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President Mitchell's Efforts at
Hazleton in Interest of Peace'
FOLLOWERS OF NICHOLLS
ARE IN THE MAJORITY
Vote of the Convention Was: For Strike,
4611-4; Against Strike, 349 3-4 En
gineers, Firemen and Pump Runners
May Be Called Out Today President
Mitchell, in a Forceful Speech, Counsels
the Delegates to Refrain from Ill-Advised
Action Nicholls the Champion of the
By I'Aclujho Wire from The Associated Pio.
Hazleton, May 15. The anthracite
mine workers in convention late this
afternoon decided to continue the
strike of the 143,000 men against the
mine owners and to fight it out to the
bitter end. The matter of calling out
the engineers, firemen and pumprun
ners will be decided by the delegates
tomorrow. The vote to continue the
suspension was as follows:
Total vote cast, 811: for strike, 4Cl4 :
ngalnst strike, 849; majority lor
strike, 111'4. President Mitchell, how
ever, in compliance with the rules of
the United Mine Workers, announced
to the public that the action of the
convention was unanimous.
The step taken today by the miners,
after practically considering Jhe mat
ter for two months, has wiped out the
uncertainty of the situation, and it is
freely predicted that the most serious
labor struggle In the history of the
country, If not the world, is about to
begin. This is the view taken by nearly
While the leaders are cautious and
will not forecast their actions, It is not
unlikely that the miners' fight will be
carried into the bituminous coal regions
and into other fields of Industry. Mine
workers for eighteen months have been
looking forward to the strike that Is
now upon them. They have saved their
money and are considered to be In
better shape today for a fight than
they were In the great strike of 1900.
That struggle ended In the mine own
ers giving the men a ten per cent, ad
vance, after a six weeks' suspension,
The operators are on record as being
unalterably opposed to granting the
men any, concessions, and they have
personally Informed the mine workers'
leaders of that fact. The workmen fear
that the present fight may mean the
destruction of their organization, be
cause they believe that the mine own
' era are bent more on wrecking their
union thnn they are In opposing the
demands for higher wages and shorter
Mitchell's Efforts in Vain.
President Mitchell's advice to the
mlueis was peace, and he gave It to
Ihent In tho plainest nnd most forceful
of language. He was ably assisted by
President Kahy and Secretary Hart'
loln, of tho lower district, and Secre
tary ppiupsey, of the upper territory.
President Nicholls, of tho First dis
trict, was 'the great champion of the
utrlke advocates. .Mr. Mitchell, who
wus the last to speak, was listened to
with the greatest attention. It Is said
that a telegram was read front tho
American Federation of Labor against
ft permanent suspension, Ilut the dele
gates would not listen, ai)d amid con
siderable suppressed excitement, tho
vote was taken. For a time It looked
as though the peace advocates would
win, but when delegation nfter delega
tion from the lower district, the lust
to be called, answered "Yes," It was
peen that tho men wno had favored a
fight had won. The result was received
' by the convention with applause which,
Jiowever, was not very enthusiastic, or
prolonged. Tho ineti appreciated the
perlnusness of their decision, Which, no
doubt, dampened their ardor,
Tho proposition to call out the engi
neers, firemen and pump-runners was
(separated, from tho main question early
In tho discussion, which began shortly
after the convention met this morn
ing. Thero was an almost equal divis
ion In this mutter and the debate he
rn mo so involved that it was decided
to consider that phuse of tho question
Fojmrately, Tho men, having' thrown
down tho gauntlet to their employers,
have taken renewed couruge, ami It
would not be surprising jf tho conven
tion tomorrow decided to call out tho
other employes referred to. The miners
Insist that nearly all tho engineers,
flrenu:i nnd pump-runners belong to
their organization, and say that they
can get them all to quit, If they want
to. In tho event that this Is brought
boyl, It would do iif alculable damage
to (he mines through Hooding, unless
the companies can succeed in filling the
Headquarters Not Established.
