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Funerals of The Victims of the
. Terrible Mine Explosion
Held Yesterday.
ftThe Fatality List Raised to 114.
Mine Superintendnnt Robinson
Does Not Believe There Are Any
More Bodies in the Mines General
Manager Price Has Been Given
Permission to Resume Work in all
Sections of the Mine but the Klon
dike. By Kxtluilie Wire from The Associated Press.
Johnstown, Pa., July 13. After a con
sultation this evening with the four
state initio Inspectors summoned here
to make a thorough inspection of the
Rolling Mill mine of the Cambria Steel
company, today, James E. Roderick,
chief, of the state bureau of mining
inspection, dictated a notice to General
ManAger C. ifcS. Price, of the Cambria
cotnptfny, granting formal permission
'(to.jesuine operations in all sections of
J$e mine, except the Klondike, In the
li'ornlng. The Klondike workings will
likely be closed for several days, until
pei feet security la assured through the
brutticlng of openings and repairs ne
n"cpssltated by the explosion.
Two more deaths of rescued victims
have occurred since last night. Early
this morning, John Seher and Yasante
Sibolla expired at the Cambria Gen
eral hospital. These men were among
the six living last brought out of the
mine Friday afternoon, of which four
oticrs have expired. These deaths
raic the total fatality list to 114, al
though the company records have It
one less. Much confusion has attended
the compilation of the record.
Mine Superintendent G. T. Robinson
this evening said:
"I would not like to assert that there
are .Iiq more bodies In the mine, but Ii
don't think there, are. -There may be a
Extent of Disaster.
It le generally regarded as certain
that the full extent of the disaster is
now known. State Inspectors say
tonight that all of the -workings
are now- free of gas and the
nlmost perfect ventilating apparatus
are rushing currents of pure air Into
the uttermost lecesses of the subter
lanean workings. There has not been
a, single place outside of the old aban
doned chambers that has not under
gone the scrutiny of experts to pro
nounce everything In as good condi
tions as could be asked or demanded.
At 0.30 a. m. State Mine Inspectors
Joslah T. Evans, of Johnstown; Joseph
'Williams, of Altoonu; C. B. Ross, of
Greensburg, and I. G. Roby, of Union
town, left Chief Roderick and the mine
officers at the mine office and entered
the mine. They went all tluough the
Klondike, making air tests and noting
the, conditions controlling ventilation.
They found many openings which-retarded
the proper course of air cur
lents and noted them. The inspection
lusted four hours. After finishing the
Klondike section, the experts went
through all the other sections which
have never manifested dangerous symp
toms. They found matters In ordinary
shape, and at 4.30 p. m. the men left
the mine to report at the hotel to Chief
The talk went over all the men knew
of the mine before and since the ex
plosion, the effects of the explosion and
all pertaining to the prospects of
future Immunity from a shnllur eutus
trophe. The men paid particular note
to the ferreting out, if possible, of the
cause of the explosion and the fact
whether the blame rests on any one
now living, upon whom heavy punish
ment would ullght.
Inspectors Reticent.
Of course, the inspectors would say
nothing as to their discoveries. They
will remain mute to the public on the
subject until called upon to testify at
the Inquest, the date of which Coroner
Miller will not llx until tomorrow night.
Chief Roderick will leave tomorrow, but
says he will return for the inquest, ns
, will his other out-of-town subordin
ates. "I decline to say what my conclus
ions are since, r have talked with the
ones who were In today," bald Mr. Rod
erick, "but I will say that I consider
the Rolling Mill mine a well-conducted
Institution.." Most Interest centered to
day In tho funeral obsequies, which
were scattered throughout' the city,
Tho black cloud of mourning was
heaviest over Cambria city, where the
foreign population dwells, Scenes of
Huturduy In this section' weic repealed,
but only with sterner force. It was a
grim fete day, Jit which the number
of partleuptuts was augmented by
throngs the morning trains brought in,
The outsiders tamo fiom towns within
a radius of fifty miles or more. These
visitors spread themselves out In
Miuuds und took in tho various points
of Interest associated with the dread
tragedy, To the foot of the tramway
Hading up to the main pit mouth nl
paid a visit, Hundreds gathered there
at a time, In the vuln hope of seeing
newly discovered bodies brought forth,
to grutlfy their curious guzc.
