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SCK ANTON, PA., SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 7, 1902.
ALL IS PEACMJL
Alanu of the Goal and Iron Police-
men Have Departed for
IDLE MEN ARE SOBERED
BY SHOOTING AFFRAY
No Parados, Marches or Other Dem
onstrations Large Crowds of Peo
ple in the Vicinity of Coal Mines.
The Coal and Iron Policemen Are
Conducted to Train by Committee
By Kclmlc Wire from The Associated Press.
Wilkes-Bnrrc, Juno G. Last nlKht's
turbulent times had a sobering effect
on the Idle men and boys in this valley,
and as a result the Wyoming region
was a place of almost absolute peace
today. There were no parades, marches
or any considerable gathering of per
sons, and the police authorities of the
county had little more to do than keep
watch. The Stanton colliery, where the
shooting affray occurred last night, was
visited today by hundreds of persons
who expected" to sec more trouble, but
no crowds were permitted to congre
Kate in the neighborhood. The colliery
Is closed down as tight as a drum, as
Iwesult of the disturbance there. Fven
the coal and iron police, with the excep
tion of four or five, gave up their jobs
and left town as quickly as they could
get out. There were about twenty in
the party, including several colored
cooks. Last night's demonstration was
too much for them, and they decided to
leave. The fq,ct in some manner be
came known to the strikers, and the
latter promised to protect them to the
railroad station if they would leave the
city. Accordingly, under a strong guard
of mine workers, the ex-policemen left
the colliery, while a crowd cheered, and
were marched to the offices of the Le
high and Wilkes-Barre Coal company,
where they received their pay and
transportation. Later the men left for
New York and Philadelphia on the Le
high Valley's Black Diamond express.
The preliminary hearing of the four
coal and iron policemen who are
charged with the shooting of Charles
McCann, the 13-year-old boy, was not
held today, but they probably will be
arraigned tomorrow morning. The con
dition of the boy is still serious, but it
Is believed he will recover.
Sheriff Swears in Deputies.
Sheriff Albert Jacobs, of this (Lu
zerne) county, swore In twenty men as
deputies today. They are now quar
tered In the court house, ready for any
emergency. Some of the coal companies
wanted him to swear In as his deputies
some of their policemen, but he pre
ferred to pick his own men.
There were a number of desertions
tunong the flrebosses employed at sev
eral mines In this vicinity, which
caused the companies considerable in
convenience. President Mitchell said
today that the strike of the engineers,
firemen and pumpmen Is practically
complete. The mining superintendents
say that as far as they are concerned
there "was no change In the generul
situation during the past twenty-four
hours. Water is still accumulating in
pome of the lower level of the mines,
but the coal companies seem to be In
different regarding the flooding of the
The borough of Nantlcoko has de
cided to beglnf Injunction proceedings
against the Susquehanna Coal company
to enjoin that company from cutting
off the water supply from a portion of
the borough. The coal company fur
nishes the power for pumping water
into the reservoir, and when the en
gineers, firemen and pumpmen quit the
company, the pumps were shut down.
Another boy, named John Short, aged
33 years, was seriously 'wounded here
today, but his injuries were not re
ceived as a result of the strike. lie
was crossing a farm at Sugar Notch,
near here, owned by the Lehigh and
IWilkes-Barre Coal company, but ten
anted by Robert Hayden. Hayden since
the strike started has been bothered by
idle men and boys crossing his place,
so he decided to put a stop to It. The
lad, who works In a coal breaker, was
shot In the back and his wound Is con
sidered serious, Hayden was arrested.
At Hudson, a small mining village
elx miles north of this city, a crowd of
men, women and boys held up Fletcher
Walker, a fireman, as he was coming
from work this evening, The man ran
when he saw the crowd surrounding
him, He took refuge in a barn, where
he was held prisoner until he promised
not to go to work tomorrow. lie was
escorted to his home by a committee of
the strikers. Squads of men .front the
United Mine Workers are watching
many of the mines tonight.
The mine workers were advised to
night by Sheriff Gomberl, of Carbon
county, that the commissions of forty
four deputies sworn In by him at
Yorktown during the last two days,
have been revoked, us requested by
District President Duffy. Most of these
deputies were picked from the Imported
elements stationed ut the mine, A
special train, with steam up, Is ready
at Roan Junction to carry a, carload of
officers to any part of the district,
LYKENS VALLEY MINERS.
beriff Kelff Is Preparing for
Outbreak That Is Imminent.
