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rihttte. rnitoti THE ONLY SCRANTON PAPER RECEIVING THE COMPLETE NEWS SERVICb OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE GREATEST NEWS AGENCY IN THE WORLD. TWO CENTS. SCRANTON, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 4, 1901. TWO CENTS. . REPUBLICANS INDIFFERENT Opposition to tlie Olm&tcad Resolu tion Wins a Vlctoru in the House of Representatives. STORY OF THE DEFEAT Thirty-two Republicans Woie Ab sent and Unpaired Against Sixteen of tlie Opposition Tho Senate Dis places tho Ship Subsidy Bill and Substitutes tho Aimy Reorganiza tion Measure. D Exclusive Wire from The Associated Presr Washington, Jan. 3. Without a mur mur of dtiscnt and without a woid of comment, tho senate tn lay displaced tho ship subjldy hill from lis privi leged position ns "umlnishod business" and substituted for It tho aimy reoi KUtil7.itloii bill. Since tho second day of tho piesent session the shipping bill had born tho uullnihcd lillsl'iess, with the undcistntiellng that It should not Intel fere with tho consideration of tho army reoianlatlon bill or of nppin prlatlon bills. When the senate, con vened today In Its fit at session of tho twentieth ctntuty tho aimy bill wns taken up with a view to passing It to i final voto as &oon as possible. Its eonsldciatlon proceeded until 2 o'clock tho end of the mot nine session when tho subsidy bill wns laid before tho senate. Mr. Pettlgiew. of .South n.ikoto, then objected to u icquest for unanimous consent to continue the dls- ctjs.'lon of the army bill. By a ote of the henate the military nuasuic was Mintluutd for consideration, Mum mak ing it the unfinished business and sending tho subsidy bill back to thu calendar. Durinc the discussion of the aimy tnoasuro tho opposition senators Indl i uted that their line of attack upon th bill r.ould bo against the ci cation of a. Inrge permanent standing army. Them whs Intimation that objection -would not be offetcd to a temporary measuio 1 proIde nn adequate force to main tain the nuthoilty of the United States In the Philippines. Bcjoud this po'nt today's jnoccodlngs dc eloped nothing. Republicans Careless. Tho ladlcal element- mnnnf elm i,r,,,r,t ItCnUhlicallS Vvlln f.unr mini,.,..,!.'.,... tho representation fiom tho southern states in which tho franchise is nbildged suffered defeat in the house today becausu a number of their col leagues lefuscd to act with them. Tho it sue was precipitated quite unexpect edly. The leaders had decreed that the rc-appoitlonmcnt bill should bo taken up toda, but before it could bo called Mr. Olmsted offered as a matter of Piivlkse a resolution lecltlng tho al leged abiidgcment ot tho huffi-ago In Louisiana, Mississippi, South Caiollna, Noith Carolina, und directing the com mittee on census to investigate and rcpoi t the facts to tho houFe, in order that a constitutional basis of icprosen tnllon could be established for thoe state. The u solution created a sensa tion. It was u surprise even to several of the Republican leaders. Tho leaclsis on the Demociatio side sought In aln to head off the resolution with points of older, but the speaker ruled against them. They then began a llllbuster. openly avowing that they would fight rvery proposition looking to a reduc tion of repicsentatlon fiom the south ern states to tho bitter end. Several of the Republicans were secretly In sympathy with them and their Indiffer ence to tho fate of tho Olmstead resolu tion In the end gave tho opposition tho victory today. Many of them quietly paired with absent Democrats, Icavlnrr their colleagues unpaired. As a Jesuit when tho question of consideration was raised against tho resolution It was de feated, 81-S3. Tho -vote was a stiict party one. Two Republicans, Landls, of Indiana, and Mann, of Illinois, did rot vote. Story of tho Defeat. Tho story of tho defeat is found In tho absentees on both sides who woie unpaired. Thirty-two Republicans were nbsent and unpolled, ngalnst sKteen of the opposition. Those absent and un paired were: Itepubllcans Doulclle. Maine; uroslnt, Drown, llurkett, Caldcrhcad, Clarke, Ne.w Hampshire; Daulc. annuel Davenport, Pick, l'owhr, (imd rier, New Jerceys Hanky, HofTccIciT. Kim, l.oi imrr, Loudcnslagcr. McCleary, McUalf, Miller, Mondell, Morgan, Xccclham, Otjon, Parl.er.Prlne", Huskell, Sliowaltcr, binllli, Illinois; sp, ,kCi fclevcns, Minnesota; Wadsworth ami Wangtr Democrats Darber, Pennijhanla, Hrmlky, New Vork; Preiser, Caldwell, retelling. ftastnn, Gajle, Cljnn, Lc, Mjj, Iceklnoti. Mirpluiri mailings, Wilson, boutli Carollm, und yi'lcr Hlvcr Republican Wilson, Idaho. Tho sltuntlon with reference to the apportionment bill Is guatly compli cated, as a result of the