round-up of La
drones In Ttlzal province Is proceeding. A
largo force of constabulary Is in the field
and tlio Manila nollco are co-operating
with It. They have cordoned tho north
boundary of tho city to prevent tho ban
dits from entering,
Tho United States Anlatlo lleet Is- as
sisnibllng for thu evolutions which are to
commence tomorrow and continue for a
fortnight, They will consist largely tn
landing tactics and the seizure, fortify
ing and supplying uf a naval baso on thu
west coast of tlio island of Luzon, near
Sublg, Tho battleship Kentucky Is hero
and the Oregon Is expected dully,
Street Piano Player Acquitted.
Dy Kuimlve Wire from The AtnocUtet Pims.
Heading, Pa., Dec. 19,-AutonIo Tuddoi,
an Italian, aged IT yeurs, who, on lust
July -I, shot John Trayer, Kdwurd Hurt
muu and Samuel Stltzcl, young men
who hud assaulted him after having tried
to pick u light with him, whllo ho was
playing u street pluno, and all three of
whom subsequently died of their Injuries,
was acquitted In court here to-day. Tail
dill claimed solf-defense and said that ho
killed thu three men to save, his own
Killed in Train Crash,
Ily Uxcliwivc Who from The Asioiiatvd 1im.
llradford. Pa.. Dec, 13. A car heavily
loaded Willi lumber on Muy's Siding, near
Welinore, on the Philadelphia and Krle,
ran away eaily to-day, down u steep
grade and rushed Into a double header
freight going east, Tlio lumber on tlio
car shoved forward and pinned both en
gineers In thu wreck, killing them In
stantly and injuring thru others.
Boche Gets One Month,
Ily llxcluilvo Wire from The A-nocLteJ I'rcn.
Dublin, Dec. 19. John ltoohe, member of
ptuiiameiit for Uast Oalwa;-, was sen
tenced by tlio Crimes court nt Koseommou
today to a month's imprisonment lu de
fault of ball on tho churgo of unlawful
Bill for Safety Appliances. .
Wy l'.cluve Wue from The Associated l'ifs.
Washington, Dec. 19. Tho house com
mitter on commerce today repotted fa
vorably the bill requiring Mifety tippll
unccs for coupling cars. Home slight
unit'iidineilts were recommended.
TELL MORE TALES
SHOOTING IN IOWA.
Two Officers Mortally Wounded and
Another Man Killed.
Uy i:.eluho Wire from The Associated Hrp.
Keokuk, lown, Dec. 19. City Mai-Pliiil
It. V. Coulter and Justlefe A. 10. Mus
grave were mortally wotimVd tonight at
ParmliiKton. Iowa, by George Stlllwcll,
a deputy fish commissioner, who ut
terwurd was shot to death by a posse.
Coulter attempted to arrest Sillwell
on a. warrant charging him with dis
turbing the peace.
Stlllwell shot Coulter lu the stomach
and In the shoulder. Stlllwell then ran
up the street nnd shot Musgrave in the
head, because, It is said, the justice
had recently sent him to jail on a
charge of disorderly conduct.
Stlllwell then went home, rc-loaded
his revolver, took a rifle and stnrted
across tlio country with a posses of
armed citizens In pursuit. He was
overtaken and held the posse at bay
for nearly an hour.
He was wounded several times, but
finally was overpowered and riddled
with bullets. None of the posse was hit.
WANTED BOOSEVELT ABBESTED
Man Laboring- Under Excitement
and Heavily Armed.
Ily Km luive Wire from The Anoelalod Prrni.
Chelsea. '.Mass.. Dec. 19. "I want a war
rant for President Roosevelt," sold Clias.
C. White, a well-to-do citizen today at
the Central police station. Addressing
Captain drover. White continued;
"lie hired Tim McCarthy and John
Farley to assault mo tho other day uud I
was ussuulted by them on Eastern ave
nue. TtooscvclL was lltere in his carriage
and encouraged the men while they were
Then tho speaker rambled into a long
string ol" complaints against President
ltoosevolt, nnd the cnul question. Tho
man was laboring under excitement and
resisted arrest. He was overpowered and
a loaded revolver and a razor were found
on him. Ho is held for an examination by
WILL BRING iN
MORE WELSH COAL
Anthracite Is Now Selling at $12.50
and Bituminous at $7.50 a Ton
in New York City.
