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SCKANTOX, I'A., FIUDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1002.
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MAY DAY BRINGS
ITS USUAL TROUBLES
TtirouQliout tlie Gouiuru Labor Is
Mlno for a Larger Share
ol the Gains.
NOTHING NEW IN
John Mitchell Preparing a Report to
the Conciliation Committee of the
Civic Federation Date of Its
Meeting Not Yet, Fixed Opera
tions on Large Contracts Halted
by Strikes at Pittsburg Other In
cidents in the General Movement
for Higher Wages.
y rjclu:i c Wire fiom The AsMiclutcd lros.
Now York, May 1. Ralph M. Kasley,
secretary of the Nutlonal Civic Federa
tion, said today, when questioned
about the coal conference, that he had
riot yet heard from all the members of
the conciliation committee, and the
dale of the meeting had not yet been
'decided upon. He said he was walling
to hear from Senator Haiinn to decide
1 that. The committee will meet to con
sider the report of the Hub-committee,
composed of operators and representa
tive.'!, who for two days have been in
conference with n view to settling the
differences between the employers and
employes in the anthracite region.
President Mitchell, of the miners'
union, was in close conference this
forenoon at the Ashland bouse with
Presidents Duffy, Fahey and Nichols,
whose districts are affected by the
threatened trouble. It was learned
Unit he was busy drawing up the re
port which will be submitted to the
Has Had No Report.
"Washington, May 1. Senator Hanna,
the chairman of the conciliation com
' nittee of the National Civic Federa
tion, said tonight he had not yet re
ceived the report of the meeting of
"the lepresentatlves of the operators
and the United Mine Workers, which
has just been held In New York.
Pending its receipt, the senator Is
unable to say when a meeting of the
conciliation committee will be held, but
he does not think it is likely to be
called together this week.
Trouble in Pittsburg.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 1. Nine organ
ized building trades in the Pittsburg
district started the conllict this morn
ing for higher wages. Many of the em
ployers agreed to the demands during
the day and at Its close there was every
indication that the struggle will be of
short duration. Of the 12,000 men yho
were oi tiered out tills morning, prob
ably not more than fi.COO will be idle
William J. Kellv. in charge of the
curpenteis' strike, said this evening
that fully three-fourths til' the employ
ers had met the advance wage scale.
Planing mill opeiators are standing to
gether against the wage concession,
Kmployers of about one-third of the
sheet metal workers are reported as
having agreed to the advance of twenty
cents per day in wages. Business Agent
M. O'Sulllvan, of this craft, expects the
strike to be a short one.
Work Suspended at Mines.
Springfield. 111., May 1. Work, which
was suspended In most mines of the
Springfield sub-district today, will be
resumed tomorrow morning, A confer
ence between ononitois, miners and
Mate ofllelals or the miners' union was
held today and It was decided that the
miners should resume work tomorrow
morning, pending u joint conference to
bo held Saturday afternoon in this city.
It Is understood that only three oper
ators In the district arc opposed to
granting the demands made by the
Situation in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, May 1. May Day in
labor circles was a quiet ono here.
Structural iron workers to the number
of 100 iiult work owing to tho failure
of the Pennsylvania. Steel company
and the American Uridgo company to
sign the union agreement. Only three
operations were affected. Ono hundred
and fifty granite cutters were locked
out by eight firms, Tho cutters want
an advance which was grouted by 22
Jlrms. There was a complete suspen
sion of work among the tile layers and
tile layer's helpers.
Tho elevator electors did not go on
strike today because the agreement
proposed by the employers is still in the
hands of a committee. Action will bo
taken on Monday,
There Is considerable agitation for
higher wages among textile weavers,
The carpet, tapestry, weft and rug
weavers will each hold meetings this
week and discuss tho udvlHabllity ot
formulating now wago scales,
New England Strikes,
lioston, May 1, Strikes occurred to.
day at a number ot places in Now Eng
land, attended, however, with no dis
turbances. Homo 500 granite cutters on
Cape Ann lett work because a demand
regarding wages uud hours was not
compiled with, and at Uiirrr, t, and
ono or two other places a small number
f granite workers btrucU,
Strikes In the building trades occurred
n several Connecticut towns ami at u
lumber of points la other states. About
4.000 teamsters are Idle In Providence
because their employers refused to
grant an advance In wages.
The strikes of the Ameilcnn Woolen
company's weavcis is extending and
today some 20,000 operatives are affect
ed. The weavers In twelve plants uro
out. Part of the force In two additional
mills euino out yesterday and today.
Lancaster, May 1. Forty employes of
the Armstrong Cork company struck
today for an increase of wages. The
sllceis demand an increase from HO
cents to $1.10 per day; the rippers from
75 to !)0 cents, and the cntchers from CO
to C5 cents.
Rending, May 1. Owing to the fail
ure of contractors to sign the new wage
scale for a year dating from today, the
planing mi Ms or the city were tied up
by their men, over 250 In all, going out
this morning and building is practically
at a standstill us a result of the strike
of hod curriers. Theso are the only
trades having difficulty over the ques
tion of wuges. Over 1,500 men in all
were idle today, because bricklayers
and stone masons cannot work while
hod carriers are not doing duty.
