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THE TIME TO BID
FOR AUTUMN TRADE IS
BUMMER IS YOUNG.
BUSINESS IS READY
TO REVIVK; IT JUST NEEDS
QUI KENIXG TOUCH
EIGHT l'AGES56 COLUMNS.
SCIIANTON, PA., SATURDAY MORNING. MAY 19, 1894.
TWO CEKTS A COPY.
THE TRIBUNE HAS A LARGER BONA FIDE CIRCULATION AMONG SCRANTON BUSINESS MEN THAN ANY OTHER MORNING PAPER
Many Lives Lost Along (he Shore of Lake j
THE TEMPEST LASTS 48 HOURS
Twenty-five or Thirty Men Exhausted
in the Storm -Heroic Working of
Life-saving Crews The Waves
Rolled Mountains High biennis of
Distress Drowned in Sight of Land.
Chicago, May 18.
A.KE MICHIGAN bus not been
lashed and churned for month
as she was today by the Bares
wind that hat been IWtsplng
iloWO from the north forthepast thirty
nix hours. Late tonight it in believed
that twelve or fifteen live have been
lost alon th shore oft this city, and
i!s suburbs. The only other point re
porting loss of life is jlilwiukee,wbere
six of tin schooner Cnmmlngt' crew
were drowned this afternoon bofore
they could be rescued by the life sav
H If a dozen tcbooners and smaller
craft have foundered oil this city dur
iugthedsy; a score or more are dis
mantle! and stove in, making an al
most hopeless tight against the gale
uud thu huge waves that every few
minntes swept over them, endangering
the lives of those who are still aboard
It bus been a day of heroic effort an I
gre.it Buffering for the life saving
crews scattered along the shore. At
least thirty vessels are anchored out
side the harbor waiting for the storm
to subside. All are more or less dam
aged and the siguals of distress that
have appeared among them from lime
to lira-' dnrin.' the day have kept
the life savers busy. Twenty-five
or thirty men hate been brought Id,
nil exhausted and sr. If- ring intensely
from the exposure and cold In several
places help arrived too late and a corpse
w.is fonnd among the half conscious
sailors who, benumbed by the cold and
unable to protect thennelves, were al
most beaten to death by the furious
SCENES OF HORROR
Scenes of borror that chilled tbe
blood of thousands of spectators were
enacted in tbe harbor for two miles
below the Illinois Central derot in the
early craning As the storm increased
in viol' nee daring the afternoon, the
waves grew mountain high, dashing
over the breakwater, deluging the
tracks and enveloping the p -iMng
truins with torrents of spray. Out in
tbe harbor a dozen three-matted
acboon'-rs. heavily laden with lumber
from Michigan, were ridinu at anchor
A few minutes after 4 o'clock three
of the nnmber hoisted siguals of dis
tress and citizens on liore telephoned
to the police and fire departments us
well as to the life saving station at
Jackson park. A few minutes later
the three-masted schooner Evening
Star, of this city, parted her chains
and came for the shore like a rocket.
She struck the heavy piling of tbe
br.-ak water and her timbers crashed
in hi though they were egg shells.
As the vessel strnck the six sailors
aboard jumps 1 for tbir lives. Five
landed ou a pile of scrap Iron, bnt tbe
sixth missed land by a couple of feet
and went down into the waves, Tbe
next moment a succession of monster
waves had cleaned the deck of thous
ands of pine planks which covered the
surface of the water and made any at
tempt to reseue the unfortunate men
Hi.rdly had she struck before another
t'.r r bad parted her ropes and
was coming ashore. This was the Jack
Thompson, also lumber laden. Sue
followed the pith of the Ktar and came
belm-on the previous unfortunate. The
shock precipitated into the. water the
heavy timber on the starboard side
and upon which tho five members of
the crew wero standing . Fonr of them
clang to a big plank, yelling at the top
of their voices for help. The fifth man
could not b seen for a moment, bnt
was finally discovered banging lv one
hand to a sparacinplo of hnudred
EFFORTS TO CAST A LINE.
Several unsuccessful efforts to cast
lines were made, but finally a rocket
was thrown across the raft and the
benumbed men were helped ashore.
