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A scheme Is on foot to divert Western grain
hlpmcnts from tho seaboard cities of Nnw
York, Baltimore and Newport News by an
aUI-water routs to Montreal. It In proposed
to erect Immense grain elevators nt the hitter
dace, and build n Meet of steamers to curry
the grain abroad.
Itev. Dr. 8. C. Hmlth, pastor of the Peo
ple's Church, at Ht. Paul, Minn., lias mad
nnother vigorous protest agnlust women as
wage-earners, particularly In tho factories.
l'rof. M. F.dwln Dolmont, a fortune-toller,
whose iiunn to Inquiries caused scandals
In the vlllngn of Clyde, N. Y., was mobbed
fcy tha villagers.
The Standard Stool Company- works at
Lewiston. li., employing U.fiOO men, will be
fjreed to olos dowu because of scarcity of
Mr. John Packs, of Gettysburg, whoso
husband killed himself, 'made four unsuc
cessful attempt! at suicide.
More than thirty men were killed by the
explosion In the Carbonado mine, ueur Ta
t It la now regarded M certain that the
Canadian steamer Madura went down In
Luke Erie with all bunds.
Fire In Augusta, (la., burned valuable
business property, entailing a loss of about
one million dollar.
Mips Jennie Hmlth, of Iron Hill, N. J., died
from the effects of pine she had swallowed.
Alonr.o Bowser aeeldentally killed his
brother Jamoa near Portsmou h, Va.
Two hotels were burned and two lle lost,
at Gloucester, N. J.
A lire In a b sbry factory In Heading
-aused n loss of "250,(iO '. Tha girls em
ployed were thrown Into a panic, and a num
Iier were hurt by Jumping. Two bodies wero
taken from the ruins.
The largo store of A. O. Hutherford, at
I.euoro, Vu., was destroyed by lire, with all
Harrison II. Keller dropped dead near
l'ayuo's ( Impel, Va., while butchering hogs.
Dr. II. Baxter Wilson, who was surgeon of
ltoosevoll'a Hough liiders, was sent to tho
Chester Asylum tor lUBune Criminals, lu
llepresentntlve D. Juilson Hnromond. of
tlie Mlehlguu legislature, pleaded not guilty
to the charge of soliciting a bribe.
Tapers wero read beforo the Natlonnl Re
form Association In New York on Bible in
the schools and our new possessions.
Chaplain Dnvld H. Shields, V. 8. A., was
tried by court-mnrtia In Han Francisco on
charges of drunkenness.
A general strike of miners in Pennsylvania
Is threatened, If the trouble at the Nuntlcoke
mines Is not settled.
In the Joint Democratic cnuens In Rich
mond Senator Martin was nominated to suc
ceed himself in the Senate.
Three men wore killed and two seriously
Injured by the explosion ot powder mills,
Hour Sunueytown, I'n.
The Landls Tool Company, of Waynos
Ijoro, voted to Increase the capital stock
Jfrom $75,000 to 100.M0.
ltev. tiuorge Peterson, of Home, Gn., wos
. killed by a train at Pencuder, Del.
New Hampshire mills have Increased
wages of operatives ten per cent.
The broom-eoru combine has Increased the
Irlce to 4200 per ton.
Ed ward Hums was arrested In Madison
tsqunro Garden. N. Y., on the charge of hav
ing murdered Herbert It. Fellows at Scnrs
Iule, N. Y. According to the police, ho ad
mitted having killed the man.
Dick Colemau, the negro murderer of Mrs.
Lashhruok, was taken from the Ulcers lit
Maysvllle, Ky., by a mob of one thousuud
men, and burned at the stake. The mob
was led by Mrs. Lushbrouk's husband.
John F. Ellis was accidentally shot and
killed by bis brother. James Ellis, while
hunting turkeys In King George county, Va,
Harry Hamburger was arrested lu Detroit
on suspicion of having murdered John M,
The bituminous miners of Central and
Northern Pennsylvania have asked for an
James MeConnell, editor of the Philadel
phia Evening Star, died in that city, aged
iGenenil John B. Gordon is In favor of
suppressing the Insurgents in the Philip
pines. An American compuny will build olectrli)
railroads In Honolulu.
Hiram Sharp killed his wife and niothor-ln-law
In Llttonla, On.
Earthquake shocks were felt In South
The Kentucky State Election Board com
pleted the ofllciul canvass of the returns,
which blow a plurality for Taylor, the He
publleuu candiduto for governor. There
v. Ill now be a light as to whether the Board
lias the right to go behind the returns and
bear the i uses of eleven eoutested counties.
The trial of Mrs. Marie Itutterlleld San
derson, on '.ho charge of attempting to mur
der her nged husband by feeding him
pounded glass, was begun at Marshall,
James D. Spurr, aged seventy-two, died
at Winchester, Va., and Georite W. Copp,
uged seventy-four, di il at Fisher's 11111,
The American Book Company will have
barge of ceitalu school books published by
It Is proposed to apply to the Virginia leg
islature for a clmi tur for a new railroad near
The Newport News and Norfolk Transpor
tation Company wos chartered at Newport
U move will be made throughout New
.'land to advance wages In the cotton
master H. B. Fellows, at Seii'sdale.
Oil wns shot and killed by uu assassiu.
' Pullman and Wagner Palace Car
Cou Vies have been consolidated.
Vi Carpenter was seriously injured
lu a ti ry at Paw Paw, W. Va.
Unite! Itates Senator Hayward died at
NebraslVl,y "H"" fifty-nine.
