The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, July 12, 1902, Image 1

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ElQhtu-Seven Dead Bodies Are Re
covered from the III
Fated Mine.
Borne of the Victims Having Maniacs
When Found One Unfortunate
in a Frenzy Attempts to Beat
Down His Rescuers with a Pick
Handle Another Dies Upon Being
Brought to Daylight The Remains
of Those Who Perished Indicated
. That Death Must Have Been Slow
in Nearly Every Case.
ty Exclusive Wire from Tin- Associated Press.
' Johnstown, Pa., July 12. At 1 o'clock
this morning 11 can bo stated of the 600
men supposed to have entered the
mouth of the Rolling Mill mine of the
Cambria Steel company, Thursday
morning-, ninety arc known to be dead,
and twenty-two rescued. 'Four hun
dred, so the mine officials claim, es
caped when the explosion occurred,
leaving eighty-eight still to bo account
ed. Some of these, according to those
in charge of the rescue work, ate dead,
but the majority, they claim, have es
caped. Prom physicians, heads of res
cue parties and others who are familiar
with the different headings in the mine
il is learned that nt least thirty-five ad
ditional bodies will be brought to the
temporary morgue at daylight,making
a total list. of dead, one hundred and
twenty-five. This, so President Powell
Stackhousc,' of the Cambria Steel com
pany, stitted will be the extent of the
dead,, but until all checks, by which
ii ,the mrners are known, are presented at
the-office of the epany, 'an accuu.c
list of the dead -will not be known.
Vome,,pf the bodies, it is-adniitted by
the officials, are assembled In close
headings or burled beneath slate. Some
may be recovered, while others may
never bo found.
List of the Dead.
The official list of bodies thus far
identified Is as follows:
John It. Thomas, sr aged CO, labor
boss; John C. Whitney, tire boss, 55; Wil
liam Blanch, assistant foreman, 3.1; Jo
Bcph Tomllnson, firo bo&s, Sj; William
Lees, 22; Daniel Lees, 24; Michael Mc
Cann, 4C; Philip McCann, "-; John Crook,
81; Frank Chestnut, 22; John Sadler, 22;
John Holly, 42; Thomas Bishop, 35; Mi
chael Bosanlc, 3B; George Hologyak, 2S;
John Wllavcudcr, 33; Frank Guzl, 22; An
thony Pollak, ,".i!; John Pollnk, 2ii; Frank
Behullz. 28; Georgo T. Varozna, 37;
Tuvel Vrabel, 21; Andro Havalda, 32;
Jacob Hull, 34; Michael Ivek, 23; Joseph
Rlszeek, 32; Stokjan Vergas, 20; lllko Sa
bot, 21; Michael Dricka; Wadlslaw Di
brlsky, 34; John Roplscky, 30; John B.i
rok, 3 S;John I.asko, 30; Michael Pre-
zuhy, 3S; Ilmery Basslstu, 23 j Stoven Ka
nocz, 31; Stephen Clmko, 42; Michael Sa
bot, 18; John Novak; Anton Lazuiskl, 27;
Valant Plaga, .H; John Kreer, 36; Bolls
law Mlskovskl, 23; August Struzlnskl, 33;
John Karazcwlcz, 30; Michael Cllcnvtc,
43; Michael Cllonvlc. jr., 17; Wadlslaw
Dombrowskl, 34; Gustav Lowandwskl, 37;
William Ksonsek, 21; John llorvat, 2U;
Frank Jendreski, 2.': William Sonz.ik, 23;
Frank Hoply, 28; John Galydac, 24; Frank
Lasnrsky, 22; Rroiilstcv Tetkowsky, 47;
John Tlburskl, &0; Audio Balascuk, :'9;
Anton Lugaskl. Stnnlslau Zlolku. Bcrnaid
Dobrzylvecki, 34: Joseph Masllvhkl. Paul
Sutuila, John Karzlowlcz, Anton Dehllc.
Andio Zajdl, IS; Vlda Itaeh. sr John
Jlucha, Jr.
Day of Heroic Rescues.
Johnstown, Pa July 11. This has
een a day of heroic rescues at the ill
fated Rolling Mill mine of the Cam
bria Steel company. Thrilling exper
iences attended the efforts of the forty
brave and daring fellows who went
down into the bowels of the earth.
, -with a vety faint hope to spur them
that still they might be la time to
restore to life some of those who aie
, entombed. Death lurked every where
around them, but undaunted they
i ey jed forward, swayed with the no-
' ojest oi numan purposes.