lojectlnn of the Olmstead resolution. Chairman Hop kins, however, Is confident of victoiy for his 13111. He thinks tho Olmstead resolution may pass in a full house and that the Investigation niny bo made, . but that matters will end Mnuo. Irio spectlvo of tho fato of Mm lesoiutlon, however, ho will pres.s tho icuppor tlonmcnt bill nnd thinks it will pass on Monday. If possible, ho will dls-plnco private bills day tomorrow with his measure. pi Semi-Monthly Pays. tj Dcclusitc Who from The AtsocIiteJ Picsi ' Ha lcton, Jan. ! It wis announced lieie lodaj slut A, I'aid'c k Co., operating the Crmhrirv And Crista! Pldgc enllhiies, and 0 n. MaiHe Co,, controlllni; tho Jed to. Highland, K'i mile and Oakdal mines, umilrl mv Lunl in.,tkii. iu . Isdnnlnc with Jamniy. Most ot tho eompatifs lliereaboiits hato now iiuuiamtcl the two wceU ipev sjstem. Rill to Retiie Shatter. By Exclushe Who from The Associated Presi Wishtngton, Jan, S. Senator Sewell todav In. Itrodnrrd n imenrtincnt to the nrnii bill author. bins tha pctldeiit in re the fiennjl shatter a l major stl. CASHIER REMME ARRESTED. Wat rant Issued at tho Instance of Bank Examlnor Tucker, fly L'xchnlve Wlie from The Awociittd l'rei. Cincinnati, Jan. 0. Hdward C. Rem me, cashier of tho Oerman National bunk of Newport, Kv vai arrested today by United States Marshal Compton upon n wan ant Issued nt the Instance of Rank Examiner Tucker. Owing to the shoxtage of Prank M. Rrown of tl3,000 as assistant cashier nnd bookkeeper, the bonk was lecont ly placed In the hands of Tucker a receiver. The whereabouts of Rrown ate unknown, and It wns thought that thete should be no prosecutions until he was found. Rank Examiner Tucker raid tonight: "On Apiil 26, 1S90. I arranged with Cashier Remtne to examine the book of the bank privately. Remmo and I wero tho only ones who know of the :urangemnt. On April 29 tho books were taken to Cincinnati and exam ined In private. I have since discover ed Mint between April 2S and 29 sixty false entries wero m ide, covering a shortage of over WO.flflO. Home oni must havo informed llinv.n that tin books were to bo examined, so us to give him nn opportunity l make tho false entiles. Thli i the basis of my alllilalt agiilnst Ummo " Mr. Rom mo said. "I am Innocent, and did not kno'v ot the lit own sholtnge before the dltectois knew it. and gave III own no Intimation of the secret Investigation of the books." Mr. UeinniR has beii assisting Re ceiver Tucker In closing up the af falrs o' tho old bink and organizing the new one, and was at woik in tho bank when anested, Remmo was un able to soeuie the ncces-si'tv $2fi.O00 bill.untll tonight. He wnii held quiet ly and assisted by tho officers In so- ouun? vail. Petitions had been num- ciously sUued by the old depositors for Remmo to bo the cashier of the icorganled bank, and his 111 rest came ns a suipilsu to the community. VON WALDERSEE REPORTED DEAD A Rumor That Ho Has Been Killed by nu Officer of the Allied Troops. Circumstances Not Related. n.i LxilaMM Wire from The Associated Trei Pails, Jan. 4. I Joumal icports f'om Pekln, under iesere, tho death of Count von Waldcrsee, the rumor being that he was killed by an officer of the allied troops, tho elrvumtances not being related. It Is said that the rumoi Is cuirsnt in Rerlln, where it Is not confirmed, NEW HAMPSHIRE'S GOVERNOR. Calls for Appropriation for Dart mouth and Piotection for Forests. By J'xcluMte Wire from The Asochted Prcu Concoid, N. II., Jan. n. Chester R. Jordan, of Lancaster, was lnauguiaud SONCinor of New Hampshire today. In accordance with tho Ideas of the now chief eecutle, the ceremonies weie vciv simple. Tho oath of ofllco was admlnlsteied to Governor Joulan by Hon. Rcitiam Ellis, pusldent of the senate, in the piesenco of both branches of the legislature assembled In joint convention, nnd as many spec tator as could gain admittance to the gnlleiles and floor. Governor Jordan In hi'i Inaugural address piotesteu agalnt allowing tho inllioads to pay the salaries of tho tatlroad commission and called for lairrcr appropriations for Dartmouth college. The governor also devoted attention to tho subject of saving the foiests. Kaunas at Washington. Uy Kxclu.he Wire from The At.,ocUUd Tress. (Ic eland, Jan 3. Senator Ilanna ikpirtcd for W'athlnRton flila afternoon. Pumlaj, Mr Ilanna, Mli Mibel Hanni, MIm Ituth Hanni, Ml Kg clot.toii, MIm Phelps and nil the household em ployes nlll (tnrt. Tie hoaio will bo rlosod, not to be leopened durlncr the winter and possibly not until next suionicr, In W.i'Iiinsicn tho Ilanna funily will nccup the llobirt resldtncr. lli'y will remain In Washington all of tho win ter or until onires H In session. In 'the sprite thev will lino II 0 capital and probably