Cjr Kxeluihe Wire from The Associated Press.
Harrlsburg, Pa., Juno 6 The inlnera
n the Lykens valley region threaten
to make troublo If the pumpmen and
engineers do not quit work. During tho
. twsntv.rour hours operators and
other mine ofilcluls have been burned In
cfllgy In Lykens, Wllllnmstown and
Wlcunlsco. An cfllgy labeled "Scab"
was suspended from a telegraph pole
In tho public square at Lykens today
by strike sympathizers.
When the men at work left their posts
at quitting time this morning and start
ed for their homes they were hooted and
jeered by the strikers and spoiled eggs
were hurled ut them. Tho danger of a
serious affray was Imminent, but cooler
counsels prevailed and peace was again
restored. Sheriff Relff sent here for
deputies this afternoon, but his clerks
could find nobody willing to serve. Sev
eral men were at the sheriff's office to
ask what It meant, and when they
found It was to preserve order at a
mine strike, they refused the place.
The sheriff is at Lykens and Is keeping
close watch on the developments. At
Wllllamstown the strikers number over
900 and n like number are out at Ly
kens. Several of those now working
are alleged to have been members of
tho United Mine Workers before the
strike was declared. The feeling against
these men is very bitter and an out
break may occur at any time.
New York Board of Trade Members
Will Not Visit President
Upon Strike Matters.
Dy KTclmlrc Wire from The Associated Pros.
New York, June 6. The Board
of Trade and Transportation at
noon received a telegram from
President Roosevelt, apprising them
that the president would be glad to re
ceive the committee appointed by the
board to ask the president to arJpoint
a commission to investigate and Aake
steps looking toward the settling of the
Following is the text or the presi
dent's message to the Board of Trade
Your letter of the 4th, with enclosures,
received. The section you refer to was
repealed by act of Juno 1, 1"0S, but tho
president wil lie glud to see your com
mittee if they should decide to come over.
George B. Cortelyou, Secretary.
The committee, which is composed'of
ex-Congressman Darwin It. James,
James Talcott and John D. Kernnn, who
was a member of a commission ap
point by President Cleveland to Inves
tigate the Pullman strike, was hurried
ly called together upon the receipt of
the message from the white house, and
after a brief conference it was decided
not to go to Washington, at least not
until further notice.
The reason for this failure to respond
to the president's invitation is duo to
the fact stated In the Invitation that
the law under which President Roose
velt was to be asked to appoint the
commission was repealed and that
therefore the president would not have
the power to accede to the request of
In view of the comment caused by
the false position In which the Board of
Trade and Transportation find Itself,
owing to the adoption of Mr. Kernan's
resolution, that gentleman wrote the
following letter to Frank S. Gardner,
secretary of tho board, today:
Dear Sir: My attention has been called
to the fact th.it chapter l,0i..I of tlio laws
of the United States, passed October 1,
1888, was repealed by section K of the
arbitration and mediation act of tho laws
of 1S9S. I think tho repeal took from tho
president the power to appoint u commis
sion to aibltrute or Investigate as pro
vided in tho act of 1SS8, and that, there
fore, he has no power under that act to
comply with the icquest presented by the
board In Its resolution of June 4. No one
knows better than I do that the board
took its action In entire good laith and
with highly patriotic motives, lelying
upon my statement, made wtihout such
examination ns I ought to have given to
tho matter, that tho president still had
power under tho statuto of 1S. I gi ral
ly regret that through my mistake tho
board was led Into passing the ii'solullon
Yours very truly,
'John D, Kernnn.
WILL QUIT WORK.
Miners' Strike in West Virginia Will
By Ktdmlte Wire hem Tin- Associated Pien.
Roanoke, Vu June 0. A special from
North Fork, W. Vn says:
"The miners' strike, otdered to take
place tomorrow, will be general and a
complete tie-up of the forty or more
coal and coko companies' works In the
Flat Top fields will result. All miners
coming out of tho various mines to
night are bringing their tools with
them. All Is quiet at this place and no
trouble Is anticipated.
