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PAPER MEN BANQUET OF JOURNALISTS AT .WALDORF-ASTORIA. GCAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY Attend Luncheon Given In Honor of His Royal Highness At Sherry's. New York, Feb. 26.-The luncheon given today in honor of his royal high ness, Prince Henry of Prussia. by 12 New York gentlemen and a German official to about 100 Americans from all parts of the United States who are of eminence in finance, commerce and industry of the United States at Sher ry's, was in some respects the most notable function of its kind ever held in this city. There were 1:7 persons seated at 11 tables. The luncheon was served in the banquet hall. The floor was covered with crimson rugs and the walls were concealed with tapestry, the same decorations prevailed in the balcony which extends along the east and south sides of the hall. The balus trades of the balcony, however, was left open so that the guests beneath might have an unobstructed view of the rich gowns of the women who had been invited to witness the func tion. The women numbered about 90 and were the guests of the wives of the hosts. It had been the aim of those who gave the luncheon to conduct it in every essential as though it was an entertainment given in a private resi dence and it was explained that in in viting the "captains of industry" an effort had been made to select as such guests men who had done something toward the progress and prosperity of the United tSates. From the dinner given by the "cap tains of industry" Prince Henry, pre ceeded by mounted police who cleared Fifth avenue of all vehicles. sending them into the side streets, was driven to the imperial yacht Hohenzollern. After a two hours stay the prince. accompanied by his suite. Ambassa dor Von Hollenben and Admiral Evans. was driven to the Arien hall. there to review the torchlight pro cession of the German societies. He was escorted by Troop C of Brooklyn, and mounted police. WITH THE EDITORS. Prince Dines With Prominent .Journ alists of the Country. New York. Feb. 26.-Prince Henry of Prussia dined tonight vith 1.000 of the men who make American news papers. Hle was the snerial guist of Herman Ridder. proprietor of the New York Staats Zeitung. who gath ered at his table, a majority of the leading figures in American journal ism. They came from the four quar ters of the country and made the most nontworthy gathering of their profession ever\' nembled in the Unit ed States. There was a felicitous ex change of grecltings between Prince Henry anld the men who spoke for the journalists and the affair claims rank as one of the notable incidents of the American tour of the German prince. The dinner was given in the hand some ball room of the Waldorf-Astor ia hotel, but that immense apartment was not large enough to accommodate the newspaper guests and the Astoria gallery was also used. The two rooms were splendidly derolerated. Mr. Ridder and the special guests sat at an elevated table above which were lirte American and German flags. Above ithiel- was the Pru'lssinn eagle done in incandescent lights. From the boxes hone c(.lingillng vines and se-t in on the ledges were hundrlleds of palms. Each table c-arried boquets of Ameri can Beauty roses. round which were candelabra shaded in red. As the diners took their ilaces the ladies of many of the party appeared in the boxes which wall the room. Prince Henry, attended by the mem bers of his suite drove to the hotel under escort of cavalry and mounted police. The demonstration in the streets leading to the hotel was t:.e most cordial of any thlt has so far marked his apeparanee in tpublic. Great crowds lined the way and press ed against the police guards that had been thrown around the Thirty-third street entry to the hotel. They cheer ed when the prince came in sight and he frequently touched his hand to his cap in acknowledgement of the demonstrations. Send Greeting to Kaiser. New York, Feb. 26.-The American editors who dined with Prince Henry tonight as guests of Herman Ridder sent a cablegram of greeting to Kaiser Wilhelm. It was submitted by )Melville E. Stone, and, after cordial endorsement by the guests was for awarded. It was as follows: "To the Germapl Emperor: Editors )f the daily newspapers of the United States. 1,000 in number, in honor of your illustrious brother, send you ,ordial greetings and all good wishes (or a long and prosperous reign. We iail the presence of Prince Henry in his country as an omen of even clos ,r ties of amity and heartily recipro 'ate all of the splendid and repeated evertures of friendship you have been ,raciously pleased to extend." FAMILY MURDERED. Robbery Supposed to Have Been Ob ject of the Crime. Welsh, La.. Feb. 26.-L. S. Earl and ive members of his family have been murdered, the father's body having just been found in a ditch near their home. The only possible motive was robbery. Hired Man Arrestedo. Spikar"d, Mo.. Feb. 26.