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TWO GENTS. i
SCRANTON, PA., SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 27, 1002,
WILL SUBMIT CASE
President Roosevelt Mot to Be
. the Arbitrator
ALL POWERS AGREE TO
THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN
The Situation at the Close of the Cabinet
Meeting Yesterday Allies Hold to the
President as First Choice, But Will Accept
The Hague International Tribunal No In
timation as to the Conditions The Ad
ministration Has No Fear that the Monroe
Doctrine Will Be Brought Into the Con
troversy in Any Manner Embarrassing to
the United States.
K.M'lu-Uc Wire Rum The Arooil.ttcil I'rev.
Washington, Dec. ill. President
ltuusevrlt will not be the arbitrator i
the Venezuelan controvrisy. The whole
vexatious subject will lie referred for
adjudication to The Hague tribunal.
JOpitomlzcd, tills was the situation as
It had resolved Itself nt the conclusion
or the cabinet meeting to-day. All the
members, except Secretary Uoot, were
presr-nt at themeeting. The Venezuela
' question was the principal and practi
cally the only topic of general concern
uridyl- consideration. Secretary liny
presented the net results of his cable
coit -ipondence with the governments at
London, Perlin, Home and Caracas. In
accordance with the suggestion made
s-ovoral days ago by President Roose
velt through Secretary Hay, President
Castro o" Venezuela, was reported to
have agreed to submit the differences
between Ids government and the Euro
pean powers to the arbitration of the
tribunal at The Hague. The Kuropean
powers not only consented to submit
the controversy tu arbitration but,
while they have cxpiessed a preference
for arbitration, to be conducted by
Preside"! Roosevelt, they bad assented
to his suggestion tliitt the matter be re
forrsd in The Hague.
The presentation of the ease met the
hear'y anprova! of the members of the
cnblr'-t, No fear Is expressed by the
administration that the Monroe doc
trine -.vlli be brought into the contro
versy In any manner that might result
In an embarrassing situation fur the
United States. Secretary Hay Is pre
paring u note to the powers In which
the gi'iitiilc.itlon of this government is
exprfssud for the course agreed upon
by tlioin In settlement of ihe pending
No Intimation of Conditions,
No Intimation Is given of the con
ditions which may have been Imposed
by the Knropeuii powers or by Presi
dent Castro precedent to the arbitra
tion. It Is known that Great Britain
tvns willing to submit the subject to
the arbitration of President. Itoosuvelt
' practically without conditions, but tho
Kiigg(stloii Is made that one, and per
haps two, of tho other powers involved
proposed some conditions which might
have proved wnburrasKlug to the presi
dent had ho undertaken the responsi
bility of determining the tjuestlon.
It Is understood that some money
must pass, but It Is also Known that
the amount of cash to be required of
Venezuela before arbitration is not
JHurly so largo ris hus been stated, It
is not possible to learn either whether
the allies Insist upon apologies from
President Castro, and while it Js as
sinned that the blockade will bo speed
ily rained, no arrangement, to that end
lias yet been made, The energies of
the negotiators nro now being devoted
to the framing of what will be known
as a condition protocol, and It is hoped
that while this elas of document does
not undertake to closely dellue Issues
to be presented, II will still contain a
provision for the removal or the block
ade, TRACKWALKER MURDERED,
Jacob Bostlck the Victim of Un
known Assassins. .
By i:.cliii( Who fi'ciu The .Uaotlital l'uj.
Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 2(5. The jiody of
Jacob l, Iiostlck, the I'ennsylvunla
raU'n'l trackwalker whoso boMy was
found on the tracks two weeks ago,
iifnr n.'ilnbridge, near this city, with
the skull fractured and n bloody pick
handle nearby, was exhumed today
nnd a bullet found at the base of the
brain. The murderers had planned to
hide their crime by placing the body
so that the cars would run over it.
Two young men from Columbia,
named McCoy and Gutterman are un
der arrest and tho authorities claim
they have strong evidence against
PELT IN LONDON
Lntest Phase of the Venezuelan
Trouble Not Regarded with
Jly i:cluibc Wins iiomThe A.ocutl l'r(.-.
