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Enthusiasm at the Festivities Cele
brating the Home-Gomina o!
General Luke E. Wright.
TO GENERAL WRIGHT
The Piesideut Attends Two Recep
tions and a Banquet Given in Hon
or of the Hcturned Vico-Qovevnor
of the Philippines and Makes Ad
dresses on Each Occasion The
Enthusiasm of the Colored Popula
tion Unbounded The Hcception
Tendered Both the President and
General Wright Was Remarkable
for Exuberance and Good Nature.
y Exclushc Wile from The Af'oci.m'il l'rrs.
Memphis Trim., Nov. 1!. Although
the festivities today celebrated the home
coming (if General Luke. E. Wright ,
It is no reflection on thn warmth of the
welcome extended to him to say that
President Roosevelt's presence was the
overshadowing feature of thc day. Ex
cursion trains wvre run into the city,
and ii. number of distinguished people
were present to participate in thn cele
bration. Among thorn were Governor
Ronton McMillan and General Joseph
"Wheeler. Tho programme was a. long
one. Immediately after the president's
arrival, there wan a parade through the
streets Jo tho Gnyoso hotel, where a.
breakfast was tendered the president
and General Wright jointly by the
ladles of Memphis. In tho afternoon
the president attended and spoke at
two receptions given in honor of Gen
eral Wright, one at the Auditorium by
whtto citizens, the other at a. hull in
tho black section of the city by the
colored people. Later therr was a col
onial dames' tea at tho Gayoso and the
festivities closed tonight with an elab
orate banquet, at which the president
delivered a speech. Including some
brief remarks at breakfast, the presi
dent spoke four times during the. day.
Altogether it was a splendUl tribute to
the affection and esteem in which Gen
oral Wright Is held at home. That Mrs.
Wright Is also exceedingly popular was
made apparent by tho applause which
greeted every reference to her. This
was especially marked at the Audi
torium, when tho president referred to
the fact that his mother's brother
served in the Confederate navy under
her fattier, who was Admiral Semmos.
Mayor Williams and Governor Mc
Millan made addresses of welcome, and
the audience was very enthusiastic
when General Wright delivered his re
sponse. He was greatly touched by
tho compliment .liaid him by the presi
dent's presence, and with the demon
stration in his lionor.
General Wright did not go deeply
Jnto tho situation in tho Philippines in
his remarks, but he emphasized tho
fact, that the administration of the is
lands, under both Presidents McKinley
and Roosevelt had been of an absolute
ly non-partisan character. President
Roosevelt had not intended to speak at
this reception, but in response to the
insistence of. the assemblage, he ad
dressed them briefly.
Reception by Colored People.
Tho reception tendered by tho col
ored people was truly remarkable. Gen
eral Wright earned their undying grati
tude during the two yellow fever epi
demics, twenty years ago, by remain
ing hero when most of the whites had
,11 cd and seeing that tho sick were enre.d
for. Tho hall was packed, galleries and
pit, to he point of suffocation, and
the whole spirit of the proceedings
fu'oathcrt admiration of their friend.
General Wright, In addressing the
colored audience, talked chlolly of their
future, telling them of tho illflleult
problems before them. He said that It
would perhaps have been better for
both races had the change from slavery
to citizenship not come so suddenly.
Tho president's reception beggars de
scription. The colored people became
almost frantic, jumping up and down
in their enthusiasm, and yelling them-,
wives hoarse. Tho president's address
to them gave the negroes tho highest
degree of pleasure.
At tho conclusion of tho president's
speech, tho entire audience united in
singing "Hod Ho With You Till AVe
There were 200 guests nt the ban
quet, tho uttendanco being limited to
that number. Governor Longluo, of
Mississippi, traveled from Jackson,
Miss., to be present.
