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.L 0 .AA ?u.A .e 5w Trk Obsi: Trk"as dinner. Yor .dvertigeenn cma"o: 90am wmDg. The Evening Star is served to subscribers lI in city by carriers, on their own aceo ut at 10 CU -- per week or 44 etstS V" th ROW1,1 . at the counter' e ents oah. By .lW aitat tthe VA& orFAuMO-Fatg iu.-40cats, pU. =Qu astmimy atar 82 er Y ear; with ft& rot peta ate4y washluton. D. C -l- D.e) No. 15,535. WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, BE 1902-'WENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS. E7moa sbcit~g ast be p"M la_ad1111va -4Z e .I os. of amw'atai mane Ramn as openeavor b I SEIZE 5 WARSHIPS r England and Genan b Allack Yenezuela, - ACTION YESTER DA : ' Crews of the Vessels Were P Also Taken. ULTIMATUM MONDAY: - GUNBOAT' BOLIVAR SEIE AT d Rumor That 200 British and German r Subjects Have Been Arrested 11 by Venesuela. t CARACAS, Venezuela, Tuesday, Decem ber 9.-At 4 o'clock this afternoon the cam bined German and British fleet seized and towed outside the harbor of La Guaira all the vessels which were then there. These were the warships Gen. Crespo, Totumo, Ossun and Margarita. The ships were man ned by 80 men. C The news of the capture of the warships t is not yet generally known in the capital. t, Great excitement undoubtedly will prevail d when it is announced. 1: It is said on good authority that the cap- g tain of the British cruiser Retribution to- t day sent a special courier from La Gualra q to Caracas with an ultimaktum for compil- r ance with the note deposited Monday by t the British and German ministers at the d home of the foreign minister before their I departure from Caracas. It is said the ulti matum given a maximum of forty-eight hours in which Venezuela is to accede. The C note, it is said, requests the immediate cash payment of $34.000 each to Great Brit ain and Germany and for the settlement of claims arising from past revolutions by a e mixed tribunal, the same as the last agree ment made with France. It is also said that the British minister at the last mo ment failed to present claims, except for e $40,000, but his demand is not duly support- 14 ed by legal documents and facts and is a considered absurd. n It Is understood that Uinited States Minis- t: ter Bowen has assumed charge of British 1: and German interests. 1 5 Seizure of the Bolivar, Too. LONDON, December 10.-The admiralty n has received information of the seizure of 8 the Venezuelan gunboat Bolivar at Port of a Spain. Island of Trinidad. n In the commons today Under Forelgar ec- d retary Cranborne said the government had 8 no official information of the seizure by t the Venezuelans of 20. British and German Ii subjects. t Lord Cranborne added that the British claims which necessitated coercion. would be fully disclosed by papers to be laid be fore the house. They included a demand r for compensation for - interference with trading vessels, the Imprisonment and ill treatment of British subjects and the de struction of their property. . The under I secretary asserted that the government would follow precedent in the -enforcement of analagous claims. Replying to Mr. Brece, liberal, Lord I Cranborne said the British minister at Caracas had been instructed to wait twenty-four hours after the. presentation of the ultimatum and, failing a reply, to pro- c ceed to La Guaira. where he was to wait t another twenty-four hours on board a Brit- e ish ship. That period expired last night. t Unless In the meantime a concession had d been received it was teceshary' for his t majesty's government to take forcible ac tion. The attitude of the foreign office here is one of relief, the arrest of the British sub- t jects. it is held. indicating provision against d ill-treatment and consequent further com plications. No News at Berlin. BERLIN. December 10.-The foreign of fice here, up to noon. nad not received any thing from La Guaira since Monday even lng, when Charge d'Affaires von Pilgrim- ~ Baltauui cabled that he bad gone on board 1 the Vineta. The officials here have no con- t firmation of the announced arrest of all the I German and British subjects at Caracas, and are therefore disposed to dideredi( the statement. They say that possibly a few t Germans and Englishmen have been ar rested under some pretext -by President Cas-c tro, but the foreign office authorities con sider it extremely doubtful that he would permit the arrest of all the-Germatis and Britons at Caracas. French Minster Ordered to Caracas. PARUK December 1S4dhtag to the I gravity of the situation in Venettastie foreign office has directed M. Wiener, tile newly appointed French mlbb'telr to Vene zuela, to start immediately for Caracas without waiting for the arrival here of the Venezuelan minister, General Velutini, as at first intended. The foreign office also has selcted Count de Peretti de Rocca as the French representative In the arbitra-1 tion with Venezuela, and has ordered him to proceed to Caracas immediately with M.