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Is Probable That President Roose
velt Will Act In tlie Vene
OF THE CABINET
All Members Save Secretary Moody
Are Present Certain Members of
the Cabinet Object to The Hague
Tribunal They Have No Desire to
Submit the Monroe Doctrine to tho
Arbitrament of Any Non-American
Tribunal President May Appoint
By Inclusive Wire from 'flic Associated Tress.
Washington, Dec. '23. The cabinet
meeting to-day was prolonged to more
than two hours. All the members were
present exoept Secretary Moody, who
is out of the city. Secretary Hoot was
the first to arrive at the executive of
fices. He entered the president's olllce
bhortly after 10 o'clock. The president
denied himself to all callers and re
mained In consultation with the secre
tary of war until the arrival of tho
Secretary Hay brought to the meet
ing practically nothing new relative to
the situation. No response has been
received to the president's original sug
gestion to the powers that they consent
to the reference of the Venezuelan con
troversy to the arbitration of Tho
Hague tribunal, and no formal request
had been received that tho president
act as arbitrator of tho difficulty. That
.such a request would be received form
ally, and officially is now practically
assured. It Is Known tnat tno prcsiuont
and all the members of his cabinet at
first preferred that the whole vexatious
question should be referred to The
Hague tribunal. It Is understood that
the president's plan, if ho determines
to -arbltrnteTTJ?. tempohes the appoint
ment of a board of arbitrators. He
would not conflde this important un
aertaklng to any one man, nor does he I
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feel able himself to spare the vast
amount of time necessary for an ex
amination in detail of each of the many
claims that would be presented against
Venezuela. Necessarily, the president's
arbitration board would include some
members of a high order of legal talent
as well as others thoroughly versed In
tlie practice of international law.
The "Calvo Doctrine."
It is stated that tho crucial point to
pome before the arbitration is the
famous "Calvo doctrine." This doc
trine was laid down by the greatest of
Latin-American international lawyers
and for very many years has" been re
garded as beyond question by all of the
Latin-American republics, and denies
the right of any nation to intervene
diplomatically In behalf of ono of Its
subjects where the courts of the coun
try are open to his application for jus
tice. Thus, Venezuela has asserted that
all of these claimants, British, German,
Itnjlan and French, might have gone
before, tlie Venezuelan courts, and if
causes had been just, and so decided
by tho courts, tlie government would
have paid the judgments. The objec
tion to this view 'is that no account Is
taken of intscui Hugos of justice and of
Tills doctrine will be on trial before
the arbitration and beeaus-e of Its vast
importance, if President Itoosevelt ap
points a board he -ill see that the
members are men of the highest cali
bre. Some members of the cabinet are op-poj-ed
to referring the matter to Tho
They have no desire to submit the
Monroe doctrine to the arbitrament of
ny non-American tiibunal, not oven
excepting the august and eminently
fair tribunal of Tho Hague. 'J hey very
much prefer that If this doctrine Is to ienued hy the pretender to the throne,
be tho subject or arbitration. If H is to Thu protender decapitated forty ot
bo even brought in Incidentally, that i tno .suitnn'd Midlers. Their heads are
American inlluencts shall pass on it. nuw ornamenting his tent. Imperial re
Not that the fairness of Tho Hague ' jforcements have been sent to attempt
armiruiorn is uiipuiiciicu, uui iin.si
of them represent Kuropeaii and mon
nrchlcal interests, it is believed that
their training may be regarded as un
sympathetic where they niv required
to deal with such an essentially Ameri
can subject as the Monroo doctrine.
Great Britain's response to the pres
ident's suggestion that tho Issues In
volved In the Venezuelan troubles bo
referred to The Unguo tribunal for ar
bitration have not been received In
Washington tonight. It Is ex
pected the first thing tomorrow morn
ing. Tho delay In transmitting the iis
ply, which presumably quite long, Is no
doubt being duo to Its reduction to ci
pher. The administration Is anxious the
wholo matter of tin settlement of tho
question shall go to Tho Hague tribunal
In preference to the president acting In
the capacity of arbitrator.
London, Dec, 23. An Important and
Jengthy communication dealing with
the British views of tho arbitration
Venezuelan dispute was mado by For
eign Secretary Lansdowno to the Unit
d States charge d'affaires, Mr. White,
this evening. It wus transmitted Im
mediately to Washington by Mr, White.
Lord Lansdawne'8 communication con
tains no ilna decision, further than a
lengthy statement of what is expected
by Great Britain.
