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SCKANTON, PA., THURSDAY 3IOKNING, MAltCII 7, TWO CENTS A COPY. WRANGLE OVER SMITH BILL Religious Garb Measure Arouses Hot Debute in the House. SIDE ISSUES AKE INTRODUCED Mr. Fow, Leader of Opposltiou to Com pulsory Education, Is Also Against the Kiilglous tiurb Hill-yuuy County Hill Reported lavorubly. Harrlsburg, Pa., Mach 6. The senate net ut 11 o'clock. The following bills were Introduced: By Mr. McCarrell, relating to civil suits for libel ugulnst newspaper publishers, limiting the dam nges that may be recovered when a re traction is published, und providing that publication of such retraction may be offered in mitigation of Uamugcs. lly Mr. Mitchell, of Jefferson, granting pen sions to enlisted men between April 14 1SG1. and May 1, 1.SS5 who are not pensioners under United States sta tutes. The following bills passed finally: For the protection of rutlled grouse and speckled trout; house bill appropriating J01MOO to the Pennsylvania Soldiers' Orphans' Industrial school; house bill Appropriating $45.lHH to the Hunting don reformatory; establishing free pub lic libraries In the several school dis tricts of the state, except In cities of the first-class. The governor sent to the senate the following nominations: President Judge of the Twenty-eight Judicial district. Ceorge S. Crlswell, of Franklin; com missioner of Valley Forge. Holsteln Ue Haven. of Philadelphia; harbor master, Philadelphia. J. H. Klemmer. of Phila delphia. The nominations were con firmed in executive session. The house met at 14 o'clock. Senate amendments to the bill creating un ag ricultural department were concurred In and the bill now goes to the governor for approval. The Ouay County Bill. Among the bills reported favorably was the new Quay county bill. The Smith religious garb bill, being the special order, was called up on sec end reading. Mr. Seyfert opposed the mil and characterized it as the most vicious, atrocious, outrageous and un American measure ever entered. There was no need to refer to the origin of the bill. Everybody knows who the narrow-minded men are who are back of the bill, which is a blow at civil liberty. Mr. Seyfert quoted the constitution and Judge Cooley upon constitutional limitations. He said that the bill was aimed at the great Roman Catholic church in this state. He is not a mem ber of that church, but he Is in favor of the fullest liberty. The speaker quoted from Century Magazine article the obligations takes by members of the American Protective assx;iatlon, and said If there Is a member of that order here, and this statement Is not truth, let him deny It now. "I do." shouted Mr. Spangler, of Cumberland. Continuing Mr. Seyfert said he was glad that the statement had been de nied, and he then warned the Republi cans of the house If the bill was passed It would be fatal to Republican success hereafter. Mr. North, of McKean, offered an amendment to the effect that teachers should not wear a religious garb "with the Intention to Impress his or her re ligion, creed or faith." The amend ment was lost. Mr. Fow submitted the following proposition on the point of order: That the bill is unconstitutional, because It Is in conflict with section 7 of article III of the constitution of the common wealth, which says that the legislature shall make no law "regulating the management of public schools." Speaker Walton referred the point of order to the house for Its decision. The point of order was decided against Mr. Fow. I nccrtaln as to SchwcnkefclJcr. Mr. Dambly said that before voting for the bill he wanted somebody, who could do so authoritatively, to state whether the bill would affect Quakers, Mennonltes, Dunkards and Schwenke felders. He called upon Mr. Smith, author of the bill, to answer, but Mr. Smith did not reply. Mr. Singer, of Philadelphia, offered an amendment, which. If adopted, would require teachers to go to school In the garb of nature. It was voted down. Mr. Rlter, of Lycoming, offered an amendment providing that the outer . garb of teachers be of red, white and blue bunting. An amendment was offered placing the insignia of military organisations under the ban. Mr. Fow, of Philadelphia, then tln avalllngly attempted to set the bill aside by points of order. Mr. Smith offered the following sec ' tlon to be added to the bill: Section 2. That any person who Rhall