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SCRANTON, PA., TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 13, 1902.
AT ST. PIERRE
Is Generallu Admitted
at Least 30,000 Lost,
THE FIRST REPORTS
American Consul at Gaudcloupo
Sends Additional Facts Tho
lain of Ashes Began on Wednes
dayExperience of the Crew of
the British Steamship Eoiaimn.
Human Bodies Float Upon the
Water and Are Devoured by
Sharks The Streets of St. Pierre
Filled -with Volcanic Stones and
tho Air Is Filled with Odors of
n.v Kxrlusttc Wire fioni The Avsot laird l'rr.-s.
Fort do France, Inland of Martinique,
May l'J. II now seems to be generally
admitted that about. 30,000 persons lost
tliclr lives as u result of the outbreak
of the Mont I'elce volcano at St. Pierre,
on Thursday last. Careful investiga
tion by competent government ofliciais
show that the early reports of the As
sociated Press were accurate.
Urielly put, last Thursday morning
the city or St. Pierre disappeared with
in ten minutes, in u whirling tiro vom
ited from' Mont Pelee: thirty thousand
persons were instantly and horribly
killed, and the volcano whose ancient
crater for more than fifty years had
been occupied by a quiet lake in which
picnic parties bathed, suddenly dis
charged 11 torrent of llery mud, which
rolled towards tho sea, engulfing every
thing before it. Then the last of cable
communication was broken, and the
doomed city was isolated fiom the
The American consul at Guadeloupe,
I-nuis II. Ayme, has reached tho deso
lated spot where St. Pierre stood and
confirms tho awful story in all its es
From an interview with Colonel
Ayme, who is a trained American news
paper man, a correspondent of the As
sociated Press learned tho following
Thursday morning the inhabitants of
tho city awoke to find heavy clouds
shrouding the Mont Pelee crater. All
Any Wednesday, horrid detonations had
been heard. These were echoed from
St. Thomas on the north to Barbadoes
on the south. The cannonading ceased
on Wednesday night and line ashes fell
like rain on St. Pierre. The inhabit
ants were alarmed, but Governor Alout
tet, who had arrived at St. Pierre the
evening before, did everything possible
to allay the panic.
The British steamer Roralma reached
St. Pierre on Thursday with ten pas
sengers, among whom were Mrs. Stokes
nnd her three children and Mrs. H, .1.
Inee. They were watching 'the rain of
ashes, when, with a frightful roar and
terrific electric discharges, a cyclone
of fire, mud and steam swept down
Irom the crater over the town and bay,
r sweeping all before it and destroying
the fleet of vessels at anchor off the
shore. There the accounts of the catas
' trpphe so far obtainable cease. Thirty
thousand corpses are strewn about,
hurled In the ruins of St. Pierre, or
else floating, gnawed by sharks, in
tho surrounding seas. Twenty-eight
charred, half-dead human beings -were
brought here. Sixteen of them are al
ready dead and of the whole number
only four are expected to recover,
HJdden Behind a Veil.
The Associated Press steamer, char
teied In Guadeloupe, neared Martinique
at 6:H0 Sunday morning. The Island,
with Its lofty hills was hidden behind
ti huge veil of violet, a leaden coloied
haze. Enormous quantities of the
wreckage of largo and small ships and
houses strewed tho surface of the se.i.
Huge i.ees and too often bodies, with
flock of sea gulls soaring above and
hideous sharks fighting about them,
were floating here and there. From be
hind the volcanic veil came blasts of
hot wind, mingled with others, ice cold.
At Le Precheur, five miles north of
St. Pierre, canoes with men and women
frantic to get iiway, begged fur a pass
age on the steamer.
The whole north end of the island was
covered with u. sliver gray coating of
ashes resembling dirty snow. Furious
'blasts of flie, ashes and mud hwept over
the steamer, but finally St. Pierre was
The City of St. Pierre stnitched nearly
two miles along the water front anil
half a mile back to a cliff at tliu b.ibu
if the volcano. Tho houses of ilchrr
Fninch families weio built of stone.
Tho still smoking volcano towered
above thu ash coveted hills. The ruins
were burning In many plates ami
frightful odois of burned flesh filled the
With great difficulty a landing was
effected, Not one house was left Intact.
Viscid heaps of mud, of brighter ashes
r piles of volcunlo stones wero seen on
every sldo, The streets could hardly be
traced. Here mid there amid the ruins
were heaps of corpses, almost all faces
An Awful Silence.
In one corner, twenty-two bodies of
men, women and children were niln.
Bled In ono mass, anus and legs pro
truding as the hapless beings fell In
the last struggles of death's agony.
Through" tho middle of the old place,
Berlin, run u tiny stream, tho remains
of the liver Guyavo. Great tieos, with
roots upward and scorched by fire,
rvcro strewn n every direction. Huge
Blocks and still hot stones IV era scat
tered about. From under ono large
stone, the arm of a white woman pro
truded. Most notable was the utter
silence nnd the awful, overpowering
stench from the thousands of dead.
