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SCRANTON, PA., TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 15, 3902.
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HERE'S WORK FOR
Strike Sympathizers Raid Non
Union Man's House at Nlotit
and Burn It.
VICTIM LED AWAY
BY THE MARAUDERS
Tickets Stationed Near the Drifton
Collieries Turn Back All Men Who
Sock to Work Heading Company
Starts Up the Henry Clay Washery
JNenr Shamokin Father Curran
Departs for Philadelphia on a Mys
' terlous Mission Other Strike De
velopments of a Day.
ty Exclmhe Wire from The viociatrd I'reM.
Hazleton, July 14. Unknown persons
at 1 o'clock this morning raided the
.home of Wllllnm Hussmun, a non-union
man at Upper Lehigh, and, after got
ing Hussmnn and his wife out of bed,
attempted to burn the house. During
-itlie melee the stove upset and all the
furnltuip was destroyed. Neighbors
extinguished the fire. Hussmnn was led
away by the marauders and Is still
missing. It Is believed he was so frigh
tened that he fled from the region.
Deputy Sheriff Kckcrt and coal and
iron policemen are on the giound.
Pickets were stationed near the Drif
ton cpUeres nxflln today and all clerks
I and nonunion men on their way were
Beading Starts a Washery.
Shamokin, July 14. Two carloads of
special policemen and laborers arrived
here today from Schuylkill county. The
men, fifty in all, went to work at the
Reading company's Henry Clay wash
ery. The operation was successfully
started. The strikers made no demon
stration. The washery is the first to
be operated In this region since the
anthracite strike was inaugurated.
Father Curran's Mission.
' Wllkes-Barre, July 14. Rev. Knthea
r-.Ji J,. 'Curran, of this city, who claims
" to have a plan by which the- miners'
strike can be settled, left town ,, this af
ternoon. It Is said his destination was
1 Philadelphia. Rumbr has It that ho
will first seek an Interview with Presi
dent Baer and then go on "to New York
to see the presidents of- the Lacka
wanna, Delaware and Hudson and Erie
companies. The local operators say
that no plan Hew Curran can propose
at this late day will be entertained by
the operators; that If he went to Phila
delphia and New York In the hope that
he can Interest the presidents of the
I)Ir co.il companies his mission will be
a fruitless one.
A big muss meeting of striking min
ers was held at Plymouth today. Ad
dresses were delivered by T. D.
Nicholls, president of District No. 1,
, United Mine Workers; National Boaid
Member John Fallon and others. 51 r.
Nicholls said thp outlook for the
strikers was very encouraging and
that If they remained fhni, victory
would be their's before very long. Na
tional Board Member Fallon, who has
chaigc at strike headquarteis In the
absence of President XMchell, said he
had received leports from the entire
strike region and they showed that
everything was quiet. The strikers arc
firm, no additional washerles were
started up, and no attempt was made
to resume woik at any of tin ollierles.
Conferred with President 'Baer.
' Philadelphia, July 34, President
Baer f the Philadelphia and Head
ing Hallway company, and Rev. Father
' Curran, of Wllkes-Barre. had a long
conference today In President Baer's
ollce at the Reading terminal In refer
ence to the anthracite coal miners'
. s.yikc. Neither President Baer nor
Father Cm ran were Inclined to talk
of what transpired, but It wns subse
quontly learned that the clergyman
' from Wllkes-Barre tried to have the
Reading Coal and Iron company take
the Initiative and bring about a settle
ment of the strike,
Most of the time of the conference
was occupied by the priest In telling
Air. Baer of the condition of affairs In
the coal regions, and It Is said that Mr.
flaw declined to take any step in af
fecting u settlement of the trouble, ex
cept what the mineis nlready know
President Mitchell in Chicago.
