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WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, MAY 5, 1906-THIRTY-TWO PAGES.
There Will Be No Strike of Coal
DECISIVE ACTION TODAY
Employes Will Resume Work on Old
OF ANTHRACITE COMMISSION
Report of Scale Committee Was
Adopted by the Convention After
55 Minutes' Discussion.
There will he no strike of the
miners in the anthracite coal fields,
providing the operators will agree
to give every man his old place and
reinstate those who have been dis
missed because they obeyed the
suspension order of John Mitchell.
T his was the agreement reached at
today's session of the convention.
1 he convention did not adjourn,
however, President Mitchell re
questing that the delegates remain
in Scranton until the scale commit
tee reports the result of its meeting
with the operators, which will prob
ably be held in New York on Mon
day, if the operators agree to meet
the miners' representatives.
The no strike decision was reach
ed after President Mitchell and
National Secretary-Treasurer Wil
son had addressed the delegates,
recommendinv that the 1903 award
be continued. A resolution to this
effect was offered and unanimously
adopted, after which the conven
SCRANTON. Pa.. May 5.?There will be
no strike of the anthracite miners; that is
a settled conclusion, for such is the advice
of President Mitchell ami National Secre
tory-Treasurer Wilson and others of the
leaders who today atUlrv*sed the convention
of the miners before the report of the scale
committee was presented. Their addresses
fully forecasted the report which the com
mittee would make The suspension order
?will be raised, and the miners will go hack
to work upon the terms of the award of the
anthracite strike commission of 1903. which
the operators were willing to have con
tinued. and will later seek to obtain,
through the conciliation board or by arbi
tration. the bettering of conditions which
they complain are working hardships on
The report of the scale committee recom
mending the return of the miners to work
uruler the anthracite commission's award
was adopted by the convention after flfty
five minutes' discussion. The convention
adjourned until Tuesday to give the scale
committee opportunity to confer with the
Eager for the recommendation of the
scale committee to sjuide them In deciding
whether there shall t>e peace or war in the
hard coal fields, the delegates to the United
Mine Workers' convention reassembled at
10 o'clock this morning in the county court
The aubscale committee, to which was
referred the detail of formulating the pro
posal to be submitted to the convention,
met again before this morning's session to
put the final touches tin their report.
The Two Alternatives.
Of fhp two alternatives before the com
mit'ee which would Insure a peaceful solu
t; n of the question, the acceptance of tha
anthracite award had a strong support. It
was urfced in behalf of this plan that It
w .1.1 defeat tlfc evident IntenUon of the
operators t ? force a strike and to arouse
public SI ntlnn nt against the United Mine
r:tv..rims the- continuance of the 190ft
ale r?-!ra!!i from asking the operators to
arbitrate ??rj ihe bas.w proposed by George
r Baer and his conferees, on the ground
t ' at the plan is unfair arid does not include
the renditions which the mint workers
, ? " '???Illation board as the arbitrating
? or lo il grievances is a part of the
V V tm V ' f u"' "*? Plan. The members
of lie >. al?. mmlttee who favor returning
work . ! r the old scale say they will b?
' to strengthen the union for a more de
< uv struggle in the future
Many of the delegates regard the accept
? ' "f any of the operators' proposals as a
? ??r.-at 1 hey are of the radical element
and w. re strong for a strike at any cost
when they arrived here Thursday. Since
hearing the discussions in the convention
modified their opinions mucti,
but are willing to entertain the suggestions
Mitchell and his advisers, it is
difficult for them to understand why the
union will not lose prestige with the public
If It sends th. men back to work without
V.'lefur ?V?kCri0n8 "fter k^inK them
Mitchell 6 Address to Delegates.
In addressing the delegates after the con
vention met President Mitchell said he Is
opposed to a limited form of arbitration;
that such a form of arbitration might
jeopardise what the men already have;
that it might take from tha Income of the
J.igher paid men and add It to that of the
men receiving ie.s? money. "I am ;Mlaiter
tuoI> opposed to any scheme that will tend
to reduce the wa*o? of any class of em
ployes he said, 'it Is not right to talcfc
a cent from any of Uiem."