Careful inspection showed that the
fiery stream which so completely de
stroyed St. Pierre must have been com
posed of poisonous gases, which In
stantly suffocated everyone who In
haled them, and of other gases burn
ing furiously, for nearly all tho vic
tims had their hands covering their
mouths, or wore In some other attitude
showing that they had sought relief
from suffcatlon. All the bodies weio
carbonized or roasted. "
A. (. Austin, the manager of the
Colonial bank of Barbadoes, landed at
St. Pierre with a party from the Brit
ish Royal Mall steamer Solent. He
found the bank dock stopped at sonic
minutes before S o'clock. A horse and
buggy and a policeman were In a dead
group at the door.
At, the request of S. A. McAllister,
United States consul at Barbadoes,
Captain Davis nnd tho Solent weie
placed at his disposition by the Bar
badoes government. The Solent ar
rived at about the same time as the
Associated Press steamer, and brought
to St. Pierre tho colonial secretary,
two civil doctors, two military oiilceis
and Dr. W. E. Aughinbaugh, of AVnsh
Itiglon, nn well as a corporal and four
hospital orderlies, three trained nurses
and a full field hospital outfit. The
Barbadoes government also sent seven
hundred barrels of provisions, ono ton
of Ice, and ti full supply of medicine.
These were useful, but the dead only
needed quick burial.
Stories of Survivors.
Tho stories of the survivors added to
the awful details of the particularly
harrowing account of the loss of the
British steamer Itoralma.
C. C. Evans, of Montreal, and John
G. Mori Is, of New York, who are now
at the military hospital at Fort do
France, say the vessel arrived at six.
As eight bells was struck, a 'frightful
explosion was heard up the mountain
A cloud of lire, toppling and roaring,
swept with lightning speed down tho
mountain side and over the town and
bay. Tho Jtoraima was nearly sunk
and caught fire at once.
"I never can forget the horrid, fiery,
chokin whirlwind which enveloped
me," said Mr. Evans. "Mr. Morris and
I rushed below. We are not very bad
ly burned, not so bad as most of them.
When tho fire came we were going to
our posts (we are engineers) to weigh
anchor and get out. When we came up
we found the ship afire aft and fought
it forward until 3 o'clock, when the Su
chet came to our rescue. We were then
building a ratt."
"Ben" Benson, the caipenter of the
"I was on deck, amidships, when I
heard an explosion. Tho captain order
ed me to up anchor. I got to the wind
lass but when the fire came I went
into the foiecastle and got my 'duds'.
When I came out I talked with Cap
tain Mugga, Mr. Scott, the first officer
and othets. They had been on the
bridge. The captain was horribly burn
ed. He had inhaled flames and wanted
to jump into the sea.
I tried to make him take a life pre
server. The captain who was undress
ed, jumped ovet board and hung to a
line for awhile. Then he disappeared."
"Gus" hinder, the quartermaster of
tho steamer, who Is horribly burned
and can scarcely talk, confirmed this.
The Captain a Brave Man.
Francisco Angelo, who speaks poor
English, vividly described the onrush of
the lire. He says the captain was a
very brave man, too brave to be burned
to death. Angelo further asserted that
the storm of fire lasted not more than
Joseph Beckels, a seaman, who Is fifty
years of nge and Is so frightfully burned
that he cannot live, having Inhaled
flame, said In weak tones that ho was
the hiht nia'h to see the captain, The
captain was then trying to, reach a
Other men of the Roralma, who wero
rescued, are Salvador Alello and Jose
From the Italian ship Teresla Lovico
Keveral men were saved, but they are
In a frightful state, except Jean Louis
Prudent, of St, Pierre. Although on
deck and unprotected, he was little
Prudent says there was first an awf.il
nol.o of explosion and then, right away,
a cyclone of smoke and fire, but such
was the poisonous, choking nature or
the smoke that it burned worrit than
the fire, AVlien it struck people they
fell dead. The cyclone of gas tore the
masts out of ships, blew others up and
sunk home of them, Soon ufterwaids
tamo a wave of flio bigger than the
Ily Inclusive Who from Tin- Associated 1'rfra.
Siisuuchaniia, May J.'. Tlii! ItepublUan eciiu
toilal unit.'leiice fur tho .Siisipichaiiiu-Wawiu
ill.tiict una hi ib today uith fum cimfeiees from
i-.lch munly, .Siiwuivliaiuia, uniiily presented the
luaie u( Colonel (,', 1'i.ilt, of New Mlllonl, .mil
tin- Wajiic loinity inn, that ,,f William Wetter,
of lluiivtililr, lui Hate kuiuliir, Scleral ballon
Wfie taken, but no nomination ua made. The
luiiliiciice adjourned until Tuesdiv,
Ily i:duilve Wile from Tlie Awo'cluted 1'rpai.