Vtolato the provisions of this enactment Shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall h punished upon conviction of the first offense by a fine of not less than S25 and not more than ll.ftou; In rnxe of a second conviction the offender shall he punished by a line of $100, and shall be de prived of his or her otllce as public school teacher; a person thus twice convicted hall not be entitled to any reappointment as teacher of any public school of this state within a pcrlon of five years from the date of his or her second conviction. Mr. Bliss moved to amend by striking out the minimum penalty. Mr. Smith accepted the amendment. The amend ment was adopted. The sebtlon was then adopted and the k bill passed second reading. Illrd Hook Veto Sustained. A meesage from dovernor Hastings was read vetoing the bill providing for the publication of a work on the birds and mammals of Pennsylvania, known as the "bird book." The veto was sus tained, the vote being ayes, 132; nays, 10. A message was read from Governor Hastings Informing the house that he .' had approved of the bill repealing the act 'prohibiting the consolidation of competing pipe .lines. Accompanying (he notice of his approval of the bill were reasons for his action, which were glyen at length, The reading of the message was received with applause. FRED DOUGLASS WILL. ; Children by His Former Vto Propose to I.OI1IVS! HIV ISUWUIIIWIU. fcoohester, N. Y.. March 6. An nouncement Is made today that the heirs of the late Fred Douglass Intend to contest his will and that the legal proceedings In the matter will shortly be Instituted in this city. Dr. Douglass had been married twice, and the chil dren by the first wife, Lewis II., anil Charles It. Dougluss, are named as the contestants. Two years ago the estate was valued at JL'iW.000. Ever since Mr. Douglass' last marriage there has been lack of harmony between the sous and Mrs. Douglass. The contestants make the tin I in that Mrs. Douglass, who Is a white woman, exercised undue Intluence over their fa ther and persuaded him to discriminate against them. Though no petition for the probate of the will has been made, it Is stated that the sons will have little or nothing coming to them from the estate. An effort will be made. It Is said, to settle the estate out of court. FIGHTING THE fOYLE BILL. Western .Mine Operators Hally at Harris-burg-Tho Measure in lluuds of Sub committee. Special to the Seranton Tribune. Hariisburg, March 6. W. P. Dear mitt, New York and Clevelund Otis Coal company, Alexander Dempster, Bower Hill Mining company and John lily the, .lilythe Coal company, all of Alle gheny county; L. W. Robinson, general manager of the Rochester and Pitts burg Coal company, Punxsutawney, and M. K. Holipsteud, of Hariisburg, appeared before the senate mines und mining committee. They spoke against the Coyle bill to establish a mining de partment. Several bituminous und an thracite mine inspectors and ex-Factory Inspector Wutchorn were also here. The operators contended tlie present mine laws were working satisfactorily and the creation of a department would be a needless expense. Senator Coyle said the mine Inspectors were lobby ing against the bill. Mr. Dearmltt wanted the measure given to a sub committee composed equally of miners. Inspectors and operators, but the sena tor refused. It was Anally agreed to give the bill to a sub-committee com posed of three from each side. The committee la composed as fol lows and will report tomorrow: Oper ators. Dearmltt, Dempster and Robin son; inspectors, Connor, Fayette, Rllck, Allegheny, and Williams, Luzerne. Miners, Watchom, MoGarvey and J. L. Butler. NATIONAL GUARD NEWS. Important Instructions in Inspector Gen eral Morrell's Circular. Harrlsburg. Pa.. March 6. A circular has been Issued to the National Guard by Inspector General Morrell, in which he says: "Returns of state property made by company commanders in camp will be verified at this spring inspection, and any shortage or excess noted on the returns. "Regimental commanders will have prepared at once a roster of the United States numbers on the rifles at present in the possession of the companies of their command and of those belonging to headquarters, and present same to the brigade Inspector upon the occasion of the inspection of the various com panies of a regiment In order that the same may be verified. "From