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INDIANAPOLIS. THURSDAY 3IORXIXG, JANUARY 30, 1902 TKN PAGES.
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HERE IS PUBLICITY
UNITED STAT KS STEEL CORPORA
TION 11 r (ii'hm:d its hooks.
Stockholder nml the People (irnrr
nlly Informed of the Operation
of the (irrat Concern.
ITS POLICY ALSO OUTLINED
EFFORT WILL nC MADE TO KKKP
PRICES OF PRODI CTS UNCHANGED.
General Business Interests of the
Country Benefited by Stability In
Ilatea for Iron and Steel.
OUTLOOK FOR 1902 BRIGHT
ENORMOUS TRANSACTIONS SHOW'S
n' Tili; BALANCE SHEET.
Cost or I'ropertles Owned by the Cor
poration Given as 91,4.17, 4 1,M;2
NEW YORK. Jan. 20. A preliminary re
port covering the operations of the United
State? Steel Corporation since It came into
existence ten months ago was made to the
stockholders to-day. It was a forerunner
to the more extended resume to be submit
ted at the annual general meeting on Feb.
17 and was designed to familiarize the
shareowners with the financial status of
the company and the trade situation in
the market where it buys and sells. The
report, signed by both Charles M. Schwab
and Elbert II. Hary, declared present busi
ness and future outlook viewed ahead
through 1DC to be highly satisfactory. The
report raid: "The outlook for the year 1002
Is very bright. Everything indicates that
all the facilities of each subsidiary com
pany will be taxed to their utmost to supply
the demand that is being made. The actual
business now booked and of which ship
ment Is being called for faster than it can
be supplied amounts to more than half the
total combined annual capacity of all the
companies. The heavier products like rails,
billets, plates and structural material are
sold up to the productive capacity of the
mills until near the end of the year. In
the more highly finished products the con
sumption In each case Is greater now than
at the corresponding period In 1901, which it
should be remembered was an abnormally
heavy j-ear. The expectation therefore of
those closely connected with the manufac
ture and sile of these highly finished
products Is for a demand even larger than
that of 11 and up to the limit of pro'ue
"tlon. Discussing prices, the report said they
could have been advanced, but that it was
decided to be better policy to refrain from
doing bo. The reference to prices follows
In part: "The demand for products has
been so great that prices could easily have
been advanced. Indeed higher prices have
been voluntarily offered by customers who
were anxious for the immediate execution
cf orders, but the companies have firmly
maintained the position of not advancing
prices, believing that the existing prices
were sufficient to yield a fair return on
capital and maintain the properties in sat
isfactory physical condition and that the
collateral advantages to be gained In the
long run by refusing to advance prices
would be of substantial and lasting value
net only to the companies but also to the
general business Interests of the country."
The report asserted that this policy as to
prices had not only a reassuring effect on
the trade but contributed to the restoration
of confidence in the general business situa
tion. HARMONIZING THE WORK.
The report said that great progress had
been made in the general plan to harmonize
the work of the many plants, to secure per
fect co-operation and to effect economy in
manufacture, but that the end had not
. been' reached and that favorable results
might still be accomplished. The depart
ments of ore mining, coal mining, coke
manufacture and lake transportation, the
report stated, have been thoroughly sys
tematized and the managements of manu
lacturing plants have been brought into
closer relationship. Advantage has been
taken of the cheapest distribution in the
fcchme of economies.
The report reviewed the larger financial
operations of the company, including those
of its organizations, printed the recently
published statement of earnings for the
first nine months of the existence of the
company and gave a condensed general bal
ance sheet for Nov. 3;. 1901. The settle
ment with the underwriting syndicate was
thus stated: "The residue of the common
and preferred stock of this corporation, de
livered to the syndicate under the contract
of March 1". VjCI. and not used for the ac
Qui5ltion by It of the stocks of the specified
companies being the shares which, as
Mated in the syndicate circular of March
I. 1101. were to be retained bv and to be
long to the syndicate, amounted to 643.97
shares of preferred stock and 649.93 shares
of common stock. This residue of stock or
the proceeds thereof, after reimbursing the
I syndicate the 5.5.00n.0u0 In cash which it
I paid to the corporation, and approximately
i;."..u0 for other syndicate obligations anil
expenses, constituted surplus or profit of
the syndicate. The transactions between
this corporation and the syndicate having
ben concluded, an agreement of final set
tlement and mutual release, dated Jan. 3,
was executed between this corporation
and the syndicate managers."
