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SCRANTON", PA., FRIDAY MORNING, 31 AY 30, 1902.
fjf TO SITUATION
INTEREST IN THE
AN OPEPi LETTER TO THE FIREMEN,
ENGINEERS AND PUMPMEN OF
THE ANTHRACITE COAL REGION
Gommittee Representino Scranton
Falls to Find Nicliolls, Fahu
THEY WILL LOOK FOR
MR. MITCHELL TODAY
It Now Looks as Though the Turn
ing1 Point in the Minors' Strike
Rests with the Engineers, Firemen
and Pumprunners Big Coal Com
panies Continue to Swear in Their
Clerks and Foremen ns Special Offi
cers Hungarian Strikers Create
Disturbance at Brookslde.
n.v llxi'lti'lvp Wiip from The .tooctitnl I'rfsi.
Wllkcs-lhtrre, Pa May 29. A com
mittee representing the engineers, firc
iikii and pumpmen, who met lust night
In Seranlon and decided to petition the
executive officers of the United Mine
Workers to withdraw the strike order
whlehls to go Into effect on Monday,
came to this city thla afternoon to con
fer with the executive committee, hut
Messrs. Nleholls, Fuhy and Duffy did
not come to headquarters today and
the committee could not hold a confer
ence with them. The committee was
reinforced by live engineers from the
Wyoming valley. At a laic hour to
night the committee decided to remain
in town over night in the hope of seeing
President Mitchell tomorrow. The un-der-olllclals
of the United Mine Work
era sny the committee represents inter
ests favorable to the operators.
A secret meeting of engineers was
held In this city tonight. A man in dis
guise, and who refused to give his
name, but said he was an engineer in
the employ of the Delaware and Hud
son company, rushed Into a newspaper
ofllce and said every mine from Cnr
hondalc to Nantlcoke was represented
at the meeting and that upon a vote
being taken nearly all of those present
cast their ballots against a strike. Af
ter giving the information, the man
fled. Some engineers employed by the
Delaware and Hudson company sold
they did not attend' any meeting and
they did not believe one was held.
It now looks us though the turning
point in the miners strike rests with
the engineers, firemen and pump run
ners. Should they refuse to go out In
any large numbers It may cause a
break in the ranks of the striking min
ers, although the leaders of the strik
ers at President Mitchell's headquar
ters do not take that view of the mut
ter. They still count on a majority of
the engineers, firemen and pumpmen
going out and that after next Monday
the lie up in the anthracite region will
bo more complete than ever. The big
coal companies continue to swear in
their clerks and foremen as special
officers. A large number were sworn
At Ilrookslde, a suburb of this city
this evening a number of English
speaking miners attempted to remove
some coal from the bed of a creek. No
one molested them until they attempt
ed to haul the coal away In wagons.
Then a lot of Hungarian strikers made
a raid on the wagons and woul(l not
permit the coal to be taken away. A
number of policemen were sent to the
scene of the disorder and arc patroll
ing the vicinity tonight. No further
trouble Is looked for.
ARE NOT CREDITED.
Wilkes-Barre Operators Have No
in 'Wall Street Kuaors,
1 Wlrt-i (urn 'flie .X'Mirinii'i' he,,..
BarriJ May 29. Tin
WIlkes-BarriJ May 29. Tin bef -oal
operators do not credit the i., jrt,
lnatlng In Wall street, that a settlement
of the miners' strike Is imminent, One
operator says It Is doubtful whether the
strikers would he permitted to return to
work now ut the old wages. They could
probably return as Individuals, but not
ns a body and representing a union.
At strike headquarters today nothing
was known of a contemplated settle
ment. ' National Hoard Member Fallon
says the strike could not hu settled off
hand, as some persons imagine. If tho
coal companies hail a proposition to
make, looking to the return of the men
to work, a convention of minors would
have to bo called und the terms offered
by the operators passed upon, This
would take time,
The nrrlval of President Mitchell, und
what action he will take regarding tint
jiHItlnn of the Scrniitnit engineers, llro
nen and pumpmen for a withdrawal of
he strike order Issued by the executive
ommlttees of the United Mine Work
I'S, Is awulted with much Interest.
Engineers and Pumpmen Falter.