The other members of the crew were
palled nsbore by some of the specta
tors. Shortly after 0 o'clock tbe two
master Murphy, lumber laden, came
HHoore within fifty yards of
tbe Thompson. She was driven
so close to the land that the crsw
had little difficulty in jumping ashore.
Another big three master which hud
been riding at anchor about a mile out
parted her chains and commenced to
COtne for the shore. I'.y this time fully
100.000 people lined tbe lake front for a
distance of a mile and tens of thous
ands more occupied the windows and
roofs of tbe private residences and flat
buildings that command a view of the
It was seen that eight men were
clinging to tbe rigging. The life
saving crew had made ready their Hues.
Tbe first rocket took effect and one by
one the men were brought ashore,
while tbe thousands made their voices
beard above the roar of the storm, One
of the crew was canght on the vessel
At 9 o'clock the schooner Myrtle was
seen drifting ashore, Six half frozsu
men wero clinging to tbe rigging. Tbe
life-saving crew was busy a wile away
at tbe other wrecks and could give no
; ssistnnce. The sailors were washed
overboard one by one in full view of
the tbonsands on the shore until but
one was left. He took off his clothes
during a lull in tbe storm and jumped
overboard, striking ont for the shore.
He had gone bnt a few yiirds, however,
when be was carried under by the
waves and did not re-appear. The
chojner foundered 200 feet off Thirty
Forty lives were saved by tbe srews
of tbe life saving boats and tbe tags of
the Chicago companies daring the day,
including the firemen.
ATTACKEO BV COLORED RUFFIANS.
A Ridley Woman' Assailant Chased by
Cttizons Aim-1 With Guns.
Chksteh, Pa, May 18 The hard
times have brought into existence a
number of villains who are burning
churches, houses and barns, holding up
anil choking Inoffensive citizena and
committing other depredations in this
The latest outrage comes from Rid
ley. Shortly sft-r 8 o'clock lust even
ing, while Airs. Hush was on her way
home, two necroes wlso we're following
her, overtook her in a lonely place and
threw their arms around her. She
creamed londly for help, but the vil
loins choked and then brutally kicked
Mrs. Hash's serein in were beard by
tbe neighbors, who went to her rescuo
Tho villaius fled, with tbe citizens in
hot pursuit. The pursuers were armed
with guns, Bnd, being hotly pressed,
the negroes dropped Mrs. Hash's grip,
winch she offered them if they would
release her, aud made their escape.
1 he woman was badly scared and
her Injuries are quite serious, the
brutes having kicked her unmerci
fully. She is now under the care of
Dr. John Derousse.
DON'S WEEKLY REVIEW.
Financial and Business Situation
About the Country The Out
look Not Encouraging.
S-m industries are clearly doing
better. For the first time in tunny
mouths the shipments of boots and
shoes from the east exceed those of the
corresponding wek last year, and
While the new orders are not very
promising and the msjority of fac
tories are doing about half as much as
usual, there is seuslble Improvement In
the demand for woman's goods Onc'i
more the sales of wool ar 2,000.000
pounds more than for the s ime period
Nlw York, May 18.-R O. Don &
Co'i weekly review of trude tomorrow
will say: The obstacles to improve
ment do not lessen. Tns strike of
coal miners and coke workers have not
OeaStd, but have caused tba stoppage
of numerous works this week, and era
barraauint to some railroads. Ths
conference at Cleveland exhibited
much anirrv feeling and wider differ
voces than had breu expected, and
seems to render agreement more dis
tant. Proceedings in the senate do not
indicate that the latest form of the
tariff revision has made speedy final
action more probable.
So real a calamity, th long strike of
nuners.results in bettor prices for B-'S-seiU'-r
iron, steel and many steel pro
ducts, end to iron making concerns of
the east partly compensates for the
overwhelming advantage which th-
Pittsburg and Ohio regions had ee
enred tn the fierce competition for
some months. Foundry and D'ill iron
ere in abundant supply, with IHtll
change in pries, and though tbe de
mand for finished goods is not large,
firmer pi ices appear where there might
be demoralization, if parts of tbe works
wero not forced to close.
