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SCRANTOJST, PA., TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 30, 1902.
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THE NEXT STEP
European Powers Are Now Waiting
lor Him to Advance flrb!"
MINISTER BOWEN TO
State Department Authorizes Our
Minister to Facilitate Drafting: of
Preliminary Treaty for Submitting
Venezuelan Case to The Hague
Tribunal He Is Expected to Come
to Washington to Meet Envoys.
By lixclmivc Wire irom 'J he Associate J Vsca.
"Washington, Dec. 29. The Venezue
lan negotiations now wait upon Pres
ident Castro. Minister Bowen has been
fully advlhed by the State Department
of the result of Its exchanges with the
Foreign Offices at London, Berlin and
Home. He has been charged to take
the case In hand himself and arrange
the details of the protocol which will
precede the submission of the foreign
claims to the arbitration of The Hague
tribunal. In so doing Mr. Bowen Is
acting, not as United States minister,
but as Venezuela's representative.
The otllcers here wish it to be dis
tinctly understood that their functions
ceased, so far as the Venezuelan difficul
ty was concerned, when they brought
the parties to the controversy together.
By the latest. Venezuelan advices It
Is noted that President Castro Is ex
pected at Caracas to-duy, and It Is felt
that he will not consume much time In
making up his mind to accept the pro
posals held out to him through Minister
How on by the allied powers.
It now seems probable th.it Minister
Mouei will come to Washington as
Venezuela's representative on the com
mission which will draw tip the proto
col providing for the submission of the
claims of the powers to The Hague
tribunal. It has been decided that he
may so represent Venezuela, notwith
standing the fact that he is at present
ohurged with the Interests of Great
Britain, Germany. Tt.ily and other En-lopr-an
Mr. Russell's Past.
As soon as he leaves Venezuela this
charge will pass to Mr. Russell, the
secretary and charge of the American
legation, whose reputation nt the slate
department is (hat of a thoroughly
competent and able man. The selec
tion of Mr. Bowen will cause a post
lionement of the assembling of the
proposed commission until he can ar
:ive hole from Caracas.
Berlin, JDic. 29.--Foreign Secretary
von niiihthofcn is awaiting the receipt
o( President Qastro's answer to the
propoful to submit the Venezuelan dis
pute to the arbitration of Tho Hague
tribunal, with certuln reservations, be
fore corresponding with Great Britain
oer the personnel of the tribunal, or
the duto for raising the blockade.
"Assuming 'that President Castio de
clines to accept the reservations, will
arbitration fall through';"' a corres
pondent of, the Associated Press asked
m. foreign office authority today. Tho
"A settlement will be reached by ar
bitration in any event."
Appointments Made by J, R. Wood,
General Passenger Agent.
!) nvcluhc Win1 Irom 'I ho Ascofhtcl Prcv.
Philadelphia, Dec. 1!0. .1. It, Wood,
general passenger agent of the I'cnnsyl
viiiJii llulhoud company has appointed
Colin Studda assistant eastern passen
ger agent to succeed W. W. Lord, Jr.,
who has been promoted to the position
of passenger agent for the middle di
vision, with headquarters In this city,
tu succeed J. II. Shoemaker, trans
Kdger Yungmun, who was only a few
months ago appointed passenger ugent
of the company at Baltimore, will sue
feed Colin Studds as passenger agent
of the southeastern district with hcad
iuarters In Washington. Hugh Huh-
Bon, Jr., has been aprwlnted acting pus
bengcr agent nt Baltimore.
AH theso appointments are to go Into
iffect on January I.
PEACE WILL BE DECLARED.
, Prcsideut Pulliam Takes a Rosy
View of tho Base Ball Situation.
By Ilxcliuhe Ire from The Associated Press.
NushvUlc, Tumi., Dec. S3. President
Hurry Pulliam, of tho National Leuguo of
Jiaso Hall clubs, is In tho city, and says
lio belluves the light between tho Na
tional and American leagues will bo am
leubly adjusted next week In Cincinnati.
An agreement Just ut this time' would
liuvu tho effect of restoring tho old or
der of things, says Mr, Pulllum, and if
lmo bull weio again on Its old footing It
would bo an Immense lift to tho ganio all
over the country, ' '
Ex-Patrolman In Jail.
II, Inclusive Wire Irom The Asoclitcd Press.
