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SCRANTON, PA., THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 24, 1902.
The Gftu Devastated bu Fire and
Flood Now Suffers from
STORM THE MILLS
Almost Without Warning the Dis
orderly Element Moves Upon the
Mills, and Much Damage Is Done
Before the Rioters Are Checked by
Police A Mill Owner Assaulted.
Desperate Battle Between Strikers
and Officers Police Hope to Con
trol Lawbreakers Without Aid of
Sy Kxclusttp Wire Iiom T he A;yc!.itrd Piesi.
Puterson. X. J., Anvil 23. Striking
dye helpers today stormed the estab
lishments that were still running, and
by force compelled u complete suspen
Blon of business in their trade. They
engaged in ;i series of running lights
with the police anil plant manngois,
iiml in one of the severest clashes ex
changed a volley of pistol shots with
them. The indicals among the strikers
were in command. Many persons on
either .side were severely Injured dur
ing the rioting, but none dangerously
CO. It was believed for a lime that ll
Would be necessary to ask the state
for troops! to restore order and insure
protection to life anil property, but the
police expressed eontldenee In their
ability to handle thr situation, and no
request for outside aid was made. Ju go
Dixon called the grand jury and
charged them to Indict the persons
guilty of rioting.
The conservative element n 1110117 the
strikers had in the meantime dis
avowed the violence of their fellows,
and urging a return to peaceful means
to gain the end that was sought.
A written demand upon the employ
ers for pay was formulated, and a com
mittee opened negotiations for its con
sideration. Large numbers of the strikers were
, 5n sullen spirit, and it was predicted
tonight that any attempt on the purt
of the employers to resume business
without dealing with them would be
desperately resisted. "When the strik
ers completed their campaign against
the plants "in operation the number ot
men out was found to be nearly 4,000.
The disorder began early In the day
nnd was unexpected. A meeting of
Mrikers was held at S o'clock at Rue
ger's Riverside hall, und two hundred
men gathered at the place. The hall
would not accommodate them nil, and
the proceedings were slow because of
the many nationalities represented.
To simplify matters It was nnully de
cided to have the men of each shop on
strike nppolnt a committee of five to
represent them. -The meeting was or
derly and declared for peace, and the
men were urged to keep nway from the
shops. The meeting of commit tea pre
pared and adopted the following de
The liiIpcM i-hnll incite au cnu ,cr limn
inl y hour-. Im1 constitute .me u,', vuik.
Time .mil one-hall tor otoitime, loliuui-. .1 day.
Ml mathh.e uu'U nnd sh.iUi- out, dynamite i'.iy
men oml lio llif. -M cent .in limn.
I'inbhcrs -'I unM an liunr and no miii1.iv
Xo leaincii lo mi-he li . iluni sn 1 cm 4 an
JCIsht men to i"i.'1o 11 tenli. an limn.
TliN iclitdiilc rlull I1A11 tJUU lor tin.. nol fita
.Ml himdi sluil ti'ii-lu (lie nilnuii'-, fur wade
iiiK up befuic 12 and li u'lli.il,,
The old prices per hour wore as fol
lows: Helpers Ki'i cents: machine men IS
V cents; llnlshers if-' cents; learner
While the meeting was In progrtss a
number of strikers stood ouihIUu the
hull angrily discussing their griev
ances. The rudleuls urged a raid upon
the works still in operation and when
their suggestion was approved headed
a rush for the plant of Johnson Cow
din & Co. The men at woik there
were called out and the strikers niov
ed on to the establishment of Jumcs
Simpson & Co. The firm fearing
trouble dismissed tlui men and closed
its doors. Robert Cluedes' winks were
visited next and after that the Ham
ford mills, where the ilrst serious dis
order occuired, w.is suriutinded. The
properly Is walled in but the strikers
gained the yard before tlio gates wrie
shut. Windows weie smashed, chem
icals spilled and considerable damage
done, The men at work In the plant
quickly quitted their places, While
one mob wuh closing the Jiauifoid mill
another was surging Into the plant of
the American Hllk Dyeing unit Finish
ing company. Armed with dyo slicks
nnd stones they charged through the
plunt driving the men from their
places, George Arnold, ono of the
members of the firm diopped lusensl
hie with a blow on the head from u
dyo e tick,
Whero Shooting Occurred.
