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Sale Now On
MAY IK WEEKS
Agony at the Twin Shaft Will
Doubtless Be Prolonged
for Many Days.
PROGRESS CONTINUES SLOW
The Use of Dynamite Suggested but
toe Idea Was Not Approved Why
the Work Is So Slow Interview
with a Rescuer Relief for the
Widows and Orphans How Occu
pying Much Attention.
yesterday held out no new hopes for
the entombed men at the Twin shaft ut
I'ittston. Relatives of the victims still
cling to the faint hope that pome of
them may be rescued alive, but all oth
ers have ceased to even think of this
happy possibility. ' There Hre doubts
and grave ones, too, regrettable to say,
as to the recovery of the bodies.
Prom the present outlook they will be
recovered in the course of several weeks
maybe, but there is no telling but that
the present progress, slow as It Is, may
be Impeded altogether at any moment.
The chances are that it won't, and as
the company says it will prosecute the
rescue work us long us it has u dollar
or a man at Its command. It Is to be
hoped that ut least the bodies will not
forever repose in their unmurked and
STORV OF THE DAY'.
Progress of the Tuuiu-ling Continue
to He Slow but Steady.
Yesterday was the quietest of the
five anxious day at the Twin shuft.
Fewer people surrounded the ropes than
on any previous day and nothing oc
curred that would lend to raise, or
depress the hopes of the sorrow-sti Icken
The only thing that created any stir
during the duy was the proposition to
use dynamite to split the rocks which
Impede the pusascway. General Man
ager Law und Secretary Fuller held a
consultation on the matter and then
called up President Patterson, who Is
in Philadelphia, to secure his opinion.
He advises thut they be guided In the
mater by Inspector McDonald so It was
left to his discretion. The latter says
it is very risky to use explosives us the
concussion Is sure to bring down more
of the roof und possibly cause a big
fill!. It Is also a question, he says,
whether better time can be made by
using dynamite for while the cutting
will be forced faster the time required
for cleaning away the additional debris
that will be brought down by the blast
will equal the time gained In cutting.
For the present at least the use of ex
plosives will not be given further con
Without the use of explosives the
work must necessarily continue to be
slow and discouraging. The average
rate of progress reached Wednesday
fifteen Inches un hour Is the best
thut the rescuers could report yester
day. F.xact measurements were taken
at 3 o'clock yesterday nnd it was found
that the tunnel has been pushed
feet down the slope leaving 723 feet yet
tn be traveled before the foot Is reached
and nt least a. thousand feet to where
the bodies are expel led to be recovered.
I'nlesK some clear spaces are struck,
which Is hardly probable, it will take
a month or so to reach the bodies.
The ditliculty and danger of the work
of the rescuers can not easily be realized
by anyone who has not witnessed the
operations. There are always over fifty
men in a shift but only four men can be
worked in cutting th pasageway. These
four work for u half hour nnd give way
to another quurtette, who In another
half hour are relieved by the first and so
on for eight hours, the length of the
The advance quartette works ahead
of the tunnel and all the others are em
ployed In protecting them. Some are
timbering, others driving mules, others
carrying supplies, others tending at the
foot, others watching bad places and a
putrol of fire bosses keeps a continual
lookout for gases. The width of the
tunnel will scarcely admit a single car
and In order that the road behind them
may not be blockaded the debris Is load
ed on top of the car and the ends are
taken out so that the four advance men
can quickly crawl out of dunger.
GOVERNOR TAKES ACTION.
Wants an Investigation of the Cause
of the Calamity Mnde.
Governor Hastings, at Ilarrlsburg,
yesterday, addressed a letter to Mine
Inspectors Edward Roderick, of Scran
ton; William Stein, Shenandoah, and
Edward iirunni.fi, Shamokin, as fol
lows: Gentlemen: The newspapers of the last
few days have been (Hied with accounts
of a terrible accident occurring last Hun
day at the Twin shaft mine, at Plttston,
causing a heavy loss of life.
- It s u public duty to fully Investigate ca
tastrophes of this churacter. In order thut
the causes which produce Buch loss of life
may be fully determined, and the Inquiry
as to whether such casualties may be pre
vented, fully considered and decided.