While the people of the coal fields
are glad that the suspension and un
certainty occasioned by the long de
lays in reaching a conclusion of the
strike question ure over,-the news of
the convention's action has caused con
siderable depression. Business has
been paralyzed to a certain extent
aud it 'will probably come to almost a
There was a great crowd of miners
in Hazleton today. They came from
all parts of the region and most of
them congregated in the vicinity of the
convention hall. They were gathered
in large groups, each nationality Hock
ing by itself and awaiting for some
information from the inside. Besides
these, there were present about twenty
five newspaper correspondents and a
big contingent of agents of corpora
tions who were waiting to flash every
scrap of information to the outside
world. It was exactly a quarter to six
o'clock when the vote to strike was
completed and the convention ad
journed. The delegates, however,
were not allowed to leave the building.
President Mitchell announcing that
they should remain in tho hall, until
he himself had announced the result
to the waiting crowd. When he ap
peared at the front door, there was a
great rush at him, but he would not
open his mouth until all the corres
pondents had been assembled- around
him. A great cheer was given by tho
miners when the national leader final
ly shouted the result and the wild rush
for the telephones and telegraph wires
News Causes Depression.
Hazleton and surrounding towns are
tonight celebrating the Inauguration
of the permanent, strike by giving
parades. The question of where the
strike headquarters will be established
has not yet been decided upon, but
Wllkes-Barre will in all probability be
selected. President Mitchell will te
maln until Saturday or Sunday If
Hazleton Is not selected.
The national leader was apparently
I in good humor tonight. Ho was pres-
sed for a statement on tho situation
I but he politely refused to give any
j Information beyond the bar.e fact that
t the convention had decided to strike.
He held a long conference with Nation
al Secretary-Treasurer W. 13. Wilson
regarding future movements.
ANXIETY AT WILXES-BARRE.
Sad Faces Greet the Announcement
That Strike Had Been Declared.
By Ecluiic Wire from Tho Associated Prem.
Wllkes-Barre, Pa May 15, Miners
and laborers thronged tho streets of
j this city and adjoining towns all day
I today, anxiously waiting news from tho
I Hazleton convention. When the word
finally came, this evening, that tho rep
resentatives of tho underground, work
ers had voted to continue the strike,
the men dispersed to their homes, many
of them wearing a look of anxiety, If
not actual distress. They knew that
the last hope was gone and that prob
ably a long period of idleness was be
In United Mine Workers' circles tho
action of tlto convention Is upheld. Tho
leaders claim that It was not possible
for tho miners to recedo from their de
mands; that If they did, dissensions
.would soon appear In their ranks and
thero would bo danger of tho union fall
ing of ItB own weight, If the union
must bo destroyed, tho leaders think,
It would be better that It should die
lighting the common enemy than to bo
annihilated by dissensions In its own
The Individual operators In this sec
tlon do not look for a prolonged strike,
They think tho strikers are not pre
pared for a long period of Idleness nnd
that when hunger comes the foreign
element will make n rush, to get back
to work and that will finish -the strike.
Most of tho companies do not uppre
hend any danger, even If the englncptf,
firemen and pumprunneiH arc called out
In sympathy with the miners. They
say they have plenty ot foremen and
Btib-bossc.1 who can take charge of the
engines nnd pumps. These foremen are
members of the union. There Is much
depression In business circles over tho
STRIPPING EMPLOYES STRIKE.
A Demand That May Force Cuyle
Brothers Out of Business.
By KjcIubIvo Wire from The Associated Pie-.
Hazleton, Mny 15. The stripping em
ployes of Cuyle Bros., who operate the
I,ehlgh Valley Coal company stop
pings, made demands upon the stenm
shovel owners this morning for nn In
crease In wages. The engineers ask for
an Increase of from $100 to $125 per
month; the crnnemen from $60 to $90;
the firemen, $15 to $50. Besides this,
the men also ask for an eight, instead
of a ten-hour day.
Cuyle Bros, employ 400 men. They
say they will go out of business before
they will accede to the demands of the
News at Shamokin.
Shamokin, May 15. On receipt of
news that the Hazleton convention had
voted for a strike, the miners collected
In crowds here tonight and discussed
the situation. The prevailing senti
ment la that, In the face of the opera
tors refusing to grant concessions,
there was nothing less left to do but
for the convention to decide on a
tie-up. Coal companies are prepared
to keep the pumps In operation with
non-union men In case the employes
now on duty quit work.
Mahonoy City, May 15. The Phila
delphia and Reading Coal and Iron
company this evening Issued orders to
have all the mules hoisted from all
the company's collieries at once. The
pumpmen and other employes are
ready to quit work.
of king alfonso
Fifteen Bull Fights Are to Take
Place Free Sinner Given to
By Kxclusne Wite from The Amounted Press.
