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SCRANTON, PA., THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 22, 1902.
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PUMP RUNNERS MAY
CONTINUE AT WORK
flie Committee of Mine Workers
Decides That Gompanu Pro-
pertu Must Be Protected.
iA Proviso Is Added Thnt the Men
Shall Be Granted an Eight Hour
Say by Juno 2 or Shall Suspend
Operations Tho Action of the
Committee Not as Drastic as
Looked for Mr. Bacr Mnke3 No
Statement On the Lehigh Valley.
ty Kxcluslvo Who fiom Tlio Associated I'rcM.
Wllkps-Barrc, May 21. The three an
thracite executive committees of the
United Mine Workers o America, at
their Joint meeting toduy, decided to
permit the engineers, firemen and
pumpmen to remain at work, providing
the coal companies grant them an eight
hour day nt present wages. If these
demands are not granted by June 2,
the men shall then suspend work. Al
though the Instructions Issued to the
' local unions do not specifically say that,
they are so construed by the commit
teemen. This action was laken after
two sessions had been held, which con
sumed the entire day. The official in
structions are us follows:
Wilkes lJ.trrc, I'.i., May 21, 1112.
To the Officers ami Members of All Loc.il Unions
in tlic Anthracite Coal Regions.
Hrothera: Ptir-.uant to instructions of the Ha
rleton conuntion the executive committee of
district 1. and 9, convened in the city o(
Wilkcs-Iltrrc today, for tho purpose of consid
ering the advisability of aulhoriVincr eiisiuei ra,
firemen and pumpmen to leniain at work for His
purpose of piescntlmr the mines operated by t lie
various coal companies from being injured or
destroyed by flooding;.
After carefully considering the quotient in all
Its bearing re have decic!od-in acioulance with
the well established principles of the United
Mine Worker of America tu protect and preserve
the properties of the coal operators by recom
mending tliat all engineers, firemen and pump
men whose Iubor la necessary to Keep water out
of the mine,, remains -at "work,-it the various
co.il companies pay to them the reaie of wanes
and comply with the conditions of employment
formulated by the Siiamoliiii convention: " That
is to Fay, the l un ber of engineers firemen and
pumpmen required to Keep the mines liom flood
ing will continue v.mklng in their respective po
sitions, providing tlie companies lermire them
to work not more thin ciRht hour? eicli c'ay,
without any icduction In their prcapnt compen
cation. All other workmen, excepting those whose la
bor is essential to carrying out this policy, aie
requesteil to' remain away from th; rolflei les,
shippings, w.isbcrlc ami breakers until they are
officially notified that tho piesent nupciisioii is
ended, or until instructions to the contraiy have
been issued by the executive board and national
of Ik cis.
Presidents of local unions and mine commit
tees arc'heieby instructed to wait upon mine su
perintendents and notify them that on and r.fter
Monday, June 2, all engineers, firemen and pump
men aie expected to woil. but eight hours each
day, and aie to receive present wages,
(Signed) On behalf of Kxeculive Ho.mli:
T. I). Nichols., president DIblilct l! John T.
Thomas Duffy, piesid:nt District 7; J. P. Gal
John Kahcy, president District I); ficoiRe W.
itm mvjsi, ni,-i.iri4i(i,
John Mitchell, Xatlon.il Pieeldcnt, United Mine
Workeis uf America.
At present the engineers, ilremen and
pumpmen work ten hours a day. Some
of the Ilremen woik twelve.
The action of the committee Is not
as drastic as amis looked for. Under
the Instructions Issued, the protectors
of the mines, If granted the conces
sions, can renin I n at woik, no matter
how long the'strtke of the mine work
ers shall last. Some of the radical
committeemen wanted them called out
and kept out until all Ihe mine workeis
were hatlsfled, but the conservative ele
ment wits In tho majority. While no
officials Information can be secured, it
Is belleveu that tho action of the com
niltteo to let the men lemain at work
If given the shorter work day at pres
ent wages, was done so as not to harass
the Individual opeiators too much,
fcome of whom are willing to grant the
miners demands, but cannot unless the
big coal companies do tho same. One
of the committeemen believes that sev
eral of tho individual operators will
surely glvo the men what they want
before tho ten days are up, so as to
save their property fiom becoming
As some of the coal companies have
declared that they will (til the places
of this class of employes at any cost,
if they aro called out on .strllir. tim
prospect of a continuance of the pres
ent peaceful conditions throughout the
coal regions are not bright.
