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SCRANTON, PA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, JtJNE 11, 1002.
VOICE OF THE RflPLE
FOR JOHN PMKffl
Great Demonstration at Harris
burg in Favor o! the Indiana
THE CITY'S VISITORS
Ninety-five Per Cent, of Them Shout
ing for Elkin A Feature of Yes
terday's Proceedings Was the Al
leged Response of 200 Delegates
to the Quay-Watre3 Caucus Sur-
" prising Developments May Be
Expected Before the Nomination
Ballot Has Been Taken.
.Editorial Correspondence of The Tribune.
Harrlsburg, Juno 10. The largest
demonstration In Harrlsburg's history,
In outpouring of people greater than
has ever been witnessed at a national
convention, tilled the streets of Harrls
burg tonight for block after block. It
Is conservatively estimated that 7C.000
persons were in evidence, 95 per cent,
of them enthusiastic shoutcrs for the
Indiana plowboy. Of the marching line
in tonight's parade, outside of a show
ing for Pennypacker made by Dur
ham's marching clubs brought over
from Philadelphia, the entire demon
stration was an Elkin demonstration.
The Elkin line of march Included easily
8,u00 paradcrs, representing more than
a scorn of counties.
The feature of the day's developments
was the alleged response in the Quay
"Watres caucus tonight of 20G delegates,
and In the Elkin caucus held simul
taneously, of 189 delegates, while up
wards of a score of delegates attended
neither caucus, being cither kept away
by political considerations or unable to
thread their way through the unpre
cedented throng. In view of the fact
that there are only 338 delegates In the
convention. It Is evident that some vig
orous blufllng was Indulged In. It
will take tomorrow's vote to separate
the real from the bogus.
The Quayltes won a preliminary ad
vantage In the vote of the state com
mittee, a body made up before the fight
between Quay and Elkin developed.
They played it for all it was worth, and
followed It by a deluge of more sub
stantial arguments. The Elkin lines
wavered under the onslaught, but late
tonight the battle was resumed with
renewed vigor and there Is yet the pos
sibility of surprising developments be
fore morning. It has been proved to
the complete satisfaction of every spec
tator that the voice of the p.eople of
Pennsylvania Is overwhelmingly for
John Elkin for governor. If this shall
not be ldlected In tomorrow's nomlnu
.ion those responsible for stifling'' it
must take the consequences.
Llvy S. Richard.
Colonel Watres Practically Out of
the Contest Last Night Elkin
in the Fight to the Finish.
By Exclusive Wire from 'flic Associated Pros.
Harrlsburg, June 10. Judge Samuel
W. Pennypacker, of Philadelphia, will
likely be ihc nominee for governor of
the Republican state convention, Ex
State Senator William M. Brown, of
Newcastle, will bo nominated for lieu
tenant governor, and Major Isaac 13.
Drown, of Erie, will bu the caiulldute
for secretary of internal affairs.
Senator Quay expects to succeed CSen
eral Frank Rcedcr, of Easton, as chair
man of the Republican stuto committee
and conduct the campaign this fall.
Attorney General John P. Elkin, of In
diana, Is still battling for tho nomina
tion for governor, but his most san
guine adherents conccjUc Pennypacker's
nomination, Elkin said tonight ho
would j stay in tho fight to tho finish
and that his name would be presented
in the convention.
Ex-Lleutenunt Governor Louis A,
Wtitrcs, of b'cranton, practically tool;
himself out of tho contest when hla
delegates participated In tonight's cau
cus culled by tho Pennypacker mana
gers. Watres' naiiio will also go boforo
the convention and tho Indications are
that he will poll about 25 of the SJS
votes in tho gathering,
Hhould Judge Pennypacker bo tho
nominee It will bo a great victory for
Hcnators Quay and Penrose and Insur
ance Commissioner Durham. They
huvo led his forces all through tho fight
and have always predicted ho would
Attorney General Elkin directed his
own campaign, assisted by Governor
Stone, Secrctury of tho Commonwealth
Grlest, Htuto Chairman Reedcr and
other members of tho state administra
tion, Elkin was formerly ono of Quuy's
chief lieutenants unit when ho becapie
a candidate for governor last winter, It
waB thought ho was the choice of Sen
The benator Issued u statement about
two months ugo advising against Elk
Ufa candidacy on the ground thut his
nomlunllon would wi ; tho congres
sional and legislative . -4 ' s In the fall
Elkin declined to uccefit Quay's ad
vice and withdraw. The result was
'Quay took up Pennypacker and tho
light has hIiicp been raging between tho
two factions In every county in Penn
sylvania. Judge Pennypacker Is hacked by tho
eighty-six delegates from Philadelphia.
