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Formal Notes from the Powers Are
Handed to the United States
. ROOSEVELT NOT
In an Informal Way, However, tho
President Has Been Notified That
the European Powers Desire That
He Should Undertake to Act as Ar
bitrator of Points at Issue Between
Them and Venezuela President
Favors The 'Hague, but Will Shirk
No Responsibility in Case tho
By Eielmlve Wire from The Auoclited Press.
Berlin, Deo. 22. The notes of Great
Britain and Germany, formally inviting
President noosevclt to act ns arbitrator
in the Venezuelan dispute, were handed
to the United States ambassador hero
and to tho I'nlted States charge d'af
faires in London today.
Washington, Dec.22. President Roose
velt has not accented the position of
arbitrator of tho Venezuelan contro
versy. In fact, When the official day
closed he had not received, formally or
officially, a request! from the European
powers that ho act as arbitrator of tho
dispute. These statements are made on
the highest aut)ority.
Tn an Informal manner, the president
has been notified that the European
powers intimately concerned In tho
pres-ent South American difficulty de
sire that he should undertake the re
sponsibility of acting as arbitrator of
the points at issue between them and
Venezuela. Thus far they merely have
been taking "soundings," with a view
probably of ascertaining how lie would
receive a formal proffer to act as arbi
trator. The president, so soon as he
received the first Intimation that he
was desired as arbitiator of the Vene
zuelan controversy, expressed emphat
ically bin-Judgment that the" matters to
be arbitrated should be referred to The
Hague tribunal. His view of the sug
scstlons made has been conveyed to tho
European powers, together with a
strong presentation of his reasons for
the view he holds. No response of a
formal nature to these representations
has been received.
The president a fid Secretary Hay had
a long conference today, after the for
mer's return from his Virginia trip.
They carefully went over the situation
as It had developed since Sunday, but
It Is understood that nothing has arisen
In the past forty-eight hours to war
rant the president in changing his posi
tion as to the undeslnibillty of his ac
ceptance or the position of arbitrator.
So far as can be learned, no specific
reasons have been advanced by the
European powers for objecting to a ref
erence of the Venezuelan questions to
the arbitration of The Hague tiibunal.
It Is held by the administration that
the tribunal at The Hague was consti
tuted to arbltiate just such contro
versies as that which has arisen be
tween Venezuela and the powers and
that it would bo desirable from every
viewpoint that tho present dispute
should go to The Hague tribunal for
adjudication. How strong the objec
tions aro which Great Britain, Ger
many ,anu iiaiy may have to a refer
ence of the Venezuelan difficulty to Tho
Hague tribunal Is not known to tho ad
ministration at this time. Even tho na
ture of the objections, if any there be,
is not known. The negotiations looking
to tho selection of an arbitrator have
not progressed sufllolently yet to de
velop such objections as the powers
The President Gratified.
The acceptance by tho powers or the
principle or arbitration as applied to
the Venezuelan question Is a matter of
groat gratification to the president and
his cabinet. That all the powers have
intimated, too, that they would prefer
the president Mioulrt arbitrate the pres
ent dispute is taken as a notable com
pliment to tho president personally and
to his administration. It i the hope
of the president and his advisers, how
over, that, wlilln there is precedent for
Ills acceptance of tho post of arbitrator,
the powers will consent to n refeieuco
of the controverted matters In the
Venezuelan question to the tribunal at
"While It Is recognized by tho presi
dent's closest advisers and by the presi
dent himself, that soma unpleasant
possibilities might attend his perform
ance of tho duties of arbitrator of
the pending Venezuelan difficulty, his
friends assert that he will shirk no e
sponMblllty that he may deem his duty
to undertake, hut will accept, If the
powers should Insist on It, though lie
Is very reluctant to do so,
Dr, Lorenz in Boston,
Pv lUcluslte Wire (una The Assoc laud Press.
Itoston. Dec. 22 Dr. Ailotnli Lorenz
I cached Boston today. In the afternoon
tic held a clinic at tl)o children's hospital.
Hwiint fovcrtu cases pc aibiocution. ity,
Lorenz will give a second tilnlu tomorrow
p?r mo Denollt or tno mii'boohh uf Now
Inffluitd not residing In Boston,
Killed His Son-in-Law.
r Exclutfrt Wirt from Tbt Auoclited Press.
Saaton. bee. 22. Frank Schmidt, of Al-
Intowii. agod63 years, shot and killed
oQifiri'iaw, ,ionn urigau, ugeu zj, io
Rsht, and then killed himself.
