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Bellefonte, Pa., March 8, 1895.
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The Secret of the Miners’ Troubles.
The report of the mine inspector for
the second bituminous district of this
State, which is just published, discloses
the real origin of most of the trouble
that miners experience.
After stating that, out of seventy-two
mines in the district. sixty-six have
worked a greater part of the year and
that out of a total of fifty-seven acci.
dents eighteen, were fatal, he announces
a falling off in the production of coel
of 211,075 tons, while the number of
employees were increased 1,155.
In this latter statement can be found
the germ that usually bas spread the
epidemic of disaffection among coal
miners. The fact that every operator
in the country tries to have at least
twice as many men as he can possibly
give employment located about his
mines is well known. And it is just as
well known that when & miner once
becomes located at a mine, where such
conditions obtain, he is very apt to
spend his life there, for poverty soon
The increase in mining operations is
not commensurate with the increase
in the number of operatives. The re-
sult being a struggle for work. The
operators, realizing the position the
miners are in, can force them to work
on almost any terms because they
know there will be no difficulty in find-
ing other workmen should one lot re-
fuse to be squeezed. This over supply
of labor in the mining districts is then
the cause of all the trouble. It can’t
do otherwise than cheapen labor, it
affords the operator the oppor-
tunity of keeping a double sup
ply of operatives with whom he
divides the work and uses one set to
beat down the other; thus turning
labor against itself.
What is needed most now is a thor-
ough comprehension of the situation
on the part of the miners, an under-
standing that will show them that
their ranks must be thinned out. A
large percentage of them must seek
employment in some other avenue,
Then labor can command what it is
worth and not work its own destruc-
Coal is being put on the cars right
here in Pennsylvania to-day three
times cheaper than it is in England or
France and four times cheaper than
The Experts Were Expert.
There has always been more or less
fun poked at what is known as ‘‘ex-
pert testimony’’ and when the expert
judges of the State Dairymen’s Associa-
tion awarded second and third prizes to
samples of supposed butterine, the
other day, the whole country was
ready to laugh at the joke. Butit has
since developed that the experts were
right and that the samples they passed
on were really butter and not counter-
feit as the man who planned the trap
imagined them to be.
Editor PaLy, of the Meadville Mes-
senger, thought to test the knowledge
of the judges and wrote to a Chicago
firm for some fine grades of butterine,
telling them what he wanted to do
with it. The samples were sent him
and he in turn put them on exhibition
as butter. Prof. H., J. Warkrs, of The
Pennsylvania State College, and Messrs
McCrinrock and WALES were the ex-
pert judges who paesed on editor
Parar’s exhibit and, to the latter's un-
bounded delight, awarded them second
and third prizes. The Messenger laugh-
ed itself nearly to death over the ignor-
ance. of judges who could'nt tell butter
trom ‘butterine, but its glee was short
lived, for Prot. WarTERS, hearing of the
Messenger's statement, procured sam-
ples of the exhibits and, by a caretul
analyeis at The Penunsylvaria State
College Experiment Station, proved
them to be genuine butter, beyond a
The discussion raised considerable
commotion among dairymen and when
bard pressed the Chicago firm admit-
ted that they had sent samples of good
butter to editor Par, telling him that
they were butterine. The joke is on
the editor now and the faith that will
be put in expert testimony hereafter
has received a very material strength.
We congratulate Prof, Wargrs on
the opportunity thus luckily afforded
him to call public attentioz to one
branch of his science a8 a professor of
——There is a bill before the Legis-
lature that aims to force all counties
not having a county poor home to erect
one or send their poor to counties hav-
ing homes. The bill is being opposed
by country members from counties not
having such homes.
Its Work Is Done.
The Fifty- Third Congress Concluded Its Labors
at Noon Monday—All Appropriations
Made.— Last Bills for Them Reached the Pres-
ident in Time For His Signature.~One of the
Closing Scenes.— Messrs. Reed and Dalzell De-
clined to Vot. on Thanks to Spcaker Crisp.=—
Two Others Joined With Them.
W asningroN, March 4.— With many
sins of omission on its head, the fifty-
third congress gave up the ghost, as it
was constitutionally obliged to do, at
precicely 12 o’clock to-day, and "took
its place among the things that were.
