The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, May 19, 1902, Image 1
WIIWESWrsTOP AV j ' "rrrvc "rwrv m .r W'ft. T'W?N EtfHfv- , ' rft- ) ' A,' i. w-X V 4JS Yj (Tribune. 1 . cranton 'H'l THE ONLY SCRANTON PAPER RECEIVING THE COMPLETE NEWS SERVICE O I? THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE GREATEST NEWS AGENCY IN THE WORLD. fir TWO CENTS. SCRANTON, PA., MONDAY MORNING, MAY 11), 1902. TWO CENTS. w I,.. ' STIRRING E,vfaScErE OF STEAMER RODDAM Boat and Grew in the Thick of the Fieru Downpour at St. Pierre. HEROIC WORK OF HER BRAVE CAPTAIN Under Circumstances of Inconceiv able Suffering nnd Difficulty He Superintends the Voyage of Escape and Kefuses Aid Until All of His Surviving Men Have Been Cared For Official Beports Say That Martinique Needs at Present No More Belief Supplies. iy I'.M'IikIic Wile fiom Tin' AwiuUteil I'ri. New York, May 19. The Norton line Ptrumer Etona arrived here today from Ihe Kiver Plntte, via St. Lucia, whore she called for bunker coal on May 10. "At St. Lueln on Aluy 11," says Cap tain Cantell, "I went on board Ihe British steamer Kodduni, which had es caped from the terrible volcanic erup tion at Martinique three days before. The stale of the ship was enough to show that those on board must have undergone an awful experience. The ltoddam was covered with a mass of fine bluish gray dust or ashes of cement-like appearance. In some parts it laid two feet deep on the decks. This matter had fallen In a red hot state all over the steamer, setting lire to every thing it struck that was burnable, and when it fell on the men on board, burned off limbs and large pieces of flesh. This was shown by finding por tions of human remains when the decks were cleared of the debris. The rigging, ropes, tarpaulins, sails, awn ings, etc., were charred or burned and most of the upper stanchions and spars had been swept overboard or destroyed by fire. Sky lights were smashed and cabins were filled with volcanic dust. The scene of ruin was deplorable. A Terrible Experience. "X visited the captain of the Rod dam in the hospital at St. Lucia, where lie gave me an account of his terrible experience. He had just arrived and anchored at. St. Pierre, Martinique, on the morning of Thursday, Alay 8. The captain was standing near the accom modation ladder talking to the agent of the vessel, who had come on board, when he saw what appeared to be an j enormous black cloud, like a wall with patches of lire In it, approaching the , sea from the land. With it came an Im mense tidal wave of boiling water ac companied by a loud and terrible noise. He shouted, "take shelter" to the crew. Immediately the steamer was caught and tossed over on her side almost cap- Izlng. Darkness fell like a pall and olumes of red hot matter showered wn, while the air was thick with ulphurous fumes and dust. The sea was a confused mass of boiling mud. "Fire broke out In different parts of the ship. Screams, groans and shouts of agony from the Injured people, mingled with the terrible noise of boll-, ing water and rushing air, together with the falling lire, caused a most hor rible confusion and frightful din. This shock lasted for a few minutes. Engines Failed to Work. "The captain of the ltoddam, know ing that his vessel had steam up, and instantly realizing the necessity of es cape, rushed to the engine room an nunciator and signalled below to start the engine at full speed. The anxious moments, Increased by his sufferings from burns and agony of mind, were relieved by the vibration of the engines and the reply from below. It hap pened, fortunately, thut although the crew had 'been running off from duty at the engines, some of the engineers were nearby. The terrible tidal wave which had swept over the Roddam and nearly capsized her, had parted the cable and the vessel was adrift. When the engines started It was found that the steering gear hud be come disabled in some manner and could not be worked. For more than ' ' nn hour the Rodduin'.s engines were worked, backing and going ahead, with the hope of bringing her head toward the sea and away from the land. Once she got dangerously near the steamer Jtoralma. Both vessels were In ilames. Some of those aboard jumped Into the boiling water; some fell dying to the deck. All this time the red hot matter was falling and the water, was hissing and steaming dense masses of vapor. Smoke ami dust tilled the uir and pois onous fumes spread about, Piteous Cries of Victims, "After some time the RoddauVs steer ing gear moved a little and enabled the captain to head her out to sea and With considerable