National Secretary-Treasurer Wilson fol
lows. Mr Mitchell, and the tone of his re
marks were favorable to peace. Mr. Wil
?or: m.| if the men believed themselves in
a position to strike he would advise them
t< strike ar.d to remain away from the
rn.r.es until they had gained what they
Would be striking for. He was fearful,
however, that should: a strike be Inaug
urated the miners would find the companies
in a position to stand out Indefinitely and
eventually wreck the organization. He
"I believe the operators in a large meas
ure would welcome a strike, as they have
on hand a considerable supply of surplus
coal, and it would give them the excuse
they am seeking for to squeeze the con
sumers with an advance in prices, and all
of the miners know that such action on
their part is unwarranted. .Are we. then,
to (five them the excuse they are wishing
for? If the operators believe In- a strike?
and we believe they do?it would be better
for us to remain at work and claim what
we have than to strike and lose what we
j have already so dearly fought for."
President Mitchell's Statement.
After adjournment President Mitchell is
sued the following statement:
"For several months we have been en
deavoring to negotiate a wage scale and
adjustment of conditions of employment
with the representatives of the anthracite
coal mining companies. During these ne
gotiations we made a number of proposi
tions. each of which materially modified
our original demands. We did this not be
cause we were convinced that our original
propositions were unfair or wrong, but
purely for the purpose of finding a common
ground upon which we could reach an
agreement that would secure and maintain
peace in the anthracite coal Industry. We
still believe that our first proposition was
reasonably fair, and notwithstanding the
modifications we have since made in the
interest of peace, and now we are face to
face with the alternative of continuing at
work under our former conditions or de
claring a strike. In this crisis your com
mittee recommends the following policy:
"First. That we agree to work on the
basis of the award of the anthracite coal
strike commission for such period of time
as may be agreed u<pon mutually between
the representatives of the anthracite coal
mining companies and our scale committee,
provided tihat all men who suspended work
on April 1 or since that time or w-ho have
been dismissed because they stated that
the\ would refuse to work if a strike were
declared, are reinstated in their former po
sitions and working places.
"Second. That the scale committee pro
ceed at once to meet the representatives or
tlie coal companies with a view of securing
an agreement upon this basis.
"Third. That the convention remain in
session until Tuesday and the scale com
mittee shall report to the convention at
L'"Fourth. That the suspension of work
shall continue until an agreement has been
made and its terms approved by the con
vention. . , .
"Tills recommendation was suggested >
the full scale committee and was adopted
unanimously by the convention. A tele
gram to Mr. Baer proposing a conference
on Mondav was sent. If a favorable re
sponse is received the subcommittee will
proceed to New York to arrange the details
of settlement, and will report to the con
vention Tuesday morning.
0. K. in the Pittsburg District.
PITTSBURG, Pa.. May 5.?The differ
ences between the United Mine "Workers of
the Pittsburg district and the Great Lakes
Coal Company at Kaylor, Pa., have been
satisfactorily adjusted and work wiU be
at once resumed. The agreement is based
on the 1903 scale with the concessions
since obtained and Is for two years. About
1,500 men were affected.
Wheq the action of the anthracite miners
In deciding not to go on strike was brought
to the atftSitJoii of Mr. Samuel Gompers,
president of the American Federation of
Labor, by a Star reporter this afternoon he
"I know the men who are In charge of
the affairs of the miners, and I also know
that they have or will take action to serve
the liest interests of the anthracite miners.
The matter Is entirely in their hands. If
the present conditions are such that they
feel they should not make any further de
mands, or whatever they may decide to do,
meets with my hearty sympathy and ap
THE GARFIELD REPORT
SEQUENCE TO FOLLOW IN IN
CHICAGO, May 5.?A dispatch to the
Tribune from Indianapolis says:
The charge in the report of Commissioner
of Corporations Garfield that the Standard
Oil Company had a secret rate for ship
ment of oil from its refinery at Whiting
to Evansville and that it paid about ?10,000
a year less to railroads than would have
been the case if open rate had been charged
is to be the subject of an investigation by
the attorney general of Indiana under the
law inhibiting discriminations against ship
pers within the state. Companies engaged
In producing oil In Indiana and which sup
ply independent refineries frequently have
charged that the Standard Oil Company
was being favored by the railroads at the
expense of Independents, but no investiga
tion ever was made.
