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SORANTON, PA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 1G. 1807.
Hawaiian Scheme May
Be Introduced at
TARIFF DEBATE AWAITS IT
.No Provision Is Made
The Treaty in Mnny Respects Dilfors
from That Prepared by Secretary
roster During tlio Ilnrrison Admin-istratlon--No
Consideration of the
Ilnwnilnn Reciprocity Provision
Will Ue Held Pending the Siibmis
sion of the Treaty to the Scnntc.
Washington, June 15. The treaty for
the annexation of the Hawaiian Is
lands to the United States will be sent
to the senate by President McKinley
tomorrow unless present plans are
changed. Men close to the administra
tion and others who are engaged In
pushing through the tariff bill have
been Informed that the treaty will be
transmitted to the senate tomorrow,
and It Is stated that there will be no
consideration of the Hawaiian recipro
city provision in the tariff bill until
the treaty Is received.
The one point of Importance in which
the treaty differs from the convention
negotiated by Secretary Foster in Pres
ident Harrison's administration la In
the omission of any provision for ex
Queen Lilioukalani and the Princess
Kalulanl. In the original treaty it was
provided that the government of the
United States should pay the ex-Queen
the sum of $20,000 cash and the same
amount of money as a pensjon each
year during the remainder of her nat
ural life, provided she, In good faith,
submitted to the government of the
United States and the local govern
ment of the Islands. The Princess
Kalulanl, being next In line of royal
blood, was to receive a cash payment
of $150,000, but no pension.
It is understood that any objection
.that might have been expected to the
annexation of the Islands based on the
Jarge proportion of coolies In the pop
ulation has been forestalled by an ar
, tide not only prohibiting the further
emigration of such moorers to the Ha
waiian Islands, but also prohibiting
the coming of any of the Chinese from
the islands to other parts of the United
The suggested course of procedure
when the, Hawaiian annexation treaty
Is sent to the senate Is that It should
be made public In order that the prop
osition to restore the house provision
In the tariff bill may be accomplished,
with the understanding that the treaty
of annexation possibly will be In effect
before a year's notice of abrogation
could be given. One reason given for
making the treaty public would be that
it could be discussed In connection with
the Hawaiian provision In the bill. It
Is not believed that there will be any
attempt to secure Immediate action on
THE ENGLISH VIEW.
London Journals' Comment on the Pros
pective Acquisition of Hawaii by
London, June 15. All the afternoon
newspapers discuss the Hawaiian
question and the proposition to annex
there Islands to the United States. The
Olnbo says: "The question Is essential
ly International and cannot be dlsoos
ed of by the decree of on'e power alone.
Great Britain and Prance are In the
Fame positions toward Hawaii as the
United States, and in our case, If
Hawaii Is converted Into a strong na.
val station It will practically command
the alternative route between Van.
"Oliver, Australia and the far East,
and Great Britain has every right to
bf consulted before the scheme la car
ried farther.. Lord Salisbury's consent
should not be given unless a quid pro
quo Is given for tearing up the present
The Pall Mall Gazette remarks: "It
seems probable that Hawaii will be
under the Stars and Stripes shortly,
and nobody here will say a word
against it. We should be glad to see
1 Hawaii an American, rather than any
The Westminster Gazette says:
l"Great Britain will not object to the
(annexation (of Hawaii) though It re
mains to be seen how Japan will take
HIBBERT'S VICTIM WILL BE BUND.
The Dire Effect of Her Lover's Pis
Atlantic City, N. J. June 15. During
the hearing today' of Robert Hlbbert,
who shot Mrs. Phoebe Phillips, his
fiance, two weeks ago, it was developed
that, though she may recover from
hla well-aimed bullets, her life will be
robbed of its greatest charm. She will
be totally blind.
Hlbbert was arraigned before Re
corder Ingerssoll, but again remanded,
as his victim's condition is still pre
carious. The surgeons state that the
bullet In the back of her head Is press
ing against the optlo nerve, and is
jradually destroying its power.
iorlno Bandmaster Must Sulfur for
Dliobcyljg n Lloulcuiinl.
Washington, June 15. The court
rtlal which recently tried Professor
iclulll, leader of the Marine band,
trarge growinjr out of his refusal
to play certain marches ordered to be
played on Decoration day by Lieuten
ant Draper, of the Marine corps, has
found him KUllty of dlbobedlenco of or
ders and has recommended his dismis
sal from the service.