"Twenty thoiifund men will quit
Planing Mills Destroyed.
By fiscluslyo Wire from The AuorUtril Pre,
McDonald, Oa., June G.Tlio saw and
planing mills of J, H. Bullev & Co, weiu
destroyed by tire today, Two million feet
of lumber und seven freight curs were
burned. Tho 1oh will be ubout JIM.OOO,
Three hundred men uro out of employ
ment. The origin of tho Urn is unknown.
Pleming Concedes Defeat.
By lUelmire Wire from 'Die Ansoilsted Press.
Augusta. On., June C W. J I, Fleming,
of Auguslu, concedes his defcut for con
gress from tho Tenth Georgia district by
T. W, Hurdwlck, of Sundersvllle, aa.
Fleming curried tho popular vote, but
Hardwick secured tho nomluutlun major
ity. Miss Chapman Tennis Champion.
By Diclushc Wlic from The Associated Press,
Phlludelphln, Juno 6. Miss Helen Chap,
man, Philadelphia today wim tho statu
tennis championship In women's singles,
defeating Miss T. G". Uahd, Mvrlou wo
out of three sets.
TILDEN CLUB DINNER.
Will Be Attended by the Most Prom
By Ktclmtre Wire from Tlic Associated PrcM.
Albany, X. Y Juno G. Robert 10.
Dowllng, Henry D, Hotchklss and John
(..'. Calhoun, a cnmtitlltop representing
the Tlltlcn club, of Now York city, had
an extended conference with Former
Scuutor David B. Hill this afternoon
and at its conclusion announced thnt
he had accepted the Invitation of the
club to nttend a meeting under Its aus
pices In New York city on Juno 1!) und
deliver an address.
Former President Grovcr Cleveland
has also nccepted an Invitation to be
present and speak at that time. Ah
Invitation has nlso been sent to Hon.
William J. Bryan, but no reply has us
yet been received.
MR. HANNA FAVORS
THE PANAMA CANAL
An Earnest Flea for Panama Route.
Debate on the Anti-Anarchy
By ExdmHe Wire flora The Associated Press.
Washington, June 6. After transact
ing some routine business today, the
senate resumed consideration of tho
isthmian canal bill, Mr. Hanna of Ohio
continuing his arguments in support of
the Panama canal. The Ohio senator
declared that no political considera
tions were Involved In the canal prob
lem. Ho presented the opinions of 83
ship masters and pilots In favor of the
Panama route as against the Nicarag
ua route, for many reasons which they
He urged that the construction of the
Nlcaragla canal was beset with un
known difficulties, while the construc
tion of the Panama canal was "an
open book." He laid particular stress
on the danger to the Nicaragua route
from volcanos and urged that it was
not good business policy to ignore those
dangers in a project Involving an ex
penditure of $200,000,000. In. conclusion
Mr. Hanna appealed to the senate to
consider the matter as a business prop
osition and, with some feeling, repu
diated the suggestion that those favor
lug the Panama route were not In favor
of any canal.
General debate on the anti-anarchy
bill closed today. The incident of the
day was a speech by Mr. Richardson,
an Alabama Democrat, condemning the
president in severe terms for the re
ferences in his memorial oration at
Arlington, to the epithets applied to
LIncolrnnd Grant during the Civil war
andfyrfr his allusions to lynchlnys. He
declared that the president's remarks
violated the proprieties or the accasion.
Mr. Littlefleld made a legal argument
of an hour and a half In closing the
debate on the anarchy bill. The sec
tion of the senate bill providing a
body-guard for the president was
stricken from the senate bill, as a pre
caution. In case the house substitute
failed. An amendment was made to
strike from tho first section of the
substitute the words limiting the crime
of killing the president, to the presi
dent In his official capacity, but the
motion was lost, 03 to 89. Only one
section had been disposed of when the
DOCTOR BILL OF THE
LATE SENATOR MAGEE.
Physician Sues to Collect Pees
Amounting to 8190,070.
By l.xdiMu Wire from 'I he A.-.suu'utctl Press,
Pittsburg, June 6, The bill of Dr.
Walter C. Browning of Philadelphia, for
$190,070 for professional services in at
tending State Senator Chris L. Magee
during the long illness which resulted
In his death came before Judge Over, of
the county orphan' court today.