The last legislature created a state rail
road commission with authority in such
AMERICAN THE WINNER.
Won International Professional Mile
LONDON, May 5.?Frank Kramer of
Vailsburg. N. J., the American champion
bicyclist, won the international professional
mile bicycle race at the Crystal Palace to
day, defeating Thorwald Ellegaard, the
Danish rider, and J. R. Benyon, the British
ex-amateur champion, in the order named.
Time. 2 minutes 7 2-5 seconds.
In the half-mile bicycle race Kramer was
first, Ellegaard wae second and Benyon
third. Time. 1 minute 1 second.
THE MUENTER MYSTERY.
Sister of Suspect Located in a Chicago
CHICAGO, May 6.?The Inter Ocean to
day says: "The mysterious disappearance
I of Miss Bertha Muenter, sister of Prof.
Erich Muenter, who is charged with poison
ing his wife, was solved last night, when
reporters located the young woman at the
home of her sister. Mrs. Farmer, in Rogers
Park. Miss Muenter denied that she was
bluing from the police, declared that she
desired to conceal nothing and asserted
that she only sought freedom from annoy
ance by the police.
"I have no Information as to my broth
er's whereabouts." said Miss Muenter. "I
am seeking him through advertisements in
the papers and In every possible way that
holds hope of success. I am firmly of my
lirst opinion that he is innocent of this
horrible accusation against him. and be
lieve If he can be found lie can clear him
self of the charge.
"My visit to his former home In Cam
bridge revealed nothing to Indicate his guilt.
His acquaintances there repudiate the sug
gestion that he could have killed his wife.
Their confidence in his Innocence comes
from knowledge of his home life and the
love he had for his wife's family."
Through a friend Miss Muenter said she
had secured an attorney and an expert
chemist in Chicago, who will represent him
in any developments hat may occur.
$125,000 Fire In Xnoxville.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 5.?Fire caus
ing a loss estimated at $125,000 occurred In
the wholesale business section of Gay street
early today. The chief losers are Llttlefleld
(A: Steere, candy manufacturers, In whose
'establishment tho flre started; McMillan,
Hasen & Co.. shoe dealers, and McBee
Hambrtgbt Company, clothing manufactur
TAKING A CONSTITUTIONAL IN THE PARK.
Discussing Proposed Amend
ment to the Rate BMI.
VIEWS OF THE PRESIDENT
Explanation Made to the Newspaper
THE CLAIMS OF CONSERVATIVES
Contend That Concession Gives Them
All That They Have Been
"Well, who wins?" This Is the question
being asked by the two skies to the rail
road rate controversy, the conservatives
and radicals, with respect to the agreement
upon the Judicial review amendment to
the bill. The conservatives say they have
no fault to find with the amendment. With
one another they exchange congratulations
an& knowing smiles and declare they have
been successful beyond their fondest hopes
In getting the broadest kind of a broad rate
Evidently the President expected, after
he lent his sanction to the amendment,
that the conservatives would claim a vic
tory, so he took steps to "beat thein to It."
He summoned thirty-six newspaper corre
spondents, representative of some of the
leading papers of the country, to the White
House yesterday afternoon and talked to
them for more than an hour. He went on
to say that he did not think the Hepburn
bill needed amendment, anyhow, but he
was willing to make Sure and put In the
explicit review provision.
He had preferred the narrow form of re
View, proposed In the Long amendment, de
cided upon at a White House conference
some weeks ago, but some other advocates
of the legislation did not. Anyhow, opinion
was so evenly balanced on the question
of the Long amendment that it was hardly
worth making e contest for, and If a year
or two's operation of the bill showed the
necessity for amendment it could be made.
Finally, "tlie President assured his hear
ers that he and every advocate of the pend
ing measure would be satisfied perfectly
with the Hepburn bill with the amendment
proposed by Senator Allison."
Claim of the Conservatives.
That declaration Is what the conserva
tives wanted. With the President on rec
ord, hard and fast, in favor of the so
called Allison amendment the conservatives
can now gt> to the Uolliver, (Jlapp, l.ong,
I^aFollette group of republicans and whip
them Into line for the amendment or put
them in the attitude of Insurgents. The
result will be the solid republican strength
in favor of the amendment.
