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E I'?R~ATION BY EPUtrMM:I88IONER. iLY. APPLAUDED t~a.ttones Presented and Re ferred to Various Com mittees. $::;Scranton, Penn., Dec. 6.-The con of the American Federation Labor disposed of considerable ine busine ss today. Two sessions re held, ;t; iternoon meeting was oirned an hour earlier in order that Sdebmmitteer' which were announc by President Gompers could or i.e and take up the work laid out r'them. ,,There was a full atteniance of dele atesand the business was transacted hitchouta hitch or much discussion ex oh the matter of a contested seat a St. Louis delegate, this, however, not amiount too much, although be discussion was quite lengthy. The bverfltladowing feature of the wy was the able address of Edward McSweeley, deputy commissioner mmigration at the port of New York the subject of immigration. He ke for more than an hour, and was erously applauded for the great oUnt of information that he gave to e delegates. During the course of the two ses 0ons 88 resolutions were presented, $ referred to committesa. They cov ed nearly every subject that affect kmen. One of them contained a bnunciation of Wu Ting, the Chi se minister for an alleged deroga tory remalrk against the American people, and another conveyed the "sin .re and hearty thanks" of the Feder Won of Labor to President Roose elt for the position he tdok in his mnessage to congress on the question Chinese exclusion. ;The committee on credentials made nother report on contested seats at e afternoon session and their recom iendations were accepted except in the instance. There remain but two bpntested seats to be acted upon and they were postponed at the request of the parties interested. ORGANIZATION COMPLETED Scranton, Penn., Dec. 7.-The Amer an Federation of Labor, which has been in session here. for three days, ' mpleted its organization today, and e real work of the convention will ;gin Monday. The last of the con hsted seat cases were settled at the .oIrning session. The official roll of the Federation shows the presence of i2 delegates, the lIrgest number in ae ,lstory of the organization. Dur the last two days 197 resolutions Wre presented for consideration by e convention and all of them were ferred to committees. The com ttees will hold sessions tomorrow Cause of the enormous amount of bsiness to be disposed of. OAR MAKERS' FIGHT AGAINST MACHINERY. ranton, Pa., Dec. 9.-The conven o. f the American Federation of bor was in session only two hours ay, adjournment being taken until miorrow in order to enable the sev committees to consider the large her of resolutions still in their ds. There was a lively discussion the floor over the question of boy ting machine made cigars. It is same question that the Cigar kers International Union has ught up at previous conventions of , Federation and the union has al s been defeated in its fight against introduction of machinery in the gr trade. At the present timhe not a machine de cigar in the United States, it is d, bears the label of the Cigar ers International Union. e matter came up in the form of l.tion presented liy President ,s, John C. Deernell and .. F. of the Cigar Makers Union, s referred to the committee on It denounced a certain com cr making cigars by child labor hinery, and called upon the a to assist n unionizing the pants of the company. The reported the resolution the recommendation that m'achinery" be stricken out lution adopted. eclgarmakers opened their wsbted that the term 4hould not be-eliminated c" cigars made by ma. ogoad as those made thae chines drive the buuiness; cigar makers' proposition argued thai to oppose machinery would be folly Machinery is introduced .into man] itnes of labor, they said, and a unior cannot successfully fight the law oi progress. It was pointed out to the cigar makers that the best thing to dC was to organize the operators of the machines and make a wage schedule just as the typographical and othel unions have done when machinery was introduced in their trades. The dis cussion promised to be very lengthy but the moving of the previous ques tion quickly ended the debate, and the resolution with the word "ma chinery" stricken out, was a'dopted as reocmmended. FACTORY BLAZE. Screen Door Plant Completely De, stroyed. Rhinelander, Wia, Dec. 9.