London, Dec. -'7. Kxcept by the op
ponents of the government, who view
it as a virtual defeat and discrediting
the ministry, the latest phase of the
Venezuelan trouble luib been welcomed
very lukewarmly. Arbitration by Presi
dent Roosevelt had been anticipated as
"ii desirable an issue from a dillicult
business that his refusal, which is re
garded as final, has caused keen dis
appointment. H Is foreseen that even
if satisfactory conditions to the sub
mission of the disputes to The Hague
court can be arranged, this method
will entail endless and wearisome de
tails, with no assurance that at the end
President Castro still will be In power
or Venezuela in the mood to abide
by the decision of The Hague. In
short, that element of guarantee which
would have accompanied President
Roosevelt's acceptance of the olllce of
arbitrator Is now lacking. At tho same
time. It Is readily admitted that fioin
the American point of view, President
Roosevelt has acted wisely In declining
The foregoing represents the general
drift of newspaper comment this morn
ing. The only paper which really wel
comes the decision to refer the Vene
zuelan matter to The Hague is the
radical Pally News, which sees a
chance of making arbitration oiko
more a reputable theory. Paying trib
ute to the coolness of President Itoose
velt, and the correct attltudu of tho
railed States during thlH. "sorry busi
ness," the Dully News says:
"The Venezuelan crises has done
much to enhance Roosevelt's reputation
and to bring linmo to Knglishnien tho
essential friendliness of the American
Tho Dally .Mall, In a violent nttaek
upon the government, says: "Thus
ends tho most inglorious episode in
which Great Britain has engaged In re
LORENZO TRIES TO ESCAPE,
The Indian Leader Makes a Bolt for
Liberty but Is Recaptured.
Il,v i:clikhe Wire fivm 'I lie .Wdatcil l'iem.
Panama, Dee, . Viclmluno Lorenzo,
the Indluu leader who fought with tho
revolutionists, niadu iv sensational at.
tempt to escape from eonllneiuent on
board the Colombian crulsor Hogotu yes
terday. Ho was captured, however, and
retained to tho ship. Lorenzo was a
most persistent guerrilla during tho revo.
lutloa. When Cienoral Ilerrera surren
dered Lorenzo und his followers refused
to lilvo up their arms, but were com
pelled by force to do so Just us they were
about to nscup to tho mountains. He
wus taken on board the Bogota last No
vember, Tho steamer Madelllno left hero yestcr.
day for the department of Cauca with
more than 2,0o0 government and former
revolutionary troops on board.
Princess and Party to Visit America.
By Inclusive Wiro fromTlio AsooclJU-it Viet.
A'ienna, Dec. SO. It la reported hero on
good authority that Archduke rerdluund
and tho Crown Princess of Saxony and
their companions purpose going to the
United States,' there being little probabil
ity of their Uncling congenial homes In
LYNCHED THE WRONG MAN.
Montgomery Godley Died for Crime
Committed by His Brother.
tly llxrlmlte Wire from 'Die .SsiiclnUil Press.
Pittsburg, Kansas, Dee. 20. It Is im
ported that Joe Oodloy, n brother of
Montgomery Ciudley, who wn lynched
bv a limb here yesterday, la wounded
and In lildtng at Weir City, Kan., and
later investigation of tin.' trouble be
tween Olllcor Hlnkle und the Clodley
brothers tends to show that .loo nnd not
the man who wan lynched, fired the
shot that killed the policeman,
Two brothers, Otis and Jesse are In
jail ut Glrnrd, charged with being Im
plicated In the murder, but Joe es
caped. The mother of tho Godley boys
Is said to have asked a physician to
treat .Toe for a gunshot wound In the
nock. She would pot tell the where
abouts of her son, and tho doctor re
fused to go with her.
BURIED IN A WRECK
It Is Estimated That from. 25 to 30
Deaths Will Result from a
Uy KwliKivc Wire from The Associated Prc.
Trinidad, Col., Dec. 2G. A coal miner
from north of Trinidad, who was tak
en out of the debris of the Colorado
and Southern freight wreck north of
Trinidad last night nnd died a short
time later, said just before expiring,
that there- were fourteen coal , miners
beside himself in the car in wjileh he
was riding and which wus smashed to
splinters. Tho ruins of this car still
remain tinder tons of wreckage. All
the men in it must have perished.