The reward of their, efforts was the
Bavins of the lives of fourteen of their
fellow njen and bringing them again
into the sunlight and back to loving
Dead and maimed bodies weio lo
cated, but no eftort was made to bring
them out of the vast theater of death
until every human energy was put for
ward towards seeing that no living soul
might .escape their aid,, That done, tlm
dead w'ere attended ' to and put
in a train of mine cars, brought
up, and exposed to morbid gaze
while being transferred to wagons
Jn which (o be taken to the
morgue. Eighty-seven dead bodies
were recovered front the mine between
daylight and nightfall. Still a paity of
oftlclals and miners battled on, three
miles Inside the mine. Occasionally
word would come to the surface by
some mysterious means that another
heap of remains had been exposed to
the vision of the searchers, There re
mains dangerous headings In the Klon
dike section of the mine yet to be ex
plored. No one knows how many more
dead wH be found there. The mine
officials refrain from guess-work on the
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The Impression prevails among the
itsmers ana certain employes of the
line that 160 Is a low estlmuto of the
ualty list. Fated Johnstown spent
the day horror-struck. From dawn to
dusk, Hying ambulances coursed the
streets, bearing gruesome burdens from
mine to morgue; from morgue to
homes. Great throngs surged about
the pit mouth, the Improvised morgue
at the armory, and about the stricken
homes of the dead. Bulletin boards
were eagerly scanned for news from
the scene of the disaster. Kxagger
ated rumors of all kinds prevailed.
One report gained circulation that
disaster ' had overtaken the rescuing
parly which entered the mine shortly
aster o'clock. This proved to be one
of the entertaining yarns that had Its
origin among the crowd at the pit
mouth. Returning rescuers substan
tiated the denials of the report by offi
cials. It Is difficult to picture with any de
gree approaching Its full worth, the
work of rescue and the attending
scenes and Incidents of the day at the
centre of Interest.
How brave men went into the jaws
of death In the most horrible form, en
countered their fellows transformed
Into raving maniacs by hours of wait
ing in the pitch darkness of the earth's
Interior, lifted them moaning from their
beds of fallen rock and then, bending
and crawling on all fours, carrying
them a quarter of a mile underground
to where cars could be reached to take
them outside.
Along in the early part of the after
noon cheering word came from the
Innermost recesses of the mine that life
yet lingered In some of the bodies
found. The rescuers made first for No.
4, left heading, which they had been
unable to icacli the night before. Deso
late even for the scene of a mine In
terior was the heading that stretched
out before them. Falls of roof almost
choked up the heading, but through
and over the debris the brave men
pushed their way.
The Maniac Laugh.
In the front, young Patrick Martin,
his brother Peter, Philip White and
several cousins of the Martins made
their way. Suddenly in an open space
they were startled by the maniac laugh
which emanated from a blackened form
that rushed at them out of the dark
ness. ThV man grasped firmly a pic
handle and tried in his frenzy to beat
down Ills rescuers. He was overpow
ered and dragged back, to the main
heading. i !ie, su. .J'n.'rteon other
living men were found In this chamber,
andphyslciansvvere quickly taken to
At 3 p. m. the train of- mine ears
,came to the pit mouth, where waiting
ambulances stood. Eight men were
lifted over the sides of the cars and,
half carried, wended their way to the
ambulances. They were all Poles. One
big strapping fellow among them col
lapsed as he reached the ambulance,
and doctors spent several minutes re
suscitating him. As the men were
driven hurriedly to the Cambria hos
pital, the train of coal cars with the
physicians re-entered the mine. In an
other, half hour they came out again,
this time with six living, but almost
dead miners. One man in his paroxysms
had locked his jaws so that force had
to be employed to pry them open for
the Insertion of llfe-instllllng fluids.
These six were taken In an unconscious
cpnditlon to the Cambria hospital. One
man brought out with this crowd died
just as ho reached daylight.
At that time three more headlncs.
believed to be filled with the dead, were
unsearched. Thirty-nine bodies were
lying within reach in the main head
ing. These were brought out at 4,30 p.
m. Their bodies were piled high In the
coal cars and covered with canvas.