Chicago, July II, John Mitchell,
president of the United Mine Workers
of America, addressed the convention
of International 'longshoremen's usso
clatlon, which began Its eleventh an
nual convention' here today. Mr, Mitch
ell said of the coal strike;
'lf the time deja not soon come when
wo succeed wo will hiivu to ask for as
sistance. Falluie to attain success," con.
tinned Mr, Mitchell, "would mean a se
vere blow to unionism. Wo must do nil
In our power to achieve success In this
great Btrffe. I want a unloi, which
knows how to fight and will fight to the
end. But theie Is no one who will try tit
nold difficulties mote (han I will. Do
you think that I am now asking you to
come to our aid? I am not asking It now,
hut when wo do ask we hone fhut tho
'Ipngslioiemen will como to our assist
ance."1, Mr. Mitchell declined to tulle more
concerning the stilke, save to say that
evciythlng was quiet and that tho
miners had gieut hope of winning.
Convention Begins Thursday.
Indianapolis, lud., Jidy 14, Whether
or not theie will be a general suspen
sion of woi; among le bituminous
poal miner in suppor of the groat
anthracite strliv may be determined
)n ilidlunupolis, ty the end of this week.
Vbe natloinl i-unvciitlon called to settle
thn mutter win begin Thuisduy.
U(?ffutF8 fioin jiioio than ten states,
rnnr,eAnlnif M,n tnnnf nmvpi ' '
organization in tho world, nre.,
way to Indianapolis. There '
nearly 1,000 delegates.
It is conceded at this time th
convention will cither favor
sion ol worn , inrougiiuui me v.fo
bituminous flelds.or will provide fd.
defense fund, greater than their treas
ury now" offers.nlthough It is said the
mineis have nearly $2,000,000 In the
national treasury and among the locnls,
Knluh Ensley and other rfpresenta
tlves of the National Clvlu Federation
are expected. Secretary Wilson says
that no invitations have beencxtended
to any outsiders to speak at the con
vention. Heading Grants an Increase.
Shamokin, Pa., July 14. The Read
ing Coal and lion company today an
nounced that a ton ner cent. Increase
In wages would be paid In this region
to employes who had remained at work
since the strike started. The strlkeis
say this Increase Is Intended as a halt
to lure them back to work.
EDWARD TO BE MOVED.
Will Be Carried Today to Train and
Then to Yacht.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prcs.
London, July 14. The specially con
structed ambulance In which King Kd
ward is to be removed from Bucking
ham palace to the railway station was
taken to the palace this afternoon. Six
bluejackets have been selected to re
move the king on the couch, on which
he has Ht times been testing, to the
His majesty, when he Is taken from
the palace tomorrow, will be accom
panied by Queen Alexandra, Prince and
Princess Charles of Denmark, Sir Fran
cis Knollys, the king's private secre
tary and the attending physician. It is
understood that no bulletin regaiding
the king's condition will be Issued until
his majesty" shall be safely on board
tho Victoria and Albert tomorrow even
ing. GIVEN-UP SHIP
TURNS UP SAFE
The Portland, Thought to Have Been
Crushed in Ice, Arrives at St.
- - Michaels, Alaska, -v ;? -
By Fxclulvc Wire from The AwicUted Prrw.
Seattle, July -14. A special dispatch
from Dawson says that the steamship
Portland, last reported dl If ting In arc
tic i(t liocs, arrived "at St Michael July
2 and left there the next day' for Port
Tow pseud. The Portland was in good
condition nnd all her passengers and
crew were will. The cargo was in good
order. Nothing was reported regarding
thn Jeanic, which also was caught In
the Ice. .
Tho Portland sailed for Nome from
Seattle April 2G, with 1,000 tons of
freight, including miners' supplies,
liquors and vegetables. Six hundred
tons were put aboard at San Francisco.
Of her 110 passengers, 4G weie booked
at San Francisco, and the remainder
at Seottl''. The vessel was commanded
by Captain Chailes LIndqulst, a vet
eran Bearing Sea marir. r. The steam
ship was caught by immense Ice Hoes
In Behrlug Straits on June 3 and when
last seen was drifting northward into
the Arctic sea. The United States re
venue cutler Thetis started in pur
suit, but no trace of the ship was
found and it was believed she had been
crusned In the Ice pack and all on
STRIKES A SNAG
Uncle Sam's Crack Battleship Ser
iously Injured While Entering
Harbor at Christiana.
By Exclusive Wire trom The Associated 1'rru.
