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i THE SCR ANTON TRIBUNE-MONDAY, JUNE 2, 1902.
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THE PEOPLE'S 11 K
Thomas A. Donuhoe, of this city, will
padiuite tomorrow from the Dickinson
School of Law at Carlisle.
Jlr. and Sirs. D. J. Levi have returned
from their wedding tour and aro at homo
on Capoubo avenuo.
A. V. Stokes, representative of tho In
ternational Text Book company In Now
York city, is visiting his family in this
Mrs. II. C. Doud uml C. II. Doud, of
New York, formerly of this elty, aro at
Lake, Arid, whord Mr. Doud will remain
for the summer.
F. I.. Crane, Thomas S. llowley, S. G.
Morrison, Mr. and Mrs. II. J. illll and
Mr. and Mrs, O. F. Byxbeo were regis
tered ut the Hotel Albert, In New York,
F. A. Bradley, who has been chief clerk
to Division Freight uml Passenger Agents
Kcofe and Smith, of the Lackawanna
railroad, tendered his icslgniitlou Baltir
duy. Uo joined tho Lackawanna foices
on Nov. 111. JiiOO, under former Freight
Agent C. AV. Ten Broeek,
FUNERAL OF JOHN JERMYN.
Services Conducted at late Home on
Tho funeral, of tho late John Jerniyn,
which was conducted on Saturday af
ternoon from tho family residence on
Jefferson avenue, was attended by
laigo throngs of tho ft lends of the dead
Services were conducted In tho largo
drawing room, where the body of tho
.dead man reposed In a metal casket,
which was enveloped In flowers. Rev.
Dr. Hogers Israel, rector of St. Luke's
church, wus' tho ofllclatlng clergyinun
and a quurtette from that church sang
with pleasing effect "Conic Yo Discon
solate" and "I Need Thee Every Hour."
The quartette wus composed of tho
Misses Knnn anil Browning and Messrs.
J, W. Jones and Bunnell.
Interment was jmule In the Dunmore
cemetery In the presence of a largo
Tho honorary pallbearers, all Inti
mate fi lends of Mr. Jermyn, were:
WJlllam P. Hallsteud, A. B. Blair, J. A.
linen, George 1. Dickson, W. It. Stores
and W. W Scrantou, The active pall
bearers werej Charles ortliup, Charles
Hawley, Yilllnin Hutclilngs, Isaac
Post, C, Spencer and William Coleman.
Tbe Demand tor Reserved Scats
iltfl I Ai"li morrow nlclit ut
St. Luke's Pur
ish house, by Mr,
been &u greut
the wtiolo llOUHO
hus been ro
se r v o d. Tho
ship fund should
thh concert It too good to miss,
AT THEIR WORK
BO NOT INTEND TO OBEY TBE
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
Engineers, Firemen and Bump
runners Decide to Continue at
Work After Failing to Have the
Strlko Order Repealed Delaware
and Hudson Men Take Similar Ac
tion and tho Erie Men Havo As
sured tbe Company They Will Not
Last Wednesday, at a meeting of 350
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
colliery engineers, llremcn und pump
runncrs, uml some others, at St.
David's hull, It wuh unanimously agreed
that they should not go on strike to
morrow and that the United Mine
Workers' ofllcials should be brought to
repeal the ntlrke order directed to them.
A committee waited on President Mit
chell and the district officers at Wllkes
Barrc Saturday, after having made fu
tile efforts for two days to secure a
hearing, and presented their case. Sat
urday night the committee returned
and made tho following report:
To Mr. John J. McAndrew, President:
AVe, your committee appointed to pro
sent tho resolutions adopted at a meting
held In St. David's hall Hay 28, 1902, to tho
Deputy sheriffs drove throughout the county yesterday posting In
and around all the collieries warning all persons not to trespass on
tho company's property or Interfere with their workmen. The notices are
printed on posters three feet square. This action on the part of the 41
sheriff was in anticipation of possible trouble resulting from the engl- 41
neei's, firemen and pumprunners remaining at work today. The procla-
mation reads as follows:
All persons are hereby notified
erty or commit any depredations of
terfere with the nersons employed
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spective homes to their work. Any or all persons who shall vio- 7
late the provisions of this proclamation will be dealt with strictly ac- T
cording to law. CHARLES H. SCHADT,
Scranton, Fa., Hay 31, 1902. Sheriff of Lackawanna Co.