These remains wete in a terrible
state, showing that there had been slow
death In each case. One of the men
had his mouth and nose tied about by
a towel. The rest of his face was
burned beyond recognition. The bodies
of all were twisted In horrible shapes,
most of the arms being crooked so as
to shield the face. The only one who
could be. identified at the pit mouth
was Flreboss Joseph Tomllnson,
One of the volunteer rescuers who
came out with this load of dead stated
that lire was raging In parts of the
mine, that would take some time to
ciuell. Most of those who were brought
out alive this afternoon had saved
themselves by crawling Into a cham
ber and turning a valve on the com
pressed air line which runs along the
One mnn was found dead with his
hand clutched so tightly about a mon
key wrench that it could not be re
moved, Scenes at the Morgue,
The list of dead, while not complete,
is us nearly so as it could be kept to
night. No effort was made by those In
chaige nf the tempoiary morgue to
keep a jeeord of the names and resi
dences of the dead miners who weie
brought to the urinary and relatives
and fronds hud to be depended 'ipon
fop such information.
The scene at the urniory tonight was
one of extreme confusion. At 5 o'clock
In the afternoon, 31) additional bodies
were recovered from the mine, By 7
o'clock, 20 more of them had been Iden
tified und the removal of them began
at once. Bodies wete In the process of
embalming, weie being transferred
from one part of the room to the other
and were being put into the caskets by
a large force ot men, while people, who
thought a relative or friend might be
among the dead and those who knew
they had come only out of curiosity
walked uround the room, guzlng Into
the drawn luces of the dead miners.
Outside the annory, a crowd of fully
10,000 people assembled. Thev weie
Jammed close to the walls of the build
ing aim tne ragged edges of the crowd
extended several hundred feet away. hi were nearest the windows
were maicing efforts to look Into the
morgue and the police had a hard tlmo
to keep the crowd in check. It was
only by strenuous pushing that any
one wishing to gain udmisslon to the
armory on business or to come out
could foice his way through the peopta
that crowded around the entrances.
Orders were Issued late tonight that
I'd li' bodies are to be laliiii from
the mine before daylight. Rumors are
out that IS dead .nre loaded In cars
ready to bo brought out, but the nior
giM' hl'ndants are tiled out, wit.i over
work and were given a chance to rest.
A gang of men are at work In the
mine bringing out the carcasses ot
several mules killed by the explosion.
One of the unknown survivors at the
Cambria hospital Is dead and two are
expected to die before morning.
States That Loss of Life WaB Caused
by a Small Explosion.
Bjr Kxcltis'Ve Wire from The Associated Presa.
Johnstown, Pa., July ll.j-State Mine
Inspector J. T. Evans, who has been
In the mine almost continuously since
the explosion, was joined hero tonight
by Chief Roderick, of the bureau of
mine Inspection. Mr. Evans entered
Into a full report of his Investigation.
He said to the Associated Press re
porter: "Mr. Roderick can hardly credit my
description of the condition of the mine
after such a dreadful calamity. It Is
wonderful that there should have been
such havoc In loss of life with such a
small explosion.
"There was very little rock brought
down by the force of the explosion; a
number of doors were blown open,
some boards knocked off, but the cost
of repairs will be Insignificant, nut
more than $2.3, I should say."
"I will have to take a look over the
mine," Interrupted Chief Roderick
doubtfully and with u laugh.
"There was no explosion of dust; no
evidence of it," said Mr. Evans.
"All the men were working with
locked safety lamps. There are a
dozen things that might have caused
the explosion. The man responsible for
it is assuredly among the dead."
"How soon could the mine bo placed
In condition for resuming operations?"
"So far as I have examined things, I
believe the men could start in Mon
day." It was reported that a portion of the
Cambria Steel company works was
foiced to suspend operations today, ow
ing to short supply of fuel. The long
suspension of the mine would seriously
hamper the works.
Dr. H. F. Tomb, who went into the
mine with Dr. L. W. Jones and the
rescuers at !) o'clock this morning and
came out with the fourteen injured
men brought out at 3 o'clock this af
ternoon, said:
"We found the air good in the main
heading upon going In, except on the
left.- Wo went to itn. 6 section on the
right and turned up as far as room No.
25. Then we commenced taking out
dead miners. Upon going back to the
main heading we turned back to No. 4
left, where we heard cries. There we
found three foreigners in good condi
tion. One of them was A. M. Kohler,
of Cambria City, whose Ingenuity saved
his life and those of his companions.
When Kohler found they were trapped,
they jumped into a room through which
a compressed air pipe passed. This he
broke in some manner and the men,
after closing up the door with canvas,
had plenty of good air.
"These men came out of the mine at
3 o'clock in fairly good condition. They
told there was numbers of living and
dead up the heading. Not until we
reached the sixteenth room did our
eyes meet the most gruesome sight of
our trip.
