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STILL A PUZZLE
From Present Indications Majorltu
for or Against a Tie-Up
Will Be Small.
CHANGE OP SENTIMENT
NOW IN EVIDENCE
The Apparent Overwhelming De
sire for a Strike Among the Mine
Workers at Hazleton Has Been
Modified Predictions as to the
Results The Kegion Very Quiet.
Convention to Be Called at 10 a.
m. Today mid Will Be Conducted
Behind Closed Doors President
Mitchell Counsels the Miners to
Act Wisely and with Moderation.
By Exclusive Wire from The A'ioc-i.itci Prew
Hazleton, Pa.. May 13. The situation
regarding the continuation of the pit-sent
total suspension of work In the
uuihrurlte coal llelds of Pennsylvania
is a trifle clouded tonight. The ap
parent overwhelming seutiircut for a
strike which was In evidence yester
day is not quite so prominent now
and predictions were treely made to
night that, whatever the delegates in
the convention here tomorrow, deter
mine upon, the winning hide will have
only a hare majority. President Mit
chell and his fellow officials still main
tain their s-ilence and every attempt
that has been made to got their opin
ion of the situation has proved futile.
The proposition of the stationary
firemen to go out with the mine work
ers if the latter will endorse the fire
men's demands for a shorter work day
without a reduction in wages has help
ed to complicate the situation and, mi
doubt, has had considerable to do with
the apparent change in the sentiment
of many miners who were for a strike.
The radical strike udvocates insist that
the miners union should accept the
proposition which would result in the
suspension of work by the engineers,
firemen and pump runners and this
would en use the operators a large
' financial loss through the flooding of '
the mine workings. It Is held by them
that the mine owners would con
c " the men something rather than
ythelr property ruined.
'Business Behind Closed Doors.
The convention will meet at 10 a, m.
tomorrow and will conduct Its business
behind closed doors. President Mitchell
will he elected chairman and will make
nil address in which lie will give in
detail all that has transpired between
himself and the coal operators since
the Shamokiu convention.
Ilazleton Is beginning to fill up, many
delegates arriving during the day. The
great majority of them, however, will
not arrive until to-morrow morning.
Most of the local unions held meetings
to-day at which the mincis talked over
The entire legion was very quiet. The
only colliery that was In operation to
day was the Husky Diamond at Reaver
Urook, near here. Only ten men aio
employed thole and they are receiving
the wages asked for by the union. The
colliery supplies only local trade.
National President Mitchell and DIs
trlet Presidents Nlcholls and Fahy ar
rived hero this evening from Pcranton.
President Mitchell stopped off at Free
land, nine miles north of here and
was given tin enthusiastic reception.
Practically the entire population of the
town turned out to welcome him. He
made a brief speech In which he coun
seled the miners to act wisely. He said
the majority in to-morrow's convention
should rule, and If that majority was
for strike, every worker In the region
should respond to the call and stand
out (Irmly to the end. If, however, the
convention should decide otherwise, he
continued, then the miners must stand
by their union, for only through their
organization could they hope to better
Frequent conferences wero held to
night by the lenders In preparation for
the convention. It Is not unlikely that
the convention will be In session for
Mr. Mitchell's Statement.
President Mitchell was asked to-night
for an explicit statement setting forth
the miners' demands. In reply ho
Tho miners ask for an eight-hour day, wliUU
tlu 11 apply to all men employed in and about
the minis. It affects the miners and the labor
era the came, as all claj&ca of labor woik ten
liours a day, It Is not true that the miner.;
work only tlvo hours a day, as ho is, a ,i rule,
in the injurs ten hours. The miners aUo ask for
a SO per rent, increase in wages for men per.
forming contract work und an eight-hour day lit
present rate of wages for min employed by iho
ilay or, week. The miner also prefer annual
wage agreements. The demands arc uniform and
apply to all anthracite miners in the field, ex
rept the demands for the welshing of coal, Thlc-li
ippllca only to the Lackawanna, and Wyoming
nd part of the Lehigh district.
LEFT FOR CONVENTION.
National President Mitchell Refused
to Make Any Statement Before
Leaving for Hazleton,
National President, John Mitchell,
District Presidents Thomas D,
Nlcholls and John Fa by and
District Secretary John T, TJomp
Bey left yesterday afternoon for
Ilaaleton, to arrange for the
convention of the United Mine Workers,
which wll assemble there to-day to de
cide whether or not the temporary sus
pension of work declared by the Scran-
ton conference of the executive commit
tees last Thursday shall be prolonged
Into a strike.
President Mitchell maintained the
same discreet silence regarding his
opinion as to the advlslblllty of enter
ing on a permanent strike. He said
he would advise the miners as to the
situation but would leave It to 'them to
decide whether or not they would con
tinue the strike.