executive committee of the United Mine
Workers of America, beg to report the
Tho committee wus very cordially rcr
celved at headquarters. Hotel Hurt,
AVilkes-Barro, by Nationul Presidont Mit
chell and the three presidents of the
several districts. After a fair discussion
of the question at Issue, was informed
that the order could not be recalled.
Therefore, after using every honorable
means to have said order recalled, your
committee report they have utterly
Respectfully submitted, John K Mor
gan, Mellaril Morgan, Michael McHugh,
Ben T. James, M. C. Blrtley, John H.
Phillips, secretary of committee.
Upon receiving this report Mr. Mc
Andrew issued the following order:
Notice To all engineers, firemen and
pumprunners who attended the meeting
of tho said craftsmen named above:
After receiving tlio report of tho com
mittee there can be but one conclusion
thnt is, all who attended the above meet
ing shall abide by the resolutions adopted
at the meeting held on tho 2Sth instant
and remain at work.
J. J. McAndrew, Chairman.
Saturday at noon, when the commit
tee believed it was no longer expedient
to continue its efforts to got a hearing
before tho Mine AVorkers' ofllcials, it
resolved to issue the following state
Scrantou, Pa., May M, 1902.
At a meeting held in St. David's hall,
May 2 tho following resolutions were
AVhertis, The officers of tho United
Mine AVorkers of America, in session at
AVIlkcs-Bairc, Pa., on May 22, issued an
order calling on all engineers, pumpmen
and firemen to cease work on Juno 2, if
the eight-hour workday was not granted
by the various companies; and
Whereas, Tho engineers and firemen
ate not-moperly organized, which fact Is
owing chiefly to the action by the Ameri
can Federation of Labor at its conven
tion held in Scranton In December, 1901;
AVhereas, Said .convention decided that
the above-named craftsmen should dis
band their respective organizations and
becomo members of the various locals
of tho United Mine AVorkers of America.
Against this action we protested vigor
ously, unless wo were given separate
charters, so us to keep our organization
AVhereas, Tho United Mine AVorkers of
America, at tho Indianapolis convention
of 1902, refused to grant this request, con
sequently our organizations were swept
out of existence, leaving at least 1,000 of
our number unorganized; therefore, in
view of tho facts hero set forth, bo it
AV ANTED ORDER RESCINDED.
Resolved, That wo request President
Mitchell and the executive boards of tho
United Mine AVorkers to rescind tho order
calling on us to cease work on Juno 2.
This order does not meet with our ap
proval, nor does it meet with tho ap
proval of the community- at large, AVo
cannot spo wheio this action would bo of
any assistance to tho mine workers, ns
wo positively know that our places would
be Immediately filled. In view of tho
facts hem set forth, he
Resolved, That a committee of flvo be
appointed to wait upon tho executive
committee of tho United Mine AVorkers
of America, und endeavor tq havo tho
order, of strike on Juno 2 rescinded; and
be It further
Resolved, As tho unanimous decision
of this meeting thnt wo continue to work
as usual, as we feel that It would bo un
wlso to obey the command of nn organ
ization 19 which tho majoilty of us do
not belong; bo It further
Resolved, That a copy of these reso
Intlons bo forwarded to tho oflleers of the
United Mine Workers of America, and
ulso to tho city press,
A committee of flvo was appointed und
on Wednesday afternoon, Jiuy 2S, waited
1111 Prebldent Nlcholls and two members
of tho executive committee, after a
lengthy conference they were given to
understand that Mr. Mitchell, tho na
tional president, would arrive In Wilkes.