There Is no provision of law by whlen
the executive department in authorized
to call upon you. In your official capacity
to go upon the ground and conduct such
an Investigation as might furnish a'solu
llon to tha two inquiries, Just referred to
I would, however, respectfully requett
that you should meet at Plttston at the
Continued on Page J
WAS A SCRUB RACE.
llut the Yale Men M on Alter an Ex
Henley, July 2. Late tills evening
four of the Yule crew and four of the
Henley Bout club had a race over halt
the course, u distance of 1.1 On yards.
The bouts got away to a splendid
start. The Englishmen pulled a
st lunger stroke tliun the Americans ut
the beginning of the race, und their
boat was In the lead for a quarter of
the distance. The Yule men, however.
Were gradually creeping up on them
und when the quarter was completed
the bows of the bouts were ubout even.
The Americans were working together
in line stylo and soon began to slowly
forge ahead of their opponents. When
three-quarters of the distance had been
completed the Yale men were half a
length to the good. Here the Henley
four made a spurt und the ruce was an
exciting one to the tlnish.
The Americans met the spurt hand
somely and continued to forge ahead
inch by Inch until the bow of their bout
showed well in front of the Henley
bout. Both crews were pulling their
best, but the Kiic.lishmen could not dec-reuse
the advantage the Americans
had gained, "u the contrary, the lat
ter kept gulnlng, though almost im
perceptibly, und when tm y went over
the finishing line they Were four feet In
WITH SIMPLE SERVICES.
Funeral nt' Mr. Harriet Ilcechcr
Hartford, Conn., July 2. The funeral
of Mrs. Harriet Beeeher Stowe was held
at her late home on Forest street, this
city, at 3 oclock this afternoon. The
services Were of the simplest character.
Scripture selections were read by the
Kev. J. 1C. Twhhell, or this city, and
the Kev. Charles T. Weltzel. assistant
pastor of Plymouth church, Brooklyn,
und prayer was offered by the Kev.
l'YunclH Goodwin, of this city. A mule
quurtette sang "Nearer My God to
Thee" und Mrs. Stowe's hymn "The
oilier World." The body reposed In a
cusl.et covered with sjlver gray broad
cloth which rested on a bank of ferns
and flowers. The countenance had re
covered much of Mrs. Stowe's younger
There were present besides the lm
mediute family and friends In this city
Air. Henry Wurd Beeeher, Alujor
James B. Pond, Kev. Samuel Scoville,
of Stamford, suu-ln-law of Henry Wurd
Itecchcr, and Freeman Allen, of Bos
ton, grandson of Airs. Stowe. The ie
muiiiH will be taken to Audover, Mass.,
for interment tomorrow morning.
THE REUNION ENDED.
Corner Stone of the Jell Davis Monu
Richmond, Vu., July 2. The three
days' reunion meeting of over loo.OuO
confederates ended today in the laying
of the corner stone of the Jefferson
1 Ja vis memorial monument. Immedi
ately upon the adjournment of the
convention sine die the line of proces
sion to Monroe park, where the monu
ment will be erected, was formed.
There were 2,000 men in Hue and 200,000
people witnessed the parade which,
headed by Geuerul Gordon, had In Its
ranks several well known surviving
heroes of the Confederate states army.
The column Included every branch of
milituiy service and with inspiring mu
sic and national and southern colors
iloatlng ubove It was at every point
greeted with enthusiastic cheers. It
arrived at Monroe park ut 4 o'clock In
the afternoon and niter brief Masonic
ceremonies, prayer by Bishop Granber
ry, Uenural Stevens 1). Lee delivered un
oration. A benediction closed the exer
cises and the great crowd disbanded.
ISSUE A MANIFESTO.
The Minnesota Silver KcpublirMi
Tlnciiteu Dire Things.
St. Paul, Minn., July 2. Tho most
sensational manifestation in Allnneso
ta's history was that Issued this after
noon by the silver Republicans who re
fuse to support McKinley for president,
Cloimh for governor or any of the Re
publcun cundidutes for congress.
The prominence of the men signing
it attracts to It widespread attention.
Aiiiongthenunihcr are Lieutenant Gov
ernor Frank A. Day, Congressman
Charles A. Towne, ex-Congressman,
John Liiul and several state senators.