Pottsville, May !i.-So far the owners
of collieries In this region have not at
tempted to fence In their collieries. Thu
sentiment among the engineers und
pumpmen Is not as favorable to strike,
as tjiot of the firemen. Hut they mo
being persuaded to go out on Monday.
COAL AND IRON POLICE.
Membership Is Being Increased Rap
lly Kxiluhi Wire hum The .WocljlH l'if
HuiTlsburg, May 29.' There have been
Issued from the suite and executive de
partments commissions for about 1.C00
coal and Iron policemen slncu the beginning-
of the strike In the anthracite
coaLreglons. Thin morning applications
wero mado by llfteeiit'ompunles for the
Hppolntipent of nearly MO more, und
their commissions wero promptly issued.
Thu appointment of so many special
policemen Is taken to Indicate tltut the
coal companies propose to settle down
for a long contest.
FIGHT TO THE BITTER END.
Mr. Mitchell Stntes His Position on
the Present Strike.
lly i:ilulo Wire Iroin The A'm.iIjIciI 'nr.
Indianapolis, lnd May '19. President
Mitchell, of the National Mine Work
ers, left here for Chicago at midnight.
There Is still no change In thu strike
situation, as President Mitchell an
nounced. The call for the proposed con
vention, which, It Is understood, live
districts of the miners have agreed to
call, has not been issued, and Mr.
Mitchell will give no opinion us to when
It will be sent out.
The announcement was made today
that the formul convention has not yet
reached the headquarters.
President Mitchell and Secretary Wil
son held a long consultation. The strike
situation was gone over carefully and
all plans perfected for carrying on the
struggle. President Mitchell expressed
himself vigorously as of the opinion
that the men might win, and said he Is
prepared to tight It out to the bitter
end. The men, he said, are heartily In
favor or this plan, and will stand by the
organization to the last.
BIG FIRE AT
Business Portion of the Town
Destroyed Loss Between
$25,000 and $30,000.
Vy Uwlmlve Who fioin The A.v.oiijlc.1 Pros.
' Wllllamsport, May 29. A conflagra
tion which raged for two hours thla
afternoon In the town of Jersey Shore,
destroyed sixteen buildings In the
business portion of the town, and
caused a loss of between $23,000 and
The tire started in the hay-mow of
Daniel Rowers' livery barn and quickly
spread to adjoining property. A west
wind was blowing at the time and the
flumes spread so quickly that twenty
buildings were soon on lire. The peo
ple were panic stricken and early com
menced moving their household goods
to places of safety. Fears were felt
that the entire town would be de
stroyed, and word was sent to Lock
Haven and Wllllamsport for assist
ance, but when It arrived the fire was
The following is a list of the build
ings destroyed and damaged:
J. D. Bowers' livery stable, two horses
burned to death, 700 bushels oats, nlno
tons of hay destroyed; loss, $li,000.
Daniel Bowers' residence, destroyed;
Vldotte Printing office, destroyed; loss,
New Herald Printing office, destroyed;
Clvln's hardware house; destroyed; loss,
Salludas business block, slightly dam
aged. Clvln's business block, slightly dam
aged. Bingman's clothing store, slightly dam
aired. J. K. Dorey's store and barn, slightly
J. K. Mohn's storo and barn, slightly
J. Klassner's jewelry store and barn,
Schwer's barn, destroyed.
Uurtnct's barn, destroyed.
Staple's barn, destroyed
Corson & Keyset, paint shop, destroyed,
Kettle's barn, destroyed.
Stover's house, slightly damaged.
Htaver's barn, destroyed.
Wilson's house, slightly damaged.
Wilson's barn, destroyed.
Mrs. Jenks' residence, slightly damaged.
Mrs Jenks' barn., destroyed.
Dr. C, P.. Church's house, badly dam
aged. Kern's boarding house, badly damaged.
Lelsenrlng's blacksmith shop, destroyed.
Tomb's barn, destroyed.
Dlnglcr's barn, destroyed.
Commercial Union Telegraph company
lost u number of poles nnd cables.
Next Aspirant for America's Cup
Will Be Built by Dennys.
lly Kxeliidw Wile from Tlie AftMiclatud I'um.
London, May 29, William Fife and
Cleorge AVatsou have collaborated
on the plans for a new challenger for
the America's cup, which will be built
by the Dennys, at Dumbarton. Cap
tain Hubert Wrlnge, who, with Cap
tain Hogarth, was oa board the Sham
rock I, In her series of races for the
cup, will be la supreme coiuimiud of
the new yacht.