Barre, Thursday or Friday, and tW l"
resolutions would bo presented to his
notice, and that this committee would be
notified and given un opportunity to ex
plain their action before tho wholo ex
ecutive committee. After waiting until
tills time, Satuiday morning, May 3, wo
have failed to hear anything from tho
executive committee of tho United Mine
AVorkejs of Amorlco, This committee hus
come to thn conclusion to muke them
selves right before tho public. After us.
Ing all honorable means to have tho or
der calling out engineers, firemen and
pumprunners recalled, waiting until
stuted time, wo havo come to tho conclu
sion thnt thn resolutions shall be given
to tho press, with this explanatory letter.
John E. Moran, M. C. Blrtley, Ben T,
James, Michael J. McHugh. Richard
Morgan, John II. Phillips, Committee,
After having taken this action, the
committee received A telegram to go to
Wllkes-Barre. They went and had an
Interview with President Mitchell and
tho district ofllceru. Tho reBUlt of their
visit Is told above.
A canvass was made by the commit
tee yeBterday of nil tho Delaware,
lackawauna and Western engineers,
pump-runners and firemen, and every
man who was rcen agreed to remain at
work. The only men not seen were a
few of those who arc on the night
shift and who happened to be out when
the committeemen called.
In conversation with a Tribune man
yesterday, J. J. McAndrew, chairman
of the general meeting of engineers,
pump-runners and firemen, expressed
the belief that about all the men In
the First district, which Includes tho
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
collieries located between tho Storrs
shaft, on the north, and the Hnllstead,
on tho south, will be at, work as usual.
There may bo a fewfhe said, who will
remain away, but even these recognize
tho absurdity of their abandoning their
positions. Tho resolutions adopted to
continue work were practically unani
mous, he said, and on this fact he bases
his belief that the men will not go out.
Regarding the conference between
the committee and tho ofllcials of the
union, Mr. McAndrew said they re
ported having been cordially received
by President Mitchell, but wcra, given
to understand that such a thing as re
calling the strike order was entirely
out of the question.
No specific reasons were given them
as to why the order would not be re
scinded, but tho committeemen were
of tho opinion that had they been per
mitted to confer with President Mlt-
not to trespass upon this prop
any kind, or in any manner in
thereon or about the same, eith
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chell before Saturday something might
have been accomplished.
The committeemen are Inclined to the
belief that District President Nlcholls
is responsible for much of the delay
caused in the publication of the reso
lutions and the committee's failure to
obtain an earlier conference with
The immediate occasion of the proc
lamation issued by Sheriff Schadt was
a requisition from each of the coal com
panies for protection for their prop
erties. The requisitions reached the
sheriff's office Saturday, and each was
nccompanied by a list of the properties
for which protection was sought.
Sheriff Sehadt was in Wilkes-Barre
yesterday afternoon and had a confer
ence with President Mitchell. The
sheriff Informed him of the requisitions
and the course he had taken to meet
them. Mr. Mitchell heartily endorsed
his action and prophesied that he would
have no occasion to use his deputies to
preserve order. The strikers, Mr.
Mitchell stated, have all received in
structions to keep away from the com
panies' properties and avoid all occa
sions of trouble.
The Delaware and Hudson engineers
and pump-runners, at a meeting in this
city last Thursday, adopted a resolu
tion similar to that of the Lackawanna
men. The Ontario and AVestern men,
by a vote of 58 to 46, decided to obey
the strike order, after hearing an ad
dress from District President Nlcholls,
of the United Mine Workers. Despite
this vote, it is thought that the engi
neers, for the most part, will remain at
HAD NO MEETING.
The Erie men have had no general
meeting, but at the local meetings It
was decided In nearly every Instance to
remain at work. The Forest City, May
field and Dunmore men have assured
the company that they will not quit.
The men of tho Hillside division, down
tho valley, did likewise. The men in
the Plttston region have taken no for
mal action, but the engineers, it is
said, will positively remain at work.
