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ARIOT IN ST PETERSBURG
CosiLK and Police Kcquired to
Disicrc the Crowds
Till- Hussion Minimi Started Ilic
Trouble- In lhe Knznii Cuthc drnl
Count Tolnloj IJxconimillllt ntliin
Aiuowr lhe Cnur of Ilic lalhrrak
ST PETERSBURG March 18 The
students planned a great demonstration
In front of Kazan Cathedral yesterday
the occasion being the anniversary of
the suicide In the fortress of St Peter
and St Paul of a girl student who was
accused of a political offence
An immense crowd gathered expectant
ly but the troops and police present out
numbered them Some thoroughfares
were barred and many shops and resi
dences were compelled to keep their win
dows closed The officers kept the peo
ple moving continually Many arrests
were made seeral of the prisoners re
sisting Some of those taken into cus
tody were students and teachers in the
higher grade girls schools
The Cossacks in driving the crowds
used their whips freely and this caused
deep anger The consequences would
have been serious had it not been for
the enormous display of force
The correspondents of the Times and
Telegraph describe Sundays disorders
on the Nevsky Frospekt as serious and
bs ver like a revolutionary riot As at
Moscow and elsewhere many workmen
Joined the students
The trouble began at noon and con
tinued to nightfall It required two regi
ments of Cossacks a squadron of gen
darmes and all the mounted and un
mounted police of the capital to quell the
trouble
The causes of the unrest which are alto
gether unusual seem to lie in the recent
regulations revising the control af the
students Issued by the late M Bogolepolt
Minister of Public Instruction who died
a few days ago from the effects of a re
volver wound inflicted by Peter Karpo
Ich and the excommunication of Count
Tolstoy
The other day several hundred students
made a protest against the excommunica
tion and petitioned the Metropolitan of
St Petersburg to excommunicate them
also The petition was unnoticed and on
6unday the students for the purpose of
showing that they no longer desired to
belong to the Orthodox Church assem
bled wltbin the Kazan Cathedral shout
ing laughing smoking whistling and
pelting the holy pictures while the priests
were preparing the elements for mass
The congregation Indignantly tried to
drive the students out and a general
fight resultc d One of the brawlers
seized a sacred banner and battered a
number of the congregation vv lth the pole
The rioters were eventually expelled and
the scene of disturbance was removed to
the street There the crowd was already
enormous
As the rioters Issued from the cathedral
some unknown persons threw out a quan
tity of revolutionary leaflets Some of
these contained such phrases as Long
lle liberty and free government Down
with the Czar Down with the rotten
ofllcials Then a red flag was produced
bearing an inscription calling for the
abolition of th regulations against the
students whereby they are subject to
being sent to the army as punishment
An attempt on the part of a police of
ficer to seize fhc flag was the signal for
a fight to begin The Cossacks charged
the crowd and were met with a shower
of stones The officer at their head was
seriously wounded by a piece of Iron and
fell from his horse Thereupon all his
men seeing the Imiiosslbility of riding
down the crowd dismounted and attacked
the mob with their whips
Most of the students fought with sticks
Many were seriously Injured both among
the soldiers and students Several faces
were cut open by the whips of the Cos
sacks An old woman was crushed and a
little child was killed Some reports state
that several other persons were killed
The fight lasted nearly an hour
The Cossacks raced up and down the
pavements of the Nevsky Propekt driv
ing Innocent and guilty in all directions
They finally succeeded In splitting the mob
Into tevcral bodies which they chased
Into neighboring courts Several subse
quent attempts to reassemble were made
but the troops and police were able to
disperse the crowds
About SO students were arrested These
are being examined personally by the
Minister of Justice and the Director of
Police
Further disorders are expected The
Kazan Quay the Nevsky Prospekt and
the neighboring streets hae the appear
ance of a military camp All the court
yards of large mansions are occupied by
troops At 10 oclock at night the Cos
tackB were still riding the pavements to
clear them of crowds
TOLSTOYS WIFE ANGEBED
I lie Counte ScndH it fiitlilii Irl
T lo bc Hill synod
LONDON March IS Mail advices from
Moscow ialed March 11 have been re
ceived bere to the eftVel that Count Leo
Tolttoy received the news of his excom
munication without complaint JIN wife
however isr wiltten a striking letter to
the procuratoi ojilic Holy Synod and the
Mi tropolltai 1 iop pi listing igiinst
the s nods ictln i The counters
thai her Indignation and grief are great
t nd says
If nt that owing to this document the
Mfrltual death of my husband follows
lhat Is Cods concern not mens The
life of the soul thank heaven Is not
vlthln the jurisdiction of the powers that
be but when 1 see this excommunication
delivered by tho Church to which I be
long and established by Christ in order
lo hallow the solemn acts of mans life
birth marriage and death whose mission
is to proclaim the law of charity the
remission of sins and the love of our
enemle whose duty toward all is to pray
lor all then I am at a loss to under
stand
She proceeds to condemn another mad
step taken recently by the svnod name
ly thesecre t order forbidding priests to
