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0 SCRANTON BUSINESS MEN
ECHOES OF THE
What the Debs Movement His C it the Coua
tiy at LarD(.
EOCK-ISLAND LOSES A MILLION
Tho Business of the California
Fruit Growers Is Almost Entirely
Ruined Perishablo Freight Scat
tered About the Country Ten
Lives Are Known to Have Been
Lost in the Conflicts Merchants
Everywhere Injured by Delay in
Chicago, July 15.
OW that the rui roa Is Br Retting
their tri.tlb in shapo and busi
ness iu ussumiug its normal con
dition souu' speculation hi to tho
erst of the great strike to the rmlro (li
and others in Chicago alone may ho iu
t-r.stiiiy. All the general umuutr
eau sny at present is that tliey huvo
iusufiieient data to lazird an opinion
that couhl he relied npm. Urged t"
El ilce n guess one of them tonight said
tho ln-s of t tie roads wonl d reicti ut
l'ii!t $5,000,000 and might no us high lis
fS.000.000. lie declined to permit the
us.' of his mm, however, us the father
Of the random opinion.
It will probuoly be Many weeks be
foro the uiumiijers can seiiure figures
for u detailed report. Many things
mutt be taken into consideration. Tne
loss occasioned by buspsuded traffic
will bo the largest item, bat the de
struction of property will be by no
means a small out1.
Nearly COO Pan Hmdle cars were de
Btroyod "in on bl.izi and of this num
ber ninety-eight ate now known to
Lave contuined merchandise. Ic will
le uecessary to learn from the shippers'
invoices just what those ninety-uiht
cars contained before any computation
cf loss can bo made, and that will take
much time. Within the city limits
tower boasts have been burned and
tracks torn up. Damage has been done
iu many railroad sin pi und euoruious
urns expnued in Amending tiits roads
ROCK ISLAND LOSES $1,000. 000.
General Manager St, John, of the
Itock Island road, said yesterday that
the total losses to his company over
their entlr line would probably be not
far from $t 000,000. Counsel for many
of the railroads are already at work
drawing up claims for financial To
dress from the county of Cook and tho
city of Chicago, but figures are hard to
KM at. tjonoortou action on inn line
will be taken by the general managers
at an early date.
As an outcome of the strike anil its
disastrous effects upon the interests of
eonimissiou men ot houtb water street,
the South Water Street Commsrcial
club has called a meeting t formulate
a plan of action in rvusrd to claims
auaiiist the railroad companies. A
committee has been nppoiutod to have
present at the meeting all actual deal
ers und receivers, shippers, brokers,
cold storage and railroad uiin interest
ed iu the tra le anil ciuiuis. I; is esti
mated on the street that the claims
will aggreg.t.) 500,000 and that the
lenses of the commission mm, direct
nd indirect, could not be a cent lets
CALIFORNIA FRUIT TRADE SUFFERS.
The effect on ths California frnit
trade has been moot disastrous. The
first car of California fruit to move
eastward in twelve days started yester
day. In the four days precediug the
Fourth of July there were ninety cirs
of bananas en route to tjhicsgo, a large
portion of which never reached here.
Another great cause of Ions was that
outside shippers got the idea taut there
wusgoiug to be a famine hero and they
b;:nn to rush in perishable froight
that never reached Chisago dealers mid
which is now scattered ull over the
country, a dead loss.
One prominent dealer was usk-id to
nicht as to wiia. legal standing the
claims to be nittde would have. "I
wus in New York " ho sail), "during
the troubles of 1877. W shipped west
a car load of lemons which were de
stroyed at Pittsburg. Tie consignee
never received a dollar from the rail
road company, but we sued him and
and bo paid our bill. Possibly
that will be the cash with the
claims bore. I am Batisfldd that
over $1,000,000 bus been lost, but
Ism not sutistird how (be railroads are
to be compelled to pay for consignments
which rotted on the trucks. At tho
time of the strike thoy had in foroo
two contraots, one with the Pullman
fompany and one with the merchants.
