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SCR ANTON, PA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE IS, 1902.
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Tli6- Onlu Important Development
In the Wuomlna Region
THE LACE WORKERS
DRAWN IN THE FIGHT
Because the General Manager Would
Not Discharge Five Girls Whose
Relatives Still Worked in the
Mines the Wilkcs-Barrc lace Man
ufacturing Company, the Largest
in the United States, Is Obliged
to Close Its Mills.
B.m i:clusie Wire from The A-"rl;ilrd IV.-. '
Wilkes-Ham', la June, 17. Ueenuso
the general manager would not dis
charge live girls whose relatives arc
tilll at work In the mines, the Wllkes
Rairc Lace Manufacturing rompauy,
the largest In the United States, and
the third largest In I he world, was. com
pelled to shut down today. Hctween
SIM) and 1,000 persons are affected. The
lace makers and cotton workers arc
shungly organized, and have been
helping the striking miners in every
way possible. It appears tlio lace mak
ers learned that relatives of the girls
were working In the mines and the girls
were given the alternative of cither
ciiillting the lace mill or having their
relatives leave the collieries. Vailing
in this the cotton workers' union re
quested the discharge of the girls, but
Manager J. V. Duran refused to com
ply. The employes of the cotton depart
ment thereupon quit. The manager
then asked the weavers what they In
tended .to do and after a meeting the
weavers replied that they could not
work with "unfair" workers, and also
The shutting down of the lace mill
was the only important development in
this Wyoming region today. The gen
eral strike situation remains unchanged.
The miners report that more men came
out today, and the coal company olll
clals, on the contrary, claimed they are
increasing their foreeg, around -the col
lieries. Home of these men are used
in tlie lire rooms and su the pumps,
and others were engaged to do guard
There is a persistent rumor afloat that
non-union men will te brought Into
the coal Holds to mine coal. This can
not bo done because practically all the
anthracite miners in the country are lo
cated in this region and all are on
strike. New men cannot take their
places because under the laws of Penn
sylvania no man can be employed as a
miner without having first obtained a
cerlilleate showing that he has had a
two years' experience at anthracite
mining. These certllieates are issued
by examining boards composed of min
ers appointed by the president judge of
each county in which anthracite coal Is
produced. The only way the companies
can start their collieries Is by a break
in the ranks of the strikers. A,t pres
ent there is no sign that such a thing
Mystery nt Headquarters.
There was a mysterious air about
strike headquarters all day. President
Mitchell was unusually reticent, he
having not a word to say regarding
either the anthracite or the West Vir
District President Nlcholls. of the
uppep region and Vahy or the lower dis
trict held conferences with him, but It
was given nut that nothing of Impurt
It Is repui icd t v sonic students, not
a large number, from Vale, Cornell,
University of Pennsylvania, Lehigh and
Lafayette, have been engaged hy sev
eral coal companies to act as coal and
Iron policemen (luring their summer
'vacations, This cannot bo eonllrmed
because the mining olllclals make It a
rule not to disclose the identity of the
men brought hero to act as guards,
Keller work ainuug the striking mine
workers has been started In several sec
tions of tlie region, but to what extent
cannot bo definitely learned. The olll
.cers of the local unions who have
charge of the work In their respective
localities will not talk on the subject
as they do not care to reveal their
weaknesses, ' If any exist. They say,
however, that there Is very little relief
work being doim now. The eviction of
strikers from their homes Is troubling
some of the locals, but -up to tills time
they havo been able to care for those
who Imwj been unablu to pay their
rent. Tlio number of evictions thus far
has been small, but it will naturally in
crease as the strike grows older, A
large percentage of the nearly t.10,000
idle men live in houses owned by the
THE FIRE BOSSES
RETURN TO WORK
Strike Orders Disobeyed nt Sharaok-
In Collieries of Rending' Coal
nnd lion Compnny.
Hy J'.u'liislre Vre from Tlie .WeUtcil Pre.
Shamokiu, Juno 17, Superintendent
lirenuau.of the Philadelphia und 'Rend
ing Coal und Iron eonipuny's collieries
in this locality, said today relative to
the order of tho United Mine Workers
for fire bosses to quit work, that there
was an actual gala and that the com
pany lias more men now at work than
nt any time since the (itinera' ' strike
Five Jlre and sub-bossea returned to
work today nt the Mineral and Union
collieries. The order for stable bosses
and watchmen to go on strike this
afternoon for an eight-hour work day
was not heeded by any one hero.
