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TWELVE RAGES SCRANTON, PA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 28, 1902.
Professor Robert T. Hill De
scribes the Volcanic Phenom
t .ena on Martinique.
EIGHT SQUARE MILES
Focus of Annihilation Was New
Crater Midway Between Summit of
Mountain and the Sea Hot Mud
Still 'Being Cast Forth Hundreds
of Fumaroles in New Area of Ac
tivityThree , Distinct Zones of
Devastation Scientist's Vessel
Rescues Families from Le Fre
cheur Fort-de-France Almost De-
. serted Fear of Tidal Wave.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associate d Pre.
Fort-de-Frahce, Monday, May 28.
Prof. Robert T. Hill, United States gov
ernment geologist and head of the ex
pedition sent to Martinique by the
National Geographic society, has just
returned from a daring and prolonged
Investigation of the volcanic activity
In the Island. Prof. Hill chartered a
steamboat and carefully examined the
coast as far north as Port de Macouba,
at the extreme end of Martinique, mak
ing frequent landings. At Le Precheur,
five miles north of St. Pierre, he walk
ed through an area of active vulcanlsm
to the latter place, where he made a
minute examination of the various
Prof. Hill Is the first man to set foot
In the area of craters, fissures and
fumaroles. In addition to his work of
Investigation .the professor rescued In
his vessel many poor residents of Le
Precheur, who had ventured back after
deserting their homes and found them
selves in awful danger. He reports as
"The zone of the catastrophe in Mar
tinique forms an elongated oval, con
taining on land, about eight square
miles of destruction. This oval is part
ly over the sea. The land part is
' hounded by lines -running from IJe
Precheur to the jpeak of AI.01.1 Pelee
thence curving arouna to u&voe. 'inere
were three well-marked zones. First,
a center" of annihilation, In which all
life, vegetable and animal, was utterly
destroyed. The1 greater northern part
of St. Pierre was In this zone. Second,
a zone of singeing, blistering flame,
which also was fatal to all life, killing
all men and animals, burning the leaves
on the trees and scorching, but not ut
terly destroying the trees themselves.
Third, a large outei non-destructlye
zone of ashes, wherein some vegetation
was injured. The focus of annihilation
was the new crater midway between
the sea and the peak of Mont Pelee,
where now exists a new area of active
vulcanlsm, with hundreds of fumaroles
or mlnature volcanoes. The new crater
Is now vomiting black, hot mud, which
Is falling into the sea. Both craters,
the old and new, are active. Mushroom-shaped
steam explosions constant
ly ascend from the old crater, .while
heavy ash-laden clouds float horizontal
ly from the new crater. The old ejects
steam, smoke, mud, pumice and lapllll,
but no molten lava.
"The salient topography of the region
Is unaltered. The destruction of St.
Pierre was due to the new crater. The
explosibn had great superficial force,
acting in radial directions, as evidenced
by the dismounting and carrying for
yards the guns in the battery on the
hill south of St. Pierre and the statue
of the Virgin in the same locality, and
also by the condition of the ruined
houses in St, Pierre.
"According to the testimony of some
persons there was an accompunylng
flame. Others think the incandescent
cinders and the force or their ejection
were sufficient to cause the destruction.
TMs must be investigated. I am now
. pwlng the nature of this hill."
rof. Hill's is the first positive selen
th report based on observed facts.
The professor has now started on horde
back for the volcano. He will study the
whole affected area and will try to get
to both craters. He will surely visit
Morne Rouge and the slope of Mont
Pelee, The undertaking Is very hazard
ous, as explosions may occur at uny
moment, as one dd on Muy 20. Prof.
Hill knows the risk he takes, but suys
the only way to discover exactly whut
has happened Is to go to ,the crater It
self, or as near It as possible. He will
be gone two days.
Fort-dp-France Is nearly deserted, A
new source of fear Is the possibility
that a tldul wave may come. A wave
eight feet high certainly woulddestroy
Fort-de-Franee and probably" cause
enormous loss of life. The weather Is
lowering and rainy. The south winds
carry the smoke and ashes' from the
volcuno away from Fort-de-France,
Paris, Muy 27. In order to avoid a
possible epidemic among the 7,000 refu
gees now at Fort-de-France jt hus been
decided to distribute them among sev
eral relief stations.
The Storm of Saturday,
Kingstown, Island of St, Vincent.