The executors had refused to pay tho
bill, averting that It was exorbitant.
Counsel for Dr. Browning stated before
the opening of the hearing that Dr.
Browning's claims against the Magee
esttite aggregated $350,000, but he would
not make public the Items which go to
make the claims. Attorneys for tho
state say they have received no notice
that the claim had been Increased,
Pitthbuig, June . C, B. MuVey, pres
ident of the Pittsburg Trust company
was tho first witness. The witness
knew of Dr. Browning's remarkable
success as a specialist and advised
Senator Magee to go to him. Mr. Mc
Vey had paid Dr, Browning $30 an hour
for an examination and $20 an hour for
tieatment. Senator Magee when told
of this said expense wus not to bo con
Andrew Fulton, who hud known Sen
ator Mugee for 40 years, testified that
Munee had time and again suld that
Browning thoroughly understood his
case and he wus confident of the phy
Mr. Magee told the witness that he
wished to live and he would make the
doctor Independent in a financial way,
Several other witnesses testified In
the same strain und court adjourned
with John D, Shuw on the stand, Mr,
Shaw In his testimony suld Mr. Magee
had said to him that he Intended to
beat the lecord of P, A. B. Wldener,
who hud given his physician $S00,000
for curing him of a cuso of double
pneumonia, us he (Mugee) Intended to
give Dr, Bi owning $1,000,000.
Claimed to Be a Human Battery,
By i:cluhi! Ire hum The Associated I'ims,
Washington, June C A coloied man
who gavo tils nuinu us R. B. Allen, of
UlcUsvUlc, Ohio, wus taken Into custody
ut the white liou.su today. His tiulmed to
bo a human battery und to bo the only
menus of communication with tho army
of tho Hutted Stntes, which ho suld ho
brought along with him In balloons. Ho
will bo held pending un Investigation us
to his buuity, i
Yale Ball Association.
0 Hjci lushe Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Now Haven, Conn., Juno 0. Tho Ynlo
University Buso Ball usboclutlon tonight
elocted the following officers: President
and munager, Orion J. Willis, 1003, Man
chester, Tenu.j Wushburn Chittenden,
1003. 8.. Washington, D. C, vice presi
dent; Lansing P. Iteed, JDOi, Holyokc,
Muss,, iibKlstnnt manager; Russell
Cheney, 1901, South Manchester, Conn.,
Prominent Republicans Preparing
tor the State Convention
ELKIN CLAIMS VOTES
ENOUGH TO NOMINATE
Deputy Attorney General Fleitz Be
lieves the Eight Is Won Politi
cians Much Interested in Wash
ington Dispatch to Pittsburg Ga
zette Those in Charge of Elkin
Advance Guard Claim That Sur
prises Are in Store.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Harrlsburg, Juno 6. W. R. An
drews, private secretary to Senator
Penrose, reached here today from
Washington, to open headquarters for
Senators Quay and Penrose for next
AVednesday's Republican state conven
tion. Senator Penrose reached here tonight
from Washington. The senator Is a
delegate from Philadelphia and Is In
structed for Judge Samuel W. Penny
packer for governor, although he de
clined to discuss the contest for that
He Is framing the platform, which he
says will endorse the suits against the
beef trust, railroad merger ahd Philip
pine and other policies of the Roose
velt administration. Senator Quay Is
expected here tomorrow, as Is also At
torney General Elkln, who will have
personal direction of his own cam
paign for governor.
Special to the Soranton Tribune.
Harrlsburg, June G. The Republican
campaign, so far as the selection of
delegates to the state convention Is
concerned, will end tomorrow, when
sixty-eight delegates will be chosen,
representing these counties:
The attitude of most of these coun
ties Is pretty generally understood. The
Allegheny delegates will doubtless vote
unitedly. It Is the belief on Capitol
Hill that Elkln will receive the solid
support of that county. The votes of
Bedford, Cambria, Clarion, Perry and
Westmoreland are claimed by the El
klnites, and they say the chances are
they will win in Somerset. Washing
ton, controlled by Congressman Ache
son, will undoubtedly be for Quay, and
the probability Is that Butler will be In
the same column. The Montour dele
gate Is claimed by both sides.
