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I rww9pTP'ni'-vUj'?!WiP.l'l?': ."; tsrvSsiSfiv " s efp?vf;v"' JiV Jlf 4 vo THE ONLY SCRANTON PAPER RECEIVING THE COMPLETE NEWS SKRVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE GREATEST NEWS AGENCY IN THE WORLD. TWO CENTS. SCRANTOX, PA., MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 8, .1!)01. TWO CENTS. - k Bt - sss3?s- fe Hfrtftat ScraSS O? FORECAST OF THE WEEK IN CONFESS Senate Will Take Uu the Statehood Bill. Which Will Remain the Unfinished Business. STRONG OPPOSITION TO CERTAIN CLAIMS New Mexico and Arizona May Not Have Smooth Sailing The Immi gration Bill Will Continue to Re ceivo Attention House Has No Mapped Out Programme Beyond the Disposition of the London Dock Charge Bill. By Exuliulvr Wire liom The Ai.uctitcil I'imi. Washington, Deo. 7. In accordance with iliu unanimous agreement of l:iht session, tin; senate will take ui the statehood bill next Wednesday, and, it 1? said, to remain the unfinished busi ness for some time thereafter. The bill undoubtedly will provoke considerable ilghttti;, and it Is generally believed Unit It will continue to receive attention until the adjournment fur the Christ inas holidays at least. Senator Pever Idge, as chairman of the committee on territories, will call the bill mi Wed nesday and probably will make a speech In support of the report in favor of the substitute bill presented by the com mittee. Other members ot the commit tee who agree with him will follow. All of thorn will give careful attention to the testimony taken by the sub-committee which recently visited the terri tories. The committee's written ronoi;t has not yet been submitted to the senate, and this probably will be put in on Wednesday. The report, will analyze the testimony dealing with the question of s-oil, mines, education facilities and genera! fitness of the population of the various territories for statehood. It is generally understood that a strong posi tion will be taken in opposition to the claims of New Mexico and Arizona, considerable stress being laid on the fact that a large percentage of the peo ple of those territories are necessary in the conduct of the business of many courts. Attention also -will-Wgiven to previous reports on the subject of state hood for those territories, many" of which are severely criticized by the present commission on the ground that Ihey fall entirely to represent the real conditions. The report giving the views of the commission committee will be accompanied by a transcript of the tes timony taken by the committee, which will be printed for the Information of the senate and the country. It is expected that the Immigration bill will continue to receive attention on Monday or Tuesday, but the pro ceeding:! which will refer to this bill will consist largely in the reading of the bill and the consideration of amend mcnls. There will be more or less of Icglslu Jve business during the work, and in all probability another adjournment lrom Thursday until the following .Mon day. House Forecast. The house this week has no mapped out programme beyond the disposition of the .London dock charge bill and the report of the elections committee on the contested election case of Wagner vs. put let', from the Twelfth Missouri district, on "Wednesday. The London unci; run lias men pp ssed by export- jiik iiiiric.-n.f nun pi.irucaiiy mo nulling Interests of the northwest, and Is op posed by the Atlantic shipping Inter ests. The withdrawal last week from lis advocacy of the Lumber Men's asso ciation, which was supporting the measure, will weaken It and Its pass age is considered doubtful, The AVag-ncr-Iiutler case Is somewhat of an an omaly. Mr. Duller was unseated at the last session and his seat was declared vacant. He was re-elected In Novem ber to 1111 the vacancy, having about 0,000 majority on the face of the re turns. Ills opponent now contests, but in order to secure action beforo the 4th of March, the rules relating to the preliminaries of a contest, which may 1 strung out for months, must he shortened. The committee recommends that the period for preparing the case, taking ttstlmouy, etc,, bo shortened to forty days. If the executive appropri ation hill Is completed in lime. It prob. iibly will he tuken up the lattfr part of thu week. If not, the remainder of tjnu. may bo occupied with minor bill re. ported by committees. "LOTUS BUDS" RELEASED, The Little Cubans Held at Ellis Is- Innd Are Now on Their Way. fly Eic-lnslve Wile (rom