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SCRANTON, PA!, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 15, 1902.
ST. VINCENT IN
A WALL OF FIRE
The Northern Part o? the Island Is
Still a Mass of Sweeping
ERUPTIONS ARE HEARD
ONE HUNDRED MILES
Impossible to Beach Burning Dis
trict by Land or Sea Balls of Col
ored Fire Thrown High in the Air
from the Volcano's Crater Kings-
' town Still Safe, Though Ashes
Fall in the Streets Governor Says
Conditions Are Worse' Than Re
ported. By Exclusive Wire from The AmoujUJ Press
Castries, St. Lucia, May m. The
Soufriere volcano on the Island of Si.
Vincent Is still In destructive erup
tion. Sounds resembling a torrltlo can
nonade can bo heard 100 miles away.
The reports are followed by columns of
smoke, rising high in the air. Immense
balls of colored flro also issue fiom the
crater, lightning Is playing: ilercely in
the upper sky and the whole northern
part of the Island Is one mass of
sweeping (lame. 'It Is impossible to
reach the burning district by land or
sea, and there are no means of esti
mating the destruction wrought to life
Kingstown, the capital of St. Vincent,
Is still safe, though showers of ashes
nnd pebbles are continually falling on
the town. The volcano Itself Is Invisi
ble. T-ondon, May 14. The governor of
the Windward Islands, Sir Robert
Llewelyn, cables to the colonial office
from the Island of St. Vincent, under
date of yesterday, as follows:
"I arrived here yesterday and found
the istate of affairs much worse than
had been stated. The administrator's
reports show that the country on the
east coast, between Itobin rtock and
Georgetown, wa apparently struck
and devastated In a maimer similar to
that which destroyed St. Pierre, and
I fear that practically all living things
Jn that radius were killed. Probably
1,1100 persons lost their lives. The ex
act number will never bo nown. Tho
managers and ownern of the estates,
with their families, ana several of the
belter class of people have been killed.
A ' thousand bodies have been found
and buried. One hundred and sixty
persons aro in the hospital at George
town. Probably only six of this num
ber will recover. Tho details of the
disaster are too harrowing for descrip
tion. "I got at St. Lucia a coasting
ftteumer, which Is running up and down
the leeward coast, with water and pro
visions. Twenty-two hundred persons
have received roller. 1 have asked for
medical olllcers from Trinidad and
Orenada. All the neighboring British
colonies are assisting generously.
Kvery effort is being made to grapple
with the awful calamity All the best
sugar estates In lite Curlb country aro
devastated and the cattle art dead.
"The cruptiori -untimies. bul is ap
parently moderating. Anxiety is still
felt. All ihe olllcers and residents aio
co-operating villi me. The ladies aro
SEARCH AT ST. PIERRE.
Safes with Precious Molten Metal
Discovered Strange Fatalities.
By Kxclmltc Wire from The Assueiatcd Press,
Castries, Island of St. Lucia, May 14.
The signal station hen- reports that
a large (Ire was seen last night In tho
direction of Fort de France, Martinique,
The British Htcnmer Savan, Cnpt.
Hunter, arlved here this morning and
reports Mont Pc-leu to be Mill In erup
tion. The trend of thu (low from tho
volcano Is to tho north.
The hoarch parties which are re
moving the dead from St. Pierre luiva
dlsciiveied safes and molten precious
metal In stores and dwellings of the
town, No one Is permitted to pene
trate Into St, Pierre beyond the street
running along the sea front, and a
cordon of soldiers has been ulaced
around tho town. Tho Ht. Pierre
cnthedral Is all down with the excep
tion of one tower, and of tho theater
the walls alone tire now standing. Tho
convent, which contained 20 girls and
thirty-six nuns, has disappeared, an
has the college, where seventy boys and
"2 priests and professois were domicil
ed. Mnny thrilling and hair-breadth es
capes from tho eruption of Mom Pe
leo are reported.
London, May in. Tho Fort do Franco
correspondent of tho Times In a dis
patch regarding the present condi
tion of Mont Peleo, says that volcano
Is still rumbling and that three lumin
ous points on the lower slopes of tho
mountain, which arc casting Incandes
cent rays, seems to presage u further
A Special Committeo Appointed by
Mayor Holds Conference,
Jly Exclusive Wire from Tlio Associated Press.
Philadelphia, May 11. A epeclul com
mittee of live citizens appointed by
Mayor Ashbrldgo today held u con
ference with Clmrles Emory Smith,
John H. Converse and Joseph G, Dar
lington, three of the local committee
of Ave selected by President Roose
velt to receive funds for the relief of
tho Martlnlcjue sufferers. Clement A
Orlscoin nnd Charles C. tjlarrlson, of
the president's committee were, out of
the city today, but will attend the
meeting arranged for tomorrow.