Jiauolte was seriously hurt
ky a wild horse.
k boat Bailey was launched at
k orucll, 111,, was robbed of
kbits rented a pew In St.
viurch, und has become a
trustee of the E.
pal temple on the Teu-
Arrangements b.m','u completed for the
removal of the duat flL the Buttleslilp Maine
from Cuba to thoCtlitlouul Cemetery in
Tho I'ostolllce Depiv
cnt oflleluls have
kiuust resign from
decided that female elei
the service after marring 0
The United States Supre Court held that
the government has the rigVto appropriate
mioneyto an oleemosj nary Atllullou con
ducted by ltomuu Catholics ulhjr any other
There was an Immense tlirongV the Capi
tol to wltuess the opening of CoVrress, the
iiobrrts case being the leudlug iXtraetlon,
As Uio Mormon member stepped UV to take
the oath, bin eligibility was ehalleugd and
tin w'os ordered to stand aside. (Icueiul
Henderson was elected speaker, and th Uued
rules were adopted.
A memorial was presented to the Uuwd
titutc Senate asking for ail Investigation tf
the means employed by Senator Clarke, of'
Montana, to secure hla seat, the memorialists
elisrglug that he paid In bribery 500,000,
Uvldcs other unknown sums.
tilx i avengers were killed and others seri
ously Injured lu a wreck ou the Denver auij
IHo Grande. 1
President McXinley's Review
cf National Affairs Laid
1ST HOLD PHILIPPINES
Dcclnre? Per Gold Standard and Re
commends Congressional Rc
slr!c.!o:i ot Trusls.
tn7-reudenre lrov Cuba Vben the Teople
Are l:etily.4 'J'errlturiHl Org-anlia-tlfiil
Fur I'oito It loo Treutr ltlithln Uf
Alimis y sclflc Cable KMilvd I'artl
Hon ot Kninon Our Artnr at Alanlln
Newlrullly In the Trmisvaal M'nr lie
nlTtrniedTlils Coiinlry nt IVncn Willi
l-'oiulgn Nullmm. fan-American Kxhl
tiltlon and .South American lteiiitillci
WAsniNoi'oN, D. C. (Special). President
McKlnIey's message, delivered to the Fifty
Blxtlt Congress on tlio recond day of the
session, declare emphatically for tho re
tention of tin) Philippines, the upholding
of the gold slaniiaril unci the building ol
ths Nicaragua Canal. lie denounces trusts,
but points out that legislation to curb
them Is hard to devise.
On the subject ot tho Philippines the
President declares that our retirement
would lead to n contest among foreign
governments, no one of which wi uhl per
mit any of the others to occupy the 1st
anils without a struggl", and that I lie re
suit would Inevitably be to plunge tho
Philippines Into anarchy and war. A pro
tectorate Is also Impossible, he announces,
us we would have to protect the Inhabit
ants from one another as well as from
foreign powers with whom tkey might be
Regarding Cuba tho President state
that the Unltel States is pledged to give
the island Its liberty when the Inhabitants
have shown their capability for jelf-gov-ernmriu,
aud "thlj pledge Is solemnly re
affirmed." Mn'n Points of the MeMtice.
Governments modelled to a great extent
on those now in operation in our Terri
tories are recommended for Porto, ltlco,
Hawaii and Alaska.
The main points of the message nre as
To the' Senate and House of representa
tives: At tlio threshold of vonr deliberations
you are called to mourn with your coun
trymen the death of Vice-President Hohart,
wiio passed from this HTe on tho morning
of November 21st last. His great soul now
rests III eternal peace. His private life was
pure and elevated, while his public career
w s ever distinguished by large capacity,
stainless integrity, and exalted motives.
Ho has been removed from the high office
which he honored and dignilied, but his
lolly character, his devotion to ilutv. Ills
honesty of purpose, and noble virtues re
main with us us a priceless legacy aud ex
ample. Tho Fifty-sixth Congress convenes In its
first regular session with tho country In a
nonunion ot unusual prosperity, of univer
sal good will among the peopleat home, and
In relations uf peace and friendship with
every government of the world. Our for
eign commerce hasshown great lucre me In
volume ami value. The coinbliiHit imports
and exports tor the year lire ths largest
ever sUowu by a single year lu all our his
tory. The rrsildent then quotes figures from
the annua! reports of his ('flbliiet oHlcers
which beur him out in thenbovestutameut.
Wtxr Hanking Act,
The President finds that under the rapid
development lu the industries of the coun
try toe national banking act is not a sulll
clenl avenue through which needful addi
tions to the circulation can from time to
time be made. Un therefore asks Congress
to take up this matter with the view of as
certaining whether or not such reasonable,
modifications can be made as will render
the act's service lu tho particulars referred
to more responsive to the people's needs.
He urges that national banks he authorized
to organize with a capital of $25,000.
For Hold Standard.
President McKlnley then proceeds to dls
ouss tho standard of money, and says:
I urgently recommend that to sup
port the existing gold standard and tc
maintain the parity lu value of the coliu
ot the two metals (gold and silver) and the
equal power ot every dollar at all times in
the market aud In the payment of debts
the Secretary of Ilia Treasury be given ad
ditional power and charged with the ilutj
to sell United Stutes bonds and to oinploj
such other effective means as may be nuaei
sary to those euds.
The financial transactions of the Gov
eminent are conducts I upon a gold basis,
We receive gold when we sell United Htatej
bonds and use void f jr their payment. V
are maintaining the purity of all the money
Issued or coined by authority of the Gov
ernment. We are doing these things with
the means at hand.
buppljr of Gold.
Happily, nt the present time we nre not
compelled to resort to loans to supply gold
It has been done In the past, however, and
may have to be done In the future. It be
hooves us, therefore, to provide at one
the best menus to meet the emergenoj
when It arises, and tha best means art
those which are the most certain and
In this connection I repeat my formei
recommendations that a portion of thi
gold holdings shall be placed In a trust
fund from which greenbacks shall bi re
deemed upon presentation, but when ouof
redeemed shall not thereafter be paid out
except for gold.
The Subject of Trust.