the date of the publishing of this circular regimental commanders will require company commanders on each regular drill night to furnish regi mental adjutants with a detailed report of thf number of officers and men on the rolls of the company and number present and absent at such drill; the percentage of thii attendance to be computed and ready to be presented to the brigade Inspector at the spring inspection of 18ft6. The percentage thus obtained will count materially In the Item of attendance. "Company commanders will at nil times have In readiness for inspects n a cash book showing the amount of money received from the state and the amount expended by them, for which receipted bills or vouchers miuit be produced." MILLIONS' TO BE DIVIDED. Two Hundred Heirs In This Country and In (icrmsny. Janesvllle, Wis., March 6. There Is an estate valued at many millions now about to be distributed among the Metz- Inger family In Germany and the United States. John M. and Frank Metzlngur reside In this city, and they have been Informed by their attorney that they vM undoubtedly receive their allotment by May 1. The estate In question Is located In Holland, and was that of a member of the Metzlnger family who died In Holland I'M) years ago, leaving no will. Ill was a German, although born In Alsuce. After he went to Holland he engaged In mercantile business and shipping.' He amassed a large fortune. It has been In litigation for years, and is now about to be definitely settled. There are now something like 200 heirs to come In for a share, and these are pretty well scattered, mostly, however, In Germany and the United States. ARRESTED AS DYNAMITER. John P. Angiebcrgor Suspected of the ' Outrage at Decker. Vlncennes, Ind., March 6. John P. Angloberger, late Justice of the peace, has been arrested charged with perpe trating the dynamite outrage at Deck er a few duys ago. He was brought to Vlncennes. Illood , hounds tracked some one from Bennett's house to the home of Angluberger, and he was ar rested on suspicion. On Saturday Hennott, who Is Angle- bcrger'a son-in-law, gave the lutter a whipping. Mrs. Angluberger recently left her husband and went to live with her daughter, Mrs. Bennett. The peo pie of Decker are wrought up over the outrage. Scotch-Irish Convention. Chattanooga, Tenn., March 6. Secretary A. C. Flood, of this city, today announced that the seventh congress of the Scotch Irish of America will be held at Lexing ton, Va. STATE SNAP SHOTS. Reading's arc lights cost $103 each. Two poor boxes In St. Peter's cathedral, Allegheny, were stolen. The dlschurge of a single man closed the American match factory at Lebanon. A coal oil lamp exploded at Reading, burning to death Mrs, Lydia Coldren, State Senator 8. J. M. McCarrell was re-elected at Harrlsburg president of the Clearfield, Conemaugh and Western rail road. , WHISKERS JERE BLAZING An Iowa Desperado Smoked Out of a 15a rn. BODY KIDDLE D WITH BILLETS After Seriously Wounding a Hunk Cusliler, the Robber Is Surrounded la a lluiu which Is Set on lire-Ills Coiupunlou Cuptured. Dos Moines, la., March C The Adel State bank, at Add, twenty miles west of here, was robbed at 9 o'clock this morning by two men, who shot and se riously wounded Cushler S. M. Leach and a customer named llalley, who was standing at the window when they entered. The cashier had Just unlocked the safe and vuult und both Leach and Hulley had their backs to the door when the robbers entered and opened fire. The desperadoes then entered the vault and carried away the entire contents, supposed to be Jlfi.OUO, und Jumped Into a buggy ut the doyr und drove west to ward Kedlleld. The robbers were overtaken five miles south of Adel. Iking hotly pur sued, they left their buggy, und one hid In a brush heap, und the other took refuge in a barn. The former was quickly captured. The man In the barn, however, refused to come out, and the posse set lire to the structure. The robber remained Inside until his clothing, hulr und whiskers were blaz ing, then rushed out, gun in hand. The mob yelled: "Throw up your hands," he refused, und a volley from a dozen guns riddled his boily. An envelope In his pocket wus ad dressed Landers Wilkers, Paterson, Madison county, la., which the other robber says Is his true name. Before the mob was aware of It, the sheriff had the Becond robber In his buggy and hurried him to Adel Jail, where he