In Chicago, also, the market has ben
the best for months, with structural
iron and plates stiffer. At Pittsburg
the demand has raised beisemer irou $8
per ton. Tbls week wbe.it touched
low water and the average or prices is
12.9 percent, lower than a year ago
Wheat has sold at 07 cents.
Customs receipts are again II-' r
cent, less than a year ago, aud iuternul
rovenne 7 per cent. less, Banks bold
lsrge reserves, bnt are sure to be called
upon for movement of crops, which
promises to be larger than last year.
The decrease In domtst'c trade rep
resented by clearings is per cent,
for the week. Imports continue about
a third smaller tnnn last year, not
withstanding large increase in sugar
and coffee, the decrease in other no r
chandise being vory heavy, and exports
again decreased for the week 11.5 per
cent Tbe liabilities of failures are
steadily Increasing woekly The fail
ures this week havo been 290 In the
United States against 217 last year, and
21 in Canada against 14 last year.
THE DRUG WAS FATAL
Man, Sunpoied to Be Bwlichmen'e Union
Cm.lal, Victim of Poisoners.
Chicago, May 18 A man inspected
to be William Slmsrott, treasurer of
the Switchmen's Mm in I Aid associa
tion, who has been missiug for several
davs, died to day from morphine
poisoning, snd liary Smith, with
several accomplices, bas been urrested
charged with administering the drug
The man was found in n saloon un
conscious, mid the police claim that
the Smith woman, with tbe aid of Maud
Stnallinau, Edna Ilrown, W. A. Mc
Kentia and Joseph li veil, dragged
his drinks and attempted to rob bim.
A strike of 600 men, who want more
wages, has closed tbe lube works at
An oil ran blew up in Pittsburg yester
day, fatally burning Mrs. Amu. Komunt
iky aud her infant.
A car containing 700.000 young shad ar
rived yesterday at the Delaware Water
(iap, where thoy will be dumped into thu
In tho hospital at l'lttsburg yesterday,
M .' u .T.alil.u I ' i . .. . i i ii 1 1 a i. I u I u..
.ii i . .iiiii. i .yijmp,,. nu i i iiuivinu
woman who had nursed James U. Blaine
when a baby, died.
Hundreds of Junior United American
mechanics paraded last night at York In
honor of the forty-first anniversary of the
rounding or tun oruor tnere.
Miss Annie Sides, of Reading, who suod
the Philadelphia and Heading railroad for
150.000 damages ns a result of Injuries re
ceived In the Rose Hon wreck, has com
promised ou M0W
Admirnl Walker has b-en tendered the
snperlntoudeucy of the Naval academy at
The navy department is having some
difficulty In securing efltciont powder for
its 13-inch onus.
Tbe agiicuHnral appropriation hill
passed tho bouse yesterday with a pro
vision to punish the publication of false
Congressman Fielder proposes to com
pel under penalty or. ao per uay per car
for failure tbe keeping in each Pullman
car oi a sale lor passengers' vaiuaoies,
Tho Bituminous Coil Famine Grows More
ENGLAND TO SEND OVER A SUPPLY
Railroads and Factories Are on Short
Allowance White Star and Cun
arders Not Affected, but Other
Lines Carry a Double Supply.
Ci.r.VKi.ANP. May 18.
TBE miners held a final consulta
tion today, at which they de
cided to continue the fight until
tbe operators agreed to restore
the old loale, President Mellride made
an address to the delegates, urging
tin m to use only poac -able means to
gain their end, oud to slrengthen
tiieir lines by extending organization
The miners will attempt to nrgnnize
the districts in Illinois. West Virginia,
and Pennsylvania, whero (be men are
atill working, and get them out, but In
the opinion of a leading Pennsylvania
operator this will takoao long that the
miners now idle will gradually go back
to work. At noon tbe miners ad
journed The situation in the bituminous c al
famine which prevails all over the
country Is unchanged tod iy, although
the decision of the striking turners to
continue their course, may, it is
thought here, have tho efleet of call
ing out other miners who have not
struck as yet.
