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England and Iiisia in Danger of a
Cla h at Tifiit in
Troops nf Hie Former siiloii tm
Ciinril With Fixed Hlijonets The
French rliumliiir n Mllltiirj Expe
dition o tin Irovliice if shiuisl
PEKIN March 15 The Anglo Russian
dispute over the limits ot the Pekln rail
way property In the Russian concession
nt Tientsin hah become more acute
The rtnl guards are In clo e proximity
and the British have been re enforced
A company of the Hongkong regiment
with fixed baonets Is in front and two
companies of the Madras Pioneers are
held in reserve
The Russians arc now entrenching the
disputed terrltoiy They object to the
Uritlsh las Ing a railway siding Fa Ing
that It will Interfere with 1 road the
mean to make
Both sides are awaiting instructions
from their Goernments
The rules to govern the collection of in
demnity -from China were approved by
the Ministers nt n meeting cstcrdi
Mr Rockhlll the Special Commissioner
of the United States called on Li llun
Chang today to discuss with him the
question of the re formation of the
and court ceremonials
The sale of the American military tele
graph from Pekln to Taku took place to
day The price paid for the line was 30
Mexican It Is provided that the line may
be used free of cost by the main bod of
the American troops so lcng as they are
In re
As the Court thus far hab been unable
to effect the withdrawal Into Shansl
Province of an obstreperous Chinese gen
eral who Is looted on the southwest bor
der of the province of Chl H a force of
3000 French soldiers is in readiness to
operate against him
Xarace a large market town midway
between Tientsin and Pekln which had
preIously paid fines ror indemnity for
protection was visited lately b 400 Ger
mans from Tientsin who commandeered
a consldcrableyiuantit of supplies The
Intruded upon the religious services In a
chapel of the American Board of For
eign Missions
Two armed burglars were esterday
captured In the section of the city under
British control They were sentenced to
decapitation by a native court and today
they were turned over bj the British com
mander to the board of punishments
The English refuse personally to
the execution ot death sentences
The loard of punishments declines to
order executions until the Emperor re
turns and by so doing It practical sanc
tions the escape of the condemned men
The jail Is becoming crowded and there
is a possibility that the occupants will be
released when the Emperor returns as
all the prisoners In the same place were
set free when the foreign troops arrived
According to the Emperors command
the Vieerojs and Goernors hae pre
sented suggestions for reform to tho Chi
nese plenipotentiaries here One of them
emphasizes educational reforms and the
adoption of the idea of Sir Robert Hart
director of the maritime customs that
literary examinations should continue
but that all the candidates getting the
highest degrees be compelled while wait
ing for office to take a course in foreign
branches especially those treating of for
eign relations International law political
topics and ofllcial equipment
LONDON March 15 In the House of
Commons this ecning Lord George
Hamilton Secretary of State for India
referring to the trouble between the Brit
ish and Russians at Tientsin over a rail
way siding said he understood that the
Russian military authorities claimed cer
tain railways by virtue of a concession
which Is alleged to hae been granted by
China since the disturbances began In
that country
Differences had arisen ow ing to the con
traction of a idlng but the local author
ities were dealing with the matter
Sir Michael Hicks Beach Chancellor of
the Exchequer announced that the cost
of the China expedition would be 3500
With III MnIT He Tnkes the Oath of
MANILA March 15 General Trias and
the members of his staff surrendered to
day at Santa Cruz de Malabon and took
the oath of allegiance to the United
States His troops are marching to San
Francisco de Malabon where they will
formally sunender to Lieutenant Reeves
an aide to General Bates
The negotiations for the surrender w ere
brought to a successful conclusion by the
Intermediation of Jose Ncr a Federal
lender who matcrlallj aided the military
Tin- Reported Purehnxe of London
riiilernruunil Jilinrfu
LONDON March 15 C T Yerkes ac
cording to the Dally Exprebs has paid
only ZVfJM to secure control of the
underground rallwa companies of Lon
don capitalized at 2l0u0000 as thou
sands of 10 shares were bought for 12
All his purchases were by private treaty
nnd not through the stock exchange Each
vender was asked to keep his sale a
secret R V Perks M I who Is Mr
Yerkes solicitor Is the largest sharehold
er In the Metropolitan District Railway
lip Meet Willi mi Arrldent While
Greeting lucen Mnrgjierltn
ROME March 15 Ex Irlme Minister
Crispl while lbitlng Dowager Queen
Jlargherltn at the Rnnl Palace today
suddenly fell against a lower vase cut
ting his he ad The Dowager Queen lifted
Mm and restored him to consciousness
Sfie 11 en bent him home In a carriage
This evening he Is recovering
Friendr of Slgnor Crisp say that he did
not faint His eyesight Is defective de
spite an operation he underwent for
cataract and his bllndncps caused him
to stumble and fall as he was about to
greet the Dowager Queen
Inut Train to lliiimiu
Vlu Irini Iwinlu ltnllroml
Coniinenems March 1 two fast esrcfci traini
daily o Buffalo
Where It Touclicil It Heal
poitivcy cure Kezciaa and all
jUa diaeuet
Iff nnil 31 do ItudnjM in Meet nnd