Is locked up. The excitement Is Intense and the prisoner may be lynched. The second robber says his name Is C. W. Crawford. He is '19 years old. He says Wilkers forced him to Join In the robbery by threatening to kill him on the spot unless he did. Hank Funds Saved. The funds of the bank were saved by the presence of mind of the cashier, who, after receiving a load of lead in his body, swung shut the door to the vault and turned the combination. Fol lowing are the casualties so fur re corded: ' Dead Orlando P. Wilklns, robber, from Patterson, Madison county, Iowa, aged 30, shot by pursuers. Injured S. M. Leach, cashier of the bank, seriously wounded In left shoul der and neck; C. D. Builey, merchant shot In shoulder; J. M. Byers, promin ent citizen, shot In hand and arm; R. S. Barr, pontmaster, shot In left arm; J. L. Simpson, citizen, and Cecil Dexter, a boy, slightly wounded. The robbers, Orlando P. Wilklns and C. W. Crawford, were farmers living In Patterson. A little after 8 o'clock this morning they drove Into Adel In a buggy. Leaving their rig a block away they went to the bank. Wilklns car ried a repeating shotgun with six loads, Then entered the bank Just as Cashier Leach was taking the money from the vault. C. D. Bailey was In the bank at the time. Crawford re marked that they wished to make a deposit. Cashier Leach was busy at the time, but turned with the inquiry, "What Is It?" As he did so he looked Into the barrel of the shotgun held by Wilklns, who Immediately fired. Cashier Leach staggered and fell, but rousing himself flung the currency and gold on the counter Into the vault and closed the door. Wilklns fired again, wound ing Mr. Bailey. Then Crawford kicked In the door leading behind the counter and he and Wilklns scooped the loose sllvpr Into a sack. It amounted to "Jn. By this time Sheriff Payne, who was on the street, had his attention attracted and opened fire on the robbers. They made a rush for their buggy, Wilklns firing us he ran and wounding the other citi zens mentioned. An l.xclling ( hnsc. The robbers started to drive across the country. They were hotly pursued, the hastily collected posse being often within two or three hundred yards of the fugitives. Mnny shots were fired some of which hit the horses driven by the fugitives. After a chase of nearly twelve miles the wounded horses could go no fur ther and were abandoned by the ban dits, who separated at what Is known as "Neal's Crossing." There Crawford secreted himself In a clump of timber, but was soon surrounded and he sur rendered. Wilklns took refuge In a barn, which was quickly surrounded. To repeated orders to come out he made no reply. Then Crawford was forced at the point uf a Winchester rifle to carry a can of kerosene, saturated a straw stack near the barn and start a fire. Wilklns did not shoot at his comrade and when tho flames closed about him mnde a break across tho open space for the timber. He had proceeded but a few yards, when he fell, pierced by a bullet. Then the mob lost control of Itself and tho body was riddled with bullets. The corpse of the robber and his living com panion were later taken back to Adel where, this afternoon, Crawford made a full confession. He claimed he had been forced Into tho Job by Wilklns, who threatened to kill him If his nerve weakened. The two left Patterson Tuesday and spent last night with a farmer, five miles from Adel. Tonight the biggest crowd ever seen there is upon the streets of Adel. Every man carries a rllln, shot gun, pistol or club. Sheriff Payne has the Jail pro tected by a large and well-armed posse. It Is believed thut In the course of the night Crawford will be spirited away to a place of safety. All the wounded are doing well. WASHINGTON GOSSIP. The dynamite cruiser Vesuvius sailed from Norfolk yesterday In search of llout- Ing wrecks. Sugar bounty claims have already reached the treasury department under the new law. The Columbia will be Inspected at Now York next week and leave for the West Indies to Join Admiral Meade at Trinidad. The president has denied an application for clemency In the case of Dr. A. B, Johnson, sentenced In Missouri to four years' Imprisonment for making raise af fidavit in a pension case, THE TINSLEY flPPOINTMENT Postuffiec Case with Only One or Two Parallels. SENATOR'S WISH DISREGARDED President Cleveland Makes a Recess Se lection Thut Will Never He