All the plans iU.0 now completed and
urrungemi'iits huvo been mado for
closing the building contract. The sat
isfaction which Mr, Fife expressed
with the Thornycrofts' work on tho
Hlmiiirock I, mado that llrm u strong
competitor for the contract, but Mr.
Wiuson's lullui'iico resulted In the se
lection of the Dennys,
No Coal for Brooklyn Bridge,
lly lUeluiiu' Wile hum 'llu- A.wtUUd 1'icss.
Now York, .May si. Thu strlliu of an.
thraello coal mlnurH Iiuh m-.iv,iiit.,i ti,..
lily ft oni getting a supply of coiil for iho
nrooKiyii linage, inns for 2.iou tons wero
to luivu been opened today, but when
lfl'ldirtt PoniiitlslMftiiop I .lii.litittlm l .,x-,,...
Ined tho box where bids aro depimlted ho
lolliiil nopu tliere.
Heavy Frost nt Altoona.
lly i:stiulu' Wire from 'llic Axsodatcd l'rc,
Altooim, May 29. l,ust night's heavy
frost almost entirely destroyed vegetation
und tho numerous truck patches in this
vicinity wero ruim-u, Many of the truck
farmers commenced uloninir on thlr
lunkl for replanting. Tho fruit, partlcu
lutry grapes, Is suld to have been greatly
In uppeullng to you, I know that I
speak to u body of men far above the
majority of mine employes In educa
tion, social standing and general cul
ture. Vou tiro about to engage In a
conflict that It not your own. Had you
not better look beforo you leap? Most
of you have waited long for .the posi
tions you now hold, ami you know thnt
there ur" four men ut mteh colliery for
every position of engineer and pump
man, who would, untlci' normal condi
tions, gladly take your place. Your
wages, estimated by '(he amount of
work done, Is high, whloh accounts for
the fact that there are many men, un
der ordinary circumstances, anxious to
step Into your positions. The position
of fireman Is not as desirable and not
so eagerly coveted. But engineers and
pumpmen ure generally taken from
the ranks of firemen, so that this class
of lubor around the mines Is regarded
ns one of apprenticeship, and yet you,
firemen, are paid from $l.r,0 to $1.75 a
day. and you have thu prospect of ad
vancement to better positions and bet
ter pay, If you are capable and of
Let, me ask you. gentlemen. Is your
case Identical with that of mine em
ployes? Do you only work on an aver
age of 1ft0 days in a year? Are you
only paid for that many days? Do the
companies "dock" you and have you
grievances such as the worst-paid and
hardest-working miners have? You
know that you, as a class of workmen,
am wholly distinct from mine employes
and that you have nothing In common
with them, save the fact that you-earn
your bread by loll as they do. Why,
then, are you drawn Into their general
You ask for eight hours a day as a
shift. Is your demand just? Last
year the breakers worked liH1, days.
From 1SD1 to 900, Inclusive, the break
ers worked an average of IM days
each year, For that number of days,
of ten hours each, you, engineers and
firemen, worked hard. But In the de
cade mentioned, the average number of
hours you worked hard during the year
was l.Slo, while you were paid the
studard wage for S.ViiO hours each year.
In the year 1901, you worked hard for
f13 hours, and you wero paid for S.7C0
hours. 1 admit that you sometimes
work hard when you do not stand at
the lever or before the boilers when all
TAYLOR AND BREDELL
The Closing Events in the Famous
lly Kxrlmlve Witc from The Associated Press.
Philadelphia, May 29. Arthur Taylor
and Baldwin . Bredell today pleaded
guilty in the United States district
court to tho indictments charging them
with complicity In the famous Lancas
ter, Pa,, counterfeiting conspiracy, and
were sentenced to seven years each In
prison, to date from the time of com
mitment. The two men have been in
jail for more than three years, but were
not arraigned earlier because of ttye
purpose of the government to use them
as witnesses against the other conspir
ators. Judge McPherson, In sentencing
the prisoners, stated that he reduced
the maximum sentence five years in
consideration of the aid they gave the
government at the time of their arrest.
Secret Service Detective Burns, when
examined today, testified that he found
in the possession of Taylor and Bredell,
at the time of their arrest, a $50 coun
terfeit plate much more dangerous than
the $100 plate which tluiy engraved and
from which counterfeits had been print
ed for a year prior to their arrest.