t we Plstiils
LONDON JIarch 1C A despatch to the
Telegraph savs that M deRodas sec
onds MM Perivler and Prestat have
concluded arrangements with Count de
Castellanes seconds Count de Dion and
M Jolllt for a dul with nlstols ihis
Saturda morning M Perivler declared
against spectators being present He sal 1
If the meeting comes off 1 will not tol
erate the presence of nn person who Is
not concerned in affair In my opin
ion it is unsecmlj for people attracted
by morbid curiosity to witness a duel be
tween two men risking their lives If
outsiders are allowed to be present 1 will
not hesitate to withdraw
M Jolllvet concurred that It was nec
essary to keep affairs of honor unlet It
was therefore decided b both sides that
no outsider should be present The sec
onds undertook to keep secret cvm from
their principals until the last momnt
the hour and place of meeting
All that they will say is tint the meet
ing will take plate Salurd i morning
Count ilonl de Castelhuie received a
correspondent of the Kcho de Paris nt
T oclock this cvirlng He was supervis
ing the arrangements for a banquet He
declared that he did not know at what
time the duel would take pHce but sup
posed It woald be in the afttrnoon
There was a pile of telegrams on a
table many of them from American
newspipers asMng for from 50 to l0iW
words giving details of the trouble
The count asked the reporter to obsi rve
his courage He said
You see I am giving a dinner tonight
I am not much worried over what will
happen tomorrow
The Russian Cabinet Me iiibers
Wound Inn rii Fntnl
nogolepoff Minister of Public Instruction
who was shot by Peter Karpovich on
Februar 27 while holding a reception at
the Ministry died today from the effects
of his injury
It is said that the shooting was due to
the harsh measures adopted by the Min
ister In dealing with the university stu
Lord Laundovv lies Attack Character
ized ns Personal nnd Premeditated
LONDON March 15 In the House of
Lords this evening Lord Wolseley form
erly commander-in-chief of the forces
replied to the criticisms on his manage
ment of the War Office made by the Mar
quis of Lansdowne formerly Secretary
for War In his speech In the House- of
Lords on March 4
Lord Wolseley said these criticisms
were personal attacks premeditated and
deliberate which hid been dragged In to
divert attention from the mistakes of the
Government during the war Lord
Wolsele asked vvhv If he had not exer
cised the supervision left to him the Mar
riuls of Lansdowne had not drawn his at
tention to the matter
The late commander-in-chief said that
up to the time of the recent debate In the
House of Lords lie had no Idea that he
had not possessed the confidence of Iord
Iinsdowne and the other members of the
Cabinet He had repeatedly called atten
tion to the condition of the auxiliaries
and It was not his fault that when he
left the War Office many Improvements
had not been effected
Iord Wolseley added that he had never
considered Ladj smith a tenable position
He had advised that stores be collected
there as a convenient depot for the troops
holding Biggarsberg He freely admitted
that he had underestimated the fighting
power of the Individual Boer which did
not accord with his previous experience
He declared that the unprepare dness wan
not due to any lack of foresight on his
part In concluding his speech Lord
Wolseley moved for all the papers refer
ring to the Marquis of Lansdownes al
The Marquis of Lansdowne
of State for War followed Lord
Wolseley He ridiculed the latters claim
that his own speech on March 4 was Im
personal Lord Wolseley he said made
suggestions during the summer of 1W9
The Government had carried out some of
these but the Governments policy was
then directed to the maintenance of
peace while Lord Wolseleys policy was
far otherwise
The Marquis concluded by stating that
he had never sheltered himself behind his
military advisers His criticisms were not
due to the hope of shirking responsibility
but were the only arguments by which
he could defend the sjstem he believed to
lie sound and to bring before the public
the true merits of tho question Lord
Wolseley had raised
Kt Prlme Minister Rosebery said the
discussion was the most painful he had
ever heard Both said they did not wish
to make personal charges If such
charges had not been madchetrembled to
think what they would be- when the
we re made He considered th it both
laird Lansdowne and Ixjrd Wolseley were
w rong
Lord Salisbury remarked tint Iord
Wolseley ought to bring forward a motion
later In more detailed form lord Wnlse
lijs motion was lost b u vote of 38
to S
I l JfiluiHOli of Ililliiilelpliln tiny
Succeed Mr GrfKKH
ington despatch staling that John G
Johnson of this city had received a for
mal off-a- of the portfolio of Attorney
General was not verified by Mr John
It was reported that he had the Presi
dents offer under consideration for some
time and his acceptance was dependent
upon the disposition of severil cases of
Importance to the Federal Government
Mr Johnson said when asked about the
It is a subject I cannot talk about
I do not want ou to Interpret my re
fusal to mean that ino Invitation to ac
cept the Attorney Generalship has been
extended to me or thatlt has not I am
In a position where I cannot bay any
A tlfHlHliiil Man siuln nnd Ills Op
ponent I Iiikt
MEMPHIS Tenn March 15 A I
Deuman whose wife Is proprietress or
the Denman House at Rolling Fork
Miss In a duel last night shot and in
stniitly killed II E Hill a livery stable