Its demise was comparatively unex-
citing. It met its fate with commend-
able evidences of resignation, feeling,
no doubt, that the country was in no
danger of going to the dogs because it
would have to get along without it.
Such work as it was possible for a con-
gress so constituted to do, had been
done some hours before the moment of
dissolution arrived, hence the last
scene of all was not one of bustle and
confusion, but of comparative order
In the house the event of the closing
moments which excited most comment
was one which revealed again “How
very weak the very wise; how very
small the very great are,” or may be-
come in mattersthat touch their vanity.
This anent the refusal of Tom Reed to
offer the resolutions of thanks to
Speaker Crisp, or to stand up aed vote
for them after “Much Joy” Cannon
had offered them. Tom Reed never
looked so small as he did when he sat
in his seat on this occasion, while all
but three of his Republican colleagues
stood to join in the vote. That he felt
rather small, also, was evident from
the expression on his face.
Two of his three colleagues who also
refused to join in the vote were the ever
faithful Dalzell and Payne, the rivals
for the chairmanship of ways and
means in the next congress. The mo-
tive for their following Reed’s lead in
this move was so plain to all who un-
derstood the sitnation that a derisive
laugh went up from the press gallery
as its significance dawned on the cor-
respondents. The fourth man to re-
main seated was Walker, of Masea-
chusetts, who was doubtless pouting
because he knew the speaker had de-
cided to name Hitt, of Illinois, on the
monetary conference, instead of him-
self. Walker, it should be said, regards
himselt as a great authority on finance.
In the senate quite a touch of comedy
was given to the closing proceedings
by the interpretation the galleries, and
some of the senators themselves, put on
Senator Voorhee’s aanouncement that
the president congratulated the senate
on having completed its work.
Aside from these incidents, the life
of the congress went out quietly and in
order, followed in the house, as the
gavel fell, by some of the irreverent
occupants of the press gallery singing
the doxology, in rather rocky style.
Then a general handshake and saying
of farewells began among the members
on the floor, a large number of them
having been retired, and feeling they
would never again be there in official
END OF THE SENATE.
WasHINGTON, March 4.—Before tak-
ing a recess early this morning, the
senate passed several bills to which
there was no objection. The most im-
portant one was the house bill amend-
ing the copyright law by limiting the
severity of the penalty imposed on
newspapers for unintentionally violat-
ing the law, in reproducing copyrighted
Mr. Dubois offered a resolution
amending the rules so as to provide
for the distribution of the appropria.
tion bills among the several commit-
tees of the senate, instead of confining
them as now to the committee on ap:
propriations, Mr. Aldrich objected, and
Mr. Dubois gave notice that he would
call up the resolution on the first Mon-
day of the next congress.
It was 4:05 a. m. when a recess was
taken, and 9:15 before the senate met
again. The vice-president at that time
announced his signature to the naval
bill, and a little later to the general
deficiency bill, ending the appropria-
tion bills. At 10:15 Mr. Voorhees of-
fered a resolution, which was adopted,
for the appointment of & joint com-
mittee of the two houses, to wait upon
the president and inform him that con-
gress, having completed its business,
was ready to adjourn. The vice-presi-
dent named Mr. Voorhees and Mr.
Sherman as the senate members ot the
The Bering sea question made its
appearance briefly when Mr. Gray
(Dem., Del.), asked unanimous consent
to take up the bill, already passed by
the house, concerning Bering sea regu-
lationg, which he said were essential to
the preservation of the fur seals. Mr.
Morgan objected, and the bill was not
taken up. Another phase of the same
subject came up when Mr. Morgan
asked the adoption of a pending agree-
ment directing the foreign relations
committee to inquire into the claims of
Canadian sealers for the seizures of
vessels. This time Mr, Gray objected,
and nothing was done. Mr. Morgan
asked leave to print a statement on the
British claims, but 1t was objected to.
A similar objection met his effort to
print the argument of Hon. E. J.
Phelps, of Vermout, as to the claims.