Colonel Heywood, commandant of
th corps, line approved the recom
m idation and It h'as been forwarded
to i no navy department.
NEOROES ARMED FOR LYNCHERS.
One Hundred of Them Itcndy nt n
rlnil to Defend Prisoners.
Montgomery, Ala., June IB. The De
catur News revealed a sensational fea
ture of the threatened attempt to lynch
the two negroes awaiting In the Decat
ur Jail their trials for assaulting wo
men. It says today, editorially:
"The fact that a hundred excited
and foolish negroes armed themselves
and formed Into a body and marched
through the streets to the Jail, where
they lay In the dog kennels and weeds
during the night for the purpose of
guarding the two prisoners therein and
protecting them from the hands of an
Imaginary mob of white men, was an
act of Imbecility, and deserves the
most vigorous denunciation. It was
Intended as much as a threat and a
display of hostilities as anything else."
NO ACTION ON CUBA.
Nothing Wilt Be Done Until Another
Minister Mas Been Selected
Washington, June 15. It can be stat
ed unequivocally as the result of to
day's cabinet meeting that no Import
ant action relating to Cuba will be
taken by the administration until the
new minister to Madrid has been chos
en and Is at his post ready for the du
ties of the mission.
This fact Is significant in that it
means that some weeks must certainly
elapse before the president will take
any action whatever vital to the rela
tions of this government and the Island
WANTS TO STOP SUNDAY TRAINS.
Iinlkcd in His Ticket Business, Fitts
Will Invoke the Law.
Hackettstown, N. J., June 15. The
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
railroad may be compelled to stop Its
Sunday trains. 'Squire Henry D. Fitts
has for a long time made It a prac
tice to purchase fifty-trip books to New
York and resell them a trip at a time
at a profit to Individuals. The com
pany learned of this and stopped the
sale of the books at Hackettstown.
Fitts then went to Port Murray, the
first station west of here, and pur
chased books. Last week the company
closed the sale of the books at all sta
tions between Mount Arlington and
Washington, but still sold them at oth
er stations between these points.
Fitts claims that the company by
this order discriminates against him,
and will try to get even. By virtue of
his office as Justice of the peace he has
the power to enforce the law relating
to the running of Sunday trains, and
he has signified his Intention of doing
UNMOVED BY MOTHER'S TEARS.
Girl Culprit in Court Merely Shrugged
Atlantic City, N. J., June 15. When
lG-year-oId Maggie McCune was ar
raigned In the recorder's court this
afternoon to answer the charge of
stealing valuables from her employer, a
middle-aged, respectable-looking wo
man, dressed in deep black, entered
the court room. She was the girl's
mother and the meeting between them
caused the most hardened court loung
er to turn away.
While the mother wept over her
child's disgrace the latter merely
shrugged her shoulders and laughed.
Several new charges were preferred
against the girl, who admits her guilt,
and she was held In increased ball for
the next term of court. Her mother
says she Is not mentally balanced.
ORE MINES CLOSED.
Rich Vein Just Struck, but Markets
Aro Too Poor.
Mattowan, N. Y June 15. The great
Tilly Foster Iron mines, near Brew
sters, have bejn closed for an indefinite
time, with 63,000 tons of ore lying on
A rich vein of Iron had Just been
struck, but th'e superintendent said
that times were so hard and the mar
ket bo low that the mine could not be
worked at a profit. The shutdown, he
raid, Is only temporary. The miners be
lieve It will be permanent. The Tilly
Foster Is the only uncovered mine In
America. Last November there was a
big cave-In of overhanging rock and
thirteen workmen were killed.
Made Siek by Swiss Cheese.
Sun Francisco, June 15. The steamer
City of Para arrived today from Panama,
flying1 the yellow flag:, and was' Imme
diately ordered Into quarantine. When
one day out from Panama one of the pas
senger, Mm. Mitchell, died of yellow
fever, and a few days later Captain Me
tonegon also died. About twenty passen
gers came Into port, none having symp
toms of the disease.
Yellow Tcver on tlio Pacific Const.
Balesvllle, O., June 15. Several persons
have been poisoned at Uarncsvllle by eat
ing swltzcr cheese. Among them were
Dr. J. W. Wellons and little con, six In
the family of Elmer Hutchinson, John W.