The two committees will act In con
Junction with tho Citizens' Perman
ent Relief committee, nnd an appeal
will bo mnde for donntlons of money
and merchandise. Cash contributions
amounting to over $3,000 have thus far
Chairman Smith of the Joint com
mittee said today that a vessel had
not been chartered, as It was expected
that government would order n shin
from the navy yard to carry supplies
from this port.
THE DIXIE SAILS.
Vessel Loaded with Supplies Will
Beach Martinique Tuesday.
New York, May II. The United
States auxiliary cruiser Dixie, which
has on board almost 3,000 tor? of sup
plies consisting of provisions and cloth
ing for the relief of tho people on the
Island of Martinique passed out of
qtnnantkie at 12 minutes past 10 o'clock
to-night for Fort do Fiance.
It is probable that the Dixie will
reach that place next Tuesday. The
vessel also carries a number of sur
geons and about $.",000 woith of medi
The Dixie passed out by Sandy Hook
to sea at four minutes past eleven
SUPPLIES ON THE STEBLING.
Adjutant General Corbin Eeceives a
Telegram on Subject Prom
My Ksclu-ivc Who lioni 'I ho At-ociited l'ics.
Washington llav 14. Adjutant Gen
eral C'urbln has received a cablegram
from San Juan, Porto Rico, saying the
collier .Stirling will sail to-day with
biippiles for Martinique.
The text of the flegrrqin was. as fol
lows: Sin Juan. 1'. It.. May 18.
Adjutant Gcnul,Wjr Department, Wjshinston:
Acknowledge .cceipt of cable roucerninc relief
Martinique Miffenr-i. Collier Sterling will sail to
monow with following store-, Captain Crabti,
quarterinn.s-tcr's department, in chaicc: Snbi'st
nice stmts in pounds sent as follows: I'l.OOO
Hour and bard hiead, ::,x beans, 3,0110 rice, ViOO
bacon, l.OQO milk, 2.0IM cotice. 3,000 utrar, 2,:i(X)
codfl-li and minion nnd OKI salt: quaitei master
supplies. NX) blankets. 3,iV) Wout.cs anil colts,
1.2W liats, 11,000 shirts, 10,000 drawers, 2,000
fchoi-s, S.O0O ttuckiiisr-, 8.H0O tioucrs.
Lieutenant A. Moreno, pioislonal regiment rnd
Quarteiinattei'-SerKiant humuel h. Kemp aeeom
pany Crnbb. Lieutenint Colonel Buchanan.
They Occupy Greater Portion of
Time in the Senate and House.
Regarding: Martinique Fund.
By i:.chuivc Wiic fiom The Associated Pre.
Washington, May 14. During
greater part of the senate session
day, the fortification appropriation
bill was under consideration. Sir.
Proctor, of Vermont, offered an amend
ment providing that no part of the ap
propriation made should be used for
procuring disappearing gun carriages.
The amendment participated a debate
which continued for two ohurs and had
not been concluded when the measure
was laid aside for the day. Mr. Proc
tor led the light against the disappear
ing carriages, declaring that they
never would bo effective and that in
actual war It would be shown they
were a lamentable failure. Mr. Per
kins, (California) warmly defended tho
war department In adopting the dis
appearing carriages, maintaining that
the bulk of the evidence upon the sub
ject was In support of the carriages.
For some time tho senate had tinder
consideration the bill providing for the
construction of a union railway sta
tion In AVashlngton. A vote on the
measure will be taken tomorrow.
The naval appropriation bill occupied
the attention oftho house throughout
tho day, Mr. Dayton (W. Va.) speaking
on the need of strengthening our naval
battle line, while Messrs. W. W. Klt
chln (N. C); Fitzgerald, (N. Y.)j Met-
1 calf, (California), and Maynard, (Vir
ginia) strongly advocated the building
of war ships In government navy yards.
Tho debate took a wide rage at times,
Mr. Rhea (Vn.) speaking In criticism
of the administration's Philippine
policy and Mr. Elliott (S. C.) present
ing the advantages of the proposed
Appalachln forest reserve.
itlMng to a question of personal
privilege, Mr. Mahon, of Pennsylvania,
indignantly denied statements con
tained In a circular sent to members,
alleging tl'iat certain contributions had
been mado to his campaign expenses.
Mr. Mahon, who Is chairman of tho
committee on war claims, read a cir
cular signed by Henry A. Smith and
said to have been circulated among
members, alleging that Nathaniel Mc
Kay had told Smith of paying hundreds
of dollars for Mr, Motion's campaign
expenses, with similar .statements as
to other members, not named. Mr.
Muhon vehemently denounced tho
statements of the circular as false,
and lie presented an allldavtt sworn to
by Mr, McKay, to tho effect that he
had never nuido such statements nnd
had never contributed a cent to Mr.