Jluriisbmg, Dec. S9. Milton D. Speee,
nn ex-patrolman of this city, was toduy
eunimlttul to jail at Carlisle to answer
charges of obtaining money under false
pretense, Impersonating on officer, und
Jorgery, Speesa Is alleged to huvo llceced
Mrs. Sura Frank ami her daughter, Mrs.
Dickinson, of New Cumbeilund, out of
Socialist Bureau Meets.
I); i:tfuilt! Wire Irom Tho Associated l'rtn.
Drussels, Deo. '. A moetlng of tho In
ternational Sodullat bureau was held herd
tills afternoon and action relating to tho
possible ivsults of tho economic war, with
which It is claimed, tho United States is
threatening Kurope, was debated. The
deliberations wero hold In secret, Hesoi
lutlous which will bo publtsed Inter wore
BE CASTRf S
LOVE LEADS TO SUIOI
Chick Harris Wounds Sallir Ed
monds and Kills Himself, -t
Ily Exclusive Wire from The Associated fresj
AVushlngton, On., Dec. 29. Salllo i'Jd
monds, a beautiful girl of 18, Is slightly
wounded and Chick Harris, aged 36, Is
dead by his own hand, as a result of
his mad infatuation for the girl.
Harris was tnurrled und had two
children. Mr. and Mrs. Harris, and
Miss Edmonds were guests at a Christ
mas party given by a neighbor In Lin
coln county. Harris pleaded with Miss
Edmonds to leave thu party and elope
with him Immediately, She laughed at
him and refused to even consider the
proposition. Harris became enraged
and drew a revolver and started tiring
nt the girl. One shot entered her arm
and she fell, shrieking. Thinking he
had killed her, Harris turned the wea
pon on himself, sending twp bullets
into his body.
ENGLISH COAL FOR AMERICA.
Shipment Caused by "Unexpected
Hitch iu Strike Arbitration."
By i:clusive Wire irom 'flic Associated Prow.
London, Dec. 29. It was said on good
authority In Liverpool to-day that con
tracts had been made for 200,000 tons
of coal fur shipment irom English,
Scotch and Welsh ports to eastern ports
of the United States. The purchase of
coal and the engagement of ships, It
was added, have been going on for a
fortnight and are expected to continue
for several weeks. Forty steamers have
already been chartered.
The same authority says the coal
purchases tire the result of an "unex
pected hitch In the coal strike arbitra
tion in the United States."
THE BOLD ROBBERY
OP A PAWNSHOP
Window Smashed with a Belgian
Paving Block and $10,000
Worth of Gems Taken.
By Kitulusite lie (rem Hie Ahsociitcd Press.
New York, Dec. 29, In tull view of
the passing crowd a window In the
pawn shop of K. Simpson & Co., on
West 42d street was smashed with -a.
Belgian paving block to-night and $10,
000 worth of diamonds were stolen.
Only three of the gems were recovered
alter the capture of the robber. It Is
believed by tho police that heveral men
were iu the job und that tho man who
broke the window passed the jewels to
After an exciting chase, which was
entered into by hundreds of men, the
robber who drew a pistol and fought
desperately for his liberty was cap
tured. He was more deud than alive
when the potlce rescued him from tho
crowd of pursuers. He Is 19 years old,
and calls himself William Madison, of
It was one of the most during rob
beries heard of in New York for a long
time. The shop was about to close
when a paving block covered with pa
per, crashed through the window and
in an Instant u tray of diamond rings
and pins disappeared. One of the clerks
jumped over tho counter and pursued
the man who broke the window. A
great crowd followed and when the
man was overtaken he was burled un
der a score of men and so badly bat
tered that a physician's services were
Madhon said he came here a week
ago and was prompted to commit the
deed by cold and hunger. Jt is said at
the store that at the time the window
was broken thero was on show about
$150,000 worth of Jewels.
Madison later told the police that his
name Is Angus W. McPherson, and that
ho Is a bell boy at a well-known hotel
In this city. Ho said that he was heav
ily In debt and sought to relievo his
financial stringency by robbery.
THE NEW MAINE IS
Captain Lcntze Will Have Charge of
the Battleship Replacing the One
Blown Up in Havana.