Heading, Slay IJ. 'Ilia sixteenth onmiil Cornell
tkn iif tin- American Outer ot Steam IIiijsIiicv'h
opened here today, 'J ln delegates leprcs.'iit
livcuty-hwi tfdM, This aflcinoon uu taken an
with biiilm-M mid tonight a theater pally wai
gltcn. Tomorrow ewMiliy an elaborate banquet
will be, .irml at llajah Inutile. A leattne of
I his comcitluii U mi exhibition of steam spe
cialties and electric appliances.
Judgment Affirmed in Fenner Case.
Hy Kxchisl.c Win- from 'flic Associated i'rcwi.
Philadelphia, Msy 12. The (Supreme court to.
day afnipnil the judgment o( the common pleat
court of l.uzerne urn. tj, in the mm ot Frailer
rt ul ), Wllkes-IIanc and Wjoiulns Valley
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GANS DEFEATS ERNE.
Baltimore Colored Light-Weifjht 13
Champion of His Class.
Il.r Hxctiwhc Wire from The Awocluttd Prrs.
Fort IDrle. Ontario, May 12. Joe
Clans, the rialtltuore colored light
weight pugilist, Is champion In his
class, titter knocking nttho door for
the past .ten years. Frank ICrne lost
to htm hi the first round tonight at
Tho end came with startling sud
denness. The men wero scarcely
warmed up, when Oiuih, trying cau
tiously, caught Krne napping nnd
landed a hard right on tho ear, which
appeared to Jar Frank badly. Erne
sparred wildly and Gnns sent out a
loft jab as a feeler. It went home
through Erne's guard, drawing blood
from his nose. Then Gans rushed In.
Erne's defense was pitiably weak and
Gans slapped left to the face and light
to the point of the Jaw. The blow com
pletely settled Erne. He sank slowly to
tho floor, fell on his back and was roll
ing over on his stomach when Hctcrce
Charley White had finished counting
him out. Time of round, one minute
and forty seconds.
The quick defeat astounded the thous
ands of Erne men at the ring side.
A Score of Lives Are Lost
and Two Hundred
By Kxclnsiic Wire Irom The Aociated Preis.
Pittsburg, May 12. Tho Sheraden
yards of tlte Pan-Handic railroad was
the scene this evening of one of the
most dlsastious explosions and fires
known in this section for many years.
A score of lives wero lost and about
two hundred persons wero so badly
burned that, according to the judg
ment of physicians In attendance, 75
per cent, of them will die from-tlie ef
fects of their Injuries. .
Tho following is a corrected list of
the dead so far obtainable:
Al.imitT M'hXAN", lu.ikrin.iii, hheuden.
.10IIN SWAN", liidkriwiii, Sheraden.
UMSXOWX JtOY, about 11 jiai-. of .lite, died on
w.iy to AlleKheny tlcnrial hospital.
1 1. 1'. SMITHKY, Uhrklwillc, Ohio, died at
riNNKHTV, aijfd 40 jrari, feitenille, W.
V.i., died at M-u-y hcpil.il.
(.'HAULMS lIKIlTlCf, Chc-lnut Mines, dicl at
W. V. TAYUJIt, 27 years old, ol Miller's Ha-
lion, died .it Mercy hospital.
0. K. lirXTEH, 28 jeais old, l-.urs widow and
fio children, of Sheraden, died at Mercy hos
pital. W. -.. WnTirr, Z6 eai', n carpenter of bhcu-
ilcn, died at Meitv hospital.
DALLAS HOItT, 2S jour old, of Sheraden, died
at M 'icy hospital,
UMvXOW.V Wllin: MAX, about 10 je.it-, .", feet,
0 inches tall ."id weighing about 175 puun Is;
taken to McDcimot's uiideilaUiiiL: rooms.
IMJUI), died at Meiey lioip.tul.
The cause of the catastrophe was tho
explosion of a train of naphtha cms,
which were being switched at the yard,
and in the switching the rear car tele
scoped a car forward. The leaking
naphtha Ignited from a switch light,
causing an explosion which threw tho
llames fifty feet high. Jluch of the es
caping naphtha ran through Cork's
Klin to Esplen borough, a distance of
ono and one-half miles, and caused an
other explosion, blowing to atoms the
Seymour hotel and the Collins house,
on River road, and badly wrecking a
frame building nearby, In which were
congregated two hundred or more
sports from Pittsburg and vicinity, bet
ting on the races, base ball, etc. Few
of the occupants of this building es
caped Injury, many being badly hurt.
Mrs. Seymour and her daughter, of
Sheraden, wore seriously, and it is
feared fatally injured.
