The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, April 11, 1894, Image 1

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Fire and Watsr
Are 110 deterrents to Serau
ton enterprise.
Pluck and Yitality
Kegard such misfortunes A3
mere incidents.
I IF Til
Beet Arouud a Figurative Caiap Fire In Elm
Park Cliuicli.
The Elmira Orator Brings Up Recol
lections of Old Times and Gives a
Realistic Recital of the Battle of
Pesaca Humor and Fun of Sher
man's March Through Georgia to
the Sea Veterans Join in Singing
Many Stirring Old War Songs Led
by the Regular Elm Park Choir.
At the Elm Park church last night
the Veteran association of the Wyom
ing conference Diet, mini; war hours
and tisteued to a recital by Colonel
Baiter, of Elmira, of reminiscence of
the late war, and particularly his vivid
(Inscription of tbe Battle of Pesaea.
Colonel Baxter ha not bwn inappro
priately dubbed "the silver tongued
orator of the southern tier." at was
evidenced by the frequent and hearty
applause accorded him by the audi
ence. In addition to fi laree number of
ministers of the conference and those
comprising; tin Vet-ran association,
there wore present many of the
laity, ladies, and Lieutenant Ezra
Griffin post, Grand Army of the Re
public, of this city, which attended
the meeting in a body and in full uni
form. Rev. O L. Soverson conducted the
meeting. Professor Carter presided at
the organ and the regular Elm Park
ciiurcn cnoir leu iu animus iui"
memorial war songs as "Marching
Through Georgia," "America." "Tent
ing on the Old Camp Ground, 1'ramp'
Tramp I Tramp! the Boys Are Marco
inir," "The Star Spangled Banner, '
Following a prayer ollered by Rjv.
Hiram G. Blair, of Castle Creek, N.Y .
the speaker of the evening was intro
duced by Rv. Mr. Sevarson. who in
brief but we'll chosen remarks also
sooke of the purposes of tue Veteran
Association of the Conference.
Colonel Baxter said :
It is a rare privilege to have a camp tire
onu sing tue out songs in sucn a uiagnin-
Mtit tumnlt. ilAilirntflil tn thH worshlD of
God to sing songs that once stirred our
souls and thrilled our hearts around carnp
fires that flickered on the eve of battle, per
haps. Again we can touch elbow to elbow
with ministers and others who shared their
blankets, marched beside us and drunk
from the same canteen containing water
of courfe.
The old camp fires are burned out, the
reveille sound i no more, the torts are cov
ered with weeds or gone to decay, the
fields once ploughed with shot and shell
are now covered wilh leaves and weeds;
where the boys in blue fell, bled and died,
blossoms sing fitting requiems above them.
Yet our our hearts thrill again as with a
grasp of hands we look into each others
faces and live over again the scenes of bat
tle and strife.
What personal benefits bave resulted
from tte tbroes of battle aud carnage?
There comes back a throng or weatuer
beaten veterans, trained by suffering for
a magnificent work before tb"m. The
miirhtv nroirfRH of onr conntrv has since
' been due to the training, discipline, pluck
and vim tbe boys brought borne with them.
Mine is not a set speech: it is one of the
unwritten histories. H win snow war,
first, the soldiers learned the principlo of
self-devotion to principle. All that the
heart held dear wife, home, tho rending
of heart-stringr-: was sicrificed when to
to the tune of "The Girl I Left Behind
Ale" the recruit marched away from borne.
The tnne had its meaning, that
tome otuer icnow miKiu net iuo gin.
Colonel Baiter then vividly por-
bis home at Arlington Heighta to de
cide whether his talents should be de
voted to tbe confederacy or the Union.