Madrid. May 15. The official cere
monies in honor of the majority of
King Alfonso opened here today.
The weather was auspicious and a
cloudless sky and bi:illtant sun favored
the arrival at Madrid of the Duke of
Connaught, Prince Albert of Prussia,
Princes Vladimir and Christian of Den
mark, Prince Nicholas of Oreece and
the crown princess of Monaco and
Slam, who arrived in a royal train.
Thousands of persons gathered along
the route from Northern station to the
palace to witness the procession.
A grand banquet In honor of the
royal visitors was given at the palace
A special bull light, in which eight
bulls appeared was held this after
noon at the Puerta Del Sol. No fewer
than 15 bull fights are to take place in
connection with the festivities and
over 100 bulls are to be killed.
Free dinners were given to 3,000 poor
persons today. This charity will bo
repeated dally until May 24. Fifty
thousand pesetas, have been distribut
ed to the poor and small sums will be
deposited in savings banks In the
names of all children born Saturday
May 17, the day the king takes the
oath. Altogether gifts amounting to
200,000 pesetas will be distributed.
CIRCUS TRAIN WRECKED.
Six Canvasmen Belonging- to the
Forepaujih and Sells Brothers
Show Are Injured.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated 11 ew.
Harrisburg, May 15. Six canvas
men were- injured, three of them seri
ously, in a wreck of tho canvas and
wagon train of Forepaugh and Sells
Brothers circus at 5 o'clock this morn
ing at Marysvllle, six miles west of
this city. The injured were brought
to the Harrisburg hospital In a gravel
train and their wounds dressed, after
which three of them left for New York
to Join the circus.
Those who aro seriously Injured are:
Columbus Davis, colored, of Martin
county. North Carolina; Charles Berk
ley, of Louisville, Ky and Harry
Sheaver, Springfield, Mo, They aro
hurt Internally. The others aro cut and
.bruised about tho head. They are;
Robert Clark, of Altoona; Edward Ber
Sln, of New York and James C.
Bradshaw, Richmond, Vn, Tho acci
dent 'was caused by a broken truck of
a car carrying a large canvas wagon
on which tho Injured men wero sleep
ing. Two curs wore wrecked, causing
a delay of several hours In tho move
ment of the train. Two sections carry
ing the performers and animals were
behind tho section which was wreck
ed. Steamship Arrivals,
Jly Exclude Wire from Thov Associated Pros.
New York, Mjy 15. Sailed; Steamers La I.or.
ralne, Havre; Bremen, Bicmm Wa Chtrbouig,
yueemtonn Sailed: Oceanic (from Lltcrpoil),
New York, I.lveipool Arrhcd; Majestic, New
York. Rotterdam Sailed! Potsdam, New York,
h Boulogne feur Mer (and wiled fioin latter
port). Lizard Passed: Iju Brctatfwe, Nov York
for llauc, (ienoa Arrltedj Kalserln Maiia
Thercala, New York.
Want Labor Leaders Restrained.
By F.xiiushc Wire from The Awoiiated Prcts.
Headline, May 15. Tic American lion and Wccl
company this afternoon applied for an injunction
agahut the labor leaden who arc conducting tho
fclrtko at the Stcrnbergli plant of the company
here, 1,200 men hating quit work, Tho matter
will come up (or argument next Monday,
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Dinner to Mr, Reid.
By l'.elusjlvc Wire from The Associated Pre-.
New York, May IV Whltcliw Held, special am.
bsbiador to the coronation of Hint; Kdiwtd, uai
tho gucet tonight ut a dinner tendered him by
tho director of the Associated I'rcas. The dinner
was gltcn at the Lotos club.
The Conditions Apparent at the
Summit Presarje Further
AT MOUTH OP CRATER
Three Luminous Points Appear on
Lower Slope of the Mountain.
Eyewitness Describes the First
Eruption and Subsequent Destruc
tion of St. Pierre City Annihilat
edMolten Metals Pound.
By L'xclush e Wire from The Associated Press.