The first card of naphtha exploded
about 4:40 o'clock and the spectucle
soon attracted a large crowd on streets
lining the hills on both sides of, and
paralleling the rallioad. The second
cur exploded about 5 o'clock, but it
was at 6:15 o'clock when threV more
cars of the deadly stuff went up with
a roar that could be ,heard for miles,
that the work of destruction really be
gun. A torrent of flame belched forth on
each side of the track, sweeping back
the terrified spectators like u charge
of artillery, and sending a shower of
flame over their heads resembling
Jlont Peele on it small scale.
The scene that followed beggars de
scription. The successive 'explosions
had heated the air to such an extent
that before the third explosion many
were rendered unconscious by the ex
treme heat and the gaseous fumes and
were being carried away when tho tor
rent of flam" swept over the excited
There was an awful hush for a mo
ment, then followed a scene of fieussy.
Jlen and women, their clothing ablaze,
their faces scorched and blistered and
their hulr burned off their heads, ran
wildly Nhileklng, hither and thither,
only Intent on escape from that awful
furnace of lire, Somo gave vent to
freiwied appeals to kill them and put
them out of their misery, and little
children, with their curly locks and
light summer clothing small pillars of
fire, cried plteously as they were
swept along by the tldo of burning hu
manity, Tho townspeople did all In their
power for tho stricken victims, and ull
tho Pittsburg ambulances were imme
diately despatched to the scene, with
u corps of physicians. Many of those
not seriously burned were removed to
their homes 111 Sheraden, while others
wero sent to the various Pittsburg hos
pitals, and the dead removed to un
dertaking establishments in Sheraden
und vicinity and to the Pittsburg
The Pan Handle ltallroud company
has thirty-six tracks through Shera
den and has succeeded In keeping com
munication open. Tho property loss
will amount to at least $600,000.
Strike Threatened at Reading.
Heading, May J2. I lie J,2n0 rmplojct of htern.
KtjIi and Soil'.' lion mllU made a second mpptt
for an adiance in uaticv, and uric again le
fused, an they uere last week, A strike may
bo tilde-red tomorrow.
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Bill ftppropriatlno $200,000
lor the Purpose Passed
In the House.
FROM ALL SIDES
The President Asks for $500,000
from tho United States His Mes
sage Refers to the Destruction
of St. Pierre as One of the Greatest
Calamities in History Orders
Transport Dixie to Take the Sup
plies at Brooklyn Navy Yard to
the Sufferers nt Once King Ed
ward and the Kaiser Make Gener
By Exclusive Who fiom The Avoclalci! Tress.
Washington, May 32. The President
today ordeied the food supplies at the
ttiooklyn navy yurd to be sent to Mar
tinique on the navy transport Dixie, lie
then sent the following message to
To the Senite and lfon;o of IleproseiilatlMis:
One of the greatest calamities in hhtory lui
fallen upon our neighboring Island of Matli:iitiic.
The consul of the United States at (Juadelonpe
ha-, tehgiaphed from t'ort-de-Krance, under date
of yesterday, ihat the dtaater is complete; tli.it
the city of ht. I'ierre has ceased to el-t, (ind
that the American ccn.ul and bis fiimMy Ime
pci Mini. He ii infour.rd tint .10,000 people hate
lost their lies, nml that 50,000 are homeless and
hungry; tliat there is urgent need of all kind
of pioiMon, and ttiat the isit of vessels fo
the woik of .supply and leseuo is imperatively
flho goieinment of Trance, while expressing
their thanks for the inaiks of sympathy, which
li.it o ic iihed llicm from America, inform vs
Ihat rort-de-rrinie and the entile island of .Mar
tinique aie -.till tlircitti.ecl. They, therefore, re.
quest that, for the purpose of ie5cuing tho peo
ple who ale in smh deadly peril and thicitened
with htarcation, tin government of the United
Hates liny send, ,n mon a, possible the means
of tiaiiNpoiting them troin the strlekeu island,
The i-.'and of .St, Vincent, and porliap3, others
in Ih it region, ate also seriously menaced by
tlie I'.ilauiily which has taken so appalling a
foim in .Martinique.
I hac dlietted 111? departments' of tho treas
my of war and of the nity to take such meas
ures for the iellef,cif thee stricken people as
lies within Hip. ctrcutive discretion and 1 ear
nestly commend, thii cmiC of unexampled ilUa-.-tcr
to the geneiius consideration of the ion-pre-s.
Tor tl.U purpose I rrcommend tiiat an ap
piopiiitlon of 'DW.cm) he undo to bo immediate
ly available. Tlieodoie Itooaevelt.
White lloue, Washington, May 12, lUOJ.
The state department already is act
ing through its consuls in that section.
Tho navy transport Dixie will bo ready
to sail Irom tho Brooklyn navy yard
for Martinitiue on Wednesday. The
revenue cutter service also will ren
der all possible aid, and, having at
least two cuttcis in southern waters,
it is believed they will be ordered at
once to the AVestern Antilles.