Resolutions were adopted for a re-
cess investigation of senate chamber
ventilation, and for continuing the
committee assignments until September
next. Mr. Blackburn sought to have a
recess inquiry as to amending the sen-
ate rules in the interest of expediting
business, but it was objected to,
Mr. Morrill (Vt.) presented a grace-
ful compliment to the vice-president,
who had temporarily left the chair, in
the form of a resolution thanking him
for the ability, dignity and impartiality
with which he bad administered the
duties of presiding officer. There was a
loud and unanimous adoption of the
Mr. Call again endeavored to secure
his Florida lottery investigation, but
Mr. Gorman cut it off, suggesting the
impropriety of inaugurating investiga-
tions when the control of the senate
was about to pass out of the hands of
the Democrats. Later it was taken up,
but not passed. An echo of the sugar
investigation was heard in a resolu-
tion which was adopted for the print
ing of a digest of decisions and prec-
edents coucerning the rights of the
senate in dealing with recalcitrant wit.
A joint resolution was passed com-
peneating capitol employes. Thanks
were voted to Mr. Harris as president
While debate was going on upon the
resolution to investigate the Florida
lottery, the committee to wait on the
president returned. There was tumultu-
ous laughter atthe announcement of
Mr. Voorhees, of the committee, that
the president tendered his congratula-
tions to congress on the close of their
labors. Vice-President Stevenson then
closed the session with a few well
1 CLOSE OF THE HOUSE.
WasnaiNeroNn, March 4,—Before tak-
ing a recess at 3.55 o'clock this morn.
ing the house had agreed to the con-
ference report on the general deficien-
cy bill, and had passed the naval ap-
propriation bill with the senate amend-
ments, thus disposing of all the appro-
priation bills, When it reconvened at
8 o'clock there were a few private bills
taken up and passed, but the time was
mostly dawdled away until eleven
o'clock, the only feature being a rather
brisk but brief debate on the results to
flow from the projected monetary con-
The usual committee was
sent to the president to inform him
that congress was ready to adjourn,
and the other formalities of the end of
a congress were gone through with.
The concluding minutes were in the
nature of a love feast. The best feel-
ing prevailed. The resolution of
thanks to the speaker, which usually
came from a member of the majority,
was offered today by Mr. Cannon, Re-
publican, ot Illinois, in a very graceful
speech, bearing testimony to the high
appreciation in which the presiding of-
ficer was beld by the Republican min-
ority. Mr. Wilson, of West Virginia,
responded in behalf of the majority,
and Mr. Simpson, of Kansas, repre-
senting the Populists, joined in the ex-
pression of thanks for the courtesies
and kindnesses extended by the speak-
er. All the kindly sentiments were
applauded, and when Mr, Crisp him-
self ascended the rostrum to return his
thanks and deliver his parting words,
the demonstration was terrific. When
a rising vote was taken oun the
adoption of the resolutions every mem-
ber on the floor save Mr. Reed, of
Maine, and Mr. Walker, of Massa-
chusette, and Mr. Dalzell, of Pennsyl-
vania, arose to his feet.
At the conclusion ot Speaker Crisp’s
speech, just before declaring the house
adjourned without day, he appointed
Mr. Culberson, of Texas, Mr. Hitt, of
Illinois, and himself as members of the
monetary commiesion. His own ap-
pointment was by resolution.
Ice Gorges Extending.
The Cold Wave Increases the Danger Along the
CovruMsIa, Pa., March 5.—The situa-
tion along the Susquehanna river has
not improved, as was expected after
the going out of the great ice gorge at
Turkey Hill yesterday. There is no
abatement of the ice flow, which has
been steadly increasing all day. The
ice is packing solidly against the gorge
at Safe Harbor, and, aided by the cold
weather, is forming a compact body.
Safe Harbor is hemwed in by the
gorges at McCall's and Starr Rock,
which, if the latter should break,
means the utter extermination of the
On the Columbia and Port Deposit
Railroad, at Starr Rock, the ice is
piled from 15 to 20 feet high for near-
ly two miles. A large gang of men are
at work removing it, but the cold
weather makes progress very slow.
