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SCRANTON, PA., MONDAY MOKNING, MAY 2(5, 1902.
1 JP5"S rlffT'TfTff KUi : A
FULL WEEK ON THE
A Number of Set Speeches Upon
the Subject Are Promised
In the Senate.
BILL TO BE DISCUSSED
QJlie Beet Sugar Men Predict a
, Month's Debate Upon the Measure.
Ihey "Welcome the Introduction of
Any question Which Will Defer
Consideration of the Cuban Bill.
The Immigration Bill Will Have
the Bight of Way in the House.
By l.xc.iisl.c Wire from The Associated Tress.
Washington, May 25. Frcm present
Indications the senate will .devote an
other full week, If not a longer time
to consideration of the Philippine 1)111.
The prediction Is freely made that a
vote will not be reached before the
middle of the following week. There
aie still a number of set speeches
promised on the bill, and some other
senators have not yet Indicated
whether they will speak or not. Sena
tor Burrows w lit be heard tomorrow In
odvocacy of the bill, and among others
vho are expected to speak during the
week are Senators Patterson, Pettus,
.Bailey and Bacon, In opposition to the
1)111 and Senator Spooner in its sup
port. When the set speeches are dis
posed of, there will be an effort to se
cure two or three days' time for con
sideration of amendments, allowing
speeches not exceeding ten or fifteen
minutes on each of them.
It Is not expected that thete will be
any besslon of the senate on Friday,
as that Is Memorial Bay, and a holi
day. The practice In the matter of
ndjour hent on Memorial Day has not
been uniform and there may bo an
effort to keep the f-enate In session,
but this effort will be antagonized.
The continued deferment' of the time
for taking a vote on the Philippine
measure has caused considerable
abatement In the preparation for'"dls
cussion of the Nicaragua canal bill and
the Cuban reciprocity bill, which will
be taken up next In succession or
jointly. The beet sugar people pre
dict a month's debate on the Nicara
gua bill, but this prediction is not in
accord with the views of the advo
cates of the Nicaragua bill, or Its op
ponents In the Isthmian canal commis
sion. Both these elements are now
claiming a majority and are saying
that the sooner the vote Is reached
the better they will be satisllod. The
btet sugar men, however, are count
ing confidently on the co-operation of
the side which finds Itself In the minor
ity In the matter of postponing the vote
on the canal bill. In other words, the
beet sugar advocates welcome the in
troduction of any question which will
defer consido.atton of the Cuban bill,
since they think that there will be
no Cuban legislation at all If the tak
ing up of that question can he post
poned until after the passage of all
the appropriation bills.
The Appropriation Bills.
The appropriation bills should be
passed before the first of July in order
to supply money for the support of the
government after that date and they
consequently expect that considerable
time will be given during the month of
June to the appropriation bills remain
ing undisposed of.
They count confidently on the early
adjournment of congress after the ap
propriation bills are out of the way and
they hint that if after that time there
Is an effort to pass the Cuban bill It
will bo Incumbent on the friends of the
bill to maintain a quorum in the sen
ate, "It would be hardly fair," said a beet
sugar Republican senator today In dls
qusidng the contingency mentioned, "to
expect the opponents of the proposed
reduction to assist In prolonging a ses
ulon In midsummer for the put pose of
passing a measure which they do not
want to see enacted Into law,"
Then. Is still a considerable Repub
lican element In the senate opposed to
the tariff reduction and It Is asserted
by the beet sugar men that the forty
live Republicans necessary to pass the
bill have not yet been secured. It Is
declared, however, that a practically
uniuilmoiiH vote could be secured for a
i chute measure.
Immigration Bills in House.
Under the special order adopted last
weik, the bill to regulate Immigration
will have the right of way over all
measures except appropriation bills,
revenue bills und conference reports.
Debute on this bill probably will be re-HUint-d
on Tuesday, Monday being set
aside for the consideration of mous
uich coming from tho commltteo on the
District of Columbia, but should It ap
pear that thu Immigration bill can be
disposed of on Monday, Chairman Bab
cock, of tho District of Columbia com
mltteo may yield Monday to the Im
migration bill,, taking the day follow
ing for District of Columbia matters.