Ily Exclusive Wire Irom Ilia Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Doc. 29. Tho new bat
tleship Maine was placed in commis
sion at tho League Island navy yard
She was turned over to Captain
Lentze, who will command hor. The
Maine was built tu tako tho place of
the battleship of tho same name blown
up In Havana before the Spanish
The now fighter will be manned,
coaled and provisioned us quickly as
possible and sent to tho West Indies
to tako part In the manoeuvres under
Admiral Dewey, Sixty murines nr
ilved today from Washington for tho
big lighting machine. Tho full comple
ment of men for the Maine will be G50,
Electrician's 1'atal Experiment.
Dy Kxi'luihc Wire trom The Associated Pic..
Doylcstown, Pa., Deo. 29. frunk Goss,
aged IS ycurs, an assistant at the sub.
power stutlon of tho Newton Electric
Htreet Itultway company at UushlnBton,
WHS Instnlltlv klllr.H Ifict .i,A.iln mlttl.
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experimenting with u high tension who.
i iiu inn current or. u,uw vous passed
through his body,
National Guard Inspections,
By Uxcluahe Wire Irom The Associated Pre.
HarrUburg, Dec. SO.-CJencral orders
wero Issued toduy by Adjutant General
Stowuit announcing that tho date of the
fcpring Inspection of the National Otiurd of
Pennsylvania will begin Februury 1 nest.
NEW JERSEY MEAT TRUST.
A $3,000,000 Corporation Author
ized to Buy and Sell Stock.
By Exclusive Wire from Tim Associated l'rcw.
Trenton, N. J Dec. 29. Articles were
filed with the secretary of state today
Incorporating the firm of Morris' &
Company, with a capital stock of $3,
000,000. The entire Issue Is common
stock, valued at $400 a share. The
company Is nuthorlzed to buy and sell
cattle, hogs and other live stock, In
cluding poultry, to opernlo stock-yards,
packing houses, etc. The Incorporators
of record are Albert Obydko, Newell
Lyon, Thomas J. Curran, Philip Hrom
berg and John V. Smith, all of Jersey
The articles of Incorporation give the
board of directors power to appoint an
executive committee, with full power of
the board of directors themselves, and
also gives the board of directors au
thority to sny when ana under what
circumstances the books of the concern
may bo Inspected by stockholders.
It Is understood that the principle In
corporators of the company are mem
bers of the firm of Nelson Morris &
Co., moat packers, of Chicago.
THE PSYCHOLOGY OP
THE LABOR QUESTION
A New View of the Underlying Fea
tures Which Cannot Be Reached
by Statistical Methods.
By Lxchubc Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 29. The vice pres
idents of the several sections of the
American Association for the advance
ment of science delivered addresses this
afternoon on a variety of technical sub
jects, and t- i.lght the entire associa
tion listened to the annual address of
the retiring president, Professor Hall.
There were ten separate sectional meet
ings In all. Hon. Carroll D. Wright,
commissioner of labor and vice president
of the section of social and economic
science, spoke before that body on
"The Psychology of the Labor Ques
tion." He said In part:
Observation and experience, covering
many years of investigations ,of various
elements of tho labor tiucstlon have con
vinced mo that theic aro underlying fea
tures which cannot l reached by the
statistical method; that the mental atti
tude of parties has ery much to do with
the labor question trom whatever stand
point It Is considered. This is well illus
trated by the statistics relative to mort
gages. At the eleventh census an at
tempt was made to classify the causes or
tho reasons for mortgaging homes and
farms. It. was shown that nearly 95 per
cent, of the mortguges indicated prosper
ity rather than tho roverse. Tho desire
to add to the original holding, or to rulsa
money for business operations, or to edu
cate children, or for tho improvement of
existing property, was tho motive. All
these. Indicate something entirely dif
ferent from tho prevailing impression
that a mortgage represents disaster, or
failure, or somo 111 condition. Tho balance
Ave per cent, represented the lack of
business capacity, somo form of failure
or disaster coming to tho proprietor. So,
in the labor problem, ono can asct-rtain
the total number of strikes and tho ap
parent causes, losses, etc., but tho real
motivo of tho strike cannot, be disclosed
by tho statistics, and often tho psycholog
ical point of view must bo studied and tho
apprehensions and fears of tho strikers
"Modern tendencies In the utilization o
power" was tho topic of tho address ot
Professor John Joseph leather, vico pi evi
dent of the section of mechanical sclrnco
and engineering. Ho said that the lnhur
cost In most machine shops and other
works Is so much greater than the cost
of power that any expedient by which
tho labor cost may bo appreciably re
duced Is Justified, oven though tho ofii
cloncy of tho agent Itself be low. Tho
principal thing to bu kept In mind Is tho
desired increase in ofllciency of the shop
plant In turning out product, with n re
duction In tho time and labor Items, with
out eepecliil reference to the fuel Items
Involved In tho power production. Ite
gurdlng the use of compressed air, ho said
that enthusiasm for now methods rather
than good Judgment has controlled In
many of Its nppllcutlous. At the sumo
time when tho rerpilremonts aro properly
observed In Its pioductlon and un, Its
economy aa a mnltvo power in speclul
cases compares favorably with otlier sys
tems. Compressed air and Its brilliant
rival, electricity, ho said, hud Us own
Meld of usefulness. The outlook for oil
fuel hi general competition with coal or
long distance electric transmission, ho
said, H not encouraging. It is hurdly
probable, he said, that liquid fuel will bo
a serious competitor of coal, notwith
standing Its many udvantuges,
Tho gas engine in both large and small
sizes, has reached u point In Its develop
mcift where It can fairly rival tho steam
engine In reliability and satisfactory run
ning qualities. In point of fuel economy,
a gas engine of moderate size Is on a
parity with tho hugest trlplo expansion
steam engines. Tho professor said wo
may look with much hopo upon tho still
larger development of chuap fuel gas
processes that will bring tho gas engine
Into very general succession to tho elec
tric motor for many purposes.
