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vol. i.i i xo. :o. INDIANAPOLIS. THURSDAY 3IORXIXG, JANUARY 30, 1902 TKN PAGES. PKICK 2 CK NTS KVKKYWIIKRE. i.n.v nsTAJ;MHiu:L iu r 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 Collection Good. ' V 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 released. 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 Lieutenant 3IcKee. 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 years ago." 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 women. 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. .-, fö ilRSANDOPERATORS THEY WILL BEGIN THEIR CONFER U.NCE THIS MORNING. The Convention by Resolution Speaks Its 311ml About Federal In. Junctions. WILL MEET HERE AGAIN HEREAFTER OFFICERS "WILL BE ELECTED DIRECTLY. The MorniiiK Taken I'p in Amending the Constitution of the Or. jfnnlzntioii. 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. INDIANAPOLIS CHOSEN. 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 two-thirds vote. 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. . 'm. i ij' '' fore a strike can be ordered was adopted. Then the constitution was adopted as a whole. 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 ing vote: "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, be it "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. 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 (CON TI N ÜE Dl)NrÄG "E6,CO LT 5 .) fSl -C - . T&rf2ss -s -ss , JSV vi s - s n v K. i '' S SS ' - - SS O - . Ji 1 r-- ! V s"s svAX " ' " ,x '! ' , "n' ,s 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 Electric Cars. 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 Company to-day. The Dead. JOHN M'FADDKN, aged twenty-four years. MARY KINKAID, aged nineteen. ROBERT TRUSH, aged twenty-nine, conductor. The Injured. CHARLES WRIGHT, motorman, arms broken, hurt internally; will die. ALEXANDER SANDERS (colored), both legs broken, hurt Internally; will die. JAMES FRYNE, motorman, seriously cut and bruised. 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 force. 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 tightly set. 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 sale. 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 of anarchy. MYSTERIOUS MURDER. 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 county, Ohio. 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 nameel wounded. 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 Bristol, Tenn. 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 food law. W SO BELLICOSE SENATORS DID NOT THREATEN EACH OTHER YESTERDAY. 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 NEWSPAPER DISPATCHES. 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. TILLMAN IRRITATED. 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 war discussion. 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 tor's mouth. 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." POSITIVE DENIALS. ! 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 give his." "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.