Confirmed. Presidents Grant and Harrison Exercised Like Power. Washington, (March 6. The action of the president yesterday In making a recess appointment of Alfred D. Tins ley, to be postmaster at Sioux Falls, S. D., has caused much comment among such senators as happened to be about the capitol today. This nomination was made during the sec ond session of the Fifty-third congress, and was permitted to remain unacted upon until that session adjourned. This was due to the opposition of Sena tor Pettlgrew, who resides at Sioux Falls, it being An unwritten law of the senate that the man named for post master of the home town of a senator must be acceptable to the senator. in the debate on this case Mr. Pettl grew made some plain statements chief among them, it Is alleged, being one that Tinsley was a political enemy with whom the Dakota senator said he would be unwilling to trust the care of his mail that might pass through the office. The right against Tinsley was quite hot In the second session, but no action was taken, and Immediately upon the adjournment he was again nominated. The opposition of Mr. Pettlgrew was renewed, and on almost the last day of the session Tinsley was rejected by a very large majority of the votes cast. Having been rejected, this was sup posed to be the end of Tinsley. but no sooner had the senate adjourned than he was again given a recess appoint ment, which will stand good until his onse is again acted upon by the senate. Senators who have looked Into this case say that It has but one or two parallels In the history of congress. Kxnmplcs of Grant and Harrison. It has always been held that the re jection of n nomination was the with holding of the senate's consent, and but few presidents have ever over-iidden that decision. Grant did It once, and so did Harrison, during the first part of his term. Senators claim thnt by carrying tho matter to the point to which It hits been carried In this caso the executive Is able to nullify the provision of the constitution providing for the consent of the senate a con struction the constitution, they assert, does not Justify. One very prominent Democratic senator said this afternoon that while the letter of the law had not been violated, Its spirit had, and that the whole thing was simply a question of taste, so far ns the presl dent was concerned. If he saw fit to disregard the wishes of the senate then? was no power In the senate to restrain him. One thing may, however, result, und that Is, a rupture at the beginning of the next session of congress and n vlg orous demand for the recognition of that courtesy thnt senators contend be long to the consenting power In the mat ter of appointments. If the senators remain, after the nine months' vaca tion, of the mind they appear to be In now, the Tinsley case will be made n precedent for their future guidance in the matter of confirming or rejecting nominations sent to the senate. It promises to become a celebrated case In the annals of this congress, NEGRO COLONISTS IN MEXICO, The f irst Instalment Reaches the Kcptib lie Safely. Mexico City, Mex., March 0. W. H. Kills, tho negro Moses, has arrived from Tluhuulllo, Durango, where he has Just located 700 negro colonists. This Is the first emigration of the African race that ever entered this republic. The utility of negro lubor InMexIcoand the posslhlllty of Inducing them to come has been dis cussed for several years by leading journals of Mexico and the United State. 12111s obtained a concession from this government In 1880, authorizing him to bring 20,000. The project since hud been warmly supported by the govern mcnt, but opposed by certain JournnlH. The colonists now here are In a posi tion to demonstrate the merits of the enterprise. They not only have the sympathy of the government, but of the business of the country, THE ALASKAN BOUNDARY. Committee Appointed to Investigate the Disputed Territory. Seattle, Wash., March 8. The cham ber of commerce has appointed a com mittee to Investigate the question of the boundary between Alaska and British Columblu, and to arouse public opinion to the Importance of maintain ing American rights in this matter. The question Is to be considered by an In ternational commission this year, and Caught in the Last Blizzard. as a preliminary step surveys huve been mude by parties from both coun tries, but the British show much more