All the churches of Johnstown paid
more or css attention In their morn
ing services to the disaster. Collec
tions were lftet In many for tho bene
fit of tha bereft families of the poorer
victims. Special musses weio said In
the J4thollo churches,
The afternoon was devoted to fu
neral., Over.Uatnbrla city the deep in-
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toii.iiloiiH of tolling bells rolled t?&V!
lltlllll'ruun MUll Ul Hiii-L. .ultimo jr
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out mournful dirges through nl
every thoroughfare, and more than
once the sweet stralnR of "Nearer My
tiod to Thee" told significantly the sad
ness of the occasion. Catholic societies
were out In their regallii. Tho national
Hag hung limp nnd lifeless in the still
air, while among Its folds was min
gled streamers of mourning. Incess
antly processions moved out and along
Chestnut street towards the Catholic
cemeteries, near Morrellvllle.
Tho funeral of Mike Sabot, one of tlje
conspicuous self-sacrlflcing heroes of
the disaster, took place from St. Mary's
German Catholic church. The large
church was packed with friends and
those who did not know the little dead
fellow, but who had heard the noble
story of his achievement, which brought
him glory, but only at the expense of
his life. Sabot was about 17 years old.
He was a trap boy and knew the mine
like a book. Ho was out at the mouth
of one of the headings when the explo
sion came. He found himself un
scathed, and Immediately rushed to the
rescue of the falling men beyond him.
He had dragged three Ipto a working
that the afterdamp had not reached,
ana to his help they owe their lives
Hack he plunged into the main head
ing and on to more bodies. -Faintness
overcame him and ho toppled over and
died. When found his hands were still
clutching tho clothing of one man In a
manner which showed conclusively the
boy was In the act of dragging him
out to safety when overcome. '
Mike's coffin was draped in pink, and
a profusion of handsome flowers were
strewn on top. As the cortege moved
away from the chuich, there was not a
dry eye In the crowd which stood about,
the men with bared heads.
Thousands of Spectators.
"" Down Fouth street, where St. Ste
phen's Catholic church (Slovak) stands,
the street was blocked for squares by
the thousands of spectators, carriages
and mourners.
The funerals there commenced at 2
o'clock. The church was tilled with af
fecting expressions of grief! Five cof
flins at one time were distributed in
front of the altar. At 3 o'clock they
commenced to leave for the cemetery.
As the throngs commenced to evacuate"
the church,, the -Jjell'broke forth lnitf
wild ringing.
Up In' a gothlc window in front ap
peared the face of a lone nun. Her
body was bent forward in an attitude
of supplication. As she stood there a
benignant express overswept her fea
tures. Tenderness and mercy seemed
symbolized there. She stood as a
shrouded angel overlooking the scene
as the coffins were brought forth. She
was statue-like in the absence of mo
tion only, as the embodiment of spir
itual and human life could not be mis
taken in her.
Away the long procession moved, the
bands and the clanging bells alone dis
turbing the universal quiet.
Around the corner at St. Mary's
Greek Catholic church there were being
held services for the dead simultane
ously with those at St. Stephen's.
Further down the street the Croatlons
were having their funerals. In all the
foreign churches the congregations dis
played emblems of their societies.
Variegated colors were worn bv the
women, robbing the scene somewhat of
its mournful character,
All night Saturday workmen dug
graves In the Morrellvllle cemeteries.
By this morning they had enough com
pleted to care for the day's arrivals and
for those who were taken out Saturday
and had to be stored In a barn until
excavations could be made for them.
The burial was simplified by the dig
ging of long trenches, In place of sep
arate graves. In one of these twenty
flve coffins were lowered.
The Interment of Labor Boss John R.
Thomas, sr., took place In the after
noon. Interment was made at Grand
View cemetery, Westmont. All the
graves In this cemetery were lined with
white. All were decorated with a
wealth of, flowers.