After an urgent appeal to Congress tt
pass some legisla:lou whiah shall lift th
AinerlcuQ meroliaut marine from its present
state of decadence, President McKlnley
turns his attentlou to the subject ot trusts
and devotes a great deal of utteutlun to it
Combinations of capltul organized Into
trusts to control the conditions of trade
among our citizens, to stlflo competition,
limit production and determine the prlcua
of products used Hud consumed by the peo
ple, are justly provokiugpublIa ill-ciisslou,
and should curly claim tho uttuu'.lon of
It Is ui iversally conceded that combina
tions which engross or control the market
of uny piirllcnlin kind uf merchandise or
commodity necessury to the general com
uiuulty byViuppre-slug natural aud ordi
nary completion, whereby prices are un
duly enhanced to the general consumer,
are obnoxious not only to the coinmou
law, but also tuthe public welfare.
There must be hyemoily for the evils in
volved lu uuoli organization, It the pres
out law can be extendftJ to more certainly
control or check thesV monopolies or
trusts, It. should be doila without delay.
Whatever power the CofWcss possesses
over this most Important iuhfact should be
promptly aacertalneu una assericii
- Foralarn Affairs.
Following thlt trust uuestlon theVrfl"'
dent takes up foreign relations, HrSl re
viewing the status ot several dlsiTtuef
which the government has ou hund iftid
finding them tuoviug towurd a success
Ha lluds that the Isthmian Canal Co
mission Is making good progress In cur
logon examinations In Nicaragua and 1
rleu with a view to establishing a cai
betweeu the Atlantic and I'aclllo ocsu
uuil Us asks Congress to liulp iu the wo
our iraue witn cninn nns continued to
grow and our commercial rights under ex
isting treaties have been and wl!', bo main
tained, lie again urges an appropriation
for a commission to study the commercial
ard Industrial conditions In the Chlnesi
Empire so that Amerlcnu trado may be ea
larged In the Empire,
Next the Purls Exposition Is touched on,
and concerning Germany the President
II nils that our relations oontluue to be
Mr. McKlnley contends Hint our system
of the inspec Ion of iond products for ex
port Is ot tho best, and lie hopes that the
German Government will come to realize
this, and suggests that Congress authorise
an Invitation to Germany lu connection
with tho pending reciprocity negotiations
or the constitution of a Joint commission
of scientific experts and practical men of
affairs to conduct A searching Investiga
tion of food products In both countries.
The President hopes that the disputed
question concerning the AInsknn-Canadlan
boundary will soou be satisfactorily sot
Nsiitrat In the Uoer-Brltlsli War.
Touching on tha war between Great
Britain and the Boers, the President says:
This government has maintained an at
titude of neutrality In the unfortunate con
test between Great Britain and the Boer
states of Africa. We have been faithful
to the precept of avoiding entangling al
liances as to nffalrs not of direct concern.
Power should be given to Fodernl courts
the Presldeut thinks, to punish lynch
crimes against aliens.
The President hopes that Japnn wilt
soon bu brought Into telegraphic relation
with this country, and also urges tha ne
cessity of a cable to Manila.
C'tibtt and Samoa.
rresidont McKlnley reviews at some
length the Snmoan troubles, and enys that
he will soon submit to the Senate a con
vention entered Into between the Urillod
Status, Germany and England for its ac
tion, and then takes up the subject of the
condition of Cuba and Porto ltlco since ths
treaty of peace with Spain was signed.
He distinctly says that the pledge, ns
proclaimed In the Joint resolution adopted
by Congress on April 19, 1HU8, by which the
United States disclaims any disposition or
Intention to exercise sovereignty, Jurisdic
tion or control over Cuba, except for the
pacification thereof aud the determination
that when that was accomplished to leave
the government and control of the island
to Us people. Is of the highest honorable
obligation and must be sacredly kept,
Itlplnmatlo Relations Willi Spain,
Following the exchange of ratifications
of tho treaty of pence the two Govern
ments ncotedlted ministers to each other,
Spain sending to Washington the Duke of
Areas, an eminent diplomatist, while the
United States transferred to Madrid Hon.
Deilniny Storer, its Minister at Brussels.
In addition to Its consular representation
in the United Htntes, the Spanish Govern
ment has appointed consuls lorCubn, whe
have been provisionally recognized during
the military administration ot the afr.ilrt
of that Island.
The President recommends approprlntt
legislation In order to carry Into execution
Articlo VII of tho Treaty ot Peace with
Spain, by which the United States assured
the payment ofceitaln claims for ludoiu
nity ot its citizens against Spain,
Claims Agulnat Turkey,
T ie United States Minister to Turkey
continues, under Instructions, to press foi
n money payment lu satisfaction of tin
just claims for Injuries nurtured by Ameri
can .citizens In thu disorders ot several
years past and for wrongs done to then,
by the Ottoman authorities. Some ol
these claims nre of mauy vours' standing
This Government Is hopeful of a geuera1
agreement In this regard.
The Venezuelan revolution Is then dealt
with, and the recognition ot Cattro uu
Reviewing the incronse of Irnde brought
nbout by the efforts of the Slate Depart
nient to keep in touch with the Govern
meat ot t lie I.atin-Ainerican republics li
South and Central America, President Mo
Kluley thinks It expedient that the varloui
republics should be invited to hold ut at
early date another conference at tho cupl
tnl of one ol tlio countries other than tin
United States, aud in this connection refen
to the Pan-Amcricun Exposition, to be belt
ou the Nlagniu frontier lu New York iu tin
Monroe Doctrine Guarded.
President McKlnley expresses sntlsfno
tlon over the outcome ot the Pence Cou
gress held at The Haguo, aud hopes foi
beneficial results from the permanent t r
biinal for arbitration established by it. H
calls attention to the fact that lu signing
the convention, the representative of tin
United States carefully guarded the bis
torlo position of this country uneut tin
The Army at Mnnlln.
In a brief reference to the number of mei
comprising the army of the Uuited Statei
lu this country and Muullu, the President
I cannot withhold from officers nnd met
the highest commendation for their sol
dlerly conduct In trying situations, thuli
willing sncrlllce for their country and tin
intorgrlty and ability with which they liavt
performed unusual and dllllcult duties li
our Island possesions.