Christiania, July 14. Owing to a
faulty steering gear, the United States
battleship Illinois struck the bottom of
the harbor, which compel her to go
back to England and be placed In dry
While the Illinois was standing Into
the harbor, leading tho squadron, her
steering gear fulled and her helm jam
med haid to starbouid with the ship
headed straight for the shore. Both
anchors were let go and her engines
were backed promptly, but the port
anchor chain parted. The ship struck
an obstruction and a hole was punched
in her bottom, Two small compart-
ham.h flllnJ ...t.V, .n, tf , h n npam urn a
IMCIIID IIIJCTU llll "IHVI, ,(IU Vl-, ,-.
pipeu iu uuiiiaiuu ium it-ir, uuu w
water-tight doors were closed. Tim
rest of the squadron stood In to the
Inner harbor. The Illinois was even
tually backed off and anchored safely,
Rear Admiral CrownlnshleJd will
probably shift his Hag to the Chicago
and the remainder of the proposed Bal
tic ciulse muy be 'abandoned.
New Position for Wentz,
By ExclusUe Wire from The Associated I'rcu.
Little Rock, Aik., July H.Offlclul an
nouncement was made today thut II. G,
Claik bus resigned us general manager
of tho Choctaw, Oklahomu and Gulf rail
load, Tho oftiro Is abolished uud W. W.
Wentz. J i',, formeily general supei lutein
dent of tho Central Ralhoad of Now Jer
sey, was appointed general supeilutcn
Unit, ulTt'Ctivu ut once,
Kansas Miners "Strike.
tl Eiclutlve Wire from The Auorittcd 'rn.
Leavenworth, Kan., July H, Two hun
dred coal miners at tho Can mine went
on stlko todey, Two weeks uto tho
inlncis discharged their cheek Welshmen
but demanded that the company glvo him
work as u miner, This, the coujpany re
fused to do. No question of wukcs Is Involved.
PAUNCEFOTE'S BODY HOME.
Landed from IT. S. Cruiser Brooklyn
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated l'rrs.
Southampton, England, July 14. Tho
United States mmoicd cruiser Brooklyn
(fiom Annapolis July 1). having on boaitl
the body of Lord I'nimcetotc. lalo ambas
sador of a rent Hiltnln nt Washington,
arrived here this morning. Tho body
was landed soon after 11 o'clock.
Full naval honois were paid to It. Tho
widow followed tho coflln from tho war
ship to tho train, which slatted for Ncw-nrk-upon-Trent
(near Nottingham), whero
the funeral Is to bo conducted toniotrow.
The ceremony In collection with the
tiunsfcr of the body was lmpiosslvc. One
hundred and twenty-four bluejackets
composed the bearer paity, Tho coflln
was taken between lines of seamen, with
arms reversed, to a specially ill aped rall
lond carriage. During tho lemoval of tho
body the American ami British bands
played Chopin's funeral march. In ad
dition to tho widow and family, Renr
Admlral Joseph B. Coghtaii. the ofllcrVB
of the Brooklyn, the United States con
sul, John D. Iloplcy; a number of Iltlt
Ish naval ofllccis and the mayor of
Southampton followed tho corilu to tho
iialn. Minute guns wcio Hied by tho
Irooltlyn and Biltlsb wnishlps until
ho departure of tho tiuln.
Chancellor of Exchequer's
Resignation Follows That
of Lord Salisbury.
By HxiIuMve Wire from The Avnciited Preis.
London, July 14. Sir Michael Hicks
Bcuch leslgned today as chancellor of
the exchequer, following the with
drawal of the Matquls of Salisbury as
Thn resignation of Sir Michael Hicks
Beach caused intense surprise. It. was
generally taken to be almost mom Im
portant than Lord Salisbury's, and was
regarded In some quarter, as being
directly duo to the more important
voice which Mr. criamberlaln will have
in the new cabinet.
Several other changes nre likely to
occur. Including the retirement of Rarl
Cadogan, the lord lieutenant of Ire
land, and tho elevation of George
Wyndham, the chief secretary for
Ireland, to a seat In thn cabinet.
Speculation Is already rlfn as to, vho
will be Sir Michucl Hicks-Beach's suc
cessor. The name of R. W. Hanbury,
president of the board of agriculture,
is frequently mentioned.
PBOMOTION FOB, CHAFFEE.