-The screen door plant of the Wabash Dooi company in this city burned last night, and is a total loss. The plant was worth $100,000 and the stock in the warehouses, finished and unfinished, amounted to about $120,000. They were fully insured. The origin of the fire is unknown. It started in the paint shop and had gained such headway before it was discovered that it was beyond control. The plant was fully equipped with an automatic fire extinguishing sys tem, but the naptha and oils in which the fire originated made a fire that the sprinkler system could not ex tinguish. FRYE'S SHIP SUBSIDY BILL PROVISIONS DIFFER FROM MEAS URES OF FORMER YEARS. FOUR GENERAL TITLE; Provide Subsides and Mode of Obtain ing Same for Different Classes of Vessels. Washington, Dec. 9.-Senator Frye introduced the new ship subsidy bill It differs in form from the subsid, bill of the past two sessions and ih divided into four titles and 15 sec tions. The first section under the tith "Ocean Mail Steamships," is devote, to an amendment to the ocean mal act of 1891. The postmaster genera is required to consider the nationa defense and the maritime interests o; the United States, as well as posta interests in providing for the trans portation of American ocean mails. The second title, "General 'Subsidy,' contains the general subsidy for al vessels, steamers which are not unde, mail contracts. And the general sub sidy is uniform, one cent per gross ton per 100 nautical miles for not ex ceeding 16 entries in one year. Tc promote the building of new ocean vessels an additional allowance o1 one-fourth of a cent per gross ton il made for five years. Any vessel tc receive the general subsidy must car, ry mails if required and must train In seamanship or engineering one American youth for each 1,000 tons, the vessel to be at the service of the government if required for defense, Any vessel to receive subsidy must be class A 1, and at least one-fourth of the crew must be Americans. The bill provides an annual bounty of $2 a ton for deep sea fishing ves" sels, and of $1 a month for American citizens when engaged in deep ses fisheries, that a vessel shall receive only one form of subsidy, and that a vessel which has received subsidy shall not be sold to a foreigner ex cept by consent of the secretary of the treasury. The bill does not pro vide American regisitry for foreign ships owned by Americans. CONVICTS TRANSFERRED. Taken In Specially Built Cars to New Prison. Laramie, Wyo., Dec. 6.-The first detachment of 200 convicts were to night removed from the old peniten tiary here to the new institution at Rawlins. The state authorities took extra precautions in the removal by putting on an extra guard of 50 men in anticipation of trouble, it having come to their knowledge that an or ganized effort would be made to re lease the convicts, by friends on the outside. Owing to the rugged and wild nature of the country through which the train passed it was especial ly constructed with grated windows and batred doors. The authorities have kept the time of their departure a secret. It having been understood that the first section would start early ne.t week. COMMITTEES APPOINTED SPEAKER ANNOUNCES THREE IM PORTANT ONES. WILL BEGIN WORK AT ONCE Urgent Deficiency Bill May Pass the House Before the Holi days. Washington, Dec. 6.-Speaker Hen derson today announced the appoint ment of the committees on way and means, appropriations and enrolled bills. The session lasted only six minutes. In each of the committees announc ed today the majority representation was increased one and the minority representation was reduced to that extent. This policy is to be followed in the appointments of other commit tees. Speaker Henderson's announcement of the committees today will permit work to begin at once on the appro priation bills and perhaps an urgent deficiency bill will be passed before the Christmas holidaya, Chairman Cannon said after the announcement of the committee that he would call the members together early next week and would soon thereafter name the sub-committes which prepare the big supply bills. The pension appropria tion bill will carry in it $138,500,000. NINE NEGROES HELD. Committed to Jail Without Bail for Shooting Dorsey and Atkinson. Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 9.