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name, ah soldiers
kore or less coi
rv sneakinif. they
courage when, flcura-
bared their breasts
weut into cattle. I never went into
. i t W I hi, Ml a'l.hllill n,i.,.lf
H v. llltr, mm, in. VI U.UI1VT.
i oh to meet it undismayed, is he of tut
or OI iLVHl .
will give you a feeble description of
my experiences on one Held of battle-
day previons we had neon rearing the pos
sibilities of tbe morrow, in the stillness
of the evening we sung such old songs as
we bave heard here tonight aud "Auld
Lang Syne," Home, Sweet Home" and
ilium' Ijttunr. 11 V luunru an hud oinia
nome were niso iuubiuk lumti uiiu our
kimaa moutini, narlmnu fur thn not. timn
ITatlt. in rhn mnrtiinir urlmn Mm litirrhi
sounded reveille, there was a cleaning of
eauiunients. rollinir of blankets, cookina
sounds for the assembly; wo fall in, the
lines form aud we emerge from the woods
ets come. Haiti come the command
nnillt'fw tt'ct li are c one had lina un nn
i or nnd every man whim with m t
A sheet of flame in the distance and the
HM im-!' .Ml , Dl nun ..i... mi ci i i ii 1 1 1 ! ll l
Oi varo MP ii ! oienuy, iiuw neiuiess IIS
uutuni uuuui i in ii vain i nn i nn uau.
Dluo spot appears on a young man's
on, nun -i tin I AS UnWn nrlMinn
en : they are falliug on right aud left, but
tin mo uiiu advances.
The hillside was soon covered with spots
f blue. Onr men lay in furrows und
T...1 i- 1 1 , . 1 1 1 1 1 1 t uunmiiil un utmnitv Wlm..
mill I'liiiin m 1 1 ii uuivii. i-iuini wu ivitir nil
tee), began to climb tha opposite slippery
1 IS10.C. 1 uo uuia inn ir.iw- in nil an
head cheers rent the air and we went
v Hmo. nn nnr. wort) nn mnnv t.irriPH
utled back.
Listen I With blood-curdling yells tbe
confederates DOOM from out tho wood ou
tbe fl ink and appear to break our linos,
but a New York battery in a cloud of dust
appears like a whirlwind and with unlim
bered pieces and baug, bang, bang, drives
them back. There are cries of auger from
the oppoelllg force, and tbe old I' tiiou cbeor
from our lines like the roar of a mighty
I n to tbe slops" we wont, the rebel
Works were scaled and llto old Hag waved
inside It goes ilowu in a whirl of smoke
but is matched from tbe baud of its dying
benrer and lifted aloft again. (Ivor the
ran. pin t our force poured and tin hattlo
was virtually won.
That night the Iter looked down on a
scene of suffering aud ho ror its a rebel
shell crasned tbrougli the treo tops cover
ing our wounded and dying. The bodies
of tut'ii and horseB lay almost piled about
our artillery pieces, and hordes of animals
were moving about ride: less and answer
ing unguided to an occasional bugle call.
After such a scene aud such a struggle
conies home to us that trite but true fay
ing "we love that most for which we suf
fer most." With us boys who fought for
the Hug. we loved It when we !!r.-t saw it,
I ought under it, bled tinder it, MTV others
bleed under it and love it because we suf
fered for it. It was a lesson taught to us
boys, a lesson taught to our fathers nnd
mothers who guve us over at our country'e
altar, and will, thank God, be perpetuated
in our children.
Of the many dark days some were offset
by such humor and fun as was experi
enced in Sherman's march through Ueor
gia to the sea. Foraging was usually al
lotted to a company of about thirty, which
was expected to obtain provisions for the
regiment. The party was usually mouuted,
but in such an ontlandish fashion as gave
a big, raw-boned horse to a short man or a
jack to a long, lean individual. Ten miles
on either side of tbe lino of march was for
aged. Often we would suing up an old
darkey once or twice to make bim revi'al
the hiding place in tbe swamp of his mas
tor s concealed provisions. After his con
fession he would join us as a coutraband.
During Colonel Baxter's recital of
the famous march to the eea he told
numerous comic.l war stories, which
are all the more appreciated when told
by an old soldier to men who have
Ven there themselves.
.Sme of tbe boys are getting old nnd
feeble and tottering. We should treat
them kindly, cheer them and make light
of their faults. I've beard peoplo say
some veterans don't desei ve to be well
treated because they drink. Do you
know what is gnawing at their hearts? An
unhealed wound, disease and many sleep
less nights should make yon kind to bim.
