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Our. public schools : 'have 'hitherto -accom
plished one , «rreat thine, and that -. is ' to " weld
children ¦ of. a . cosmopolitan people ' into ons
solid ". nation. ¦ That has been our pride :{ and
glory. . Our. schools have removed barriers be
tween class and cIusb, or between caste and
caste, which has been the bane of other lands.
But this is not all. The charge has been
made that some deserving pupils have
been shut out. of the fraternities because
they were not in financial circumstances
which would permit them, to "keep up
their end." On * his point Rabbi Kaplan
gave public utterance to these* words:
There has been for some time an under- J
current of opposition on the part of.'
parents to the fraternities, and this oppo
sition has been shared In to no small ex
tent by teachers in the schools. . The sen
timent found expression Friday night
from the pulpit of the Synagogue B'nal
Israel, when Rabbi Bernard M. - Kaplan
'made the fraternities a subject for a ser
mon, in which he denounced them as de
structive of the American idea of equal
ity Principal Frank Tade of the High
School, himself a fraternity man, has
publicly admitted that the fraternities
Have In many cases tended to lessen schol
arship, while Miss Anna C. Weeks, prici
pal of the Sacramento Grammar ' School,
which annually prepares scores of pupils
for the High School, has characterized
them as an undesirable Influence.
¦ One member of the Board of Education
has been quoted as declaring that the
board has no right to forbid pupils from
belonging to any social organizatipn>they
desire, and the lawbooks have been re
sorted to in an endeavor to discover some
warrant for the abolishment' of the ob
jectionable societies. : • ,2 T ,/-
Former School Director F. L. Atkinson,
a prominent local physician,? declares he
opposed the' "frats" the > moment they
showed their head, but as Principal Pond
stood sponsor for them he could accom
plish nothing. Dr. * Atkinson says the
daughters of the well-to-do are enabled
to attend the fraternity parties in costly
attire, while the daughters of the poor
are obliged to remain away because they
cannot afford to present as attractive \ an
appearance with respect to dress as their
more- favored sisters. ' \ ' ;
SACRAMENTO, June 8.— Appeals -are
being made to the Board of Education to
abolish the local High School fraternities,
and considerable feeling has been aroused
on both sides. The first fraternity was
introduced in Sacramento about four
years ago by J. H. Pond, then priclpal of
the local High School but now principal
of the High School at Oakland. Since
then the idea has grown and the fraterni
ties have become powerful in numbers,
with affiliations at Berkeley and other
seats of learning. • >
Special 'Dispatch to The Call,
War 'Against Sacra
mento School Soci
eties Continues.
Beports , That Great Financier- Is
Broken Down in Health Are
VENICE, June 8.— The statement, pub
lished in the United States that J. P. Mor
gan had broken down and was in the
hands of a physician is ; without ' founda
tion.' Morgan and hls'family left Venice
on the yacht Corsair June 1, and he was
then in good health. It was Morgan's in
tention to proceed from some Italian port
overland to England to attend the corona
tion of King Edward.
BRINDISI, Italy, June 8.— J. P. Morgan
arrived here this morning on board the
yacht Corsair and later in the day left for
London by rail. ¦ ¦ ,
Mob Gathers for Lynching.
HARRIMAN, Term., j June 8.— The ¦ wife
of John Bailey, a farmer, was found dead
at her home to-day. George Robert, aged
14, a colored servant, Is suspected, and to
night a' crowd has gathered, bent upon
lynching « him. ;
A few of the Boer women .still Inveigh
against surrender, but the , general • feel
ing among them is in favor of making the
best of the situation. ,
Among the men who surrendered to the
British authorities at Balmoral, Cape
Colony, were four Americans, who will
be granted free passage to Delagoa Bay.
• A strange sign' of the altered conditions
In South Africa is that Lord Mllner, the
British . liigh Commissioner, . rode . from
Pretoria to Johannesburg last Saturday
accompanied only by two staff officers.
In many such Instances thi Boers have
cheered King Edward, and they • have
Bometimes expressed surprise that no
army "was sent out to receive their sur
renders. The Boers are allowed to re
tain their horses and saddles. . The ma
jority of them appear to" be glad that the
war is at an end and that they will now
to be able to rejoin their families.
The Boer leader goes out to meet a
commando and returns at its head. The
Boers who come In are generally dressed
in dilapidated clothing, but have a smart
and soldierly bearing. Those who are to
surrender are assembled and the Boer
leader delivers an address to his men,
urging them to listen to the British offi
cer who has been detailed on this work.
The I British officer then makes a speech
to the men of the commando, in which he
informs them, of the admiration of King
Edward and the British nation for the
gallant struggle and the bravery of their
people and promises that the British au
thorities will do their utmost to help them
resettle on their farms. A meal is then
provided for the Boers, after which" the
formal surrenders occur.