Mnhon's campaign expenses. Mr. Ma
hon added a vigorous denunciation of
tho author of tho circular and an
nounced hla purpose of seeking legal
Members of tho tiouso appropriations
committee are averse to calling a
special meeting of the committee for
tlio purpose of considering an addi
tional appropriation for the relief of
the people of Martinique. They say
that until it is demonstrated that tho
amount of $200,000, already appro
prlated, Is not sufficient to meet the
needs of the sufferers, It would be in
advisable to appropriate an additional
amount, In view of the widespread
donations now being made and the re
lief work that Is being dono to succor
tho living and care for the dead.
KNIGHTS OF MALTA ELECTION.
Officers Selected by the Grand Com
mandery at Williamsport.
By Kxcluihe Wire front The Avoclalctl I'rers.
Williamsport, May 14. The grand
rommnndcry of Knights of Malta con
tinued Its sessions todny, transacting
much business of particular Interest to
the members of the order throughout
tho state. The sessions were In secret.
At this morning's session, the report
of the board appointed to examine and
count the returns of tho election for
grand olllcers was submitted. The
following were declared elected:
Clrand commander, James L. Jack
son, Williamsport; grand generalissi
mo, Frederick " Arnold, Lancaster;
grand captain general, 13. M. Bartllson,
Rraddock; grand prelate, Rev. James
C5. Hnughter, Frackvllle; grand recor
der, O. H. Pierce, Philadelphia; grand
treasurer, Charles W. Bassler, Sun
bury; grand senior warden, W. P.
Longj grand unior warden, W. H. B.
Maxwell, Chester; grand warden, Evan
R. Jones, Scranton; grand sentinel,
George F, Brooks', Lcwlston; grand
trustee, Charles S. Messlnger.
Allentown was selected as the next
Tonight a special conclave of the
College of Ancients admitted a num
ber of petitioners, who were unable to
be present at the annual conclave In
Philadelphia In March. It was fol
lowed by a social session.
President Roosevelt Lays
the Corner-stone of the
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Picss.
Washington, May 14. In the presence
of a large audience. President Roose
velt today laid the corner stone of the
McKlnley Memorial Ohio College of
Government, of the American uni
versity, located a few miles outside this
city in the northwestern part of the
District of Columbia. When complet
ed, the building will be devoted to
studies, embracing diplomacy, munici
pal government, arbitration, civics and
On the platform beside the president
were Secretary of Agriculture Wilson,
Secretary Hay, Senators Hanna and
Dolllver, Representatives Pugsley, of
iNew York: Secretaries Cortelyou and
Loeb, Hon. H. Ii. F. MacFarland,
president of tho board of district com
missioners and many men prominent
in educational and church work.
The ceremonies were opened by a
hymn written for the occabion by tho
Rev. Dr. Rankin, president of Howard
university. Responsive reading from
the proverbs and prayer by Joseph F.
Perry, D. D.. of Chicago, followed.
Feeling addresses on the life and char
acter of the late President McKlnley
were delivered bv Senators Dolllver
and Hnnna and Commissioner MacFar
land, Dr. F. M. Bristol, who was Presi
dent McKlnley's pastor and Bishop
MaJIallcu, of Massachusets followed
with brief addresses.
The speechmaking closed with a brief
address by President Roosevelt, who
1 am In say hut one word. .Nothing more need
be Slid than has been Mid alrcndy by Ihoso who
lnvo addressed jou thlv ufici noon die ft.ite.-uuii
who vvoikui with McKlnley and ihe pastor under
vhosc ministrations he Mt.
It is Indeed .ippropridlu that the Methodists of
America tho men belonging to lint religious or
piniatlon width furnished tho pioneer) in rail
ing out of the c.-t what is now Ihe heart of Ilia
ureal American icpuullr, should found this sre.it
uiiiwrso in Ihe oily of Washington nnd tJio'ild
build the college that is to teadi the eiienro otv
government in the name of the meat OMionent
of good and strong cm eminent who died list fall;
who died as truly for this country .u Alu ihaiu
Lincoln himself, (Applau.se.)
Tho president then, with trowel In
hand, threw In the mortar and the
stone was lowered slowly Into posi
tion. At some later date It will be
raised sufficiently high to permit of the
placing of relics in the zinc box with
in. The doxology was sung at tho
president's request and the services
closed with a benediction by tho Rev.
Dr. H. R. Naylor, of Washington.
WORK OF RELIEF
New York Chamber of Commerce
Takes Steps to Relieve the Mar
Dy Exclusive Wile from The Associated Press,
New York, Muy 14. The chamber of
commerce met toduy In special ses
sion to ratify tho action taken by Its
president, Morris K. Jesup for tho Im
mediate relief of the survivors of the
Martinique disaster by the purchase of
the food cupplles on the steamer Ma
'dlana and tho sending of additional
supplies on tho steamer Montabelle on
Saturday, and to take further action
for the relief of the sufferers.