Notifications have been received at
tho foreltm ofllce here from Germany
and Italy that the announcements o(
thejr blockude of the Venezuelan coast
have been guzcttcd.
. sJSiSMpL .MWiTSKflMBBaigy
NTON PAPER RECEIVING THE COMPLETE NEWS SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE GREATEST
KILLED BY AN ENGINE.
Frank Stinc, of Enst Strottdsburg,
Meets Instant Death.
Special tn the Scrnuton Trlbuno
Stroudsburg, l'a., Dec. 23.-Just uh ho
was about to step off the Lackawanna
railroad track to go to his home but a
few yards away at an early hour todnj,
Frank Stlno, aged 40 years, of East
Stroudsburg, was struck and almost In
stantly killed by u hill engine, coming
down tender first, at the Sambo bridge,
just above that town.
Stlno left East Slroudsburg about
midnight to go to his home. He walked
up tho Lackawanna track and when
near the bridge was hit by the hill en-
Kino, lie was not seen until uubiuum
William Kckert noticed a man's hat
fly past tin; locomotive. The machine
was stopped in a moment and a few
yards up the track, made visible by the
glare of the headlight, lay tho body of
Stlno. He was dead when the crow
reached him and was horribly mutilat
ed. DEWEY AT POHTO BICO.
Public and Private Buildings of San
Juan Decorated in His Honor.
Dy Exclusive Wire from Tlic Associated mas.
San Juan, Porto Rico, Dec. 23. Ad
miral Dewey arrived here on board the
Mayflower at 9:30rthis morning. Thou
sands of people thronged the wharf and
the city and public and private build
ings were decorated with flags and tho
forts fired a salute.
The admiral was escorted to the pal
ace by artillery, Infantry and mounted
police, where a reception was held. The
palace was .thronged with officers who
will attend the big private, reception to
night given by Governor Hunt in honor
of the debut of his eldest daughter,
A PALTRY QUARREL
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman Be
lieves It to Be a Case for Arbi
tration. By Ccluie Wlie from Tho Associated 1'ieu.
London, Dec. 23. Speaking at Dun
fernllne, tonight, Sir Henry Campbell-
Bannerman said there was no excuse
fnv tlin rnwrmra'nt in havincr allowed
for the government In having allowed
Great Britain to "glide" into the posi
tion in Venezuela.
"It is a paltry quarrel," asserted the
speaker, "with a disrupt, distracted and
rickety state. If ever there was a case
lor arbitration, this is one."
Sir Henry had only condemnation, he
declared, for those who by their "rasp
ing writings and gibes had fomented
discord between Great Britain and Ger
many." Tho war office, ho believed, had douo
well in buch cases where its instruc
tions had been timely. The&e instruc
tions, however, were often wrong and
sometimes they were not given. He re
garded with misgivings certain enter
prises being conducted in different
parts of the world.
Sir Henry stiongly emphasized the
importance of preserving- the good will
of the United States. Ho said it would
require a case of the first Importance
to justify any action likely to alienate
the good feeling and conlldence the
American people entertain toward Great
Britain. It was not enough to be on
the best possible terms or to avoid
actual hostilities: It w;is essential to
the policy of Great Iliitain, he argued,
to stimulate intimate friendship, and
any course which threatened In any de
giee tho continuance of that perfect
feeling of friendship or Invalidated It
to any extent, was a crime not only
against both great nations, but against
MOROCCAN TROOBS DEFEATED.
Sultan's Soldiers Decapitated by Pro
tender to tho Throne.
By i:clu.ic Wire fiom The Associated 1'rcM.
Tanglers, Morocco, Dec. 23,-The inv
peilal troops have been defeated after
hard-fouirht hattle with tho rebels.
, tho ,.mturo of Taza. the headouurtera
of tho pretender.
Incensed by tho successes of the reb
els tho sultan has ordered his soldiers
to spare no ono at Taza, contrary to
tho advice of tho chiefs, who counselled
him not to Indulge In excesses.
Jersey Central Elections.
By l'.cmle Wlie from 'I lie Assuilatcil Press,
Now York, Doc. a. Tho illi ectors of tho
Coutial Itallioad or New Joiey elected
W. G. Hosier vlco-presiilent of tho com
pany, at tho meeting,, held hero today.