Monday, May 26. On Saturday night
the dense clouds forming a canopy over
the greater part of the Island lowered,
and a pevero thunder storm, accoin?
panled by a heavy rainfall, broke over
St. Vincent and continued until today,
causing the mud streams In the wind
ward district of Georgetown to be
flooded, Tho water pipes were dam
aged, several houses wei.e washed away
and two lives were lost. The rainfall
was so heavy that It disturbed the
bodies of the burled victims of (lie yol
eanlo disaster, and corpses with putrid
flesh hanging to the bones were exposed
During the rain storm the Soufrlere
volcuno appeared to give forth dense
cloudR of vapor and steam, rising to a
considerable height nnd spreading over
the neighborhood. Roaring sounds from
tho mountain also caused apprehension
of another eruption. Severe lightning
lusted all night Saturday nnd on Sun
day. Eight Inches of rain fell at Kings
town between Saturday und Monday,
tho heaviest downfall since the hurri
cane. Further Interesting incidents which
occurred during the recent eruption of
tho volcano are continuously coming to
While all the residents of tlio vlllnge
of Morne Rondo were leaving that place
by boat, a man who hud declined to
leave was seen running ui and down
the shore, screaming for help and say
ing that the ground was hot, that the
water was boiling and that lava was
coming down the mountain. It was im
possible to rescue the man, nnd he died
a horrible death.
(A pathetic scene was witnessed when
a.' father and mother, holding each
other's hands, the woman having an In
fant at her breast, and with another
child at her feet, were all struck dead
The United States steamer Dixie has
done splendid work here and has ren
dered great assistance to the govern
ment. The Americans evince the great
est interest in the Island generally.
Castries, Island of St. Lucia, B. W. I.,
May 27. Flames were seen on the Isl
and of Martinique at frequent Inter
vals last night. They were visible from
the signal station at this port.
Jamaica Will Welcome Sufferers.
Kingston, Jamaica, May 27. The
planters here, including the United
Fruit company, an American concern,
are warmly supporting the proposal to
bring hundreds of the sufterers from
the volcanic outbreak on the Island of
St. Vincent to work on estates here and
also to settle them on the crown lands.
The government of Jamaica is being
asked to make an offer to transport
people from St., Vincent to Jamaica.
New York", May 27. Gustav II.
Schwab, chairman of the executive
committee of the West Indies relief
committee, received a telegraph today
from William R. Corwlne, the commit
tee's agent, who tvuh sent to' the West
Indies to investigate conditions there
ajid report on the needs of survivors.
Mr. Corwlne's telegram was dated Fort
dc France and reads as follows:
"Neither island needs anything more
now. Will return by first steamer."
ON THE WEST PENN
Two Persons Killed; One Wounded.
Four Cars Loaded with Valu
able Freight Smashed.
By Ktclibhc Wire from Tlio Abwclated Piow.
Blairsvllle, Pa., May 27. One of the
worst wrecks In the history of tho
West Penn railroad, occurred at a point
called Porter's curve this evenlpg.
The killed: James Couch, engineer,
of Spriugdale; J. 13. James, scalded to
The injured: Grant Gibson, con
ductor, badly Injured ubout the body.
The engine was entirely wrecked and
four freight curs, loaded with valuable
freight, together with a cabin car, were
a total wreck. The tiack was torn
up for a distance of several hundred
The wreck was cnused by the engine
being derailed on the curve by a flange
on one of the wheels breaking.
ALLEGED ELECTRICAL TRUST.
Independent Supply Dealers Appeal
to President Roosovelt.
By Exdushe Wira fiom The Associated Prru.
Chicago, May 27. A communication
was sent to President Roosevelt today
by Independent electrical supply deal
ers specifying churges against the Na
tional Electrical Supply Dealers' asso
ciation and requesting that he dliect
the attorney general of the United
States to seek for evidence In Chicago
preparatory to a prosecution of the offi
cers and members us parties to an al
leged Illegal trust. The communication
charges that oflloei.s of the association
conspired wlth the National Eiectilcal
Munufuctuiers' association and among
themselves to drive out of business,
eliminate nnd crush out all Independent
electt leal supply manufacturers and
dealers in the United States.