Should President Mitchell adhere
strictly to his declared Intention it will
lie a great disappointment to many of
the delegates. They were Instructed to
do what President Mitchell thought
best and confidently look to .htm to
give at least a hint as to what he
deems the wiser course. It Is firmly
believed that the national president Is
against a strike, and this belief has
been printed time and again without
any effort on the part of Mr. Mitch
ell to deny Its accuracy. In several in
stances It was publicly stated as a fact,
without qualification, that he was op
posed to a strike. Mr. Mitchell has
never challenged any of these state
ment1!. That he was content to let it
become the general Impression that he
was opposed to a strike Is a certainty.
It is a pretty snfe gues that President
Mitchell will, at. least, put no straws in
the way of a movement to discontinue
Can Withdraw Order.
President Xleholls. of the First Dis
trict, who Is reputed to be the leader
of the pro-strike element said signifi
cantly, before leaving for the conven
tion, that the union could withdraw the
strike order without any loss of pres
tige. He would say nothing as re
gards the probable outcome of the con
vention. The fact that the First dis
trict voted strongly against strike will
likely have some effect In formulating
the ideas of Its president when he
comes to express himself on the con
The delegates from Scrnnton and vi
cinity will leave for Ilazleton this
morning. The antl-stiike men are in
tlie majority among them and if the
decision Is against a strike. It will be
attributable to the Scranlon region
The meaningful declaration of Pres
ident Truesdale that "the shut-down
may be general and last Indefinitely"
gave rise to no end of conjecture, yes
terday, as to the possibility of a long
period of idleness at the mines even
though the Hnzleton convention decides
to withdraw the strike order.
One official said yesterday In com
menting on this: "It may be that the
companies will seizp upon the present
as an opportune season for making
general repairs to the mines. The com
panies realize that the men are In no
mood for work just now, and that it
will bo some time before they will be
contented and capable of their best ef
fort. A little vacation might be bene
ficial all around."
It Is a Question.
What the mine workers would do In
such an event Is a question. The
chances are they would resort to their
last weapon, the calling out. of the
pump-runners, firemen and engineers,
which would result In the flooding of
the mines. In case the companies
should not secure other men to fill these
In ease a strike Is ordered. It is said,
the miners will make a legal attack on
the alleged coal combine, such as Is
being made In the beef trust, and that
all through the coal regions the munici
pal authorities will be called upon to
raise the assessments on the compan
ies coal tracts so that they will be on
a par with other classes of property.
This would enormously Increase tho
tnxes of the companies und It Is claim
ed eventually compel them to give In
to the demands of the miners.
Moat of the railroads have large sup
plies of coal on hand. The Lackawanna
has two trestles at Buffalo, one half a
mile long und the other a quarter mile
in length, at which more than half a
millions tons are s'tnred. It also has
largo quantities stored at Klmlra,
Kingston anil other points along its
Tho Lackawanna continues to oper
ate Its Diamond, Hampton and Bellevuo
washerles and tho Delaware & Hudson
Its Grassy Island and Itacket Brook
washerles without any Interference.
RESULTS OF STRIKE.
Working Forces Are Reduced Along
the Line of the Erie,
fly Eu-luslve Wiie from The Associated Pre.
fcuiichanna, Pa,, May 1.1. As a result of tlie
ttrike among the coal miners., tho l.'rlo Railroad
company Is curtailing' its working forces nlo.ig
the entire Hjstem, The locomotive und car ie.
pair thops t Duiimoie, Pa,, and Elmha, N, V,,
wero clocil on Saturday iiljht, and today one
half of the woiklng force In all the t,hons on tho
fjuleni were suspended until further notice,
About 13(1 nun sio affected In Susquehanna.
Tho Jeffeuon division of tho Krle between Sus.
miehannj und Paibondalf will be practically
tlou'd. Wild forces will alto be matclally de
creased all along the line.
School System Condemned,
lly CkcIusIh- Wire from Tho Assocliti d J're m.
Heading, l'a May 13.-A fiaturo of thhi after
noon's fcemioH of the tJcrman Cjtholiu socletlei
in state cor.ientlon, here, was the patoige of
lesolutlom condemning the school kj.u-iu r.tab.
Halted, by the t'nlted Slates government in the
l'lillppinea and IihIijii uuerratioiis and udvo.
taring national fcikutiun of Cathollii societl.'i In
order to pruHnt a riprlltiun ot un) thing similar
in the future.
0. A, S. Frost Pardoned,
lly I'.ulusha Wire from Tho Aa.welated I'iim,
Washington, May III. The president lui giant
cd a pardon to ". A. S. rim. I, who n in.
olvid in the contempt pruucdlngs In the United
States court In San Krancco, In whiih Judge
Noyci wa tho vilnclpal. Trot wa kentemed to
ouc J ear's mrnjeonmciit,
Killed by Canned Salmon.