( Wiener. The arbitration covers the losses t sustained by French citizens, whose houses were burned and whose plantationsa were destroyed during the revolution. The ( sessions of the arbitrators will he held, at Caracas. The Frendlt officials' will prob ably depart within two days. /Oa their ar rival at Caracas there wiU .be a formal resumption of diplomatic relations between the t wo countries. News at State Department. The State Department has been advised that a "peaceful blockade" exists at La Guaira, which is the port of Carseas, the eapital of Venesuela. .The differenach be tween this state ad a ate of war is net very strongly. marhed, eseg~ in se, oupar tany ER~ded by the *e efet bles to e a sttlemeatwbutreemues to a saa lehs ' So Se ~acs is here eL S eritical asSs bill of senanili tiga of wums-tsehe, M. 3oein tbw Uasn States m-inister at Es has -n tireiwa imme iiahg ~ emaik altear the loasats et 3ritishE sam& erman citizens in Venezuela, and this has rought him immediately into confict with 'resident Castro. He* has informed the tate Department that a number of these Itizens of the allied governments were a ested yesterday in Caracas. At once Mr. lowen addressed himself to President Cas ro to .secure their eleale. . Rh -- W hat he had been charged witi the ears Of ritish and German sub fets in Venesuela. ut PrsMUmt Castro was unioefl1t fist D recognise his authority. FinaWy the inited States mnister convinced him that was acting within -his rights and Pre Mit Ca0r e-snts .witi uuimetance, to elease the rineipal qriseaswa. Mr. Boea rill insist upon the release of the re iainder. No Reasons Given for Arrests. Nothing in his reports to the State De artment indicates the reason for the sr est of these foreigners except that they rere Germans or British. Mr. Bowen wishes to play the part of eacemaker between the principals in this ispute, and the State Department, after onsidering his statements, has decided that .e may do so only upon application from renezuela for his good offices, and if the ame shall be acceptable to the British nd German representatives. That attitude i said to be consistent with that assumed y the United States government in many receding International troubles in which er good offices have been invoked. The latest reports from Mr. Bowen to the epartment confirmed the press dispatches elative to the seizure of the Venezuelan avy in the port of Caracas yesterday. It i now expected that the next step will be e announcement of a formal blockade of hat port by the British and German war hips. It is believed here that this will not top the entry into the port - of American hips, but that if they land -their cargoes he British and Germans ,will insist upon ollecting the regular Venezuelan rate of ustoms dues upon them. Custom House to Be Seized. Of course it will involve the seizure of the ustom- house, and In turn, it is expected hat President Castro, unless he concludes D.abandon further resistance, will issue a ecree closing the port to entries, and will maist upon collecting duties anew upon the aie goods if they are passed into the in erlor of the country beyond La Guaira. 'he United States navy has at present no epresentative in La Guaira. The little gun oat Marietta is at Curacoa, a few hours istant, in readiness to respond to any call. t is said at the Navy Department that it rould not be -safe for any warship to lie ff La Guaira at this season, when. the rinds set inshore, and there is no anchor ge until almost on the beach, so that it i presumed that the blockading fleet must Ither go alongside the slip or stand far off ore. Regarded as Ground for War. It was said at the. British and German mbaassies today that the action of Pres lent Castro In ordering the arrest of all abjects of the Berlin and London govern Lents in Caracas was without precedent in he history of civilized countries supposed r at peace with each other. Such action, was said, would undoubtedly be regarded a sufficient ground for a declaratiun of rar. Indeed, some members of the diplo