No other Information was given out
regarding the proceedings of the meet
ing, The three boards will again
meet tomorrow morning. It Is said
that nothing was done It) regard to
tho matter of Involving the bituminous
miners in the present struggle, but tho
subject may come up tomorrow, Bo-
fcfore adjournlntr. late this ufttrnnnn. thn
entire situation, it was learned, was re-
viewea oy tins district leaders, Several
natters of detail were disclosed nt.
which were of no importance,
'illO meeting of the Mire, enmmlllppg
iroiised Considerable intproar nmnm-
Ithe Idle mine workers, many of them
rommg in rrom the legion to hear what
Kouia pe aone regarding tho engineers,
remen aim pump-runners. They ex-
ssca memseives us much pleased
n me sinnci taitep, although some of
ke In the crowd thought that tho
siioum nave been ordered out at I
once. There was no news from any
part of the region today. Everything
was extremely quiet.
Bner Make No Statement.
Philadelphia, May 21. The board of
directors of the Lehigh Valley railroad
company met hero today. Tho mem
beis of the board declare tho meeting
was held for the purpose of considering
only routine business.
Subsequently a meeting of the board
of directors of tho Heading company,
the Philadelphia and Reading Hatlroad
company and the Philadelphia and
Heading Coal and Iron company was
held. After the meeting, President
Bner, of the Heading company, said
that no statement would bo Issued by
him today or tomorrow. He said,
however, this did not mean that a
statement would not be Issued In the
near future giving the coal companies'
side of the strike situation.
On the Lehigh Valley.
Easton, Pa., May 21. Since the bo
ginning of Ihe miners strike tho Le
high Valley railroad company has sus
pended 320 men employed between
Mauch Chunk and Newark, thereby re
ducing the cost of the train service
on the Lehigh and tho New Jersey di
visions $700 a day. On the upper di
vision probably the same number or
more men have been laid oft.
The New Jersey Central company
has closed Its telegraph office at men
tion, a suburb of Kastnn.' The office
will remain closed until coal traflic Is
President Schwab of the steel trust
went up the Lehigh Valley last night.
He was bound for the anthracite coal
PUMPMEN WILL NOT
GET THE INCREASE
The Coal Operators at Hazleton Are
Prepared to Protect Mines..
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated l'rfs.
Hazleton, May 21. The demand of the
executive boards of the United Mine
Workers that tho engineers, firemen
and pumpmen at the collieries be
granted an eight-hour day without a
decrease in pay by June 2 will not be
granted by any of the operators In the
Hazleton district. The operators here,
fearing that this class' of employes
would be called-out, made preparations
early in the week to man their boiler
houses.'cnglnes and pumps with, trusted
foremen, and they will strongly resist
any attempts on the part of the miners
to flood the mines while the strike is
It was reported today that an effort
would be made tomorrow to resume
xvork at the Cranberry colliery. Frank
Pardee, who operates the mine, said
there was nothing In the story.
THE LOSS OF LIFE
Latest Estimate Fixes Number of
Victims at 226 Last Pind Re
ported Was Thirteen Bodies.
By Exclusive Wile fiom The Associated Picss.
Knoxvllle, Tenn., May 21. Tho latest
estimates us to the loss of life In the
Frnterville coal mine disaster at Coal
Creek is 226, Including contractors, day
laborers and boy helpers. The last
find reported was that of thirteen
bodies in nn enlrv.
President J. W. Howe, of District No.
19, of. the United Mine Workers of
America, went Into the mines today to
make an Inspection und to assist In the
President John Mitchell, of the Uni
ted Mine Workers of America, has sent
$100 for the relief lund, and Mr. Howe
today announced that the Mine Work
ers of Ameiica would nt once expend
$1,000 for the needy families of Its mem
bers who died In tho mine, and more
will be nvullable If needed.
State Mine Inspector Shlflett will not
make his inspection until the mine Is
cleared of some of the debits. Money
is badly needed, and the outclde world
is urged to send In contributions to H,
M, Lindsay, chairman of the relief com
mittee, Coal Creek, Tenn.
The Jeffries-FltzslmmonB Eight.
By Inclusive Wlro fiom The AMOcUtcd 1'ic.
i-an rr.mc.Uco, May 21, The San I'lintUco Atli.
letlu dub of ban Kiancisio gets tho Jeflrlcs-Vlls.
aimmons tight. 'Ihe terms me 70 per cent, of the
Blots u'celpN. 'ihe dato of the fight Is to be
mutually agreed upon latei by the. flghtcu and
llici dub. The jiugllMs decided upon Kddle
tiiuiioy, a local man, to act as icferee, 'iV ar
ticles of aeiecmcnt will probably be signed on
1 I day.
- ' ' -
Discussing Strike at Bay City.
By Kxclmlvo Wire hum Ihe Associated Press.
Hay rilv, Mid,., May til. The Michigan dli-
i m"1. Ml" "'orklf. AniMlia. 1,m
Joined with tho three ktrlklng anthracite dMrlets
of Pennsylvania In a leeuicst to National I'tesl.
dent Mitchell for a national (omeiftlou ot all
thu miners of ihe country to discuss a general
kUJLe of all mine workirs.
Strike Pevor in the Air.