Pennsylvania Franchise Signed.
r ticiutire wire from The AwcoUted I'rcw.
few York. Dee, 22.Muypr Low tlened
i-cmgjriu i-aijvu iraucniao fp-
Y AT GOULDSBORO.
A Sneak 0.
t Ransacks the Home of
Mr. a . Trs.
Special to lb 'Njnton Tribune,
Gouldsboro, .Dec. 22. During the
absence of the lants, a thief broke
Into the home i . Lewis Jones, of
this place, and , 1 himself to all
the various artlck lvalue which ho
could find about. Among these were
missed a bran new suit of clothes,
which Mr. Jones had not yet worn; a
mackintosh, an overcoat, a clock, a
set of silver teaspoons marked with tho
Initials. S. B. S., knives and forks, jew
elry, including a Masonic pin, scissors,
ladles' and gentlemen's wearing ap
Having acquired nil the "portable
property" It was possible for him to
carry, the thief proceeded to eat a
square meal, In order to fortify his
constitution and to stimulate his physi
cal energies for a rapid journey from
Gouldsboro. A pair of old stockings,
covered with straw and hayseed, was
found, which causes suspicion to point
to a tramp who had been known to
.sleep in a nearby barn over night.
The house In which Mr. Jones resides
belongs to Mrs. Susan Heller, who Is
at present absent on .a visit. Her por
tion of the building was also entered,
but It Is not known yet what articles
were taken. Mr. Jones was working at
Alt. Pocono when the robbery occurred,
while Mrs. Jones was at Moscow nurs
ing her grandson, who lately had
broken his leg.
Annual Dinner of the New England
Society of Pennsylvania Distin
guished Speakers Present.
lly Kclulvc Wire fiom The Assart iti-d Prfs.
Philadelphia, Dec. 22. The New Eng
land society of Pennsylvania observed
"Forefathers' Day" by giving the usual
annual dinner to-night at Horticultural
hall. Assistant United States Attorney
General James M. Beck, president of
the society, acted as toastmaster, and
he was surrounded by a large circle of
distinguished natives of New England
and other states.
Senator Hoar answered the historic
toast "Forefathers' Day." Former
Postmaster General Charles Emory
Smith told of New England men in the
presidential cabinets; Senator Foster,
of Washington, responded to the toast
"New England in the West"; Senator
Piatt, of Connecticut, spoke on "New
England In the Senate," and Congress
man Llttlefleld of "New England in the
THE WIRELESS MESSAGE.
Lord Minto and Signor Marconi Re
ceive Replies to Telegrams
Sent to King Edward.
Uy Eolulie Wiie from Tnc AasocuLed 1'iein,
Ottawa, Ont., Dec. 22. The king's re
ply to Lord Minto's message sent by
wireless telegraphy, was received to
day by cable as follows:
"London, Dec. 2.', lt'iij.
"I am much Interested by thu wlrcles-s
message which you have sent mu and
am delighted at the success of Signor
Marconi's givat Invention, which Inings
Britain and Canada into still closer con
nection. (Signed) "Edward, It."
Glace Bay, N. S., Dec. 22. To his
wireless message, transmitted from
Canada to King Edward VII,, Marconi
has received the following reply, signed
by Lord Knolly, the king's private sec
retary: "I have had the honor of submitting
you telegram to the king and I am
commanded to congratulate you sin
cerely upon the successful Issue of
your endeavors to develop your most
Important Invention. The king has
been much interested in your experi
ments, as ho remembered that the In
itial ones wore commenced by you on
tho royal yacht Osborne in 1S0S.
"Ivnollys, Private Secretary."
MR. VANDERBILT BETTER.
But will Continue to Be Critically III
for a Week.
By lxclulvc Wire from The Associated Press.
New York, Dec, 22. The usual early
evening consultation of tho physicians,
who aro attending Cornelius Vander
bllt, was not held tonight. Dr. Flint
said ho thought no bulletins would bo
posted before tomorrow,
Mr, Delafleld said tonight;
"Mr. Vunderbllt Is better but ho Is
still a very sick man. He will continue)
tn bo critically ill for a week, and Is
not yet out of danger. Tho peritonitis,
however, has been entirely eliminated
and them Is every reason to bellevo
that ho will recover,"
Tatal Play With a Revolver,
fly r.M'lushc Wire from The Associated Press.