After tho Immigration bill Is acted upon
the committee on rules will report a
special order for tho consideration of
tho antl-anarchy bill, or as It Is known
"A bill for tho protection of tho Presi
dent of tho United mutes, and to pre
vent crime against government." This
will bo followed by tho subsidiary coin
age bll. It is anticipated by the lead
ers of tho house that these measures
will occupy tho entire week, In which
event tho Puclllc cublo bill will not be
reached until tho first week In June.
It In turn will bo followed by tho Irri
gation bill, the commltteo on rules
having ugreed to report special rule?
for the consideration of these measures
In the order named.
AWAKENED BY THE
The Valley Company Steals a March
on Plttston Officials.
Special to the Scrnnton Tribune.
Plttson, May 2f.. Before the city had
avnkencd this morning, the "Cannon
Ball" trolley company hnd a force of
fifty men laying a track across Market
and Pino streets, alongside tho -Erie
ralltoad tracks. It was a cleverly
stolen march on the city officials. For
some time tho trolley company has
made unsuccessful efforts to secure
ftom the city councils the right of way
over the streets. But there was a
squabble among the "powers that bo"
and the franchise ordinance was killed
In the select council.
The company Is determined to go
through the city, however; and If not
by one means, then by another. At 4
o'clock this morning the company's
road builders were at work and by 7
o'clock the street and been torn up
and one track laid across Market and
Pine streets. Word of what was go
ing on soon flew throughout the city,
but the officials seemed to pay no heed
to It, and the work continued all day,
watched by hundreds of spectators,
and by this evening two tracks had
been laid at these points. The coun
cllmen who were opposed to tho com
pany are highly indignant over the
action and there may be breezy de
It Is Expected That Announ
cement of the Terms May
Be Wade Any Day.
n.v nvcliishe Wire from The Associated Press.
Pretoria, May 25. The Boer deputa
tion is still here, and the conferences
at Vcreenlglng continue. Nothing defi
nite as to the result is known, but It Is
"believed tho negotiations are proceed
ing favorable. At the celebration of
Victoria (day yesterday, a large crowd
gathered In the square here, expecting
to hear a proclamation of peace. There
were no disturbances.
As confirming the probability that
peace is not distant, the Right Hon. R.
J. Seddon, the premier of New Zealand,
who Is .now visiting here, has sent a
cablegram home In which he said:
"I have had a satisfactory Interview
with Lord Kitchener and Lord Milner.
I do not think another New Zealand
contingent Is necessary."
London, May 26. The Daily Mall
this morning says the announcement
of peace may be expected at any mo
ment and that it will be found that tho
government hat, icmained Indexible on
all vital points at issue.
Military Escort Will Bo Provided by
tho War Department.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, May 28. With tho ex
ception of a few details, tho arrange
ments for the funerul services over the
remains of Lord Puuncofote, tho Brit
ish ambassador, who died yesterday
morning, aro now complete. Lady
Pnuncefote today signified her appro
val of the arrangements tentatively
made yesterday, by which services are
to bo held Wednesday' at noon In St.
John's Episcopal church, after which
the body Is to bo taemporarlly de
posited In a receiving vault tit Rock
Creek cemetery. A military escort will
b3 provided by tho war department to
attend the funeral, which will be of a
state character. '
A large number of messages of con
dolence from all over the world were
received at tho embassy today, but
they were not made public.
FERNIE MINE HORROR.
Eighty Bodies Still Remain in the
By Kxelushc Wire from The Associated Pres.
Victoria, n, C May 25. Colonel Pryor
tonight received two dispatches from
Fernle. In one, A. Dick, Inspector of
"AH bodies in No. 3 mlno and high
lying positions of No, 2 (49) recovered.
Air turned Into west division near
where other bodies are."
Mr. Armstrong, tho government agent,
"Forty bodies recovered: about eighty
still missing: twenty-four escaped alive.
No fire In mine. Jury empanneled lust
night and adjourned for a week. Every
thing possible being done."
The People of Fort Do France Are
Special lo the rJucnton Tribune,
Polnte-a Pltre, Island of Guadeloupe,
May 25. Tho steamer Llfjeld belonging
to the Guadeloupe Steamboat company,
arrived hero this morning from Mar
tinique and reports the conditions on
that island to be uuchunged.
The people at Fort do France were
somewhat quieter when the Llfjeld left
v Steamship Arrivals.