The appeal, In conclusion, says:
"We offer to present to you und to
the attorney generul of the United
States, the names of the oflleers and
members of this trust; teports of the
secret meetings of the sanie; copies of
the secret prlco and Instruction ''lists;
orders to blacklist, and Hiich other in
formation as ipuHt convince any court
that said oIIcers and members m nr
only subject to civil prosecution, hut
should bo Indicted
Fatal Mine Explosion,
By Kiilushe Who pom Ue Associated resj.
Puiixsutawney, Pa Muy 27. An un
known Ilungailan was killed und tlueo
atheiri budly limned by an explosion la
tho Kalener mine. Samuel Beel. one, of
the limited will probably die. Tho prop
el ty loss Is not known.
New Norwegian Citizens,
By i:ehisle Wire from 'Iho A50ciJtcd Pica.
Chiistlanla, Norway, May 27. Emigra
tion statistics for 1001 show that H.ooo
Norwegians went to the United States
last year nnd It is estimated that dining
ISO.', SO.tXW Norwegians will leave this
country for America.
DETAILS OF FERNIE DISASTER.
Many Tohb of kock Upon the Un
Br CxchHlre Wire from The Associated PrcM,
Vancouver, B. C, May 27. A special
from Fernle, B. C says:.
"The explosion which killed 151 men
occurred In one of the lowest workings
known as Beaver pit. The wreck of
the workings Is said to ho complete.
Hundreds or tons of rock nnd coal
were brought down upon tho un
fortunate miners by the force of the
explosion. Some of the bodies are
burled beneath from GO to 75 tons of
debris and many corpses will never be
recovered. Eight more bodies were re
covered toduy. Many of the surviving,
whlte miners are arranging to leave
"The threatenedjrlslng against cer
tain government officers was prevented
last night by the nrrlval of a largo
number of special officers, who had
been hurriedly summoned by telegraph
from all the nearby towns."
Sentiment Demonstrated for
Him at the Republican
By Excltiilvc Wire from Tlic Associated Pres.
Cleveland, O., May 27. The feature
of the Republican state convention here
today was tho unanimity of sentiment
In favor of Senator Hana. He has been
the center of interest since his arrival
from Washington last Sunday. The
conferences of leaders with him con
tinued today, but when It came to the
meeting of the delegates at 2 p. m. by
congressional districts, the sentiment
for him was demonstrated in an un
precedented degree. His friends had
claimed eighteen out of tho twenty
one districts, and more than realized
their expectations. Interest centered
in tho selection of state committeemen
as the new state central committee,
selected today will have control next
year, when members of the legislature
are elected who will choose the succes
sor to Mr. Hnniva, In the senate. It Is
claimed tonight that there was only one
antl-Hanna man selected on the new
state committee and that he "has been
The drift of sentiment in all the pre
liminary meetings was most enthusias
tic for the senator and in the conven
tion the delegates would not rest till
he got up and showed himself, although
he insisted that he would not discuss
the issues in advunce of the key note
speech to General Grosvenor, Who Is to
be the permanent presiding officer to
morrow. REFUGE FOR CRIMINALS
HAS BEEN CLOSED UP.
The New Chilean Extradition Treaty
Is Ratified at Washington.
By KxcluslNe Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, May 27. Secretary Hay
today closed up one of the principal
places of refuge for criminals commit
ting crimes m the United States, when
he exchanged the final ratifications
with Walker Martinez, the Chilean
minister here, of the new Chilean ex
tradition treaty. The United States
never has had a treaty with Chill and
some of the most notable defaulters
and embezzlers from the United States
have found safety in that country.
It has been difficult to secure a satis
factory treaty and the negotiations
which led up to the drafting of this ar
rangement lasted several- years. In
fact the treaty Itself brs date of
April 1900, when it was first signed at
Santiago by Minister Wilson and the
Chilean minister for foreign affairs.
MR. M'CORMICK'S FUNERAL.
Will Be Attended by Members of the
Williamsport Bar in a Body.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Williamsport, May 27.-A cablegram
was received this afternoon fiom Mrs,
Joseph Cochran, daughter of tho lato 11.
U. MeCoimlck, dated Lucerne, Switzer
land, stating that she Is en route home.
The body of General McCormlek will be
placed In a receiving vault until she la
turns. At a meeting of the Lycoming County
liar association, presided over by Judge
W. W, Halt, this morning, a committee,
was appointed to draft appropriate reso
lutions on tho death (it Mr. McCormlek,
The members of tho bar will attend tho
funeral In u body.