perforin the rites of the Church in case
of the counts death and concludes by
denouncing those whom she regards as
licr husbands persecutors as renegadrs
who proudly place themselves at the head
of the Church and who breaking the law
of love und humility have behaved like
anirltual executioners
k
HOW RUSSIA WILL RULE
DrlnllK of the Iropieil Miliicliurlnii
Cut eminent Hc Kiilutloiin
VICTORIA B C March IS The JIJI
prints the following details of the pro
visions for the Russian control of Man
churia gained from most reliable sources
by its Iekin correspondent The Russo
Chinee secret agreement it says provides
for the nominal restoration of Manchurii
to China when peace Is declared but Rus
sia Intends to station troops there to pro
tect her railways Should a disturbance
arise in China these troops are to be de
spatched to assist theChlneseGovernment
In the event of the Chinese wishing to
station her own troops in Manchuria she
must first refer the matter to Russia
The Importation of arms and ammuni
tion Into Manchuria by China is prohi
bited
The local officials are to be appointed by
Russia and no other foreigners than Rus
sians are to be appointed to these posi
tions Chinese forces army and navy
In northern China arc to be drilled by no
other foreigners than Russians A sys
lem of self government shall be proclaim
ed at Klnchow
No concessions for mines and railways
shall be granted to other nations than
Russia who alone shall collect taxes
north of Halcheu The expenses in the
re cent e ampalgn incurred on the railway
and elsewhere shall be tOrrc by the Chi
nese China shall also concede other priv
ileges to Russia as compensation for the
above damages and shall permit Russia
to construct a branch railway to the
Ricit Wall
In Korea the Russians seem to be In
stalling themselves well according to
news by the steamer Klnshiu Mara for
a lato Issue of the Korea Review says
that of late all the Korean army officers
nine uuopiru me itussian mllltnry uni
forms The Koreans were much agitated
when the last mall left over the reports
that the former leader of the righteous
army u Suk In was brlncinir a Chi
nese army across the Talu Intent upon
niellfflnp Ihn ilqth r un r I
In Japan there was a deadlock In the
Diet over the tax Increase act This legis
lation Is of Interest to sugar shippers on
this side for the Import of sugar Is most
directly affected the Increase upon that
commodity being great Speculators have
been Importing large Mipplies of sugar at
lokohama and other Japanese ports on
the strength of the proposed increase
there being over IM per cent Increase
In February In the Importations at Yoko
hama over the previous month Should
the House of Peers give way the im
porters will find themselves with much
capital locked up In sugar and a glut In
the market
STUDENTS IN A FIGHT
A Serious Disturbance In the II ml a
pe Kt Inlv entity
BUDAPEST March IS A somewhat
serious riot occurred at the university
here today arising from a Government
order that the regulation that no crucifix
shall be displayed In State institutions
must be compiled with
When the lecture rooms were opened
this morning It was found that crosses
had been nailed to the walls A section
of the students began to remove them
The clerical students resented this and
a fight followed In which manv of the
combatants were wounded Prof Margit
tal who intervened was thrown down
stairs The lectures have been suspended
for two days Fifty challenges to light
duels have been issued
Tne senate of the university held a
meeting and decided to enforce the regu
lation the univerblty being a State Insti
tution and also to punish the promoters
of the demonstration
The matter is not ended and It is now
agitating the city The question will be
raised In the Diet
ENGLANDS NAVAL WORK
Delay h In Shipbuilding Due tn Aa
rlcuiH en men
LONDON March IS In the House of
Commons this evening Arnold Forster
Parliamentary Secretary of the Admiral
ty in introducing the naval estimates
which were mainly detailed In the state
ment made by Lord Selborne First Lord
of the Admiralty on March 12 announced
that the Admiralty had removed from
the navy list sixteen vessels carrying
muzzle loading guns
Referring to the delays in ship con
struction he said that one of the chief
causes of this was the revolution In the
method of making armor which neces
sitated the reconstruction of armor
plants He knew of two private firms
who had spent 1000000 in adding to
their plants with the result that the navy
was now getting enormously Increased
Indeed unparalleled deliver of armor
A large part of the delay was still due
to the engineers strike since the begin
ning of which not a single ship had been
completed In contract time It had been
lmossIble to procure ships as quickly as
they were wanted Nevertheless partic
ulars of building in Europe and the Unit
ed States showed that Great Britain still
holds prominence therein the only Power
approaching her being Germany which
built a ship In forty six months
Referring to submarine boats the
beaker said that although the Admiralty
did net attach exaggerated Importance to
vessels of this character It was unques
tionable that if they could add speed to
their other qualities they might in cer
tain circumstances became most formid
able vessels He added that he was com
forted by the Judgment of the United
States and Germany regarding submarine
boats
CHEERS FOR THE BOERS
The HngliMli Special Mission Hoofed
liy 1arlM Crovviln
PARIS March IS The British special
mission headed by Earl Carrlngton
formally to communicate to the French