President Jesup presided and re
ported what ho had dono, Abram S,
Hewitt offered n resolution, which waB
adopted, declaring that " the chamber
of commerce of the State of New York,
mourning for the dead and full of com
passion for the living, thus suddenly
itdiiccd to a condition of actual star
vation, calls upon its members to pro
vide the means for Immediate succor
to Its neighbors in their dlro distress;
nnd, with that end In view, hereby con
stltutcs a committeo of Mxty, to be
named by the president of the cham
ber, with power to udd to their num
bers and appoint their own officers,
whoso duty li shall bo to provide at
once for the forwarding of the neces
sary supplies, to bo secured by tho
contributions of its members and of
such other persons as may desire to
usslst In this labor of love and duty."
The Journalist Paus His Respeds
to the Faultflndlno Watch
Doqs of Libertu.
REMARKS AT BANQUET
HELD IN HIS HONOR
Sarcastic Reference Is Made to the
Efforts of the Issue-Searchers The
Speaker Startled at the Alarm
Raised by the Sentinels in the
Watch Towers of Freedom Some
Historical Facts Concerning the,
Period of Mr. Buchanan's Brush
By Eulushe Wire from The Associated 1'rew.
New York, May 14. The Hon. White
law Reld was the guest of honor at a
farewell banquet given at the Union
League club tonight In anticipation of
his approaching departure for London
as special ambassador of the United
States at the coronation of King
The banciuet was attended by about
100 gentlemen, including many prom
inent figures in politics, finance and
jqurnnllsin from all sections of the
country. Cornelius X. Bliss, chairman,
read a letter from the secretary of
the late Archbishop Corrlgan expressing
the archbishop's appreciation of Am
bassador Reid's nubile services and
regretting that his present indisposition
would prevent his attendance at the
dinner. .Mr. Bliss said that this was
prpbably one of the last letters the
lamented archbishop had dictated, as
It had been dictated within a few
hours of his death.
Mr. Bliss then offered the toast, "The
President of tho United States," which
was drunk standing and with applause.
Ho then said:
"This is a sort of international and
ambassadorial affair. I invito you all
to rise and drink the health of King
Edward." This was greeted with pro
At the close of the address, Mr. Bliss
offered a toast to Mr. Reld and there
was great applause. The Mr. Reld
arose an'd began his address:
Mr. Reid's Address.
It would he an oMiaoidlnarv neivon tilm rm,M
listen to those wonls and raee this assemblage
without dorp reiisibilily and the warmest appre
ciation. You, will not, I am fure, imagine me
You h.ne refcircd to the approaching ceiemon
ials in London. The ecnt to be commemorated
is ono to which fpeeial attention and honor !mc
been Inbitually extended unions riWllzed nations
since diplomatic intueour.-e between them began.
Thu duly in connection with it with which the
president has hdnoicd me his eier been prized
as a liigli tn:t and signal distinction. Hut no
cu'iit cjulle like this has occurred within modern
historj ; and it has been the duty of no 6pecial
ambdv-adnr before to carry under similar circum
stances the fiiendly menaces of tuch a people.
On the ono hand, in a government on which the
sun necr sets, it is the first change at ita head
for two-thirds of a century; and marks tho con
stitutional and orderly succession by the eldest
son to the best bdoed sovereign the Knglish
speaking race have ever known. On Urn other
hand, the eongiatulation nnd good wishes your
leprcsentativc is charged to present, come from
Mint is now dearly the greatest compact and
united body of sclf-gocrning people that has
eer appeared on tho tide of time, nnd are to
be can led to that people's nearest of kin.
The duty thus undertaken l.i one I did not seek.
Hut when it was laid upon mo by the piesidcnt
of my country it became a tiust which few citi
zens could be high enough to decline, and which
I was icrlainly proud lo accept.
(Jentlemcn in H-auli of Issues for the next
campaign had not then, howcicr, instructed me
Inat wu should bo nbjurintf the Declaration of In
dependence if, like tho other nations of the world,
we dared to accept the imitation of a friendly
sorretgn and show litni a customary intcniatluu.il
Nor had they then explained that quitu lately
; our licpuullc had properly enough sent one spe
cial embassy to the ci owning of a Oar, In eueh
' an autocracy as Russia, and another to the
crowning of a king, in such it monarchy hs
Spain; but that it could not next with Fell
rcepcet frnd one to the clowning of a constitu
tional monarch, after an unprecedented Interval of
slxty-fle eor, mcr the one people of all the
world most closely related to us, and the on
with Willi Ii wo have the mont Intercourse and the
Still lr?s hud the searchers for u campaign is?no
tli en puintcd out how vastly more fragilH ami
brittle is tho repuhllcanlaiii of the United KlzXts
than is that of 1'ranie, or of Switzerland, or ctcn
of Mexico or of tho South American countries.