Mackalh Mr. and Mrs. William Clark
and John W. Hlngeley, All were In a se
rious condition during the night, but
they will recover.
An Alnbamn Conl Mlno on Fire.
Birmingham, Ala., June 15. The Henry
Ellen coal mines, fifteen miles eaet of
here, owned and operated by the Tennes
see Coal, Iron and Railroad company,
are on tiro. About noon, yesterday, Are
was found In the, east entry on slope No.
22. The flames had gained considerable
headway. The scam of coal Is among tbo
finest In the district.
Mr. Calhoun's Itcturn.
Washington, June 15. W. J. Calhoun,
the special commissioner who went to
Cuba In connection with the Ruiz case,
returned to the city tonight from hlo
home In Illinois. Mr. Calhoun will have
further consultation with the president
to whom he already has made a verbal re
uort on iha condition exlstlrur In Cuba.
Except the Provision Relating to Hawaii,
Which Went Over.
SPEECHES ON FIRST PARAORAPH
The Other Features Aro Agreed to
Without Much Opposition Only
One Yen nnd Nny Vote Taken Dur
ing the Dny-- Pettlgrew Amend
ment Tnkon Up nnd Discussed.
Washington, June 15. The senate
made a great stride forward today by
completing the consideration of the
sugar schedule of the tariff bill except
the provision relating to Hawaii, which
went over. This schedule has been the
storm center of the entire bill and with
It disposed of, there Is better prospect
for speedy action on the bill as a
whole. The first paragraph of the
sugar schedule has served to bring out
all the speeches and the test votes and
when this was passed early today, the
other paragraphs of the schedule were
agreed to without further opposition.
As agreed to the schedule places on
sugar not above No. 1G Dutch stand
ard, one cent per pound and .03 of a
cent for every degree above 75; and on
sugars above No. 16 Dutch' standard,
1.95 cents per pound. The other pro
visions of the schedule relate to maple
sugar, maple Byrup, candy, etc.
Only one yea and nay vote was tak
en during the day on the amendment
of Mr. Lindsay, Kentucky, to make the
rate of l.S cent per pound on sugar
above No. 1G Dutch standard. The
amendment was defeated 32-35.
The Pettlgrew amendment relating
to trusts was then taken up and dis
cussed at length. It developed consid
erable divergence of view on both sides
of the chamber, the two Alabama sen
ators, Messrs. Morgan and Pettus Join
ing Mr. Hoar, Massachusetts, in oppo
sition. Mr. Allen finally tested the
sense of the senate by moving to table
the amendment which motion pre
vailed, yeas, 35; nays, 32; two Demo
crats, Morgan and McEnery, voting
with the Republicans to table and thus
turning the scale against the amend
ment. Consideration of the agricultural
schedule was then resumed, the butter
paragraph being agreed to as report
ed. DEBS' NEW SCHEME.
Addresses a Large Audience in the In.
tcrest of the Proposed American
Chicago, Juno 15. Eugene V. Debs
today addressed a large audience at
Handel's hall on the objects of the
proposed Amerlcon co-operative broth
erhood. Debs read from proof sheets
of a forthcoming pamphlet his outlines
of an "escape from the present Indus
trial slavery." Ho warned his hearers
that the plan to be outlined in a day
or two would involve hard work and
courage of the highest order.
Professor Frank Parsons, of Boston,
als.o spoke. Prominent among those
on the platform was Mrs. Lucy Par
sons. NEORO CAUQHT BUT NOT LYNCHED.
A Mob Unprecedented in Clnyton
County, (a., Annnls.
Jonesboro, Ga une 15. Dozen of his
race have been lynched for far less
brutal crimes than that which Is
charged against Henry Simpson, a Jet-
black, middle-aged negro, who Is in
Jail here tonight, but the mob which
had him In custody did a thing unpre
cedented In the annals of this neigh
borhood by consenting to let the law
take Its course.
On last Saturday morning Mrs. Alvln
Turner, who Is middle-aged and deaf,
was attacked by Simpson, and assault
ed. A large number of men and dogs
Joined In the chase, and the negro was
caught yesterday. The marks of the
woman's linger nails were on his face
and throat, and a hat, Identified as his,
was found under her bed. Simpson
expected to be lynched, and the mob
held a conference, and, after a spirited
debate, decided to turn him over to the
authorities. He is regarded tonight as
the luckiest man In Clayton county.