Elkin had a majority of the delegates
outside of Philadelphia. Watres Is
hacked by the eight delegates from his
home county of Lackawanna.
The meeting of the slate committee
to prepare the roll of delegates this
afternoon showed that there exists an
unexpected bitterness between the
loaders of the rival factions.
Elkin, however, is pledged in his
speeches during his campaign, to stand
by the ticket, and It Is naturally ex
pected that his udherents will do like
wise. Roth the Pennypacker and Wntrcs
delegates hold a caucus tonight to
agree upon a plan of action for the
convention. Tho Watres delegates at
tended tho Pennypacker caucus. Sena
tor Quay made a brief speech, nomi
nating Senator Penrose for temporary
chairman of tho convention.
"I congratulate the state of Penn
sylvania on the happy consummation
and result of the fierce struggle of
tho last six weeks," said Mr. Quay.
"It is a struggle which produced a
reorganization which will re-unlto tho
Republicans of Pennsylvania. The re
sult will break all factional lines and
promote the nomination of a ticket
which will have a majority of a quar
ter of a million of the electors in No
vember next. The remits of tho cau
cus tonight denotes tho result of the
Congressman Joseph C. Sibley, of
Franklin, was selected for permanent
The Pennypacker-Watres caucus was
attended by 200 delegates, 1S0 being
necessary to control the convention.
Among the delegates present were
seven from Allegheny and one from
Crawford, Armstrong, Clarion, Mer
cer, Elk, Chester and Tioga counties,
all of whom were counted in the El
Three delegates from Lehigh, five
from Luzerne, three from Northum
berland and three from Lycoming were
present. The delegates from Mercer,
Tioga, Armstrong, Chester and North
umberland were Instructed for Elkin.
A solid delegation from Philadelphia
was also present.
Colonel B. Frank Gilkcson, of
Rucks county, presided. Colonel Gll
keson was a candidate for state chair
man against Senator Quay in the me
morable contest of 1895, which ended
In victory for the senator. He has
since become an adherent of tho sena
tor and will vote in tomorrow's con
vention for Pennypacker.
The Elkin Caucus.
The Elkinltes claim 189 delegates par
ticipated In their caucus. In their list
they count tho four Northumberland
delegates. If their figures arc correct,
then Elklu's nomination Is assured.
There Is doubt, however, as to the re
liability of tho count, as It Is alleged
several persons answered the roll-call
to the names of delegates not present.
It was decided to make a light in the
convention against the report of the
committee on contests of the stuto com
mittee unseating the delegates In the
First Luzerne nnd Fourth Schuylkill
districts. General Reeder was agreed
upon as a candidate for temporary
chairman. No contest will be made
against Congressman Sibley for perma
Elkin was called before tho caucus
and made a speech. Ho said that eigh
teen months ago he submitted his can
didacy to the people or Pennsylvania.
At the same time he conferred with
Senator Quay. In seventeen counties
where he was able to place his candi
dacy before the people he won In each
and every Instance. In every contest,
with a few exceptions where tho dele
gates were selected by the district dele
gate system, ho also won.
Mr. Elkin thanked his friends for tho
support which they have given him
through his campaign and urged them
to stand by him In tho tight in tomor
row's convention. Ho will go on tho
floor as a substitute for ono of tho Indi
ana delegates to lead his forces. Sen
ators Quay and Penrose are also dele
gates. Tho convention will meet at 10
a. m. in tho Grand opera house. Under
a resolution adopted at today's mooting
of the stato committee, after each dele
gate has been furnished a ticket of ad
mission tho balance will bo divided pro
portionately among members of tho
stato committee. Secretaries W, R. An
drews and Thomas II. Garvin, adher
ents of Senator Quay, will have charge
of the distribution of these tickets.
Mayor Fred E. Lewis, of Allontown,
Is ex-Sormtor Hrown's only opponent
for lieutenant governor, Lewis bus no
strength outside of Lehigh county,' and
It Is thought his name will not go bo
foro the convention,
Judge Pennypacker, the probable
nominee for governor, Is a common
pleas Judge in Philadelphia, jjo is a
Pennsylvania German, and Is a tnilllant
writer and historian. Ho Is a dlstunt
rclativo of .Senator Quay,
Ex-Senator Drown ser.vcd In tho stato
senate in thn session of 1S97-99. Ho Is
an adherent of Senator Quay, His
homo county of Lawrence was thn (list
In Western Pennsylvania to instruct for
Major llrnwn has been deputy secre
tary of Internal affairs for the past
eighteen years. He previously served
three terms In tho house of representa
tives from Erie county. He Is also a
General Elklu's Statement.