go for u short time to 'lliomasillle, Ha, Governor (of Maine Inaugurated. IU K'cclushe Wire fiom Tlie Associated Prcis Aujiuti, Me, Jan. 3. In the hill of the liono cf represent itUcs too'a, In the prcsenro o both briaicliei of tho legislature) and u large number of ciicsts and H'cctators, Pr J0I111 V, 11111. of AiRmtn, took tlie calh of olllie ti gov ernor of the itnte of Maine, In bU inaugural nldicu Oocinoi ll 111 adiocited the taxation of Interest nru ueiplns the burden Russo-American Seal Contioversy, Py nich'.iUe Wire from Tho Asiorlatcd Treu ft. rctcrsburir, Jen 3 -Mr. IKrbtrt II. U. I'unc. boc11l.1i) nl the United Mate emliaray, in Btm to The Ilacrue, to delher lu lha United Slatei rolnlklci to the Nctheilandi, Mr. Man Kid Newel, U15 0Iu1uIn011s document tomposlnj tha Amirlcnn case In the II imo-Ameiictn teal rontrori, the prepiritlon ot which haj en 8iol Mr, I'lirec't attintlon for eeral month', Dowie Rioter Convicted. Ity Ksduiite Wire from The Associated Piess. Mamtlild. 0., Jan. 3 Tim Jurj in tho c-aio of Allen Andrews, Indicted lu connection with the Powiello ilots last fill, leturntd a cidlet ot k'uilty late tliN alCmoou. Audnuii resisted the omeer who wis piotectlnr n Don lei to elder. Tin utliT Indlciid for partlelpitlon In Dowklte riotj will la tried. ' m Donation to Workmen. . Ixdusho Wiro from Tlie Assochtcd I'icbii. Ihrlin, Jan. 3. In addition to his donation "I WO.uOO rniik to thn woilonfn'i tund of tho laupp wor. Heir Krnpp ha (jlen I00.OOJ rniiKi to Ihu olflclals' pension tund ami the tund tor building liborcu' homes matin: a total of l,60n,ooo mnU Governor of Nebraska. Dy Excluihc Wire from The Associated Piea. Lincoln, Jan. 3, riiaika 11. Pletilrh wai In uirurated jroxmor of NclruU before the joint F'falon ot the kuWaturo in tho ball of the hou of npic,ntithn (Mi attunoon. 3he (rremou t' were ihcrt. ACTIVITY AT CAPE TOWN Mllitaru Authorities Are Preparino for All the Gontinuencles 0? War. BOERS LOOT LOYALISTS They Travel in Parallel Columns with Numetous Flanking Parties Swoeping the Countiy of Hoi sea and Carrying off Everything Eata ble Business Men of Capo Town Organize a Town Guard Monarch Eands Tioops. Bv )lu.he Wlie troin The Awodated I'rcn Cape Town, Jan. 3. Tlie mllltnry authoiltles nro piepailng for all con tingencies. It lias been decided to tiansfer tho Boer prl-coneis fiom tho en nips to tiatisporK Farmers coming Into CuMiinntnn describe the RoeiH as Irixelllig In pu allcl columns, ulth nimeious Ilanklnsr paitles sweeping the country of hoises, plundering loyalHts and cut tying oft everything eatable It appeals that they aie accompanied by strings of pack horses lightly loaded, Colesburg- telegriphs that KilUIn,? er's commando Is ciossing tho Middle buig district, but is getting few, if any, recruits. Hero In Cape Town, such business men ns are unable to leave ato oigan Izlng a town guaid composed of the leading citizens. Tho commercial com panies haa asked the mayor to call a mass meeting to uise the government to suppress disloyal nowspapeis and to proclaim maitlal law. The Hritlsh battleship Monarch to day landed men und guns to iollee the troops for service northward. It H be lieved that the guns will he sent up the countiy. rive hundred citizens c nlistea today, tho entollment being very nrtlve. It Is hoped that the first batch ot mounted men will leave within three davs fop Worcester. They are to hold the pasos of the Hex river mountains ami to pro tect the railway tunnel. Tho oiganlzi tion Is rough and leadv. und not tumbled much with dilll or special uniform. Horses are staice. Jiregulais Reeiuitctl. Hk thousand five bundled suuth Afilca Inegulars hav" been reciulted during tho last eight weeks. Tho Roers In the TiansianI have been exceedingly active for the Hst week or so, dally attacking trains con voys nnd isolated posts. In moi t In stances they have been icpuhed. and the i.illways are now u 01 king more regulaily. A commando Is supposed to be In tho mountains dividing Mlddleburg and Graat Pelnet. but cannot be exactly located. The invadeis in the west, who wne expected nt I't izeibuig today, have altered thcli couise and aio now moving in the dliection of Wlllliton. to tho northwest. The Riltlsh have occupied Krazei burg. Tho Boers in Rcchunnnland hae been ugaln Joined by thu Inhabitants, who once befoio lebelled. Commandoes are rcpoited to be at BlIkfontein.Rootzapa and Daniels Kiul. Their objective point Is believed to bo Gilciuntown, which is occupied by tho Riltlsh. CUBAN POSTAL SCANDAL. Picsident Sends to Senate a Reply to the Bacon Resolution. I'y Iiclushe Wire from The Associated I'rcm. Washington, Jan, 1 The President today sent to tho senate a teply to the Racon resolution asking the seeio