The unlortnnates are very largely of tbe
rank and file, who fought because they
loved their country nnd not for love of
glory. Treat them with kindness for the
great deeds they strove to accomplish.
Admirals Benham and Irwin to Be Re
tired Ne::t Week Many
Others to Follow.
Washington, April 10 This week
marks the retirement of two famous
naval heroes, Admirals Benham and
i r win the former readied tbe age
limit today and the latter reaches it on
Friday. The other noted retirements
of the vear are Commodore Joseph
Fyffe, commandant of the Boston uavy
yard, July go; Acting near Admiral 11
Erben, commanding the European
squadron, Sept. (1; Koar Admiral Ban
croft Gherardi, commandant of tbe
Brooklyn navy yard, Nov. 10. Tbo
tuft retirements in the navy dtiring
the year will be Chief Engineer J. v.
Moore, Mav 2-1; Chiet Luginear Alex
atuler Henderson, July 12; Chief En
gineer A. J. Kierstod, Dee. 'Jo; Pay
master A D. Bache, May 2d. I he
only retirement in the Marine Corps
will be that of Minor A. S Nicholson
on Nov. 5
The most important army retire
ment during the new year will be that
of Major General O. O. Howard, who
commands the department of tho east
with headquarters at Governors Is
land. He will celebrate his sixty
fourth birthday on Nov. 8 and will go
upon the retired list on that date. The
only other general officer who will re
tire during tho year is Commissary
General John V. Hawkinson, Sent. 28.
Rear Admiral Walker succeeds a 1-
miral Irwin at Honolulu and Admiral
Stanton takes charge of the South At
lantic squadron. Admiral Benham has
made his last year or service memor
able by his intervention in the inter
eats of Ainericau commrc after au
norseding Admiral Stanton at Rio. He
is n man of great determination, ability
and experience. In action he is cool,
though impetuons in attack. His war
record is a famous one.
Admiral Irwin was bom in Pittsburg,
April 15, 1888, and was a son of Wil
llam Wallace Irwin, who repreiented
his district in congress und afterward
went as minister to Denmara. At 10
ho entered the army nnd served witn
great distinction throughout the war.
The New J-ry Gnnator'-i Pro-nlie Set
tles a Bis; Strike.
Paterson, N. J.. April 10. The
strike of the employes of the Barbour
Flax Spinning company was eettled
this afternoon by Senator James Smith,
jr., of Newark, tie Held a conference
with tbe Harbours and a committoe of
tbe employee , ami told them he had
looked into the Qix tariff and saw no
reason why II .x should not be protected
as well as other textiles. He told Wil
liam Barbour that if the company
would pay its hands reasonable wages
ho would give assurances that tbe in
terests of the flax industry would bo
looked after, so far as tbe United States
senate was concerned.
William Barbour, president of the
company, said that was all he desired
and at once announced that the 10 per
cent, would be restcred to the bands
and the mills thrown topen on Wednes day,
when the 2000 operatives will re
turn to work. Senator Smith came
here unsolicited by either party.
He Mean to Defeat the Tariff Bill and
Sellavae He CSn.
Washington, April 10 - The general
opinion regarding Mr. Hill's spn-nli ou
the tariff is that it will not be eft'c tive
in B' curing uny modification of the
It is accepted as a declaration of war
and aa proof tbat be moans to dereat
the tariff bill if he can, and that he is
himself sufficiently assured as to tbe
siiffioisncy of the support he will have
in the tight.
Chapters of Interest to Menta of tbe Na
tional Guard.
Various Hints and Recommendations
of Importance to the Military Com
mander of the Third Brigade Speaks
of the Progress of His Men The
Knapsack and Blanket Detail Named.
Question ot Proper Rations Dis
cussed Dress Reform Unneces
sary. HARRI81JDBO, April 10.