After the Elkin caucus the following
signed statement was Issued by' his
At the caucus of dclrgalrn tn tho nlnlo
convention, favorable tn thn nomination
of John P. Elkin, one hundred and eighty
nine regularly elected delegates responded
tn their names nnd went on record for Mr.
Elklu's nomination, in addition to thn.io
1K delegates thorn worn a number of delo
BiitcH who had publicly committed to Mr.
Klkln and whom hao been conceded to
him by his opponents, who worn unavold
ably absent from the caucus but who wilt
bo In tho stuto convention tomorrow and
vnto for his nomination. Among those,
delegates arc tho four delegates from
Northumberland toiuity, Instructed to
voto for hltn as the result of an over
whelming majoilty In favor of Mr. Elkin
In a popular vote at tho Republican pri
Mr, Klkln tins won this fight nnd ho will
Tho annntiuced claim from tho Quay
caunctis of -ft) votes Is ridiculous on tho
faeo of It. There coidd not possibly, of
course, have been that many regularly
elected or properly substituted delegates
This alleged showing It bo noticed U
19 votes short of the claim of 225 votes
which Senator Quay has persistently made
for Judgo Pennypacker. Tonight Quay's
claim of 200 votes also Includes tho Wa
tres following. Colonel Watres' friends
have claimed at least 28 votes, which de
ducted from the alleged 20ii would leave
Judge Pennypacker short of tho number
necessary to nominate hlin,
The old trick of padded rolls will not
work this time. Mr. Elkin will bo tho
next Republican nominee for governor.
(Signed) Mlal E. Lllley, Chalrmau.
John S. Fisher, Secretary:
LEADERS CROPS OUT
Senator Quay and Attorney General
Elkin Display Considerable Feel
fly Escliislve Wire ficm The Affociatctl Pre?.
Harrlsburg. June 10. Tho bitterness
between the readers of the Pennypacker
and Elkin factions cropped out at times
during a meeting of tho Republican
state committee this afternoon to pre
pare tho roll of delegates and select tho
temporary officers of tomorrow's state
Senator Quay, the leader of the
Pennypacker forces, and Attorney Gen
eral Elkin, who was In personal com
mand of his .adherents, shook their
fingers In each other's face and threat
ened political reprisals if each was not
given fair treatment in the disposition
of the contested scats in the conven
tion. State Chairman Reeder accused Sen
ator Quay of making a deliberate mis
statement, and the senator instantly re
plied that this was an insult which he
resented. The vote on two propositions
showed that the Pennypacker forces
had a decisive majority in the commlt
teees. Tho first evidence of the feeling be
tween tho two factions was shown on
the call of the roll of members. Sen
ator Quay challenged the right of
Chairman Reeeder to appoint Larry
Eyre, superintendent of public buildings
and grounds, a member of the commit
tee from Chester county to fill the va
cancy created by the denth of Charles
Speakman. The senator said that under
the present party rules the appointment
should have been made by the delegates
from the county to the lust slate' con
vention. He explained that he had no
objection to Mr. Eyre serving on the
committee and that his purpose in
making the objection was to reach an
other ease In which the state chairman
had turned down the credentials of a
committeeman appointed by the dele
gates to fill a vacancy and made an
Mr. Elkin said that frequently dur
ing tho four years he served as state
chairman, acting under the suggestion
of the senator, he had filled vacancies
on the committee in tilts munner, and
it was never questioned.
"The senator will recollect that a va
cancy occurred In the United States
senate from this state a few years ago
and It was thought so Important that it
was filled by the governor," concluded
"Yes, and It was turned down," re
torted Mr, Quay.
"For reasons which the gentleman
knows," replied Mr. Elkin.
Tho clerk then proceeded with the
roll call and when Carbon county was
reached Mr. Quay moved that the name
of David G. Watklns be substituted for
William E. Gray, who had been up
pointed by the stuto chairman to fill a
vacancy created by tho death of W. R.
Stroh. Mr. Quay also presented cre
dentials for Watklns signed by tho two
delegates from Carbon to the lust state
convention and moved that the name
of Gray be stricken from the roll and
that of Watklns bo substituted.
Chairman Reeder said Gray's ap
pointment was made on tho reeommen
dutlon of tho organization In Carbon
county and without uny ulterior pur
pose, "Personally," he added, "I have tok
en a stand In this fuctlonal fight, but
as stato chairman I have tried to do
my duty without regard to either fac
tion." Mr. Quay replied that ho did nut de
sire to reflect on the chairman's Integ
rity, but that ho believed tho appoint
ment should bo made In accordance
with tho rules.