By Kiclujlic ire from The Auociatcd Press.
Now York. May 23. Arrived: Columbia,
Glasgow; I'otsdum, Rottcidum und Bou
logne Bur Mcr; Umbrla, Liverpool and
Quceiibtown. Gibraltar Sailed: Kalsorju
Maria Thcrcbia (from Genoa and Naples),
Now York. Queens town-Sailed: Lu
canU (from Liverpool), Now York.
DEATH OF WILLIAM D. LUSH..
A Prominent Montrose Attorney and
Banker PnBses Away.
By Inclusive Wire from The Awiilatcil l'reit.
Montrose, Fa., Mny 25. William D.
Lusk, a prominent citizen and nttorncy
of Montrose, died at the home of his
daughter. Mrs. Searle McCollum, In this
village, Frldny evening, after about two
weeks' Illness with pneumonia,
Mr. Lusk was born at Great Bend,
Pa., In 1833. . He resolved an academic
education at Homer, N. Y., preparatory
to entering college, but on graduating
commenced reading law with Little &
Post, of Montrose. He waB admitted to
the Susquehanna county bar In Novem
ber, 1869. After spending several years
In the army and two years In the west
he, returned to Montrose und opened a
law offi.ee of his own. He prnctlced law
In Montrose from 1866 to 1871, and then
formed a partnership with Mr. Loomls,
of Scrnnton. Returning to Montrose In
'79 he formed n partnership with the
late Eugene O'Nell and since that time
has had an office In Montrose. Ho was
elected vice-president of the First Na
tional bank of Montrose In '86 and in
'87 was made president of the institu
tion. The deceased Is survived by a wife,
Mrs. Pauline Dayton Lusk, one daugh
ter, Mrs. Searle McCollum, of Montrose,
and one son, Frank Lusk, esq., of
The funeral will be held Monday af
ternoon. THE STRIKE OP THE
SOFT COAL MINERS
Will Begin June 7 and Last Until
the Demands of from 10 to 22
Per cent Are Granted.
By Exdmtvc Wire from The Associated Press.
Huntington, W. Va., May 25. The
United Miners, who were In session here
Friday and Saturday, adjourned last
night, after ordering a general strike
of 'all the miners in West Virginia and
Virginia, lo begin Juno 7 and last until
the demands of 10 to 22 per cent. In
crease In wages arc granted. The reso
lutions sent to the mine operators are
"We are mining coal In many places
In these states at a lower rate than any
other place In the world. "Wc have de
cided to cease work on and after Satur
day, June 7, until the scale of wages
adopted at Huntington, W. Va., March
18, 1902, a copy of which Is. herewith
furnished you, has been complied with,
or you have met us In Joint conference
and another scale has been mutually
"In notifying you of our decision to
ceacw'ork, we desire to impress upon
you the 'fact that we fully realize the
responsibility of such a step. We under
stand tho hunger and other hardships
that wo and our families will have to
endure. We know that It means loss
of profits to you and that many thou
sands not directly connected with our
trade will suffer if tho mtnes are closed.
Wo have sought to avoid this by con
ciliatory measures, and we say to you
now that we are ready to meet you in
Joint conference, for the purpose of con
sidering and. If possible, adjusting these
grievances at any time and place thnt
may be mutually agreed upon, either
before or after the suspension has taken
place, and desire you to accept this as
a standing invitation to that effect."
From authentic sources, It is learned
that tho miners. In case a strike is
called, expect to have enlisted 90,000
miners and laborers at the beginning
in Virginia and West Virginia, which
Is over three-fourths of the working
population of the coal sections, and
they will also enlist In their caus-e
the many trades unions nnd the
American Federation of Labor, which
ate thoroughly organized, and espec
ially In West Virginia, which will aid
them through sympathy. This, with
those who will have to quit work on
account of the closing of tho mines,
will reach a total of 125,000 Idle men in
tho two states.
The following Is the order authoriz
ing tho suspension of work:
To the Mineis and Laborers of Virginia
and West Virginia:
Greeting: All tho efforts on tho part of
your officers to secure, a Joint conference
have failed. Tho operators bavo abso
lutely Ignored our requests for a meotlng.
