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PARIS 3Iarch 17 A despatch from
Tltntsin bearing the date of Saturday
fijs tic situ illon between Russia anil
England could not posslblv be more se
The Chinese ire enjOing the speet icle
it the Russian and English troops drawn
up in battle arraj
There is a possjbUltv of bloodshed at
nny minute
The Eigllsh rallwa authorities on Frl
day put men to ork building a siding
near tle station The Russians drove
them off for trespassing and the labor
ers were roughlv handled
liny returned supported by several
hundred British troops Thereupon the
Russians called out their whole force and
prepared for battle
Seeing this the British desisted Gen
erals Campbell and Wooack conferred and
agreed not to break the peace for
Jour hours
Information of this dilllcult Ins been
cabled to St Petersburg and to I ondon
The Russians are entrt nehlng them
Felvcs In the concession
LONDON March 16 The Weeklv Dis
patch which foretold the negotiations
for surrender between Commander-in-Chief
Itotha of the Hoer arm and Lord
Kitchener professes this morning to gle
the real cause of the dispute between the
Britl di and Rusans over the rallu i sid
ing at Tientsin
The paper savs the quarrel Is one of old
Etanding and originated according to an
official despatch in an order given b a
Russian officer when he told his men to
sack a station where a British Indiin regi
ment was quartered
A oung Engl sjj I eutenant who was the
onl officer with the Indian troops de
clared that If the Russians advanced ten
jards farther he would order his men to
fire- Shots were actual exchanged but
when the matter was reported to Fied
Marshal Count on Walder ec he ordered
the Russians to retire The obejed the
order but Facked ever Ullage on the way
The Incident great excited and kceulj
Incensed the Indian troops according to
the official records sajs the Dispatch
and the are now bevond control The
are chanting their war songs and are
eager to light the Russians
The exasperation and apprehension of
the European Governments oer the Chi
nese situation are now considerably In
tensified cspcciall In England where the
newspapers gem rally today do not at
tempt to disguise their anxlet and make
demands that the Government shall up
hold British Interests as It has done here
Speculation rather than knowledge Is
the basis of this distress Rut one or
two points have come out in the last
week which gae China once more the
most prominent position In public Inter
est In the first place one Cabinet meet
ing this week was entirely devoted to
China and the attitude of Japan rath r
than that of Russia is the immediate
cjiuse of the diplomatic actlvlt There Is
no doubt that Japan has been freely ex
pressing her resentment at the aggres
sive policy of Russia and pressing for the
application of some restraint
The News interview with
a Jap
anese diplomat well descrllies public
opinion In Japan If this comp Is Marquis
Jto to take serious action it would not
Jlkelv rsult In a declaration of war but
u demand that the Korean armv should
lie e ntrusted to Japanese ofilcers In
other words tint Japan would assume a
protectprate over Korea and Waving Rus
sia to a choice of assailing to this or
polng to war
Two other points that are most dis
cussed here are Chancellor Von Buelows
cirefuIl worded speech In the Reichstag
at Berlin jesterdav and the quarrel be
tween the Russians ard the British oer
the rallwa siding at Tientsin The lat
ter is a local misunderstanding between
the British and the Russian authorities
on the spot but tne English papers with
their traditional distrust of everything
Russian sa It is another example on
tt smaller scale of Russias policy in
Minchurli hamel her claim to coerce
China privatel for her Individual benefit
while the Chinese peace envovs are deal
ing direct with the Concert of the Powers
the members of which are pledged to ab
stain from Individual negotiation
The English people are already raising
an outcry that the British Government
lias climbed down at Tientsin arguing
that this Is proved bv the fact tliat the
Itusslans now hold the siding though the
British maintained a defi int position up
to eterda when a ties tch described
lxth as awaiting instructions from their
Count von Rue low s categorical state
ment that Manchuria was xpressy left
outside the scope of the Anglo German
agreement together with his further dec
laration that he could imagine nothing
which Girmanv would regard with more
indifference than Manchuria Is inter
preted by some people as a declaration
that Germany will not Interfere in the
question But his statement of rigret
that If China made an agreement no mat
ter with whom which would be preju
dicial to her financial status while sho
wts in the position of a debtor nrrmglng
with creditors leads others to Infer in
the words of the Standard
There Is no remaining doubt tint Ger
many will be found on the side of Gov
ernments that are opposed to the conclu
sion of any sep irate arrangement whereb
the control of an portion of Chlnes ter
ritory would fall Into the hands of the
fwrs officers
The Spectator while strongl depre
cating the bellicose tenor of despatches
from special correspondents and the vio
lent attacks on Russian dupllcltj sjjs
RusIa will have Manchuria Wo all
know that and as we know It what Is the
use of public1 taxing Count Lamsdorff
the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs
with Indifference to the truth We do not
know that lie is conscious deceiving us
an more than we were consciously de
ceiving Euroix when we said we hti
evacuate Egpt
HU being a trickster will not stop
Milrtlngs from being 80i in Manchuria
when once It is the policy of Russia thai
the should be
sold and we can compel
Jteissla to consider that such a sale would
le to her Interest What
we cannot do
Is to drive Russia Ijj force out of Man
churia and that Is what we are asked to do