Previous to this controversy Mr. Elk
in moved that u committee of seven bo
appointed on contested scats, but at
tho suggestion of Mr. Quay tho motion
was laid over until tho calling of the
roll was complete. When the motion
was taki'.n up It was amended so us to
reduce tho committee to five.
Chairman Reeder uppolntcd Wnrrcn
McCreary, of Hutler; David E, Lane,
of Philadelphia; William G. Peoples,
of Westmoreland; James A. Glessncr,
of York, and William E. Gray, of Cen
tre. Mr. Quay promptly moved that
the names of Senator Penrose nnd A, S.
L. Shields, of Philadelphia, be added.
Tho committee appointed by the
chairman," said Mr. Quay, "Is In
sympathy with a minority of tho stato
committee. Three members are for
Elkin and two for Pennypacker. The
two gentlemen I have named are In
sympathy with' the majority of this
Chairman Reeder said that he made
the appointment without any regard
to factious, uud that he did not know
how they stood In the factional fight.
TmfMMi nTJntfit ii. JMlliliiiT' tiiiili i
Senntor Penrose said It was tho cus
tom for ii majority of a committee to
be represented by a majority on n
sub-cominlttec. but In this Inslauio
the majority of tho stato commltlco
was In tho minority on tho sub-com-mlttcc.
Elkin Desires Fair Piny.
Mr. Elkin said ho would -bo willing
to trust any committee which tho stato
chairman would appoint, because ho
believed It would bo fair and honest.
"There Is only ono genuine contest
and a few fake contests," he continued.
"If tho committee Is fair, It will not
undertake to unseat tho delegates who
were regularly and Imnostly elected.
Tho distinguished senator wants to add
two members 'of tho committee, so
that his friends may have a major
ity." "Wo only nsk," continued Mr. Elkin,
"thnt tho delegates who have been
fairly elected be seated. Wo don't
want any nomination that does not
"You will get no nomination that
comes any way," retorted Senator
Instantly Mr. Elkin was on his feet,
nnd, shaking his finger In Mr. Quay's
"I- will get the nomination If the
people have their will In Pennsylva
nia. Fair play is what we want.','
"That's what you are going to "get,"
replied Mr. Quay, who was also on Ills'
feet, shaking his finger at Mr. Elkin.
"I don't enre whether you put those
two men on the committee or not. You
can pack it if you wunt to, you can
also seat delegates If you want to, but
you have got to reckon with the peo
ple, und that reckoning will come.'"
Quay Accuses Reedcr.
Mr. Quay accused Chairman Reeder
of treating him unfair by recognizing
Mr. Elkin at the opening of the meet
ing to make a motion that a committee
on contests be appointed, when it was
understood at a private interview
which they had had yesterday that tho
senator was to make such a motion
and that the chairman was to recognize
him. Instead, added tho senator, after
a whispered colloquy here between ex
Senator Mitchell, of Jefferson county,
and Mr. Elkin, the chairman recog
nized the attorney general so as to
prevent Mr. Quay from being chairman
of tho committee. Chairman Reeder
left the chair and going down on tho
floor, ho denied that ho had attempted
to treat the senator discourteously or
had recognized Mr. Elkin utter the al
leged colloquy between Elkin and'
Mitchell. He declared that if the sen
utor said there was any collusion be
tween himself and Elkin to take an ad
vantage of Mr. Quay the latter said
that which was false.
"I won't tolerate that; that Is an in
sult," said Mr. Quay.
Mr. Reeder repeated that he meant
no discourtesy to Mr. Quuy and then
resumed the chair. This closed the In
cident and the motion thut Messrs. Pen
rose nnd Shields be added to the com
mittee was adopted by 72 to 45.
Contes-ts were filed with tho commit
tee on contests from the Twenty-eighth
Philadelphia district; the Fifth Lu
zerne district, the First Luzerne dis
trict and the Fourth Schuylkill district.
The Philadelphia contest was thrown
out by the committee, and that from
the Fifth Luzerne district was with
drawn. In the First Luzerne district
A. G. Fell and A. II. Morgan were un
seated, and their seats given to Charles
A. Miner and Morgan B. Williams,
Watres adherents. In the Schuylkill
district, John Woodward and George
W. Selders were unseated and Samuel
Lee and John T. Shoener, Pennypacker
adherents were given their seats. The
four delegates who were unseated were
pledged to Elkin. The action of the
committee was sustained by the stato
committee. The Elkinltes will carry
tho contest Into the convention.