tary of war to transmit to tho senate the I-awsho report on tho Cuban post al scandal. The picsident btates tint for reasons given by the sccietary of war ho deems It Incompatible with the Inteiests of the public service to comply with the senate's request. Secretary Root's letter states that criminals are now being piosecuted, nnd for that reason It Is deemed Inad vlsable to make public the facts con tained In this report Pattigrew Wnnts Papeis. y Kxcluilvc Wire from The Associated Prew. WafhltiRton, Jan. J Jtr, I'ettlgrcw today in troduced 11 lesoiutlon calling uion the president to lend to tho fenata "copies of all Instrur'lous mnt to the otdceti of tl Botcrnmcnt In the Philippines Mnce May 1, ImI, md of ull cider Kued by otScerfl of the got eminent In the I'M! i pines lu relation to the conduct ot the war end In relation to tho zovetument of Cut couu trj." Case of Conti actor Topham. lly Kxctushe Wire from 'ilia Aswiclated Prcu. City cf Mexico, Jan. S Much Interest U tal.cn In the ciso ot Oeorgc 1". Topham, on Ameilein conti actor. In prison at Tmultlan, for l.lllliu: to Italian miscni ho cro cmploiid b him on the connructlon work ot tint Santa Shrla nil tcjd. '11 10 men Cere ilonn tin- nnhwoil, in tho ttnneU nt nliitit and, It U nlHu'vd, plotted to kill Topham, whn chins that be shot them In self defence Twolve Thousand Dollar Tire. Dy Kxclusho Wire fiom The Associated l'uu. Philadelphia, Jan. i. dottructho liro oc rvirred today at Jlaiby, Delaware county, the lou lielnjr estlmateil at $l2.0Oi 'Ilia fli-e, whkli va ot unknown orlsln, began In tho limy stablo owned ly (!. Ilany hn)dei, which, with Ita contents, wan deitnei. Tlirco hore were btmed to death. The dncllln; of I.dgar Don sail and Adeline Crav-ford. mJJolnlnj the fctihlc, wcio badly damaged. Steel Company Recelveis. Dy l.'xclusho Wire from The Aoclated Press Philadelphia, Jan. 3. Judze Mcl'licnon, In the United Statej district court todjy ippolnted Win. If, MaaKo and John M. M, Hilmer recchcr of thr.lmlia Bteel omriny of Llmln, K, V, Tlie company was controlled by Chciter It, Dalrd, of thl city, n Iron conimlnlon merchant, nsraliilt nhc, VlunViiiptcj procedlnars weio retentli Irk Mltutrd J PORTO RICAN ASSEMBLY. Toim Will Expire on January 31. Governor Allen on Inspection Tour. By llxdi'dte Wire lrom The Aismlited Phu, San Juan, Porto Rico, Jan. 3. By tho tleclMon of Mr. Crlggs, the United States attorney general, the term of the Porto Rica 11 assembly will explio Jimimry 31. Mr. Griggs pronouncing In favor of u sixty days' contlnuou-t session f 1 0111 Deoemb"!' J. The dele gates hud been regaidlng Sunday nnd holli!aj as jierlods that would not, he included, and had expected to ad journ rcbiuaiy 19. The houro Is now holding two sessions diily. endeavor ing In tho tlmo that letmiJiis to ac complish some useful legislation. The lovenii" bill of Dr. J. If. Hol lander, treasurer of Porto Rico, will pas the executive council. ?oveinor Allen started 'Unlay for tho west coast of tho Island to in spect that .section. He will be gone throe days. . - AN AXLIED MEETING. Intoiests of Health, Foiestiy, Game and Pish lu Consultation. Uy 1 chivlc Wire frrm The Aoclitrc! I'rw Hairlsburg. Jan. ". A meeting of tho allied Interests of public health, for r'iti, game and llsh wns held today In the ofllco of the commissioner of for etty. Repiesentatlvcs vvcit- pi f sent fiom the state boaid of health, Pnn pjlvnnla Foiestiy nnd Gaino commis sion, I,ennslvanla lflsh Piotectlve ns siicintlnn and Stuto Ppottnnen'rt asso ciation A resolution was adopted appiovlng of the leinnimendatloiis made by Gov ernor Slono In his biennial message to the leglslituio lelntlve to the preser vation of the foiests and tho Interests of llsh, game nnd public health. Aits of assembly, which It Is pro posed to hive picscnted at the session of the legislature, were presented by each of the Inteiests repiesented and appioved by the conference., A nuiubei of letters were icad fiom oiganlzitlons and Individuals com mending tho actions of the confeience. WEBBER'S STRANGE SUICIDE. A Maine Tanner Is Blown to Pieces by Dynamite. II; I'vdiulvp Wirr from The soculeil I'rew Lisbon, Mn Inc. Jan. 3. II. R. Web her. a well-to-do farmer of Lisbon vil lage, 'ihout two mile north of this place, hilled hlmelf In a peculiar man ner dining last night. Ti.icps of a body were tound about tho baininrd this morning nnd an Investigation ihnwecl (hit Wehln-r had blown him self to pl-ees. Parts of his lower limbs weie scat tend about the premises and frag ment of flesh were spitteted on the buildings The head nnd arms nnd upper part of the trunk wcio found on top of the barn. Notes lft by Web ber said Mi it the vv liter had decided to kill himself by exploding dyniimlto cartridge Mr. Webber ,as thlity llve eais of age. man led and had three children, lie had been acting stinnscly for several weeki. THE TREDONIA HORHOR. Investigating- tho Causes of the Deaths of SIj: Students. Dy kxclusho Wire from The fociited IV I'ndonlii, N. Y. Jan. .'