The message then goes Into an extendec
review of the postal service, not only k
the Uuited Slates, but the recently Ho
quired colonies. It also calls the attentlot
of Congress to the report ot the Secretary
of the Navy concerning armor-plate io'i
Vessels now under contruot and building
and repents the bitter's request that legls
lut Ion be enacted to make coutracts earl)
lu the year for armor ot the best quail!.
that can be obtained lu this country foi
the Maine, Ohio nnd Missouri, aud that the
provision of the act of March 3, IBM, limit
ing the price ut armor to t'MO per ton b)
Must Keop Philippines.
The next subject taken up is the Insur
rection lu the Philippines. He reltorntet
that everything possible was done to as
sure the uatlves of the good Intentions ol
the Uuited States, denies that the rebe;
lender was ever promised Independence. re
lates the events preceding the outbreak,
and declares that no ooursu was left but tc
suppress this rising.
War In the Philippines.
President McKlnley recites bow ths
I'lililpidne Islands came to the United
States by the terms ot the treaty with
Spain, aud says that be has every reason
to believe that this transfer ot sovereignty
was in accordance with the wishes and
nsplratious ot the great mass ot tha Fill
He says that no opportunity was lost ot
assuring the people of the Island of our
ardent desire for their welfare and ot ths
intention of this Government to do every
thing possible to advance their Interests,
He reviews the uppolutment of the 1'hllip
pine Commissioners aud then save:
But before their arrival at Manila tba
minister ambition ot a few lenders of tlye
1'lllplnos Had created a situation lull ol
embarrassment lor us anil must grievous lu
Its couseuuences to themselves.
No sooner nuu our armv canturea Ma
nila, says the President, than tun Filipino
forces begau to assume so attitude ol sus
picion and hostility, which the utmost et
forts of our officers and troops were unable
to disarm or modify. Their kludoess aud
forbeurunce were taken as a proot of cow-
The aggressions of the Filipinos contlnu
oily increased until finally, Just before the
timo set by the Senate of the United States
for u vole upon the treaty, nu attack, evi
dently prepared in advance, was made all
along the American line, which resulted in
a terribly destruatlve aud sunguluury re
pulse of the Insurguuts.
A Massacre I'lnt.
TreatlAnt Mefflnlnv then nnntes from
the Insurgent proolam utlnn, which con-
tempiutea ine massacre or ine Americans
la Mautln, of which General Otis said that
"for barbarous Intent It Is uucqualed in
He then quotes ns follows from the re
nnrl nt IliA enmmlualnn SAttr to the Plllltn
pines, In which the following words were
used: It is not to be conceived of that
any American would have sanctioned the
surrender of Manila to the insurgents.
Our obligations to other nations and to
the friendly Filipinos and to ourselves and
our flag demanded that toroe should be
n.l l,u lnrn
The President then says: The course
-i i.. , ... 1 1 i. ,
lUUBUicany luiiieiiiuii mis udvu uiiiuuuu-
ingly pursued. Therebelllon must be put
down, uivii government oanuut uo mur
n,iililv AutshllHlied until order Is restored
With a devotion nnd galluntry worthy of
Its most urilliuui msiory, mo nruiy, euiy
sua lumuy assiuipj pjiuo uavy, uu uar
fled on Hits unwelcome nut most righteous
campaign with rlohly deserved success.
The noble soit-sncritice wiia wnicn our
soldiers nnd sailors whose terms of service
had expired refused to avail themselves ot
their right to return home as long as they
were needed at the front, forms one of thu
brightest page in our annuls.
Although their operations have been
somewhat Interrupted nnd checked by
n rainy season of unusual yiolence anil
duration, they have gained ground stead,
lly In every direction and now look for
ward confidently to a speedy completion of
Mr. McK nlcv then tells of the establish
ment ot a government In the Island ot
Negros. the ilrst Island to accept American
sovereignty, and gives to Congress the
pnnolpnl features ot tue constitution un
der which Its affairs erenow being carried
He next tells ot the succession oi ire
United States to the rights of Spain over
the Sulti Islands, and says theartiole which
provides that any stave in ine aronipeiago
ot Jolo shall have the right ot purchasing
freedom by paying to the master the usunl
market yalue Is not to lie deemed In any
way to authorize or give the consent of the
United States to the existence ot slavery in
the Sulu Archipelago.
Whatever the future oi the rniuppiues
may bo, there is no course open to us now
except the prosecution of the war until the
Insurgents are reduced to submission. The
commission Is ot the orlnloa that there
lias been no time since the destruction of
the Spanish squadron by Admiral Dewey
when It was possitiio to witimraw our
forcos from the islands either with honor
to ourselves or with safety to ths Inhabi
The future government of the Philippines
rests with the Congress of the United
States. Few graver responsibilities have
ever been conllded to us. if wo accept
them In n spirit worthy of our race and our
traditions, a great opportunity comes with
them. The Islands lie under the shelter ot
our ling. They are ours by every title ot
law and equity. They cannot be abandoned.
If we desert them we leave them at once
o anarchy and finally to barbarism, We
fling them, a golden apple of discord.
among the rival powers, no ono of which
could permit another to seize them un
The suggestion has been muiio ttiRt wo
could renounce our authority over the Isl
andsand, giving thorn Independence, could
retain a protectorate over them. This pro
position will not be round, 1 urn sure,
worthy of your serious attention. Sucn au
arrangement would luvolve at the outset li
cruel breach ot faith. It would place tho
penceableand loyal majority, who ink noth
ing better than to accept our authority, at
the mcroy of the minority of armed Insur
gents. It would make us responsible for
the acts of the Insurgent leaders, and give
us no power to control them, it would
charge us with the task of protecting them
against each other, and defending them
against any foreign power with which tbey
chose to quarrel. In short, it would take
from tha Congress of the United States the
power of declaring war, and vest that tre
mendous prerogative Iu the Tagal leader
of thu hour.
