The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, May 01, 1902, Image 1

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Result of the GonfereiiGe Between
Presidents and Miners Is
Shrouded in Musteru.
They Say
with the
Thnt the Arrangement
National Civic Federa
tion, Which Appointed Thorn as a
Conference Committee, Makes It
Necessary to Withhold All Infor
mation Until a Report Is Made to
the Federation at a Meeting to Be
Called at Once Indications Are
That Something
Was Accom-
B.v Kxcluslee Wire from The Avucialcd Pr.
Now York. April SO. After spending
two entire days In endeavoring to sir
rlve at u s-otlleiuont of tliolr differ
ences, the operators and representa
tives of tlic T hi It oil Mine Workers of
America, who wen- brought together
by the pood offices of tlic National
Civic Federation, have. sigsiiu referred
their troubles to the committee on
conciliation of that bad. v.
When the committee will, meet for
the purpose of taking the matter up
lias not, up to a late hour tonight, been
delinitely settled, but tin; probability
is that the meeting will take place
cither Friday or Saturday of the pres
ent, week.
When the committee of operators
and representatives of the union ad
journed slue die. shortly after 1
o'clock this afternoon, a. statement
was given out which left the general
public as much at sea. on the situation
as before negotiations begun. Not a
scrap of official or authentic Informa
tion' was obtainable In show what pro
gross, if any, bad been made towards
a settlement.
Nothing for the Public.
"Our"conferbnce with the operators."
raid President John Mitchell, of the
United Mine Workers of America, "has
been brought to a close. According to
im arrangement with the National
Civic Federation, by which the confer
ence committee was appointed, we are
to report to that body at a. meeting,
the date of which has yet to be deter
mined. Outside of this. I cannot say
a word for publication.
A little later, a "general" statement
was given out by the representatives
of tbo big coal concerns at the con
ference. President Goerge F. liner, of
the Philadelphia and Heading Coal and
Iron company, acted as spokesman for
the coal companies.
"Under the arrangement with the
National Civic Federation," said he,
"It was understood that the report of
this committee should be made to that
body. The committee on conciliation
of that organization will meet Friday
or Saturday. Until that body meets,
wo cannot make a report to anybody,"
All Information Guarded,
In answer to a uuestion. President
Baer said that tills was the arrange
ment, whether the negotiations result
ed in an agreement or disagreement.
Every effort to obtain additional Infor
mation, either from the operators or the
miners who have taken part in the con
ference proved futile. The operators,
however, seemed in a bunny frame of
mind. Nor did the miners seem In any
degree downcast, and the concensus of
opinion among outsiders was that
some progress had been made towards
an amicable settlement.
The conference today began In the
forenoon and continued, with a slight
Interruption for .luncheon until late in
the afternoon, Luncheon was served
In the private offices of President Uaer,
where the conference had been in pro
gress since Tuesday forenoon.-
Tbo full committee was In attend
ance. This was composed of President
George F, Uaer, of the Philadelphia
and Heading: 13. H. Thomas, chairman
of the Erie exccutlvo board, and Presi
dent W. H. Truesdale, of the Lacka
wanna Coal company, for the operators,
and President John Mitchell, of the
United Mine Workers; Thomas Duffy,
Thomas Fahy and T, D, Nlcholls, for
the miners.
Lived Up to Agreement.
As on the previous day, tbo largo
delegation of workers from the affected
districts, composed' mainly of the exe
cutive boards of tie district organiza
tions, who accoitipained President
Mitchell to this city, hovered about the
Jersey Central building, where the con
ference was being held. One of them,
who asked that his name be not used,
took occasion to deny the reports that
the Philadelphia nnd Heading and other
large companies were putting In stores
of coal and loading coal on cars ready
to be moved In preparation for trouble.
He said that the companies had lived
up to the letter of the agreement mado
when the truce was made, Ho con
sidered this a sign In favor of an
amicable udjustment. The delegation
of miners will remain here for the pres
ent. Secretary Kasley of the clvlo federa
tion when seen tonight said he had not
yet learned what the result of the
conference had been. Ho said he would
communleute at once with the members
of the committee on conciliation, for
the purpose of arranging for the meet
ing. Granted Pensions.
By Exdutirc Wire from The Associated Picji.