owner and depot agent Denman Is dj
Trouble had lcn brewing between the
men for some time Denman and his wife
had some difference and Mrs ITeiiinan
agr ed to turn Hie house over to her hus
banJ for a certain sum but at tin last
moment sho refused to do so Hill was
Implicated In the transaction
Three shots wero exchanged Denman
was hit In two places his right sloe and
arm being paraljzed He cannot live
i To Baltimore nnd Return Jfl2
Aln Peniinj Iwtnln IlnllronM
Ticbetn on sale Saturday and Sunday Mareli 1C
sne 17 good to return until Monday March It
AH tnioa except Concreuiocal Limited
x liTsdent Harrison Hotly
Lie in Stale Today
Tlifitlvnnds Epeetcd to Look I pon
the lltee of the De mi 1I Itiilinii
npolls In 31oiii niliK Ilenutlf III
I1ornl DesiKiiN Irimi 1tilillc Men
INDIANAPOLIS March 15 The people
of this citv now that the first shock
which followed the deatii of ex President
Harrison has passed awaj are giving tha
fullest possible expression of regard for
the honored dead In their preparation for
his obsequies The business streets all
of the business houses public builJlngs
and mans of the private residences are
in mourning anil evcrj where this testl
monj of sorrow is general The Cltj
Council the commercial bodies and all
other -city organizations and the courts
of justice have spoken In fitting resolu
tion of the life and character of Mr Har
rison Beginning tomorrow wheii the
hod will bo taken to tho capital to lie
In state the ceremonies will bo attended
bv more thin usual pomp
The entire National Guard of the State
consisting of about 1000 uniformed men
will be in the city and will ntteiU the
body from Mr Harrisons late home to
the eapltol The railroids have given
a duction for excursions to the city
nnd thousands of people will come from
all sections of the State to gaze for the
lat time on the face of the cx Prcsident
The decorations at the Ilrst Piesby
terian Church where the funeral service
will be held will be very elaborate A
Hag will be draped over
the aieh of the Pcnnsvlvania Street doors
nnd the pilasters and door casings will
be covered with black -with a slight touch
of white the effect of a second arch be
ing given
Inside the church the east wall where
the entrance is will be draped with heavy
festoons of black hanging from the lower
line of the balcony with a touch here
and there of white This balcony will be
draped in soId blaek with a line of
white along the top and flags will be
draped over the two arched doors
The north and the south walls will be
treated in the sime manner in heavy
black Festoons and Trench cascades
will be draped from the heavy beams of
the wall which descend from the sup
ports of the roof thus concealing much
of the lower part of the six windows
Over the two small doers In the west end
of the church there will be festoons of
black with a bit of white
In the same end of the church over
the organ pipes and nearly concealing the
entire organ will be heavy black drap
ings and over this black will be twq Im
mense flags suspended from a pole across
Lthe upper part of the organ and partly
draped back so as to show the black be
The following honorary ptllbearers for
Mr Harrisons funeral were announced
this afternoon W H H Miller ex-Attorney
General Benjamin r Tracy ex
Secrctarj of the Navy Charles Foster
ex Secretary of the Treasury John W
Noble ex Secretary of the Interior and
John Wanamaker ex Postmaster General
All were members of General Harrisons
Cabinet and were closely attached to him
personally If any other members of the
old Cabinet attend they will also serve
as honorary pallbearers
The body of ex President Harrison will
be placed In a cedar casket with copper
lining The casket has extension handles
of ebony and oxidized silver The bod of
the casket is covered with black broad
cloth On the top is nn ebony and oxi
dized sliver namo piale on which appears
the name the date of jirth and the date
of death
The casket Is seven feet two Inches
long and thirty Inches wide The orna
ments are hand carved The ce dar casket
will If laid Inside a cedar box and the
box will be placed In a stone vault In the
ground Tnc body was carefully embalm
ed and It la thought that it will be- well
preserved fifty jears or more
Protecting tho body will be first the
stone vault then the cedar box then the
cedar casket and finallj the copper lin
ing which Is really a casket within a
casket This copper casket Is air tight
The floral dNplay at the funeral of Mr
HarrHoh probably will be the most beau
tiful ever seen at a funeral In this cltj
The local florists today sent many cut
flowers to the Harrison home and many
of them arc at work on pieces that will
bo sent to the house tomorrow and Sun
One of the pieces the florists are work
ing on is a broken column seven feet long
with a shield leaning agilnst it It is
from the Columbia Club A huge star of
blue flowers a tribute from Mr Harri
sons regiment the Seventh Indiana Is
being made The Pnlversity Club will
send a large wreath of Easter lilies and
roses The Marlon Club has also placed
an order for a large floral piece
President McKInlcy and his private sec
retary will reach the cltj at C 10 o clock
Sunday morning and will be met at tho
Union Station by a committee of citizens
whe will escort him to the residence of
Governor Durbin where he will breakfast
and spend the morning hours
lit will probably pHy his respects to
Mrs Harrison and look upon the face oT
the cx Prcsidtnt whose bodv will have