London, May 15. The Fort-de-France
correspondent of the Times, In a des
patch describing the present condition
of Mont Felee, says that the volcano
Is still rumbllngr and that three lumin
ous points on the lower slopes of the
mountain, which are casting incan
descent rays, seem to presage a further
The correspondent of the London
Times at Paris, M. de Blowltz, supplies
his paper today with an account of the
St. Pierre disaster telegraphed to him
by a friend from Fort-de-France,
Martinique, under date of yesterday,
by way of the island of Malta. It
"For three weeks Mont Pelee had
been vomiting clouds of smoke, but the
smoke seemed produced so normally
that it was permissible for even those
who were Inclined to look on the dark
side not to dread a catastrophe. At
Fort-de-France, where the agitation
of Mont Pelee attracted, as It went on,
much attention, any anxiety which ex
isted gradually died down, when, May
5, a violent eruption of mud, the hot
ashes having been mingled with water
In the crater, overwhelmed Gucrln's
works, killing twenty-three persons.
The river in the north of the island,
then swollen by a muddy torrent, noisly
On May 8, while there were still de
liberations going oii'-at Fort-deFrance
and St. Pierre, where the night had
been passed in anguish" and ignorance,
as to whether the eruption of mu'd was
the precursor of or the end of the dis
aster. St. Pierre was, within ten min
At St. Pierre.
Describing, St. Pierre after it had been
demolished, the correspondent says:
A portion of the upper town was
razed by a cloud of fire, which increased
as it advanced and crumbled every
thing in its course. In the lower town,
near the harbor, a few walls, bearing
traces of fire, remained standing. To
the stupefaction of those familiar with
the spot the town clock remained In
tact, as if to show the precise moment
of the disaster, marking 7.50, and this
sinister indication deeply affected all
who saw It. On the other hand, the
telegraph office and Its contents were
burned. Some fragments of the appar
atus were thrown a hundred yards.
Bodies were lying prostrate, with the
bowels protruding, as though forced
out by the tension of the heat, and
with the backs partially carbonized,
It is a melancholy and almost humili
ating thing that the site of St. Pierre
lias to be guarded by the military, for
numerous pirates from the neighboring
Islands were preparing to come and lay
hands on anything of value.
Sir William Moulder, of Birmingham,
has sent Joseph Chamberlain, the colo
nial secretary, 500 (?2,000) toward tho
relief of the sufferers.
Messages of sympathy are being
voted by public bodies throughout the
Fissures .in Mountains.
Kingston, Island of St, Vincent, B.
AV. I Tuesday, May 13. No person has
yet been able to approach within eight
miles of the new crater of the Sout
rlere volcano, but Judging from what
can be seen from a considerable dis
tance, the old lake at the summit of
tho mountain has disappeared. The
numerous fissures in tho mountain's
hides continue to throw out vapor, und
tho subterranean murmuriugs and
tremblings indlcato continued unrest.
During the afternoon of Monday, a
dense volume of steam and smoko rose
from the volcano and the whole Island
was covered by a peculiar mist. The
Inhalation of noxious vapors here is In
creasing the spread of sickness.
An ambulanco corps from tho Island
of Barbadoes has arrived here. Star
vation threatens the poorer clnsses of
tho aflUeted district.
Nearly every remaining negro hut In
the Carlb country contains decayed
bodies and the horrid stench Is driving
people away. Mutilated bodleH are tied
with ropes and dragged to the trenches,
whero they aro burled. Sometimes
bodies aro cremated,
The local government Is feeding and
sheltering abottt 3,000 refugees.
Subscriptions for tho relief of the
sufferers nro being raised In all the
British West Islands.
SYSTEMATIC BELIEF WORK.
Comprehensive Plans Adopted by
President's Special Committee.
By Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Press,
Philadelphia, May 15. President
Ttoosevelt's special l committee, acting
In roiibonanco with the. cltlssen's per
manent relief committee, today adopt
ed comprehensive plana for tho relief of
the survivors of the Martinique disas
ter. Contributions will bo gathered
throughout tho city In the name of tho
"Martinique and St. Yjncont Belief
Fund," und all cash donations will bo
deposited with Drcxel & Company,
banHers. On Sunday, May 25, special
collections will be taken up in all the
churches of the city. An appeal to the
public was Issued today by the joint
committee and copies have been for
warded to the various financial and
commercial Institutions throughout tho
city. Former Postmaster Genernl
Charles Emory Smith Is chairman, of
tho committee who will act In con
Junction with ithe relief cofamlttees of
Washington and Now York. Up to the
close of banking hours today, $5,924 In
cash had been contributed.
