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THE SCRANTON TIUBUNE-TltCRSDAV, MARCH 28, 1001.
Detonation from the Anthracite Re
atons, Headed bu Father Phil
, lips, Has an Interview.
RESULT OP CONFERENCE
Mr. Morgan Assures the Committee
That He May Be Belted Upon to
Do All In His Power to Prevent a
Strike or any Other Move Calcu
lated to Paralyze Business Un
wilHng,Ho wever, to Hold a Public
Conference with the Labor Leaders
as the Best Ends Might Be De
feated by Publicity.
By Fieluslve Wlic (rem riir Avsotlalcd PrcM,
New York, March 27. A delegation
, composed of flvo men representing
trade Interests In the Pennsylvania
anthracite coal fields, with the Itov.
Kdward S. Phillips acting as chairman,
held a confvenre with .T. Plerpont
Morgan In the private olllce of Mr.
Morgan In this city. The condition of
unrest In the anthroclte coal region at
present was set forth In the briefest
possible lorni by Wither Phillips, who
presented the delcgution to Mr. Mor
gan and to whom Mr. Morgan ex
pressed his Interest In their errand and
willingness to make a personal effort
to prevent a strike, though he declined
lo hold a public conference with the
The delegation who met Mr. Morgan
today comprised the Hev. E. S. Phillips,
of H.'izlcton; Edward I.audorbach, thn
treasurer, and A. T. McAllister, the
secretary of the Hazlcton board of
trade; J. H. Zerbe, president, and L.
V. Marquurt, chairman of the manu
factures association of the Pottsvllle
board of trade. Arrangements for this
meeting were made last week by the
officials of the various boards of trade
of the region, through Fnther Phillips
as chairman. The conference lasted
less than halt an hour. Father Phil
lips made a brief presentation, saying
that the delegation was there merely
to try to bring about some action that
would prevent u strike; that they were
ready to art as an Intermediary boI?y
or to he used In any way that would
conipoM- hii differences existing.
Objects to Public Meeting.
Father Phillips asked Mr. Morgan If
he would meet John Mitchell, presi
dent of the United Mine Workers, who
has been In New York several days.
Mr. Morgun In reply said in substance
that his attitude up to the present bus
been toward the prevention of a strike.
He said he was much Interested In
the mission of the delegates, and he
assured them that they could rely up
on him to do alt within his power to
prevent nny action that would paralyze
bilblnebs. lie lemurked, however, that
he was disinclined to hold a public
conference with the labor leaders, In
dicating as a leason for this attitude
the belief that should a public meeting
between himself and and the labor
leaders be held th publicity thereof
and possibly attendant conclusion
might hamper the achievements of the
best ends which all weie seeking. In
other words, as Mr. Morgan lemarked,
should he hold a public meeting or
conference "half of New York would
be upon his heels,"
Mr. Morgan added that the ends
sought could best be achieved through
other channels and he assured the dele
gation that he might communicate with
the boards of trade later.
"You may rest assured that I be
lieve there will be no strike." remarked
Mr. Morgan shook hands with the
members of the delegation and they de.
parted. Mr. Morgan after the confer
ence declined to make any statement
Hazleton, March 1!7. A. T. McAllis
ter and William I.ouderb'iueh, niem
btis of the Ilazlcton board ot trade,
who participated In he conference
held with J. P. Morgan in New York
toda. returned home tonight. I Mr.
t.oucleibauch hud nothing to suy and
all that Mr. McAllister would say was;
"Personally. I don't think there will
be a strike."
Programme That Is to Be Given in
The niuslcnle to bo given by Mrs.
faiolyn Wolfe-Worden at Guernsey
hall tonight, promises to bo a treat to
music lovers. Tho patronesses will bo
Mrs, W. I.. Connell, Mrs. C. P. Mut
thew8, Mrs. E. P. Jermyn, Mrs. A. E.
Hunt, Mrs. H. II. Brady, Jr., Mrs. f
B. Penman. Mrs. T. C. Von Storch,
Madame Tlmberman-Handolph, Mrs.