been returned to the family residence
The President will attend the funeral in
company with Governor Durbin nnd will
follow -the body to Its last resting place
In Crown Hlil Cemeterj
Immediately after the burial he will
leave the clt and rejoin Mrs McKlnlej
nt Canton
Vupll nsniit ventlir trpi ts Mr nml
Mr MclvliiIe 3 In Cniitnii
CANTON March 15 President nnd
Mrs McKlnlejs first day of a short
spring visit in their home city was mark
ed by unpleasant weather
There was no formality about their re
ception because the President dMikis for
mality among his old neighbors and
friends but a small informal reception
committee met them with larrlages and
gave them cordial greeting on the station
platform as they left the train The
President and Mrs McKInlcy went to the
home of Mr and Mrs M C Barbir and
while In the city will be the guests of
Mrs McKlnljs sister Mra Barber
Secrctarj Corteljou Dr RKey and tho
nttaches of the executive ofllce who
the part for such work as It
may be nc essarj to forward from Wash
lngton during the Pnsldents absence
found accommodations at a hotel Manj
friends and relatives called at the Bar
ber home during the day and evening
but thus far the President has been free
from political pilgrims the disposition
seeming to be to respect the nature of
the present trip
The President c ii left the Barber home
onco todaj That vas to drive to his own
home now clusid The weather was too
bad to lnal o a detailed examination of
NorroIIc A UnstiliiKton SKamlion t Co
Dtllslttul trips daily at 0 30 p m from toot
7th t to Old Pvint Comfort Ncuport 2vewi
Soifoll and tU Eoth Per schedule see rage a
some Improvements contemplated but a
general survey was made the details of
which will be worked out later
The President and Mrs McKInley arc
pl innlng to conv hero about June 1 and
spend a considerable part of the summer
here the President returning to Wash
ington from time to time as the con
dition of public business demands
J he trip to the Pacific Slope will be
gin on April 30 and occupy about six
werks Then arrangements will be kept
to attend commencements at Yale and
several other New England colleges be
fore beginning the summer vacation In
The Presidents plans arc to leave here
nt a50 oclock on Saturday night for
Indianapolis and then have his cars cut
off In the arils of that city until 830
oclock Sunday morning when a recep
tion committee will escort him to the
home of Governor Durbin It is his pres
ent Intention to start for Washington
from here on Monday night
The Alabama iccrilH Her
Imler Natural Draft
PHILADELPHIA March 15 The bat
tleship Alabami built for tho United
States Government by the Cramp Com
pany has made her final trial trip and
proved to be the fastest and stanchest
v ssel of her class afloat
The trial was completed on Wednesday
at Pensacoli Fla In a twenty four hour
run from that place last Monday She ex
ceeded her stipulated speed of seventeen
knots under natural draft A steam
capacity of 160 pounds was maintained
throughout the run and the revolutions
of the engines averaged 102 a minute
During the trial the four 13 inch guns
were fired at the extreme elevation and
at the same time the secondary battery
was operated and the results were alto
gether satisfactory
The fighter also broke the record for
coaling In a choppy sea Two hundred
and lift -eight tons of ccnl were put
nboard In an hour The naval board of
Inspection on the trip was composed of
Rear Admiral Robley D Evans Captains
Williams Folger and Charles J Train
Commander Charles P Roelker Lieuten
ant Commanders Washington L Kopps
Kossuth Nlles and Nathan B Usher
Lieutenant Commander William L Mar
shall was recorder
Joseph Tyson represented the Cramp
Company During the trial the ammuni
tion lifts were subjected to a double test
Tho time required for convejlng ammuni
tion from the magazine to the guns occu
pied one and three fourths minutes
A Intnl Ilre In the Ililn Adver
tiser Ilulldloc
BOSTON March 13 ThiMo men em
ployed In the composincroom of the
Boston Dally Advertiser farcre suffo
cated to deatii by a firev tvnlci destroyed
tho building at 21 Wltslfington Street
between 9 and 10 pTcfock tonight An
other man was Injured seriously by
Jumping The dead are -
vMITHt LliCOvlD compositor thirtj two
JLDsON ClI ilTS proofreader fifty five mar
JVMIS HICIIltIrMxr pVoofreader flft
rlght widow rr
The lire was discovered by the janitor
of the building as he descended in the
elevator Reaching the first floor he
looked down the well and was driven
back by a sheet of fame A second later
the mglncer dashed up from the base
ment shouting Fire
The engineer was the only person there
at the time and he says the fire stirted
near the form elevator In the press room
In a second the flames rushed up the pas
senger elevator well around which the
stalrwaj winds cutting off escape by the
Of the twenty two men at work on the
sixth and seventh floors only two men
got down the stairway Russell Hatha
waj jr assistant night1 editor nnd a
Dr Bell who wps visiting him
Frank Blair night managing editor and
S I TonjorofT night editor tried the
stalrwav but were driven hack They
took to the fire escapes on the south side
of the building The machine operators
and mike up men did not have time to
get their clothing from the lockers
The men made their way down the fire
escape and dropped td the roof of the
building next door a distance of twelve
fe et William Hav ball a compositor had
a leg broken in jumping nnd several
others were severelv cut A skvilght lead