t almost all thecorrespondentsnomlnally
In the Interests of trade but really out
of vague Jealousy lest there should lie
places In the world where Great Britain
Is not first on the spot
Wo might be able for what we know
to conquer the world if we gave our-
selves to It for a century and America
tiid not object but to conquer the world
and grow rich b commerce at one and
the same time Is bcond reach of human
Spclal Commissioner Rockhlll In hit
dt sji itch to the Mate Depirtment from
lehln cterda made no mention o the
reported crisis In the r I itlons between
Great Britain and JCussli over certain
conctssfons at Ti ntsin His cablegram
related to matters In the pending negotia
tions regarding punishment to Boxer Udd
ers and to the question of Indtmmt but
the text was not made public
the view taken bv otliciils here of the
situation at 1 ientsin is th it there will be
no contllct at arms between the British
and the Russians
The matter is icgardd as serious
ever and serves to mike more Intense j
ueitteeii some 01 me nines particularly
Russia and Great Britain ever the mips
tlon of concessions Ah It is understood
at the State Dtptrtment the present trou
ble betvveen Russia and England comes
lrom Russia s assumption ot autnorit
over a certain area on the limits of the
1ei ho at lientsln boon after the allies
occupied the cit Russia took possession
of a niod sized piece of land on the left
side ol the Pel ho opposite the main citj
To justly this action Russia claimed
th it all the either Powers had conces
sions in lientsln and she was erlitled
to the same privilege These concessions
of the other Powers had been obtained
b arrangement with the Chinese Go
crnmtnt before the ioxer troubles begin
Russia claimed also that she had ob
tained the concession under an arrange
ment with the Chinese authorities
This contention some of the Powers are
Inclined to dispute on the ground that
when Russia got the concession there whs
no ricosnlzed authorltv in China to grant
It Within the area taken bj Russt i Is
the terminus of a rallw i built by Brit
ish caplt il Recentlv the British started
to build barracks at this terminus for
troops assigned to sifeguard the interests
of the British capitalists owning the nil
wa The Russian mllitarv olnclals ob
jected to the erection of the barrack
contending tint thiv were to be within
the Russl m concession
It Is over this nritter of the erection of
th btrncs tint the present trouble has
come It Is believed here tint some ar
iai stmi in to prevent a ciash will be
mane bv the Russian and British
en nients
in response to recent enquiries from the
United States the Powers Russia in
ch deel Mibscrilied to the principle that no
rr rsions of rtnv character should be
obtained b an ration from the Chinese
imiciiiiiiciit unless all the other nations
sanctioncel IL
These enquiries were made after Russia
had taken possession of the rrca at
Tientsin containing the railroad t rmt
nus but some olnclals here hold that the
agreement of the Powers not to obtiln
concessions unless bv mutual arrange
ment Is retroictlve and covers all con
cessional arrangements since the allies
have been In China Should President
McKlnle sanction that view the United
States ma lie brought into the Russian
British trouble in same way
Count Xnn WnlileTxce Gives
Mrcnctli of the Vllie s
BERLIN March 16 In the Reichstag
today General von Gossler Minister of
War read a despatch from Count von
Wdldersee giving the present strength of
the allied forces In the province of Pe
chlli as follows
Germans 17750 French 11050 British
12J50 Russians 9 Japanese Gtw
Italians 2 30 Americans 1C00 and
inans jo
Ilie Vlinmloiiiiiciil of air MnruniiM
Hull IVIt In ilerl Clrclrn
BERLIN March 16 There Is consider
able disappointment In commercial cir
cles over the report that J Pleipont Mor
gan has pnstponeel or abandoned his pro
jected visit to German for the purpose of
coming to an understanding with the
people at the head of the German steel
and iron Indrstrles
There was much apprehension as to
possible Injurious effects of the steel com
bine on Continental Industries espeel illy
those of German
WurMlilps In Piirlsiiinutli Hnrbor
Dressed in Ills Honor
PORTSMOUTH March 1G All the
waishlps here were dressed toda in
honor of the departure of the Duke and
Duchess of Cornwall and York for Aus
tralia on the ro al acht Ophlr
At noon King Edward presented Vic
torian orders to the bluejackets who
hauled the gun carriage at Windsor on
the occasion of Queen Victoria s funeral
when the artlller horses balked
It Is understood that the chartering of
the Onhlr for eight months cost the Gov
ernment 83000 and the bill for refurnish-
ing and redecorating her will amount to
3IOjO more
The Admiralty Insisted that the vessel
should be manned b naval men with
the exception of the engineer staff The
crew Includes 27 officers and 123 blue
jackets I marines 17 members of the
band SS engineers and 3a stewards
E ltejnnl nml ileliilde IllJBrriilil
alnrrleil Vtur OAlilte Ilnlns
Eiigeno S Revnal and Miss Adelaide
Fitzgerald daughter of General and Mrp
Iiuia Fitzgerald ot New York were
married this morning at Gedney Farm
the country homei of Howard lllcts
where both have betn ill for a week from
scarlet fever
it was a bedside weilding and was de
termined on siddenlv whin Mr Re
nal s ctondltlon becime such as to war
rant grave fears for his recover As
soon as lr Renals turn for the worse
was communicated by the nurses to his
fiancee Miss J ltzgerald expresse d a de
sire to be marrhsl at once and the cere
monv was performed as soon as a priest
could le summoneel from the village
The two nurses and the doctors were the
only The relatives of the
couple who were summone d this morn
ing are at Gedne Farm as well as Drs
Jaueway and Smith who were sent for
on account of the complications In Mr
Reynal s case
Mrs Rejnil though III from the same
disease has had only a light attack and
no anxiety is felt regarding her apart