Trouble in Paterson.
Paterson, May 1. The electrical
workers today went out in a body.
They have been receiving $2.50 a day
and the helpers $1.G0. The workers
demand S3 and the helpers $2. A strike
of the brewers was threatened today,
but the men remained at work. The
employes ask for a nine-hour day and
a slight increase in wages. The hod
carriers also went out. The have a
strong union and will piobably make a
prolinged fight unless "the employers
surrender. The only new feature of
the carpenters' strike Is that the David
Henry Building company, one of the
best known In the city has signed the
Youngstown, O., May 1. Two thou
sand men employed In the building
trades went on strike this morning for
an eight-hour day and an increase of
Plalnrield. N. J., May 1. The men of
all the building trades went out on
strike today. All the carpenters,
painters, paper liangeis, tinners and
plumbers have joined the movement.
Rochester, N. Y., May 1. More than
500 drivers of coal wagons, members
or 'team Drivers' Local union, 201, are
on a strike. At a meeting, which lasted
until after midnight, is was decided to
go out, because their demands made
to the dealers for Increased wages had
Cincinnati, O., May 1. Three hun
dred electrical workers of this city, at
a meeting last night, decided to strike
today, unless their demands for nn
eight-hour workday and $.3 per day
shall be granted. They have been re
ceiving J2.C0 per day for nine hours'
Buffalo Strike Swept.
Ruffalo, May 1. It Is estimated that
more than 2,000 skilled workmen aie
on strike In Buffalo today. Most of
Ihyse ate carpenters, it few structural
IrOn workers and the remalner are
r lumbers. The carpenters, who are re
ceiving :!0 cents an hour, demand 37,i
cents; the plumbers demand $3.50 per
day, an Increase of 50 cents, and the
lion workers ask for 50 cents an hour.
Altconu, Pa., May . Today the
scale of wages recently adopted by the
carpenters' union went into effect, and,
as a Jesuit of contractors refusing to
slsn It, ono hundred carpenters em
ployed by five of the twenty-five con
tractors in the city, struck. The other
men r.re still at work. The scale calls
for an increase of wages from an aver
age of 22ito 27js cents an hour, a two
weeks' pay and Saturday hulf-hollday.
The contractors do not object to pay
ing the scale, but refuse to sign It. The
carpenters want to force a recognition
of the union.
FINAL ACTION DEFERRED.
Sale of Baltimore's Interest in the
Western Maryland Put Over Un
til Monday Night.
lly i:ilusiic Wlie from The Aivoclalcd Pre.
Baltimore, Md May 1. Final uctlon
on the ordinance providing for a sale
of the city's Interest In the Western
Maryland railroad to the Fuller syndi
cate was deferred until Monday night
by a vote of 5 to 4 in tho second branch
of tho city council tonight. This action
was taken for the purpose of investi
gating a published report that the
Wabash railroad was seeking a Phila
delphia terminal through a truffle ar
rangement with tho Philadelphia and
Reading railroad and that "a. strong
Gould representation would be found
In the Reading's directorate in the near
Gorge J. Gould, President Ramsey, of
the Wabash railroad ond other direc
tors in that road ore members of tho
Fuller syndicate. Tho Fuller salo or
dinance contains a provision that the
AVesteru Maryland railroad shall not
bo sold to any rullroad controlling,
owning or operating any lino terminat
ing In tho city of Baltimore.
Tho Rending rullroad Is one of tho
bidders for tho Western Maryland
stock but tint forgoing provision would
have to he amended before its bid could
Uy lUilushc Wiic from The As.oclatcd I'icw.
Laiuaslcr, May 1, 'Hie irtcipU fur April of the
Ninth Internal iticnue dl.trlu amounted to Mr' .
llariisJiurg, May l.Judgc Wcltw cuntcd a rule
today, mi petition of Attointy General Klkln, to
show cause why icttlurn nhniild nut lie apKlntcd
for the Heater I'alU, J ml llome.tc.ii I.oju and
ritiladclphla, May 1,-Oouiiscl for Kdwln Jl.
t,arc and John l Slater, who svcio bondsmen
for Samml Sailer, Claiuuo Mectcr und Joseph
Ilodiccra, the alleged ballot lac etiiUira nho
surrendered llieinstlics after being fugltitcs fiom
Juttlco for oicr two jean), today prtbentid pjt.
tloriii to tho ipiaiter niwloiw couit, asking; that
Ihe forfeited bal lu rtinitlcd. District Attorney
Wcaier opined thu application, lie announced
JiW Intuition of pi Kins tbo defendants on trial
this month ami objected to tho forfelturea being
unilltiil until after Ihe relumed fugitives bad
btcii tried. Tho mailer will bo argued before
Judge Audtnrlcd June 6.
MUCH TALK, LITTLE WORK.