Ilanlhlmig, Pec, 22 While playing with
a revolver, Anna Lynch, uged 10 years,
fatally phot her brother, IMward, aged 2
years, at their homo In this city to-day,
DEATHS OF A DAY,
By Ku lush e Wire from 'ihe Asiociitcd I'ress. ,
Irlffen, Oa., Dec. 2,'. Former Governor
James H. Boynton died today at his homo
In this illy, aged 09 years. Judgo Boyn
ton was presldont of tho Mato somite
when Governor Alexander jr. Stephens
died n JS83. Ho succeeded Governor
Stephens, nervine until the election . at
governor MeDanlel. Aflorwarclu ho nerv.
cd for porno years on the stato beach.-
jyoiioon. vec. sj, Tno very icv, wi1
Ham Jljchard lVg Btepjicus, dcuv pf
Winchester, If fwi
ASBURY PARK ACCEPTS
MR. BRADLEY'S OFFER.
Tho City Council Votes to Purchaso
the Beach and Sewers.
Hy Exclusive Wire from The Assod.itcd Item.
Anbury Park, N. ,T Dec. 22. The As
bury Park city council to-night voted
to accept James A. Bradley's amended
offer to sell tho beach and sewers to
the city. The council also voted It) Is
sue $300,0fli) worth of thirty year three
and one-half per cent, bonds. This will
have to be approved ofby a voto of
taxpayers, which will be held on Jan
uary 12 and 10.
The only condition was that Ocean
avenue shall be wldned by twunty-llvc
feet, making a boulevard 100 feet wide.
A committee was appointed to have
tho legislature pass any acts that may
be needed to enlarge the city's powers.
AMERICAN LEAGUE MEETS
A Committee Appointed to Meet Rep
resentatives of the National
League on January 5.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Chicago, Dec. 22. By juggling the
constitution of the American league, tho
annual meeting of that organization,
hold here today, was made a "special"
meeting, and It was decided to hold tho
annual meeting In New York some time
during the month of January.
The principal business transacted to
day was the appointment of a com
mittee to meet tho National leaguo
committee at Cincinnati, on January 5,
to confer on peace terms between the
two base ball organizations. The ques
tion was quickly disposed of, however,
by the adoption of a resolution giving
President Johnson absolute power to
appoint his own committee or be the
sole representative of the league at the
joint meeting, with full power to act
for tho American league. President
Johnson thought It would be the better
plan to have u committee meet the Na
tional league representatives at the
conference and so decided.
The committee appointed is composed
of President Johnson, Charles A. Com
Iskey, of Chicago; Henry Klllllea, of
Boston, and Charles Homers, of Cleve
land. Mr. Johnson, In explaining tho
reason for naming a fourth committee
man, when the general understanding
was that the committee should be com
posed of only three of the American
j league magnates, said that theie was
I no limit to the number that could he
I appointed and that he had appointed
Mr. Klllllea as the fourth member be
cause of his knowledge of law.
No action was taken regarding tin
placing of a team in Pittsburg. C. J.
Podder and F. A.- Eagle, representing
the Pittsburg syndicate, attended tho
meeting to present their claims. Mr.
Soiners, of Cleveland, who acted as
sponsor for Pedder and Eagle, present
ed a statement ns to the offer of tho
Pittsburgers who are after the dub.
This proposition included the sale of
the Detroit franchise. S. M. Angus,
president of the Detroit club, however,
refused to part with his club, at least
unless ho could recover all he has spent
on It, and no offers to tho present time,
he says, will cover what he asks.
"I have my price," said Mr. Angus,
"but I figure that It will have to be at
least $75,000 to cover my expenses since
I took hold of the club. If I can get
5100,000 I might consider it. but so far
that is much more than I have been
AVhen seen after the meeting, Pedder
and Eagle said they were not discour
aged by any means and were still con
fident that an American league team
would be seen ill Pittsburg next year.
The report that Tom Loftus. of
Washington, was to go to New York to
have charge of the American leaguo
team In the latter city, was denied by
President Postal, of Washington.
The meeting adjourned at 0 o'clock.
MAY SELL LIQUOR C. 0. D.
Federal Court Overrules Decision of
the Supreme Court of
lly i:clmlic Wire from The Assoclateil l'n,
Keokuk, Iowa, Dec. 22. Judge Mo
Pherson, of the Federal court, handed
down today an opinion In tho case of
the United States vs. the Adams Ex
press company, In which the corpora
tion was Indicted' for carrying on the
business of a retull dealer without hav
ing paid the special tax ns required by
law. The Federal court In Its opinion
holds that the express company Is only
an agent of the vendors in carrying
liquors and collecting and returning
money. As this company did not sell
Illinois, it wns not engaged in tho bus
iness of a. liquor dealer. The court lu
this opinion has overridden the decision
of tho Supreme court of lowa.