By Kxcludvu Win fiom The Ahotisttil '1Cis,
Wllkes-Harre, May il.-Scvenly.flve men em.
plowed at JJooley and Wclw tlwo manufactory
In this city went out on strike tlili afternoon.
Ihe only leason given by the leaders Is that the
strilo fever Is in the air and the men went out
in kjuipathy with the inlnein.
By Exclusive Wlie from The Associated Pros.
Boston, May SI. "Kid' Goodman j011glt .
fUtecn-ioiiiid draw with Panny Doujherty ef
Philadelphia, Terry Mcflov era's kparrlng partner
tonight befoie the Criterion Athletlo club, n wji
a fast bout.
Senatorial Conference Adjourns.
By Exclusive Wire from The Aifoclated Press.
Susquehanna, Pa., Hy 21. After fruitless bal.
lollnj and areument todsy the Itcpulllrin sen
atorial conference tor the bunjuehanna. Wav no
district finally decided la adjourn to meet at
biu'iucliauua on Monday, June if
ODD PELLOWS AT ERIE.
Three Thousand March in the Street
By Kxcltulvo Wlretfrom The Associated Pics,
Kile, Pa., May 21. Three thousand
Odd Fellows marched In the street par
ade which was the feature of the third
convention day. All delegutesmd city
cantons were In line und a special train
brought the Crawford county lodge to
the city to participate. After tho par
ado a tree planting ceremony took place
In Central Park, at which ex-Congrcss-imtn
Sowden, of Allentown, was tho
Bpeaker. Sixty children of the Odd Fel
lows' home tit Meadvllle were present1
at the grand- lodge meeting this morn
ing. Today's proceedings before that to
day Included a vote to lncrense tho per
capita tnx. Delegations from Heading,
Lebanon and Harrlsbttrg are hustling
for next year's convention,- and the
matter will come to a vote tomorrow.
The Hebekah assembly has been work
ing two days to revise its constitution.
Amendments provide for the transfer
to the assembly president of the au
thority to grant Rebokah chapters and
appoint district presidents. Heretofore
this authority has been vested in the
grand lodge, and the changes must be
ratified by the latter body before be
MEMORIAL TO THE
SrANISH WAR HEROES
President Roosevelt Unveils the
Monument Erected at Arlington
by Colonial Dames.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, May 21. President
Roosevelt today unveiled tho memorial
shaft erected at Arlington by the Na
tional society of Colonial Dames, in
me'mory of the volunteers xvho fell in tho
recent struggle between Spain and tho
United States. Around the platform
an Immense crowd gathered, among
whom were many men who saw service
in Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philip
The services began with the playing
of the "Dead March from Saul," fol
lowed by a surpllced choir singing "On
ward Christian Soldiers." Prayer xva3
said by Bishop Satterlce and a Catho
lic priest, and the entire audience
joined In singing the national hymn.
As the shaft was unveiled, the ar
tillery fired the national salute, ufter
which President Roosevelt delivered the
address. The president, In the course
of his remarks, said: "It is a pleasure
to accept in the name of the nation, the
monument put up by the national so
ciety of Colonial Dames to the memory
of those xvho fell in the war with
Spain; a short war; a war that called
for the exertion of only the merest
fraction of the giant strength of this
nation; but a xvar, the effects of which
will be felt through the centuries to
come because of the changes It
wrought. It Is eminently appropriate
that the monument should be unveiled
today, the day succeeding that on
which the free republic of Cuba took Its
place among the nations of the xvorld
as a sequel to xvhat xvas done by these
men who fell, and by their comrades In
'08. We went to war for a specific pur
pose. We made for Cuba a specific
pledge, and we redeemed that pledge to
THE FRENCH VISITORS.
Representatives of the Republic En
tertained at Annapolis.
By exclusive Wire from The Associated Prc-.
Annapolis, Md., May 21. The initial
reception of the representatives of the
French republic, who are here to par
ticipate in the ceremonies attendant
upon the unveiling of the Hochambeau
monument In Washington next Fri
day, took place on board the French
battleship Gaulols in Annapolis 1 toads
Assistant Secretary of State II. H. D.
Pierce welcomed the visitors on be
half of the government of the United
Stales, and General Brugere responded
with an expression of thanks for the
kind welcome. Later In the afternoon,
tho French commissioners made a re
turn call upon the American commis
sioners on board the Dolphin,
QUESTION POR A JURY.
Dairy and Pood Commissioner An
swers Attorney General Elkln.
By Kxcluslve Wire fioin The Afcsociated Pres.
Harrlsburg, May 21. Dairy and Food
Commissioner Cope today answered the
communication sent him by Attorney
General Ellcln recently at the reciuest
of the Philadelphia Live Stock associa
tion, asking that 'e proceed against
meat packers who use boraclo acid and
other meat preservatives, Mr. Cope
states that the department has all along
done all In Its power to enforce tho
pure food laws, and that It Is n question
for a Jury to decide whether boraclc
acid Is Injurious to public health,
The commissioner believes thut it is
Injurious and has brought prosecutions,
which will be tried next month.