The President does not deem It desirable
to recommend nt this time tho spoclilo and
llniil form ot government for the island,
leaving that to Congress when peace Is
But he believes that reconstruction
should not begin by the establishment ot
one central civil government, wl'h Its seat
nt Manila, but rather Ilrst establishing mu
nicipal governments and then provincial
governments and ventral governments at
last to follow.
Concerning Hnwnll, President McKlnley
says It Is Important that nu nut should bo
passed erecting these islands into a judi
cial district and providing for the appoint
ment of u judge and other ofllcers.
Tie then calls uttention to the necessity
for Immediate legislative relief in the
territory ot Alnka, the population having
increased so rapidly that more ample facil
ities tor local self-goverumuut are needed.
He also recommends that legislation to thu
same end be had with reference to l'orto
Mr. McKlnley repeats in bis message tha
words he used iu bis Inaugural address
concerning lynchiugs In the United States.
He calls upon the people ot the country to
lulthfully uphold the right of trial by Jury.
On the subject of the civil service thu
President says that the amendment pro
mulgated by the executive order ot May
29, to the order of May li, 1H.U0, were
muse when it became evident to the heads
ot departments that tha amendments were
necessary to an t indent and harmonious
nd-nlnlhtiatton of tho departments. He
claims that the results obtained show that
the public service has Improved and that
the civil service system is relieved of mauy
of Its objectionable feature.
Anniversary of Waslilnaton's Death,
In conclusion, the President says:
The 14rh of December will be the Ono
Hundredth Anniversary of the death nt
Washington. F'or a hundred years the He
public bus had the priceless advantage of
the lofty standard of character and con
duct which he bequeathed to the American
fieopie. it is an inheritance which time,
nstead of wasting continually, increases
and enriches. We may justly hope that In
the years to come the benignant influence
ot the Father ot his Country may be evou
more potent for good than in the century
which is drawing to a close, I have been
glad to learn that lu many parts of tho
country the pooplo will llttingly obsorvo
this historic anniversary.
Presented to this Congress aro great op
portunities. With them come great re
spousibllltles. The power conllded to us
Increases tha weight of our obligations to
the people, nnd wemust be profoundly sen
Bible of them as we contemplate the new
and grave problems which confront us,
Aiming only at the public good, wo
cau not err. A rignt interpretation ot
the people's will and of duty can not
tail to Insure wise measures for the welfare
ot the islands which have come under
the authority ot the United Htntes. and iu
ure to the common Interest aud lusting
nonor ot our country. Mover has this Nu.
tlon had more abundant cause than dur
ing the past year for thankfulness to God
for manifold blessings and mercies, for
which wa make reverent acknowledgment
December S, 1899.
HO SiXlUlT COMPACT.
Somlofflelal Cinrinnn Paper on lteliitloui
jjornu, ny i.uuie.; me uormuu press
Jontluues to discuss the recent speech at
Leicester, England, of Joseph Cbninberlaln,
Irilinh Secretary of State for the Colonies,
jrglng an alliance of Britain, the United
States and Germany.
The comments, ou tho whole, are not un
favorable. The semtolllclul Hamburg Cor
"Mr. Chamberlain used the word 'ullluneo'
u the must apt word to portray the general
good relationship between Germany and
Great Britain, but no secret compact exists."
The Berllu Post says: "England aud Ger
many should act fraukly, like business men,
In seeking to come to nu understanding with
'.ha Ui.lted Stutes and, it possible, into Co
partnership," llltb Itr.TON A SI M'lDH,
Army Officer In Philippines. While Insane,
Washington, (Special.) The War Depart
ment bus reeei ved a dlsputch from General
Otis, at Manila, dated December 3, stntlug
that I.ieut.-Col. John J, Breretou, while
temporarily Insane, committed suicide at
Santa Thomas, near Han Furnantco, Union
Province, Luzon. Insanity was Ilrst maul
tented on November 2'J.
Lloutuuunt-Colonul Breretou held the rank
of oaptaln In the Twenty-fourth lingular In
funtry, aud was appointed lieutenant-colonel
of one of the new volunteer regiments.
He was graduated from the West Point MIIU
tnry Academy In 1H78 and became a captain
Niels-hills' In the North west.
Detroit, Mich., (Speciul.) Bpeeluls from
the upper peninsula report heavy snow
stcruis. At Marquette several Inches fell
aud the sleighing was good. Iteporls from
the western part of the State Indicate some
suow through that section.
ItKSl I.T OF A MINK IIOKItOlt AT CAH-
DAZED BY THE DISASTER.
Those Who I.osl I.oved Ones In the Dis
aster Stunned by Their Misfortune In
vestigation to be Mnile The Search Was
Continued Cntll All Hope of Saving Mfe
Was nt an Knd.
Carbonado, Wash., (Special.) Stunned by
the suddenness of the mine horror, the peo
plo here seem too dnzed for any expression
of grief of a demonstrative nature.
Thirty-two Is the number of dead. Two
men were rescued at 5 o clook after being
entomed In the mine all night. They are
Feter Merp, a Frenchman, and Michael
Knlsh, a Pole, After Knlsh had recovered
from the effects of the suffocating black
damp, he said:
"I was working on tho fourth cross cut
when the explosion came. After that I wont
to sleep and somebody camo and woke ine
up and took me out of there.
Thnt was the total measure ot his period
ot consciousness. Ho bad lain In tho coal
depth over 18 hours nnd had not the least
conception of this length of time. On tho
other band, Merp, the Frenchman, bad been
I'l ndly groping around In tho darkness tor
the most part of the night on bis bauds and
knees, seeking for some nvouin ot t scape.