The packages of liquor were sent by
a liquor house at Dallas, Ills., to par
ties at Birmingham, Iowa, c, o. d, The
express company was Indicted, the gov
ernment claiming title was transferred
to the company when It received c. o, d.
WARRANT FOR "KID."
Tho Pugilist Ib Charged by David
Lamar with Grand Larceny,
lly Kxclutlve Wile from The Assicicil.rrrjs,
New York, Dec. 22. Capluin Titus, of
tho Now York Detectlvn bureau, hcnt out
an order today for the arre.U of Norman
Selby, a pugilist, known as "Kid" McCoy,
on tho charge of grand Jaiwny, Tho com
plulnaut in the case Is David Lamar, a
bioker, who bays that ho went to Mc
Coy's drinking placo Haturday night and
gavo McCoy a ono hundred dollar lull,
telling him to keep it until the paity
tilopped drinking, when tho charges were
to bn deducted and chango given.
According to Lamar, McCoy declared
later that t was only a twenty dollar bill
he had received. After the dispute tho
poll co allege 'McCoy could not bo' found.
Hanged for Assault.
Uf Eclujlje Wire front 'f he AtodteJ 1'ic.iJ.
Jtlolimoud, Ya., Dec. 22.-Jcrry Klm
broiistr, convicted of criminal assault on
Mm. Taylor, if Hanover county, about (i
month ytro, whs bunged, lit, Uimqvcr vourt
koua today?' lie' confessed .thocriHy).
Fatal Results ol Collision Between
Schooners, Frank fl. Palmer
and Louise B Gram.
ELEVEN OF A CREW OF
Two Boats Loaded with Coal Meet in
Massachusetts Bay Of the Crew of
Twenty-one Men Only Ten Aro
Saved The Survivors Undergo Ter
rible Sufferings In an Open Boat.
Bj Enclmlvc Wire from The Associated Trm.
Boston, Dec. 22. Almost .crazed from
their sufferings, frost bitten and help
less, ten men In a boat were picked up
by schooner Manhassett yesterday, forty-five
miles off Highland light. Then,
for the first time, It was learned that
the schooners Frank A. Palmer and
Louise IS. Crary had been in collision,
and that they had been sunk off
Thatcher's" Island on Wednesday even
ing. Tho survivors were lauded hero to
day. Of the twenty-one men that made
up the two crews, six were carried
down when the two vessels sank, four
died during the terrible three days'
drift in Massachusetts bay and another
became Insane and jumped overboard.
"With no food or water, their clothes
frozen In solid masses, and the boat
being steadily driven before a bitter
gale out into the Atlantic, it seems re
markable that so many survived.
The two schooners, both heavily la
den with coal, doubled Cape Cod In
company and ran into a strong north
wester on Wednesday night. Both cap
tains put their vessels over towurds tho
Cape Ann shore. AVhen off Thatcher's
Island, they split tacks and finally both
came about at the same time, and un
known to themselves headed toward
each other, and tho collision followed.
Mate of the Crary Blamed.
Tho survivors to-day were inclined to
lay the blame of the accident on Mate
Smith, of the Crary, who had charge of
the deck at the time, and who wntr
down with the ship. They are of the
opinion that he thought he could
weather tho Palmer, but instead the
Crary crashed Into the bow of the
Palmer. The cut was deep and it was
seen instantly that there was no hope
for either vessel. Most of the small
boats were smnslunl and some of the
men killed by the collision, but others
of both crews, by quick work, launched
the long boat of the Palmer, into which
clambored the captains of both ves
sels and thirteen others. There wai
not a moment for storing food or water
In the boat and the rowers had pro
pelled It only a short distance from the
schooners when the Palmer went down.
Three minutes later the Crary disap
peared. Without food and water, drenched to
the skin, spray frozen to their gar
ments because of the bitter cold, the
fifteen survivors underwent sufferings
Indescribable. Four men of the Crary
on Friday lay down tn the bow of the
boat and that night they died. Eleven
remained up till Saturday night, when
Frank Banta went Insane and under
the delusion that his mother beckoned
to him, he walked Into tho sea. The
others were powerless to restrain him.