--Nine of the negroes charged with the shooting of G. V. Dorsey and Marshal Atkinson at Opp, Wednesday, were committed to jail without bail at Andalusia to day on the preliminary hearing. Six teen other negroes were discharged. Six of those held were brought to Montgomery tonight by Sheriff Brad shaw. The other three were sent to the county jail at Geneva. The troops were withdrawn from Anda lusia today, and the situation there is quiet. Sheriff Bradshaw says, how ever, that he fears trouble when the 16 negroes who were released on pre liminary examination, return to Opp. WORK OF TRAIN WRECKERS. Engine of 0. R. & N. Passenger Train Thrown From Track. Portland, Ore., Dec. 6.--The east bound passenger train on the Oregon Railway and Navigation company's line which left this city at 9 a. m., was wrecked 12 miles east of The Dalles this afternoon. The engine turned over and Maurice Cavanaugh was bad ly scalded and perhaps internally in jured. Fireman Frank Crase was ser iously injured. None of the passen gers were hurt. The wreck was un doubtedly the work of train wreckers. A seven-eighths inch square nut had been placed on the outside rail of a three degree curve, another nut was also found on an outside rail about 100 feet from the first one. Maha Vajiravunh Coming. Washington, Dec. 9.-The state de partment has been officially advised that the crown prince of Siam, Maha Vajiravunh, has completed arrange ments to visit the United States next October. No member of the royal family of Siam has ever visited Amer ica. Colored Preacher Aprested. Fort Scott, Kan., Dec. 6.-Rev. J. A. Young, a colored Baptist preacher, was arrested here today by federal officers on the charge of using can celled stamps. He admits the charge, saying he had no money to buy stamps and needed to mail some letters. TO COLONIZE THE ANARCHISTS Senator Hoar Introduces a Resolution for the Re moval of Preachers and Practicers of Anarchy to a Reservation. Washington, Dec. 9.-Senator Hoar today introduced the following reso lution: "Resolved, That the president be requested, itf he shall deem it practica ble, to enter into negotiations with other civilized countries, to the end that a convention may be made, in accordance with the terms of which some island or, it that cannot be done, PRIZE CARCASSES SOLD. Prices Range From 8/a to 11 Cents Per Pound. Chicago, Dec. 9.-The carcassess of prize winning cattle at the fat stock show were judged and sold at auctipn today at the stock yards. The first prize was awarded to Elk Park Lad, and the carcass was sold at auction to a Jocal butcher, the price paid was 11 cents per pound. A great number of other carcasses were sold at auction, the prices running all the way from 8% to 10% cents. MURDERER IN HIDING. Herbert Marks Let His Sister Know His Whereabouts. New York, Dec. 6.-Persistent ef forts to gain information as to the whereabouts of Herbert Marks, the young Brooklyn lawyer, who killed two men and wounded a third at his home at Oak Grove, Va., Tuesday night last, have so far been unsuc cessful. At the family residence to night his sister said that she had heard from her brother and he was resting quietly and would probably not return to'Brooklyn for a week. "Hq is with his brother William, and his brother-in-law, Mr. Blackmar," said Miss Marks, "but we prfer not to have the public know just where, as he does not wish to be disturbed. He is somewhat run down, and is simply recuperating." PHILIPPINE TARIFF BILL WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE PREPARING A MEASURE. PAYNE SUBMITS A PLAN Full Committee Will Meet and. Vote On Proposition-Republicans Practically Agreed. Washington, Dec. 9.-Chairman Payne of the ways and means com mittee today presented to his col leagues of the committee a new tariff bill for the Philippines, which he had drawn to meet the conditions of the recent supreme court decision. The republican members of the committee met this morning to continue the dis cussion of the general subjects. The meeting was preliminary to a meeting of the full committee tomorrow, when the Philippine tariff bill will be sub mitted to the democratic members and be voted upon. The Payne bill is quite brief, with two main features, viz.: Applying the Dingley law as against Philippine exports to this country and applying the Philippine commission's tariff schedule to goods entering the Philippines. A further secition grants a rebate of customs tariffs on goods which have paid an internal tax in this country. There is no proviso in the measure that it shall be temporary, so that the rates, if imposed, will