Dispatches received from Pretoria con
firm the statements made in Lord Kitch
ener's communication to the War Office
and say that the whole staff of the late
Transvaal Government, with a bodyguard
of fifty men, surrendered last Saturday.
The following formalities are observed
when General ' Botlm., General Dewet or
any of the Boer commandants accompany
the British officer who, has been detailed
to receive surrenders:
Tbe disarmament of the Boers is proceeding
satisfactorily and good spirit is displayed ev
erywhere. Yesterday 4312 rifles had been sur
rendered up to date.
LONDON, June 8.— In a letter from
Pretoria, dated May 18, the correspondent
of the Daily Mail says that the previous
day (Thursday) sixty arrests were made
there as the result of- the discovery of an
extensive plot to blow up the Government
buildings and Lord Kitchener's residence
and to spike the guns in the artillery bar
racks. The. parties concerned in the plot,
according to the correspondent, were law
yers, chemists and Boer and Dutch pris
oners on parole.
The War Office has received the., fol
lowing message from Lord Kitchener un
der to-day's date:
Ante-Peace Conspiracy.
Many Arrests in Connection With an
The document is signed by Schalk-Bur
ger, formerly Acting Vice-President of
the Transvaal, and General Louis Botha.
Lord Kitchener then mounted a dais and
called for three cheers for King Edward.
The response of everybody assembled In
the square was immediate and unre
strained. The open letter of the Boer lead
ers to the burghers, in which peace Is
announced, and in which, these burghers
are counseled to loyal acquiescence, is an
eloquent and pathetic document. In it the
leaders thank the burghers for their noble
sacrifice and express their sympathy for
the bereaved. The letter concludes: -•
¦Now that there Is pe«ce. and although lt r is
not a peace, such as we longed . for, yet let
us abide where God has led us. We can with
clear consciences declare that for two years
and a half our people have carried on. the
struggle in a manner 'almost, unknown to'his
tory. Let us now grasp, each other's hand,
for another great struggle- lies before us, a
struggle for tbe spiritual and racial prosperity
and welfare of our people. Casting aside all
feelings of bitterness, let us forget and for
give bo that the deep wounds caused by this
war may be healed.
PRETORIA, June 8.— The services of
thanksgiving for the return of peace, to
day, was held in the principal square of
Pretoria. The sun shone brilliantly and
the sight was most impressive. . Outside
of the roped inclosure of ¦ troops were
gathered many thousands of -the towns
people and a goodly sprinkling of "Boers,
whose demeanor was most respectful.
The Archbishop of Cape Town officiated
at the service, and Lord Kitchener, Gen
eral Baden-Powell and Lady • Methuen,
wife of General Methuen, and other prom
inent perspns were present. The massed
bands of various regiments supplied the
music and the troops and people Joined
in singing the hymns, with . wonderful
effect. The singing of "God Save . the
King" and Rudyard Kipling's "Reces
sional" closed the service.
cipal Square of Pretoria.
Impressive Ceremonial in the Prin-
Guards Armed With Winchesters.
DAVY, w. Va., June 8.— There has been
no serious trouble here, but the operators
announce that to-morrow morning they
will operate their mines with non-union
labor. The strikers say that non-union
men shall not enter the mines. The op
erators are putting guards armed with
Winchesters about their property, and se
rious results are expected to-morrow.
Burn Non-Union Men in Effigy.
SHAMOKIN, Pa., June 8.— The homes of
Charles Albert, Robert Thomas and ; Wil
liam-Rodin, non-union employes of the
Mineral Railroad and Mining Company,
were surrounded by a crowd of strikers
early this morning and effigies of the trio
were burned., Rodin finally threatened to
shoot if any one ventured upon his prem
ises, whereupon the crowd dispersed. The
police to-day and last night destroyed a
number of effigies that had been hung
around town.
FORT DE FRANCE, Martinique^Satur
day, June 7.— The damage from the erup
tion of Mont Pelee which occurred yester
day is less than was first supposed. The
plains of Morne Rouge are covered with
hot mud, however, and several fishing
boats with their crews are reported to
havo disappeared.
WASHINGTON June 8. — Professor
Robert T. Hill, of th* Geological Survey,
who was one of the scientists on the ex
pedition of investigation sent out by this
Government after the Martinique disas
ter, arrived in this city to-day from New
York. Professor Hill said:
The Dixie expedition was a great success It
was organized In less than four days witn a
complete equipment. .