Tho bill appropriating $200,000 for
the. relief of the Martinique sufferers
passed the house today by a vote of
IOC to 0.
MESSAGE TO FRANCE.
Eoosevelt and M. Loubet Ex
Hy i:clu.hc Wire from The Associated Prest.
Washington, May 12. Following is
the text of the cable dlspatlies between
Presidents Hoosevelt nnd Loublet on
the Martinique disaster:
Wellington, Jlay 10. 100-'.
Ills i:eelleuey, M. Kmlle l.oubct, l'iciltlent of
the l'midi Republic, Paris:
1 pray your excellency to accept ll.e pin
found (ympathy of thu American people in the
appalling calamity which has come upon tho
people of .Mailiiilque. 'Ihcodoie Itoosetelt.
Puis, May 11, 190.!.
1 thank your cucllincy (or the epie!oii of
pmfouiid .sympathy yuu lime hcut me in the
name of the Amciicaii people on the occasion of
tlie awful cutastioplio hi Maitlnique. Tiie IVac-li
people will cerlaluly juin me In thanks tn
the Auiciiian people, Unillc Loubet.
THE KAISER ASSISTS.
Sends $2,500 to President Loubet
for Martinique Victims.
By Uxclihitp ire from The Associated Press.
Veisbaden, May 12. Emperor "Wll
llnm has telegraphed to President
Ijuubet, in French, as follows;
Profoundly nuned by the news, of tlie teirihle
cut.istiophe wliiih has ju,t mcitakcu St. Plene,
and which has cust the lltes of neaily as ininy
petrous in peiished at Pompeii, I hasten to offer
i'rame my inu-.t dueeiu i-ympalliy. May tho Al
mighty fomfuit tl"' heart of those who weep for
their liuparable lose, My ambassador will re
mit to your excellency tlie mm of lO.ixiu marks
(i!,SU0) in my behalf as a contribution for tlie
ulicf of the afllkted,
President houbet replied:
Am gieatlv tomhid by the purl; of sympathy
width In thli teiilble ini-tortune lias fallen on
Trance your majesty his deigned to contey lo
me, I big you to accept my warm thanks, i.nd
also thu gialiliule of thu Uitiins wiicuii you piu
poe tu Minor.
KING EDWARD GIVES $5,000.
Contribution to Fund for Belief of
Hy llscluslte Win' from Tlie AuocbteJ I'n'M,
Paris, May 12. King Edward has sent
1,000 ($5,000) as lils contribution to tho
fund being raised for the relief of the
sufferers from the Mtirttnluue disaster.
The czar has telegraphed to Presi
dent I.oubet expressing the sincere
sympathy of himself and the czarina,
who share with Franco tho Horj-ow
caused hy the terrific West Indian
POPE EXPRESSES SYMPATHY,
Sorrow Over the Loss of life n
By I.Mluihf- Wire from 'Hie Associate! Prcsj.
Itonic, May 12. The pope today con
veyed to tho. French ambassador his
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keen sorrow on hearing of tho St,
The pontiff requested that ho be kept
informed regarding the details of the
ATTITUDE OF OPERATORS.
Expect to Close All Collieries Indefi
nitely if Strike Is Declared.
By Hxcliislve Wire from Tlie Associated Press.
New York, May 12. Discussing the
attitude of the operators, tho Tribune
will say tomorrow:
Anthracite coal operators hi this city
said last night (Monday) that If at the
delegates' convention In Hnzleton, Pa.,
a general strike of the 147,000 anthra
cite miners Is declared It would he im
mediately followed by a shut-down In
all of tho mines. One of .the best known
operators, who was firm in the belief
lost week that there would bo no strike,
admitted yesterday that he had changed
his mind since the result of the miners'
convention in Scrauton, Pa., was an
nounced. W. H. Trucsdalc, president of the
Delaware, Iackuwanna & Western rail
road company, said that the shut down
would bo general, und might last indefi
nitely. There was a report that the operators
were to have another conference to-day,
but Presidents Ollphant and Trucs
dalc both denied all knowledge of any
Watres Supporters Hold Rump
Convention and Throw Out
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prtr.
Vilkes-Barre, May 12. The Republi
can city convention to count the vote
cast at the primaries on Saturday, ac
cording to the Crawford county sys
tem, was held tonight, and it proved to
be a very exciting affair. , On the face
of the returns, Elkin for governor had
a majority of tlie votes cast, but the
friends of Colonel AVatrcs alleged
fraud and gave notice of a contest of
some of the returns. The light then
was for the organization, and this was
bitterly contested. Tho Elkin men
placed D, J. Williams in nomination
for chairman, and the Watres follow
ers named Cyrus Weiss.