from the ffect that might follow should
her husbands condition become much
1 Man A hit Shot mi iiliunl Mnlu
In Turn
NEW ORLEANS March 16 A week
ago Jerrj Cloud of Oukdale killed a dog
which snapped at and bit him The dog
belonged to C C Johnson who lived near
b and is a man of influence and well
tu do
Johnson found last night that Cloud was
the man who killed his dog and walking
up to him on the public road shut Cloud
without a word killing him Instantly
Ieiinlt of DrlnklilK Con I OIL
YORK Pa 3Iarch IC At Spring Grove
this county the other cvenlnr while Wil
lis Kesslcr of that place was In George
G Wagners store he told his comp inlons
that he would show them how to drink
coel oil Going to the rear of the store
lie took a large mouthful of the greasy
fluid sw allow ed some of It and spat the
remainder into the stove A flame shot
out and burned off his cap and ncurlj all
his hair
Ankle IlroLt ii b n lnll
John T Moore fort -six ears old a
carpenter employeel at the butterlne fac
tory In Langdon fell while at work about
10 oclock eterda morning und broke
his ankle Ho was brought to the city
and taken to his home 1329 Ninth Street
northeast in the Ninth precinct patrol
Blood TelU
purines the LIuod The rrcat wring
Friends fatheretl to See Count
ISmii Jfeit tie 15ila -
Tin- Editor of 11 PlKiirn PalnTnM
Wounded In the Hip Onlv Inn
Mints Fire il In the- Encounter In
tliek Pare ills Prliie eN nt etilll
PARIS March 16 The duel lietween M
de Roda s and Count Bonl de Cast Ilane
took place In the Velodrome In the Pare
des Princes at Neulllv The most careful
the bid feeling that Ins been growing i precautions had been taken to avoid Ui
intrusion of an outsiders
At 130 o clock this afternoon a landau
occupied by Count ele Castellane and
Count ele Dion entereel the Velodrome
the doors of which were Immesllatelv
closed M Jollivet Ceiunt Castellane s
other second had rtlread arrlveel
Coaches and auto cars containing the
friends of the principals took up a posi
tion outside the palings The occupants
who mounted these vehicles In order to
view the affaire included the Marquis
de Cistellanc the counts father and his
brothers Count Joan and Stanislaus Cas
tellane All preserved deep silence
Count Bonl de Castellme found tint M
de Rodas and his parts hail alread ar
rlveel at the Velodrome The newsp per
reporters who climbed the railing and hid
behind the stanel of the Velodrome saw
Count ele Dion counting the paces for the
Count do Castellane and M ele Rodas to
take their places As- the principals raided
their coat collars the slim frame of Count
de Castellane was easily ellstlngulshablc
Both men wore dark coats
Count do Dion who managed the pro
ceedings then broke the sal of the box
containing the pistols and handed the
weapons to the principals He proclaimed
the conditions of the duel In a loud voice
and after inviting the men to get read
The principals cocked tbelr pistols with
the greatest care and stood motionless
with their rights arms straight down la
a line with their bodies To the question
eif Count de Dion
Are ou read both replicel Yes
whereupon the command Fire was
glv en
Then Count de Dion counted one two
three Between one and two M de
Rodas fired
Count dc Castellane followed between
two and three and M de Rodas
brought his hands to his thigh and tot
tered The four seconds and a surgeon
Immedlatel rushed to his assistance The
doctor examined anel dressed the wourd
Count de Castellane proceeded at once
to jthe entrance to the Velodrome where
he was embraced by his fither and his
brothers After conferring for a few mo
ments with his seconds Count de Cas
tellane entered a landau and was driven
M de nodays was conveed to his dom
icile some time later M de Rodas
wound while painful Is not ver dan
gerous The surgeon in attendance on M
de Bodas sas he will be well again af
ter ten das rest Owing to the inflam
mation the work of extracting the bullet
will be dclacd for two or three das
The duel was to have been fought this
mi at daybreak but it Is understood
that the partlclpints were unable to find
a secluded place where the public and the
authorities would not interfere
This afternoon however the Count de
Dion and M Jollivet acting for Count
Bonl and the seconds of M de Rodas
managed to find a spot secludcel from the
public and here the shots were exchanged
The duel was the result of a paragraph
which appeared In the Figaro three
d ago stating that the Count de Cas
tellane was responsible for the betraal
of the Deroulcde roalst plot for an up
rising which had beenjilanrcd to be pre
cipitated during the funeral of President
Taure In 1S
After reading the accusation Count
Bonl and a friend went to the apart
ments of M de Kodais and the editor
was asked to apologize and make a re
traction This M de Rodavs refused to
do and Count Bonl then chastised him
severely according to his own statcmont
administering thirt llve slaps In the
For two das the affair has been the
toplcMn Paris and the arrangements for
the duel have caused considerable excite
ment In the fashionable world
The Figaro In telling the story of the
duel saS that as soon as 31 de Rodas
felt the bullet strike he placeel his hand
on his thigh and said calml
I have got It
He bore up very courageojsly although
the wound caused the most severe pain
Evei one ran toward him and he was
carried to a bench in the Velodrome
where he was assisted b Drs Blum and
Count Bonl de Castellane then ap
proacheel 31 de Itodavs and enquired
Are ou suffering
M de Rodas replied Not too much
Castellane then held out his h Hid which
hlsadversarj took
Dr Blum decldeel that It would be In
advisiblc to extract the bullet which
had entered the tg deeply and produced
an abundant flow of blood Ijist night a
latgc number of people cilled nt 31 de
Rodas house and enquire d as to his
condition The wound was dressed igaln
at 10 oclock
31 de Rodas Is free from fever and