These icpuhliKj tend spu'Ial ambassadors or min
isters to this monarchy now with impunity, ss
they have sent them before, and their Institutions
do not tremble, while ours nro about to be rocked
liy the pcillous experiment to their foundations.
'Ih.U phenomenon 1 confers injscl! still profound,
ly puzzled to explain, excepting perhaps on tho
theory that issues for the next election are not
so scarce in Trance or Switzerland or Mexico as
they are in this unhappy country of ours.
They say that these republics are taking till
couisc ns h inero matter of surface polltcrifrM,
llen that does not explain why we must bt
thoucht too big to be polite, so great (hat our
imtrainjuclh'd soul inibt soar uhoto courtoy, r.nd
scorn on sin rxtiaordlnary occasion a civil ic
spouse to a ivi Invitation. It docs not ex
plain why wc, tho nt-jitst, the most important.
witli business interests almost as great as thoc
of -all tho other republics combined, should fnrro
our diplomacy, whicn has been thought llie
handmaiden of peace 'and the cornier of trade,' to
seize this opportunity of a national rejoicing,
tuch as has not occurred before for nearly two.
thirds of u century, to oiler un affront, by cither
rejecting tho invitation outright, or by Faying
that at any rate wc will not take thu trouble
to give It such attention at is expected, and is
given by oerjbody else.
The latest notion of the Issuc-scarcheis Im
peaches the president's power to send an embassy,
lie can bind no diplomatic aijciit,. tlioy say, with
out the previous action of the senate. .io wc
leally at war then still with Spain, the treaty
of peace having been negotiated by an unlawful
body! Hut perhap-s he has full power to send
diplomatic agents for the gravest, duty diplomat.
Uts can ever approach, that of securing peace or
allowing war to be icncwed, but must not pre
sume to send them only with messages of peace,
Aildo from these iccent and not yet fully au
thenticated discoveries, It further, appeals now
that I had failed to grasp the sartorial danger!
that threaten tho republic. I hadn't realized that
this grtit cause of freedom round and rouud
would be In peril, or that the bashful Goddess of
Liberty would turn her face from mi and veil It,
II one wore In the Knglish capital tuch dollies
as other people wear, such clothes as our own
Mr. C'hoate has now been wcsrlng without percep
tible, harm to the republic for three years past,
and tiicli as were worn before by n long line cf
lilx honored preileccsiorn, Including Democrat like
Thomss T, tlaynrd nnd lldwanl J. Phelps, and
such Ilcpubllrans as .lames Itussell Lowell and
Robert Lincoln and John Hay. In tact, In my
unfortunate Ignorance of thrxo protounder myster
ies of diplomacy and of the foundations of the
republic, t was thoughtlessly willing to leave the
clothes question to the tailors,
Realization of Sanger.
Dut the alarm raised by the sentinels' on the
watch towers of Liberty startled me from that
blind unconsciousness of danger. Still I am be
wildered to understand why the costume whhh
our fellow citizens themselves And quite repub
lican, at home, and a favorite In the country or
at play, necessarily becomes monarchical abroad.
Or, to state the brain-racking pioblcm hi its
aciltest form, why should the liberties of the
republic hang entirely on the question whether
Its representatives on u few ceremonious occa
sions presume to dree their nether limbs as
George Washington did or only and exclusively
as well, not to be too personal let us say, as
Mr. Jefferson Uriel; does?
I went at last to the fountain of wldom for a
diplomat, the records Of the department, and
there found that Mr. John Quincy Adams had
prescribed In detail the uniform to be adopted by
our foreign ministers nnd had had it cngt.tvcd
for the convenience cf their tailois; Ihat after
ward General Andrew- Jackson had modified this
uniform somewhat to suit his more military taste,
and that his secrctaiy of state, Mr. Martin Van
Duicn, of New York, had forwarded to our min
isters Instructions for its manufacture; tlut sub
sequently military uniforms were sanctioned, mid
tlut later another eminent citizen of New York,
Mr. Hamilton l'ish, advised Mr. Jay that congress
had withdrawn the secretary's discretion as to
prescribing a costume aud so wc must leave it
to the minister's own discretion.
