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SCRANTON, PA., TUESDAY MOUNJLNG, OCTOBER 30, 1J)00.
IN NEW YORK
Tarrant & Go.'s Bio Biilldiny Filled
with Chemicals Takes Fire
and Is Blown Up.
MANY LIVES ARE LOST
Tirst Crew of Firemen Are Thrown
Across the Street by Force of the
Explosion Upon Being Ordered
Back They Are Again Hurled from
the Building nncl Captain Devan
ney Is Bndly Injured The First
Explosion Is Followed by Several
Others That Fill the Air with
Debris and Wreck the Buildings'
Adjoining Firemen, Police and
Ambulance Corps at the Work of
Rescue Many Unfortunates Are
Buried Under the Fallen Walls.
By llvuhislve Vlro from 'flic A.-oci.ilcd Pic.
New York, Oct. 2D. The long list of
fires that have occurred in ami a round
the city of New l'ork, u list that in
cludes the Royal hotel lire, the I'jiilc
Plnco disaster and the Windsor ami
Hobokcn flics, was added to today by
a tire und explosion that shook the
lower end of Muuhutlnii like an earth
iiiako, hurled a seven-story building
Into the air and set lire to two blocks
of buildings, with a loss of life that
only the efforts of the hundreds of men,
who were rushed to the work of dig
ging away the ruins as soon as the Hie
was extinguished, will reveal.
The hlg building of Tarrant & tin.,
makers of medicinal specialties, stand
ing ut the northwest corner of Groc-n-
ieti and AVarren streets and filled with
chemicals, look lire in some way that
may never lie known at about a quar
ter after I-' o'clock this afternoon.
Throe lire alarms were iiuickly turned
in. One lire company hail Just nriivd
when a. tcrrilic explosion .';iirred and
threw the entire engine's crew down
the stairway. The llremen, realizing
the thinner of their iiosltlon, rushed out
of the building to tho street. The ex
plosion hud filled the stieet in front
with a shower nf falling glass and
Kiimll .ln'I, -u-lileh orit the erowd,
which was already gathered on the op
posite sidewalks, fleeing for safety.
Captain Devanney, of the lire compan'v,
ordered the crew hack into the build
ing again. They were dragging the line
to the doorway for the second time
when, another explosion, more terrille
than the first, came and the whole ci"w
was hurled across Greenwich street,
Pe'vanney being so badly injured that
he was sent, to u. hospital.
Tn the meantime, the other engines
that hail responded to the alarm hud
collected and the llremen were busy
rsouing people from surrounding bulld'
ings. Klremen hud already taken main
jJIrlH down the only fire-escape upon
the building, and more persons had
been carried down the escapes of the
,0'"C:J!;1!!" lumint. next door, and
street mlJ"l,lin AVnnen
The second explosion nccurre.I about
five minutes after the first. From the
nccounts of witnesses the l,ulid
.seemed to leap into the air and in a
moment musses of brick wall, tim
bers ana stone were tailing into the
streets. The- force of the explosion
tore away the walls of the big com.
mission store-houses fronting on
AVnshlngton street and caused them to
collapse, falling all at once In a mass
of timbers, boxes and barrels, from
which the flames, which burst out
from the Tarrant building, like the
belching of n. cannon, at once broke
Across Warren en-cot. to the opjui.
site buildings, the flames leaped, set.
ting them nil nnro at once. the fore
of the explosion demolisl hig windows
and all wooden structures about the
houses. In n moment AVarren street
was choked up with n mass of debris
and the whole place was alliime. T'le
kimil explosion was followed by m
a dozen more, scarcely less Intense
and by a countless number of smaller
ones. By this time the flro apparatus
was arriving n-om every direction
Deputy Chief Ahorn oroered a fifth
alarm sent nut, followed bv a general
call for ambulances. The explosion
and fire- together had now assumed th"
proportions or it great catastropho,
and it was nt first thought that hun.
areas of lives had been lost. Throngs
of people wero rushing about in u,0
nearby streets, many of them panic
stricken, fleecing from, the fire. They
mingled In the crowd that was rush
Ing down Broadway to see what had
Half an hour afler the explosion the
streets for blocks around the tin. wero
crowded wth flro apparatus and with
tv score of ambulances, while hundreds
of pollco wero being rushed from all
tho-Jower precincts of the city to form
lines, and many priests from nearby
parishes were going hero and there lii
the smoke-ohsetired thoroughfares,
Rpeklng for Injured who might need
their aid, From the burning district
a column of smoke was Using high lit
tho air, mingled with names tlmt
rould not bo controlled by hundreds of
streams thrown upon them,
Destruction in Every Direction,
Tho second explosion carried deslriio
tlon In every direction. Tlmt It did not
cause- a, wholesale loss of life was due
to the fact that almost ten minutes'
wurnlnsr caino utter the first cry of lire
a cr.v that was real warning to pen.