The amendment as agreed upon provides
"The venue of suits brought in any of the
circuit courts of the United States against
the interstate commerce commission to en
join, set aside, annul or suspend any order
or requirement of the commission shall be
In the district where tike carrier against
whom such order or requirement may have
been madev has its principal optratlng of
fice, and Jurisdiction to hear and determine
such suits Is hereby vested In such courts."
The conservatives contend that the con
ferring of Jurisdiction upon ?he courts to
suspend, annul, enjoin or set aside an or
der of the commission and the further
grant of Jurisdiction to "hear and deter
mine" the suits leaves the courts vested
with all their Judicial power, and that is
all that the conservatives have been bat
tling for. That contention has marked the
speeches of Senator Knox and Senator
Spooner throughout the debate.
Radicals Left High and Dry.
The men who have been Insisting that the
courts should bs deprived of the right to
ittrue Injunctions against the orders of the
commission are left high and dry by this
amendment. It Is claimed that the amend
ment gives the broadest possible latitude in
that direction. In fact, It is alleged that
the courts will have leeway to construe the
legal as well as constitutional phases of the
suits as they ohoose.
The democrats are out in the cold. Fea
tures that Senator Tillman and hi* radical
colleagues have steadily contended against
are In the amendment and Senator Tillman
from next Monday on. If he remains In con
trol of the bill on the floor of the Senate,
will be la the attitude of espousing a form
of legislation that he hits Inveighed against.
It would not surprise some of his col
leagues if the South Carolinian should
"Jump the Job" and denounce the child that
Senator Aiirlch laid at bis door. It wUi be
remembered that when the foundling came
In, Senator Tillman expressed suspicion of
It. The senator is quoted as declaring: the
so-called Allison amendment does not meet
with his approval and that the President
in accepting it has surrendered to the con
The course of the democrats with respect
to the bill will be watched with great inter
est next week, when the debate on amend
ments under the fifteen minute rule is re
Tillman Expresses Astonishment.
Senator Tillman said to a Star reporter
tills afternoon that the so-called Allison
amendment provided the broadest kind of
review. He added that it was entirely at
variance with everything the President has
urged in his messages and in his talks with
senators. He expressed the utmost aston
ishment that the President had concurred in
the amendment, and, indeed, was loath to
believe that the President had indorsed it,
as indorsement would mean such coihplete
reversal of the President's attitude.
Senator Tillman said he was absolutely
opposed to turning the judges loose, scot
free, on the Judicial review and without any
kind of limitation upon their line of action.
He could not accept the amendrrrpnt unless -
it should be amended, or, as he put it, "have
some kind of head or tail." Senator Till
man went on to say that he was talking
only for himself; he had not conferred with
his democratic brethren since the news of
this latest amendment to the bill came out,
and he did not know what they would do
Authoritative White House Statement.
The following authoritative statement was
given out at the White House today relative
to the attitude of the President to the so
cared Allison amendment to the rate bill,
which has caused so much talk In the last
"The so-called Allison amendment, in the
President's Judgment, simply states affirm
atively what the President believes is al
ready contained In the Hepburn bill; but if
there is the slightest doubt as to its being
thus already contained In the bill the Presi
dent would Insist upon Its being put in, be
cause unless It is contained the bill un
doubtedly would be void.
"Therefore, as incorporating the Allison
amendment, under no circumstances would
do anything but good, and as there Is an
honest doubt on the . part of some sincere
adherents of the bill whether It is or Is
not already by Implication contained in the
bill, the President Is clearly of the opinion
that the Allison amendment should be put
In, and this without regard to whether
other amendments are or are not adopted.
"If the Hepburn bill, therefore, passes in
this form, which Is practically the exact
form in which it passed the House, It will
be satisfactory to the President, who from
the beginning has stated that the Hepburn
bill would be satisfactory. But the Presi
dent would like If In addition to the Allison
amendment the so-call"d Long and Over
man amendments were adopted.
"While the President regards these
amendments with favor and would like to
see them adopted, he does not in the least
regard them as vital, and feels that the
Hepburn bill still would be In excellent
shape even without them."
ADMIRAL EVANS RETURNS.