dltllculty, he man aged to steer her a little distance from the land. As the air cleared the scene on board the Ill-fated Itoddam became all the more ghastly, The ship steam, ed on through thick hot dust. The creams from the Injured became more audible. Home rushed frantically about with their clothes on lire and large pieces of flesh burned from their urnis; others In their agony laid writhing In the red lio( dust, "In about two hours the air became gradually clear, An Investigation of the casualties nn hoard showed that, besides the captain, who was fright fully Injured, only two engineers, two sailors und the boatswain were able to do duty, "Fire was still burning about the ship and the rigging was In flumes. The contain decided to try to reach the Wind of St. Lucia, forty-live miles dis tant. This he succeeded in doing by fi o'clock on the evening of May 8. The steamer was dlftlcult to handle owing to partially disabled steering gear.whlch could not he made to work properly. One of Nature's Noblemen. "In the time occupied on this terrible voyage, the experience of the survi vors was still worse that that already gone through. The brave captain and his few men lighting the fire, exhausted and scalded, straggled and worked try ing to do something to assist their dy ing shipmates. Those working below Ht rived to keep up the steam. The captain, suffering the greatest agony, succeeded In navigating his vessel safely to the port of Castries. St. Lu clu, with eighteen dead bodies lying on the deck and human limbs scattered about. A sailor stood by constantly wiping the captain's Injured eyes. I think the performance of the Hoddam's captain was most wonderful, and the more so when I saw his pitiable con dition. I do not understand how he kept up: yet when the steamer arrived tit St. Lucia and medical assistance was procured, this brave man asked the doctors to attend to the others first and refused to be treated until this was done. "My Interview with the captain brought out this account. 1 left him in good spirits and receiving every comfort. The sight of his face would frighten anyone not prepared to see It. Island's Contour Changed. "We sailed from St. Lucia on the morning of May 11, and at - o'clock in the afternoon passed the island of Mar tinique. The weather was perfectly clear and we had a good view of that part of the Island which had suffered by the volcanic eruption a few days before. The formation of the island Is quite altered nnd the whole northern part where the town of St. Pierre once stood, is covered with a mass of ashes and lava. At about 2.G0 o'clock, as the Etona was passing the island, a tre mendous upshoot of smoke and dust took place and In a few moments the ship was covered with fine dust like cement. AVe were about three miles distant from the Island at the time. The ship's engines were put under full speed and for a time considerable anxi ety was felt on board. For an hour or two the ship wus covered with dust, and enveloped in a thick cloud, and the air was filled with sulphur fumes. It must have been another eruption, and the dust must have been sent a great distance in the rhv because it traveled against the wind and at a tremendous ly rapid rate." The Lamport and Holt steamer Hor ace arrived today from Santos, Rio de Janeiro and St. Lucia, and reports thut before the ship arrived at St. Lucia dust began falling In an unaccountable manner. This was on the morning of Alay 8. During that day there was a heavy thunder and lightning storm. The dust became so dense that the crew were obliged to turn their backs to it. At one time the dust covered the decks to the depth of three inches. When the dust was first noticeable the ship was 12,1 miles from Barbados. Captain Byrne said that at the time of sailing from St. Lucia very little was known of the details of the disaster beyond the account given by the Roddnin's crew. Belief Supplies Sufficient. Washington, May 18, Secretary Hay has received a cablegram from United Stutes Consul Ayine, at Fort de France, announcing that the relief supplies now afloat are quite sufficient for the Mar tinique sufferers, and suggesting that while St. Vincent may be In need the public subscriptions in the United States should cease at once. The president has requested the sec retaries of war and of the navy to ask the officers of their respective depart ments now on relief duty In the West j Indies to report immediately their opln i Ions as to the necessities of the Inhabi tants of the afflicted Islands. In view of Consul Ayme's report Jt Is probable that this government will