ing into trie upper floor or tnc iiunmng
they were on was rjsed and the compos
itors escapc d to the street
It was supposed that evervone was
safelv out of the composing room but
when the tirerm n got tho flames under
control the homes or trie three men were
found ljlng clese to the window opening
on the lire escape Crafts and Richard
son had their arms around each others
necks and as they worked together It
Is supposed one trlid fo carry the other
to safc tv
Lie iitennu
HmiiiiiH llnn to Provide
1 mid Client lliilldliiKS
March 15 -Lieutenant Han-
nn Commissioner of Schools sas that
great dllllcult and great expense are In
curred owing to the nature of the houses
which are used for schools
There In not a single sehoolhouse In the
Island which was built for school pur
pos4 s Nearly all in actual use were built
as private dwellings ami high rents have
to be paid for them
He Ins formulates a plan to build
thatchcd rooftil pine schoolhouses In the
country villages Many of these will only
cost about three times the carl rent at
pnsent paid for private buildings In the
towns more substantial buildings will be
General Wood that schojlhouses
are very necessary and that If possible
he will allot money for the nurroe
Last night while the usual reception
was In Ing hi Id at the Palaee the Havana
Fire Brigade1 which inejludes menbers of
some of the most prominent Culan fam
ilies marehrd to the Palace where Gen
eral Wood was reidy to receive theoi
There were about POO Jiremen present
The preyenliil to General Wooi a dlplo
mi as the first honorar
of the- brigade
Tills action was taken In reco hion of
the Interest unci assist mcc Gene Wood
his bestowed upon the brigade j silver
axe was also present d to him
The Dlarlo de la Marina sass that
the ranks of tho lirwnyii have rarely been
better filled The firomen are nearly all
Cubans The Plseuslun sas it is a
pity that the ceremony had the appear
aiiee of being popular and to avoid this
It would hive beep lietti r If the affair
had 1m en confined to smaller limits
TI Dlseuslon saS tint a majority
of the Republican qiapirs In the Unhid
Statevnow rhow thC American opinion
Is In favor of the absolute Independence
of Cuba
Double Hull- lnst Train Service to
Iliifliiln via leniiN Ivnulii Hiiilriiiul
UnriMiinic Marih 16 avirw WaiJiinjston 1 30
a in and 7 lj p m ilail arming lluflalo S
p m and 7 M a m ibil Pullman parlor con
lining ear and euaclcl on dJ oina rallinan
buffet sleeping nr ou milit Ml read through
solid Tcttibulc train
Sixty Laborers Proliably Lost in a
ISlazing Cnni i
IncciidlnrlcK Set llre tu the Woods
Around the Colon of Turpentine
Gnthercrs V Terrible Experience
llclnted li the Onl Survivor
MOBILE Ala March 15 News has
Just reached hero of a large loss of life
by the burning of a big turpentine camp
located across the bay In Baldwin County
The camp was burneel ot an earl hour
this morning and sixty people mostly
colored arc supposed to have perished in
the fire
So far as Is known only ne man sur
vived and he is so frightfully burned
that It Is only with great difficulty that
he could tell of his fearful experience
after reaching here The survivor is
Frank C Pressler a white cutter who
vas cmpoed In the camp After ing
nearly all day In the swamp near where
the Isolated camp was located he aroused
himself this afternoon sufficient to row
naked across to Mobile and telt his story
The exertion and the pain caused by his
badl burned hands were so great that
he had to be attended by a phsician be
fore he could talk After being revived
by stimulants Prssler told of his expe
I am so dazed by what I went through
last night said he that I hardly know
how It all happened Our camp Is mlls
from any settlement and bounded on one
side by a swamp ancfon the other by an
Immense forest Our shack or quarters
was one long frame building and in it
slept the whole force sixty one men if
I remember correctly Partitions divided
the apartments of the colored and the
white men
The house was made of dry pine lum
ber and burned like tinder when the
flames reached it In a shed near us were
GOO barrels of raw turpentine The first
I knew of the fire I was awakened by the
intense heat and the crackling of the
timbers around me At first I thought
judgment day had come and the world
was being destroed by fire The whole
earth seemed ablaze
Fortunately I was sleeping near the
door and Instinctively I rushed out Into
the open Then I discovered what was
happening I did not take tme to make
a close Inspection of the room It was
full of a dense thick smoke such as pine
timber gives out but I believe none of
my companions escaped I am sure if I
had not been right at the open door the
smoke would have stifled me to death
I screamed with all my might as I ran
from the burning house but if any re
plies came I never heard them My first
thought was self preservation and I
made a desperate dash through the flood
of fire as soon as I grasped the horrible
situation I was undressed and the
charred timbers on the ground burned
my feet terribly and the smoke almost
choked me but 1 kept running toward the
swamp knowing I could escape If I
reached It More than once I fell but
managed finally to reacn the swamp
vWiere I lay down In a pool of water to
cool my burns
Then I fainted I dont know how long
I was ther but some time thl3 afternoon
I woke up I knew I must reach Mobile
or dio from my Injuries exposed as I
was so I made my way to a little land
ing where the camp had several canoes