Mr, Hosier then appointed T. U. Kouui,
who has been general fi eight agent of
tho road, to bo freight tntrflu manager,
Mr. Hoslor has been general manager of
thu toad ami ho will continue, to hold
Execution of Mrs, Edwards Delayed,
11 Kicluslie Wire from The AisorUtri) lre
Harrlsburg, Pa,, Deo. 23. Counsel for
Mrs. Kuto BdwaiUs, tho Berks county
muidereHM, mado application to Governor
Stono today to delay fixing tho ilato for
tho woman's execution until after the
meeting ot tho board of pardons In Jnnu
ory, at which application will again bo
muuo ror a commutation ot sciuciico to
life Imprisonment. Tho governor grunted
Eire in nn Opera House.
By Exclushe Wiro from '1 he Associated Press.
Charlotto, N. C, Dec. Si.-Flro which
uroko out in HUIott's opera linuso at
Hickory, N. C, today, did damage esti
mated at $30,000; Insurance, 120,000. Tho
otlgln of tho lire Is attributed by como to
an Incendiary, while, others claim that It
was duo to tlrocrackcrs.
SCRANTON, PA.. WEDNESDAY MORNING,
CHARGES AGAINST CLAYTON.
Senator Penrose Forwards Presldont
Evidence AgainBt Ambassador.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated l'icss.
Washington, Dec. 23. Senator Pen
rose, of Pennsylvania, todny forwarded
to President Roosevelt some evidence
bearing on tho charges made laHt win
ter against Ambassador Clayton, the
representative of the United States In
Mexico. The new evidence Is In the
form of affidavits' that Ambassador
Clayton Is the owner or certain speci
fied shares In tho Carmuu Mining com
pany, a Philadelphia corporation, dulng
a mining business In Mexico. The
charges wore received nt tho executive
offices, but, as Is the case with all such
matters, they were transmitted at once
to the state department.
Whether the additional evidence sub
mitted bv Senator Penrose will result In
this re-opening of the case, which at-
tracteil consiueriiuic uiicnuuu in mm
ous of congress
Inst winter Is not
Puerto Cabello Closed Against
All Vessels Cargo Dis
charged at La Guayra.
Dv Evtlmhc Wire from The Associated Press,
Puerto Cabello, Deb. 23. This port name of Do Buriano. -l lie party aie i
has been effectively blockaded since ing quietly and propose to spend Christ
yesterday. The blockade is being In- mas here,
forced against vessels of all nationall- Vienna, Dec. 23.-Thc flight of the
Caracas, Dec. 23,-The port of Coro,
which Is surrounded on the Island side
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the revolutionists, Is not blockaded, wnen sue icu B a u pan. -- --- . new plat nnd
in Caracas this fact to believed to ner '. '""'"" "" " nnchored ttt the unloading dock. Its ar-
Mint 1ia T?i1HeVi nnrl rcPVmrin IIPGIti UIIUUIU, IUU iuilli.i:.-a wn '- .... ,.. rru.
are working in Harmony wun me revo- ". u. . -" """ .....". , " "" on-ninu 0f the plant was made the oc
lutlonists and not bio.kad.ng Coro in brotlier was ; o r ,cd , , ffi4' tisy "elation along the
orrier to anow tuo iree ciuiaueu m
from Curacoa bringing ,
arms and ammunition to the rebels. I
ms and ammunition to tno reoeis.
La Guayra, Dec. 23.-The allies have
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advised the foreign consuls nere mat
steamers reaching La Guayra before
T,..n,v.i-,,. ! n'Mi i niinwr.fi tn outer
December 30 will be allowed to enter
port and discharge their cargo during
1-.A .-Int. U,if H,ft' U1 tint- lin .'illnvvpf! In
take cargo on board. This ruling has
created general dissatisfaction here.
As there Is no export duty on goods
shinned lrom Venezuela tho ruling does i
not affect the government.
Only the ship workers are affected.
All mall steamers reaching here after
December 30 will be boarded from the
blockading squadron and neutral pas
sengers and tho mails will be t,ent
ashore under a flag of truce. , Xo ex
ceptions to this ruling in the matter of
nationality will be made.
A schooner which attempted to enter
port at half past nine o'clock tonight
LAW EXAMINERS MEET.
Preliminary and Final Sessions to Bo
Held in Juno and December,
fly i:cliwie Wire from Tlie Aswhccil 1'ics-..
Philadelphia, Dec. 2.S. Tlie recently
appointed state board of law examiners
met today In the ofllce of Chairman
Samuel Dickson and It was announced
that the Supreme court had approved
tlie appointment of the fallowing assist
ant examiners: James L. Meredith,
Wllllams-porl; William It. Fishtr, Phil
adelphia; Thomas S. Brown, Pittsburg;
John M. Harris, Scranton; Paul A.