Py Eiclusivo Wire (rom The Af.wc.UUd Press.
SuuUfhaimj, pa , May 13. As a result of cat
ing tauued mIiiioii, Ada Murray, Hie 5-j ear-old
daughtir of Frank Murray, U dead tnd a young
sou is seriously ill. 'J he family ate the salmon
ui Sunday, und none escaped irloui effects,
ANNUAL MEETING OF D. & H.
Officials Commended for Manage
ment of the Bond,
lly Eu-luslvo Wire from The Associated l'rr.
New York, May l1.1(oikhobtcm of I lie Dela
ware and HmUon company had their iitimul
iiiecllnt; today und tc-i-lfcted all the uulitoliu?
directors. They hIo rndorwd tintnlinomly tba
management of the lompatiy tor the paid car.
President Ollpliutit made a htlef addii, I"
which he reviewed the hWoiy r.f llns road r-nd
declared that It had always been Mir In Hi
treatment of the eniplnji's. lie rom hided with
the idatcmeht tluitfno further t'unc-c-csluns wild
lie made to the miners.
Louis Wlndiiuiller, clubman ot the meeting,
lommended the oournd of Pipsldcnt Ollplunt, und
"If ve were to dimply with all the demmds
of our emplojcs we inl-ahl Jnt as well turn the
pruprily over to the strikers."
The new board Mill meet to elce-t offleeis to
morrow. There U Utile doubt tint the outgoing
ufHccis will be reelected.
They Create I Fanic in the Vicinity
of the Quarries. Italians
By Kuluiise Wire from The AoeIated Prew.
Luncaster, May 13. Forty Virginia
negroes employed nt the quarries of the
Wrlglilsvllle Iilme company, near Baln
brldge, struck for an Increase of wages
this morning, and when the other em
ployes, about 160 Italians refused to
Join them, drove them away at the
point of revolvers and took possession
of the quarry and works. A deputy
sheriff was despatched to the scene,
but the negroes met him In a body and
threatened to shoot him if he tried to
make any arrests. A posse comltatus
was then sent from this city.
The trouble at Bainbrldge quarries
of the Wrifjhtflvllle Lime company en
suing from the strike of the negro
quart ymen and their efforts to force the
Italian workmen to join them culmin
ated this afternoon In the arrival of the
sheriff's posse of thirty men. The most
desperate of the negroes had barricaded
themselves In a shanty. When called
upon to surrender, they opened fire and
a lively exchange of shots followed.
The negroes finding things too hot, fin
ally Jumped from the windows and fled
Into the woods. Some of them It is be
lieved, were wounded while the offi
cers escaped unhurt) Fourteen of the
negroes, including the leaders were cap
tured and lauded in the county jail, but
considerable uneasiness Is felt at the
quarries In view of the large number
of negroes still at large. The Italians
are in a state of terror. The ring
leaders of the negroes were George and
William Dickinson and Adolph Jack
son. They are among those now In jail.
These negroes were recently brought
here from Virginia. Their anger over
the refusal of the company to Increase
their wages was deepened by the fur
ther refusal of the company to pay
them two weeks wages which are due
The company has a rule against pay
ing under the circumstances, but would
have done so, but for fear that the men
would begin drinking with their money
and become more dangerous.
THE KNIGHTS OF MALTA
Tenth Annual Convocation Attend
ed by Over 300 Representatives.
Dy Kxrlnstve Wire fiom The AtociaUd Prem.
Wllllamsport, Pa., May 13. The tenth
annual convocation of the Omncl Com
mander)' of Pennsylvania, Kilights of
Malta, began this morning In Malta
temple with over 300 representatives In
attendance. Grand Commander Kllslm
P. Fornwald, of Rlooinsburg, occupied
the occidental chair.
After the roll call the report of the
committee on credentials was received
and accepted. Grand Commander
Fornwald presented his report, showing
that ten now commanderles were sta
tioned during the year, with a total
number of 514 novices received. More
attention was urged to the military
part of Malta, to glvo It the prominence
it deserves. The raising ot funds for
the Malta hospital wns strongly recom
mended. Grand Recorder George H. Pierce, of
Philadelphia, was not able to attend
tho convocation on acount of Jllness
and Past Supreme Commnnder"Frank
Gray was appointed in his place pio
tern. The grand recorder pro tern read
the grand recorder's report which glvts
the following statistics:
Companions as per report, l.",S84; on
March 1, 10,27. The total receipts
were 9U3.-142.9S; cash on hand 140,270,12.
Tho amount In the hospital fund Is
Forty companions of tho order wero
admitted as members of tho grand
cominandery, and the past commanders
degree wns conferred on them.
At the afternoon session routine busi
ness was transacted.
Tonight ut the Lycoming Opera
House a public; reception was hold.
An Interesting proginmnio of muslo and
addressep was rendered,
The session of the grand cominandery
will continue until Thursday evening.