It Was a question with thetu which
contract tliey should keep. They de
cided in favor of Pullman and now
their attitude toward the losses of tho
merchants is to bo determined,"
TEN L1VKS LOST.
Wbila the list of casualties resulting
iu Josses oi me ana peronal injury
diroctly chargeable to tue strike and
consequent riots is not so extensive as a
casual render ol tne newspapers would
suppose, tho number of victims is largo
euoU'n to matte a very serious showing
In Chicago and vicinity, including
Hammond, eight, and indirectly, ten
lives wore lost, ths victims being killed
outright or afterward dying of
their injuries, while the number of
woundod, as far as reported, was forty
one. The sh-ddlng of blood riojjan
Julv 2, when Deputy JMurshnil Logan
was slightly stabbed while fighting h
mob ut Blue Island, July 5, when tho
riots at the stock yarns began, Howard
O'Neill und Antonio llopp were wound
e by policemen.
W. E. Anslin and Frank Udess wero
wonuded July 6 by n mnrshal nt K?n
sington, and Peter Schwartz, n flagman
ut the Pan Handle and Wisconsin Cen
trul junction, was nearly boBten to
death by rioters, Herbert Letters, it
striking switchman, was shot and killed
by Mr 8. J. Lob imms, whose husband, a
Turlington firemen, bad been assaulted
by Letters at tho corner of Eighteenth
street oinl Odklev sveuue Julv 5
The battle at Forty-ninth aud Loomis
streets took place July 7. Ths number
of cusnalities resulting from that will
ntver bo known, as many of the wound
ed were at once taken to their homes
and uo report was made of their injur
ies. As far as uncurtained tue dead
were John Burke, Charles Obr and
Thomas Jaokiuau. The injured among
the rioters numbered fifteen and among
tue militia four.
Th same tiav, during a riot at the
ran Handlo crossing at Twenty-second
street, Joseph Warzowsky was killed
by a deputy marshal, ami Martha
Bach, a spectator or the disturbance at
Aahlsud avenue and Sixteenth Btreet,
ws killed by a stray bullet from a po
At Hnmmoud. July 8. soldiers of the
United States army iired their first
offensive shots east of the Mississippi
river for many yours, killing Cburlos
Fleischer and wounding W. II. Camp-
IMI und Victor Djuttneer. Patriclf
O'Connor was shot und killed by un
Illinois militia private at the corner of
New berry avenue and Twelfth street,
July 13. W. Snckrnn. a striking
teamster, was shot by Uudolph Soliolle,
a driver, whom he w;is trying to pull
from tho seat or Ins waon at tno cor
ner of Meagher aud Jrffwrson streets.
GltlCUN MEN CAl'SK TliOUllLE.
The solliiiou of last Thursday on the
Wisconsin CVnlral tracks, thought to
brt changeable to a now engineer unno
quaiuled with the road, eauscd the
ceatli of J. IS Bristol and w. A. Pross
aud the serious iniury of Andrew Blues
aud Atiftustiue Wriitht, ail deputy mar
sUals. A green switch man on the same
road ws responsible for a wreck Fri
day in which Thomas Murphy, Frank
Smith and Juiues Foley were badly
At least nine, and probably ton lives
have bseu lost throughout the west
ontslde of Chicigo. Four of these
three soldiers und uu engineer by
the intentional wrecking of a truiu
at Sicrimento C.vl. Two rioters
were killed later by tho troops.
Two men were killad at Snrinir
Valley, III., by the lire of soldiers, and
it u thought there was a third victim
buried secretly. A non-union switch
inun killed a union man at Minneapo
lis, anun., yesterday.
Federation of Labor Jc'.ns Strike.
Ciiicaqo. July 15 The trades and
labor ussembly which coutrols all
labor organizations in Cook county
Hfliliuted with the American Feder
ation of Labor together with several
outside organizations, in all over 103 -000
men resolved this afternoon to sup
port the American Railway union
under all circumstances.
THE DEPUTIES PAY ROLL.