be applicable until con gress otherwise directs. After the meeting the members stat ed that while no conclusions had been reached, and no votes taken the dis cussions and the hearing of Mr. Root had practically determined that the Taft tariff rates of November 15 would be applied against goods enter ing the Philippines, and the Dingley rates against goods entering the Unit ed States from the Philippines. The proposal to grant a rebate of tax on goods paying an internal revenue tax is still under discussion, with the prospects of its being incorporated in the. first draft of the bill. Dyspepsila Can be Cured By using Acker's Dyspepsia Tablets. One little Tablet will give immediate relief or money refunded. Sold in handsome tin boxes at 25 cts. For sale by Chapple Drug Co. some other suitable territory may be set apart to which, under due pre cautions and after fair and proper trial, persons found guilty of attempt ing or instigating or counseling the overthrow of all governments or of criminal attempts upon the lives of chief magistrates or high omcials of any government may be transported. and to which they may be eonflned." KIIC O'KEEFE LOST AT SEA WAS A NATIVE OF 'GEORGIA AGED 56 YEARS. HAD VALUABLE PROPERTY Supposed to Be Worth a Million Dol lars-Wife Engages Services of Lawyers. Savannah, Ga., Dec. 6.-Mrs. Cath erine O'Keefe of this city, today re ceived a letter from Joseph Miehaels of Yap, Caroline islands, advising her of the probable loss at sea of her hus band, Captain David D. O'Keefe, and the fact that he had left property worth probably $1,000,000. Michaels has applied to the American consul at Hong Kong to protect O'Keefe's property. Mrs. O'Keefe has engaged a law firm here to look out for her interests. David D. O'Keefe was known in the Oriental trade as "King" O'Keefe, of Yap, which island he virtually owned. When O'Keefe first landed at Yap, 30 years ago, the cannibal natives thought him a demi-god, on account of his white skin, and made him their king. He built up a profitable trade to Hong Kong and owned two barks that traded between Caroline and Chi nese ports. Last June he went to Hong Kong with copra and other na tive produce from which point he sent his wife in this city a check for $1,500 after leaving Hnog Kong his vessel disappeared, and is supposed to have been lost in a storm. King O'Keefe was 56 years of age, and a native of this city,. FAVORABLY REPORTED. Foreign Relations Committee Recom merfd Ratification of Treaty. Washington, Dec. 9.-Senator Lodge today presented to the senate in ex ecutive session the report of the com mittee on foreign relations recom mending favorable action upon the Hay-Pauncefote isthmian'canal treaty, and gave notice that tomorrow lihe would ask the senate to go into execu tive session for the consideration of the treaty, repeating the request each day until the senate should act upon it. The report of the committee on ju diciary recommending the confirma tion of Attorney General Knox was submitted but went over until tomor row. Strike Will Be Arbitrated. Rich Hill, Mo., Dec. 6.-Governor Dockery arrived here tonight to con fer with other state officials already here in regard to strike matters. The union miners went into session at once. A committee representing both the miners and the coal company will meet the officials and it is thought that matters will come to a speedy settlement by arbitration. IN THE MARTS OF TRADE. Record Showing Day's Commercial and Financial Fluctuations. Live Stock. Chicago, Dec. 9.-Cattle: Receipts 24,000, market genearally 5 to 10 cents lower. Good to prime steers, $6.40 @7.00; poor to medium, $email@example.com; stockers and feelers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; cows, $email@example.com; heifers, $2.50@ 5.50; canners, $firstname.lastname@example.org; bulls, $2@ 4.75; calves, $2,email@example.com. ,Hogs-Market 5 to 10 cents higher, closing weak,. Mixed and butchers', $firstname.lastname@example.org; good to choice heavy, $email@example.com; rough heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org; light, $email@example.com. Bulk of sales, $5.80 @6.20.. Sheep-Receipts 25,000, steady to strong. Good to chice wethers, $3.50 @5.25; fair to choice mixed, $3.75@ 3.60; western sheep, $3@4,00; native lambs, $firstname.lastname@example.org; western lambs, $2 @4.25. Wheat, Chicago, Dec. 9.-December 79c; January 79%c; May 83%@83%c; July 83%c. Minneapolis, Dec. 9.