STRIKERS BEAT A FIREMAN.
Non-Union Man Severely Handled.
John Strnck. Arrested.
Il,c l!i'lnlve Wire fiom Tlio Axm'l.iled 1'ios.
Unzlcton, Juno 17, Lelford Miller. oC
New York city, formerly a lumber
salesman and until last night employed
as a non-union fireman at the Mllncs
ville colliery, fell into the hands of
strikers at AVest Unzleton today and
was very badly beaten.
John Struck, of Cranberry, was ar
rested this afternoon, charged with
being Implicated In the hold-up of
Vrank Applegatc along the Cranberry
road, Saturday morning, following the
attempted dynamiting or Applegalc's
ROANOKE STRIKERS MARCHING
A Detective nnd Five Officers Riding
at Their Head.
n.v llultf-br Wile lioin Tlio .Wiiclalcd Pr(t.
Roanoke, A'a June 17. A special
from Vivian. W. 'a., says the. army of
strikers which marched down through
the. coal Held last night took up the
march today for Pocahontas, Va
where they will camp tonight. They left
West Vivian several hundred strong.
At Hoi torn Creek, a dozen miners who
were standing at the commissary ready
to enter tho mines, joined the marchers.
At mines all along the line of march a
few joined the marchers, and they will
likely reach their destination with
about S00 men.
A detective is riding at their head
with five ofllcers, and Is holding them
In control. At Keystone, they were
Joined by a band which seemed to lend
"much enthusiasm to tho crowd. At
Co.ildale it is said that a large band of
sympathizers is waiting to join them
armed with Winchesters, shot guns and
revolvers. A guard of twenty-five well
armed men are watching this delega
tion to prevent any outbreak. R. 1...
Morris, a guard, was shot at Umpire
Coal and Coke company's Tipple mine
lasL night but not seriously injured.
The aggressor was caught today.
STONED BY CAR RIOTERS.
Motormau and Conductor Driven
from Their Posts.
Hy i:.L'hi.-ivp Wnt Irom Tlie A-.sodahd I'os.
Pawlucket, June 17. Scarcely a third
of tho troops gathered at the armory
here were sent out this morning to
reinforce the local police In tho pres
ervation of order. A dozen cars were
started on tho various lines through
this city and Central Falls during the
forenoon. The luter-city lino was run
on schedule time, under guard of a de
tachment of the militia, which vwas
stretched out far Into the suburbs.
A preconcerted attack was made in
the morning on a Dexter street car
In Central Falls. A cutout switch set
by strike sympathizers was used and
when the car came to a standstill for
lack of power stones were hurled with
such violence nt the conductor and mo
tormau that they forsook tho car. The
motorman was struck several times,
one stone Injuring his back.
CANNOT GET ANTHRACITE.
Officials of the Manhattan Explain
Why They Use Soft Coal.
Hy KycIwsIw1 Wire fiom Tho Asvuinti'tl I'ro..
New York, June 17. Olllclals of tho
Manhattan Klovated railroad wore be
fore a magistrate today on summons to
explain why they had been using soft
coal on their engines for tho last four
weeks. District-Attorney Jerome was
the instigator of tho Inquiry,
Vice-President Skltt testified that it
was Impossible to buy anthracite coal
except In sizes too small for locomotive
use or In exceedingly small quantities.
This statement was corroborated by
several coal dealers and the hearing
went over until June liO.
MONROE CITIZENS ANGRY.
They Request the Sheriff of the
County to Resign.
Hy lAilmHo Wire hum Tlio AsmicI.iic.1 1'ron.s.
Stroudsburg, June 17. At a ineetinK
of the Mouroo County Bar association
a resolution was adopted declaring that
the escape of the two murderers,
(Irether and Alello was due to tho con
tinued and gross negligence of Sheriff
V. O. Mervlno, und requesting tho
sheriff to tender his resignation forth
with, so that a competent successor
may be appointed.
Rnces nt Syracuse.