The condensed balance sheet for Nov.
showed that on that day the accounts
receivable aggregated ;43.rj0.45:t. the bills
receivable. J-'.l.-l:;. and the cash on hand.
S.'r.3:3.5-7. a grand total of Jl03.4rt.414. In
the list of assets in the balance sheet was
n credit f Inventories amounting to $:5,-
63,K7 and a subjoined tabulation showed
that it Included (res on hand valued at
$3J.776.u.r3. finished products $15.32. vtt. manu
factured supplies and miscellaneous stores
J1-.1T0.K.I. and material?, labor and ex
pense locked up in current uncompleted
bridge contracts. $y.20.351. The current lia
bilities on Nov. Jf) were stated at $il.:w.w.
and the surplus of the corporation .i.id the
Mjbsidtary companies was placed at 1174.
34. ':. The cost of the properties owned
and op!Hted by the several federated com
pa nk" wa given as Jl. to7.4ii.St";2.
"The buires of the companies." said th
report. "has been put on practically a cash
rasi. The losses actually incurred through
bad debts have been very small and little.
If any, loss !:i the collection of accounts and
1 r.otf receivable K anticipated. About 70
r rer cent, of the total current monthly ac
counts du: from customers Is now being
generally collected within thirty days and
It is the effort of the several managements
to maintain the business on a strictly cash
No i,nw for n Faith ( urlM.
HAMILTON. ().. Jan. 23. The trial of
Fylva and Lota Bishop, the faith curists,
on the charge of manslaughter, was
brought to a sudden termination this after
noon. The Iiishops refused to tall a physl-
clan to attend their child, which had been ;
burned, and it was alleged that death re- j
suited from failure to employ medical rem- j
edles. To-day a demurrer was entered to
the state s testimony on the ground that
the Ohio law did not require medical aid to
be procured for the sick. The court fus
tained the demurrer and the Bishops were
HEELY CASE TESTIMONY.
Fourteen Witnesses Exnmincd by the
l'Icnl at llnvnnn.
HAVANA. Jan. 29.-Kourteen witnesses
were examined during the hearing here to
day in the postoffice fraud cases. Inspectors
Hamilton, Keys and Waters corroborated
the testimony given by Inspector Gregory
regarding the inspection of accounts, and
the ascertaining of the amount of the
frauds. Ex-Assistant Auditor Reynolds
said a book was opened for the accounts of
the postofnees of Cuba, but that no entries
had been made In it. Reynolds testified
hat he had asked the former deputy auai
tor of Cuba. W. H. Reeves, one of the de
fendants, the reason for this, and that
Reeves had said the people below meaning
Estes O. Rathbone or C. F. W. Neely did
not want entries made in this book. Cross
examined by counsel for Rathbone, Rey
nolds said that Rathbone had not told him,
or ordered him, not to keep this account.
A Cuban named Ramierez. who was at
tached to the auditor's office, testified that
once he objected to entering an account for
the furnishing of Rathhone's residence, and
was told that this was all right. Ramler.z
said he afterward Informed Gen. Maximo
Gomez that matters were not running rigiit
at the postofflce.
LIBERATED BY BRIGANDS.
Miss Sione nud 31 me. Tnllka Said to
Have Ileen Released.
LONDON, Jan. 30. The Sofia correspond
ent of the Times, writing under date of
Jan. 2?, says: "It is reported that Miss
Stone and Madame Tsilka were liberated
this morning, on Turkish territory."
SCHLEY AT LOUISVILLE
RECEPTIONS AND A nAXQt'CT IN
HONOR OF THE ADMIRAL.
Brief Speech In Which the City's
Guest Alluded to the Death of
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 20.-Admiral
Schley to-day moved through the heaviest
sleetstorm that Louisville has seen in many
years while following the programme of
the entertainment prepared for him by the
Board of Trade. In spite of the bad weath
er more than two thousand persons visited
the Board of Trade this morning and shook
the admiral's tired but still ready and will
ing right hand. Lunch At the Pendennis
Club followed and to-night the admiral was
the guest of honor at the annual banquet
of the Board of Trade at the Gait House.
He responded with a bow to the cheers that
greeted his entry to the banquet room.
The room was flower-laden. The guests
sat at five long tables and numbered two
hundred. The speakers' table was round
and slightly elevated above the others.