Reports on Salient Features of the
Rear Admiral Evans, commanding the
Atlantic fleet, which has Just arrived at
New York from the West Indies, called at
the Navy Department today with Capt.
Plllsbury, his chief of staff, to report oral
ly to the officials the salient features of the
extensive winter drills Just completed, and
to discuss britlly the summer plajis for the
disposition of the vessels of the fleet. He
expects next week to appear before the
House committee on commerce to give his
views as to the necessity for changing the
present rules and laws relating to the an
chorages in New York harbor.
Secretary Bonaparte Much Better.
Secretary Bonaparte was so much better
yesterday and today that he was allowed
to sit up for a short time. It Is hoped that
he will be able to go to his country home
In Maryland by next Thursday.
His temperature has been normal for two
days, and there is every treason to believe
his Illness Is practically over.
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Cut the page out and keep
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tinue In tomorrow's Sunday
10 VICTIMS Of WRECK
Fearful Head-On Collision on
18 MILES FROM ALTOONA
About Twenty Passengers and Train
MET HTJNNING FULL SPEED
-Disaster-the Result Primarily of a
Costly Freight Crash, Which Oc
curred a Few Hours Previous.
ALTOONA, Pa., May 5.--Ten persons are
dead as a result of the talllslon on the
Pennsylvania road near Glover Creek Junc
tion last night. Six were killed outrlgrht
and four died as a result of injuries re
ceived. About twenty of the passengers
and train crew were more or les3 seriously
Injured, but so far as is known all will
The dead are J. W. Wagner, Miffllntown,
Pa.; J. W. Cox. Downlngtown, Pa.;
Bchultz, Washington, D. C.; Jones, resi
dence not known, all postal olerks; F. G.
Harder, Harrisburg, Pa., brakeman; Mrs.
Trlnkle of Philadelphia: Max Tarlove,
South Norwalk, CoCnn., in charge of a
shipment of horses; J. D. Conover, travel
ing salesman for Hunker, Nell & Forbes,
147 5th avenue. New York; unknown man;
J. W. Herr, Jersey City, baggage master.
The trains were known as No. 18, the
Chicago mail, east bound, and the first, or
Chicago, section of the Chicago and St.
.Louis express, west bound.
With the exception of the last-named
maji, all of those killed were on the east
bound train. Nearly all of the Injured
were likewise on the east bound train.
The following were Injured: Oscar Ander
son of Belva. N. D., Injured in legs; Jos.
A. Van Hook, 100 South 22d St., Philadel
phia, injured legs; W. W. Applegrapli, 1511
West Fayette street, Baltimore, injured
legs; W. G. Dickman, West Falrview. Pa.,
slightly hurt; A. H. Livingstone, Lancas
ter, Pa., slightly hurt; John A. Camp,
postal clerk, Harrisburg. badly bruised and
sprained back and hip; W. H. Baum, postal
clerk, Harrisburg. cut in face and wrenched
back; J. F. Yearlck, postal clerk, residence
not known, slightly; C. I*. Hoffman, postal
clerk, Petersburg, Pa., slightly; W. D. Mo
Cullough', postal clerk, Altoona, slightly;
T. C. Irwin, 60 Knox avenuei, Pittsburg,
slightly; C. J. Scott, Adams Express mes
senger, Fort Wayne. Ind., slightly; T- J
McDermott, postal clerk, Tyrone, Pa.,
slightly; David Miller, Altoona, slightly;
Engineer J. F. Fickes of No. 18, dislocated
shoulder; Fireman A. T. Cook of No. 18,
leg broken; J. H. Collins, conductor of
N. 18, slightly; W. E. Osborn, fireman. No.
18, slightly; J. E. Carpenter, Willlamgport,
Pa., slightly; Mra. Zera Tr^flegneir,; New
Orleans, bruised head; W. J. L. Mirauet,
train porter, Jersey City, cut over eye;
C. H. Smith, road foreman of engines,
Philadelphia division, injured arm and
Two or three others sustained trifling in
With the exception of the four last named,
all of those Injured were on the east-bound
Cause of the Disaster.