Theo. Ilemberger, Mrs. II. C. Wallace,
Mrs. E. H. Hippie, Mis. G. W. Kear,
Mrs. S. T. Jones, Mrs. David Spruks,
Mrs T. L. Connell. Following Is the
"Allegro Moderato" (Sonata op. 7) ...,K. fiilog
Clurlfs II, IJoersam,
llerodiate Air de Salome Massenet
"The Celebrated Romania" (In F) ..Pectliovcn
Jtons. F. Vandereken.
fcema-rtetlt at Cawtlne "DIo I'ojsentc" (from
Prof. John T. WatUns.
Your Veiee Violin Obligate rieiua
Alfred Wooler. Violin, Jtons, V, Vanderveken.
Mora, 1'. Vandcrvclcn.
r'iran , -Mclba Walt I.ulgt Arditl
"Vulcan.' t" (from Philemon ct IUucIO.
Prof. John T. Watklas.
A Night in Venice Lucantonl
Mrs. Worden Mr. Wooler,
() My Klrat Heart Borrow Ellenler
(b) The Swan (extract from Carnival of Anj.
maU) st. Saena
(c) The Lovers on the Swing Simon
Mons, F. Vandcrvelcn.
Ti liego 0 Padre Nlcolal
Mrs. Worden, Mr. Watklns, WooJer-VlollD, lions,
AN INDIGNATION MEETING.
It Will Bo Held Tonight in Howard
At the Howard Place African Metho
dlat Episcopal churoh tonight an in
dignation meeting1 will bo held under
the auspices of the Keystone club, to
protest against the atockade outrages
of South Carolina and other outrages
no less flagrant in the south. The com
mltco ot arrangements is keenly alive
to the fact that the purposo of the
nouth is the re-enslavement of tho ne
gro race, and therefore aro desirous of
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Duffy Mnlt WhtsVey Co.. Rochester, N. T.
stemming that current before It
reaches too far.
Recorder Molr. Major W. S. Millar
and City Solicitor A. A. Vosburg will
address the meeting, which will be In
charge of a committee consisting of
George W. Hrown. A. II. Patterson,
Lewis E. Morton, John V. Dorsey and
A DASH FOFUBERTY.
Daring Escape Made from County
Jail by Joseph Stevanavltz Cap
tured In North Scranton.
Joseph Stevanavltz, one of the pi Is
oneis at the county jail, made a dur
ing dash for llbcity yesterday after
noon and escaping from 'the very shnd
ow of the jail walls enjoyed about
four hours' freedom before he was ar
rested in North Scranton by Puttol
inan Peiry and again lodged In the
county I last lie.
Kteviumvlt?. Is ' serving a three
months' term for lnireny, having been
committed on Feb. ll. lie was at woik
yesterday afternoon with a number ot
ether prlscneis, under u guard, In tho
lower end of tho jail yard, where soma
excavating Is being done. They wete
engaged In wheeling out banowsful ot
dill, and shortly after 3 o'clock, as
they passed thiough the gute, Stevan
uvllz noiselessly dropped his barrow
nnd slipped off.
Ills absence was not noted at llrst,
but when it was dlscoveied, all traces
of him hud disappeared. As his
home wns known to be In North
Scranton, Ihe police of that precinct
wero notified, and last evening Patrol
man Charles Perry located Mr. Stevan
avltz on Theodore street. Ho took him
to the North Scranton station, and
later he went back to the county Jail,
A POLANDER BOBBED.
Taken Under Linden Street Bridge
and Knocked Unconscious.
An unknown Folander wus found
lying In a semi-conscious condition by
tho Delaware and Hudson tracks under
tho Linden fctrcct brldgo last night
shortly after 11 o'clock. He was car
ried by tho railroaders who found him
to tho station where it wa reen that
tho right eldo ot his faw .vh horribly
Ho said that ho had been taken
under the bridge by two men who
choked him, and knocked him down,
kicking him In tho face. They took
J15 from his pocket, he said, and then
left him. One of them he describes as
having a wooden leg. The matter was
reported to the police and at 1.45 this
morning Patrolman Lona Day arrested
a oiio-lesced man named Ford, who
lives in West Scranton.