H.v Ksclu.he Wire fiom Tlie .Wclaled Peru,
Syracuse, N. Y June 17, Nnllla T, a
favorite and Annie M, a second choice,
won the opening events of tho Central
Now York harness circuit today. Results;
First nice S.I9, pacings Aiinlo SI, blk.
in. (Ruble), won; Cora, be. in. (Francisco),
second; Uliiel; Diamond, blk, g, (Doerr),
third. Ilest lime. S.liij,
Second raco-'.'.r.' trotting! Nellie T, b.
m. (Moody), won; Fielder, br. h. (Shel
don), second; Mbs Hliuw, blk, m. (Kin
ney), third, Rest time, I'.SJ'i,
Strike Lenders Indicted,
lj Kxclutlvc Who bum The Associated Pros.
Fairmont, W. Vu., Juno 17. Justleo
Fleming decided today that the miners'
strike leaders were guilty of violating
Judgo Mason's Injunction and held them
In :? bond to auswe)' an indictment at
tlio noxt term of court. United States
.Marshal (.', D, Rlllott served amended In
junctions upon the strike leaders today.
King Appears in Good Health.
U.v llxdusive wire bum The Anocl.nlcd I'rcw.
London, Juno 17, Tho king drove out
from Windsor castlo In a closed carriage
this afternoon, lie appeared to bo in
CAR MEN MAY STRIKE.
Toronto Board of Trade Working to
r-revent Trouble. ,
Py r.juliutvc Wire from flic AHoelatcd Prcm.
Toronto, June 17. A conference of
street railway employes, which begun
soon after midnight, continued until
I o'clock this morning. Out of about
1,000 men !JU were said to have been
present. A committee of the board of
trade, appointed In tho business Inter
ests of the city, were admitted to tho
conference. President Ames, after ad
journment, made tho following report:
"It was resolved to have a mass
meeting of alt the employes called by
tho committee of the board of trade,
to be held tonight at midnight. The
company has agreed to receive a com
mittee appointed by this meeting and
discuss their differences with them. In
the meantime tho company agrees to
take oft during the negotiations all tin
spare men It has put on the cars since
a week ago."
If the company does not accede to
the men's demands within twenty-four
hours, It Is said, a strike will be de
clared. International President DU
worth believes the men can obtain all
they havo asked without a strike.
IN THE FIELD
Conventions Held and Tickets
and Delegates Were
By t'.rlithc Wire (rum Tlio Afroc fated Prov.
West Chester, Pa., Juno 17. Tho
Chester county Republican convention
was held hero today. Nominations were
made as follows:
Legislature North district. Franklin
Marsh; Eastern district, W. W. Wayne;
Southern district, Fred II. Cope; West
ern district, James O. Fox.
Rrookville, Fa., June 17. The Demo
crats of Jefferson county held their
county convention at this place today
and placed In nomination the following
Congress William L. McCrackcn; as
sembly, Samuel States; delegates to the
state convention, H. II. Hrosius and W.
M. Fairman. The convention was dom
inated by the friends of Colonel (Juffey,
of the national committee. The con
vention expressed a preference for ex
Governor I'attison, but the delegates to
the convention arc unlnstructed.
Clearfield, Pa., June 17. The Demo
cratic county committee met here to
day and elected delegates to the Krie
convention. Five personal friends of ex
Congressman James Kerr were elected
delegates nnd were Instructed to give
him their unanimous support for gov
ernor. When asked as to his candid
today, Mr. Kerr said he preferred to
wait until tho Erie convention con
vened, when, if the party leaders agreed,
he would enter the field for the gover
Democratic Division at Wilkes-Barre
Wllkes-Barrc, Pa.L June 17. A meet
ing of the chairmen of the eleven coun
ties forming the Seventh Dcmocratlo
division, of the state was held in this
city today. Tho following were pres
ent: J. R. Leahy, Bradford county; C.
II. Small, Columbia; T. P. Iloban,
Lackawanna; J. Ridgway Wright, Lu
zerne; Patrick J. Cumin, Montour:
John J.Walsh, Northumberland; George
Strelgel, Schuylkill; John J. Seouten,
Sullivan; J. M, Kelly, Susquehanna; C.
A. McCarthy, Wayne; Aaron Brown,
State Chairman Creasy presided at
the meeting and told of his plan to
organize the party by the school dis
trict system. He asked the co-operation
of all Democrats in the coming state
campaign, which, he said, was going to
bo a very Important one.