Marlon E. Taylor, president of the Board
of Trade, was toastmaster. The speakers,
besides Admiral Schley, and their subjects
were: Harry Welssinger, "The Cily of
Louisville:" Governor Beckham. "The Com
monwealth of Kentucky;" Gen. T. C. Catch
ings, "The Mississippi River and the Water
ways;" A. K. Wilson. "The Growth of
Louisville." The banquet was set to begin
at 7 p. m., but the guests were late in ar
riving. When the turn of . Admiral Schley to
speak came the guests arose en masse, wav
ing their napkins and cheering. "I am
delighted," said the admiral, "to say that
tho welcome you have accorded me con
vinces me that there is nothing unhosplta
ble about Kentucky but her weather noth
ing cold about her but her sleet it has
been my desire to come within your borders
all my life, for always, I have heard of the
beauty of Kentucky women the beauty of
their brown eyes, which excel the light of
the stars. I am on record as saying that
I would shoot any man who mentioned
Santiago. A3 I have no wish to commit
suicide, I will not mention it myself, but
will relate to you the story of the death
by my side of Lieutenant McKee, a Ken
tucklan of blessed memory, some thirty
The adm!ral then told of the expedition
to exact reparation from Corea for the
burning of the American merchant ship
Sherman, the murder of her captain and
crew. After detailing the events of the
expedition, which he remarked in paren
thesis "were ancient history," the admiral
concluded with a renewal of his assurances
of the gratitude which he felt for his re
ception in Kentucky.
BRYAN TALKS FOR BOERS.
Criticises Ofllcinls for Condoling on
Denth of Queen Victoria.
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 29. A pro-Boer
meeting at the courthouse to-night was
addressed by Jan Krize, a former Transvaal
officer, who escaped while a prisoner of the
British and made his way to this country.
Following his address resolutions were
adopted reciting the sympathy of the meet
ing with the Boer cause, calling on Gover
nor Savage to issue a proclamation similar
to that of Governor Yates, of Illinois, and
requesting contributions for destitute Boer
William J. Bryan made an extended ad
dress applauding the sentiment of the reso
lutions. He criticised the sending by of
ficials at Washington of messages of con
dolence on the death of Queen Victoria and
the dowager Empress of Germany and the
neglect to transmit a word of sympathy to
Paul Kruger when his wife died Mr. Bryan
urged that efforts be made to bring Mr.
Kruger to the United States, where he said
the true sentiment of the people in his
cause could be manifested.
'SLIP" IN A STEEL PLANT.
One Man Burned to Denth In Molten
Metal and Four Injured.
CHICAGO, Jan. 29. In an accident known
as a "slip" at the plant of the Illinois Steel
Company, at South Chicago, early to-day-Michael
Obranski was killed and four
others were so severely Injured they prob
ably will die. Cold weather Is thought to
have been the immediate cause of the acci
dent. It Is supposed the molten Iron at the
top of blast furnace No. 10 became chilled
and clogged at the top. Then when the
men opened the ventilator at the bottom to
draw out the metal, the whole mass fell
down, forcing the scathing metal out upon
the workmen with a splash. The men were
covered from head to foot with the white
hot metal. John Polackowich, one of the
Injured, became crazed with pain, and
wrapped In a sheet of flame, ran screaming
toward the lake. He was overtaken, how
ever, and with the other injured men was
carried to the company's hospital.
It was reported by the company's officials
that the falling of the mass of solid steel
cuused an explosion which in turn forced
the molten iron and flames out of the tap
ping hole upon the men.
Two .Men Injured.
WELLSTON. O.. Jan. 23. By an explo
sion at the Wcllston Iron and steel plant
to-day Charles Gee and Charles Atwood
were severely Injured. Gee probably fa
tally. The men are top fillers, and fell
seventy-eight fet as a result of the explo
sion. The accident was the result of a
slip in the furnace.
THEY WILL BEGIN THEIR CONFER
U.NCE THIS MORNING.
The Convention by Resolution Speaks
Its 311ml About Federal In.
WILL MEET HERE AGAIN
HEREAFTER OFFICERS "WILL BE
The MorniiiK Taken I'p in Amending
the Constitution of the Or.