Government the facts of the death of
Queen Victoria and the accession of
King Edward VII arrived here this after
noon
The party was met at the railway sta
tion by a representative of President
J oubet and by other ofll lalH When
they left the station to go to the hotel
they were escorted by a detachment of
cuirassiers
Among the crowds on the streets there
was frome hooting and cheers were
raised for Mr Kruger and the lioers as
the commissioners passed along
FIVE MORE PLAGUE CASES
An Illiiillilltliili 111 Dlfteltxe Im
ported Iriini Cape Town
CAPE TOWN March IS rive new
cases of bubonic plague were reported to
day one of them from the arm service
camp at Greenpolnt a suburb of the city
The military authorities are practically
placing Cape Town and Woodstock out
of bounds that is allowing no soldiers
to enter the towns
Three suspicious cases were also report
ed today
PRESIDENT DIAZ TO RETURN
Snld to lie About to Go HncL to the
Cltj of lli vlco
PARIS March IS The Mexican Gov
ernment has cabled to Senur Raz its
Charge dAffalrcs here denying that
President Diaz lias over suffered from any
brain trouble as has been reported
The despatch says that he has had rheu
matism but his condition has not been
alarming He hns now n covered and Is
about to return to the City of Mexico
from the country
Orenu MeaiiiNlilp Movement
NEW YORK March 18 Arrived out
Augustc Victoria from New York at
Athens Prlncessin Victoria Lulse from
New York nt Tunchal
Illnod Tells
P Alilli purifies the Mood The ercat spring
medicine
UNDER ARMS AT TIENTSIN
An Outbreak of Sonic Kind Mo
mentarily Expected
The French TrooiiM llllj Inte rfcre In
the lnurrc l CiltrllNli Soldier He
ent Instills und IllnoilKlic d Fol
low n All Oflleer Attne leil
PARIS March IS A despatch from
Tientsin dated March IS 1250 p m Lays
that the tension is increasing and that
a conflict may be expected at any mo
ment The troops of all nations are under
arms
The situation around the station Is
unchanged although all Is disquieting
It is possible that the Trench troops will
interfere In the quarrel in spite of the ef
forts of their officers to preserve neutral
ity
Yesterday afternoon several groups of
French soldiers walked to the British con
cession shouting A bas les Anglais
Quarrels resulted and in some cases blood
was shed
The French never walk abroad without
their baj onets Once three Frenchmen
attacked Captain Uogler of the British
army and forced him to le ave his rick
shaw
The captain defc ldcd himself with his
fists He had rid himself of some of the
aggressors when a party of Sikhs came
to his rescue
General Lord Campbell then called on
tho troops and drove the Frenchmen from
the concession He placed sentries around
the llrltish section and ordered them not
to allow any more Trench soldiers to en
ter
Another despitch received here from
Tientsin sajs that Colonel Woogack has
declined a compromise of the railroad sid
ing dispute that wab sugested by Field
Marshal Count von Waidcrsce who ar
rived at Tientsin Monday evening
SLAIN BY RUSSIANS
A WntPlininn Shot and Killed in n
llrltiiu CoiiKiilntc
VICTORIA R C March IS Tho
steamer Kinhlu Maru just arrived from
the Orient brings news from Nicu
Chwang of an outrage by Russians there
which may enure more friction between
the British and the Russians
While the watchman of the British Con
sulate was purchasing some cakes at the
consulate gate three Cossacks rode up
and after buIng some cakes refused to
pay for them The watchman backed up
the demand of the dealer and the Rus
sians threatened both with their bayo
nets They fled Inside the consulate and
the watchman bolted the gate
Unable to follow- the fugitives Inside one
of the Russians mounted Ills pony and
fired through the palings at the watch
man killing him The British Consul
made a complaint to the Russian au
thorities and reported the matter to his
Government
THE FEELING IN JAPAN HIGH
A Geriernl eiillnient Tlint HiimnIh
llust He Cheeked
LONDON March 19 The Yokohama
correspondent of the Dally Mall repre
sents the opinion there as being inflamed
by the Russian coup In Manchuria He
says that military conferences are fre
quent Quantities of coal are being Im
ported The marine Insurance companies
are demanding higher rates and refuse
to take war risks in China
Another cause of Irritation Is Russias
action at Masampo Korea It Is asssrt
ed that she Is violating the conditions of
the Convention of 1KW respecting the Ma
sampo concession the depots and hospi
tals she Is building there being really
barracks for troops who have been land
ed
Notice has been given of an interpella
tion In the Diet calling for a declaration
of the Governments policy The news
papers declare that Russian ascendency
In Korea must be prevented at any cost
M BUFFET WOULD NOT FIRE
Derntilc de Therefore Had to Aban
don the Projected line
PARIS March IS La Presse pub
lishes a statement from M Deroulede who
Is In Genoa declaring that M Buffets
seconds Informed him that If an encounter
were arranged between them M Buffet on
account of his Christian sentiments would
allow him Deroulede to fire at him but
he would not fire at M Deroulede
Insistence on my part adds M De
roulede would therefore have been an
act of cowardice
A PROTESTANT COMPLAINT
The Intention to Cliimgre the Coruiin
tlon Until IteKrrttfil
LONDON March IS The Imperial
Protestant IVeleratlon which is eom
jiosed of twerty seven churches and so
cieties of the United Kingdom has ndopted
resolutions declaring that it is e ssential
for the preservation of civil and religious
liberties and for the freedom of the Em