this fact justifies the hope tint he will
completely recover in eight or ten das
I lie Prenldent VpenilH t Ilii in
Informal lulls
CANTON Ohio 31arch IC Few das
since President 3IcKInles first Inaugu
ration have found him as free from
clal and political cares as he was today i
at the old Sexton homestead tli home
of 3Ir andSIrs 31 C Barber The stenog
raphers and messengers who came with
the party were onl called on for light
work Almost without exception the calls
were purely social
The da was bright and the President
spent considerable time in he air walk
ing around aliout the Barber home Once
he sauntered off to the 3IcKlnlcy block
a business property he owns entlrel un
nccompanled He met a number of his
tenants as well as other old friends in
one of the larger offices and an impromp
tu and informal reception followed
The start for Indianapolis was made nt
9 ID this evening onl Seeretar Corlel
ou and the usual ejtecutlit otflce mn
accompany him with one exception This
exception was Hcnr Blister one of the
gartleners at the White House PfHti r
was appolated to his position b
Harrison He had a strong desire
once more to see the m Gi he loied and
rc ereJ und to join In the laet tribute of
The President expects to return lo Can
ton on 3Ionday morning and to start for
Washington on Monday night Mean
vvhlle Mrs 31cKInIe will rem lln here
with her sister 3Irs Barber
3Irn 3IcKlnlcy was joined here this
evening by 3Irs Brooks wife of the chief
counsel of the Pi nnsylvaiila Compiny
v ho csni from Scwlekley Pu to sp nd
lo nnd Return In
V O Miturdu nml huiulm
March 16 and 17 cood for return until following
Mi mlay Tkll good tu ill Uaiaj client liojal
Inliil Pnrnl sin Follows n Illnvv on
Hie Head
tative Marriott Broslus died nt his home
at Lancaster Pa this morning Mr Bro
slus was stricken with paralss last
evening hlle can Ing a trunk from
the first lioor of his homo Mr Brosius
struck his head against a rafter In the
garret He was downstairs when he was
At 10 oclock the attending phslclan
said that Mr Broslus would not live
through the nlht He Was being kept
alive b stimula i3
v hen the news of his Illness became
public the Brosus residence was visited
by the most prominent men of the city
The children were summoned to his
bedside They arc Mrs H L Coho of
Mount Vernon N Y and Mrs Clement
M Biddle of Pittsbun
Mr Bioslus had rcticntly cnjoeei good
health Two ears ago his nervous sstcm
was tcrlousl shattered by an Illness that
threatened pneumonia and during the re
cent session of Congress he was Inca
pacitated for a short time b the grip
but he had apparently fully recovered
from this attack
Marriott Broslui was In the fifty eighth
enr of his age having been born in
Coleman township Lancaster count
Pa March 7 lvl His early education
was gained In the common schools of the
county after which he lecelved an nca
el mlc training When only eighteen
ears old he enlisted as a private In Com
paii K Nlnetv seventh Regiment Pcnn
svlvanli Volunteers forR full term of
three cars and at thij expiration of that
time rc enllsUd
The regiment to which he belonged was
sent to the coast of South Carollui and
In 18CI took part In tin- Wege of Charles
ton and the attack upon Fort Wagner
Before this time however while he was
doing duty on Edlsto Island he was
pronioteei to sergeant H juan In l lie-
front rank at the charge at Green Plains
In the Bermuda Hundreds ppd iirly In
the fight his right arm was MiaiWred
As the result of this wound It became ne
cessar to remove the bone from the arm
Mr Brosius was honorabl dlschargeel
from the serv Ice In December lCt and In
February 1K5 was commissioned a sec
ond lieutenant for bravery on the battle- 1
After the war Mr Broslus returned to
his studies first taking a course at the
MHlcrsvIIle Normal School and complet
ing his education at the Ann Arbor Uni
He was admitted to the bar and con
tinued practice actively until elected a
member of CongresR In the ear lfci2 he
entered politics and was u candidate for
Congress from the State at large Al-
iiiouii ne ras ueieaieui ne ran iUAl
ahead of his party ticket He was elect
ed to the Flft Congress In 1 8S and
was returned at each subsequent elec
tion as the Representative from the
Tenth Pennslvanla district At the last
election he defeated his opponent by over
I0K votes In left Mr Brosius received
the decree of LLD from the Ursinus
College Pennslvanin
Mr Broslus alwas took a deep Intercut
In District affairs and believed In local
improvements He was heartily in favor
of the proposed Hall of Records and the
Municipal Building for the joint use of
the Federal and District Governments He
was also an earnest advocate of pure
food legislation He was Chairman of
the House Committee on Banking and
Currencv at the time ot his death
Two Women ilntc Vmst for Her
man ti1rc rB
3X1V YORK 3Iarii U The body cf
Councilman Herman hutir who died
suddenly at 1 30 oclock thfs morning was
the sjbject of wrangling alt day today
between his wife and 3Irs Ida Herman
3lrs Weimann proclaimed her love for
Sulzer at the houso where the had lived
and In the Magistrates Court to which
she was summoned to answer for leep
Ing his bod from his wife fahe said that
she cared nothing for his mone and
nothing for his name but that her great
affection for him surpassing that of his
wife antl chlfdren gave her the right to
his bod
It is rumored however among the ac
quaintances of 3Ir Sulzer toda th it 31rs
Weimann was possessed of something
like a half Interest In his largest proper
ty the Harlim River Park and Amuse
ment Compan which was the corporate
name of 31r Sulzers business 3Ir Sul
zer had been 111 for man months at I17S
Second Avenue- where Mrs Weimann
Last night word was sent out to a great
number of the councilmans friends that
he was not expected o last through the
night The news was carried to the home
of Catherine Sulzer his wife at HI West
One Hundred and Tentlf Street Ernest