Three reasons have been ndvanced
for the mob's unexpected action. One
Is that the weather was too warm for a
lynching, another that this is "a pro
hibition community, and the third, that
the general condemnation of the Ur
bana affair discouraged the pursuing
DEATH BY YELLOW FEVER.
Mnn Taken from a Stcnmcr nt Now
York Dies in n Hospitnl.
New York, June 15. Otto Werner
son, one of the passengers of the
steamer Advance, was transferred to
the Swinburne Island 'hospital last
night, suffering from yellow fever. Ho
died at 8 o'clock this evening. Ho was
one of the survivors of the British ship
Buckhurst, which took Are and was
abandoned In mldocean, while on the
voyage from Newcastle, N. S. AV., for
Panama. Wernerson was taken sick
at sea two or three days before the
steamer arrived at this port.
There aro forty-eight passengers at
Hoffman Island. They will be detained
there the usual Ave days.
HE WEDS AT 93.
Wife Is Loss Thau Half His Ago mid
Moro Thnn Twice Ills Weight.
Kankakee, III., June 15. Joseph Du
puls, a French Canadian, 93 years old
and 3 feet 9 Inches tall,, was married
here yesterday to Miss Josephine Hu
neau, a spinster, 38 year? old. This Is
Duplus'B third marriage, his second
wife has been dead but eight weeks.
Her successor was maid of all work In
the Dupuls household. She Is a buxom
woman eighteen Inches tallen than her
husband and more than twice his
Dupuls Is the father of six stalwart
sons and a daughter, all married and
having families of their own. He Is a
farmer and one of the wealthiest - In
Kankakee county, being worth iCO.OOO.
ada, and was a horse
ey in youth,
riding races In Engla' .U nnd France.
The old man Is delighted with his lat
est matrimonial venture, and says he
Is good for ten or fifteen years yet.
A Vessel, Supposed to He the Daunt
less, Soon nt Hillsborough.
Jacksonville, Flo,, June 15. A special
from Tampa says:
A vessel supposed to be the Daunt
less came Into Hillsborough bay last
night and took on a cargo of arms and
ammunition from a schooner lying at
anchor off the mouth of the Alalia
river and then sailed away.
A report was sent out yesterday that
the Dauntless had sailed from Key
West with an expedition. It was cir
culated by those Interested, to throw
the olflcers oft their guard nnd the
Dauntless came In last night and got
her cargo. The two boats were tied
up until about 11 o'clock and In the
moon light could be plainly seen from
the river C t.
A despatch from West Palm Beach
The cruiser Vesuvius anchored off
Palm Beach pier again last night. Bhe
was en route north, having been to
Business of the Sessions Held at Mans-
field The Denconness Board
Mansfield, O., June 15. Some pre
liminary business was transacted In
the Lutheran synod this morning be
fore the order of business for the day
was taken up. Rev. M. S. Cressman
offered a resolution that In discontinu
ing the board of supplies, the general
synod casts no reflection upon the
work done by It. The resolution was
M. W. Hnmmn, the chairman of the
committee on fraternal co-operation
with other Lutheran bodies submitted
The basis of co-operation adopted at
the last convention of the synod had
likewise been adopted by the general
council and the united synod of the
south, and there were now Joined In
this compact, the three general bodies
having the largest English membership
In the denomination In this country.
The committee recommended the
adoption of a resolution that the synod
regarded with favor the proposition
made by the general council and unit
ed synod of the south looking to the
compilation of a common hymn book
and approving the recommendation
that an unofficial general conference be
held for a comparison of views on the
various doctrinal, liturgical, education
al and missionary Interests In which
all were alike engaged.
The following deaconess board was
nppolnted: Revs. Dr. G. V. Wenner,
of New York; F. P. Manhart, Balti
more; J. J Young, New York: L. E.
Albert, Philadelphia; H. Studekaber,
W. H. Dunbar and L. M. Zimmerman,
Baltimore; Frank Garland, Taneytown,
Md.; W. S. Freas, York; J. G. C. Tadl
ken, New York; F. A. Hartranft, Phil
adelphia; F. T. Huber, New York; W.