Mayor I.aeilleln hat Issued a pioclama
tlou asking that all lnisliiecs houses of tho
city bo closed dining tho hoiiis of tho
Tho public will, lew tho body from It to
12 o'clock on Thursday,
NEW VENEZUELAN CABINET.
President Castro Announces Names
of the Ministers,
By Kwluihe Wire fiom The Aisoiiuiid Prejt.
Caracas, Venezuela, May 20. Presi
dent Castro has named a new cabinet,
which Is composed as follows:
Minister of tho Intel lor Dr. Rafael I.o
Minister of Foielgn Affairs Gen. Diego
Duutlsta Forror, '
Minister of Finance and 1'ubllo Ciedtt
Gen. II. Tello Mendoia.
Minister of AVur and Navy den. Jo
aquin Garrldo. ,
Minister of Encouragement Dr. Arnal
Minister of Public AVoiks-Gen Rafael
Minister of Public Instructloii-Dr, Ra
Famous Ball Players at Cleveland.
liy Kxdiuhe Wire from 1 he Atsoeuted I'rtsn.
Cleveland, May 27. Napoleon Lajolo,
second baseman, and Pitcher Reiuluid,
lato of the Philadelphia American league
club, arir veil hero today und were in con
fcienco with Messrs, Bomcia and KII
foylo, of tho Cleveland American league,
club and un attornoy until 5 o'clock, Tho
several phases of the legal aspects of tlio
two playcis signing with Cleveland wero
gono over, and another meeting will bo
held tomonow, when tlio question of
whether or not theo famous pluyors will led county chairman was chosen n dclo
become members of the Cleveland flub gato to Iho Urlo convention without In
will be settled, 1 structlous.
An Effort Is Made In the Senate
to Secure Vote on the
The Colorado Senator Draws Elo
quent Word Pictures Disagree
ment Between' House and Senate
on Army Bill Is Discussed The
Shattuc Immigration Bill Passed
in the House A Feature of the
Day Is Debate nnd Action Upon
the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors.
Br Exclusive Wire from The Aaoclated Prat.
Washington, May 27. A fruitless ef
fort was made f just before the adjourn
ment of the senate today to secure an
agreement on the time for a vote on the
Philippine bill. The discussion Indicated
that some day next week eventually
would be agreed upon, but no day was
fixed. During the discussion, a propo
sition was made "that a time be fixed
on alternate Tuesdays, beginning next
week, for a vote on tho. Philippine bill,
'the Nicaragua canal bill and tho Cuban
reciprocity bill, nnd that a llnal ad
journment bo n greed upon for the
fourth Tuesday;'but it was too startling
to be taken seriously, although some
senators regarded It favorably.
For several hours today Mr. Patter
son, of Colorado, discussed the Philip
pine question, concluding the speech
which he began yesterday. After re
viewing and commenting on the gen
eral Philippine question, he attacked
the pending bill, particularly Its pro
visions regarding the holding of lands.
He declared that It was monstrous and
never should bo enacted Into law. Ho
urged that the Filipinos be granted
their Independence, and drew an elo
quent word picture of the turning over
to the Filipinos by the United-States of
the islands upon which they had estab
lished a government.
Tho disagreement between the house
and senate as to the army appropria
tion bill wasi discussed at' some length,
and u committee wok appointed to meet
a similar committee from the house.
Shattuc Bill Passed.
The house today passed the Shattuc
Immigration bill. Tho feature of the
day was a lively debate on the question
of prohibiting tho sale of intoxicating
liquors at Immigrant stations. It was
precipitated by an amendment offered
by Mr. Bowerso'ok (Kansas) to prohibit
such sale, which was carried, S3 to 18.