Snowdeu in bis annual re
port for 1898 refers to the mo
bilization of the National
guard for the purpose of attending
President Cleveland's Inauguration,
and says: ''This movement again de
monstrated tho practicability of con
centrating the entire guard at any
feasible point in a very short time."
He speaks of the marked improvement
in the discipline and proficiency of the
several organizations and to tbe valu
able experience gained at HomesUad.
He is ot the opinion that fair, cnuip
meeting or picnic grounds near
a town do not afford for many reasons
that were evident last summer a de
sirable and suitable encampment alto.
Criticism is expressed of those ofiioers
who selected camp grounds too small
to allow their troops to form or exer
cise with comiort. He adds that
minor advantages ought to give way
to those which are essential.
General Snowden favors the alter
nating encampment, but thinks the
prctie of encamping to different or
ganizations and different arms of the
service together is liable to tax disci
pline anil fail to give experience to
commanding and stuff oificers.
General Wiler, commander of tbe
Second brigade, recommends a full
dress uuiform for officers, at least, to
be worn on ceremonial occasions.
General J. PS. Gobin, commander of
the Third brigade, speaks of the pro
gress and efficiency of his command
and to its participation in the inaug
ural parade at Washington, regarding
whioh he ssys: "Officers and men paid
fxborbitnnt prices for 'nferior rations,
as heretofore; submitted to unfounded
and malicious accusations of miscon
duct with their accustomed resigna
tion ; learned of the regulation demands
of corner grocery keepers for the pay
ment of articles never taken with ex
perienced serenity, and real the antici
pated criticism of reliable and veraci ous
newspapers with due humility.
"The only compensating features of
the occasion was the excellently disci
pline uncomplaining sacrifice of the
men us witnessed and commended by
thoir officers, and tbe cordiality and
friendship manifested by aimy and
navy officers, soldiers and men whose
opinions and judgment were unpreju
diced and fair."
He also urges strongly in this con
neclion tbat upon occasions of this
kind it is unjust to members of the
guard to require them to furnish their
own subsistence in addition to giving
their time. The subject of the sol
diers ration is carefully cousidirod and
is closed by recommending the adoption
of a hud schedule of nutritions aud
safe rations, which can be added to
when desirable; the discarding of all
cooking apparatus which cannot be
easily transported and used in the field,
and the permanent enlistment of cooks.
He is much pleased with the new
equipments and believes a dress uni
form uow unnecessary.
The following order was issued from
headquarters National Guard this
A board is hereby convened to meet at
the office of the adjutaut general at Ilar
risburg on Tuesday, April 17, 18H4, at 10
o'clock, a. m., to consider the adoption of
a new knapsack or blanket for the Na
tional Guard, and such othor business as
may be.brdught before it.
Detail for the board: Colonel Wendell
P. Bowan, Writ regiment; I 'olonel John
Biddle, Second regiment; Major Frank II.
Sweeney, inspector First brigrado; Lieut
enant. Colonel Oeorge O. Richards, Six
teenth regiment; Major William H. Davie,
Eighteenth regiment; Major James Mart
let t, Tenth regimeut; Colonel Frank J.
Mngee, Eighth regiment: Colonel Christo
pher O'Neil, Fourth regimeut; Captnin
James Moir, Company C. Thirteenth regi
Ten il. i Crime of a Jealous Lover Who
Also Cnme to Orlef.
New OhIiKans, La., April 10 A
special from Lake Cuarles, La., suys:
A serious shooting uttray took place
about eight miles below here .Sunday
night. R. G. Howard nnd wife live
ou a small island in the Culcusicn
river. They had a daughter about 10
years old. On Sunday Herbert L. Par
in went to Howard's house and wanted
to marry the girl. Howard would not
conseut. Later Parlin returned and
shot the girl's mother dead, fatally
wounding the girl and shooting her
The murderer escaped, but was cap
tured late yesterday afternoon. He
resisted arrest, aud was shot in order
to secure him. Uo Is slill living,
though perhaps fatally wounded.
Excltlna Occurrei ca nt la Old Kentucky.
Jumped Over the Footllahte.