now abate Its efforts, and that no more sup plies, at least, will be shipped. GENERAL ASSEMBLY. Visiting Presbyterian Preachers Fill Various New York City Pulpits, Committee Report. U,v Kxiiuilvp 'he from The Aoi'lated I'reot. New York. May 18. The pulpits of the Presbyterian churches In Greater New York, were, for tho most part, filled today with preachers from other places, all of the speakers being In at tendance on the sessions of the general assembly, The Rev, Henry Van Dyke. I). I) the newly elected moderator of the assem bly, preached the assembly sermon at tho Fifth avenue Presbyterian church, This Is the largest Presbyterian church In the country and Its cupaclty was taxed. Or, Van Dyke was Introduced by the Rev, J, Ross Stevenson, U, 0 the new pastor uf the church, The moderator's sermon was uu ap peal to Presbyterians to come from behind their denominational barriers and do battle for (lod. "There Is good lighting," he said, "all along the Hue, on I'lfth avenue as well as nn the lower Hast Side." Three lurge gatherings were held dur ing the day. At one or these the re port on Sabbath observance presented to the assembly was dlscusseil, The leport had come out Hut footed against Sunday golf, Sunday excursions, Sun day (raveling and nearly every other form of activity un Sunday, not abso lutely necessary, The committee criti cized the entertainments given I'lince Henry of I'russlu on the several Sun days during his recent visit to this country. THE FIRST DISTURBANCE. Happened on Saturday at Lattimer Through a Misunderstanding. Ily Kxelmlve Wire from The Avodnteil l'ii". Unzleton, May IS. The first trouble of the present strike occurred on the property of the Coxe Coal company, at Lattimer, where n number of laborers were roughly handled. Contractor 011 lesplu Is engaged ul this point In dig ging a large trench leading to his strip ping, and although having been given authority to continue the work by Dis trict President Duffy, the Idle men at Lattimer had not learned of this, and when the men reported yesterday morn ing they were beaten with stones and clubs, and several were badly injured, There was u slight Hurry at Cran berry, where the. men employed about the .holler house refused to haul coal for tho firemen and quit work. These men, however, were ordered back to work by the district ofllccrs when they learned of their action. DAY OPQuTeT AT HAZLETON Pledges of Sobriety Given in Churches Visit of Sec retary Easley. Ily Kxiiioiip Wile fiotn Tli Awieluted 1'ies". Hazleton, May 18. The visit of Ralph M. Kasley, secretary of the National Chic Federation, to strike headquarters and his conference with President Mitchell, of the United Mine Workers last night was the only Incident of any Importance that claimed the attention today of the lnbor leaders and others around the Valley hotel. As neither Air. Easley nor Mr. Mitchell would say anything regarding their matter, there was much speculation ns to the object of the visit of the secretary of the Civic Federation. Mr. Easley laughed at the stir which his arrival caused and said there was not the slightest significance attached to his visit here. He reiterat ed that he came here merely to look over the ground and to keep himself informed of the general situation. He denied that he brought any plan for a settlement of the strike or message from Senator Hanna , or any other member of the Civic Federation. Air. Easley. also said he carried no message back with him from Air. Alitchell. He would not discuss his visit to the Ohio senator at Washington on Friday. Ills talk with the miners' national leader last night lasted two hours. He again suw Mr. Alitchell for a few minutes this morning and lefl for New York at 10 a: m. Despite the denials of the labor lead ers, the members of the Civic Federa tion and the cpaloperatprs( allot whonv have thus' far regidly-' adhered -to the policy of absolutely refusing to antici pate any move in connection with the strike, it Is believed here that the Fed eration is quietly preparing to receive any proposition that might possibly be offered by either side. Absolute Quiet Belgned. Absolute quiet reigned at headquar ters and throughout the Lehigh Valley. Although this was Sunday there was little rest for President Mitchell and his two secretaries. Excepting Mr, Easley he had no visitors and he give his uninterrupted attention to a large batch of mall" pertaining to the strike In the anthracite Held and to miners' business in bituminous localities. Clergymen of nearly all denomina tions in their sermons today touched more or less on the strike. The