The AtsocUtcd I'rui. Now York, Dee, 7. The eleven Cuban children who arrived recently at this rlty on their way to thu Itujaj Yoga school at Point Lomu, C'.il,, and wero held pendintf mi Investigation by the Immigration authorities, wore released to-day from Hills Island. They wore tuHon to Jersey City, wheto they started on their Journey across the continent. New Mexico Prosperous, fly i:siliuio Wire frpm The Asjovlatcd l'rs, Washington, Dec. 7. The unniuil report of Governor Otero, of New Mexico, to tho hecrotnry of the Interior, says thu IoitIt tory In unusually prosperous, irrigation work lins taken gieat strides, new mines nro opening up and now towns and cities nro sprlnuhig Into fo. Tho net bonded debt of the territory Is $l.l!,05l. The ns M'ssed valuation of property In Now Mexico lb now ll,1(iS,715, which tho gov ernor says is not one-third of Its actual value for taxable purposes, a fulr esti mate, ho says, not falling far uhort of lM,V00,OfiO. , 4 TKIBUTE OF GRID N CLUB. Session Ends in Satinet uouuceuient of Ml-. Re the An 'Death. fljr Kiolujht iVlrr from lhe Amoc, rei- Washington, Dee. 7, As, - dinner of the (Iridlron club was lib , p close last night, the announc'eiiient-was made, that Mr. I teed was at. death's door. He had been all honored guest of the club during all the years of Its existence, rind every member was his personal friend. President Wynne called upon Major ,1. M. Carson, one of the oldest coiiL.spdiuknts In service, to say a fiw words. Major Carson told how Mr. iteed had often enlivened the club dinners with his brilliant wit and caustic comment. Tht- entire assemblage arose when it was proposed that a silent toas.t be drunk to Mr. Iteed's memory. At this moment Representative Joseph (.!. Can non imld a handsome tribute to the i man he had known so long and so well. It was now past midnight, and as Mr. Heed 'was passing away Mr. Ilern kon Morsell was singing a song the statesman loved and had often heard. "The Song That Reached My Heart," Its touching melody being a lefinln from "Home, Sweet Home." The situ ation was strangely dramatic. Before the gavel fell, Mr. Reed's death became known, and gloom succeeded tho inlith and festivity of the banquet hall. TO SIGN PROTOCOL IN HAVANA. General Bliss Clearing- the Way for a Reciprocity Treaty. B.v Kudu-tie Wlm from The Associated I'rcM. Washington, Dee. 7. It is learned that the document which General Ullss and the two Cuban commissioners are expected to sign in Havana tomorrow is really u protocol, giving the outlines of a reciprocity treaty which will be acceptable to the governments of the United States and Cuba. This will come to Washington, and Secretary Hay and Minister Quesada will frame and sign a formal treaty giving effect to the projects contained in the proto col. General Bliss has hit upon a plan whereby the United States can secure a preferential rate in the proposed treaty without encountering; the ob jection that this would be in violation of the favored nations clauses in Cu ba's treaties with the other powers, yet to be made, by having the protocol ho hifs just framed rest' on the existing rates of duty as to Imports from the Vnltcd States, and then having the Cuban congress pass o pother tariff act raising duties from 10' to 20 per cent on imports from countries other than the United Stales. RETURN OF THE PANTHER. Tho United States Steamship Brings Fever-Stricken Marines. By Exclusive Wire from The Associated ITcm. Newport News, Ya Dec. 7. Thu United States steamship Panther, com mander J. C. AVIlson, reached Hampton Itoads from Colon today, bringing the fever-stricken marines who have been protecting the railroad property on the isthmus for more than a month. Aboard the vessel were :!20 men. Thirty-four of them, of whom two are olllcers, were taken to the naval hos pital at Portsmouth Immediately on the Panther's arrival. These cases are un derstood to be serious. The other stricken marines are not very ill, and they will be granted short leave until they ran recuperate. The Panther had an extremely rough voyage up from San Juan, wheuca she sailed last Mon duy. The storm delayed her arrival iibout two days and made the sick marines more miserable. EIG TANNERY BURNED. The Eagle Valley Plnnt nt Ridgway is Destroyed. Uy Inclusive Wire from Thr Assoclil il Vint. ltldgway. Pa., Dec. 7. The Eagle Valley Tannery at this place was de stroyed by lire, early this morning, caused by an explosion of natural gas In tho engine room. The loss on build ing Is estimated at 170,000, and that on the stock of leather and hides at SL'GO.OOO1 to ?)0,0O0. The loss Is said to be well covered by Insurance. This tannery Is In the Kll; Tanning Company's district, which Is Identi fied with the United States Leather Company. George W. Chllds, who is president of the Kll; Tanning Company Is In tho South, hut upon being informed of tho Urn left for ltldgway to-day. A large number of employes will bo thrown out of work. Rebuilding will bo commenced soon. Tho bark stacked In the yards was not burned. Steamship Arrivals, lly LVludie Wlru Irum Tho Atwulatcd Viv.