The tellers announced that they had
agreed, and that the vote was a tie 21
to 21. Jeremiah Hoover, chairman of
the city committee, then cast the de
ciding vote lit favor of Williams, and
he was declared elected. The Weiss
men alleged that a fair count showed
that their man had received 22 x'otes,
while Williams had only 20. A great
uproar followed. The rival chairmen
and their followers took possession of
the platform, und bedlam reigned su
preme. A half dozen police officers
had to be summoned to restore order.
They xvent on the platform and Wil
liams, the Elkin chairman, then an
nounced that Elkin has received l,o43
X'otes and Watres 1,195. He thcrefoie
declared the Elkin delegates to the
state convntlon elected. The lights
were put out and tlie Elkin men left
The Watres return judges then or
ganized with Chairman Weiss as pre
siding officer. Alleged fraudulent votes
were thrown out by the committee on
contested seats and the Watres chair
man stated that Col. AVntres had re
ceived a majority of the votes cast and
that his delegates were duly elected to
the state convention.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
WIlkes-Barre, May 12. The conven
tion met In the B. I. A. hall at 8 o'clock.
Previously three return judges, A. J.
Lewis, Abram Salsburg, and Sol, Bach-
arach, representing the first district of
the Second, Third and Fifth wards, had
been served by the Watres people with
notices of contest. The Elkin people
claim that the Watres candidates for
delegates, Messrs. Miner and Williams,
were determined to be seated and that
during the afternoon some one had
bought up six return judges at from
$200 to $300 each.
Calm Everyone Selling from Wagons
Should Be Taxed.
The hucksters, who are obliged to
pay a license feu under the ordinance
recently passed by councils, are insist
ent that everybody who sells goods
from a wagon should pay a license as
well as they, and complaints are num
erous. Tho department of public safety has
so far Insisted that only those persons
selling from a wagon who contract no
ptores and who have no regular ploco
of business shall pay a tax. Tho
hucksters claim that this Is unjust und
that everyone who competes with them
In house to house selling should
be taxed. They even go so far as to
declare that bakers selling from door
to door fchall be Included,
By Kuhulve W'iro from The Associated Preu.
New York, May 1?. Arilvedi Vaderlaud, Ant
weip; La Champagne, ll.iwe. Cleared; Pat.
lli'i.i, Handling, ,ln Plymouth and Cherbourg,
Minis HotteidJin, llotteidaui, (lllnaltar
Mllcd: Alter (fiom d'enna ami Naples-), ew
York, Miaul Paid! llyndhain, New Yik for
lioitridaui, llreincii Aiiitrd: fiiocr Kutfurat,
By f'.xclujhe Wire from The Associated Prcs.
Ilarrlsburs, Slay 12. Charters were Issued by
tho ftuto depirtmeiit today to the follow Inj ioi.
poiatloni: Tho .Marjoile, Water loiupauy, Sus
quehanna township, Cambria county; capital,
ff 1,000. I.ucine County Trust vouipiny, WllUj.
Bane; capital, $.110,00).
Burial of General Collis.
By Exclusive Wire from Tlie Associated Prcs.
Philadelphia, May U'.-fieiuul f. If, T. Col
U, Mho died Sunday night at Ilryn Maur bos-'
pitul.'uill he buried in the N.atlonil cciiict-'.y
ut'Clcttjibure on 'Ihursifay, On Wednesday alter.
noon the church ten Ice will be held at St.
Slewnj' Protectant KpUcopal chuich, thl city,
.--.av ,4; fajAd ,
FIRST DAY OF THE
BIG COAL STRIKE
KNOCKED FROM CAB.
Fireman Hagerman Killed Near
Fred Hngormun, of 2H Mulberry
street, a flreinan on the Lackawanna
railroad, was found dead alongside the
innln track of the Lackawanna railroad
near the Moscow passenger station at 2
o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Just how he met denth Is not known,
ns there was no one who saw him fall
from his engine. Tho theory is that his
head struck some object along the road,
and knocked him from the engine. "
Tho remains wero brought to this city
on a caboose and taken In charge by
Funeral Director Price, who removed
them to deceased's homo. Hagernmn
was married and Is survived by his
SHERIFF CAME OUT.
York State Official Had H. H. Penny
Held on a Warrant.
Joseph P. Wclrmantle, sheriff of
Tioga county, N. 1., came to this city
yesterday and swore out it warrant for
the arrest of II. H. Penny, charging
him wlth'belng a fugitive from justice.
The warrant was served on Penny, xvho
has been confined in the central police
station, and he xvas committed to the
county Jail for thirty days.
Penny was arrested hero over two
weeks ago, and xvas being held for the
Tioga officials. They were so slow that
Superintendent Day announced his in
tention of releasing the prisoner. Tills
brought on the sheriff, xvho promises to
secure requisition papers at once.
Penny having now been arrested on a
warrant, must be held by the local
Attorney Scragg Secures Another
Delay in the Poor Board Case.
Assisted by Mr. Murphy.