nnd Clare Sulzer his children who had
stood by their mother In the quarrel
went at onetuo the fathers bedside 3Ir
Sulzer was unconscious when the ar
rlv ed
Catherine Sulzer sale la court that they
were met by Mrs Weimann who reviled
Mrs Sulzer as an unloving wife nnd said
3Ir Sulzer never mesnt ills wife should
look upon his face after he was dead She
said to Ernest Sulzer aev dlng to these
same stories th it she would kill him
rather than let him enter the room where
his fathers bud lay
Some of 31rs Welnnnns friends abqut
the house said tonight thrt these stories
about the violence and bitterness of 3Irs
Weimann were untrue The onl founda
tion for them the said was th it Dr NI
colal li id said that for the present no one
was to be allowed to look at the body It
was a misunderstanding on the doctors
part the said
3Irs Weimann spirred all such eva
sions She said that e had refused to let
members of 3Ir Sulzers lamllj come Into
the house where his bod was bho tod
of her love for Sulzci und added
Of course when his wife and his
uren came to
fhn Imitca Ifilti irinrnlnr
come In She sent an undertaker this
morning o take the body awa 1 would
not give It up Never He Jiegged me on
his deathbed not to let them ever see his
btid I swore to him dying that the
woman shuuld not crme il will keen mv
oath Have not suffered enough 1 will
keep iny oath I vvlir burv him mself
While 3lrs Weimann was tlll talking
to th n porters Edwarl Hellers 31rs
Sulzer s lawyer cnler nl the room He
hid obtained a summons from 31agstrite
Ma o for Mrs Wclrim and he served
It on her 3Irs Weimann took the sum
mons and silently turned her back on
Whin 3Irs Weimann entered the court
room later 3lrs Sulzer was there 1 hey
regareleil one another with undisguised
hatred In their eves After hearing the
story Magistrate 31o said that he did
not think that he had Jurisdiction I he
case would have to to tu n higher court
unless the disputants were willing to
in nee some sensiuiu agreement between
I hen the Iawcrs talked It over Ac
cording to the term of the compromise
3Irs faulztr and her children were to be
permitted to go to see tjic bod If the
wanted to 3Irs Welmon agreed to stay
out of the room or at any rate to keep
the peace while 3lrs Sulzer was In the
house Sirs Sulzer agreed not to quar
rel with Mrs Weln inn The final dis
position of the body was to be determined
II the will of 31r Sulzer which it is
sui posed Is In one of the safes In the
his music hall These safes will be
opened some time tomorrow or 3lonJay
3fnistratef3Ia5o agreed to adjourn the
case until 9 imorrou Mrs Sul
zer wth her children went at once from
the ronrt to the house where her hus
band s bod lay Jirs TAYlmann stood
In the come of the room while 3lrs Sul
zer bent over the collln and klfsed her
husbind s face
Both women became Josterlcil and had
to be restrained from breaking the
promises mnde for them b their counsel
The Mine AVoi Ker Union DciiiaiuU
That It Be Ket oKiiied
President Mitchell mill Oilier Of
fice nllinrlzeil to Call Out the
vlc ii If ttie Operators Ilefusc to
3Iect Them Before- April 1
HAZLETON Pa March IC After con
sidering the eiuestlon for less than ten
minutes the United Mine Workers Con
vention the relegates of which represent
more than lSJOOi miners In the anthra
cite coal llelcs of Pennslvanla this morn
ing by a unanimous vote decided to Instruct
President Mitchell the three district pres
idents and the members of the national
executive boird to make another attempt
to bring about a joint conference between
the operators and the men between now
and April 1 If the operators still decline
to recognize the union and refuse to par
ticipate In a joint conference the ofilcers
named are authorized to decljre a strike
The district presidents and President
Mitchell will meet In Scrantonjjn Monday
to carry out the Instructions of todas
resolutions If a strike is olllclallj de
clared It will not go Into effect until April
1 when if the operators still refuse fo
meet the men In joint conference an order
win be promulgated telling ever miner
to stop work until the demands of the
union have been granted
The developments which led up to this
mornings hasty action have not as et
been full disclosed but the resuit was un
expected as It was vvldel thougnt up to
this mornings session of the convention
tint such drastic measures would not be
resorted to and that the declaration of a
strike was a more or less remote- con
The scale committee which has been
considering the fixing of a wage scale for
the last four das va expected to report
this morning that Its task had been ac
complished Instead of that however this
committee presented these resolutions
VVliereas re hav on Keveral occasioa inritci
and implored the operators to meet with us in
joint eeinference to imituullv ajree on an 1 estab
lish a wale ot wajcra ami conditloos ol
fur the term of one vear and
Ubrrras thev have repeated isnorcd our invi
tation and treated us with contemntuoiu siknee
scorning our invitations and demand alike and
VVlierras we 1 elieve that e are entitled to
much more consideration thau we receive and are
fullv entitled to inrit with thoe who cmplo
in and are our iipials undirr the law and Consti
tution of our countrj and with them dneoui
and decide matters of mutual interesti therefore
Resolved That we authorize our National
cutite Hoard and officers of districts one wnn
ami nine to negotiate if possible for a joint
conference of miners and operators lietwten this
date and the nrt of Anr I0ni In the event
of their failure to secure a joint conference tney
may bv a majority vote decide the policy of
our movement even if it is nwnsmrv in ri rt
to sn ipcnsfon of work to enforce the due
us as pruuueers ol vtcaun lull equal with our
A motion was then made and unanimous
ly agreed to that all anthracite miners
would resDond to a call for a suspension
of work should the executive officers full