trend of remarks was that of forbearance, frugality and temperance. The great struggle was generally deplored and the hope was held out that, though tho strike may cause much suffering for a time, It may In the end result in great good for both capital and labor. There was an Impressive scene at each of the musses at St. Gabriel's Roman Catho lic church, In this town. This Is the church of which the late Rev. E. S. Phillips, the miners' champion in the strike of 1900. was the rector. Follow ing out President Mitchell's request that all mine workers abstain from vis iting saloons, the Rev. James V. Hus sle asked all the members of the parish to take an oath uhsluiuiug from the use of Intoxicating liquors dining the period of the strike. An extremely few, if any, refused. At the principal ser vice at 10.30 ii, in. every person in .the church, which was crowded, stood up and took the oath. At vespers the oath was administered as at the morning service. Father Hussle delivered a strong sermon to the mine workers. He told them that now that they have struck, they must stand together for tho cause. Headquarters at Wilkes-Barre, President Atltehell will establish headquarters ut the Hotel Hart, at Wilkes-Barre, tomorrow afternoon or evening, where he will probably remain until the strike Is ended. President Alitchell said today that ho could not say when the national con vention, to be called for the purpose of considering the advisability of Involv ing the bituminous miners in the an thracite strike, will bo held. He has not yet received the consent of the two districts still needed to make up the live taut are necessary under the rules to call u special convention. All the local trades unions In this region met today and decided to stand by the miners In their struggle, Another Gulf Storm, U,r Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press, Ilon.ton, Tex,, May IS. A telegram (loin Su peiintendenl I'uiheo, of the ,cv Yolk, Teut ui'il Albican, to 1,'eneral Hjiukit Van Yield; jit tl.U thy, hj.vi that fililu lil'n ks of luMm home tteie Mown down ut Sullad. Thllly lu'irmra nnd twenty white people veii killed ami mu'iity.llve. or eighty other Injuieil, .Mole than ISVI.MX) wiiilh of iropily w.u flctlo.wil hy wind at Sail Antonio. Bishop Kenny Consecrated, lly Inclusive Wins Itoin The Aksoeiated I'rcsj. St, AiiRtMiiie, I'Ij., JIj.v IS. With the. Iinprei. lie irremoiiy wliUii thai '.uierltc important flllKlion.i In the Itom.m Catholic ilnnch. UUhup W, .1. Kenny wu lunaeeruleil in the nld i.ithc dial this nioinlni;, I'aiilinal J.non Ullihona, null. llihup of Ihe piuyh'.ic, ullliiatlny. SPAIN'S KING TAKES OATH The Goronatlon Ceremonies Are Impressive Yet Simple as Such Tilings Generallu Go. MARRED BY ONE MALIGN INCIDENT Madman Approaches the Royal Coach with a Love Letter for the Infanta .Maria Teresa, Begging Her Hand in Marriage, but Is Quickly Seized and Squelched. Lukewarm Reception Accorded to the Young Sovereign by the Spec tators Along the Boyal Pathway. By IJvelinlvi Wlrtj'ftom The Antoclatotl I'm: Madrid, Alay'fas. The splendid cere monies In connection with the accession of King Alfonso yesterday were at tended by an Incident which, while In significant in Itself, for the moment, created considerable excitement among those who witnessed ' It and In the Chamber of Deputies. .lust as the royal coach entered into the square in front of the palace, amid the sound of cannon, a young man among the sightseers behind the cor don pushed through the ranks of sol diers and rushed toward the door of the chariot with his hat in one hand und holding outstretched In the other a. paper. Before he reached the door the equerries overpowered him, and gave htm a severe mauling. The prisoner was taken to the guard room of the palace, where he was In terrogated. The letter he, had in his hand proved to be an address to the king, stating that the Infanta Alalia Teresa, who was with the king In the royal coach, had promised him her hand, and begging the" king, as the brother of the Infanta, to accede to the marriage. The prisoner was carefully searched, and it was found that ho car ried no weapon. His remarks regard ing the Infanta Alalia Teresa left no doubt as to his mental condition. He gave his name as Jose Pniz, and said lie was 23 years of age and came from the province of Alcante. He had in a pocket a piece of poetry, in which he declared his love for the .Infanta Maria Teresa. On arriving at the,' chamber it devel pped jlalerthe king..viUiyrared tothe "president of'the liouseundJ,ilie' hfifeK turned pale. 