-A. T. Batson. aired man on the Earl place near Welch. La.. has been arrested here rn suspicion in connection with the 'rime. VILL PROTECTTHE PACKERS RAILROADS REFUSE REQUEST FOR INFORMATION. Interstate Commerce Commission Would Like to Know About Re bates Paid By Roads. Chicago, Feb. 26.-The interstate commerce commission and the man agement of western railroads have locked horns and it is expected that a legal contest will follow. The difficijl ty arises from a refusal by the traf fic managers of the western roads to furnish the commission with data rel ative to rebates which were paid dur ing 1901. Concerted action has been taken in the matter and is the result of several meetings, among the execu tive officials, in which the question was discussed at length. It is under stood that all have agreed to stand together and that the refusal to give the information sought was made af ter legal advice had been taken. Attorneys for the various roads are said to be a unit in asserting that the commission has not the power to com pel the production of the data desir ed and the railroad officials have re fused to give it because they believe the commission desires to punish the packers who accepted the rebates. It is believed generally that the commission will try to enforce the re quest. TO REDUCE ISLAND ARMY ALL REGIMENTS THAT WENT OUT IN 1899 TO RETURN. The Fighting Force In the Archipel ago to Be Kept at About. 32,000. Vtshington. leb. 26.--S( rltary Root. in conformity with assurances recently male io various colnmmittees of congress, has arranged for a 'gradual reduction of the military forces in 'hli Philippines to about o,_t,0ii men. Orders have been sent to (General Chaffee. commanding the division of the Philippines, to arrange to send home all regiments lunder his com mand that were sent to the Philip !,ines in 1899. About 13,000 ltroops are affected by these orders., The iiovemnent will be made very slowly, I regiment at a time, in the order in vhich they arrived in the Phlippines. iind in each case only when the regi ment can he spared without embar rassment and without impairing the military control of the situation. All the troops sent out in 1898 already have belen recalled to the United States with the exception of those \who re-enlistedi for service in the arichipeltago. When all the fresh trolps in tie Ilnited States uinder or ders to tlih Philipl)ines have arrived safely there it is calculated that Gen ierial Chaffee will have an effective ifighting fort a of nearly 32.,000 men. It is not helie.ved that it will be pos sible for the first of these troops to leave the Philippines for at least three months. Goes to the Santa Fe. Topeka, Kan.. Feb. 26.-C. G. Sholes, superintendent of telegraph of the Sante Fe system, has resigned, C. H. Guant of the Northern Pacific railway has been appointed to suc ceed him. Mr. Guant will take charge March 1. Out of Danger Again. Yalta, Feb. 26.-All immediate danger of Tolstol's death is passed. IVE WILL NOT STAND FOR IT REFUSES TO RESCIND ORDER RE GARDING PELAGIC SEALING. FAKES FLING AT MR. HAY .nd Tells the Secretary of State of An Other Order That Some New Man May Revoke. Washington. Feb. 26.-Some time igo the secretary of the treasury re 2eived unofficial information that J. W. Ivy, collector of customs at Sitka, had instructed his deputy at Unalas ka not to permit Canadian vessels presumably about to engage in pelagic sealing to obtain supplies at that point. The collector was directed to send a statement of the facts to the lepartment, and was informed that if such orders had been given, they must be rescinded. Today the depart ment received a telegram from Ivy saying: "My instructions were not against vessels about to engage in alleged il legal sealing, but against Canadian vessels actually engaged in pelagic sealing which is illegal and criminal when committed within the marine jurisdiction of the United States. If there is an ancient treaty between the United States and Great Britain by which the British can commit dep redations, destroying American prop eray, and depleting our revenue of tens of thousands of dollars, annually, while our own citizens are denied these privileges, the sooner such treaty is abrogated, the better. Your so licitude regarding international com plications with Great Britain need cause you no uneasiness, as the poach ing season is not yet opened. Your new collector will arrive in time to enforce your orders. My American ism will not allow me to rescind an order which gives British subjects privileges within our marine jurisdic tion, which are denied our own peo ple. "There is another matter that may attract your attention. I have recent ly issued an order to the deputy at Skagway. a copy of which has 'been sent you, which has put the Canadian officers located there out of business, and sent them to their own territory. You are aware of the fact that this officer became so offensive that he in terfered with American officers in the discharge of their official duties, open ed United States customs mail. cdom inated over the railway officials, dis criminated in the order of shipment in favor of Canadian merchandise against that shipped from Seattle, es tablished a Canadian quarantine at Skagway. collected moneys and per formed other acts of British sover eignty in the port of the United States, such as hoisting with bravado the cross of St. George on the flag staffs of his custom house. I have sent the concern, baggage, flag and other par aphenalia flying out of the country. You may fear the shadow of interna tional complications and rescind this order lbut a Reed, an Olney or a Blaine would not." OVERDUE VESSEL ARRIVES. Crew Nearly Starved to Death-All Have Scurvy. Port Angeles, Wash.. Feb. 21;.