• The endeavor which the Un'ted States made
to relieve the distress and the large representa
tion of naval vessels and newspaper men has
made a deep impression upon the people or the
island to whom we were a constant marvel ana
source of astonishment. The negroes of Mar
tinique were laboring under a misapprehension
that American enterprise was going to re
build St. Pierre and when told that it was on
French territory, they could not understand
why a little matter of International complica
tion should be permitted to Interfere In the
Too much cannot be said of the enterprise
and labor of United States Consul Ayme, who
rushed to the scene of action from his sta
tion at Guadeloupe with hardly a change or
clothing and a few shillings in his pocket, and
then Intelligently did everything In his power
to assist the people of the island and the
American relief party. It is feared that his
health, which was already precarious. Is se
riously shattered by his labors-
The only criticisms that could b» made con
cerning the outcome of the expedition would
be as to the manner in which the relief was
distributed on the island. Notwithstanding the
reports to the contrary, there was much dis
tress on Martinique and had our supplies been
distributed with the same generosity by the
local officers as that with which they were
given, much more good would have been done.
The Governor and many of the prominent isl
and officials having been killed by the disaster,
the slowness of the relief was no , doubt due
to the disorganized condition of affairs. The
few patients in the local hosDitals who should
have been the chief beneficiaries of our chari
ties which contained every possible article for
the relief of the sick and clothing enough to
have clad the population of the island, did
not receive a single article which we carried.
And the two sailors from the Roraima, whom
we brought back with ue, came up on the
Dixie almost naked and were supplied with
clothes from the sailors* "lucky bag."
The supplies brought by the Dixie were sim
ply stored In the warehouses. Many people on
the Island are without shelter, while the tents
we carried remain unpacked. And when we
left but little of the relief was reaching the
interior of the country, where it was most
needed. • '
Special cable to The Call and the New York
Herald. Copyright, 1903. by the Herald
Publishing Company.
LONDON, June 8. — A most remarkable
claim, the genuineness of which It Is &3
yet. impossible to test, says a cable dis
patch published by the Daily Mail from
its Las Palmas correspondent, has been
i made by Senor Clemente Figueras, an en
gineer of woods and forests in the Canary
Islands, for many years professor of
physics at St. Augustine'3 College, at Las
Palmas. - '. ; : - ..
It seems that for years he has been
working silently at a method of di
rectly utilizing atmospheric electricity—
that is to say, without chemicals or dy
namos—and making a practical applica
tion of it without the need of employing
any motive force. A true revelation
might rob him of his reward, and even
now, while he claims to have succeeded,
he is silent concerning the exact princi
ples of his discovery. He asserts, how
ever, that he has invented a generator by
which he can collect electric fluid so as to
bo able to store it and apply It for Infinite
purposes, for instance, in connection, with
ships, railways and manufactures. He
srys he expects its effect will be a tre
mendous economic and industrial revolu
tion. He will not give a key to the in
vention, but declares that the only extra
ordinary point about it is that it ba3
taken so long to discover a simple scien
tific fact.
Senor Figueras intends shortly going to
Madrid and Berlin to patent his inven
In addition to the discovery the Daily
Mail says that, according to letters re
ceived in London from his friend3 in Tcn
erifte, Senor Figueras has constructed a
rough apparatus by which, in spite of it3
small size and defects, he obtains a cur
rent of 550 volts, which he utilizes in his '
own house for lighting purposes and driv
ing a motor of twenty horsepower. His
inventions comprise a generator, a motor
and a sort of governor or regulator, th9
whole apparatus being so simple that a
child could work it. ¦-¦'.:>=
Leaves an Unclaimed Fortune.
MILWAUKEE, Wis.. June 8.— It la be
lieved here that Charles Hill, who died at
Los Angeles, leaving an unclaimed for
tune of $142,000, was in realty Michael Hill.
a former Wllwaukean, who disappeared
nineteen years ago.
Convicted Lynchers Are Pardoned.
MONTGOMERY, Ala., June 8.— Governor
Jelks to-day pardoned three of the four
white men convicted of lynching- Robin
White, a negro, and sentenced to ten
years in the penitentiary.
Yields to the Strikers, but His Men
May Not Resume Work.
MONTGOMERY, W. Va., June 8.—
While many miners worked here yester
day it is t now believed the strike will be
come general in this district to-morrow.
Deputy United States marshals are at the
McDonald mine to enforce an injunction
made permanent in 1896 by Judge Jackson
against interference with property or
men. .
It is reported that Col. W. P. Rend of
Chicago, one of the largest operators in
this State, has agreed to grant the de
mands of the miners. There is much in
terest in anticipation of an announcement
from Rend to-morrow. The men from
other mines are urging those at the Rend
mines not to resume until concessions are
made, to all.
West ! Virginia Operators ' Send /to
~ ? for Men.- : fe-
KEYSTONE, W. VsL, June 8.— There
here been no disturbances throughout the
coal fields of the Norfolk and Western
district to-day. The strikers will have ad
ditions to their ranks to-morrow. The
few collieries on the Tug River and in the
Simmons branch field that operated to
day will be completely tied up to-mor
row. The operators ignore the appeal of
the United Mine Workers for a joint
meeting. Several operators are here ar
ranging for Hungarian miners, and it is
said 100 will be here by the middle of
next week. The operators also claim that
they will enforce their order that ail
strikers shall vacate company houses.