That Accurately Describes tho Day's
Proceedings in Congress,
fly Inclusive Wire fiom The Afioelattd i'ress.
Washington, May 1. Agulnaldo was
llio special subject of discussion In tho
senate today. As soon as the Philip
pine government bill was taken up,
Mr. (,'armack, of Tennessee, resumed
his criticism of the Philippine commit
tee because of its refusal to cull
Agulnaldo, and other Filipinos as wit
peases. He maintained that us reflec
tions by witnesses had been cast on
tho character of Agulnaldo, lie ought
lo be permitted "In till decency" to de
Mr. CnrmacU's contention was sharp
ly combatted by Mr. Fornker (Ohio),
Mr. McCotnas (Mnrylund), and Mr.
Burton (Kunsas). Mr. Culberson, of
Texas, in support of a statement by
Mr. Carmack that the war department
suppressed Information and falsified
the Philippine situation, presented a
letter from the secretary of war, which,
he thought, was proof of the Tennessee
senator's assertion. The secretary
stated in the letter that It was not
practicable to supply the Information
requested, because no special account
was kept of Philippine war expenses,
and it would require the service of a
large force of clerks to work out the
Both the Ttosebud reservation bill und
the sundry civil appropriation bill re
ceived consideration, but not final ac
tion. In the House.
The house gave most of tho day to
tho District of Columbia appropriation
bill, which was not completed. Mr.
Shaltuc, of Ohio, spoke on Industrial
conditions, and Mr. Gains, of Tennes
see, In criticism of condition In the
THE DANISH "ANYIS"
HAVE AN INNING
Landsthing, in Secret Session, Holds
Up the Treaty to Sell the Danish
Hy i:tl114lte Wlie from Tie Associated 1'icf.
Copenhagen, May 1. The secret ses
sion of the landsthing today was not
productive, of definite action regarding
the Danish AVest Indies islands treaty,
but a vote, taken at the closing of the
sitting, Indicated a determination on
the part of the majority to postpone
1'iUllicution of the treaty till after a
pl"blicite of the Islands lias been taken.
Th" vote means the rejection of the
proposal of the folkethlng and necessi
tates u conference. The discussion is
engendering intense partisan feeling in
all circles and the party whips are
vigorously used to keep both sides
firm. The opposition hopes to hold to
gether long enough to force the re
jection of the treaty, but the fulth of
the leading pro-solera In its ratification
is still strong.
ADMIRAL REMEY RETURNS.
With His Flagship, the Brooklyn,
He Is Home from Philippines.
Pj i:ilu-ie Wiic fiom The Aisoiiatcd Preifi.
New York, Muy 1. Rear-Admiral
George C. Kemey reached here today
after two years and a half In the far
East on the fiugslilp Brooklyn. The
ex-commander-in-chlef of the United
States naval force on the Asiatic
station was loathe lo speak on the
"The talk of withdrawing," he finally
said, "is preposterous. The Filipino is
not cupuble of self-government, and
the United States could not let go If
It wanted to. An army of occupation
is necessary and will be for yeais to
On the Chinese outlook the admiral
was more communicative. "The Idea
I foimed of China Is that it isn't as
degenerate as it Is generally believed
to be. The trouble Is that there is no
homogeneity, the Chinese from one
part of the empire are foreigners to
the Chinese of another part. The new
treaty between Great Britain and
Japan will prevent tho dismember
ment of China, and the partition of
this great empire, once a possibility,
is relegated to the land of visions. Tho
United States are absolutely In sym
pathy with the new treaty, and our in
fluence In China has never been as
greats as It Is now. The sentiment of
the Chinese toward us is very cordial,
und I believe that to them we are llrst
of the foreign nations in poluc of lik
ing." When pressed for un opinion as to
the Philippines being pacified the ad
miral replied Unit the firo was smould
ering. "The agitators," ho said, "are
the Manila mestizos, disappointed at
not being given lucrative positions by
the temporary government,"
The question of tho alleged barbar
ities In pursuance of orders Issued by
Gen, Smith tho admiral would not
discuss, "We loft beforo tills thing
came up," ho said.
BOERS' PINAL CONFERENCE.
To Be Held at Verseniging, Trans
vaal, on May 15,
lly i:.u'liuho Who from Tliu Associated Press.
Pretoria, May 1. The general inert Ini of tho
Doer leader, lit uhltli llual licn.lnn on thu
Milijeet ot the peace negotiation U cvpcflrd, will
tal.o place at Vereniglng, Trjmv.ul, May V,
not May 25, ns announced .tfitciday frL-n heie.
It K averted ofllclolly that .subsrquoi,. to tlio
ilelibciatlong the liocr loaders will piocted to
Pretoria and dclhei to J.oid Klltln'iicr their tie-cUlc-11.
Wanete Ran Amuck.