pie who knew the character of tho
chemicals In tho building ami fully
live minutes occurred between the first
and minor explosion, which wurned
everyone within hearing, and the sec
owl one Just after the outbreak of
flro from the whitlows of the building,
n down-town bound train slopped nt
Warren street station of the Ninth
avenue elevated road. It passed on In
time to escape the cffecl of the ex
plosion, and tho few people who were
left on the platform station arc thought
to nil huvo escaped before tho great ex
plosion came. The station master lied
across the structure, carrying with him
the receipts of the day. The big ex
plosion completely carried away the
station, and the muss of masonry that
fell with it broke through the flooring
and almost demolished the structure
just below the building. Immense
masses of masonry, pieces of cornices,
great beams, window casings and an
Indescribable mass of wreckage of
every description tumbled suddenly Into
the street In frotiL of the building all
ut once. The force of the explosion be
low had thrown the flieinen hack ueross
the street In front, so that they were
not caught, but their escape from the
ruin of debris across the street was al
The wreckage was thrown across the
windows of the building In which the
frvlng National hank Is on the north
east corner of the si reel. The olllces of
the Irving bank and of Mecklem Bros.,
bankers and brokers, were nearly
President Fancber. of the Irving
hank, w.is n.way on business at the
time of the explosion, but Vice-I'resl-ilents
Charles If. Mat luge and John W.
'ustree. Cashier .Tames A. Dennlson
and Assistant ( 'ashler Benjamin F.
Werner, Paying Teller AVIUlam Dun
lap and Adjuster Van Zeldt were pres
ent. At the first explosion an attempt wa
made to gather all the money and
paper that was lying on tin; counters
together and to throw them into the
safes, and it was supposed that this
had been done, when tho second ex
plosion brought flying glass and plas
tering from the skylighted ceilings
down about the heads of everybody
and caused them tn escape In a hurry.
Money to Burn.
Captain McClttskcy, of the detective
bureau, who hurried every available
man of his stafr to (he fire, was ap
pealed to to protect 'the funds of the
bank, ho being told that they were In
the vault, the door of which was sup
posed to be unlocked. AVhcn the cap
tain and ids men went in, however,
they found about ton thousand dol
lars scattered in confusion over coun
ters and door. This was hastily
tin own Inio the vault and the door
Prsldnt Fanch-r. of the bank, ar
rived wllnln a. few minutes or the
start of the fire and was nearly hys
terlail when he found what liad
happened. liy ball' past 2, however,
the directors of the bank bad met and
posted a sign in the window, stating
tlmt the bank would do business to.
Down In Mecklem Bros,
basement, then, were TT.
and his bother, William
office, in tho
neckenliery, a boy, Thomas Hackett,
n clerk, another man, named Brue,
and some girls, among thc-in Ellen Van
lleem and Slay Dunklemtinii. "When
the fire broke out, SaO.OPO in money hu
ll pon tin? counters. Ileckenhery was
stationed nt the door, while this was
gathered together for putting In the
The first explosion filled the place
with sulphurous smoke that nearly .as
phyxiated everybody. The second ex
plosion blew in the windows and cut
the two Mecklems seriously. The boy
Heckenbery found the two girls lying
in a heap, fainted away. He carried
them out to a place of safety. The
others, when they came to f heir senses,
gathered the money from the floors,
put it in cigar boxes and carried it to
AVaddell & Co.
A barber shop in the same .building
was demolished, the barbers and two
customers who were being shaved be
ing driven to the street. The other ten
ants of the building, a number of law
yers and brokers, nil escaped injury,
us did the janitor, James Rubin!, who
lived on the top floor with his wife and
The explosion completely demolished
windows all along Greenwich street on
both sides for two blocks In both direc
tions. Tlie.strcet was covered with fine
bits ol' glass.
Fifteen Persons Ave Killed and Many
Others Injured United States
Legation Badly Damaged.
Ily llvrlusiie Wiie (mm The Associated I'r.ss.
Caracas, Venessui'la, Oct. :"J. At 4.10
p. m, today Caracas was visited by a
severe earthiiuake, Fifteen persons
were killed and many others Injured,
tl'reat damage wus done to buildings,
including tho J'nntheon and the
The United States legation was badly
damaged but all the occupants escaped
President' Castro, who leaped from a
balcony on tho second floor of tin; gov
eminent house, hud ope of his legs
Mr, William Henry Hovetou Hag
gard, the Hrltlsh minister, had a mir
aculous escape, the second floor of the,
British legation having fulen upon him
and hurled him in tho debris. if
By Exclusive Wire from 'Jim Associated I'reii.
IiJllMilliKIOi-l. 20. Cliartm'WMi- Uuoit liy
tin- btdtu ik'iurtiiiint tmljy lo tlune corioMtloiw:
SIliiuii & Puller ltullro.nl iiuiiiaiiy, lapllal
W),mi; to liuild a line thirty mile luwr from
Mi.irou to IIhiwh'k SdioolliuiiM.', llmlcr county;
im-tlili'iit, Cronce Pair, I'itUburi:. PIILuiiig
Valw' I'ouiuliy and 1'oibtnic tlon ouii;iiiy, 1'itU.
liuiiri capital, $1,000. IVntral .Station Heating
icnipany, llollouio; capital, Stij.OUO. J'rank Jl.
