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All Elforts to Gapture Detonates
Instructed for Him Have
Thus Far Failed.
The Solid Delegation from the West
ern Part of the State Is Expected
to Stmt the Elkin Column on the
Roll Colonel Watres and His
Supporters Also Claim to Have the
Balanco of Power Within Their
Grasp The Intense Interest in the
Political Combat Has Not Been
Equalled Within the Memory of
the Oldest Politician.
Editorial Correspondence of The Tribune.
Hnrrlsburg, .Tune 9. It la the flght of
a life time.' The memorable contest of
'OS was not ii marker in comparison.
In attendance, intense Interest, and
fierceness of political combat such a
struggle Is not recalled by the oldest
politician. Yet there Is not In evidence
as yet the bitterness which might be
expected in such a situation. But if
the efforts which Senator Quay's fed
eral machine is putting forth to take
from Elkin delegates elected and In
structed for him, shall succeed in any
measure, a flame will be kindled which
will scorch this commonwealth from
end to end. Such practices are un
heard of in fair politics. They spell
desperation and defeat at the polls for
the candidate who succeeds in conven
tion by their use.
AH day and far into the night the
play of seemingly unlimited pressure,
financial and otherwise, upon delegates
instructed for Elkln has been in pro
gress, but it is consoling to say that
thus far the Klkin line hus.not wq,vered.
On the contrary, the day's round up
adds more than ten votes to the Elkin
column, fairly won among the unln
structed delegates. Allegheny county's
solid 36 will start the Elkln column on
roll call, and long before the last coun
ty, "York, shall have been reached the
nomination of the Indiana plow boy
will have been effected. This can be
accepted as a prediction founded on
substantial Information.
The Klkin caucus will be held to
morrow night in the hall of the house
of representatives. At this caucus the
Elkln slate for temporary organization
will be prepared. The vote on tem
porary chairman Wednesday will tell
the whole story. When that shall have
been cast, it will all bo over but the
Colonel Watres arrived this forenoon
and was joined this evening by County
Treasurer Scranton and Major Everett
Warren. Arrangements have been com
pleted for the reception of the main
Watres delegation tomorrow. The
Watres supporters say they hold the
balance of power. If they do the math
ematicians at the Elkln headquarters
are badly deceived, and they are ex
perts. Llvy S. Richard.
All Await the Decision of the Alle
gheny Delegation.
By I'xclush e Wire from Tlio Associated Press.
Harrisburg, June 9. With the chances
apparently about even between Judge
Samuel W. Pennypaeker, of Philadel
phia and Attorney General John P. El
ltln. of Indiana, and the managers of
ex-Lieutenant Governor Louis A. Wat
res, of Scranton, claiming he holds the
balance of power, the result of the con
test for the Republican nomination for
governor is still very uncertain.
Senator Quay, who Is directing the
Pennypaeker forces, with the assist
ance of Senator Penrose and Insurance
Commissioner Durham mild tonight
that ho was confident the judge would
be nominated and he saw no reason to
change his statement that he will have
225 of the 338 delegates in Wednesday's
state convention.
General Klkin said that the result
was more positive than yesterday and
that his frlendti were stundlng up at
every point and would control the con
vention. Everything Is coming our
way," he added. "I heard from several
counties today which were supposed to
be doubtful, and they are all favorable."
Ex-Stute Senator Wllllum M. Brawn,
of Lawrence county, Is regarded as the
most likely nominee for lieutenant gov
ernor. There is apparently no opposi
tion to the candidacy of Major Isaac I).
Brown, of Erie, fqr secretary of Inter
nal affairs, llrown and Mayor Fred E.
Lewis, of Allentowu, are the only
wowed candidates for lieutenant gov
ernor, although Rev, Dr. Theodore L.
Flood, of Meadvllle, may be brought
out by the Elklnites, for the purpose of
securing the four delegates from
Crawford county.
Allegheny May Decide.