Kunkcl, Harrlsburg. Charles U 11c
Keuhan, of this city, was elected secre
tary and treasurer.
It was decided to hold the prelimin
ary and final examinations on the sec
ond Tuesday in June and December ot'
the coming year. A circular contain
ing detailed Information ns to tlie sub
jects of examination Is being prepared
and will shortly bo ready for gratuitous
' distribution among Intended applicants
for registration or admission.
BIGGAR TRIAL ENDED.
Taking- of the Testimony Concluded
Yesterday at Freehold.
By Kxelushe Wire from The AocutM Press.
Freehold, X. J Dec. 23. The taking
of testimony in the Laura Blggar trial
was concluded today and thu lawyers
for both sides began summing up, Miss
Blggar ugain went on tho stand at tho
opening of the proceedings today.
She contradicted the testimony given
by Joslo Lane, and her former maid,
Mollie Deskin, to the effect that Miss
Blggar had maintained Improper rela
tions with other men dining Bennett's
life time. Dr. Hendrlck's denied the
statement mado by Josle Lane, ns to his
relations with Miss Blggar.
' Tho Kid Exonerated.
By Exclusive Wire from The AnooUicd I'rrss.
Now York, Dec. Si. Norman Solliy, tho
pugilist, known ns "Kid McCoy" bus
been evouerated from tho charge of
stealing a $1,000 bill fiom David Lamar.
In withdrawing tho chaigu to-day La
mar explained to tho pollco that ho had
boon tho victim of u practical Joke per
petrated by some friends of his with
whom ho was di inking In Selby's saloon.
Suicide of Nathan Whipple.
By I'AilusIve Wire from Tlie Associated 1'reos.
San Fmnelsco, Deo, 2J. Nathaniel
Whipple, sou of Colonel Wlilpnlo, U. S.
A., tho chtof paymaster In tho Philip
pines, committed sulclilo hero to-day, Tho
young man's death Is thought to liavo
been duo to despondency Induced by long
lUiics-.s, whllu ulono In his rooms, ho shot
himself through tho heart.
Tufj Blown Up.
By i:clinhc Wire from The Associated 1'rcos.
Norfolk. Vu.. Dec. S3. While towing
tho barge Maplo In tho southern branch
of tho Bilzabcth river to-night, tho tug
Lizlzu Miussoy blow up mid killed tin co
of hur crow, badly injured another of tho
crow, broke tho leg of a man on the
barge nnd bank.
Mine. Balenza Arrested.
by exclusive Wire from The AfsocUted 'rest.
Buenos Ayrcs, Dec. 23 Mino Balenza,
said to bo tho mistress ot Hoinuln D'Aur
Ignac, who was attested with other mem
bers of tho Humbert family la Madrid
last Saturday, was taken Into custody
upon hor arrival hero from Franco. A
quantity of her baggago was seized.
Tlie Grown Princess Is at Geneva
with a Frcndi Tutor, Under
Name ot Von Oben.
DIVORCE FOR PRINCE
IS TO FOLLOW
Archduke Leopold Ferdinand, Brother
of Princess Louise, and a Viennese.
Woman Aro with Her and Prof.
Giron at Swiss Hotel All Have
Assumed Names and Are Living
Quietly Flight Was Premeditated.
A Companion with Large, Bright
Dy i:clnslio Wire from Thu Associated Press.
Geneva, Dec. 23. The crown princess
of Saxony is here under the name of
Fraulein von Oben.
Her brother. Archduke Leopold Ferd
inand, and Prof. Glron are at the same
hotel. The ArclulUKo lias nssuineii ua
crown princess on ca.vjnj is ihk i'"
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ing topic ot uie uuy uric. .. u. ul
sensational reports aie in ciruumuvm
..Un,.n r. Trii-iinlt fittri iiu-nltnrl Vinr T-Tpf
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ed to Brussels and thence to Geneva.
'''""'" "i"' """ Dresden after his
r etu ned recently o D eSden a cl s
it appears tnat wiun uecru.u in., i
1.. .! nrtnrnr In tliA T-Tll llO flic.
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covered secret correspondence
ed between tho princess and tl
covereu secret corresponuciict; i;aluiio-
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ert Uetwcen tno princess aim tne rreui:..
tutor, who had been expelled from Sax-
Besides disclosing this pair s relations,
the letters, it is said, revealed another
scandal. Immediately afterward the
princess left her home and went to Salz-
burg. The fact that she took a trunk
filled with jewelry and other valuables
indicates that she was prepared for
It is reported that Archduke Leopold
Ferdinand has written to Emperor
Franz Josef renouncing his rank and
dignities as a member of the Imperial
house, and saying he will become a civil
Dresden, Dec. 23. King George and
the Crown Prince Frederick know where
the Crown Princess Louise has sought
refuge, but they have decided to accept
the estrangement of the princess ami
her husband as irreparable.