L. Arminger, F. P. Stieff and George
Warfield, of Baltimore; Cornelius Eck
The new board of home missions was
appointed as follows: Rev. Charles S.
Albert, Philadelphia; M. W. Hamma,
Altoona, Pa.; J. C. Koller, Hanover.
Pa.; W. E. Parson, Washington; G.
W. Enders, York, Pa.; Mrs. L. Z. Dole,
Baltimore; I. C. Slater, and J. C.
Parker, Washington; W. H. Davis,
The report of tho board of publica
tion was submitted by Secretary H. A.
Holman, of Philadelphia. The present
net assets are $125,071. There aro now
being published monthly 184,000 copies
of the various Sunday school periodi
cals. The board decided to establish
a printing house and a committee has
In charge the purchase of suitable
property. Th'e synod passed a resolu
tion to abolish the appointment of the
two special representatives from tho
synod to the publication society. Res
olutions were passed changing the con
stitution by placing the deaconess
board and the pastors' fund society
on the list of possible beneficiaries of
the publication board.
A motion was carried that a com
mlttete of five be appointed by the
president which shall consider the
provisions of tho constitution and as
certain if the annual meetings can be
so arranged that the majority of the
business can be transacted In the gen
eral synod, the committee to report
two years hence. The committee ap
pointed to nominate members of the
board of publication reported back the
old board. Rev. Dr. J. G. Koller, of
Hanover, Pa., for Rev. Dr. Ell Huber,
of Gettysburg, Fa,; Layman E. E. T.
Holb, Shrewsbury: F. H. Wefer, New
York, for J. R. Downing and B. S.
Kunkel, of Philadelphia.
Chambersburg, Pa., Juno 15. The Re
publican county committee met here to
day and tho Quay men were defeated
nearly two to one. Alexander Stewart
was elected county chairman by a voto
of 26 to 15 for Captain John A. Seiders,
postmaster of the state senate, who car
ried tho last county convention. The new
chairman Is a brother of tho Judge of tho
Moravinn College Alumni Election.
Bethlehem, Pa., June 15. Today was
alumni day at the Moravian College for
Women and al traded largo numbers of
women from all parts of the country. Mrs.
Helen Wolo Doollttle, of Philadelphia,
was elected president. Dr. Rondthaler, of
Salem, N, C, tonight delivered the annual
Antwerp, June 15 Passed Scillys, steam
ers Phoenicia, New York for Hamburg:
Obdam, from New York for Boulogne and
Rotterdam. Genoa Arrived: Steamer
Sarnla, from New Yortt via Naples. New
York Arrived: Frlesland, Antwerp;
Swedish Woman's Suicide.
Wllkes-Barre, Juno 16. Mrs; Nelson
Ericsson, a Swedish woman, aged 44, com
mitted suicide at her home by taking
poison. ' No cause Is assigned for the act.
A husband and elx children survive,
Ifoyt's Appointment Confirmed.
! Washington, June 15. Tho senate today
confirmed tho nomination of Henry M.
Hoyt, of Pennsylvania, to be assistant at.
Dupuls was born at St
Interesting Features of the Insurance
MR. LEONARD'S PLAN OF OPERATIONS
Claimed to Ho Able to Dofcnt an Im
portant Moitsuro for 850,000.
Senator Mcljuown Is Cnllcd nnd
.Explains How Ho Cnmo to Intro
duce tho Hill That Caused All
Hnrrlsburg, Juno 16. The investiga
tion of the legislative Insurance scan
dal was resumed this afternoon.
T J. Thomas, manager of agencies
of the Metropolitan, corroborated the
testimony of John French, the affect
whci called on Senator Shortt.
Mr. Woodward, secretary of the Met
top..lltnn, testified that Frank Ljonard
had called upon him In March with
copies of three bills which would iiftcct
the Metropolitan. These bills, Leonard
said, were strikes nnd they could be
killed for SMl.OOO. He Jld the witness
that his ability to carry out his pr.i
loidllon could be established by a tel
egram. Witness stated that he had
told Leonard that the Metropolitan,
would do nothing.