-t. Nuw York, Doc. 7. Arrived: Fmbrlu, Liverpool and QuceiiHtown; Ueutsctilanil, Hamburg, Southampton and Cherbourg; Ilottcrdum, Rotterdam and Doulogiie. Hulled: Ityndam. Amsterdam South, iiinptim Bulled; Jtluecher tllambiug and Uoulogiio), Nuw York, Lizard Passed; Kroonliind, New Vork for Antwerp. Havre Arrived! La. Giiscogno, New York. Plymouth Arrived! Piutoila, Nuw York for Cherbourg and Hamburg. Llv-crpoolt-Arrlvcd: Htrurla, New York via Queenstown. Queiiiistown Sailed: l.u caniu, from Liverpool, New Vork. Reception Tendered Iilsh Envoys. Uy Uxcluihe Wlra hum ThcWuciatcil 1'ius. AVashhiBton, Dee, 7. A largely attended muss meeting lecoptloh In honor of Mi chael Davltt, Kilwaid Jllako and John Dillon, tho iilsti envoys now In thin country, was held tonight at the Lafay ette theater. Mr. Dillon, however, was not present, having been detained In Chi cago by Illness. Senator Thomas M. Pal. tcrson. of Colorado, presided while on thu platform and In tho audience wero seated a number of representatives hi congress, among them, Mr, Green, of Pennsylvania. ARCHBISHOP CHAPPELLE'S VISIT TO ROME. Has Been Exceedingly Profitable for Settlement of Ponding Questions, lly Kxc!iulvi Wire hum The AtwrUtal fre'i. Rome, Dec, 7, Archbishop Chappclle, of New Orleans, and pupal delegate to Porto Rico and Cuba, 1ms gone to Genoa, where he will take passage on the steamer Leo N1I1 and sail for New Vork tomorrow. Refore Ids departure the archbishop said to the Associated Press correspond ent: "My seven wieks' stay In Rome has been proiltablc for the settlement of the pending questions In accordance with the propositions I submitted to tho Vatican. lly conferring directly with the high dignitaries of the church 1 suc ceeded in arriving at solutions which would have required several months' correspondence to reach, 1 return to resume woik. animated with the most sincere desire to contribute to the pins perltv of Cuba and Porto Rico, and to the moral, Intellectual and social ad vancement, of the people to whose des tiny 1 IVel myself entirely devoted." TO REGULATE IMNCE Conimissioiier Durham Has Written an Important Letter on Subject. lly ll.ulusiu- Wire iruu Tlu AE-ociiilut l'i .. Hurrlsburg, Pa., Dec. 7. Insurance Commissioner Durham has written a Utter to Governor Stone recommending the enactment by the next legislature of such laws as would prevent the or ganization of mutual Insurance com panies for purely speculative purposes, while fully protecting tlte rights and powers of all such companies where properly managed. Mr. Durham tiNn recommended that a law bo enacted providing for the in corporation of societies for beneficial and protective purpose's in the same manner as insurance companies are now chartered, with proper .restric tions as to the character of business to be undertaken and with complete su pervision by thf insurance department. Such associations being purely mu tual, the insurance commissioner be lieves tlitit they should be prohibited from accepting as members any but tho.-e who are legally capable ot mak ing a contract. He says that the busi ness of insuring children on the Indus trial .or weekly payment plan lias grrjft-n to va"U proportions- and has been, and will continue to be. of Inesti mable benellt to a large majority ot people. "While 1 do not think any radical change in the laws regulating this clasii of insurance wise." adds Mr. Durham, "I would, nevertheless, rec ommend the enactment of such laws as would limit the amount of insurance to be paid to a burial benefit only and fix ing the age under which children could not be accepted. This uilclit properly be fixed at eight yfurs for the reason that. In the natural course, a child of that age would In a few years be of more pecuniary benetll to the parent than the pittance which could be obtained from the Insurance com pany by its death." Mr. Durham also recommends the enactment of a law to regulate tho