Mialli-i' lie (oiiiiun.v, Joliiittaun; inpiul, $13,.
uki. I'roM l'ubliliiiB coniijuy, Warren; cjp.
AT THE MINES
Was Quite General yesterday at
Various Localities in the An
thracite Coal Belt.
THE VOTE AT NANTIC0KE
Majority Decides to Go to Work
Though No Agreement Has Been
Signed General Resumption in the
Schuylkill Kegion Thirty-Seven
of the Thirty-Nine Collieries of the
Reading Resume The Mine Work
ers Will Pay Idle Miners.
Special to llio Scrailtoii Trlliuiii,
AVIIkes-rJarre, Oct. ill. The em
ployes of the .Susquehanna Coal com
pany at Xanticoke were In session
all day, discussing whether or no they
should return to work at the com.
pany's offer. The company offered to
pay. the Increase In wages, the wime
to hold good until April I, but the'offl
clnls refused to post notices or sign
an agreement. This evening, the em
ployes took ii vote on the question and
the majority agreed to accept the
terms of the company. All bauds will
go to work tomorrow.
Pottsvllle. Oct. I'D.--It was unnoticed
at the head ofllco of the Philadelphia
and Reading Coal and Tron company
here that thirty-seven of the thirty,
nine collieries of that company re
sumed work today, after five weeks
suspension. One of the idle collieries
Is the TTenry Clay. In the Shamokln
region. This, it is said, Is due to the
lack of a sufficient number of mules
to he distributed among the several
lollierles of the company. The other
Is the West Shenandoah, where a new
breaker is being erected, Tho East
itidge Coal company and the Oak
Hill at Alliiersvill owned by T.olsen
rlng Co., and William I'enn colliery,
near Shenandoah, belonging lo th"
Susquehanna company, did not re
sume, because notices were not poste-t
offering an increase. The manage,
ment of the last named operation'
Informed an Associated I'ress reporter
that no one had askd for an increase.
The Pine Hill colllory. at Slln.'rsvllle,
will not resume until the first of No
vember. The Ellsworth colliery, at
Bioad Mountain, of which Davis llros.
are the operators, are not lvady lo
resume until repairs were made, which
wore lined r way, but suspended dur
ing ,the strike. The United Mine
AVorkers of America, It Is asserted will
pay the Idle mine worker'! their wages,
pending resumption at those mines
that have not yet posted notices-.
Heading, Pa., Oct. 2!. Reports from
the Schuylkill region show that there
was a general resumption of work at
nearly all of the Heading company's
mines. A few or tho operations were
not started because of the scarcity of
water and the presence of gas in the
mines. The drought throughout the re
gion is very great and unless rain
comes soon many of the collieries will
be obliged to reduce working hours.
There was general activity everywhere
today. The locomotives employed on
the Fraekvllle grade and others In the
coal-carrylnc trade were got in readi
ness anil long before daylight they
were out placing cars at the various
The company hits plenty of cars, and
coal will soon be on its way to mar
ket. The Heading company bus about 1,000
cars of hard coal on Its various sidings
at Cressona, St. Clair, Tamaqua and
other points along the main line. This
coal is now being sent forward. Tho
object of this Is to clean up tho sidings
preparatory to the loading of tho newly
Shenandoah, Pa., Oct, 29. All the col
llories In this vicinity resumed opera
tions today excepting the Susquehanna
Coal company's' colliery at William
Penn. This company -has not yet posted
notices granting the advance In wages,
und the employes say they will not
work until tho notices are posted. It is
one of the largest collieries 111 tho re
gion. GENERAL RESUMPTION
AT PITTST0N MINES
Most of the Collieries Working Yes
terdayForeign Element at Clear
Spring Ave Dissatisfied,
Special to flip Pcranton Trllmne.
Pittston, Oct. 29, Tliero was a gen
eral resumption of work at all tho col
llerles of Pittston and vicinity today,
After an idleness of sis weeks there
wore, of course, many things to pre
vent tho colleries from getting Into full
'working order, but tho end of the week
will find the places In full blast. As
was naturally to be expected there
wero ut many of tho collieries a llrtlo
ft lotion In regard to minor mutters. All
of the Pennsylvania Coal company's
collieries with tho exception at Harmim
No, U, which was damaned somewhat
by Saturday's explosion, wero In opera
tion today, as also wero tho following
others of this vicinity; Of tho Temple
Iron company, Hahylon, Ml, Uookout,
Forty Fort und Harry K.j Hallstead,
Wllllnm A., Sibley and three collieries
of tho Hutler Coal company tho Chap
man, the Hutler and the Fernwood,
The olllclals of the Seneca (Nowton)
Coal company posted notices Sunday
evening, too late for the miners' union
to take action thereon arid their col
lieries were therefore Idle today, A
meeting of the mine workers' union
connected with their Seneca collleile.5
held t'hls afternoon It was decided to
return to work Tuesday.