Railroad and steamship men, and
also manufacturers, no longer seek tn
hide the fact that the c ul famine is
crippling them. In fact, the famine
has assumed the most serious propor
tions, and It has begun to be a ijnes
ttou whether many industries m iy not
be foiced to shut down for a lack of
fuel to help their furnaces going.
Within the past doten years, the
East particularly, has felt , from time to
time, the pinch resulting from a short
allowance of anthracite coal, bnt a
famine in bituminous coal has never
been experienced here before, and,
with the growth of machinery adapted
to the use of bituminous coal only.
consumers are at a lois wh it to do
On M iv 1. when it was thought that
the strike of the 200, i coal miners
wonld he at an end in a few days, and
the supply of bituminons co il had not
been so greatly reduced, bituminous
coal sold, delivered alongside of vessel
in New York harbor, for from U 60 to
ft&tt a ton. Today the same coal is sell
lug at from 3 t to $i a ton.
8TEAMSHII' urn amorm
Tbe steamship companies, particu
larly the Knglish line, whlcn burn
soft coal entirely because of Its cheap
ness as well as its great steam-making
qualities, have begun to prep ire for the
coal fauiiue anil, with thu exception of
the White Star and Canard lines, have
notified their borne oflioes to
have tbeir steamships loaded
with coal for both tbe west
ward and eastward voyage!, as the
agents said that they DOQld ir inteo
that a sufllient quantity of bituminous
coal could be purchased here to supply
the ueeds of their steamships for the
return voyage. As a eonseaoce,
many of the trans-Atlantic Itaauubipi
will carry their own coal from the
Other side for the whole voyage.
lint the railroads cannot simply tel
egraph to the other end of the line and
get fuel, and many railroad are cuttinc
down all extra trains, and running
only passenger, mail and baggage
trains. Thero was a report that the
New York Central had start'd using
hickory wood, but it was a trill- pro -mature.
The chief supply of bitumin mm no ii
at present is coining from the Virginia
region, where the colored miners re
fused to Strike, and a few small mines
In the Cumberland region. A' these
mines tho men are working night and
day. hut as New York alone uses about
50,000 tons a week, lb.) small amount
mined Is not suflicient to (supply one
half of tbe demand,
Wnen the full realization that there
was to be a coal famine dawned SJBOD
the large coal dealers of this city t liny
naturally began to Bgnra on tne cost
of importing coal enough to tide over,
anil the result lies been that at least
150,000 tons of English bituminous
coal will be shipped to New
York from Nova Scotia, Cardiff, Wales;
Newcastle and Liverpool inside of a
few weeks. Of this amount 80,000
tons have already beon bought at a
coat of $ I to f I o0 a ton laid down In
lb docks here, with IS cents duty and
transportation chargua paid.
e - i
THE SAME OLD GAME.
Bame Old Fsrniei; Ham Slick Confidence
Men; 9um. Wall.
LlMa, O. May 18 A couple of
strangers drove up to the house of John
Applin, n wealthy Wood county farm
er, and made him a proposition to buy
It was the old game of a deck of
cards, a roll of greenbacks, tho farmer
winning, lie went to the bank nnd
drew fl. 000 to prove to them that he
could put up that amount.
Tho money ho drew from the bank
end what he had won was put in a
When the farmer arrived home nnd
opened the box, he found tbe money
DEATH OF A JOCKEY.
His Fac, Head and B ndy Hanalad by
Louisville. Ky., May 18 Jockey
Frank (ioodale was killed In a horrihle
manner today in the second race. He
bad the mount of Julge Payne. There
were nino entries in the raoe aud all
got off bunched. They ran so until
the turn for tbe stretch when several
horses pulled out. The oaller had jast
reported "Judge Payne total by a
bead" when a big cloud of flnst ob
scured horses sud ri lore from view,
Jnlge Payne had stumbled and rolled
Two other horses ran over bin, plant
ing tbeir hoofs in his chest and abdo
men, while his face and head were hor
riidy mangled. It was seen nt once
that bis recovery was impossible and
he died in a few minutes, never re
gaining consciousness, (ioodale rode
Chant in the K-utncky Derby and was
In have had the samo mount in the
Clarke stakes. Ho was ono of the best
jockeys in the profession.