Senator Penrose was named for tem
SCENES ON THE STREETS.
Harrisburg Thronged with Good-
Natured, Noisy Campaigners.
Ily Inclusive Wire from The Associated Pres.
Harrlsburg, June 10. From daybreak
this morning the scenes about the rail
road station and streets of the city were
active with campaigners, enlivened by
bands of music, from every section of
tho state, The headquarters of the rival
candidates for governor were jammed
with good-natured crowds all day long,
and bands of music vied with each
other In tempting the politicians to
pitches of enthusiasm.
Two special sections over the Penn
sylvania railroad from Philadelphia
brought hundreds of shoutcrs for
Pennypacker from that city. Tho W.
R. Andrews club, of Washington, com
posed of two hundred clerks in the gov
ernment departments, accompanied by
the Washington Times band, arrived
during tho morning and had a short
parade, after which they called upon
Senators Quay and Penrose at their
headquarters In the Dunott residence.
Tho parade of the Elkinltes this even
ing had over 7,000 men In line, There
were 200 dozen of red fire torches and
2,000 Roman candles.
Thcro were In Hue C00 miners from
Lykens und Wllllumstown, nnd 3,000
miners from Schuylkill county. Every
miner woro his working clothes and
carried a pick over his shoulder. The
little mining lump glimmered In front
of each cap. Indiana, Elklu's homo
county, had BOO plowboys In lino. There
were COO marchers from Lancaster, 350
from Punxsutawney, 200 from Hazle
ton and a number of stragglers.
A band of 420 Watres shouters arrived
from tho coal regions this morning In
clulrgo of ex-Mayor Fellows. They
marched up Market street to tho Wat
res headquarters, where they werejuet
by their candidate and his managers.
Tho Lackawanna contingent had a
dozen banners calling for "Watres und
Harmony," announcing that ho had
risen from n breaker boy to his present
place, and that he was going to go from
tho breaker to tho state capltol.
Over 3,000 Pennypacker cnthuslnsts
marched tonight to the music of twelve
bands from Philadelphia and other
eastern cities. The parnde was made
up lurgely of shouters from Philadel
phia. The crowd on the streets tonight
was the largest ever known In this city,
and several persons were injured In the
I crush ulong the sidewalks.
Scheme to Transfer Certain Re
serves to flaricnlttir.il Depart
P0R PALL OP THE BILL
The Senate Disposes of a Big Supply
of Bills Provisions for Two Elrst
Clnss Battleships, Armored Cruis
ers and Two Gunboats An Argu
ment on the Nicaragua Canal
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, June 10. The house to
day defeated thn bill to transfer cer
tain forest reserves to the agricultural
department and to authorize the presi
dent to establish game and flBh pro
serves. Its death was accomplished by
striking out the enacting clause. The
motion was made by Mr. Cannon (Illi
nois), and was carried by 100 to 70. Ho
claimed that the bill would greatly In
crease tho cost of administering forest
reserves, and declared that the esti
mated receipts for tho next fiscal year
already were exceeded by the appropri
ations up to tho present time by over
Jn7,000,000. Tho house then adopted a
special order for tho consideration of
the Corliss Pacific cable bill by a vote
of 108 to 73, nnd for the remainder of
the afternoon listened toi-the author of
the measure argue In favor of it pass
age. Mr. Dalzell (Pennsylvania) who
presented the rule, announced that he
was opposed to the government build
ing a cable to the Philippines. He said
he'favored the construction of a cable
by American capital, and gave notice
that at the proper time ho would offer
as a substitute a bill to authorize tho
president to contract for the construc
tion of a cable under certain conditions.
The minority of the committee opposed
the Corliss bill on the ground that tho
Commercial Pacific company is now at
work building a cable, Which is to be
laid by 1005.
Another of tho big supply bills of the
government was disposed o by the sen
ate today, tho naval bill, carrying more
than $78,000,000, being passed. ,lt in
cludes provisions for .two first-class
battleships, two first-class armored
cruisers and two gunboats; but strikes
out the house provision that one of earh
shall be built at government yards.
When consideration was resumed of the
Isthmian canal question, Mr. Turner de
livered an extended argument in sup
port of the Nicaragua route. Ho main
tained that the new Pumima company
could not pass a clear title to the Pan
ama Canal company's rights, franchises
and property to tho United States, and
that If this government purchased It it
would be with all its encumbrances.
CROWDS GREET LIBERTY BELL.
Relic Welcomed in Philadelphia Af
ter Trip to Charleston.