Mr. Burns also testified that the gov
ernment investigation developed the
fact that the two men bore good char
acters prior to their arrest.
Since the arrest of Taylor and Bre
dell. on April IS, 1S3JI, Wllllum M.
Jacobs, Wllllum L. Kcndlg, Jainea
Burns and Samuel B, Downey, of Lan
caster: former District Attorney Ing
ham, his assistant, Harvey K. Newltt,
Thomas O'D.iy, Hurry J. Fairbanks,
Hurry Taylor nnd Daniel R. Huys, of
this city, and Attorney John J,. Semple,
of Camden, have been arrested for al
leged connection with tho gigantic
fraud against the government. Except
ing Attorney Semple, who was acquitted
on Monday last on a re-trlnl, his first
Jury having disagreed, all of these have
served or ate serving terms of Imprison
ment following their conviction.
lly Kxiluiiie Wlie tioiu The ....ucl.ili-d p,,,
Now York, May L'9.-CIeared: llohen
aolleru, Naples and tleuoa; Potsdam. Rot
terdam via Boulogne. Mailed: ,u Savole,
Jlnvre; Kncrst Uismiuk. Hamburg via
Plymuiith and Cherbourg, Havre Ar
rived: La Touniliie, .Now York, Naples
Arrived: Truve, New York. queens
town Hulled: Germanic (from Llveniooh.
New York. I'lymniith-Anived: Augustu
Vletmin, New York for Cherbourg und
Hamburg mud proceeded;. Boulogne
Hailed: Rotterdam Ifrom ItotteiduiiO,
Now York. I.Izard Passed: Vadi'iiuud,
Now York for Antwerp,
Nomiuatetl on the 81st Ballot.
lly Kithuhc Who fiuiii 'flic AvmUatiil I'riv.
Adiiun, Mich., May "'J. The long drawn
out contest for the Republican congres
sional nomination In the Hecoud dlMilct
convention ended today by thu nomina
tion of Chillies II, . Townseud, on tlui
elghty.llrst ballot, Thu piesent congress,
man, 11, C Huil tli, was among several
candidates who wcru balloted for,
DEATHS OF A DAY,
lly K.uliuhr Wlru film Tli A-uucialrd 1'rrw.
Paris, May 2.-Seraeaiit Hoff, tho f.i.
pious slmrpbhootor of the siege of Paris,
Baltimore, May L"J.-Judgo Frank C.
Washbaugh. of Deudwood, B. D,, died to.
day ut thu Johns Hopkins hospital in this
city. Judge Washbaugh was born In Bod
ford, Pa., flfty-lhree years ago. Kaiiy
in life he went west und was one of tho
pioneers of the Dakotus.
the machinery of the colliery Is work
ing, but, generally speaking, your hard
hours are those when tho plant goes
at full speed. During the remainder of
the twenty-four hours you are at your
pout, but you do not work hard.
With few exceptions, you uro classi
fied us monthly men; that is, you aro
paid a monthly wage, no matter how
much coal Is produced at the collieries.
During tho years of depression 1SS7
IW'S when the mines only worked an
average of 151 days, the companies paid
you full, monthly wages. You ask for
eight hours, when lust year the dally
nvcraRO number of hours you spent at
the lever or beforo tho boilers when tho
machinery was worked to Its full ca
pacity was 5.w hours; and In the de
cade, 15fll-l!0, the machinery of the
unthruclte collieries was only kept at
high speed for an average of 4.90 hours
out of every 24.
You must be ut the collieries on an
average of 12 hours a day, for the na
ture of thu mining industry Is such
that engineers, firemen and pumpmen,
as a rule, must be nt tho colliery. 21
hours every day in the year, hence tho
emnlovers must engage two relays of
engineers, pumpmen and firemen, who
generally work night aim nay every
alternate week, and aro on duty for an
average of 12 hours a day. Tho
breakers, as above shown, worked only
u dally avcrasc of 5 3:1 hours In 1901, so
that during' the remaining 18.07 hours
the engineers do not work hard.
You also know that your employers
occupy a very different position from
that occupied by owners of factories
or mills. These can have the tires
dampened and 'the place locked up
after the day's work is done, but fires
cannot bo dampened in the mines, engine-rooms
cannot be closed and pumps
must bo kept constantly running.