Politicians here were much Interested
In a Washington dispatch appearing in
today's Pittsburg Gazette, the organ of
the Olivers. The Gazette, until today,
has been printing the stiffest kind of
claims that Pennypacker would win
easily on fii;st ballot, but now It says:
"According to advices received by tho
leadoi-s, the nomination of Judge Penny
packer is certain on tho first ballot, un
less some of the delegates who have
pledged their votes to him are enticed
away by tho Klkln following. It Is
known that the Stone machine is work
ing hard and Is well supplied with cash
und other accessories. All that Is neces
sary tor Air. Pennypacker's friends Is to
hold on to tho votes that havo been
pledged. In tho evont that enough dele
gates are won away to prevent Judgo
Pennypacker's nomination on tho first
ballot, the nomination or Mr. Watres Is
possible, und his friends are on the
Editorially the Gazette sneaks ap
provingly of Colonel Watres, which Is
taken as confirmation of tho report cur
rent hero that Quay's only hope of de
feating Elkln Is In getting Watres'
delegates. It Is known thnt he has
made desperate overtures to Watres,
but it Is said without success.
Major General Miller's announcement
for Elkln, currying with It the three
votes from Venango, the onu from
Cameron and the probability of the
threo from Warren, came .13 a surprise
to tho Quay workers, Those In charge
of Elklu's Interests hero say other and
bigger surprises are In store,
"Elklu's fight Is won," Is the way
Deputy Attorney General Fleitz put It,
"The votes to nominate are already
Inspector General Sweeney Will Ob
serve National Guard July 12-10.
By Kxclulu Wile Ironi The Associated Vrtw.
Harrlsburg, June 0. General orders
were Ibsued today from the headquar
ters of the nutlonal guard of Pennsyl
vania announcing that the annual In
spection will be made during the divis
ion eneumpmeiit at Gettysburg on July
li-19 under the supervision of Inspec
tor General Sweeney,
Thu otders also stuto thut officers will
not be permitted to mess with the en
listed men during the encampment or to
have cooking done In company tents.
Only such articles us are absolutely
necessary must be taken to camp.
CONCESSION TO MR. KRUGER.
By lluluslve Wire ft om The Associated Prei
' London, June 6. Tho organ of Colonial
Secretary Chainberluin, tho Blrmhiglutm
Post, says today thut on account of Sir,
Krugcr's ago and Infirmities tho Ihltlsli
government has waived Its claim for the
ucknowledgedment by him of British sov
ereignty over tho Transvaal, and has
guuruntrcd to all the Boer delegates In
Kuropo a safo conduct their homos in
Polo Player Escapes Punishment for
Torturing a Horse.
By lxcliilr Wire from The Awocl.ited Pre..
London, June 6. Tho summons Issued
at tho Instance of cnrlof Shrewsbury,
charging Lawrence Walorbury, of tho
American polo team, with cructty to
animals In using sharp spurs on his
pbny during tho international match at
Hurllngham on Saturday last was for
mally withdrawn In the police court
Interest in tho result of the polo
matches for the American cup tomor
row Is far greater than was taken In
the event of last week. It has been
raining steadily for two days and the
ground Is likely to be In poor condition,
even if play Is possible. Both teams are
FROM MT. PELEE
Eruption Yesterday Results in the
Formation of a Heavy Cloud.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated I'reu.
Fort de France, Island of Martinique,
June 6, 10.10 a. m. A volcanic outburst
from Mont Pelee today resulted In tho
formation of a heavy cloud, similar to
that of May 20 last, thought it was not
so dense. No stones fell, and when
the cloud had spread over Fort de
France, half an hour later, there wus
no panic here.
It is noted at Fort de France that the
volcanic outbursts coincide with tho
changes of the moon.
Mont Pelee is still In violent erup
tion. This morning an enormous column
of black smoke rose from the volcano
to a height estimated at four miles,
and then spread rapidly Into a mushroom-shaped
cloud which appeared to
have a diameter of forty, miles.
The most notable phenomenon today
was that the sea rose nearly three
feet, then fell to below Its normal level,
and then returned to its normal level.
The cause of this rise and fall of the
sea Is Inexplicable. The eruption today
was absolutely not accompanied by
earthquake. No reports of damage
have been received.