Tho toasts were as follows: "Wel
come," by the toastmastcrj "Response,"
by General Wright; "Our country,"
President Roosevelt; "Tho consent of
tho governed," Judge Turton; "Tho
Presidency," Alexander Cochrane,
The President's Address,
President Roosevelt said;
It Is u real uml great pleasure to come
to this typical city of tho Southern Mis
sissippi vulley, in order to greet a typi
cal American, a citizen of Tennessee,
who deserves honor not only from his
ttate, but from the entlro country Gen
eral Luko i:. Wright. Wo have a right
to expect it high standard of manhood
from Tonessoe. It was ono of the llrst
two states created west of tho Allegheny
mountains, and It was In this stato that
tho llrst self-governing community of
American freemen was established upon
water tlowlng Into the Gulf. Tho plo.
neors of Tennossee wero among tho ear
lest In that great westward march which
hrust tho nation's border across tho con
tinent to tho Pacific, and It Is eminently
Utlng that a sou of Tennessee should
tvw play so prominent a part la tho
f . VSf. . .
ft,,., tint. im.ft,,..Ht rf ftvnntlulnti ' 'nnil
tho l'nclflc. There have been prvHiits
or tho United Slates for but mv $n
drcd und thirteen years, nnd durll 'x
teon of those. yours Tennesseeans . '-n
the whlto house. Hardihood and iVy i,
and Iron resolution are of rlcht t".--
expected among tho sons of a i',';)
which nurtured Andrew Jackson ana , ;
Houston: which sent Into tho America'
navy one of the most famous lighting 1
mlrais or nil time, Ftirnrgut. ,.
There Is another reason why our coun
try should be glad that. It was General
Wright who rendered this service. Gen
eral Wright fought with dUtlngulshed
gallantry among tho gallant men who
Served In tho armies of. the Confederacy
(luring tho Civil war. Wo need 110 proof
of the completeness of our reunion 11s
a people. When the war with Spuln
came, tho sons of tho mo.n who wore tho
blue and the sons of tho men who wore
the gray vied with one another in the
effort to get Into the ranks and face a
foreign foo under the old flag that, had
been carried In triumph under Wlnlleld
Scott and Zachary Taylor and Andrew
Jackson. Tt was my own good fortune
tu serve under that fearless lighter, old
Joo Wheeler, a memory of which I shall
always he proud, But If wo needed any
proof of the unity of out- Interests. It
would havo been afforded this very year
by General Wright, tho ex-C'onfedcrato.
In Iris administration ns acting governor
of tho Philippine Islands. Upon him.
during the months of summer rested a
heavier burd"ii of responsibility than
upon any other public servant nt that
particular time: nnd not the least of his
titles tu our regard is Ihn way in which
ho was able to work on terms of cordial
good-will with the head of the army,
himself a m.in who had honored the blue
uniform as Wright bad honored the gray.
His Work Difficult.
General Wrlcht's work has been as dif
ficult as It was important. The events
of the last four years have definitely
decided that whether wo wish to or not,
we must hereafter play a- great part In
tho world. We cannot escape, facing tho
duties. We may shirk them If wo arc
built of poor stuff, or we may lake hold
and do them if we a.re lit. sons of our
sires but face them we must, whether
wo will or not. Our duty In the Philip
pine. M.inds lias simply been one of the
duties that thus have cotne upou us. Wo
are there, and wo run no morn haul
down our flag and abandon the islands
than we could now abandon Alaska.
Whether we are glad or sorry that events
forced us to go there Is aside from tho
question; the point Is that, as tho Inevit
able result of the war with Spain, we
found ourselves in tho Philippines, and
that wo could not leave thn Islands with
out discredit. Tho Islanders were wholly
unfit to govern themselves, nnd if we
had left thorn would havn been n brief
period of bloody chaos, and then some
other nation would have stopped In to
do tho work which we had shirked. It
can not bo too often repented that there
was no question that tho work had to
bo done. All the question was. whether
wo would do it well or ill: and, thank
to tho choice of men like Governor
Wrlfiht, It has been done well. Tho llrst
and absolutely indespensahlo requisite
Was order peace. The reign of lawless
violence, of resistance to legitimate au
thodity, tho reign of anarchy, could no
more be tolerated abroad than It could bo
tolerated bore In our own land.
Flag Stands for Orderly Liberty.
Tho American flag stands for orderly
llliertv. and it stands for It abroad as it
stands for it at home, Thn task of our
soMii rs was to restoro and maintain or
der in tho islands. The army had tho
task to do, and It did it well nnd thor
oughly. Tho fullest and heartiest praise
belongs to our soldiers who in the Philip
pines brought to n triumphant conclusion
a war, small Indeed compared to tho
gigantic struggle In which the older men
whom I am addressing took part In the
early sixties, but inconceivably harassing
and illflleult, because It was waged mld
tho pathless jungles of great tropic Is-
Continued on Pago 10.