Almost fclmultuneously an attack
was begun on tho works of Ihnll fleer
ing and It was In tho light for posses
sion of ft that the shooting occurred.
Two policemen weto guarding the
property and whim the mob euiuu
rushing down on them they warned
those In the van to keep away. Home
one In the crowd discharged a revol
ver and tho police quickly rettiriuW the
flre, Half a dozen bhots were llrcd,
and one striker, who cbcapod uniden
tified wus 'phot In the leg. The inob
stoned tho two policemen, and when
one of the latter arrested ono""uf tho
leaders, closed In uround lilm. The
officers swung their clubs nnd bent
their way out of tho crowd A striker
enguRod Mr. fleering but was beaten
off. One of the patrolmen finally se
cured it rifle nnd when he came out
and faced tho crowd with It there was
a great scattering.
From Geering's, tho strikers hurried
away toward tho property of Knlp
t'cher and Mans, but that raid was
checked by a squad of police. The
latter formed across tho street, and,
marching forward with night sticks
drawn, forced the crowd back. Gerald
Mlstell, a young striker, hurled a rock
ut tho police and was placed under
arrest. Tho crowd tried to rescue him
und to the number of several hundred
followed tho at resting ofllcers to the
prison, hooting at them as they trailed
along. An attempt was made to or
ganic?, n second movement against Mr.
Oeoring's works, but only n. few volun
teers were found who were willing to
tuko part in It. At noon, the men nt
work for (jeering went out, and the
place was closed up.
At some of tho places raided, some
of the strikers familiar with tho ma
chinery turned the steam on at full
force, and It was an effective weapon
in driving the workmen out.
The strikers met at Riverside again
at 4 o'clock in the afternoon to receive
reports of the several shop committees.
Nearly every one of the latter reported
thai their particular shop would agree
lo the wage concessions demanded if
all the other shops would. The conser
vative leaders strongly advised tho
strikers lo 'avoid violence and dis
avowed the attacks made on the mill
during th' morning.
If the dyers strike Is prolonged, other
branches of tho great silk industries
which center in and around Patcrson
will be affected.
SCORES A POINT
Lajoie, King of Second Basemen, Is
Temporarily Restrained from
By I'scluiho Wire from Tin: Aswclatcl Press.
Philadelphia, April 23. Following up
the decision of the Pennsylvania Su
preme court against Napoleon Lajoie,
of the Philadelphia American League
Base Hall club, John I. Rogers, of the
Philadelphia National League club, to
day secured a temporary injunction, re
straining the great second baseman
from playing with any other organiza
tion than thc Philadelphia National
The injunction, which was granted In
common pleas court No. !J. the same
tribunal which dismissed the applica
tion for an injunction last year, and
which was reversed by the Supreme
court on Monday, also restrains the
local American League club from em
ploying Lajoie. Colonel Rogers wanted
to Include Pitchers Frazer and Bern
hard, but counsel for the American
League objected. The court remarked
that when the case was argued origi
nally, no testimony was heard on Fra
zer nnd Bernhnid, and It was finally
decided to limit tho Injunction to La
joie. The case will come up again on
Monday on a motion to dissolve the In
junction. The court asked If there would be
any difficulty in serving the injunction,
and counsel for the American League
replied, "Not at all"; that the moment
the injunction should bo granted it
would be telegraphed to Baltimore,
where Lajoie was lo play today. Coun
sel for tho American League asked that
secui Ity be entered In the sum of $10,
OflO before tho Injunction should issue,
but the court fixed the amount at $2,."00.
Colonel Rogers secured the necessary
St. Louis, April -3. Proceedings wero
brought In the circuit court today by
attorneys representing President Frank
De Huns Robison, of the St. Louts Na
tional League Base Ball club, to re
strain Harper, Wallaeo nndHeldrlek
from playing with the American
League St. Louis team. The cuses
against Harper and Wallace were
brought up before Judge Talty and
that of Heldrlck'befoie Judge Fisher,
Judge Talty postponed the hearing of
the cases of Harper and "Wullaeo until
next Monday. Judge Fisher refused to
Issue n temporary Injunction against
Heldrlck, ordering him to appear in
court tomorrow morning audi show
cause why a restraining order should
not be Issued.