Over Three Thousand Men Mustered
Under United States Marshal
CriTCAno Jnlv 13 Chief TWnt.ir
United States Marshal Donnelly and a
force or twenty -live deputies were on
n-s-jrve at the government building
dnrtdV the dnv. bnt no call for thoir
services whs received. Lite lastnkht
Chairman Eirnn, of the General Man
agers' association, made a renuinition
for tsn meu for service at the yard of
the Chicago and Western Indiana road
at Forty seventh street at 7 a. m., and
for six men nt tho Erie yards at the
same hour. The foroe reported at the
Polk street denot at 0 a. m. and left
half an hour later for the points des-
Reports were received from fh mpn
tbatthev had been renuired to nrntnet
dead freight in its movements eastward
and that the work had been accom
plished without trouble. A big crowd,
assembled at each eud of the yard, but
no attempt was made to attack the
nmrshals or to interfere with ths dis
patch of the trains.
Clerks in the office of United States
mnrshal Arnold were busily engaged
today in tabulating the total nf denn.
ties to whom the oath had been ad
ministered since the inauguration nf
the trouble. Marshal Arnold was sur
prised when the last of the stubs, witb
thi seal attached, was numbered
3.403. "That is a small armv in It
self," be said, "and big enough for any
Of tun lot, 2,000 were railroad men,
wntebmen and other sworn In an nni.
cial d-puties at the request of the vari
ous ruuroau cotnpsnios and on wlioao
account co per dioni will be charged to
the govern m -int. This leaves in the
neighborliool of l,4u0 men to be paid
at (he rate of $3 50 pjr day and ex
penses, and for terms of service raug
ing from six to seventeen days.
The total coat of the service rendered
from the marshal's offlao has not yet
been calcnlated. An txuminatlon of
the corami'-'sion stubs developed the
fact that quite a number of deputies
wero sworn in nt the re
quest of the agents of steam
ship docks, sky-scraping buildings
nnd big wholesale aud retail build
ings. This indicates the existence,
during the thickest of the troubles of
the under enrreut of alarm on the part
of local capitalists and business men
that was not permitted to appear on
the surface at the time, but which
would undoubtedly have intensified
the existing upprolmnsion.
STATE LEAGUE MEETING.
A Sucoessor to trepidant M.jers Will
Lancaster, Pa., July 15. The man
agers of the State Base Ball league met
hero tonight iu special session to ar
range a new schedule and elect a suc
cessor to President Meyers, of Harris
burg. Managers Witmer, of Reading, and
Humon, of llnzluton, are candidates
for president, bnt Secretary Diddlo
bock may be chosen to fill tho Dosition.
In addition to a hot fignt over the new
scneauie, a proposition to equally di
vide tho gate receipts will be warmly
GREAT CONVNTION CLOSES.
Th. Christian Endeavor Muting a
Clovoland a Piteous.
Clkvkland, O.. July 15 Thethir
teenth annual convention of the Society
for Christian Endeavor closed tonight.,
It has been the greatest convention
ever held by the society, both in point
of number and in the interest mani
fested in its meetings. The total reg
istration reached 40,000 of which 18,-
vuu came irom points outside of Ohio,
HARD LUES FOR
A Poisibility That tho fauro M.ij Yet Bo
Talked to Death.
JS3JECTGRS LOADED FOR DEBATE
In Caso the Conference Reinstates
the Objectionablo Features, Con
servative Democratsln tha Senato
Will Unito with Republicans and
Prolong the Pow Wow Until tho
Close of the Session The Anti-Option
Bill Will Also Be Soothed in tho
Same Manner if Presented Meas
ures Considrced by tho House.
Washington. July 15.
cTpnE senate has made such rapid 1
U progress with the appropriation
bills that it is qnito possible the
close of the week will see all
tho departments of the govornmont
provided for for the preseut fiscal year.
When this resist has been accomplish
ed the tniuority will occupy a posi
tion of singular' advantage in regard
to the conference reports on tho
tariir. Should those features of the
house till to which tho "conservative"
Democrats and the Republicans most
objeoe, be re-lnstutcd in the conference
report, it will be in their power to s:iy
"well, now, gentlemen, we are quite
ready to vote to adjourn ortostuy hero
und discuis this mutter until the fourth
of next March if need bo, nnd there is
no rule by which you oau shut oil do
bate or compel the adoption of a con
ference report which does uot concede
something to our views."