.Coroner Rlood, assisted by District Attorney Oreen, this morning resumed the ln-eiuc--t into the cau-o of th" deaths of sK students, and tho janitor ot the state uounal and tialnlug school, le cently destroyed by lire. A number of students wore questioned, and thtir testimony showed lack of firo drills and Instiuctlon iclatlve to the use of tho lire escapes. Pilnclpnl Francis Palmer slated that In hlb opinion had Janitor Morris, who perished, used the flic extinguisher tube ho could have CNtIngul3hed tho blaze before It gained such headway. Empeior William's Tiip. Pi I rlwlo Wire from Re Asoclited Trcu Dcrlln, Jan S I'mpctor William, nlth Count Vcu Duclow and many high military officers an 111 guet, arrhe-d thia niornlns at Hamulus; to iMt the Vlltorla I.ulv, his jacht. All the ves teh in the harbor and the adjiccnt tintkllncii wrro wj with fjs. Ilia majesty brenkfaated on boml tho aeht with hU nuesU, and durlrer tho altcmoon sailed around the harbor and toot a view of the Peutschland. TUs eicnlnif ho at tended tho theater, uni tomorrow he will re turn to Dcrlln. Operatois Sunendei. Ilv IacIusIio Wire fiom Tlie VssociateU Pres.s Ilalllax, Jan. 3 The colliers' strll.o In I'lctou collapsed todiv by tho uiiconclltlonil surrender ot tho operators to tho elennnd for a 12 per cent. Increase In vasc. Tlie atrika lasted thrco divf, Hid thi owners net ch.cn in todiy tho l,-;ro lrlners cf cpiins lllll would hau ceasu) work lunorrow anil fono out with their I'lctou brethren Dinner in Honor of Roberts. Dy Hxclushc Wire from The Asroclated Pre. Loidon, Jau P. Wllllim St. John Droderlcc, tLCiettr ef Mite for wai. craxe ft dinner this lu nine; in honor et Lord Itnberts, at which the 1'rlne.o of Walt", the ftuku ef Conmuaht, the Duke of Cambridge, Irliieo tdwanl of Sane W dinar, I.oid W'oleej, Mr. Chambeilaln and Cher notable, ivcivns were present. Claims Against Morocco. Dr EvclusUe Wire from Tlie Associated X'ttv D rlln, Jan. .1 Desldei the thrco principal clalitH afilmt Moicceo previously settlM, Mor occo ha paid Ociinaiiy l,B10 duros on account ot otlin elniins nnd to conpl with her other demandi. The "duro" Is tho tenn applied to the foumr SpanUh tlhcr dollar, n coin about tquil lu valtr to the Hulled Mate dollar. Cashier Anested. By l.xclur.Uo Wire from Iho Associated Pre. Newport, Ky., Ian, !!. IJ. C. Demme, formeily cashier ot tho Ocunaii N'ationil bank, was ar retted todjj on nn aftldavlt of Dank Ihamlner Tucker, charged with aiding AsxUtant Cashier Drown in tho cmlnrzlcnicnt, ecural months ago, of a laiget cum, Itemme was held In !fJO,000 bond, Massachusetts Legislature, Dy Fxcliuhe Wire from Tin Associated Press Doslon, Jan. 3 At a meetlnef ot thu Depubll. can leaders of the legislature this afternoon, It win decided to call a caucus on the nomination of United States senator on Jan. 13. It il not )et (Ii-.ldxd xho will plaeo Senator Oeorgc Frls ble Hour's mme before the caucus. TRAGEDY AT PINE RIDGE Two Men Dead and Two Others Fatally Injured Owing to a Gave-ln. ACCUMULATION OP GAS Expeiienced Men Who Went Down In the Mine Did Not Return Res cuing Parties Ato Driven Back Several Times The Fourth Party Discovers Two of the Victim AHvo. B JItcliube Ulrn from The AwiatM IW Wllkes-Barre, Jan. X An accident ominoel nt the Pino Rldgo colliery ot the Algonquin Coil com piny to lay, which resulted In the death of two men and the fatal Irijuiy of two othois. Tho mine, owing to .1 cave-In, had not been In opeintlon for rome time past, and cnnsldeiablc gas hnd nee titnulated In the workings This 11101 nlnp D. .1 Williams, tho siipuilntendont of the mine: William rorgnn. tht assistant superintendent, nnd William Rarlv and Martin For tune, flrebosses, nteieil the mine for thu pin pore of devising a plnn to drive nn alnwiv. They weie etpeiljnced men nnd pienaied for any emorgency. The party did not leturn to the sur face at noon, und there wns some alaim as to their safety. At 2 o'clock a seal ohlng pn-tv went down the mine to see what had be come of the supeiintciideut and his men. The sciioheis could not go far, being dilven back bv the blackdamp. A rescuing pjity of experienced minors was then organized and they enteied tho mine. They weie slow In return ing, nnd the greatest npprelien.