In his petition asking for an Injunc
tion against the players, President
Itohls'im states that Harper had signed
In I'M to play with the St. Louis Na
tional League club nt a salary of $2,500
a year, und that Wallace and Held
rlck had each signed in 1U0O a two
years' contract for $2,J0fi n year, Tho
last two named had each been paid
$t!0) bonus, which, tho petition stated,
is still retained by them.
Washington, April i;i. President Ben
Sltlho of the, Philadelphia American
league was here today to meet Presi
dent Ban Johnson of the American
league to consult with him as to the
action lo be taken In the Lajoie In
junction case, Mr. Khlbo declares that
he will take tho case to the United
States Supreme court If necessary, Ho
left Philadelphia tonight with Mr,
Mr. Johnson said that they would
fight tho Lajoie case to a llnlBh nnd
U Natlonu'l league would get noth
ing fioiu them except nt a heavy coat.
Teller Leighton Sentenced.
Ily l.Mhi.ht: Wlro Mom yK Adulated rthS.
1'ortlanrt. Me., Apill S3. Ciran-v lllo V, T.cllt-
ton, chaqjccl uilh tlie cinbusli incut of 1,(111
tihllc ci'ltf!ih' teller of the National TiiJora
bank of this illy, pleaded guilty befnia JwUo
w,l,l. In ic I'liiied States circuit court today
ami vat mmcih-cI to dx jejiV hard labor lu I lie
ALLEGED ELECTION FRAUDS.
Resolution Denouncing Them Adopt
ed by the Democratic State Edito
Py Etrltiiiltc Wire from The AicM'hilrd l'rri.
llarrlibuiir, Apill 21.--ltrinliillon ilctionnt
Intr election fruuiU in MibverMto of llepulilli.m
liistlltillom itAil lirglnir oteiy hone-l elllrcti to
Use lilt licit ofloili to fru'ti.tle, prtvenl ntnl
punish mkIi tilmi's were iitloplril at .111 .I'l
jotirneil meetlntr tod.iy of the Democratic St.tlo,
The resolution win ofteieil by ImIIh i'aii'lcn.
ot f'lillnilelphl.i, Conner ih.iltniati nf Hi.1 Il.-inj-cratli'
xluti" eonimltlt'i'. ulm tn.tile 11 n ndilicv. be
fore the nioiclnlliiii 011 the neiil of innmnt Mill
complete party owanlratlon In the Mile.
Will be Held at Brie on June
25 State Committee
By f.irluslrc Wire from The Associated l'rc..
Harrlsburg. April 23. The annual
meeting of the Democratic state com
mittee wus held this afternoon in tho
board of trade rooms to arrange for tho
state convention for the nomination of
candidates for governor, lieutenant gov
ernor and secretary of Internal affairs.
Representative William T. Creasy, of
Columbia county, was re-elected state
chairman by acclamation und tendered
a vote of thanks for his party services
during tho past year.
Owing to the action ot the Dauphin
county committee in electing state
delegates and a county chairman In
defiance of tho mandate of the state
executive committee the county was de
nied representation In tho committee,
f'olonel William S. Thomas, of Hnrris
burg, chairman of the local county
committee, said that proceedings would
probably be Instituted to compel the
state committee to recognize him. The
Blair county contest was adjusted by
the seating of Mayor Hoyer. of Altoona.
The following division chairmen, who
constitute the state executive commit
tee were elected:
first T. Z. Minh.ut, riai.l.lin.
Sec 01 il It. V.. CiesTOCll, Cimbili.
Thin!- John It. Keen in, Wot ram eland.
Kourlh Captain William ll.i."-cn, Venango.
I'lCtlt-lMnlel .1. Piiwoll, I.IK.
KKtli II. li. KpjKrr. I'nior.
Setenth .lohn (I. Jlelleniy, Columbia.
l'.lRhtli A. M. l'.dincr, Monroe.
Ninth-Charles 1. lMnnclly, Philadelphia.
It was decided to hold the state con
vention at Erie on June 23. A. O.
Crosby, representing the Erie chamber
of commerce, asked that the conven
tion be held in that city. Ho promis
ed that if the convention w?is held at
Erie the people of that city would
furnish transportation to the delegates
and pay the expenses of the gathering.
Ex-Mayor Saltsman, of Erie, also
spoke favoring the holding the con
vention in that city. Harrlsburg was
named by Mr. Dougherty of Cumber
hind county. The vote on this question
follows: Harrlsburg 32; Erie 42.