For tho leasons specified In a clrculur let
ter sent to tho operators under this date,
a copy of which is herewith inclosed, you
aro respcctfullotifled that a suspension
of work will take pluco on and after Juno
7, 1902. at mines under tho Jmlsdlcliou
control or lnfiuenco of district No. 17, un
til tho scale adopted by the convention at
Huntington havo been compiled with or
tho operators havo mot us In Joint confer
ence. By order of Huntington convention.
(Signed) J, A. Richards, President.
Clark Johnson, Secrotnry, United Mlno
Workors of America.
MONT PELEE BELCHES MUD.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Fort de France, Island of Martinique,
Saturday, May 24. Mount Pclee was
comparatively quiet yesterduy (Fri
day). Today tho volcano belched forth
a torrent of lava and mud, which rubh
ed down tho northern slope of the
mountain and swept away what was
left of the town of Basse Polnte,
New fissures have opened In the side
of the mountain.
Ledger Coal Article.
By Kxclusho Who from Ilia Asoocljted Prcsi.
Philadelphia, May 23.-Tho Ledger In its
coal article tomorrow will tay:
"Tho anthraclto toul movement dutlug
tho past week has been comparatively
small. As mining has ceased, tho com
panies mo husbanding their stocks and
keeping most of tho coal for their own
uses. Retail pi Ices have been advanced,
und thero havo been gcneinl madtflcations
to largo consumers that supplies will havo
to bo cut off. Stocks aio luw, and some
anxiety Is felt as to tho future Thoia
Is linger ordering of bituminous to re
placo tho anthracite, especially for steam
uses, und tho soft coals consouently jiuva
como Into much greater demand. Tho
lako ports report short stocks of anthra
cite, excepting at SChlcago, whcio they
claim to havo an uniplo supply for u
mouth or two, thero huvlug been a good
deal sent tlicro slnco navigation opened.
Tho stoppago of coal mining 1 stho moat
complete over known In tho authrucito
Decision Reached During a Mass
Meeting Held at ShamoKIn
SPEECH IN VAIN
A Quiet Sabbath About the Strike
Headquarters at Wilkes-Barre.
President Mitchell's Circular
Warning Polish Lithuanian Min
ers to Keep Away from Soft Coal
Mines Where Strikes Are in Pro
gress, Is Read in the Churches.
Clergymen Opposed to Strike.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prea.
Shamokin, Fa., May 23. By a vote of
43 to 15, tho colliery engineers and
pumpmen, at a mass meeting here this
evening, resolved not to go on strike,
June 2, even If the operators refused to
grant an eight-hour workday at tho
present wage scale.
Secretary George Hartleln, of the
Ninth district executive board of tho
United Mine Workers, addressed thu
meeting and urged his hearers to Join
in the general strike if the coal oper
ators refused to grant the eight-hour
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., May 23. This was
the quietest Sabbath in the Wyoming
region since the miners' strike began.
Two weeks ago today there was more
or less excitement everywhere because
tho strike order was to go Into effect
the following day, and Inst Sunday
there was much talk over tho coming of
President Mitchell to Wilkes-Barre to
make his headquarters. But today
found the ofilces of the coal companies
entirely deserted, tho clerks having
completed their pay-rolls early In the
week, and at strike headquarters no
one was on duty but Miss Morris, Presi
dent Mitchell's private secretary.
The circular which President Mitchell
sent out yesterday, warning the Polish,
Slavish and Lithuanian miners to re
main away from the bituminous region
of Virginia ijnd West Virginia, wherp
strikes are now in progress, was read
In many of the churches whorc'the for
eign miners attend services. Some of
the clergy made remarks urging tho
strikers who belong to tholr congrega
tions tn be law-abiding nnd be guided
hy their leaders, so long as the leaders
were faithful to the trust reposed In
Clergymen Opposed to Strike.
Some of the Polish and Lithuanian
clergymen aro said to bo opposed to
the strike, or were opposed to It before
It was declared, on the ground that tho
people intrusted to their spiritual earn
were not prepared to stand a long siege
Secretary Mullahy, of the Stationary
Firemen's union, reports today that tho
poll of the firemen employed at the
various collieries has just been com
pleted and that over 90 per cent, of the
men will cult work on June 2, unless
an eight-hour day Is granted them. An
other officer of the union admits that
tho percentage- of engineers who will
quit work will not bo as large, but
very nearly so. What percentage of
tno pumpmen will como out Is not as
yet known. If the local operators are
to be believed, it will be small, and that
tnere will be no trouble In filling all
vacancies that may occur.