pire from the influence of the Vatican
that the soerclgns coronation oath be
maintained unimpaired
Regret Is expressed at the decision of
the Government to appoint a parll unen
tary committee to consider the revision
of the declaration against Roman Catholic
doctrines The resolution adds that the
Protestants are convinced that the oath
should not be altered merely to please
the bentimcntal feelings of a section of
His Majestys subjects
TO PENSION LILIUOKALANI
A Hill In the lluiwtllnn Ic Klliiliirt
IILely to PnM
HONOLULU March 12 via San Fran
cisco March IS In the Legislature lids
week a bill was passed on first reading
providing for a j early pension of UlW
for ex Queen Lilluokalanl As all the
political parties are pledged to give the
pension It will probably go through
An effort was made in the Lower House
to pass a resolution asking Governor Dole
to recall Mr Brown Commissioner of Pub
lic Lands from Washington on the
ground that he went to the National Cap
ital to lobby for the Repeal of the law
that no corporation enn hold more than
1000 acres of land The resolution was
tabled but It will be brought up again
In the Senate a bill was Introduced pro
viding for the Issuing of J30000 In bonds
by the Territory These bonds are to bear
5 per cent Interest redeemable In live
jears and payable within fifteen The
money is to be used for public Improve
ments The bill was referred to the prop
er committee
Improv ementu at Honolulu
HONOLULU March 12 via San Fran
cisco March IS Honolulu feels she la
in the swim with a public automobile
hack system wireless telegraphy and a
new hotel at Walklkl Ueach two miles
from town which cost J2GOO0O AH the
rooms have been engaged for the open
ing by Mystic Shriners who are due
today
For 3 you con rent a safe dt posit box for
one J car Union Trust Storage Co lilt P st
AN ENTIRE TOWN WIPED OUT
VJemplilK Ind Completel llrntrojrd
li mi rncoiitrollnble Fire
LOUISVILLE March IS Iate reports
tonight stale that Memphis Ird was en
tliely wiped out by a fire this evening
mils ashes and a- few smoldering ruins
belns left to mark the spot where the
town once stood In all sixtv flve houses
were burned leaving about S00 people
homeless The total loss will reach 200
0 with small Insurance
The conflagration started In the barbir
shop of David Cass and with a strong
south wind blowing evcrj thing was
swept before it Several people had to
fie for their lives but no one was hurt
The telephone and telegraph offices were
destroyed and communication was cut off
for hours The Inhibitants of the strick
en village are without food and shelfr
except temporarily they having found
homes at nearby farmhouses for the
night
The commissioners of Clark County
Ind will be called together tomorrow to
make appropriations for the needy
FAVORING AN ACCEPTANCE
Tin- Cnliilii cwNiiniirrn TallliK n
Veil Altltndr
HAVANA March IS The convention
Committee on Relations held a private
session today and considered a proposal
offered by Senor Tamayo reaffirming his
previous report to the convention which
In addition to ceding theIble of Pines to
the United States for coaling stations ac
cepts the Piatt resolution In so far as
It relates to sanitary laws and the inter
vention of the United States to preserve
order this to take place when the Cuban
Government requests It on a serious out
break In the Island
It further provides that In case of war
between the Uniteel States and another
Power Cuba will grant the United States
the use of the Island as a base of opera
tions These propositions were not ac
cepted Gualberto Gomez A ill draw up
another set of proposils which will be
submitted on Wednesday
The opinion Is expressed thit the mod
erate element has gained consld rably
Several more delegates now favor a com
plete acceptance of the Piatt resolution
and several provincial new -papers have
expressed the opinion lhat It should be
accepted In Its entirety
One of the delegates says that the con
vention has no guarantees even if the res
olution was accepted JhatPresldent Mc
Kinley would Immetllately eleliver the
government of the Island to Its people
Governor General Wood has appointed
a committee to reform the Cuban tariff
The committee comprises Colonel Bliss
collector of customs- Ramon C Williams
who for twenty two yerrs was American
Consul at Havana LuL Place Antonio
Rivera and Jose Barcazl All the mem
bers have had experience either In busi
ness In Cuba or indirectly compiling the
Cuban and Spanish tariffs
Senor Iavresuno Rodrlgues wa ap
pointed secretary to the committee -the
Economic Society wished Senor Rodrlgues
to be a member of the committee but as
he Is Inscribed as a Spaniard he said he
would not accept even If General Wood
nominated him
The committee will have to arrange a
tariff that will raise 13000000 Colohcl
Bliss says the committee In readjusting
the tariff will be guided by pist experi
ence The present tariff Is not sufficient
ly specific The tendency of the committee
will be to enlarge and more fully differ
entiate the articles on which duties are
collected
General Miles lias arrived here and Is
staying at the palace with General Wood
FIGHTS AT PRIMARIES
One Man If Hied mill Many Wounded
In Keiitm lo
LOUISVILLE Ky March 18 The
Democratic election primaries held In
various parts of the State resulted In an
unusual number of free fights in which
so far one man has been killed and thir
teen or fourteen wounded
In a small store nt Breckinridge Har
rison County during the Democratic pri
mary William Hayes and Washing
ton Slade engaged In a desperate fight