Hoth Elkln and Pennypaeker nro
playing for the 36 delegates from Alle
gheny county, who will reach hero par
ly tomorrow In ii special car, it being
runceded by both sides that their votes
na,v decide the content. Governor
In the committee on credentials, which
Stone, who Is taking an active part In B composed of one delegate from each
the Elkln campaign, received a tele- senatorial district,
gram today from Pittsburg that 32 of, Following the usual custom the llter
the delegates would vote for Elkln nnd Bry bureaus of the Pennypaeker and
the proFpects are ho would get the Elkln headquarters are actively en
voles of the other four. ' gaged In furnishing Interviews with
The Pennypaeker mnnngers claim prominent leadera and workers extol
they can win without a single dele- ing the virtues of the favorites and pre
gatc from Allegheny and that Elkln dieting their nomination. There Is a
will not get more than twenty-tlve marked absence of abuse In these state
voles out of this delegation. The Al- nienls nnd apparently there Is good
legheny delegates will hold a caucus feeling between the managers of the
after they reach here, and managers rival candidates.
of the rival candidates are working j A caucus of the delegates of Mercer
hard to secure an endorsement for their j and Lawrence counties was held tonight
favorite. at which Ex-Senator Brown was en-
Phlladelphla's eighty-six delegates ' dorsod for lieutenant governor. The
nre pledged to Pennypaeker. Watres Lawrence delegates arc Instructed for
has ti solid delegation from Lacka-, Pennypaeker and those from Mercer
wanna county. It Is conceded that El- for Elkin. The Pennypaeker managers
kin has a majority of the delegates ' claimed tonight that the Mercer dele
outside of Philadelphia. There is a gates would vote for their candidate,
contest between tho Elkln and Watres Claims were also made by the Penny
ailhorents in tho First Luzerne dls- packer people that the Northumber
trlct. There Is also a contest Jn the
Twenty-ninth ward of Philadelphia,
although the Elklnites concede that the
sitting delegates will not be disturbed.
There may also be a contest from one
or two of the Schuylkill districts.
Should tho Pennypaeker forces se
cure control of the convention, Sena-
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n,i jTcmuae ..i uu lc...ijUi.,., w.u..- cuuited that he had gone over to Penny
man and Congressman Sibley, , of pncker A search was made for tho
Franklin, will be permanent chair- mllfsing deiegate lind ntutlly one of the
man. Watres Is 'acting with Penny-. Luzerne delegates went to Senator
pacKer a menas ana nis delegates win
participate in men" caucus, in oe nuiu
tomorrow night. The Elklnites have
not yet uncovered their candidates for
officers of the convention. Both Quay
nnd Elkln are delegates and will direct
their forces on the floor of tho con
vention. Betting Against Elkin.
The betting seems to be against El
kln. An offer was made today by cx
Sheriff Buser, of this city, to wager
from $5,000 to $100,000 that Elkin would
not be nominated. There were no
takers. Buser posted $5,000 as a forfeit
and said the balance of the money
would be ready tomorrow noon. Buser
was asked by an Elkln manager if he
would wager that Pennypaeker would
be nominated, and he replied in tho
negative. An Elkin manager offered to
pledge the three delgates from Jeffer
son county against three from Phila
delphia that Elkin would have more
votes on the first ballot than Penny
packer, the winner to get all the dele
gates. The offer was not accepted. T.
A. AVelble, a clerk in tho state depart
ment, wagered $2,000 with J. Clayton
Erb, of Philadelphia, a Pennypaeker
adherent, that the judge would not bo
Hampton L. Carson, of Philadelphia,
will present Pennypacker's name before
the convention. Robert H. Murphy, of
Johnstown: Representatives Frank B.
McClaln, of Lancaster, and W. S. Van
Dyke, of Greensburg, will name Elkln.
A. J. Colborn, of Scranton, will nomin
ate Colonel Watres.
Both the Pennypacker'and Elkin ad
herents will have demonstrations to
morrow night after their caucuses.
Fifteen clubs will come from Philadel
phia to take part In the Pennypaeker
demonstration. Several hundred miners
from the anthracite regions will par
ade with the Elkln shouters. Elkln
clubs will also be here from Lancaster,
Altoona, Shamokin, Indiana, Punxsu
tawney and other localities in which
the delegates have been Instructed for
the attorney general.