The strikers say they will not move out,
and serious trouble is expected, probably
to-morrow. Men will be brought here to
protect the property of the operators and
also to enforce the orders for the strikers
to vacate the company houses.
Bidden and One Will Prob
ably TJie.
Four Men Fall to the Street Bullet-
ST. PAUL, Minn., June 8.— A fight with
pistols and shotguns late to-day between
three citizens and about thirty Italians
employed in a camp on the Chicago Great
Western Railroad at the end of the Con
cord street car line resulted in the serious
injury of four men, one of whom will die.
A. Roberge was shot In the abdomen
and face and will die. N. Narcotte of
Minneapolis was shot In the hands and
chest. His injuries are not serious. Fred
Wayman was wounded in the abdomen;
but- is expected to recover. Joseph St.
Dore, • an Italian laborer, has : several
wounds on his face, and it is thought that
he will lose his eyesight,
Mr. and Mrs. Roberge, Mr. and lira.
Marcotte and Wayman were passing the
camp after a fishing trip, when the Ital
ians made disrespectful remarks about
the women. Roberge and Marcotte re
torted. A pistol shot was fired and waa
immediately followed by several others.
The Italians hid behind trees and camp
buildings and from their position of van
tage began a fusillade of shots. None of
the shots took effect and the shooting
ceased for a while. Finally some of the
laborers ran into the camp building, from
where one of them fired three shots from
a shotgun. Each shot brought down a
man, Roberge, Marcotte and Wayman
falling In the street. The police arrested
twenty of the Italians. It Is not clear
which side began the shooting.
Circle City Devastated
by the Turbulent
Special Dispatch to The 'Call.
TACOMA, June 8.— Dispatches from
Dawson state that a terrible flood devas
tated Circle City on May 26. The Yukon
raised twelve feet In six hours, flooding
company stores and inflicting damage es
timated at $25,000. The heaviest loss : is
sustained by the stores of the Northern
Commercial Company. ;
The news was received by special mes
senger from Circle City, who pulled up
stream In a small boat to Eagle City.
•When the messenger left the town was
submerged under four feet of -water in
places. The river was running like a mlll T
race and still rising.
The manager of the Northern Commer
cial Company at Dawson has started for
Circle City to inspect the damage and
furnish new stock if needed.
Though Circle City was one of the first
trading posts established on the Yukon,
this Is the first time it has ever been
flooded. The flood was caused by ice jama
below the town and the consequent back
ing up of rising water from the Upper
Friends of Both. Aspirants for Gub-
ernatorial Nomination Claim
• Victory on First Ballot.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Jun© 8.— "The nom
ination of Judge Pennypacker is as cer
tain as it is that there will be a rollcall
Wednesday," said Insurance Commission
er Durham to-night, in speaking of the
contest for the Republican nomination for
Secretary of. the Commonwealth, Griest,
who is assisting in the management of the
campaign of Attorney-General Elkins,
said: ''-s^'<
Mr. Elkins wil lbe nominated on the
first ballot. If there was ever any doubt
as to the- outcome of this contest the re
sult of yesterday's primary elections
should remove that doubt."
Judge Pennypacker and General Elkins
are the leaders in the battle for Governor,
and these statements are samples of the
claims of each side. Friends of ex-Lieu
tenant Governor Watres, who Is also a
candidate, say he holds the balance of
power and that his chances are as good
as" either of his opponents. Judge Penny
packer's campaign is being directed by
Commissioner Durham and Senators Quay
and Penrose.
Railroad Trains Are Delayed Owtn?
to Washouts and Crops Are
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., June 8-— Train crews
arriving here to-day from runs extending
into Kansas and Nebraska say they never
encountered such severe rainstorms in
their railway experience as they met last
night. All trains were greatly delayed. A
St Joseph, and Grand Island engineer, at
a point 100 miles from St. Joseph, says
the rain fell in such heavy sheets that it
was impossible to see a few feet from the
cab, and he sought refuge for his train
on a siding. S&veral bad washouts have
occurred on the Grand Island, the Burling
ton and the Rock Island railways, and
large sections of fine agricultural land are
entirely submerged. The losses in crops
will be enormous.