atic corps here regard the action as being uch a declaration in itself. Many years ago when President Boras was t the head of 1the -Buenos. Ayres govern Lent Great Britain became involved in a ispute with the South American oountry, nd the president issued a decree that all ritish subjects should be arrested and that heir heads would go off at the first shot red from the British men-of-war then hreatening to bombard cities along the Lrgentine .coast. Fortunately, an agree ent was reahed and the drastic order ras not carried out. Minister Bowen's prompt action in de randing of President Castro the release of he German and British subjects arrested a Caracas yesterday is in accordance with he plan agreed upon betireen the German =nd British ambassadors- and Secretary lay when the former, called at the State )epartment fully three weeXk ago and, in nticpation of the present- ugly sitbation a Venezuela, reluested that the United tates minister at Caracas be permitted to irotect. the lives and.property, of all citi ens of the London and Berlin governments a the South American republic. It is understood that -President Castro ras advised of this action before his de ree of- yesterday, and this makes his ac ion all the more inexplIcible.- It was point d out by a diplomat of high rani today hat in forcing Minister Bowen to demand he release of the arrested subjects Presi ent Castro is acting directly contra-y to e wishes of the Washington governhent ot to become involved in an International ispute. Both Germany and Great Britain, is said, fully appreciate the position of he United States, and are determined that his country shall not be unn ecessarily rawn into the embroilment. President Roosevelt's -Attitude. It was also stated that President's .Roose lt's recent interpretations of the Monroe octrne were being looked to by, both na ons as authority as to the degree to which hey could go In enforcing their claims ganst Venezuela without embarrassing the nited States. The particular utterance of he PresIdent upon which they have set heir attention is contained in his first mes age to 'Congress at the opening session of he Fifty-seventh Congress, in which he eferred to the Monroe doctrine in these erms: "This doctrine has nothing to do writh the ommercial relations of any American lower, save that in truth it allOws .ach of hem to form such as it desire.s In other rords, it is really a guaranty of the comn ercial independence -of the Americas. We k not ask under this doctrine for any ex usive commercial dealings with any other Imerican state. We do not guarantee any ishf roiddthat pnis uentde o ake the form of the acqueIstion-of territory y any non-American power." Interview With Castre. Preident Castro, in an interview with e corrspondent of the Assoied Press ,t Mirafleres Palaee yesterday, said: 'The Veneunelen government- has not re elved any ultimeatum, properly speaking, lut ratibr simultaneous requests from reat BritaIn and Germany. The claims reat Britain asks this government to set s are small and up to the pent time we have not been aware of -them.- Never aving been presented, Venezuela nas con equently never refused to sett thtem. reat Britain'. action, thereqp1 i rig mt .ustification. "The Venesuelan government cannot de ide on foreign claims before the resolution is been enturely crushed. At tth Tmlyai of,the government is te' Ab Ions must nieeia==iily be subservient to his object. Neverthels to prove lens ela's desire to settle al mnne Maima n a comfortable mann"r goverumech sued a decree during the Ibet amimn og ngress, dated November 3, ereatin a lommittee to which 511 paenen latin= hould be refierred. No clasi have been eresented to this commatttee and no claims havebee tMe'd. ee ben o salal of uies. Why. y ebenawims Venesuela has laws and prove that have never denied our engagements." The president was asked what reply Venesuelan government would make to I requests handed It by the German a British envoys. To this he replied, af reflection: ."The Venesuelan government is ast4 labe that after the notes which w4 wampmao te iw by-fe senttive of gemany and Great BI tbese envoye shouM leave Caraeis. .Ilb &waithu the reply of the Venseump 1P Questioned as to what dap )i, *tea to pursue should the powera dgde Mskae the presMan. - him 1%t ultimatum, it was declared, bad Im to 2 o'clock this afternoon. Should Vel suela refuse or fail to reply to the notel Great Britain and Germany it is beliel that an ultimatum will then be deliver This ultimatum probably