The gorge extends from McCall's to
Turkey Hill and the water is still back-
ing up. Martin Bertzfield, who was
standing on a trestle, was knocked off
and fatally injured by running ice.
Four hundred feet of the dam has been
washed out flush with the river bed.
Emigrating to Liberia.
Negroes Enthused at the Prospect of Returning
to the Land of Their Fathers.
BirMiNgHAM, Ala, March 5.—The
movement of negroes from the South
to Liberia is about to become a reality.
On Thursday next a special train,
chartered by the Inter-national Emi.
gration Society, of this city, will leave
Memphis for Savannah, going via Bir-
mingham and Atlanta. Negroes from
Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Ten-
nessee and Georgia to the number of
500 have already arranged to go on it
to Savannah, where a steamer of the
African Steamship Company will take
them direct to the Dark Continent.
An advance guard of eighteen color
ed preachers, who went to Liberia in
January, wrote back of the glories of
the country and the negroes all over
the South are greatly enthused at the
prospect of returning to the land of
their fathers. Thousands of them are
expecting to go during the year.
Fitzsimmons Has Until May 1.
Bavrivore March 5.—Bob Fitzsim-
mons, the world's champion middle-
weight, was seen this afternoon in re.
gard to Corbett's letter of yesterday,
which gives him a time extenosin to
May 1 in which to pay the remainder
of the deposit his agreement with Cor-
bett requires. The general tone of
Corbett’s remarks is extremely over-
bearing, and in alluding to the letter
Fitzsimmons said : “He has done me
a favor in extending the time and I
appreciate it. I don’t care to comment
extensively on the tone of the letter,
It was rather sarcastic, but situated as
I am, I don’t care to respond to it
Decree of Absolute Divorce.
Granted to Mrs. Alva E. Vanderbilt from Her
Husband, William K. Vanderbilt.
New York, March 5.—Judge Bar-
rett, of the supreme court, this atter-
noon granted a decree of absolute
divorce in favor of Mrs. Alva E. Van-
derbilt from ber husband, William K.
Vanderbilt, the well known million-
aire. As all of the testimony and the
report of the referee have been sealed,
no facts can be ascertained as the par-
ties who are implicated with Mr. Van-
derbilt. Although a liberal allowance
has been granted Mrs. Vanderbilt,
there is no record of the sum which
her husband has agreed to give her.
The only paper the public can examine
is the decree “of divorce. Mrs. Van-
derbilt is to have the care and custody
of her three children. The decree is
granted upon the report of Edmund
Kelly, who was appointed to hear and
determine all the issues involved.
The referee found all the allegations
in the complaint to be true ; that Mrs.
Vanderbilt was entitled to her decree
‘of divorce and that she should also
have the custody of the three children.
Mr. Vanderbilt raised the issue as to
the allegations of the divorce in his
answer by denying the charges made
in the complaint. Under the decree
Mrs. Vanderbilt can marry but Mr.
Vanderbilt is forbidden to do so.
It is said Mrs. Vanderbilt has ar-
ranged to sail for Europe to-morrow
for a long visit. She will be accom-
panied by her three children.
The story of the trouble in the Van-
derbilt family first came to the knowl-
edge of the public last August, when a
cable dispatch from Paris stated that
formal negotiations were then in pro-
gress for a judicial separation between
William K. Vanderbilt and his wife.
The name of Nellie Neustretter, a
very well known woman living in
Paris, was mentioned in connection
with these proceedings. She had re-
cently established in expensive apart-
ments in Paris and at Deanville, with
an elaborate retinue of servants.
The domestic difficulties between
Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt reached al-
most a climax last spring when the
party on the splendid yacht Valient
broke up in the Mediterranean under
certain circumstances which at once
widely separated all its members.
William K. Vanderbilt, who is known
to his intimates as “Willie,” is the
second son of the late William H.
Vanderbilt. When William H. Van-
derbilt died he willed $10,000,000 out-
right to each of his children. The
residue of the estate, estimated at $100,-
000,000, was equally divided between
his two oldest sons, Cornelius and
William K. Since then itis believed
to have increased largely.