thoroughness and activity In this mat ter than the Americans, und in order to secure possession of the Yukon mines are now preparing to build a railroad over the Taku Puss to the headquarters of the Yukon. The principal controversy hinges on the Interpretation of the treaty locat ing the boundary ten marine leagues from the shore. England contends that this line should not follow the In lets; America contends that It should. If England's contention prevails, Juneau and the best harbor will be In her territory. Hence the agitation here, where the largest business with Alaska Is done, and where the Alaska steamers start. All the chambers of commerce on the coast will be asked to co-operate. ESCAPE FROM DEATH TRAP. One Hundred and lifty Men Rescued from a Flooded Minc-Hravo Volun teers Enter the Slope and Make He puirs. Shamokln, Pa., March 6. A horrible death trap was barely escaped today by 150 miners. The delay of a few min utes would have sent down upon them a Hood of water and all would have perished. Foreman Johnson, at Brick Ridge colliery, made the discovery that saved so many human lives. Johnson was In the No. 6 lift, exam ining the mine chambers, when he heard the timber holding back a great volume of water. The sullen roar of escaping water, followed by gusts of mud from the brattice, warned the foreman that the dam was breaking. He hurried from the place as fast as he could In order to notify the men. Word was sent to Engineer Mulr to hoist whenever he was signalled as rapidly ns possible. The miners ran to the bottom of the slope. Twenty could be hoisted at a time, and as 000 yards had to be traversed to reach daylight, the men In waiting grew nervous, expecting the flood to overtake them at any moment. Most of the miners ran half a mile from their breasts to the bottom of the slope. The water was held back firmly and finally nil the miners were out. Volunteers were called to venture and sav the big mines from complte Inun dation. A number of brave fellows faced the deadly peril nnd canstructed barriers before the water could reach the principal portion of the workings. THE CHINESE IN MEXICO. Commissioners Return from Negotiating Immigration I ons. El Paso, Tex., March 0. A body of distinguished Chinamen ore In this city on their way from, Mexico to the United States. The party consists of Li Yung; Yew, the consul general at San Fran cisco: Yu Shi Yo, the ex-consul general at Havana, Cuba; Ko King Owiung, the vice-consul at San Francisco, nnd Fonjr Yen Shen, tin attache of the Chi nese legation at Washington, besides a large number of clerks and other at tendants, Vive-Consul Owl.ing, who Is a grnd unte of Yale university and Is Inter preter of the party, said they had been negotiating with Mexico on the sub ject of Chinese Immigration, but that he could not foreshadow their reports which are soon to be made. He and Fong Yen Hhen g;o on to San Fran cisco, while thu others gi 'to Wash ington, MINERS ORDERED ON STRIKE, Thousands Will (.lull Work In the Mtts burg DlNtrlvt. I'lttsbtirg, March 6. All negotiations between the miners and operators of the littsburg district have been de clared off and a strllie Involving from 12,000 to 17,000 men hus been ordered. The conference committees of the miners and operators falling to agree on the 69-cent rate for milling demand ed by the former, the operators pro. pound a Joint convention of miners and operators to he held In this city on Saturday. This proposition wns re ported to the miners' convention when It reassembled this morning, and was promptly rejected. A vote was then tuken nnd tho strike was ordered to take effect Immediately. The dele gates will return to their homes this evening and meetings will be called at every pit when the strike will be an lion need and plans for Its prosecution will be formulated. TRAIN IN A. DITCH. Several Passengers Aro Seriously Injured in a Smnsh-l p. Ppencer, Ind., March 6. rart of tho morning passenger train on the Indian opolls and vlncennes railway was ditched this morning between Marco and Sandborn by a broken rail. A day coach was destroyed by fire and the following passengers were Injured: I.' 8. .Holton. thigh broken: 8. T. Brown, back hurt; Ed. Elliott, body bruised; Joseph Wright, back and arm Injured; Edward Dryman, head and back hurt. All the Injured except Mr. Halton wera able, to be brought through, .,,i .i i i .i . .. . WAR