Pittsburg Citizens' Ticket.
-Pittsburg, Pa., June 17. Tho Citizens'
ticket was announced tonight, as fol
lows: Congress Twenty-ninth district,
George Sliiras. attorney, Allegheny;
Thirtieth district, John Dalzell, the
present member; Thirty-first district,
H. Kirk Porter; Thirty-second district,
James W. Drawn.
State Senate Forty-second district,
John M. Gearing, attorney, Allegheny;
Forty-fourth district, William S.
Woods, attorney, Pittsburg,
Legislature First district, Joseph
Stewart: Second district, John Francis;
Fifth district. John B. Yclllg; Sixth
district, V. M, Beck, C, R, II. Heath;
Seventh district, B, F, Mevay. George
T. Owens; Eighth district, Samuel G.
THE CHAMPIONS OF PEACE.
Hon, David J. Hill's Estimnte of
Hy r,M.Iiuhc Who from The .v.oclateil l'ios.,
Philadelphia, Juno 17. lion. David J,
Hill, assistant secretary of state, de
livered an address tonight before the
general alumni society of the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania. His topic was
"Our National Development." Among
other things he said there was nothing
so Impressive In the latter half of the
nineteenth century as our national de
velopment; the American people stand
before the .world as the champions of
peuce, justice nnd liberty, to whom the
Illusions of empire do not appeal,
Died on a Train.
Hy l!c('luir Viic fiom The .Wocldied Press.
Now York, Juno 17. The Very Rev. Ku
geim Augustus Hoffman, D, D., dean of
the General Theological soinlnury of thu
Protestant Fplscopal church died on a
train near Plattsburg, N. Y today, Ho
was In a special car of the luter-Colonlal
railroad, which was attached to a Dela
ware and Hudson railroad train, lie died
Just before tho train reached Plattsburg,
liq. was in Ids seventy-fourth year.
Department Store Burned.
Hy Kxcliuho Wire fiom The Associated I'lf&s.
Strasburg, O,, Juno 17, Tho Garvar
Brothers department store hero burned
today with u loss of nhout $ino,0i. it Is
thought that tho tho was stmted by robbers.
The Maine State Platform Deals
at Length with Na
The Speaker Announces That the
Kepublicnn Majority in Congress
Is Split Into Warring Factions.
The Platform Contends That the
liberation of Cuba Was Forced by
the Democratic Party.
Hy KtctiiKivc Wire from Tho AKiclatcil 1'rcss.
Bangor, Me., Juno 17. Tho Demo
cratic state convention today nomi
nated Hon. S. W. Gould, of Skowhcgan,
for governor; adopted a platform which
deals at some length with national Is
sues, nnd listened to a political address
by Congressman Champ Clark, of Mis
souri. Throughout the entire conven
tion enthusiasm prevailed.
The platform, In discussing national
"We deplore tho policy which has
created occasion for acts of cruelty nnd
barbarism In the Philippines, which no
party dares uphold.
"Wo denounce tho policy of Imperial
Ism as practiced by Spain in Cuba, by
tho British government In America be
fore the revolution, by Great Britain In
South Africa, and by the Republican
administration In the Philippines. We
believe that the liberation of Cuba was
forced by the Democratic party, and
that the same liberty should be granted
to the Philippines."
After transacting its business, the
convention listened to an address by
Congressman Champ Clark, of Mis
souri. Mr. Clark's Speech.
Mr. Clark declared that the Republi
can majority in congress Is split into
warring factions upon every issue that
"While Mr. Payne, the floor leader of
the Republicans, and his faction shout
'Let well enough alone,' " he continued,
"they, inconsistently with their own
theory, brought in a bill to tinker the
blessed Dlnglcy rates by reducing them
20 per cent, on imports, from Cuba.
Whereupon, forty-three whole-hog
tariff Republicans, mostly from tho
beet sugar regions, kicked out of tho
' " traces, ran amuck on the house ma
acy (,Hno ami smashed it Into smithereens."
On the other hand, tho Democrats, he
said, are united upon the Democratic
doctrine of a revenue tariff and upon
the proposition to fight the trusts to
the death. The vital Issue, the speaker
contended, was, What shall be our
permanent policy In tlio Philippines?