Hy i:.i'lnic Wire from The Assoiialul 1'rcM,
Wllkes-It.il re. May 1. Peter Wjnelc, 11 Hungar
ian, ran unlink In the eattcin part of the illy
tliU afternoon. Alined wilh a icvober and a
Ikk ot cartridges ho took up u position on a
hill top and began firing at people in the itiu't
below. Simon llutiililc was (hot in the aim. Ttn
poliicmrii aimed with Wlmhrdtcu anhcd end
dislodged the man, plating lilui under nncit,
after tonic Uilflcully.
Sherman Is Pool Champion.
Ily Diclushc Wire from The At.olatid l'iel.
llaltlmore, May . Frank Micimau, ol W.i.h
lugtoii, II. ('., tonight irgalned lira uoihl'n
tliainplom-Mp at pool from, II, Clcjiujlcr, of
MIvod City, I'a.
District Attorney Bctlica Only
Awaits the Final Word from
Department ol Justice.
JUDGE DAY TO GO
TO CAPITAL TODAY
In the Meantime, the Packers at Chi
cago Confess That Since This Mat
ter Has Been Agitated in the
Press Their Sales Have Fallen Off
Thirty-Seven and a Half Per Cent.,
and They Are Laying Off Hun
dreds of Their Workingmen.
By Kxtludvc Wire from The A-uoclatcd Preii.
Chicago, May 1. The bill for Injunc
tion to be Hied against the so-culled
beef combine is completed, and us
Judge Day, the representative of the
department of justice, will probably
leave for the east tomorrow evening,
all that remains to do, it Is stated un
officially, is to wait for word from
Washington to act. The attorney gen
eral has n copy of the bill as It has
been prepared, In Chicago, and District
Attorney Bethea, while authorized to
go ahead on his own account and pro
ceed as he may see fit, will probably
await the attorney general's order as
to the time of filing the bill.
That tho consumption of beet has fal
len off 37 per cent, since tho agita
tion against the packers was started,
was admitted by leading packers to
day. They are laying off hundreds of
Kansas City, Mo., May 1. B. C.
Crow, attorney general of Missouri,
and his assistant, S. B. Jeffries, ar
rived In this city from-Jefferson City
to get evidence to prove that there is
a packing house trust. Mr. Jeffries
had n conference with several retail
butchers. Later he said:
"There is 11 beef trust operating In
Missouri and we ean crush It by law if
the retail butchers will help the attor
ney general and myself to get evidence:
However, the butchers that I met here
today fear the power of the packers,
and for that reason it Is very difficult
for me to get the evidence that Is
The President Interested.
AVashington, May 1. Secretary Hitch
cock and Uingur Herman, the commis
sioner of the general land office, were
in conference with President Roosevelt
today, regurdlng the use of public lands
by cattlemen In the West. The presi
dent was so occupied by this confer
ence that he was unable to see a large
number of callers, several of them
mcmbeis of congress. Secretary Hitch
cock, when questioned about the con
ference, said that the subject of the
occupation of the public lands had
nothing to do with the beef trust, and
that whatever action was token in re
gard to this occupation would be with
no intention of causing tiouble to the
FREED BY THE KING
Italy's Sovereign Does the Graceful
Act After Our Officers Had In
demnified Venetian Victims.
lij i:Lliisie Wire from 'I ho Aso(lalcd l'n.
Rome, May 1, The king has par
doned the otlk-ers of the United States
crulfer Chicago, who have been im
prisoned at Venice. They will be
handed over at once to the United
States consul, from whose ch'urge they
will bo transferred to the Chicago,
which Is ready to sail.
The United States ambassador con
fererd this morning with Slgnor Prln
ettl, the foreign minister. It was ar
ranged that tho American naval offi
cers imprisoned at Venice should bo
released today or tomorrow, condi
tional upon the payment of civil dam
ages amounting to $2,000.
Venice, May I. Thu Imprisoned
American naval ollicers this afternoon
liberally Indemnified tho persons claim
ing damages for Injuries Inflicted dur
ing tho recent fracas, and the public
prosecutor telegraphed to Rome that
all legal Impediments to the prison
ers' pardon hud been removed.
Cardinal Martinelli Recalled.
Ily IIuIujIic Wile fiom The Associated I'resi.
Philadelphia, .May I. Cardinal Maitlnelll, npoi
tulle delegate to tlio I'ultcd States, tinted today
that lie had been rc-iallcd to Roiiid by I'ope
l.eo .Mil, While declining to be interviewed,
Cardinal Maitlnelli sJld lie will about to Icoao
lliii city and would fall for Horns 41 noon at
ho could adjust tlio allalis of 1I10 napal delcga
tiou. The laidinu! Iioa bun in till illy time
Py l!.ulu-ho Wlie from The Associated Pretj.
V.ihfiigton' May 1, Tho prraldeiit today sent
lo (lie bcnate the tullowlng iiomliiallons of Venn.
J h j nla pontmailer: John A. Wallace, Clicjtci;
John Si her, jr,, IliHliori'i John P, h, lYlisU'r
in ji her, KuUlnuu; John T, Palmer, SllouiUburg;
Hairy V, I'atth, Wllmerding,
Coler Confers with HIT,
Ily Kulushc Wiro fiom The Avsoilated Pre'.