The United Mine Workers held a special
session last night in order to conclude their
business and be prepared to meet the coal
operators of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and
Pennsylvania, who are in the interstate
agreement. In joint conference at 10 o'clock
this morning. The meeting will be held in
Tomlinson Hall, where the miners have
been in session for the last ten days. Pres
ident Mitchell will call the convention to
order, and as has been the custem, an oper
ator will be selected to preside at the ses
sions. The scale formulated by the miners Is one
that will not be adjusted without serious
debate. It is believed by many operators
and miners who have expressed themselves
that there are questions other than a de
mand for an increase in wages that will be
paramount in effecting a settlement. The
demand ot" the miners for a run of mine
system throughout the competitive field
will-meet with most serious opposition
from those operators not working their
mines on that sys'tem, particularly from
Ohio and Pennsylvania. Illinois is already
on a run of mine basis and the run of mine
or screen basis In Indiana depends upon
how the coal is sold. The movement in
establishing a run of mine system has been
gradually working eastward and the miners
will try, at this conference, to place the
entire field on that system. The differential
between pick and machine mining is also
an important question that will not be de
cided until both sides have debated and
ore willing to meet each other half way.
The mine workers finished the business
of their convention by unanimously select
ing Indianapolis for their meeting place
next year. Other places contesting were
Scranton, Pittsburg. Birmingham, Colum
bus, O.; Kansas City, Springfield, 111.;
New York city, Spring Valley, 111., and
Whatchecr, la. It was decided that the
city receiving the highest number of votes
be the choice of the convention. Indian
apolis was first on the list, and when the
vote was taken nearly every delegate in
the hall arose to his feet and cheered. The
vote was so nearly unanimous that all of
the other cities dropped out of the race,
and a motion to make the vote unanimous
was carried with a whoop. Added to this
an amendment was added to instruct the
delegates that will be represented in the
conference with the operators to vote for
the next Joint conference to be held in In
dianapolis. Indianapolis was placed in
nomination by W. D. Ryan, secretary
treasurer of the Illinois district.
On convening last evening the delegates
first disposed of the report of the constitu
tion committee. After the amendment pro
viding for the election of officers was
adopted yesterday the committee was di
rected to draw up a suitable amendment
for the constitution which was read and
passed upon last night. There were sev
eral arguments on technical amendments
before it was adopted, but no important
changes were made.
An amendment was passed providing that
all assessments levied by the executive
board must be made by not Jess than a
DISTRICT VICE PRESIDENTS.
Another amendment providing thfik dis
trict vice presidents shall be called u con
ference with the other district officsrs be
BURY THE HATCHET.
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fore a strike can be ordered was adopted.
Then the constitution was adopted as a
The committee on transportation report
ed that It will cost the miners $9,5no to
pay the railroad fares of delegates to and
from the convention.
The special committee appointed to elraft
resolutions on the Chinese exclusion act
and injunctions was then called for. On
the Chinese .exclusion law the following
resolutions were adopted without a dissent
"Whereas, the United States, since the
foundation of the government, has been
considered the asylum and refuge for the
oppressed of the whole world, and
"Whereas, Experience has shown that it
is injudicious, unwise and threatening t?
our Republican form of government to ad
mit to this country a certain vicious and
evil class of all people and races, ami
"Whereas, It has been peculiarly degrad
ing to American labor, the foundation of
our Republic, to admit the Chinese, who,
as is well known, do not assimilate oi
blend with our popular institutions nor as
sist in uplifting the human race, therefore,
"Resolved, That we, the representative
of the thirteenth annual convention of the
United Mine Workers of America, repre
senting SOO.OuO mine workers, and over l.GoO,
000 of people, petition and instruct our rep
resentatives in the Congress of the United
States to re-enact what is popularly known
as the Chinese exclusion law, which ex
pires on or about May 1, next, with such
amendment thereto as will positively forbid
and prohibit any and all Chinese from
landing in the United States or on any
of its Territories where such Chinese may
come in competition directly or indirectly
with American labor, and. be it further
"Resolved, That a copy of these resolu
tions, signed by our national officers and
J. SMITH TALLEY,
A prominent coal operator.
members of the executive board, be sent
to the United States senators and mem
bers of the House of Representatives."
This was signed by W. B. Wilson, presi
dent, and W. D. Ryan, secretary.