Mr. Landis (Indiana) followed this vic
tory with an amendment to prohibit the
sale of intoxicants in the capitol and it
prevailed by a still larger majority, iOS
to 19. The bill brings together all
the scattered legislation heretofore en
acted In regard to the Immigration of
aliens into the United States, arranges
it in sequence, etc., eliminated what has
become obsolete by reason of subse
quent legislation, amends some of the
administrative featuies and also adds
some provisions to the general laws and
others made necessary by the exten
sion of the territorial limits of the
United States. Among the' more Import
ant changes are those increasing the
head tax on aliens coming into the
United States by land transportation
from $1 to $1.50; adding to the excluded
classes, epileptics, persons who have
been insane within five yenrs, anarch
ists or persons who advocate the over
throw of government by force, prosti
tutes and procurers (whose Importation
Is now a felony, but whose entry is not
pronioueuj; broadening the word "con
tract" In the contract labor law to in
clude "offer, solicitation or promise;"
providing for the fine of steamship com
panies which receive at the port of de
parture, nliens afflicted with loathsome
or contagious disease, Instead of pro
viding as now for their deportation on
arrival hero; extending the time within
which an alien who becomes a public
charge may be deported from ono to
two years, and providing that Immi
grants over in years of age should be
able to read in some language. Just
before the session closed, a special rule
was presented to nuke the bill for coin
ing subsidiary silver a continuing order
until disposed of. A vote will be taken
on the rule tomorrow,
THE DEADLOCK UNBROKEN.
Conferees of Fourteenth Congression
al District to Meet in Scrnnton.
By i:eluslo Wire fiom 1 lie Anoc'jteil 1're's.
Wllkes-llane, May 27. Thu Republle.m
conferees of tho Fmitteeuth coniucssloiial
illstilct met ill this ety this afternoon and
took two moii) fruitless ballots for u can
illdate lor coiigfohs. Tho vote wus as fol
lows: Mini I.lllle, of Tnwduda, 0; Homer u.
Gieene, uf IlouesUule, 1; C. Frod Wright,
of Susquehanna, C. As there wns no hope
of breaking tho deadlock tliq conferees
adjourned to meet at Seiiiuton on Juno 19,
CONFIRMED BY SENATE.
By Eiclmlve Wire from Tlie Avoeiated 1'reu,
Washington, May 27, Tho senate In ex
ecutive bcsslon made the following con
tinuation: Robeit S, McCormlek, of Illinois, to bo
umbassador to Austria-Hungary,
Chandler Hale of Maino, secretary of
the embassy at Vienna, AustiU,
George Bin clay Rives, of Now Jersey,
second sccrotury of tho embassy at Vi
Alfred S. Moore, of Pennsylvania, judo
of tho district com t nf the District of
Delegate from Monroe,
By Fxcliulw Wire fiom Tlie Awoclnted 1'iew,
Stroudsbuig, Pa May 27. At tho Mon-
roe county Democratlo convention hero to-
nltrlit W. II. Kllcnbcreer. tho uowlv nloet.
BEEF TRUST HEARINO.
William A. Coffey Gives Evidence to
Prove Existence of a Combine.
By Kxclmhe Wire from Tho Awoclated Prru.
Albany, May 27. The hcnrlng Into tlio
operation of tho alleged beef combine was
continued today before former luntlco
Judson B. Luiulon as referee. William A,
Coffey, of Troy, testified that ho was for
merly employed by tho western packing
houses to represent them In Troy and to
furnish them weekly with a list of retail
meat dealeis In hli territory who failed to
settle their bills for meat delivered each
wcok. The object of thK ho sold, was to
compel butchers who were slow In paying
for goods delivered to pay cash for their
meat until such tlmo at they agreed to
settle their accounts weekly. ,Ho said
that he had been notified Inst week that
thcro was no longer any need for his ser
vices as the general working agreement
between the packing houses was no longer
Coffey did not know whether tho pi lees
charged by the wholcsalo agents In this
territory wero uniform or not.
Attorney J. G. Kimball, representing
Armour & Co., asked If he might ques
tion tho witness, but objection being
raised by tho attorney general tho witness
John W. Houngan testified that he had
acted us arbitrator for tho western pack
ing concerns in Albany and that'he hnd
been compelled to fine certain managers
for violating tho credit agreement.
Elvin L. Coolidge Instantly
Kille4Many Others Will
Die of Injuries.
By Kxcliuirr Wire from The Associated Tress.
New York, May 27. Elvin L. Cool
idgo, circulation manager of tho New
York Commercial, was almost instantly
killed and about 100 others Injured this
evening by the breaking down of a
temporary sidewalk at Fifth avenue
and Eighteenth street. Some of those
injured may die.
Those who fell were part of the crowd
gathered to watch the parade of militia
In honor of the visit of the Itochninbcau
commission to this city.
Two hundred Persons tere on the
sidewalk when it gave way. They were
preclpated twenty feet Into an excava
tion for a new building, and fell on
piles of building material.