Engineers Contribute to Fund.
By Exclusive Who from The, AocIated Press,
Cleveland, O,, May 21, A telegiain has been re.
celled at tho ieadiuarteu ot the McKinley Na
tional Memorial association in this city from
(Irand (lilef P, M, Arthur, of the Biotlirrlmoil of
Locomotive Engineero, aunounclni; that the in
ternational convention ot that organization in
session nt Norfolk, Va., has donated i-'M to Ihe
McKlulcy memorial fund.
By Exclusive Wre from The Awoclated Pros.
Washington, May SI, The president today sent
Ihe following; nominations to the senate; Edward
I;. Adams, New Yoik, kcnvtary of the leaiitlou
and consul general at Stockholm, Sweden; Henry
!', Fletcher, Pennsylvania, second seerctaiy of
legation at (Uvsna, Cuba; Alficd S. Moore, i'rnn
tvjvanla, judge ot the district court, Dlttrlct of
Alalia, to be assigned to division number '.'.
Congressman Bates Renominated.
By Kxcluslve Wlro from The Associated Press.
Corry, Pa., May 21. The conferee of the
Twenty-sixth district met line today and renom
inated Congressman Arthur h. Bates, of Mead,
vllle, a Republican. The meeting wat, htriuoii.
Eruption Ten Times as Violent
as That Which Destroued
X AND SUBLIME
Colossal Columns of Volcanic Matter
Ejected The Crater Rains Huge
Red Hot- Boulders Many Peet in
Diameter Upon ihe Ruins of the
Doomed City The Steam Launch
of the United States Cruiser Cln
clnnati and the Potomac Take
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Pres.
Fort de Frnnce, Island of Martinique,
May 20. Yesterday's eruption from Mt.
Polee, which broke out at 5 o'clock this
morning, xvas ten times as violent as
that which destroyed St. Pierre. Col
ossal columns of volcanic matter xvere
ejected from the volcano, which rained
huge, red hot boulders, many feet in
diameter, on the ruins of St. Pierre,
and the country near it, from an enor
mous elevation and with fearful veloc
ity. The volcanic clouds advanced un
til they reached Fort de France.
The spectacle xvas appalling and sub
lime beyond description. The whole
population of Fort de France was
thrown into a frensy of panic, during
which soldiers, police, men and women,
all terrified, frantic, weeping and pray
ing, rushed through the streets, xvhile
overhead tho glowing, fiery clouds rolled
relentlessly und rained down stones,
still hot, nmld the swirling ashes.
The steam launch of the United States
cruiser Cincinnati, took some refugees
to the French cruiser Suchet, and a
hundred persons sought refuge on the
Cincinnati and on the United States
special steamer Potomac. At 10 o'clock
the Potomac went to Investigate the
matter and all reports agree that Lieu
tenant Benjamin B. McCormlck, the
commander of the steamer, did great
work. He went in close to St. Pierre
and found that city had been bombard
ed with enormous stones from the vol
cano, and that the ruths left standing
after the flrst.vgreat disaster had been
nearly razed. Millions of tons of ashes
then covered the ruined city.
Further south smaller stones had de
stroyed the houses o'f the brave vil
lagers who had stuck to their homes.
Lieutenant McCormlck took on board
the Potomac 180 refugees, the oldest of
whom xvas 72 years and the youngest
three days old. The lieutenant fed them
and brought the party to Fort de
France. This xvork of lescuc xvas dif
ficult and dangerous.
It Is reported that the xvhole popu
lation of the Island Is fleeing towards
Fort de France. The consternation
pi ex-ailing Is Indescribable. Mount Pe
lee is still very threatening. The
French cruiser Suchet xvent on another
tour round the island and did not take
part In the rescue xvork of the Potomac.
Funeral of Thomas T. Frentis.
Fort de France, Island of Martinique,
Tuesday.May 20. Funeral services over
the remains of Thomas T. Frentis. the
late United States consul at St. Pierre
were held today. Commander McLean,
of the United States cruiser Cincinnati,
officiated, and the officers of the xvar
x'essels in port, the marines and sailors,
Acting Consul Ayme and many citizens
were present. The tuneral cortege
passed between roxvs of people, xvho
bared their heads to the flag covering
tho coffin. The remains of the consul
are now burled under an acacia tree,
in the cemetery here.
Captain Gallagher's Cablegram.
Washington, May 21. Adjutant Gen
eral Corbln tonight received the follow
ing cablegram from Captain Gallagher,
who xvent to Martinique on the Dixie;
Tort ife'l'ijiwV, May 21, Effects of eiuptlon
confined to North American portion of island St.