S. S. Voshell, a superintendent of thi
Metropolitan, testified that .Leonard
proposed to kill the bills by use of mon
ey; that he hod been solicited to call
upon the Prudential and John Han
ccck Insurance companies. Vice Presi
dent FIske had (suggested to the wit
ness that Leonard should be kicked
out of the office. At a later visit Leon
urd had ptoposed that $30,000 wou'd
kill the bill and give the name of a
Chairman Wilson announced that
Leonard, the much-Bought witness,
would not be present. Senator Mc
Quown was called and told how he
came to Introduce the bill which
caused all the trouble.
E. W. Smiley, chief clerk of the sen
ate, gave the record of the bill Jn the
senate. Sergeant-at-arms Eyre, of the
senate, testified that no Insurance
agent was ejected from the floor of
the senate, as has been previously tes
tified. The committee met tonight, but
there was no witness present and an
adjournment was taken.
Jumps from the Top of a Cur in n
Wreck nnd Is Unharmed.
Lancaster, June 15. A mixed pas
senger and freight train on the Lan
caster and Quarryvllle railroad ran In
to a draft of five freight cars at M'el
llngers, seven miles south of this city,
this 'afternoon, and smashed them all.
The cars had been standing upon an
Inclined siding and by some means got
loose, i an upon the main track and
were not discovered until the train ap
proached at high speed.
None of the passengers were hurt,
though all received severe shaking up
and Brakeman W. C. Aumont, who
was oni top of a box car that turned
completely over, saved his life by
Jumping down an embankment.
"TERRIBLE PETE'S" DOOM.
Vnsnlko Becomes Excited nt tho
Rending of HisDcnth Wnrrnnt.
Wllkes-Barre, June 15. Sheriff Mar
tin went to the county Jail today to
read the death warrant to Peter Vas
alke, alias "Terrible Pete" Wassell,
who Is under sentence to hang July
22 for the murder of Joseph Kruper
savage. The prisoner was very sullen dur
ing the reading of the warrant, and
after the sheriff had concluded he flew
Into a passion protesting his innocence
and saying he was the victim of a
Diggers In tho Pittsburg Region Do
ni nnd n GO Cent Itnte.
Pittsburg, June 15. The miners em
ployed by the Ella Coal company and
the Webster Coal company, at Web
ster, on the Pittsburg, McKeesport and
Youghlogheny railroad, are on a strike.
The diggers had been receiving CO cents
a ton until two weeks ago, when the
rate was cut to 51 cents. They ac
cepted and worked at that rate until
the convention of miners, when they
made a demand for 60 cents.
They were all paid In full and dis
charged, but were told they could have
work any time at the 51-cent rate.
TRIED TO KILL HIS WIFE.
Then Sigoudnll Putu Bullet Through
His Own Hond.
Bethlehem, Pa., June 15. Domestic
troubles prompted Amos F. Slgendall,
aged 35, a carpenter by trade, to draw
a revolver on his wife tonight, and fire
four shots at her. She fell In a faint
from fright and Slgendall, thinking he
had killed her, he sent a bullet into
his own heart.
None of tho four shots hit the wo
man. The couple have four children.
THE SOUTH AFRICAN OUTBREAK.
Ropoits of tho Native Attack on
Vryhurg, Bechuanaland, Juno 15.
Tho report from Mashowlng, to the ef
fect that the police camp there had
been attacked by 500 natives, and that
six policemen had been killed, turns
out to have been Incorrect. Only one
trooper was wounded and six horses
Volunteers, however, have started for
the sceno of the disturbance.
SMITTEN WITH BRIQHT.EYES.
Au Indian Hello Proved Too Much
for n Rich Foreigner.
BlBmarck, N, D., June 15. Thomas
Cronln, a wealthy foreigner, who came
here to look after cattle and land, has
made a queer choice of a bride, He met
with a number of Sioux, and finally be
came smitten with "Bright Eyes," the
bello of the Standing Rock Agency.
Ho boldly approached the girl's sul
len father after a few days and do-
clared that he wanted to marry the
girl. Much talk, much smoke and great
eating followed and the Sioux maiden
will soon becomo the bride of tho
Heavy ltnlus Add to tho Dnmngo In
Indin--l'otofHco Swallowed Up.