The accident occurred just as the
head of the parade had passed the
corner. The French visitors had gone
past, and knew nothing of the accident
until some time later.
Troop C hud just ridden by and the
Twenty-escond regiment was passing
when .the crash came. The officers In
command at once gave the order to
break rank and fifty militiamen weie
detailed to the work of rescue. Hurry
calls were sent for police reserves and
ambulances and In a very short time
those who fell were assisted out of the
excavation and the work of binding up
wounds and conveying those most in
jured to hospitals was in full swing.
The authorities are busy endeavoring
to discover who was to blame for the
accident. Coroner Scholer says the
sidewalk had not been built of material
strong enough to stand as great a
weight as burdened it today. He said
the real cause of the wreck wns the
giving away of an upright timber, four
by two In dimensions, that extended
from the bottom of the excavation to
the cross beams on which the side walk
rested. About three feet of this timber,
he said, was rotten and very weak
CRISIS HAS OCCURRED
IN SPANISH CABINET
Following Canalejas, the Ministers
All Place Their Portfolios at
the Disposal of Sagasta.
By Kxilmlrii Wire fiom The Afsociated lress.
Madrid. May 27.r-A crisis In the cabi
net has occurred. At the meeting of the
cabinet today, Senor Canalejas, the
minister of agrlcultuie, insisted upon
the necessity of convening the cham
ber Immediately to discuss the relig
ious question. The other ministers op
posed this proposal, and Senor Canale
jas resigned. After this action the re
irtainder of tho cabinet placed their
portfolios at tho disposal of Senor Sa
gasta, the premier, to enable him to
.olvo the difficulty.
It was announced fiom Madrid, May
13, that Senor Canalejas, who tendered
his resignation as minister of agricul
ture, May 12, had consented to retain
his portfolio until after tho accession
to tho throne of King Alfonso. It wns
said then Hint a polltlcul crisis was
only postponed until after the festiv
ities attending the majority of the king,
which began May 17.
Senor Canalejas disagreed with tho
government regarding its policy of
coming to u comproml.se ngieeinent
with the Vatican on the question of the
By Kxcliifhe Wire from Tlio Awoilated l'rcst.
New York, Muy 27, Anlved: I.a fias
cogne, Havru; Pulatlu, Genoa and Naples;
Grosser Kurfurst, Bremen and Southamp
ton, dented: , Kensington,' Antwerp;
Oceanic, Liverpool; Philadelphia, South'
nmpton. Sailed: Tauilc, Liverpool; Penn
sylvania, Hamburg a Plymouth und
Cherliouig. IlotterdamAnlved; Noni it
am, No'w Yoik, Hnmburg Bulled; Pi In
zessla Victoria Louise, New Vol It
Montana Cashier Oets Ten Years.
By r.xcluslve Wire from The Awoelated PieiJ,
Helena, Mont., May 27,-Hcibeit II,
Mattesou, thu defaulting cashier of tho
First National bank of Cllou Fulls, who
pleaded guilty yesterday In tho fedciul
court, was toduy sentenced to ten years
In tho penitentiary by Judge Knowles.
Mattesou's shortage was ?19ii,ix).
Strike at Cumberland.
By Rxclmhe Wire from The Associated Presi.
Cumberland, Md., May 27, Tho pilnors
employed by tho Weaver Coal company
of Now Yoik and Chicago at Delllngton,
W, Va.. went on strllio today, Refusal to
allow tho miners ftvo cents for loading
each car Is' tho causa of tho dissatisfac
tion of the men
Hoosiers Cannot Enter Kentucky
Without Good Health Certificates,
By Kxcluslre Wire from TMc Associated I'resi.
Louisville, Ky Muy 27. The Ken
tucky board of health tonight declared
a quarantine against the state of Indl
ana on account .of smallpox In tho
southern part of tho latter state.
The quarantine Is to go Into effect at
noon Sunday, June 1. After that tlmo
no person can come Into Kentucky from
Indiana who cannot show a certificate
signed by a duly authorized health off!
cor showing that tho bearer has been
successfully vaccinated within five
years. Railroad und bridge companies
nro prevented from selling a ticket to
any person Intending to go Into Ken
tucky who Is not provided with a cer
tificate of vaccination.
RIVER AND HARBOR BILL.'
Agreement Upon the Measure Is
Reached by the Conferees.