Referring to the campaign of lflOO, he
declared that President McKlnley's
wonderous personal popularity was
perhaps tho decisive factor therein,
"So far as his influence upon our des
tiny is concerned," he went on, "It
would have been far preferable for Mr.
McKlnley to have been a bad man with
good policies, rnther than a good man
with bad policies."
On the subject of tho Boer war, Mr.
"To our Ineffable shame be It said
that while England was murdering
those brave little republics, wc stood
by, consenting like Saul at the stoning
"Wherefore? Because we are engaged
In the same sort of bloody business in
Rules for Transportation of the Dead
Hy exclusive Wire from The Associated I'rcs.
Albany, June 12. The annual conven
tion of the State, Undertakers' associa
tion Is being held in this city. The fea
ture of today's session was the address
of President William J. Phillips. Mr.
Phillips said that the newly revised
rules of the state department of health
for the transportation of the dead are
satisfactory to all. He added:
"In the large cities, where It would be
expected that tho best service would
be rendered, the methods for the preser
vation of tho dead are frequently un
sanitary and disgraceful. 'Icing patent
ed' Is disease-breeding and 'icing com
mon' Is barbarous, It Is tho duty of
the educated undertaker, the profess
ional undertaker, to advocate scientific
and sanitary methods In the caro of
the dead, and to insist that his profes
sion be protected from those whose only
thought regarding our calling Is dollars
STREET CAR DINE ABANDONED.
Strike Sympathizers Attack Con
ductor nnd Motorman.
; Cxcluthr Wire from Tho Associated Pre.
Pawtucket, It. I., June 17. An at
tack was made on a street car at Cen
tral Falls today by strike sympathizers.
The conductor find motorman were
driven away by stones. The motorman
was Injured by the missiles. Subse
queiit attempts to run cars were pre
vented, nnd the line was abandoned,
The cars were run without molesta
tion in this cltv,
Railroad Station Burned,
Hy i:eliisive Wire from The Associated t're.i.
Huntingdon. Pa., Juno 17. The station
and freight buildings of tho Pennsylvania
Itallrnad company nt Petersburg were
burned today, together with a lartio
amount of stored freight. Loss ja.OW.
By i;.clalvo Wire fiom Tlie Aswxlated t'rrx.
Ilarrlsburg, Juno 17. Edward R.iiley, of
this city, and General David McM. Gregg,
of Reading, wore reappointed members of
tho board of trustees or tho Hnrrlsburg
Insane asylum today by Governor Stone.
PRINCE OF WALES STAKES.
Cupbearer Disqualified Ard Patrick
Ily Exclusive Wire from The Asaodatcd ITcm.
London, June 17. At Ascot today the
gold vase, of l!00 sovereigns, given by
the king, for thrcc-ycar-olds, was won
by George Fabcr's Ico Maiden.
Rock Sand ("Danny" Mnher) won tho
Coventry stakes, of 10 sovereigns each,
for two-year-olds. The La Flecho filly,
J. II. ("Skeets") Mnrtln up, was sec
ond, and Red Lily came In third.
This cleared the wnfor tho big race
of the day, the Ascot stakes (handicap),
of 20 sovereigns each, which was won
by Scullion; Carablno finished second,
nnd Rambling Kntlo ran third. Thir
teen horses started.
The result of the race for the Prince
of Wales stakes (of CO sovereigns each,
with 1,000 sovereign added, for three-year-olds)
upset all calculations. Ard
Patrick, tho Derby winner, was n hot
favorite nt 2 to 1 on, but the favorite
cumo In second. ' The result was as fol
Duko of Westminster's Cupbearer (SI.
Cannon) . J
J. Gubblns' Ard Patrick (Sfnftlu) 2
Arthur James' Perseus (Mahcr) II
An objection was lodged against Cup
bearer on the ground of bumping and
boring. The stewards sustained the
objection, and Ard Patrick, who was
three-quarters of a length behind, was
awarded the race. Tho Duko of Dev
onshire's Cheers, ridden by Spencer,
was placed third, so American jockeys
The Cincinnati and Topeka
Will Look After Ameri
H.v Inclusive Wire from The Avorlated Prew.