Tho strikers here aro inclined to look
with favor upon the action of the Unit
ed Mine Workers' conference at Hunt
ington, W. Va., In ordering a strike of
the miners In Virginia and West Vir
ginia. They think it will hasten the
crisis In tho nnthraclto region.
Meetings of railroad men to discuss
tho advisability of refusing to handle
non-union and bituminous coal during
tho progress of the miners' strike were
held in Wilkes-Barre, Kingston and
Ashley this afternoon. All three meet
ings were secret. Tho Wilkes-Barre
meeting was more largely attended than
the ono Friday evening. It wns given
out that the question wns discussed in
all its bearings, but no action taken.
The meeting at Kingston ngreod to take
tho matter up at another meeting to
bo held next week. The Ashley meet
ing endorsed the miners' strike and will
ronder financial aid. Tho railroad
brotherhoods with headquarters In this
city will nlso glvo financial assistance,
uui ji ib oiiiu win jiol resort to a sym
NINE OWNERS' PLAN
TO DEFEAT STRIKERS
Ready to Fill Places of Engineers and
Firemen Order Calling Them
Out Regarded as a Mistake.
By Exclushe Wire fiom The Associated Press.
New York, May 25. The Times to
day prints the following speclul ills
patch from Wilkes-Barre;
"I learned today from well-informed
representatives of the mine-owning In
terests that plans aie fully matured
for making tho order calling out the
engineers, ilremeu, and pumpmen, June
2, tho first decisive defeat for tho strike
inunagement. Nothing which may oc
cur on that date or afterward will take
tho operators by surprise. Those af
fected by tho order are being sounded,
and, If their declarations aro unsatis
factory, they are required to enroll
themselves us membeis of tho coul and
Iron police. Those whoipermlt u doubt
of their loyalty to remain wjll badls.
charged before June S, und their places
filled by men who can be depended
upon. (Substitutes will bo held In readi
ness to take the places of those who
promise more than they have tho cour
age to perform. So long as tho tech
nical stnff of tho minors remain loyal,
no difficulty Is expected In keeping tho
The engineers, mostly elderly men
owing homes near tho pits, aro much
displeased with tho action of tho
union. They understand that if they
go out they will not again bo employed
In any capacity, and their chanco of
getting other work is small. Many of
them havo declared their purpose of
remaining nt work, but with only the
pumps to look after. No difficulty Is
expected In filling the places of those
who leave or arc discharged. The work
of the firemen nnd pumpmen calls for
no greater skill than can be supplied
readily from outside tho union. There
are plenty of men In the employ of
every company both able and willing
to do It.
The programme Is fully arranged.
Every man to be substlted for ono now
at work knows his place and under-
THOMAS F. PENMAN
MASONIC RECORD OF RIGHT EMINENT SIR THOMAS F. PENMAN
P. M. "Peter Williamson" lodge,
3JS, F. and A. M., Scranton, P.i.
P. II. P. "Lackawanna Chapter," No.
183, It. A. M., Scrnnton, Pn.
P. C. "Mellta" Commandery, No. DC, K.
T Sciauton, Pa.
G. J. AV. of tho "Grand Commandery of
Knights Templar of Pennsylvania,"
Grand Commander of tho "Grand Com
mandery, Knights Templar of Penn
sylvania," 1001 and '02.
"Kcystono Lodge of Perfection," fourth
degreo to fourteenth degree, July 10,
stands his duties, and will step to tho
front when needed. Tho superinten
dents have attended to this.
It is expected that, tho strikers will
make some trouble and possibly be
come riotous In pluces. This has also
been provided for. The coal and iron
police are well organized and tho civil
authorities will not bo permitted to
neglect their duties. The threat to
flood the mines was from tho first con
sidered a bluff on the, pnrt of tho strike
management. It Is now recognized as
futile. Tho operators regard It ns a
tactical mistake on tho part of Presi
No Importance Is nttached hero to
peace rumors originating In New York.
Another Meeting in New York.