William K. Vanderbilt was 26 years
old when he first met the woman who
afterwards became his wife. She was
Miss Alva Smith, a young southern
woman and one of the three sisters
noted for their beauty. Miss Smith's
family was not wealthy. They were
i residents of Mobile and came of excel-
lent stock. After his marriage, Wm.
K. built a splendid grey stone house at
the corner of Fifty-second street and
Fifth avenue at a cost of about $3,000,-
000. A few years later he built a
sumptuous marble house at Newport
which cost $1,000,000, and which he
gave to his wife.
Much of the family’s time has been
gpent abroad. The family entertained
a great deal, and Mr. and Mrs. Van-
derbilt figured prominently in society,
both in this country and abroad.
Although Mr. Vanderbilt has al-
ways been a lover of pleasure, he has
worked, too. At the age of 26 he was
made second vice president on the New
York Central railroad, which place he
held for six years, when he became
president of the Nickel Plate road.
Mrs. Vanderbilt is now about 34 years
old. She has a pretty face and a hand-
some figure. She has always been con-
spicuous for her costumes and dia-
monds, and has in the past few years
entertained largely. !
Nellie Neustretter, the young wo-
man who is said to be the cause of the
family troubles, is well known in San
Francisco. She is a native of Eureka,
Nev., resided for a number of years in
San Francisco, and has frequently
figured in escapades that have won her
notoriety both in the new and old
worlds. She is about 29 years old.
About a month ago Mademoiselle
Neustretter gave birth to a male child
at her home in Paris.
Gould's Titled Daughter.
She Takes Her $3,000,000 Purchase to Jay's
IrviNGTON, N. Y., March 5.—Count
de Castellane and his bride, the coua-
tess, who arrived from New York last
evening, are spending a quiet day at
Lynhurst, Helen Gould’s mansion. A
number of newspaper men this morn-
ing went to Lynhurst, but they were
not allowed to go any farther than the
gate, and were refused all information
as to the movements of the bridal cou-
ple. Two men who look like detec-
tives closely scrutinize all who ask for
admission to the grounds surrounding
The Count and Countess de Castel-
lane will sail for Southampton to-mor-
row morning at 11 o'clock. They have
chosen the American line steamship
New York for their honeymoon voy-
One Year to Prison.
Perry County Bankers Get a Light Sentence.
New Broowrierp, Pa., March 5.—
William A. Sponsler and Benjamin F.
Junkin, convicted of embezzlement,
were to-day fined $20 and costs each
and sentenced to imprisonment for one
year. Sponsler was president of the
Perry county bank, and Junkin his
partner. The bank closed its doors
March 24, 1894. The assets were found
to be $297, with liabilities of $120,000,
and the institution had been insolvent
since 1876. James Wilson, the cashier,
turned state's evidence, and a nolle
pros was entered in his case.
Surprise for Reading.
The Bondholders’ Trustee Wants the Mortgage
Foreclosed—In Bad Financial Straits—The
Company's Business Last Year Showed a Def-
icit_of Nearly $2,000,000, and the Indications
Ar&That it Will Be $3,000,000 This Year.
PrrLaperpaia, March 4.—The
Pennsylvania Company For Insurance
on Lives and Granting Annuities, as
trustee for the Philadelphia and Read-
ing railroad mortgage bondholders,
has filed in the United States court a
bill in equity praying for the foreclos-
ure of the mortgage.
The Pennsylvania company repre-
sents as trastee over $4,000,000 Read-
ing general mortgage bounds. The ac-
tion of the company was unexpected,
although there has been talk in the
direction of foreclosure ever since the
failure of the Olcott- Earle organization
plan. The Pennsylvania company
has, it is said, been actuated in its
course by the theory that a foreclosure
and reorganization can now be affect-
ed at a smaller outlay and upon better
general terms than at any other time.
Since the appointment of receivers,
a little over two years ago, the finan-
cial condition of the Reading Railroad
company has steadily deteriorated, and
the reorganization plans that have in
the meantime been presented have
each in turn failed of adoption by the
security holders. The company’s busi-
ness reached its lowest ebb in 1894,
when there was a deficit of $1,993,000,
including the operations of both the
railroad and coal and iron companies.