He found him with two other men
in tho rear of the Columbia hotel on
lower Lackawanna avenue. Tho Po
lander positively Identified Ford as
one of the men who robbed him. He
was held nt the Centre street station
In order that he might bo on hand
to appear against the prisoner thla
Ask for Kclly'a union cracker.
NEWS OF FIRE
WHY RECORDER MOIR OPPOSES
Docs Not Think the Call System Will
Prove Satisfactory Here and at
Present the City Cannot Afford to
Go on an Entirely Paid Basis.
Many Nice Tilings Said About the
Manner in Which the Recent Wyo
ming Avcnuo Fire Was Handled
by the Department.
In an Interview accorded a Tribune
than, Recorder Molr declared him
self Irrevocably opposed to the
(llsbaudment of tho volunteer flro
department nt the present time
and Its reorganization along the lines
laid down In the general reorganiza
"I believe," said he, "that it would
bo very unwise at tho present time to
reorganize the lire department under
the plan outlined in tho generat reor
ganization ordinance. I favor waiting
until next year, when I think wis will
bo able lo reorganize on the only
proper basis, that Is nil paid men.
"With the Increased revenue from
the Imposition of a license tnx and
f i om other sources I think the ques
tion of expense caiv then bo met. My
objection to the plan nt present under
consideration lies In mi' firm IHIcf
that tho call system Is not nil thai Its
champions claim. It Is In opetntloii in
a number of smaller cities, but Is n
success In none of them.
"It does not, In my opinion, ussuio
anything like the ittteudanco at a flro
that wo now have under tho volunteer
system. It Is productive of scandal
wherever It Is In force. A call man
may bo actually on duty only about a
half or three-nuaitcrs of mi hour, but
three or four hours' time Is turned In
for him. This Is tho general rule In
Wllke8-,Unrre and other cities where
It Is In operation. It may be a good
system In theory, but Is a very bad
one In practice.
"I do not wish to be understood na
opposng tho Improvement of the disci
pline or efficiency of tho fire depart
ment. No man In the city icallzcs this
need more than myself, but It cannot
be done until wo put It on an entirely
paid basis, a thing absolutely impossi
ble at the present time. Our volun
teer force hns done In the past and
will do In the future, I feel sure, moro
capable nnd eftlelent work than could
ever bo done under the call system."
Chief Zlzlcniun has received many
compliments for the elllclcnt manner
In which the recent lire on
AVyomlng avenue, was handled. Tho
business men in the neighborhood, es
pecially Messrs Clelland, Simpson
& Taylor, of tho Globe, have expressed
themselves us highly pleased with tho
work ot tho volunteer flro laddies, who
so successfully managed to keep one
of the fiercest fires ever seen In this
city confined to the building In which
If there was criticism after the
Lackawanna avenue flro of a month
ago, It has been disarmed by tho woik
of Tuesday morning, and the volunteer
dij.artment has redeemed Itself In the
eyes of many of those who we're be
foie most severe in their condemna
tion, even Including some of the ob
jectors nmong tho councllmcn.
The need of a supply of Jackets for
bursting hose was exemplified at tho
Williams & McAnulty blaze last week.
There were no less than hnlf a dozen
bad breaks, and only two jackets on
hand to use In closing them. Chief
Xlzlcmnnn says that each company
should lo supplied with at least two
Jackets and that the few hundred dol
lars which would have toVbo expended
for their purchase would be more than
made up In added efficiency of tho
Some of the breaks In the hose tho
oilier morning wasted half the water
which was coming from the hydrant.
A movement will be started In coun
cils In the near future looking toward
a reduction In the gas bills at the var
ious hose and engine houses.
These bills at present nre considered
very high by councilman and It Is pro
posed to Introduce a resolution fixing
a certnln number of cubic feet ns a
limit beyond which bills must not bo
run up nt the expense of the city. The
matter will be Introduced in the foim
of a resolution.
The members of both tho common and
select council committees on estimates
sny that it will bo absolutely Impossi
ble to provide for any increase in the
flro department appropriation for tho
coming year. This means that the new
hook and ladder truck cannot be pur
chased nnd that Chief Klzlemann rnn
not have the extra driver at a salary
ot $G0O that ho iiRks for.
It Is understood that no provision
whatever will be made for the addi
tional permanent men provided for In
ordinances passed by councils within
the past few months.