Rochester, N. Y., April 10.- -The
performance "In Old Kentucky" at the
Lvcenm last evening was made doubly
exciting by the jumping of a horse
over the footlights into the orchestra at
the climax of tbo third net, represent
ing the close of a running race on the
Lexington track. The winning horse,
Craven Bess, ridden and well ridden
oy Miss Laura Burt, has a prominent
part in the play, is a regular member
of the company, used to thu stage. The
second nnd third horses were amateurs
hired for the night and ridden respect-
ively by two c isual small boys, George
U nnettand Harry Mills, neitner ex
pert riders. LJueen Bese Hew across
tbe stage all right and the audience
cheered. Then came George Bennett's
Frightened by the noise and glare,
the horse turned sharply toward the
the audience, leaped the hurdle nearly,
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Ilinuo HIIHIUIll 1UI kUS iiuiiin.iii. mm
crashed over into the orchestra. For
some cause the lights went out and the
rout ii. ion rails -d by the accident eame
near being made a panio by tho dark
ness. But the lights wore up again in
an instant, the people kept their places,
except those in the immediate vicinity
of tbo struggling house, aud the danger
was over.
The frightened animal crowded be
tween the flute player and the clar
ionet player, and stopped at the end of
tbe railing with botn feet in the bass
drum. His hoofs cut tbo electric
wires which feed the footlights, and
blinding dishes lit the scene of confu
sion in the orchestra. No one was se
riously injured.
Its Inventor Standa the Fire of Modern
R.ll'ee Wlthoat Injary.
Berlin, April 10. Tests, which
seem to be final in establishing its
value, have been made with the bullet
proof coat invented by Dawe, tho
Mannheim tailor. Sunday Count Von
Schonvaloff, tbe Russian ambassador,
fired two shots at Howe encuiei in bis
coat without injuring him in the least.
The supreme test however, was made
bv firing shots at hiui repeatedly from
one of tbe new German army rifles. He
sustained no injury. It is said that
Howe has been offered 3,000,000 marks
for bis invention by tho German gov
ernment. e
The Only Full Bloodvd Indian of the Fa
mous Trlba Dint.
Montreal, April 10. The last of the
pure-blooded Iroquois is dead at tbe
Indian village of Caughnawaga. The
name of the deceased was "Teiratassri
ake," which moans "Broken Knife."
All the remaining Indians of Caugh
nawaga have either French or Scottish
blood in their veins.
A Flood ot Mysterious Letters -Argu
ments on the Case Con
tinued Yesterday.
Washington, April 10.- There was
something ou foot in the circuit court
this morning, of which the spectators
did not receive the benefit. Judge
Bradley held a letMr in his hand when
the court met, in which lis seemed
deeply interrsted. iHe cnlled np to his
desk three of the counsel, Messrs. Car
lisle, Wilson nnd Lutterworth, exhib
ited the letter to them, and the four
put their heads together over the docu
ment for ten minutes. Then one of
the jurors was called up. and the con
sulfation was prolonged for ten min
utes mote, after Which Mr. Carlisle
took bis stand by the witness box and
picked up tbe thread of his argument.
It is thought that tho causo of the
conference was one of tho anonymous
letters which have poured in by bushels
upon all the court oificers and every
person interested in the trial.
Hardly a day passes but what Miss
Pollard is the recipient of offTS from
theatrical manager.), and even the dime
museums have an eye upon her. Most
of these communications are dispos ed
of by her lawyers and are never seen.
Another class of corr -spondence is sug
gestions from lawyers in all parts ot
the country. Some of these suggest
ions have beeu uiilizid and have
proved of value
At the close of Mr. Carlisle's speech,
which was a scathing arraignment ot
Colonel Breckinridge, Colonel Thomp
son stalled his argument tor the de
fense. To give the case to Miss Pollard, lie
said, would be necessary for the jury
to convict Mollis Spinglebsur, John
Brant, Hiram Kaufman, Aleck Julian
nnd Rankin Rossell and the defendant
himself with wilful and deliberate
The discrepancies between the testi
mony of the plaintiff and the bisters of
Charity at Norwood Foundling asylum
were told of liy Colonel Thompson who
said he would be willing to rest the
case on tbe testimony of these Sisters
against that of tho woman who said
she had dedicated her life to the de
Colonel Thompson embellished
speech with numerous anecdotes
did not mince words or phrases in
unsavory denunciation of tho plaintiff's
Malignant cholera is spreading rapidly
in Constantinople.