Lines at Pawtucket and Central Falls
Are Operated Under Heavy
r Guard.'.;',
PROVIDENCE,, R. I., June 8.— The
scene of action in the street railway
strike to-day shifted from this city,. where
quiet has been restored for two days, to
Pawtucket and Central Falls. In these
cities the cars ¦ of the United Traction
Company waa stoned, jeering crowds
thronged, the streets and the frequency
with which ; obstructions were placed on
the tracks ! made the running of cars al
most Impossible. . . ¦>¦
Armed officers | guarded every car. One
special deputy, was attacked and relieved
of his prisoner, and. a crowd 'of sympa
thizers btoke into a car barn and badly
smashed two cars. -
Negro Prisoner Out of
Futile Attempt Is , Made to Take a
HATTIESBURG, Miss.. June 8.— An at
tempt was made by a mob late last night
to attack the county jail here to secure
Walter Blankhead, a negro charged with
having 1 attacked a white .woman living
near Hattlesburg. A company of militia
ordered out by Governor Longlno re
pused the mob. Further trouble being
feared, additional troops have been dis
patched to relieve the militia now on duty
there. IBSHBfflNHEBri
SEATTLE, Wash., June 8.— Nome mall
advices brought overland by L. L. Bales
contain the brief statement that George
A. Carpenter, the unfortunate newspaper
man who was almost frozen to death, and
afterward had his hands and feet'ampu
tated, was adjudged insane by Judge
Wickersham March 30. He was removed
to Fort Davis. •
Insanity Follows His Suffering.
Strikes Infant With Revolver. *
PHOENIX, 'Ariz. 1 , June 8.— Jack Faher
on ; the public ; street | to-nlgttt struck at
Francisco; Lopez '.with a, revolver just as
the latter, was receiving in his arms from
Mrs. Simon Robles an eight-months-bid
babe.' -. Lopez dodged . and the weapon m de
scended on the head of the infant with
probably fatal results. Faher had had
trouble with Lopez a . year ago over fam
ily matters. Faher has been arrested. ;
NORTH FORK, W. Va., June 8.— Coal
operators here have given notice that all
strikers must vacate company houses to
morrow. Several hundred non-union men
were at work here yesterday. The strik
ers met to-day, and it Is believed violence
will be resorted if the non-union men
attempt to enter the mines again to-mor
row." ' .¦;¦
May Report to Violence.
The King and Queen entered the cathe
dral to the accompaniment of the hymn
"Onward, Christian Soldier," by the
choir and the throng of worshipers
arose and heartily Joined in the singing.
The cathedral organ .was re-enforced
with uorns and other instruments. A
notable feature of the musical service
was the rendition of a "Te Deum," com
posed by the late Sir Arthur Sullivan for
a thanksgiving peace service.
Following the thanksgiving collects,
and at the request of King Edward, the
hymn, "O, God Our Help in Ages Past,"
was sung to the tune of "Old Hundred."
Tbe sermon by the Bishop of Stepney
was short and simple and was preached
on the effective text, '"The blessings of
peace." The service was concluded with
the singing of the national anthem.
The members of the royal family re
turned from the cathedral to Buckingham
Palace by way of the Victoria Embank
ment. King Edward and the other royal
personages received ovations all along
the route from the crowds, which had by
this time become greatly au,gmented.
King Edward and Queen Alexandra
alighted at the west entrance of St.
Paul's. Here they were received by the
Bishops of Stepney and London and con
ducted by them to their seats, which
were under the dome of the building and
directly in front of the pulpit.
The seats in the choir stalls were oc
cupied by the members of the present
Cabinet and by member* of former Cabi
nets. These gentlemen, in their dark
clothes, formed a somber group in the
great gathering in which the uniforms of
officials, the costumes of ladies and white
surplices were conspicuous features.
Members of the House of Lords and
members of the House of Commons were
seated on opposite sides, under the dome.
la addition to the presence of many
army and navy officials, the military
prowess of the empire was represented
by detachments of tbe Royal Fusileers,
the Horse and Foot Guards and other
"Thank you, very much."
The streets leading to St. Paul's
Cathedral were densely crowded and a
number of persons fainted In the crush
outside the barriers which had been erect
ed within the cathedral.
The royal personages were driven down
the. Mall to Trafalgar Square, and
through the Strand and Fleet street. At
Temple Bar officials of the city of Lon
don, for the first time since tho jubilee
of the late Queen Victoria, awaited the
sovereign in state. The King's carriage
was stopped when it reached the city of
ficials and the Lord Moyor of London, Sir
Joseph C. Dimsdale, presented the svord
of the city to the King and uttered a for
mal welcome. The King returned the
sword, smiled, bowed and simply re
The programme of this morning was not
intended to be accompanied by special
ostentation. King Edward and Queen
Alexandra did not pass through the
streets even in semi-state, but rode to
St. Paul's in an ordinary landau drawn
¦lay four horses, accompanied by postil
lions and outriders clad in scarlet tunics.
Only those members of the royal family
who reside in Buckingham Palace ac
companied the King and Queen. The
Prince and Princess of Wales and others
proceeded to St. Paul's separately, but
by the same route as did King Edward
iuiu Queen Alexandra. The King and
tjueen were joined at the cathedral by
the Prince and Princess of Wales and
many other distinguished personages.