ROSS CASE DISMISSED.
U. 8. Attorney Hall R'qumte That
Proceedings Fe DrrPtV
PTTT8BUBO, May 18, i'ho famous
Jennie Roil ca?o, in whioli vory sensa
tional developments were promised,
wis dismissed in United States district
court today at the request of United
StntoH Attorney Hull. This suit was
ono brought by tho government ug linst
the Hons woman for mailing of ob
scene letters. Tho letters wore of tho
most depraved type and vile in their
character, in some instances threaten
ing. Mrs. Jennie Mott, of Scranton,
and a detective named Scanlon were
the recipients of most of them.
Une or two had been sent to United
states Commisssoner COtborn, of
Scranton, and to I'nitod States At
torney Hall. of this city. In
most cases they wero sig'iod with
Mrs. Mott'a name, Tho cano attracted
a groat deal of attention m liuly for tho
additional reason that at tb tune it
began Mrs. Mott whs mysteriously as
saulted at night on the street and bad
vitriol thrown in her face.
PAPA WOULDFIX THINGS.
Remarkable Ncrvo Displayed by a Bi
cycle Dude Arrested on a Serious
Charge at Stroudsburg.
fascial fn Pi Sevan oh Trihunt.
BTBOODfBUBa, Pa., May 18 A young
man who gives hie name as Clark K.
Lswsnn and who claims to hail from
Boston was arrested lo re today on the
charge of obtaining goods ni.der false
pretenses Tne charge was brought by
llenrv C. Later, a prominent dealer in
Lawson came here about two months
sgo aud represented himself a bicvele
agent. He soon bc known as n
swell who was being supported by u
rich father iu Boston sud it was an
essy matter for him to secure the At
tention of the fair young ladies of the
place. rr a time he was pretty reuu
lar in paying his bills, but of late ho
has foiled to meet his obligations.
On Wednesday be purcnaaatl from
llavls A Haggerty, jewelers, a plain
gold ring and watch an 1 presented a
check on the Union Snuare bank of
New York city. He aiao visite I the
carriage repository of Henry Lsbar
and pun bas-d a natural wood waunn
He gave Labar a similar chuck There
was no question of to ttv. Ktnnineas of
lbs onions' until they cams beck mark
ed no funds
Lawson takes his arrest rather coolly
and says he will fix things np. Young
Lawson claims that his father is a
member of tho firm of Lawson & Co.,
BoatOO varnish manufacturers,
Telegrams have been sent to Boston
aud other places to find out the truth
of Lawsou's statements.
Important Seielona Held at Saratoga
S.nAT'"i., May 18 The afternoon
tession.ofithe Presbyterian lieneral As
sembly was devoted aimoit entirely to
a supplemental rport or the commit
tee on church nnitv. Dr. J. seph T.
Smith, of Baltimora, who has
ditto ted the negotiations of the
committee as its chairman, with slim
lar committees from several of the
largest denominations In tbe country
linre 1S87 read n minority report, which
differed from tho majority report only
in tbe introductory statement. This
committee has lieen striving to secure
from the Protestant Episcopal church
an expression favorable to the es
tablishment of reciprocal relations
between the two. It is the general
opinion among tho Commissioners here
that much tune has beii wasted in the
matter, for they do not believe that the
general convention of the ProtOttMl
Episcopal church will authorize their
clergymen to exchange pulpits with
Other regulations of the committee
proposing ii federal council of all the
Pr"hyterian bodies in Amerisa was
agreed to, were OTdl red printed and
placed upon the docket. Tney will re
ceive attention soma day next week.
Elder William H. Worrall, of New
York, as chslrmau of the assembly
S.ibiiatli observance committee, pre
seated the annual report. The first
resolution advLed nil Christians to re
frain from patroniziug Sunday news
papers, street cars, amusements, etc.
In the discussion that followed. Rev.