Your employers must have you on
hand nt midnight as well as at mid
day, for their property must bo con
stantly cared for. Taking, then. Into
consideration the number of hours the
breakers work during the year, the pe
culiar condition under which the em
ployers must engage your services, and
the fact that you are paid a regular
monthly salary, regardless of tho ton
nage of coal produced at the mines. Is
It right for you to try to put your
employers under a still greater disad
vantage In this Industry by Increasing
their fixed charges by nearly one
third? TOO MUCH SAID ALREADY.
Senator Hanna's View of Discussions
Upon Strike Situation.
Uy KxriiAirc Wire from The Associated Press.
Cleveland, May 29. A report was In
circulation here today that a long con
ference was held during the morning
between Senator Hannu, chairman ot
the civic federation, and George W,
Perkins, representing J. P. Morgan &
Co., relative to a settlement of the an
thracite coal strike. When seen by an
Associated Press representative. Sen
ator Hanna refused to either deny or
confirm the report.
"I have nothing to say. There has
been too much said already," ho de
clared. Mr. Hannu also refused to dis
cuss the statement ot Frank P. Sar
gent, predicting a strike of the soft coal
CLOSE TO THE
A Newspaper Man Approaches
Within a Mile of Sum
mit of Mont Pelee.
lly II-(liiIve Wire hum The AfsoelJteU t'u.
Fort do France, Martinique, May 29.
Noon. The crater of Mont Pelee has
been approached within one mile. This
feat was accomplished Tuesday after
noon by tleorge J. Kavanuugh, an
unattached newspaper man who had
accompanied Prof, Robert T. Hill, the
United Stutes government geologist on
his expedition. When Prof, Hill turn
ed south toward St, Pierre, Mr. Ka
vanuugir continued on past Morne
Rouge, His route seems to have been
along or near the Calo Basse divide.
He says he descended from Morno
Uouge Into the vulloy between Morne
Rouge und Mont Pelee. This valley
wus deeply strewn with ashes. Mr.
Kavanuugh was guided by an uged
negro to where an old footpath once
led to Luke Pulmlste, near the sum
mit of the crater. There uu Iron cross,
twenty feet high was burled in ashes
to within a foot of its top. Before
him stretched upward the mountain
slope, covered with ashes, which,
soaked by the heavy ruins und baked
by the sun and volcano heat, looked
like u cement sidewalk. The whole
mountain top was shrouded In smoke,
Forgetful of the explosion of tho pre
vious night und the awful suddenness
of tlin outbursts, and tempted by tho
seemingly easy ascent, he continued
upwind und made photographs and
rough sketches, Mr. Kuvauaugh
found the valley tilled with ashes, and
two great rifts, which he wus afraid
to approach. At ti o'clock In tho even
ing he turned buck, reaching Morne
Kongo ut uliout 'J o'clock, Hu had
made no mw observations and real
ised his onnger only the next morning,
On Wednesday, Mr, Kuvunuugh tried
to descend to St, Pierre but failed, Ho
found a hide luunlet, lu a valley pear
thu mountain, black with 150 dead
bodies. They wero not carbonized, nor
had their clothing been burned off,
Probably this valley lay pear the In
ner edge of thu zone of blasting flame,
fieorgu Kcnnnii reported from Morne
Rouge this morning.
Two hours ago, Prof, Angelo Heit
prtu, president of the Philadelphia
Geographical 'society, but hero under
the auspices of the National Geogra
phical society, left with Mr, Leadbet
ter, to make u three days' careful ex
ploration and study of the new craters,
oust and north.
Your wages are! Hoisting engineers,
from $2 to $2.60 a day of 12 hours; other
engineers and pumpmen, from $1.50 to
$2.10 u day of 10 to 12 hours; firemen,
lis above stated, from $1.50 to $1.75 a
day of 12 hours, Tliero are of you In
and around the mines about 5,500, not
counting tho Inside engineers. Your
wages would average $2.00 a day. The
request for eight hours would add to
tho pay-roll of the anthracite collieries
from 1,800 to 1,900 men, which would bo
(i dally Increase to the. operators' fixed
charges of from $3,000 to t'l.SvO, and
which In the year would amount to
over one million dollars, Gentlemen, is
It u wonder the operators say "We
cannot concede your demands?" And
Is It not time for the Intelligent em
ployes In and around the mines to do
some thinking and figuring, and ask:
Will the coal produced at the collieries,
from whose sale wo all must look for
our returns, bo able to stand theso de
mauds made by one party in tho work
of production? The selling price of an
thracite coal cannot bd rnlsed Inde
finitely. The storo of wenlth from
which employers, land-owners and em
ployes receive their returns is limited,
und If laborers make demands upon
that fund which are not Justified by
economic or industrial conditions, their
effoyt must fall, while the Industry
upon which we nil depend for a living
will be paralyzed.