There xvas a rather warm interchange
of remarks in court yesterday between
Attorney John J. Murphy and Attorney
John F. Scragg over tho poor hoatd
As Is generally known, Mr. Murphy
has been struggling for more thun
three years to pro-e that the present
poor board Is not a legal body. To
have a standing he has had himself
elected as pool' director from the South
ward on three different occasions. Air.
Scragg is attorney for the poor board,
and the Innumerable sprags he has suc
ceeded in throwing into the wheels of
the litigation has proved him a man
of more than ordinary resourcefulness.
Eventually the matter got before the
court and Judge Edwards decided that
poor directors are elective, but suggest
ed that in some of the districts, at least,
It xvould be impossible to hold a valid
election without securing certain legis
lation. Mr. Murphy is of the opinion
that a valid election can be held In the
South ward, and had himself elected
there again, on February IS Inst. After
this he again demanded his sent on tho
board, and it was again refused. Then
he asked the court S"or a writ of quo
warranto to compel Frank J. Dickert,
the piesent representative on the boaul
from the South ward, to show by what
right ho holds the office.
Yesterday xvas the time fixed for
making return to the request for the
writ, and Mr. Murphy and Mr. Scragg
and Attorney Warren and O'Brien, xvho
are associated with Mr. Scragg in tho
defense of the poor board, were pres
ent In court. While the three judges
wero on the bench during motion hour
waa the time for Mr. Scragg to present
his answer to Mr. Murphy's request,
but he failed to do so until Judge Ed
wards and Xeweomb had retired and
Judge Kelly had taken up the business
of common pleas court.
He declined to listen to argument In
the absence of the full bench, and Mr.
Murphy, somewhat bitterly referred to
the maimer in which Mr. Scragg had
secured the endless delays by which ho
has prevented the case from getting
before tho court. Judge Kelly per
mitted tho answer to be filed, and after
consultation with the other judges an
nounced that on Wednesday morning
tho court will hear argument. '
Tho answer ijuestlous In many dif
ferent ways tho standing of Mr. Mur
phy's petition and alleges that It is de
fective in various ways,
Mr. Murphy Is contemplating asking
for un Injunction to restrain tlie poor
board from levying or collecting taxes.
He believes that, as at present consti
tuted, It has no power to perforin such
NEW RITUAL EXEMPLIFIED.
Degree Team from Division No. 1,
of West Scranton, Did Work.
The recently-udopted ritual and de
gree work of tho Ancient Order of Hi
bernians was exampllfied ul Old Forgo
Saturday night, In Holland's hall, by
a degree team from Division No. 1, of
West Kcnintoii, who made tho Journey
from this city in it special street car,
A rlas-s of sixteen, representing Di
visions Xos. 25 and 31, of Old Forge,
and one from Mooslc, who comprise u
croup in the lower section of Lacka
wanna county, were put through the
degrees, in the presence ot u largo at
tendance of members,
Tho degree team, which also com
prises a glee club, has a membership of
thirty-two, and they wero accompanied
by Miss Johnson, of Hydo Park, as
pianist; Mrs. Uahagun, president of the
Ladles'- auxiliary; County President C.
. Donovan and James F, Foley, a
member of the board of directors.
Tho now ritual xvas adopted about
two years ago, and it Is intended to
form tlie various divisions of tho di
vision of the country, in groups.
Mining Was Entirelu Suspended In
Obedience to the Instruc
tions of the Union.
RESULT OF VOTING
IN THREE DISTRICTS
In the Scranton District ,ho Senti
ment Seems to Be Strongly Op
posed to a Prolongation of thai
Strike, While in the Plttston,
Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, Shamo
kin and Schuylkill Districts It I
Just the Opposite Out of Forty
Four Locals in the Lackawanna
Valley, Twenty Voted Against
and Fifteen for a Strike Dele
As xvas confidently expected, not
pound of coal xvas mined yesterday in
the Lackaxvanna region. A few wash
ories operated, with bosses, office help
and the like manning the machinery,
but not a single mine even made an at
tempt at starting up. The miners gath
ered about tho "corners" In the various
mining communities and discussed the
possibilities of Wednesday's conx'ention
and xvhat tho best thing would be to do
in the matter of continuing or calling
off the strike. Meetings were held
either morning, afternoon or ex'enlng
by all of the one hundred or more locals
of the United Mine Workers and dele
gates elected to the Hazleton conven
tion, with Instructions ns to how to
x-ote. From what could be gathered by
a careful canvass of the xvhole valley,
sentiment xvas about evenly divided on
the question of continuing the strike.
Adjoining locals In several toxvns voted
opppsltely on the question, and in not
a few instances the attendance at the
meetings xvas rather small, indicating
that the members did not xx'ont to enter
into tho decision of the question.
Appended is the x-ote of the locals as
far as it was possible to obtain it.
Many locals x:oted to keep secret how
they voted. Others gave out unhesi
tatingly a report of xvhat was done:
How They Voted.