Dr. Charles S. Ramsdell, of Wash
ington, staled that the failure
of the Columbian Fair Sundav closing
movement was duo to the inactivity
of President Hnrrison and his secretary
of the treasury, in executliig the law
passod by congress. ( )n motion of
Elder Sicrry. of New York, the work
of the commlttoe wus continued for
On motion theso reports were Binds
special order for tomorrow at 10
o'clock. Tbe debate on these resoln
tions promises to be long and lively.
Tonight two of the largest churches
are crowded by mass meetings, ono tbe
rally of the woman's home mission
committee, and tbe otbor in tbe inter
est of Sunday school work.
YOUNG BENEDICT'S DEATH.
Killed bv Fall of Rock In the Clear
Fprlng fh ift.
; ' hi to the Icrttnttin TYi'fmiie.
Pittston, Pa., May 18. John Clark,
aged 2ft, son of James Clark, of Oregon,
was instantly killed this afternoon in
the Clear Spring shaft by a fall of
Clark was married April 88 to Miss
WAFTED OVER THE SEAS.
Twelve thousand troops were reviewed
st Ahh r -not j tjueen Victoria.
A new white microbe is doing great
damage among wheat in northern France.
Over 200 London cab owners, it is said,
bave yielded to the demands of the strik
The . Dczcn Items Lelt on the List Dis
METALS AND MANUFACTURES NEXT
Progression Characterized Yester
day's Deliberations on the Measure.
Tho Legislation, Executive and Ju
dicial Appropriation Bill Taken Up
in the Committee Matters of Dock
ing Discussed Private Pension
Washington, d. c, May 18.
n VERY satisfactory rata of progres-
A sion on the tariff bill was struck
lr senate to-duy, and was
UU kept tin from noon till tho hour
of adjournment Tbe dozen items that
bid been left OOlObfdVla A Chemicals,
' ila and peintt on Thursday evening
were disposed of, sud schedule It- -earths,
crthoh ware and glusiiwaro
was taken np and , .ceded with toils
close. The next schedule is metals and
miinuf nctnres of iron and steel.
The resolution for the daily meeting
of the senato at 10 a m and for the
taking up of tbe tariff, bill at Id 110 was
agreed to, after a good deal ot discus
sion. In which Mr. Frye, Maine, said
that, in his opinion, all parliamentary
methods should be resorted to to defeat
the measure, but that lie had DO) been
able to get the Republican side of the
senate to take the eame vivw, Mr
Dolph, Oregon, protease I his readi
ness to unite with the senator trom
Mr Allison ilowai denied tbe exist
ence ot any Understanding on the He
publican side at to action on the bill,
and said that senators would act on
their individual judgments; and Mr.
Chandler (KtW Hampshire) warned
Democratic senators not to act on the
theory that there would be no filibus
tering UnioU the biil. When the
metal schedule was reacued tbe bill
went over for the dsy, and tho senate
st 0 o clock adjourned.
The first half hour of today's session
ot the bouse was speut in passing s
reaolutlon to give tbe committee on
railways and canals a cler'.:. That hav
ing been accomplished, tbe legislative,
executive aud Judicial appropriation
Mil was taken up in cummlitee of the
Tne bill carries as it DOBBtt from tbe
rommittee,totsl sppropriaiions offal,
DM (US, widen is 7tl,100 less than tbe
appropriation' for tbe current year,
snd l.3S3,88? leM than tbe estimates
furnisiiui the coiumitee. The total
number of sslaries provided for is 10.
110, which to 861 less than estimated
for and MB less than were provide I for
In the bill for the current year. Under
sn agreement reached by the lead-re
after ail hour's skirmishing, general
debate on the bill was closed at 5
o'clock and the bous voted to adjouru
The most of the afternoon was orcu
tned with discussion of the matter of
"doekiug" memben for absent days.
which took a wide range The occa
sion for the dtoeuaiOO was the notice
Iy Mr. Koatber (La ) of his intention
to move an amendment to the bill by
irbiob members absent on leave would
not t compelled to sulfur a deduction
At 5 o'clock the house took a recess
under the rules until 8 o'clock, the
evening session to lie for tbe consider
ation of private pension and relief bills
HARRIM AN UNLUCKY.
His Engagement wl'.h Anns Oould De
clared i S.