Sometime next month the members
of the Columbia Hose company pro
pose giving a fair In West Scranton nt
a place not yet decided upon. A feat
ture. It is understood, will be an ama
teur minstrel show.
TURNED LIGHT DOWN.
How George Wilson, Colored, Was
Arrested for Burglary.
The sudden turning down nt
tho light In a clothing store at
207 Penn avenue nt 2.45 o'clock
yesterdny morning attracted the
attention ot Patrolman Karlus. Ho
Investigated and found George Wilson,
colored, coolly sorting QVcr the stock
with tho view of picking out an outfit
Wilson gained access to the building
by cutting out, with a knife, the panel
In the side door, through which he
crawled. Kvldentlv he had tried his
luck on the lear door, as that was also
KarlUB took him to the Center street
station. Ho was given a hearing be
fore Alderman Kasson In police court
and committed to the county Jail In
default of $500 ball.
Wilson Is a shoe shiner, employed
by a Spruce street shoe shining es
tablishment, and has been In this city
but a short time,
A New Submarine Boat.
An emploje of the l'miiti Camnagnle Gen
erals Tuinrutliinttqtio lui invented a new submarine-
boat, Tho mult'l, which ii two meten
in length, has bveu tried In thu presence of
Admiral Dcsaon at MjiMIIci, unit lia so Im
pressed him that ho sent n (Mailed ienoit to
tho minister ot nurlne, 11 is trlleted Hut a
surstdy v. ill ho cradled tho (mentor, M.
i'eion, to cemtrm t J Ur.'T .ind mote perfect
toiulwlcd from I'asc 1 1
annually thereafter slull elect one count ilinan
to ctc tor tho term of two jrars.
5cc. 2. The persons holding older as mem
bers of tho town count II of the borough at the
Huh- of tho pafeugo of this act slull continue to
senc as fetich In addition to those troldcl in
section 1 under this ait, until the rc?pcctie
terms for which tlie.v luc been eleited shall ex
pire. Sec, .1. All ataniies in the town council
of the borough of Dunmoie shall be filltd by
the court of common picas of Lackawanna coun
ty upon petition of nt least fli cuMllncd elec
tors of slid borough praying for the same and
upon proof being made that such uiamy or
Sec. 4. All ails or parts of acts iiuniisNtent
hcieuitli be and Ihe hamp are hereby repealed.
Arguments were mndr today before
the Judiciary general committee of 'the
house on the net validating tlu Oar
bondale iiaving llenw. City Solicitor II.
D. Stewart appeared In favor ot tho
bill, and O. H, Partridge, representing
tho property holders who nre 'trying
to avoid the Ileus, argued against It.
The bill hal been recommitted special
ly to give tho property holders an op
portunity of being heard. Tho com
mittee decided to report the bill ad
versely. Henry Ilelln wns heie today In con
ference with Itepresentatlve Srheuer,
In relation to securing a special hear
ing before the appropriations commit
to on the bills appropriating money
to Scranton charitable Institutions.
Jlr, Scheuer will make nn effort to
havo a hearing flxad for next "Wednes
day? Congressman William Connell
und E, L. Fuller nro to come heie
this week In the Interests of the bill
making the Lackawanna hospital a
state Institution nnd providing means
for Its enlargement and maintenance.
The sub-comtnlttee which was !n
Scrnnton last week is very favorably
Impressed with this proposition and
enn be relied upon to recommend It.
Palm Bill Defeated.
Tho Palm bill requiring that nil
executions take placo In one or the
ether of the state penitentiaries, was
defeated In tho houso today, when It
came up for ilnal passage. Philadel
phia und Allegheny county people pro.
teste against it nnd letters wero rend
from the wardens of tho two peniten
tiaries, In which strong arguments
were made against tho bill nnd in
which it was alleged that tho real
purpose of the measuro was to savo
the 'sheriff of Crawford county the
distasteful task of hanging a rnan now
under sentence of death, Mr. Palm
admitted that this mlqht To one of
the purposes of the bill, but claimed
it was only nn incidental one, and to
prove his good faith, offered to strike
out tho clauso which makes tho meas
ure retroactive. Tho house, however,
would not hear to this and defeated the
bill 'by a big majority. In support of
the bill, Mr. Palm and Mr. Cottor, ot
MoKean, argued that by having all
hangings privately conducted within
the walls of tho penitentiaries it would
avoid tho growing scandal of fete days
in the entailer counties on the occa
sion of every execution,
Mr. Cotter also contended that tho
shock which u hunging elves a com
' ran! I
Here's Our Newest for Spring
"THE BELL YOKE."