1 have not spoken of you, pumpmen.
Your positions aro deslrablo ones. You
work long hours, but you do not work
hard, and your pay is regular.
In closing, let mo ask you, gentle
men, who have held the position of
engineer or pumpman for the last ten
years or more In the anthracite coal
fields, what Is you social standing?
You are a sober and Industrious body
of men; what Is you social status?
You have built homes and many of
you rent houses. You give your chil
dren an education far above that
which Is enjoyed by many of the chil
dren of mine workers In anthracite
communities. You are regarded In
mining towns as a body of conserva
tive, Intelligent and substantial citi
zens. Could you havo done as ,well by
your families and yourselves if your
wages were not regular and good? And
what will you gain by the present de
mand for eight hours a day? Consider
what you may lose, and recall former
conflicts, which cost many of you
HAS A NEW PLAN
Another Meeting Will Be Called to
Make Efforts to Settle the
By Kxcludve Wire from The Attociatal Priff.
New York, May 29. The executive
committee of the civic federation has,
according to Information furnished the
Tribune, which It will print tomorrow
(Friday), begun to put into effect a new
plan to induce the operators to arbi
trate the strike of the anthracite
miners. A member of the civic feder
ation said to the Tribune:
"As soon as Senator Hnnna returns
to Washington we will communicate
with him, with a view to his issuing a
call for a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the civic federation, on gen
eral principles, to be held in this city.
When the meeting will be held, I do not
know, but It will be called soon and the
strike of the miners will be discussed.
At the meeting a number of other mut
ters will be taken up, Including strikes
which have been settled and averted,
The members ot the federation are no
longer personally asking the presidents
of the coal-carrying roads to consent
to arbitration. They are endeavoring to
reach the largest of the stockholders
instead, and through, them, the rail
road presidents. So far they have been
fairly successful with the stockholders.
As soon as we have n majority of the
larger stockholders with us, the meet
ing will be called,"
The Programme of Events in Which
Boxers and Wrestlers
lly Kxclutive Wire from The A(jcIjIoiI l'rf.
London, May 29, The programme
for the coronation tournament lu which
boxers and wrestlers from different
parts of the world, chiefly America, will
compete, was finally agreed upon to
day. The contests will be held ut tho
Nutional Spurting club, afternoon and
evening, beginning with the afternoon
of June 21, when there will he boxing
competitions between representatives
of Yale, Oxford, Cambridge and the
Kngllsh public schools, In the even
lug "Spike" Sulllvun (American) and
Jabez White will compete for thu 1S4
pound championship of the world, nnd
"Denver Rd" Martin und "Bob" Arm
strung (Americans) will box fur the
colored heavyweight championship of
th world. On June 2a, "Joe" Wulcutt
and "Tommy" West (Americans) will
meet for the welter weight champion
ship of the world, On Juno 24 Frank
Hrne (American) und "Put" Duly (the
Kngllsh lightweight champion) will de
cide the lightweight chuinpiontiiip of
tho world, The final event, June 2.",
will be ii bout between "Torn" Shurkoy
and "aus" Kuhllu (Americans) both of
whom are now training here, the win
ner to meet the winner of the Jcffrles
FiUslnunonH fight for the heavyweight
championship of tho world.
Blaze at Monongahela.
Hy llxiluslvc Wire fioui The Auweljled Jic.
.Monongahela, Pa., May CO. Fire tonight
completely destroyed the big Robinson
Machine und Manufacturing company's
plant ut this place, entailing a loss of be
tween J7J.0C0 und M,0i, fully Insured.
The plant will bu rebuilt ut once.
WRECK ON BURLINGTON.