Albany, May J.-lliul S, Coler, ot New York
rily, lield a long i-onfereiuc with Patid II. lllll
In 10 (oui), lie stated that Ills visit wut for
tlio purpose of ilUeiWiInK plaiui for re-organizing
tlio Puiiouatic I'oitv,
Lewis Young Hanged.
Ily Kxilushe V1I10 fiom 'Hie Associated i'ren.
Mouiidjwlle, V, Va., May J, I,cnl Vouti;,
toloied, uji lun:,'id ut (Ui tooluht in tho peni
tentiary for tlio muider of Albeit Kill, at Wcltli.
1 1 l.j luck tt-u biokeu, and lufouitctu inluuUv.
lie M piououiiicd dead.
PALMA IN SANTIAGO.
President-elect of Cuba Arrives
Thero from Manzanillo.
Ily i:cluslvc Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Santiago do Cubn, May 1. The president-elect
of Cuba, Honor Kstrada
Pttlmii, and his party arrived here to
day from Manzanillo. About 10,000 per
sons were packed in the nnrrow Htreets
of the city when tho, party arrived. Tho
crowds were so dense nt certain points
that they obstructed the procession,
which was Increased bv mounted dele
gations from all parts of the province,
until It was miles long. Tho greatest
Senor Palma was escorted to the pal
ace, where for several hours he held a
public reception. So numerous were
those who were eager to shake hands
with him that ho became exhausted
und retired from the hall, slightly in
disposed. After taking luncheon with Mayor
Bacardi, Senor Pnlma visited San Juan
Hall and Inspected the sanltury depart
ment. He was entertained at a ban
quet this evening.
Senor Palma was greatly pleased
with the reception accorded him by the
American troops, who paid him Rll tho
honots due to a president of the repub
lic. The city is brillluntly decorated
in his honor.
DEDICATED AT LAST
Distinguished Company Assembles
Around Historic Shaft and Par
ticipates in the Ceremonies.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prcw.
Lancaster, May 1. Today, nearly
sixty years after the laying of the
corner-stone, the monument at Ephrata.
In memory of the revolutionary soldiers
burled there was unveiled and dedicated
in the presence of a throng of many
thousands, Including Go'ernor Stone,
ex-Governor Pattlson, and other digni
taries. Tho morning ceremonies began
at C o'clock and consisted of the firing
of cannon, followed by band concerts,
receptions to the civil and military or
ganizations participating In the exer
cises, and a reception to Governor
Stone. In the afternoon nt 1 o'clock
there was a large parade, made up of
civic and patriotic societies, National
guards. Grand Army posts and civic
organizations, the route leading from
the borough to Zlon hill, a mile west of
Ephrata, the site of the monument.
After the firing of a salute, the cere
monies were opened by Jere Mohler, the
president of the monument association,
and tJieJoilodnsrH'Ograirime observed:
Invocation, Kev. John S. King; un
veiling of monument by Miss Helen
Carter, address by Governor Stone; re
sponse bv Jere Mohler: historical ad
dress by state Senator J. A. Stober; ad
dresses bv ex-Governor Pattlson and
Genernl John E. Roller.
At the time of the outbreak of the
revolutionary war the Zlonistic brother
hood at Enhrata was under the direc
tion of Peter Miller, who rendered valu
able service to the Continental congress
and is said to have been a friend of
Washington. After the battle of the
Brandywine about 500 wountled ond sick
American soldiers were taken to Eph
rata, where they were nursed bv the
brothers and sisters of the community.
Over 200 died from their wounds or
camp fever, ond all wore interred on
Zlon hill, a plot belonging to the com
munity, and which still remains in its
possession, the society today being
known as the Seventh Day Baptists. In
1S43, the first effort was made to erect
a monument to these patriots, but after
the laying of tho foundations and a
corner-stone, a proceeding that occu
pied two venrs, the work was aban
doned for lack of funds. During the
nest hair century spasmodic efforts to
complete the work was made, but it
was not until through the appropriation
of $3,000 by the last legislature that this
was made possible. The monument con
sists of n shaft thirty-six feel, six
Inches high, three feet square, resting
on a ten-foot square base, nnd Is said lo
be the largest polished monument i
the United States. It Is made of Qulncy
granite, quarried from property onc
owned bv John Adams and his Hon.
John Qulncy Adams, the second and
sixth presidents. On thn face of the
front is a bronze metal plate on which
Is engraved the figure of a revolution
ary soldier bearing n musket, wlrh on
fool on a spiked cannon.
SECRETARY MOODY IN OFFICE.
New Chief of Navy Department
Takes the Oath.
Ily llxeliitlro Wire fiom The Associated I'rrit.
Wasliincton. Marl. William Ilenrc Minnie, il.n
new feirrlaiy of the nai.v, took Ihe 0,1th of'ofllic
in mo ,.iy iii'piitnient at n.:t.) otlocl; this
morulnfj, The o.itli w.i adnilnisteicd by K. 1',
Hanna, solicitor of the derailment.