In such pel plenty I went at last for light Lnd
leading to the ccuti muttons of Mr. James lluchan
an, to the annals of our diplcmaey. As our min
ister lo England he wrestled witli the clothes
question as no statesman ever did before, mid as
no one lias since, till the publicists of the last
two months rose above the horizon. He went to
tho bottom of it. Like a true-born American, inl
awed by power, and unbribed by place, he told
first the English aristocrats and then the de
partment of state and waiting posterity just
what clothes he would wear, and wliat clothes he
would not wear. In a final burst of enthusiasm
ho reported at the state depirtment his firm dee
laratlon to the Ilritisb authorities, face to face,
that he would never, never p-it on breeches un
less the queen herself asked him to. Do not
smile; I am follow ins witli historic accuracy his
own dispatch. Dut alas! even in this Achilles of
unadluterated simplicity, the foes of our Institu
tions were able to llnd a vulnerable heel! I blush
to tell the tale. Even Mr. Iluehanan decided to
wear a sword. He did it, as ho tatciully re
ports, "without reluctance," since he found it
convenient, he said, to h? thus distinguished
from the servants. Put it was a very small unc.
he hastens to explain, and the hilt W'u black.
What followed! I ask you gentlemen, what wu
the verdict of the American people on this aga
cious and patriotic policy?" Tliey yielded to hi?
tasto for tho sword in'place of tho breeches, and
immediately elected him to the presidency.
The President's Course Approved.
.But, gentlemen, whoever supposes from thLs
froth on the surface where the hunters for a
campaign issue have been spouting, that thn great
body of the American people, inespective el
party or race or section, do not with hrart nr.d
settled judgment approve the course of the presi
dent in sending this embassy, is as ignorant of
this generation on American soil as he is of the
one that preceded t'oluinbus's discovery.
We trade more with Great Ilritaiu and her
colonies than with any other two countries in
the world. Wo invest more capital under the
Dritish than under any other foreign government;
and wc have more British than any other foreign
capital invested here. We send several items as
many travellers to Ilntlsh portsi as to any other?
abroad, and wherever else they may or may not
tiavel, they always travel in England. We listen
to more English preachcis and scientific men rnd
lecturers, and read ten times as many books by
English wiiters as by those ot any other foreign
country. Thus, whether in business or in social
intercourse or in intellectual pursuit-, our most
intimate relations are with Great Britain. And
finally we like her better. In fact we like her fo
well that we have family jam with her from
time to time, and take the liberty ot scolding,
when wo feel like it, as we would hardly think
of doing with anybody wc didn't know- si well.
I trespaja further on j'our patience only to
thank you again, and I do this not only for the
honor jou confer, but for the occasion you have
chosen. If there Is one thing inoio desirable for
our country to preserve, after its liberties, than
any other, it is honorable peace with all nations
and the good will of all the world. Especially
Is this tiuc as lo the people most impoitant to
us in trade, and nearest to us in character, edu
cation, beliefs and blood. We.cnnnot if we would
refrain from an interest in their approaching cele
bration of this striking event" In their history.
It In a high duly to show Ibis kindred people
that our interest Is friendly, and to manliest, in
a way so marked as to he worthy of our excep
tional position, our hearty grod wishes fur their
continued piospcrity mid happiness in working
out their own destiny bv the methods of their
own choice. It is i. high pilvliegc to feel tho
approval of this dull aud of Ihe gieat community
it certainly stands for, in going out as the rep
resentative of the largest srlf-governlng nation in
th world to bear that message of good will to
When Mr. Reld finished Senator De
pew was Introduced to speak to the
toast "The Senate."
Chairman Bliss then Introduced
Charles IJmory Smith, who responded
to the toast, "American Ambassadors,
Past and Present."
At tho conclusion of Mr. Smith's ad
dress, Chairman Bliss referred to the
presence of many distinguished rep
resentatives of the press and Invited
Mr. Melville K. Stone to speak to the
toast of "The Press" which ho did nnd
Mr. Clark Howell and Mr. Stephen
O'Mear, of the Boston Journal followed
MR. ELKIN IN THE
FIGHT TO STAY
The Attorney General Again Denies
a Silly Rumor.
Uy Ktrlmlve Who from Ihe Associated l'rew.
Hnrrlsburg, May 14. Attorney (Jen
em! Kill In said today, relative to the
report that he would soon withdraw as
a candidate for t)u Republican nomi
nation for governor:
"Tho talk about my withdrawing
from tho gubernatorial tight Is the in
vention of tho enemy, I have said
publicly on several occasions, aud I re
peat now, that I will, remain In tho
contest to the end, There is no power
that can take mo out of It. Tho people
must decide the Issue."
By Escluslvo Wire from Tho Associated 1'iesi.