Prof. Angelo Hellprln, president of
the Philadelphia Geographical society,
and George Kennan, noticed a great
outburst of yellow vapor from the vol
cano yesterday, when they were at Le
Precheur. These outbursts seem to be
positive precursors of severe erup
tions. Castries, Island of St. Lucia, B. W. I.,
June 6. The royal mall steamer Eden,
Captain Down, arrived here today.
Captain Down reports that while leav
ing Fort de France at 10.15 o'clock this
morning, Mont Pelee erupted and threw
out an enormous cloud of smoke,
which passed to the eastward. At half
past 11 o'clock almost entire darkness
prevailed. While three miles distant
from the shore of the Island of St.
Lucia, clouds of volcanic dust ob
scured the coast and made 11 difficult
for the vessel to enter the harbor. At
2 o'clock this afternoon the darkness
was Intense over St. Lucia.
Basse Terre, Island of St. Christo
pher, B. W. I June G. It grew very
dark .here this morning at 10.13 o'clock,
and lights had to be lit. Loud detona
tions were heard from the southward.
SUNDAY GOLP CONDEMNED.
Dr. Hathaway Claims That Sabbath
Observance Is the Only Safety.
By i:ilulve Wire fiom The Associated Picss.
Asbury Park, N, J., June C Litur
gical revision came before the general
synod of the Reformed Church of
America this morning. The report of
the committee on this subject was read
by Dr. Collier and was adopted, al
though a concluding clause recommend
ing certain changes in the baptismal
service was not agreed to, It wus the
sense of the commltee, and therefore of
the synod, that in these forms simplic
ity, dignity and brevity shall be sought,
rather than elaboration of form.
Dr. I. W. Huthuwny made a stirring
address on Sabbath observance, la tho
course of which he claimed that tho
American exhibits at Purls und the
Buffalo exposition were closed on Sun
day as a direct result of the influence
brought to bear on the authorities In
Washington. He condemned Sunday
golf, und claimed that the observing ot
tho Sabbath was the only safety for tho
preservation of the Christian religion.
Rev. David M. Hunter, of New York,
caused something of u- stir by a reso
lution asking thut a committee of eight
be uppolnted to urge on the churches
u general advance In evangelical' work.
Some of the delegates were rather dis
posed to believe that the resolution was
a reflection on their zeal hi the con
version of souls. One deleguto said he
would favor It If every minister in the
Reformed church was udded to the
President Klltredge made an linpus
sloned address, urging a jeturn to tho
old-tlmo form and zeul In ovungellcal
work, and' suld It was a duty that
should not be delegated to special evan
gelists. GENERAL MILES MISQUOTED,
By i:x(luric Wile horn The Associated 1'itm,
Chicago, June C General Miles left
for Washington oyer the Pennsylvania
road at 6.30 p, in, He was seen at thu
Auditorium by tho Associated Press
representative Just before ho left und
"I havo been misquoted, I did not
say that I hod been ordered to Wash
ington. I did not suy that I would not
uttcud the exercises at West Point."
General Miles refused to be further
Tommy Dixon Released.
By i:.xiluslc H'lie from The Awoctiled Press.
Boston, Juno ti. Tho Chicago boxer,
Tommy Dixon, who was nriested huo on
Muy UJ, following the death of Tommy
Noonun, of Chelsea, who hu hud knocked
out In a boxing bout, wus discharged
from custody today. Tho medical exam
iner decided that Noonun died ot ovw
REFUSED TO CERTIFY.
Controller Costello Says Stone Crush
er Can Wait His Views on
City Controller P. W. Costello has
taken a decided stand against certify
ing ordinances providing for emergen
cy appropriations, as provided by the
This act provides that nil appropri
ations shall be made and tuxes levied
annually prior to the first of February
every year and that after the general
appropriation ordinance Is passed no
other appropriation ordinances shall
be considered by councils "except In
cases of emergency, when, on a certifi
cate signed by the city recorder and
controller that such emergency exists,
a special appropriation may be made
to meet the same."