They have made the cabinet aware of
tho circumstances nf the flight of the
princess, ns they see them, and a de
cree of divorce Is talked of as a neces
Vary sequence to the princess's resolu
tion to leave the court forever.
Tlie princess announced her deter
mination to her husband early In No
vember, after one of their frequent vio
lent scenes. She roniided her Intention
to separate herself utterly from the
court and "all Its wretehednes-s" to two
or three of her intimate friends and
discussed with them the Impossibility
of her longer enduring the artlllcial eti
quette of tho court and the "forced
cimpauionshlp of a man who was
liathsome to her."
'The princess wrote to her mother at
the end or November that it was hor
purpose to leave the crown prince and
give up the prospect of the queenshlp,
which, instead of being attractive, the
princess frequently said, was detest
able to her. She told members of lnr
entourage that she was going to visit
her patents at Salzburg.
Mother's Pleadings in Vain.
Tho letter or the princess to her
mother brought the archduchess im
mediately to Dresden. She Implored her
daughter to reconsider her determina
tion and make the best of nn unpleas
ant situation for; the saki' of her chll
dien and see as little of tho crown
prince us permissible.
Tho princess replied, according to ono
of her confidantes, that she would t-eo
nothing or "that beast," that the tutel
age of her children was largely taken
out of her hands, and that she could
not bear to see them spoiled by tho
"hypocrisies of the court."
.What she complained of In thu piineo
wns his intemperance, his Infidelities
and, us her partisans aillrni, his cruelty
of disposition. Tho stories told by tho
princess' partisans include opo thut hu
has had for years a llason with an
actress, nnd that at a review of tumps
ut Giimmn, two years ago, the prince
fell from his horse, Intoxicated, In front
of his regiment.
Though ho seemingly hud genuine ad
miration for his wife, the prince, it Is
said, did his share of quui ruling. His
attitude recently, until she had gone,
appears to liuvo been that of disdainful
Indirferenco and disbelief that she real
ly Intended to carry out her threats.
The crown princess's days at Salz
burg were spent In controversy with
her father and mother, who did not ex
cuse her for a moment In her mud de
sire to leave her position ond family.
Her brother, Archduke Leopold Ferdi
nand, took his sister's part.
Tho man In this case, who Is associa
ted by gossip with the princess Is a
handsome Fronchmun, who wus tutor
to the princess's child! en. Ho was per
emptorily discharged by order of the
Crown Prince December 2. Tho tutor
An Instance of tho princess's disre
gard of court manors was her cycling
through the streots ot Dresden with nn
American dentist, who, at her request,
taught her to rldo a wheel, though the
king and crown prince had commanded
her not to learn.
Berlin, Dec. 23. A despatch from
Dresden this evening to the Lokal-An
zelger confirms advices from Geneva to
the olfect that the crown princess of
DECEMBER 21, 1902.
Saxony Is In Geneva with Prof. Glron,
a French teacher of languages whom
she met during her last trip to Paris.
Ho Is descilbed as twenty-four yenrs
of age and "a striking personality, with
large, bright eyes.'
INQUIRY IS INTERRUPTED.
Jesse Lewisolm Refuses to Testify in
By i:ctinhc W'hc from The AkvicIjIciI Press.
Now York, Dec. 23. Tho Inquiry In
stituted by District Attorney Jerome,
and which was Interrupted by the re
fusal of Jesse Lewisolm to answer cer
tain questions, was resumed today be
fore Justice Wyntt. Ono witness was
examined who did not plead constitu
Ho testified that he had gambled In
tho house on East Forty-fourth street,
which is under Investigation, during the
past five years. The examination con
sumed less- than fifteen minutes. The
name of the witness could not be ob
tained. FIRST ORE
A Consignment from Upper
Lake Ports Arrives at
Dy Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Buffalo, Dec. 23. The Lackawanna
'"'-' ''""' " "" o-"- '- " i
lunuiaeiuiius i-uui-eiu m "
world, received Its first consignment of
. f,.nm ,.nnpr ,.,k nolnts todav. The
.. T ,- ,vlth 6 200 tons
The Lackawanna company has a cap
"al oi $10,000,000 and will employ
men nianufacture ot steel
wm he under wav In a few weeks. The
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l-inilrHnirs. nil nf rnlf;h werf; comnletelv
-- "","" - ... mnr inm
Installed with the latest machinery,
cover an area of about two square
BIG TRACTION DEAL.