would be tra mitted by Admiral Douglas, command] the combined British and German fee or by the captain of the, British crut Retribution. The Italian cruiser Giovanni Bausan I arrived at La Guaira. All German and British subjects in Cai cas were arrested today. - A dispatch from Kingstown, St. Vince says: The British cruiser Indefatigal which has arrived here from La Guai Venezuela, brings report that Presid Castro of that country is defiant and in4 ferent to the threatened blockade. It asserted that President Castro is prepal even to expel the German and British re dents of La Guaira and to cose that pc The Indefatigable left the British crui, Retribution and the German cruisers Vini 4nd Gazelle at La Guaira. . There are present five British men-of-war at Port Spain, Trinidau, ready to leave there short notice. ROUGH WEATHER ON ATLAlT] Incoming Steamers Report Adve3 Winds and Extreme Cold. NEW YORK, December 10. - Incom steamers today showed the effects of wintry weather at sea. The!r decks, sid rigging and houses were coated with I The Glenesk from China and Japan ported moderate westerly winds with nor west swell to longitude 40. then a qu skin of strong winds and gales from 1 northwest aiid southwest,' with very hi seas and swells, in which the ship pitel and strained very heavily and shipped gr seas on decks. At times the vessel's sp was reduced because of the mountain seas running. During the last few ds very cold weather prevailed, with hes snow squalls. The teamer was covei with ice and snow. STUDENT KTLLTD BY GUBREN Awful Fate of Rev. Lose at Xorr, town, N. ,. MORRISTOWN, N. J., December 10.:-1 Rev. George Leonard Lose of Bradenvi Pa., met with a horrible death in the H Bowne dormitory at Drew Seminary i night. Mr. Lose was sitting in the d mitory with his feet resting on a radiat He reached back and took hold of an inc. descent electric lamp, and his hand, it said, came in contact with an exposed p tion of the wire connecting with the lar Instantly he received a shock that hur him to the 'floor. Those who ran to assistance found him dead. Mr. Lose v twenty-sir years old. He was a student the seminary. LESE MATESTE IN ME~rICO. Penal Bill Includes Congress, 4.r Navy and Schools. MEXICO CITY, December 10. - After lively debate in the chamber of deputie bill has been passed amending the pel code so as to make clear what shall be I punishment for indlting the army, cour ongress or collegiate bodies. The artic as approved by congress, reads: "Insults or defamation and ..calum against the congress, against a tribur against the -national navy and army against a collegiate body shall be chasti. in connection'with the rules qf this chapt Out in'rio case shall the penalty-be less Ut two months' detention." - The law is especially designed to bri within the jurisdtrtion of the courts certf class of. newspapers given -td sharp cr eisms of congress, the army, etc. The I goes to the senate for approval, and i doubtedly will be enacted Into law. Georgetown to Play Wesleyans. '* DLETOWN, Conn., December 1( Temesleyan University base ball ached for nett season, issued today, provides & game with Georgetown here on May 2 Army Orders. Major Charles H. Andrews, surgeon Ur ed States volunteers, has been honora discharged to take effect February 1. Captain Frank H. Lawton, commissa has been ordered to take station at Gove cr's Island. N. Y. SThe leave of absence. granted Captain McD. Weeks, 14th Infantry, .has been tended to include -January 31. Ntaval Orders, Commander F. A. Wilner has been ord ed to duty at the navy yard, Pensacola. Chief Gunner C. Dugan (retired) to navy yard, League Island, Pa. . Chief Gunner J. J1. Walsh from the I' York to the Hancock. Passed Assistant Paymaster A. F. H1 tington from the Franklin and wait orde Warrant Machinist S. L. Wartman to navy yard, League Island. Carpenter E. P. Kirk, retired. Midshipman J. B. Gay from the Wiscon to tihe Hancock. .Movmenut ot NaVfalglsm The Bruatus arived at Culebrasesterd the gunboat Wilmingtph. is at Shanghai, ebhanon is at Hampton RoaNh andi Gloucester has arrivedat Pert Royal,- S, on her way to Culebra. The torpedo. b Dahlgren arrived at New London yeeterw on her way to Newport. To Be Eramined for Promotion. The'fonlowing-namned officers of the tmiery Corps have been ordered to exa1 nation for liromotion:. Captain Wmn. Hamilton, First Lieutenants W. ~. Ca Per'cy . P. Bishiop,. Henry 3. Hatch, E. Wallace, Peter C. Balm', Jr., and Win. Hake, and Second Ilietensts John gEn and Tilman CampbelL TNo Pay for 