Washington, June 17. The cabinet to
day discussed tho situation in Venezu
ela, so far as It is revealed In the press
dispatches and In some cablegrams re
ceived by commercial companies oper
ating in that country. It was decided
that ono or two warships should be
sent at once to La Gualra.
This action was taken, not upon defi
nite advices, but in pursuance of the
general policy of looking after Ameri
can interests In case of disturbance.
Later In the day orders were sent to
tho Cincinnati and the Topeka, now at
San Juan, Porto Rico, to proceed at
once to La Gualra, where they should
arrive before the end of the week.
Bottle Contains Message from
By Kxcliulvc Wire from The Associated I'm.
Montreal, June 17. A letter received
here from Stillwell Parker, of Head
ship Harbor, N. S., states that on June
2 a bottle was picked up forty-five
miles cast of Halifax, containing the
following note written on a scrap of
"Steamer Huronlan turned over Sun
day night in Atlantic, In small boat,
fourteen of us."
The Allan liner Huronlan, bound
from Glasgow for St. John, N. B., sailed
from the former port on February 7,
and nothing, up to this time, has been
heard of her, although several steamers
have searched for traces of her.
RUSH FOR HOMES.
Thirteen Hundred Men and Boys
Join a Mad Race in Idaho.
Hy Inclusive Wire from The Associated Pro.
Pocatello, Idaho, June 17. Exactly at
12 o'clock today 1,300 men and boys of
all ages, rushed across- the line of the
ceded Fort Hull reservation and dis
appeared in a cloud of dust, In their
mad rush for homestead and mineral
lands. Most of them were mounted on
horses and ponies, nnd a majority
heavily armed. Probably a thousand
persons departed later with pack ani
mals. Rcfore 2 o'clock Pocatello was prac
tically deserted. Many signs of trouble
were apparent before the starting sig
nal was given. In scores of Instances
It was knojwn that three or four men
Intended to locate on the same piece of
Pocahontas Mines Working.
Hy IIncImsIvo Wire, fiom Tlie Associated Pics.?,
JTounokc, Va June 17, Reports received
by officials of the Norfolk and Western
railway show that all the mines In the
Pocahontas fields, with the exception of
three or four were working today, Tho
situation In tho Tug River district does
not Improve and only ono car ol coal was
loaded thoro yesterday, Thackcr and
Clinch Valley fields nro running with tho
snmo forces ns before the, strike was de
dared, Steamship Arrivals.
By Ku'lwdve Wire from Tlie Associated 1'res.'.
Now York, Juno 17, Arrived; Trnvc,
Genoa; I'Tloderlch der Grosue, riromen.
Cleared: Southwark, Antwerp; Philadel
phia, Southampton. Salted; Augusta
Victoria, Hamburg; Kulser Wllhelm dec
G rosso, Bremen; Teutonic, Liverpool;
Patricia, Hamburg. Rotterdam Arrived;
Tlyndaiii, New York,
Has Not Bought a Shipyard.
By Ktcludte Wire from The Associated l're.
Ciesson, Pa.. Juno 17. Charles St.
Schwab, president of tho t'nlted Slates
Steel corporation stated to a representa.
tivo of the Associated Press that them
was no truth In the report that io bud
bought the Crump shipyard.
Senator Hanna's Gifts.
Hy Inclusive VIvo from The A.socialed ie.
Cleveland. June 17,. Senator lluimu has
made an additional gift lo tho lureu sum
sent to his daughter, Mabel, who was
married yesterday, by today sending a
check for ?r,o,iXm to her husband, Harry
.Carpenter Kil'ls Hi's Wife.
Hy r.xcluilic Wlic horn Tlie Awociattd Press.
Norfolk, Va., June 17. In a fit of Jcab
ous rage. R. S.-Hurrls. a carpenter today
shot and killed hts' wife and then killed
himself. Thrco, children. 'ono married,
und living In Philadelphia! and (ho othcro
aged Vi and 7 years, survive.
BOERS ALL IN.
Few Capo Colony Rebels Left to
Hy Exclusive Wire from The Associated I'rcM.