Control of the United Power and
Transportation Co., Sold to the
By r,xcluuo Wire ficm The Associated l'rc.
Philadelphia, Dec. 23. Announcement
was made to-day that control of the
United Power and Transportation com
pany has been sold to the Inter-State
" Hallways company at $75 a share, pay
able In forty year collateral trust gold
coupon bonds, to be Issued by the Inter-State
Railways company. The
bonds will be dated Feb.l, 1003, and will
bear interest at the rate of 3 per cent,
for the first year, 3 1-2 for the second
year, and 1 for the third year and there
after. The Inter-State Hallways company
was Incorporated recently In New Jer
sey with a capital of $10,000,000 for the
purpose of operating electric companies
and street railways in Pennsylvania,
New Jersey and Delaware.
The United Power' and Transporta
tion company is also a New Jersey
corpoiation. chartered in lbO'J. Its auth
orized capital was $12,300,000 of which
$3,125,000 par $23, full paid, is outstand
ing. Among the operations controlled
by the company are the following:
Edison Klectrii; Illuminating' com
pany, Lebanon; Schuylkill Valley Trac
tion company, Trenton (N. J.), Street
Railway; United Traction company.
1 leaning; wimwwinu uiui ")'
Valley Traction company. llkes
Barro; Dallas and Harvey's Lake Rail
way; Wilmington and Chester Traction
company; Wilmington City Electric
Company; Citizens' Electric Light and
Power Company, of Delaware county,
Delaware and Philadelphia Electric
Railway, and several lines In tho su
burbs of this city.
The earnings in 1901 were $032,173, the
surplus alter deducting expenses and
dividends was $170,0i3. The iVflecrs me:
President. John A. Rlgg; vice-presidents,
It. N. Cnion, H. C. Moore; sec
retary and treasurer, William S. Bell;
general superintendent, Frank L. Ful'
ler. Directors, E. J. Moore, C. M. Clark,
R. N. Carson. J. T. Wind rive. S. F.
Hiiustoii, H. C. Moore, R. N. Buckley, '
T. C. Burr, F. W. Roebling, W. Sauls
bury. It. L. Jones, W. It. Mcllvaln, S.
P. Light. J. A. O'Reilly.
Souvenir Dollars on Sale.
Ity Km-IuiIm- Who from The Amotlalnl l'n'.
St. Louis, Dec. 23.- Tho i(tM souvenir
gold dollars coined for the Louisiana pur
liinsu exposition wero delivered lo tho
fair ufilclals to-day and placed on sale.
Presldont Francis has appointed Dr. AV.
13. Fischol, L. U. Laldley, II. Ttlhiilxku,
F, J. Luts anil William G. Memo as thu
executive! cnmmltteo for an international
medical ccmgre&s to bv held at St. Louis
May Refuse Mrs. Daly's Petition.
Hy r..i.lible Wire from Tlie Asiodalcd Press,
Hai'ilshurg, Dec. 23. Tho attorney gen.
crnl'H department today furnished Insur
unco Commissioner Durham with a wi It
ten opinion advising him not to grant tho
petition of Mrs.i Amanda Daly, of Phila
delphia, to ! evoke tho license of tho Tra
eleiV Insurance company, of Hartford,
Conn., to transact business In Pennsyl
vania, .- .1
By Eiciushe Wire from The Associated I'icji.
Now York, Dec, 23. Arrived: Steamers
KroonUnd. Antwerp; Tiuve, Naples;
Amsterdam, Itotteidum and Boulogne.
Clcuicd: Steameis Nomadic, Liverpool;
St. Louis, Southampton. Hamburg Ar
rived: Steamer Deiitschlaud, New York.
Quecnstown Arrived: Steamer Oceanic,
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By IjUludvc Wire fipin The Associated Press.
Washington,' Dec. sj. I'cpgions gianteu;
John Donnlston. of Luzerne, $10! Theodore
Koch, Wllkcs-IJuirc, $i.
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rival was mai'Kea oy rejoicing xuu
NEWS AGENCY IN THE WORLD.
TO BE ASKED
RIGHTS FOR EVERYBODY.
Decision of Judge Bland, of the Court
of Appeals, at St. Louis.
fly Eulushc Wire from The Associated lrc.