TWO BIO STRIKES
ARE DECLARED OFF,
Uy Exclusive Vie liom 'I he Avocl.itcd Pies.
Pittsburg, Slay 1-1. Two of the big strlliM In
augurated lately Mie nflU-ially dedaied ended
today, the workmen In both instaiurs being the
gainer. The cupentety to tlie number of S.ouo,
return to woik tomorrow at the iimliiiuiu wajo
ot fUiQ per day, ,and S.SOu Mluctural lion wt.ik
cis will resume work at Wt crnts an hour, Tho
original demand was M cenlg. All of the em.
plojcrs In both of these brandies of building
have agreed' t Ibe terms named.
By Kieluilvo Wire from 'he Associated, Prcat.
Atlantic City, Jf. J., May lJ.-Arihlo McEadi,
cm, the Canadian cycliot, was killed hero tills
afternoon, while racing behind a motor ridden
by Uoalo and Thompson- Ihe chain of McKacli.
era's wheel bioke and be was hurled violently
to the ground, tuvtainlrir injuiica fiom which l.o
died at the city hospital an bour latti
Warships Actively Enrjarjed In Gar-
ru'nu Retuoees from the
North ot Martinique.
DARING TRIPS MADE
BY THE VESSELS
At the Risk of Catching Fire, the
Fouyer-Quertier Sails Through, the
Clouds of Cinders, in Order to
Reach the Terror-Stricken Feople
on Shore The Bodies of Host of
the Victims Are Cremated in Hot
Lava Large Amount of Specie Is
Transferred from St. Flerre Bank
Vaults Comparatively Few Were
Found A Woman's Story.
B) l!rliilve ire fiom ') he A-aodaled Previ.
Fort de France, Island of Martinique,
May 13. Strange to relate, In view of
the number of inhabitants of St. Pierre,
who weie swept to death by the vol
canic waves from Mont Pelce, on Thurs
day last, very few corpses have been
found by those who are engaged in the
work of cremating tho dead bodies. J
This Is due to the fact that the most
populous uuarteis of the town are
hurled under a thick layer ofcln
dered lava, which apparently entirely
consumed the bodies of the victims.
The Danish, cruiser Valykrlen, hav
ing done everything possible in the ef
forts being made to succor the refugees
left this port today.
The German cruiser Falke has just
Public Interest centers In the stories
of the survivors and In the efforts
being made to succor the refugees, A
woman named Laurent, who was em
ployed as a servant at St. Pierre In the
household of M. Gabriel, and who was
among those taken to the hospital in
this city, In describing her experiences,
said that on the day of the terrible
disaster she heard a loud report and
thereupon fainted. When she regained
her senses a few- hours later, she was
horribly burned and glancing around,
she saws t'o .numbers of the Gabriel
family still alive; but they died before
assistance could reach them. Mile.
Lnurant, although she lived for some
time after being taken to the hospital
and was conscious while under the
care of tho physicians, died without
being able to impart any additional In
formation concerning the catastrophe.
Pouyer-Quertier's Brave Work.
The work of succoring the refugees
continues incessantly. When the
cable repair ship Pouyer-Quertler,
Captain Thleron, started on her mis
sion of mercy, she had to pass through
clouds of burning cinders, at the risk
of catching fire, in order to reach the
terror-striken people ashore. But, as
already announced, she succeeded in
bringing to this port 436 people, mainly
former residents of tho village of Le
Prechen. This wns on Saturday last.
Since then tho steamer, as the result
of other daring trips, has succeeded
in bringing ninny other persons to Fort
de France, On Sunday she rescued 923
persons, and piloted the French cruiser
Sachet and the Danish cruiser Valky
rien, who took on board fifteen hundred
Tho Pouyer Quertier has distributed
to the sulferers large irunntltles of
biscuits, milk, wine and cheese.
The soecle found in the vaults of
the bank of Martinique at St. Pierre,
amounting to 2,000,000 francs has been
brought safely here. The specie In the
public treasury nt St. Pierre Is still
burled under a layer of' lava about six
to eight metres thick,
The path of the volcanic torrent
which swept over St. Pierre Is marked
out in a strange manner. The vicinity
ot the shore, where vessels anchored
was swept by u. whirlwind of volcanic
gas, which ripped, tore and shattered
everything In Its passage, but left few
traces of cinders behind. On the other
hand the fort, center, and udjolnlng
parts -of St, Pierre uro burled unrtpp a
thick bed of cinders which consumed
everything beneath it.
The United States' government tug,
Potomac, which came to Martinique
from San Juan, Porto llleo, cruised
along the coast of this Island' yester
day afternoon, She encountered an
tnlty black column of smoke which
mndu it necessary for her to go live
miles out of her course.