New York, May 25. With reference
to recent rumors that thero Is still
hope of settling tho differences be
tween tho coal minors nnd operators,
the Tribune will say tomorrow:
"Another attempt, It was learned last
(Sunday) evening, will bo mado by tho
Civic Federation to effect a settlement
of the anthraclto miners' strike, and a
meeting will be called In this city
within ten days, unless tho strike Is
settled by that time.
Under the by-laws of tho Civic Fed
eration, Its arbitration committee can
not net unless both sides to the dis
pute asks for Its services. In this
case, while the miners nro willing to
accept tho services of the arbitration
committee, tho operators havo re
fused to accept It.
Opium Merchants Opposed.
Uy KstlushQ Wire from The Associated l'rci.
Pekln, Mny'25. Tho failure of tho of.
forts of a (ionium ilrm to seciuo exclusive
rights of selling opium throughout tho
Chlneso cnipiic, for which pilvllego tho
firm In question offered to pay tho Chlneso
government JI5.000.000 a year, appears to
bo assured on account of tho opposition
to tho pioposul of tho better class of tho
ministers and tho palace oftlcluls.
General McCormick Very 111.
By Kxclushe Wire from The Aiwsciatcil l'rcus.
Wllllumsport, Pa., May 23.-AI a o'clock
this morning tho physicians In atteadanco
at tho'bodsldo of foimor Attorney Uonor.ii
McCoimick tcport that Ids condition Is no
better than It bus been for tho past
twclvo hours; If anything tho patient Is
ARE COMING TODAY
Addresses Upon the Friendship Be
tween France and tho United
States Made at Washington.
By Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated PrrM.
Washington, D. C, May 23. Repre
sentatives of Franco und America unl-
"Koystono Council, Princes of Jerusa
lem," fifteenth" and sixteenth degrees,
March 12. 1000.
P. M. K. Sov. P. G. Master of "Koystono
Council, Princes of Jerusalem," six
"Koystono Chapter, Roso Croix," seven
teenth and eighteenth degrees, Decem
ber 21. 1K93.
M. K. and P. K. Senior Warden of "Koy
stono Chapter of Koso Croix, eight
"Kcystono Conhlstory, S. P. R. S.," nine
teenth to thiity-seeond degree, Decem
ber 22, 1S03.
ted yesterday In dedicating the statue
of Marshal Rochambeau, who com
manded tho French troops sent to tho
assistance of this country In tho War
of tho Rebellion. The btatuc, which
has been erected In Washington, was
unveiled by the Countess Rochambeau.
Addresses, dwelling on tho historic
friendship between Franco and the
United Stntes, and expressing confi
dence that It will bo continued nnd
sttengthened, wore mado by President
Roosevelt, M, Cambon, the French am
bassador; General Horace Porter, Uni
ted States ambassador to France; Sen
ator Lodge, of Massachusetts, and Gen
eral Brugere, of the French army.
After the unveiling ceremonies tho
French and American soldiers, sailors
and marines passed In review before
The members of tho French mission
which came to Washington to attend
tho ceremonies Incident to tho unveil
ing of the Rochumbeau statue, finished
their visit here today, and tonight left
the city for Niagara Falls on their
week's tour of tho east beforo sailing
for home. Thero were no formal func
tions on the programme for tho day,
but tho visitors found every minute
of their time occupied In attending di
vine services, returning numerous
culls, ofilclal and otherwise, nnd In
drives about the city und suburbs,
Ambassador Cambon accompanied
tho members of the mission to St, Pat
rick's church ut 10 o'clock In tho morn
ing, wheiq low mass was said by tho
Rev, Dr. Manglon of Baltimore, the
Right Rev, Monslgnor Hooker, of the
npostollo delegation nnd other priests
assisting, Tho visitors wore tho full
uniform of their ranks. Cardinal Gib
bons preached a short sermon. He
(poke briefly of the French missionar
ies, who had crossed tho seas to Amer
ica and pieached the. gospel to the
aboriginal Inhabitants, carrying tho
torch of fiili In ono hand and the
torch of civilisation In tho other, It
was proper thfct tho sons of France
should assemblt In tho temple of God
to glvo thanks tevtho Almighty for the
great things which, hud been accom
plished by their countrymen in this
hemisphere In tho ctuise of religion and
Before the Nioht Has Well Set In
Three Thousand Visitors Will Be
with Us to Spend Three Daus.