The German reiohitejj has adoptod a
commercial treaty with Uruguay.
Spain will ask the United Slates to
watch tbe movoineiits of Cuban refugees'
Scotch Unionists will refuse to sit on tbe
proposed Scotch llraud committee iritis
In a fight with mounted police, uonr
Madras, India, thirty-three .Moslems were
killed and many wounded,
William Astor Cbanler, the Amerlcati
explorer, will lead another expedition to
Mount Kenia, Africa, iu about six months.
Key. Bernard O'Reilly, bishop of the
Romiin Cutholic diocese of Liverpool.
Elizabeth GoengH, a nntive of Middle
town, I'm , at Indianapolis, I nil., HgeU i(H
At Fermlngton, Conn., Edward Norton,
aged 70, tbo Urn importer of Ouernsovs to
Rev. Dr. William M. Thomson, nuthor
of "Tho Land and the Book," and for forty
five years n ini-siouary in Asia Mluor, at
Donv er. agju ST.
Ksnsan labor leaders nro Btarting a
presidential boom for Judge Caldwell be
cause of his I'tiioli PuciUc decision.
Pennsylvania iron tnon bave leased the
Oregon Iron company's plant at Oswogo,
Ore., and will erect rolling mills.
lnvestlzation of (lorge Hetts' sudden
death at Birmingham, Ala., showed polt on
in the stomach, and his wife is suspected
of the raurdor.
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IIWII auuueii mwi men sianu la au
press Messenger.
A Rock Island Train Halted by Masked
Road Apents Who Demand the En
trance to the Express CarUpon
Refusal, They Blow Ud tho Car with
Dynamite The Messenger Then
Opens Fire Upon the Robbers, Who
Retreat After One of Their Number
Has Been Killed.
Pond Creek, O, T., April 10.
n S the south hound train No. 1 on
A tho Rock Island was approaching
'' the Arkansas river, four miles
UU south of here at 11 o'clock last
night, a masked robber boarded the
engine, which was running slowly as
nsunl in approaching the bridge at this
point, and levelling two revolvers at
the engineer's head, he commanded
him to stop the train. The engineer at
first made a show of resistance, but
the threatening attitude of the robber
overcame any desire he might have
hnd to guard the company's property.
As soon as the train stopped several
other masked robbers, the actual num
ber is not known, made for the express
Jack Harmon, the Wells-Fargo ex
press messenger, realizing tbat an at
tempted robbery was being perpetrated.
quickly picked up his revolver and
stood at the car door ready to meet the
onslaught of the bandits. Wheh the
latter ranched the car they and the
messenger commensed to parley as to
whether the door should be opened or
not, Harmon finally positively declined
to open up.
the robbers then placed a slick of
dynamite under the car and an explo
sion followed which tore open the
whole side of tbe car. After tbe explo
sion one of the robbers approached the
car ns toon as he was seen by Messen
ger Harmon, tbe latter opened fire and
killed the robber instantly.
As soon ns the other bandits saw the
game was up they attempted to retreat.
out Harmon followed them, keeping up
a continuous fusilade, and suceeded iu
wounding another of the gang. The
injnred mnn fell in bis tracks, but the
others managed to get away, it is
thought, however, that some of tuem
have been seriously wounded. The
train men then pisked up tbe dead and
wounded robbers aud, after placing
them aboard the train, returned to
Pond Creek.
Neither of the men have been identi
fi'd. Some of the citizens believe them
to be members ot the Dalton gang
The sheriff was summoned at once
upon the arrival of the train, a posse
was quickly organized and thu couutry
is heiug scoured for the outlaws.
Express Uessanger Harmon would
not say what sum of money wes on the
train. It is believed that the robbers
had information that the train carried
a large uuionnt.