-Cash 78%c; December 77c; May 79%c. On track, No. 1 hard, 81%c; No. 1 northern 78% @79c; No. 2 northern 767x@77%c. Duluth, Dec. 9.-No. 1 hard, cash to arrive, 80%c; No. 1 northern Decem ber 77%c;, May 81c; No. 2 northern 754c; No. 3 spring 72%c. New York Money. New York, Dec. 9.-Money on call firm at 5@7 per cent; last loan 5% per cent; ruling rate 6 per cent. Prime, mercantile paper 4%@5 per cent. Bar silver 54%. SKATERS DROWNED. Would-be Rescuer Taken From Water In Unconscious Condition. Ottawa, Ont., Dec. 6.-Miss Bessle Blair, daughter of Hon. A. G. Blair, minister of railways and canals, and Mr. J. A. Warner, assistant editor of the Labor Gazette, were drowned in the Ottawa river this evening. They were at a private skating party, and getting separated from and a little in advance of the others, broke through the ice at a point where the river is swift. Mr. Creelman, a bank cashier, was rescued in an unconscious condition. He broke through the ice while try ing to assist Harper and Miss Blair: Poisoned at Wedding Feast. Prairie Du Sac, Wis., Dec. 6.-Six. ty-five persons were poisoned at a wedding feast at the home of John Mulky, at West Point near this place. It is asserted there was poison in the coffee. Physicians after long work gave hope that all would recover. Some of the coffee has been sent to a chemist to be examined.. NATIONAL LEAGUE MEETING A. 6. Spauiciing May Be Elected Pres ident. Chicago, Dec. 6.-That the election of A. G. Spaulding to the presidency of the National league would probably result in a compromise between the two major leagues was admitted to night by President Ban Johnson. The developments of the past week seem to show that Spaulding is a candidate for the position in spite of previous denials, and President Johnson's state ment brings unusual importance to the annual meeting c.f the National league, which begins in New York on Monday. Will Soon Be Surrendered. London, Dec. 6.-A dispatch to the Daily Telegraph from Sofia says that the surrender at Salonica of' Miss Ellen M. Stone, the American mission ary and companion, Mme. Tsilka. is impending. A Telegraphic Error. London, Dec. 9.-The Central News retracts its statement from Amster dam dated December 6. to the effect that Maj Van Teets who, it was re ported, was wounded in a duel with Prince Henry of the Netherlands, died on December 5,. The Central News says that it was a telegraphic errir. Fighting in India. London, Dec. 6.-A dispatch to the Evening Exchange Telegram company from Allahabad, India, says that Gen eral Denning's column from Jandola has been raiding the Mahsud villiages in Waziristan and has had ten men killed and 16 wounded. Fell 300 Feet. Vancouver, B. C., Dec. 6.-A train on the main line of the Canadian Pa cific railroad fell into a.canon a dis tance of 300 feet and was splintered to matchwood. The train crew were killed. Col. Meade Restored to Duty. Washington, Dec. 6.-It is announc ed that the court martial of Colonel Meade of the marine corps, tried on the charge of drunkenness, has re sulted in acquittal and he has been restored to duty. Unemployed Rioting. London, Dec. 6.-"Thousands of starving unemployed are rioting daily at Prague," telegraphs the Vienna correspondent of the Daily Mall "and a strong force of police are preserv ing order there." May Visit the Czar. Vienna, Dec. 6.-A report has been received here from Belgrade to the ef fect that the czar has conveyed the intimation of his willingsness to re ceive King Alexander and Queen. Draga of Servia, Notice to Contractors, The clerk of Road District No. 22 will receive sealed bids until the 26th day of December, 1901, for construct ing 30 rods of ditch, more or less, and putting 300 yards of gravel on the road near the Laurel sedtion house. The successful bidder is required to give a surety of double the amount of said contract. The right to reject any or all bids is reserved. 66-4 JENS J. THUSEN, Clerk. Clerical Permits-1902. Applications for clergymen's half, fare permits for 1902 should be filed at the earliest possible date with the local agent of the B. & M. R. R. R. J. FRANCIS, General Passenger Agent. Pine Stationery. The Gazette Is preparei to fill on short notice any order for ehagraved or embossed stationery.. For all kiads of iSne drlaunr this oMice as sures its patrons the best workman ship *g4 a superior prde. of stock is wre ihatarb en 31t.