Tho oflielals at the I.ehlgh Valley
Coal pompany's collieries the Exeter,
Iteldelh.Mg, Nos. 1 und 2, had not re
ceived orders to resume work and tio
preparations wero made to operate the
collieries, besides, at the Exeter none
of the. miners put' In an appearance.
The ofllchils, however, have received
assurances from the men Unit they
will report for work Tuesday, nntl the
mine employes will doubtless start
work tomorrow, although It Is not like
ly the breakers will commence until
The colliery of the Clear Spring Coal
company commenced work promptly ut
7 o'clock, but work was suspended at
11 o'clock, us there was a dissatisfac
tion among the Inside 'employes am!
they refused to work. .The union con
nected with the colliery held a three
hours' session this afternoon to discuss
their grievances. It seems the Clear
Spring company has posted a notice to
the effect that they "will adjust tho
wages of their employes' so as to give
all a net average Increase of ten per
cent." The English-speaking employes
take this to mean an olfer of ton per
cent, flat, with powder at thu old rate
of .$2.75, and they are satlslled with the
offer. The foreign-speaking element,
which is In the majority, want a re
duction In the pile,. 0f powder also,
and refuse to work'. Another grievance
held by the foreign element is their ob
jection to balling out thVwatcr which
has aeounuilated In their chambers dur
ing the week's Idleness, also to clearing
away any small fulls of rock which
may have occurred. This work has al
ways been done by the men, and the
English-speaking class arc willing to
do It now, but the foreigners think the
company hands should do the work.
This afternoon's meeting was a llvelv
ono and resulted In the appointment of
u committee of six to wait on Manager
(.oxe. The employes, in the meantime,
will report for work Tuesday and re
sume work If the committee's report N
MR. BRYAN DELIVERS
And Is "Feeling- Tolerably Well."
Mrs. Bryan Accompanies Her
Husband on the Tour.
liy Iac-IiMw. War fiiii Tin- .Wm..iI,,, .rrs.
New York. Oct. 2!).-"And T am fil
ing tolerably -e. f tluinK- ,. T, .
was Colonel Mryan's icsponse when
tj.1.1 tonight that he Had ,ude t r!y
Kw.,i,lm'll,,r ,,,a ,Iay imtI "'
inoken his own record for siich-Ii-iimWHK.
Asa,, He. the speeches wer..
not so long as on most occasions, but
hey exceeded in number bv nine or
en those of any previous day during
the present campaign, and bv thre"
the highest number mtxle in the cam
paign in one dav In ism: n,.i.,.,i i.
Tlainbrldce. In n, i... ,.,.,... .""r ,,u
... . , : ,. ,""l "i uie siato,
.it 9 o clock 'in tho morning, be spoke
hi succession at Sidney, rnadilla.
Oneonla, Otego. Sebenevt.s, Coblesklll.
A oorheesville. Delanson. Havena. Cov
uckie, Saugertie.4. Kingston. High
lands, Marlborough, Cornwall, High,
land Falls, Huverstraw and AVest Ny
ack. In New Vork city ho made one
speech at Hamilton Fish park, on
the EasiSI(h, and in lirooklyn, during
the niglTt, lie made eight speeches
making thirty in all Tor the day ami
Mrs. Hryan accompanied her hus
band during the dny and she received
almost as much applause as he did
when she appeared before the crowds
assembled to hear him. She was also
presented during the day with many
handsome bouquets of roses and
chrysanthemums. Hon. Elliot Pan
forth and Mrs. Daufortb were aHo
aboard the train during the day.
As a rule greatet enthusiasm was
manifested than at smaller ulaee on
Mr. Hrynn's first tour of the state,
and the crowds were ganornlly larger
in proportion to the population. Of
the day's meetings, Klngi-ton was the
longest, as It was one of the most
enthusiastic, Haverstraw and AVest
Nynck nlso received Mr. Bryan most
AT SWEET VALLEY
An Affair That May Result in Double
Murder Joseph White Dead.
Ily nliilv Wire fioin Tlio A.-wl.ui'il l'ri.
AVilkes-no.no, Out. 29. A shooting
affray occurred at Sweet Valley, this
county, this morning, which may re
sult In a double murder. As it is, one
man is dead,
Joslah AVhlte, a farmer, visited tho
homo of his nephews, Joseph, James
and Everett AVhlte, There was trouble
botweeu tho uncle and nephews over
the ownership of some property. They
had gouo to law about tho matter, and
It worried the uncle.
About 11 o'clock the elder While vis
ited tho homo of his nephews, and he
hud not been in tho house long until a
quarrel started, Tim old man pulled n
revolver and began firing at the
nephews. One bullet entered tho heart
of Joseph AVhltu and ho dropped dead
on tho floor. Another ball pierced the
risht lung of James, The third nephuw,
Everett, escaped from tho room hefori
th" undo cotild flro at him. AVhen tho
murderer saw 'what he had done, hn
put his lovolver In his pocket middled
to the mountains.