"In that room there were thirty-four
dead and fifteen living. They were piled
upon one another, some of the living
being burled underneath the dead.
These were unconscious. AV worked
Industriously on them with oxygen and
spirits of ammonia. One died on the
long trip out."
List of Injured in hospital. At Cam
bria county hospital:
Three unknown, condition critical.
A. M. Kohler. Frank Bumboez, Jacob
Ozeronz. John Feher, John Dudok, John
Shika, Joe Balo, George Salu, Albert
Serpha, John Kuminsky, Victor Kahcr.
At Conemaugh Memorial hospital:
William Robinson. John Retullick,
Harry Rodgers, unknown Slav.
Marseilles Experiencing a Genuine
African Sirocco.
By Exclusive Wire from The Assoi ialeJ Prua.
Paris, July 11. Exceptional heat, ac
companied by severe storms, prevails
throughout the southern and south
western departments of France. Mar
seilles is experiencing a genuine Afri
can sirocco, with a temperature of 104
degrees, the highest In twenty years.
There have been many cases of sun
stroke at Montpeller, the heat has
caused a number of deaths at Perplg-
nan, and St. Etienne and Lyons report
violent storms of rain, lightning and
hall, which have caused great dam
age to the crops and have killed a
number of cattle.
One Workman Killed, Six Hurt, on
New York Central.
lly Hjeluuhe Wile from 1 lie Afaeclatrtl l'th
Syracuse, July 11. A steuin .shovel
and seven cats used by the New York
Central In extending the Auburn branch
across Solvay to the main branch of
th Central, went through a tiestle at
10,so o'clock this morning', killing one
man and Injuring six others.
Will Investigate Johnstown Disaster,
C) iVliuhe Wlte from Tl ii Associated Preu.
Ilarrlsbuig, Juy ll.-Gmornoi- Stouo
bus dliected James E. Roderick, chief vt
tho state bureau of mines, to go to Johns
town and Investigate the cause of tha
catastrophe at the Rolling Mill mine,
Mr. Roderick left at noon and expects
to reach Johnstown by evening and Im
mediately begin an Investigation.
Bottle Blowers Increase Salaries.
By Exclusive Wire fiSmTbe Associated J 'less..
Atlantic City. N. J., July U. The Green
Gluss Bottle Blowers' association todaV'
Increased the salary of Its piesldeut from
l,S0O to 2,40O; that of tho secietury from
J1.C00 to J1.S00, and tho treasurer from J.'XK)
to $000. The death assessments wero in
duced from 3 to IS cents.
Bullets Fired at Close Ranoc bu
the Outlaw Miss Dep
uty Growe.
After Shooting at the Deputy the
Fugitive Convict Then Slips Like a
Phantom Between Close Drawn
Line of Pursuers May Have Been
Wounded by Volley While Re
treatingTried to Hold Up Train.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prm.
Covington, Wash., July 11. Harry
Trucey, fugitive convict, has performed
the marvellous again. Ho slipped like
a phantom through a cordon of guards
at the mouth of Sluice creek, late last
night, fought a battle with the deputies
and is now in the timber. In the fight
ing no one was hurt, though when the
outlaw fired twice at T. F. Crowe, lie
was so close that the deputy was burn
ed by the powder.
When darkness fell, Tracey was
thought to bo securely penned on the
point ot the we&tern bluff, where he
had been concealed all afternoon.
Though the guards were stationed
thickly, one being posted every fifty
feet, he successfully eluded them and
travelled up the roadbed of the Palmer
cut-off toward this place, five miles
Tracey arrived at a sawmill plant a
mile from here at 11. 45 last night.
Deputy Sheriffs J. C. "Bunce, Galvin
and Crowe had been sent to guard that
point. Deputies Crowe and the Buncos,
father and son, had posted thmselves
on the railroad near the sawmill at the
entrance of a big cut near a rise of
ground, the Bunces being on the outer
guard line. They were hardly settled
when they heard footsteps, and Tracey
soon appeared. When challenged,
Tracey started to run.
The Bunces opened fire, shooting four
times each. Tracey ran up the track,
and a few yards further encountered
Crowe. To the officer's challenge the
loutlaw .cooljy aespoudedthat he was a
deputy. Crowe, . thinking, it wa3 the
elder Bunce, started to approach, when
.Tracey began shooting at close range,
firing two shots.. The bullets whistled
harmlessly by, but Crowe suffered
slightly from the burning powder.