Assigned' to "Command "ftiTCrack. lie-'
partment of the East.
By Exclusie Wire from 3 he AoUat-d l'resi.
Washington, July 14. General Chaf
fee has been relieved of command In tho
Philippines and ordered to tho com
mand of the department of the east,
by an order issued today by Secretary
Root. The order reads as follows:
By director of tho picsldcnt Major Gen
eral George W. Davis will relieve Major
Gcneuil Chaffee of the command of tho
division of the Philippines September 30,
190.'. On being relieved Geneial Chaffco
will, with his authoiized aides, repair to
Governor's IslunlT, Now Yotk, and as
sumo command of tho department of tho
A few days ago General Chaffee was
cabled that he could have either the
command of the department of the east
or the department of the lakes, if he
desired to come home at this time. He
was informed .hat the retirement of
General Biooke afforded an, opportun
ity of making either change he desired.
Tho cablegram closed with a commen
dation by the secretary of wur of Gen
eral Chaffee's service In China and the
Philippines. A reply was received Sat
urday from General Chaffee stating
that he left the matter entirely with
the department, hut that he would pre
fer New York In case he was relieved
in the Philippines. He suggested thnt
September 30 would be a good date to
make any change in the command of
the Philippines. These dispatches were
sent to President Roosevelt at Oyster
Bay, who consulted with Secretary
Root and the secretary directed the
order to be Issued relieving General
Chaffee and placing General Davis in
General MacArthur has been asked
to take command of the department of
the east when General Brooke retires,
until he can be relieved by General
BEADING TO ENTER BTJFFAXO.
Another Forward Stride Made by the
By Kxcluthe Wire from The Awoilated Pie.
New York, July 14. It Is authorita
tively admitted that arrangements hnvo
almost been completed for the running
of Philadelphia and Rending trains Into
Buffalo fiom Pittsburg over tho Buf
falo, Rochester nnd Pittsburg nnd the
Beech Creek lines.
It Is possible that formal announce
ment to this effect may be made to
morrow by President Baer of the Read
Grether to Bo Hanged nnd Aiello to
Get Twenty Years,
By Ktilushe Wire from The Associated Prew.
Stroudsburg, Pa July 14. Chailes
Grether and Benjamin Aiello, the mur
derers und Juil-bieakers, were today
sentenced, the former to bo hanged and
the latter to twenty years' Imprison
ment, Grether killed a constable, and
Aiello shot tho man with whom he
By Kicluihe Wire front 'lhe Associated l'resi.
New Yoik, July II. Anlvcd: Vador
land, Antwerp; Luhu, Genoa unci Naples;
Mthlapla, Glasgow, C'leaicd; Kaiser Wll
helm der Grossc, Bremen via Plymouth
and L'herbouig; RoMeiduni. Rotterdam.
UlbiiiltuiAi lived: Uoheuzollcin, Now
Yoik for Naples and Genoa, (and pi ot ced
ed). Lizard Passed; Ptdani. Ncw
Yoik for Rotterr'i
Ttieu Kept the Members oT the
Thirteenth Drillinn and Tollllnrj
Under yesterday's Sun.
THE ARRIVAL OP
It Wa3 tho Feature of tho Day in
Cnmp Greeted by a Salute of Fif
teen Guns Fired by Battery B Tho
Governor, Accompanied by Major
General Miller N and Staff, Bodo
Through the Camp, Escorted by tho
Governor's Troop The Third Bri
gade Will Be Inspected Today.
Special from a Staff Correspondent.
Camp Meade, Gettysburg, July 14.
The sun's rays shone llncly today, and
beat down with cruel, relentless vigor
,upon the tired soldier boys In dusty
.khaki, who spent two long houis drill
ing In the morning and thiee more In
MAJOR FILH" ltOBLING. .
Commander of tho Second Battalion of
difTIeiilt regimental evolutions this af
J;etnbonr,lp preparatlpn for. .tomorrow
morning's' 'regimental Inspection This
routine work of guard mount and dress
parade were also gone through, nnd It
was a thoroughly tired out command
which rested tonight In tho company
It was the warmest day up to date,
of the encampment, and a. number of
men were ptostratcd by the hea.t. Cor
poiul Fred Brock, of Company F,
sprained his ankle at this afternoon's
drill on Seminary ridge. Private Har
old Nichalls, of Company K, of tho
Ninth regiment, who Is seriously 111
with appendicitis, was remo'ved to his
homo In Wllkos-Barre.