Amedments were offered to the rules
so as to provide for a uniform system
of nominating candidates for Judge,
senator and congressmen. The amend
ments were adopted and the matter
now goes to the state convention be
fore it becomes a party rule. The
lules were also amended so as to fix
the basis of representation in the
stale convention on the presidential
vote Instead of tho vote for the state
nominees at each preceding general
election. The committee then adjourn
IS WIPED OUT
Eire in Barn of W. P. Brown Spreads
Over the Entire Village Fire
Compnny Saves Grist Mil.
By i:Mlrie Wile (rum The AsolUimI Pre.
Lockhaven, Pa., Am II 23. A Jlrel
which started in the barn of W. F.
Brown, piactlcally wiped out Clinton
dale. Clinton county, a small town of
173 Inhabitants, situated midway be
tween this city und Bellefonte, this
The following were totally destroy
ed: The White .Milling company's store
and pioperty, occupied by W. P,
Brown, Evangelist church, school
house, H. M. Snyder's residence; Hunt
er's residence, Schilling's residence and
other lesldent properties, Tho ware
house of the YV. A. Whlto Milling com
pany, together with numerous barns
and outbuildings were destroyed. Tho
grist mill of tho White Milling com
pany nnd the residences of Dr. Huston
and T, F. Ohl were on tire, but wero
saved from total destruction by tho
timely arrival of a fire company from
Bellefonte. The loss Is estimated at
from $.10,000 to $to,000; partially cover
ed by Instil ancc.
Ily Um ltidvi! Wire from l!ic Acl.itrd 1'ic.s.
The llasiic. April 31. It v.w hilil tonight at
fafctle l.nu, lint tun xdilinut .1 iel.upi, ijiieon
Wllhelnilnu'ii ont.1Uw.m10 tumid occupy .1
month or moil.
Today Iih luajisty lionn lotishliiablc. rsth.il
of plrll ami intcn.t in btr ummuliir;i.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Ily llultbltc Who Iiom The Associated 1'icj.
Xtw.uK, X, J,, April 8j JWpli Kernel, r
illicl hero today. Ho via-, born In Couiellcvillc,
pa. He iJino to .Wivaik in JWI, When the,
CltU tar biKan Mr. " Kccjh'vN with Colonel pit.
tlanc, U I'lttsburi,-, oniaiili'U tlw SKth lYnu.
1. j I van la beaty aitlllery, lie t.is cIkuoii rap.
tain of Company '., and on Iho lecuinnienilatlon
of I'lcjlcfenl Mncolu tta-i placed In rliaieo of fort
lllhin Allen and otlur (ioIuI of liuiwiumv.
Alter the war I'rci-hh'nt Cunt appointed him
postmaster ut fonrcllsvillc, where he a bo tened
two yea is a nut or.
New V01K, April 23. liose 0.4oine, tthq U fad
to lute been at ono lime the leadliii; ucttcM of
a MotK loinpury at St. I.oui.-, dkil herp today.
She befaino ln.ane during an IIIiicni of irattiliij
and tttlciday while lp(iif nmoted to an ii.tlnnt
ii.aclc a drpirate attempt to lomnilt ffiitldo by
jumping Into the I'.akt rltcr fiont u'leiry btcatn.'r.
blio m U'icucd but died today. '
The nitorneu General Mau Make
Open FiQht tor the fllle-
FROM ALL SECTIONS
Mr. Elkin More Confident Than
Ever That He Can Win the Nom
ination in the State Convention A
Conference with Congressman Con
nell Today Is Likely to Be Produc
tive of Some Interesting Develop
ments Arrangements Made to
Special lo the Scranton Tribune.
Harrlsburg, April 23, Attorney Gen
eral Elkin has been strongly urged to
day by representative men from Pitts
burg to make an open fight for the
delegates from Allegheny. The matter
Is receiving serious consideration, and
there Is no doubt that the attorney
general has heard some gratifying,
news from that end of tho state. To
night ho is more confident than ever
that he can win tho nomination In tho
Among his callers today Have been
Jack Whltehouso, of Schuylkill; Sol
Bacharneh, of AVilkes-Barre, and sev
eral leaders ot counties in the Juniata
valley. The news they biing is most
gratifying. The attorney general, who
is 'to have his name submitted directly
to the voters tit the Wllkes-Barre pri
maries, Is arranging to visit there and
may make one or two speeches.