1roperty Destroyed. A bill to pay the judgments rendered the (awraiian legislatur, for property toyiin suippressing the bubonic p* in teHawaisn Islands was Itoue the House yesterday by Deleggte Wilcoa LodalsPtenta Grantd. Patents have been wanted to- DIstrist ?eators during the pe 'week ag fotie he I u . ~~11 nd ter m0 o THAT SECTION AE ADED.. ed xe ng The Negro Question pnd the "LU3 ler Whites" Crop Out WIA- twery Ap La plicant-Today'SO ars. nt, A curious situation hasserifen through tb 4e, .appoiitniOnt of A. B. Aflurson of Craw ra, fordsville as United Stat4.41strict judge o it Indiana,- - For two *eekl 7Uge 'John H is Baker, whbm Judge An*Sg is to sue ed ceed, has been trying an IRfbottantdanag, case, which has attracted attentloi rt. throughout the central *e*tn Yesterda: ser ta morning Judge Baker anteullqd from th at bench that, as Mr. AndeFnIM been ap of pointed and corrfirmed as his *ecessor, h on wais no longer the judge of the'district, ano thereupon adjourned the tial Vf the pend Ing case. Today Senator Fair nkA had a * interview with the President cancerning th1 situation. It is held by th [~k tment o Justice that the appointee, W. Anderson does not.become judge of the d strlct unti ng he qualifies by taking thE4 oath of office he and that the time of takio#a the oath is , es, subject of arrangement atWe-him and th< ce. retiring judge. Judge bnk:r, According to re- the views of officials herr 14 therefore th- still the judge of the distridt; tAnd entirel] competent to continue the triag4f the pend lek Ing case. h There Are Lots Ot 24irs Led By comparison with the glowing ac at counts received by the Presid** in the las ed few weeks of the existence of rs in othei l parts of the- country Miss i is a pool bear country, and the I e by -tho ed President down there was %eone ever before he had started. Butltt weaterr states, in fact almost ev Ise thar Mississippi, bears are p1l nd ar just waiting with beating be shot The President has been to n timei 0- recently about places wh a na fto! bears every few minutes, a. ii1jthe fish erprn of old, he will prob, bW lured t< 1he agAin try his luck. Sena Warren o lie, Wyoming. told the Presid- y. abou: yt the multitude of -bears in moun taip regions of Wyoming. Colorad< tpeople have succeeded er ing.,tu )r- President with the fact th almos or. grow on linbs In'that state, euidni L told Senator Wais ge Is to take a long hun og is he now contemplates wil: spend a few weeks in Co go int< p Wyoming and other 1te1, T led there are bears he want , 5an l they had better keep out if &A 1.h as bear creation will have at appointments visited up sident it Mississippi. The President is looki 9 awto a loni and 'healthful recreati the west In th coming spring and -*Ay sumther, a well is he can doga&'lifg- iktarng p)m.tJ YP spend a lomg tuine away from Washingtok Soiitheln Appointmants Are Loadad John i. Clarkson, surveyor of the par a of New York and reputeo manager o ial southern political affairs for the President he Wsftthe White House today. It is pre to, sumed that he discussed geveral southerr le appointments with the Preoident, who findi that every vacancy produces a spasm 0 ny the "lily white". and negro questidin. Nearl: al, every appointment in the futurm is liabI4 or to. be loaded with this problem. The negroe lied in the south are reporte4 to be watchini , every development, so that they wnay tak an vengeance on any man who has stood fol the exclusion of the negro. Ln politics in tho ng south. In Texas, for instgce, the colore tin republicans have begdh a -ft-tieot fight o t George Green, marshal'of.the 'northern dis trict of that state, sole) sa grount in- that he is alleged to have favoe the fli ination of the negro from affairs The fight is so hot from peveral .j rection that Green will probably ;e defated.- Ex Representative Hawley-, national commit teeman of Texas, and E.-H. R. Green, thi two most influential 9g s in Texas poli ule ties, have recommended, C. K. McDowel for for marshal of this distlct. Greet is no, . without hearty and stroig s ,-and ii making an effort to retain his pogition. The President's Vitdir At- President Rooseirelt's visitors todW wer 3ly numerous. Many con=essm, presentet friends. Representative Steek of ndian ry, presented Mr. and Mrs. GeorgerA_ H. H.Shid m- ier of Marion, Ind. Mr. Shidler is: one a G. the leading candidates 'for tkie 'refublica ex- nomination for govern~ o tndiasnex year.