The Indications are that tho crowd
will be so great that hundreds of visit
ors will be unable to find quatters.
Every available hall and public build
ing in the city has been engaged for
the yjsltlng clubs. Hundreds of cots
have been placed in the corridors of tlu
capital for the accommodation o: the
Elkin clubs. To avoid the crowds
about tho hotels Senators Quay and
Penrose have their headquarters in a
private residence.
Photographs Plentiful.
The Pennypaeker and Elkln manag
ers flooded the city with photographs
and banners of tho rival candidates af
ter midnight Sunday. This morning
the Pennypaeker campaign committee
found several of their banners in caD
ltol park had been silt with a knife to
that tho wind would blow them away,
and that streamers which had been
tied to trees hud been cut during the
night. Elkln's manugers declared they
had nothing to do with the vandalism
and assisted in replacing the Penny
packer banners.
Headquarters of the state committee
was opened today at the Loehlel hotel
by Chairman Frank Reeder, of Huston,
A meeting of the committee' will be held
tomorrow to make up the roll of dele,
gates and distribute the tickets of ad-
The Former Scrantonian Is Recom
mended for Appointment as
Brigadier General.
D.v Kxrluih Wire (rom The Artotlated l'rc.
Washington, Juno !). The president
today sent the following nominations tu
the senate; To bo major generals, Brig-adler-General
John M, Bates; Brigadier-General
George V. Davis. To be
brigadier generals; Colonel Theodore F,
Wlut, Sixth cuvalry, Colonel Frank p,
Buldwin, Twenty-seventh Infantry;
Colonel Jesse M. Lee, Thirtieth Infan
try; Colonel William II. Hurler, assist
ant adjutuut general.
Colonel Theodore Wlnt Is a native of
this city and Is at present engaged In
actlvo service In the Philippine Islands.
Ho has an honorable military career
and has performed efficient service both
In China and In the Philippines.
mission to the convention hall. Each
delegate will he given a reserved seat
and a certain number of admission
Should Pennypuckcr bo nominated
Sena tor Quay wilt bo elected chairman
of the slate committee und direct the
state campaign this fall. Chairman
Rcodcr Is an Klklnito and wilt retain
the chnlrninnslilp If his favorite win.
The Etklnltrs cl.iltn to have a majority
land delegates who are Instructed for
Elkln would support the Phlladelphlan.
A Delegate Missing.
There was much excitement among
the Elkin managers tonight over the
discovery that one of the Instructed del
egates from Luzerne county was miss-
Inr. und tinfnnrllft tdtr n rntinrf 'nc nil
"0 ....V. .ltllllbUIU.l.V L,JW.k
Quay.s headquarters and good natured
ly demanded the return of the delegate.
Tho senator said he knew nothing about
the delegate and later tho absentee
turned up at Elkln's headquarters with
a story that he had been out to spend
tho evening with friends.
Elkin's Strength.
Tho Elkln committee on organization
and reception issued the following
statement late tonight:
The committeo has received information
from delegates on tho ground and by
telegram from those on the way hoie,
j which shows that John P. Elkin lias posi
tively pledged to him more than two
hundred votes. Mr. Elkin wll bo nomi
nated on tho Hist ballot.
(Signed) Frank B. McClain,
John S. Fisher, Secretary.
Howard Lyon, one of the delegates
from Lycoming county, who was elect
ed without instructions, is out in a
statement tonight pledging his vote to
George T. Fish, one of the Bucks'
county delegates, has also declared for
Elkln. His four colleagues recently
signed a Pennypaeker pledge.
The Elkln managers claim to have
received a joint telegram tonight from
Recorder John R. Murphy and Samuel
C. Grier, delegates from Allegheny
City, pledging the votes of the six dele
gates from that city.
The Pennypaeker and Watres dele
gates will hold a Joint caucus tomorrow
night in the board of trade auditorium.
The Elkin delegates will caucus at the
same time In the hall of the house of
The Arcade and the Citizens' Na
tional Bank Block and Other
Property Destroyed.
By Escluslve Wire from The Associated Press.
Saratoga, N. Y June 9. Fire early
today destroyed tho Arcade and the
Citizens' National bank block and the
Shackelford building, and caused the
loss of five lives. The dead are:
cated and body rescued by firemen.