A Spring Overcoat that has been designed to meet the
demands of men who insist upon having fashionable clothes.
Your custom tailor could make you one, These are ready-to-wear.
Many of the best dressers in the city are wearing bur
ready-to-wear clothes with complete satisfaction. It is because
we demand that every accepted decree of fashion shall
be embodied in all garments. If you desire individuality, such
as is usually attributed to the high-priced custom tailor, call
and see these Spring Overcoats, "THE BELL YOKE."
A Spring Overcoat that is cut medium
length, new cloth patterns, some M A
silk lined, from ... pl"
Scranton's Leading Outfitters.
munity makes It almost Impossible to
secure first degree verdicts In that
community for many a day.
Mr. Ieard asked unanimous consent
to make a motion to further amend
his local option bill, but Mr. McTlgho,
of Allegheny, objected and defeated the
project. Later, on motion of Mr. lie
Tlghe, the bill was referred to the
committee on law and order by a vote
of 103 to r,0. When the bill was on
second reading there were 10S votes In
Its favor. Since then the members
have had their attention called to some
undesirable features of the measure
and It Is proposed to have these feat
ures eliminated or modified in the com
mltee on law und order, of which tho
eminent Itepresentatlve "Pud" Slater,
of Philadelphia, Is chairman. Mr.
Leard took . photograph of his bill
before It went to the committee.
The act to centralize township
schools and provide high schools for
townships was passed on third reading
nfter n dozen members from the "In
terior" made speeches In Its support.
The third class city charter passed
third reading in the house -without a
dissenting vote and Is now In tho sen
ato. The Vaughnn bill for the appoint
ment of a committee of the senate
and house to bring about a conference
between the operators and miners Is
still on Speaker Marshall's table, with
a mass of other matter which the rush
of business prevented him from pre
senting. T. J. Duffy.
COMPANY STORE ORDER
TAX BILL IS DEFEATED
Lacked 8 Votes in the House Mr.
Marshall Favors Miners Bills
Passed Finally in the House.
Special from a Staff Correpondcnt.
Harrlsburg, March 27. The bill tax
ing company store orders was defeat
ed in tho houso this afternoon by the
lack of eight votes, twenty-five mem
bers votlnc for it und thirty-one
against. Nearly half a hundred mem
bers refrained from voting. The Gar
ner bill increasing the number of mine
inspectors and providing for their elec
tion by the people then came up and,
after being amended by restoring tho
salary to $3,000 and providing for quar
terly Instead of bi-monthly reports,
was laid over for printing nnd final
passage. The other miners' bill, pro
viding for check weighers and tho
weighing of coal wero next on tho cal
endar but wero saved from possible
defeat by adjournment,
Tho motion to adjourn wns seem
ingly defeated, but Speaker Marshall,
under tho excuso of his unwritten
prerogative decided the motion car
ried, nnd without giving tlmo for a
call for division, declared the house
adjourned. Tho miners' lobbyists gave
him grateful looks. The opponents of
their bills were eager to get at them,
while tho supporters wero shy of thu
necessary constitutional majority.
Bills Passed Finally,
Providing for the, clothing, maintenance and
inilruttlon of children received into tho home of
rilugc, cue-lull at the ciptn.-o ot tho ttato and
one-half at the exnna of tho county fiom
width they came.
b'-inlfi hill to amend section II of the act of
Juki- V, 1W, relating to pilialc road.
See the new styles and
we are showing. A representative
display in show windows
5 MAURICE D.
I INS II S
THURSDAY. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY,
MARCH 28, 29 AND 30, 1901,
We desire to announce to our patrons and friends our
Spring Opening, on the above dates, and also our re
rhoval to a larger and more commodious store room,
124 Wyoming Avenue (tho Old Leader Stand), where
we will be better prepared to receive and supply your
wants in our particular line.