Pursuant to Instructions from Wash
ington, Postmaster McMlchael today
sent- out 14,000 addressed envelopes,
which were delivered by the mail-carriers
at the residences along their
routes. These are for Individual con
tributions, which will be collected by
tho postmen and disbursed under the
direction of the government. 'The. mail
carriers will continue to deliver these
envelopes until every family In the city
has been supplied.
Presbyterians Gather for Important
Work Question of Revision of
the Creed to Be Considered.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Pres.
New York, May IG. The one hundred
and fourteenth general assembly of the
Presbyterian church in the United
States convened at 11 o'clock today In
the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian church, j
Fifth avenue and Fifty-ninth street.
This will be the most important general
assembly In the history of the I church,
as It is the first time that the 'revision
of creed will come up as a serious
measure to be passed upon by the as
The Rev. Dr. David Gregg, vpastor
of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian
church, of Brooklyn, offered the Invoca
tion at the opening. This was followed
by the reading of the Scripture, by the
Rev. Dr. William B. Jennings, pastor
of the First Presbyterian .church of De
troit, Mich. The second prayer was
offered by the Rev. Dr. Samuel A.
Martin, of Chambersburg, Pa. When
Dr. Mlnton arose to deliver his ser
mon, every pew in the big church was
filled. The body of the auditorium was
occupied by the commissioners, many
of whom were white-haired veterans of
the churcli and pioneers in the exten
sion of its work In the' West. The gal
leries were filled with women, many
of whom were the wives of the com
missioners, who sat below. The mod
erator's sermon was well received,
there being frequent nods of approval,
particularly In his reference to the In
spiration of the Bible and the questions
The creed .revision committee, which
was appointed at the'general "assembly
In California last year, hrts been at
"work for some time, and the results of
its Inquiry will be submitted to the as
sembly tomorrow morning by the Rev.
Dr. Henry C. Mlnton, of California,
the moderator of the last general as
sembly and chairman of the committee.
Dr. Mlnton will then ask that the re
port be made a special order for the
session on Thursday next. Tho Rev.
Dr. William Henry Roberts, the stated
clerk of the assembly, has several hun
rlrprl nrmlp nf this rennrt. which he has
guarded jealously In his office in the j
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian church, to
that the contents shall not become pub
lic until the proper time.
Dr. Van Dyke Moderator.
New York, May 15, Dr. Henry Van
Dyke, professor of literature at Prince
ton university, was late this afternoon
elected moderator of the general as
sembly of the Presbyterian church,
which body began its deliberations here
today. He was elected on the second
ballot. The result of the first ballot
was: Dr. Van Dyke, 217; Dr. Kerr, SG:
Dr. Holmes, 90; Dr. Moffatt, 144; Dr.
There were 598 votes cast, 29!) being
necessary to elect.
There was some discussion as to
whether another ballot should be cast
before the end of the session, as there
was a communion service scheduled)
After some talk it was decided to cast
another ballot. Before this wus done,
however, Dr. Robert R, Booth, of New
York, arose and withdrew the name of
Dr. Duflleld. Ho said that this was
done at tho request of Dr. Duflleld.
The result of the second ballot was:
Dr. Van Dyke, 29S; Dr. Moffatt, 227:
Dr. Holmes, 49. In this ballot 297 was
necessary to elect. Mr. Van Dyke's
election was then made unanimous.
FUNERAL OF GENERAL COLLIS.
Impressive Ceremonies Are Wit
nessed at Gettysburg.
By r:clusive Wire from The AfMciat'd Pre.-a.
Gettysburg, May 15. The funeral of
General C. H. T. Collls took place hero
this afternoon. The body was brought
hro this afternoon from Philadelphia
and Interred with military honors In
tho national cemetery. Tho catafalque,
was drawn by black horses and was
surrounded by veterans of his regi
ment, tho One Hundred and Four
Delegations wero nlso present from
Philadelphia and New York. At thn
grave, Ruv. W. R. N. Ashmeade, of tho
Episcopal church outdated and a vol
ley was fired by tho Sons of Veterans
of Gettysburg. Post No. 9, of this
place, was also present. Many citizens
and vlsltora attended tho ceremonies.
STEPHEN CAREY DROPS DEAD,
A Resident of Tobyhanna Expires
Suddenly in His Garden.