AWARD OP CONTRACT FOR
RAPID FIRE CANNON.
Made to the Trustees of the Brown
Segmental Wire Tube Gun.
By Kiclublve Wire trom The Aasoclated Press.
Washington, Dec. S9. Tho award of a
contract for a rapid nro.ulx-lnch typo gun
was mado today to the trustees of tlia
Ilrown Segmental Wlro Tubo gun by tho
chief of ordnance of tho army, under an
allotment of 111,000 provided by tho boatd
of ordnanco and fortification. The gun
must glvo a muzzlo velocity of 3.M0 foot
seconds, which Is In advunco of COO foot
seconds over tho voloctty given by any
gun In tho army.
Tho secretary of war sent to congress
last May a recommondutlon for an appro
priation to build lifty rapid lira guns and
the typo gun abovo mentioned Is in
tended to determine tho eligibility of thp
Urown wire system of gun making for
uso in tho coast defenses of the United
INQUEST ON WRECK VICTIMS.
Cause of Grand Trunk Disaster Un
der Formal .Investigation.
By EicliuUt Wire Irom The Associated Pun.
London, Ont., Deo. 29. Tho Inquest Into
the cuusa of the death of thoso killed In
tho accident on the Grand Trunk road nt
Waitstoad was begun today ut Wyoming.
TJio paticpts In Victoria hospital aro. for
tho most part doing well.
Lord and Ladu Gurzon Enter Delhi
In Scene ot Unparalleled
Grand Procession, with Pull Pa
geantry of Indian Celebration,
Took Place Yesterday Morning, In
augurating the Festivities of the
Week The Viceroy Received Cor
dially at the Capital of the Moguls.
By Inclusive Wire from The AsoocUted Piesn.
Delhi, Dec. 29. The viceroy, Lord
Curzon of Kedleston, made his state
entry this morning into thu capital of
the Moguls. This constituted the of
ficial opening of the durbar, held to
celebrate the accession of King Edward
us Emperor of India. It was a splendid
pageant, unparalleled In mugnlftcence.
At the head of the elephant procession
rode Lord and Lady Curzon on the
state "grand tusker," twelve feet high,
the largest elephant In India. Their
howdah was decked with gold and sil
ver, and the elephant Itself was almost
hidden beneath a gold-worked saddle
cloth. Surrounding them were foot
men In scarlet and gold liveries and
bearing massive silver staves.
The Duke of Connaught, who repre
sented King Edward, and the Duchess
of Connaught followed. Their elephant
was as goregeously caput isoned. Then,
In order of precedence, came the Nlzan
ot Hyderabad, tho Maharajah of Tra
vancore and other ruling chiefs, seventy
In all, their huge elephants forming a
line a quarter of a mile In length.
This glittering procession started
from tho railroad station preceded by
dragoon guards and artillery, the vice
roy's escort, und by heralds and trum
peters. The route was entirely lined by
British and native troops.