Washington. April SO. I'cnslom were t-nmtnl
today to Kilaa Wlmans, Kvrantou, $17: Otllfg
vii. WhUs-Uarre, . , I
Large Number of Men Will Beftise
to Work in Pittsburg,
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Pittsburg, April BO. The May day
strike fever Is on In this city and In
the morning nearly twelve thousand
workmen will fall to report for duty
because their employers have refused
to comply with their demands for ad
vances In wages and shortening of
hours, the principal demand of all the
unions being for an 8-hour day, Those
who will strike tomorrow arc the
structural Iron workers, numbering
2.1500: carpenters, 5,000; house wlremen,
230; tile setters, 200; slate nnd tile
roofers, 300; sheet metal workers, 300;
plumbers (probably) G30: bricklayers,
2,000; lathers, f!00.
The striking of these men will stop
much of the building operations now
under progress.
The scales of the painters, plasters,
ornamental Iron workers and elevator
constructors and .icemen have been
signed. It was hoped today that tbo
structural Iron workers strike would
be averted by a compromise offered, by
the American Bridge company. In
this offer the company agreed to pay
4V, ccnta nn hour for an eight hour
day for Pittsburg workers and Includ
ing all within a radius of 7.", miles. A
special meeting of the union was held
tonight and the offer was rejected.
Amalgamated Association to In
crease Amount from $25,000 to
$ 100,000 The Headquarters.
P.v IaUu.-Ivc Wire from The AK'icintnl Pro's.
Wheeling. W. V11.. April :i0. Thurs
day will be I he last day of the Amal
gamated association convention. To
day the report of the committee on
constitution nnd general laws 'was dis
posed of and the report of the commit
tee on good of the order, claims, griev
ances and appeals was taken up. The
convention spent all morning on the
report of the committee on constitu
tion anil general law.
Considerable discussion was had
over the proposed Increase In the de
fense fund. It is now $25,000 and the
proposition was to increase it to $100.
000. The most prominent members of
the association favored the change, ar
guing that the last strike was lost be
cause the association did not have suf
liclenl funds to carry on the battle.
Kvery effort was made by the associa
tion to keep its action on this matter
secret, nnd the press committee re
fused to divulge anything concerning
it. The Associated Press learned,
however, on good authority, that the
resolution carried, and that steps will
be taken at once to put the associa
tion in a position to carry on a strike
for a year, should one ever occur
From a public point of view, the
proceedings Thursday will be of great
Interest. The principal discussion will
come out of the report of the good of
the order committee regarding pro
posed removal of headquarters from
Pittsburg to Wheeling, Youngstown,
Columbus or Newcastle. On account
of the way the opposition to Pittsburg
Is split there is little doubt that the
headquarters will remain where they
are. Another Important matter Is the
proposition to add an Insurance feaW
ure of the association.
The election of officers will be held
In the afternoon. There Is no reason
to alter the prediction that President
Shaffer and the other principal officers
will bo re-elected. The hottest contest
will be over M. F. Tighe's position of
assistant secretary. Harry Griffiths,
of Kllwood City, Pa., and John Jones,
of McKoss Hocks, Pa ui'o avowed
candidates. It Is probable that no can
didates will bo nominated against Mr.
Says He Never Spoke Unkindly of
Kubellk Sails for Home.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Preu,
Xew York, April .10. Ignaee PadciewsU palled
for i;nroip mi the steamship Oceanic today, W.
Adllngtoii, hi manager, mM the pianist had
mail.) 125,000 during liU three month, here.
Slid Mr. l'.idcreuv,ki before the cvcl sailed!
"It Is not tliie, as has- been leportcd, that I
ever made any comment derogatory to M. Kit-hi-lllv
Ihe violinist',) oil;. I admire hU idav,
iiitf very nmili and the report was a iiucl one.'"
By i:cltnlv Who from The Associated Press".
Chlcotfo, HI,, Apill M. Seven hundred nil
plojii of Morsan and Wilsht, manufacturers of
bii)clu tiles, went on t-tillsu today to compel tl'O
lelnftatt-iiieiit of fellow workmen, v.ho, It hi
claimed, vere ilktiaiitcil for Joining 11 lahor
union. One bundled of the strlKcm am slrK
I'atcrton, N, .! April SlU.-.U a meetlnsr this
afternoon of the tiikln:,- dieih' helper, it was
decided to strike, out the fiu- car claiuu ill the
aweiuciil sulnuitttil by the men to the mi
ployers', Toledo, 0 Apill WWl'vo handled iiou 111011I.
lera went on ttilko today and the laid, of the
striken ull he im-ieaeed tmuoriuiv bv about
fifty more men, who hau (.tared that they would
go out in the moinlne, The moulder demand
au advance In their wage of 10 per cent., muk
Inn the minimum wnip-i $.'.30 per day.