MRS. SARAH OWENS, burned to death,
body recovered.
DAVID HOWLAND, burned to death,
body recovered,
death, body recovered, ,
MISS FARRINGTON. burned to death,
body still in tho ruins.
Chief Engineer Ellas Chadwlck was
severely injured rescuing people from
the building and tonight his condition
is critical.
The property loss is estimated at
$300,000, with Insurance of $225,000,
The Arcade property was to have
been sold at partition sale on June 12.
It Is owned by the Shoemaker estate of
Cincinnati, and Benjamin J, Goldsmith,
of this place. Tho exact origin of the
fire has not yet been discovered,
David Howland was 75 years old. Ho
wns a civil war veteran, member of
Post Luther M. Wheeler, No, 92, G, A.
R., and Janitor of grand army hull in
the Arcado building.
The Labor Commissioner Has Plans
for Brincilno About Amic
able Settlement.
Commissioner Wright Will Investi
gate the Situation and Report to
the White House Mr. Mitchell
Will Meet Mr. Wright in New
York Senator Hanna Said to
Have Been Interested in the Move
ment in the Interest of Peace.
By Exclusive Wire fran The Associated Fresn.
New York, June 9. A great deal of
Interest wns manifested in Wall street
today over the arrival of Carroll D.
Wright, United States commissioner of
labor, who is hero under Instructions
from the president to see what can be
done with propriety by the government
to bring to an end tho coal strike, Mr.
Wright was seen at the Hotel Manhat
tan today and made this statement of
the objects of his visit:
Tho object of my coming here Is pretty
well known, owing to information given
out at Washington, but to tell just what
I'm going to do, or who I am going to
sec, might seriously interefcre with the
official investigation, nnd I am not going
to do that. I shall remain hete in Now
York though, and will discuss routine
matters concerning tho Inquiry with
members of my department. I am sim
ply carrying out tho provisions ofr tho
organic laws under which tho labor
bureau is operated, which, In a nutshell,
nre described in the law as follows:
"Section 7 The commtisloner of labor
Is also specially charged to investigate
the causes of and facts lending to all
controversies and disputes between tho
employer nnd the employes as they may
occur, and which may tend to Interfere
with the welfaro of tho peoplo of tho
different states.
"Section 8 He Is also authorized to
mako hpeclnl reports on particular sub
jects whenever required to do so by the
president or either houses of congress, or
when he shall think the, subject lit his
charge requires it."
By these clauses, you see, I have a
right to take up an investigation In tho
coal strike. The provision of tho laws of
189S, quoted in some of the papers, refers
to common carriers, and Is not applicable
to this matter. Of course, I cannot Inter
fere or act as arbitrator or pacificator.
Arbitration Is within the province of the
Civic Federation.
Although possessing no power under
existing conditions, as a patriotic citizen,
President Roosevelt is interested in set
tling this trouble. He ennnot interfere,
but can advise and suggest, and the offi
cial investigation may rrvenl things in
the situation which have not as yet been
touched upon In the general report and
upon which he mny bo able to act.
He wants alt the Information obtain
able, and all tho energies of my depart
ment are being directed to that end.
Maybe wo may bo able to discover some
thing below the surface. I shall hold a
conference this afternoon with my men
and don't anticipate that I shall have
any trouble in getting tho Information
asked for.
Attitude of Operators.
Mr. Wright had not visited the an
thracite coal presidents up to a late
hour today. All the presidents who
were seen said of the strike situation
that there was absolutely nothing new
In it. One of them replied to a ques
tion: "All I have to say Is contained
In the five words 'Situation remains
about tho same,' "
Concerning the proposed investigation
by Mr. Wright, all the presidents prac
tically agreed In the opinion that he
could do little good. If we, they said
In substance, with all our knowledge of
the business and the conditions, and
with a sincere desire to do the best we
can with the property committed to
our charge, which necessarily Implies
the continuance of satisfactory rela
tions with our employes, can And no
way of settling this question to the
best advantage of all other than the
plan wo are pursuing, then surely no
person who is not familiar with the
business can do so.