He Urges Corbett to Make Definite Ar
rangements for a Fight.
CHICAGO, April 10 Peter Jackson
yesterday sent a long letter to James
J. Corbett, asking him to make some
definite arrangemonts for their fight
before Corbett sails for England. Ja9k
son offers to fight in June, July or Au
gust, 1804, for theside wager of $10,000
a side, the fight to lie private,
not over twenty men being present
and these to be a representa
tive ot the Associated press,
seconds, referees, timekeepers and five
or six friends of each man. He offers
to fight before the National Sporting
club, of London, or, in tne event of it
being impossible to arrange for a fin
ish coulest, to box twenty rouuds. the
man having the best of it to be declared
the winner of the side wnger and purse,
or. if Corbett prefers, no knockout no
In conclusion, Jackson says tbat if
Corbett is satisfied to leave the ques
tion of superiority between them un
settled, he will turn his attention to
some other business and retire from
tbe ring.
Jackson's propositions are open for
Corbett's consideration and final action
for thirty days.
Unknown Man's Bcdy Found with a
Fractured Skull.
NORRIBTOWlt, Pa., April 9. There
nre indications that an unknown man
whose body was discovered in the
Schuylkill en mil at Swedeland by Lock
tender Jacob Richards today, was
murdered. The body, which came
through the gules as Itiohards opened
tbe wickets, una a fractured skull, a
badly bruised and discolored left leg
and other marks of -violence. It is tbat
ot a bald, smooth faced man about DO
years old, and will probably be diffi
cult to identify on account of tbe de
composition that has set in.
Only one arm of the victim is in a
sleeve of tho coat. It is believed that
the man was in tho aet of putting the
garment on or pulling it off when he
received hie death blow aud was cast
into the canal.
President MuBrldt Ecoree Secretary
Hnvea of tho KnlRhta of Labor.
Columbub, O., April 10. -The na
tional of tbe United Mino Workers of
America was called to order this morn
ing by President HcBride, who im
mediately read bis annual address. He
criticized severely Hecretury John W.
Haycs.of the Knights of Liibor, who he
eatd had been guilty of dishonesty and
untruthfulness iu the matter ot the
amalgamation of the National district
assembly Knights of Lubor with the
United Mine Workers thr.'e years ago,
when be repreaented that the national
assembly bad '.'2,0(10 members. As a
matter of fact it, had ouly 7.000 and
now bus ouly 4,415, He said tho elec-
tiou committee of tbe Knights of La
bor ought to remove Hayee at once,
and it it did not the national district
assembly members should withdraw
from it.
McBride's utterance upon the wage
usstion fully bears out tbe reports
tbat a strike of national propositions is
10 roilOW this meeting. Said he; "The
time bas come for a general advance of
wages all along the line. Many opera-
tore will readily grant it, but we must
allow no work anywhere until the
scale is paid every where. Old meth
ods will not do now. We must act as
a unit."
Every sontoncs here was punetuated
with tremendous applause, showing
tbe feeling of the delegates. There are
now 185 delegates present representing
meal assemblies aud entitled to
cast 400 votsa. Other delegates are ex
pected to arrive.
Martin Wyokoff a Whereabout Are
a Mystery.
Bloomsburo, N. J.. April 10. The
whereabouts of ex-Senator Martin
Wyokoff, who left Asbury ou Thursday
last, leaving about gXi.OOO worth of
unsettled accounts, is still a mystery to
the people or the surronndiug country.
tlis friends deny all knowledge of his
Tbe villagers believe, however, that
he is in biding and will stay away un
til matters of business can be ar
ranged. The records show tbat chattel
mortgages have been giveu to the
friends of Wyckofr by himsolf, cover
iug all of his available property.
Fire TJlsooverad in the Basnment of the
Capitol at Harrlaburg.
Haiirisburo. Pa., April 10. Fire ws
discovered in the document rooms of
the house in the basement of the capi-
toi this aftetnooti and for a while
things were very serious.