Calcutta, Juno 15. Telegrams, with
earthquake news, tho echoes of th'e
subterraneous disturbances of Satur
day last, are pouring In from every
&tatlon north of Madras. The postof
flce at Chlttagong has been swallowed
The heavy rains of the past two days
are Increasing the damage done. Some
of tho streets here are closed to traffic
nnd It In believed that the firing of the
Jubilee salute must be abandoned, as
the firing even of the time gun Is dan
gerous, shaking the damaged build
ings. Thousands of poor Europeans rind
Eurasians aro hemeless and are living
In the open air.
Tin Plate Workers and Manufacturers
Stubborn and No Concessions Will
Be Made-Trouble at Altoona.
Pittsburg, June 15. A strike in the
tin plate Industry seems certain and
the conference on the wage scale ar
ranged for tomorrow Is not likely to ac
complish anything tending to a settle
ment, as both sldesare firm and assert
that no concessions will be made. There
are thirty-nine tin plate plants In the
United States operated by thlrty-olght
companies, the American Tin Plato
company operating two plants, one at
Elwood and the other at Montpeller,
Ind. These thirty-nine plants represent
one hundred and eighty-eight mills,
but nine of them are small affairs and
do not figure to any great extent In the
The total number of skilled work
men employed In the Industry Is 2,327,
of which 273 are non-union men. The
number of workers outside of tonnage
men employed at tin plate plants Is
6,265, and a strike for the new wage
scale will throw about 8,000 people out
Altoona, June 15. Thirty-five ne
groes, Hungarians and Italian miners
Imported from other places went to
work In Mitchell's coal mines at Gal
lltzln yesterday, but only ten were at
work today. They are being guarded
by two coal and Iron policemen. The
strikers are in an ugly mood and a
collision between them and the Import
ed men may occur at any time. The
strike which was occasioned by a cut of
five cents a ton In the price of mining
Is seriously Interfering with all busi
ness in Gallltztn.
LOANED HIS BIKE TO A STRANGER.
A Confiding Student Luckily Re
covered tho Wheel.
Atlantic City, N. J., June 15. A
young theological student, E. C. Coo
per, hailing from Philadelphia, met a
gentleman whose smooth manners and
refinement Impressed him and he did
not refuse to loan his new acquaint
ance his bike at his request.
The friend loaned It to another
friend with Instructions to sell, but
before the sale could be consummat
ed Cooper became suspicious and ap
pealed to the police, who recovered
the wheel as It was being ridden out of
town. Cooper refused to prosecute and
the false friend went free.
MINISTERS INDORSE THE L. A. W.
Commend Its Stund Against Sunday
Camden, N. J., June 15. Th'e Camden
Methodist Ministers' association' yes
terday discussed bicycling and other
things which Its members regard as
menacing the observance of the Sab
bath. Resolutions were adopted concurring
In the action of the League of Ameri
can Wheelmen deprecating desecration
of Sunday by bicycle riders.
TEE COAL TRUST INVESTIGATION.
Judgo Chester Will Not Givo a De
cision Until Late in July.
Albany, June 15. It is announced
here that Judge Chester will not decide
to vacate or to refuse to vacate tho
orders against the various railroad
presidents In the coal trust Investiga
tion until the last week In July.
The amended briefs will all be filed
this week. Judge Chester holds court
In Catsklll for two weeks and will not
take up tho case Until after that time.
Jumped from a Freight.
Altoona, Juno 15. James G. Path, aged
19 years,, of Manor Hill, Huntingdon
county, Jumped from a freight train at
Petersburg this evening and fell under
the wheels. Both legs were crushed. He
was brought to the Altoona hospital,
whero his legs were amputated,
McKinley Declinos nn Iuvitntiou.
San Francisco, June 15. President Mc
Kinley has declined an invitation of tho
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce to
visit California this summer owing to a
press of offlcltl duties.
TUB NEWS THIS M0RNINU.
Weather Indications Today!
1 General Annexation of Hawaii.
Effects of Reciprocity.
Progress of the Tariff Debate.
Leonard's Method of Killing Proposed
2 Sports Eastern, National and Atlan
tic League Ball Games.
3 State Many Bills Killed by the Leg
Amateur Base Ball.
Cycling Laws of Foreign Lands.
5 Story "A Visitor from Kentucky.
6 Local City Ofllclals Conclude Their
Inspection of Firo Department Quar
ters. Busy Day In the Courts.
7 Local Warrants Out for Oleo Hand
- High School Alumni Warm Over the
8 Local-West Side and City Suburban.
0 iLackawanna County News.