If, after th appropriation bills aro
disposed of, the Republicans in both
senate aud house should combine' to
brouk a quorum, it is doubtfnl whether
the Democrats would be able without
extraordinary effort to hold their forces
together and to command sufficient
votes to adopt the conference report.
Some of the more uggressive Republi
can opponents of the tariff bill are al
ready hinting at tho possibility of such
a contingency arising. But the better
opinion seems to be that some kind of
an adjustment will be arrived at. Au
gust 10 is the date which one of tho
conferees names as the time when he
hopes to see the bill signed by the pres
ident. The anti-option bill was talked to
death iu the senate iu the last congress
und it will meet with equally strong
opposition if culled up for senate action
at tlm session. Almost as much oppo
sition would await tho bill to forfeit
unearned railroad land grants which
the house passed last week.
DAYLIGHT IN THE HOUSE.
The managers of the house think
tbev see daylight ahead, nnd so far as
measures of general interest and impor
tance are concerned the present week
will put them ull out of the way. To
morrow will be given to the considera
tion of Representative Bii ley's bill for
a uniform system ot bankruptcy, the
vote on its passage to be taken at 4 30
Nine bills have been selocted by the
committee for presentation, but mani
festly it will be impossible to consider
them all. One of these which is con
sidored of much importance is that to
establish a system of salaries for the
marshals, clerks and attorneys of
United States courts, and abolishing
the practice of paying fees. The bill is
in some means an ontcoine of an inves
tigation into th- reported abuses of of
fioiale of the United Slates courts iu
Massachusetts and Alabama.
Wednesday will be given to the com
mittee on military affairs to clear the
more important bills, the passage of
which has been recommended. The
probabilities are that before the week
closes the bill to nruond the interstate
commerce act so as to permit the rail
road companies to arrauge freight and
passenger pools will be culled up. Con
siderable opposition to the hill has
beon expressed. Unless the friends of
the measure will consent to strike the
provision permitting appeals to be
taken from the rulings of the inter
state commeree commission, it is
doubtful that the bill will pass.
The House of a Colored Laborer Wrecked
IlARRisnuno, July 15 A colored
employe of the Pennsylvania Steel
works named Wnite went to Ponxeut
awney last week to take a striker's
place in the coal mines, He was warn
ed that bis honso would be blown up
if bo went, but he paid no attention to
At an early hour this mornina a dy
nauiits cup witb a fuse attached was
placed outside a window of bis house
and the place was wrecked. No clue
to the porpotrators of the outrage.
HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN MAYOR.
Yet Bernhard Qontsob Preferred to Die
by Hie Own Hand.
Buffalo, N. Y.. July 15. Bernhard
F. (ion well, an old and prominent citi
zen, committed suicide today by shoot
iug himself through the head. He was
appointed postmaster four years ago
by President Harrison and only two
weeks ago relinquished the oifice to his
successor, Howard LI. linker.
It was generally believed that Mr.
Gentsch would have been the Republi
can choice for mayor this fall.
FIRE IN SAN FRANCISCO.
Twenty Dwelling: are Destroyed and
Two Children Cremated.
Ban Francisco. July 15. Twenty
small dwellings were destroyed and
two human lives lost yesterday in a Are
on North Beach. Nearly nil the build
Inge on tne block bounded by Broad'
way, Leavenworth. Joni-s and Glover
streets wore wined out of existence,
Those bouses were the homes of very
poor families, some ot whom lost every
The property loss is estimated at
$50,000. After the lire the two little
sons of E. Loidi'i'ko, aged Sand 4 years,
were missed. Their bodies were found
burned to a crisp.
HEAD END COLLISION.