and rowed over here
Pressler is of the opinion that the fire
was started by three negroes who were
ejected from the camp esterday morn
ing They were very badly handled be
fore being allowed to leave and he thinks
they set fro tx the woods for revenge
The negroes are not known here but
Pressler furnished a good description of
them and a pose has gone to Baldwin
Count to look for them If apprehended
they are sure to meet the fate they be
stowed on telr victims
The owner of the camp is James Holl
owav of Wisconsin He Is not known
here He was out of the camp jesterday
but Pressler does not know his where
abouts Forty five of the men who are
thought to have perished are colored
Ihree Men Die In n Collision
Freight Trnlns
MEMPHIS Tenn March 15 This
morning at 2 oclock a telegraph operator
of the Illinois Central Railroad at Ma
tield Ky took a nap and ten minutes
later two fast freight trains to one of
which he should have given orders to
take a side track met in collision on a
deep curve at Clay Switch eighteen miles
east of Fulton
The trains were traveling at a high
rate of speed and rushed together with a
terrific force Both locomotives and many
of the cars were demolished The dead
IOE IHChF rnjrincer of raducah Kr
H 1HMIKTT fireman NrntM rne Tenn
A HIOlS fireman of rulton hj
DIcke and Hamlctt were kille 1 outright
Ncroman had both legs and arms cut
off He suffered until this afterroon
when nllcved bv death The engineer of
tlie other train Barnsehem had his col
lar bone and 1 number of his ribs broken
and ma recover A new engineer learn
ing the road and several brakemen were
also seriously injured
Stricken VAIth poplexy nt II Ih Home
In lniienster ln
LANCASTER Pa March 15 Repre
sentative M irrlott Broslus Chairman of
the House Committee on Banking and
Currency lies at his home here In a criti
cal condition having been stricken with
apoplexy last evening while assisting to
carr a trunk to the garret
He was seriously Injured by accldentally
strlklng his head against a rafter pre
sumably rupturing a blood vessel This
resulted in todavs apoplectic seizure
ltepnrtn of nn Alleged Relapse De
nied In Mexico Cltj
FA PASO Tex March 13 Reports this
evening from tho City of Mexico contra
dict those reielved esterday and this
morning that President Diaz had suffered
a relapse anil that his recovery was
The litest niws from tho capital states
that the President Is enjoing ex ellent
health and will soon resume his duties as
PresiJeit of the Republic
IIe rn VurU Y VI C Debt Paid
SEW YORK March 13 The mortgage
debt of JCOOOOO on the branches of the
Young Mens Christian Association In this
citv has been paid It Is understood by
gifts from J Plerpont Morgan John D
Rockefeller nnd William E Dodge Mr
Morgan subscribed 1000ii of this nmount
and It Is said Mr Dodge and Mr Rocke
feller gave similar amounts
Notice to the Public
The lVnnjlranla ltallroad Company announces
that coinincncins Mareli 18 dining car now oper
ated on train leavlns naOilngton at J10 p in
for Philadelphia Rill be withdrawn and Pullaiau
bullet broiler parlor car service substituted
Mr IIimnnN Message Jln Urrnk the
fsenntorlnl iJcndlacU
LINCOLN Neb March 13 A new turn
was given to the Senatorial deadlock this
evening when National Committeeman
Schneider of Nebraska arrived on the
scene and summoned all of the candi
dates before him He told them that he
was the bearer of a message from Chair
man Hanna urging them In the strongest
terms that no adjournment be taken
without an election that tho Republicans
of the nation Insisted upon reaping the
fruits of the victor of last fall and that
two Senators were needed In Congress
Mr Schneider told the candidates that
only two courses seemed open since no
candidate would withdraw himself All
of the members possible should be got
Into a caucus and the elimination of
candidates begun by dropping the low
men on each ballot or else all candi
dates should withdraw and release all
supporters The candidates discussed the
matter for some time and as a result a
conference was called for tonight
At this conference Chairman Hannas
message was again read nnd an adjourn
ment was taken until Monday night as
manv members go home over Saturday
Nominations on either tho majority or
two thirds vote are expected to result In
a short time
The Edgar Ballot Hill Passed lij the
eliraskn Semite
IINCOLNNeb March 13 The first step
to end fusion between the Democrats
Populists and Silver Republicans In Ne
brasKa was taken today when the Sen
ate by a strict party vote passed the
Edgar Ballot bill Its passage by the
House is assured by party caucus action
The bill provided that nominees of each
party shall be placed in columns preced
ence blng awarded those parties which
poll d the highest number of votes nt the
preceding election but any candidate who
is the nominee of more than one party
must elect in which column he wants his
name to appear no name being permitted
to hold in more than one place on the bal
Heretofore fusion candidates names
have appeareel as often as they received
nominations or with all party designa
tions following them The Fuslonlsts re
1 upon the Fusion Supreme Court to pre
vent the bill ever becoming operative
Another bill passed appropriates 2000
for a library for the cruiser Nebraska
Objection was made by certain members
to paying for a silver service and this was
backed up h the Populists who protest
ed against giving public money for things
to he used exclusively by the officers and
insisted on the money being spent for