An ordinance is now pending in
councils providing for the purchuse of
a stone crusher and appropriating
funds to pay for the same out of un
expended balances In various accounts
for last year. Director of Public Works
Roche requested City Controller Cos
tello to sign a certificate setting forth
that the appropriation Is a necessary
one. The controller refused to sign
such a certificate without even looking
at the ordinance. In speaking about
the matter yesterday afternoon to a
Tribune man, he said:
"I have decided to refuse to certify
that any appropriation is an emergen
cy if it can wait just us well until next
year's appropriation ordinance Is being
prepared. I don't consider that the
necessity of purchasing a stone crush
er is so great that It can be construed
into a case of emergency by even a
liberal stretching of the law.
"I am inclined io believe that Mr.
Qulnnan's Interpretation of the law is
correct. If a bridge Is washed away
or a fire house Is burned down or some
other such thing occurs then an emer
gency arises. The line has got to be
drawn some place or we'd have ap
propriation ordinances being passed
throughout the entire year. I think
that the appropriation of funds for the
payment of the deficiency bills which
are piled up in my office Is far mote
Important than the purchase of a stone
NEW FRENCH CABINET.
List of Ministers Semi-Officially
By Inclusive Wire from The A.iociated Pu".
Paris, June 6. Senator Combes,' pro
gressive Republican and ex-vice-president
of the senate, who yesterday ac
cepted the task of forming a new cabi
net, has been engaged all day today In
conferring with political friends, and
tonight the formation of a ministry is
The following list of ministers' was
M. Combes, premier, minister of the
interior and minister of public worship.
Senator Vulle, minister of justice.
M. Delcusse, minister of foreign af
General Andre, minister of war.
Deputy Maruejouls, who was minister
of commerce In the Brlsson cabinet,
minister of marine.
Senator Chaumle, public insttuctlon.
Deputy Pellelun, minister of public
Deputy Dounergue, minister of col
onics. Deputy Troulllet, who was minister
of colonies in the IJrlsson cabinet, min
ister of commerce.
Deputy Mougeot, minister of agricul
ture, Deputy Homier will probably accept
the portfolio of minister of finance.
A I'USION MOVEMENT.
Central Committee and Democrats of
Pittsburg to Confer,
By KsclusUe Wire from The .Woclated Pros.
Pittsburg, June 6. Two meetings
were held here today which will have
their effect on the November elections,
The citizens' central committee, com
posed ot thirty-two members, repre
senting eight legislative districts In
Allegheny county, met and organized.
A committee of ten was uppolnted to
confer with n similar committee of tho
Democrats to arrange for a fusion
ticket for tho November election.
John Dalzell was unanimously nomi
nated for congress In the Twenty-third
district. Other nominations will bo con
sidered after the conference with the
Tho meeting of tho Democratic county
executive committee was brief. A con
feience committee of ten to meet the
citizens looking to fusion was appointed
and tho meeting adjourned, leaving
nominations to lollow the meeting (if
the conference cotnmttees, which will
probably be held tomorrow,
Soft Coal Strike,
Bj lltchulu Wiie hum Tlie Awoclalid Presj.
WilUes-Ilarre, Juno . Tho strlUo for
higher wages of tho soft coal minors In
West Virginia, which Is to be Inaugurated
tomoriow, will bo directed by President
Mitchell from Wilkes-Barre. lo said to
day then' are twenty-lilno thousand men
In thnt field, that eighteen thousand lll
stop work tomorrow, and that he expects
tho ntheis will all bo out In tho courto of
a few days.
By lAchaho Who from Tbo Associated Press.
New York, Juno 6. Cleared: Lucanla,
Liverpool; Ryndam, Rottordum via Bou
logne; Georgian, Liverpool. Southampton
Bulled: Augusto Victoria (from Hum
burg), Now York via Cherbourg- Gonoa
Arrived: Alter, Now York via Gibraltar
and Naples. Lizard Pussod; Kenslng
ton. Now York for Antwerp.
ARE AT PEACE
Acting Governor Wrloht Sends a
Report on the Conditions
on the Islands. v
ALL SECTIONS ARE
No Armed Insurrection Anywhere
Outside the Moro Country Nearly,
All Sections Ready, for Civil Gov
ernmentGeneral Chaffee's Concur
rence in the Statements Secretary
Root Sends to the Philippines
Copies of Instructions Given by
Governor Taf t.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, June 6. Secretary Root
today made public the following cabU
dispatch from Acting Governor Wright
of the Philippines:
Manila, May 23, 1902.