I'len anil nelghboi in,' villager totally de
Mrojed. Tlility thousand a fair estimate of loss
of life on rone of disliuttlon; pbj.,kal condi
tions normal, but people panic stricken. This
condition was Increased by .iMcn'i'. erup
tion, which was quite scveie, but did' not ma
te! tally add to desolation. .Supplies ot all kinds
sufficient for eight weeks. What has been done
was Just what urgency demanded and nothing
fuitlier can bo ssivjReited ; government and peo
ple most iiralfful. Dixlo now discharging; part
of cii'no; will pioceed with what remains to Et,
Vincent. CRIgued) (lallagher.
Relief Ship Arrives.
Washington, May 21, Secretary
Moody has received a cablegram from
Captain Berry, of the Dixie, announcing
the arrival of that relief ship at Fort
do France today. He added that he
would leave half of the relief stores at
Martinique, where there already was
sufficient food, and carry the remainder
to St. Vincent.
ERUPTION AT ST.VINCENT
Inhabitants Terror-Stricken hy An
other Exhibition of Activity
by the Volcano.
By Kxcluslve Wire from The Associated Presi,
Kingstown, Island of St. Vincent,
May 19. Another great eruption of the
Houfrlere volcano occurred last night.
Throughout Sunday tho adjoining dis
tricts trembled and some of tho shocks
xvoro felt here. Smoke Issued'from the
craters and,t fissures of the mountain,
und the atmosphere throughout' the Is
land of St. Vlnceiit xvas exceedingly
hot.. While (he worshippers xvere re
turning from church at 8.30 p. in., an
alarming luminous cloud suddenly as
cended many miles high, In tho north
of the Island, and drifted sluggishly to
'lhn nnrtheiiHt. Ineesftant llfrhttilnc fnli
on the mountain, and one severe flash
secmeu to siriKe aoout mree miles
from Kingstown. Tho thunderous rum
blings In the craters lasted for two
hours, and then diminished utitll they
became mere murmurlngs. The re
mainder of the night xvas clear. Ashes
fell from 10 o'clock until midnight. The
Inhabitants xvere frenzied with fear at
the time of the outbreak, dreading a
repetition of the catastrophe which
caused such terrible loss of life on this
island. They ran from the streets. Into
the open country, eryjng and praying
for preservation from another calamity.
No one on the Island of St. Vincent
slept that night.
Reports received here from the dls
trlcts In the vicinity of the volcano,
say that the rumblings of the craters
were appalling and that streams of
lava flowed down the mountain-side.
The villagers, xvho had fled to Cha
teau Belalr and Georgetown for safety,
ore now pouring into Kingstown, this
being the furthest town from the Sou
frlere. Tho royal mall steamer Wear Is
bringing refugees here from Chateau
Belalr. Kingstown is now congested,
and the demands on the government
are Increasing rapidly, as more and
more people aro obliged to leave their
Rev. Silas Swallow Seems to Be
Choice of the Convention for
Pirst Place on the Ticket.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
New Castle, Pa., May SI. The twenty-seventh
annual state convention of
tho Prohibition party opened here this
afternoon In the Central Presbyterian
church. Tho gathering xvas called to
order by State Chairman Charles F.
Jones, of Philadelphia, Fred T. McCul
lom, the Prohibition sheriff, of Ven
ango county, was elected temporary
The order of business xx-as adopted
and H. L. Castle, of Plt'sburg, xvas
then elected permanent chairman of
the convention without opposition. The
x-lce-presidents elected were as follows:
M. H. Henderson, of Allegheny; E. N.
Baer, esq., of New Castle; H. A. Penny,
of Warren; J. W. Shultz, of Philadel
phia; A. H. Egexv, of Cumberland; A.
D. Smith, of Lebanon; Dr. J. W. El
lenburger, of Dauphin county: M.
Caldxvcll, of Northumberland; David
McCalmont, of Venango; Rex. Alfred
Kelly, of Chester; David Orden, ot
Washington; J. A. Simpson, Jr., of
Greene; S. C. Walls, of Clearfield; C.
E.. Bennett, of Lycoming; George P.
Little, of Susquehanna; George M. Ma
son, of Erie; Rev. W. H. Washlngef,
of Franklin; H. St.lVtontfort, of "Adams;
W. H. Stev6ns"""6"r Tioga; Mrs. E. J,
Walker, of Philadelphia; Mrs. M. C.
Brubdker, of Lancaster; E. T. Mason,
of Crawford, and Rev. E. E. Dixon, of
There xvere 31 counties represented by
171 delegates, when tho convention
opened, but every county In the state
will be represented when the conven
tion meets tomorrow morning.
The convention will have about 700
delegates in all. The afternoon busi
ness session closed with the appoint
ment of committees.
The resolution committee Is composed
of fifteen members, whose report will
likely furnish a lively scrap for the,
session tomorrow. Its members are:
Lee L. Crumblne, chairman; James
Mansel, of Lycoming; Rex. J. A.