The disaster in one sense is the result of
a costly freight wreck which occurred at
Union Furnace, Pa., at 8:34 o'clock last
night. An east-bound freight train buret
an air hose near the forward end of the
train and twenty-seven loaded cars piled
up over and blocked all trains. On such
in i l^nnn the Petersburg branch is used by
the company for the movement of ltd pas
The Chicago section of the Chicago and
St. Louis express train. No. 21, was one of
the tmlns caught behind the wreck, and it
was given orders to come- west to Altoona
by way of the Petersburg branch. It was
the flrst train to be started west over that
branch. About the same time train No. 18,
known as the Chicago Mail, left this city
to round the wreck by way of the same
branch, w*hlch is a single-track line.
Trains Met Head-On.
The two trains met head-on a short dis
tance east of Clover Creek Junction wh41e
running at fair speed. The collision came
as a result of a misunderstanding of orders
on the part of the crew of the CM "Ago and
St. Louis express. The two en# :..i. plowed
into each other and were wreck* j . .is were
also the coach attached to the Cti'caao mall
train, No. 18, and fire mtS ears. Tba Jat
ter train, on reaching Altocna from the
west had the co?j?h attached to the rear,
but when It was sent south over the Peters
burg branch the coach was directly back of
It carried about twenty-five or thirty pas
sengers for the east. It was almost de
molished. The wreckage covered the track
for a considerable dis<ance and some of the
killed and injured were p'nned under the
The news of the wreck was conveyed to
this city and the first orders of the railroad
officials were to dispatch physicians to the
seen? from Huntingdon. Williamsburg and
Hollidaysburg. and then to send wreckers
to dear away the debris and render all the
Train No. 21 Passengers Escaped.
No pr.ssengi-r on train No 21 wns killed.
Bagigagemaoter Herr was the only one on
the train who was a victim of the wreck.
His skull was fractured when he was
thrown down in his car by the force of the
collision, and he died en route to Altoona.
The crew and passengers of the Chicago
mall were not so fortunate.
F. T. Harder was killed outright in the
coach. The passengers were caught un
der the wreckage by the piling up of the
mall cars on the coach This made it Im
possible for those not injured to render any
aid to those pinned down by the wreckage
?until the arrival of the wrecking forces.
Meanwhile four died of injuries while un
der the mass of wrecked mail cars, and
four others subsequently died while being
conveyed to the hospital.
Attached to the rear of the Chicago mall
were five cars of horses. These cars re
mained on the track and were hauled back
In order tbat the wreckers could re-ich the
debris. A train was made up of the cars
of the train No. 18 not wrecked, and the
killed and injured were placed aboanl and
brought to tills city. The injured were
taken to the hospital, and the bodies of
the dead delivered to undertakers to be
prepared for burial.
The freight wreck at 1'nion Furnace was
a bad one, and a large force of men were
sent to clear the tracks. The first track
was opened at 2:15 o'clock this morning,
and the Chicago and 8(. Louis express,
which figured In the Clover Creek Junction
wreck, arrived here at 4 o'clock and was
Wreck the Result Primarily of
PHILADELPHIA May 5.?At the office
o:" the general manager of the Pennsylvania
railroad it was stated today that the wreck
eighteen miles east of Altoona resulted pri
marily from a freight wreck which occurred
on the main line. Train No. 18, which is
the Chicago mail train, east bound, and
train No. 21, the Chicago section of the
Chicago and St. Louis express, west bound,
were sent over the Petersburg branch, the
main line being blocked by the freight
wreck. At 10:45 o'clock the two trains col
lided at West Clover Creek Junction. An
express car telescoped into a combination
car, and one passenger coach and three
mail cars were wrecked.
The general superintendent of the railway
mail service has received the following tele
gram from Superintendent Bradley in re
gard to the wreck:
"New York and Pittsburg train. No. 18,
east-bound, was wrecked in a head-on col
lision at 11^30 p.m. last night near Spring
field Junction, Pa., on Huntington and Hol
lldaysburg division. The train was de
toured 'hat way because of freight wreck
on main line. Four clerks reported killed,
being J. W. Wsgnar, J. W. Cox, E. H.