business of fraternal beneficial asso ciations, and providing pinper super vision, and an amendment to the act of 1SS0 so as to enable the Insurance commissioner to value nil policies is sued January t. lltO.1,- and thereafter, according to the American experience table of mortality, with Interest at not more than 3 1-2 per cent per annum. SENATOR HILL ENGAGED. Will Be Attorney for the Schenectady Painter's Union iu Potter Case. fly Kxelusivc Wire from Th Associated Press. Schenectady, N, V Dec. 7. Douglas H. Pratt, recording secretary of tho painters' union said to-night that the union has engaged ex-Senator D. H. Hill to light the action brought against It by "William Potter, the expelled guardsman, who has procured an In junction icstiiilniiig the union from considering him as not a member. Pratt said that a committee had re quired Mr, Hill to take their case and that ho hud agreed to do so. The union has not as yet compiled with the court's order and re-Instated Potter to membership and the olllcers state that no such action will be tnkon. TO CONSIDER LABOR QUESTIONS Tho Annual Meeting of the National Civic Fcderntion at New York, lly Kxihulve Wire from The .WicUtril I'lCa.i. New York, Due. 7. The annual meet ing of tho national Civic Kederatloii will be held tomorrow, continuing Tuesday and Wednesday, Special at tention will be given to the lessons to hn learned from tho recent coal strike. Tho Vhigllsh workmen brought to this country by Alfred Mosely will take part In the deliberation, together with .Senator Marcus A. Hniina. Former President Grover Cleveland, lllshop Henry f Potter and President Ullot of Harvard, It Is expected that the heads of elev en national labor organizations will at tend. The Strongs Return, J)y IWelihlw WJru from Thu Associated l'i. New York, Dec. '. Among thu passen gers who arrived on the Steamer 1,'nihrla 1 1 em Liverpool were Mr. and Mrs, Put. pam Hradlee Strong. Strong refused to oay anything nbout his p.'iht or future movements. Mis. John Dillon, who come to see her husband, the lilsh niumber of parliament who has been In Chicago, was also a passenger. -- Disastrous Five at Leadville. fiy V.iUuiu' Wire Hem The Aswvutod I'mt Leadville, Col., Dee. 7. A the that orlg. hutted in Mcl'hee and McGaiiuIty s plan ing mill early today, destroyed property valued at ?LM,Mu. THE DEATH OF THOMAS REED ExSi)6akf.r o! the House ol Repre sentatives Passes Peacclullu Awatj at Washington. THE END IS QUIET . AND PAINLESS Mr. Reed's Wife and Daughter at His Bedside During the Last Hours Uraemia the Immediate Cause of Death Many Sympa thetic Callers at the Arlington Hotel During the Day The Re mains of Mr. Reed Now En Route for Portland, Maine, Where the Funoral Will Be Held Tomorrow Afternoon. liy Kwludii' Wlre'trmii Tin- Asiuii.itcd I'rest, Washington, Dec. 7. Thomas JJrack etl Iteed, former speaker nf the house of representatives and for many years prominent In public life, died here at 1:10 o'clock this (Sunday) morning lit his apartments In the Arlington hotel. The immediate cause of death was uraemia. , A change for the woie was noted In Mr. Heed's condition early yesterday morning. At y:atl a. in. he was given a subcutaneous saline transfusion, in oriler to stimulate his kidneys, which were failing to perform their proper functions. At ." o'clock iu the after noon saline solution again was ad ministered, about three quarts of fluid being used. The heart became weaker and weaker, but the patient retained consciousness until II o'clock last night, when a complete coma came on. At the bedside when he died were .Mrs. Iteed and Miss Catherine Iteed, Drs. Gardner, McDonald, lllshop and tioodnow and the- nurses. Dr. Goud now, who had been In consultation with the local physicians Thursday, was again summoned from Philadel phia yesterday afternoon and arrived here at !t;.'10 p. in. Mr. Iteed's mind was in such a state during the day that he did not icalize the seriousness of his condition. He was cheerful and conversed with those about his bed side. When It became apparent that ho would not' survive his illness, the wife and daughter wcie notified, and they remained constantly at the bed sljle until the distinguished patient breathed his last. With only a faint hope of saving his life, oxygen was ad ministered continually throughout the day. It was stated that Mr. Iteed had been suffering from Hrlghl's disease for some time, which reached the acute stage yesterday and this furnished an additional cause for alarm. Mr. Heed passed away