-The French bark Los Adelphes. 162 days from Madagascar bound for Portland, Oregon, against which there is rein surance of 20 per cent, arrived here today with almost every man of the crew down with scurvy. For the last 25 (lays they had been subsisting on[ one buscuit per day to each man and were for some time without fresh water except rain water. The cook, F. L. Fletche. died and was buried at sea. The condition of the crew is pitiable and they will remain here un til they recuperate. Five were taken to the hospital. Captain Coffin is ob liged to wear a bandage covering his nose and face to hide the disease. The vessel weathered the storm without damage. CONFEREES AGREE. Most of the Senate Amendmerts to Be Retained In Census Bill. Washington, Feb. 26-The conferees of the tow houses of enogress on the bill creating a permanent ssus de partment reached an agreeml ht today. The bill as agreed upon embodies most of the amendments made in the senate, though some of them are re tained in modified forms. The sen atae provision concerning the civil service is retained. All the employes of the office at the time of the sign ing of the bill except unskilled labor ers are to come under the provisions of the civil service law. GENERAL LUCBAN CAPTURED. Chaffee Notifies War Department of Capture of Insurgent Leader. Washington. Feb. 26.-Gen. Chaffee today notified the war department that Lieutenant Stribler of the Phil ippine scout' captured General Luc ban on the 22nd. The prisoner is confined at Laguan. Also William Dunston, said to be a deserter from the Eigth Infantry. The war depart ment regards Lucban's capture a.- ihe most important event since Aguinaldo was captured. INDIANS SENTENCED. Crazy Snake and Nine of His Follow ers Will Serve Time. Muskogee, I. T.. Feb. 26.-Chitto Hargo, or Crazy Snake, and nine of his followers were today sentenced to the United 'States penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth, for two years and each were fined $5,000 on a charge of conspiring against the government. Crazy Snake over a year ago started an uprising that made it necessary to 'call out troops and he and his follow ers were arrested last week for again inciting the Indians to violence. PROPELLER BLADES CONE STEAMER NECKAR' CONVOYED INTO HALIFAX HARBOR. Rudder Shaft Broken In Two Places Passengers None the Worse For Delay. Halifax, N. S., Feb. 26-The big twin screw steamer Neckar, of the North German Lloyd line, with the propeller disabled, was convoyed into Halifax harbor this evening by the steamer Karlsruhe, of the same line, and the British Steamer Matinhead of the Head line. The Neckar and the Karlsruhe are both from Bremerhaven for NeW York with a com ned pas senger list of 2,500 people. The Matinhead and the Karlsruhe fell in with the Neckar on the same day that the accident happened and both stood by the disabled vessel. The officers and crew had a thril ling experience for the nine days that they battled with the elements. For the first four days not a man of the whole crew got more than half an hour's sleep, and from the time of the accident Captain Hurrassowitz slept but 12 hours. Three blades of the port propeller were carried away, one and a half of the starboard pro peller and the rudder shaft is broken in two places. The first and second officers of the Karlsruhe and the boatswain receiv ed serious injuries. The passengers on the disabled steamer are well and none the worse for their exciting ex perience. FLOODED BY MELTING SNOW LONG ISLAND RAILROAD TRACKS SUBMERGED. Residences Stand in Lakes and Oc cupants Use Rafts to Reach Land. New York. Feb. 2f;.--Th, flooeds which have been caused throughout Long Island by the heavy snowfalls and rains of the past ten dlays became serious today. Travel is much imped ed and in some cases service on the Long Island railroad has been tem pararily abandoned. Owing to the large quantities of sand and great depth of water that covered the tracks at several points all trains of the main line and Port Jefferson branch were tied up. Hundreds of passengers were obliged 'to walk several miles in or der to secure transportation to the city. A number of houses just east of Westhury were in the midst of a great lake of 300 acres in extent and the residents were forced to make their way to land by means of rafts. Pigs and chickens were drowned and all loose stuff floated away. The hospital for contagious diseases on Kingston avenue, Brooklyn, was flooded today. There