Those presort besides the letliliis scinlnry,
Mr. I.onif, wcru A'sMnnl Setrefaiy UariliiK, fo'.
uicr Assistant (secretary I l.ttKct t and Iteprcscnta.
tbes Houcits, Mi Call, Ijwrcneo and (ireene, of
Mostaclniteltn. The entire personnel of the dc
pai-limnt cs thin pit?nled to Mr, Moody, the
ilerk.s at the Mine time hlddinir Mr, l.onir fare
well. Steamship Arrivals,
lly i:iln.le Wire from The Associated I're,
New York, May 1, Sailed! Meaner Urowr
Kurfurst, Urcuirii la Southampton; I'uiX Pis.
nutck, Hamburg ila iWjiiinulh nnd I'hcibourgj
!.a Saiole, llauo, Mmpool Arrived: Trutonlc,
New Voik, Wane Arriicd; I.11 Toiiralne, New
York, (Juecnslonn Silled t fici mania, from 1,1 v.
erpool for Xew York, (ienoa Arrlied: 1'alalln,
New York la Gibraltar and ,uple. Naples.
Anbcd; Aller, New York vli Olbialtar for lieuoa
(and pnucedid). Itnticidam Siili-d; Nocrdam,
New York via Houlogrie Sur Mer,
Freedom of Worship in Germany.
Py Pirluhft Wire I10111 The Assoclulid I'rcts,
iirrlln, Mjy 1. The Hrkhstag today pa.ed
tho third rr.uJIiiK of the Aim pai.njrapli of the
bill graiillng frtedom of ifllglon.s belief, imoiU
lion and public and piltatp wunhlp throughout
the einplie, limited only to tho pioil.o that
this freedom Mull not be used to the pivjudke
ol vii'lo or national duties.
lly KxtlutlvG Wiic fiom The Abrticlatcd I'icm.
I'orUmouth, 0., April 1. 'Ihe Tenth dittilct
conArc&ioiial contiutlou tonltflit iiotiiliuted Steph
en Morgan for the tlilid term, on the time hun
dred and tccoiid ballot.
AGUINALDO HAD A
CHANGE OF HEART
OFF FOR EUROPE.
Big Party Saw Messrs. Robinson and
Special to the Serniiton Trlbuie.
Xew York, May 1. One of the cou
snlcuotis groups ut the North Gernmn
Lloyd pier, at Hobokeu, on the sailing
of the Grosser-Kurfurst this morning,
was made up mulnly of Scrnntoulnns,
who gathered to bid bon voyage to
August Robinson and A. J. Casey, .two
weullliy brewers of thut city, who were
bound for a Joint tour through their rc
spedlvo. nutlve lands, Germuny and
In the purty were ex-Sheriff Robin
son, bt other and business partner of
August Robinson; P. J. Casey, brother
nnd business partner of A. J. Casey;
victor Koch, F. .1. McCann, J. J. Lof
tus, Wllllum P. Joyce, ex-Chief of Po
lice Frank Robllng, Wllllum Craig,
George W. Clarke, A. J. Duffy and Wil
liam Kelly, business and personal
friends of the voyagers, who accom
panied them from Scranton, and Clar
ence E. Pryor, a former sheriff of
Scranton, now a resident of New York
city. Mrs. P. J. Casey, her sister.
Miss Helen O'Brien, and a number of
New York Indies were also in the
The adjoining staterooms of the
Messrs. Robinson and Casey were fair
ly filled with flowers, fruits and con
fections. One floral piece, six feet In
length und of appropriate other dimen
sions, artistically reproduced the ves
sel on which they sail.
Ono of the Scranton party, Mr. Lof
tus, had a narrow escape from being
unwittingly carried across the ocean.
He failed to get the word that the
ship wns about to stnrt, and came on
deck from an inspection of the apothe
cary's room half a minute after the
ship was under way. It was necessary
to lower htm by a rope to a tug-boat
ns tho Kurfurst was standing off In
mid-stream, 'just before making her
SHAFFER IS RE-ELECTED
Effort to Remove Him from the
Leadership of the Amalgamated
Association Not Succsssful.
By ltlnbive Wire from The Associated Pie.
Wheeling, W. Va., May 1. All that
now remains to bo done by the Amal
gamated association is the election of
ice president, the appointment of the
conference committee and the selection
of tho next convention city. As fore
casted by the Associated Press, the op
position to President Shaffer today cen
tered their hope In Thomas Williams,
of Zanesville, Ohio, who was the only
opposing candidate. The name of As
sistant Secretary M. V. Tlghe was not
presented. Shaffer was triumphantly
elected, receiving 148 votes to Williams'
tic. When the result was announced,
the executive received a great ovation.
It is his fourth term.
Secretary John Williams and Editor
Ben I, Davis, of the Amalgamated
Join rial, were re-elected to their re
spective positions without opposition.