peacefully and without pain. Remains En Route for Portland. The remains ot Mr. Heed left here this afternoon for Portland, Maine, his former home, where the interment will tako place on Tuesday afternoon. They were placed aboard a special train leaving Washington at 4: SO o'clock and running as the second section of the Federal express, scheduled to arrive at Portland to-morrow. Accompany ing the body were Mrs. Heed, the wid ow; Miss Catherine Heed, the former speaker's daughter; Hon. Amos L. Al len, Mr. Iteed's successor In the House of Representatives; Mr. A'sher f. Hinds, Mr. Iteed's parliamentary clerk while speaker; and Mr. Augustus G. Payne, of New York, a lifelong friend. At Mrs. Reed's request there were no ceremonies of any kind here, and at Portland they will be of a simple char acter. During the entire day, there was a stream of sympathetic callers at the Arlington Hotel, where tho body of Mr. Iteed lay awaiting removal to the railway station. They Included Presi dent and Mrs. Roosevelt, members of the Cabinet and of the Senate and House of Representatives and of the Diplomatic Corps. Many persons In prlvato Hfo also called. Neither Mrs. Heed nor her daughter saw any of the visitors, who simply left their cards. It was not generally known that the body of the deceased would be taken from tho city to-day and President Roosevelt had Invited Mrs. Reed and her daughter to be his guests nt the White House pending Us removal, which Invitation they wero compelled to decline. The body was enclosed In a casket with heavy nxydlr.ed exten sion hanndles, nml on tho top was a solid silver plate on which h:'id been engraved tho following simple Inscrip tion; "THOMAS HU.U'KHTT ItHf.U. "October is, ls.'. December 7, Itw.'." The casket remained at tho hotel un til about ! o'clock In the afternoon, when It was brought down stulr.i and lifted Into tho hearse, the undertakers' assistants and the employes of tho hotel acting as bearers. Then wltheut ceremony or display of any kind, it was removed to the railway station. On the casket rested two floral olVer Ings, ono of them from the widow mid the other, enclosed In a long paste board box from Mrs. Roosevelt, Mrs. Reed's offering was a large wreath of violets, American lleauty roses and orchids, sprinkled with lilies of the valley, while iu the lxix which uuni o from the white house were tin assortment of white anil pink roses with malden-luilr rerun loosely thrown together, for use on the' casket when the Interment Is made. Koon after the body left the hotel, Mrs. Reed and her daughter, Mr. Payne, Mr. Allen and Mr. Hinds, who accom pafnled the body to Portland, wora driven to tho special train In waiting.; Among those at the railway station wIipii the tin I n departed writ! Senator and Mrs. Lodge; Justice MeKenntt, of the Hupreme court; General Draper, of Mussarhurelti, tltid Representatives Pitt mid Ltttlelleld. The special train carrying the funeral paity was made up of tho composite car llrutus, the sleeper Harvard and a day couch, Mr. I.lttlelleld expects to go to Portland to attend Hie funeral, and Representative IJurlelgh, who Is there already, also In expected to be present. The arrange ments for the obsequies at Portland have been left In the hands of Hon. Jofeph W. Symonds and John C. 9;nall, tin old neighbor of Mr. Reed. As fur n tentatively nrrauged here, the funeral will tako place some time Tuesday afternoon from the First Parish Uni tarian church, where the Itev. John Can oil Perkins Is pastor. Interment will be at Kvergicen cemetery. The House Will Adjourn. The house will adjourn soon after as sembling tomorrow, as a mark of re spect to the memory of the kite Speaker Hnvi. This course was decided on to night. Immediately after approval of the Journal, Representative Sherman, of the state of New York, will be recog nized to present a resolution of condo lence, and then the house, after adopt ing 11, will adjourn. ARGUMENT InIfAVOR OF VIVISECTION Dr. Keen States That Experiments Upon Animals Enabled Him to Save Midshipman Aiken. tly Kxclii'ltc Wiic from The AsociJlid 'ret. Philadelphia, Dec. 7. Dr. William W. Keen, tho eminent surgeon of this city, who was recently summoned to Annap olis to perform an operation on Mid shipman Aiken to relieve him of the effects of injuries sustained in u foot ball game, attributes tho success of his operation to knowledge gained through experiments in vivisection. Dr. Keen has addressed a letter setting forth the facts in the case to .Senator Galllnger, whom