Graphic Description of the Scenes of
the Underground Tragedy.
By l.xclushe Wire from The Associated P.ress.
Johnstown, July 13, Down Into the
vast workings of the Rr illng Mill mine,
through the Klondike section und into
the death chambers of that gloomy
vault the Associated Press Tepresentu
tlve was taken today, to ether with
four other newspaper men, under tho
personal guidance of Mine Superin
tendent George T, Robinson. The trip
extended into every point or the mine
where dead or living were found. The
members of tho party are the only out
siders who have been permitted to make
tho trp, and saw more of the interior
workings of tho mine than many who
are regularly employed there, Tho treat
ment of the visitors was most courte
ous and Mr. Robinson did not neglect
to show them everything worth seeing,
or any Information regarding details of
tho disaster or work of rescue,
"We are bo confident that we have
done everything human skill could pro
vide to muko this mine safe that wo
court the widest publicity of every do
tall nssoclated with last week's awful
happening," he said.
The tour of the seat of the disaster
extended over seven miles of workings,
III and out, and lasted three hours.
That there could bo no possibility of
accident or (lunger, tho party was ac
companied by Flrebosses Griffith Powell
und Benjamin Hurtcll, trip riders Em
ery Hoffmuu and Mike Lovus, Assist
ant Muster Mechanic Philip White
operated tho air motor through the
Into the Westmont pit mouth tfre
party plunged at 3.30 p. m. There wm
u speedy run u mile and a half through
(Continued en I'ug 6.
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Admiral Wildes Ordered to Put Small
Gunboats Out of Commission.
By Exclushe Wire from 'flic Atsoclatcd I'rrss.
Washington, D. C July 13. Secretary
Moody has Instructed Rear Admiral
Wildes, the ranking naval officer In
Philippine waters, to place tho gun
boats Arayat, Basco, Calamlnnos, Mar
Ivolcs, Panay and Paragua out of com
mission. These vessels arc small gun
boats which have been engaged In pa
trol duty In the lower IrIiiiuIb of the
archipelago. This action Is part of the
movement recently decided upon to re
duce the active nuvnl force on the Asi
atic station.
It will furnish a considerable number
of officers and men to reinforce the
present quota on the station, which Is
not at all commensurate with the duties
to be performed. Orders also have
been sent forward for tho withdrawal
of the supply ship Arethusa, now at
Cavlte, from the station. She will
come to the New York navy yurd. It
Is probable that the gunboat Prince
ton also will be withdrawn from the
Asiatic station In a short time.
Further Experiments with Emergen
cy Rations to Be Made in
the Army.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, D. C, July 13. There
arc to be further experiments to ascer
tain how long sqldlcrs can go without
tho ordinary "square meal." Brigadier
General Weston, commissary general
of the army, while gratified with the
results obtained from the emergency
ration, believes that It can be improved,
nnd he proposes to recommend that
further tests of the ration, under 'con
ditions which will simulate war, bo
The rations Issued for one day's sub
sistence consists of four ounces qf
evaporated beef, eight ounces of
parched wheat, seasoned with one
quarter of an ounce of salt, and two
ounces of sugar. The whole Is placed
In a can and carried by the soldier.
Trials of the ration made in the
Philippines have been very satisfac
Efforts to Establish Diplomatic Re
lations with the' United States. '
By Kxcluslvc Wire from The Associated Press.
Rome, July 13. There is apparently
'disposition on the part of the vatjean,
to take" "advantage or' 'the Philippine
question to forward Its desire for the
establishment of diplomatic relations
with the United States. The Vatican
authorities hope that the question of
the purchase of the friars' lands and
other matters involving the payment of
money will render indispensable the
continuance of relations initiated by
Governor Taft for at least two years,
while they are also hopeful of reserv
ing the question of the withdrawal of
the friars from the islands so as to pro
long these relations even longer.
It has frequently been announced, and
it was positively declared by Secretary
Root in his Instructions to Governor
Taft, that the negotiations with the
Vatican In regard to the friars' lands
are simply a business proposition, and
have no diplomatic significance what
U. S. Revenue Cutter Thetis Search
ing in Vain for Overdue Vessels.