London, Juno 17. Under date of Pre
toria, June 17, Lord Kitchener an
nounces that 700 Boers surrendered at
Bloemfonteln yesterday and that all
the surrenders In the Transvonl and
Orange River colonics havo been com
pleted. In the Transvaal 11,225 men
surrendered and 10,813 rifles were given
up, while In the Orange River colony
ri,39.-i men surrendered nnd C.2S0 rifles
were turned In. The figures for Capo
Colony have not been received.
It Is known, however, that only about
ISO more of tlio rebels remain out. Lord
"I have handed over the South Afri
can constabulary to the civil author
ities, as the necessity for further mili
tary operations has ceased."
BATTLING FOR 8-HOUR DAY.
Senate Committee onLabor Hears a
Number of Witnesses.
By Exclusive Wire from The AinoctitPil Press.
Washington, June 17. The senate
committee on education und labor
heard a number of witnesses in sup
port of tho pending 8-hour bill. The
testimony was directed especially to
showing that men are being discharged
at factories having government con
tracts because of their advocacy of
shorter days. William Robertson said
that ho was one of five men who had
been lot out at Bethlehem for attend
ing a meeting for the purpose of or
ganizing a union to promote the eight
hour day. Thomas H. Flynn gave the
names of thirty-seven employes at
South Bethlehem, who, ho said, had
been discharged because they had gone
to hear President Gompers, of tho
American Federation of Labor, speak.
T. H. Tracey read a number of letters
from former employes of Cramps' ship
yards, saying they had been discharged
because of their connection with labor
President Patrick McMann, of the
Blast Furnace International union, said
he had been employed at his trade for
thirty years and ho knew from experi
ence that molten iron and steel might
be turned over to a new st of hands
at any hour without causing incon
venience or loss.
Mahlon M. Garland, of the Amal
gamated Association of Iron and Steel
Workers, said the Republic Iron and
Steel company has just entered into
an agreement with the Amalgamated
association for the enforcement of the
eight-hour day in the company's works
at Pittsburg and elsewhere in tho west
PLOT TO ASSASSINATE
A Sensational Story That Is Current
in London Lacks Official
Hy Exeluslre Wire from The Associated Prcs.
London, June 17. A sensational story
is current In London tonight of the
discovery of a plot to assassinate King
Edward. This story has created con
siderable discussion In newspaper nnd
other circles but It Is lacking in any
thing like official confirmation.
According to the current report King
Kdward's sudden Illness at Aldershot
was not duo to a cold but was merely
an excuse for withdrawing his majesty
from public functions owing to tho dis
covery by Scotland yard detectives of
a plot against his life. It Is cited in
confirmation of this story that King
Kdward's recovery when he was en
sconced at Windsor Castle was as com
plete and speedy as his attack hud been
ARRESTED ON HIS RECORD.
Abe Rothchild Claims to Be Inno
cent of Charge of Swindling,
Py I'xcluslie Wire from The Asuoclatcd Prew.
Harrlsbtirg, June 17. Abe Rothchild,
alius A, M. Graham, who with Thomas
Best attempted a J.'iOO.OOO diamond
swindle at Shlppensburg by assuming
the name of George H. Stewart, of that
town, and who was arrested In this city
by Chief of Tollee Hutchinson, was to
day taken to Carlisle by United Spates
Postofllce Inspector George A. Sutton,
Rothchild said that he had nothing
to do with the swindle, and that In
spector Sutton had ordered his arrest
chiefly on account of his past record.
Convention of Friendship Not to Be
Concluded Before Autumn.
Hy Hi liulu' WJu Hum The Atocljed I'rws
Madrid, June 17. It was announced
today that the Spanish-American
treaty of friendship will not be ready
for conclusion before the autumn, when
the return here of the United States
minister, Rellainy Storer, Is expected.
Local data for June. 17, IWi;
Highest temperaturo ,
Lowest temperature ,..,,,,..
K a. in. .,
. 71 degrees
, . Si degrees
Hi! per cent.
S li. 111.
i!) per cent.
'.'4 hours ended t p. m..
Washington, Juno 17. Forecast
for Wednesday and Thursday;
Eastern Pennsylvania Fair Wed
nesday and Thursday; light vari
Senate Commutes on Cuban Re
lations Has Agreed on the
, . Spooner Bill.
MATTER WILL BE
REFERRED TO CAUCUS
Party Consideration Tonight of
BJeasure Providing for 20 Per
Cent. Reciprocal Relations with.