By HxclusUe Wire from The Associated 1'rcss.
Philadelphia, Juno 10. Tho Liberty Bell,
which has been on exhibition at Charles
ton, was brought back to this city today
and replaced In Its position In Independ
ence hall. Thn train beating tho famous
relic reached hero from Wuslngton at 9
o'clock, and half an hour later it was
hauled through the streets to its old rest
ing place, escorted by tioops and bands
of music. Crowds along the route of
march cheered as tho prccloii3 bit of metal
At Jndependenco hall Mayor Ashbrldgo
welcomed tho bell homo on behalf of tho
SULPHUR SPRINGS' ACTIVITY.
Geyser in New Mexico Sends Up
By Inclusive Wire from Tho AMocLitcil I'rew.
Santa Fo, N. M,, Juno 10. Tho United
States Geologlcnl survey hus been notified
by Cuptaln Conner, of thin city, that tho
sulphur springs In Hornatlllo' county aro
showing unusual activity. Thero aro
twenty-eight geysers among the spring.),
pulsating every thirty scrawls. Tho larg
est goysor. which hitherto has been quiet,
is reported to bo sending up a stream
nvo feet high.
SHOT HUSBAND FOR BURGLAR.
Michigan Man Exonerates Wife Who
Wounded Him Mortally.
By Inclusive Wire from The Aieocijleil Press.
Union City, Mich., Juno 10, James
Smith, of Rurllugtou, who was shut
through tho abdomen on Sunday night
by his wife, died last night. Hoforo bo
died Smith said that Airs. Smith should
not bo blamed for tho shooting, as ho ef
fected a forcible, ontranca to her houro,
und probably sho mistook him for a lung
I ar. Tho cnuplo hud not lived together
for norno time.
' Grain Elevator Burned.
Dy Kxcluslvo Wire from The Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Juno 10. Thn Oermnntnwp
Junction Klnvator and Waiehouso com
pany's building, 20.1.1 North Hroad street,
und tho grain warehouse of L. 1 Miller
& Sons, 2011 North llioud street, together
with a half dozen dwelling houses, In tho
neighborhood woro destroyed by tiro to
day, Tho loss Is estimated at JJl.'.OOO.
Prominent Odd Fellow Found Dead,
11 Kuliuho Wire frcm Tho Atsoilated fresi.
Orange, N, J,, Juno 10. Theodora A.
Hots, for 2S years grand ccretury of tho
Saveielgn Grand lodRO, of thn Independent
Order of Odd Fellows, was found dead In
bed at his homo in Mast Ornngn today.
Heart disease probably caused death. Ho
was 78 years old.
President Leaves for West Point.
B Kxcluilvr Wire fromTio AmucUIin l'rs.
Washington, Juno 10. President Rnnsn
velt and party who aro going lo West
Point to attend tho ccntcnlnl celebration
left hero at 1.M0 o'clock tonight via tho
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CAMBRIDGE HONORS MR. REID.
Degree of Doctor of Laws Conferred
on Coronation Envoy.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Cambridge, England, Juno 10. The
degree of doctor of laws was conferred
this afternoon by Cambridge Univer
sity on Whltcluw Held, the special am
bassador of the United States to the
coronation of King Edward. The pub
lic orator, John Edwin Sandys, re
ferred to Mr. Rcld's previous ofllclal
visit to England and his return on the
equally auspicious occasion of the cor
onation. Mr. Reld, said the orator, had
also distinguished himself as ambassa
dor of the United States to France, and
as tho editor of the New York Tribune.
Mr. Held embodied the humanity, kind
ly feeling and friendship of his coun
try, and wus thus entitled to a hearty
welcome, not only for his own sake,
but also for that of the great trans
atlantic republic which he so worthily
Others who received the honorary de
gree wore tho Duke of Argyll, the Ma
harajahs of Gwnlior and Kolnpoor, Uir
on Hayashl, the Japanese minister to
Great Britain; tho Right Hon. Sir Rlch
ard Collins, who was tin arbitrator on
the Venezuela boundary question, and
former Lord Justice of Appeal, the
Right Hon. Sir Joseph Rldgcway, gov
ernor of Ceylon, nnd Lieutenant Col
onel Sir Albert Hlme, prime minister
and minister of defence, Natal.
TOWN DESTROYED BY FIRE.
Michel, B. C, Burned Out and Wo
men and Children Shelterless.
By Exclusive Wire from The Aoclatcd Press.