he regards as one of the leaders of the antl-vlvlsectlonlsts In this coun try. Dr. Keen, in ills letter, says: "I deem It my duty to call your at tention to the case of Midshipman Aiken of the United States naval acad emy, who was recently injured in a football game. My reason for doing so is to show you by a. single concrete ex ample that knowledge gained by ani mal experimentation is an Immense boon to humanity and Unit, therefore, such experiments should be heartily en couraged. The facts of Mr. Aiken's case are as follows: When I first saw him after the accident, T found that he had been unconscious for :i half hour after the accident and ever since then hadx complained bitterly of bead ache, wlileh lie located always In the forehead. .Soon after the accident he began to develop convulsions. In six hours find a half after I saw him he had twenty-four of these attacks, all limited to the right arm. There was no fracture of thu skull. The only physical evidence of any In jury was a, very slight bruise at the outer edge of the left eyebrow. "Had I seen this case before lSSH I would have been unable to explain why the spasms were chiefly manifested In tho right arm. I would have been jus tified in inferring that probably the front part of his brain tvas Injured at the site of the bruise. Had I opened his skull at that point, f would have found a perfectly normal brain and have missed the clot. The young man, therefore, would have died whether his skull had been opened or not. In 1002, observe the difference. As a result of knowledge derived from ex periments upon animals which have located precisely the centre formation of the right arm, 1 reached the con clusion that there had been a. rupture of a blood vessel within the head, mid that tho situation of the clot should correspond to the "arm centre." Its po sition was fixed absolutely as a result of experiments upon animals. An soon as the skull was opened ut this point the clot was found, its thick est point being exactly over the arm centre and the blood was removed with tho result that the patient's life was saved. This Is one of hundreds of cases where a similar exact localization litis been made by many surgeons both In Kuropo and America. The antl-vlvlsec-tlotiistH have frequently denied that surgeons have learned anything from such experiments. I state what creates posltlveness that without the knowl edge derived from experiments upon animals which have demonstrated the fads of cerebral localization. 1 should never have been able to locate the clot In Mr. Aiken's head and to remove It. In view, therefore, of theovldent and positive benefit of such experiments, I trust that you will be willing to desist from further efforts at such repressive end, as I regard It, most Inhumane, mid cruel legislation." BISHOP SPALDING'S LECTURE. He Speaks on ''The Meaning and Worth of Education." lly i:cUi, lw Who l.om'll.i ajoi I.Ui-.l I'rc.n. Wilkes-Uarre, l'a Dee. 7. lilshop S-'paldiug, of the strike commission delivered a lecture in St. Mary's church, this city, this evening, ills subject was "The .Meaning and Worth of Kdticution." Two thousand people crowded Into the church lo heur the address. Bishop Holiuu of Scratitou accom panied Ulslmp .Spalding to this city and took part In the services following thu lecture, Mr, Kuowlton's Condition, By Kulutlli iVuv frgai The AuacUtnl I'rcM Million, Mass., Dee. 7. There was ini apparent elmiigo today In the condition of Kminer Attorney General II. M. Kuowlton, who was Milekeu with apo. plexy yesterday, .Several times he. rallied, hut thu rally wan brief In owiy wihp, and ho souu lapsed into uiuoniicliiiisiies.s. Six-Day Bicycle Race. Dy ftxcliHlvf Wire fi'vm The AtwcuUJ I'tcn. . Nuw York. Dec. 7. ICIglit thousand per. Kims saw the stall of the sK-Juy bicych) lure,, the tenth annual i hamnionHhip event which ttarjed hi Madison .Siiare garden nt 12 inhnitw alter, midubht. filN!e.civ teams aiy competing fur the pilse COMMISSION ASKS FOR INFORMATION THE LABOR CONVENTION. Contest for Nomination for Recorder Said to Have Narrowed Down to Corlcss nnd Wntkins. The committee appointed lo make arrangements for the lioldlng of a la bor convention to-morrow night to nominate a candidate for recorder pre sented a report at yesterday's meeting ot the Central Labor Union and It was unanimously approved. Reports intuit! by various delegates at yesterday's meeting showed Hint there will be upwards of "00 delegates at the convention lo-inorrow night. Thu leaders say that while