From tho saluting battery, posted at
the fort commanding tho Lahore Gate,
guns thundered out a. royal salute as
the viceroy passed with tho heralds
and trumpeters sounding at1 intervals
Tho cortege passed in front of a mag
nlllcent line of 150 elephants, carrying
the brilliantly dressed retainers of tho
ruling chiefs. ..The colossbul'beast- all
saluted by trumpeting and throwing
their trunks In the air.
The calvacado traversed the' broad
road leading to the Jumma Musjid
Mosque.with lis white domes and gild
ed mhuirots gleaming In tho sunlight.
Huge crowds of ouiookcrs witnessed
Tho heralds, pursuivants and trum
peters, who followed tho escort and Im
mediately preceded the vlco-regnl pro
cession, wero conspicuous by the Fplen
dor of their nttlre. They were followed
by the newly-constituted Imperial Ca
det corps, comprising thirty mahara
jahs, headed by Sir Pertab Singh, look
ing superb In their wntto coats, blue
turbans and decorations.
Tho excitement was at a fever heat
as the first elephants, with gold und
silver howduhs, of the stuff olllcers
came In view and commenced to circle
around tho Mosque. Tho finest ele
phants In Asia passed In front of the,
great Jumma Musjid, the steps of
which wero thronged with distinguished
personages. Including tho viceroy's
American and British guests and tho
delegates from the colonies and from
other parts of tho empire.
The enormous animals shullled slow
ly by, many of the massive howdahs of
quaint und rich design being sur
mounted by magnificent canopies of
gold-embroidered and bejewelled tapes
try. Tho bodies of tho animals wero
almost hidden by their trappings of
crimson, purple und gold. Bands of
gold encircled their tusks, golden brace
lots were on their ankles, gold and sil
ver bells wero hanging from their
neck-chains, ami their heads were
painted uml Uei'oratnl Ut every conceivable-
color. The mnhouts (elephant
drivers) were clad in tho brightest at
tire, as wcra tho attendant spearmen,
who marched by tho elephants' sides.
In tho rear of the procession rode
General Lord Kitchener, coinmauder-ln-chlef
of India. Ho wus surrounded
by a brilliant staff und followed by tho
heads of the provinces, with escorts of
Indian cavalry and tribal leaders from
beyond the border line,
Down the main street moved the cor
tege, through lines of saluting soldiers
und excited, surging. salaaming
throngs of natives; through tho un
dent city, with the balconies and
housetops teeming with life, and
through the Moreo Gate Into tho open
There, after a four-mile march, the
elephants of tho viceroy and tho Duko
of Connaught halted bldo by side, anil
the pageant wus concluded with the
great princes filing by, their elephants
trumpeting a salute,
The viceroy was In state uniform,
Lady Curzon was dressed iu gray, the
Duke of Connaught had on n field
marshal's uniform, and tho Duchess of
Connaught was uttlred in blue. They
received a llutterlntr welcome at all
Tho viceroy and the Dukti of Con
naught subsequently drovo to tho main
Scone of Chaos.
The roads, ufter the passage of the
procession, presented a, scene of chaos,
as tho camel carriages, inula- carts,
landaus, bicycles and bullock carts
pressed onward in btrango confusion.
Thero wero many breakdowns, and
many hoiu-s elapsed before the people
were able to -uturn to their camps.
Tomorrow the viceroy will open the
grout Indian Arts Exhibition, which
happily had bttn arranged in combina
tion with the 'jlurbar. This exhibition
will he the most elaborate of Its kind
ever held. Government emissaries
have been traveling through India for
many months, collecting from publlo
and private sources tho most precious
objects In each and ordering of select
ed artisans the choicest products of
The crowning event will be on Thurs
day, when the coronation will bo held.
The greut amphitheater Is shaped like
a horseshoe. Tho viceroy and Lady
Curzon will arrive In stale, with a full
escort, and will occupy a dais in the
Inner recess of tho arena. Tho ruling
chlefn and leading guests will be
ranged In the front rowB of tho ad
Tho ceremony will consist of tho
reading of the coronation proclamation,
the tiring of a royal salute, playing by
massed bands, the viceroy's uddress to
the assembled multitude and the pres
entation of tho ruling princes.
Tho night of Jan. '1 the city will he
Illuminated In the matchless Indian
manner, which Is far mora artistic than
western methods. Thero will be a
grand display of fireworks.
All sorts of other celebrations are to
follow, Including a state ball, n. chapter
of thu Indian orders and a. grand re
view of all the troops, British and
FOURTH SESSION OP
Henry White Delivers an Address, on
"The Union Shop" Other Mat
By Kxcluine Wire (rem The AsocUted Fresi.