- With Sensator 8t aitJ was son in-law, MLaj. Frank L. Pyaof thl!Earmy Representative Southaipr ited Attends So did Representative ?atteo o-Penn er- sylvania. Mr. Patt was -WSaced1i0p5,nie by State Senator ThomI of harby City Pa., and James E. Rfeick chief:~of the ebureau of mines of Ppnsy i'va. Atepre sentative Jones of W inge ad i,4rien ew with him. Representative Fletoher of Mlmeneta sal in- the President about a pardon foe a tonstit rs uent. Secretary Hitchcock was tEirst caliel and Senator Fairbanki. waq 4 next one tt see the President..-BlCretary Hay .saw th sin President for a shorttmne. Senators Wetmore and .Ad* discusse. some Rhode Island- egpoinnekswith th - ena ufesse se ~j rat thng w~t ti. h ~Zbeing the .s ~ -.n a. ta, manwn tive Lewis ofPetjvna nt. Foster of'Vs ~ o New York ah appoint Slow~ rue W. Danen~bsimit I. Longe~psdltss -. aw UNCLE SAM: Collect Your Deb three indictments consolidated Into one, ex-I pecting to receive one 'sentence. The At-1 tWrney General 'reported all the facts of the case to the President and concluded as fol lows: - "Taking Into consideration all the factsI of this case, as they appear in the reportaI and other papers on file, and particularly4 the seven years of punishment borne- by the4 petitioner while he was A: fugitive from ju&-4 tce, and his voluntary return and sur-i render, I believe it is: a came in which the usual punishment of five yean Imprison ment would be sufcicient. The prisoner has now served almost the equivalent of a five yeare sentence, and. I advise that his men tenee be commuted to a term of Imprison meit to expire December 24, 1a2." A committee from tihe Merchants' Asso elation of New York called on the Pres - dettoday to enlist his aid in behalf of the Ray bill amending the bankruptcy laws, paticularly as regards preferences. The coumittee consisted of i! Q. Mead, E. D. Page, George F. Victor and Thomas A. Downing.. The Ray bill- tfas passed the House rn aow teehuilen af. TRSAN8FEERED TO XXW TOA Rear Admir l Casey, commind tie Pa cific station, has transferred his flag from thee battle ship Wisconsin to the armored eftfier New York.- The change took place at oa Trancisco yesterday and Is In con-i t formity with .the department's plan of re organzing the Asiatic band -Paufc l irons 'by the transfer of -all the -battle shipa ilt the latterlo the former and to hve the latter comnosed eclusIvely of cruisers and 5 smaller vessels. The New York has-just 1 returned from hina, where she was the flagship of Rear Admiral Rodgers, recent }yRn command of the Asiatic station. The Wisconsin recently arrived tt San Fran cisco -from Panama. She will be sent to the Bremerton naval station t receive cer tain necessary repairs and will then start across the Pacific to Join Rer Admiral Evans' fleet In Asiatic waters. The battle ship. Oregon has already been transferred from the Pacific to the Asiatic station and is -expected to reach Nagasaki in a few days. A change in the command of the Pacific squadron will occur about the 1st of Feb ruary - Rear Admiral Casey's two years' tour of sea duty will expire January 2 next. He will be succeeded by Rear Ad miral Henry Glass, now in command of the naval training station at San Francisco. - TO STAxP oUT DiRAR enretary Wris Dimonst theta Need of an Appopriatm S. ecretary of Agricqlture Wilson appeared bfore the House ommite onsiaricuttio ' ,todays expectedn the reh nagasai in a Adcsasengweven in theoom of the Paifcw Mqaron Wiloccurdvbot the mmte of Feb next.aes nwsill be hadcbeedeod neceRaryd -tilall eny te class tle, ind comand o deedva thrainiughtatio at esiated Fraio - dSes'earangment Demongtraen made Nihtee otat atho r o pay'n pe-cn r Secthvarue of the catule ilsod. ere befohe themHotee clomwasiated n agrclure toay egilaiwn he ugventh neceity of emgcyur appropritio ateablnsection de - pitetc to gsvema certict the and perh dieas nw preetinm of thetanp N r.m Won tadved ther omite of-on dtates winhu authernie Nsectinlan Bstates andhoridtie. ha beent udecssaryo t- ;kill allpifecurt cattle, bndstophd or-t dee systtei slaher. Heesimte thatsi a - woudngs abrout P00,00 to mpotrthte adieae arrnemtst avnle. md witten stat lautortaes topand)er ente of ten valu ohhe cttekl The comitt ederalsouc was sreparoingcur hlgisacmttion amon wllg the Srta ofh Agiecltured wutorty after an ineion f a lie stockn to gbe a eretedcato thre sipperm whichwil petefudo of the Upr.in Veam one-state tnonThersa antiong l etvery w ithoutsed cutr inweten wold - ypeme courtm catl mayrne stopny eats Stte pios t la eandguos af-n -; 0r1ng . seiu itorfernetIteste raesio do eas tae ne aiseon I P, t