Two Engines Wreokod und an Eoitineer
Louisville, Ky., July 15 Apassen
r train south-bound on the Louis
ville and Nashville, und it froighl train
north-bound, clime together in a head
nd collision ut Oolesbnrg, Ky., lust
light. Both engines werx wrecked, and
Jnginwr Frank Dudley, of this city,
wus killed, and 1' ireiiiiin McCormtck
None of the pnssongors were hurt.
though badly Bhaken up. Tho accident
wus the result of a inisundorfltanding
' orders ou the purt of tho dead en
CHOLERA PLAGUE IN CHINA.
The Disease Spreading Throughout tho
Klnudcm with Fearful K-sults.
Tacoma. WiisIi., July 15. Advices
received hy the Northern Pacific steam
ship Victoria from Hong Kong Buy
that cholera is spreading throughout the
Chinese empire and that the govern
ment officials fete suppressing the nuin-
uc ui uoiiiun.
In Canton alone Chinamen say that
40.01) deaths have occurred.
MEXICAN BAIL ROBBERS.
Investigation by the FcuUl Department
Rivaalo Q i"r S'.uto of Affairs.
City of Mexico, July 15 Tho of
ficial investigation which the govern
ment has been conducting the lust f"w
days into the uiliirs of the posit filce
department of this city and other purls
of the republic, bus revoalod a start
ling condition of i.ff tirs und there will
be a wholes il weeding out of the dis
honest employes in the service in dif
ferent purts of Mexico.
it bus been shown that the local post-
ofllco has been systematically robbed of
sums of money which In the aggregate
nuount to over f 100, 000. The shortage
of the postmaster, M'innl Mava,
amounts to over $50,000, und that of
tho cashier of the olaue amounts to
ubont if 11 000, Six emploves of the
city postal bureau buve also been ar
rested, investigation showing that their
shortage umounts to a considerable
sum, but the exact amount has not
been made publie.
1 he investigation is being extended
to all parts of the Republic, with tho
result already that big shortages have
been discovered in no less than tbrco
of the largo post cilices outside of this
city. Post M ister Nava, of this city,
is still a fugitive from justice. :
THE BSiaa HAS WEALTH.
Officer! Claim to Have Flinty of Honey
to Carry on the Strike.
Chicago, 111., July 15. There is ab
solutely no truth in the report that the
American Railway union is bankrupt
uud from present indications there is
no probability of such a thing occurr
ing. Instead the organization is in a
flourishing condmou financially.
A promlneut ouicer of the American
Railway union today mu le an estimate
of the running expenses of the office
lores at ?400 a week. The larirest tele
graph bill for one day was $500, and
the association has been accumulating
money for oyer a year. For the month
of June the receipts ar. headquarters for
does alone wore over $10,000. One day's
receipts for the du s this mouth, Been
by a reporter for the United Press,
footed up nearly $1,000 As tho local
lodges cover tho incidental exponues
and tho general assesr-m"tit is coming
in at the ruto of S5.000 a week, the
officers of the order say tliey are in a
bettor couuition financially than ever
to proceed with the strike.
THEY WILL STAND BY DEBS.
Califorui-1 Trainmen Resolve to
Until the Sirike Is Over.
Oakland, Cala., July 15. The locol
branch of the American liailway union
has adopted resolutions deprecating all
acts of violence and calling on all mem
bers of the union to retrain from inter
fering with train servioe in every way
except that ot moral suasion in trying
to induce now mon not to work. The
following dispatch was received toduy
by President Roberts from Sacramento
"Mass meeting of train service men
agreed to stand by th American Rail
way union and E V. Dobs to the last."
This means, Roberts says, that the
conductors, onglnoers, nrsmou and ull
trainmen nt Sucramonto have resolved
not to go to work until tho strike is
MISCHIEF AT CHICAGO.
Rloteia Open Swltohes and Throw
Traine on Sidings.
Chicago, July 15. Rioters ennsod
trouble lust night in the hvlt line yard
ut 21st and Wallace streets They
threw switches leading from tho West
ern Iudiana main tracks into the
yards, and two freight trains went
from tho main tracK into the sidings
before the engineers discovered their
No darnnge was done, but the track
was blocked for some time. After
wards switches at several points in the
yard were thrown, nnd for several
honrs the road was tied up.