Nkw YoliK, May IS The marriage
engagement between Miss Anon Oould,
daughter of the Ulo Jay Oould, ami
Oliver Harrnuaii has been broken off
by mutual consent. The ressous that
have induced the young couple to cau
se! the engagement are so for unobtain
able. It is understood, however, that
they part with profound good will nnd
respect for each other
itln Gould is at present iu Paris,
where she went some time ago, It i
said, for the purpose of purchasing her
It Is understood that she will join her
brother Oeorge and family on tiieir ar
rival in Lurope, and travel with them
through France and Switzeiland this
summer, and that all will return to
America in the Atalanta in the fall,
SWARMS Of COXEVITES.
The Noithwett Overran with Oangs of
OltKKN KlVKlt, Wyo., May 18 -Ho
ports from northern Idaho state that
the country is flooded with hundreds of
Coxevites. Usilway lines are thronged
The United States marshals ssk for
additional troops to assist them iu
maintaining order. The Industrials
sre determined to go east, nnd are
ready to seize the first trains going in
that direction ,
A CCJX.V MENACE.
Six Hundred Industrials Threaten to
Join ( mar d'Alene Strikers.
liotsic, Ida., May 18 About fiOO
Coxeyits have reached tlio Ctour d'Al
ene mines and threaten to join tie
union miners ,in running out tho non
Oovtruor MrConnell is powerless to
render any assistance.
SHOT 10 KILL.
A Revengeful Dana Attempts to Murdor
Eohool Dlrrotar O'Brisn.
fit r. ml In Me Aeraiilon Innune.
Pittston. Msy 18, School Director
1. J. O'Brien, of North Main street,
bad a narrow escape from death yes
terday by an Italian laborer shooting
st him three times, but fortunately
without doing bim any injury.
The sbootloK occurred at the office
of Mr. O'Brien, who is employod us
outside ioreuiuu at the Newton Coal
company breakor, wntle ho was en
gaged issuing due bills to the men or
der his Cbsrge. The Italian, Tony
Manners by name, entered at this stag
of the proceedings, and without laying
a word, pulled o -.-ovolvor aud com
menced tiring. The balls entered M:.
O'Brien's clothing, bnt luckily missed
the flesh. As soon as Manners opened
fire Mr. O'Brien retaliated an bst
he could by letting drive
everything portable about the place
The Dago, finding his ammunition be
coming exhausted and seeing no visible ,
result! ot his mnrkmiinship, took to Ins
beela, closely pursued by Mr. O'Brien i
and others, and has not been seen since
The only motivo Mr. O'Brien can as
sign for the assault is the fsct of his
having discharged Manners sometime
ago for iiisolenoo nnd indolence.
Their Selz'd Train Detailed and Eight
'"Wealsra" Ii jured.
Simkank, Wash., Mav 18 Twenty
five " 'wealers" captured tin engine on
the Great Northern at Troy, Mont.,
and rode twenty-five miles to Atlanta.
'1 here the company had torn np the
track and the train was ditched. Eight
industrials wore iujured, one seriously.
All Were arrested nn 1 tuken toKslispe.
BIG FIRE AT HQNESDALE.
Tho Fair City Visited by a Disastrous
Fprrinltn the Scrimtnn IWSaaa
BotrtaPAlB, May 18. At :.' o'clock
this morning fire I roke out In toe Pa
ter block an 1 before it was finally put
out did considerable damage,
Tbo building to ft Urge, double fram
strocture, and was occupied on the hrst
floor by Charles Peterson, jeweler, 00
one side, in whose store is the Western
Union telegraph wlre, and on the
other by J. 11 Nielsen, toys and fancy
nrticleB and Mr Nielsen, millinery.