Words fall to describe the present nlt
uatlun ut St. Pierre. A small detach
ment of French troops Is making ef
forts to inter -tho dead, although the
government seems to bo strikingly un
concerned us to what Is done in this dl
icctlon. Looting of the Dead.
Tho looting of the dead has begun al
ready. While coming to Fort de
France, tho Potomau picked up a boat
containing live colored and one while
man whose pockets were filled with
coin and Jewelry, tho latter evidently
stripped from the lingers of the dead,
Lieutenant II, H. McCormlck, the com
mander of the Potoinao urrested these
men and turned them oyer to the
Fieuch cruiser Suchet for punishment.
Tho Potomau also brought a ton of sup
plies to Martlnlquo consisting, In part,
of codfish and Hour,
A famine Is Imminent here. The
northern section" of the Island Is depop
ulated. Provisions me needed here Immedi
ately for 100,000 people.
A shipload of lime is also needed at
St, I'leii'o for banltnry purposes. The
sench there from the dead bodies is
Mont Pelce was still erupting smoke
and lre at n late hour last night.
It was reported yesterday from the
British island uf Dominica that 300
survivors of the St. Pierre disaster had
reached thero in canoes.
Many strange and incomprehensible
Incidents nro recounted of Ht, Pierre.
Tho charred remains of a woman with
a silk handkerchief, unburncd and In
perfect condition, held to her lips
have been found there. The crisped
bodies of young girls have been found,
but the shoes they wore were unhurt.
Praise for Consul Ayme.
' Every praise Is given United States
Consul Ayme. He Itnn worked In
defatlgably to succor . tho survivors.
Ho bandaged the limbs of the wounded
and has worked without sleep and
without food. He Is now thoroughly
exhausted. Forty persons rescued from
tho city are now In the hospital here.
In addition to the specie already se
cured Jewelry to the value of 1,000,000
francs were rescued from tho bank of
St. Pierre yesterday.
Tile Italian consul ut Barbudoes has
recovered the body of his daughter,
who was visiting In St. Pierre nt the
time of the disaster.
. Margaret Stokes, the nine-year-old
dnugters of the late Clement Stokes, of
New York, who, with her mother, n
brother, aged four, and a sister, aged
three years, was on the 111 fated British
steamer Uoralma, is In the hospital
here. The child Is not expected to
live. Her nurse, Clara King, tells the
following story of her experience.
She says she was In her slate loom
when the steward of tho Hornlma call
ed out to her: "Look at Mont Pelce."
She went on deck and saw u vast mass
of black cloud coming down from the
volcano. The steward ordered her to
return to the saloon, saying, "It Is com
ing." Miss King then rushed to the saloon.
She says she experienced a feeling of
suffocation, which was followed by in
The after part of the Roraiina broke
out in flames. Ben. Benson, the car
penter of the Roralma, who Is now in
the hospital here, severely burned, as
sisted Miss King and Margaret
Stokes to escape. With the help of
Mr. Scott, the first mate of the Roralma
he constructed a raft, with life pre
servers. Upon this Miss King and
JJnrgaret were placed. .
While this was being done Mar
garet's little brother died. Mate Scott
brought the child water at great per
sonal danger, but it was unavailing.
Shortly nfter the death of the little boy
Mrs. Stokes suequmbod. . Margaret and
Miss King got away on the raft and
were picked up by the steamer Korona.
Miss King did not sustain serious In
juries. She covered the face of Mar
garet with her dress, but still the
child was probably fatally burned. The
only woman known to have escaped the
disaster at St. Pierre was a negress
named Fillotte. She was found in a
cellar Saturday afternoon, where she
had been for-three days. She was still
alive but fearfully humed from head
to toes. She died In tho hospital hero.
Fort de France, Island of Martinique,
May 13. Business here Is suspended.
The people of the city have assembled
In the churches and the cathedral,
where special services are being hold
for the St. Pierre dead has been
thronged since daylight.
Tho United' States' government tug,
Potomac, leaves to-night for the Island
of St. Vincent where conditions are
reported to be worse. La Soufrlere, on
St. Vincent, was In full eruption May
10. A stream of stone and mud half a
mile wide was then Issuing from the
volcano. Stones two inches In diameter
fell twelve miles away. At Kingston,
the capital of the Island, the ashes wei o
two inches deep. Seven hundred dead
were reported Sunday, May 11. It is es
timated that the total number of deaths
on St. Vincent reached 2,000.
Most of the victims are said to be
Carlb Indians. Seven estates on the
Island have been burned to ashes, and
It Is authentically repotted that two
earthquakes occurred there. It is be
lieved the submarine cables In St.
Vincent have been broken by the dis
turbances. The present volcanic erup
tion is the first since 1812.
Governor Hunt, of Porto Rico, has
asked Louis Ayme, the United States
consul nt Guadeloupe, who is now here,
what assistance he could render. Gov
ernor Hunt's offer will be communi
cated to the government -which will
gladly accept It.