'When the king entered the hall the president cried to those present: "Re reassured. A madman or ti miscreant has attempted an out rage on tho king. Happily no Injury was done. The criminal was arrested." The assembly then burst forth into a prolonged cheering. The Coronation. The royal procession, which formed In front of the palace at 2 p. m.. was a magnificent spectacle. Eight grooms, on horseback, opened the march. They were followed by four buglers and cym bal players from the royal stables, whose horses were led by grooms on foot. Then came twelve outriders, who preceded a line of quaint, historical coaches, emblazoned with armorial bearings. The coachmen and footmen wore Louis XVI livery ami the trap pings of the horses were gorgeous. The lirst vehicle, drawn by four black horses, was occupied by four masters-at-arms. After it come the so-called "Paris" coach, occupied by the court chamberlains, and twelve state char lots, belonging to grandees of Spain. The next carriage, having six sable horses attached to It, was occupied by the Infantas Isabella and Kulalia. A detachment of horse guards sep arated the foregoing carriages from a pretty tortoise-shell coach, In which were seated the prince and princess of the Asturlas, the brother-in-law and sister of the king. This vehicle was drawn by six chestnut horses. A de tachment of the royal body guard rode in front of the massively-gilded chariot termed the "royal crown," having alle gorical figures standing out In relief from the panels, and whose roof was surmounted by a heavy, gilded crown. The king and tho queen regent were seated side by side in the royal coach and were accompanied by the Infanta Alnrln Teresa, youngest sister of his majesty. It was drawn by eight llne speckled grays, In dark red harness, having heavy ormolu ornamentation. Immense white ijstiich plumes waved from tho heads of these horses. The oillcers of the king's military house hold and three squadrons of the royal body guard closed tint parade. The procession, which emerged from the palace unild the booming of camion, proceeded through sunshiny streets gay with tings and bunting, nnd beneath festoons of evergreens, to the chamber uf deputies, before the steps of which hud been erected a purple canopy. Received by Senators, A delegation consisting of 13 sena tors and 12 deputies, received their majesties at the steps, and, preceded by the inuce-benrers, they were con ducted through the unte-cliainbers. The king, queen regent, and the prince nnd princess of the Asturlas ascended a plutform failing tho glided hull, iirouud which sat senators, deputies, courtiers, ministers, foreign princes and other special envoys. Glided nrm chuirs far the king and queen regent were placed In .tho front of the platform beneath a red canopy, On the left of the king stood a table, on which was a Rlble, with a silver crucifix beside It. On the other side' of his majesty was a stool upon which was a golden crown, blazing with jewels and a scepter. As the royal party entered the hall every one present rose and remained standing until the queen regent pro nounced the words: "Ho seated." ' 'JIm trident of the chamber, Seuor Vega Armljo, who approached the table on which the Bible rested, then said, amid Impressive silence: "Honor, the cortes, convoked by your august mother, assembled to receive from your majesty the oath, which, In accordance with tho constitution, you come to take, to maintain the constitu tion and laws." Alfonso Takes tho Oath. Senor Armljo then drew near to the king nnd held out the Bible, at the same time keeping open a' book con taining the rormula of the oath. Ills majesty, plating his tight hum! on the lllhle, then uttered - the following words: "I swear, by God, .upon the Holy Bible, to maintain the constitution and laws. If so I do may God reward me. If 1 do not may He call mo to account." The queen regent, the royal party and all others present listened to the foregoing standing. King Alfonso then agnln seated himself on the throne and the others also reseated themselves. The president of the chamber return ed to the table and from there, atl dreslng the king, said: "The cortes have received the oath your majesty has8 taken to maintain the constitution and laws." At the same moment the booming of twenty-one guns was again heard, an nouncing to the city that the king had tuken the oath. Solemn Te Deum in Church. Scnor Armljo then drew near to the the prince and princess or the Asturlas then proceeded ' to the Franciscan church. King Alfonso was met at the portal by the primate of Spain and the cardinal archbishop of Santiago, and twenty