to arrange a Joint conference with the
operators It was agreed to that If the
operators Isnore the overtures of their
employes and forced the men to engage
in a strike the officials of the organiza
tion were empowered to request all men
cmplocd In or about mines stripplngs
and collieries to cease work
There was verj little or no debate on
the resolutions and when put to a vote
the went through with a whoop and a
hurrah without a single dissenting rote
President Mitchell said later that while
the whole matter rested with the three
district presidents the national board
and himself he believed
that If the oper
ators did not meet the men In joint con
ference between now nnd April 1 a strike
was most likely to be declareiL
Iresf lent Nichols of District No I ex
pressed himself a little more free than
vnteiiell He said
I feel that the mine workers were
forced to take the ndicn the lid this
morning The operators arj p hdliy to
blame If trouble results CondPUisvuit
exist which are unfair and which net
a joint confere ice to adjust The
United 31Ine Workers
of Ainnjca i re
sent every mine In the autiriclt coal
fields and are authorized to spe ik for the
J do not belli ve that the operators will
be contaminated by meeting with the
miners Neither should they be afraid
to meet the men In Joint conference If
their cause or contentions on scale mat
ters are just
BinJimin James a member of the na
tional board expressed the sentiments of
many who took pirt in the convention in
these words
j The mine workers do not want to have
a strike We vvante d a joint
although we have shown that the con
vention represente d the miners bf the
anthracite field
Less than per cent of the minersre
non union men and we believe wo have a
light to ask the emploers to meet us In
a conference discuss the wage scale and
grievances and come to an agreement
We lire willing to be shown where our
demands are not just and lor that pur
pose calleel a conference
Do ou think a settlement will be
brought about between now aid April 1
Veil he replied that Is a matter I
am not prepared to speak on because I
dont know whether the operators will
agree to meet us or not
The Mine Workers having Informeel the
operators that a strike will be declared If
where 1 was mournlnrr for the father thov i the latter do not recognize them special
uiu not iuve i wouiu not mat tru should eiions win oo ootween now and
April 1 to organize the miners more thor
oughl th in at an time before so th it
If it Is ntcessar to stop work there will
lie no bre ak W hile none of the leaders
had an thing to sa toda It was learned
fiom what maj be regardeel a reliable
source that organizers will be sent
throughout the anthracite regions at once
to strengthen the lines
The action of todas convention was
undoubtedly due to the unqualified refusil
of the operators to recognize the union
It was said here tonight tint many of the
delegates who had been Instructeel b
their local unions not to favor a strike
nnd be satlstleel with a contlnu itlnn of
the present wage scale adln reel to their
Instructions to the last and onl reluc
tintl voted with the rest for the resolu
tion adopted
Several speeches were made advocating
a strike the spcikers holding that If the
miners were ever In a position to enforce
their demands the were now Preside it
3lltehell also spoke but said tint It might
yet be possible to avoid a strike If the
operators could be Induced to enter a
If a strike should be declared It will
be the most stupendous one the coal
reglm has ever seen The mine workers
have never been as strong numerically as
they are now with lSOOyO members on
their rolls Their finances are In a fair
condition nnd they have shrewd leaders
The liave moreovur been assured of
the moral and financial support of many
other trades unions who are alk It has
been alltn id to contribute a million dol
lars a week If necessary The operators
on the other hand have declared that
they will close their collieries for n eir
If need be hi fore they will meet the men
In Joint conference or recognize the union
or acceelo to further demands
President 3IItchell and the other nation
al and dlftrlet officers left Hazleton foi
Scranton this evening
W1I KISBARRH P 3lnrch IC As it
Is understood here tint tho operators
will not alter their determination to le-
nore the United Mine Workers a rtrlke
In April Is expected In view of the action
f fet convention at Hazleton today
v hlle the operators do not say much
thev are firm In their belief that the hcails
of the coal carrvlnir ronds ami th i
ompanles will not recede from the posi
tion they have taken and that the threat
of the union to strike will have no more
effect thin their Invitation and their de
m tnd for the presence of the operators In
joint conference
Now that it appears a strike cannot wed
be nvolded the operators say they are
rither gl id that it is comlag for it will
without delav settle the question of which
Is to be uppermost the union or the mine
owners The union has grown so power
ful and the small strikes have been no
frequent tint the 6perators have realized
for months that the time must come when
there woulel have to be a light to deter
mine whether the union was to preserve
Its strength or be broken
If the union Is recognized then It will
Insist on the adjustment of the large num
ber of grievances now existing anil the
recognition will give to it the power to
enforce these demands or strike This
continual threat of a strike will compel
the operators If they once give In to
keep on giving In until they believe their
position would become unbearable As
the union Is growing In strength and gain
ing friends elall the operators recog
nize that the sooner the fight Is over the
If they win they gain so much If they
Iose they lose no more than If thev h id
acquiesced In the first place to the de
mands of the union The time of the ear
Is propitious the demand for coal Is de