Hamuli, Apill to. The loo members of the
Hi Mini and Mructural Iron Winker union of
Uostou and vicinity, after several conference
with llieir eniployiiK hate tecum an advance
from srtb to to cents per hour to go into effect
Sprli.ip'.cld, 111., Apill KO. nen and opera
tors of the (lilcafo and Alton suh-dltrlct met
today at Auburn in an endeavor to Kittle tbo
questions left open by the state conference of
miners and operator. They were unsuccessful
and all the mines In the dlslilet. Including Au
burn, Pevcrnon, Green Itldse, fjrilntllle uod
(iiraid will be idle unlil au agreement shall he
reached, from J.500 to ".',000 miners aie in
Action Begun In Allegheny by t
Disappointed Saloon Keeper.
By K.tclulvc Wire from The Avoelaled I'icw.
Pittsburg, Pa April 30. Theodore
Weiss, of No. T3 Friinkstown avenue,
Nineteenth ward, who was last week
refused a license to continue the. sale
of liquors, by Attorney L. C. ISartoti,
today filed a petition for u mandamus
on County Treasurer Thomas CI. Mc
Clure, In common pleas court No. 2, to
show cause why the respondent should
not Issue to him a license to conduct
11 tavern at his present place of busi
ness In the Nineteenth ward. Weiss
has ban 11 license for some time and
was nn applicant again at the present
session of the license court.
The petition, which is to test the con
stitutionality of the Brooks law, sets
for that the sum of $300 was tendered
Treasurer McClure. that being the ex
act amount required under the pro
visions of the act of assembly of Penn
sylvania, approved April 3, 1872, and
that notice was served that the peti
tioner prays that 41 mandamus be Is
sued requiring said treasurer to issue
the license as applied for.
Hod Shot and Wounded a White
Man and a Furious Mob '
Quickly Did the Rest.
Py Inclusive Wire from The Aa-oclatcil I'rri.
Rrndenburg, Ky.. April 30. Ernest
Dewley, n negro, who shot and serious
ly wounded Harry Dowelt, n young
white man at Guston, about seven miles
from this place, was hanged by n mob
at 2.30 o'clock this morning, and his
body riddled with bullets.
The mob arrived here early from the
(iustnn neighborhood and demanded
admission to the jail, where Dewley
was confined. The jailer refused to
give up the keys, and the mob battered
the doors down and secured the negro,
whom they carried about a mile and a
half from town, where they hanged bint
to a tree. After be bad strangled lo
death the mob riddled his body with
bullets and then quietly dispersed.
The shooting which caused t lie lynch
ing took place yesterday afternoon.
Dewley bad been ejected from Picker
all's saloon at Huston and later, meet
ing Pickerall at the railroad station,
opened Urn on him. The shots flew
wild, however, and struck Harry Dow
ell, a by-stander, seriously wounding
him. The; negro was arrested and
brought here as a safeguard against
County Judge IIaan today held an
inquest on the body, returning a ver
dict that death had resulted at the
hands of a mob of persons unknown.
Circuit court is In session and the
grand jury will investigate the lynch
ing immediately.
Cuban President-elect to Have a
Gay Time in Santiago.
By Kxolussee Wire from The Associated l'ie-1.
Santiago do Cuba. April 30. President-elect
Palmn. will arrive here to
morow morning. The mayor of tills
city has proclaimed that the remaining
days of this week are to be regarded
as holidays here, and no work will then
be permitted.
The city has been elaborately decor
ated In honor of Senor Kslrada Palma's
arrival. Kvery business house and
residence in Santiago displays bunting
nnd palm leaves and thousands of
Cuban and American Hags are Hying.
Twenty triumphal arches have been
erected In the city.
The president-elect will ho met and
escorted through the city by a detuteh
ment of American troops.
Verdict Returned Against Victor
Zorambo Who Killed Sennlck,
By Kxvludvc Wire from The A'ociatcd Press
AVllkes-Carre, April 30. Victor JCor-
ombo, charged with the murder of An- !
thony Sennlck, was convicted of mur
der in the first degree this afternoon.
Sennlck was nn employe of the Exeter
mine nt Plttston. He carried bis sav
ings In a bag on his person, Ills life
was taken to secure this money. The
victim's body was discovered In tin
Isolated part of the mine. His head
had been crushed with an axe. Ho
was removed to the hospital, where ho
died a short time afterwards.
A month later, Zorambo and a man
named Peter Lenousky were arrested
for complicity in the murder. Doth
men made confessions, In which they
accused each other of the crime.