The probabilities aro that very few
of the engineers and not many of tho
pump-rupners of the Lackawanna re
gion will go out on strike. The fire
men's Job Is not as desirable a one as
that of the engineer or pump-runner,
nnd consequently they will not have as
much of an Inducement as the others to
keep them at work. Their places, how
ever, can bo readily filled, the com
panies say, and us a result there Is
not much worry over what they will
A prominent mine official said last
evening that a canvass of the different
companies of this region convinces
him that n very small percentage of
tho engineers, pump-runners and fire
men will obey tho strike order, "But
whatever they do," ho added, "It can
bo rolled upon that the companies will
not allow their mines to bo flooded, no
matter whut tho cost,"
Strikers continue to leave In largo
numbers for other places where em
ployment Is to be had. A party of one
hundred and fifty will start today for
the Ohio coal fields, Foreign-speaking
miners are leaving on every train for
Now York, to take ship for tho old
USING SOFT COAL.
The Lackawanna railroad Is using
soft coal on Its "Bloom" division en
gines, that it may save Its supply of
hard coal for theunaln lino passenger
The engineers, firemen and pump
runners employed at tho Storrs No, 1
and 2 and Johnson mines at Dickson
City are members of Local unions Nos.
1010, 1229 and 1614, repectlvely. A join;
meeting of these locals wus held In
(ho boiough building on Saturday af
ternoon to consider the order calling
out tho men above mentioned.
Stephen Reap, of Olyphunt, a mem
her of the district executive board, pre
sided, and Burgess William Kennedy
acted as secretary. Tho latter! stated
yesterday that the firemen, engineers
and pump-runners attending the! meet
ing were unanimously in favor oi obey
ing the order and remaining away from
Much udverso criticism of the action
taken by the Delaware, Lackawanna
and AVestern employes, who asked that
the strike order be rescinded, was In
dulged In. AValter Llbudjeskl made nn
uddresss, In which ho appealed to the
foreign mine workers to refrain from
lawlessness and disorder. Other ad
dresses were made by Stephen Roapc
and P, J. McCormlck, of Olyphant, and
James Ackersllo, of this city.
There will be a general meeting of
all the locals of North Scranton at St.
Mary's hall, West Market Btreot, on
Tuesday afternoon at 1.30, when oil
United Mine Workers of America aro
tcqucstcd to be present,
m 1 1
TONIGHT'S CONCERT AT LYCEUM
Programme That Will Be Rendered
by Catholic Choral Club.
Following Is the programme that will
be rendered tonight by the Catholla
Choral club at tho concert to bo given
In the Lyceum for the benefit of ttho
Young AVomen's Catholic club:
Soldiers' Chorus, from draiid Opera
. Catholic Choral Club.
Tenor Solo, "Avo Mitrla,"
C. AVhltncy Coombs
Mr. Edward Walsh.
Violin Obligate, Prof. Robert Bauer.
Tilo, "Tho Mariners" Randegger
Mr. D. Stephens, Mr. William A. Kelly,
Mrs. Joseph O'Brien.
Bass Solo, "Wo Pralso Thee" Pcrosl
Mr. John T. Watklns.
Chorus, "Daybreak" Falling
Catholic Choral Club.
Sopiano Solo. "I AVII1 Extol Thco,"
Costa, from the Ortaorla Ell
Miss Mary Niland.
Duet, "It AVns a Lover And Ills Lass,"
John T. AVatkins, Mrs. Joseph O'Brien.
Chorus, "Kstudlantina" E. Lacomo
Catholic Choral Club.
Baritone Solo, "Tho Brigands" ....Spcnce
Mr. AVIUIam A. Kelley.
Accompanist, Mrs. AVilllam A. Keller.
Soprano Solo, "We Pralso Thee,"
Mrs. Thomas C. Walsh.
Chorus and Solo, "Inflammatus".. Rossini
Catholic Choral Club and Miss Kathryn
The members of the Choral club are:
Sopranos Miss B, Lavellc, Mrs. Joseph
O'Brien, Kathryn Mongan, Nelllo Beam
ish, ManiQ Niland, Lillian McDcrmott,
Rose Arlgono, Jessie Brlstley, Mary Ger
rlty, Mary Dully, Mrs. D. J, Reedy, Mrs.
T. C. AValsh. Mrs. M. J. AValsh, Mrs. Ella
McConnell, Julia A Donnelly., Gertrude I.