creasing and next month will find It
greatly reduced The 1 irge consumers In
view of the elangcr of i strike hive
stocked their- nrds and blnsand there will
not lie such outcry ngalnst the suffering
entailed on the consumers as there was
during the la t strike
MIrKeil Correspondence- W
it II
te nernl Introduced
NEW YORK 3Iareh 16 Testlmony
was taken- before Nicholas W Blndsell of
Newark acting for United States District
Court Clerk S D Ollphant In Jersey
City this afternoon In the suit brought
b the Honduras Company of Georgia
against the Honduras Sndlcate a New
Jersey corporation to compel the abdi
cate to render an acco mtlng to the Hon
duras Company and to transfer to the
latter all Interests which It ma have ac
Jacob R Shlpherd of Richmond Hill
President of the Honduras Compan was
the only witness examined and his tes
timony was to the effect that while Gen
Benjamin F Tracy ex Secretar of the
Navy and a member of the law firm of
Stetson Tracy Jennings Russell was
acting as counsel for the company he
obtained knowledge of concessions hold
ings rights and commits given b the
Republic of Honduras to the Honduras
Company and afterward assisted In or
ganizing a syndicate to acquire the same
rights from that countrvy
Mr Shlpherd testified that after fre
quent conferences with General Tracy
the latter had agreed to become counsel
to tne Honduras ejompan and its auxil
iaries 3Ir Kblplinl swore that when
rumors were being circulated that an
other syndicate was to be formeel for the
purpose of securlmr concessions In Hon
duras the general had said that he knew
nothing whatever about them He said
that General Tracy had a certificate of
stock in the Honduras Company
Copies of three letters purporting to lie
parts of correspondence which passed lic
tveen General Trac and Shlpherd were
introduced In evidence and admitted not
withstanding the objections of Charles L
Corbln representing the defendant In a
letter from General Tracy to Shlphenl the
former elenied being- counsel for Ship
herd a company
The was tidjourned to April C
KIiik Idvvnril lo CJIve n Henrliitr to
Ieiril Hcrrles
LONDON 3Ii ch 16 The King will
give in audience next Thursdav to Lord
Ilerrles a Roman Catholic peer who
will move an enquiry In the House of
Lords into the wording of the Accession
Oath as to whether the Kings Protest
antism cannot be asserted suEtlently
without hurting the feelings of his Cath
olic subjects
It Is not only general lellef but It Is
considered tint the King and the Gov
ernment alsc have agreed to grant the
request The report ot Lord Herrles re
ception wmen is made public at the
Kincrs express wish Is taken as an In 11
cation of the Kings feelings in regird to
the enquiry
vlen of Home lenn Infllet Dentil for
a Theft
NA3H VILLE Tenn March lfi 3Iuch
excitement prevails nt Rome over tho
killing I ist night of a colored woman
named Bailie Crutchfleld A mob visited
the house of William Vanderpeol where
the worn m was living and took her to
the brldgp over Round Lick Creek a
short distance from the town
The womans hands were tieel behind
hr and after being shot through the head
her Lod was thrown Into the creek The
body was recovered at in o clock this
r rr ji tile coroner s returne1
a verdict to the effect that she met her
death it the hinds of turtles unknown
lhe killing was the result of a sus
picion tint the worn in was in some wa
connected with the theft of the contents
of n pocketbook containing JlJi which
was lost b Walter Sampson a wiek ago
The puro was found b a negro boy
who was on his w ly to return it to the
hB V met b VUliani
Crutchlleld a brother of
the de id wo
man who Induced the boj to give the
pocketbook to him upon the representa
tion that the papers and other contents
were or no value
Mr Simpson had Crutchfleld arrested
and he was taken to the home of Squire
Lains for safe keeping About S o clock
that night a mob visited the house of I
it V 0 iiiri ioi took Crutch
Price Threc Cents
Kx rresitlent jrarrions Body Lies
in State in Indianapolis
The- Nnlloiinl Gnnnl of Indiana nml
eternn it ml civic OrKnnlmttnns
Escort ItemnliiH to the Cnpl
Icil CrinviU LooU tpon the Demi
INDIANAPOLIS Ind 3larch lB Tho
people of Indiana responded generously
today to sentiments of love and respect
for its honored dead and General Harri
sons home city heavily draped In mourn
ing bore testimony to the calamity
which had befallen It In hl3 death whllo
thousands who had known him In life and
who revere tus memory stood with uncov
ered heads- In the streets as the cortege
passcel which attendetl the body from
the family home to the State Capitol
where the body was to He In state until
10 oclock this evening
The early morning trains brought to tho
city from all sections of the State a
vast throng of people and when later In
d i the excursion trains began to arrive
the streets wero crowded beyond any
thing ever witnessed In the city before
A little before 10 oclock the military
companies comprising the entire Nation
al Guard of the State were mobilized Just
north of the Harrison home Later tt
members of the Clt Council the Board
of Trade the Commercial Club the Co
lumbia Club the 3Iarion Club and other
political and civic organizations marched
to the house
It was 1130 oclock before the arrange
ments were complete Then the military
companies preceded by mounted police
marched south in Delaware Street and
took positions some four squares away
While these were waiting the other bod
ies were forming In the rear and at a
given signal passed along the line the
pageant started toward the CapltoL
Immediately behind the military com
panies came the two United States Sen
ators the JuJges of the Federal courts
and Federal officers Behind thm In the
column were the civic bodies followed
closely by the political organizations and
then came the veteran survivors of the
Seventieth Indiana Volunteers which
3tr Harrison had commanded In the civil
These constituted the guard of honor