ALLEGED PLOT TO
Chief Wilkie, of the Secret Service,
Places Little Confidence in Story
of Mrs. Doxheimer.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington. Nov. 10. Chief Wllkio,
of tlu United States secret service, in
speak .ng today of Mrs. Lena Doxhcim
nr's story of a plot to kill President
Roosevelt, said that a searching inves
tigation by operatives of the secret
service proved conclusively that she
was mistaken as to the facts.
Chief Wllkle Is convinced that there
has been no plot against the life of tho
president, such as Mrs, Doxheimer de
scribes. Ho believes, however, that sho
Is an honest woman and sincere in her
Now York, Nov. 10. A search today
of the records of the coroner's oillce,
and inquiry of tho police of this city,
failed to discover any knowledge of the
suicides of a man named Mueller and
a Mrs. Sehrocder, who, according to
the disclosure of Mrs. Lena Doxheimer,
of'Hoboken, killed themselves as a re
lease from an unwilling anarchistic
bargain to assassinate President Roose
velt, Mrs. Doxheimer was III In bed
today, her husband said, aa a result of
tho excitement attending her disclos
ures. She could not lie interrogated to.
day as to the apparent errors In Iter
statement, Mr. Doxheimer snid tho
police had given orders that sho should
not be questlonad.
By itoliblvn Wire from 'flic Associated hen.
New York. Nov. 19, Arrived: Oevlc,
Liverpool; Friedcrich Der Grosse, Uio
men; Amsterdam, Rotterdam; Majestic,
Liverpool and Qucenstown. Cleared: La
Touralne, Havre. Sailed: DouUchkiud,
Hamburg; Oceanic, Liverpool, Arrived;
Patrlclu, New York, ut Plymouth; Geor
gia, New York, at Liverpool. Sailed: Cel
tic, Now York via Queenstown. Passed:
St. Louis. New York for Southampton;
La Lorrulnse, Now York for Havre Rot.
tcrdnm Rrrivcd; Noordam, New York
via Boulogne Cherbourg Sailed: KaUor
Wilhelm Der Grosso (from Bremen und
Southampton), Now York. Qucenstown
Arrived: Teutonic, New York for Liver
pool. Dover Sailed: Kensington, Now
York for Antwerp
BIG PIRE IN PERSIA.
Two Hundred Persons Perish in the
Town of Hesht Fifteen Hundred
Houses Are Also Wiped Out.
Dy r..xchistc Wire from The AisoclJlctl I'rcM.
London, Nov. 'JO. Tho St. Petersburg
correspondent of tho Dally Mull tele
graphs Unit a lire, lasting three days,
has destroyed tho town of Resht, In
Persia. Fifteen hundred houses nnd
many warehouses wore wiped out, and
200 persons perished.
The town of Resht. situated fourteen
miles from Its port of Knzcllln, on the
Ciwnlnn Ron. lines n nnYilllntlnn ostl-
mated nt 2,000 to 30,000. It is theiuiir-
Jcot for raw silks nnd cocoons, and has
a oig import onu export irnun wun
Russia. Tho city was almost depopu
lated by the plague In 1S30.
Will Prevent the Rebels from Recov
ering from" the Effects of
By Kxi'hi'hc Wire Irom The Aociati'd l'rc.
Wllllamstnd, Island of Curacoa, Nov.
10. President Castro, of Venezuela, is
energetically pushing operations to pre
vent the revolutionists in that republic
from recovering from the effects of
their dissensions nnd tho Might of Gen
eral Malos. Ono of the objects of JIu
tos' departure, It Is said, is to make an
attempt, to induce tho Colombian gov
ernment, which Is notoriously unfriend
ly to President Castro, to scud arms and
ammunition to his men. Mntos also re
lics on his wealthy friends In this isl
and, with whom he Is conferring
though sick. These persons have al
ready contributed money in support of
tho Venezuelan rovolutlon, but under
tho belief that President Castro would
flee from the country. Consequently,
inadequate preparations were made, and
hence tho present condition of the revo
lutionists. Matos' future plans arc kept secret.