Shortly after this, the two captains
decided that the bodies nf the four men
should be consigned to tho deep and
bending over them. Captain Potter, of
tho Crary repe.atJd as much of the bur
ial service as he could Tomember. Then
tho strongest of tho survivors put tho
In the three days and n half that the
men were nfloat, their boat drifted
steadily off shore until nt S o'clock
Sunday morning It was 15 miles off
Highland Light, Then tho lookout on
the fishing schooner Manhassett caught
a glimpse of tho boat and within half
an hour the ten men were In tho cabin
of the Sichoouer. Captain Malono at
once crowded on all sail and brought
tho survivors Into Boston.
BLACKMAILERS AT WORK.
They Send 2,000 Lottors to Blooiu
By Exclusive Wire from The Anoeiatril P'mi.
Bloomlngtou, III., Dec. 22. The local
postofllce is lu receipt of 2,000 letters
from a New York collection agency, .ad
dressed to residents here, each ono of
which letters contains a claim for $1.20.
said to bo due for tho purchase of jew
elry, A suit Is threatened In enso of
Tho postolllce authorities my that
the letters were sent hy blackmailers,
who hope to trlghten persons Into re
mitting. Similar consignments of let
ters were sent to all tho principal post-
(illlcea of tho slate. Postofllce Inspec
tors aro collecting evidrnco ngalifet tho
WILDES BREAKS DOWN.
Junior Commander on Asiatic Station
lly Kxi'liithe Wire from The Associated TreM,
Washington, Dec. 2.'. Uear-Adinlr.il
Frank Wildps, the junior squadron
commander on tho Asiatic station, has
been pronounced unlit, for servlco by a
board of medical survey, and, having
been ordered hone, sails next Friday,
Captain Sperry has been temporarily
assigned to the command of the south
?rp. squadron. " ' ,
' Rapid Run on Lake Shofe.
By llulushe Wire from The Auoclited I'rw.i.
Toledo, O,, Dec. 22. Tho Twentieth Cen
tury JJnillcd on the aku flhoru toduy
mmlo tho inn of ):)l miles botwepn Tu-'
lfdo and J-:iWliait, Inil., In 1"T minutes. A
part uf tills run way inadu tu a active fog
Tho Defendant Explains Why the Al
leged Marriage Was Kept Secret.
fly Kxclushe Wire from The Associated I'rtM.
Freehold, N, J Dec. 22. Further tes
timony In the trial of Laura Hlggar was
given hy Mls Hlggar today and tho de
fense then rested, Miss Blggar. cross
examined by Mr. Wllsoh. counsel for
thu state, said that she had kept her
(fiiiarrlagc a secret because Mr. Bennett
had asked her tu do so She said she
had employed Molllo Deskln as her
maid and had discharged her about a
The witness said she had always been
a (lultful and faithful wife to Mr. Ben
nett. Ux-Sherlft Smock, of Freehold, called
In rebuttal by tho state, said that In
October, 1901, Bennett Introduced the de
fendant as Miss Blggar.
Molllo Deskln, formerly Miss Blggnr's
maid, who disappeared Wednesday, rc-
' turned today and went on tho stand.
1 She testified ns to Miss BIggar's con
duct in certain Instances. Dr. Colin
McDougall, of New York, testified that
in November, 1901. air. Bennett was suf
fering from dropsy and other troubles
and was not in good physical condition.
The defense said, nrter several witness
es had testified on the point, that It was
willing to admit that Mr. Bennett often
had spoken of the defendant as Miss
Dr. Conlin McDougull, of New York,
testified that he had attended Mr. Ben
nett. He has known Laura Blggar for
fifteen years. His testimony tended to
show that Mr. Bennett was not the
father of Laura BIggar's child. On
cross-examination. Dr. McDougall said
that ho had a claim against the estate
for JIG.loO for medical services. Tho
testimony of Dr. Frederick A. Lyons,
surgeon to the New York fire depart
ment, was similar to that of Dr. Mc
Dougall. Dr. Hendrlck was re-called to
the stand when Dr. Lyons was excused.
He contradicted Dr. McDougall's testi
mony. William J. Keogh, for five years a
partner with Mr. Bennett In the the
atrical business, testified that it was
Impossible for Mr. Bennett to have
been in Hoboken on tho day on which
I it Is claimed he married Miss Blggar.
Mr. Keogh's records show, he said, that
on that night Mr. Bennett was In tho
Star theatre In Pittsburg.