STRIKERS WRECK A TRAIN.
Thirty Freight Cara Dash Iuto a Brew
Indianapolis, Ind., July 15, At 1.30
this morning a freight train of thirty
cars standing on un incline switch on
the Pennsylvania track wus cut looso
by strikers and ran down at a terrific
speed into tho Home brewing compa
ny's stables, causing a complete wreck
of both the train and stables. Une uoz
en brewery wagons were demolished,
and the teams or Horses were ataugn
The loss to the brewery in addition
to that of the railroad company will
be many thousands of dollars.
HEARD OVER THE CABLE.
Dr. John Williams, the Wolsh physician
who confine I the Duchess or ifork, has
been mauo a baronet.
The French police ; at Corsich, acting on
inrormatlun from the Hal lan police, ar-
rested at liastlu the anarchist Lucchesl,
who is supposed to Id tho assassin of tho
tiegliorn editor, ttfuseppe Uandl. Liuc
cuesi comes vuai uuseyer saw nanui.
no ronce system 01 iroy, w. i., siiaKen dv i
a Ssarchlug Investigation.
PROTECTION FREELY PURCHASED
Drop Fifty Dollars Into the Copper's
Pocket and Pull Out a Permit to
Violate All the Law You Want To.
Some Interesting Revelations Into
the Municipal Affairs of the City
Where Robert Ross Was Murdered
While Fighting Fraud at the Polls.
Special 1a the Fcranion Tnbuim.
Thoy.'N. Y., July 15.
THERE was prosecuted in this
city last week, by a special com
mitttee of state senutori, an in
quiry scarcely less interesting
u its way than whs the famous prob-
n t; of the Lcxow committee into the
official rottuimoBs of Taunnuny-ridden
Uotiium. While it concerns directly
only the cltiz-.'iis of Troy, it indirectly
concerns all who nra in favor of honest
municipal government aud who do not
lelieve that the policemen whom tax
payers are taxed to support should get
their incomes in part from blackmail
ed keepers of gambling places, dis-
reputaLlj saloons uud bouses of HI ro
pute. The testimony began on Wednesday,
nnd may be well summarized in the
following language from the Troy
Duily Times, a journal whose campaign
for law and order, spurred on by the
wanton assnsssuation lust spring by a
Murphy maciiiuo tool of u reputable
Republican watcher ut the pollB, Rob
ert Ros., is iu many particulars unsur
passed in American journalism: "It
was shown, snvs the limes, "that dis
orderly houses nourish by favor of the
lolico hud because of liberality in do.il-
ng with tl;09 officials. Business in
terests with influence at luadqnurters
have used that influence to protect
the disreputable houses dealing iu
their goods. Dive keepers who were
urrested found no difficulty in eucuring
bail on payment of a generous bonus to
a. friend of the police. One man was
forced nndur threut of being closed np
to purohnse of the superintendent of
police at an exorbitant price a piano
ong since past us day ot usefulness.
Payments wore made for licens'S to
811 liquor winch were never issued.
Disorderly houses were shown to bs
open on July 4, although the public
bus the word of the superintendent
of polico that all such places wero
closed permanently weeks ugo. At
other dates since the closing order was
so ostentatiously promulgated a deteo-
live found a large nutubur of the pro
hibited class of places running in semi
"In one or two cases witnesses testi
fied to payments which they under
stood provided for police protection,
uud nearly every witness who had kept
a disorderly house snowed that tho
police had a fondness for borrowing
imuii sums wmon tney never returned,
In one instance, according to the testi
innuy. tho police aided in a job to gt
$70 from the inmates of a disorderly
house, tnklug unit ol It as a reward.
Police tfllcers wore accustomed to stoti
nt these places, whether on duty or not.
One wituess charged an other with
robbing a muu whom be took to an
alleged hotel on Kiyer street, aud
money which tho man left in the care
of the hotel keeper was taken by the
police and never returned.