: Although the weather was chilly, the
streets for the entire distance from the
palace to the cathedral were lined thick
ly with people wih bared heads. King
Edward, who wore the uniform of a field
marshal, was greeted with enthusiasm
iind the King, the Prince of Wales and
the other Princes were busily engaged in
acknowledging salutations from the
crowd. Lord Roberts, who drove with
his wife and daughters, was one of- the
figures most conspicuously greeted with
The thanksgiving services held In Lon
don to-day were typical of the cervices
held throughout the empire, but the pres
ence of King Edward and other mem
bers of the royal family at the principal
devotional service in London and . the
progress of the royal personage to and
from St. Paul's Cathedral, through cheer
ing thousands of British subjects and vis
itors in London, gave Thanksgiving day
in the metropolis the added feature of a
notable historic occasion.
LONDON. June 7.— The noisy jubilation
with which London has resounded for the
last week was succeeded to-day by more
subdued, although not less impressive,
public demonstrations of thankfulness for
the return of peace in South Africa.
Rabbi Kaplan's strong attack on the
fraternities has proved a sensation, but
thus far the members of the fraternities
have declined to say a word. It is as
serted, however, that they intend to insist
on their rights to maintain their organi
zations and that they will resort to the
courts if necessary to test the question of
those rights.
The rabbi asserted that the working
classes, and not the aristocracy, were the
pride and glory of the nation, and any
body who.exoludes a child of a working
man is a menace to American freedom
and would rather see a king in the White
House, than the son of a poor man, like
Lincoln. ,
To exclude an American child from some so
ciety under the shadow of our public schools
because that child is of humble station of life
Is an ineult to the. American flag and the
American constitution. Abraham Lincoln, if
he had been a pupil In our schools of Sacra
mento to-day, would have been excluded from
these societies on account of poverty. Jesus
would have been excluded on account of hi"
father "having been a carpenter. And so some
of the noblest men and women in history, lit
erature and philanthropy might have been ex
cluded from the, aristocratic societies in our
schools. * •
But now come along these miserable societies,
and like ¦ oestif erpus worms are trying to eat
away the sweet roots of the American tree
of equality and national fraternity. Unless
these societies be nipped in the bud they will
in time Infect the national life and undermine
the American institutions of pure democracy.
To-morrow will begin the fifth week of
the suspension of anthracite coal mining,
and a settlement of the dispute seems to
be no nearer than it was when the strike
began on May 12.
The house-to-house convass of miners'
committees in an endeavor to bring out
those who have refused to strike and also
those who have taken the places of
strikers is still being prosecuted vigor
ously. Many of the men who are work-
WILKESBARRE, Pai, June 8.— With the
exception of President Mitchell and. his
secretary, the headquarters of the anthra
cite coal miners were deserted to-day, the
labor leaders detailed here from various
parts of the coal field having gone home
to spend Sunday. . Although President
Mitchell is leading a great struggle for a
shorter work day, he is not limiting him
self to any prescribed hours of labor. He
works late every night and he was busy
all of to-day in his office: Most of his
time was given up to receiving reports by
messenger or by wire from his men in the
field. His information, he said, was of a
satisfactory nature.
Among the reports sent in were several
to the effect that additional engineers
had stopped work last night, and that
several lire bosses, who had taken the
places of strikers, had quit. At a meet
ing of engineers at Pittston last night
thirty engineers who had not obeyed tho
strike order decided not to go to work to
morrow. The few union men who are
still at work, Mr. Mitchell says, will be
out during the week. /
Most of the general superintendents of
the big coal companies had nothing to
say to-day. One admitted that a good
many companies were scratching pretty
hard for competent men to run their en
gines and pumps. . ,
The coal companies have been favored
by a long spell of dry. weather, and the
strikers are wishing for a heavy fall of
rain. The strikers are of the belief that
most of the lower levels of the mines are
filling because the companies are short
handed, and that the pumps cannot keep
up i with the water that Is draining into
the' worM*tgs.^ ~A-neaVy v rain,"th$y' say,
will send a correspondingly heavy volume
of water, 1 which would overwhelm many
pumps. ; • . ,.!?> ,
President Mitchell was in telephonic
communication with' National Secretary-
Treasurer W. B. Wilson of the United
Mine Workers at Indianapolis to-day over
the situation in' the' West .Virginia soft
coal field. Mitchell said there was noth
ing to be given to the public at this time,
because he had not yet received full par.
ticulars of the situation in that region.
Eistrict Strike Leaders.
receives Satisfactory Reports From
Rumors are 'current to-night that an
effort will be made, to-morrow morning. to
start up the washery at . the Cranberry
colliery of 'A. 'Pardee & Co. and the No.
40 Lehigh Valley mine with non-union
men.-! Everything was quiet In this sec
tion to-day. Inducements are being of
fered to " striking anthracite miners to
work Jn the mines in British Columbia.