The statement can be repented again
on the best authority that tho operators
are as firmly determined as ever to ad
here to the position they have taken
In regard to the strike nnd will not
yield to the demands of the men. They
know of no reason wlty they should
and say the reasons why they could
not and should not have been so fre
quently stated or late that It Is not nec
essary to repeat them now.
With reference to the story repeated
uguln today that the Delaware nnd
Hudson company and tho Lackawanna
company aie responsible for the refus
al of the anthracite operators to make
any concessions to the miners, and that
but for these two companies the other
operators would grant some slight con
cessions, and so end the strike, the
statement was made today by two of
the operators that that statement or
charge wub not only false but extreme
ly absurd,
"It Is a mutter, of fact," saldMheto
operators, "If tho Jersey Central, the
Reading, the Erie nnd the Lehigh Val
ley roads, commonly known now as
Morgan companies, wished to make any
concessions to their miners they could
do so. Who or what Is to prevent them
doing so? What could any one else do?
Rut the owners of these roads, Mr. Mor
gan and his associates and the other
stockholders, know their business pre
sumably, and they aro apparently of
tho sumo opinion as tho managers of
the Lackawanna and tho Delaware and
Hudson. And It should not bb forgotten
thut the Vunderbllts are believed to be
lurgo stockholders In the Lackawanna
ns'well as In tho Delaware and Hud
son, nnd some of tho other anthracite
coal toads, so that If tho charge were
true you would havo oiio part hf the
Vandcibllt Interests allied against tho
other part, which Is too absurd to con
templutu. You 'am therefore depend
upon what these operators have quoted
that all tho anthracite coal opera tors
arc a unit on this question. And that
opinion Is borne out by the fact that
Mr. Morgan remains In Europe, appar
ently not disturbed by the situation.
In fact, thereto good reason to bellovo
that not only Is he not taking any part
In the affair himself, but that so far as
possible In- has put a stop to any well
meant, but unwise, Interference of any
one over whom ho has any Influence or
Mitchell Departs for Mew York.
Wllkes-Harre, June 0. President
Mitchell left here at 11.03 over the Le
high Valley railroad for Now York,
where he will meet Carroll D. Wright,
tho United States commissioner of labor
at' the.Manhattnn hotel. He expects to
return to this city tomorrow morning.
Mr. Mitchell went to New York at the
request of Mr. Wright with whom he
wiut In communication this morning.
When this Information became known
rumors of peace were revived nnd for
a while they flew thick and fast. Mr.
Wright, It Is believed .will directly rep
resent President Roosevelt. According
to Washington dispatches Mr. Wright
nnd Senator Hanna have held a confer
ence with the president during the last
two days on the strike situation in the
anthracite field.
Whether Mr. Wright carries a plan
for peace Is not known at thin time. Mr.
Mitchell said before leaving that he did
not know what Mr. Wright wanted to
see him for. It 13 not believed that the
president or the commissioner of labor
will Interfere because he has no au
thority to do anything more than to
Investigate the causes of strikes. It
may be that the president wants to ob
tain a thorough knowledge of the dis
pute and that he wants It officially and
for that reason he has sent his personal
representative to New York to meet the
labor representative.
Sheriff Albert Jacobs this afternoon
issued his formal proclamation calling
upon all persons in Luzerne county to
keep the peace. This was dona as a re
sult of disturbances In several parts of
the county during the last week.
Mitchell Has Little to Say.
New. York, Juno 9. President John
Mitchell, of the United Mine Workers'
union, arrived here late this afternoon,
he having been pent for by Carroll D.
Wright, United States commissioner of
labor, who Is here investigating the
anthracite coal miners' strike. Mr.
Mitchell first called on Secretary Ralph
M. Easley. of the National Civic Fed
eration, and the two tonight went to
the Manhattan hotel, where Mr. Wright
Is stopping. President Mitchell went
to the commissioner's room, where he
remained in conference with Mr. Wright
for two hours. When he left Mr.
Mitchell said:
"I have but little -to-saj-fnrtlieT'tllah"
I have talked with Commissioner
Wright and have explained to him the
situation from the miners' standpoint
and have told him of the causes which
led up to the strike."