It is now estimated that tho number
of dead will reach from twenty-five, to
thirty. All of the men In the wrecked
car were going to Trinidad to spend
Christmas. They all cainc from coal
mining camps north of this city.
GALE VISITS DENMARK
ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT
Enormous Damage to Life, Shipping
and Property in Copenhagen.
Many Are Drowned.
By Kxclitjiu- Wac liom Tlie .Wot-lalcil I'u-ss.
Copenhagen, Dec. 20. The worst gale
of many years visited Denmark Christ
mas night and this morning and has
done enormous damage to property and
shipping. The telegraphic and tele
phone 'service have been interrupted
and delayed. It is dillicult to walk the
streets of Copenhagen, owing to falling
tiles, etc. , Some streets were close . j
traflic to avert tills danger. The hos
pital reports show that several per
sons were killed and many sustained
injuries in this city. The pillars hold
ing up the overhead trolley lines were
blown down and the street car service
was stopped. Many houses have been
unroofed and some mills and factories
have been partly destroyed!
The water in the sound rose suddenly
nearly as high as It did In the great
Hood of lbV2. Several ships dragged
their anchors and collided or were sunk
in the outer harbor. The ferry boat,
service between the Danish islands and
Sweden has been forced to stop. The
gale wus accompanied by thunder and
lightning. Telegrams received here
from the provinces report enormous
damage to property throughout Den
mark. Two boats have been wrecked
off Klslgure und eight persons were
drowned. Kleven men of the crew, in
cluding Captain Toblnsen, were
drowned In the wreck of the Norwegian
bark G. S. Penry, which went ashore.
Only one of her crew was saved.
HE WILL NOT EMULATE
Dr. Alexander Grahnm Bell Wishes
It Understood That He Has Not
Invented a Plying Machine.
By i:chiilve Whe (rnm'l'lie Amio( iiituil l'n.
Washington, Dee. 20, Dr. Alexander
Graham Dell, who has just returned to
WuPhlngtou from his Hummer homo in
Cape Hreton Island, tonight made tire
following stulement in connection with
reports that have appeared In the pub
lic prints that he has invented a Hying
"The newspapers have been prema
ture In announcing that I have been at
work upon a Hying machine. I have
not any Hying machine at all nnd have
not been trying to make one. I am, of
course, Interested In tho problem and
havi come to the conclusion that a
properly constructed Hying machine
should be capable of use as u Hying
machine if provided with suitable
means, of prupulsion, My experiments
have hud as ilulr object the building
of a kite of solid construction capable
of carrying up In a niutjerate breeze a
weight equivalent to that of it man and
engine, and so formed that It whould be
suitable for use uk the body of a flying
nmehlno nnd with supporting surfuces
so arranged that when the kite is eut
loose It will come down gently und
steadily and land uninjured, i have
successfully accomplished this, hut do
not care at the present time to ninku
nubile the details of construction."
Mr. Vanderbllt's Best Day,
By Inclusive Wire from 'ilio AasocJateit l're.
New York, Dec, 26. "Mr, Vanderhllt
has pubsed his best day since his serious
Illness, lie has made a distinct gain since
yesterday," lir. Austin Hint, jr., made
this statement as ho left tho A'andorbllt
residence tills owning. Dr. Hint evinced
great eonlldenco as to tho recovery of
Greene Retains Officials.
By Kxclmlre Wire from The Associated I'iihs.
New York, Dee. 20. Hands V, Greene,
tho newly appointed police commissioner,
announced tonight that ho would retain
us his deputies tho present -of lleluls, Major
Hbstcln and Captain 1'lpor,
Historical and Economic Associa
tions Open Their Annual
MR. SELIGMAN ON
The Pessimists of the Day Are An
swered in a Hopeful Discussion
"Upon the Subject of "Economic nnd
Social Progress" An Analysis
Based Upon Changing Conditions
That the Speaker Believes Should
Bid Us Be of Good Cheer Slavery
Forever Impossible The Rich Are
Growing Richer and the Poor Are
Not Getting Poorer.
By Exclinlve Wire from The Aasoclattd t'rei.