Special to tho Sirniiton Tribune,
Tobyhanna, May U. Stephen Cirey, a jesldent
of Tobyhauna for twenty to thirty jearo, dropped
dead in hU garden about fl.SO o'clock thU after
noon. Ho was apparently in perfect health. It U
puviiimeil that opplopley of Ilia heait was tl.o
No arratiiseinenls hac as jet been nude for tie
funeral, but it Mill probably take place on Satur
day. Miners Restrained.
By CncIusIk Wire fiom The Associated Press.
littsbun?. May 15. Jud;o J. D. Wiafer, of (ho
county coui t, today granted a preliminary injunc
tion restraining the striking milieu of the Cou
ncil Coal company at llltc Station, l'a., from
lnteifcring with the non-unlou worUera employed
by the company. SIucj the strlUo vj Jniugii
rated tho company claim the ttilkera gather about
tho mine and intimidate tho men who. arc de
alroiu of continuing work.
GAYNOR AND GREENE.
Chief Wilkie's Ken Capture the Bail
Jumpers in Canada.
By Kxclmive Wire from The Associated 1'icn.
Quebec, May 15. Colonel John F.
Gnynor and Captain W. D. Greene, who
forfeited their ball of $40,000 at Savan
nah, On., early In March and fled to
Canada, wero placed under nrrest by
officers connected with the United
States secret service and Chief Car
penter, of the Montreal detective force,
The men were indicted Iri Georgia on
a charge of conspiracy to defraud tho
United States government. The arrests
were made today on warrants Issued
in Montreal. Chief Wilkie's men as
sisted tho Canadian oflicers to make
The men were hurried on board a
swift little tug, which had been kept In
waiting at the wharf. Teh minutes
after Greene and Oaynor were safely
on board, the boat steamed out into
the river and started toward Montreal.
The oflicers moved so quickly that
neither of the prisoners .were given an
opportunity to consult counsel.
When notified of her husband's ar
rest, Mrs. Gaynor at once consulted
her husband's attorney. A tug was
chartered and an attempt was made to
overtake the boat on which Gaynor and
Greene were being carried away, but
the detectives' boat was too fast and
could not be overtaken.
Washington, May 15. The arrest of
Messrs. Gaynor and Greene was the re
sult of a carefully prepared and well
matured plan devised by the govern
ment officials, acting under instructions
by the department of justice of tho
United States. ,
The expectation here Is that when
arraigned before the Montreal author
ities, Messrs. Gaynor and Greene will
endeavor to secure itheir release by
habeas corpus proceedings. The case
Is quite complicated, but an earnest ef
fort will be made to compel the men to
stand trial in Georgia.
The Bulk of the Stock of the xaper
Is Secured by W. S. Stenger.
By i:tluiirc Wire from Tho AmocIaIciI l'rejj.
Philadelphia, May 15. By order of
the United States district court for
Eastern Pennsylvania, James M, Beck,
special master commissioner today
sold at public auction 9,030 shares of
the 10,000 shares of the Philadelphia
Record Publishing company, par value
$100. William S. Stenger, of Philadel
phia, bought tho stock for $2,300,000.
Mr. 'Stenger is an attorney and was
secretary of the commonwealth during
Gov. Pattlson's first term. Mr. Sten
ger also bought $470,000 of tho issue of
$300,000 of the six per cent bonds of tho
Record company, paying $364,000 there
for. When asked who he represented In
the transaction Mr. Stenger smilingly
answered "myself," and declined to
say anything 'further.
Thero wa3 a large attendance at the
sale, many newspaper owners from
other cities being among those present.
Wesley M. Oler, of tho Baltimore
Herald was Mr. Stenger's principal
competitor. His last bid was $2,293,000
and the stock was knocked down to
Mr. Stenger at his bid of $2,300,000.
Adolph S. Oehs, of the New York
Times was also an active bidder but
be stopped at $1,830,000.
After the two largo blocks of stocks
and bonds had been disposed of, a lot
of 1B0 shares of Record Publishing
company stock was sold to Mr, Stenger
for $220 a share.
Tho first bid was $900,000 and several
of tho early bidders dropped out be
fore the million and a. half mark was
Attorney Stenger, when questioned as
to whom he represented, said:
I puiclused the Itecoid in my own name and
will taku the title to tho property, when it H
transferred, iii my own name, Of course, oth'ra
arn Interested with me m tho purchase, but ot
present I Imp nothing moie to bay cm that point.