The address Is Issued to the Republi
cans of Minnesota.
Militiaman Charles Blackburn Tears
Down un American Finn.
Chester, Pa.. July 2. Charles Black
burn, a private In Company K, Sixth
Regiment, National Goulds Pennsyl
vania, has been dishonorably discharg
ed for tearing down the American Hag.
Colonel P. M. Washbaugh signed the
The act was committed on the night
of AU'Kinley's nomination during a pub
lic demonstration. Blackburn was
roughly handled by the militia at the
Collins Takes the Uun for Nervy
Thomas Kane, head liveryman at
Cuslck's stables, while asleep on a
court house bench, opposite the stable,
had Ills trousers stripped from him by
a man named Collins from the West
Kane woke up about the time that
Collins was making off with his trous
ers and gave cl'.nse.
Near Perm avenue the fugitive was
headed off by a patrolman and locked
HAD A NARROW ESCAPE.
Family Barely Has Time to Uvt Out
ol'u Burning Building.
A house on Depot street owned by
Jacob Hcheible, of Elmhurst, and occu
pied by his son, William Hcheible, was
burned to the ground this morning.
The lire broke out ubout 1.40,whlle all In
the house were asleep, and the family
had barely time to escape. Nothing
David Morgans, a spectator, was
badly injured ubout the face by a hose
which got away from the firemen.
Board of Pardons Meeting.
Hariisburg, P July 2. Tno meeting
of the board of pardons has bean post
poned until Fridny, July Id, owing to tha
nret1n of f Siate Ear association.
A Rioter Is Sliot Dead by a Non-Union
MORE TROUCLE AT BROWN'S WORKS
Mob of Ten Thousand Follows Non
I uiou Workmen ruder Protection
of Olliccr-Tlic Police Charge
I pirn the Throug and Its Filed.
Troopv Ordered Out.
Cleveland, Ohio, July 2. Bloodshed
again mucked the trouble at the Brown
Hoisting works this afternoon. One
man wus sliot dead by a non-union mun
who attempted to leave the works on his
bicycle and wus uttacked by u portion
of the mob. The police managed to re
scue him uml the police detail wus be
selged in a. uliop and the great ditliculty
seised In a. shop and had great diffi
culty In preventing the lynching of their
prisoner. Klnully a call for troops'wus
made and two of the four companies
under until hurried to the scene.
After their arrivul the prisoner was
loaded into a patrol wagon and about
7.30 o'clock locked up in the central
police station. The troop remained on
guard and for a long time a sullen mob
of at least lti.000 men remained around
Shortly Iwfore the hour for quitlngthis
afternoon several strikers marched up to
the Hrown works with a big banner on
which wus written In big black type,
At 4. :tt) o'clock the workmen mar
shalled into line and the police force
formed the usual hollow square. Ctip
tain Kngllh gave the wotfl, the gates
were upoiied and the workmen sur
rounded by Kit) police with clubs in
hand, inarched out.
The crowd guve way and the pro
cession moved ns Hamilton street to
Cuse on the way to the St. Clair street
ears. The crowd followed as on
Wednesday evening, yelled "scab" and
making u. lively vocal demonstration.
Contrary to whut the mayor declared
Would be done, the police allowed the
mob to follow up Hamilton street. The
officers marched steadily forward to
Cuse, up Windsor to Wlllson avenue.
At the fourth precinct station near
F.uclld a halt was made and the work
men sent into the station,
CHAKOK OF THE POLICE.
Then the police formed again across
the street. At this time the following
party was a. dense black crowd reach
ing far down Wlllson avenue. Sudden
ly the word "Charge" was heard, and
the police sprang forward like a shot
out of a gun. In a moment they were
upon the vanguard of the crowd. The
latter were dumbfounded. There wus
a waver and then ull turned and fled.
But they were tuo lute to escape pun
ishment. The batons of the police were
falling like hail on the heads of the
men. The crowd wus panic stricken.
Two cars blocked the way north of
Wlllson avenue, and the men, women
and children were packed together in
a tight mass, yelling and shrieking.