"Was there any suggestion of a set
tlement made during the Interview?"
President Mitchell was asked.
"No. I understood that Commission
er Wright was simply seeking informa
tion for an official report under the
"Did Commissioner Wright explain
to you President Roosevelt's views con
cerning the trouble?"
"He did not."
President Mitchell said he would
leave for Wtlkes-Barre late tonight or
In the morning.
President Mitchell, before he left the
hotel was asked about the soft coal
strike, but would only say that under
the laws of the union when five districts
petition for a convention one must be
held. As to West Virginia he said:
"Although our reports were Incom
plete when I left Wllkes-Bnrro this
morning, they showed about 18,000
miners wore out. All the mines will be
closed there In a little while. I will not
go there unless the situation demands
"The operators say that they can
hold out indefinitely," was suggested.
"We can hold out some time our
selves." Commissioner Wright says of the
visit of President Mitchell:
"President Mitchell has given me all
the Information I wanted and It will be
presented to President Roosevelt, I
can say that I am now in possession
of the fncts on the miners' side of the
Issue nnd tomorrow I will seo the oper
Great Surprise at Princeton's 155th
Annual Commencement.
By Kchule Wire (rom The Associated Pre.
Princeton, N, J June 9. The chief
event In connection with Princeton's
155th annual commencement, as It was
tho great surprise, came today In the
annual meeting of the hoard of trustees
when President Francis L. Patton re
signed the presidency nnd Prof. Wood
row Wilson, McConnlck professor of
jurisprudence and polities, was elected
to succeed him,
When seen by tho Associated Press
reporter afterwards President Patton
made the following statement:
"I have resigned my ofllce as presi
dent of tho university because I desire
to carry on my literary plans on a larg
er scale than I could by remaining In
the presidency, This is all there Is to
say, I trust that the students will be
as loyul to my successor, Prof. Wilson,
us they have been to me,
"I shall retain my professorship In
the university In the chulr of ethics and
the philosophy of religion. I have been
president of the university for fourteen
As soon us the seniors left the Cannon
exercises they inarched to Dr. Ration's
homo nnd for several minutes cheered
liliu. Dr. Patton responding, thanked
them for culling nnd urged them to be
as loyal to President Wilson ns they
had been to him. Then the class march
ed to President-elect Wilson's home, and
Prof, Wilson briefly uddressed them,
saying that ho was n Princeton, man,
that Ills' interests hud always been In
tho university since his student days
und that they would always remain
thee. Jfe, stated that It' was .too early
to say anything more.
Prof.' Wilson "graduated front Prince
ton in 1S79 and; since 1S9Q has been at
tho head of the department of Juris
prudence and politics. lie. to the tint J
layman to become president of the uni
versity, all tho others having been or
dained ministers.
Centennial Exercises nt Military Ac
ademy Began Yesterday Will
Continue Until Thursday.
By tbrliitlvr Wire from Tlie Auoclated Prew.
West Point, N. Y., Juno 9. The cen
tennial anniversary exercises of the es
tabllshment""of tho United States Mili
tary academy began today and will
continue until Thursday, when the
present first rlass of cadets, fifty-four
members will be graduated. The com
mittee of officers to receive the visiting
graduates Is kept busy.
The first and second classes of cadets
demonstrated to tho board of visitors
the manner of pontoon and spar bridge
, Xiioutenant General Nelson A. Miles
arrived at 1 o'clock, and was honored
with a salute. A luncheon was served
in the assembly room of the Memorial
hall for the graduates and former ca
dets of tho military academy. The
graduates met In the assembly hall, and
at 3 o'clock marched to Thayer hall,
preceded by the superintendent and the
president of the association of gradu
ates. The other graduates In the order
of classes followed. The class of 1862
and all preceding classes were provided
with seats on the stage. Other classes
were provided with seats on the stage
seated together in the body of the halt.
The meeting was called to order by
General John S. Mct'allmont, a gradu
ate of the class of 1S42. Then followed
a prayer by Rev. George Deschor, of
New York city. After a selection, the
"Stars and Stripes" by the Academy
band, General John M. Schofleld, of tho
class of 3S43, president of the associa
tion of graduutes, delivered an address.