WERE KILLED BY GAS
It Is Thought There Was No Flow
of Incandescent Lava.
By Inclusive Wire fiom The Anoclatcd l'rM.
1'ort de Trance, W.ind of Maitlnlinip, May IX
Vl.i Paris. A a result ot the mi-.it.uua taken by
tho authorities acic.i to St. Pierrf U now ealei,
The ruins of tho town lure i-earfd smokliuf. Two
thousand corpies have been found in a cai banked
It has been learned that lh lain of flro ii-acd
at a distance of '.'Lrt yard fiom the village ot I.e
Tall, with the mvion of tlie ill.Uv.lor, ion-firm-)
nievloui et'itrmfiiW as lo tho artful Mid
ileunos o' tlm catastrophe. It U thought that
an enorinoiH quantity of gis vra-i liberated, pio
iluclne ereat atmosnhcrlo preiMire, vvhkli over
whelmed everj'lhins bcfoie It, The gasci. ab
sorbed by the bodies of tho victims cau.ed them
lu burst, and tho file coining utUrwarJ.1 cailion.
Ucd them. this wa-v followed by a rain of
stones, vvb!fli enveloped the fin, but them was
not, ad huJWni said, any flow of incandexeut
A cardener at llie vlllaxe of Jloruc llouge,
se'ven kllonietrej. dMunt from St. Pierre, saw, at
the moment of the dUusler, fceven luminous
points on Mont Pclee, Ho tu.v ho had the tin.
prenslon of beins violently diavui toward tho
volcano by a powcnul current of air. Then Ihe
mountain opened, accoidini! tv ihe druriptiuii
uf thw ijatdencr, and Huns tornado nf tin- at H,
SCENES AT ST, PIERRE.
Strange Sights That Greeted the
Explorers After the Eruption,
lly Culuslro Wire from The AwuiUtcd IV.'.
London, May J, V dl-pstcli to tha lleutcr
Tc-legiam company from Pun dc 1'ianie. Ward
of Martinique, bays that acte lo tho tovui if
8r, Pierre U tiruinilntr iiiler, but that today
the activity of the volcano rciius lo bo Iihk-jv
'I lie kcenea within the dead city uie kliange and
giucbomc, bays tho dispatch. In the Hilton of
the city kuotvii as the Mouillegc, uu cigu of the
is Wlile, but tver.vthliii; turns (o lave, bcin
rent and calteied, m though by a tornado. The
iron heditcau? in tho hospital uie lvvted, but
bear no mart of beat. Tha bed clothes and all
textiles In the houc simply vanished.
About 00 coipsm have been found in tic
streets ol M. 1'hrre, moot of thtm l.vlntf faic
downward. The central quarter of tho town und
the fort aie bulled scvviai jaiil under cinders. J
In the ncluliboihood ot Die creel,', frvoi.il house
were found intact, but their inhabitant!) vvcic all
dead and appeared to have been killed by light,
iilnff. Here the bodlex were lyinir, fitting: und
reclining In lurl-imly lifelike atlltudcH.
All puiHlblo Military precautions b.ive been
taken ut St. Plctre, conclude the dispatch, but
the idcnch there ft awful.
AID FOR THE AFFLICTED.
The President Appoints a Commit
tee to Take Charge of
lly i:cliiilve Wire from The Associated Press. )
Washington, May 13. The following
was Issued from the White house this
'll.e piecldeut las appointed a committee to
icceiVf. fluids for the tcllcf of the sufferers from
the li'ccnt catastrophe In Mattiulnue and Si.
Vincent. 'Ihe irentlemeii appointed from cicli
illy are aaked to colled and louche the funds
fiom their localities and neighborhoods as e
periitlumly ns possible and forward them to lion.
Cornelius X. lllls, treasurer ot the Xew Yolk
committee, which committee will act as ccnlial
distributing point (or the country. 'Hie pici
dent directs nil tho pftmasteis throughout the
country and irtmcats the presidents of the na
tional banks, to act as agents for the collection
of contributions and to forwnid tho tunic ut
once lo ill. llliss at New- Yolk. 'Iho pui.lin.i
ters also are directed to repott to the post
master general, vvilhTn ten dajs, any lunds col
lected on this account.
'ihe pitsident -appeals to the public to con
tribute generously for the relief of those upon
whom tliia appalling calamity bus fallen, end
usks that tlie omtnlnuions be rent in us rpetd-
ily ns posible. The gentlemen designated .n
the several committees are leipiested to act .it
Among the committees are:
New Yolk IIou. Cornelius X. Bliss, trea-ursr;
Morris K, Jet.up, ,lohn C'lafllu, Jacob II. Sihlit,
William 11. CliorwJr.c.