After the shooting Tracey turned and
entered the brush along the side of the
track, where he was lost in the dark
ness. The deputies made a hurried cir
cle through the woods to Covington to
head Tracy off, hut on their arrival
found that he had not passed the sta
tion. Tried to Board a Train.
Later it was learned that since his
escape from the north side of Sluice
creek, Tracy attempted to board one
of the east-bound freights. The grade
is heavy at that point, but the train
was running light and at such speed
that Tracey wan unable to board It. "
Another train passed, and the con
ductor reports that while near the saw
mill some one called for him to stop.
There were no deputies present, and it
is thought Tracey was the man who
called, The theory is advanced that he
may have been wounded In the battle
just before midnight.
A man thought to be Merrill, the
other escaped convict, appeared yester
day at the home of a farmer, a few
miles east of Ruvendale, near here,
and obtained food. He remained In the
vicinity all day.
Sheriff Cudlhee and Guard Carson,
with blbovdhounds and a small posse,
left Auburn at G o'clock this morning
for the point where Tracy was last seen
Bj- hxduilre Wire from The Associated Press.
rtlea, N. T July ll.-The Mohawk
valley circuit meet cloe.l hero today. In
tho first heat of the 2.17 pace, with six
teen startei,s, Coianza collided with
Prince I.lef, both going down and the
drivers' being thrown to the ground.
James Guess, driver of Prince Lief, re
ceived a lacerated wound In the right leg.
Tho lioises were not badly hint. Coinnza
was drawn but Prince I'.lef went three
more heats. Attendance, -',000. Sum
mary; S.17 class, pacing; purse, J400-Dlck R.
won, Howell Boy second, Leo S. thlld.
Best time, 2.17J4. Black Diamond, Dote
ntont. Tinker, Grover G Legal Wood,
Bessie Orr. Prince Lief, Kittle Thistle,
Annlo M., Coranza, Stephen P Callle 1C
also run.
S.;8 class, trotting; puis.e, $100 Helen
Russell won; Olive S. second. Pythla
third, Jihet time. S.SS'i. Hazel F Scher-
sondo, Gertrude F., Sylvia also started.
2,17 clabs, tiottlug; pillse, HOC Lizzie
I.unning won, FItz second, Roselle R.
tilled, llest time, I'.VJIi. Baron Hoy also
Steamship Arrivals.
By Kxclualte Win from 'the Axtoclaled Press.
Now Yoik, July 11,-Arrlved; Rottor
tluin, Rotterdam; Campania. Liverpool,
and Queonstown. Cleared: Etrurlu, New
Vork; Ryndam, Rotterdam via Baulognn;
Filesluud, Antwerp, Clieibourg Ai'ilved;
Columbia, New York; Graf Woldersee,
New York for Hamburg land proceeded),
Suited: Fterst Blsmurck (from Hamburg
und Southampton), New York. Havre
Anived; La Bretugne, New York,
Prawle Point Pussed: Noonlani, Rot
terdam, for New York. Southampton
Sailed: Fueist Bismarck (from num
bing), New York via Cherbomg Lizard
Passed: Koenlgln Lulse, .SoaUiumptori
and Bremen. Bremen An Ived.' Aller,
via Gibraltar and Naples. Queenstown
Arrived; Lucanla. New York for Liver
pool and proceeded, St. Michaels Ar
rived: Hohenzollerii, New Yoik for Gib
raltar, Naples und (Jenoa.
Fresh Eruption of Pelee.
Ht Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Fort do France, island of Martinique,
July 11. Theie was u fresh eruption of
Mont I'cloo this iuoi,rVif.
Their Complete and Immediate With
drawal Not Expected.
Bjr Exclusive Wire from The Associated I'resi.
Washington, July 11. The negotia
tions now In progress at the Vatican
respecting the Philippine friars and
their lunds will not fall. Of that the
administration officials here are cer
tain. It was realized at the beginning,
when Gpvernor Tuft's instructions were
framed, that they represented the ex
treme of our claims and they did not
preclude the Idea of reasonable com
promise bv mutual concessions. The
negotiations arc proceeding In this
The Uidted Stales government will
not secure everything It desired, be
cause even l the pope were disposed
to. concede these things, the negotia
tions have developed the fact that al
though his power Is theoretically un
limited, In actuality, the Internal poli
tics of the Vatican Impose conditions
even upon the chief prelate of the
church which he must observe. There
fore the Immediate and complete with
drawal of the Spanish friars from the
Philippines is not now expected, but It
Is believed that the result desired can
be accomplished by an arrangement for
the substitution of friars of other na
tionality, and the principal h-suc at
present is as to the time in which the
change may be brought about.