somethlng of benefit to all on board
Refused nil Offer ota Dlstrlet Judge
fthlp In the Philippine
NEW ORLEANS March 13 The Hon
Lamar Charles Quintero who was re
cently called to Washington at the re
Quest of President McKInley for a per
sonal Interview relative to his appoint
ment to a district judgeship in the Philip
pines returned to the city today He
had refused the district Judgeship on ac
count of tho small aaiary attached to
the pest but upon going to his office this
morning he found there an ofllcial ap
pointment from the Philippine Commis
sion as one of the seven supreme judges
of the Philfppme Islands at a salary of
S7nXJ jier j ear
His salary begins with today and the
appointment states that he must sail
from San Francisco April 15 He received
travel expenses and transportation for
himself and family The new appointee
is the son of Jose Auglsten Quintero
who was born in Cuha but was a citizen
of Louisiana and who during the civil
war was confidential agent for the Con
federate States Government at the City
of Mexico It was while the father was
stationed in Mexico on this mission in
lF iS that the son was born lie speaks
Spanish and French fluent He is mar
ried and has several children
Prnlxe for the Urnve Work of
Halifax IlanU Cashier
HARRISBFRG Pa March 13 The
Price One Cent
The Convention Demands That tho
Operators Attend
bold attempt of two oung desperadoes to and not fit to belong to the United Mine
loot the Halifax Bank yesterday and the Workers of America the district officers
shooting of Charles W Ryan the aged b1f utbiiedt Itrut the local
unun t whlch
-111 belongs to
ens hler who fh I h en11 os
he whispered with his last breath to
protect the funds Is still the one excit
ing tonic of conversation In the whole
northern part of Dauphin County
Coroner Krause held an inquest today
and the jur found that Mr Ran came
to his death at the hands of Henry Rowe
and Watson Kclper the fo mer aged
nineteen and the latter twenty one Both
have been addicted to novels of the Jesse
James variety Witnesses btforc the cor
oner gave further particulars of the at
tack upon the bank and the shooting ot
the cashier
Abraham Fortenbaugh President of the
bank and ex Representative Swarts who
were in the bank at the time the shooting
occurred gave some facts concerning the
amount of money in the satchel carried
by the robbers In all there was more
than OouO In currency gold ami silver
Keiper had under his vest J30U0 In notes
and his pockets full Some of the notes
he dropped when he ran out of the b ink
and the rest were taken from him when
Rowe was cursing and threatening to
shoot while the cashier was pi icing the
money in the satchel Hand out tho
Government Lords or OU re a dead man
the robber said The shooting occurred
when Rvan grasped the revolver
As Keiper was making a hasty eit he
had to pass the three men lined up and
Mr Fortenbaugh made a jump for him
He threw his arms about him and both
landed on the floor Keiper shot Ran In
the hip while he had Rowe floored and
Rowe shot Ran in the groin
District Atttorney Miller gave a hear
ing for the two robbers at the jail
He Thinks the itieNtinu slum
d Be
Left to the People-
ALBANY N i March 15 -Governor
Odells opinion of the various plans sug
gested during the Inst two vears for Im
proving the Erie and other State canals
was expressed today In the special mes
sage bv him to the Legislature It was
referred to the Senate Finance Commit
tee and the Assembly Canals Committees
after being read In each House
The Governor points out tint it Is not
within the province of the State to build
a barge or ship canal and the expe nditure
of SAOfU to complete the JOWJUOO Im
provement work begun in Ul3 would give
a earn In capacity to the canals much
larger than they are called upon to meet
Hie tJovernor also points out that to
complete the canal improvement work
would cost about 19 liMUXH for construc
tion and tb0ajii for land damage and
land purchases Though not specific ill
commiting himself to the plan of complet
ing the 1S93 improvement work the Gov
ernor sas it 13 a question whicii should
be submitted to a vote of the people for
a dclIon
Oeeuii Me liil Vlnv enieiif s
NEW YORK March 13 Arrived Kal
serin Maria Theresa Genoa Barbarossa
Bremen Arrived out Phoenicia from
New York at Hamburg Vaderland from
New York nt Southampton Lucanla
from New York at Queenstovvn
25 to llaltiniore ami Return tin
B X U Snturiln uml Siimlii
March 10 and 17 Rood for return until following
Momla Ticket good on alt trains except Itcyat
lllooil TelU
purifies the blood The gr at aprin
A Strnnul Worded Menance Sent o
the PreMldenta nf the Mne Conl
Cnrrjlnir Ilomls The Yonnger
Detecntex Knurr for a Clnnli
HAZLElON P March 13 The con
vention of the United Mine Workers to
day threw down what was practically
the gauntlet of defiance to the mine op
erators Unless the counsels of the cooler
hcadrd and older members of the con
vention prevail It seems very probablo
that a clash with the owners of the mines
cannot be avoided
It was announced that resolutions had
been adopted instructing the officers of
the convention to send the following tele
graph despatch to the presidents of the
nine coal carrjing railroads
-Sir hundred delegates In conven
tion assembled representing all an
thracite mineworkers Instruct us to
notify your company that a resolution
was unanimously ndopted demanding
that anthracite operators meet dele
gates In Joint conference tomorrow
Siturday morning for the purpose of