The: Lehigh Valley trainmen held a se
cret meeting here this afternoon and de
cided that ; they would .not handle any
coal mined in the collieries 'or: any soft
coal sent^ over the Hazleton division to
displace anthracite during', the continua
tion of ' the strike. They will continue
manning trains, carrying officers and dep
uties, and men recruited in the big cities,
if they axe : not imported; in such large
numbers as' to enable ;the companies to
resume the mining of coal with non-union
forces. • "-¦¦.'¦ : :v. : '-'' ¦¦::'. .
liery-to another. Some of the Lehigh Val
ley trainmen declined during the past two
days to fiandle these trains and crews
were recruited with some difficulty.
It is understood the company will not
nnV the men to continue doing this work,
but will "Send on the Lehigh Valley, to
take these special trains from one col-
Resolved. That owing to the strike of the
anthracite miners, we, the employes of the
Delaware Susquehanna • and Schuylklll, will
refuse to' handle any trains carrying deputies,
coal and lron^pollce or non-unionists during the
continuance of the present trouble.
HAZLETON, Pa., June 8.— At their
meeting at Freeland this afternoon the
employes of the Delaware, Susquehanna
and Sshuylkill- Railroad unanimously re
fused to handle any trains carrying spe
cial officers, deputies or nonAinlonists.
The following resolution, addressed to Su
perintedent Luther C. Smith of the road,
was* adopted:
or Non-Union Men.
Refuse to Transport Special Officers
f N.^VV., WASHINGTON, June 8.
8 —President Roosevelt is still
H carefully watching the coal
V - A strike. That official Washington
will take some recognition of
the situation now seems certain.
It is not impossible that a case may in
some form go up to the Attorney Gen
eral, as there is already ample evidence
taken by the officials of the Government
to show that a combination of roads
handling anthracite coal exists for the
purpose of controlling the price and out-
Jut. That this combination, formed and
operating in violation oi the Sherman
anti-trust law and the interstate com
merce law. is in a measure, responsible
for the present strike there is. no doubt
and it is in this connection that some
official action may be taken tending
toward forcing a settlement. n - artt +n
It becomes more and , more apparent to
the President and his advisers that _the
underlying, causes of the present -far-,
reaching difficulty are not immediate, but
go back to the combination of coal min
ing railroads. Such a combination was ¦<
found to exist by both the committee of
Congress, as far back as 1892. and by
the Industrial Commission in later years.
It was the conclusion of the Congressional
committee that the railroad companies
were parties to the combine to control the
output and to fix the prices of hard coal,
and that, moreover, the combination em
braced all roads connecting the anthra
cite coal fields with tide water. JTbe rIn
dustrial Commission followed th s y th ,
a thorough examination of the entire Bub
ject of railroad consolidation. '-*..„
That such a combination, harmful in its
effects on the consumer, has also brought
about . the situation leading up to the
present strike is now beginning to dawn
on the Government officiate, and it may
not be found impossible to reach the oper
ators through the Department of Justice
for violations of the common law m gen
eral, and the coal roads in particular.
The President to-day talked with Car
roll D. Wright, United States Commis
sioner of Labor, for some time regarding
the situation in the anthracite coal re
gion.- Mr. Wright came to Washington
at the reauest of the. President, who
wished to get his views on the question
and to discuss what might be done under
the law giving the Commissioner of
Labor the right to investigate affairs of
this kind and to collect information re
lating to them which may be reported to
the President or to Congress. Late in the
day Mr. Wright left Washington for New
His exact mission la not known here,
but the impression prevails that he is to
look into the differences between the
operators and the miners. .
ing complain that their. Houses are stoned
almost nightly.- The method is to gather*
a small body of men and boys and at a
signal send a storm of stones against ths
dwelling, breaking windows and frighten
ing the inmates.
lord Mayor Receives Sovereign in
State and Presents Sword of the
Metropolis in Formal
Says Application of His Method
Would Result in Tremendous
Economic and Industrial
Vast Throngs of Cheering
Subjects Line Route to
the Cathedral.
Collects and Stores Power-
Making. Fluids Contained
in Atmosphere.
Presiding at a concert, held on board the
Umbria last Friday night in aid of the
Liverpool Seaman's Orphanage, Reid said
that King Edward was following in' the
footsteps of his worthy mother, who ..was
always referred to in the United States
not as Queen Victoria, but simply as "the
Queen." He said also that the eyes of
the whole world were turned to King Ed
ward's coronation and that he hoped his
Majesty would live long: to follow in the
footsteps of his illustrious mother.
ings before the special embassy returns
to the United States.
Provided no hitch develops, such racers
as William K- Vanderbilt Jr. and Fox
hall Keene, famous for their driving in
foreign countries, will be prominent in the
contest. It is hoped that the entries will
include Alexander Winton of Cleveland,
the "father of speed tests" in this coun
try; E. R. Thomas, the former owner of
the Vanderbilt "White Ghost," now the
property of a Chicago enthusiast; Clar
ence W. Mackay, Jefferson Seligman, Al
fred C. Bostwick, John Jacob Astor, Al
fred Gwynne Vanderbilt and E. E. Brit
ton, who recently took Thomas A. Edson
for a record-breaking whirl. '.