bishops, all In magnificent robes. Eight priests bore a canopy over the king, as he took his seat on a throne placed beside a crimson velvet-covered altar, specially erected in front of the grand altar. A Te Deum was chanted, accompanied by a grand orchestra. The king lert the church with the same ceremonial ns on his entry, and returned direct to the palace. A lukewarm reception was accorded the king by the Immense crowds. Them were some cheers from the people in the streets, and hats were waved, but many men did not even uncover their heads, King Alfonso, who wus seated on the light of his mother, smiled continually and acknowledged the cheers by bow ing and waving his white-gloved hand. Madrid, Alay IS. An anarchist plot against King Alfonso has been discov ered and six arrests, including that of Gabriel Lopez, an employe of an in surance company, have been made. Dynamite, cartridges were found on the premises where Lopez was arrested. Lopez says he received a package of cartridges from another nnarehlst with instructions to throw them at the mo ment of the passage of the royal car riage In yesterday's procession. FORECAST OP WEEK'S WORK IN CONGRESS Philippines Bill to Occupy the Time of the Senate Busy Programme of the House. By Exclusive Wire from The .Wool a led l'tf. Washington, May IS. The entire time of the senate for the present week will be devoted to the consideration of the Philippine government bill, and there Is no reason for changing previous pre dictions that the debate upon that measure will be practically completed before the dose of the week. The fact that there will be an adjournment of the senate covering next 'Saturday In order to permit that body to partici pate in the unveiling of the Roeham beau statue probably will have the ef fect of postponing the final vote until the following Monday or Tuesday. There Is, however, no longer doubt In any quarter that the minority will per mit a vote as soon as the debate on the bill shall be exhausted. Under the present arrangement the bill will oc cupy most all the time of the senate this week, and the prospect Is against the sandwiching In of much other business. Speeches In support of the bill are promised by Senators Burrows, Dolllver and Spooner and In opposition to It by Senators Hoar, Hacon, Patter son and others, After finishing the naval bill this week the house will take up the bill reported from the committee on for eign affairs relating to passports. One day will be devoted to claims, the reg ular day for that business last week having been postponed. Under a spe cial order a bill for the lestrlctlon of immigration will be taken up and it Is expected will cause quite u lively de bate. There also Is u prospect of tak ing up the Hill bill relating to subsid iary coinage. This measure will be strongly antagonized by the minority and may precipitate u discussion of the currency question. Early in the week tho committee on rules will hold u meeting to decide whether or nut time shall be given for the considera tion of the bill for a Pueltio cable, STATE ACCOUNTS PIRST-CLASS. Splendid Showing Indicated in the Auditor General's Report. By K.tilinUe Who from The Auailatril I'iwi, Hariisburg, May 18. The annual re port of Auditor General Hardenbergh for the year 1801 shows that thirty-four counties return an Increase In valua tion aggregating J"r,373,388.77, while thirty-three counties show a decrease of $4,315,069.23. being a net Increase of $71,057,719.54 for tho year as compared with 1900, The tax received during the year for personal property was $3,l"u, B95.50, three-fourtlis of which was re turned to the counties nnd (he balance covered Into tho state treasury. The total receipts for the year was $17,727,432.40. The expenditures amount ed to $16,660,399.05. The puWIIc debt on December last was $6,85,299.02. The report states thut the sinking fund con tains the sum of I4.9SS.060.00 to be ap plied In payment of the public, debt us U becomes due and payable. Lord Pauncefote Better., By Kxiitulte Hire Jiom The AmocIjUiI J'lrtn. Wellington, Mj; IS. Lord l'junciiute, Ihe llrltl.