Justice of tho 1'eaco AVesley wan noti
fied of the crime and he organized a,
posse to pursue AVhlte, The latter Is
well ucmialuted with the mountains
and It muy hn some time hoforo ho Is
captured, Somo think ho will commit
suicide before ho allows himself to be
James, who was shot In tho lung, Is
In a precarious condition and his re
covery In doubtful, Tho escaped mur
derer Is about sixty years of age, and
tho murdered man was thlrty-llve
years old and married.
Hy Kxcliuho Wire fiom Tho Auoclite.1 Vrfw.
NVw Vork, Oit. 29. Cleared: Kal.ci- Wllhclm
Dor (ilossc, lliemeil via Chi-ibomi; and South
ampton. ('Iieiboiirw Sailed: lictiUchlantl (from
Ilambuii; and Southampton), New Vol I;,
The Man Who Used Up $700,(p)
Is Gaptured at a Cheap
IS RELIEVED AT ARREST
The Prisoner States That He Is Glad
That Suspense Is Ended He Will
Mnke No Fight but Will Throw Up
His Hands and Take His Sentence
and Will Begin Life Over Again.
Claims to Have Lived at the Rate
of 850,000 a Year.
By Cxi'liuhr Wir? from The Ai.m lultd I'reu.
lloston. Oct. 2li. Cornelius L. Alvord,
Jr., the absconding note teller of the
First National bank In New York city,
who Is charged with stealing $700,001)
from the bank, wus arrested here this
afternoon by Chief Inspector Watts, of
this city, and Detective Armstrong, of
New York, In an ordinary lodging
house at the corner of West Newton
street and Uurllnglon avenue.
When arrested Alvord, who knew 'De
tective Armstrong, said that he was
glad the suspense' was ended and was
willing to gi back to New York with
out papers. He sat down on the bed
and smoked a cigar, anil was only
dressed in his underclothes at the time.
He afterward dressed quickly and,
packing a few underclothes In n bag,
stated he was toady to go. A hack
was called and he was driven to police
headquarters, and after being meas
ured und photographed under the H'i -tillon
system, was taken to New York
on the i o'clock train.
Chief Inspector AVatts, In an Inter
view, stated that the department was
first informed that Alvord was in this
city last AVcdnesdiiy morning, when
Mr. Alexander, of Colorado, 'phoned
that he had seen Alvord In the Hotel
Touraine. Ho stated he knew him well,
had done business with him in New
York, and described him perfectly. This
Information was wired to Captain Mc
Cluskey. of New York, who immedi
ately sent Detective Sergeant Tlnl-er
here to identify him. In the menntlme,
Chief Watts and Detectives Douglass
and Morrissey went to the hotel, but
could not find the man. Inquiry of the
hotel peoile"bl'Oiight out the rfleL that
a man answering the description had
registered as Bryan Stowing and had
been assigned to a room, but tha: he
had not used It. On the arrival of De
teetlve Tinker a search of all the hotels
In the city was made without suci ess.
From Information brought to Chief
Watts today, he and Detective Arm
strong wont to a hoarding house In
the Hack Hay. They went up to a hack
room on the first floor and found the
door locked. On gaining admittance as
gns inspectors, Armstrong identllled
'Alvord, who seemed greatly relieved
that Armstrong had arrested him, and
said as much.
His Wife's Advice.
During his stay at police headquar
ters, Alvord told Chief Watts that he
had not seen his wife for two weeks,
although prior to that time ho hud told
her of his lluanclal circumstances and
asked her if he should kill himself or
face it out and she had told him to face
I' out. He stated time he had not been
near Alt. Vernon, but that he left New
York last Tuesday at midnight
and arrived In Boston AVednes
dny morning, lie admitted having reg
istered at the Touraine hotel and said
he had eaten several meals there; that
he had taken the lodgings where lie
was found on the following day and
that he had not been one of the place
since, When asked what be had done
with the money he said:
"Well, $700,000 Is a w hole lot of money
but It goes easy."
In referring to horse laces he said
he had backed horses but never on
race tracks and had owned fust horses
himself. He said he had lived his life
and had taken life to its full ar the
rate of $SO,000 a year or more. He said
he would not niuliu any fight, would
throw up his hands, take his sentence
and after that was over, would come
out In the world again, He said he
knew he would be unable to seeuiv
ball and Hint' he had nothing with
which to make restitution.
On being searched at police head
quarters only a few dollars were found
In his pockets which he was allowed to
keep, He sent a telegram to Lawyer
Gardiner in Now York asking him to
meet tho train when It ai rived In New
SEVEN KILLED IN
East Bound Train on the Northern
Pacific Derailed hy Breaking:
of a Switch Rod.
By Kxcliiihe Wire fiom The AuntUttcl Ftes
llolftm, Jiont., Out, iu. A Northern
Piit'itlit train, cast bound, was jmr
thilly' wrocht'il at Do Hart, .Montiin.i,
!l(,ht milt's from Ulir 'fjknbor, im..
last night hy tho breaking of a twitch
rod. Seven iinHsotiBurs wi'io Killed and
several Injured, iih follows!