One part broke away and ran down
the Cleveland and Pittsburg tracks
close to hand. Another went south on
Wlllson avenue. Alen were lying on
the streets or crawling around in a
vain attempt to rise to their feet. The
police, dividing into squads, charged
after each section of the crowd, deter
mined to Inflict punishment severe and
unrelenting. This lasted for severul
minutes, and the returning squads of
policemen began to gather up uncon
scious men and others who were stag
gering around as a result of severe
STUDENT FIRED THE SHOT.
The man shot near the works nt the
beginning of the trouble was William
Rettger, uged I'J, a brother of the base
ball pitcher, formerly with Cleveland,
now in the Milwaukee team.
The trouble was started by an attack
made by the mob on one of the stu
dents of a soi.-nlKlo school In this city.
Ten of these students huve been work
ing at the hoisting works for some time
making a practical study of certain me
chanical work. Up to today they have
waited until the non-union workmen
hod been escorted away and then went
hoipe unmolested. This afternoon one
of them, A. C. Saunders, aged Is, left
on his wheel as usual. He was as
sailed with cries of "sc ab" and stones
thrown at him. When he hud readied
a point about n block away be was
struck by u stone ami received a great
gush in his head. He fell from the
bicycle and the mob howled "Kill the
fccab" and made a rush for him. As
he rose he drew a revolver and shot
Rettger thmuRh the heart. The squad
of police left to guard the Brown
works witnessed the shooting and
charging down the street, rescued
Saunders.who was again on the ground,
being kicked and buffeted. The police
drew their revolvers and managed by
great efforts! to get the Injured youth
Into the office of the Bishop works.
The mob outside, which had swelled
to 3,00"), Infuriated by the sight of the
dead man bowled "Lynch him" and
were preparing to make a charge on
the buildins in which the police hud
taken refutje when a. police reinforce
ment attacked the rear and clubbed
their way to the building. The crowd
was then keiit at bay until a company
of militia tr.arc-hed on to the scene when
the mob scattered and Saunders was
taken to the central police station.
The whole section of the city where
the workmen live Is in a state of fer
ment, as threats have been made to
burn tonight the residences of the men
who are working There Is also appre
hension that the trouble hiis only he
gun und that a strike of Von workers,
embracing every branch of the indus
try In Cleveland, may come about at
any moment. The American Wire
company plant which has been Idle for
some months on account of a lockout,
has been surrounded with a heavy ten
fqot fencrV and the company, it Is
claimed, will open up next week with
non-union men. If this Is done, more
rioting is certain to occur.
MILITIA KEPT UNDKR ARMS.
Four companies of militia are now
uu.'er arms it their respective ar
mories and will be used to keep the
peace tomorrow. The Brown company
!n as firm as ever In Its announced In
tention not to recognize the union, and
the end no one can foretell.
After the police had escorted the
workmen to the Fourth precinct sta
tion at Wlllson and Euclid avenue, the
mob which had followed all the
way was reinforced by workmen
returning from other shops and both
streets were packed. Deputy Police
Superintendent AlcAluhon ordered the
streets cleured, and fifty policemen un
der command of Captain Kngllsh were
lit. i d up. Clubs were drawn, and when
the order "charge" was given there en
sued the must terrible exhibition of
clubbing Clevelund bus ever known.
The police, tired from their long extra
labors, fought viciously, and soon a
hundred men were either lying on the
ground or crawling or being carried
away. The mob broke nnd soon Will
son avenue was cleured. The police
lined up und another charge made into
Euclid avenue, where unother tierce
This seemed to break the mob's spirit
ami the crowd dispersed and the work
men who were In the station were sent
to their homes under police protection.
During the light 'the police cuptured
live of their assailants, each of whom
was in u bad condition from clubbing.
William I learn, a furniture van driver,
allowed the Strikers to crowd into his
wagon, und then crying: "Give them
hell!" drove right Into the police lines
with his horses on u run. Severul police
men Were kills' ked down before the
team was captured. Hon in wus drug
ged from the wugon and clubbed into
insensibility before he could be carried
tutu the station. His skull Is fractured
und his fuce and head cut und bruised
fearfully. Steve J). O'Neill, who was
on the wug'rti. has a broken bead and
a broken leg. Herman Shaubs, a black
smith, has a terribly cut head ami was
budly hurt by being trampled on, James
Fox and Charles Cuppenbecker were
each badly cut ubout the head. Churges
of rioting were preferred ugulnst the
The mob munuged to carry away all
of the others who were Injured sous not
to be able to walk. A conservative estl
mute is thut nfy men were severly In
jured by the clubbing.