Ily Jl-ccliiiiic Wire -from The Associated ?ic.
Xew York, Dec. 19. Tho price of in
dependent coal took another jump to
day to Jl-.JO :t ton wholesale at Jersey
ports. Tho price; of bituminous ad
vanced to-$T.D0 a ton wholesale, freight
age to Xew York not included. At this
figure It has once more become profit
able to Import AVelrth bituminous, and
large orders have been placed at Swan
sea. The Welsh coal can be bought at ?2.50
a ton, f, o, b. Tho freight over is Ilg
ured at eight shillings, or less than the
present cost of freight fiom New York
to Roston. Besides tills, u. duty of 67
cents a ton must be added to the cost,
together witli the cost of lighterage,
insurance and unloading, which Is esti
mated at $1. This would bring- the cost
up to $8.1" u ton, delivered, which is
fully S- less than what the domestic
coal would cost.
The present dearth of coal, according
to dealers and mine operators who
have studied the question, will continue
until spring, and the demand will In
no way decrease before August of next
Philadelphia, Dec. 19. The board of
education today notified the Philadel
phia and Heading railroad, which ,hus
the contract for furnishing coal to the
schools of this city, that the Cenlrul
High school has but three tons of coal
on hand and that unless n supplly is
obtained by Monday next the school
will be forced to close. The James Lo
gan Public school was closed today on
uccaunt of the coal shortage.
DUN'S TBADE BE VIEW.
By i:.e)uhc Wire from The Asfoclatcd l'rt.
New York. Dec. 111. It. O. Dun & Co.'s
Weekly Iteview of Trade to-moirow will
Holiday trudw bus exceeded even tlm
most sanguine expectations, and retail
dealings In all staple lines of merchan
dise are well maintained with tho better
grade of goods in brisk demand. Whole
somo conditions prevail In most sections
of the country. Industrial plants me
well employed, orders running far Into
the future, nnd labor controversies aro
rare. The only adverse feature of the
hliuutloa Is the fact thut suplles of fuel
uro utterly Inadequate,
l-'ullures for lust week numbered Sift ill
tlio United States, against 2iu Inst year,
and Ji In Canada, compared with L'7 a
Gwatkin Goes to Guatemala,
Uy INiiuihe Wire from Tin' Associated l'rej.
Philadelphia, Dec. 19. Charles Otey
Ciwutkiu. formerly geiwul custom agent
of tho Wisconsin Central lallroad, has
been appointed general miuinger of tlio
rimitrmulu Nortln-iu railroad, with head
quarters at Ouutemala City, (luatemula.
Mr, Clwiitltlii will leave Nw York for Ills
pew post on next Sunday. Mr. Owatklii
entered the railroad servU-o In IbSo as
agent of tlm limit Western Despatch
Kust PriiBht line ut Hlughumton, X. V.
Slnco that Iliac ho has laid positions of
responsibility with various railroads.
Civil Engineer Stabbtd.
Uy i:.U'luie Wile from 'the .UmhUU'J l'ii'i.
St. Louis, Dec, IV. J. W. Hanlnger. Jr..
aged -'7, a civil engineer lu tlio employ
of the St. Louts, Memphis and South
eastern railroad, was stabbed to death
by S. M. -Morion to-day in tho granite
building. No niottvo Is known for tho
deed. At tlio police station Motion made
tin unsuccessful attempt lo commit sul
cldo by poison.
By Kxcluslve Wire from The Associated I'rcit.
Washington, Dec. 19. Geortro Dodyo
(dead), of Scrantou, ?12; Kmelia Dodgo
(widow), of Scranton, !ti; Jlumiah Uoyd
(widow), of Scranton, W, Patrick Scully,
of Miner's Mills, l-
Lawyer Strive to Brino Grlmu
Home to Union bu Showlno
Participation ot Olllccr.