McGec, Margaret Dlskln, Sadlo McGuIre,
Mame Brogan. Delia Ruane, Nelllo Rlc
ans, Mary Fltzhenry, Delia Purcell, Agnes
McHnlo, Mrs. G. O. Caldwol). Catherine
O'ltara, Agnes Loftus, Matilda Cullen,
Genevieve Manley, Margaret Ruane, Anna
E. Ford, Veronica J. Gorman, Stella C.
Aranston, Maine Cawley, Agnes Cullen,
Florence Corcoran, Minnie Cronln, Helen
Moran, Jennie AValsh, Catherine McDon
ald. Altos Misses Mary Mellnie, Kathryn
Gibbons, Mrs. Joseph J, AValsh, A'lctoria
Grucner, Margaret Crossln, Josephine Mo
lan, Kathryn Smith, Laura Rafter, Kath
ryn Smith, T. AVatkins, Margaret Hughes,
Nell Reardon, Mary A. Canavan. Mar
garet Thornton, Nellie Ormes. Nelllo Ry
an, Anna Scanlon, Helen II. O'Maliey,
Mary Gorman, Mary Cawley, Mame Gor
man, Mary Hughes, Mary Harrlty.
Tenors James Langan, Edward Walsh,
John Conway, Edward Sullivan, William
Lynott, Edward Battle, F. S. MeGuigan.
E. F. Cawley, James Doyle, AVilllam F.
Murphy, Edward Iurphy, T. J, McGuIre,
Marcus Duffy. Matthew O'Malla, J. N.
McGuIre. Irwin C. Miller, Patrick Duffy,
Joseph Mitchell, Michael Donncgan.
Bassos AVilllam Kelly, P. J. Quinn,
Peter Howlcy, AA. Bradbury, John E. Al
len, James J. Cummlngs, Joseph Keller,
Edward Hurst.. James Gallagher. Thomas
FInerty AVilllam J, Ar.nnstou. Frank
Doyle, J. A. Fleming, John O'Hara, James
Jordan, AV. J. Crane, AV. I.. Purcell, AVill
lam Crane, A. V. Golden, John Gill, Frank
Doud, Charles C. Griffin, Frank Creegan,
James T. Horan, James Degnal, Manus
CONVENTION OF POSTAL CLERKS
They Organized a State Association
The postofllce clerks of Pennsylvania
perfected a state organization at Har
risburg May 30, by electing the follow
ing officers: President, AVilllam C. Mc
Farland, of Harrisburg; first vice presi
dent, C. S. Landers, of Erie; second
vice president, J. B. Anderson, of Pitts
burg; treasurer, Benjamin Boycott, of
Altoona; secretary, D. II. Jenkins, of
Scranton. Ed. S. Diehl, of Allentown,
state organizer and delegate to the na
tional convention at Kansas City In
Delegates were present from Leban
on, York, Reading, Altoona, Allentown,
Erie, Pittsburg, Philadelphia, Harris
burg and Scranton, representing over
eight hundred postofllce clerks. It was
a splendid beginning and the best of
All the delegates voted Harrisburg an
Ideal convention city, and Branch S9
royal entertainers. A hearty vote of
thanks were given tho Harrisburg
postmaster, who is an ideal official, and
his able assistant, and every member
of the Harrisburg branch, for their
work of entertaining the delegates.
The next convention will be held at
Philadelphia on May 30 of next year,
and the Philadelphia clerks promise a
royal good time to all who attend.
Every office of twenty-five clerks will
be entitled to three delegates, but no
office will be allowed more than five. It
Is hoped that every first and second
class office in the state will be In lino
by tho time of the next convention.
Local data for Juno I, 1902:
Highest temporuturo SI degrees
Lowest temperature 60 degrees
8 a, m r.S por cent.