With the execution of these two men. tho
death list remains tho snme. The Injured,
in addition to Knlsh, number five. They are
Andrew Klchluko, Michael Kicblnko, Hun
garians; Abraham Kniunki, Finn, nnd James
Conway, nil of whom nro soverely burned,
aud Caldldo Parollnl, nil Italian, who has
several ribs fractured by falling timbers.
Governor Rogers Will conduct u searching
examination ns to the cause of the explosion.
Tho question of insufficient ventilation of
tho mine in ncaordauco with tho Stato law
will bo thoroughly gono Into.
Tho theory of Superintendent Davles is
that n small pocket of gas was opened, be
came ignited mid caused a terrific explosion
of dust which resulted in ull tho damage and
loss of life.
The total number of men In tho unfortu
nate shaft was 70. of whom 44 aro alive.
having escaped or been rescued.
Allot the men killed,-or nearly nil. wero
smothered by tho gases and the damp, al
though some have died more easily from tho
shock of the coneuslon or from being blown
against the walls of the tunnel.
James Conway, now lying wrapped In
oiled silk, says he was caught lu the shock
ou the main gangway. He was the ilrst mun
to come out of tho initio. His story was: "I
was just about ready when Watt Jones
culled out: 'Let her go, Jim, and all of a
sudden I thought a ton ot dynamite bad
burst, tho force of tho shock throwing mo
down, and a flume of fire seemed to surround
me, I crawled out through it on my bands
aud knees ns well ns I could until I reached
' 'For God's snke, pull out quickly !' 1
begged, for I felt ns though I was burning to
death and I could hardly breathe. It did
not take much urging, for the black damp
was ntrcady beginning to smother us, nnd I
was hauled out ou thu engine, us near ns I
BLAZE IN JIUGUSTA.
Damage of n Million in the Georgbl City
M licit Property Gone,
Augusta, G:i., (Special.) The worst flro
that Augusta has bad lu years caused
It begau in the henrt of J. It. White's dry
goods house, tho nearest approach Augusta
bad to a big modern department store. Tho
origin of the llro is unknown, but It Is sur
mised that an oloctrio wire mny have come
In eontuct with the woodwork after the In
sulation ou It became imperfect, or possibly
a spark from a sputtering arc' light may
have tumbled into the dry goods.
As soou as possible after the alarm tho llro
men were ou the ground, and Savannah und
Maeou wero wired for aid. Both of these
cities responded promptly, and started their
apparatus ou special trains for Augusta.
Tho Arlington Annex and tho stores be
neath it, all a part of the old Central Hotel
property, abutted the Btore of J. B. White
on the uptowu side, and all were involved
lu the Ilrst onslaught of the Humes after
gettlug outside of the White store. Next
came thu handsomu Masonic Building. Into
this the flames ute their way from tlio rear.
When this became thoroughly ablaze there
was no longer any possibility that the Ar
lington Hotel could escape, it bus always
had tho reputation of being exceedingly
vulnerable, aud when the flames reached it
from tho rear ot the Masonic Building It.
was soon ablaze. The tremendous boullre
was visible for many miles in ull directions.
The lire Ignited tho root and windows of
the Schneider building across Eighth street
on the next block, but It was arrested here,
and barring a few thousand dollars damage
to stock, tho in n I ii loss was confined to the
original block bounded by Broud and Ellis
streets, north aud "south, and Seventh und
Eighth streets, east and west,
Kurllcr Distribution of Seeil.
Washington. ( Spociul.) The Department
ot Agriculture will begin Its distribution of
seeds a little earlier this year than last, ship
ping them to the South at the beginning of
January. This year tho seeds for distribu
tion to ail parts of thu country will consist
of 13,000,000 packages of vegetable seeds and
1,503,000 of flower seeds, besides Held nud
lawn grass seeds.
Accused of n Yirgiuiu Murder,
Rochester, N. Y., (Special.) Charles
Banks, a negro, under lhdictmout, enurged
with shooting Roland Amlluger and Frances
Sutton, in Culpeper county, Virginia, was
arrested in Whontlund, N. Y., und committed
to the Monroe county jail to nwult ofllcers
from Virginia. The crimes ot which Banks
Is accusud wore committed October 23 lust.
Hrotlievs Drowned While Skating.
Altoonn, Pa., (Special.) Ralph and Clyde
Hendrlck, brothers, aged thirteen and eleven
years, respectively, and Albert Schilling,
uged fourteen years, while Bkatlng on Mc
Coy's pond, nt Gulllt.lu, broke through the
lee, and weru drowned la Bight of a numbo
ot young companions.
Culm to Have an Kxlilblt ut Purls.
Washington, (Special.) Secretary Root
has made an order appropriating 425,000
from tho rovenues of the Island of Cuba tc
defray the expense ot nn exhibit of the pro
ducts, manufactures und Industries of the
Islaud in thu Paris Exposition next year.
The order places the exhibit under tho di
rection of Seuor Quchaila, spuolal uunuul.
siouur of Cuba at Washington,
' Iteleused Kpiinliirds at Muullu.
Manila, (By Cable.) Au official dispatch
from Manila says that 2-"J Spaniards, who
were formerly prisoners in the bunds ol the
Filipinos, buve arrived there.
WANT VICKltOV DK(iltAl)i:i).
The 1'reiicli Government Makes a Demand
Which China Will Itefuse.
Peklu, (By Cuble.) The Freucb govern
ment bus formerly demanded thu degradu
tlon of the viceroy of Canton, because the
order to execute the Uhluuse magistrate who
was responsible for the murder of two
French ofllcers, at Moutuo, bas not been
curried out. The Tauug-Ll-Yuuiun will
Itev, Henry M. Bbermuu, aged sixty-three
years, und Mrs. Mark Leavenworth, a widow
In the thirties and worth 4-7, 000,000, were
niurrled at Bridgeport, Ct.
MUST STAND ASIDE.
Polya-aiulst Roberts Karred from Heat Id
' Cougresa The Vote on the Resolu
tion Was SOU to HO.