On injunctions the following resolution
was also unanimously adopted:
"The history of the Anglo-Saxon and
kindretl races has been one continuous
struggle on the part of the common people
for more equitable conditions and higher
civilization. To attain these ends they
have, whenever the occasion required it,
resisted the authority of the king, the lords
and their representatives, the judiciary,
and have submitted to improper and unjust
restraint only when the restraints have
been placed upon them by representatives
ef their own selection, and violations of
the same have been decided by twelve of
their peers when all the evidence in the
case has been heard. The fundamental law
of the United States tlivldes our form of
government into three different depart
ments. There is a lesislature to jiact
laws, a judiciary to interpret them, and an
executive to see that they are enforced. In
recent years the judiciary has. in many in
stances, usurped the rights of legislatures
by making laws and trying to hide from
the public the fact that they are making
laws by ealling them injunctions. When
an injunction is issued It says to the people
it is intended to restrain, that they must
not do certain things, and it is often the
case that the persons enjoined have an
undoubted and moral right to d. the things
they are restrained from doin. nd have
no means of redress from any wrongs that
may be done to them. When it is alleged
that an injunction issued by any judge has
been violated, and the parties enjoined are
accused of being in contempt, no amount of
sophistry can hide the fact that the judge
is the aggrieved party.
It is his order that is supposed to be held
In contempt and his authority decides, and
yet being the aggrieved party, he inva
riably sits in judgment in the case. We
deny the right of any man to formulate
any law for guidance or government or to
fine and imprison us for any cause without
a trial by Jury. It Is a well-known fact
that injunctions were issued not for th
purpose of preventing trades unionists
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SERIES OF ACCIDENTS
THIt in? I'HHSOXS KILLED INSTANTLY
AND TWO FATALLY INJURED.
Score of Others 3Iore or Lens Hurt, All
the Result of. Two Huiiaivny
ONE DASHED DOWN A HILL
Jl'MPECJ INTO A RAILWAY STATION
AND WAS WRECKED.
Other Followed nnd Plunged Into the
Crowd that Collecteil Young
Couple I'ntlnnntetl by Injury.
riTTSBURG, Jan. 23. Three persons
killed, two fatally hurt, and a score of
others more or less injureel Is the record
made by two runaway cars on the Monon
gahela branch of the Tittsburg Railway
JOHN M'FADDKN, aged twenty-four
MARY KINKAID, aged nineteen.
ROBERT TRUSH, aged twenty-nine,
CHARLES WRIGHT, motorman, arms
broken, hurt internally; will die.
ALEXANDER SANDERS (colored), both
legs broken, hurt Internally; will die.
JAMES FRYNE, motorman, seriously cut
FRANK SMALL, leg broken in two
places; badly cut.
THOMAS CAMPBELL. Wilmerding, tel
ler Farmers' .National Bank,- Pittsburg; cut
and bruised all over body.
COMER DAVIS, cut and bruised.
JACOB SMITH, seriously cut about head.
JAMES BROAD, bruised.
LIZZIE MINNER, cut and bruised.
A number of others were hurt, but none
seriously enough to be taken to the hos
pital. The accident happened at the foot of the
long hill running Into Wilmerding from
McKeesport. A car without passengers
got beyond control of the motorman and
dashed down the hill, one and a quarter
miles long, at a terrific speeel. At the
bottom it jumped Into the Pennsylvania
Railroad station, carrying away the side
of the depot and tearing up the platform.
Charles M. Wright, the motorman, was
so badly hurt he cannot recover. A large
crowd gathered about the wreck, and
twelve minutes later a second runaway
car came tearing down the hill and
plowed into the crowd with death-dealing
On the way down the hill the second car
struck a carriage containing James Broad
and Lizzie Minner, on their way to Mc
Keesport to be married. The carriage was
completely wrecked, and the driver, Alex
ander Saunders, was fatally hurt. The
young couple escaped with comparatively
slight injuries, and later were married.
The scene at the wreck when the second
car was hurled into the crowd was beyond
description. A blinding sleet storm pre
vailed at the time, and it is said the two
cars "skated" down the hill with brakes
CHARGED WITH HOMICIDE.
Neprro Who Wns In Clinrge of Dyna
mite Arrnltfiied in Court.
NEW YORK, Jan. 23. Moses Ephs, the
negro who was in charge of the dynamite
at the Fortieth-street shaft of the Rapid
Transit tunnel on Monday, when the ex
plosion in which there was loss of life,
was arraigned to-day. charged with homo
cide. Kphs said there were twelve boxes,
each containing seventy-live sticks, in the
dynamite house the day of the explosion,
lie said they used 5"0 sticks a day, and got
a fresh supply each day.