Philadelphia, Dec. 2G. Tho American
Historical society and the American
Economic, association, each or which
will bo In session in this cltv until
Tuesday, formally opened their annual
session tonight by holding a joint meet
ing in the Drexel Institute. Beginning
tomorrow, the organizations will hold
separate sessions. There Is a large at
tendance of professors from many edu
cational institution" of the country.
Dr. Joseph Y.'harton, of the .School at
Finance. University of Pennsylvania,
welcomed both organizations, after
which the president of each society de
livered his annual, address, Cnpla'n A.
'.V. Mithan, United States navv, retired,
president of the Historical society,
spoke oil ".Suhorjllnation in Historical
TrcutiTient, ' and K. It. A. Sellgman,
professt.r of economics in Columbia uni
versity, president of the Economic as
sociation, had for his subject "Eco
nomic and Social Progress." Prof. Se
ligman spoke, in part, as follows:
Mr. Seligman's Address.
An economic analysis based on chang
ing conditions is of tho utmost possible
service. If conducted skillfully it would.
I feel convinced, bid us bo of good cheer
and .help us .face tlw future with hope
and confidence. Tho fundamental prob
lem collected with social development Is
after all this: Whither are we tending?
"What are the forces that are making for
progrnss or retrogression? What lessons
have an economic interpretation of the
past and of tho present to teach us in our
.guidance for the fututct
There is no blinking tho faet that many
give it pessimistic answer to these quer
ies. They call attention to the Increase
of luxury and of materialism. They look
with suspicion upon what they term the
growing plutocracy and the new feud
alism. They point to tho warning exam
ple of tho oriental monarchies of classic
Greece and ttomo and tall us that In our
case, too, the period of unquestioned pros
perity which is now upon us will iuovlt
ubly bo followed by one of decay and
1 venture to nfllrm. however, that a
more discriminating study would disclose
the existence of several factors, inatten
tion to which is largely responsible for
this gloomy and despondent attitude, and
that, on the contrary, the outluok Is not
dark, but promising indeed.
Without attempting hi this place the
Impossible tusk of a eonipluto analysis, I
venture to call your attention to six
points which dilTernutiatu modern indus
trial society from nil Its predecessors:
These are, ilrs t, tho practical exhaustion
of free land: second, tho predominance of
industrial capiial; third, the application
of scientific methods; fourth, the existence
of a competitive regime based on the
newer conception of liberty; llfth, the
spread of education and the birth of a
distinct public opinion; sixth, u. tiuo
democratic spirit and the growth of u .now
Idealism. What is thu real Import of
Slavery Forever Impossible.
Tln virtual disappearance of free land
makes slavery forever Imimsslble In the
future. Iteeeut investigations have proved
beyond poradventure of a doubt that Slav
cry as a. typical economic system is
aseiibable to the existence of vast quan
tities of unstllled tracts suitable for agri
culture. It is because the entirely dllfer.
ent economic system and consequent pn
cial ethics of the mother countries renew
tho potent factors in the world that we
can confidently look forward to tho speedy
imsslug of slavery in every part of the
globe. Morality Indeed Is doing Its noblo
woik, but at bottom lies thu dbappoar
unci) of free land.
The pivilomhienci of Industrial capital.
In thu strict scientllio sense capital has
Indeed existed from tho time of tho llrsl
humor's bow and arrow. Hut for prac
tical purposes and for real aid In solving
actual problems the common man is per
fuetly Justliled In calling this tho capital
istic ago. The typical form of capital to
day is Inilusttlal capital, as in feudal
t lints It was landed caiillul, or, as In so
many civilizations of old. It was trade
Wu speak allbly of the recent progress
of sciences, but- few renllne tho true Im
port of this yinuliig subjection of uu
turu to man, and of the revolutionary
character of this hainetsliig of the powera
of tho universe to the yoke of tho human
intellect. Per one It has inudo pusslblo
an almost limitless Increase In produu
thm. In modem times tho progress of econ
omic thought, and tho preseneo of econ
omic fact In uplifting the hitherto sub
menjcfl classes of tho community is gen
erating a, public oplnluu which frankly
recognizes tho tenellts of a healthy com
petition, but which Insists mnro and more
on effectlvo social control of competition
to tho end that it be elevated and purified.