The feature of the camp todayw'as
the arrival of Governor Stone, who will
rjmuln rerc for tho rest of the, week.
The weather was very warm', but the
soldiers stood it well. The governor
wus met at tho railroad station in the
town by Adjutant General Stewart and
Lieutenant Colonel Elliott, assistant
adjutant general of the division, Tho
escort of honor consisted of the four
troops of cavalry, under command of
Captain Jones, of the Sheridan troop.
Accompanying the governor , were his
secretary, Mrs. Stone, Miss Jean Stone,
Miss Watson, of WllliamspqVt, and
Mrs. 13. C. Gerwig. The governor's
party leached his headquarters at 11
o'clock and was saluted by Battery B,
with fifteen guns.
Later, the governor, accompanied by
Major General Miller and staff, rode
through the camp, escorted by the gov-
CAPTAIN J, W. KAMHKCK,
Of Company 11. Senior Captain of tho
ernor's troop, under command of Cap
tain Ott, Some Idea of the size of the
camp may be gained by the fact that
It took the party two hours to ride
through the camps of the First and
Second brlgudes. Tho commander In
chief Inspected the .Third brigade dur
ing the afternoon. The troops were nt
quarters and tho party was cheered by
tho soldiers as It tode tlnough the
Colonel Llndsey and Colonel Louis
Wntres were drilling the Thirteenth
when the cavalcade passed through the
camp, after having (list visited General
Gobln at his headquarters. Tho vlsl
tois stopped at tho regiment's camp
only long enough to partake of refresh
ments, offered by Captain F. M, Vand
lllig. Tho governor was greatly pleaded
with the appearance of tho men and
the camp, The Inspection of the books
and papers of the three bilnudes was
begun today, Tho Fiist and Second
weio examined uprt the Thjrd will
undergo examination tomorrow. Tho
camp Is unusually healthy, only sixty
out of the 0,200 men needing the atten
tion of the hospltnl coips. There nre
only 113 men .absent without leave,
which Is considered a low average,
C. Bow Dougherty has been re-elected
colonel of the Ninth regiment for an
other term of five years.
"Governor's day" will probably he
Friday. Secretary of War Root and
Adjutant General Corbln nro expected
to visit the camp on Friday. The sec
retary will be tendered a review.
Tho six bands of the brigade hnd a
di lit today and the hospital corps of
tho Third brigade were afforded a
chance to witness a drill of tho United
States army corps now In cnmp, which
leaves for the Philippines July 23. Tho
corps conducted a drill on tho division
grounds. Lieutenant Colonel Barker, of
the Twelfth regiment, was division
officer of tho day.
Major C. J. S. Miller was division
staff officer of tho day; Major W. D.
Mlshlcr, of the Fourth, was brigade
officer of tho day, und Captnln Blgelow,
of E, was regimental officer of 'the day.
Leon M. Levy.
IN FATAL MINE
State Geologist Thinks Mar
tinique Explosion 'May
Have Caused Trouble.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Presi.
Johnstown, Pa., July 14. Operations
today wore started In every section of
the Rolling Mill mine of the Cambria
Steel company except the. Klondike,
where the futul explosion of Thursday
Thp Inquest will probably not be held
before next Thursday. No more bodies
were brought out or have been discov
ered nnd the mine has apparently heen
explored fully. Nevertheless, some
miners say that many bodies will Mill
be found therein.
Tho officials at the mine office .say
that the onlv place where- any bodies
may bo found hereafter is in the aban
doned workings, where some of the men
might have run in trjlng to escape
from the explosion. Thp tiacks In some
places arc still covered with rubbish,
and It is possible that sonic bodies may
be found under that when it lias been
"With the resumption of work in the
mlno today following the burial of all
but a few of thu dead yesterday, the
Intense strain has relaxed, excitement
Is dying out and everyday affuirs arc
beginning to resume their normal
Harrisburg, July -14. Colonel 'Henry
C- Demmlng, of this city, acting state
geologist, hus written a letter to Mine
Inspector Evans at Johnstown, sug
gesting that' the apparent uplifting of
a part of tho state of Pennsylvania,
caused by the recent earthquakes in
Martinique and other islands of the
West Indies, may possibly have been
the direct or remote cause of the catas
trophe at the Rolling Mill mine.