Attorney Jerome lit lo!lee Court.
NEW YORK. Jan. 20.-I)istrict Attorney
W. T. Jerome appeared in Police Court to
day to answer to a charge of assault made
against him by John S. Murray, a coroner's
clerk. Murray alleged that Jerome hit him
in the face while he (Murray) was en
gaged "In clearing the coroner's court at the
close of the hearing of the Rapid Transit
tunnel explosion on Monday. When the
case was called the complainant asked for
an adjournment, saying he had not been
able to secure the attendance of several
important witnesses. The magistrate set
the hearing for Tuesday next.
WITH MILLIONS OF CAPITAL.
Incorporntion of New Concerns in
New Jersey and Delaware.
DOVER, Del.. Jan. 20.-The Combined
Harvester and Thresher Company, of
Piqua, O., capital Jl.O"0.0"0. to manufacture
farming implements, has been incorporated
here. Incorporators: Ira T. Swartz, Alex
ander Gump, John H. Sayers, George P.
Steinlacre. David S. Lindsay. V. Campbell,
of Piqua; Edgar S. Banta, Urbana, o.; W.
R. Sayers. Nashville. Tenn.
The American Surety Company, of Lex
ington. Ky., capital JX(a was also In
corporated. La Campania Mcxicano de Fomento. a
New York mining company, incorporated
herei last June, has increased its capital
stock from J1.ik,0) to $5,ooo,(.ot.
TRENTON, N. J.. Jan. 23. The New Or
leans Railway Company, capital $T.."o.itoi.
to operate and construct street railways,
has just been incorporated. The incorpora
tors are Walter R. H. Hanlinpham.
Charles F. Gehrman, Malcolm N: Butler,
Henry B. Pogfon, all of Jersey City.
QUEER STORY FROM VIENNA.
Prince Henry CominK tn liny the
Philippines for the Knlser.
VIENNA, Jan. 23. The Neues Wiener
Tageblatt asserts that negotiations are in
progress for the sale of the Philippine
Islands to Germany, and that the visit of
Admiral Prince Henry to the United States
Is preliminary to the announcement of this
TWO SUICIDES OF A KIND
CHICAGO IllRC.LAR BLOWS OUT HIS
DRAINS TO ESCAPE ARREST.
Self-Confessed Anarchist nt Tnterson,
X. J., Inhales Gas Rather
Than Go to Prison.
CHICAGO, Jan. 23.-J. M. Walsh, charged
with burglary, barricaded a door in a room
in4 the Revere House this morning when
arrest seamed imminent and committed
suicide by blowing out his brains. A burg
lary had been committed several days ago
in the home of A. C. Kaltenbrun by the
connivance of a woman servant and $100,
a gold watch and several trinkets stolen.
The police began a hot pursuit which
closed about this man. Walsh registered
at the hotel early last night and several
hours later when the pollc demanded ad
mittance blocked their way. As the of
ficers forced open the deor Walsh lired a
bullet into the right side of his head and
fell unconscious. He was removed to the
Pasavant Hospital, where he died soon
after. Letters written to friends which he
left confessed to the crime.
End of an Anarchist.
NEW YORK, Jan. 23. Hugo Möhr, a
self-confessed Anarchist, to cheat the law
committed suicide at his home in Taterson,
N. J., by inhaling illuminating gas. Möhr
when arrested Saturday and arraigned be
fore Judge Senior on a charge of, abusing
his family, admitted that he was an An
archist and that he was proud of it. He
was released on bail. As soon as he reached
his home he proceeded to attack his wife
and the children. They reported the matter
to the police. While they were out he se
cured a rubber hose, fastened one end of
it to a gas jet in the kitchen, ran it through
a hole he bored in his bed-room door lor
the purpose, carried it to the bed and threw
himself down on the be'fl with the other
end of the tube in his mouth, the gas hav
ing been turned on full in the kitchen.
When the police arrived Mohr was dead. He
had elevoted nearly all his life to the study
Hoy Killed Probably While Defending
Ills Employer! 3Ioney.