some little oppo sition to the nomination of a. candi date has developed It will have no ser ious effect and they predict that there will be it candidate placed In the field beyond the iiuestion of a doubt. It was said yesterday that the con test had narrowed down to William Corliss, nf the Typographical union, and Thomas Watkius, of North Rer.iu lon. a. member of the Mine Workeis" organization. National Oigani'er Jones, of the Shoemakers' organization and Nation al Organizer Hartinati of the tailors' union, were present and made address es embodying a request for a general demand on Hie part of union work men for union shoes and union cloth ing. It was decided to make a general demand for a unionizing of all retail clerks and each delegate was Instruct ed to convey to his local a request that no goods lie purchased iu any store where union clerks arc not employed. THOMAS NAST DEAD. Famous Caricaturist a Victim of Yel low Fever at His Post in Ecuador. By K.i'hisl Wire from The Associated l'rc.'.. Guayquil, Ecuador, Dee. 7. Consul General Thomas Nast died to-day at noon after three days' Illness from Yel low fever. He was interred at 3 o'clock this af ternoon. Tile funeral was attended by the Governor, the consular corps, the American colony and by many friends. The coflln was wrapped in the stars and stripes. The Dritish consul re cited a prayer In the cemetery. The death of Mr. Nast is deeply la mented by the natives who held him in high esteem. New York, Dec. 7. Thomas Nast was appointed consul-general at Guaya quil this year, leaving New York for his post July 1. He was born In Lan dau, Ravarla, September 7, 1S-10, and came with his parents to the United States six years later. As a, caricatur ist and cartoonist, he became famous. DR. LORENZ IN BALTIMORE. Eminent Austrian Orthopedic Sur geon Visits Maryland Hospitals. By i:clu-iho iio from The An-wci Uoil I'irf . Baltimore, Md., Dec. 7. Dr. Adolf Loreiiss, the eminent Austrian ortho pedic surgeon, visited to-day the hos pital for crippled children. While he did not perform an operation, he ad vised the physicians of the Institution how to treat some of the patients whom he met theio. A drive through the city was fol lowed by dinner tills afternoon at the Maryland University hospltnl. at which the entire faculty joined him and his assistant, Dr. Mueller. Dr. Randolph WInslow.of Johns Hop kins Hospital, entertained Drs. Lorenz and Mueller and a party of distin guished physicians and surgeons, at his home to-night. Dr. Lorenz will give a public clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital to-morrow afternoon, SAFE CRACKER ESCAPES, John D. West Breaks Out of the Stockade at Pratt Mines. By llM'ltliUo WlU' b"in The Ar,iK-IJlecl Pion. nteinliiirliain. Ala.. Dec. 7. John l". West, alius L. Isaac, a member of thu Duncan gang of safe crackers and burg lars, who was serving n L'.',-year sentence on a plea of guilty, escai"d fiom tho stockade at Hie Pratt Mlmvt ptisan yes. tcrdiy. Itloiidliuuuds have been on West's trail for several bonis, and sewiiil shots have been fired nt the fugitive. It Is expected he will be caught beforo uioriiluK. CRUISERS AT CARACAS, English, German and Spanish War ships in Venezuelan Waters. Hi Cm'IuiIvu Who iiwii The AoMjiuieJ lv. Cuacas, Dec, 7. Tho Ihifillsh second class cruiser U tiiluittun from Heriuuda, and the German cruiser (i.tzelh1. from WllU'iiislnd have anchored nt l.a Uuaira, The Spanish waishlp No utiles bus aUu arrived at l.a Gualru. Papal Bull to Filipinos. It) Kuliiiho he Hum Tlir .UoUitil l'iti. M.uill.i. Dec. 7- MKI". llllldl, Hie alio, telle ik-legato is picpui'lug lo publish u papal bull to the Plllplno people, lie ex. pected to proclaim today but its publica tion has been del'oired beeauno thu trans lallous have not yet been completed. It Is thought that the bull will clearly defhcj the position of thu church towiild llu Philippine Islands and potfMhly otitllno tho plans for the reorganisation of ll lunch liere. Three Surveyors Drowned, 11 llvludu' Wire from The Asweuiti'd l'iw. Wonachle, Wash., Dec. 7 W. It. W.m. s-er, of Seattle. II. II. Colo and M. At. Martin, wero drowned In the Wenucliiu liver near Leavenworth, while engaged la surveying u location for a now power plant. Only Cole" body was recovered. It In supposed that while crossing tho liver the boat bocamn uinuanHueablu, drifted Into the rapids and capsized,' Stipulates Gertain Statistics Then Desire and the Form In Wiilcli Theu Want Them. ALSO WANT PARTIES TO AGREE ON THEM