THEY WILL BE GIVEN
A HEARTY WELCOME
Local Sir Knights Havo Perfected
Elaborate Preparations for Their
Entertainment Receptions, Con
certs and Serenades Tonight.
Grand Parade and Review Tomor
row Morning Ball and Tournoi To
morrow Night Sessions of tho
Grand Commandery on Tuesday
Afternoon and Wednesday Morn
ing and Afternoon Novel Featurs
to Be Introduced in the Parade.
For the fifth time In her history,
Scranton will tomorrow bo the scene
of a session of the Grand Commandery,
Knights Templar of Pennsylvania. To
day the Templars will come In small
and largo bodies from all over the state,
accompanied by their ladles and Ma
sonic guests and many of them bring
ing along their own band.
Tomorrow will occur the annual par
ade and review and tomorrow night the
grand ball at turnol. Tuesday after
noon and Wednesday morning the
Grand Commandery will b'e In session
and on Wednesday afternoon the new
olllrers will be publicly Installed.
Added local interest attaches to this
the forty-ninth nnnuul conclave, be
cause of the fact that a Scranton man,
R. E. Sir Thomas F. Penman, is the
present grand commander, the highest
office In the gift of the commandery.
That It Is an ofllce ono may feel proud
to fill can be judged from the fact that
the Pennsylvania commandery is the
largest in the world. It has seventy
six subordinate commanderies with a..,
total membership of 14,000, and one of
these subordinate commanderies, Pitts
burg commandery, No. 1, Is the largest
subordinate commandery in the world,
having a membership of over 1,000.
Those Who Attend.
The Grand Commandery convocations
nro made up of the past eminent' com
manders, eoilnent commanders, gen-
J eralisslmos and captains-general of the
subordinate commanderies. In the
Pennsylvania commandery there aro
1,457 Knlght3 entitled to a seat. Usu
ally about one third of this number
Between tho members of the grand
commandery, and the visiting com
manderies, which will come with large
numbers to participate In the parade,
theie' -will be about 2,000 Knights at
tending tho conclave. It is expected
that there will bo at least 700 ladles ac.
companylng the Sir Knights, und about
400 bandmcu will further swell the list
The Knights Templar aro the most
representative men In Masonry. Each
commandery numbers among Its mem
bers muny of tho most prominent men
of Its community. Itis u boon to any
city to havo them as guests.
From appliances' Saturday night,
Scrunton is not as appreciative of this
boon ns it was when tho conclave was
hold here six years ago. The decora
tions are, ns yet, not quite as elaborate
as they wore beforo. The rain, of
course, has handicapped the work of
tho decorators and this possibly may
account for the absence of decorations
In many Instances. This morning, it Is
hoped, will seo a renewal of tho decora
tive work that began so auspiciously at
tho beginning of the week. No build
ing In tho ccntrnl part of tho city, at
all events, should bo without a sign of
welcome to our guests.
Every arrangement undertaken by
the local commltteo has been perfect
ed nnd practically all the Coeur do
Lion and Mellta Sir Knights are free .
today to receive and welcome the visi
tors. E. Sir Reuben A. Zimmerman, chair
man of the reception committee, has
called his commltteo together for 11
o'clock this morning, nt Musonlo tem
ple, Spruce street, to enter upon their
duty of meeting, greeting and escort
ing tho visitors. All local Sir Knights
nro Invited to assist the committee,
The executive commltteo will be at
the headquarters, 219 Wyoming avenue,
the Westminster hotel building, to re
ceive the visitors and furnish them
with cards for nnd Information about
tho various entertainments.
The programmo of grand command
ery events and entertainment arrange
ments Is given below In condensed
form, and chronological order;
MONDAY, MAY 28.
Arrival nnd Reception of Commanderies.
Reception to Sir Knights and their la
dies by Kadosli commandery No. 29, In
tho pallors of tho Hotel Jermyn, from S
to 11 p. m.
Reception to Sir Knights and their la
dies by Mary commandery No. S8, at 8t
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Washington, May 25. Forecast
for Monduy and Tuesday; Eastern
Pennsylvania, fair, warmur Mon- -f
day; Tuesday fulr; fiesh south to
4- west winds.
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