Citizens Organize a Law and Order
Society Three Non-Union Men
Mysteriously Disappear.
By Hxiluslvc Wire from The Associatcil Press,
Tamaqua, Pa July 11. The appeal
to Governor Stone to send troops to the
Panther Creek valley has had the effect
of quieting the striking miners, but al
ready outbreaks of rioting Is moment
arily expected. Last evening the citi
zens o Lansford held a meeting and
organized a law and order society.
They also determined that If the strik
ers continue molesting citizens and as
saulting them, another appeal will be
made to Governor Stone to send troops.
The condition ot James Smurl, who
was maltreated by the rioting strikers
yesterday, is very critical. The man Is
a mass of bruises from head to foot.
Three non-union workmen mysteri
ously disappeared last night.
American Firm Getting ,A11 Struc
tural Iron Orders.
By K.ti.lusie Wire from The Associated Tr.
-Johannesburg, Transvaal, July 11.
The British 'trade commissioners who
recently arrived here from England ad
mit that they nre amazed at the
amount of business in steel building
material which is offering. They com
ment on the Indolence of the British
firms, saying that so far as they nre
able to discover only one firm, and that
an American concern, has a capable
representative in South Africa.
He 'has been obtaining Immense or
ders In Cape Town and In Johannes
burg, at his own prices, for huge build
ings up to fourteen stories by being
able to; quote figures promptly and
promise construction with American
Widening Breach Between Rospigli
osi and the Catholic Church.
By Kxclu'dxc Wire from 1 he Associated Pi ess.
Rome, July 11. The attitude of Cnr-
dlnul Resplghl, vicar general of the
pope, In the Rosnigliosi Incident, hns
further embittered the controversy and
widened the breach between Prince
Rosplgllosi and the authorities of the
church. The prince has made an Ironi
cal reply to Cardinal Resplghi's letter
saying he must uphold Cardinal Mae-
cm. secretary of apostolic briefs, in for
bidding an English Blue sister to at
tend Princess Joseph RosplgllosI dur
ing her confinement, because her mar
riage to the prince was a civil cere
mony. The prince says he has turned
to evangelical chnrlty for the assist
ance refused by the Catholics, meaning
that the new muse sent for from Eng
land belongs to the Church of Eng
Lebanon Physician Loses His Life
in, a Runaway.
tr Exclusive Wire from The Assodated rnss.
Lebanon, July 11, Dr. John H.
Relnoehl, n prominent physician of
Lebanon lost his life and Dr. E. P.
Marshall, ot Anrivllle, was seriously In
jured In an accident neur Annvllle late
last night. The two physicians were
driving to Annvllle, They passed a
traction engine, at which their horse
took fright and ran away, After going
a short distance the carriage was over
turned and Dr. Relnoehl was thrown
out and instantly killed.
Dr. Relnoehl wus 41 years or age and
at one time a member of the legisla
ture, '
Has Been Fixed at August 8 and IS.
The Procession Abandoned.
By Exclusive Wire from 'fho Atovlated Pieds.
London, Jul) 11. It was officially
stuted today that the coronation ot
King Edward wl take place between
August 8 and August 12.
The proposed procession has been
Crushed in a Landslide,
By ExUushc Who fioiu The .Woclatcd Piess.
Kaston, I'a July II. One Italian was
crushed to death and half u dozen others
were aeilously injured by being caught In
a landslide a mile below Kuston this af
ternoon. Tho men were building a stone
wall along tho Delaware canal when uu
embankment caved In on them.
Gantz to Be Executed Sept. S3.
Bj Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Harrlsburg, July U;-Uovornor Stone
today fixed September SI for tho execu
tion of George Gantz at Reading
Appointments Announced for the
Medical Department.
By K.tpImjUc Wire from 'llie Associated Prem.
Harrlsburg, July 11. General orders
were issued from the headquarters of
the National Guard of Pennsylvania,
announcing the following appointments
In the medical department:
First Lleutennnt John AV. Coffin, ot
Beaver county,, surgeon ot the Tenth
regiment; Edwin H. Love, of West
moreland county, assistant surgeon of
the Tenth regiment, nnd 'Franklin F.