Lenousky will now bnvo to stand trial.
Mishap at Sea.
By HxcliMvc Wln front The Associated re?.
.New York, April no, The (iir boat Volunteer
has leached thin port after having lost the barges
Henry IIurIkh and Baxter off I'enfleld leef, I.oinr
Ulund buunil. Only one man, William Klmons,
was on the Paster mid there is hope that lui may
hae escaped tliowiilng by illniriiiK to wrecUaue,
Jo-epli Mitchell, son of the captain of the
Hughes, H.n drowned,
Sons of the Revolution,
By Kxehulve Wlic from The Associated I'rens.
Washington, April ::o. The uumial coiikiisS ol
the National .Society of the pons of iho Amerb
can lb-volution convened in thin city today, with
abutit "60 ilelcBJttk piwcnt, The ladies accom
pairing the national officers and Ihe iklcifilci
and alteram of Ihe state societies weie ie
celved at the y.'hltu home, by Jits. ltoaevelt,
By Kxrludic Wire bom 'Jtie Associated l'rej.
Heading, April SO. The third annual ttito
convention of the Straw 'I'IuuIkiV awodatton
met here today. Delegates from all part of the
stale wetc in attendance. Tlic association U of u
fecial dimeters' and composed of locmben of
the Hops of America. ,
Philadelphia, April SO. The Puian battle
ship ftetvlzan, built by the CVaiupi, left the
chip-yard today for Russia,
Philadelphia, April SO. Three men niet death
in a shaft of the filtration woiks hi the north
eastern part of the city today by the omturn
lnt of an iron bucket In which they were being;
lou-cicd to the bottom of the j:0foot shaft. The
uufortunate victims fell 1U, feel, baling de
scended only )J feet when tho bucket overturned.
And It Results In the Grushlno to
Death of ElQtit Fcic-
toru Girls.
The Janitor Had Looked Down, the
Shaft and Been Struck on the Head
by the Descending Cage When
the Foremen Turned in an Am
biance Call One of the Excited
Girls Yelled "Eire!" There Was a
Wild Stampede to the Narrow
Stairway nnd in the Crush the
Damage Was Done.
lly Kxeltt'lte Wire fiom The Awochiled Pie..
I'hlladclphia, ' Anrll 30. An unfortu
nate accident to a deaf and dumb boy,
rsndor Hacctis, was today directly re
sponsible for the death of eight girls
and young women, the fatal in.fury of
three others and the serious injury of
more than two score of girls employed
In the cigar factory of Harburgcr, Ho
man & Co., 11 branch of the American
Tobacco company, located at Tenth
street and Washington avenue. The
dead are:
MAltV (JI'Ar.V. i'ced 1.1 j cars.
lli:i.i:.V TOI.INI, need it.
IXIZAHirill TAUTIM!, used Vi.
asnii: iiii-'m. n.M:iii:n, ngai b.
l.lll'JSA Hi: M-.PI. need III.
Ill. ISIIIXN, used I-.
AN NIK FORM, .igcil 13,
I'lii'lentilied vfinati. about 'JS yens 0! ace,
h body i. at the liic-rqrn".
Fatally Injured.
M.'.ry ,Me-,!iMi, injured internally, ' chilli frac
tured.' .In-epli D'ltoiieii, liilmed internally.
I'liMentifleil v nm 111, fractured Akiill, Incon
Mii'Hi?. The injuries of the others consist
mclnly ol bruises about the boclv and
fractured limbs.
Tho building in which tli'J disaster
occurred is 11 five-story brick structure
anil rcuuhos an entire block. Twelve
hundred persons were at work at the
Hint! of tho accident, ninety per cent of
whom were girls whose ages rang;; from
12 to 23 yea rti.
How tho Trouble Began.
The trouble began on the fourth floor
of the structure. Haceus, who was
janitor of this building, started for the
tlfth lloor for a ball of twine. The
elevator was at the ton of the shaft
and Haceus pulled the rope to brine it
down. He opened the door leading to
the shaft and leaned forward to see
wheie the carrinno was. As he did so
the elevator, which was descending
slowly, struck him across the back of
tho neck, pinioning his head between
the elevator and the floor. A stock
boy released Baccus and cried for help.
Tho foreman rushed from the building
to call an ambulance, and Immediately
there was a panic among the employes.
Some of the younger girls fainted.while
others, not being able to control their
feelings, cried Are.
Instantly there was a mad rush for
tho stairway leading Into Tenth street.