Philadelphia, Dec. 29. The fourth
session of the annual meeting of the
American Economic association was
opened today by the discussion of
problems of organized labor. Henry
White, secretary of the United Gar
ment Workers of America, delivered an
address on "The Union Shop."
The discussion was taken part In by
Samuel B. Donnelly, former president
Typographical union No. 6, New York;
Hamilton Carhurt, Detroit, and John
E. George, assistant professor of ecoo
mlcs, Northwestern university. The
alms of organized labor was the toplo
of the afternoon session. Frank K.
Foster, of Boston, chairman of the
legislative committee of the Massachu
setts Federation of Labor, read a
paper on "The Ideals of Trade Unions."
The discussion which followed the
reading of the paper was participated
in by Simeon B. Chase, manager of tho
King Philip Mill, Fall Blver; Melville
.1. Ford," manager of the executive
board of the International Association
of Machinists. New York; Felix Adler,
professsor of social and political ethics,
Columbia university, and George Gun
ton, president Institute of Social Econ
omics. New York.
At the conclusion of the reading of
papers, it was announced that John
Mitchell was, unable to be present. Mr.
Mitchell sent a letter of regret. In
which he stated that pressure of Mine
Workers' business prevented his at
tendance. Jeremiah W. Jenks, professor of po
litical economy and politics, Cornell
university, was the chief speaker of to
night's session of tho convention. His
topic, "Currency Problems In tho
Orient," wus discussed by Charles A.
Conant, treasurer Morton Trust com
pany, New York, and G. Bruce Web
ster, New York agent of tho Chartered
Bank of India, Australia and China,
IS NOT HOPELESS
Defeat of the Sultan's Troops Is Said
to Have Been Duo to a Surprise.
By Kvlushe Wire from Tho Associated Treat.
Madrid, Dec. 2. Premier Sllvcla
says the Spanish minister at Tangier,
telegraphs that he has hud an Inter
view with the minister of foreign af
fairs of Morocco, who, while he takes a
serious view of tho situation, says It is
not hopeless. Tho defeat of the sul
tan's troops, the foreign minister adds,
was duo to a surprise. Ho claims
there has been no serious buttle.
Tho premier added he supposed oth
er powers would send warships to
Thoso army officers who wcrf absent
on furloughs have been ordered to re
turn to their posts. A regiment of in
fantry bus left for Algcclras und an
other Is being hold In readiness to go.
Forces of cavalry, artillery and engi
neers, us well us a detachment of the
hospital corps aro also ready to bo
Valetta, Island of Malta, Dec, 29. H.
M, S. Huechunte, the llagshlp of Ad
miral Walker, together with tho Brit
ish battleships Cuuopus and Victorious
ami the cruiser Diana, h.tvo left hero
for Gibraltar, It Is believed hi connec
tion with the Moroccan situation. Tho
battleship Implacable will follow the
other warships shortly.
London, Dec. 30, A despatch to tho
Times from Tangier, dated Dec, 29, says
a courier from Fez reports the Chris
tians thero to bo bafo. The mission
ary women are In the Urltlsh constitute.
Tho attack on the camp occurred ut
night time. It Is reported thut 3,000
of tho sultan's troops wore killed, An
absurd rumor Is current, continues tho
correspondent, that tho French aro sup
porting tho rebels. As a matter of
fact the antl-Chrlstlan movement Is
more dangerous to tho French thuu to
anybody else, as It threatens them In
Tangier Is tranquil, No disturbances
of any kind need be feared here.
DEATHS OF A DAY,
By Cxcliulr Wire from The Auccltted Pien.
New Yoik, Dec, 29. Hugc-mi Jones, a
member of tho Heekcr-Jones-Jcwnll Mill
ing company, died at tlm Presbyterian
hospital lieru tod.iy. Ho resided lu Eliz
abeth, N. J.
Omuha, Neb., D;o. 29. John J. DIckoy,
superintendent of tho westurn district of
tint Western Union 'Telegraph company,
died nt his homu here tonight. Ills ileutli
was very sudden uud was tho result of un
uttck ot lu grippe, wiuch later developed
into pneumonia ' j
THE WANSTEAD ACCIDENT.
Investigation Shows No Superior
Officer Was to Blame.
By Kxeluilve Wlro from Tlie Associated Pre-.