with revolvers Slade was mortally
wounded and Hayes was hit twice in the
head and In the arm Slade died in a
few hours
Numerous other fights occurred The
Democratic primary to select officers for
Morgan County was held at Caney In
a general fight ten men were wounded
Three of them were badly shot and two
are reported dying
GOLD DEMOCRATS BEATEN
llrllnK Siiiortcrr Control the
elirnitkii Cll Conve nllon
LINCOLN Neb Marcn IS The Gold
Democrats were defeated today in their
first attempt in capturing the local or
ganization awuy from the Brjanltes The
trial was made at Nebraska City the
home of J Sterling Morion Cleveland s
Secretar of Agriculture and the leader
of the Nebraska reorganlsts
Mr Morton and his friends attempted a
still hunt during the primaries and suc
ceeded In capturing the organization of
the elty convention Then the Bryan men
tumblil however They outvoted the
Mortonltes by 45 to 27 Morton then
headed a bolt from the convention
Similar contests are looked for In the
other largt r towns of the State
SHOT DOWN ON SIGHT
One- South Cnrolinn VIooliNliIlier
filled Another
COLUMBIA S C March IS In
County on Saturday Little Jim
llonard was shot and killed by Alex
ander Bowers Howard went to Bowers
home and was told by Mrs Bowers that
her husband was not there Going to the
rear door Howard was met by liovwrs
who tired on sight klllfnir him Instantlv
Both men bad been engaged In the illicit
manufacture and sale of whisky and it
is said that Howard accused Bowers of
playing informer to the revenue officers
Bowers is under arrest
THE NEW JERSEY ELECTIONS
Nil In tin- Ciimc 111 Hie Court
of irror
TRENTONN J March IS After hear
ing argument today In the suit Instituted
to test the constitutionality of the act
abolishing spring elections In New Jer
sey the Court of Errors and Appeals an
nounced that thedeclsion would be an
nounceel after a general conference next
Monday which will be only two weeks
and a day before regular date for the
elections
As the law requires that nominations
shall lie filed not less than ten days bo
fore an election serious embarrassments
would be certain to follow a decision that
the act Is found unconstitutional
Flynns Unaluea Colleue 8th nml K
Purines Ehortuaad Tfpewrltiiuj I5 J car
vtaj
WASHINGTON TUESDAY 3EATICII 19 1901
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MINE LEADERS MAY WAIT
OpnoMtioii to a Strike Strong in
Jinny Quarters
Prenldc llt Mitchell nml III Assocl
ntex It Is Tlionslil Will Iontpoiie
Hie SlriiKKle Willi Hie Operator
Ilic situation htlll Unxetlle d
faCRANTON Pa March IS President
Jqhn Mitchell of the United Mine Work
ers has been so seriously Indisposed for
the last twenty four hours that the con
ference announced to take place between
himself and the district presidents today
was postponed until tomorrow
Mr Mitchell had promised to give out a
statement this afternoon making known
the form of invitation sent out lo the
operators but that also has been de
ferred Mr Mitchell felt well enough to
leave his hotel for a few minutes this
evening but he made only- the bricfeat
response to the reporters and did not
commit himself In any way
Mr Mitchells statement made to a re
porter last evening lhat It must be
recognition or strike was It Is ex
plained today made during an attack of
nervous prostration and today he
seems Inclined to hedge and to deny in
part the authenticity of the interview
However all the district presidents who
are here do not hesitate to assert that
unless recognition is granted the men
will be ordered out on April 1 and have
repeated It again and again
It is possible that Mr Mitchell and the
other officials of the mine workers un
ion who are here have found cause for
hesitation and reflection in the attitude
of the public and of the local press to
ward another strike Even those news
papers in this vicinity that were most
enthusiastic In support of the men last
fall are now sounding warnings to the
men to go slow and are expressing the
fear that a strike at this time in view
of the recent advance of wages and the
redress of other grievances is apt to end
In a crushing defeat for the men
The business public Is decidedly hostile
and the local clergy Is thundering warn
ings to the miners Despite a deep
seated Impression that another strike is
inevitable there seems to be a little less
chance of It tonight than there was yes
terday and today it Is regarded as pos
sible that Mr Mitchell and the district
presidents at the last minute may sound
a retreat and postpone the death grapple
with the operators until a more favorable
opportunity arises
HA2LETON March IS The Impression
is gaining ground here that after all there
will be no coal ktrlke and that some sort
of a compromise can be arrived at by
whlch President Mitchell can retire more
or lebs gracefully from the situation
Since the adjournment of the convention
and the excitement attendant upon the
meetings have passed away many of the
men hereabouts who took part in It talk
eiultc differently from what they did when
under the Influence of the radical lead
ers Although at the close ot the conven
tion on Saturday President Mitchell Is
sued an official statement to the effect
that the vote authorizing a strike was
unanimous It was said here today by sev
eral of those present that only 330 out
of the COO delegates present voted for a
strike The others were opposed to the
motion Including all of the delegates from
the Hazleton district
How Intensely opposed they are to a
strike Is illustrated by what happened to
a delegate from Treeland When asked