to tR w of pa cc I, - 01 O unsuccessful artists whose designs are,M ievertheless, meritorious. -U; . The Swiss council has agreed to defray t all expense of transportation of models to Blerne, and will also p4ay the customs duties p Lnd the cost of the foundation for' the mon- U] iment. The $34,000 therefore will be spena l mtirely on the monument that Is to be S ,rected and for none of the miscellaneous mxpenditures. Artists are Invited to cor 'espond with the Swiss governnient and secure more detailed instructions. ME w 'a BT A W EEVELOPES, '* t G ffew Issues to Be Ready for Delivery G 01 WithinL a Few Xolnths. pi The Post Ofn'te Department Is preparing c . new Issue of stamped envelopes that may :e ready f.or delivery to the various post C fidces within the course of the next two or hree months. There will be a #eeded P1 ehange n forenet fo e ag i e en. ts rerope. his ais a rd spe w not be o esonda witd W gove'he stamps t e eIve shpe and appearance. ez uW0p Style% argP to be. moerA @a Vr M tio, fotir imO At repnt estamp-nWi the aM ed niO e ellip. ar Teal hn shape andset atm end. . It Is ing, t ended to make one of the new stamps 'ectangplar, to set on nd, another will te a -ound, still another will be ellinial, - et cij idewise, and the other will probably be er quare. The full details have not yet been hi lecided on, nor have the designs for the no: itamps been submitted. It "is determined, iowever, to have each of the new envelopes listinct in appearance from theaother, so :hat there will be n~o conuVW0 among the al hiferent styles and shapes. - te bc: lood Reason to Beiev That It will b d e epeted halobably. b J< The treaty between the United States and a pain today reeehved the attention of the n enate.comrittee Qu -oreign relations, but d >wing to the great length of the document M here was not time to do much more than a ead it No opposition developed. and there a good reason to believe that it will be fa- i rorably reported. The treaty makes recog- fr 1tion of the changes produced by the war b4 aetween this country and Spain and pro rides for the full recognition of the terms Ot )f the peace treaty negotiated In Paris. Gi Phere also is full provision forl consular rep- & 'esentthon by each government in the oun- ht ry of the other. t de -.in DIBTBZCT &Z~g s t Petition of Suburbn Ade eoieand Pre sgoresonte to eiee tattwllb Fa or. abllger hseetedtet mahes renate fth L tion of the Cges' duedbthet war re urbans Aorhefllrcoation ogfo the ermst in ere ao leIslatuon proviing tht currepnt 'eenuesio be achlgovrntcent texpen- hb roeetf aeneesr o the other. a. pein of thSutureban AgreatiWang as -esr ofth Uited te, to the re-ate Mre banrua prestaent rom eSat r ritievnu. of The pitins reerthe tor :hea Acommitteeon prayingsficthefenact-bia. neto estona proidnthatcuren Mr.ue be appiedn onlya tocurntscxpan pmer. Gofrge W.uteran ofrakershing-,a on.b ai ore ut o dac f the Arigtn r as..Mcghi of theUnicdinnastoiee an Mr. H. L. Waedi of n Meaico and .T L. L.aigo otad r., are at the Arigtn Mrli. t.W caubno inint n CoL. Henry C. Ward, conning the 15th Infantry, stationed on the Pacifct ,oast, -i - tis* city onleave of hncs Bei tthe Bbbitt.e. Mr. M. . Quirk has Jtist retur~ned from iaPi~ippine Isand., after an ab- a of two years and fetr'muts He is u tdat dW. W. H. Mwba residenee, 343R street northeast. *AMew Revenue Cutter. Work ori .be new revenue cutter Winni burmett, which was reenly but at Balt4 sore for eevise on the New Ungiand ceat S proisedlag rapidly, but the Messe wi mt be ready to go inte i....e.n ntl - iaxt spig The pW euter is a steel toal - wes eia te0 feat bung, Un et wd ha se a deper of haeS o a t 3~--n- 1 so ene-e - trae of SWpt ===.0 vsin: it ma sa Anwm= t meas BEMhTS WAGE.S.AL *gUt of Reading Hande in 8tatement. (ORE DETAIL8 LATER nUTZ GAY WADES ATTE NETS AGAINST ANC0L nion Xiners Charge Discrimination and Operators Accuse Them of VIone. SCRANTON, Pa., December 1.