Colonel Demmlng has also written to
Charles D. Wolcott, director of tho
United States geological survey at
Washington, D. C, calling attention to
several rifts of earth and rock that
have been found In Pennsylvania since
he made his report in June, also to the
record of the mercurial barometers In
the United States weather bureau at
Harrisburg that In May and Juno this
city and vicinity had been uplifted
nearly seven feet,
Up to midnight, no additional bodies
have been discovered in the Klondike
mine, although parties havo sj-ircehd
all of the several headings for unfor
tunates. Superintendent Robinson sayo
tho only place where dead men might
be found now would be In some aban
doned part of the mine, whore the
miners, In their desperation, might
In addition to the mineis who went
Into the Mill mine this morning, 330
more started to work this evening, and
by morning the full complement of
men will probably resume their labors.
AT GR0SSE P0INTE
Hamlin's Direct Hal Wins First Heat
of the Chamber of Commerce
$5,000 Stake in 2.06 3-4.
By Kichuhf Wire trom The Associated Preji.
Detroit, Mich.. July 14. C. J. Ham
lin's splendid black pacer Direct Hal,
With Driver Ed. Geers In the sulky,
made the opening of the Detiolt Driv
ing club's blue ribbon meeting at
Grosso Polnte this afternoon meiuor
able by winning the first heat of tho
Chamber of Commerce S5.000 stake In
the record time of 2.06. This Is n
world's record for the first winning heat
of a green hoi so. He took tho second
hent In 2.0S1..
A severe thunder storm Hooded tho
track after two heats In both the
Chamber of Commerce stake and
tho 2.1B trot had been driven, and
necessitated putting tho finish of these
two events and the 2.19 Hot nnd 2.07
pace over until tomorrow.
. i ' i
MORE TROOPS FOR MINDANAO.
Gen. Chaffee Sends Battalion as Pre
By Exclusive Wire (rem The Assouated l'resi.
Manila, July II. General Charfco 1ms
ordered a battalion of th", Eleventh In
fantry to tho island of MlnUuimo, to
strcgnthon tho huso of tho -. Luke Lauuu
opciatlons. No activity Is contemplated.
Tho movement Is piocautlnnary. Tho
situation In Mindanao has not changed.
Peary Relief Ship Starts.
By Kxduslve Ire fiom 'lhe Associated I'ritu,
New York, July II The Peniy icllcf
ship AVIudwaid Mulshed loudlug her sup
piles late this afternoon uud sailed away.
Shu passed imui untitle at 7.10 p. in. Tho
Windward wjll go dliect to Syliu-y, C, H.,
whcio she will tdku on coal uud thtn
head for tho Arctic, legion. Mis. Peary
and her daughter will 'join the bIiIp' ut
8yd- . ' ,
DARING HOLD-UP OF
WO GRANDE TRAIN
A. 0. H. CONVENTION.
Flvo Hundred Delegates Expected to
Attend This Biennial Event.
By Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Vteii.
Denver, July 14. Tho work of the
forty-second biennial convention of tho
Ancient Otdcr of Hibernians began to
day with a mooting of the nntiunal ex
ecutive committee and board of dlrec
tois. Five hundred dclegntcs are ex
pected when tho convention opens to
inoi row. Tho national officers deny
that politics will be Injected into the
It wns announced that the Ladles'
auxiliary will ask to be given a separ
ate Independent organization nnd to bo
recognized ar one of tho branches of
tho order. In view of the fact that
many members Insist that such action
would afford a bad precedent and
would entitle tho Irish League, tho
Clan Na Gael, the Gaelic League and
a number of other organizations to be
given the same privileges, tho directors
agreed that .i paragraph advising con
pi'i'vatlsm shall be Inserted In President
Resolutions denouncing tho Boor war
n? the most unjust conflict of modern
times and a saciilice to the ambitions'
of statesmen were Incorporated Into' tho
Tho national directors refused to take
up the cause of Father Hcnneberry,
who has brcn deposed from tho faculty
of the Roman Catholic university nt
ashlngiot., ftnd who has asserted that
the fund furnished by the Hibernians
to support a chair for teaching Gaellu
nt the university was being Impropoily
used. A tight will bo made on behalf
of Fujther Ilonncberry In the conven
tion. TAFT INSTRUCTED
TO STAND FIRM
The President Stands by tho Secre
taiy of "War's Demand That Phil
ippine Friars Eo Withdrawn.