The girls rushed down the narrow
staircase until they reached a bend In
the exit, between the second and third
floors. In their eagerness to escape the
frightened leaders fell. Others imme
diately following tripped over the
struggling mass of humanity and in
less than a minute there were hundreds
of children and young women strug
gling In the passageway. The shrieks
and screams of the terror-stricken girls
could lie heard for a block or more.
During the excitement an alarm of fire
was turned In. but before the engines
could reach tho scene, several of the
occupants of the building had rushed
to thu windows and jumped to the
street, a distance of over flftv feet.
Helen Tolinl, one of those to Jump, wua
almost instantly killed,
Firemen to the Rescue.
When the dromon and policemen nr
rlved every effort was made to cutlet
tho terrorized girls. The firemen rushed
up the stairway and begged tho girls
to be calm, telling them that there
was absolutely no danger, but the sight
of tho firemen seemed only to add fuel
to the flame. "While the policemen and
firemen were endeavoring to unlet tho
girls on tho stulrway. ladders were be
ing run up on the outsido of the build
ing and the employes who had climbed
out on tho tiro escapes and window
ledges wero quickly taken to tho street.
After a few minutes tho men wero
enabled to check the awful crush on
the stulrway and then began tho work
of rescuing those who had been tramp
led and crushed between the second
and third floors. A call for ambulances
bud been turned In and as quickly us
the dead and-injured were curried from
the building they were hurried to hos
pitals, TI10 number of ambulances
wero entirely Inadequate and patrol
wagons were brought Into use lo carry
the victims away for treatment,
Heartrending Scenes.
Whllo this was being done the scene
about the structure was heartrending,
Thu building Is located in a section
largely Inhabited by Hebrews, many
of whom were caught In the terrible
crush. Parents and relatives of tho un
fortunate girls were screaming nnd
rushing about the streets llko mud and
it was almost Impossible for tho police
oftlclals to restrain the mothers and
relatives of supposed victims from en
tering the building,
The' work of rescuing the girls from
the windows was necessarily tedlouH.
They wero so excited that, they did not
seem to understand tho pleadings of
tho llrcmen. At nearly every window
of the liugo structure were girls
screaming and crying for help. Jinny
wero so excited that It was with the
greatest dlfllculty that they were pre-,
vented from Jumping from the build
ing, notwithstanding thnt there wos
not 11 sign of fire and their rescue.
seemed only the work of n few minutes.
Tho panlo wiib over In less than a
half au hour, but In this brief space
thousands of persons hnd been attract
ed to the scene by the wild screams of
the relatives of the victims nnd thu
shrieks of tho girls nt the windows,
Because of the great excitement It was
almost Impossible to get nn Intelligent
Idea of the disaster and It was three
hours ntter the accident occurred be
fore a single victim was identified.
Tho body at the morgue was Identifi
ed tonight as Joanna Ollly, aged 22
His Successor to Be Installed This
Morning Few Changes Expected.
lly Exclusive Wire from Tho Assoclaled Prcm.
Washlngton.Aprll 30. Secretary Long
closed his official career as the head
of the naval establishment today. It
has been arranged that Secretary
Moody shall assume the duties of sec
retary of the navy tomorrow morning.
Very few changes will follow the
change In tho head of tho department.
The only one which will take effect at
once will bo tho Installation of Fred L.
Fishback as confidential clerk in place
of Mr. Greer, who has been appointed
nn assistant paymaster In the navy.
Mr. Fishback Is clerk of the house com
mittee on banking and currency and
is a personal friend of the new secre
tary. Secretary Long was given a compli
mentary dinner nt the new Willard
hotel tonight by the chiefs of the vari
ous bureaus of the department, with
whom he has been associated during
his official career, -which came to a
close today. Covers were laid for llf
Venezuelan Rebels Win a Complete
Victory and Are Marching
On Caracas the .Capital.
Py i:ilusive Wire from The Associated Pre.".
Caracas, Venezuela, April KO. Gen.
nonaalrs, president of the district of
Cuniana, was mado a prisoner during
tho fighting on April L':t, near San An
tonio, -when the government troops
sustained a serious defeat and General
Castillo was mortally wounded. The
revolutionists arc marching on the city
of Cumanu. A panic prevails at C'uru
pano and Barcelona.
Trindod, K. W. I.. April 30. The
news of the defeat of the government
troops near San Antonio last Tuesday,
which has already been cabled, is
confirmed. The death of the govern
ment general, Castillo, Is also confirm
ed. General Kscalante, the second in
command of the Venezuelan army, who
was reported missing after Tuesday's
light, has been mado prisoner by the in
surgents. Ho was one of President
Castro's most faithful officers, and
' formerly was governor of Caracas. He
' came from Castro's native state, Los
j Andes. General Landaeto and his en
; tiro staff were taken prisoners by the
i insurgents, and the Venezuelan forces
also lost their ammunition and artillery
to tho enemy.