The firemen succeeded iu subduing
the tlames after a stubborn fight, dur
ing which the floors of the committee
rooms in the main building had to be
torn up. The loss will reach .jOO.
Oaa Child Burned to Death In a Palrie
Gutrie, Okla., April 10 -A cyolone
east of here swept a large area of farm
ing country.
A dosen buildings were destroyed
aud several people injured. The 4 year
old son of George Greenaway was cre
mated and two other children badly
burnod in a prairie fire.
Coxeyites Are Ahead of Time Cold
Day for Industrials
UmONTOWN, Pa., April 10. For the
first time since its initial march from
Massillou, the Coxey commonweal
army is storm-stayed. A terrible storm
raged all night ou the mouutains near
Camp Abraham Lincoln, at Mountain
View park, and kept tne men under
shelter. It was almost impossible to
got out, and today uo abatement is no
ticeable. At 0 o'clock this morning Chief Mar
shal Browne issued General Order No.
10, declaring the day's inarcu off. He
slates that the army has two days' ex
tra time, and will spend one here. The
day will be spent iu stocking tne com
missariat. The ofiioers are about town
today collecting provisious and cloth
ing. It is expsot that about, a tuu of
food will bo secured. The experleuces
of this storm have lrighteued tbe lead
ers more or l- is. aud ttiey want to
make all preparations possible for the
week's tup through the mountains.
The horses, twenty iu number, are iu
bad slinpo, but will be conside.-ably
rested by today's halt. ,
The men are very comfortably housed
iu a ball at tbe camp, aud are anxious
to remaiu over to-day.
Reno, Nev., April 10. The citizens
have ordered the dutacnmeiit of the in
dustrial army now in town to move on,
aud will arrest the leaders if the men
do not leave.
HIGHLAND, III, April 10. General
Frye's industrial army. 1)00 iu number,
reached tins place last evening, walk
ing on the railroad track. The city has
sent a wagon loud of provisious to the
It cost jT'.l,0?5.30to run Schuylkill county
last mouth,
Albert J. Barr is tube surveyor of cus
toms, district of l'ittsbtrg.
School Tax Collector W. V. Schwoyer, of
Richmond township, Llerks county, disap
peared leaving a uoto uyiug he couldn't
get back ?.' be had loaned.
Au ex newspaper man aud lawyer, Frank
L. Murphy, of ReHdiug, bus been bound
over to the federal court for tho forgery of
a postal mouey order for ISO.
Coal aud Iron police are ou the trail ot
Mabauoy i'lauu roubera, who abaudouud a
satchel coutaiuing $tNji: in postage Btumps,
and who are supposed to have looted mauy
country postofuces.
The chairman of tho Wyoming couhty
Republican committee, Elmer Brown, was
sworn in last night as county commis
sioner after a mmiinderstaudiiig had left
him oil' the ticket aud a bitter factional
light developed.
The supreme court has decided that
lager beer is not a "spirituous liquor."
Mr. Walsh, the newly appointed sen
ator from Georgia, was sworn iu yester
day. The senate has conlirmed the nomination
of Edward L, Smith to be postmuster at
Towatula, I'a.
Comptroller ICckols will address Boston
bankers on Thursday night aud Providence
bankers ou Saturday night.
Proposals for stnmped envelopos will bo
re -advertised for, Postmaster General Bis
sell havlUK decided that tho recently
opened bids wore illegal.
Washington, April 10. Fore
eastor Wtdntaddy: For BkuUrn
f'eiiuMfiariK. cotiiii, n ith colli
Nortniostl winds, Incoming uoH
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which we have added to our stock
we oiler for one week :
"Our Own"
50c. Corset at
The Union 75c. Corset
Thomson Dollar Corset
Among our New Corsets we meu
"Her Majesty's,"
(Princess of Wales Co.)
"The Sonnette,"
Especially for slender forinsj
besides the well-known styles,
The P. D., R. & G. Thomp
son Glove Fitting,
The C. P. A., La Sirene to
Ferris Good Sense, &c.
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Maltese Cross
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over their pure hasd that one sale Is sure to
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