The second fl air is occupied bv tie
Exchange c!uh and the third floor I
lodge room. Undr the steps loading
to the lodge room the club hs a small
locker. The tire originated about tn SS
At 130 am. this morning the olob
room was vacatej and locked. Aii
then seeme 1 sale. Al 2 u m. a D da
ware and Hudson watchman psesed by
aud, sm-iliug smoke, looked about, bnt
saw nothing Sitting down on tbe op
posite side of the stre-f, he watched for
further developments. At 4 "i a man
came out of the hallway that leads to
the club and lodge rooms aud went up
At 8 80 p, m. Mr Bsnman, who livs
next to the Petersen block, detecte I
smoke in bis room, t ut for some mo
ments bonl I see nothing of tbe fire,
doing out in front, however.be saw
the fire blazing away in the lodge
rooms The cry of tire was raised and
at 3 40 the alarm sounded In a few
moments the firemen were on the
scene. It was raining hard sn I tier -were
f rt-ijuent flashes of llghtui'lg. For
blocks away the suioko was sufToca
tlng. The fire was brt attacked tnrough
the parlor of the Kichange club snd
from the main stairway, its centre
seemed to be at tbo head of tbe lodge
The back part of the iolge room was
entirely destroyed, and the room badly
t urned. The irou roofing held tbe fire
in. The Exchange club reading room
is wreck. Nearly everything In tbe
parlor, including tbe piano is de
stroyed or spoiled. The pool table is
scorched, and together with the biil-
l lard tables is badly soaked with water.
I he insurance i flice of O Y Lane was
more damaged by water tbsn tire
. Nearly the entire stock of F. B Milisen
'. ft wife was ruined by water A large
part of the j awelry and other property
of I 'barbs Petersen was taken from
the building to places of safety. The
parts ot the building not destroyed by
tire are thoroughly water-soaked.
Tbe origin of tbe fire is a mystery.
The stairway leading to the lodge room
forms a partition, separating tho read
ing room and parlor of the F.xchange
club. Curtains hang in either doorway.
If the tire bad originated under the
stairway it would naturally have eaten
its war into the parlor and burned out
the stairway walls Tne parlor is not
burned aud the walls only chsrred at
tho bottom Everything at the top is
burned out, showing clearly that the
Origid of the tiro was at the top of the
Tho insurance on the t -Hidings and
stock is as follows. Mrs Lottie Peter
en, Lane building, llsuman's agencv.
$1,000, Hussells agency, $1,800;
Charles Petersen, stock and fixtures,
Russell's agency, fl.Ois.); Mrs. J. A.
Kraft, building, Kusgell'e agency,
jl.odd. Batinisii's ,fi fl id. .1 B. Millson,
stock, Russell's agency, $800, B.iumaii's
agency, $1,000; Mrs. Millson, stock,
Baoman's, $300; Bxebanga club, liau
man'lj $800, G V. Lane's agency. IOO;
d. V. Line, ofios liitiues, Bautuan's
$ir0; Knights of Honor, $800, Para-
STRAY BUS OF HOME NEWS.
Howard Oould denies a report of on
gaKeinunt to Mi- Lulu Hopper.
For setting a do.eu tlret Tor fua, John
Gould. Aged lf, of pern, JInd., was sen
tenced to two years in prison.
Because Principal Hnriiot N. Haskett,
of Alton. UL, forbadegirl students to visit
John Uobertii' stole to get secret letters,
Roberts sues for e, 000 damages.
Congressman .hums. I. 1! Iden, of Syra
cuse, is tbe defendant in an appeal suit at
Albany involving tti,o(M,i00 worth of
Columbus, Toledo aud Hocking railroad
Because they refuse to produce the April
election ballots before tho grand jury,
Chicago election commissioners were lined
I, (sin each and committed to jail for con
tempt. Madge A. Birch, tho actress, who is
known on the stage ns Madge Dean, and
who plays the pint of Willie Orow In tho
"Trip to Chinatown," has beengrnntcd n
divorce from Actor Lionel E. Birch, whose
slngo uaiiie is Blair.
1 Washington, May 18. Fnrrcnst
I RAIN for " 1'rnnnilrania, for
I Saturday.' Bum (enpM and
I 1 Saturday niorninp;, probably fair
Saturday afttrnoon, rnucA roofer,
wtnrfs sMfiiio f no; fiii. nf. FM H'rifi-m
ftnnsyiMNM, rain in the rnrh wornimj,
probably sAoicers near the lakes Saturday,
cooler, north winds.
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