By I'xclushe Wire from The Associated Press.
Seattle, Wash., July 13. As late as
July 1 no news had been tecelved at
Nome from either the missing steamers
Jeanle or Portland, The United States
revenue cutter Thetis was still search
ing for the long overdue vessels.
The steamer Ellhu Thompson left
Nome July 1 for Seattle, by way of
Juneau. She sailed two days subse
quent to the departure of the freight
steamship Cbnemaugh. The Thompson
left Juneau today. There her officers
gave out the Information contained.
The latter was sent by cable to Skag
way, thence by telegraph to Dawson
and back to White Horse and over the
Ashcroft to this city.
New Dress Coat Proposed for Officers
a Very Gay Garment.
By Exclude Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Washington, July 13. Secretary Root
will submit to -the president the report
of the army board on change In uni
form. If the president and secretary
approve, officers In future will, on dfess
occasions, be decked out In a gorgeous
coat, similar to the German army coat.
The cuff bears a half-Inch cord of
cloth, red, yellow or light blue, accord
ing to the arm. The collar beats two
rows of gold lace, each half an Inch
thick, with alternating stripes of red,
yellow or light blue cloth, according to
tho arm. Above u gold lace band on
tho cuff Is a French knot indicative of
tho rank. Tho shoulders bear u strap
of twisted gold cord. The overcoat pro
posed is a loose, hanging affair, ex
tending to the ankles,
McBrler's Body Pound.
By Exchuhe Wire from 1 he Associated Press.
Detroit, Mich,, July 13. A special to
tho Tilbuno from S.iult Sto Marie, Mich.,
says: "Tho body of J, H. Mollilcr, hon
of James McDiler, a wealthy ship owner
of Kilo, Pa,, was taken fmin the river
this morning by doikmcn. It had been In
the water forty-live days and was badly
decomposed. Tho wot do "My numo Is J,
II, MeHilor," wero wrljtcn on an enve
lope, indicating suicide, Mcliilcr has
been missing from his homo In Kilo two
Xing Xdward's Progress.
By Kxclushe Wire from The Associated Press.
London, July 13. The pi ogress of KJng
Edward toward recovery Is muliituiiied
and It Is understood that he frill ho trans
ferred to tho royal yacht Victoria and
Albert at xYorUraouth at noon next Tues-
UUjr. t
Thirteenth and Ninth Reolments
Met In the y. M. G. ft. Tent
in the MornlnQ.
Excursions from Many Points Caused
the Camp to Be Crowded with Vis
itors Yesterday Thirteenth Regi
ment Arrived in Camp at 12.30 Sat
urday Afternoon Encountered
Many Delays En Route If Soldiers
Are Called for During Encampment
the Third Brigade Will Have to
Special from a Staff Correspondent.
Camp Meade, Gettysburg, Pa.,, July
13. Tho Thirteenth regiment arrived
here at 12.30 o'clock Saturday af
ternoon, after a fourteen hours'
trip, which had be6n protracted
to a seemingly unnecessary length
by a series of unfortunate de
lays. A wreck on tho Lehigh Valley
prevented that route being taken to
Aligntpwn, As "v,as. -at first jntended,
and the train was switched at Mauch
Chunk to the Philadelphia and Read
ing. This extended the route by some
fifty or sixty miles. Moreover, the two
locomotives drawing the 'train ran out
of steam several times, and a number
of waits were thus necessitated. The
train had been divided"" Into two sec
tions at Avoca, and these were united
at Allentown,
The regiment on its arrival here,
found that the advance guard had done
Its duty nobly, and everything was
ready for the boys' accommodation.
The mess tents were all put up, and
were welcome sights to the hungry sol
dier lads, many of whom had not eaten
since 6 o'clock the evening before.
Duties Light.