(Some of thee icHilts wore given out by tho
locals ciftici.illy. Kor the otlieis The Tribune had
to icly on the host information at hand. All of
tiicm ate tioni lcli.ihle Mmices.)
C'olllciy local and 'Xo. of cur Votefn
location. plowed, btrlkc.
imiAWAlti: AND HUDOX
I."KKett's Cieclr, North Scranton..").',.': Against
M,uhu Xoilh Scranton IMS Against
IMily f.culc, Olyph.'iut oaS Tor
Ob pliant, Xo, l', Ol.vpliaiit fwO Asainst
(ir.Ls.-y Island, OIphant 4J5 .,.,,..
.U'liiiin, No. 1, .Icim.wi Dlil Against
1'onderly, (.'.iihondale HIT For
No. 1 slope, (.'.iihondale 42'2 Atfxinst
Co.ilbrook, Caibondalc 80S For
Clinton, I'oicst City 511 For
You Murch, Xoith Sounton filii Against
D., 1.. 4: W. CO
Slum, Noith Scranton 1,1110
Aichbald, West Sciaiiton 840
llc'llctue, West Sci.iiitou 1)0 1 Against
llrir-hiu, Xoitli .su anion St I Against
I'a.uiira, Xoith" hcranton 074
t'cnlial, Ver Scranton fJM Against
'iuitineiit.il. West Suanton .... 601 Against;
Dodge, Hc.'t acrautou W0 Against
Diamond, West Scunton r(i Against
Hyde Park, West Scranton 509
Mamillc, Xorlh Suanton. ...v.. 411 For
Hampton, Wist Sli union .111 Against
1'j lie, Taylor (2 AhM!nr
Tailor, Tailor U14 l'or
TKMI'I.K JItOX (.0.
..icka wanna, 01 pliant Cl.'l Against
Merrick Creek, (ll. pliant for,
IMgcilon, Ji'tinjn .'17:1 Against
Xoithucsr. Caihoiidale 511
hiixmih: C, ti I. ( O.
Clllliml, Foie-t tity 421
1'oiest City, i'oiect City bJ!) Against)
"Uric. Mat Held "-'
'Ke,iione, Ma.ilh'ld 117
"(llinwood, Maylleld ....'. XI) i
Aichbald, No. UJ1, Arihlutd.... 4IM Kor
Aichbald, Nu. His.!, Aichbald.... 41)0 Acalual
Kiiglni'i'ls, l'uuip ltuniit'M and
UlackMiilllH, West gcianlou.,.. 130 Against
ri:x.v... (o.u. oo.
Xo, 1, Diiniiiore 457 For
Cijpsy Ciiove, Dnnmoie ,,,, 'M'i For
Xo, 5, Uiiniiioit' JITO For
National, Miiiook.1 401 For
riiiiknwoou ro.Uj cu
(irienwood, Mliinok.i C37 For
SCKA.Vro.V COAIi ( ll.
Fine lliook. I'nie ilio.ik 7.11 Agalnsti
Capoiuc, West Scranton 625 Against
alt, 1'le.isant, West Scranton .... 599.igai;ut
i:i.K llll.b LO.Mi AND IRON CO.-
West ltidge, Xoith .Scranton 333
ClUIIKX IIIIKII! COAii co.-
UriTli itidge, Scrantoii ., 500 For
mvinwDi: co.f. cu
HlM'i.lde, 1'etU.llle l Agalus
MI'ltltAV k .NAY AUC1
Joint local, Uiinmoio ,,,., "0 Aglnat
iWM'o.sr co.rj co.
i'amoast, Throop , 023 For
I'llOl'fX'S COAIj CO,
Oxfoid, West Scranton ,,,,..,,- 230 Agatmt
ill M.'S HKAl) COAI. CO.
IIiiU'r Head Slope.Nortli Seranttn 125 Against
bl'IIIMl llltOOK COAIi CO.
Spilns llrook, Mooslc ..... .. ISO Against
HOHi:inON i: I,AW
Kaitillil, Jlooslc 110 Against
In the alioxo table the number of employes (it
Continued on Vast 3.
xiJSTERD AY'S WEATHER.
Local data for Miy 12, 11021
llihet tenipoiatiiru ,,,,.,,,,.,,,,, 61 dcjrc'tl
Lowest temperature ..,,,,....,.,,. l9 degrca
8 u, in. , , CI per tent
S p. m. ., 63 P r
Vrccipitatiou, 2 hours tnded 8 p. m., none.
X WEATHER FORECAST,
f Washington, Hay 12. Forccait for Tue.
- iiy and Wednesday I Kanrrn I'cnnsjh
- xanla Fair, warmer Tuesday, Wrdnet -W
-f day, partly cloudy, probably shower? and.
-f cooler in north portion; light to ficsli -e
south Xiinih. , ,
t , . . t 1 1 1. t. M
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