Though his estates in Venezuela, have
been confiscated, he still has money and
can, if ho so chooses, continue the con
test either personally or through Gen
erals Rolando and Luciano Mcndoza,
who arc still In the field. Tho general
opinion In well informed circles, how
ever. Is that Matos' aspirations to the
presidency of Venezuela are absolutely
HART GIVES O'BRIEN
A HARD PIGHT
Six Lively Rounds Sparred at Phila
delphiaQuaker City Pet Hissed
by His Home Admirers.
By rJxchiir Wile from Tho Asjod.neil Pip.-.-.
Philadelphia, Nov. If). Marvin Hart,
of Louisville, tonight gave Philadelphia
Jack O'Brien one of the hardest tights
of his career at the Ptmn Art Athletic,
club. The men sparred six rounds nnd
O'Brien's showing in the last round
disappointed his friends. In the first
three rounds tho bout, was all O'Brien,
who also hud the fourth round by a
shade. Beginning with the fifth, the
bout was clearly Hart's. The Ken
tuckian rushed in without paying the
slightest regard to Jack's jabs. In a
clinch toward the end of the round,
Hart was wrestled to the floor and ho
took the limit. As soon as ho re
gained his feet, however, he wont after
O'Brien nnd landed two hard blows on
tho hitter's body, with telling effect.
In the sixth round, Hart started to
rush things, but in his over-anxiety,
he swung wildly. O'Brien could not
withstand his boring tactics, and lost
bis guard just for an Instant, when
Hart landed a short right-hander on
tho jaw. O'Brien went down, and, af
ter struggling to his feet began hug
ging. Hart swung both right and left
around O'Brien's body. Thesu punches
evidently hurt O'Brien, who slipped
twice. The house Was in an uproar,
and for the first time O'Brien was
hissed by his home admirers. Hart
himself was showing tho effects of his
hard work, and though he hit O'Brien
often about tho body and sent his
head back with straight lefts on sev
eral occasions, ho could not get In the
punch that would have secured for him
A LITTLE CHILD
BURNED TO DEATH
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomns
Miller, of Mayfleld, Cremated
Alive This Morning.
Special to the Scranlon Tribune.
Mnylleld,' Nov. 20. Tho littlo (i.year
old daughter oc Mr, and Mrs. Thomas
Miller, of Mnylleld, was burned to
death, in a fire which early this morn
ing destroyed a double dwelling which
Tho dwelling Is located near tho
Delaware und Hudson station and was
occupied by tho Miller family und by
Patrick McDonald and family. The
blusso broke out shortly after 1 o'clock
und the Millers were aroused from their
slumbers by the smell of smoke. There
wero four children and it wits thought
nt llrst that all got out safely, but it
wun discovered a few minutes Inter
that tho little girl was missing, The
grief of the frantic, parents when they
learned this was pathetic in tho ex.
The dwelling was completely con
sinned by the llames.
Superintendent Hutchinson Resigns.
By Inclusive Who from The Associated J'ress,
Pittsburg, Nov. 19. Superintendent
Hutchinson, of the Pittsburg division of
tha Baltimoro und Ohio, today tendered
his resignation to bo offcctlvo Dccomber 1.
Mr. Hutchinson has accepted tho posi
tion of assistant general superintendent
of tho Michigan Central railroad with
headquarters at Detroit.
Snertal Committee Will Exoner
ate President of the American
Federation of Labor.
WIND UP IN SMOKE
Tho Subject of Autonomy of Trades
Councils Taken Up and Floods of
Oratory Are Poured Out A Strug
gle Between the Branches of the
Carpenters' Unions The Faction
of tho Convention Opposed to tho
Re-election of President Gompers
Is Unable to Fix Upon a Rival
By llirhuhe Wire from The Associ.iti-il 1'reM,
New Orleans, La., Nov. 19. The spe
cial committee appointed to consider
tho charges made by President Shaf
fer, of the Amalgamated Association of
Iron, Steel am Tin Workers, against
president Gompers, of tho American
Federation of Labor, will report to
morrow, probably in the afternoon. As
an investigation it will terminate) in the
exoneration of President Gompers, nnd
as a sensation It will probably wind up
In tho wet firecracker clash. Mr. Shaf
fer has not. only failed to substantiate
his churges, but a member of the com
mittee Is authority for the statement
that bo lias never made any, to that
body at least. Ho bus appeared before
tho committee, and when he came away
declared he had presented his charges.