was six feet of water in the boiler and engine room and it was impossible to make fires and gas stoves were used to heat the wards, in which there were many pa tients. A Night Alarm. Worse than an alarm of fire at night is the brassy cough of croup, which sounds like the children's death knell and it means death unless something is done quickly. Foley's Honey and Tar never fails to give instant relief and quickly cures the worst forms of croup. Mrs. P. L. Cordlier of Man nington, Ky., writes: "My three year old girl had a severe case of croup; the doctor said she could not live. I got a bottle of Foley's Honey and Tar. the first dose gave quick relief and saved her life." Refuse substitutes. Sold by Holmes & Rixon. iENATE WILL FIX PENALTY IOT INCLINED TO BE EASY WITH SOUTH CAROLINANS. IEMOGRATS MAKE THREATS tepublicans Appoint Committee to Look Up Authorities and Submit Report. Washington, Feb. 25.-The most mportant development today in con iection with the Tillman-McLaurin pisode was the act of President pro em Frye in ordering the clerk of the enate to erase the names cf the two touth Carolina senators from the roll. f the present plan is carried out, this vill be followed by the adoption by he senate of a resolution before a rote on any other subject is taken ractically indorsing the action 'of he president pro temrn in ordering their ames erased and suspending the two enators for some definite time. 'rye's order was issued almost imme liately after the senate convened to lay and was the result of a conference tmong the republican leaders. Re mublican members of the senate copi nittee on privileges and elections were in consultation during the after loon over a resolution which it was proposed to bring to the attention of he senate tomorrow through the com nittee, providing for suspension 'of :he two South Carolina senators. None >f the senators present at the con erence would consent to disclose the letails of their proceedings but it .s learned in a general way that con siderable doubt was expressed by some 'of the members as to the regu larity of the suggested proceeding, some of the senators holding that the suspension of senators, even by the senate itself would be. subject to crit icism. The feeling was quite general that the problem is a difficult and intricate Dne, and the opinion was expressed that it would be impossible to formu late a line of action that could be put into execution at so early a date as to morrow. Senators Burrows and Foraker were appointed a sub-commit tee to consult authorities and suggest a form of proceeeding, either in the line proposed or on other lines. The democratic senators spent the day in a general discussion among themeselves of the situation. They were unanimous in their characteriza tion of Senator Frye's rulingas arbi trary and announced their purpose to resist by prolonged debate if n'ees sary any further efforts to enforce bhe ruling. Wants Vindication. "'1o .. C. 'Pritchard. United States Setnaltor. \Vashitgton--.ly 1)ear Sen ator: I Wvas !rive nted, as you know, fl.Irn ori il ,ing the resolution which I wrote : a my iesk on Saturday, do nt: nding an investigation of tlhIe charges made by my c'olleagule. biy be ing adjudged in contempt of the sen ate. I am now debarred the privilege, and requllest you to intol'ldl( tilo reso lution for the reason that if the (harges aret tl'" I a1n1 lllfi to remain in the senate:, and if they are untrue the man who made themll is unfit to remain in that honorable body. In any event. I feel that I am entitled to a vindication by the same body that makes investigation in the proceed ings for contempt. I herewith enclose the resolution. Yours very truly. "JOHN LOWNDES M'LAURIN." "Whereas. The senior senator from the state of South Carolina charged in a speech on the floor of the senate that the junior senator from the same state had been improperly influenced in casting his vote for the ratification of the treaty of peace between the United States and Spain; and, "Whereas. The said charge was em phatically denied by the junior sena tor; "Resolved, That the committee on privileges and elections be directed to investigate and report as. to the truth of the said charges, with full power to send for persons and pa pers." The House. Washington, Feb. 25.-The house to day passed the dipllomatic and con sular appropriation bill. It was the fifth of the regular annual supply measures to be sent to the senate at this session. No amendments of im portance were adopted. Teacher's Tragedy. Decatur, Ills., Feb. 25.-Fletcher B rnett, a teacher, today killed Miss Eva Wiseman, a teacher near Camar go, wounded Bert Hopewell, a pupil who tried to interfere, shot him twice but not fatally, then jumped in a well and drowned. Barnett has been a suitor for the girl's hand. An Internal Remedy and an Absolute Cure. PERRIN'S PILE SPECIFIC Also regulates and corrects all digest. ive irregularities. Manufactured by C. A. PERRIN, M. D., Helena, Mont. For sale by all druggists. 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