New Republic President Empow
ered to Suspend Operation o
Agreement in Event of Benefits
Not Accruing to Insular Produo
Hy Inclusive Wire from The Associated Prm
Washington, June 17. The Republican
members of tho state committee on Cu
ban relations today finally agreed to
the acceptance of the Spooner bill, pro
viding for a 20 per cent, reciprocal rela
tion with Cuba to last five years, and
decided to ask that a conference of Re
publican senators be called for tomor
row night to consider the terms.
That conclusion was reached at a
meeting of the Republican 'members of
the committee today. After the meet
ing adjourned the text of the bill was
made public. It is a substitute of the
house bill and is as .follows:
When the republic of Cuba shall have
enacted a law or laws establishing pre
ferential rateq of customs duties upon
any or all articles the growth, produc
tion or manufacture of the United
States, imported into Cuba, which pre
ferential rates shall, in the opinion ot
the president of the United States, con
stitute a satisfactory equivalent for the
reduction hereinafter provided in the
rate of customs duties upon articles the
growth, production or manufacture ot
Cuba, Imported into the United States,
land he shall so declare by proclama
tion, thereupon and thereafter, so long
as such preferential duties shall be con
tinued by the government of Cuba, not
longer, however, than five years, the
duties levied, collected a.ndpald. .upon,
such articles so exported from Cuba to
the United States shall be SO per centum
of the duties specified and provided In
the uct entitled "An act to provide rev
enue for the government and to encour
age the Industries of the United States,"
approved 'July 24, 1897, and any amend
Provided, however, that It shall be
the duty of the president to thoroughly
Investigate, through tho diplomatic and
consular representatives ot the. United
States In Cuba, and by such other
means as he may deem necessary to
employ for tho purpose, whether the
tariff concession herein provided upon
articles the growth, production or man
ufacture ot Cuba, substantially Inures,
so far as the articles of sugar and to
bacco are concerned, to the benefit of
the producers of said articles In Cuba;
and If the president shall be satisfied
from such Investigation that the sub
stantial benefit of said concession upon
either of said articles in inuring to the
purchasers thereof, Individual or cor
porate in the United States, it shall be
his duty to so declare by proclamation
to that effect, and thereupon and there
after so long as said conditions shall
continue there shall be levied und col
lected upon such articles, or that one
or them as to which said conditions ex
ist, tho rate of duty levied und collected
by law upon such article or articles
coming into the United States from oth
er foreign countries.
PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS.
Bills Considered in the Senate and
Hy Kxcluihc Wire from The AvsoeUtcd Pres,
Washington, Juno 17. Through to
day's session of the senate, the Isth
mian, canal question was under con
sideration. Speeches were delivered by
Messrs. Perkins, of California; Gallln
ger, of New Hampshire; Stewart, of
Nevada, and Morgan, ot Alabama. All
advocated the adoption of the Nicar
agua route, except Mr. Galllnger, who
made a forceful argument In support
of the Panama route and -who said his
Investigations convinced him that tha
Panuma route was tho more healthful
of the two.
Tho arguments of the senators In
support of tho Nicaragua route were
made especially on tho ground of feasi
bility und business wisdom. Mr. Stow-'
art and Mr. Morgan both contended
that the health conditions in Nicaragua
were superior to those In Panama.
The house spent the day considering
bills reported from the judiciary com
mittee, By far the most Important
measure was that to amend the exist
ing bankruptcy law. The minority
made a vigorous effort to repeal the
present law In toto, but were over
whelmingly defeated, 65 to 137, Tho
bill passed amends the law In fifteen
particulars to meet defects which, It is
said, experience has proven. The most
important amendment Is one to define
preference, to meet the Supreme court
decision In the case of Pirle vs.' th'
Chicago Title and Trust company, Four
additional grounds for refusing a dis
charge in bankruptcy are also added;
First, obtaining property on credit on
materially false statements; Becond,
making a fraudulent transfer of prop'
ertyj third, having been granted or de
nied a discharge in bankruptcy within
six years, and, fourth, having refused
to obey the order of the court or re
fusal to anstyer material questions ap
proved by the court. An evening ses
sion was held for the consideration ot
bills reported from the Indlun commit
i turn, '
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