P. J. MeNulty bwore that not long
before Mr. Bennett died Miss Blggar
i told him that if Mr. Bennett left no will
she would receive nothing. The state
then rested, and Miss Blggar was called
in rebuttal to the testimony given by
Dr. McDougall. Miss Blggar is to go
on the stand again tomorrow, when It
is expected the case will close.
Three Hundred People Are Thrown
Out of Employment Temporarily
by the Conflagration.
By frccludic Wire from The Assoehlcd Press.
Knoxvllle, Tenti., Dec. 22. The scene
of this morning's half million dollar
tire is tonight but a mass of debris.
Brick walls of five of the six burned
structures are standing. The burned
district Is triangular In form, the width
of five .stores on Gay street and three
on commerce avenue, leaving tne cor
ner building standing.
A lucky shifting of the wind was all
that saved the six story McLeer block
and the collapse of the Brown Hard
ware company's building gave tho fire
men their chanco to stop the progress
of tho flames westward.
First estimates of the loss, placing It
In the neighborhood of one million dol
lars were made when tho store of Mc
Leer, Hood & Co., wholesale clothiers;
Haynes & Henson, wholesale boots and
shoes, and Gillespie, Shields & Co.,
wholesale hats, seemed doomed. These
structures, however, were saved.
Three hundred people are thrown out
of employment temporarily.
SHENANDOAH MINES ELOODED.
Disaster to Reading Collieries Will
Further Curtail Shipments.
By i:clmtvo Wire from The Assoeialcd Pies.
Philadelphia, Dec. 2.-At tho ofllco of
tho Heading company today It was an
nounced that four of tho company's col
lieries In tho Schuylkill region aro Hooded.
Tho Knickerbocker, Kllangowan and Ma
ple Hill workings, near Slienaiidoah, anil
tl0 Good Hpilng colliery, at Mlnursvlllc,
aro Idle as a result of tho recent heavy
rains. Work In several othor operations
Is Hctlously handicapped, tho accumula
tion of water hi thu lower levels neocshi
tatlng th removal of the mules and coin
polling a temporary suspension of mining,
Tho company's otilclals -ucro unable to
say whon work would bo resumed. They
stated, however, that tho pumps aro kept
In constant operation to relieve tho niluc-j
of tho hurplus water, and hopo within a
few days to biing about normal condi
tions, Tho flooding of tho mines will result
In a further ciiitathnciit of tho authracito
Nearly 5,000 Feot of Lumber Float
ing Towards Chesapeako Bay.
lly i:eliiilii! Who from Tho Associated 'nu.
Wlllliimsport, P,i Dec. 22,-Xcarly flvu
thousand saw logs, belonging tn W,
Wrlghlcrs' rions, got away today and aro
now on their way down tho Susquehanna
river to ChcMipcnko hay. Tho logs caiuo
Inlo tho river nut of i'luo cicck. Tho
boom In tho liver had been lifted a week
ago because of tho pii'soneo of tho Ice,
thus Inning nothing ulth which to catch
Parties of moil between hoio anil Siin
bury nio cilchliig .some of tlio ngt bat
II Is estimated that ,0ou feet 'will go Into
tho hay. Fur an hour this afternoon (ho
liver was iioaily cuuvied with runaway
Tobin Sentenced to Death.
By i:ehifhe Wile fr.im The Associated .rresi.
Now York. Dec, 22. Thomas, Tobin was
today sentenced to din In the clcctrlo chair
dtirlng the week beginning Fob. 9, 1U,
for tho minder oV Captain James II.
Craft, of CJlop, Cove, ,. I., u Soptcmbor
By Kvclulq "Wire, from 'rhe. Associated J'reM.
'Washington, Do-. 2-', Tho, following
I'omuyjyanla pojtfnijstv'i's, were appointed
today: Chi Jqtopher,' Luzerut) rqjipty, 8.
W. 'j(anton; 'Hedclyffo. Forest county,
LAURA BldOAR'S T
CUBAN TREATY TO
BE SENT TO SENATE
DYNAMITERS AT WORK.
Unknown Parties Attempt to Destroy
a Slavish Boarding House.
By Extlmire Wne from The Assoi luted I'ihii.
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 22. Unknown
parties attempted to dynamite a Slav
ish boarding house at Springfield, Pa.,
last evening. The building was partial
ly wrecked but the fourteen occupants
escaped unhurt. Tho men aro employed
at tho American Glue works and It Is
alleged that the motive that Inspired the
throwing of the dynamite was revenge,
a number of foreigners having taken
the places of other workmen at lower
On October 20, the big plant of the
company was destroyed by fire, entail
ing a loss of $100,000 and on the follow
ing Friday a smaller plant, which had
been opened after the destruction of
tho large factory was burned. Both of
these fires are believed to have been of
incendiary origin, and the same perpet
rators are suspected of being responsi
ble for last night's explosion.