Philadelphia Charles Ktnory Smith, Provost
Charles C. Hiirrist.ii. Joseph ('. D.iillngton, Clem
ent A. firkcom, John II. C'oi.veise.
Pittsburg A. J. Logan, II. C. Prick.
In every large city committees of rep
resentative citizens are named.
Senate Raises Appropriation
for Martinique Sufferers
, to $500,000.
By i:cliiilv-e Wire, fiom Tho Associated Picss.
Washington, May 13. An additional
appropriation of $1100,000 was made to
day by the senate for the stricken peo
ple of the French West Indies, in ac
cordance with the recommendation ot
the president that $500,000 be appro
Dilated. The agricultural appropria
tion bill was passed nnd then Mr. Stew
art, (Nevada) In supporting the Philip
pine bill, warned the minority that no
political sain would accrue to them
from their attack on the army.
The American people, he said, always
had supported the army and always
would. lie declared that for us now
to take down the aVinerlcan Hag from
the Philippines would be a national
disgrace. While discussing the pro
posed coinage of the silver dollar for
the Philippines, Mr. Stewart declared
that the silver uuestlon lu this coun
try was dead, at least for tho present,
on account of the large output of gold.
The bill providing for the construc
tion of a union railway station hi
Washington was under discussion.
The naval appropriation bill, which
provides for two new battleships, two
armored cruisers and two gunboats,
and carries a total of $37,050,000, was
taken up lu the house to-day. Repre
sentative Foss. of Illinois, chairman ot
tho naval committee, In opening the de
bate, sounded a note of warning against
the over-confident belief that our navy
is invincible. He dedaied that our vic
tories at Manila and Santiago were due
to the fact that we were contending
with an effete and decaying nation and
that our strength far out muted Spain
In those contests. '
Mr. ftl.xley (Virginia) aho spoke for
the bill, most of his time being given to
an argument for government construc
tion of warshlus.
Tho conference report on the omni
bus claims bill was rejected on the
ground that claims not considered by
either branch of congress had been In
serted In the measure by the conferees
and the measure was returned to con
ference. Th seunte's bill raising to $500,000 tho
appropriation for the relief of the West
India sufferers was referred to tho
committee on appropriations when it
reached the house,
lly Kxclunlve Wire fiou; The- Auuclitcd Picu.
HarrMjuitf, May 1U. Cl.aitera who Is-ucd by
the M.iti- depaitiucut toda.v to the following uM
poratlous: I'nltM Mates fc.viiigs and Trut company,
Pllltburg; capital, ij.ooo.
Tlie I'l.mUlu Hulling Mill and 1'oiuuliy Cum.
p.mv, I'unlilln; i.ipltal, n-T.Vi.OoII.
'Ibe Milnglu lluiw Want company, Cuud'.-i.
poll; rapllal, f.'S.Ono, '
Uy Kichulie Wire from The Afeociitril Press.
Su(Utlumu, P.i,, May pi, 'Iho Itepubllcvn
bcnaloila) deadlock, miulns iinbioken, At the
lonfeienci' toda) rcvvial ballots wire taken, 1 ut
no nomination was made, 'Hie conferees from
both hUM)ueliaiin i .md N'ajiij counties aiu put.
tin up a slulibuiii litiht, Another mceliiig will
be held toiuoi row atlcrnouii.
lly Culiiiivo Who Hum Tin; Atboclattd Pies.
Xew Yoik, May IJ. Arrived: Steamer Kalter
Wilhelm dcr Crosse, llremen; Travc-, tienoi and
Naples. Cleaied: Steamers Soutliwuik, Antwerp;
liiimaiiic, Liverpool; bt. Paul, Southampton.
Hailed: Steamer Patricia, Hamburg; via, Ply.
mouth and Cherbourg. llremen Arrived) Bteaincr
Kionprinz Wilht-lm, New York via Plymouth and
Chci bourn. Rotterdam Arrived: Steamer II jn
dam, New Yoik.
COMPLETE LIST NAY
NEVER BE KNOWN
Su&UmatlG Starch Showi a List
ot Tweiiiu-.tiree Dead and
Many Were Able to Get Away With
out Making Known Their Iden
tityIt Is Estimated That More
Than 300 Were Injured Nearly
Every House in Mourning Many
Children Caught by the Flames.
Damage to Property Will ' B(j
By Kxclmlv e Who from The Avoelaled Pre.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 13. A careful and
systematic search for the dead and
injured in the Sheraden horror of yes
terday reveals tonight a list of 23 dead
and 202 injured. The complete list of
the Injured may never be known, as
many were able to get away without
making known their Identity.
A conservative estimate, made by
those thoroughly familiar with tha
situation, places tho number more or
less seriously hurt at not less than
The official list of dead as given out
by the coroner tonight is as follows:
1XIIKHT IJEltlsy, aged 15, lived at Sheraden.