Tho committee says he. did not formu
late them. In the absence of direct ac
cusations there can be but ono result.
The subject of autonomy of trades
councils was taken up today. Floods
of oratory were poured out. but nothing
was settled definitely. The principal
fight today was in the old struggle be
tween tho United Brotherhood of Car
penters and Joiners and the Amalga
mated Association of Carpenters. The
former organization asked for the revo
cation of tho charter of the latter be
cause of the practices contrary to tho
interests of trades union movement, its
avowed object being to force the other
organization into Its own ranks. After
several hours of debate, the matter was
referred to a committee, of cloven, five
from each organization, and an umpire
to bo selected.
Tho commission will meet before
March 1, 190H. and endeavor to bring
about an amalgamation of the two or
ganizations. No promise was made,
however, by either organization that the
aamlgamatlnn will be made. All hos
tilities arc to cease pending the meet
ing of tho commission. The applica
tion of the Brotherhood of Carpenters
and Joiners for the revocation of the
charter of the Amalgamated Wood
workers was then taken up. The
fight was on grounds similar to
those in dispute between tho
United Brotherhood and the Am
algamated Carpenters. After an ex
tended debate the matter was laid over
until 10 o'clock tomorrow. It is likely
that an agreement will be reached sim
ilar to that in the first case.
Address by Mayor Schraitz.
During the afternoon Mayor Schmltz,
of San Francisco, addressed the con
vention. A contest between delegates
of tho International Typographical
union and delegates of the Allied Trades
over the ownership of the Allied Print
ing Trades label has been withdrawn
from the convention.
All parties have agieed to a joint
meeting of three delegates from each
body, to be held in January, at which
an agreement will be formed, the basis
of which will be representation in ac
cordance with numerical strength in the
local Allied Printing Trades councils
and the formation of a Supremo Coun
cil, composed of two representatives of
the International Typographical union
and ono each from the Printing Press
men's National union and the Book
binder's National union, to which all
local unions can appeal and whoso de
cision Is to bo final.
The faction in tho convention which
Is opposed to the re-election of Presi
dent Gompers as yet has been unable
to fix upon a rival candidate. Vice
President James Duncan has refused to
commit himself In either Instance and
Jnmes M. Lynch of the Typographical
union is now spoken of as a cundldate.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Py i:cliishe Whe from Tho Associated l're..
Yankton, S. D Nov. 19. Mrs. H. N.
Davis, mother of tho lato Senator Citsh
muri K. Davis, of Minnesota, died hero
today at tho homo of her sou-ln-law.
Judge Bartlett Tripp. Mrs. Davis had
been very weak for some time on account
of old' ace,
Beading, Pn., Nov, 19. Rev, Father An
thony Nuthe, pastor of tho Cathollo
church at llally, this county, died today,
aged 58. Ho was formerly located In
Ashlnnd and Philadelphia.
New York, Nov. 19.-Tho Marqulso
Do Chambrun died yesterday, Shu v,ns
the last graud-daughtur of Lafnyetto mid
her llfo was notahlu for her constancy In
maintaining tho family's cordial feeling
for America, Her oldest sou, the Mnr
(lulu Do Chambrun, who is a member of
tho chamber of deputies, becomes tho
ranking representative of the Lafayette
family, He was formerly counsellor of
tho Fronch embassy nt Washington and
married a daughter of Mis. Bellamy
Storer. Tho second son of tho deceased
Marquise also lias an American wifo.
Her third son represented tho Lafayette
family at tho recent Bochnmbeau exer
cises ut Washington and her only daugti.
tcr Is the wife of tho Count Savorgnan de
lirazza, tho explorer of tho Congo.
Traction Men Receive Increase.
Jly Kxclibira' Wire from The ismefated l'rcs.
Reading, Nov. 19. Tho United Traction
company today Increased its motormen
and conductors from 10 2-3 cents to JIJJ
cents an hour.
BANDITS ROB GAMBLERS.
Nearly Two Thousand Dollars Se
cured from a Don In Columbia
Hy Kxelmhc Who Irom Tho Associated 1'im.