Montreal, Dec. 29. Mr. McGulgnn,
mnnnger of the Grand Trunk railway,
In a statement this afternoon, explains
had It not been for the blinding snow
storm, tho WniiBtead accident would
have been averted as the ibad be
tween Wanstead and Watford Is per
fectly straight for four miles. It has
been claimed that the operator could
have remedied his mistake at King's
Court, but thu latter Is not a night sta
tion and the train, which was runnlrig
at tho rato of 70 miles an hour, covered
tho distance between Wanstead and
Watford, which Is a steep down grade
in sido of four and a half minutes.
The conductor, Mr. McGulgan says,
certainly went Into the telegraph olllco
at Watford and obtulned his clearing
order. If the operator has an order
which he claims cancelled the original
one', he must produce It.
After tho coroner's Inquiry Is con
cluded the arand Trunk will Institute
an investigation of its own.
"In the meantime," said Mr. McGul
gan, today, "I do not feel justified In
making any further charges, but I will
say that so far as we can ascertain no
superior oillcer of tho road Is to blame.
It is simply one of thoso Inexplicable
accidents In which the human mind
has been lacking-.
"The material loss to property will
not exceed ten or tlfteen thousand dol
lars, but the company expects it will
have to face a loss of a quarter of a
million by the time all the claims have
There can bo no blame attached to
the engineer, MucKenzle, Mr. McGul
gan says, and tho charge that he was
overworked Is not true. The train in
question, No. C, left Niagara Falls at
2.23 p. m., reaching tho tunnel at 9.25
p. m.. so that the train crew were only
on duty seven hours.
DAVIES DEPERS THE
Attorney General of New York
Xeaves the Whole Matter to His
By Txclusho Wire from 'f h Associated Prcv.
Albany, N. Y y.e. 29. Attorney
General Davles todny promulgated a
decision upon tho application pending
before him for the commencement ot
un ncllun against the Philadelphia and
Heading Coal and Iron company and
others, under the so-calltd unti-trust
law. He defers tho whole question to
his successor, saying that no further
action will bo taken during his term of
In his memorandum ho reviews the
history of the petition before him, re
fraining from "embarrassing my succs
sor," as he says, "by uny expression of
opinion upon my part."
"It is hardly necessary for me to
recall," he says, "the state ot public
feeling and the excited condition of the
public minds at tlie dutes mentioned,
growing out of the coal strike und the
suffering, actual and threatened, from
tho coal famine.
"At tho time when this petition was
lllcd, conferences were being held on
the subject between the parties inter
ested and llio president, and while the
application before pie was pending, a
commission wus appointed by thu
president of the United States to arbi
trate the differences between tho opera
tors and their employes, und the min
ing of coal was thereupon resumed.
Thus the immediate and urgent ques
tion of a supply of winter fuel for tho
people was disposed of. The proceed
ings before the commission aro Mill in
progress, and It Is not likely that they
will bo terminated during my term of
oillce. In my Judgment, nothing ought
to be done which might In any way in
terfere with the proceedings of that
body or with the settlement of tho
great questions of public interest which
It Is considering and endeavoring to
"If the attorney general shall ulti
mately decide that the puuliu Interest
demands tho commencement of an ac
tion against those companies, It bhould
bo postponed until after the, report of
the commission appointed by the
president and the controversy between
tho operators and tho miners ter
minated." THE UNION LABEL FAD.
Big Extension of Its Use Contem
plated in Chicago,
Uy Inclusive Wile fruni The Associated Prcu.
Chicago, Dec. 29. A movement Is on
foot among the organized worklngmen
of Chlengo to put a union label on
every pleco of building muterlal and
furniture that goes Into a house.
Within three months, It Is predicted,
carpets, picture frames, mirrors, chairs,
doors, bricks and doormats will bear
tags showing that they wero made by
WILL SUPERVISE COLLECTION
OF ITALIAN CLAIMS.
By Cxclmnc Wire frvm'Ui .Usoelited Prcsi,
Home, Dec, 29, -Tho Italian minister nt
Tho llngue, tho Ciiewiller Tuguanl, has
been ordcicd personally tu supervlho tho
procfiiuro In tho mutter of the settlement
of tho Italian claims against YcnezuiU
beforo tho International peaco court nt
President's New Year Compliments.
Oj Eicluilvt Wire from The Aiiociittd I'rtn.