-clon was felt that all had fallen victims to tlie foul gas. Rut at . o'clock the lescuers came to the surface. They teporierl th.it they could find no traces of the missing men. Another rescuing party of six men volunteered to go down. They were driven back seveiai times bv the firedamp, but finally manage 1 to push their way Into the workings and tnme acioss the dend bodies of Hupeilntendent Williams and Firebess Morgan. After much dllllciilty the bodle-s were btought to tho suiface. Iatcr. a fouith leseulng partv went down tho slope and found Rnrly and Toitune. They were unconscious and when brought out phslclans,who were In waiting, slid they could ,not recover. The icseuers weie loudly cheered by two thousand people who had been at tracted to the scene of the disaster. All the victims were married men with families. PINGREE ATTACKS COURTS. Speech at Inauguration of Governor Eliss. V Lvclu'iee Wne fiom The .Wnrhited t'ica Lansing, Mich., .fan. .1 Rotli houses of tho Michigan legislature assembled In leilnt session today to hear tho e augutdl message of ex-Cioveinor Pln gree and the inaugur il mesago of (idveinor Hlfcs. Mr. Plngieo picfaccd his message with some extemporane ous rcmiuks, In which ho attacked the courts, leglslatuio and the picss. He al-o uiged the legislature to appiop.-I-ate sulllclcnt money to amply pay the expenses of the governor, saying it had cost him $10,000 duilng his four years' term. The leading ot his mes sage, which consisted of 0" pilnted pages, took almost four hours. At the conclusion of Mr. Plngrce's message Governor Rllss' message win lead. Stilke in Sympathy. By KTClusive Wiro from The Assochted Piess. Pcmer, Jan. 3 At a mass meeting hcid to night tho coal mlncni at File decided to strike in sympathy with tho.se ahead) out at Loutovillc, Lafajettc, Cinflcld find Superior. This complete. )y ties up the Lignite fields of Northern Colorado and lnikes the number of men on strike about 1,C00. The operators declare the; cannot grant tlie increased wages demanded. Tlie output ot tho miners has heretofore barely I ept paco with the demand and an Immedlitc and serious fuel limine in the outlook (or that district. Penier decs not depend upon tho northern fields for c-upplies, but will feel the shortage to come extent. Whirled to Death. Dy I'xeluslte Wiro from Tho Associated Press. New York, Jin. Diehard Karl, 10 jears old, ot this city, was caught in the shafting of the varnls.li machinery in a wall paper factory to Jay and whirled aiouud the blutt nearly 00 times before thn invchlnery could bo stopped. Then lie dropped to the floor with two broken rllw, a brcken If It arm, a broken left leg and a broken right ankle lie died almost laitantly. Queen's Message Approved, Dy F.xclusho Wire from Tlo Atsocijtrd Drew, Tho Hague, Jan. t Tha second chamber to day adopted, without amendment, vmlous articles approving tho ejuecn's message to Duke Ilcniy, cf Mecklenburg Schwerln, bj 79 to 10 votes. The Socialist objected to the K000 ihjiuvU rrrant to Puke Henrj, Others resetted tint on annual allowance was not made James Barber's Remains. Dy Exclusive Wire fiom Tho Assoclrtcj Press. Washlnifton, Jan, 3. Arrangement have hi en made for tho Interment at Cuiton, O. ef the remilns of vsiltait IMj master James Darker ot thn navy, the president's, nephew, who rceentl) dieil In China, of disease. Incurred lu the line rf duty. They will bo tians fhlppcd to tsnton from uan Franelo next Saturdij Tor a Nine Hour Woiking Day. Dy nsclmd.c Wire from The Associated Press. l'lttsburr. Jan. 3. An Important mectlne? of tlm official of the metal trades will he held lu Pt. Louis on Jan. 15, for tho ptupewo of arrang ing for a national mou'imnt next spring to establish a nine Iwur working ti. Tho Hades Interested aro the machinists, pattern workers, corn workers, tutu workers and bollcuiukers. Tight a Draw. By Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Puis. Memphis, Term , Jan. 3. The Uobbs Ashe tight resulted in a drw alter tnenty lounds. TIIK NKWS THIS MORNING1. Weather Indications TocUr, PAini WAnutsn. 1 Ctneral Cap Town Iteilelenta Organlilnr to Repel Doer Invasion. I'avlnk' tho Way lor feigning of Joint Not In China. Iiay's Work ot National TawmlVer fatal Mine Cave in at Wltkct Darre. 2 Central Catbondtlo Department. 3 Local-PounclU Act on tha Second class City Question. Tax Deport ot Lackawanna County. 4 Editorial. Note and Comment. 5 Local Municipal leapu 1I Thiec More Coiincltmen Arrested. eJ Local West Scranton and Mi.iurhan. 