The day was spent quietly, guard
mount being held at 3 o'clock, a dress
parade at E.30 and a drill of all the regi
ments of the Third brigade in the even
ing. The latter has what Is7 considered
by many to be the best location ' In
camp. The headquarters lie 'directly In
front of Cemetery Hill, with the tents
of the brigade extending In a long line,
to the left of General Gobln's headquar
ters. The Fourth regiment lies at the
foot of the hill, nearest the town; next
comes the Eighth, then the Twelfth,
next the Thirteenth, and then the Ninth,
Major General Charles Miller, com
manding the division, has his quarters
and those of his staff, located at what
Is known as the Bloody Angle, where
Pickett's famous charge centred, This
Is, about a mile north of the Third
brlgude heudquurters. The Second and
Third brigades ure stationed to the
right of General Miller's quarters, the
former lying In front of tho famous
Round Toil Hills, and tho Second lying
to their right.
Two troops of United States cavalry,
and a light battery of artillery, which
arrived yesterday from Fort Meyer,
Vn are quartered, on that portion of
the field, where the first day's lighting
occurred at tho battle, not far from the
Third brigade's quarters. They are
under command of Captain D. T. Lew
Is, of tho Second cavalry, A hospital
field corps is quartered with them,
Makes a Pine Showing,
Tho official figures given out from
division headquarters show tho' Third
brigade to have tho magnificent show
ing of 3,109 men and officers present,
out or a total of 3,16b'. Of this number
the Thirteenth regiment furnishes 648
men und officers. In making' the trip
from Scrunton, Friday night, It was
tCo'utlnucd on Pago 3.
V- piflhtisiBfesfr
mm miii in i .ihhih vt 'J-lti"l"J"k'VtVJs"
Camp Meade Experiences Its Great
est; Sunday.
By Exclusive Wire from The AuoiUted Press.
Gettysburg, July 13. Thousands of
visitors came to Camp Meade today,
and Gettysburg experienced Its great
est Sunday. Nearly every prominent
city In the state was represented In tho
throng and the feminine contingent ap
peared to bo In the majority. Tho Third
brigade received the mujority of tlie
visitors, as General Gobln's command
Is so situated thut all were obliged to
pass there,
' The historic on the battlefield re
ceived a large share of attention. Dur
ing the day General Gobln accompanied
his staff over the scene of the first
day's fight. Lectures wero delivered to
large audiences of soldiers at "Bloody
Angle" and "Devil's Den."
Nearly all of the regiments Attended
religious services.
A largo amount of bread and canned
corn, furnished by contract to the
troops, was condemned today and the
soldiers arc eating hardtack until such
time as an edible supply of bread can
be secured.
The Premiership of Great
Britain Accepted by Hon.
A. J. Balfour.
By Kxclushe Wire from The Associated Tress.
London, July 13. The Marquis
Salisbury has resigned the premiership
of Great Britain, and Right Hon. A. J.
Balfour, the first lord of the treasury
and government leader In the house of
commons, has been appointed to suc
ceed him.
The Marquis of Salisbury tendered
his resignation at nn audience which he
had with King Edward last Friday.
Yesterday Mr. Balfour visited the
king nnd accepted the premiership.
Washington, July 13. The appoint
ment of Mr. Balfour to the English
premiership will not result In any
change In the existing relations be
tween Great Britain and the United
States. This Is the opinion of state de
partment officials, who express the
opinion that Mr. Balfour will bo as
much disposed as was his predecessor,
Lord Salisbury, to continue the friendly'
relations between the two countries.
Hero of the Hour Receives Great
Popular Tribute Masses and
Classes Honor Him,
By Exclusive Wlic from, The Associated Press.
London, July 13. Lord Kitchener
reached London at 12.48 yesterday af
ternoon, and his progress through the
metropolis, after three years' absence
at the war, was one of the most mem
orable of the many remarkable demon
strations of the last three years. The
small procession of carriages contain
ing the general and his staff. In simple,
serviceable veldt dress, lacked spectac
ular features, but evidently the crowd
was there, in its tens of thousands, to
see the .man of the hour, and not a
pageant, and from the moment he set
foot in London to the time of his dis
appearance beneath the portal of St.