The occupants of tho boarding house
were so terrified by the explosion that
they refused to return to the house
FRANCE AGITATED BY -THE
Extradition Proceedings Against the
Accused Are Being Pushed
By i:cliisle Wire from The Associated I'rcf.
Paris, Dec. 22. The extradition pro
ceedings against tho Humbert family,
who were arrested In Madrid Saturday
are being pushed rapidly. The public
awaits anxiously the return to Paris of
the fugitives. Not since France was
shaken by the Dreyfus affair has the
country been so intensely Interested as
It is by the developments in this case.
For the moment the Venezuelan trouble
has become obscured and French news
papers are devoting their energies to
elaborate presentatlops of the celebrat
ed case. Some papers assert that tho
arrest of tho Humberts is only a prelude
to even more sensational developments,
which Involve personages in the fore
most rank of political, judicial and so
The Indications are that the Dreyfus
matter will be again dragged before tho
public and that there will be a renewal
of the animosities of tho anti-Semitic
discussion. Deputy Gauthler has taken
the initiative in asserting that relatives
of Dreyfus are among the heaviest
creditors of the Humberts, and that this
alleged fact exercised an important In
fluence In the highest governmental
quarters during the Dreyfus trial. Veil
ed allusions have been made to some of
the men most prominent in public life,
pome newspapers even going so far as
to namft those alleged to figure directly
or Indirectly In the affair.
When the chamber of deputies re
sumes Its session the Humbert question
probably will become one of the chief
elements In politics. Already tho mat
ter has swayed ministries and it caused
a recent sensational tumult In the
chamber. Plans havo been formulated
for tho return of the Humpert party to
Paris, and a number of the best men
lu the department have been detailed to
conduct the prisoners across the fron
tier. The utmost precaution will bo
taken to prevent their escape and
guard against the possibility of any of
them committing suicide.
A preliminary motion was made this
afternoon on behalf of Mine. Humbert's
daughter asking for her provisional re
lease and committal to tho custody of
her grandmother, but this motion was
refused by the court.
William Zigafoos Thrown from His
Engine Climbs on Again and
11 i:cbiiie Wiro from The Auoclited Van.
Wllkes-narre, Pa., Doc. 22. A pecul
iar accident occurred on the Lehigh
Valley railroad near White Haven nt
midnight hist night. A freight train
i mining at a good rate of speed parted
and then came together again with a
great crash. Another freight train go
ing In tho opposite direction was pass
ing at the time when ono of the collid
ing curs reared up, swayed from tho
track and tore the cab from tho loco
motive. Tho engineer. William Zigafoos, and
the flreniun, James Brader, were hurl
ed from their seats lu the cub, Tho en
gineer was thrown up on the side of a
hill, but he did not lose his presence of
mind. Ho knew the throttle was wide
open and as tho eugltio was going up a
steep grade ho had no illfllculty lu
catching up tn It aim climbing on
board succeeded in t-huttlug off tho
steam and bringing tho tialu to a stand
still. Flrenmn Header escaped with
By Kwluthe Wire from The Auocljted Press.
Now Vork, Dec. I'-V-Ai'ilvcd: Steamer
St. Louis. Southampton. Plymouth
Sailed: Steamer Giaf Waldorfeco. from
Hamburg, Now York, Cherbourg Ar
rived: Stoamer Dautbchland, Now York
via Plymouth for Hamburg and proceed'
ed. Liverpool Arrived; Steamers Geor
glc, Npw York; Umbrla. Now York.
Naples Arrived; Steamer Phoenicia, Now
York for Genoa. Bremen Arrived: Steam
er JCrqnprlui Wllhelra, New Yqrk v'a
Plymouth and Cherbourg. Naptea, Sailed:
Steamer Pallida, New York.
r Excluilvt Wirt from Th AMorlited Prw '
Washington, Dec. SJ.-Wllllain Hlnckle,
of pcruiiton, bos been grunted a pension
President Decides That the Consid
eration oT the House on the
Subicct Won't Be Necestaru.
WILL NOW TRIUMPH
The Senate Opponents Give Up thfl
Eight Against the Measure Mem
bers Who Led the Battle Against
the Bill Last Spring Have Thrown!