Bailey, Nexv Castle; John E. GUI, Ven
ango; A. A. Stevens, Blalrsx'Ille, Mc
Keon county; W. W. Hague, Warren;
Thomas P. Hurshber, Allegheny; J. K.
Schultz, Philadelphia; Rex-. R. A.
Buzza, Mercer; William Van Scoten,
of Monroe; B. H. Engle, Bradford; E.
D. Nichols, Luzerne, and John C.
Stone, Somerset. This committee met
tonight and drew up the platform which
xvill be presented to the convention to
morrow. There will likely be a warm
discussion over the attempt to intro
duce a xvoman's suffrage plank. Many
of the delegates openly support It,
xvhile others are violently opposed to
the attempt to let xvomen Into the par
ty In Pennsylvania.
Rex Silas C. Swallow, of Harrlsburg,
seems now to be the choice of the
convention for the first place on the
stnte ticket. His opponent Is Lee L.
Crumblne, of Lebanon, xvho secured an
Important advantage In being made
chairman of the resolution committee
which will formulate the platform. It
is x'ery generally conceded that one of
the two will be named. The conven
tion Is expected to finish Its business
by tomorrow night.
By Inclusive Wire fiom 'll.e Associated Pre,
New Yoik, May 21. tllved: Oceanic, Liver
pool; Peumilvaula, Hamburg and Plymouth.
Cleared; I.a Toiualnc, Havre; Fiiederieli iter
(iioisc, Bremen via .Southampton, balled: St.
I.uuls, Southampton; Vadeilaud, Antwerp; Teu
tonic, Liverpool. Naples Arrived; I.ahn, New
York for Genoa, Southampton Sailed! Kion
prlni Wllhelm (from Bremen) New York via
Cherbourir. Rotterdam Arrived! Rotterdam,
New York via Boulogne Sur Mer, Liverpool
Sailed! Majektlr, New York xla Queenvtuvvn.
Llitaid Passed! La Lorialne, New York for
Havre, bouthaniploii Ai lived! St. Paul, Ne.v
Citizens Party Piles Papers,
By Exclusive Wire fiom 'I lie Associated Press,
lUrihibuig, May 21, Papers were tiled In the
office of the prnthonotary of Piuphln county to
day by the C'ltirena parly claiming the right to
the separate column oil tho official ballot at the
next c.'fncii election. The papers are signed by
tiie requisite number of persons under the ballot
law to glvo the party the right to nominate can
didates for all stuto offices to be voted for in
Allegheny county at the November election.
Palma Takes Up Official Residence,
By Kxclusive Wire from The Associated Press,
Havana, May 2t. President Palma took up 1,1s
official residence at tho palace today and le.
teived many visitors, but lit transacted no bul
ncss. dovermenlal machinery and hiulncm will
remain at a staudilill during; the festivities wliRlj
will not closo until licit 1'rlday,
Altberger Replaces Gill.
By Kxclusive Wire from The Assoclysd Press.
Philadelphia, May 21. John 1'. Altberfc-er Ins
been appointed superintendent of the fclxth dls
tilct of Hie Western Union Telegraph company
with headquarters In IhU city. Mr. Althcricer Las
been manager of the Denver, Qi,, office of the
company. He replaces Willlsni 11. (Jill, who let
ceutly resigned. ,
Programme of Exercises Planned for
Observance of the Day by
The full programme for the observ
ance of Memorial Day, as arranged by
tho Joint committee of tho Grand Army
of the Republic, xas given out yester
day. The details have all been perfect
ed and the orators for each of the ceme
teries selected, aa xvell as the others
xvho xvlll assist In the exercises.
Tho formal decorating of the graves
will take pluco in tho morning xvlth
appropriate exercises ut each of tho
cemeteries. Tho firing squads which
xvlll fire a salute over the graves of the
dead, will bo picked from Camp 8, Sons
The services nt the Forest Hill ceme
tery will be In charge of Acting Com
mander Thomas Barrowman, of Post
139. Public school children xvlll plant
flowers and flags on the graves of the
dead soldiers, and an address xvlll bo
dellx-ered by Rex-. Dr. George E. Guild,
pastor of the Providence Presbyterian
church. At tho Cathedral cemetery,
Past Commander S. Y. Haunt, of Post
1.19, xvlll bo In charge, and Attorney R.
J. Bourke xvlll deliver the uddress.
Prayer xvlll be offered by Rev. J. A.
Past Commander S. B. Mott, of Post
139, will be in charge at the Washburn
street cemetery, xvhere the address xvlll
be made by Rex'. H. C. McDermott, pas
tor of the Simpson Methodist Episcopal
church. Flowers xx-lll be presented to
the "unknoxvn dead" by Women's Relief
corns, No. 50. '
At the Dunmore Catholic cemetery,
Past Commander S. N. Callender, of
Post 139, xvlll be in charge. Re M. B.