James's palace, General Kitchener re
ceived such an outburst of popular en
thusiasm as quite overshadowed the
demonstrations on previous and sim
ilar occasions. The platform at Pad
dlngton railroad station when he ar
rived looked more like a reception
room of the war office or India office
than a railroad station. It was covered
with red carpets and decorated with a
profusion of flowers and palms, while
rows of decorated stands, crowded with
spectators, had been erected at all parts
from which a view of the returning
general could be obtained.
The platform Itself was crowded with
distinguished personages, Including In
dian princes In resplendent costume,
generals and other ofllcers in full uni
form, and many women in beautiful
summer dresses. The Prince of Wales,
the Duke of Connaught, the Duke of
Cambridge, who Is now very Infirm;
Lord Roberts, the commnder In chief;
Lord Lansdowne, the foreign secretary;
Mr, Brodrlck, tho war secretary; the
Duchess of Somerset, Lady Roberts,
Lady French, Major General Sir Fran
cis It, Wlngate, who succeeded Kitch
ener as sirdar of the Egyptian army
and governor general of the Soudan,
and Major General Slatln Pacha, Brit
ish Inspector general of the Soudan,
were among those who assembled to
greet the general.
Soon after u luncheon, which occu
pied an hour und a half, the general
proceeded to Buckingham palaco to see
the king and queen.
General Kitchener was speedily con
ducted to the king's sick chamber, and
his majesty, from his couch, extended
a wurjn welcome to the general, and
personally expressed his thankH for tho
termination, of hostilities. Tho king
then presented to Loid Kitchener tho
decoration of the new Order of Merit,
The general then saw tho queen, after
which he drove to Lord Roberts's resi
dence, In Portland Place,
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Steamship Arrivals,
By fc'xcluslic W'ln- from The Associated Press.
Now Yoik, July 13. Anivcd! Palatla,
Genoa nnd Nuples; Rotterdam, Rotter
dam und Douloguc Sur Mcr; Cyanic,
eipool and Qiiccustowu, Southampton
Salted; liluchcr (fiom Hamburg and
Boulogne), Now Yoik; Filodetlch der (fiom Bicrncii), Now York. I.Iz
ard Passed; Kcelimd, Now York for
Antworp, Liverpool Ai rived; Celtic,
Now York via Qucenstown. UumbuiR
A I rival: Graf Walderscc, New York via
Plymouth nnd Cherbourg. Qucenstown
Sailed; Uinbrla (fiom Llveipool), New
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Mitchell in Chicago,
By Excluslte Wire from The Associated ('rest.
Chicago, July lO.-Prcsldent Mitchell, of
tho MIno WrkorV union; who arrived In
Clilrugo today refused to 'dlM-uss the
strike. Ho vs 111 uddress the convention
of 'loiig&horcnicn here tomoriow und then
will go to Indianapolis.
Sir Lian Chen Will Succeed Mr. Wu
at Washington.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Pekln, July 13. Sir Llan Chen, sec
retary of the Chliicsc embassy to the
coronation of King Edward, wus today
appointed Chinese minister to' tho Uni
ted States.
Washington, July 13. Mr. Wu,- the
Chinese minister at Washington, was
not surprised to hear of the appoint
ment of a successor to himself, as ho
has been expecting an announcement
of this character for some time. Ho
had received notice that his services
would be required In another capacity
and for this reason had been prepared
to hear of the naming of his successor
at' any time.
Sir Llan Chen, the new appointed
minister, is a comparatively young
man, being only a little over forty years
of age. Like the present minister he
Is said to be a man of progressive Ideas,
whose opinions have been formed from
his educatlon.whlch was received part
ly In the United States. He Is a grad
uate of Yale. Minister Wu has not
been officially advised of tho appoint
ment of his successor.
The retiring minister, Mr. Wu, has
been at the capital since April, 1897.
His relations with the administrations
of Presidents Roosevelt and McKlnley
have been of a most cordial character.
President Roosevelt Thinks It Un
wise That They Should Remain
in the Philippines.
By Exchi-are Wire from The Associated Press.