Barcelona, In the state of Bermudez,
where General Vclutinl. the minister of
the interior, is stationed, was menaced
by Insurgents yesterday.
The Venezuelan government is said
to. be in ignorance of the whereabouts
of General Monagas of tho Insurgent
forces, who, with a force of 1.S00 men,
has not been heard from In six days.
It Is generally believed that he has
taken advantage of the battle of last
Tuesday to push his command forward
in the direction of Caracas.
Carpenters Go Out and Other Trades
Expected to Follow.
lly Pxclu-.lvo Who from The Associated Piess.
Pnterson, N. J.. Aurll 30. Between
r,00 nnd fiOO carpenters went on strike
hero today. Tomorrow tho electrical
workers and hod carriers are expected
to strike, Tho striking carpenters de
mand 37',i cents an hour for an eight
hour day, excepting on Saturday, when
the day will be one of four hours. They
ask double pay for all overtime.
The only change In the dyer's helpers
strike today was that the dyeing house
of Simpson signed the agreement sub
mitted by tho men for five years. The
supply of dyed silk Is becoming very
scarce and' many looms are Idle.
Mawkish Women Write Gushing
Letters to Sentenced Boy Murder
ers. Ilv Pxcluaiie Wire from The Associated Press.
Hamburg, N. V April 80. Many letter are
iccelved at Clinton prison, Dannemor.i, .V V,,
each day addressed to the three Van Wonuor
bojs, who aie confined in the death house there
under sentence for the minder of their uncle,
Peter llallenbccl;, near Ilmbon, N, V, Nine,
tenths of them are penned by would, and most
of the mlsslvci espies.-, sympathy fr Ihfiii lit
their inlsfoiliine, A few have contained piopoah
of marriage, othcM are request lo exchange
photography and Ihey come from all parts of
Ihe country. Not una of them U delivered to
the young men.
His Recovery Seems Assured.
lly Fxeluslti! Wire from Tin Associated 1'r.esj.
New Yoik, April SO. No bulletin legardlii','
Archbishop t'oirigaii's condition va itl'in out
tonight. Dr. Kcycn upon Icuilng tho sick loom
at 10 o'clock said ih patiint ivas lecovciiug
nicely fiom a slight lelapic of today. Ilia tem
perature wj noimal ami he wan taking un in
tenet In atl'alis. For the Hut time, slncn Ihe
beginning of his sickness ho was: able to partake
of solid food three times today. All traces- nt
the pneumonia hair now disappeared and lu ev
ery U looKecl for Willi assurance.
Back Fay for Government Employes,
lly Exclusive V.'lra from Tho Associated Prca-i.
Washington, Apill .V. Senator Penrosj today
Intioduccd 11 bill piotidlmr for the icadjustment,
under thu tciing of the eight-hour law, rf the
account of letter earrleit, laborers, mechanic!
and all otlurti wiics have been employ,,! by the
goierninent since -latkS, except In a ca
pacity, with the view of pjjlng them for all the
time they haie been employed n ecess of eight
Had Shot His Wife Upon Discov
ery of Her Unfaithfulness.
lly Inclusive Whe from 'lite. Aworlatril 1'rrM.
St. Louis, Anrll 30. The coroner's
Jury today rendered a verdict to the
effect that Mrs. Nettle Fnrgo came to
her death Tuesday morning through an
accident, being shot by her husband,
Harry B. Fargo, while he was under
the influence of violent excitement
caused by her conduct.
Jlr. Fargo, who had unexpectedly re
turned to the city Monday night, from
Illinois, found his wife away from
home. On her return shortly after mid
night with another man, Fargo mado
an attempt to shoot her escort. In
his excitement, tho husband shot bis
Question of Amnesty to Cape Rebels
Is the Obstacle at Present, but
Kitchener Is Hopeful.
Py Kxclmhc Wire from The Associated Pre.".
London, April 30. The war ofllco re
ceived dispatches' from Lord Kitchener
today, but ho made no mciitloa of the
reported surrender of J)c La Kay's
commandoes. As a matter of fact. Do
La Kay arrived at Klerksdorp April
St, and his commandoes, under Gen
eral Kemp were arranging to hold a
meeting westward of that place dur
ing tho present week.