St. Paul, Juno 10. A dispatch from
Michel, E. C. says that town was de
stroyed by fire yesterday. Tho lire
started In the residence section. The
wind blew a hurricane and in less than
four hours twenty-four houses were in
ashes. About fifty families are home
less and many had narrow escapes
from death. Most of the tenants lost
till their furniture.
The Crown Pass Coal company's loss
Is nearly ?30,000. Canadian Pacific cars
wore burned, at a loss to tho company
of about $10,000. Tho railroad track is
damagedund passenger traffic will be
delayed six to ten hours. Great excite
ment continues In tho town and half
tiro women and children are shelterless
In u heavy rain.
DRAGGED TO DEATH
BY RUNAWAY HORSE
Terrible Dsath of Elmer Musser, of
Br I'vlmhc Wire from The Associated Press.
Lancaster, June 10. Elmer Musser, a
17-year-old son of Benjamin N. Musser,
of Last Donegal township, was dragged
to death by a runaway horse near bis
home last evening.
The horse was attached to a buggy,
and after tho animal got beyond tho
boy's control tho shafts broke off. The
lines woro wrapped around tho lad's
feet and he was pulled from tho buggy
and dragged over half a mile before tho
horse was stopped. Young Musser was
still breathing, but died In a few minutes.
Ills body was horribly mangled and al
most nude. Tho scalp from the base of
the skull was lorn away and turned up
over tho crown of his head.
MIRIAM MEDLEY IN ASYLUM.
Woman Arrested at Washington the
Other Day Is Declared Insane.
By Kiclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Philadelphia, June 10. Miriam Ii. Med
ley, tho woman whoso peculiar conduct
vvhllo demanding to see President
Roosevelt resulted In her being urrested
In Washington a few days ugo, was to
day committed to tho state hospital for
tho Insauo at Norristown.
The commitment was mado upon peti
tion of two slstci-3 of Mrs. Medley, who
said tho latter is possessed of homici
dal tendencies. It was stated that Mrs.
Medley had gone to AVashlngton for tho
mimosa of laying before tho president
certln matters pertaining to a breach of
piomlso sut, When taken Into custody
by the Washington police, a loaded re
volver was found on Mrs, Medley. In
addition to this. It was said that on a
prior occasion tho woman hud purchased
a revolver and threatened to shoot u
TWICE HANGED A CHINAMAN,
Colorado Mob's Warning Not to
Marry a While Girl.
ily Kxcluslvo Wire fiom 'ihc Associated Press,
Idaho Springs, Col., Juno 10. Lout Slug,
n Chinaman, was strung up to a treo
twlco by a mob Inst night and threat
ened with death If ho did not leave town,
inner to return. The mob's wrath was
aroused by tho Chinaman's efforts to
marry a whllo girl named Nelllo Mcrchon.
Franklin nnd Marshall Class Day.
By KmIiisivu Wire frcm 'Ihc Associated Pros?.
Lancaster, Juno 10. Tho sixty-sixth an
nual class day exercises of Franklin and
Marshall college wero held this afternoon.
Those who delivered orations wcio:
Charles Ldward Meyeis, Hanover, Willi
tatorlan; William David Marhurger,
nichl.ind, Pu and John Philip Wontllng,
Knox, presentation orators; Howard
Kllno Miller, Reading, prophet; Scott
Smith, l.elby, Maryvllle, P,i class orator;
Albert Victor Lampe, Frcdcrtik, Mil.,
class poet; Charles Kdgar Hupp, Lancas
ter, mantle orator; John llornomun Ludy,
Hoycrstovvu, Pa historian.
Steamship At rivals,
By Eicluilve Wire from 'Ihc Asotijtfd Press.
Now York, Juno 10. Arrived; Kaiser
Wllhchu der Grouse, lircmeii; Iliemcn,
lircmeu and Southampton; Hotithwurk,
Antweip. Cleared; Uehmuulc, Liverpool;
Frlesland, Antwerp; St. Louis, South
ampton. Balled; Gcnrglc, Liverpool;
Pilnzesscn Victoria Loulao, Hamburg via
Plymouth and Cherbourg. Hromeu Ar
ilved; Kronprlnz AVUholm, Now York via
Plymouth and Chorhourg. Qlbraltar Ar
rived; Hohenzollern. Now York for Na
ples and Genoa. Lizard Passed; St.
Paul, New York for Southampton. Rot
terdamArrived; Potsdam, New York
via iiouloguo Sur Mec-
Goal Presidents Decide to Maki
Public Letters and Teleorama
to Strike Leaders.