Secretary of War, Washington:
With referenco to your cablegram of
15th, outside of Moro country, only por
tions of urchlpelago not organized under
civil government ure Lepanto, Bontoe,
Butangas, Laguna, Principe, Infanta,
Mindoro, Samar and Paraguan and other
small groups. No armed insurrection in
any of them. No reason, so'fof as relates
to peaceful conditions, why civil govern
ment In all may not bo now established.
Special governments for Bontoe and Le
panto, Inhabited exclusively by peaceful
Irrogotcs-ill bo organized in a few
days. Wlll"organlze civil government In
Laguna immediately. Batagnas.yformer
ly orgunlzcd, was turned over to military
authorities by Philippines commission's
act No. 17J. Will repeal same, to toko
effect July 4. Only reason for not giving
act Immediate effect is that many people
in this province have only recently re
turned to their homes, and In order to
prevent possibility of suffering, think
best to have military look after them
until date named, because latter have
perfected organization, which civil au
Ciops now being plunted will mature by
August :. Whilst Principe and Infanta
could be organized at once, difficult to
look after them until wo receive vessels
now building, say by September 1; few
Inhabitants and unimportant. Mindoro
and Paraguan group large islands, sparse
ly populated and difficult of access with
out vessels. For theso reasons think best
to leave military temporarily in charge,
becaifee they have transportation facili
ties, Under Spanish regime, Bontoe, L
pnnto, Principe, Jufnnta and tho Para
guan group did not havo provincial gov
ernment, commanded by military offi
cers, and Mlndoio was attached to Marin
duqiie. Major General Adna R. Chaffee concurs
In uboe. Wright.
Governor Taft's Instructions.
Washington, June 6. Secretary Root
today sent to the Philippine, committee
of the senate and house textual copies
of the instructions given by him to
Governor Tuft for his guidunce in deal
ing with the Vatican respecting the ac
quisition by the United States of the
friars lands In the Philippines. Theso
instructions were exhibited yesterday
by Governor Taft to the Vatican offi
cials and served the purpose of creden
tials. Governor Taft Is authorized to visit
Rome on his return journey to the
Philippines, and,- there ascertain what
church authorities have the power to
negotiate for and determine upon a sale
of the lands of the religious orders In
the Philippine islands, and If you find,
us we are Informed, that the officers of
the church at Rome have such power
and authority you will endeavor to at
tain the results above Indicated. Any
negotiations which you may enter upon
are always subject to granting of power
by congress to follow the negotiations
by binding action."
Governor Taft is requested to bear in
mind in the course of his negotiations
with the other side that tho purchase
of the lands must be on the propositions
of "a complete separation of church and
state, with the freedom of each from
any control or Interference by tho oth
er; religious orders can no longer per
form in behalf of the state the duties
In relation to public Instruction and
public charities formerly resting upon
them; no rents can be collected from
the populous communities occupying
their lands unless It be by the Inter
vention of the civil government; It Is
the wish of our government that the
titles of religious orders to largo tracts
of land whtcirthey now hold shall be
extinguished but full compensation
shall be paid,"
Governor Taft Is Informed that his
errand to Rome will not be In any sens
diplomatic in Its nature, but Is purely
a business matter of .negotiations for
the purchuse of the property from th
Oldest Gypsy Queen Dead. "
By Ku'lusne Wire from The Asoclted Press.
Harrlsburg, June 8. Ezvlra Lovell, who
clulmed to bo tho oldest gypsy queen In
tills country, died this afternoon In 'tho
r.iiiip of her band in this city, aged 9i
YESTERDAY'S WEATHER. ,il
Local data for Juno 6, 1903:
Highest temperature ..,..,.,,,,, 81 degrees
Lowest temperaturo ,,,,,,.,,.. t! degrees
8 a, m. ,, .,,....,,,.., CO per cerit,
8 p. m , S2 per cent.
Precipitation, SI horns ended 8 p. m.,
f T t
Washington, Juno 6. Forecast
for Saturday and Sunday: Kasturn
Pennsylvania r.ocul rain Saturday
und Sunday; fresh south winds.