-h unikjs.nlor, j iciorleil It) le etlgli'.ly iiiiiirou'il I oil J v. VISITS TO AMERICA ARE NOW THE FASHION IS OUT OP THE LEAGUE. Wilkes-Barre Team Disbands and Is Succeeded by Mt. Carmol. By lltilirdrt' Wiie from The Awoeijtfil l'lest, Heading, Alay 18. The managers of the Slate League base bull clubs met here today. After some discussion the Wilkes-Barre team was disbanded and Alt. Carmel, an Independent team rep resented by John Dreher, was substi tuted. Lloyd Miller, manager of the Wllllamsport club, was relieved from further connection with that team and Peter Herdle appointed In his place. Alanager Morgan', of Wllkes-Bnrre, was chosen manager of the 'Heading club. He will bring with him the pick of the Wllkes-Uarre players with a view of strengthening the local team. All scheduled games us previously ar ranged will be carried out beginning Wednesday, Alt. Carmel assuming the schedule games assigned to Wllkes Harre. ' HOW THBFIGHT FIGURES TO DATE Elkin Has a Clean Majority of Nine Delegates Over the Combined Field Stampede Predicted. Sii'cl.il to the Semnlon Tribune. Harrlsburg, Alay IS. Including the twenty-one chosen at Saturday's prim aries, a total of 161 delegates has now been accredited to the state convention which Is to meet in this city June 11 to nominate the Republican candidate for governor. Of these 86 are com mitted by Instructions or pledge to John P. Elkin; 25 have been instructed to favor Judge Pennypacker; 11 are credited to Colonel L. A. Wntres and 39 are unlnstructed. Elkin thus has a clear majority of 9 over the entire field. The three delegates from Beaver county, Including Senator Quay, were saved from Instructions to support El kin by Elkin's expressed wish. In re membrance of former friendly relations ho did not wish thus to humiliate the senator. The belief obtains In well-Informed circles that the rush to Elkin will now assume the proportions of a stampede. It Is considered certain that he will have practically the solid support of .the. .Allegheny, county delegation and there Is talk of a break to him In Phila delphia. SATURDAY'S PRIMARIES. The Elkin Forces Sweep Dauphin, Northumberland and Crawford. Special to the Sctanioii Tlltimo. Philadelphia, Alay 18. Republican primary elections for the selection of delegates to the state convention were held yesterday In Crawford, Dauphin, Erie and Northumberland counties, and In Monroe county the state delegate was elected by the county committee. The result of the elections is given as follows: Crawford Four delegates for Elkin. Dauphin Six delegates for Klltin and one for Pennypacker. Alonroe One delegate unlnstructed. Northumberland Four delegates for Elkin. Erie Five delegates unlnstructed. DIRTY POLITICS. Schuylkill County Quay Worker Ac cused by an Elkin Man. Snerl.il to llii Siianton TiUnine. Pottsvllle, Alay IS. Alexander Kauff man. of Gordon, charges the Quay men with attempting to kidnap him on the five of tho delegate convention, as ho Intended to aid the Elkin men. Knufl' lnan has caused the arrest of John ("miners, of Ashland, a Quay worker, who Is charged with assault and but tery, nnd was held under bail for court. Kuufftnnn says that after lie broke away from the Quay men who were at tempting to help him from the conven tion hall by force he encountered Con ner, who struck him. Kauft'man hays that an attempt was made to tnku him to ii town llfteen miles away, It Is now asserted that Elkin will re ceive the support of seven of the eight delegates from this counl.v, CAMERON ADMITS ERROR. Snys Quay Was Too Tardy In Sand bagging John Elkin. ivilal lo the Siianion Tilliime. Harrlsburg, Alay IS. Mx-Senutor J, Donald Cameron assured his friends dining his visit hero thut while he was anxious that Quay should control the nest slain convention, he would do nothing ugalnst Elkin. He said that ho felt very kindly tuwanl the attorney general, because he had voted for him for United States senator when u mem ber of the house of representatives, (Vimeron also said that Quay had made u mistake in allowing Elkin to make his light up until less than two mouths before the convention before telling hlni that he could not support him. Steamship Arrivals. Ily Kielntlle Wire fieiuilie Auuiijtrit t'rrtf. Xew Vmk, Mj.v IS. Arrived) MuicihIjiii, Hot. lenJuni ami lloiiisnf, lliliiulur -Airbeds I.jIi:i, Xew Yott for (ieiu.u jml .Naples land pioeeeiloil). Movllle Sailed: Culttmhli Itioin lili'Ki'wl, New Yotk. (u'ciiktown-Sjilfil: Uinbiiu drum l.lv. etpunl), Xew York. Southampton Sallei: Kios. bee Kuifiiii't (dniii llremen), New Yolk, DEATHS OF A DAY, Ily llu'hulre Wire from The Associated i'leai. I.inuttcr, May 18. John W. Mender, aed CS, died loday at his home in thl city, I'or innny eur he wan prominent In Republican politics, ami at uitferent tiinea etrvtti u jail ktrper, pro. thunotary, etiect ccuimlasioner and councilman, Distlnoiilshed Group ol Frenchmen Here to Help In Rochambeau Statue Unvelllno. RUMORED THAT THE KAISER MAY COMB His Visit, Should It Take Place, Would Be Upon the Occiwion of the Unveiling of Hia Gift Statue of Frederick the Great