The most Interesting contest was thut
over the position of M. F. Tlghe. Tak
ing advantage of some feeling that had
been stirred up against Mr. Tlghe on
uccount of the prominence lie had been
given as a possible candidate against
President Shaffer, the names of two
men were placed in nomination, Ben
Jones, of Carnegie, Pa., and Harry
OiiflUhs. of Elwood City, Pa. Tiglio
ttas re-elected by a handsome major
ity, as follows: Tlghe, 117; Griffiths,
l'J: Jones, ill.
Nearly 11 dozen candidates were put
up for trustee. Two ballots were neces
sary, resulting In the re-election of
John 13 Taylor and Ellas Jenkins. The
third trustee Is John G, Ilagen. of
riquu, Ohio, who succeeeds John RIdd.
One ot the most interesting items of
business transacted was the Increase ijf
salary of 20 per cent., given the presi
dent, secretary, editor of the Journal
und assistant secretary.
Uncle Sam's Fat Strong Box.
Dy Ku-lusiip Wire fiom The Asioclatid Press.
WakhliiKton, May 1. Tho monthly statement of
the public debt dhows that nt Hie elov of
biislneM Apill 0. Mi, tlio debt, lo.-vs ca-li in
Ihe Iicasury, aniotintnl to i?(m!,I1.1,07ii, whhli Is
11 ilrtirjsv as compaied with April I, VI0J, of
$l,ill(l,:!VI. The cah ill thn licisiuy amounts to
a total ol l,'.'W,IMi!,(iai, .isilii-t nliitli there .uc
demand liabilities outstanding amounting lo S'iOv
IU,0H, wlikli leaic.s a caili bilante on bind of
The Fulton Still Floats.
Dy Kxrluslir Wire from llic Associated Prem.
Philadelphia, May I,--Tho tiihmailnn boat I'lib
ton, upon liicli an npluslon oiimied on Tues
day list, parsed to tea fiom the Delawaio llicak
water lids afternoon in low of the tu; S101111
Klni;, The yacht Mlndoia, which ailed as a con
oy to the I'ulton on her ui.wifc'e from HrooUl.wi
tii' the bicakwattr, also p.mrd eauard. The es.
ffls me bound for New Suffolk, Lone Inland.
Tho Pulton liu, nil of her original ucn on board.
This Company in Hard Luck,
lly Ki(uie Wire from The Amoelntrd l'in.
)ariiHiit, la,, Maj ), r'irn this runhn; de
strotrd the main portion of tlio plant of Ihe
llelleudoif Steel Axle company. The tin- wi..s
iuum'iI by II13 buiAtlm; of an oil pipe tonnritiun
ot tho furnace in hc car boUttr department,
.om catlmitfil at ij0,0i. Tlio tunipiuy tut
fered a WOO.OtO lo by lire lat Noicniber.
Speaker Henderson lie-Nominated.
lly KmIuiIw Wlie fiom Tin, Associated I'res.
pen Molni'., Iowa, May 1. Conirrnuman I). II.
Ilenderwii, tpeskcr of tho house of lepresentil
tiles, was ro'iiomlnatrd for the eieientli success
lie time at the Third district com rut ion In
Watfiloo today. The nomination wnt unanimous.
Won by the Sophomores,
lly i:cliuhc Wire from The Associated Frees.
Princeton, N. J., My lY-Tho annual Cale
donian Iratk game were held on Princeton unl
teitlly Ik hi today, and uercven by the tcyho.
Told Genera! Macflrtliur Thai He
Had at First Misiudoed the
COULDN'T STAND ALONE
The Senate Philippine Committee Re
fuses to Issue a Peremptory Sum
mons for Major Gardener, but
Agreed to Request the Secretary of
War to Hasten the Major's Return
if Not Inconsistent with the Good
of the Service.
Ily i:clutitf Wire fiom The AsJucluied I'ress.
WashlnKton, May 1. General Mac
Artliur, In testlfyinR today before the
senute Philippine coiiitnlttee, said that
hefore lcavltiR Jlanllii he hail tt conver
sation with Amilnaldo, who told him
that he had been misinformed n's to the
character of the Americun neoolc-and
the purposes of tho American uovern
ment. Auinnldo had also told him It
would be impossible ut this staKc of
their evolution for his own people to es
tablish u stable, independent govern
ment. The stutetnent was voluntary, ho
said, tthd caused htm to change his
views about Apuiinnldo, and after he
got to know him he attached consider
able weight to what he said. ' Respond
ing to n Question by Senator Rawlins,
ho said Agulnaldo was, nt the time ot
the conversation, n "qualified prisoner,"
hut that there wns no coercion or
duress resorted to to exact the state
ment. Senator Rawlins appealed to the chair;
for n decision as to the competency ot
this testimony, claiming that It was ex
parte and from hearsay and that Agtl'n
iildo should be brought here to testify,
but ho was overruled.
The committee. In secret session, at
this point considered the question
whether steps should be taken to secure'
the attendance of Major Gardpner In
advance of ho arrival oftlmt -ofUcor's.
regiment. It was stated that the real
mem would not leave the Philippines
until about the first of Juno, and mem
bers of the committee were apprehen
sive that before the major could reach
Washington, if he accompanied, his
regiment, congress would adjourn.