"Some cf the most dnjiiaging cvi
dence was given by the clerk of the ex
cise board. He said that the board was
not allowed to issue licenses to disor
derly houses, aud he theu admitted
taking $.( each irom a long list of
keepers of such places, the money go
ing to the 'charity' fund, whatever that
may be. lie supposed the excise
board knew all about tho transactions.
us no secret wus made of them, and at
last be confessed that he made the col
lections -without authority of lnw.
That tho police looked upon these as
sessinenls ss permits is shown by their
fullnro to eloee tue houses which could
produce a receipt from the clerk of the
excise board, it should be borne in
mind that this system of special polico
license is teetlued to, not by a disitmn
tied keeper of a disorderly house, but
by a paid official of a city department.
LAW MU5AKER9 AS POLICEMEN.
"In some cases the testimony of wit
nesses was not as free ns their prelum
nsry statements. Counsel for the
committee found the reason in the fact
that police officials had citllod upon the
witnesses aud threatened them with
punishment if thev dared tell all tliey
know. A3 in New York, the police
thought to buflta inquiry by
bulldozing. Tliey succeeded in
part, but they failed to suppress all
the damaging evidence. It was clearly
established in spite of the threats
that the keeper of a disoederly house
could obtuln 'protection' by paying $50
for a license which never was Issued,
by buying his beer of a certain firm, and
bis cigars of another, by contributing
freely for presents fur police oltlcers,
and by lending polico officers money on
application and never asking the re
turn of the loan. It Hppears.also.thst iu
dictment for crime or misdemeanor
constitute) no bur to availability us a
police officer. The records show tlmt
eleven members or the loroe Have Ueeu
Indicted for various offenses without in
the least interfering with their work
as alleged guardians of the peace,
The Benute special investigation into
Troy affairs lasted only a day and one
half, being then adjourned to await
the preparation of evidence along a
now line: but in that brief time suf
ficient Tacts were proved to wiirraut
the conclusion that the official rotten
ness which exiBts iu the eity governed
by agents of Jutted States Senator
Edward Murphy differs iu dimensions
tmt not in prluoiple from that which
charncterizvs the administration of the
affairs of New York oity under the
system nntil recently ciiptslnad by
Senator Murphy's bosom friend and
politicul oopurtner, the Honorable
Richard W. Ctoker.
mum in i
VOLUNUEK WAR VETERANS.
They Organize a FlourUhlug NuW Scot
ety in Ltzjrne County.
Wilkes-Darke, July 15. Last night
Coionels Jacobs und Russel, of Ilazle
ton, in Mi moriul hull, organized tho
local branch of a new organization of
veterans. It is called the Union Veter
un Legion, and seventy 8'ven charter
members are unrolled, it do ia not ad
mit to membership any druftoa men,
substitutes or thirty duy men, in fact
it does not admit any who did not en-
ist as volunteers during the first two
years of the war. Enlistment eubse
sequent, to the draft of July, 1S03, does
not qualify for membership. In pur-
icse und scope it is almost identical
with the Grand Army of the Repnbllc,
nit It is more stringent in its require
uunts as to membership.
Among the charter members of the
Wilkek-Barre lodge lire Colonel R.
Bruce Rick"tts, Colonel Samuel H.
Sturdvvunt. Colonel U. A. Laycock,
Colonel George N It' ichard, Colonel
E. B. Beaumont, Captain J. W, Gil
christ, Captain II. M. Gordon, Captain
Li. Y. Marcy, Captain Byron C. Davis,
Captuin Sylvester D, Rhodes, Captain
S. F. Bossurd, Captain A. M. Fell. Cap
tuin John D. Colviu, Captain C. H.
Gresb, Captuin John Robinson, Major
S. B. Siurdevaut, Lieutenunt John N.
Joimor and many others.