Minneapolis, Nov. 19. In a fashion
reminiscent of the Jnmcs-Yoitnger op
erations, two bandits held up a gamb
ling den nt Colombia. Heights, a suburb
early tonight, and secured $1,943 from
the owner of the place and in Irons,
meanwhile seriously wounding Harvey
Howard, the colored porter.
While the bandit lender kept ,tho
players nnd attendants covered with
Ills revolver, his assistant riddled pock
ets and tills. Ingram Flick, treasurer
of tho resort, yielded $1,568, and tho
manager $165. Patrons of the place
were relieved of sums ranging from $10
to $10. N
Disagreement with Directors Causes
the Head Official of tho Lehigh
Valley to Stop Out.
By tlKchislvr Wire from TIic Associated I'icp.
Philadelphia, Nov. 19. President Al
fred Walter, or tho Lehigh Valley rail
road, today tendered his resignation to
tho board of directors at tho regular
monthly meeting or that body, to take
effect November 30. Tho resignation
was accepted. Tho only explanation of
President Walter's action that could be
obtained from the directors was that
differences of opinion existed between
tho president, and directors regarding
the management of the company's af
fairs. Mr. Walter left this city for New
York Immediately after presenting his
resignation. At the railway station ho
was rjuestioned as to the causes which
led to his retirement, hut he declined
to make any statement, for publication.
It Is said President Walter's action wan
a surprise to most o'f the directors, only
a few of them having any previous
knowledge of his Intention. The annual
meeting will bo held January 30.
In railroad and tinanclal circles, the
present financial policy of the Lehigh
Valley company ,1s believed to bo the
causa of the "difference" said to exist.
President Walter, in bis last annual re
port for the fiscal year ending June 30.
1902, recently published, announced that
it would be necessary to adopt some fi
nancial plan by which funds might bo
secured from other sources than from
thn net earnings of the company to
meet the operating expenses, which
Jiave frequently been so great as to
it suit 111 a ueuciL insteau ot a prout. it
is believed tho president's suggestions
did not meet tho approval of the man
agement. , Rumors have been current
that an issue of $1,000,000 of collateral
trust bonds under the mortgages ' of
1897 had been considered, but It could
not be learned whether such action
was 'taken at today's meeting of tho
directors. Tho mortgage plan pro
vides for the issuance of $10,000,000 of
bonds, $7,000,000 to bo Issued at the rote
of not more than S1.O00.00Q In any cal
endar year, commencing with 1900. The
recent attack upon President Walter
and the management by A. 13. Cottier,
a large New York stockholder, is be
lieved here to have had no bearing on
President Walter's retirement, as Mr.
Walter is said to have been in accord
w 1th Mr. Cottier's views.
Mr. Walter was elected president of
the Lehigh Valley railroad In 1S97, suc
ceeding 13. P. Wilbur. He was regard
ed as the choice of the Drexel-Morgau
Interests, which a short time previous
ly had become the dominating factors
in the affairs of the company.
Mr. Walter has had a wide railroad
experience, dating from 1S72. Ho was
at various times connected with the
Pennsylvania railroad, tho Northern
Central, tho Baltimoro and Potomac,
the Baltimoro and Ohio nnd the New
York, Lake Erie and Western.
POUR MEN ARRESTED
They Are Charged with Sending Let
ters Purporting to Have Been
Written by Anarchists.
by r.xclusivc Wiie from The Associated l'ice.
New York, Nov, 19. Four men were
arrested In Hoboken, N. J., today on a
charge of complicity In an attempt to
extort money from Cappel Rubens and
O. K. Van Ojen, both wholesale grocers
of Jersey City, who had tecolved
through the mall letters purporting to
have been written by anarchists de
manding money and making threats.
Tho arrests wero brought about by a
decoy registered letter, addressed by
the police to D, Strobe, at tho Jersey
City postofllce, In accordance with a
demand iu one of tho threatening let
ters. When a young man called for the
letter today, delivery was refused with
out nn identification, and he was fol
lowed by dateotlves from the jiostolllce
to the nearest ferry, where ho met
three other men, when all weru arrst
d. The man who called for the letter
said that he was Bartho strobe), son
of a police oftlciul of Hamburg Ger
many, and that since Ills return two
weeks ago from a visit to that city, ho
had been living In New York. He de
nied all acquaintance with the other
prisoners, who gave tho names of Jacob
GunbetB, Fred Becker and Fritz Seeber
and said that they had come from Now
York to Hoboken to look for a chance
to work their passage to Germany In a
Oberlln's New President.