New York, May Jl, Arilred; Frcdeiicli iler
Crowe, Uremcn; Teutonic, Liverpool and
Quccnitown. Cleared: Unmcn, Ilremen via Cher
bourg; I.a Lorraine, Havre. Sailed; St. Paul,
Southampton; Southward, Antwerp) Germanic,
Liverpool. Hotterdam Arrived: llyndam, New
York. Queenjtown Arrived: Majestic, New York
for Liverpool. Naples Arrived: Katscrlu Maria
Thensla, New York for Cinoa, Southampton-
Arrived: Philadelphia, New York. Liverpool
Sailed: Oceanic, CJuctnatown and New York.
NO ACTION TAKEN
AN ELEVATOR ACCIDENT.
Two Men Are Killed and Three
Others Seriously Injured In
Dy Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Tress.
Philadelphia, May 14. Two men were
killed aud three others were seriously
Injured to-night at the Baldwin Loco
motive works by the fall of an elevator
containing an engine tender weighing
5,400 pounds. The dead:
CHARLES COLEMAN, ngrd 27 yens, ot Boston.
WOHKMAN, name unknown.
John Doerr, arm fevered at the shoulder and
Michael Stdlman, aged 2S years; skull fractured.
James O'Neill, aged 40 years; badly bruised
nbout thu body.
All of the men excepting Stellman
were employes of the Boston Elevator
company of Boston and were engaged
in putting In a new hydraulic lift. They
were working at the bottom of the
shaft when employes of the Baldwin
Locomotlx'e works were loading a
heax'y tender upon the elex-ator at the
fourth floor. The steel cable support
ing the car parted and tho lift with
its heavy load plunged down upon the
workmen. Coleman was killed in
stantly and the unknown man died ut
Lewis Nixon Is No Longer
the Representative of the
New York Society.
By i:tlusivo Wire from The Associated I'res.".
Xew York, May 14. Lewis Nixon,
leader of Tammany hall for nearly six
months, resigned that position today
at a meeting 'of tho district' leaders
held In Tammany hall. While the
resignation wa-s not entirely unexpect
ed. It was jiot thought thatMr. Nixon
would take "such positive action until
a later date, first waiting the action
of the leaders to see if they would give
him a vote of confidence, Instead of
this he refused to allow any vote of
confidence and went so far as to say
that ho could no longer retain his self
respect If he remained ns leader.
The meeting of tho district leaders
was called at the instance of Mr.
Nixon, who on Tuesday night sent
telegraphic messages to all of the
thirty-seven. This action followed a
deadlock at the meeting of the sachems
of Tammany hall society Moi. -ay when
Mr. Nixon's Intention of retaining
Thomas L,. Feltner as grand sachem
was frustrated by a tie, there being six
of the sachems of the thirteen for, and
six against the retention, the thirteenth,
George C. Clausen, being absent. The
action of that time caused a general
discussion of the possibilities of Mr.
Nixon losing control of the organiza
tion and the combination, headed by
John F. Carroll!, ousting Him. Mr.
Nixon, In an Interview on Tuesday
said If he could not have the confidence
of the leaders he would "get out."
When Mr. Nixon arrived at Tam
many hall toduy all thirty-seven lead
ers were present. As soon as the meet
ing had been called Mr. Nixon arose
from a front seat and snid:
"Gentlemen, I have decided to resign
as the leader of Tammany hall. This
resignation is absoluto and positive,
and will not be withdrawn. I wish
It to take effect Immediately. I feel
that 1 cannot retain my self respect
and still remain the leader of Tammany
hall. My decision is unalterable."
There was a moment's silence when
Mr, Nixon had finished. Then Col
onel Michael C. Murphy made a very
complimentary speech In pralso of Mr.
Nixon. Ho did not say, however, that
he wished him to remain as leader. Ho
said that Mr. Nixon had done splendid
work as tho leader and he had the con
fidence of the organization.
Mr. Nixon Jumped to his feet ns soon
as Col. Murphy had finished and said:
"I do not desire any voto ot confi
He Immediately left the room and the
hall. Following tho departure of Mr,
Nixon, several of tho leaders remained
for sometime In groups chatting about
tho resignation and tho possible devel
opments. It was announced that a
meeting of the executive committee of
district leaders will bo held Thurs
day, at which time Mr. Nixon's resig
nation will be acted upon.
There weru numerous rumois nbout
the hall regarding the future policy of
the organization. The most persistent
one, and one that was endorsed by
several leaders was that there would
be no actual leader of Tammany Hall
for some time to come. This was coup
led with a rumor that the finance com
mittee would bu abolished, as well as
tho chairmanship of this committee,
The chairman, who Is now Lewis Nix
on, and was Richard Croker, lias al
ways been tho leader of Tammany
hall, and, as such, had tho handling of
the funds of the organization In tlio
London's Relief Fund,
By .clu,vo Wie fiom Tho Associated Press.
Imdon, JUy 14. At tho request of Joseph
Chamhcrlaln, the colonial bccrctuiy, Sir Joseph
Diinsdale, the loul mayor of London, hu opened
a fund at tho Mansion house for the relict of
the victims of the volcanic eruption on tho
island of St. Vincent,
The Pope's Contribution.