today what sort of a reception he got
when he brought the news of the conven
tions action to hl union on Saturday he
said
When I told them that the convention
had voted for a strike they were so mad
they wanted to lick me
As a matter of fact the miners as a
class are satisfied with the present wage
scale and only the extremists want recog
nition of the union The others care very
little about It
It is not known whether if a strike Is
diclarcd Hazleton or Scrcnton will be
chosen as strike headquarters
3HAMOKIN Pa March IS Georg
Hartleln Secretary of District No 9 of
the- United Mine Workers who will vote
nt the caucus of the national and dis
trict otlcbU to decide whether to strike
or not if the operators do not meet the
miners representatives in joint confer
ence returned from Hazleton today and
said he thought there will be a strike
READING Pa March IS Mother
Jones p isscd through this city today for
the coal regions but she will go back by
luesday She says the union coil miners
engine rs pumpmen and others now
number 930C all of whjm will be leady
to promptly strike when ordered
The miners do not want to strike she
said but all are ready to stand up for
the recognition of their union
NEGROES AND JURY DUTY
A Te iiH Would Not ii liidc
Coloreil le li
DALLAS Tex March IS Judge Clint
of the District Criminal Court today took
up the question of negroes serving on
grand and petit juries in Dallas County
He said
Negroes have ns mflch right to serve
under the law as any other race I dont
mean that a grand jury must be made
up entirely of negroes or that any negroes
are to be selected but In selecting names
no one should be excluded because he Is
a negro
MRS NATION BERATES WOMEN
The Sinnnlier Cuiimh n Stir nt ll Vleth
odlt Conference-
TOPI3KA Kan March IS Mrs Nation
nppearcd before the Kansas Methodist
Episcopal Conference today and abused
tho women bcc use they wore good
clothes and paid big Mils to dressmakers
to fit the same su as to show oft the
feirm
She also ehided them for we aring birds
on their hats Mrs Nation caused quite
a stir during the course of her remarks
I- d elaring that were Jesus to come
among the fashionable women of a
church he would horswhip them and
drive them out because of their brazen
manner and pride
Norfolk A WnnbliiBlon Stcnm1ioit Co
Delightful trips daily at 830 p m from Icot
7tli it to Old Point Comfort Newport Xews
Jiorfull and tne Soutli For schedule etc rge 0
THE DEFENCE OP REPUBLICS
Ilx Srnntnr Hill Declares It to He
n Nnllonnl Inty
NEW YORK March IS David B Hill
and Comptroller Coler were the principal
speakers at the dinner of the St Pat
ricks Society of Brooklyn this evening
at the Pouch Mansion Green was the
color of the evening even the punches
and ice cream The diners numbered
more than 200 P J Carlln President of
the society was the toastmaster
Mr Hills toast was The United
States He said In part
I had hoped that the time had passed
when strong nations could with Im
punity and on flimsy excuses be per
mitted to conquer and absorb weak ones
without at least some protest from fair
minded Governments The suplneness of
this great Republic in the present
emergency while witnessing tho destruc
tion of two struggling Republics In South
Africa and the substitution of a monarch
ical government in their place is almost
Incomprehensible
If It be urged In defence of our Tia
tlonal lethargy that the Monroe Doc
trine presents no objection to the destruc
tion of Republics elsewhere than upon
this continent it may well be answered
that neither did that doctrine contem
plate an attempt upon our part to ex
tend our Jurisdiction Into the Pacific
Ocean but whether wisely or unwisely
having departed from our traditional
policy In that respect and obtained pos
sessions for ourselves in Eastern waters
It Is difficult to discover why the appli
cation of tho principle Involved In the
Monroe Doctrine should be limited to this
continent and why It may not now un
der changed conditions be appropriately
Invoked for the prevention of the destruc
tion of Republics wherever they arc situ
ated
In other words if a Holy Alliance
or rather an unholy allince still exists
among certain monarchical Governments
to cause the destruction or to prevent the
spread of republican institutions through
out the globe why should the obligation
of the greatest of Republics to antag
onize that alliance be restricted to its ac
tion to its own continent The danger
being universal It may well be urged that
the field of duty should be world wide
Has not the expansion of the nation nec
essarily expanded the sphere of the Mon
roe Doctrine
It docs -not matter much whether this
great principle is founded upon moral
ground or upon the Inherent right of
self protection whether we act Irom a
high sense of public duty or from motives
of precaution and an enlightened self
interest because it is defensible In either
view The wanton destruction of Repub
lics anil the consequent extension of Em
pires may well be regarded as a menace
to free government everywhere which
should be resisted
I do not violate any confidence wh n
I state that at an Interview which I had
at Washington on Decemher 8 last with
ex Prcsldent Harrison one of our great
est lawyers and statesmen In discussing
some constitutional questions not now
necessary to be mentioned a reference
having been made to the South African
struggle he suddenly turned to me and
with much feeling and impresslveness
said Governor Hill I am an American
and my sympathies are with the cause
of the Boers I cannot help It-
It was an Impromptu expression of