A dispatch from Pretoria, dated to
day, announces tltat. Stato Secretary
Kcitz. of the Transvaal, has had a
meeting with Commandant Beyers, in
the l'ictcrsburg district, but the result,
if any. Is not known.
The otllcials of tho foreign ofllco say
Ihey do not expect definite: news re
garding peace much earlier than 11
fortnight from date. Meanwhile, they
consider the prospects favorable. Tho
question of amnesty to the Capo rebels
li understood to constitute thu obsta
cle at present.
They Hire the Harrisburg Board of
Trade for Caucus on the Day
Before the Convention.
Py Kxclu-iie Whe from The Avncl.itcd Pr.-.-s.
Hanisburg. April 30. The board of
trade auditorium has been engaged by
adherents of Senator Quay for all day
on June 10, tho date before the Kepub
llcan stato convention for the nomina
tion of candidates for governor, lieu
tenant governor and secretary of Inter
nal affairs. It Is expected that a cau
cus of Quay's friends will be held dur
ing the day to ascertain their strength
in tho convention and map out a plan
of enmnaizn.
The senator will bo one of the dele
gates from Beaver county. Tho last
time ho was a state delegate was In
1895, when he was elected state chair
man, after a bitter fight with Colonel
B. Frank Gllkeson, of Bucks county,
who was backed by tho Hastings ad
ministration and the city administra
tions in Philadelphia nnd Pittsburg.
Senate Committee Reports Favorably
on All Treaties but Two.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated I'lcs-".
Washington, April 30. Tho senate
committee on foreign relations today
agreed to report favorably all tho
reciprocity treaties beforo the com
mittee except tho treaty with Argentina
and the treaty with Great Britain per
mitting to Jamaica which the commit
tee decided to report adversely.
The treaties on which favorable re
ports were recommended nre those be
tween the United States and France,
Nicaragua, Ecuador and the Dominican
republics and four with Great Britain
covering Bermuda, Barbadoes, British
Guiana and Turks and Colds islands.
Pleaded Guilty to the Charge of
Floyd C'ogllzer. tho 111 year old boy
arrested for wholesale) thievery from
MeConnel and company's store as ex
clusively noted In yesterday's Ttibuue
was arraigned beforo Magistrate Millar
yesterday morning and entered a formal
plea of guilty. The specific charge
against him Is larceny,
Mnglstrate Millar held him under $300
b"ll for hi iiii'iriininee at court. This
will be furnished today,
Uy !eluho Who fiom The Associated 1'icm.
Ilarilshmg, Apill KO, lame-i A, AIIIhiii, of Co
lumbia, ax'stunt. loiporatlon tier!; cf the audi
tor Ki'i''i ilepaHnunl, died ciuhU-nly of la-ait
fallme IliU eiculug, while coiilcisllig with
Philadelphia, Apill :;. -Chief llnsineer
Cadwaiadcr Hade, C. S. X lctlied, died luie
today of heait disease. o cntcicd the naiy In
1SPJ, at the aye d 21 yeaw, a an as.sltant engi
neer, uud Mas rctltcd in JfcS!'. Un was .1 ton of
( l,aiience ', Hade, who famjht In the
wai of Mi.
SlrouiUborar, Apill ". A few mo'iientj after
hU llnal tool, upon the face of his dear friend
and neighbor, the lion. J. II. Weslbrook, whose
fimrral lie wai attending at Dingnuju, Pr, I'hillp
I'uluier dioppcd dead 0 heait trouble at tho ago
of Vi years. Mr. l-'ulmcr was a ury ablo physi
cian and public-spirited citizen nnd was pro
prietor of tho High rails Hotel, a popular hos
telry near Plnjrman's Ferry, Sir. l-'ulmcr tcried
an superintendent e'. tho Pike county nchoola for
nine year, as postito-stcr and was a del" -He to
cural state tomcntloni
Natives Had Been Ordered bu Luc
ban. the Insuroent. to Poi
son Their Spears.
Spread Reports That German War
ships Were Bombarding Vigan and
That the Filipino Navy Wa
Blockading Manila Bear Admiral
Bob Evans Hoists His Flag Last
Organized Band in Saraar Has
Surrendered, Leaving the Island
By I.'m-IimIvc Wire from The Associated I'rcs.