No Imputation Against the Good
Fnltli of Pennsylvania Company'H
Bepresentatives Contained in the
Bemarks of Chairman Gray About
Inadequacies of Statistics Amuse
ment Occasioned by the Cross
Exnmination of George W. Bowen,
the Poet-Miner Poems He Wrote
Some Time Ago Lauding the Union
and Denouncing Non-unionists, He
Declared Were "Shielded Satires."
Detnils of the Witnesses Stories. '
Another day was spent by the mln
strike commission yesterday, listening ,
to tules of the sufferings the non-union
men endured during the strike. 'The.
stories, substantially, were a repetition
of those o'f the day before. Dynamiting,
boycotting, bombarding houses, shoot
ing, stabbing, clubbing-, banging in ef
figy, threats, intimidation and tet-roTl.-ing
In general were detailed from the- '
witness stand by men, women and
children In a manner which could not
help but convlnco tho commissioners
that the "inallenablo constitutional
right" of a man to sell his labor when
where and how ho chooses was, to say
the least, seriously questioned In the
territory covered by the strike.
Attorneys Joseph O'Brien and John
T. Lenahun, who conducted the direct
examinations, were particularly, zealous
In bringing the various. offenses to the
door of the union. In many instances
they showed immediately or lnferen
tlally that officers of locals were the
leading offenders. Attorneys-Dnrrow,
McCarthy and Murphy, who are the
cross-examiners for the miners devoted
most of their energies to efforts at dis
proving or throwing doubt on the
charges that the union had any connec
tion with terrorizing. , President Mit
chell was constantly suggesting ques
tions to the attorneys to aid these ef
forts. Judge (iray frequently Inquired of
witnesses as to whether or not they had
taken other men's places. "When it
was shown that the man had slmply
conllnued at his own job or took a
new place created by reason of the
strike, such as extra watchman or the
like. Judge Oruy made somo sign or
comment indicating his appreciation ot
the significance ot this.
Pretty Fair Wages.
lu the non-unionists' " statement filed
at the opening of the case, claim Is in
cidentally made for increased wages.
Several times, yesterday, Mr. Darrow,
on cross-examination, would remark
that tho non-unionists' lawyers had
neglected to ask him anything about
tho demand for higher wages and thou
would question the witness as to his
views on this point. The witness, an
a rule, would say ho was getting pretty
fair wages, but would like something
more if ho could got it.
At tho opening of the morning ses
sion Judge Gray made reference to the
incident regarding tho apparent dis
crepancies between the statements
made by the Pennsylvania Coal com
pany concerning1 tho wages paid the
fathers of the Diinmoro elllc mill girls
and the claims of their fathers as t
what their wages really were. The
"In justice to Major Warren and Mr
Mnv it is only fair to state that therr
was not the slightest Imputation of
their good faith. What the chulrman
said was that a mistake a natural one
under the circumstances It a mlstakn
was made, tended to shake the faith of
the commission In the statistics that
had been filed. Since then, I want to
say, tho commission has learned from
Dr Xelll. the ossistant recorder, with
whom the statistics were filed, that,
in Ming them, the auditor specifically
called hU attention to the fact that the
company had no means of knowing
whether the money paid the contract
n,inet the only one the company deals
wlth-representfd the eamlnss of two,
three or four nifii. Major Warren and
Mr May were deceived by Information
gathered over the telephone, hurriedly.
It wus either given to them incorrectly
or they misinterpreted it. If a wrong
Impression has been created by the.
remarks of the .-ii.iirman on that occus.
on, I trust tills statement will correct
Two Hunded Places,
Major Wan-en -aid. In way of fx
planation, that tlin collieries where the
men lu question worked are designated
IContlnued on Pate 3. J
YESTEBDAY'S WEATBTEB1. fc.
Local data for P'-e
...,,.,., .27 degree
S p. III...)....-.'
, ..CO per ceni
hours ended p. nij
-. WEATHER FORECAST. 3
Washliit'on, Dec, 19. Forecast
for Satuulay and Sunday: Eastern
Pennsylvania Cloudy Saturday;
t- rum at mgiic ana minuay; comer
4- Sunday; light to fresh south winds.
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