patriotic sentiment creditable alike to his
head and his heart which I shall always
remember
THE CONFERENCE A FATLITRE
Xebrnxlen ItepulillcanH Meet Dut Arc
Vnnlilc lo Afrrec
LINCOLN Neb March IS The Repub
lican members of the Legislature caucus
bolters Included met tonight in confer
ence for the purpose If possible of agree
ing on some basis of procedure that would
be satisfactory and would result In two
nominations The conference was fruit
less however
Two plans were proposed They are
To nominate the North Platte or long
term Senator first the other to ballot
for two as In joint session and nominate
whoever first gets forty five votes
The first plnn was opposed by- the
Thompson men who looked upon it as a
scheme to nnme only one man and then
break up the caucus The anti-Thompson
element opposed the other plan as
Intended to bind them to support Thomp
son if he should be nominated
The conference adjourned
Todays vote was
Short term D E Thompson 31 Hin
shaw 17 Martin 3 Allen Fusion
scattering 9
Iang term Meiklejohn IS Kosewater
1 Currle 11 Crounse 7 Hitchcock
Fusion 42
THREE BOYS POISONED
Berries MlslnUen for AVInterffreen
Prove Ilcndl In Their HenuItN
SHARON Pa March 18 Three boys
who were searching for wlntergreen
berries at Sharpsville late this afternoon
ate a quantity- of berries which were
poisonous and as a result all died soon
afterward In the most terrible agony
The dead are
CLVCDE MOnFOItll fifteen vears old
t HED MOUKOltl thirteen years old
HOWARD MILLtlt thirteen yean old
The Morford boys were brothers and
Miller was a son of John Miller it farmer
The three boys proposed gathering
wlntergreens which are very plentiful on
Wlntergreen Hill After they- were dis
missed from school they started for the
patch and quickly gorged on berries
which they took lor wlntergreens
In a short time they complained ot be
Init ill and started for the residence ot
Phlneas Dunham a short distance away
They had traveled only a short ways
when all fell to the ground In convul
sions
Ferris Scott atd David Schcll employes
of the Claire furnace discovered the boys
writhing In great agony They- immedi
ately carried the liovs to the Dunham
home and phyiicians were hastily sum
monctl
In n half hour Miller died in convulsions
und the Morford brothers breathed tnjir
last about thirty minutes afterward The
physicians we re unable to render any aid
It is not known what berries the boys
ate but a thorough investigation Is being
made
A STORAGE PLANT BURNED
Flumes Destroy ii Pnrl of Hie In
Plant
ST LOUIS Mo March IS The Ice
storage plant of the Anheuser Busch
Brewing Association the repair shop of
the American Car and Foundry Company
together with forty or fifty box cars
the factory of Stute Co pickle manu
facturers five dwelling houses and a
number of sheds on the south side were
destroyed by fire this afternoon
The burned district embraces two square j
blocks bounded by Zeppc I tan l irst
and Kosciusko Streets The fire origi
nated in the Ice plant of the Anheuser
llusch concern and it is supposed to hive
caught from sparks from a locomotive
A strong wind from the east side of the
river fanned the flames
Two employes of the American Car
Company were injured Anthony Gleltz
seriously Tlu total loss is placed at
JlOOCon the greater part of which is cov
ered by insuruiue
This is the third time storage plants of
the Anheuser fSusch Company ha e been
destroyed by fire
HALF A TOWN BURNED
1 11 Iiilinblliiils Inuble lo
UN in u re
1 IbIiI the IliimCH
BISMARCK Mo March IS -This city
of a thousand inhabitants was almost de-
si Tliikra itfri rtt
stroyesl iy - - -- V
means of fighting Urn tire and the In
hibitants were helpless to stay tho flames
which swept on until forces to stop by
lack of material lhe Iron Mountain
Railroad divides the town and the por
tion on the west side of the road escaped
The lire started about 920 in the morn
ing In George Goeltzs barber shop
The wind drove It north burning twenty
eight buildings Including the city hall
nostolllce public halls stores and
Tk lnss Is more than 1100000
Uliicr av -
Price One Cent
HON MARKS BREWER BEAD
jlemlier of the Civil Service Com
mission Pases Awny
Denlli line lo Repented Attacks of
Ancinn Illnexs InrRely
Imlneeil Overwork A IonK and
Imcful Career ns a Public Servant
Hon Mark S Brewer Uniteel States
Civil Service Commissioner died lit 11
oclock last night at his residence 1619 S
Street northwest after an Illness of about
ten days Funeral services will be held
at the house this afternoon at 30 oclock
The bexly will be taken to Mr Brewers
old home at Pontlac Mich for
ment
Dcath was due to angina pectoris
which first made- Its appearance about a
week ago Since that there has been a
recurrence several times and last night
with fatal effect
Tho last time Commissioner Brewer ap
peared at the office of the Civil Service
Commission was on Saturday March 8
At the time he complained that he was
feeling badly and his appearance bore out
the assertion He was advised to go home
and seek rest He did so but was taken
III the following Monday Ever since that
time he was confined to his bed For
more than a year past his health had
not been at all good and this fact
w as noted y his friends In his late illness
MrBrewer grew steadily worse and fears
that he would not recover rapidly gained
ground Yesterday morning he was re
ported to be very low During the day
little change was noted except for the
worse and the patient grew- steadily
weaker Toward evening he began to
sink and his condition was then seen to
be hopeless
Since Mr Brewers connection with the