Oyster Bay, N'. Y., July 13. President
Roosevelt and Secretary Root were so
busily engaged today In the, consider
ation of Important subjects that neither
one attended church.
Mrs. Roosevelt, accompanied by four
of the children, Theodore, Jr., Archi
bald, Kermlt and 'Ethel, attended ser:
vice at Christ Episcopal church. One
of the Important, questions discussed
between the president and Secretary
Root .was that relating to Governor
TafteVnegotfatlons-with the Vatican rc
spectlng the Philippine friars. xBoth
Mr. Roosevelt and the secretary of war
deem It unwise that the friars should
remain In the archipelago with the
prestige they now possess. The atti
tude the friars assume Is regurded not
only as a menace to the peace of the
Islands, but also as an obstruction to
their government and to the conversion
of the inhabitants.
No news could be obtained at Saga
more hill, but It Is unofficially under
stood that a note Is being drafted In
response to one. transmitted by the
pope through Governor Taft to the ad
ministration. Ample assurance is given
that the United States will take strong
ground In support of Its contention that
the friars must be ellmlnate-d from the
Philippine equation.
It is absolutely certain that no offi
cial statement of any phase of the situ
ation will be made public until the ne
gotiations with the Vatican have been
Miss Alice Roosevelt arrived here this
afternoon, shortly before. 6 o'clock. She
has been enjoying a brief sojourn In
the Adlrondacks.
Hurley, of New York, Wins Both
Amateur Contests.
By Exclusive Who from The Associated Press.
Newark, N. J July 13. There was
nn attendance of over 6,000 at the Vails
burg bicycle track today. Marcus L.
Hurley, of the New York Athletic club,
won both of the amateur races, the
half-mile In 1,03 2-5 and the five-mile
in 11.15.
The Spartan open race for profes
sionals at two miles. was the race of the
day and brought out thirty-three start
ers. As a ?10 prize went to the winner
of each lap It wus a series of constant
sprinting, which kept the spectatois on
their feet most of the time. Houseman
won the first lap, Then Krebs led at
the second, third and fodrth laps. Bald
won tho fifth, Fenn the fclxth und Tom
Butler the seventh. Then the cham
pion, Kramer, got his wheel going and
won the race In a fighting finish by
about two feet, with John Bedell sec
ond. The time, 4.11, Is probably the
fastest ever made In a scratch rate.
By Kxclushe Wire from The Assoelatrd Press,
Managua, Nicaragua, July 1.1, Tho ill-
rvctoi'-genernl of telegraphs of Nicaragua
declares thut llluellclds has nut brcu
taken by thu revolutionists.
Government icpui'ts minoiinco tho cap-
tiiro July 7, of a number of lovolutlou-
lata near Bliicllelils,
By Kxclushe Wire from The Associated Press.
Now Yoik, July W. M;8, Ada Eugenia
Vi unman I.esllo died todny ut her hunw
In this city ufter a lingering Illness, Bh'
was born In lSli!, and when only sixteen
years of age, was widely known by liar
contilbutlans In prosa and erne to the
kudlng periodicals. Sho munlcd ,l
fied Leslie a bou of Frank Leslie, After
his dentil Mrs, Leslio edited the Ladles'
iUzuur und a number of other peilod
Iculs. In it-cent yens sho assisted her
sous, Arthur ami Frank, In orgunlziug the
LchIIo syndicate.
Now Yirk, July 13, General Thomas J.
Moigau, who has been III at Youkers,
where ho lived, died today, aged 02.
Death was due to kldnoy Oflbcasc. Gen
eral Morgan was born In Franklin, Ind.
At the outbreak of the Civil war, ho en
listed as a private and roso to the .rank
of brevet brigadier general. President
Harrison niado him commlslsoner of In
dian affalis. Tho body will bo taken to
Rochester, N. Y., for burial,
Tenth Week oT the Great fln
thraclte Strike Man Wit
ness the Crisis.
Much Will Depend Upon the Action
of the Convention to Be Held' on
Thursday The Illinois Miners
Control the Situation Their Atti
tude Is Plain at Present.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Pres.