By Ksclushe Wire fioni TIic Associated hci.
Oberlln.O., Nov, 19 At tho annual meet
Ing of trustees of Oherlln college today
Dr. Henry Churchill King was elected to
tho presidency or that 'institution to sue
ceod tho lato Dr. John Henry Harrows.
Dr. King was born' in Hillside, Mich., In
1S5S. Most of his college experience has
been connected with the Institution of
which ho Is now president. . Dr. King Is
an author and lecturer of note.
BURNS BRINGS UP A
Almost Precipitates What May Yet
Be the Most Interesting Inci
dent of the Hearings.
COMMISSION AVOIDS THE ISSUES
Every One Proceeding as if It Was to Be Taken for Granted
That the Question of the Recognition of the Union Was'
Before the Commission-Non-strikers and Non
union Men No Separate Organization. .
After being on the witness stand for
nearly five days before the strike com
mission, answering the questions ot ten
lawyers and the seven commissioners,
John Mitchell, the miners' representa
tive, was relieved at noon, yesterday,
und tho examination of the second wit
ness for the miners' side, Rev. Petor
Roberts. Ph. D., was begun.
Mr. Mitchell might have been under
fire for several days more had not. the
commission come to his rescue. Not
less than half a. dozen times Tuesday
nnd yesterday morning. Chairman Gray
intimated very strongly to tho cross
rxiimliiors that the commission was
quite satisfied! that it. had gained from
tho witness about all the information
they could bring out from him that
would lie- of use in the Investigation in
hand, and that unless there was some
thing new to suggest as a line of exam
ination, it would he well to end the dis
cussion of generalities and proceed to
got at tho specific and detailed informa
tion that might come from the anthra
cite minors themselves. This had the
effect of abbreviating the cross-examinations.
Mr. AVolvcrton, who represents
the reading company, finished with the
wltness in about fivo minutes.
As Mr. Mitchell was leaving the stand
Chairman Gray thanked him cordially
In the name of the commission for his
Dr. Roberts on the Stand.
Rev. Dr. Huberts, the second witness,
is pastor of the Congregational church
in Mnhonoy City, and formerly pastor
of the Plymouth Congregational church,
West Scranton, and the Olyphant Con
gregational church. He eamo into the
hearing mainly through his authorship
of a book on the anthracite region, pub
lished in 1901. For the past three weeks
ho has been at the Mine Workers' head
quarters In Wilkos-Barre. assisting in
the preparation of the miners' case.
"O, that mine enemy would write a
book!" was brought forcibly to mind
by Mr. Wolvorton's cross-examination
of Dr. Roberts. The attorney hud care
fullv l-ead tho doctor's work and noted
'numerous statements corroborative of
the operators' contentions. These wero
read to the witness to the accompani
ment of enquiries us to whether or not
he believed them to be true. The au
thor, of course, had to admit his belief
In their truth. Mr. Wolverton took es
pecial pains to have the witness atllrin
a passage rather severely criticizing
Kngllsh-speaklng minors for refusing,
through Indolence, to work more than
live hours a day.
A difficulty, of no mean proportions,
with which the commission will liave.to
contend, was brought up by Ira II,
Burns, of this city, one of the counsel
for the independent operators.
It Is tho jurisdiction of tho commis
sion, under tho terms of the proposition
under which it was created, to decree
whether or not an agreement shall be
made with the minors' union. Tho com
panies' offer explicitly provided that
tho agreement .should ho between thorn
nnd their own employes, and In their
answers to the Mitchell statement, one
and all declared "this subject was ex
cluded from consideration by tho terms
of tho submission under which tho com
mission wns appointed." to uso the
words of one of the answers.'