Arndt, of Lackawanna county, assist
ant surgeon ot the Thirteenth regi
ment. The following officers have been re
lieved from duty, on their own appli
cation, and placed upon the retired
list: Major George W. Neff, surgeon,
Tenth regiment; Captain Joseph L.
Hunter, chaplain Tenth regiment; Cap
tain Anthony F. Machold, 'Company G,
Third regiment, and Lieutenant Colonel
Thomas H. Maglnness, of Philadelphia.
Big Rise in Xaw River and Streets
Are Flooded.
By Kxclihc Wire from The Associated Press.
Topeka, July 11. The Kaw river here
has risen one foot since yesterday and
is still rising. The lowlands are flood
ed. In North Topeka several families
have abandoned their homes, which, to
gether with the First Cumberland
church, are surrounded by water.
Water 1st running over both Garfield
and City parks, In this city, and the
street railway tracks in the outlying
districts are submerged. The street
railway bridge in Topeka still stands,
but is in a shaky condition, and the
bridges at Wlllard arid Valencia, near
by points, are In danger.
Knnsls City, July 11. The Missouri
and the Kaw rivers here are nearly one
foot higher than yesterday, with indi
cations that they will continue to rise
gradually for another twenty-four
hours at least. The worst damage is
nt the town of Armourdale, on the
Kaw, where several streets are under
water from one to four feet deep.
Treasury Department Not to Pay
Stock or Mortgage Holders.
By Kcltiiiie Wire fiomThc Associated Prcs.
Washington, July 11. The tieasury
department has perfected a plan for the
payment of the claims against the
Pan-American Exposition company, to
be paid out of the appropriation of
$300,000 made in the general deficiency
act. By the terms of the appropriation
payments aie to be made pro rata on
claims for "labor, material, services
and other expenses," and no payments
are to be made to stockholders or to
settle any claim secured by mortgage.
The claims to be pro rated aggregated
about $640,000.
The claims are to be filed and aud
ited at the treasury department, nnd
the warrants drawn In favor of the
individual claimants. The warrants nre
to be delivered through and receipted
for by John G. Mliburn, the president
of the exposition. In that way the
necessity for Mr. Milburn giving a bond
will be avoided.
They Attack the Driver of a Coffee
Wagon at Chicago.
By Kxeluilte Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Chicago, July 11. About noon, fifty
or sixty striking teamsters nttacked a
wagon loaded with coffee, which whs
being driven along Jackson boulevard.
The driver took fright at the threat
ening demonstration and deserted his
wagon, fleeing for safety to a neat by
restaurant. He was given shelter by
the waitress, and when his pursue: s
finally left the surroundings he wus
quietly let out the back door,
In the meantime, the strlkeis had
taken possession of the loud of coffee,
and, after ripping open the sacks,
strewed the contents along the streets.
A riot call was sent In and a squad ot
policemen quickly dispersed the crowd
that had gathered. No arrests were
made, ,
Conference at Birmingham.
By,KUuslve Wire from 'I he Associated Press,
Birmingham, Aln., July 11, The pros
pects for nn rally settlement of the dif
ferences between tho coal miners and op
erators are now ory bright, A sub
committee of tho miners is In conference
with the operutois and while u great deal
nf secrecy Is being maintained, tlm Infor
mation bus leu!:d out that the con
ference Is close to un amlcixblu niiice-
By Kxduslve Wire from 'the Associated Pres. (
York, Pa.. July II, John II, Small, lum
ber mim nnd saw mill owuttr and at one
time un extensive cur builder, died this
moinlng, aged 7J yeais,
1'lilludulphlii, July 11'. Mrs. William A,
Connor, the estimable twifu of the Phil
adelphia manager of the Associated
Press, died today at her leMdoncu hero
after un illness of hlx weeks. .Mrs, Con
nor wus well known in soclul cliclcj.
She was gifted with a cliuimliig voice
and, for a pcilod of oyer seven years
was u volunteer member of the choir
of fjt. Stephen's Protestant episcopal
church. Mrs, Connor was u uativu of
Massachusetts and had been married
ubout eighteen yenis,
4- Washington, July 11. Forecast
4- for Saturday and Sunday; East- -f
hH orn Pennsylvania-' Increasing -ii
cloudiness Saturday, probably
f showers Saturday night and Bun-
-f day light variable winds. -f
T. iitt,t
States That No Man Gan Make Ac
curate Predictions as to tin
Indianapolis Convention,
In the Event of Failure to Inaugu-
rate a General Strike of Miners,
Mr. Mitchell Believes That Sym
pathetic Laborers All Over the
Country Will See That Ample Pro
vision Is Made for the Support of
the Struggling Miners The) Citi
zens' Alliance Sends Mr. Mitchell
an Open Letter.