Up Their Hands They Are Will
ing That tho Administration Shall
Secure by Treaty What They Wera
Unwilling to Grant Through Leg
islation. By Inclusive Wile from The Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 22. President
Roosevelt has lot It be known that (be
fore ho reached his decision to send
the Cuban reciprocity treaty to the
senate and not to the bouse, he con
sulted freely the leaders of the house
and tho members of his cabinet Af
ter maturo consideration, it was de
termined that It was unnecessary to
send the Cuban treaty to tho house,
notwithstanding the fact that It affect
ed revenues of the government.
Precedents were looked up carefully.
It was found that previous reciprocity
treaties had been eent directly to tho
senate for ratification. This was not
ably true at the New Foundland treaty,
which Is regarded as-being on all fours
with the Cuban treaty. No objection
ever was raised to, the consideration
by the senate alone of the treaty. It
can bo said to be the purpose of 'the
president, when tho Cuban treaty shall
have been ratified by the senate, to
send a message to both branches of
congress, with a recommendation for
such enabling legislation ,as will make
tho treaty operative. This willvafford
tho house full oportunlty, it "Is. said,
to stomp with its approval and its In
dividuality the negotiations for recip
rocity with Cuba.
There is little doubt about its early
ratification by the senate.
Senator Burrows and Senator Blklns,
who led the fight against the recip
rocity bill last spring, have thrown up
their hands. Both of them aro willing
now that the administration shall se
cure by treaty what they were unwill
ing to grant through direct legislation.
They say that a treaty Is not so harm
ful as a bill because it precludes the op
portunity for tariff agitators to pro
pose mischief-making amendments.
Once ratified by the senate, friends of
reciprocity are not worried at all about
the course of the House of Representa
tives. The programme is entirely clear In
the minds of Senate and House leaders.
There will bo no controversy betwceiv
the two bodies. The precedents are al
ready established and they will be fol
lowed. When reciprocity treaties were
negotiated witli Hawaii and Canada,
years ago, legislation was promptly
enncted putting in force the rates of
duty designated In the treaty. That
was done by concurrent action of tho
House and Senate, the House taking the.
The same course will ho followed
now. Any other course would precip
itate a controversy for which there W
Investigation Falls to Reveal Cases
of the Foot and Mouth Disease.
By Kf elusive Wire from The AssocUted Press.
Washington, Doc. 22. Tho quarantine
against Connecticut, owing to the epi
demic of foot and nioulh dlscaso In Now
Kuglnnd, was removed formally today by
an order Issued by Secrctnry Wilton, Tho
order takes Immedlato effect and permits
cattle, sheep and other Jlvo stock to bo
shipped out of tho state without restric
tion. A most rigid Investigation by a
corps of experts working under tho per
sonal direction of Dr. Salmon, chief ot
tho bureau of animal Industry, has tailed
to reveal the exlstenca of a stnglo caso,
of tho disease In Connecticut.
Tho quarantine remains In full forco ns
to tho othor btatcs prescribed In the order
Ihsucd Nov. 27 Inst. The advice received
by tho department of agriculture show
that up to date 551 cattle havo been killed
on account of tho epidemic, and that
greater progress towaid the eradication
of tho dlsoaso will bo mode now that good
weather prevails In tho Inhibited btatcs.
Best Speed Record.
By i:xclusio Wire fiom Tho Associated Tress.
Fort Wayn Intl., Dec. 22. The best
record of long sustained speed on th
Pennsylvania lines west of Pittsburg was
made this morning by tho Pennsylvania's
Now Yoik-Chlcago special In a run from
Cicstlliie, O,, to this city, Tho dlstanco Is
I3t miles and watt mado in 123 minute?,
Including four btops,
YESTERDAY'S WEATHER. '
laical data for Dec. 22, 1302.
Highest temperature.. .,.. ... decrees
Lowest temperature,., ,,,,,,,,,.,40 ,dcre,e)
Itolatlvo humidity: -.,,
8 a. m. ,,,,, "1 Per cent.
h p. m, ',..,., T!i port. cdiit;
Precipitation, 21 hours ended $ p. w.,
WEATHER FORECAST. X
f- . . - ' -.
-f Washington, Dec. 22-rForecast for -f.
f Tuosday and Wednesday; Esf- 4
f crn 'Pcurinylianla lfalr, roliSr, 4
-f Tuosday. Wednesday, cloudy; pos- -f
-f fclbly rata or wow; Jlcht to fresh
4- north winds. -fc
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