Tho ch'iid; AV, C, lloslfenrath, of
Helt'im; Or. Iji'stor Pendleton, Mount
Hope, Wis.: Kd. Kuxtnum, Raymond,
ii. U; Dr, (', ('. flirthor.'i, Livingston,
Mont.; Miss M, S, Traoy. Ilozom.ui
Mont; two unknown women
By fivchnlre Wlro from The Atsoilatei) Pr.
Altoona, Oil. 2D. Two liuniiieil employe ot
the Allooiu Iron woikji today riotltlcil their em-plOji-H
that they would Milko Nov. 1 If I lie
proposed decrease In wage fiom $1.23 to $.1 a
ton for jiuddlcd Iron goet inlo cll'eet ai an-nounccd.
THE NEWS TUIS M0BNIN0
Weither Indication Today,
1 Oni-rul (Invcrnor ItoiMcvelt Opens tlio Last
Wool; of the Cimp.llRii.
M.my l,lin 1.01. In a Nfv Yoik llxpl.Woii,
lljnk Teller Ahoiit (!.-iitnrril In llo.-toi.
MIi.om In Sclmyll.ill tirgtou Itrturu to Work.
2 IIiiioi-.iI f,'.ulionil.ili ami Vlilnlly.
S Local Itiiudnp llriulillran Meeting t th
NV und Coniinriit.
A I.or.il KMlilliR ltrpliMle.ii Mi-etllitf xt tilt
0 l.cn .il OpciiiriEr uf tin' (.'ninny Tracker' III-,-llhlle.
(Ily Oik ami Cuiitioller nt Odd.
7 l."i'jl-l'i.'liU'lit .Mlli-lnll 1'rMNitril with a
Ilr.euin Soini' t.-ollioiiiM Air Sllll Illi.
8 l.uc.il- -IY.( SuMiilon mill Sulmrlj.ui.
I) (li-iifriil Nurtliriiotciii IViinsjluiilii Stw.
HI l.oc-.il- -IntpieHt Into Pe.illi o( C'Luulo Wjlkir.
His Expression of Disapproval of At
tempts to Provoke Class Hatred
Are Given in a Communica
tion to Alliance Friends.
Hy r.uliiiUr Wire fioni The AiuiilutiM Iim
Alliance. O.. Oct. I'll. This city to
night Is t'ho scehe of one of the biggest
political meetings ever held In the old
AIcKinlcy district famous for Its big
meetings and notable speakers In the
past, The meeting tonight embraced
the dedication of a niaininoth foundry
building of the Morgan Engineering
company, one of the chief products of
which Is the disappearing gun car
riages used in tile coast defense. Seats
were provided for twenty thousand and
nearly every one was occupied. All
: the surrounding towns contributed
j delegat'Ions and bands, Canton, the
president's home sending about -1,000
i people and till the roads entering the
I city were obliged to leave people be
hind through lack of accommodations.
A parnde preceded the meeting. Stew
art L. Woodford, former minister to
Spain, was the chief speaker. He spoke
chiefly of t-lie war with Spain and its
Congressman t, AV. Taylor, leader
In the' contest against Roberts of Utah,
followed Atr. Woodford. A letter from
President AfcKlnley was read In the
meeting and was the occasion of a tre
mendous demonstration, the crowd giv
ing round after round of cheers. The
('.uiliiii, ., Oil. ai, 19W.
Mi- Di.u- .Sir: Vnur favor ut iiu-nr ilatc ii re
ichvii, iinifliiK mi" t" I"" liic-uit "I the llcpub-lit-iiii
111.1-s iiicrtini; lo 1". lit'lU (his ew-niiHT. in
the iii-w fnuiiiliy IniililtiiK of the Morgan KiirI-iii'in-iiij?.
iiiiniiin.v. I i-M-all llut for inuii' th.m
Iwciuy yi-aM ii w.n my li.ihli lo meet niiiiiully
I ho people of Mll.nn i .mil vicinity in fiolille.il
ilNui-i-ii'ii. M.im linns In I ti.it periu.l 1 li.i.v
.iililuMil wiiiMiikiiii'Ii In the ohl shop of the
loinpjiiy. With tlio iiiemmiei. ot tlife founei
nieeiiii' I ileiply n-Rirl to Hull that my en-i;.i;.-i'iiii'nl-.
will present me from lieiint pifseni,
lor il wonhl be :i ie:il ple.isme to gleet my olj
fiicml-i on mi oii.i-iiin like tliN, lileh Hulks
lie- inilii-stiial pif'toc' of Alliance, emreil
ilirninrli .nllieierice lii the principle of the Hi
lnihlir.il! p:illy. foi llio eluloi.-cinelit of whh ll
,on met I tonihi.