PERSIA PROVOKES Pitt
An Italian Wounds Ten Persons with
His Revolver at a Hazloton
Hazleton, Pa , July 15. While at
tending a pienic nt Laudmueeor's park
last night, Mike Roamau, an Italian,
was knocked down on the dancing
fl.'or. Giovr.nnl Perna, a countryman,
instantly drow his revolver. The plat
form was tneu erowded with men and
women who were forming to tiike part
in the dunce. Pern;firtd point blank
at Bei jamin Faucock, the ball hitting
him iu the nick. I tie dancers brokj
into u panic. Pornn, thinking, he was
about to be attacked, began bring right
and left, nuptyiug bis revolver of fiv
It is known that ten persons wen
wounded. As far as cau be learned
their names are Beujamin Fancock,
shot in the neck; Clifford Minnick,
shot in the thigh; T. Williams, col
ored, shot in the leg; J. Matthews,
shot in the b-g; William Kukeland,
shot in the knee. A 15-year-old boy
namsd Cook was Bhot in tho side and
un unknown woman was shot in the
As rem a reached the exit a crowd of
frenzied men sprang npon him and
kicked and elubbed him without
uieroy. The cry of "lynch him," wus
heard and taken up immediately.
Messengers went in search of rope aud
the threat would have been carried out
but for the timely arrival of a con
stable accompauied by a number of
cooler headed citizene. The mob,
however, fought against giving up the
prisoner aud before the officer suc
ceeded in reaching him he was nearly
kicked to death, lne prisoner w.is
given a hearing today aud held in $1,000
WORK OF AMERICAN WHEELMEN.
Z mmerman abd Wheeler Win More
Paris. Julv 16. The American
wheelmen did fine work at the Velo
drome. De La Seine today. Harry
Wheeler was second in the race for the
Leige prize, which wus won by Louvnt
I he match between Zimmerman and
Burden, which wus tue event of the
day, wus won iu fi:io style by the Amer
In tho first p irt of one mile Zimmer
man finished fivt lengths in the lead.
Barden gave up the eecoud heat of five
uiilfsjatter covering but two, and Zim
merman covered the rest of tin ground
uloue. His time for the total distance
was 11 minutes 59 2-5 seconds. Zim
meriuuu won easily iu the final heat.
Iu the raco for the Valenciennes
prizj of 2,000 metres Hurry Wheeler
finished second. The tuudeiu race of
five kilometres was won by Antony
and Farmau, with Crooks and Foasier
A Brooklyn Man Cracks the Skull of
His Unruly Son.
Brooklyn, N. Y., July 15 Daniel
Hagun, 10 years old, is in the Norwe
gian hospital with a fractured skull,
the result of a blow given him by bis
father early this moruingi Late lust
night Daniel cama home drunk. He
abused his father, who could not re
taliate ns tho sou is much larger and
stronger than ho. After Daniel find
threatened his father harm, be went
Into bis bedroom aud went to sleep
ou the iloor.
After be had beon asleep several
hours the old man crept in and struck
him for the head with a piece of irou
pipe, fracturing his skull. He then
left tho bouse und has not yet been ar
rested, Daniel was taken to the bos
pilul und will probably die. Hagun
was urrested later iu the day.
INCOME TfX REVENUE.
Interesting Estimates Given
Wcrtbiniiton C. Ford.
Washington. July 15. Investigo
tions made by T. Worthiugton C. Ford,
chief of the bureau of statlstijs,
treasury department, led hiin to con
clude that the "possible" revenue un
der the income tax provision of the
tariff bill, will range from $13,000,000
a yoar at tbe lowest poiut.to 30,000,000
ut tho highest point.
That is the opening statement of a
compilation he bus made of the prob
able results of the bill to whieh is at
tached some complex tables bearing ou
tho subject, "t also conclude," he
says, "that iu the first year of its
operation the lowest rather than the
highest possibility will be attaiued. "
Washington. July 15. Fortcnst
for Monday: For Eastern I 'enn-
Auvfiiiiii. imrilu nlnmhi nnnln tn
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era iVniisuiiania, partly cloudy, probable
showtrs in southern portion, cooler in
Bvulliern portion, variable windi.
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Throe Spacials in
29, 33 and 50c. each.
Threo Specials in
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Two Special in
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Three Specials in
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From 10c. each up.
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