At the conclusion of General Scho
field's address, the band played "Tent
ing on the Old Camp Ground," after
which General Thomas J. Wood, class
of '43, a veteran of the Mexican war,
delivered an address. In which he al
luded to Incidents of that memorable
period. General Wood was greeted
with continuous applause, after he had
finished, and the band' strtfek up
"Benny Havens." Then followed ad
dresses by General T. H. Ruger, class
of '."ii (Union) and General E. Porter
Alexander, class of '57 (Confederate).
The next speaker was Major E. J. 51c
Clernand, class of '72, a veteran of the
Spanish-American war.
At the close of his address, "The
Star Spangled Banner" was played and
the benediction was pronounced by tho
Rev. George Deschor, class of '43. Af
ter the completion of the exercises, the
regular annual, meeting of the Associa
tion of Graduates was held in Thayer
Two Desperadoes at Salem, Kill the
Guards and Take to the Woods.
A Posse on the Trail.
P.v Kxcluslve Wire from The Associated Press.
Salem. Oregon, June 9. Two desper
ate prisoners, Harry Tracey, sentenced
to twenty years, and David Merrill, a
13-year man serving sentences for as
sault and robbery, escaped from the
penitentiary after killing three guards,
Frank Ferrell, shop guard; S. I. Jones
and Ren, Tiffany, fencemen.
The prisoners hud Just marched Into
the foundry for work nt 7 a, in., when
Tracy appearing suddenly with a rifle,
shot Guard Ferrell, killing him almost
Instantly. Ingram, a life prisoner, at
tempted to take the rltlo from Tracey
when Merrill shot Ingram through the
lesr. Other prisoners forced at tho point
of a pistol permitted the two men to
climb a ladder to the wall. Getting
outside they shot Gunrd Jones at a dis
tance of 150 yard?. Guard Tiffany, nf
ter being wounded, lenpel off the fence
and followed the men, shooting at them
until they killed him. The prisoners
then escaped Into the woods. A posse
of forty men Is out after the prisoners
nnd has them located la the woods,
A battle Is expected, The posse is
headed by Sheriff Durbln, Sheriff-elect
Colbath and (.everul oflicers from the
prison, The prisoners are armed with
two rifles and two revolvers, Tho
arms, It Is believed, were thrown over
tho stockade Sunday night by friends
among excursionists who cunio from
An Elkin Convention,
Uy reclusive Wirt (rum Tlic .Wocluted l're.
Kbeiisburg. Juiin 9. Tho Republican
i utility convention met here todiiy to
nominate a county tlukot and elected dele
gates to tho hlato convention. Tho
straight Klkin people organlzuil the con
vention by tho election r John W, Kep.
hart, of Kbonaburs, as chairman, aver
S. W. DavlH. by a voto of Ui to !S. Tho
following woru elected delegates tp tho
htulo cnn-entlnn: J. ('. Stlneni.iii, South
Fork; I, H, Sloan, Jesso K. U.ilo and J.
Swim Taylor, or Johnstown; William Da
vis of Kbeusbiii'iT, all Hlklu men,
County May Pay Damages.
By Exilmlve Wire from Tlie Associated Pros.
Shanioklu, Juno 9, Sheriff Samuel
Deltiicl;, of Northumberland county, was
notllli'd today by tho Philadelphia and
Mending Conl a.ud Iron company that, if,
owing to his ri'tupiil to swear In deputies
to protect proimrty. tho latter Is dam
aged through tho btrikc, tho county will
bo held llulilo fur costs, Deltrick replied
ho would offer protection when It was
legally neccssury.
Postmaster Appointed.
By Kxcluahc Wire from The AsiocUted Preo.
Washington, Juua 9. The following
fourth cIuhs postmaster wus appointed
tod.iy; I'luk, Wayne county, A. R, Ulos-benger.
Nine Men and One Woman
from Inluries Received
In a Fire.