St. Louis, Dec. 23. "Capitalists have
a right to do as they please with their
money, so long as they do not become
"A man without capital may lauor or
refuse to. labor, so long as ho keeps out
of the poor house.
"Capitalists have the right to com
bine capital in, productive enterprises
and by lawful competition drive Indi
vidual producers and smaller ones out
"Laborers and artisans have the right
to form unions and fight this competi
tion of capitalists by lawful means."
This statement of the right of com
bination on the part of capital and
labor was handed down by Judge C. C.
Bland, of the Court ot Appeals, today,
In a decision In favor of Joseph E.
Walsh, who sought an Injunction to
prevent members of tho Master Plumb
ers' association from combining in tho
refusal to sell him supplies because ho
was not a member.
Judges Barclay and Goodc concurred
In the decision, which was a reversal
of a decision in Judge Woods' court.
The appellate court, while holding
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HAS BEEN RAISED
No Foot and Mouth Disease in Con
necticutDanger of Spread De
creased. By Exclusive Witc from The Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 23. Secretary Wil
son this afternoon received the follow
ing telegram from Governor Odell, of
"Understand this morning that
quarantine on Connecticut has
been raised. How do you
propose to protect New York
state from transfer from other New
Kncland states which come through
Connecticut? We want to act in liar
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inony wltn you out wo wm m '
to quarantine everything coming into
this state unless we are absolutely as
sured of protection by federal govern
ment." Secretary Wilson wired the following
"There is no disease in Connecticut.
Federal quarantine remains on Ver
mont, Massachusetts, Ithode Island.
State of Connecticut has also rigid
quarantine against Massachusetts and
Rhode Island. I do not think removal
of quarantine of Connecticut Increases
danger to your state. Shall do every
thing possible to confine disease. Work
of killing affected herds well advanced."
Dr. Salmon, the chief of the bureau
of animal industry, who has been per
sonally superintending tho tight against
the epidemic, reported here today. Ho
will return to New Kngland next Fri
day. He said that tho total number
of cattle slaughtered on account of the
disease in New England is about 1,000,
of which 7C1 were destroyed in Massa
chusetts, where most ot the cases have
been found. He said he believed tho
danger of the spread of the diseaso
would be passed In another week.
! . nnT,-n th,a1n tor REWARD.
Tennessee Farmer Arrested fox At-
. tempted Wrecking.
By 13( luihe Wire fiom Tho .to-oclatwl Pif.-s.
'Memphis, Tenn.. Dec. 23. George A.
Genus, a truck farmer, is under arrest
charged with attempted train wrecking.
Geans flagged a fast passenger train on
Friday night a short distance from a
section where spikes hud been drawn,
anil crosstles laid on the track.
He has mado a written confession in
which he says that he had tampered
with the track, and stopped tho train
In the hope that ho would be rewarded
by tho passengers and the railroad
company. He says that he needed
money, his family being in want.
CLARK BALL PUTS UP FORFEIT.
Is Not Satisfied That Jeffries Cannot
lt i:n.luli' Wlie fiom The .Vi.oclatcd I'icc.
Butte, Mont., Dec. 23.-Clark Ball,
manager of J. J. Jeffries, today posted
a forfeit of $1,000 which ho will pay
Jack Munroe, amateur champion
heavyweight of the Pacific coast, if ho
can stay four rounds with Jeffries In
a battle for a knockout.
Munroe secured the decision and $230
here lafat Suturday night by staying
four rounds with the champion. Tho
bout may take place here this week.
Died In His Cab.
By Exchisite Who from The Associated rttsi.
Wilkes-Ibure, Pa.. Be. 2J.-Jonathan
Westlev, ono of tho olittst engineers In
tlu employ of thu Lehigh Valltiy railroad
died In the cub of his engine of heart ills
case to-day. Tim deceased had a bril
liant record In tho civil war, having par
ticipated in no less than soveiiteeu bat
tles. Heir to Millions 111.
By Kxcluilio Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Dutto, Mont,, Dec. Ul.-Mrs. W. A. Clurk
Jr., daughter-in-law of Senator Clark, of
.Molilalia, aim mo. nor m mo nuw wi..,.
heir to tho Clink millions, is not expect,
id to llvo. BIx physicians wore in con
sultation at her bedside to-duy and u
noted specialist Is coming from Denver
on a spcclul truln.
Two Mills Burned.
By Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Knrfolk. Va.. Dec 23. Two large mills
of tho Roper Lumber comiany with sov-
cml hundred thousand feet ot lumber,
wcro destroyed to-nigut-
President Roosevelt Will Send In i
Spertal Message on tin
WOULD HASTEN THE
NEW NAVAL STATIONS
Conclusion of Reciprocity Negotla
tions Necessary to Clear Way for
Fulfilling: Other Terms of Piatt
Amendment Establishment of
Bases on the Island Imperative to
Maintain Our Supremacy in South
nnd Central American Waters.
By U.c!tisiic Wire from Tlie Associated Press.
Washington, Dec.23. President Roose
velt will send a special message to con
gress immediately after the holiday re
cess, urging prompt action on tho
Cuban reciprocity treaty and the legis
lation needed to carry the treaty Into
effect. Tho president is not In any
doubt as to tho course of the senate,
but he proposes to make It clear what
kind of' legislation he would like to
give the treaty due force when ratified.
He has talked the question over with
leaders like Senator Piatt, of Connecti
cut, and Congressman Cannon and they
agree with him that the house must act
as well as the senate. '
Senator Cullom, the chairman of tho
foreign relations committee, who will
have charge of the treaty, holds to tho
view that the treaty once ratified lie
comes the supreme law of the land, and
that it is a piece of Intrusion on tho
part of the house to insist upon having
a part in the transaction. There are a
few other senators who agree with Cul
lom on the technical point, but he ap
pears to be the only one who cares .to
press it to an Issue. After tlie presi
dent's message has been read Cullom
will probably conclude to fall in line.
The President Anxious.
The president is eager to secure the
necessary legislation not alone because
It !b in accordance with his theories
regard to Cuba as enumerated last
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the direction of those peculiarly close
relations which Cuba and the United
States are hereafter to bear to one an
other. Until reciprocity Is a fact wo
shall not be In a position to press Cuba
to carry into effect the terms of the
Piatt amendment. That will have to
he done by treaty, as provided in tho
Cuban constitution. The preparation of
this treaty after the action of the
Cuban constitutional convention Is
merely a matter of detail. At the same
time it cannot be done in a minute ond
there are always sufilclently plausible
excuses for delay.
The United States needs naval sta
tions In Cuba and needs them right
away, but while reciprocity has been
pending the administration has not felt
like hurrying Cuba on to sign the
treaty designating them. With naval
stations properly placed there will be
no question about the supremacy of
the American navy in the waters of
Central and South America. Therfc ore
other Issues Involved in the now treaty
to be signed, but this, of naval rating,
is the most important.
SUMATRA WRAPPERS SEIZED.
Tobacco Smugglers on. the St. George
Lose 1,000 Pounds.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tresi.
New York, Dec. 23. On board the
steamer St. George, which arrived from
Antweip on December 19, and is now
lying at Hoboken, custom house In
spectors tonight selzfd 1,600 pounds of
Sumatra wrapper tobacco, valued at $2
per pound, which firemen attached to
the steainer were about to smuggle into
a small boat.
Homo of the tobacco was discovered
concealed hi the coal bunkers. From
Information received by tho custom
lioice authorities It Is believed that
plans weie laid to smuggle $10,000 wortl:
of tobacco on the St. George.
Admiral Schley Is 111.
B IJxiluslw Wire from The Associated Ilesi. .
'Washington. Doc. 23,-Roar Admiral
Winilold S. Schley Is ill, suiteilug with
an auiito attack of lumbago. His condi
tion, however, Is not nt all serious, though
tho attack will cunllim him to his hoc"
for a few days.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
By i:clusle Wire from Tho .Wclatcd Treat.
Allentown. Pa.. Doc. 23.-Itov. Abraham
II. Horno, D, D., tiled suddenly today ot
heart failure. !. mado an address nl
tho Christmas festivities at Belderavllln
Inst evening nnd bn-amo 111 on his way
homo. Dr, Homo was CS years ot nge,
and was ordained a Lutheran clergyman
London, Dec 2J. Tlie death Is an
imunced of Mrs. Lowes, widow of Oconto
Henry Lewes, who In 1S3I, formed a uiy.
Ion with Georgo Eliot (Mary Ann Lvunsl.
Local data for Dec,
s a. m., ,,, , tiiini per cent
S p. in v) per cevst
Precipitation, 21 hours ended 8 p. nL,
4. V f
yushhigton, Deo. 23. Forecast
for Wednesday and Thursday: '
Castctn Pennsylvania: Fair and
Pi'ghtly warmer Wednesday; -f
Thursday fair, colder; fresh north 4-
to east winds, booomjng variable.