The inn. vor tonight 'issued a riot
proclamation forbidding all unlawful or
disorderly assemblages and warning the
people of the consequences.
COAL IN CHOCONUT.
Susquehanna County Farmers Discover
Black Rocks Thai Burn with a
Special to The Tribune,
Montrose, July 2. While plowing
virgin soil Ed wurd O'Connell, of Cho
conut, a township located in the north
western portion of Susquehanna coun
ty, struck the out crop of a vein of an
thracite coul. He secured about a ton
which burns with a bluish flume and
has every point of good anthracite.
Air. Dean, a neighbor, also prospect
ed when O'Connell's find was known
and the black rocks on his land which
he had always supposed to be discol
ored stones were found to be pure an
thraolte. The drift of the vein shows
that It dips to the southeast. Further
developments will be made.
Supported That She Might Have Been
Lancaster, Pa., July 2. Coroner
Shank and the district attorney have
spent today in Providence township In
vestigating the death of Airs. Alary
Bushmun, wife of Henry Bushman,
whom the neighbors suspect was pois
oned. Her death occurred last Friday.
The body was burled on Sunday, and
the coroner desired to procure testi
mony that would warrant the inquest
before exhuming the body.
A number of witnesses were examined
today, but the nature of their testimony
the coroner refuses 'to reveal until fur
ther investigations are mude.
PROPOSED BIG LOAN.
Philadelphia Would Ue Pleased to Co
Into Debt to Kx'ent ol 8,000,000.
Philadelphia, July 2. Common coun
cil this afternoon passed the ordinance
creutlnjr n new city loan of $8,000,000.
The ordinance has still to pass select
council and there is a possibility that
It may be defeated In the uper branch.
The loan is intended to be used for
various Improvements and if passed
will be the largest loan ever floated by
the city of Philadelphia.
The Interest to be paid by the city on
the loan in not to exceed 3 per cent.
The net debt of Philadelphia at the
present time, exclusive of the new loan
is about $:4,0O0,0('O.
Herald's Weather Forecast.
New York, July 3. In the Middle states
today, fair weather will prevail with high
er temperature except possibly on the
coast uml fresh to liht southerly winds,
maximum temperature at inland stations,
approaching to degrees. On Saturday fuir
to partly cloudy and warmer, sultry
weather, with southerly winds, followed
by local rain or thunder storms.
THE NEWS THIS 3I0RMNG.
Weather Indications Today I
Fair; High Tcmperstnr.
I Outlook Gloomy at Plttston.
Calm Before Chicago Storm.
Bloodshed ut Cleveland,
3 Latest News from Foreign Lands.
Culm Before Chicago Storm (Conclud
ed). 3 (Local) Deiuoerats Absent Themselves
from Select Council.
5 (Local)- Board of Huulth Files the May
Fire In Hotel Jermyn.
Twin Shaft Relief Kuiid.
(I (Sports) Scrantoii Downs the Alliga
tors. Eastern. National and State League
7 Suburban News.
Market and Stock Reports.
I News Up and Down the Valley.
CALM BEFORE THE
Democratic Bimetallic National Com
mlttee Takes a Rest from Labor.
ANOTHER BIU ROUND-UP lONIGHT
It Now Seems to lie Bland Agaiust
the Field, Though the Friends of
F.iGovcruor Boies Are by No Mcuun
Chicago, July 2. The proverbial calm
before the storm prevailed today. Hav
ing accomplished everything possible In
advance of the arrival of a respectable
number of silver delegates on the
ground, the Democratic bimetallic na
tional committee and those co-operating
with It, took a rest from their la
bors so far as meeting or conferring are
concerned until tomorrow evening,
when another round-up of ull of the
white metal supporters then in Chi
cago will be hi order.