Bj KxiHishe Wire from The Aoci.itcd PiesJ.
Washington, May 27. Tlio conferee's of
tho two houses of congress on tlio river
nnd harbor bill today reached a tlnal
agreement on that bill.
Tho exact llgure showing tho aggre
gate result of their work have not been
determined, but It can bo stated that
of the ?3,r,OO,O0O nppropt lotion added by
the senate only about Jt.300.000 was re
tained, tho provision calling for the re
maining S.,.000,000 l.eliis: tllsaKrecd to by
the home conferees. As the bill will bo
reported it makes a total appropriation
of about Jii.'i.OOO.OOno In direct appropiia
tlons and for work authorized.
NEW YORK WELCOMES
COUNT DE R0CHAMBEAU
Trip from "West Point Made in the
Dolphin The Pnrade and.
By Kxclunc Wire from The Associated Preo.
New York, May 27. Count do Hoch
ambeau and the others of the party
of French delegates, after passing inost
of the day In journeying to West Point
and reviewing the cadets there, arrived
In this city shoitly bpfore 4 6'cloelc.
They came down tho Hudson on the
United States-dispatch boot Dolpjiln.
As the Dolphin steamed up to the bat
tery three saliitcs eTe fired, tyo of
thirteen guns each for vice Admiral
Fournler and Assistant Secretary of
State Pierce and one of seventeen guns
for Ambassador Cambon.
Mayor Low's secretary, with Major
Greer, of General Roe's staff, and Alder
man Willett, chairman of the Alder
manlc reception committee were wait
ing at the Barge office. Lined up on
the deck were a hundied blue jackets
fiom the Gaulols with their band and
about double that number of United
Stnles sailors fiom the Kearsage and
Alabama. All carried rifles and bay
onets. A large crowd stood in n pouring rain
and witnessed the debarkation, cheer
ing the visitors as they proceeded to
carriages and, escorted by the military
and a platoon of mounted police were
driven to city hall. From the side
walks on Broadway, the party was wel
comed with the cheers and ncelama
tions of thousands, while the big build
ings which line the thoroughfare fur
nished a share of the applause from
hundreds stationed at the windows.
Countess de Rochnmbeau absented her
self from the procession. Arriving at
the city hall, the Frenchmen were
formally welcomed to the city by
Mayor Low and President Forties, of
the board of aldermen. Ambassador
Cambon responded on behalf of the
Carriages wero then taken and the
visitors and government and city of
ficials were driven to the reviewing
stand in Madison Square park, where
they were to witness the parade of the
New York National guard and the
Aineilcan and French Millors from the
warships. An Immense throng had
gathered In the paik as the detach
ments of sailors from tho French wnr
shln Gaulols and the vessels compos
ing the American squadion matched up
Fifth avenue and took positions facing
Tho parade wns an hour and a hair
lit passing the stand and S.300 men took
part In It. Count nocliambeait ex
pressed himself ii h highly pleased with
tho display made by the citizen soi
dleiy. The" French delegates at the dedica
tion of the Hocuambeau memorial wero
the guests of honor tonight at n ban
quet given at the Wnliloi -Astoria by
members of the Order of Cincinnati in
commemoration of the victories of the.
American und French forces In the war
of Independence mid of the Institution
of the older.
The baiiquut wns held In the Astor
gallery, covers being laid for ope hun
dred ut a single gigantic oval table,
laid out In the manner of u garden,
with great beds of deep led peonies In
terspersed with branches of cherry and
apple blossoms nnd tall standards of
American beauty roses.
Above tho seat or Mr, Nicholas Fish,
who presided, was displayed the blue
and white shield of the order, Hanked
by the Stars and Stripes and tho
Fiench trl-color. At Mr. Fish's right
sat Ambassudor Cambon and Ambas
sador Porter, and ut his left Vice Ad
mit al Fournler and Colonel T, A, Blng
huni, U. S. A of tho reception com
mission, With General Varnum, the
vice chalnnun, sat General Ilrugere,
Lieutenant General Miles, Captain Do
Surgy, of the battleship Gaulols, and
Assistant Secretary of State Pierce.