9 P. m , tu per cent.
Precipitation, 21 hours ended S p. m.,
and John Harper
Best 5-Cent Cigars, 6 for
25 Cents, $3.50 Per
Courseu's Special Java
and Mocha this week
1 5c per pouud, x-ponud
limit. Compare it with
any 35c coffee elsewhere,
E. G. C0URSEN
420 Lackawanna Ave.
REV. DR. M'LEOD DISCUSSED
Why It Has Been Deemed Advisable
to Make Certain Changes in the
Presbyterian Confession of Faith.
Matters Reported at the Recent
General Assembly and Passed Upon
by It Will Bo Considered by the
Presbyteries During the Year.
Those Who Will Have a Vote.
In tho First Presbyterian church yes
terday morning, Ilev. Jumcs McLeodi
D. D., delivered a discourse on tho
"Proposed Revision of the Presbyterian
Confession of Faith." He said:
You aro all aware that tho recent gen
eral assembly of our church took upon
itself a gravo responsibility by preparing
sovoral amendments to the constitution
of our beloved church; and by issuing "A
Brief Statement of tho Reformed Faith,"
for tho benefit of our church members.
This action Is so Important that 1 cm
brace the earliest opportunity of Inviting
your attention to it.
Tho action of tho assembly was In
fact tho work of a largo committee of
ministers and ruling cldors. which wus
appointed a year ago. This committee of
twenty-one members, was given specific
Instructions, and to their credit it should
bo said that they carried out their Instruc
tions with remarkablo fidelity. It is also
significant, and poihaps it Is cause fur
congratulation, that this largo commit
tee came to a unanimous agreement. It
Is furthermore significant, that tho report
of this committee was adopted by tho
almost unanimous vote of the general as
sembly. The committee was enjoined by the gen
eral assembly of 1901, that In suggesting
changes in our "Confession, of Faith" and
in preparing a brief statement of our
church doctrines for the use of the mem
bers of our church it must "In no way
Impair the integrity of tho system of doc
trine set forth In our confession and
taught In tho Holy Scriptures."
Tho brief statement of doctrine, udopt
cd by tho general assembly, Is not to be
part of the constitution of our church. It
was prepared and Intended only for the
information of those members of our
church who are not trained theologians-,
and, also, in order that others, outside
the Presbyterian church, may know what
our church believes teaching various
specified doctrines. It Is a document in
tended for popular use, nnd therefore it
Is, In large measure, free from ambiguity
and from technical words or phrases.
GODS ETERNAL DECREE.
Tho third chapter of our Confession of
Faith treats "of God's Eternal Decree,"
and its critics and the critics of our
church havo brought against this chap
ter the charge of fatalism, or of necessi
tarianism which, if tiue, destroys the doc
trine of free-will nnd abolishes the idea
and the fact of human responsibility. The
Presbyterian church has always dis
claimed nnd denied the truth of this
charge, and it is now proposed to state
our belief so clearly that no honest critic
will ever again misrepresent our doctrine.
It Is proposed to embody in a"Declaratory
Statement," our interpretation of that
part of the third chapter of our confession
which has been so widely misunderstood
nnd misrepresented. To such an inter
pretation, if It bo correct, there can be no
valid objection. On tho contrary it should
bo heartily .welcomed and approved by
all tho officers and members of our
The third section of the tenth chapter of
our Confession which says that "elect In
fants, dying in infancy, are regenerated
and saved by Christ through the Spirit,"
has been tho occasion of much discussion,
and unwarranted inferences have been
drawn from it, which we specifically and
emphatically deny. The proposed "Dec
laratory Statement" puts tho belief of our
church touching the salvation of all in
fants dying In infancy beyond all fur
ther controversy. It says: "With refer
ence to chapter X, section 3, of the Con
fession of Faith, that It Is not to be re
garded as teaching that any dying in in
fancy nro lost. Wo believe that all dy
ing in infancy nro Included In tho elec
tion of grace and aro regenerated and
saved by Christ through the Spirit who
works when and where and how He
Chapter XVI treats of good works done
by tho unregenerato. It is a subject
which has also been tho occasion of
much discussion. It is now proposed to
modify the langungo of the old Confes
sion as follows:
Overture No, 5. Shall section 7, chap
ter XVI, of tho Confession of Faith bo
changed so as to read:
VII. Works done by unregenerate men,
although for the matter of them they may
bo things which God commands, and in
themselves praiseworthy and useful, nnd
although tho neglect of such things is sin
ful and displeasing to God; yet bocause
they proceed not from a heart purified by
faith, nor nro done In a right manner, ac
cording to Ills Word, nor to a light end
tho glory of Go-d; they come short of
what God requires, and do not make any
man to receive tho grace of God.