This is the true meaning of tho sixth
point of difference tho (lower ami the
fruit of all Its forerunners tho existence
of the democratic ideal, We point In
deed with complacency to tho advances
mado by the working classes, but to all
those who realize thu essential conditions
of successful democracy where the mas
of citizens nro necessarily the laborers,
the ideal to be attained advances still
more quickly that the actual pi-ogrcs,!.
Tho brutish, lethargic jionsant of tlw old
world is content with his crust and lilh
misery. Tho free citizen of our Industrial
democracy want, and wants Justly, to
partlelpato in the spiritual ns well us tho
muierlul benefits of modern civilization.
With every advance In bin economic po
sition, duo to the Intel )lay of modern
Industrial forces new vistas of possibili
ties dlseloso themselves, new sourcea of
legitimate satisfaction make their ap
pearance. Tho social unrest of today with
all Its disquieting and deplorable Inci
dents Is on the wholo a salutary system,
It In hut the labor pubis In the birth of
the new Industrial order which has been
hi the making for the past few genera
tions, and of which the faint outlines nro
oven now. dlscernuble.
A study of tho economic forces now at
work thus Justltles a reasonable hope
1 ulness. The productive powers of society
nro augmenting nt surh a prodigious rate
that wo need no longer apprehend a decay
of general prosperity or of natural power.
There- Is to be no further Irruption of the
barbarian, because there will soon be no
more bnrbtirintiH, Thorn Is to bo no domi
nation of each nation In turn over all all
tho others, because of the lntcrnntlonallty
of science and thu Impartial territorial
diffusion of Industrial agencies. And
within each nation whllo tho rich nro
getlng i letter, the poor nro not getting
poorer. Tho creation of a more equable,
becnuso moro perfect, competition through
tho development of tho system of collect
ive bargaining, and tho more adequate
supervision of monopoly; the rccogidtlon
on the part of tho legislator that lasting
prosperity depends not only on the con
ccrvallsm and free play of capital but
on the gradual elevation of the laborer
from a cheap man to a dear man; tho
coming social control of competition lt
helf In tho interests of a more enlightened
and hence really freerer rivalry all these
will inevitably tend to secure, to each
class in tho community Its proper share
In the national dividend.
ARRIVE AT NATAL
Colonial Secretary nnd Wife Are Re
ceived with a Warm Welcome
from Large Crowds.
By Kxelusivo Wire from The Associated l'ren.
Durban, Xatal, Dec. 2G. Colonial Sec
retary Chamberlain and Mrs. Chamber
lain, who left Portsmouth, England,
November 25, on board the armored
cruiser Guodhope, landed here at 10.30
this morning. They received a warm
welcome from large crowds of people.
The long speeches made by Mr.
Chamberlain In the course of tho re
ception functions were notable for their
strong tone of conciliation and his ex
pression of confidence in Lord Milner,
British high commissioner in South Af
rica. Bearing In mind, seemingly, the
rumors that his visit would lead to the
displacement of Lord Milner. Mr.
Chamberlain declared his belief that
his visit would have the effect of
strengthening tho hand- of Lord Mil
ner, who, he hoped, would be as great
in conciliation as he had been In the
maintenance of the rights of the em-
Pifet- - - . - - . -. v -
Keferrlng to the war, the colonial
secretary said the Dutch and the Brit
ish had fought in courageous rivalry.
Between the two races, not kindred in
origin or nature, such a struggle for
supremacy had been inevitable. From
that struggle two proud and kindred
races would grow in mutual respect,
appreciation und lasting friendship.
"Victor and vanquished." said Mr.
Chamberlain, "bravely played their
parts. We scorn to glory tn our tri
umph; the enemy need fear no humili
ations in their defeat. Let us, as Brit
ons worthy of the name, trust that
nothing be done to revive the animos
ities of the past. Wo must give our
new fellow subjects equality of position
with ourselves. We ask, however, some
thing in return; it Is with them that
the issue lies. We hold out our hand
und ask them to take it without a
thought of the past, but frankly and in
the spirit In which it is offered."
Ar. Chamberlain elaborated his theme
with eloquence, and was Joudly cheered.