Tlii KH.it .iililition In your loinpjm'-, pl.ua H
n happy niiien tor 'aiiiitIiiiii l.iliur mill u piaetieal
ilt'inoiiitiulion of a iiivieiniw hn-Jncn. Snih ex.
ieii.ion-i of imlustry indicate widening lu.ilkcU
innl im le.inini; pHwpeiity, while they Insure a
I ,rer ilein.inil for the labor of the worklngiiian
ami ailililion.il enniloits for' their home.-. Ameri
can l.iln.i- ami e.iplt.il, woikiiiK Imml in hand,
mil ul null it.il .nlvjiiUKe ami In friendly to
opei.ilion will tecmu industrial tlluinplis as yet
niiUiioun. I li.ivc iio e.viiipathy with those tc.u-h
iiiK-t uhlili im lie inv.i and hailed union;; our
people mill would divide them Into hostile I'.inips.
May thU sie.it meetim; stamp with Its tlisap
inui.it tin1 wlil.eil doctrine of el.iss distinction,
which ii.is no place In on i- free Kovciiunenl, anil
in.uk a distinct .idviinee In good lelatloni be
tween onipln.H'i and employed. Permit me to
inngi'atul.ito the Mmiran lliigitieeiing company,
its s-ical bod- of u-oikci?, and all jMtiiercd
at tills- ineeilni: upon llio cm oimiKf incut which
sinh an awiiililJKP tslve-i.fo the cause of sound
money, piolei Hon and national honor,
Veiy slui elely yoim,
To Colonel W, II, Muikuii, l'icsldeiit It.piihiie.ui
M.s Meeting. .Villain r, 1).
The City Police Look on While Street
Hoodlums Assault the Gov
ernor of the State,
Ily llwlmhi' Wile fiom "'he Avwr-iuloit rer",
UlmltM, X. Y Oct. 2!). For the first
thno In Xou- York state, anil in tho
homo of tho Pemooratlo onndldnto for
uovunior, Thendoro Itnusiivell avus ns
hiiuUmiI on thu streets of Klmlra to
night on tlio way to the jilnre of merit
ing, lie was In a carriage with former
Pennine Fussett, and nt several points
aloiiR- thu route was pelted with eggs
and vegetables, and grouted with the
vilest epithets, lie sat In dlsultled
silence while the police looked on. The
campaign club from Corning- was also
assaulted personally and a hitter light
ensued, li tho places of meeting the
governor had no Interruptions. After It
was over, ho said:
"It was misty conduct, the conduct of
PIRE IN NORTH SCRANTON,
An aljun ni ilie v.u luincil In caily thu morn
Ihk tioni ho. i.j, al the corner of 1'jikcr btiect
and North Main aniiiie. TI1I1 ua-t caused by a
double frame ilttclllns at llio lornrr of Mary
stint and Kdna aieiiuu cjchlnif tuo in sonw
imkliouu uiauner. llolh i,idi'd of (be dwelling
wcic uieupleil and tho total lo.-H to the tciunu
and ouiicr of the building-, Mr, Maijulie, ii
about $l',.',00.. Tin,' bouse mis butuv'l to the
First Dau of His Second Week at
the Home of Hon. John
ITHACA'S WARM WELC0MB
At Elmira the Governor Devotaa
Himself! Principally to a Defense
of the National Administration
No Other Presidents Since the Day
of Lincoln Have Had Tasks Before
Them Like Those Which. Have Con
fronted Mr. McKinley Burdens of
the Philippine War HesponrihilU
ties from Which There Has Been
By i:liulv Wire from The Aliocltlcd Prcn,
Klmlra. N. r Oct. 29. Governor
lloosevelt finished tho first day of his
second 'week's campaigning in this
state by an Invasion of the home of
the Democratic candidate for governor,
Hon. John E. Stanchfleld. At Ithacui
tlie governor'! reception was ot a most
friendly nature and lie paid n coimill-i
meat to one of the collego men, it .son
of Itichard C'roker, by refusing- to do an
he has generally done at other stops,
make a. personal attack upon the Tain
many leader. In his hour's speech he
did not mention the name of Mr,
Ci-oker. At "Vannetten he made a short
address. Ills welcome In Klmlra was
a great political demonstration. There
wero nearly a thousand mounted Rough
Klders, and the Lyceum nnd New Tlv-"
oil theatre were crowded with people
.eiiL'cr to hear tho .'governor speak and
overflow outdoor meetings were held.
Fully twenty thousand people Avere m
The governor today at all three of
his stops, and especially in Elmli-a to
night, devoted himself, principally to a
defense of the national administration.
He said, in part:
I wisii to appeal not' merely to Itqmblicana
but to all Kood citizen) to stand for the rc-s
election' of, President .jrcJCinlcy and tho election
of, Mr.. Odell as KGvernor.
f call join- aticiitlon e-ipodlally to tho fact
that in tlio .stale a.s in the nation we, unlike
our opponent1, arc a paity ot performances and
not mere promise. Our opponents arc apt to talk
about the jire.it things they will do on behalf
of the wirkliigiii.m anil agaimt trusts- and bit;
coiporations. We make, no impossible promised;
.we take no attitude ot IndiKrimlnative vintlic
thciie.ss bill what we promWo wo do.