By Exclushe W(je from The Associated PrrM.
Washington, July 11. It was learned
hero today that the reply of Secretary
Root to tho dispatch of Governor Taft
has already been cabled to Rome. It
Is In the nature of instructions as to
what rejoinder shall he made to tho,
Vatican in answer to its first general
reply to Governor Taft. Those Instruc
tions to Governor Taft we're prepared
before Secretary Root left Washington,
but were 'deemed of such importance
thut submission to the president was
thought desirable. The position of the
United States is unchanged and the in
structions of Secretary itoot, issued be
fore Governor Taft went to Rome, arc
adhered to In everv essential.
The Important point of these instruc
tions were that the friars should be
withdrawn and upon this question tho
administration remains Arm. The' re
joinder is a diplomatic document and
couched in such language that there
will be a continuation of the negotia
tions. FIGHT TO A FINISH.
Freight Handlers Will Make No Con
cession, and Railway Men Are
By Exclush e Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Chicago, July 14. While tho whole
sale business of this city is almost com
pletely paralyzed and while Its business
men aie suffering u loss of $1,000,000
per day, tho striking freight handlers
and the railways are In a deadlock, and
announce their determination to light
to the finish over the question of one
half a cent per hour per man, or a total
of about $300 for every twenty-four
hours, this sum being divided on one
sldo between twenty-four railways and
on the other between 10,000 men.
The situation tonight is moro serious
than at any time since the commence
ment of the trouble, and at no time
since the wulk-out have the points at
issuo been so obstinately maintained,
Threa times today the freight handlers
sent committees to meet the general
managers, and three times they came
back without result.
The committee thut went to the Mil
waukee and St. 'Paul road came back
bearing the Information that they had
been tefused admission, and that their
former employers claimed that they
had all the men necessary In their
business, and that hereafter no depu
tations would he received from em
ployes who had gone on strike. The
officials of tho road declared later that
they would maintain this position.
After this had been discussed at the
headquarters of the strikers, President
Curran announced that the light was
on to a finish, nnd that hereafter when
the railways had any overtures to muko
or wished to do any business with their
employes, they would be compelled to
transact such business through the offi
cers of the freight handlers' union.
A meeting of n majority of tho pro
duce commission men of South Water
was held today and It was decided, be
cause of tho freight handlers' strike,
which Is ruining their business, an ef
fort should bo made tomorrow by the
commission men to haul their own
freight from the railway yuids. Feur
lug tho geneial tumult In the down
town streets, buch as followed tho
moving of meat In the. recent teamsters'
stilke, the commission men called upon
Mayor Harrison und Chief of Pollco
O'Neill and wcro assured that pollco
protection would ho given them.
New Telephone Company,
By Kiclushe Wire from The Associated I'rcu.
Harrisburg, July 14. A charter wus Is
sued at the state department today to
tho Tiuikhannock and Wyoming Valley
Telephone company, Ccntremorcland, Wy
oming county; capital, $2,000
In Broad Daulfoht Four Mask.
Robbers Rifle Express Sail
THREW MONEY AWAY
The Placo Was Chester, Colorado, 250
Miles West of Denver, nnd the Pas
sengers Were Lined Up Along the
Banks of a Canyon Before the
Robbers Could Get to All of Them,
Many Tossed Valuables Into the
Ravine Sheriff's Posses In Hotr
By Kiclmhc Wire from The Associated Tres.