CHICAGO, Jan. 23. Mystery surrounds
the death of seventeen-year-old Horace
Schroeder, who was found dead face down
ward, with a bullet hole in his heart, early
to-day on the floor of D. C. Burns's gro
cery, Sacramento avenue and Lexington
street. Beneath the body was found a bag
of coins and bills, the change used In the
grocery. Near by lay a revolver, four
chambers of which had been recently emp
tied. The boy worked for Burns, and it
was his duty to open the place of business
each morning. Two bullet holes through the
window of the store and a number of holes
in the woodwork and showcases indicated
that the boy had defended the property ef
his employer from robbers with his life.
Schroeder came from Cedarville, Greene
TWO ROBBERS KILLED.
Two Ottieers Badly Wounded in n
FiKht witli the Thieves.
GALLIPOLIS, O.. Jan. 23. Two notorious
burglars and cracksmen are dead. Deputy
Sheriff W. S. Mannering is seriously
wounded, and Marshal Peter Fintzenwald
of Athens, is, perhaps, mortally, wounded
as the result of an attempt to rob Mrs.
Mary Priest, an aged and wealthy widow,
of this city, to-night.
The plans of the robbers had been tipped
off to the Athens officers, who came here
to-day, and, with the local authorities, pre
pared to frustrate them. The officers lay
in wait at the house, and upon the appear
ance of the robbers a battle ensued, in
which both were killed and the officers
MISTAKE BY A DOCTOR.
Gave His Youiik Wife a Done of Mor
phine Instentl of Quinine.
KNOXVILLE. Tenn.. Jan. 23 Mrs. Dr.
Michael M. Kinscr died to-day from the
effects of a capsule of morphine taken last
night by mistake for quinine. Dr. Kinscr
took a similar dose, and he may not re
cover. He prepared the two doses last
night, his wife having handed him a mor
phine bottle by mistake for a quinine bot
tle. The drug was intended to counteract
a cold. They were married Jan. . Mrs.
Kinser was Miss Lelia Bell Patton, of
Poison In the CeifTee.
SPRINGFIELD, O.. Jan. 23. Mrs. George
Turner, colored, died in horrible agony to
day from drinking poisoned coffee. Ihr
husband and three children are lying in a
critical condition, but it is thought that
they will recover. It is presurnt d that a
rat "which had eaten poison fell into the
well' and poisoned the water.
South Rend (iroeer Is President.
MILWAUKEE. Wis.. Jan. 2y. Joseph K.
Williams, of South Bend. Ind.. was elected
president of the National Association of
Retail Grocers at to-day's session. Other
officers elected were: Vice president, Will
iam Gray. Brooklyn, N. Y.; secretary,
Charles Pfeiffer, St. I.ouis; treasurer. E. G.
Ashley, Toledo. O. George L. Dingman. of
Minnesota, addressed the convention on the
benefits to be derived from a national pure
W SO BELLICOSE
SENATORS DID NOT THREATEN EACH
Dehnte on the Philippine Question
However was Tinned with Acri
mony und at Times Spirited.
DUBOIS TO THE TORE AGAIN
INSISTED MANILA DISPATCHES AUK
.CENSORED II V THE ARMY.
Lacked Proof, hut Claimed to He Det
ter Pouted than Either Secretary
Root or General Grecly.
LETTER READ BY BEVERIDGE
SHOWING THERE IS NO EMBARGO ON
Howl from WelllnRton Raeon An
Kcred h.v LodRe Tillman to Draw
from the Fount of Liberty.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.-For an hour to
day the Senate had under discussion the
question whether a censorship of press dls-(
patches exists in Manila. While no such
turbulent scenes ns yesterday's were en
acted, the debate for a time was very spi -ited.
The secretary of war was quoted a
saying that no press censorship now ex
isted in the Philippines and a letter from
Genera! Greely, chief signal officer of the
army, was presented by Mr. Beverldge, of
Indiana, making the statement officially
that there was no censorship of press dis
patches and that "the press Is entirely
free." It was contended by the opposition
thxt a press censorship did exist in the
Philippines and that copies of every news
dispatch filed with the cable company was
filed with the military authorities. That, It
was maintained, constituted a virtual cen
sorship. Mr. Cullom. chairman of the committee
on foreign relations, delivered an extended
and carefully prepared speech on the his
tory of the reciprocity negotiations.
Addressing the Senate, Mr. Money said
the senator from Massachusetts (Mr. Hoar)
made a statement a few days ago to the
effect that the State of Massachusetts had
furnished more troops in the war of the
revolution than all that section south of
what is known as Mason and Dixon's line.