Donlan, pastor of St. Mary's church,
will deliver the address, and the church
choir will sing several selections. Com
mander P. J. McAndrew, of Post 319,
will hax'e charge of the exercises at
the Dunmore Protestant cemetery.
Comrade Henry Harding xvlll make the
Pust Commander Fred F. Adams, of
Post 139, xvlll direct the exercises ut tho
Petersburg Catholic cemetery, xvhere
there xvlll be no formal address. He
xvlll also have charge at the Petersburg
Protestant cemetery, xvhere Rex-. John
AV. Randolph, of St. Peter's church, will,
make the address.
Elaborate exercises have been ar-
ranged for St. Mary's German Catholic
cemetery, xvhere Rex-. Peter Christ xvlll
deliver an address. Past Commander
Ed. L. Huas, of Post 319, xvlll be In
charge, and the children from the pa
rochial school will sine. Past Com
mander Haas xvill also be In charge at
the PIttston avenue cemeterx-, xvhere
Rev. Mr. Hauser xvlll speak.' Rex-. Guy
lord C. Jacobs xvlll deliver an address
at the Marcy cemetery In Old Forge,
toxx-nsnip. fast commander P. S. Hum
lilt xvlll have charge there.
The parade to be conducted In the
afternoon xvlll be formed as follows:
l'lit lliiiilor, H. II, Hippie, Chief Muishal.
Lieut. Kna S. Griffin Po.t, l.i'i.
Colonel William N. Monies Post, Sill.
ipauMi-Auierican War Veterans and all Soldiers
Camp !?. Sons of Veteians.
O. A. It. Veterans in CauiaLres.
Second Division W. 1". Albio, Marshal.
Invited Guests in L'airiages, Citizens and Others.
The line of march xvill be as follows;
Corner of Penn ax'enue and Linden
street, on Linden to Wyoming avenue;
Wyoming to Lackaxvannn, to Washing
ton, to Spruce, to Jefferson, to Vine, to
Washington, to Linden and then to
Memorial hall building.
Immediately following the parade a
joint memorial service xvlll be conduct
ed In the Memorial hall. The Grlllln
post quartette xvlll sing and an address
xvlll be made by Henry Harding.
CHOOSING A GREEK BISHOP.
Proposed to Create One for the Uni
It Is not unlikely that a Greek Cath
olic bishop xvill be soon appointed for
the United States and that he will es
tablish his see In Scranton.
As explulned at length In the Rex-.
John Arduu case from Olyphant, now
pending in the local courts, the United
Stutes is to the Greek church a mis
sionary country, and under the pro
visions of the union of 1894 xvlth the
Roman Catholic church, Gteek pi tests
In u missionary country nre under the
Jurisdiction of the Roman bishops, In
xvhcise dioceses they locate.
For some time past the Greek priests
of the country have been agitating for
ti bishop of their own church. At it
convention In Philadelphia In 1S99, they
petitioned their metroplllt.ui, the car
dinal of Lemberg, to have an Ameri
can bishop of their faith created. Yes
today's New Yoik Sun contained the
Thllty-tivo (heck Catholic pilests, who look
after the llltj.fivi chuiihe of the United fiivek
chinch uf America, assembled .vesteiday in the
(I lei!. Catholic ihurch of St. Dllus, in Leonard
Miert, IliooLlyn, to do honor to the llev. Audievv
llobobay, a Hungarian vicar-general, who leccutly
Tlic (ireek ilivrcli In thl.s country was r.tali.
ll.hed fifteen, xcar ago, Tlicru has never he.n a
bishop, '("ho churches all rerokiiltu Ihi pope as
their head and not Ilic czar of Ituvda, a.i do Ihe
(reek cjiurches in llu&ds, Some time ago the
fheck prloils hero sent a rcmiot to Home tint a
bithop vvhn would bo aueptalle to the (ireek
Catholic in America should be sent over, '1 tie
llev. Andievv llobobay was sent.
When the llev, I'ather llobobay returns to his
native land ho will carry with him doeumen'.ary
approval from all the priests that hu N the
choice for the (Ireek Catholic bishopric of Amer
ica., TliU will bo sent to the pope, who iiul.es
Last Saturday Vicar General llobo
bay xvas In Hazleton In consultation
xvlth the Greek Catholic priests of that
region. Ho then announced that If he
was made bishop ho would 1 oca to in
Pennsylvania, In one of tho four prin
cipal cities. As tho greatest number of
the Greek Catholics are in tho anthra
cite coal region, it is quite possible the
new bishop will locate here.
Omnibus Public Bulldlno Bill Con
tains $100,000 lor th
Compliments to the Nexy Republic
on Its Entry Into the Family of
Independent States Opposition to
the Pending Philippines Bill.