Another Step Towards Eliminating Points nt Issue and Encouraging Amicable Adjustment Moro Wit nesses Put on to Tell of Individual Instances of Wages, Hours and tho Like Some Extreme Cases of Sorry Conditions Told of by Two Em ployes of G. B. Markle & Co., In dependent Operators in the Hazle ton Region. Another step towards a settlement of the mine strike controversy by thu case-stated plan told of In Saturday's Tribune was taken at Hie session of tho commission Saturday morning. Type-written forms outlining the in formation the commissioners want re gaullng the vita! features of the in quiry were distributed among the rep lesentatives of the various parties with Hie request that, If possible, they agree to the facts called for. In addition to specifying what infor mation is wanted, the commissioners indicate the manner iu which they would have it presented. Instead of averages as to wages, for Instance, they want a table showing the number of men who earned over $1,000 a year; the number who earned between $1)00 and $1,000; between ?S00 and $900, and so on down. They nlso want tho hours of work tabulated in such form as to show iiow many full days, nine-hour days, eight-hour days, and eo on, were worked. Information is also asked for regarding the weighing and meusuring of coal and the percentage of dockage. As rapidly as possible the parties to the controversy ara expected to prepare nml present this Information. The miners' experts are now going over the companies' statistics with a view of agreeing, as far as possible, on their correctness. The information asked for by the commission is all contained hi these statistics, though It is not In the form desired. Tt will lake some time to re-arrange the data to meet the requirements- of (he commissioners' re quest. One Session Saturday. (July one session ot the commission was held Saturday. At 1 o'clock p. m, adjournment was had until 10 o'clock this morning, to give the representa tives of the different parties an oppor tunity to go home over Sunday. Presi dent Mitchell left last night for New York to attend a session of the execu tive committee of the American Feder ation of Labor. Attorney Clarence S. Harrow went lo Duft'alo, and Henry D. Lloyd went to IJostoti. Commissioner Parker and Attorney MacVeagh, who left on Friday afternoon, were reported to he In Washington. They are expected to be back today. Despite their declaration that they did not care for individual statements of wages, hours and the'llke, the com missioners continue to hear practically nothing else. That they are doing this Is accounted for bv the fact that they recognize an elfort Is oiv nt adjustment and until that effort Is either successful or abandoned, neither side cares to do much more than 1; -t-p Hie press gallery interested. At the opening of Saturday's session, ltev. J. J. Cm-ran. w bo was on tho stand i.t adjourning time l-Viilay, was called for cross-examination by Attorney 11, C. Reynolds, repre.-entlng the Independ ent operator. Mr. Reynolds tried to have II appear that the witness had formed his opinions concerning tho mining situation without having given It close study, but tho witness Insisted that his opinions were based, for tho most part, on pergonal observations and Investigations. Troops Unnecessary. Attorney Joseph O'Brien, of counsel for tlm uon-iintoii men, theu cross-examined Father Cm-ran on the matter of trlki dlsoiders, Father Cumin, mi direct-examination, tmserled that the railing out of the troops was iiiinee, s-i-ary. Mr. O'Drlen read a set ot reso lutions passed by tho ministers or Hazleton during the strike, deploring the lawlessness, boycotts und the lik that then existed, and nuked tho wit ness If lie concurred In the sentiments therein expressed. Father Cut-ran would not admit that there had been any great amount of disorder. Mr. O'Hrlen read a list of disorders that occurred the i... beforo the sheriff nilled for troops in this county, and asked the witness ir he thought that warranted the sheriff In making a "all Continued on lu .1 YESTERDAY'S WEATHER. Local Data for December 7, lii',.,i Highest tcmpcraturi. ,,,,., Ul dcgteri I.owe.-t teiiiperatute ,,,,, j.'i degieej Itelatlvi) humidity: & a. iu S"i per cent. S p. ni 71 per ci-uc Precipitation, t'l hum ended $ p. in.. .W Inch. - ,-" V-f -f-f-f-f-f-f WEATHER FORECAST, V Washington. Due. 7. Forecast for Monday mid Tuesday: Eastern PennaylviinU Fair, colder Mon- -l day and Monday night: Tuesday fulr: fresh northwest winds. -r.l 1 1 . M . 1 1,