and near them followed the hearse The
top was covered with a large silk flag and
the sides were completely hidden by the
heavy rosettes and draper of black crepe
which covered them and completely con
cealed the rotfln from view
A funeral dirge was played as the col
umn passed along- the principal streets
from the house to the Capitol Along- the
way many Hags were suspended across
the streets and nearly all the homes and
all ot the business houses were draped
with crepe
When the Capitol was reached the cof
fin was placed on a catafalque and the
flowers that had been received at the
house were rrneed upon it anil around
the rotunda in whici It rested The lid
was then removed and the crowds began
to pass througn and looSrupon the faejCoCstaev jj
tne ueaei lor tne last time KtHP WxzF
Death had made very little change In the -
features of ex President Harrison He
was alwajs er pale but with the excep
tion that the pallor had become more pro
nounced there was no alteration In hi
looks He presented the appearance ol
one who had fallen Into peaceful slumber
Ills features were not In the least drawn
and gave no Indication of the Intensity o
the suffering1 through which he ha
passeel in the last twelve hours of his 11
nes On the contrary there was an ej
presslon which struck the beholder as n
markably calm and peaceful
A few moments after the body wt
placed on the catafalque and before tl
crowd was admitted the door leading
the Governors private parlors was opene
a gentleman and two ladles and a cout
of children came out and approached t
They were Russell Harrison his wi
and two children and Jlrs 3IcKee t
ex Presidents daughter They drew ne
and looked long and earnestly upon t
upturned face No word broke the stl
ness of the moment and those who we
hurt- ing about to complete the arrang
ment of the flowers involuntarily sto
still as the son and daughter paid tl
tribute of love to their father
They seemed oblivious to their si
roundings and whcn at last they turr
awa their steps were slow and sad
little later they ascended to the sc
floor and continued to look down upon
catafalque as the crowd was admi
and passeel In a long and continuous
through the building each person i
i ping a moment to look upon the fa
the deaiL
Three Member of n Tlientricnl
Hurneil to Deiifh
3IISSOULA Jlon Jlarch 16 An Uiile
Toms Cabin company met serious loss
this morning while coming to this city
from Spokane The compan is travel
ing in private cars which were attaches
to the regular eastbound train
When passing Olive Station one of tho
compiny discovered the sleeper on fire
He tried to extinguish the flames but
could not He then tried to awaken the
persons In the cars but dlel not succ ed
until he was serious burnd The man
field from the eustodv of the sheriff V0 at tne Ac Hosnlw
mob started out with T the i ecro IL The h e Is reporteel to be sinking He
succeeded r mUn In escaping i Th s enreeT the ff tar in lh in trylS t0 Bet Jt of
eumVnlonno1f hSattJgshpScmUrk the
evv lorUN Ieirllntiire v III Con
Klder n Police inn
NEW YORK 3a ch 10 Legislators
Republicans and Democrats said tonight
at the Fifth Avenue Hotel and elsewhere
that the present session of the Legisla
ture would not adjourn before 3Iay 31 tny
things ire et to come before It The
proposed amendments of the charter re
vision commission are to be considered
but mure than all else they said some
sort of i polite bill for New York City
Is to be pissed by the Legislature and
slgnesl bv Governor Odell
Senator Piatt Ins predicted all along
tint the Legislature would not adjourn
without passing a police bill for New
York Citv 3Ir Piatt reiterated this to
Tvo leadlner Remihlienns in vw
City affairs slid tonight at the 1 Ifth
Avenue Hotel that a Metropolitan polite
bill for New iork Cit hid been agreed
on Senator Piatt was asked If this st ele
ment was true
I have heird of no such ngreinient
replied 3Ir Plntt
A Veterniis Pntnl lisll
LEADING Pa 3tarch It Daniel Ltln
Inger a veteran of the civil war slxt
cars old came up from the Soldiers
Home Hampton Va to visit relitlves
nt Ncwmnnstown At Sheridan a freight
train ran him down this morning and
killed him He was known as one of the
bravest men In the Nlnet -third Penns
vania Volunteers
Where- II Ton lies It llrnls
Zema Cura positively cure Lczeiua and
skin disease
Word was received this afternoon that
three charred bodies of musicians were
found In the bottom of the burnKl car
Their names have not been learned et
It is said novf that the fire was started
b a rear entl collision
A Second Minlin Occurs nt Mnteford
on the V L S W
SCRANTON Pa 3larch IS What
might have proved a bad accident on the
Deltware Lackawanna and Aestern
Railroad occurred at Slateford near tho
Wat r Gap at 3 o clock today There was
a toil train wreck at 10 30 last night antl
appirentl that wreck left a frog at ono
of the switches In btd condition
Triin No 4 known as the New York
local lenves Scranton at 12 53 bound for
New iork As the engineer of this train
was going through Slateforel this after
noon a caution with reference to the pre
vious wreck caused him to slacken speed
When the engine struck the switch it left
the rails and toppled over on Its side
The engineer Ljnun Chase of Fac
tor vllle near here was caught under
the w reck The fireman Noble Johnson
had an almost miraculous escape and
sust lintel severe bruises merel Several
of the coaches left the rails and the pas
sengers were badly shaken up auet terri
-1 he baggagem tster Frank Smoke Is
painfully but not seriously Injured Tho
track was cleared for all trains at S
oclock tonight
Oeenn NtenniMlilii Movements
NEW IORK March It Arrived Brit
ish Trader Antwerp Arrived out Luca
nla from New York at Liverpool Li
Bretagne from New York at Havre
Travc from New York at Genoa
riyntiN BllNlnens College tilt anil IC
Dullness Snorthand Tj pewritlnj 2J a jear

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