Manila, April 30. Lieutenant Georgi
II. Schleld's, jr., aide do camp of Gen.
Jacob -II. Smith, testified at today's
session of the court martial which Is
trying the general. Tho lieutenant said
ho knew well tho signature of Lucban,
the Insurgent leader who was captured,
February 21!, by Lieut. Strebler's Flllp
pino scouts. In the Island of Sainar. Tljo
older issued to poison the natives'
spears was undoubtedly signed by Luc
ban. The witness 'also said Lucban
confessed to him that he was the author
of the proclamation setting forth that
German warships were bombarding
Vigan and that tho Filipino navy wai
blockading Manila, which whs issued
to encourage tho Filipinos.
The defense then rested lis easn and
the court adjourned until Saturday.
Washington, April "0. A cablegram
received at the navy department today
from Hear Admiral Jtorlgers. the commander-in-chief
of the- United States
naval forces on the Asiatic station say's,
under date of Yokohama, April SO.
Wllile rcn:l 709 insurgent.", with 7.s rifle.",
MiticiidciTil at Cathalnjranou the 27lh. No mom
iirsiinlzcd lianilllrt In iiriui In Simnr. Kvani i.e
potted on the JTIh and hoisted hlA flap: nn tin
Kentucky on the 2$th. II.111U has been ordered
to duty at tcmpoiary goicmor of Oloncapo."
Ural Admiral Kvans relieved" near
Admiral Kempft In command of tho
second division of tho Asiatic licet.
Some Animated Talk on Philippines
but Little Action.
lly i;.(Iuiic Wiie fiom Tho Associated Pre...
Washington, April 30. A resolution
offered In tho senate today by Mr. Pat
terson (Colorado) directing the sec
tary of war to order by cable Major
Gardener, now In the Philippines, to
come immediately to Washington to
appear as a witness before tho Philip
pine committee precipitated a warm
discussion. The debate continued for
about two hours. The charge was
mado by the minority that the major
ity of the committee wns endeavoring
to suppress facts and Information.
This was denied by the chairman of
the committee, Mr. Dodge, who said
that any such action would be incon
ceivably stupid. All parties, he insist
ed, were anxious for the fullest Infor
mation, but he and others contended
that it would not lie ndvisable to cable
to the Philippines for Major Gardener
as lie was about to come home and
would be here lu time to appear be
fore the committee. Mr. Patterson and
Mr. Carmack (Tennessee) urged that
Gardener's testimony was particularly
important, and that It ought to be 'had"
before action wns taken on the pending
bill. The resolution Hastily' went over
until tomorrow.
The bill for the purchase of the nose
bud reservation in South Dakota and
the sundry civil appropriation bill were
considered, but no action was taken on
The house today passed the agricul
tural bill and began discussion on tho
District of Columbia appropriation bill,
the last but two of tho regular supply
measures. By the terms of a special
rulo adopted before the district bill
was taken up, It will be in order to
nttach 11 rider to It to mako operative
the existing personal tax law of the
district, which has been a dead letter
for SO yeuis. Chairman Cannon esti
mated that there was $100,000,000 of un
taxed personal property In Washington.
The Goldfoglo resolution calling on
tho secretary of state for Information
as to whether American citizens ot
Jewish faith wero excluded from Ilussla
was adopted,
Steamship Arrivals,
fly llsclusliu Wire from The Associated Fieu.
New Yoik, April SO. Majestic, Liverpool and
Qncen.towns (ieorsle, Liverpool. Cleared! I.i
!aoe, llaw'ci t'uerst Bbmurck, liambuiz via
1'lwuoutli and Cherbourg! Orosser Kurfurit, Pie
men via Southampton. Sailed; St. LouU, South,
amploii; Oceanic, Liverpool; Zetland, Antwerp.
Iliemcn Aniiedi lialier Wllhelm der Orov,
Xi-w Vmlv. Itottcrdain Arrived: Statendain,
New Yi'iL. (Jiitcnjtown Arrived: Teutonic,
.New Yea I 1 or Liverpool (and proceeded).
eipnol Kjlli'tll (leimanic, New York 1
Vueeiu-iuwn. Southampton Arrived; St. .Paul,
Xeiv Yoik,
Local data for April SO, 1902;
Highest tcmpiiatuto ,,..,,,,,,, 75 deifrfrt.
lamest temperature; ,,,, .,..,,.,, 53 dsr
I'.claihe Humidity:
S a. nt ., ,.,,,,,., nm 10 per cent,
is p. in. ,,...,...,,,,,.....,,,,,, 09 per cent.
Precipitation, 'Jl hours ended 8 p. m., 0.20 inch.
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Washington, April 30,r'orecast fur
Thursday and Friday: pattern Penneyl
vanla, fair Thuisday; 1'rlday Increaslin
cloudiness; light variable nln-Jj, moitly
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