He announced. Incidentally, the accept
ance of the Boer offer to fight in Sonia
In the Andijan District 15,000
Houses Have Been Destroyed,
People Live in Railway Cars.
Uy i:.uhnivi- Wire hum Ilio Avuvljtcil I'lf-u.
Asheabad, ftusslun Turkestan. Dec,
L'C Tho oscillations of the earth at
Andijan continue. The people are using
railway enrs to live In; they ure not
leaving the town on account of their
business interests. Committees have
been appointed to prepare) lists of the
losses to lift! und property.
Ill the Andijan district, 15,000 houses
were destroyed, Until the shocks
cease, tint guards will be kept on tip'
railway between .mlljau and Fedn
honkw to watch for fissures along the
Hue, The railway station at Andijan
threatens to collapse. Barracks to be
used as dwellings are being rapidly
constructed and will soon be ready for
CAMPAIGN ON DEFIANCE.
Citizens Receive Letters from an Al
leged Collecting Agency.
fly lliolusivj Wire frmuTlie A.-ocUiecl l'rfs.
Pellance, O,, Dee, W. .Moro than 'M
letters from a collecting agency In Now
York have come through tho local post
oftlco to llelluueo people. The letters
state that recipients had received a year
piiivlonsiy an amount of Jewelry from a
New York firm and that unless tho sum
due was remitted, suit would bo Insti
tuted. Many of these ptters were addressed to
perrons dead or vhn had long since moved
away, Tho pcdtoi'lleo Inspectors have no
tilled thu local postmaster Instructing htm
to ndvlBit tho leelpleuts that the schemo
MARCONI STILL SUCCESSFUL,
Reply Received to His Telegram to
the Italian Minister of Marine,
Uy IcIusIh- Wire from 'flic Ae.ioci.ttcd I'k-m,
Oluco Hay, Don. 0. The following rues
sago was received today by Mureonl In
reply to his wireless telegram to tho Ital
ian minister of marine:
"Considering the co-operation uf the
navy as a duty which was n,vcd to you,
I am happy and proud to have been re
sponsible for arauulng that it fhould bo
ulveii. 1 congratulate you cordially upon
the great succc&t obtained.
MRS. GRANT'S WILL.
Property of the Deceased to Be Div
ided In Foitv Equal Portions.
General Grant Executor.
By K.velushc Wire from 'flic Aod-ilcd 1'ievi.
Washington, Dec. 26. The will of
Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant was filed to-day.
The estate Is to be divided Into four
equal portions. It also provides thai a
memento presented to her by the Kin
press uf Japan, said to he a. thousand
years old, shall go to the Museum of
Arts, New York,
General Fred D. Grant, son of the
testatrix, delivered tho testament at
Register Dent's olllce in person. Mrs.
Grant named us executor, "the trus
tee to be selected by my three sons, a
majority or the survivors of them."
In a petition asking tho district Su
preme Court to admit the will to pro
bate, General Prod D. Grant explains
that his mother left surviving her as
heirs at law and next of kin, in addi
tion to himself, Ulyses S. Grant, Ellen
TV". Sartoris and Jesse R. Grant. The
deceased tiled possessed of house 2U1
Massachusetts avenue, this city, of the
value of about 840,01)0; money amount
ing to ?10,OC3; stocks, bonds and other
securities of the value of $1SO,000 and
household and kitchen furniture of the
value of $4,000.
General Grant further sets forth that
under the terms of the will the three
30ns of the deceased have designated
him executor. He therefore asks the
court to grant letters testanientay to
By the terms of the will the entire es
tate of the testatrix Is to be dlveded In
to four equal shares. The Income of
the first portion, it is directed shall be
applied to the support of tho family
of Frederick D. Grant and the educa
tion of his children. The second por
tion Is left to the executor. In trust and
for the benefit of the family of Ulysses
S. Grant, under precisely the same con
ditions and for the same purposes as
regards the first portion. The third
portion is left under similar conditions
to Jesse H. Grant, and the fourth for
the sole use of Ellen "W. Sartoris, for
life, and at her death to the latter's
children In equal shares.
Mr. Austin Declares an Effort Is Be
ing Made to Prevent the Selling
of Coal at Reasonable Rates.