discussing wage scale for the jear
ending April 1 1902
Whether or not the failure of the opera
tors to respond to this citation which Is
almost morally certain to be the case
will lead to the declaration of a strike
Is problematical
It is understood that the radical ele
ment in the convention composed mainly
of the young unmarried men Is clamor
ing for a strike while the conservative
faction led bv President Mitchell la In
favor of less drastic measures
hen President Mitchell was asked
what would be done if the railroad presi
dents failed to make any response to this
ratherperemptorvsummons he evaded the
question while National Organizer Dilch
tr said that it was up to the operators
now anu that if they failed to appear at
tomorrows session theie was no sajlng
what the delegates would do
In consequence of the developments of
tho last twenty four hours there Is more
or less strike talk In the air The prob
ability of a strike hinges on the radical
element stampeding the convention which
Is not at all a remote contingency
The opinion expressed In a statement by
President Mitchell that if the operators
failed to appear at todays joint conven
tion they wonld be morally responsible It
the mine workers suspended work ap
pears to have had no effect upon them
for at thes hour set for them to appear
none was present
As they aU along entirely Ignored the
existence of the convention It can hardly
be said that this was a disappointment to
the union leaders but to many ot the
rank and file It was a decided disappoint
ment as they cherished some hopes that
the operators or at least some of them
might come to the convention and recog
nize the union
At the conclusion of the morning ses
sion it was said the Scale Committee was
not yet ready to report- The delegates
from the Scranton district had met to
hear evidence on the charges preferred
by Samuel Morgans against District
President Nichols District Secretary
Dempsey and Dilcher of the National
The charges were to the effect that
Nichols and Dempsey were under the
contract of a coal operator and that Dil
cher had solicited a bribe through an
agepcy for the settlement of a strike
Morgans was not present and after hear
ing the charges the convention unani
mously adopted resolutions condemning
certain persons who made the charges and
exonerating the district officers
President Mitchell then asked If thcro
was any person in the hall who knew of
any wrong act that had been committed
by Nichols Dempsey or Dilcher As no
person desired to make any accusations
the following resolution was adopted by
unanimous vote
That we brand Samuel Morgans as a
iraiior anu a man uevoitt ot
expel him from membersnip
The delegates then took up for con
sideration tho action of the Scrantonian
which had openly boast d that It had
commissioned Morgans to report the ex
ecutive proceedings of the Ldvsrdsville
convention The Scrantonian was tha
subject of vigorous denunciation
operators here are going to pay no at
tention to the message sent out by tho
convention at Hazleton tonight demand
ing that tne operators attend a joint con
ference tomorrow-
They believe it is a last bluff on tha
part of the delegates and that when the
convention is convinced that there is no
hope of the operators meeting the miners
It will adjourn
Vn Executive hesnlou to llxninlnc the
Ae eUHlltlons Against Jnines
HAZLETON Pa March 13 An execu
tive session of the officers of District No
1 of the United Mine Workers was held
this evening to examine into charges
brought against Benjamin James the only
member of the National Executive Board
from the anthracite field
The charges are to the effect that ho
useil the organization for political pur
poses and that he disseminated rumors to
the effect that C5000 had been used to
settle the last coal strike of which 3 030
had been paid to a certain Mr Guernsey
who at the time of the Scranton conven
tion was alleged to be the go between
between the operators and the union lead
ers and that the rest of the money had
been piid to and divided between Presi
dent Mitchell and the other members ot
the National Executive Board of the Mine
It is understood hat these charges
against James have been brought by
President Nichols of District No 1 the
Scranton district and by Alothcr Jones
Itnhs Senate votes Aninst the
rolvsuni Bill
SALT LAKE Utah March 11 Gov
ernor Wells veto of the bill legalizing
pal gamy came up for consideration In
the State Senate this evening The veto
was sustained by a vote of 9 to
It would have rcquircel twelve votes to
pass It over the veto The bill originated
in the Senate and was passed by a vote
of 11 to 7
A Ten lcslslitiir GIvch Reasons
for IteslKiiln Ills seat
AUSTIN Te March 13 W IV Dil
lard who represents Bov le County In tho
House of Representatives today resigned
his scat in tint body His letter of res
ignation gives -is his reason that the cor
porations have control of lefiislation and
thit the lobbIsts far the railway com
panies and other corporations defeat or
pass nnv bill through the Legislature that
they desire
The direct caye of hit resignation Is
the passage b the House of a bill author
izing railway companies out of the State
to lease and operate lines not exceeding
115 miles In length located within tho
rij nns IluHliiesH Collcire Sth nml 1C
Dulrc nortlunJ Typcvvritirc 25 a year
Sifn io tire and burtiar prool v aulta for rent
J3 jear up Lnicn Trut storage Co 114 F it

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