Purine; the pa.st nix years wo have put upon
tli. il.ilr.te books and bavo enforced better and
vvlipr liwi In tlie interest of tho wage worker
and for tlio proper rcsulatlon and control of
aieai loiporallons than our opponents ever put
on ilmlng the tlmv) they had control in Albany,
Whin tho libit ory of the closing years ot tho
nineteiiitli i-entury conies to lie written, ftcsl
ilciit McKlnlej's flcnio will loom larger and
i.ni,".-'r. Xo other picsidcut inuo T.iiieolu; no
other piiyiduit for over a feneration preeciliuic
l.lniohi, has- had aucli txks, or ban faoid tlicui
so wc'l. lie came to tin- presidency a.i a man
on khi behalf imn.li had been piomlsed anil
lie ha 4 inailo eviry proml.se Rood. Wo taid than
If ho wero elected ho would put tho econonilo
and liu.incial policies of the government ou
lull a pinna as to insure prosperity. This haa
biivu done. Tho pr-ih1 standard has been main,
tallied; not only in our credit, perfect, bun
from a bonowir we have becoina a lender lu.
linn. Wc bavo now the laigcit accniiiHllatiou
of gold in tho ticasury tliat thu nation hn
imr seen. Wt- have pas.od France, and stand
as1 the second nation in tho world. A currency
act which U Rood as far us It goca, but doei
rot so far euouKh, haa hcun pafuod. It it noc
perfect and mudt bo perfected. I wlh to point!
out to you tli.it no lcyfclatiou can tie the hauda
ot a mlschlcvlous adnilnUtratlon. Wo con keep
boimil money only by resolutely rcfunln; to elect
to ollico any nun who is tainted in any wew
villi Ihi" heresies ot unsound money, of fla
money In aiy bum.
'tho tailll policy ot tho country tinder Treil,
dent McKinlcy ha-s worked will, 'i'ho balanco of
tiado Is now rnonwimly in our favor, and tho
excess of cxporta met impoitu h.i.s urown sa
iieat tliat the former nearly doubled tho latter.
'I he Lnrcr, the wa-c-workcr, tho bwinesa man
h.ne all luosncrod lo an unexampled decree-
I 'I'lils Is due to tlw fact that the polirlrs at the
alelvlnley aununuiratlvn liavo slvtn llio wiilent
pnislhle scope to Auieriean enleririe, thrift and
biisinen capacity. I
At tin s-amo time, wlille tlius upholding the
Interests and uood f.illh ot tho nation at home,
I'rcddent Jlch'inley Iisk been forced to face most
ilil'tleuU piobleiiis, After cxlunstilip every of.
fort lo brim.' abuiit a peaceable solution of nur
illlflculty with Palii, the most right raiu foreign
war in modem history w.n foujfht to a brll
ll.mt and trliimphunl llnlsh under Pivsidt-iil Mr.
Burdens of the War.
I.Ike all xrcat triumph! tlib war left In it)
train n Inirden nt responsibilities-, and these i.
i.poiislbllltles the picshlent has piocecileii, Willi
his usual Robiicty of Bpiilt, deep appieclation
of lh. tremendous issues involved, and icnolui
I purpose, tu do Itisfieu allko lo muelves and llio
r.iuves or inn coiiiuiie-f lYiucit nave route uniier
nnr can-. Our Moid has been kept to the letter,
Tho Cuban who aie infinitely morn advanced
than tlr riliplnns havo been helped alonj to
.elf Rovt'iinneiit undar as ablo and keen siclitcd
an administrator .14 any oveiniuent eicr sent to
do ui Ii 11 task-, Crucial Leonaul Wood,
1'mlii lllcii is iiiliaiitini; by leaps and bounds,
Tin' laiill r-tahhshPil then- was only laiitu
1110111.I1 In --ciiuo for tint Ulamt tho aliiolutely
liidi$ii'iisahlii lc nun -uid In CsUblish llio pi In.
1 1 1 ili that wo havo a iu lit to iuiposa such .
Uillf, whelhei- in I In- Philippines or rhcwhcir.
Ill the Philippines wo vwu bniuglit face to
fact" with a'l liismieclioii led by Urn twice dyed
traitor AiUin.ilJ", wllli behind him 11 i-yudleato
of lnroiciiviblo tuel and inconceivable porrupl,
half bieul Chlncsi. and Malay handita. Tho ma.
Joiily ol th) liilub'.i.uils a in only ton amicus lo
hait peace and llbeity in tlie only way in
v.lihli they can possibly get tliemj that is,
wilder llio American ilai;. Tim insunectlon Is
kept aiive mainly by the Ilryaniln canvas here,
f WEATHER FORECAST, t
-f Wavhlnglon, Oct. 2'). 1'orccait for
-f Tuesday and tt'cdneiiday: Uatern I'cnn. -
syh-anU Rain and cooler in noithcrn, 4-
s)- fair in southern portions Tueadayj 11. ji
sV- nedday, fair and cooler; light variable 4
4- wind, beioinins fieh northerly. -4)1
-f --t-f-f-f--f -t--t--tV-t-t-ft-
ifafciwftgi. foc -s 4v .-