7 (Iciicral Northeantern l'cnnUatila Financial and Commercial 8 liial News of the Ijbor Woild. BOOZ INVESTIGATION. Will Be Continued at Bristol. Breth's Relations Summoned. Dv l.xclmltc Wire fiom The Aocljlid Ium Phllndtlphln, Jnn :: The congres slonnl Investigating coiiunlttco Kient ly appointed foi the purposj of In quiring Into the case of Oncur I,. Hon.', tho former West Point cadet who-i. ic l.atioiM believe came to his death ns .1 insult of hazing at the nillltniv acad emy two e,'irs ngo, ussi liibled ai M'e T.nfayctto hotel In this city tonight. Tin- cDinnilttee. which consWts ot' Chailes Dick, Ohio chairman l.'dtmmd II. Dilggs, Xovv Yciil.. living P. W.iti ger, I,enlls.vlvnnla Wnltr I Smith, low 11, and I5ertr.un T Clayton, Xew Ycrk, held an executive session at which tho picllmlnnty ntiniigenients foi the tal;In,t of testlmonv v.'ere made. 'J he comiiil'tee wilt pave here tomor row for Rilstnl, the home of the Roo.s family, and will Immedlntelv begin the taking ot testimony. After heating the Rrlstol witness the committee will le turn to this city to hear Philadelphia physicians, who me connected with the ease after which the lnvetlgntois will sit at West Point Night sessions will piobably be held In order te, expedite the litquiiy. A copv of the testimony taken by the military bonid of Ineiulry has been sent to the congressional com mittee for reference. It is announce! Mint the case of F01 mei raiiet John Rreth w III be taken up ind telegiams hnvei been -ent to tho oung man's father and the family physlclnn at Altoonn, summoning them to Philadelphia. Messages were also sent to a young mini named Rurnhnm, I who, while 11 cadet at West Point, lived in the same tent with R007 Huinhnm resides In Richmond, Ky CRIME IN PARIS. One of the Results of the Gieat Ex position. Dy Fxclusnr Win from The iothled 1'ie.i Tails, Jan. 3 Tho sweeping police measures taken to purify Pails In con sequence of the nlaimlng situation cre ated by the closing of the exposition nnd the conseeiuent throwing out of employment of thousands of p-oplc who were dependent upon it for a liv ing, and who, in majiv cases, wete cast upon the streets, resulted In no fewer than 1.',970 auests eluilng the month ot December. The pei sons arrested Include sk murdereis, 9i3 thieves and footpids, L',879 tramps, 2, 1"9 diunken people and 3,083 prostitutes. FINE DUCK SHOOTING. Mi. Cleveland and "Elghting Bob" Evans Aro Rivals. Dj IlxLlushc Wire from Tlie Associate I Picm Georgetown, S. C Jan. 3. This has been the most piopltloui dny for duck shooting thin season and o..Piesldent Cleveland and his party of duck hunt ers had line sport. Mr. Cleveland and Captain Robloy Evans vveio rivals the gi eater part of the fortnoon, but as the day waned the ox-piesldent got in several shots and was two pair ahead of Captain Evans at tho close of tho day's shooting. Tho entire party nre enjoying good health and aro In tine spirits. Scheme to Wldon Channel. Dv Exclusive Wire from The Associated I'us Washington, Jin 3 The secretary of war to. da) rent to congre'a .1 prcllmlmry report on tnn liojeet of wide nl is and dicening the ehinncl of Galveston bis, Texas. The report has no bearing on the conditions created b tho hurrl cano which devastated Galveston, but Is a f,n rral ineasurn of Inipm)cment for tho harbor to a point within the rite The cost of a thirty foot chinnel Is estimated at $!,SS3,noO Mine Inspector's Report, Dv F.xclii'he Wire fiom The Assocsteil l'ie lllilcton, Jan, 3. According to tlio report of Mine Inrpeeter Pavls of this district, just fin ihed, there were 40 fatal rnd TJ non-fatal acct. e'entx in th llntleton region lost ear lu lt(0, IS) aechlents occuncd, 12 ci them bslng fatal Steamship Ai rivals. Dv Fcliislte Wlie from The Associated l'ns New Vork, Jan. .!. tWIedi I a Cacone, llaro: Kaiser Wllhrlm Per (Jiosse, Dremni li fheiluuig and outlntupton. Queenjtown called- (leiiiunle (fiom Liverpool) for Vew T01, Itotieielum 6ull(i: Spuiindum, New irl Negroes for Hawaii. R. Ixdiulie UIid from Tho Auoelated 1'iess. MmtKonieo, Ala, Tjr. 3 Two earlovds of negroes left hero tonight fnr thn llninllan lelamls via Hvn f ranelseo. They go to taku em ployment on the Migir plantations there Boston Bicycle Race. Dy rxelutlve Wlra fiom Tho Aivoelatotl Prete. Dostnn, Jatk 3. 'I he figures for the fortieth hour and fcuith diy in tho six-day bicycle race, are as follows: Walthcr, Miuson, McLean, Ka, ser, Md'srhein, Downey an.l Fischer, 751 miles, 4 lajMj llibcoe.1, ;5o.7i Muller, 710.1. Cold nt Utica. Dy Kxcluslv Who from The Assoc lated nx-B. Utica, N. v., Jan, S Thermometers hers at midnictht Indicate ons drjrrea twlatr tero, with no indication ol mow. PREPARING TO SIGN NOTE Forcirjn Envous at Pckln Meet to Consider the Time and Place lor Acceptance ot Joint Note. THE LOOTING PARTIES General Chaffeo nnd the Ameilcnn Troop3 Aro Not Suspected of Tak ing Pnit in tho Lootinjy Expedi tions Within the Inteilor Colonol Wint's Tiip Throurjh the Country. Dj Kxcbfh Wire from Iho ssoelited Pie. ivkln, Jan. 2. Tlu fotelgu envojs, with the exception of tho Hritlsh min ister, Sir Ihnest Katow, met today to consider the