Civil Service Commission the work of the
bureau has been marked by a steady Im
provement In the system until It reached
Its present high development Before he
became Civil Service Commissioner ho
had served In various public offices He
aa consul oenerax at iierun from UfiSl
until 18S3 and had been elected to the
rorty llfth Forty sixth and Fiftieth
Congresses He was a stanch adherent of
the merit system and under his direc
tion the Civil Service Commission was
subjected to less criticism than ever be
fore in its history The rapid strides
made by the Commission were especially
marked since Mr Brewers Incumbency
His entire personal attention was given
to the work of the position It iras
through overwork that he contracted the
malady which resulted in his death
Although Mr Brewer was a wealthy
man he lent all his time and energies to
the duties of his office nnd worked harder
than any- employe of the Commission It
nas owing to this active personal Inter
est and supervision which he took In the
afTatrs or his office that the Commission
was brought to its high stage of efficiency
He was sixty three years old at the time
of his death
Mark Spencer Brewer was born In Ad
dison Townshiu Oakland County Mich
October 22 1317 He worked on his fath
ers farm during his boyhood days The
only- general education he received wras
that provided by a neighboring academy
When he was 13 year a old he left his
fathers farm Then he went to Pontlac
Having decided to follow law as a profes
sion he began to read law with ex-Governor
Moses Wtsner of Michigan and
Hon M E Crofoot at Pontlac In lSoX
He pursued his studies there during the
days of the civil war and was admitted
to the bar of Pontlac In ISM- Since that
time he has always practiced at Pontlac
except when engag d In the public serv
ice In 1VW he was elected Circuit Court
commissioner for Oakland County and
retained that position until 1S63 During
this same period he servec a single term
as city attorney of Pontlac
In lS7i he was elected to the Michigan
State Senate and served for two terms
In that body where he was prominently
Identified with a number of Important leg
islative matters He took an active part
In both State and municipal politics He
was nominated for Congress from the
Sixth Michigan district In 1S77 and elect
ed In 1ST he was re elected to the Forty
sixth Congress
At the conclusion of his term of office
he was appointed Consul General to Ber
lin Germany by President Garfield on
June 30 1SSL He retained this position
until June 5 1355 when he returned to
this country- For two years he was again
engaged in the practice of law In
tlac Then he was again nominated and
elected from the Sixth district of Michi
gan to Congress receiving a large ma
jority
When his term of office expired he was
again urged to accept another nomination
for Congress but refused the honor He
once more retired to private life and the
practice of Jaw However he still main
tained an active interest In politics and
in 1M3 was a delegate-at-large from Michi
gan to the Republican National Conven
tion held In St Louis In U93 he was ap
pointed Civil Service Commissioner by
President McKinley Since that time all
his attention and energies were given to
the duties of the office
TO INCREASE ITS STOCK
A llKcr Cniillnllrntion for lhe Steel
TruHt Reported
NEW YORK March IS One result ot
Including the Rockefeller Iron mining In
terests in the United States Steel Corpo
ration will be an Increase- in the capital
stock of that corporation There were
Wall Street reports today that there was
to be an Increase of SIOO000000 and that
the American Bridge Company might go
in after all In well Informed quarters
It was said the increase was not expected
to be nearly- so large as JlOOOOOCtW
Whatever the increase is it will rep
resent so much extra cash to go Into
tho pockets of Uncie Sam The war
revenue tax Is S cents per 100 of faco
value of bonds and stocks Issued after
July Jv93 The heretofore announced
capitalization of the United States Steel
Corporation Is J11540O0OW on which tho
tux would be 5J77Ju
It Is generally- supposed that Charles M
Schwab now President of the Carnegie
Steel Company will be President of the
United States Steel and E II Gary now
President of the Federal Steel Company
chairman of the board of directors or
vice versa Deposits of the stock of the
various steel companies under the plan
of combination were stated today to hive
been large
MR CLEVELANDS BIRTHDAY
The Is o ixty four
Vc urs Old
PRINCUTON N J March lS Crover
Cleveland Is sixty four years old This
was his birthday but the occasion was
not celebrated by the ex President who
spent the djv quletlv with his family at
his home in Bayard Avenue Several con
gratulatory teleerams were receiveel by
Mr Cleveland from his friends
PATRICK DONAHUES DEATH
The ve ternn Publisher Pnsses Vway
In lloMlon
BOSTON March 18 PatrJj
the fotindt r of the Uostij
iilu mnntinir at the nee i
lime had been suffering ii
line li advanced aire for son
11 nit dnv eKtprdi
Trtt iliitA im to this milnfrv n iP
boy Besides founding and eilltlng the
1 HOI lie lounueu imiiaiiue a
zine and established a book publishing
and a banking business His large for
tune was elrawn on freely- for contribu
tions to church und philantrophlc Inter
ests
He was a member and benefactor of
many Catholic societies He had receiveel
decorations and honors abroad and was
greatly- beloved by the Irish people
Wliere It Touclie It Heal
Zema Clira positively curn Eczema and all
sikin diseases

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