10 Neighboring County Happenings,
Whitney's Weekly News Budget,
Financial and Commercial,
Republicans Expect to
Mollify the Canadian
GERMANY ENTERS PROTEST
Foresees Injury to the 'Inter
ests of the Empire.
Thrcnts Mndo by Canadian Lumber
men, Bank Frosldcnts nnd Direc
tors of Hallway Companies At ON
tnwn Aro Not Causing Much Alarm.
It Is Not Thought That Canada Wilt
Daro Plnco Retaliatory Export
Duty on Logs.
Washington, Juno 15 Tho UiteM
made last weak by Canadian lumber
men, bank presidents and directors of
railway and transportation, companies,
at a meetlnc at Ottawa, to eocuro re
taliatory measures from the Dominion
government on account of tho duty on
lumber imposed by our tariff bill, is
not alarming the Republicans who aro
responsible for the measure Tho be
lief that Canada will not dare to place
a retaliatory export duty on logs 1b
based on tho efficacy of the reciprocity
clause of the bill, which will bo offered
by Senator Burrows.
By the terms of this clause Canada
could not enjoy tho privileges of re
ciprocity if 'It could be shown that that
country was imposing discriminating
duties against us. The only escape
for Canada from this penalty in the
case of logs Is possibly In tho fact that
tho export duty would not necessarily
be discriminative; that is, Canadian!
logs are exported so largely hither and
so little elsewhere that a duty could
be Imposed without reference to other
countries, and it would, therefore, not
be discriminative, wlthm the meaning
of the law, against the United States.
The proposed reciprocity clause of
the tariff bill has given the German
government another cause of grievance
against us, according to advices re
ceived at the state department. A!
long quotation from an editorial article
In the government official newspaper In
Chemnitz has been sent here, a part of
which Is as follows:
"Just now when the new Pan-American
efforts of the United States are
being made, It Is of the highest Im
portance for Germany to hold fast to
the most favored nation treaties with
the South and Middle American states.
The reciprocity clause In the Dlngloy
bill Is based on the desire to bring
about the closest possible commercial
relations between the United States and
South America, with a view to grant
ing and getting certain 'tariff reduc
tions under which the United States
will bo able to build up a big trade
with all the South and Middle Amer
ican states. That such a clause, If It
ever becomes a law and effects tho de
sired result, will wound this empire
and others very materially, Is manifest
the moment one turns to the record
of our losses and the gains of tho
United States under the reciprocity
provision of Mr, McKlnlcy's bill. Many
of the South and Middle American
states and Islands, namely, Porto Rico,
Brazil, Colombia, British West Indies,
Cuba, etc., deemed it their duty, If
not a commercial and financial neces
sity, to grant especially reduced rates;
to 'the United States in order to get
them to let their products, sugar, cof
fee and hides in free.
FAVORS OF THE PAST.
"At that time Germany, because of
the most favored nation clauses in hep
treaties with most of these countries,
enjoyed every benefit bestowed on tho
United States. During those years
there was no commercial treaty with
Brazil. The result was that maohlncs,
tools, Instruments of all kinds, iron,
rubber, cotton, leather and leather
goods from Germany had to pay a
much higher rate of duty going Into
Brazil than did the same class of goods
lrom the United States. Thus the most
favored nation clauses In our commer
cial treaties act as a protective wall
against all tho United States. Pan
American projects! Nothing more non
sensical could be thought of than to
put these treaties In question without
good reasons. It Is true that a motion
was made laBt year in ArgenUnlar
states to give notice to such nations as
had treaties containing tho most fa
vored nation clauses that the same
would not be renewed. Up to data
nothing has been done to show that
the nation la in earnest with this mo
tion." In reporting this matter to the stato
department Consul Monaghan says:
"How much reciprocity Is to us, how
much the very 'thought of It maddens
the manufacturers and merchants here,
how much It has helped In times past,
how much It must help In times to
come If organized nnd carried out In a
Just and equitable way, Is apparent to
every observer here,"
Charles Harry's Successor.
Dublin, Juno 15. lit. Hon. Hugh Holme
of the queen's Dencn, ireiana, nas o
appointed to succeea mo iato m..
Charles llouert uarry, as jora
appeal of Irelar.d,
Now YcrK. Junl
who was at onn
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in -both of i
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