Tho twenty-second chapter of the Con
fession says Unit "it is a sin to refuse
an oath touching anything thnt Is good
nnd just, being Imposed by lawful au
thority." It Is proposed to strlko out this
Chaptor XXV deals with tho popo of
RoQip who claims to bo tho head of the
church. It characterizes him not only ns
"Anti-Christ," but, also, as "tho man of
sin, and son of perdition." This language
Is sovcro, and many In our church regard
It as unwarranted. It Is therefore pro
posed to omit any mention of tho popo
of Rome, and to muke tho broud and com
prehenslvo statement that 110 person has
any right to claim to bo tho vicar of
Christ. This Is the proposed substitute:
Overturn No, 7. Shall the following
Bectlon bo substituted for section fl, chap
ter XXV, of tho Confession of Faith, vU?
VI, Tho Lord Jesus Christ is the only
head of tho church, and the claim of any
man to bo tho vicar of Christ und the
head of tho church, Is unseripturnl, with
out wan-ant In fact, nnd is a usurpation
dishonoring to tho Lord Jesus Christ.
It Is further proposed to add to our Con
fession two now chapters nno concerning
tho Holy Splilt, nnd another concerning
tho Lovo of God nnd Christian missions.
WILL BE DISCUSSED.
Thcso chapters havo been prepared with
care, and they will como up before all
our Presbyteries for discission during tho
present ecclesiastical year. There aro In
our church 2.T3 Presbyteries, und 7,532 min
isters, All thcso miulstors and an equal
number of ruling elders, will havo a right
to discuss and voto upon nil tho subjects
proposed by tho assembly, and If two
thirds of nil our Presbyteries glvo their
upprovnl, tho proposed amendment will
becomo a part of tho constitution of our
church, und will bo embodied In our Con
fession of Faith.
These aro Important mutters, and It Is
tho duty of ull our ministers and elders,
and church members to pruy that (Sod
may bestow upon thoso who aro to de
cide these questions all needed wlbdom
and grace, so that God's truth may bo
conserved, and that Ills kingdom and
glory muy bo promoted. v
BO ADJUST GRIEVANCES.
General Manager BUlfman's An
nouncement Satisfactory to Men.
President Shea, of tho street car
men's union, reported at yesterday's
meeting of tiie Central Labor union
that General Manager Sllllman has
agreed to satisfactorily adjust nil the
grievances which tho men claim to
It was decided to have a parade and
picnic on Labor day, and tho following
general committee, representing diversi
fied lines of Industry, was nppolntcd to
lake charge of thearrangements! John
II. Devlne, clerks! J. J. Kunne, Doml
nick Dcmpsey, M. S. Lavellc nnd Dan
iel Coleman, mlno workers! William
Brokenshlre, teamsters; Hugh Frayne,
sheet metnl workers; George Gothler,
clgnrmakcrs! J. F. Hammes, stonecut
ters; 12. C. Patterson, carpenters, and
William Corleas, printers. This com
mittee will meet tonight.
NURSES TO GRADUATE.
Exercises of the Scranton Training
School to'Take Place Tonight.
Tho graduating exercises of the
Scranton training school for nurses,
connected with tho Lackawanna hos
pital, will be conducted tonight in St.
Luke's parish house, when tho follow
ing programme will bo carried out:
Music by Bauer's band,
Prayer, by Rov. Rogers Israel.
Address, Hon. II. M. Edwards.
Address to graduates, by Dr. A. J.
Connoll. . '
Presentation of dlploihns, by president
of board, J. P. Dickson.
After the formnl exercises, refresh-'
ments will be served and dancing will
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