One Man Killed nnd Four Others
Are Seriously Injured, Some
Uy Kxiiiuhe Wire from The AMoclutcd I'm.
Alma, Wis., .May 29. One man killed
nnd four others seriously Injured, some
probably futnlly, Is the result of a dis
astrous wreck on the Burlington road
at Alma this afternoon. A gravel train
on which weru six oflicluls of the road,
Including Superintendent Cunningham,
was going on a switch, when another
gravel train coming from the north
crashed Into It, with fearful results.
Superintendent Cunningham is in a
precarious condition and the gravest
doubts are entertained of his recovery.
K. J. Burke, consulting engineer, Bur
lington system, headifuarters Chicago,
S. D. Purdy, road master. Northern
division, both legs cut off; will die.
D. C. Cunningham, superintendent
Northern division, left leg cut oft; may
W. L. Brecltenridge, chief engineer of
the system; seriously Injured.
J. B. Besster. general superintendent of
the aystem; seriously injured.
Boer Delegates and British
Representatives Make Sat
By F.Tciusive Wirn from The Aswrfntcil l'lets.
Pretoria, May 29. Lord Mllner, he
British high commissioner, left Pre
toria for Johannesburg this morning.
The Eoer delegates have also left
this city and have returned to Vereen
inglng, Transvaal, the scene of the
peace conference between the Boer del
egations. The question of tho reten
tion of arms has been settled In a. man
ner favorable to the Boers, whose con
tention that the occupants of outlying
farms would be exposed to danger from
attacks on the part of natives or wild
beasts wus held 'to be well grounded.
The camp at Vereenlnging, Transvaal,
where the flnul decision In regard to
peace will be reached, has been elab
orately prepared by the British author
ities with a view to the comfort and
convenience of the delegates to the con
vention now being held their. The
camp has been laid out in a square, two
miles from the Vereenlnging station.
On the Transvaal side of the Vaul liv
er there are sixty bell tents and twenty
maruquees. A plentiful supply of
water has been piped to the camp,
electric lights have been Instulled, and
a staff of British medical officers Is in
attendance there. Generous cooking
and catering arrangements also have
The delegates are amusing themselves
with various outdoor games and at a
recent football match the delegates
from the Orange Free State were vic
torious over the delegates from the
Transvaal. A company of the Scots
guards acted as a guard of honor at
NAPOLEON WILL PLAY
My Kmiuihe Wile from Tho A.vsoiiiUrd l'rets.
Cleveland, May 29. The Leader tomor
row will say:
"Napoleon I.ajole and Pitcher Wllllum
Bernhurd will play with, tho Cleveland
club for tho balance of the present base
ball season, This Information Is authen
tic. Tho two players will make their ap
pearance In Cleveland uniforms next
Tuesday afternoon, when the club returns
from Its eastern trip. Beruhard will pitch
and Lajolo will play second base.
Died on a. Train.
By Kxvlndvo Whe frcin Tin- .Wociatrd I'im.
Cincinnati, May -U, The remains of
Judge James M. Smith arrived hero to
day, lie died from heart failure in Ills
berth on u train last night while passing
Kile, Ph., eu route home from tho Pres
byterian general iiHsembly lu New York.
Mrs. Smith and her son-in-law, Judge 1,.
D, Thomau. of Chliago, weie accompany
ing lihu, JuiIku Smith Mas one of tho
mot noted jurists In Ohio. Tim courts
here today adjourned lu his honor,
Bill to Make Train Robbery n relouy
lly Kxiliulie Wile fiom The .WuUatfd Trv,
Wuslilgtou, .May :;!i.-S.'iiuior Piatt, of
New York, today lutrocuiled a bill mak
ing train iiihbery u felony ami providing
the death penalty for the oftuuse,
Local data for May 29, 1W2.
Highest temperuturo ,,,, It degrees
Lowest trmperaturu,,, W deglees
K it, m i 59 per cent.
! p. Ill , S3 per cent,
Precipitation, -I hours ended ii p. m.,
Washington, May S9. Forecast
for Frlduy and Suturduy: Hast-
orn Pennsylvania, fair, warmer
Friday. Saturday, partly cloudy,
probably showers and cooler; fresh
went to southwest winds becoming
M.Mk .-fe tr
Galleries Are Crowded as thi
Philippines Discussion Draws
to a Glose.