In the first two months of the present
fiscal year—December and Javuary—
there has been a deficit of $865,164,
indicating that the deficit for the year
will be in the neighborhood of $3,000,-
The company has a definite floating
debt of over $12,000,000, not including
notes in addition to which there are
nearly $1,300,000 of unadjusted ac-
counts with the Lehigh Valley and
Prince & Co., an acknowledged debt to
the holders of Philadelphia, Reading
and New England bonds, and a contin-
gent liability for a large sum.
THE COMPANY IN A BAD WAY.
As evidence of the straits to which
the company is now reduced, the sur-
prising tact has developed that the re-
ceivers had not even money to pay the
car trust certificates as they mature.
To the holders of the Series “C” cer-
tificates this is no new experience.
Every three months 30,000 of these
mature, but none have been paid off
since September, 1893, and the holders
have been compelled to consent to an
extension. Friday being one of the in-
terest periods, $30,000 more matured,
but the holders, instead of getting their
money, were asked to accept an exten-
sion until March 1, 1897, with interest
at 7 per cent. per annum instead of 5
per cent. as at present.
The holders of the “Series D” car
trust certificates are also being kept
waiting. In November last $310,000
of these matured, and the holders
were asked to wait a few months, as
the receivers would not be able to pay
thera until March 1. That day has
now come and gone, but the certificate
holders are &till waiting for their mon-
¥ The Reading general mortgage, for
the foreclosure of which proceedings
have at last begun, is for $100,000,000.
against which bonds for a like amount
are authorized, but only $44.615,188
are outstanding, The bonds mature
in 1958 and bear interest at the rate of
4 per cent, per annum, payable semi-
annually, but no interest has been paid
since January, 1894, two years’ cou-
pons being in default. The mortgage
provides thatin the event of default
foreclosure proceedings may be institu-
ted by the holders of not less than 10
per cent. of the amount of bonds out-
standing. In this case the request
was made by a committee, with whom
over $30,000,000 or something like 70
per cent, are on deposit.
“The Land of Flowers.”
Personally Conducted Tours to Florida via
Undoubtedly one of the most original
and highly satisfactory creations of the
Pennsylvania Railroad is the inaugura-
tion of personally-conducted tours under
the supervision and direction of a Tour-
ist Agent and Chaperon, and the mark-
ed success and popularity of the tours to
Florida are due to several causes; the
complete appointment of the special
trains, the liberality of the rate and the
return limit of tickets, are among the
features that have attracted the travel-
The next tour of this year’s series to
Jacksonville, allowing two weeks’ stay
in Florida, will leave New York.and
Philadelphia on March 12. The rate,
including transportation, meals en route,
and Pullman berth on special train in
each direction, is $50.00 from New
York and $48.00 from Philadelphia ;
proportionate rates from other points.
For further information apply to
Ticket Agents, or address Tourist
Agent, 1196 Broadway, New York, or
Room 411, Broad Street Station, Phila-
delphia, to whom application for space
should also be made.
The Gold Reserve Gradually Increas-
WasHINGTON, March 5.—The treas-
ury gold reserve stood to-day at the
close of business at $91,635,000, The
slowness with which the syndicate is
paying in the gold is causing some com-
ment. While it would be untrue to
! say that a hitch has occurred between
the government and the syndicate as to
gold being paid in, it is strictly correct
to say that the treasury officials are vex-
ed at the exactions which are being
made by the bond purchasers.
Started on Double Turn.
‘WILMERDING, Pa., March 5.—After
seven months of an almost complete
shut down the Westinghouse Air Brake
works here stated up yesterday in full
double turn, the first time since the
plant was built, four years ago. About
3,000 men will now find employment
here and the works will run steadily.
Coal Miners Strike.
The Convention Comes to an End With a Resolu-
tion to Stop Work.—A General Suspension’
No Immediate Danger of a Local Coal Short
Pir18BURG, Pa., Mar. 7.—“We might
as well die fighting as starving,” said
Secretary Warner of the United mine
workers, after the convention of miners
yesterday. The edict calling all the
miners of the Pittsburg district out on a
strike will be in full effect this morning,
and a suspension involving more than
15,000 miners will be inaugurated.