I do wish lr jy, hoeer, that the cliangu of
oH-nemhlp hiouglic about hy my puiclmc will
not caiiM' any "aluhc-up" In the paper either in
its adnilnlxtratioii or policy. It will continue to
ho what It is now in nil practical and substantlil
reHiccJ. Tim ownerthlp will he changed and
that ! all that will Ik- changed. Tno identity
and pcitonality of the old lletord will leiinln
what they are at present and leaders ami patrons
of the Journal eolulilithed .led built up by Wil
liam M, Singtrly and lilt aiManU will nut pel
lohe any dcUatlon or tlijilou- of turning In tho
Working for New Ballot Law.
lly Kxclu.hc Wire fiont The A&ocluted I're-s.
llarrkburg, May 15. Chairman William T.
Crraiy, of the Pcmoeiatic Mate committee, to
day appointed UiIIji Kanden and .lolin 0. (in on,
of r-hllJdclphli; William J. Ilieunan, of I'i'.ti.
hurg; .Jolni h. Hilling, of Krlc, aud James A.
b'tranalun, ot Il.inlsbuiif, lo ait In conjunction
with committees Hum the IYiuv;Ivaul.i llallot
llcform association, th I'liiiisUwnla L'hll &i'.
li.e association ami the Municipal t.eague, of
Philadelphia, lo help prepare a personal registra
tion act for tho cilien of thU commonwealth, a
new primary election law and also a ballot law
to be pretnttd to tho licit leglslatuie.
German Baptist Convention.
By KJtcludve Wire from The Associated Prras,
HarrUJmrg, May 35. i:idcr 1!. I,, Miller, ot
Mount Morrltf, 111., vnj today iledcd moderator
of Iho'Gcimau lijptUt contention which ton.
H'lics next Tuesday at 1'aNtaug patk, at tlia clo.,o
of the annual llllilc meeting now In bclou, J;.
T Hulltlnger, ot Yyrmont, lnd.t wai elected
reading clerkj I,. II, Kby, I'ort Wdjne, hid.,
writing clerk, and Wilbur Stoner, Uuliiar, Ind.,
astUuiit writing clcik,
By Inclusive Wire, from Ths Auociated 1'iesj.
Han Lburg, May 15. Charters were issued at
tho itato department today as follows; West
moreland Grocery company, Grcensbuig; capital,
?.V),000. The George V, Meyer company, Alle
gheny City capital, l,0O0. Tba Huntington
Valley fanning company, Town line, Luierna
county; capital, $13,000.
The Lower Branch Becomes Aq
tated Over the Philip
REPORTS OP CRUBLTI .
Mr. Vandlver Recites Instances o
Alleged Outrage The American
Soldiers Are Defended by Mr.
Hepburn, Mr. Grow and Others.
Senator McLaurin Assails the Ad
ministrationDeclares That ths
Republican Party Is Responsiblt
for the Troubles at Manila.
My Kxcliiilic Wire from The Associated PrcM.
Washington, May 13. The house to
day was plunged Into an exciting de
bate on Philippine affairs. Thus far
the subject of alleged atrocities In the
islands has engaged the attention of
tho senate alone and only occasional
echoes have been heard In the house.
But today the reports of cruelty and
outrage were rehearsed In the 'house
with vehemence and bitterness. The
naval bill was the order of the day,
but it received only scant attention,
after the allegations of Phlllpplno out
rages were presented.
A speech by Mr. Vandlver (Missouri)
reciting instances of alleged outrage
brought on the discussion. Personal
ities and recrimination were freely pas
sed about. Mr. Vandlver was support
ed In his criticisms by Mr. Wheeler
(Kentucky), while vehement defenses
of the American soldiers were made
by Mr. Hepburn (Iowa): Mr. Grow
(Pennsylvania); Mr. Hill (Connecti
cut); Mr. W. A. Smith (Michigan) and
Mr. Lessler (New York.) General de
bate on the naval bill closed at 4
o'clock and when the house adjourned
the measure was being read for amend
ment. McLaurin Attacks Administration.
An extended speech by Mr. McLaurin
(Mississippi) in opposition to the pend
ing Philippine government bill wns a
feature of today's session of the senate.