Tho principal reason assigned by the
operators for their refusal to have any
dealings with tho United Mine Work
ers Is that the organization ,is made up
principally of bituminous men. In the
uns.wer of tho Reading company, Presi
dent llaor, In a sort of aside, says if
Uio ituthraclto miners would form a
union of their own, his company would
take up tho matter ot making a work
ing agreement with It. In answer to a
question by Attorney Wolvprton, of the
Reading, yesterday, President .Mitchell
declared cmphutlcjilly that a separate
anthracite union was neither desirable
Despite this situation, Uio half of
President Mitchell's opening address to
tho commission dealt with the wisdom
and expediency of tho United Mine
Workers being recognized, and the
major part of tho efforts ot tho oper
ators' attorneys during tho past live
days has been to show the contrary in
Since tho hearltiHS began live duys
ago, no 11110 has either claimed or de
nied directly, or by other Inference
than mentioned above, that tho ques.
tion of recognition is before tho com.
mission. Yesterday, however, Mr. Burns,
whoso ollents, tho independent oper
ators, did not declare iu their answer
that tho question of recognition was or
was not before the commission, pro
ceeded to a discussion with tho com
inlssloucrs of tho right of employers to
retain men who worked during the
strike, nnd to hlro non-union men in
the future, providing' the commission
grants the fourth demand of the miners
that tho union be recognized.
Judge Gray consulted tho other com
missioners for a time, nnd then an
nounced that according to tho com
missioners' reading of the submission
agreement, the "non-striking" miners
wero not to bo displaced. Ho madn
some other comments, but religiously
avoided saying anything that would In
dicate how the commissioners view thia
delicate question of their jurisdiction.
Did Not Press Them.
Mr. Hums did not press tho commis
sion for a specific, expression of their
position on the really momentous ques
tion but turned aside to a discussion
of the contingent question of how th
non-union man was to bo dealt with "if
an agreement" was made.
Mr. Mitchell was brought into the
discussion by a question from Mr.
Burns as to what vested or other right.
If any, a miner had in his "job." Mr.
Mitchell said tho miner legally had no
claim on his job, but morally ho had a
right to bo given back his place, after
the strike was over, considering the
manner iu which It was ended.
Chairman Gray suggested that as the
operators' proposition contained a con
dition precedent that the "men shouhT
return to work immediately," it was to
be gathered that they should have
work to go back to. Later, the chair
man took occasion to qualify this by
saying- tho non-union men were not to
Mr. Mitchell dented that tho union
was demanding that any non-union, or
non-striking men should be discharged.
Tho companies should, If It wants to
provide for them, move them Into tho
places deserted by the thousands ot
men who left the region and do not
proposo to come back. Then the old
men could have their old places.
vThat the commissioners were some
what impressed with the listof strike
"violences" and have come to the con
clusion that, even now, tho non-union
man Is none too secure in his "life lib
erty and pursuit of happiness" Is to. be
Inferred from Fomo apprehensions iter
ated and reiterated by Chairman Gray,
when he announced that tho commis
sioners could not comply with tho re
quest of Attorneys Lenahan and O'Bri
en that the names of their clients, sonic
2,000 non-unionists, be not made public.
Some of the Eemarks.
Some of his remarks were: "I take
it the use of the best of names will
bo exercised iu all fairness on both
sides." "We, of course, rely
upon the discretion of counsel that 110
unfair uso shall bo made of thoso
names, or that they be subjected to
trouble, reproach or anything of that
kind." " "Otherwise, the com
missioners would feel they had been u.
party to reflecting upon innocent peo
ple through this means, and subjecting
I hem to Injustice." "We havo
felt tho importance of tho suggestion
that the nnmes bo kept secret."
"V( would feel very much the respon
sibility If nny harm should come to
tlieso men by reason of the disclosure,"
"That does not relieve us,
though, from the feeling of anxiety and
tho hope that there shall come no
harm to any person in any way from
anything that is done beioro the com
mission," Among tho prominent onlookers yes
terday wero Rt. Hev. Kthelbert Tul
bot, of Bethlehem, and lit. Ilev. Cam
eron Mann,, of North Dakota, bishops
of tho Episcopal church, and Uev.
Rogers Israel, D. D rector of St.
Luke's, whom they are visiting. They
were Invited to seats on the plaftorm to
the right of the commissioners. The
three bishops sitting on the same plat
form attracted much attention.
"Mother" Jones, tho former organ
izer of the American Federation of La
bor, who liaa devoted so much of her
tlmo to the miners' cause, came In
during the morning and was warmly
welcomed by thoso at the miners' table.
Tho crowd of spectators was quite as
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