Schultz and H. S. Jones, the latter ji substi
tute clerk. Six clerks reported injured, be
ing J. A. Camp, W. R. Baum. H. F Year
tck, C. L. Hoffman, D. G. McCuJtough and
L. J. McDermott. A passenger coach was
next the engine, folowed by four postal
cars, of which the two forward postal cars
were in use. Three of the postal cars were
demolished and mail badly scattered, but
no positive testimony as yet of any mail
actually destroyed. Further particulars will
be sent later."
E. H. Schultz, who Is reported as killed
ill the wreck. Is believed to have lived In
Washington, Pa., and not to be from this
city, as stated above.
SENSATION AT PARIS
REVELATIONS IN PAPERS SEIZED
BY THE POLICE.
PARIS, May 5.?Papers seized by the po
lice during the recent domiciliary searches.
It Is claimed, show a Bonapartist subscrip
tion of $140 to the funds of the Confedera
tion of Labor for the apparent purpose or
stimulating the revolutionary movement,
and also a document directing the Bona
partist leaders to asseanble at the strike
center when the agitation had reached its
Interior Minister Clemenceau attaches se
rious importance to the seized papers, as
disclosing the designs of the Bonapartist
monarchists and to utilize the strikes for
Many monks have been expelled from
Paris, six of them going to London, and
others are expected to attempt to board
the transatlantic steamships sailing today.
Two Anarchists Held.
Poneet and Moret. two anarchists Involved
in the May day agitations, have been ar
rested after a lively fight. The police are
hunting for nineteen of their companions.
The Gil Bias today gave prominence to a
letter from an unnamed Russian student,
claiming that the forest of Vlncennfes bombs
were not meant for Paris, but were intended
to be used at the opening of the Russian
parliament. May 10.
A bomb was found today on the steps of
a church in the suburb of Colombes. The
person who placed it there Is believed to
have been connected with the recent revolu
A portion of the piers of the Jolnville
bridge, near Vlncennes, fell today and
caused considerable excitement, owing to
if. kt'lief that it was the work of strikers
which was incorrect, as the bridge was un
dergoing rewlrs. There was no loss of life.
MORE TROOPS ARRIVE.
Gen. Greely Reports the 11th Infantry
at San Francisco.
This dispatch has been received from Gen.
Greely, under date of May 4:
"The 11th Infantry has arrived, thus re
lieving the military situation. Condition
otherwise remained unchanged from yester
day's dispatches. All reports called for will
be furnished immediately on reccipt of In
formation from subordinates, who are over
worked. Find difficulty In obtaining time for
detailed statements. Presume conditions
should relieve gradually henceforth."
Secretary Taft in New York."
Secretary Taft. accompanied by Brig.
Gen. J. Franklin Bell, chief of staff, and
Capt. William M. Wrtght oi the general
staff, left Washington at 10 o'clock this
morning for New York, where he will re
view the 7th Regiment, New York National
Guard, and attend a banquet given by
that organization tonight In celebration o*.
the 100th anniversary of the establishment
of the regiment.
Petition for Receivership.
CHICAGO. May 5.?A petition for the ap
pointment of a receiver for the Traders'
Insurance Company was filed in the circuit
Every Facility to Be Accorded
BY EASTERN COMPANIES
Structural Steel to Be Furnished
RELIEF WORK PROGRESSING
Some Anxiety Over Purity of Water
Supply?Feared That Reservoir
Have Been Polluted.
RAN* FRANCISCO. May 5.?That every fa
cility will be afforded the builders of a new
San FYanclsco by the manufacturing Inter
ests of the east Is apparent by the promise
of representatives of all loading steel com
panies. The officials of the Sajite 1<>. Pa
cific Mall and American-Hawaiian Steam
ship companies have stated that no scarcity
of structural steel will delay the rebuilding
of the city.
Struotural steel Is to be furnished San
Francisco for the next three years as fast
as It Is neiKled. even faster than It can l>e
riveted together In the frames of the build
ings that ere already being planned. More
than that, the promise Is given that credits
on past business will be extended, and ]>ay
ments on new orders may be deferred to Die
longest limit to which Individual builders
can legitimately be entitled.
Money will not bo wanting to back up
the building operations now about to bo
taken up. tind the insurance money, exceed
ing $160,000,000, soon to be released In ths
community, will go a long way In helping
the work along A large amount of money
Is already being forwarded here by the In
surance companies of the United Slates and
Europe to men the Immense losses they
will have to pay.