Wllkes-Barre, July 13. The tenth
week of the great anthracite miners'
strike may witness the crisis. Every
thing now depends upon the national
convention, which meets at Indianapo
lis on Thursday. If the convention
votes solid support to the hard coal
miners now on strike the conflict with
the operators may bo prolonged Indefi
nitely, on the other hand, should
substantial support not be forthcom
ing, It may have a discouraging effect
on the strikers, and the operators, tak
ing advantage of it, may1 attempt to
resume operations at some of the col
.llcries. This is tho concensus of opin
ion, as expressed In operators' and
strike circles. No effort will be made
by any of the large coal companies to
start up any of their mines this week.
Indianapolis must speak first before
any move Is made In that direction.
The beginning of the end will come
when the first colliery Is started.
Many ot the local assemblies of
United Mine Workers of District No. J;
held meetings today, to give final in
structions to their delegates, who will
represent them In the national conven-,
tlon. Just what the instructions are
is not known. It Is expected, however,
that all the delegates from the anthra
cite region will vote as a unit in the
Sheriff Jacobs reports that the whole
region 'is unusually quiet.
Illinois Miners Will Not Strike.
Springfield, 111, July 13. The United'
Mine Workers of Illinois will not
vote for a general strike at the na
tional convention, to be held at In
dianapolis this wee. Without the-vote
of the Illinois delegates, 'it is said, it
will be Impossible to call out the soft
ccal men.
The attitude of the Illinois miners
was made evident last night, when the
returns from the various districts of
tho state were received at general
headquarters. Of all the unions In the
state, only one, and this an inconsc
quontial locul, Instructed its delegates
to the national convention to vote for a
Altoona Against Strike.
Altoonn, Pa., July 13. Reports from
all the sub-districts of District No. 1',
United Mine Workers, show that dele
gates elected from this field to the na
tional convention are untnstructed as
regards voting ,for a general sympathy
All of the eight men chosen are con
servative miners, selected especially to
avoid, if possible, bringing the central
bituminous field Into a sympathet'c
strike. The delegates will urpe the
convention to donate a day's pay
weekly to the anthracite men, permit
ting the bituminous miners to continue
at work. The soft coal miners In this
field are now earning $5 and $6 dully
by reason of the full supply of cais
available and the enormous demand for
Dues Exonerated.
Ph.Iadelphla, July 13. At n mcetlns
today of the arch-diocesan Catholic To
tal Abstinence union, tho board of gov
ernorr was entitled to exemption from
the payment of the percentage tax for
ICOl-lSOL', all societies In the coal re
gions that are In financial difficulty by
reason of the mine workers' strike.
This action was taken at the sugges
tion of the union's president, tho Rev,
lilchard F. Hanagnu, who announced
the receipt of a letter from an official
of u tPinpernuco society In the mining
dlstilctf, enclosing a portion of Its per
caplta tax, tho members being unabjn,
to lontrlbuto tho full amount. It was
decided to return the money.
By Excliithe Wire from Thu Associated Press.
Philadelphia, July 13. Tho Ledger,
Its coal article tomorrow, will say;
"The anthracite coal trade Is without
any material change, Tho strike still
paialyzes tho movement of coal, nnd
whllo there is some anthracite available,
tho prices quoted by dealers are, high
and tho demand small. Bituminous con
tinues rcpluclng anthracite for must ur
cut usos, and tho change may In some
cabes hecorno pormanont. Tho warm
weathor makes tho publio very Indiffer
ent about tho situation, as domestic con
sum ci3 do not need much coal."
Local data for July 13, 3902;
Highest temperature ..,..,,..., 93 degrees
Lowest temperature ..,,,,,. 53 degrees
Relative humidity;
8 a. m . ,., 72 per cent,
ii p. m, ..,,,, ,,,, , M percent,
Precipitation, U hours ended S p.' m.
f 4- 4 41
Washington, July 13. Forecast
for Monday and Tuesday; East
ern Pennsylvania Fair Monday
and Tuesday; warmer Monday n
southeast portion; fiesh southwtat
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