Ottawa, Ont., Dec. 29. Tlia governor
general has received a prlvato telegram
from tho president of the United States
conveying best wishes to himself and
I.udy Mlnto for tho Now Ycur and ox
pressing earnest hopo for tho wclfuro und
prosperity of Canada.
The Friends of tlie Measure Arc Now
Gonslderablu Concerned Over
SENATORS TAKE GROUND
AGAINST THE SCHEME
These Are of Two Classes: Those Whd
Are Opposed on Principle to Anji
"Tariff Tinkering," and Those Wha
Represent States Whose Products
May Be Affected by the Conces
sions Extended to Cuba by the Pen
ding Treaty Apprehension Tlia
the Ratification of the Cuban Cjn-X
cessions May Establish Danger
ous Precedent. j
By Lclushe Wire from Tlie A4ocI.itil Prm
Washington, Dec. 29. Considerable
opposition la developing to tho ratifi
cation of the Cuban reciprocity treaty
now pending in tho senate. It is not
taking quite the form that the opposi
tion to the Cuban legislation took last
spring, but It is sufficient in substance
to give concern to th friends of the
From tlmo to time, as opportunity of
fers, tho president is discussing' tho
matter with 6enatoro, particularly
those who ar known to have objected
to tho enactment of legislation extend
ing tariff concessions to the Cuban re
public. Several weeks ago it appeared
that the treaty, when presented to the
senate would be ratified without diffi
culty; but some senators now are takr
lug as strong ground against the treaty
as they took against tho legislation pro
posed at the last session of congress.
These senators aro of two classses,
who are opposed on principle to nny
"tariff tinkering" and those who rep
resent states whoso products may ,'be
affected by the concessions "extended
to Cuba by the pending .treaty.
Senators of the first class' .might be
inuticeci to support t no .treaty, inasmuch
as It does not invol'C..in their. view, u
atttick on the system of protection,
were It not for their apprcHeiislon that
the ratification of the Curii'A treaty may
lead to a demand from other countries
that they, too,' be accorded special tar- ,
iff concessions by the United States. ; It
has been Indicated to the president that
in the event or the ratification of ths
Cuban treaty, a demand may be ex
pected from Germany within thirty
days for concessions similar to thosid
Desire of tho Emperor.
The most distinct desire of the G
man emperor, it is pointed out, is n
the extension of the foreign commcile
of his empire. He. of course, rogai
Cuba as a nation foreign to tho Unl
States, and so far ns that point Is c.
cornea, on an tours wun uermany.
tariff concessions are granted to Cu
Germany, under the most favored
tlon clause, will request that she
given similar concessions. That
quest may take the form almost oi
demand. If It be not granted the
Is expressed that Germany may hi
ato legislation that will be inimical
tho Industrial development of tl
country, so tar as uermany is coir
corned, even If it should not curtal
American commerce already estab
lished In Germany and its possession
The sumo argument is applied ,t
other romu ries, Germany being usp
simply ns an example of what may b
expected of all of the great forejgn na
tlons wiih which the United Stnt.es
extensive commercial relations.
Today the president had an hour
conference with Senntnr'Seott, of Wes
Virginia, during which they discussed
the reciprocity question in all Its
phases. Senator Scott Is offering no
captious opposition to tho Cuban
treaty, but lie Is particularly desirous
that nothing should be done which In
the end might result in difficulties
nrlslng out of our present tariff policy
The president, It is said, believes
that llio Cuban treaty will be ratlffi
Ho desires that It should be ratified n?
promptly as possible and with as little
friction as possible.
He sees In the proposed ratification
no possible assault on tho tariff sys
tem of this country, and believes that
It would be simply tho redemption of
a promise, direct or Implied, mado to
the Cuban people when they wero in
tho throes of tho organization of their
government. In this view the presi
dent Is supported by a large majority
of tho Republican senators. While
somo trouble Is anticipated In ratifying
tho treaty, it is genernllv believed that
ratification will not be delayed ecrl
Ily Inclusive Wire from i he .twisted Press..
Hurrlsburg, Dee, -!i -A charter was Is
sued toduy by the stuto department to th
Gordon Supply und Manufacturing com
pany of Scrunton; capital, $100,009.
Local data for Dec, 29, 190.':
Highest temperatiiro .,,.,, 1'6 degree.1
Lowest temperature ,,,, U degree
S a. m. ,, , j; par cent,
S p. iu , ,,,,,,,.. 5-6 per cepr.
Precipitation, Si houra ended 8 p. in..
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