The convention adjourned at noon,
and the delegates went at once to their
respective districts to carry into effect
the resolution to get a rate of 69 cents
a ton or strike. Before adjourning a
resolution was passed which gives the
miners who can command it the privi-
lege of going to work at the 69-cent rate
if offered without waiting for those who
cannot; but one-balf of the advance is
to be paid into a fund for the support
of the locked-out men in the district.
The working miner would have an ad-
vance of 7 cents a ton, and the other 7
cents would be used in carrying on the
When the convention met the com-
mittee that held a conference with a
committee of operators made its report.
The report recommended that a con-
ference be held with the operators next
Saturday, as asked by the operators.
There was a heated discussion. Many
of the miners said that to wait was sim-
piy to give the operators more time, and
the proposition was opposed with
enough vigor to defeat it. A resolution
condemning a morning paper for pub-
lishing a misleading report of the con-
vention was also passed. :
The miners’ officials returned to their
homes last evening and do not expect
to get any official news from the dis-
tricts until this morning. President A.
J. Cairus will remain a headquarters,
but Secretary Warner will go out into
the districts and look after keeping the
The strike begins with about 800
non-union men at work, and with all
the other mines idle work in these par-
ticular mines will be plenty. An effort
will be made to call these men out,
but the miners’ officials have little
hopes of doing it.
There is no immediate danger of
scarcity of coal in Pittsburg. Yes-
terday it was learned that there is
enough coal in the Pittsburg market to
supply the demand for a week, even if
no more came in during the interval.
When this supply is exhausted the
supply of non-union mines running will
be sufficient for the local demand.
But is probable there will be a rise in
price within the next few days.
Both Factions at Harrisburg.
Dick Quay, Mayor-Elect Warwick and Chris
Magee Confer With the Governor.
HARRISBURG, Pa., March 5.—Mayor-
elect Warwick came to this city this
evening with Senator Penrose, and is a
guest at the executive mansion. Dick”
Quay also reached here about the same
time and had a conference to-night at
the executive mansion with Governor
Hastings, Mr. Warwick and Chris L.
It is believed that the meeting was
for the purpose of adjusting the trouble
in Philadelphia between David Martin
and the followers of Senator Penrose.
Friends of Senator Quay declare that
the quarrel will be settled and that a
Senate committee will not be appointed
to investigate the municipal affairs of
Philadelphia. Mr. Warwick ison his
way to the west for recreation and rest.
Young Quay leaves to-morrow for
LET us TALK ABOUT THE WEATH-
ER, SAYS MR. Hicks.—My last bulletin
gave fore casts of the storm wave to
cross the continent from March 1 to 5,
and the next will reach the Pacific coast
about the 6th, cross the western moun-
tain country by the close of the 7th, the
great central valleys from the 8th to the
10th and the eastern States about the
This disturbance will be of more force
than usual, but precipitation will be
light except in a few limited localities,
The most important feature of this storm
will be the cold wave immediately fol-
lowing its warm wave, causing great ex-
tremes of temperature and frosts further
gouth than usual,
Just here it is pertinent to repeat that
the 1895 crop season weather will be
uncommon and remarkable and every
part of the United States may prepare
for the unusual. The third storm wave
of March will reach the Pacific coast
about the 12th, cross the western moun-
tain country by close of the 13th, the
great central valleys 14th to 16th and
the eastern States about the 17th.
The feature of this disturbance will
be a very considerable increase of pre-
cipitation as compared with the first
part of the month, and the temperature
will average low during the two weeks
following this storm wave.
‘Warm waves will cross the western
mountain country about 6th and 12th
greal central valleys 8th and 14th, and
eastern States 10th and 16th. Cool
waves will cross the western mountain
country about 9th and 15th, great cen-
tral valleys 11th and 17th, and eastern
States 13th and 19.
The principal storms of March will
be those to cross the continent from 7th
to 11th and 24th to 28th, and the cold
waves following these will be the most
severe of the month.
The principal, most beautiful, aurora
will accompany the cold wave crossing
the continent from 25 to 26th. A more
brilliant aurora will accompany the cold
wave crossing the continent 7th to 9th,
but it will probably be obscured by the