Tho scene was one of great brilliancy
all the military and naval officers ap
pearing In full untfrom, and tho diplo
mats and members of tho order wear
Ing their official ribbons and decora
The Strike Situation Is. Discussed
at a Conference at Har-
MR. MCHOLLS NOW
It Io Believed That the Employment
of New Men to Take Places of En
gineers, Firemen and Pumpmen
Will Be the Signal for an Out
breakStrike Leaders Fear That
Coal Companies Will Appeal to the
State Authorities for Aid at tha
First Disturbance Mr. ' Nicholls
Thinks That the Military Arm of
the State Should Not Be Called
Into the Conflict Until There la
Real Cause for Presence of Troops.
D.v Kxelushe Who from The Associated Pre.
Harrlsburg, Pa., Muy 27. The situ
ation In the anthracite coal region was
discussed at a conference between Gov
ernor Stone, Attorney General Elkln
und Thomas Duffy, T. D. Nicholls, John
Fahy, district presidents of the United
Mine Workers, today, In the governor's
private office at the executive depart-1
nient. The mine workers came here by
Invitation of the governor to explain
the exact situation In the strike region
and tho prospects of an early adjust
ment of tho trouble between the coal
presidents and the striking miners.
President Fahy said the strikers were
obeying the law and that he did not ap
prehend any violence which would jus
tify the operators to call on the state
authorities for the militia. The miners
urged the governor to pardon Thomas
Hurcur, who is serving three years In
the Pottsvllle jail for rioting at Oneida
during the anthracite strike in 1900.
Harcur's associates were pardoned last
October and -his case has been pending
before the board of pardons since Its
recent meeting. A protest has been, filed
agalnsti the applicant by the Schuyl
kill county authorities.
Wllkes-Barro, May 27. T. D. Nich
olls, president of District No. 1, United
Mine AVorkers, stopped oft between
train's in this city tonight. He had mot
been at President Mitchell's headquar- '
ters here for two days and there 'was,
more or less speculation as to' his
whereabouts. He arrived over the Penn
sylvania railroad, and did not go ,io
headquarters when he arrived here, but
took tho next train for his home in
It Is reported that he visited Harris
burg and called upon Governor Stone,
The object of his visit to the governor
Is said to be well known to the mem
bers of the executive board of United
If the operators Insist on hiring new
men to tuke the places of the engineers,
firemen and pumpmen who are ordered
to quit work on Monday next, unless
they are granted an eight-hour day,
trouble Is anticipated, although tho
stilke leaders say their best efforts will
be used In the direction of pence. If
Mr. Nicholls talked with the governor.
It was to ask him to give the millers
The officials of the United Mine Work
ers feur that at tho first disturbance
the coal companies will appeal to the
s,tute authorities for aid, Mr. Nicholls'
view is that the military arm of the
state should not be culled Into the con
flict until there Is reul cause for the
presence of the troops.
At it meeting of the engineers, fire
men and pumpmen of the Temple, Le
high A'ulley and Erie Coal companies nl
Plttston, tonight, it was agreed by a
vote of C2 to 00 to join the strikers on
Shamokin Is Unanimous.
Shamokln, May 27, Tho joint vote of
one hundred colliery firemen, taken at
a meeting today and ' tonight, was
unanimously In favor of'a strike In case
the eight-hour workday was not grant
ed by next Monday. Local No, i, of
the international Steam Knglneers, also
balloted anil decided tonight to engage
In a tie-up June 2, providing the sains
concessions demanded bv the firemen
are not grunted. After the meeting the
engineers stated they wero not respon
sible for certuln unorganized engluebi?
voting last Sunday not to strike,, even
if the eight-hour workday was nok
Senator Hanna Declines to Talk,
Cleveland.O., May 27. Senator Hanna,
when seen today relative to a reported
meeting of the Civic Federation In Chi
cago, us stated In a pews dispatch from
the latter city, stated that he knew ab
solutely nothing of the matter, He de
clined to say whether he hud any further
plans In connection with his efforts tc
secure a settlement of the anthraclu
Local data for May 27. 1902:
Highest temperature , 63 degrijet
Lowest tepiperaturo ,,,,,,,, 47 degrees
8 a. in.
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91 per cent.
s p. m. ,,.,,,..,,.,.,,.,,,.... St per cent,
Precipitation. 21 hours ended 8 d. m.
,12 Inch. ,
Washington, May 27. Forecast
for Wednesday and Thmvlay:
Kastcrn PonusylvanU, fair Wed
nesday; fresh northwest to north
winds; Thursday fair, warmer.
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