By Kxduslve Wire from The Associated Pre.
Wllkes-Barrc, Pa., July 11. For th
first time since the mine workers de
cided to hold a special' national con
vention, President Mitchell today con
sented to say something for publica
tion about the gathering. He said it
was utterly impossible to forecast the
action of the convention. From his re
marks it is almost certain the conven
tion will do one of only two things,
either decide on a general suspension or
provide a defense fund for the anthra
cite strikers.
President Mitchell, in an Interview
today with an Associated Press corre
spondent, said that no living man can
with any degree of certainty predict
the outcome of the national convention
which will convene at Indianapolis next
Thursday. He said:
The question of inaugurating a national
suspension of ccal mining will be deter
mined by delegates representing all tho
miners in the United States, many cf
whom will bo under iron clad Instruc
tions In favor or in opposition to a strike.
Many others will, in my judgment, have
discretionary powers and will be gov
erned In their action by developments in
the convention.
However, I feel certain that In the
event of it being inadvisable to inaugur
ate, a national' strike,, thar provisions Will
be made to contribute ample flinds to
carry the strike on to certain victory.
The sympathy of tho entire labor world
Is with the anthracite miners and from
all sections of our country we are re
ceiving assurances of financial and moral
support. These assurances of financial
support aie not confined to wage earners
alone. Many men and women have of
fered financial as3istunco to the strug
gling miners, and I feel confident that
the htrlke will prove a success regardless
ot whether or not a national strike takes
place. The declaration of the railroad
presidents that there Is nothing to ar
bitrate and their persistent refusal to
treat consldertely with us for a solution
ot the trouble Is repugnant to the Amer
ican people's sense of right, nnd this ac
tion is culminating in many offers ot
sympathy and assistance from the gen
eral public.
Today f will request our district presi
dents to Instruct all unions in tho anthra
cite field to pay no attention to sensa
tional or unauthorized newspaper reports
that may appear during tho tlmo the
convention is In session. There Is dan
ger that ottempts may be mado while
delegates and offlceis of tho organiza
tion nie absent fiom tho coal fields to
circulate Information which would tend
to discourage those on strike."
Alliance Sends Open Letter.
P. Rldgway Wright, of this city, the
leader of the Citizens' Alliance which
was recently organized In this vicinity,
today sent an open letter to President
Mitchell In which he calls the latter's
attention to alleged intimidations, boy
cotting and other annoyances practiced
on all persons who are working In the
mines. He pays a tribute to organized
labor generally for tho good it has
done, and reminds Mr. Mitchell that
every man has a right to work or re
main Idle as he sees fit. In concluding
his communication Leader Wright says:
We theiefoio nppeal to you to declare:
(1) The highways are free to all who
deslie work, notwithstanding a strike is
in progress.
(2) Boycotts against any business or
profehslonul man on tho ground of ser
vices rendered to a non-union worker
are condemned by the union,
(3) That hanging In effigy, tho digging
of mock graves ami overy other form of
violence, threat and libel ate condemned
by the ii""1 n.
(4) 8tr s who partlclpato In any cf
the offenses thus itemized will bo held
lesponslblo to tho union for all disturb
uncus, unlawful boycotts, 'oto In which
they themselves or their wives and Chil
dren participate.
Referring to your speech at Nantlcoko,
we cull your attention to tho eiror on
which It is based. The Citizens Allanca
is not uu adjunct to op organized by op
eiutois. Its membership ot more than
'J,VjO is in sympathy with "organized la
bor" but over and above it and above ,
all organized capital, we Intend to up
hold organized society, We are not the
proper subjects of criticism, because Wo
took no putt In trying to suppress 'evils
uhlch am said to have occurred long
before tlm alliance was formed, nor are
w tlm subject of criticism because wn
Baw no need for un alliance among citi
zens to repress boycotts which you say
occurred, but were limited to operators
and miners In their struggle .'th 'one
But when the boycott raises Its Dead
against the pilvato right of neutrals and
when lawlessness destroys property,
thieutens arton and takes the form of
actual rioting It Is the right and the
duty of neutrals and citizens geue'rally
to organize In self defense and for tha
maintenance of public order and wo era
justified In Inviting a co-operation from
both eldes In the existing btriUo.
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