RESULT OF CONFERENCE
WITH MR. WRIGHT
Tho Vexations Leading Up to tha
Strike as Viewed from the Oper
ators' Standpoint Coal Magnates
Give Reasons Why Bituminous
,Wnge Seal Would Be Impractic
able in the Anthracite Region Ob
jections to Interference of Labor
Leaders The Representative of the
Erie Contends That a Spirit of Un
rest Has Been Observed in. the An
thracite Fields Continuously Since
the Organization of the Men by
the United Mine Workers.
By Exclusive Wire from The Ataoclatcd PrmJ.
New York, June 10. The presidents ot
tho coal roads Immediately affected by
the strike of the anthracite coal miners
made public today letters and telegrams
which have passed between the oper
ators and President Mitchell andtother
representatives of the? United Mine
The operators say theyhave hereto
fore hesitated about making public this
correspondence. ' --J-
"The president of the United States,"
they add, "having requested Mr. Wright,
the commissioner of labor, to Investi
gate tho strike, the presidents of the
coal companies have given him such
facts ns he desired, including this cor
respondence, and It is now given to the
The operators preface the correspond
ence with a brief history of the union
izing of the anthracite coal miners after
the establishment of the United Mine
Workers, originally an organization of
bituminous coal miners; and recite the
agreement to an advance of ten per
cent. In wages in 1901, following the
sttjko of 1900; tho abolishment of tho
sliding scale, and finally the Invitation
of February 14, 1902, to tho operators to
a joint conference to form a wage scalo
for tho ensuing year. Then the text of
the letters and telegrams are Intro
duced. The first letter on the ,11st. Is that of
President Baer, of the 'Philadelphia and
Reading railway and the Central Rail
road of New Jersey, dated Philadelphia,
February IS, 1902, and addressed, as'
were all replies, the operators say, to
"John Mitchell, president, and others,"
Mr. Baer says:
Gentlemen: I beg to acknowledge the
receipt of your favor of February 14 from
Indianapolis, Inviting this company to bo
represented at a joint conference of op
erators and miners on March 12, tho ob
ject of tho conference to bo tho formation
of a wago scalo for tho year beginning
April 1, 1902. and ending March 31, 190J.
and in which you express tho hopo "thuc
the methods employed by tho miners' or
ganization In adjusting tho wugo scalo
in all districts whoro It Is recognized npd
contracted with will commend themselves
In tho judgment of the companies I
represent it is impracticable to form a
wago scalo for tho whole anthracite re
gion, Tho mining of anthracite, coal is
entirely dilfcrcnt from that of bituminous
coal. How far success hus attended your
organization In creating a uniform scalo
of wages in tho bituminous regions sat
isfactory to all tho Intorcsts coneorned is
a question which It is not necessary to
discuss; but, tho dissimilarity between tho
anthracite and bituminous mining is so
great that It docs not follow that any
success attending tho creation of a uni
form wngo scalo In tho bituminous re
gion could bo repeated In tho anthracite
The distinction botween tho bituminous
and anthracite mines is recognized in tho
Penasylvaniu laws regulating mining,
which huvo been enacted primarily at
tho solicitation of tho mlno workers. Spe
cial laws nro created for each.
Tills company does not favor tho plait
of having Its relations with tho minora
disturbed every year.
Wo will always receivo nnd consider ev
ery application of tho inon in our employ.
Wo will endeavor to correct ovory abuse,
to right every wrong, to deal justly and
fairly with them.
Theio cannot bo two masters In tha
management of business, Tho objection
to your proposition Is not alono tho im
practicability of forming a uniform scalo
of watres. but It is to thn divided, nl
leglanco It creates. Discipline is essen
tial In tho conduct of all business. It Is
of vital Inipoi'tanco tn mining operations,
where tho disobedience of ono may en
danger tho lives of hundreds of his .fel
low workors. You cannot huvo discipline
when tho cmployo disregards anil' dis
obeys tho reasonable orders and direc
tions In tho conduct ef business of his
superior ofllcors, relying upon some out
sldo power tn sustain him.
Your organizations have no power ti
Continued on Pago 3.
Local data for Juno 10, 1902; . ,
Highest temperature 72 degrjeef
Lowest temporaturo ............ 45 degree
Relative humidity; ,
K a. in, ,..,,.,,.,,,.... 66 per cent.
t p. m. M per csnt.
Prcclpltutlon, 24 hours ended 8 p.. ml,
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f WEATHER FORECAST.
4- Washington, Juno 10. Forecast M
4 for Wednesday and Thursday;
-f Kastern Pennsylvania: I'aitly -V
4- cloudy Wednesday with showers In -4
-f north portion; Thursday, probably -
-f fair J vuilublo winds.
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