HAS BEEN DECLARED Reading Refuses to Haul New Jersey Central and Lehigh Coal. VIEWS Of TRESIDEXT WILSON Intimutcs That the Philadelphia Traffic Is of Slight Importance to the Jersey Central-llus No Thought of Rctuliution. Philadelphia, March 6. Actual hos tilities in the coal war declared against the Lehigh Valley and Jersey Central by the Heading were begun today. When the fact leaked out yesterday that the Heading had placed a prac tically prohibitory freight rate upon coal from the collieries of the Lehigh Valley and the Jersey Central, the re tall dealers In this city handling the product of the mines of the two latter companies wired to these two compa nies to rush forward all the coal they could mine to Philadelphia before the rate went Into effect on Monday next. The Reading became cognizant of this move and today laid nn absolute em bargo upon all coal shipped this morn ing from the mines of the Jersey Cen tral and the Lehigh Valley. Not a ton of coal was brought Into this city today from the mines of either of the companies. It was not a question of rates, as the order of the Readirrg Kail road company directed that the coal was not to be hauled under any cir cumstances. Mr. Williams Talks. New York, March 6. Vice President Willams, of the New Jersey Central road, says in relation to the abrogation by the Heading of the joint coal freight rates into Philadelphia with the Le- hig-h Valley and New Jersey Central roads: 'The Reading Is apparently prompted In this action by the desire to supply the local coal market for anthracite and considers that this can be best done by advancing rates to a figure which might prevent the operators on the Lehigh Valley and New Jersey Central from doing any business In Philadelphia and vicinity. The matter is unimportant to the New Jersey Cen tral, as last year only about 120,0ii0 tons of coal from collieries located on Its line was shipped Into Philadelphia out of a total tonnage annually of be tween 500,000 and 600,000 tons. The Jer sey Central will not make any contest with the Heading on this point nnd will not retaliate, and there will he no coal war. The tonnage of the Jersey Central which has been going to Phil adelphia will hereafter probably come to tidewater, nnd we will get there by a much longer hnul nnd will receive a proportionate Increasr- in earnings on the transportation of this particular coal Instead of sending It, ns hereto fore, up the line to Bethlehem. In point of fact If the action of Heading results In tho diversion of this tonnage to tidewater It will bo an advantage rather than n detriment to us. While ns Is suggested by tho press It might possibly result In the abandonment of the Philadelphia market for a time by the operators located on our line and the Lehigh Valley, there Is no thought of retaliation or of any notion to dis turb tho harmony of the trade." ItAYARl) AS INTERCESSOR. Ho Will Try to Reconcile Great llrltnln nnd Venezuela. Washington, March 6. Secretary nreshain Is about to Instruct Ambassa dor Unyard to urge upon Oreat Urlt nln an adjustment of the long pending trouble between Venetuelu. and Hrit Ish Uulana. nnd to suggest arbitration of the question. This action Is In pur suance of a recent resolution of con gress. The result of Mr. Bayard's appeal Is being watched with much Interest ow ing to the reports from Venezuela that the trouble has reached a critical stage and that both sides are massing troops In the disputed territory between them. No Mnrrlnga Settlement. New York, March 6. Today George J. Oould was seen at his ollleo and said: "The statement that there has been nny marriage settlement In connection with tho marriage of my Blirter to the Count le CnstullHne Is false. Not only has there been no marriage settlement, but such a thing was never discussed or even men tioned by nny member of either of the families. The statement which obtained sueh publicity to the effect thnt certain debts of tho Marquis IK Castellane had to bo settled bofor he would give his consent to tho marrlsire Is as mulliious as It Is false and absurd. SPARKS BY TELEGRAPH. Baltimore and Washington poultry fan ciers formed an association, . A law to prohibit one railroad from boy cotting nnother Is proposed by North Car olina legislators. WEATHER REPORT. For eastern Pennsylvania, fair; louth- West winds. 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