Plans for Reimbursement.
Many of the companies have, It Is said,
decided to reimburse their clients w.th spot
cash at their olHces or with drafts us good
as coin here and thus avoid the delay that
would ensue If bills of exchange were is
sued on eastern or foreign money centers.
In every section of the city the relief work
Is now going on without a hitch, and no
where. as far as can be learned, is there
any real distress. Another favorable fea
ture of the situation Is the prospect for a
restoration of the gas supply.
The gas company is now prepared to turn
gas Into its mains as soon as authorized.
It is expected that Ibis authorization will
be given in a few days. Gas will be fur
nished to a house as soon as the pipes and
fixtures in It are found In good condition.
The majority of householders are still
subject to \)ie inoonventence of cooking
their meals on toves erected In the street.
The Water Supply.
Some anxiety Is still felt over the purity
of the water supply. Samples of water
taken from the laps at various points In
the city were found to be so full of bac
teria that sewer pollution was indicated.
City Chemist Gibbs still urges citizens to
boll all water used for drinking purposes
under any circumstances, and a laboratory
has been established at the State University
for the analysis of the supply.
It is now admitted that the sewers have
broken over the mains, and it is also feared
that the reservoirs nave been polluted, ow
ing to the number of people in camps on
the watersheds. In connection with the
recent Chinese boycott movement It is in
teresting to note that the steamer China,
sailing for the orient today, Is taking a
shipment of l.uuo tons of flour to China.
Steamship officials say the boycott lias
been broken, and that this is the first flour
shipment of any note to be sent from the
coast to the orient for months. A large
proportion of the liner's cargo consists of
raw material from the east consigned to
DOCTORS IN DISTRESS.
An Appeal for Medical Supplies and
SAN FRANCISCO, May 5?A committer
appointed by a mass meeting of physicians
held in this city yesterday Issued an ap
peal to the people of the United Sta4e?,
saying that over 10,000 members of the
medical profession in San Francisco had
lost either their homes, office sor books, or
all of these, whilo aiding the stricken in
the recent catastrophe. This committee
was appointed to receive contributions of
medical supplies. books. Instruments,
clothes and moneys.
All communications and donations should
be addressed to the relief committee of the
physicians of San Francisco, Marine llos*
pltal, San Francisco. Cal.
Surgeon's Good Work.
Major Surgeon P. J. H. Farrell of Chi
cago, who was formerly surgeon of the
1st California Volunteer Regiment, Is now
stationed at the Army General Hospital at
the Presidio He came here with the Chi
cago citizens' committee at Its request,
and since -tils arrival has had charge of
^ thirty-six surgeons and 1<j0 nurses, distrib
uted at different hospitals He has also
had charge of inspection of all incoming
and outgoing ferryboats and steamers. Ths
surgeons and nurses at the emergency hos
pitals and the refugee camps have also been
under his direction.
Dr. Farrell said yesterday that the con
ditions at the various hospitals are im
proving to such an extent that he regards
his work as almost completed.
MANY FREE PASSENGERS.
Official Figures of the Southern Pa
SAN FRANCISCO, May 5.-Accord!n? to
official figures, the Southern Pacific Company
during the exodus from San Francisco fol
lowing the earthquake and <lre carried .soo.ooo
free passengers. Tills total is for the nine
da>-6 from April 18 to April 2ft. Of these pas
sengers 07,000 were carried to Interior Cal
ifornia points, 7,Oil to other states and
221,000 to suburban points around San
Francisco bay. The value of this free
transportation Is 436,000. In adition dur
ing the nine days mentioned 1*6,000 per
sons paid their way out of San Francisco.
Attempted Suicide of Army Officer.
Capt. F. B. Wet>ster of the 20th Infantry,
thirty-nine years old. attempted: to end his
life yesterday by cutting his throat He
entered the appraisers' building and, tak
ing a bayonet from a rifle, partly severed
his windpipe. He was taken to the Pre
sidio Hospital. Physicians say the officer
Capt. Wefcster came from Missouri and
has seen twenty years of service.
Physicians say the attempt at suicide was
the result of an unbalanced mind. He had
been on duty In the burned area since the