By Exclusive Wire from The AaocUted Prui
Rome, May 14. The pope bu contributed 80,000
llie to the fund being raised for the relief ot the
bulfciui from the MirtlnimAo disaster.
Convention at iiazleton fld
iourned to Meet flrjaln
STILL IN CONTROL
It Looks as Though the Delegates
Would Be Influenced by His
Judgment in Declaring for o
Against a Strike The Secret Ses
sions Yesterday Were Devoid of
Exciting Incidents Quiet Reigns
Everywhere in the Hazleton Ke
By Kxchulre Wire from The Associated Pre.
Hazleton, May 14. The convention of
the anthracite mine workers, called t
the Instance of the executive boards of
the three districts comprising the Penn
sylvania hard coal fields, held two ses
sions today, and, without taking any,
action on the question of Inaugurat
ing a permanent strike, adjourned un
til tomorrow morning. The convention
Is meeting behind closed doors, and,
although nothing officially was given
out, It is known that tho all-Important
question was not reached, the two ses
sions being devoted entirely to the or
ganization of the meeting and the re
poit of the committee on credentials.
The day brought forth no definite In
formation bearing on the probable ac
tion of the convention, and the situa
tion tonight remains about the same an
It has been during the past forty
President Mitchell said that all hope
of any concessions from tho operators
was gone. He has had no recent com
munication, he sard, with the mine
owners. Senator Hnnna or any other
member of tho National Civic Federa
tion. Mr. Mitchell admitted that he had
some advice to give to the delegates at
the proper time, but what it Is, he will
not say. In an Interview today, he
said that there was no doubt that the
sentiment of the men 1s In favor of a
strike, but he refused to make any re
ply, when asked If he would give ad
vice that would come In conflict with
their sentiments. It Is admitted that
what President Mitchell suggests will
be done, notwithstanding the fact that
a majority of tho delegates are In favor
of a strike If the mine owners do not
make any concessions.
May Rest With President.
Therefore, It, looks very much as
though the whole matter rests on the
words of the national president. The
advice that he will give to tho miners
to-inorrow Is known to probably four
other persons tho three district pres
idents and National Secretary-Treasurer
W. B. Wilson, who arrived hero
to-day. There Is probably a score of
persons hero representing railroads,
stock brokers and others who are mak
ing an effort to get first Information.
The convention was held In the opera
house and approximately 700 delegates
were present when President Thomas
Duffy, of this district, called the meet
ing to order. President Mitchell was
elected chairman and the organization
was completed by making Mr. Wilson
secretary and appointing the three dis
trict secretaries a committee on cre
dentials. In taking the chair, Mr.
Mitchell said that a great weight of
responsibility rests on the delegates
nnd that they should act wisely In
whatever they did. He said that tho
question that will come before them
will probably be the most important
in tho history of labor conventions.
The afternoon session laated tws
hours and an early adjournment was
tuken so as to allow tho credentials
committee to complete Its work. To
morrow morning's session will begin
nt 0 o'clock and according to Mr.
Mitchell, a final adjournment will bo
had In the afternoon.
Quiet reigned everywhere In the re
gion to-day and not a jHJtind of coal
was mined anywhere. A great crowd
of mlneworkers enmo Into town from
the surrounding villages and coal
patches to wait for the result of the
session. They were greatly disappoint
ed when tho convention adjourned,
this afternoon without takinir defl
Assassin of Slpiagulne Executed.
By i:clusivo Wlro from The Associated Ptcm.
Undoii, May 11. A desoitch from St. Peler
Inns to the Central News say that BalachanelT,
who avUMiuated M. Siplajrulne, tho Kusln mln.
Wer of the Interior, April 15, wu executed tu
Lockout at Washington. "v.
By i:cluslve Wire from The AaocUtrd Pre
Washington, May 14. A loclout of about 2,100
nun, engaged In the building trades ot the city,
went Into, operation here today, The Iwio ii
ovei the employment ot non-union nlumberi in
tho building work,
Local data for May 14, 190) f
Highest temperature ., ,,,,,,,... fit decreet
Lowest temperature; .....,,.,,..,,,,. 87 defreej
Itch the humidity;
8 a, in. , , ,,.,,,,.,, 41 per cent
S p, in. ,,,,.,., ,....,.,, 29 ptr cent
Precipitation, 24 hours ended 8 p. ra. none.
-f 4- -f M
Washington, May II. Forecast for -fi
Thursday and Friday: Eastern I'eniuvl. 4
vanla Fair Thursday. Friday, pattly -4
cloudy, probably mowers, ngni 10 ucji
variable winda becoming east.
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