Grand Duke Boris, Cousin of the Czar, to Fay Visit to This Country Interna tional Incidents Crowd Thick and Fast. j D.r Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prctt. New York, Aluy 18. On the French steamer La Tourulne, which reached this post yesterday, were a number of distinguished French visitors who cume to tuke part In the ceremony of unveil ing the Hochambeau statue at Wash ington on Alay 24. In the party besides the Count and Countess De Rocham beau were her brother, the Vleomte De Chambrun, who Is great-grandson of the Alarquls De Lafayette; AI. De Billy, who represents M. Delcasse, the French minister of foreign affairs; AI. Crolset, dean of the Sorbonne, and member of the Institute; Ferdinand Humar, the sculptor of the Rochambeau statue, who is accompanied by his father; At. Lugrave, commissioner general from the French government for the St. Louis exposition, and AI. aullleinln, representing AI. Delcasse. The party entered carriages and were driven to the Waldorf, where they will stay till Tuesday. The following day the party will go to Washington. An Informal dinner1 In honor of the visitors will be given by former Secre tary of the Interior Cornelius N. Bliss, at the Union club on Monday evening. It Is expected that the French bat- , tleshlp Gaulols will be at the entrance to Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday next and will go to Annapolis. On 'board this vessel are General Brugere, and Admiral Founder, .with their staffs, and they are to take important parts in the unveiling of the statue. The visitors .will be received Alay ,22 at the white 'houslr. On Friday ,the president is to be tendered a breakfast on board the Gaulols by Ambassador Ciimbon. After the unveiling of the statue the purty will return to New York on Tuesday, Alay 27. Here a re ception by the mayor will commence a round of sight-seeing and entertain ment that will last until Alemorlal Day, when they will go to Newport News to decorate the grave of the French ad miral, De Terney. Banquet at the White House. Washington, D. C, Alay 18. The sec ond International event of the Ttoosevelt administration will occur during the coming week, when the Rochambeau statue will be unveiled. The state banquet at the white house on Friday es-enlng Is being planned on elaborate lines. The table will be laid In the East room. It was planned to have this banquet a men's affair, but the presence of the Countess nocham beau, who will unveil the statue, and of Alme, Oambon, who journeyed lo this country especially for the event, would make such an arrangement seem discourteous. About eighty guests will be asked to the banquet and the com pany will be selected from the ambas sadorial corps, the cabinet officials, some members of the senate and house, prominent army and navy officials and their wives and the chief executives of various slates. KAISER MAY VISIT US. To See His Statue of Frederick the Great Unveiled. Ily Kuliiilve Wiie from The A-vSoclaled IVm. Berlin, Alay IS. Emperor William's court marshal has telegrapher here as follows; "The statue of Frederick the Great will be executed, by his majesty's command, by l'rof. Uphues, after H bronze statue standing In the park grounds at Fotsduni." The expectation Is that when the statue Is unveiled at Washington a member of the Iloheussollern family will be present, possibly the crown prince, Frederick William. The Idea I even mentioned that Emperor William himself might be In attendance. GRAND DUKE BORIS COMING. Cousin of the Czar to Visit This Country Unofficially. By l.xc lualre Wire from Toe AuocUted Vrtm. AVashlngton, May 18. It Is announced ut the Russlun embassy that the Grand Duke Boris, first cousin of the czar, will arrive in this country about July 1. After his arrival in the United States im will come direct to the Russian em bassy at Washington, where a series of i rotes ure planned in his honor, He will be presented to the president, but will not expect any public functions in his honor, as he Is traveling unofficially although not incognito, , j While In the United States he expect! to devote considerable time to invest); gallon of the Immigration problem and th condition of American citizens of Russian extraction In thejUnlted State"!; ,-f t ' :WH f WEATHER FORECAST, f- Washington, May 18. Forecait for Mon ,.4)i 4- day aud Tuesday: J'jutern lcnruiyanla iMfr 4" I'artly clondj Monday; wanner in 4- fcouth portion; thowera aud looler at - night, or Tuesday, in north portion; fair - 4- In south; irch south wind. -ti rf 4 t .trt to, 4il H I -l il L 'Si - ( sv,- 1 W', - -i-, ,.'.