Washington, (Special.) By a vote that
amazed everybody, the qnestlon of Brlghnm
11. Roberts' admission to the House of Rep
resentatives as the momber from Utah, was
settled. The resolution denying him a sent
in tho House until a special committee bad
carefully examined the charges of polygamy
thnt have been made against him wns adopt
ed by a vote of 802 to 80. It was a majority
so overwhelming thnt the members could
scarcely trust their ears when It was read at
the Sponknr's desk. Party lines were wiped
out, and the members could hardly wait to
hear their names ortlled by the clerk, so
eager wore they to shout "aye" on the ques
tion of adopting the resolution. The resolu
tion brought forward by Mr. Rlohnrdson, of
Tennessee, the Democratic leader, whereby
Mr. Roberts was to be given his seat until the
charges had boon examined, wns defeated
by a rote of 247 to 60. It Is evident from
these figures thnt Mr. Roberts will be ex
pollod If ever that motlou is made, us there
Is plainly a two-thirds majority opposed to
his presence in the House. This motion will
hardly be made, however. It is nssumed
that tho committee, after a fortnight's In
vestigation, will bring In a report declaring
that the charges of polygamy nro true, and
that it will recommend that the seat bo de
Tills form of the resolution Is the more
likely, because Mr. Roberts made a good Im
pression by bis address. He spoke well, nnd
brought out some good legal points. The
remarkably heavy opposition vote was prob
ably due to bis charge that Presldeut Mc
Klnley had appointed several federal office
holders iu Utah, knowing them to be poly
gumlst, snd that the Senate bad confirmed
the appointments in spite of this knowledge.
Accordingly, many Republicans voted
against him to show their contempt for tills
allegation, nnd as a vote ot confidence In
There Is an angry demand In some quar
ters that the special Investigating commit
tee should report back a resolution of ex
pulsion In n few days to punish Mr. Roberts
for this charge; but wiser counsels will
probably prevail, and the scat will bo de
The light against Mr. Roberts was led by
Representative Taylor, of Ohio. Mr. Tuy
ler represents President McKlnIey's old dis
trict. He is a worm friend of the President's,
and It was generally understood that he wns
speaking President McKlnIey's sentiments.
Mr. Tuyler's address was a legal discussion
of Mr. Roberts' right. It showed nn ex
haustive study of the law nnd of the pre
cedents. A point that he made was dis
proved by the vote. Mr. Tayler admitted
that his resolution proposed nu unusual
method of procedure, but It was Justified, he
said, by the gravo probability that It would
be impossible to muster a two-thirds vote to
expol Mr. Roborls If bo was onco seated.
How very mistaken Mr. Tayler was In his
estimates was revealed by tlio vote. As a
matter of fact, Mr. Roberts could be cxpellcS
if It required n throe-fourths vote.
Tho audlenco was pretty woll tired out be
fcro tho play began. Since twelve o'clock
it had sat lu thu galleries listening nearly all
that timo to the droning voices of the clerks
who were reading the President's message.
Few members remained in the House during
the reading. Mr. Roberts came In early and
sat off by himself on ono side of the House.
Ho mndo no effort to mingle with tho Demo
crats, because he bad recognized that they
PKRISIIKI) IS A m itNING IIOCSK.
Death of Henry Cunningham, a Well
known Character at Princeton.
Princeton, N. J., (Special.) Henry Cun
nlughutn, a well-known character about
Princeton, was burned to death at his home,
in Stony Brook, uenr this place. Ho is be
lieved to have set bis house on lire while In
toxicated, us ho bad been drinking.
About 4 o'clock a milkman discovered tho
bouse nn lire. Ho succeeded In arousing n
colored man who lived iu one part of the
house, but they could not arouse Cunning
ham, who was In tho portion where the llro
was. His body was found burned to a crisp.
Horses nnd Killers Killed.
Rernnton, Pa., (Special.) Two horsemen,
John Biauvolt nnd Georgo Waterman, of
Nicholson, wore run dowu by a Lackawanna
engine at the La Plume crossing, nnd both
they nud their horses wero Instantly killed.
Thoy hud been to Scrnnton with a load of
bay, and on the return stopped In nt a num
ber of hotels. Shortly after leaving Helton
they hud a runaway and their wagon was
wrecked. They unloosened tho horses and
proceeded to ride home. Tho engineer says
lie did not see them until after they were
struck. Tho engine wns going backward.
Knocked Off a Train.
Clarksburg, W. Va (Special,) As a
freight train, in charge of Conductor Ben F.
Tucker, of Parkersbiirg, came Into the yards,
Tucker discovered Frank Seymour, uged
thirty-two, of St. Louis, beating his way on
the bumpers. Tucker ordered him off, bnt
tho speed scared Sej-mour, and bo would not
ump. Tucker struck Seymour over the head
with a coupling pin, knocking him insensi
ble, Seymour was taken to Kcssler Hospi
tal, where lie became delirious, and Inter es
caped. Ills skull Is fractured and death Is
National Methodltt I'ulverslty,
Indianapolis, Iud., (Special.) The Metho
dist College Presidents discussed the great
American university at their last session
here. Bishop Hurst, In charge of the move
ment, says all but a small umount ot the
necessary tS.OOO.OOO bus been raised. The
history building is already up, nt u cost of
1225,000, and the Bishop says It Is now worth
100.000 more than that. lie expects the in
stitution to be assured within n year.
Cotton Warehouse Destroyed.
Thomaston, Ga.. (Special.) A warehouse
here, ,in which was stored 1,000 bales ot cot
ton, burned. Only fifty bales were saved.
Tho lots Is f 80,000. The flro at ono time
threatened the entire town,
l arge I'oiintli'y Destroyed.
Cincinnati, O., (Special.) Fire destroyed
the large foundry of Sohuh k Martin, In
Covington, Ky. Loss, 160 ,000.
The Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs,
lu u speech, spoke of the Triple Alliance or
the Dreibuud as a veritable stronghold of
peace. H, however, urged the necessity of
an Increase In the Austrian navy.
United States Minister Harris, nt Vienna,
is having an unpleasant experience iu secur
ing a residence. It appears that Austrian
laudlords are unwilling to lease their prop,
ertles to Americans.
M. Guuriu cnused an exciting scene lu the
French Senate sitting as a high court iu the
Tho Indications are that Emperor Wil
liam's naval bill will pass the Reichstag.
German public opinion overwhelmingly
President Zeluya ordered the expatriation
of Bishop pererla for his strictures on i law
recently passed by the Congress.
v The trial of 51, Guerln and his oolleagues
l til IliA Vnrl fMiAhrnl uitlitnilu nuu n.,,.,1 ..i
In the French High Court In Purls.
TIlA HAW rMvnliitlniknrw .ipl.il .... In
izuela agalust President pro tern. Castro Is
Vqiorted to be growing lu strength,
Tifr'iiil.nmas Llpton, in a speech nt a Lon
don buuifttaf uld thnt unless some one else
challenges ton the Amorlca Cup, bo will Very
soon do so again himself.
LATEST NKWS Cl.. ,frov
W. H. HUMMED.
I-ycomlng Grand .li,r,
Three Charges- !,,
Hnlt Decided at llrli -resell
fends Herself (Ml,,, ,
The Grnnd Jury ntU
three Indictments ngnli
mol, charging hlin wi:
wife, Mrs. Frances II,;"1
children, John nnd Kra.
mol was taken from tt
courthouse nbout il o'ri
his presence attracted jn
who packed every sett
all anxious to get a ai
quadruple murderer. !l t
courtroom Hummel In n
with Attorney Frank J, 5 w
consented to act ns f.tr
the accused man. As n r jn,
was renii to mm 11111
answered, "Not guilt
mlngs then moved for '..
cases until the Mar ht ,
the District Attorney . t"
Court granted the rnoti 0
palo and careworn nn.) -"3.
is beginning to renlle f t
ide ntiileii inter
A case cf general f ieri
companies was deel.U, o
fonto before Judge L?ut
brought by the father . ,el,
tor, against tho Unlua ,
unco Company, of ( lu i-
1500 upon a life hi.. r8
young man is suppnwi' B
dered In a lumber eim ' tl
some time In May. 1n;u n it
parents hud seen him pel
Tho I ody of the tmird -nt
without any ldentlllvy i
while hearing ot this
some Investigation, di.l ,,
nor identify it until Jiii.-
r-ttiHiMTu eiiiupitny cuilli
not the body of Potter,
nlive nnd somewhere i
plalntllTs Identified tl,, 1
In the hair, which ws fa
skull. The jury fomnUt tl
tors for full umount el;: li
May did nun mi
thief, who bas spent for Uc
prisons iu various part-let'
been soverely dealt wist
White, of Indiana coiii i 1
old prisoner, 75 years ( Bj'
Steallug n horse, lies. ,
slst the impulse tost
came his way. Judge v,'
tho old ma 1 to snventw:
ern Penitentiary, una
Girl VbiuUIi. U"
A mad dog terrorlzi-'lP
streets of Wllklnsbiira. " 1
his own way until Jliss fe
well known tennis plnv'i Of
the woinnn'g doubles ol''
grasped it by the lb rent Xa
gllug, maddened cn-n: est
Miss McAteor met the 1! ,e
lug up the street. Sin 0
by tho throat and elide
The dog was killed lut , .
The P. O. S. of A. Ha.
lire from some uukiimi:
tlrely destroyed, togeth' aj,
phcrnuliu belonging t '
The local camp had j'i-:
mid had been iidmltlnl ',01
zatlon, the deed for tl
uewlv-eleeteil trustees I,
but u few days ago. Tl l
with uo Insurance. til
Was Her l''3,
Mrs. Joseph Miller,
mm 1 1 and battery case It i
Williamsport, created ilS
Court, Jury and s tU
her owu case. The prn. je
year-old girl, nud while - jj
ness chair Mrs. Millrin
room in a roar. The,
James MoCnwIey, oi l
, .I.....U l 1 .. ,e
to death on the main
town. Ho was in tli"
vuek until 11 o'clock am."
A short distance from II.
being unable to get I"V
lulled from the cold. II
and a widower. Ho Is jj
l ighting the lin f
F.x-Senator S. It. IVii '
I.eonzlo Vureln and I- ,
it......... itri.i....... I
IIIIVllllll, llll'U, iiijinui-
Audlnnl, of New York
iiniiittul bv tho (!humli':
Havana to wait upon II
merce of New York ami "
nd memorialize Coni;rn
oil sugar. Kb
lllg Theft 1 "
Burglars broke Into ll-8H
:be Chumbersburg Kw
Compuny und stole H1'1
ihoes. The shoes were Of
jprons ot the work girl-' I
Killed by ' )'l
Albert Smith, aged 1' 'g
a driver In a slope ot 'lit
Huzleton, fell under a tfij,
was terribly crushed,
A l'onlhle I
A l.A- r ilia ,,1H
wine and hating
have once Bummed i('
cated case lu the j 1
"You hnve all heard J"
have also heard wha'V
eel have said. It y
counsel for the pJ;'1i .
your verdict will In-' I
but, If. on tho other j
what the defendant if
ttior, vr,,, nfill ?
UU, lUSIl J VIA " ' ' ,
the defendant. Put
nnd dnn't helleve Vh(
has said, then I'll be j
what you will do."-'j
New York Weekly
Oh, the awfulest tbi&
Clara de Style, who )
to look at any onejr
discovered that the
rled It a dry got1
D'FaBhlort Horrors! p1
she might have fout
talk. Mrs. D'Avnofff
the poor girl was d"
uAmnl irk trnn-or AD'.0
Hi In a- nnil aha unDt
was a millionaire1