Tho Mississippi senator vigorously as
sailed tho administration's policy In
tho Philippines. He deprecated tho out
rages perpetrated in the islands,
which were In his judgment, the
natural outgrowth of the govern
ment's policy, for which, he maintain
ed, the Republican party was responsi
ble. Ho urged the abawdoment of the
policy in tho interest of humantiy and
justice. He declared that' the minority
was not discussing the pending meas
ure to obtain political capital, as all
tho political material which the Dem
ocrats desired had been made for them
by the Republicans In this congress.
The bill providing for the erection
of a union station in Washington and
the fovtlficatlons appropriation bill
KNIGHTS OF MALTA
Work of the Annual Session at
Williamsport Ended Yesterday.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prex.
Williamsport, Pa., May 15. The work
of the annual session, of the Orand
Oomniandery, Knights of Mnlta ended
at noon today, A majority of the dele
gates left for their homes this after
noon but a number will stay over till
tomorrow and enjoy a. trip to the boom.
At this morning's session the pet
capita tax was fixed at forty cents,
Grand Commander Jackson announ
ced his appointments of deputy grand
commanders as follows:
Philadelphia W. II. Galllger, George Harvey,
T. Jl. Pubola, G. P. 'Groom. Chester George W.
Green. Media Thomas V. Young. Montgomery
Tcmer Iiugtrotli. llucka J, V. Onimerm.ui.
f-outli Bethlehem 4olah Wilt, Kaston Thoniat
(I. Blight. Hatli I'nnk !j. Tatzinger. Bangor
lllmcr M. Apple. Mroudsburtr N". C". Miller. Al
lcntmwi llaivey M. Koch. Catafaqua Haney O.
Klutz. AlhiirtU I'lOJik 1). Laurer, Weeeoeaville
W. P. Hoinlg. Slitlugton It. W. Young. I.e.
highton K. II. Gics. Il.wleton Charles II,
Shelllnmcr. I.iuscinc 1'iank If. Ilrenton and .1.
W, Jlogart. Nuntlcohe .loliu Curtb. laclawanna
Gconie llnfi'man, W, Youglit, Abram Cochrlll,
I'red II, Hlller, Heading ll.iuy Iteinard, I.e.
lunon lllnvcr II. ilauev. l'otUvllle PaUd l
Lewi. Mt, Caimcl WlUlain Thomas. Berwick
Xonnan I). Peters. Bloomiburg W. Clark Itlch
aid. Biinbniy T. K. Stottler. Willlamsiwrt It.
S. Wurrall. Lock ltacn E. C Heler. Krie If,
Jf, Miller. Coateovlllo W. L. Megulgen. Lanciw.
((n- isaao Jl. Long. Columbia I. G. Hclimm.
Voi k GUI 11. Kyle Dauphin Frank SfeyeiS
Hubert Buck, W, IL Tyon. DelU John A. Jud.1,
Mlllcrfbuig lsaao W, Hoffman. Cumberland
Valley G. Jf. IVanot. fcowiaton Q. F, Brookn,
lledford-W. 11. Bcnbaugh. I'hlllpsbure T, A.
Crownover, Altoona J, M. Ehrtuut. Johnstown
.7, W. Cramer. McKcespcrt Fwl N. Corr. Brad,
dock 11. 11. Hugtiea. Pitteburr Wilson J. Kbb,
('. M, l!c, John Bain, Palmerton Amos J.
Freed. Milton II. B. FtIck. Rcjnoldsvnie W. J.
Wcaier. Hastings-!!. M. McAlaruey.
Another Sheraden Victim.
iHtui.nn. Mar 15. Albert 11. Macrtlff, aicd 12.
died at tho hospital today, making the twenty
(Irtt death resulting from we eneraocn cipioawm
Local dit.l for May 15, 1803
Highest temperature ,,,,,...,.,....., 61 degrees
lowest temperature U degrees
8 a, in. ..,.......,........, 81 per cent.
8 p. in 3.r per cent.
Precipitation, Si hours ended 8 p. in., none.
f WEATHER EOBEOAST.
. Wo)tnrrtnn 1dv lt forecast for Tii -4.
-f day and Saturdays Kastern rciutjlvauU
-- Ruth- cloudv Friday: ihoims at night
4- or Saturdays variable inib.
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