time und place for tho acci ptanco and signing of the Joint note. Nothing definite was decided. It seems to bo tho opinion ot some of the cnvov.s that the ncceptanco of tho ttims of the nolo by the Chinese Is not e'.pllclt enough. The Chlneje desire for consultations ieg.il ding tlie razing ot the foils and the legation guards is ipMl to mlslnleipietatlotl and liable to lend to long and continued iiigiiiucnt, which might. In the opinion of some of tho mlnlstoiH. simply mean spoiling loi time on the pnit of the Chinese Consequently the Chinese plenipoton tlniies will be notlllcd that thny mini, sign the note befoie the meeting be tween thcni nnd the foreign envoys mn be held. Sir Ernest Salow. who hnd heen suf ficing fiom chills nnd fever. Is bettei. The mllltnty engine eis of the allies have ngieed upon a plan for fututo ele fuiss of the legations. Shanghai, Jan. .",. The Chinese news paper Chung Wo I Yel An makes tho following statement: "The Impel lal loscilpt accepting Mi peace conditions Instincts tho Chlneso commlssloneis. when discussing points not specified, to gnln ds many conces sions ns posslhle. The conditions In volve two hundred debntnble ques tions." No Suspicion on Chaffee. Washington, Jan. 3. Genet ul Chaftee has denied himself of any suspicion of paitlclpntlng In any of tho looting evpedltlons which are sulci in some quiuteis tei bo going em In China under the disguise of punitive expeditions. Ills icport of the conditions unde-r which he took bin last excursion from Pekln has been lecelved at tha war de pal tmont by cable fiom Pekln. The olllclnls heie weie surpilscd when thy miw the pi ess icpnits stating that the American tioops In Pekln, which were distinctly designated ns legation guards nnd as such wcio to have no pait In oiillnniy mlllt.uy opei.Ulons had gone Into th country to co-operate with a Gciman expeditionary torce, Fiom the untitle of Geneial Chaffee's riiblegiam It would appear that the olllclnls had communicated with him on this subject and Inv I ted the explana tion which Is nffonled In the following c.iblgtuni IVklll Adjutnit Rciicul Wd-hlnjlui .Mn 2 ' olonel fhenil n. I W hit r-liuneel. Movement smiph to verify lepirt ( InMuns lul lern niiiideicd and sn.ru Hie irirtt, ttuHty lartle if alleatlen foiinn Hue Uer nans from Thn rlii hid b en in eountij ItUn no pirt in ofTcnsleo nperitlons. 1'itrol eoiiiierj between I'cMn. llo1,bm ard f hanir hiaveii oi. raslonalle for the puipot of oieln, C-iSiuil) OhaVe!. BISHOP ANNECY'S CASE. Decision Rendered by Conseil D'Etut Not Cntisfactoxy to Government. Dy Exclusive Wiro fiom The Associated l'res,. Paris, Jan. 3. Tho Conseil D'Etat to day re ndered Its decision In the cases of tho Rlshop of Annccy. who had suh tulned the action of a uuato ot his dlo ceso In refusing to assist at u, funeral whero Piee 'Masons appealed with their luslsnla Tho bishop Issued a notice to all thu curates of thu diocese that thev nt their disci etion might decline to olll cl.ito at ceremonies wheio Hags or purely secular bannets weio dlsplajeo. This was considered offensive to tho government and tho bishop's stipend was suspended. The decision wains the bishop that his com so was not wai ranted, but It allows his stipend to continue, Tho result Is unquestionably unsatlsfactoiv to the government. DEATHS Or A DAY. Dy I'xcliiilrit Wire from The .Wociated Press. New Yoik, Jan. 3. Kierett I'rtzar, eonsul ten era! in tho Urtltcd Mates for Torox, ot this city, I I led todsv at his irsldtnco at Orauce, N J, ryol CI j cam. lie had been troubled for a lone time with an euTerlioQ of the liver. The cliscara reached an acute stae three weeks ago. Mr, Fuiar was resident of the American Asiatto association and exerulhe niemter ot the Chris, tlan eolleite of Canton, ( hlnj. Ho was also di rector in a number ot business rntcrprlow. Mobile, All1., Jun .'.Major (Jeneral James E. Slaughter, "ku died in the fltv rt Mexico on TiimiIiMi commanded the Confederate forces at tho hst tight ot the war between thu states at lluii-u han Ja-o, Texas 'IliU was after Lcs'f suneiidcr (liiitril filaughtd !. for tv,o Umsi postitutcr nt Mobile, by Uepubllcau appoint ment. Warren, O, Jan. 3. William Kltcisl, tho ven enblo relitor of tho Warren Chronicle, died te 1 Iglit of 1 Hemitonia, agid "J vcars. lie lutd been III actlvo newspaper woil; for fifty years and had served two terms In the legislature. City cf Mexico, Jan 3. nt. Iter. Dr. Jsclnts) Iohz, archbUhop of Guadalajara il dead. WEATHER FORECAST. f Wasldnton, Jan. 8. Forecast tor Tri- f dsy and Saturday: L'sstern PtnasylrtnU 4- Fslr Frle'syi vnermsr In northern, mod- en ling tempenturo In southern portion) 4- winds beoomirjr southeasterly brisk; on -e- tho coast. Saturds), fair. tL :.