The committee decided not to Issue u
peremptory .summons for his attend
ance at the earliest date, as desired, but
to ask the secretary of war lo have
Major Gardener come on in advance of
his regiment. If not inconsistent with
the good of the service. It is believed
by members of the committee that
Major Gardener will leave Manila on
the next transport.
Pensions weic rimiiIpiI .tislculay to Lhailcs Kly,
of 1'iiiibi.ig, 17; Thomas .Monk, of Caihumlale,
Punner Senelaiy of the Naiy l.onjr ami Mm.
Long calleit nt the ttlutc lioiise yesterday iu iy
Roud bje to tlie ptftiidcnt and Mi-. Itoo-oevit.
Thty will leno for their Mavaihuella home lo
mouow moir.il g.
llepie-ent.itiie lluik (I'enna.) ,teierday intio
diiLid lonlutinn.'i K'i'.ln',' a ualiousl welcomo l
evI'iesliUnt Knitter and l.'qiiolin tire presi
dent to piurlaiui thai our poit.s aie not to ha
iirtd by either of the South Afilcaii liellijeients
for the fhlpmenl of lioisss nr mule-.
A wairant alli'irluif liolatlou ot tin) liquor Iav
In pcllintr iutinio.ims without a liirnn was is
cued today ,ii;iiiM Theodoie I;. Iai?o, who ton
(liiib. the 10-Uuiant, on Ihe senate Mo of the
cpltol. It Is allied tint tho law has I "n
liolsteil at the i.ipitol .shun January la-t.
Picflidcut Iiuosii'It will leaie this morning for
Annapolis to pufe:il the diplomas to th" eiadu
.itlnic class of Hi" natal aiiidrmy. lie will lelu it
to WaliliiKton about (i u'doik in th outline,
Willi Ihe pioi-ldPiit will be Mits Alit n HoDvWcIt,
( ouunaudei' and Mm. Conies, Seciruiy I'o.'tcljoi,
a Kttnogi'iipliPi ami Mr, I'rle,
Si'tri'laiy Itool and Mnalor Sponei weie In
101U11II Klon wltlt tlie president .11 the white
house for wine time .it night. They dc lined
tn i-ay ant. tiling ti'giltling tho object 01 their tlslt,
uhiih, it Ik ue-uniil related to the I'hlllnpliii-s,
Heprewntatitcs Hull, Oieistieet and Slu-iima
tteie al-ci at the while houc l.ilkinw' ultli tins
president about the tumlui; luiiKre.-sioiul elm
pilliii. The tommillie on foreign .ilbiin je.terdiv tr
lend .1 (atotnhlf if pott on the hill of Itrprcfen
tithe Ilttr, of Illinois, estibll.hliiit 11 United
States dlploinatlu and 10r.sul.11 smite in Cubi
tilth .1 I'nlted States minMcr nt $W,noo; secre.
I.ny of UfMllon, l?'J,00U; M'loud netielary, fc,VXJ;
tnu-iil iteuoial at Havana, $.",0OQ; lonsojls at Cln
fueiiOK and Santiago, $.1,000 will. Tim bill illff.-m
from tho plan proposed in the M-nate, 'which al
lows tho minister a salary of $t'J,000 and addi a
tomulato nt Mat.ir.asas,
Tho fourth annlteraary of the battle of Manila
biy uas iclebrated hera last niftht by a dinner
nt' the Ralclitli hotel by tbo.o officers now in
tin' city ttha participated In the enjtaecm?.it.
Tiny included tlie following! Admiral Dewey,
It.'j'r Admirals Coghlan and EnUistle, Captalm
1'onl and Lamberton, Pa matter Gait, Lieuten
ant Commanders Bagley and Hansom, Command
ers llrlcKt. Km tnd Ineb, Lieutenants Mi Cor
mack and Glh&on, and Mr. Btickney. Thero went
no ct Kpeethrs. Commander Iters reeltrd 4
poem tommeinorathe ot the occasion, entitled
The Reason W'e'ro Gtthtreil Again."
Cabinet Has Resigned,
Melbourne, Victoria, Mty 1, Th cabinet has
rctlgnrd, The premier is considering- the filia
tion. -. 1
YESTERDAY'S WEATHER. 7
l.mal data for Miy 1, J WW;
lllitheot teinpeiatura , ,,,, bt decree "
lowest tcinperaturs ,,,,,.,,.,,,,,, 7 dtgrtu
B a, in, ,.,,,,,,,,,,,,. , 73 per cent,
8 p. m. ,. ,.,.. 1, ....... 73 per rent,
t'rcclpitatlon, 2t tours tnded 8 p. in., noa,
--f -ft -f'f -f-f'ftt
7 WEATHER FORECAST,
Washington, My 1. IVrecast for Friday
t- and Saturday; Eastern I'ennsjlvanla Fslp i
l-"rlday; warmer iu noitheru portion.
s- Saturday, (air: fresh north to east vrinds. -sW
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