Sullda, Col., July 14. The Denvei
and Rio Grande nnrrow-.gaugo passen
ger train, which left Denver late last'
night, was held up und robbed today by
The robbery occurred nt S.50 o'clock
today at Chester, Col., 250 miles west o'
The engineer was compelled at ths
point of a levolvcr to stop the train bj
masked men, who' had climbed over th
Two safes In tho express car weri
blown open, but it Is asserted by offi
cers of the Rio Grande .Express com
pany that tho robbers failed tp secure
any plunder from the safes.
The passengers were compelled to
alight from the cars and line up along
side the tracks In the canyon, nnd the;
were relieved of all their money and
Many of tho passengers threw away
their money, watches and jewelry
among the rocks before the robber?
searched them. There were many our
ists among the passengers, and while it
is not known how much the robbcto
secured, it Is presumed that the losses
were heavy, '
The train-was the westbound .narrow.-,
gauge passenger. The cars, as usual -
at this season, were all filled". Thero
were four robbers.
The scene of the robbery Is In a wild,
mountainous country at the foot ol
Marshall pass on the 'west slope.
The bandits mounted horses and dis
appeared In the ravines that lead Into
Marshall pass. The sheriff at Sallda
and sheriffs of adjoining counties an7
a dozen posses are In pursuit.
FAMOUS TOWER FALLS.
The Historic Campanile of St. Mark's,
Venice, Collapses Suddenly.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prees.
Venice, Italy, uly 14. Tho Campanlla
(detached bell tower) of St. Mark's
church, ninety-eight metres high, col
lapsed this morning and fell with a great
crash Into tho piazza. Tho cathedral and
palace of the Doges are quite, safe, but a
corner of tho royal palaco was damaged.
Repairs on tho Campanilo were to havo
been begun today. It Is fcaied thcro was
somo loss of life. Tho ruins are sur
rounded by a cordon of troops.
When tho disaster was comprehended,
Venetians wero scon In tho streets be
moaning tho destruction of one of tho
oldest nit treasures In tho kingdom. Four
of Sansovinos statues of Venetian nobles
wcro demolished In tho sansovino logget
tu, while a beautiful example of a Paul
Veronez painting wns destroyed In tho
palace. Tho wing of nn nugol from, tho
top of the bell tower was thrown down
to tho fiont door of tho cathedral, smash
ing the bando column, which was hurled
thlrty-flvo feet, just escaping the column
suppoitlng tho south angle of the cathe
dral and thus averting a more serious, dis
aster. The fall of tho tower produced a thick
red dust whlcch spread llko a hanging
cloud over tho city. Tills with tho iiimb
ling volcanic noise, startled tho Inhabit
ants of tho most remote sububrs, Thou- .
sands of soldiers and pollco aided In al
laying tho panic. It Is expected that a
subscription will bo uilsed at tho meeting
of tho city council tonight to duplicate the
CHAFFEE'S REPORT ON WALLER.
Arrival of the Printed Record of the
the Manila Court-Martini.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated I'ren.
Waslngtoii, July 14. Tho Incoming' Phil
ippine mall brings tho full pijjitod rccoid
of pioccedlngs in the court-martial cases ,
of Major Lyttleton, W. T. Waller and
Lieutenant John Horace Arthur Day, of
tho Marino corps growing out of tli(
killing of somo native bearers, or curgu
dorcs, In Samar, Tho record shows that
Mujor Wuller was acquitted of the charge
of murder, but that General Chaffee, fle,
dared that "there has been a miscarriage '
of justice In this caso," disapproves tho
tindtng nnd acquittal, with the exception
that whllo Waller should not have heed
found guilty of murder, tho court should
havo Included a lessor offense,
Gonoial Chaffee's indorsement Is very
YESTERDAY'S WEATHEB. "
Local data for July 14," 1002; , ,ef'
Highest tempciature , ,, 88 degrees
Lowest temperutuio ,,, 5S degrees
s a, in. ......,.,....,,,.,,,,, 73 per cent.
s p. m , .,,-- ,,.- "i Per cent.
Precipitation, 24 hours ended p. m.,
' V 4- 1 f
f WEATHER FORECAST.
Washington, July 11. Poiocnst -4
- for Tuesday and Wcdnesduy: Ilust- -f
-f cm Pennsylvania Showcis nnd 4-
thundei storms and not co nuun 4-
f Tuesday and piobably Wednesday; -f
4- ficsh southwest winds. i.
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