IUm FI.AHKRTV, aged 65, li-plen. - '
1MM,AS BVKl), aged 26, Xew Cumberland, W.
ANTOSIO I.KO, ORCd SB, Sheraden.
n.NNEUTV, aired 40, fclrttersv llle. W. Vs.
.1. I.AWREXCi: 1vI:K.VA.V, aired 17, Carnegie,
HAIIRV H. &MITIir.KV, aged 20, Uhrlchsville,
(il-.OISOK D. WII.J.OX, aged 13. Sheraden. '
MATHIIW h. MARXOX, aged 24, WcKec'i
DOXAMI SMITH, aged 9. Sheraden.
WILLIAM II. PIKK, aged 10. Sheraden.
CIIAKM'.S IIAKKTIU, ced 14, Green Tree bor
oukIi. WALTClt 1:. KICK, aged SI, Dorrancctown,
Kl.Mi:n K. ULSTER, aged ::T, Sheraden. '
XV. XV. TAYLOlt. aged 21, Millei'a Station,
PASTOL ilADKR, aged 40, Sheiaden.
W. K. iii:isk.
WALTER E. XVRIU1IT, Sheraden.
TV.X'0 UNKNOWN' MEN, at Pittsburg Morgue.
AN ITALIAN', Miction foreman.
This list will likely be added to dur
ing the night, as quite a number of
the victims at the. hospitals are. report
ed by the physicians, to be In such
serious condition that It will he a mira
cle If they survive.
There are scores ot people in Shera
den xvho should' be In the hospital but
for want of room they are being caretl
for by friends. Some of this class are
also expected to die.
Every Home In Mourning.
The scenes In and around Sheraden
to-day were pitiful in the extreme.
Practically e-ery house in the village
had one or more Injured inmates and
In many homes mourning families were
gathered about the charred and distort
ed remains of loved ones who wero
victims of the terrible calamity. Many
children xvere caught by the flames
yesterday nnd as a result the two pub
lic school building were 'to-day almost:
deserted. Of the 700 pupils enrolled,
there wero but 200 In attendance at tha
Of the 500 absent, Professor Hannuni
estimates 100 were injured. The chil
dren have started a fund for the aid of
their unfortunate schoolmates, some of
whom are in need of financial assist
ance, Tho damage to property by the ex
plosions and flro will be heavy. The loss
at the mouth of Cork's Run tunnel
alone xvlll probably exceed $100,000. In
addition to the heavy loss by the rail
road company. 25 houses wen destioy.
ed either by the force of the explos.
Ions or by the tire which followed.
German Steamer lost,
lly Jljuluslve XVne from The Awoclated Preai.
Valparaiso, Chile. May 1-k Tlie rjrrnnn
trainer Sikkarah, Captain Pienlng, lias luconw
a Intal ls ut lliunibiln Wand, oil tho coast ot
Chile. Tho fatu ot the S-'akkaiah's crew and pas.
sintfim N not known, Tho cargo ot the Sikki
i ah Included !,r.0O,OW lu gold specie, which was
being remitted by tint Chilean government, Tht
Sakkatali left here April 2 lor Hamburg.
Bolt and Nut Employes Strike,
lly Excluilve Wiie from Tho Aoc!ated Prcst.
Readlmr, Pa- May 13.-Over 400 tmplojes ol
.Sleinberfili'ii bolt and nut ivories, of Hit Ameri
can hou and Steel company, struck Uitt lore
noon. Tlie mc-a were refused an advaiice In
wagesi last vvctfc. They renewed their requcit on
Monday, when the Una returned a ilrallar answer.
Tho company's wen, t Itlunoa art already on
Beading Switches locked.
Ry l.xciuihc Wire from Tht ajeclat4 Preat.
Heading, M i.v 13, Today the twitch tower en
plojes on the' Reading comrany'a ntw belt llns
win- u-llcved and the switches locked until after
ll.e tril.e is over. It was to have been put in
ui' tor the Hret time Sunday, but now it vvtll'bi
iluM-d until tha trouble 1) settled.
YESTERDAY'S WEATHER. 7
Lual data (or May 13, 1901;
)ilKhct tempciaturu ., .,,.,,, 60 degree!
Lowest telnpcraturo &l degree
Itelatlvo humidity; ( s .
i a, in, .,., ,,.... CI per cent,
8 p, in ,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,..... 41 per cent.
Precipitation, 2i hours ended S p. in., M Inob.
WEATHER aTORECAST, y
sj, , 7
-f XVathlugton. May 13. Forecast for Wed. -4-s-
nc&day and Thursday Ea.lern Peiunylv. s
uia: Partly' cloudy XX'cdncsdayj Thins, -f
-f day, fair;' ircb north to norlliwMt wind. -si
ttTT t.T.Tt"T'T- tt.tttit
f : t J'S.
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