House Considers Immigration Bill.
By i:ccltilic Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, ' May 21. The omnibus
public building bill passed the scnato
after It had been amended xvlth a few
additional appropriations. Among
the additions Is nn appropriation of
$100,000 for a building at Scranton, Pa.
The aggregate appropriation carried by
the bill is $21,235,1S0.
Before the senate resumed considera
tion of the Philippine bill today. It
adopted a resolution congratulating
the republic of Cuba on Its entry Into
the family of Independent nations and
the secretary of state ixx-as directed to
transmit the resolution to tho .presi
dent of the nexv republic. The senate
also ordered the associated press ac
count of the, ceremonies of the transfer
from the United States to the Cuban
authorities printed, in the Congress
ional Record and as a public document.
Mr. Wellington (Md.) opposed the
pending Philippine measure and said
the action of the United States In the
islands xvas as indefensible as the at
tack of the hordes of hell upon God.
He declared that abox-e the army and
the xx-ar department and the president,
xx-ere the American people, and In his
Judgment they xvere responsible for tlie
condition of affairs in the Philippines,
because they had placed the dollar
abox-e the .man.
Mr. Bacon (Ga.) again denounced, the.
concentration policy pursued In the
Philippines. He Indicated that 'hVlead
Ing Republican senators xvould declare
it to be their purpose to give the Fili
pinos a free gox'ernment, the minority
xvould not quarrel about the time when
the government xvas to be established.
The house began consideration of the
Immigration bill today. The principal
speech xvas made by Mr. Shattuo
(Iowa) chairman of the committee on
immigration. He xx-as especially se-ere
In his condemnation of the manner In
xvhlch the Immigrants are Introduced
thtough Canada. Mr. Underwood
(Ala.) gave notice of an amendment to
provide an additional test.
The house earlier In the day settled
three contested election cases In favor
of sitting members and passed a num
ber of bills of minor Importance.
TRAGEDY AT A WORKHOUSE.
An Inmate Slakes a Murderous As
sault Upon Keepers.
By Kxclmlvc Wiic from The Associated Prcw.
Canton, ' O., May 21. George Jacob
dead; Homer Stone probably fatally
wounded; Charles Glgautt dangerously,
if not fatally wounded.
This In brief xvas the situation at the
Sturk county work house toduy, after
a murderous assault committed by Gl
gautl In his attempt to escape from the)
brush und broom shop In xvhlch he was
working. Glgantl snatched a ievolx-er
from a gun rd and began shooting. The
first man to full xvas George Jacob, for
mer guard ut the xvork house, but xvho
ut the time hud charge of some con
tract xvork In the shop. Guitid Homer
Stone ptoinptly came to the lescue and
shots xvere exchanged between him and
Glgantl, Stone received a xvound In the
arm and another In the body near tho
heart and Is probably fatally Injured.
Glgantl's xvounds are pronounced very
In the midst of the shooting un at
tempt was mude by other prisoners
to escape fiom the xvoikshop, but the
guards managed to hold them by the
aid of some trustys. A cull xvas sent
to the Canton police department and
all tl(e olllcers uvalluble were hui'iie.d
to the scene, but when they arrived the
prisoners hud been subdued,
Sinner to Mr. Rockhlll.
lly I'm liulve Wire from The .Wclated Press.
New- York, May 21, Members ot the Americas
Atiatlc uo.uiiathm gave their fourth annul! din.
iier tunli;ht at Delnionicos. The guest of honor
was William W, ItocUhlll, late commissioner ot,
tin t'nltcd Mutes to China, who renpondfd.to in
tuat, "The Open Door to Commerce In China."
About two hundred were present, nearly all t
whom are interested directly or indlrctly in.
Asiatic commerce. Senator John L. Mcl.au.riu,
of South Carolim, and Senator J, H, Prjfchajd,
of Ninth Caiohna, xvere among others who ad
tinned the gathering.
Faterson Locomotive Work on Eire,
lly i:xcuilvc Wire from The Associated Press,
PatciMn, -V. J., May 21. The Cooke, Locomo.
tivu works caught fire late tonight pc the, pro
peels aie (hat they will be entirely destroyed.
Local data for May 21, 18031
lllc-het temperaturo 73 degree
lowest temperature ...,...,,,,,,..,,, IS. dsgrecs
8 a. m. ..,.,.,...,,.,.,,,,,,,,,,, Sf.per ceot,,
b p. in. .,,,.,,,,.,,,,,,,,,....,., 3tperceut,
Precipitation, 24 hours ended 8 p. tu., none.
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WEATHER POREOAST. &,
-v. Washington, May 21. Forecast for -4.
t Thursday and Friday: Kaitcrn Pcnnv. -fj
fanla, partly cloudy and warmer Tliuri- 4
-f day, probably showers at n,(nt or k'rldsy; -
fresh south winds. , -tVi
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