The figures had been taken, it was state-d,
from a report of General Knox, the first
secretary of war. Expressing his entire be
lief that the Massachusetts senator would
not willingly present anything to the Sen
ate but the iHcts, Mr. Money read from
authoritIes to show that the Southern sec
tion of the country had furnished its full
quota of troops, Virginia supplying 55,722
and South Carolina 31.731. The latter State
had furnished thirty-seven out of every
forty-two citizens capable of bearing arms,
while Massachusetts had furnished thirty
two out of every forty-two. He read ex
tensive extracts from historical authorities
In maintenance of his position.
Mr. Hoar explained that In whatever he
may have said upon the subject referred to
by Mr. Money, he had no purpose of Insti
tuting a comparison between any sections
of the country. He had state-d in passing
what he wished he had not stated that in
addition to the force of sailors furnished by
Massachusetts the State had supplied a
greater number of land troops than all
States south of the Potomac. He said he
would be the last person in the world to
disparage the efforts of the Southern States
in the war for Independence.
Mr. Lodge then Insisted that consideration
of the Philippine measure should be pro
ceeded with and declined to yield th(, floor
for Mr. Bacon to continue revolutionary
His declination irritated Mr. Tillman, who
said: "You can't gag us In your effort to
force this Philippine bill. How does the
senator get bis own permission to be so in
vidious and so ungracious?"
Mr. Lodge disclaimed any intention of
being ungracious. He was about to proceed
when he was interrupted by Mr. Hoar who
said: "The most emphatic argument against
this whole Philippine business"
"Is the healthy discussion of the patriotic
Impulses of our ancestors." interjecte- Mr.
Tillman, taking the idea, perhaps, if not
the words, out of the Massachusetts sena
Continuing. Mr. Lodge said that a careful
examination of the Associated Press dis
patch showed that General Wheaton had not
criticised the Senate, but had confined hi
comment to the utterances of Dr. Schur
man, whom he had a perfect right to criti
cise, in Mr. Iodge'H opinion.
Mr. Gallincer read an extract from an
Associated Pres dispatch from Manila pub
lished to-day saying that General Wheat
on's vigorous criticisms referred entirely to
Prof. Schnrmaii's speech at Boston. He
did not think the senator from Colorado
would contend that General Wheaton hat
not the rieht to criticise a private citizen.
"What I contend." replied Mr. Dubois,
"is that it is in exceedingly bad taste for
an army ofiUer to criticise the utterances
of Prof. Schurman. a man who was sent
by this government to the Philippines In a
responsible- official capacity to ascertain the
facts of the situation over there."
"I am glad," continued Mr. Dubois, "that
the sentlemc-n on the other side of the
chamber are forced now to admit the ac
curacy of the dispatch I introduced here.
That dispatch itself was censored. I will
sty there is a censorship in Manila, in my
judgment. No newspaper man can nl a
dispatch with the cable company in Manila,
without tiling an exact copy or duplicate of
it with the military authorities. You may
quibble over that fact. In my opinion, that
is a censorship."
! Mr. Lodge said he had called upon the
j Secretary of War last evening and had
j been assured by him that there was no
censoi-oip ' l' 1 1 u. w m o .tt .
ippines. "Now." said Mr. Lodge. "I give
my authority. Let the senator from Idaho
"My statement is made upon my respon
sibility as a senator," replied Mr. Dubois.
"Our committee (the Philippine committee)
can ascertain the facts if they are desired."
Mr. BeveridRe presented a letter from
General Greely, chief signal officer of the
army, dated to-day. the essential portions
of which are as follows: "Onsorphin In
the Philippine Islands has been removed
entirely between the islands and Europe
and America, save in the case of cod mes
sages of unauthorized firms having no
standing. The press H entirely fre. NfO-e.-sarilv
a limited censorship is maintained
over the messages In the Philippine ureal
pehito and t adjacent points where ln-.-urgent
troops and agents are in actlv
hostility HKalnst the I'nlted States. Pre
messages are not censored to any place In
Europe or America, but only to points
where insurgents are actively engaged,
through Juntas or other agencies, such as
in Hong-Kong or Singapore."
Mr. Beverldge thought General Greely's
letter ought to nettle the question of cen
sorship of press dispatches.
.Mr. Dubois inquired whether, if it should
appear that hi statement was accurate.