CHICAGO, June 8.— Millionaires of Chi
cago and New York are planning to
startle the daring chauffeurs of France by
racing in automobiles from ocean to
ocean. Leaders in the auto world of Chi
cago are enthusiastic over the plan. It
was not generally known till last night
that a race from. New York to San Fran
cisco was in prospect. Though it was
first suggested here, secrecy was main
tained and few were aware that a virtual
challenge had been forwarded to New
York. While the details have not been
mapped out, it is believed the race will
be run this fall.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Run Will Be Made From New
York to This City by
Professor Hill Tells of Lax
Distribution of Relief
FJ R E SID ENT RO OS EVE L T is about totake a hand i n the strike situation in the an-
JL thracite coal region. Officials of the Government have collected ample evidence that a combina
tion of the railroads handling anthracite coal exists in defiance of the law, its purpose being to
control prices and output. These officials have traced back to. the .formation of this combine the un
derlying causes of the present conflict. betzveen labor and capital. Action by. the Government may come
in the shape of legal proceedings against the:combine' and it is believed to be the President's intention
to force an early settlement of the striked; ;i-y :'¦'-_; - • f.
The situation in the West Pirginia coalfields has become alarming. Operators continue to bring
innon-union men and tile strikers declare 'they will not permit the imported laborers to go to zvork. In
some districts guards armed with Winchesters are protecting the plants against strikers who threaten
trouble, and it zvould require, but a slight disturbance to start rioting and bloodshed.
Inventor Claims He Has
Made a Remarkable
Assists in Observance
of London's Day of
Crews of Fishing Boats
Off Martinique Are
Intend Speeding Across
Continent in Their
First Move May Be a Suit Against Railroads Handling the Anthracite
Output, Strong Evidence' Showing the. Existence of a Com
bination Formed to Control Prices and Limit the Supply
Call at Santa Fe ticket office, ttll Market
street, for Illustrated pamphlet and full par-
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an4 out of the Yosemite Valley is by way of
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. LAREDO. Tex., June 8.— A bullfight was
given' in the Plaza de Toros of Neuva;
Mexico, to-day, the unique feature" of
which was the successful performance ot
Romulas, the. famous Mexican wrestler,
who succeeded in throwing a wild- bull
from the San Lufspoti ranch. Romulas
grappled the bull and threw him at the
first attempt. . , '
Mexicans Enjoy a Bull Fight.
BRUSSELS, June 8.— Mr. Kruger de
clares that he will end his days in Hol
land. ' - . • -'••..
Kruger to Beinain in Exile.
Envoy Reid's first day In England was
a. busy one. It was nearly 4 o'clock this
morning before he arrived at Euston sta
tion, where the royal carriages, which had
been sent to convey him to Brooke House,
were in waiting. In spite of the hour J.
PJerpont Morgan Jr., Edmund Lincoln
Bailess of New York and William Wet
more, son of Senator Wetmore of Rhode
Island, who are secretaries to the special
embassy, were on the platform to greet '
the chief. Early In the day Lieutenant
Colonel Sir Fleetwood Edwards and Lieu
tenant Colonel Arthur Collins, *C. B.,
equerries assigned by King Edward to
the special embassy, called informally up
on Reid to pay their respects. The equer
ries placed their services at. his disposal
and conveyed to him their congratulations
upon bis arrival In London. These calls
were particularly pleasing, as officially the
fiuties of the equerries are not supposed
jo begin until later In the month, when
Held will formally begin his work.
.- Reid made an early call upon Joseph
H. Choate, the United States Embassador,
who returned the visit later In the day.
All the members of the United States
embassy also went to Brooke House dur
ing the day. as did the secretaries of the
special embassy. A number of personal
friends also called. This evening there
was a quiet family dinner at Brooke
House, at which Mrs. Cowles, wife of
Commander W. F." Cowles, formerly
naval attache to the United States em
bassy in London, was the only guest.
Reid said to-night: "There is really
nothing to say except that I: had a most
comfortable trip over and am looking for
ward with . considerable pleasure -to ful
filling my duties here./'
Reid's plans have hardly yet been de
termined., To-morrow he will "present his
credentials to Lord Lansdowne,.the.For
eign Secretary, and next Wednesday he
will dine with Mr. and Mrs. Choate upon
the occasion of their dinner to King Ed
ward and Queen Alexandra.. A 'number
of formal dinners have been ' arranged In
Reid's honor, while Brooke House itself
will be the scene of many brilliant gather-
LONDON. June 8.— Whitelaw Reid, the
special envoy of the United States to the
coronation of King Edward, -who arrived
at Queenstown yesterday on the Cunard
line Eteamer Umbrla, Is now comfortably
Bettled in the capacious Brooke House
here. .':~\
Lord Iiansdowne .To-Day.
He "Will Present His' Credentials to
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