And So Rapid Was the Spread of the
Flames That the Unfortunates
Could Not Be Saved Thirty Per
sons Are Injured Greater Por
tion of the Patients Were Those
Seeking Cure from -the Drink
Habit Terrible Scenes at the
By Kxdmlvo Wire fromTlic Ajfoclatcd PreM.
Chicago, June 9. Twelve men and
one woman were killed and'about thir
ty persons were injured 3n a fire which
this afternoon destroyed the sanitar
ium conducted by the St. Luke's so
ciety, at the corner of Wabash ave
nue and Twenty-first street. The so
ciety occupied the building, which was
long known as the Hotel Woodruff,
and for a brief period as the Hotel
Lancast. By far the greater portion of
the patients received in tho institution
were those seeking cure from the drink
habit and those who were-addicted to
the use of drugs. When the fire broke
out, there was on tho fifth floor a
number of patients suffering from de
lirium tremens, and some who were de
ranged by drugs. Several of those
were strapped to their beds and It
was found Impossible to save them, so
rapidly did the tire spread through the
building. The list, as known at pres
ent, although it is possible that the
list of dead will be increased, is as fol
lows: The Dead.
GEORGE A. RfBHlCIC. Hillsdale. Mich.
WILLIAM KENT, an alderman of Chi-
B. IT. BOYD, 78 years of age, and member
of tho medical staff of tho Institution.
The Injured.
Of a large number of Injured, the
following are the more seriously hurt:
Michael Luby.
J. B. Bishop. St. Louis.
G. S. Colt, Lavcrgne, III.
A. W. Wattles, badly burned on the head
nnd back and Internal Injuries; wilt
Mrs. Wilson, burned about tho body and
Inhaled flames: will probably die.
Mary McMannls, badly burned about tho
J. F. Swift, jumped from third floor Into
street; Injured Internally; will prob
ably die.
Tho fire originated in the basement
of the building and spread rapidly to
the upper stories through the elevator
Several of the patients jumped from
the windows to the pavement. The file
department was on the scene within
a few minutes and as the windows
were filled with peoplo shrieking for
help, the firemen devoted their first
efforts to saving lives and allowed the
fire to burn. While this was tho
means of saving a largo number of
people, who were carried down the lad
ders by the firemen, it gave the nro
such headway that there was almost
no chance for those on the upper floors
of the building to make their escape,
and such of them as were not suffo
cated were killed or badly injured by
leaping from the windows,
After the fire wan over,, the police
arrested William Lunahan, the engi
neer; Lee Seymour, the fireman of the
building, and another man. The po
lice have the Idea that the Are may
have originated from the mismanage
ment of the gasolene plant, and took
the men Into custody.
Steamship Arrivals.
By F.xelnme Wire from The Auoeliled Pr.
Now York. Juno 9. Arrived: Lnhn, Ge
noa and Naples; Ethiopia. Glasgow;
DoutEchlaiid, Humburg and Shields.
Cleared: Princess Victoria Louise, Hum
burg via Plymouth nnd Cherbouig. Sagres
Passed: Hohenzollern, New York for
Gibraltar, Naples and Genoa. Lizard
Passed: Now York for Rotterdam. Havru
Arrived: La Gacojne, New York,
Cherbourg Arrived: Kronprlm Wllhelni,
Now York via Plymouth for Bremen.
Sailed: Frelderlch d Grosse (from Bre
men), Now York. Gibraltar Sailed:
Trave from Genoa and Naples, New York.
President Leaves for West Point.
By i:icluslu Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Juno 9. The president wllf
leave hero tomorrow night at midnight
over tho Pennsylvania railroad in a spe,
clal train for West Point where he wljl'
attend tho contenlal exercises. The fo- K
lowing will constitute tho party; Tho
president, Miss draw, Secretary Root,
Postmaster Genorul Payne, Secretary
Moody, Secretary Cortolyou, General
Young, General Leonard Wood, Cotynel.
T. A. Bingham, Dr, Urle, stenographer,
in id two messengers.
Washington, June 9. Forecast
for Tuesday and Wednesday ; L'ast
orn Pennsylvania Fair, w armor
Tuesday, probably showers and
cooler at night or Wednesday hi
north, and on Wednesday in south
portion; fresh winds mostly south.
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