Uy i;.eluibe Wire from The Aoci.ucil Pics,.
Washington, Dec. 26. It. W. Austin,
of Knoxville, Tenn., trading as tho Live
and Let Live Coal company, which com
pany he stales was formed to supply
coal to the poor and whose profits are
donated to the Knoxville Women's
Christian Association for the poor, has
filed a complaint with the inter-state
commerce commission alleging that the
Southern railway Is discriminating In
the supply of curs for tho coal trade.
Mr. Austin says bis company's
charges are "greatly below the extor
tionate prices per ton exacted by 'the
other coal dealers of Knoxville and that
these dealers have formed a combina
tion and fixed a schedule of prices and
agreed not to sell below this schedule.
The complaint alleges that in furnish
ing cars for the transportation of coal
from the mines at Jellleo, Tenn., to
KnoXvillo and other points on the
Southern and connecting lines, tiie de
fendant company is discriminating
against the complainant, the owners of
the mines shipping to the complainant,
the consumers and the city of Knox
ville itself, nnd that the railroad com
pany Is legally required to furnish the
complainant with sulllclent cars to en
able It to do business nnd compote on
equal terms with other established coal
dealers In Knoxville. An Investigation
is nsked for.
HOUSE BOAT EXPLOSION.
An Austrian Woman Is Burned to
Death and a Man Killed.
lly Inclusive Wire from Tlie Aw-oelatid Vicj,
Htcubonvllle, 0 Dee, 20, An Austrian
woman was burned to death and a man
killed by u powder explosion In a house
boat explosion on the Ohio river jienr here
today. Thu woman hud tried to start a
ilro with Kusollno. An explosion fol
lowed and she was buiued to death. Her
husband and boarders escaped from the
tho boat, but were uuablo to secuio her
One of the boaideis, an Austrian, went
back ufter money ho had hidden and was
killed by tho explo-lon of powder that he
jiud stared In tho boat.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
lly i:clu4u- Whu (rem Tlie Asiojated l'n-.
Philadelphia, Vcc. 'X. John Dunn, n
Democratic politician and real estate as
sessor, died suddenly today of apoploxy.
Ho was years old. lie was a member
of tho Ucnnoeruilo. city executive commit
tee. Louisville, Ky.. iJec 2U.-.A. telegram
from Kllzaboth, P.i announces today the
death of Captain W. W. O'N'ell, president
of the Muiluo Imnk, of i'Utsburg, t'.i.
lie was known to tho coal trade from
Pittsburg to Now Orleans as the owner of
yurda ut muuy itver cities.
Chicago, Dee. 'Si." Mrs. Mury liartwell
Catherwnod, tho well knuwn uuthoross,
died ut her residence hero tonight of can
cer. Pittsburg, Dec, W.-Captnln O'Nell, wn
Is known from Pittsburg to New Oilcans,
being numbered among tho oldest river
men, died today at his homo In ftllzabeth,
Pa. Ho wan 73 years of ago.
Captain Forse, another old thno river
man, died today at the residence of his
son-in-law, George Hammond. He was
tho oldest engineer on tho upper Ohio
river, und had fullowed the river business
for oyer fifty yam, retiring about ten
Report o! Commander Schroeder
Indicates a Rather Serious
Condition of Finances.
ISLAND SUPPERS PROM
HURRICANE OP 1900
No Copra Has Been Exported and
Neither Coffee or Cocoa Hns Been
Produced in Sufficient Quantities
to Supply the Home Market The
Governor Suggests That It Would
Be a Great Boon if the Department
of Agriculture Would Establish nit
Experimental Station on the
Island Recommendations as to a
By Ucolu-ie Wire fromTIio AssoeUttJ Prrs.