Thanking You for Past Favors,
An act amendinp; the tenth claufie'of the fourth
et'ctlon and th; cifthth taction of tho -Hiook
high license act mitliori.lii bondi-nien from
any part of the count.v or .1 security trust or
surety company to execute the bond reqiilml
of liivior b alcrn and flxini; the amount and
providing for the llllng mid approial thereof.
ltcicallns tho avt of .pril II, JBCfl, relative
to the fees ot the county treat urer of Clearfield
and Luzerne counties ho far ai it relates to l.u
The McWhinney bill pioWdinx for the adulter
ation of natural fruit juice.
Taxing trut funds held by tiust companies
at the rate of 2 cents for each 1,V) of mil
l'rovidme for the division of I ho iliuuum n
managers of Insurance companies into clauses ami
for the election of cudi directors or injiutvi-,
nnd making lawful and valid such division and
clarification of dlrcctora or managers of insur
ance companies when hereurore made.
alidjtiiif moitgages, conveyances and ollui
Instruments which have been defecttvel) .c -Inovvlcdgcd.
The bill taxing aloie orders, divtders.
was defeated on Aral passage.
In committer ot the v. nolo th anthracite- m .
Inspection bill was amended to as to IK ic
salary ot the mine Inspectors nt $3,000 annu.,'
Instead of $1,200 and providing for the iup
tlon of collieries every three months instead of
bi-monthly after which the, bill pasted ihud
reading and was laid avidc for printing,
T. J. Puffy
WILL BE NO CONFERENCE.
So Said President Truesdnle While in
the City Yesterday.
President W. II. Truesdale, of the
Delaware, Lackawanna nndUWestern
company, stopped off In this city for
a few minutes yesterday nmrnlncf on
his way to New York fiom a trip
through Mexico. He took occasion to
assert that he believed the operators
would not confer with the Mine Work
The company officials always have
and always will meet Its own em
ployes, he Raid, and discuss grievances
with them. He denied most emphat
ically the rumor that he had resigned,
and said that ho had no Intention of
Mrs. Walker, of fllirhlnstnn, Knglaud, hal
lived In' tho reign of five- sovereigns. Shs lias
six children living, lllly-elght graiidchlldien and
thirty-seven great grandchildren.
What Happened to the Man Who
Found It Out.
Harvey Sutherland, In Alnslee's.
It occurred to an alchemist one day,
that it would be a fine thing to tako
sulphur, saltpeter nnd dried toads,
pound them all to a powder and "sub
llmo" them together In nn alembic,
which he carefully luted and set on
the furnace to heat. He poked up tha
flro and waited around, thinking what
ho would do with all his mony if this
should turn out to bo the powder ot
reduction that would turn base metal
Into gold, when bang! went the alem
bic, and tho windows blew out and tin
door rlppedoff its hinges and fell down,
blam! Tho alchemist scuffled out
from under the ruins of the furnace,
shook a red-hot coal or two out of Ill's
shoo and tho ashes oft himself, nnd
wondered what had struck htm. Ho
tried It again and again, and each time
with the same result; and then it
dawned upon him that he had discov
ered a fair nrtlclo of blasting powder.
Since then, about all that has been
done to his recipe has been to put In
u HuTo better article of charcoal, say
that of willow twigs, instead of toasted
Little did 'tho old alcheiirUt dream
vrbnl potency was in that "powder of
i eduction." For such it is. Although
It nevei et has turned lead into gold
by its intra touch, yet when a email
round piece of lead is put with the
j owder Into an Iron tube of curious
workmanship, and fire laid thereto, it
Is possible to convert another man's
gold Into tho possession of him that
has the Iron tube of curious workman
ship, and not gold only, but all man
ner of goods nnd chattels, houses and
lands, messuages, casements and here
ditaments, even men's souls and
bodies, I.oy down, this book for a
moment and bethink you what this
powder par excellence, this powder of
powders., has brought about 8lnce first
the dried toads charred In that alem
bic. How has it put down the mighty
from their seat and exalted them thatj
nio of low degree! j