The ranks of the 16 to 1 advocates
were reinforced today by the arrivul
of Dr. J. J. Alott. of North Carolina,
and who Is chairman of the executive
committee of Independent or new sil
ver party formed In Washingtitn a
year ago. For reasons which he
deemed sutllcient and which he has not
explained, the head of the sllverltes
did not take up hid abode at the Sher
man house, where the silver headquar
ters have been established, but Instead
chose a hostelry on the same street, but
a couple of blocks away. From here
and without consultatiun with any of
the silver people that had preceded
him, he sent out an invitation for a
conference on Saturday night of repre
sentatives of every party und faction
favorable to silver1. Including Popu
lists, silver Democrats and silver Re
publicans. As to what it was Intended
to accomplish by this conference, Dr.
Alott was reticent, but the expressions
of sentiment amcinf those that Mocked
to his quarters during the day Indicat
ed preference for the nomination next
week of such a candidate as could be
endorsed by the silver and Populist
conventions at St. Louis three weeks
hence upon a platform dealing with no
other issue than that of the free and
unlimited rolnage of silver. The ex
ecutive committee of the Independent
Silver party meeta here on Saturday,
and at tomorrow night's meeting or
conference of the Democratic bimetallic
committee and the silver delegates a
committee will be appointed to meet
the Independents with a view toward
Sentiment among the silver men crys
tallised today In favor of the selection
of either Governor Stone, of Missouri,
of W. J. Bryan, of Nebraska, as tem
porary chairman of the convention with
Senator Ishum O. Harris, of Tennessee,
and Major Towlej, secretary of the bi
metallic commit tee, as permanent chair
man and secretary respectively. The
story wus published this afternoon that
Senator Harris had been definitely
chosen as permanent chairman, but at
the headquarters In the Sherman house
the fact that no meeting had been held
today was cited aa proof that this was
purely guesswork. Through Senator
Jones, the sliver men went on record
today as opposed to the suggestion
mude by members of the natioiiul Dem
ocratic committee' that Senator David
B. Hill might prove acceptable to both
factions as temporary chairman. Sen
ator Jones insists that while personally
he bud the highest regard for his New
York nssociat In the senate chamber,
he could not countenance the Idea of
a supporter of the Kold standard pre
siding, even If for a. short while only,
over a convention that is opposed to
his views a to 1.
Senator Hill he said, would not be ac
ceptable to the silver people and conse
quently there was nothing to be gained
by a further consideration of his al
In the absence of material In the
shape of delegates with votes for the
making of deals or the winning of con
verts the boomers! expended their am
munition today on the motley crowds
thut invariably Invade the hotels on the
eve of a national convention. Aluch
after the fashion of the side showmen
at the circus, they took possession of
the rotundas of the hotels and held
forth to those inclined to listen con
cerning the merits of llielr respective
candidates. At one time this afternoon
three distinct booms were in process of
advocacy on the g-round lloor of the
Palmer house and the cheers and yells
and shouts and Ironical ejaculations of
the listeners combined to create a din
that cun be as weel Imagined as de
scribed. The friends of Air. Bland were
the most active. In addition to their
headquarters at the Palmer and the
Auditorius Annex, they opened up
rooms today In the Kntresol of the Sher
man house where a- committee lay In
wait to corral such of the arriving dele
gated as might II r:t t seek quarters of
the silver committee. Mr. Bland's
friends were In featrter today and while
unable on account of the paucity of
delegates already In sight to give out
any definite figures. Insisted that the
prevailing sentiment In the city and
the advices which they were receiving
from outside, warranted them in taking
their stand thut It waa Bland against
the Held and with the field already giv
ing evidence of being- on the run.
BOIES MEN AIIK HOPEFUL
The friends of ex-Governor Bides,
however, were by no means disheart
ened by the claims of the Bland men
and fell back on the argument that It
was Votes rather than shouting that
made nominees. Delegate Brewster, of
Cresson, one of the chiefs of the Boles
bureau, and who had a talk with Gov
ernor Altgeld Just before the latter left
for Sprlngeld last nluht. quoted him us
deiluring that he hud nut spoken a
word on the subject of presidential pos
sibilities, that he was no more friendly
to Bland than to Holes and that the
time had not yet arrived when the Illi
nois delegation could fasten Itself to
any one candidate. Of trv's the adher
ents of the Iowa man managed to ex
tract considerable comfort There was
more or less talk about the hotels today
concerning a ticket made up of the
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