-The first isiness to come before the strike commis Dn today was the presentation by Simon Wolverton of a part of the statement of e Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron mpany, showing the average ;wages paid contract miners and inside and outside borers. A further statement will be made ter. The statement is not Yt omdally i file, but was presented so thal the oem i[Sion could detbefilide whether the fig es prepared are .in the shape they wish em. r'he Arst witness called was Alexander cVicar, a Delaware and Hudson miner, ho told the same story that doseoO. of hers have told, to the effect that he was ot given back his 014. place in the mine, rt was placed at work in a more unde rable part of 'the colliery. On cross-ez nination he denied that the miners boy ited certain breasts or chambers by arking a half moon on the place, thus tifying other workers of the boycott. The miners, through Mr. Darrow, an ounced at this point that they are pre red to pile up cumulative evidence on eir claims that members of the union are tng discriminated Against by the compa es, but they did not wish to take up fte ne of the commission. Mr. Darmow aaled at in case the companies, when they esent their side of the controversy, pled i cumulative evidence on this point, if the lon could put on more witnesses on the me line of evidence. Witnesses as to Violence. Kr. Torrey, for the Delaware and Hudson, Id that company had a large number e itnesses to testify on the violence phasi the case, which hab a direet bearing oi e recognition of the union. Chstrinead ray, in reply, said that he hoped both lea would do the best they can not to educe too much cumulative evsdees, SM' ucluded by saying: 't think that owing out of the x .azhbiti Tt g will not have' m weight -with gin;hission." a. W. Phillips, city superint t iblie chools of ,Ac nAlcoa the TritsO ital4 Superintendent Ihtpzag 1A 4 1"ZZM its engaged in other 0 Eba. =.p mtansa istsi Mby 4ett aco4 S, e i hidren attendhetree e better in than other tof e anthracite fields, Fohn Archibald of Usaleton, whp s sty re years old, and says be has worted in d about the mines li-ty-ve yeaM wa led. He said that some of the miners aployed In the Lehigh valley mine%, whse t works, receive only $1 a day. He could it give the names of any of the miners. Attempt to Break Strike. ALfter superintendent of schools In Lack ranna county, J. C. Taylor, and Superin ndent of Schools M. W. Cummingw of the Trough of Olyphant, had told the commis9 3n that 27 1-3 per cent of the children the mining region were out of school, ; nsation -was -aused by the testimony of 'hn Early, a check weightnan epployed the Gypsy Grove colliery of the Erie mpany, who was president of the Gypsy rove "local." - Early said he was intro iced to 'a former mine foreman . naied lchael .rimes in the Lackawanna Vallet otel, Scranton. Early and a miner named Barn, who was also president of a local Lion,- were each offered $2,50 to get ten en to pass a resolution ordering the men )m theitwo locals wh!ch they represented ck to work. Early's story was as fel we: [le met Grimes in the hotel through an her person. -In the course of conversation -imes asked him how he stood in politim irly replied that he had not made up i mind, and Grimes said that being preed nt of a local union he had a good deal of Iuence among his friends in Dunmore. d that if he worked for William Connell r Congress he would give him $1,00. This Ls on September 2. kfter Grimes made the $1,000 proposition, rly continued, Grimes said: -How about the strike, don't you thinkr e men are weakening?" To which Early plied that he did think they were waver g just a, little. 3rimes then told, him that ,he knew a eak was .coming in the ranks of the meen id that they would- be defeated. Orianes cognised that the men had grievancs id tha~t they had put up a goed fight, ad long as tgey were going to be defeated the operators Early ought to get some ing out of it. Grimes then amade this oposition: [f Early could get ten men to have a res ation passed by his local GIrimnes weisA re nine of them Sto0 each, the tenth an 30 and Early $2,00, and all expenses uns ary to carry out the sehr .e. He ferther dad that Early need not fip or weak r three months, and that he them weatd given a foreman's position, Duringte see months his mepenses were to bie peM. are would be no trouble in getting a ~se reman's certlineate, as the manies pen aled the boards that issued. them, [ater on during the env=ertna Osms ended his propoitos by offening to give ro of the ten seen PMU each, and at the mne timne offered inarly $10 ter current pon. Early refised the 'meky and Id Grimes, he would see hima later. Easty ported the atter to District Presua loelia of the Miners' Union, and itwa eided to see how far the bribery -seheme auid be carried iaother meeting was arrange& ased as "ises had spoken of having =pmchsd F. O'Hara, theeiattel met aisug, Re -n proposition wes ade t.o 0ace the mse night there was es -be-a Jein eeting ali the locsis in the viaitay et Din e and Grseas waumtsi tb ge' p pthit we tha jh$ P met e theirthesit es