Washington, Dec. 26. The annual re
port of Commander Seaton Schroeder,,
governorMJt' the Island of Guam, which
is dated July 1C, and which has just
been, received at tho navy department,
Indicates a rather serious condition In
the island finances, owing to the failure
of congress to appropriate the sum
tusked for last year.' The receipts last
year were in round numbers $GG,000 and
the expenditures $57,000, leaving a. bal
ance of $S,000, which, however, is a de
crease of over $13,000 In. the cash bal
ance for the preceding year. Thla loss
Is duo largely to the unexpected expen
ses incident to the establishment of the
leper colony and the decrease of over
$10,000 In import duties. Commander
Schroeder reports that It has been
deemed prudent to stop all work of
public improvement until further ap
propriations are made. The value of
the exports and imports during the year
have been respectively $35,519 and $31),
105. The exports consisted almost en
tirely of Mexican dollars. Not a pound
of copra has been exported and neither
cocoa or coffee has beenproduced In
sulllclent quantities tn, supply the home
market, owing, to the slow .lecoycrles
from the effects "of the hurricane xfc
laOO. The governor suggests that It
would be a great boon if the depart
ment or agriculture would establish an
experimental station in the island.
Philippine Dollar Recommended.
The governor recommends that if a
Philippine silver dollar of fixed value Is
to be coined under the law of the
United States that it be made legal ten
der also in Guam, in place of the pres
ent Mexican dollar. The census of the
island, taken last autumn, shows the
total population to be 9,676, of whom
only 46 are foreigners, 14 being citizens
of the United States. Tho latter does
not Include oillcers and men of the
navy or other civil employes, tempoiar
lly imported from the United .Stales.
Above the age of seven, 46 per cent of
the natives read and write Spanish, lie
says that the natives still continue to
refuse to allow their sick to receive
medical attention, but that conditions
are Improving, an excess of births over
deaths being shown for each of tins lat
Commander Schroeder says that thers
are now twenty-four lepers in secluslJii
at Tumoii Bay. The governor recom
mends Improvements In facilities fr.r
education and also that the laws for
the government of the Island should ie
remodelled and codified. The govo-nor
says there Is a desire for United States
citizenship among persons dimieile.l lit
the Island. He calls attention lo tho
case of Pedro M. Duarte, at present tin.'
auditor of the Islund. He occupies an
anomalous position. Ho was an ofllcer
In the Spanish army who resigned af
ter the war nnd who obtained an ac
ceptance of renunciation of allegiance
The result Is that to-day he is a out
sell of no country.
The governor recommends an appro
priation of about -JM.OOU for public lm.
EARNINGS OF THE
CENTRAL OF NEW JERSEY.
Uy i:.NiuIvn Wire from The AMoctati-d l'ifs.
Philadelphia, Dec, W, The statement or
the Central Hallroad of New Jersey for
November shows gross eumitins of $1.
71'O.ont, anil not earntnsa of JS71.71". Tint
latter Is an Increase of UIM.UM ovur thr net
eurnliiRH C KoveuilH-r, 1M1. The gros
curnbiiis for the iHv months ended "No
vember i, were- W,ur..V!W, a decrease ot
$l,t.i-,oui). compared with the correspond
ing period of inoi: net earnings, $l,37,9lus
decrease ot Jli7H,2iW,
Will Gunrd McKinley's Tomb,
lly K.oIiImj Whu fiuin I'll AwuuUU'l 1'rifB.i.
Cincinnati, Deo, .0. l.b-utenauU Iteeee
and lnglehart, with two sargeantn and
four corporals und thirty privates ot
Company M, Third United States Infan
try, left Fort Thoina.3, Ky today lO(
Canton, 0 where they will servo as Jim
imH,-!nt miaul nrnmiii PrpKliltaiif McRItl-
ley'H tomb. They will lelleve- a detach
ment ut tho fourteenth inrantry,
Cannot Issue Bonds for Charity,
By Kl'IuIvu Wire from Tlio Ao.ijril Pr.
New York, Dec. W. Mayor ,low to,
night mudo public an opinion by 'Corpora,
tlou Counsel Rives to the effect that tin?
city ehui tor will not penult tlie Issuance,
of bonds by the rlty for the purchas-' or?
coal for the worthy poor. The board-of
nlderinoii recently passed a lotolutlon ap
propriating $2jO,000 tor th purpose; '
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V WEATHER FORECAST.
f "Washington, Dee. 26 -I-'orecost -
4- for Saturday and Sunday; Kttstcru -h
4- Pennsylvania Fair, continued cold -
4- Saturday and probably Sunday; .
4- light to fresh north winds. 4-'
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