Mr. Morgan, Mr. Spooner and Mr,
Clay Discuss the Subject A Bril
liant Tribute Paid to President
Roosevelt and to the Personality
and Policy of the Late President
McKinley The House Passes the
Bill to Increase the Subsidiary Sil
ver Coinage Democrats Eight the
Provision to Recoin the Standard
By KMiu.lvp Wire from Tho AwocUtnl Prem.
Washington, May 29. Interest In th
Philippine debate is increasing as the
discussion draws to h close. Today
the senate galleries were thronged with
auditors, and the attendance on the
floor was larger than It has been In
some time, including many members
of the house of representatives. Mr.
Lodge, of Massachusetts, in charge of
bill, offered, on behalf of the committee,
several amendments to the measure,
the most important being one extend
ing to the Philippines the provision of
the bill of rights of the constitution of
the United States, excepting only the
right to bear arms and the right to a
trial by Jury. All ot the amendments
were agreed to.
Mr. Morgan, of Alabama, delivered
nn extended speech, in which he sup
ported, In the main, the bill as pre
sented by the committees. He said it
looked toward peace and toward a just
und peaceful government In the is
lands. Some changes were necessary,
in his opinion, but these he thought
-would be made. He declared that
there never hud been a pretense pf or
ganized Filipino governmeivFTn the' "Is
lands, and said hud Dewey recognized
Aguinaldo's claims he would have
given aid and comfort to the declared
enemies of the United States. He took
sharply to task those In und out of the
senate who had extolled Aguinaldo,
and asserted that the Filipinos were
not tlghtong for liberty, but simply, as
the savage tools of the Hong Kong
Mr. Clay, of Georgia, opposed the
pending measure in a carefully pre
pared speech. He regarded the ac
tion of the United States since the
ratification of the treaty of Paris as a
great mistake, ami urged that this
government ought to declare Its pur
poses in the Philippines. Such action.
In his opinion, would put an end to the
trouble In the islands. He maintained
that the bill ought not to be passed,
as it would confer greater power on
the Philippine commission than ever
had been possessed by king or poten
tate. Mr. Spooner's Tribute.
Late In the afternoon Mr. Spooner
(Wisconsin) began a speech in support
of the bill and the administration's
policy in the Philippines, which Is to
conclude general debate on the meas
ure on the Republican side. He view
ed the situation In the islands and said
the responsibility for It rested not only
on one party, but on all alike. It ap
peared strange to him that a measure
Intended to exalt civil government and
to subordinate the military power
should create adverse criticism, and hn
declured that on thu Democratic side
there had been nothing heard but pes
simism, tlm gospel of despair, suspicion,
distrust and Imputation of the motives
of the Republican senators. He paid
n brilliant tribute to President Roose
velt and to the personality and policy
of tho late President McKinley. He
declared that never In the annals ot
time had un nnny curried to a peoplo
so much of amelioration, so much of
upbuilding, so much, of kindness and
tenderness, as the American army had
curried to the Filipinos by direction ot
Mr, Spooner gave notice that he
would conclude his speech on Saturday,
to which day the senate adjourned.
Bill to Increase Silver Coinage,
The house today pussed the bill to
increase tho subsidiary silver coinage.
The Democrats directed their fight
chiefly agulnst the provision to recolu
the standard silver dollars into sub
sidiary culn as public necessities might
require. A half dozen roll calls weru
forced. Some of the New York Demo
crats voted for the previous question,
but voted with their colleagues on a
motion to recommit with instructions
to strike out the provision relative to
the leeoluuge of silver dollars, Tho
conference reports on th.e omnibus pub
lic building and fortifications appro
priation bills were -adopted and tho
house adjourned unttl Monday, ,. ,
The text of tho subsidiary coluare
bill Is us follows;
"That thu secretary of the treasury
Is hereby authorized to colu the silver
bultlun in the treasury purchased, un-del-
the act of July 14, 1890, Into suobi
denominations of subsidiary silver coin
as he may deem necessary to meet pub..
Hn requirements, and thereafter as)
public necessities may demand, to re
coin silver dollars Into subsidiary coin;'
and so much ot any uct as fixes a limit
to the aggregate of subsidiary silver
coin outstanding and so much of any;
act as directs tho coinage of any por
tion of the bullion purchased under tha
uct of July 14, 1890, into standard sllvct)
dollars is hereby repealed."