Accompanied by ox-Senator Mitchell,
the attorney general will leave for
Washington today lo confer with Con
gressman Council. Tho result of this
meeting is likely to bo productive of
some Interesting developments. One of
tho Klkin lieutenants made the predic
tion today that the attorney general
would have SO per cent, of the delegates
in the sttite outside of Philadelphia. Tt
is by no means settled that he may not
get votes from Philadelphia.
DESTRUCTION IN PATH
OF THE FIRE FIEND
Thirty-five Places of Business and
Fifty Dwellings Destroyed Near
Oil City Other Eires.
By l.'xcliuitc Wire from The Associated Tres.
Oil Cily, Fa.. April 23. Thirty-five
places of business and fifty dwellings
wero destroyed by fire at Marienvllle
today. There was a high wind and no
aderiunte the protection. The fire
started In the dwelling house of Mrs.
M. J. Smith, who was smoking meat.
Tho B. B. and K. railroad station and
telephone exchange were among the
buildings destroyed. The loss is esti
mated at $20,000, with about one-half
that amount in Insurance.
Kenton, O.. April 23. The Champion
Iron Fence works burned today, entail
ing a loss of from $223,000 to $230,000
and throwing 300 men out of work. The
plant wus one of the largest of its kind
in tho country and was the principal
industry of this city.
Atlantic City, X. J., April 23. Fire
today all but wiped out the village
or Flwood, J. J., about twenty miles
from here. The flames were discovered
in tho large saw-mill of AValter Boz
nrth, and spread so rapidly that before
aid arrived the postolllce, the mill and
a score of buildings wero completely
gone. The occupants saved little or
nothing from tho burning building.
Kgg Harbor and Hanunontown re
sponded to culls for assistance, but ar
rived too late to check tho progress of
the llanies. The village Is a farming
Much Pioperty Damaged Thomas
Rodemnn Blown from Platform.
11 I.MhWtc Wile tiom'llo A-Mxlated lW?.
Milwaukee. Wis,, April 23. Tho gale
which swept this city last night dam
nged tho Mllwatigee llullrotid shops to
the extent of $2,."00. Thomas Itodemtin
was blown from a platform In the 101
more coal yard and probably fatally
At Seymour, Wisconsin, tho storm
blow flown the smoko stacks of tho
electilo light plant which took fire.
Lightning struck tho hum of Charles
embedi, who was probably fatally
burned. All his farm buildings weio
CAPT. CLABK DECLINES HONOR.
Bear Admiral Watson to Represent
Navy at Coronation.
Ily l.'xehulii' Wire horn 'I he Avuclstrd l'iea,
Washington, April 23. dipt. Charles
IJ, Clark has declined tho appointment
of special naval representative tlt tho
coronation of King Kdward. nnd tho
President hns named Hear Admiral
Watson for tho mlsuloti,
Hot Wave in Philadelphia.
Ily F.M'Innlte Wlro front The Avwlatcd Prim.
Philadelphia, April 23. The hot wave which
auiu'il lieie ctcnliy-kllll ptetalls in till, ieo.
lion. Tin' iimliiiiiiil trniptratmn w.w t.1 .ilficrvrf,
and ut 8 o'doilv tonight diKi'i"! who trill
tercel ut the ;overiimei.t tlitud uflUc. ,
Mr. McLeod Buried. '
lv '.cluliii WliofiomThe Akolitic Vitm. ,
nnflalo. X. V., April SI. "I lie luucml of Au-'il-bald
A. Mcl.roil, torpid' pifl.-iit of He Phila
delphia' and llvnllni; lailrnad, wa held it 1'oftH
Liwii'uinclcrV tliU jfUnioon. ' "
ALLEGED FIREBUGS ARRESTED.
Huntingdon Authorities Move Upon
fly llxilua.tc Wire from The Associated Picvs.
lliinllncdon, li., April S.I. Cl.innc W.tllf,
ion nf cvDhtrkt Attorney Wnlle, v.n nrr.-jlcd
at Altoont bit lilidit anil bintitjlil licte today
ihaitrcil with niHin.
lie, tnircllirr with LsinilU Steel, mil. nf Klmil-t
Steel, present member of Iho boaid of ni.ini2i.i
of Iho lliintlnKilon reformatory, and llany Mlll'.'r,
who were nrreitecl jeiierdty ncte placed tmler
bonds of ft, DUO each today for their appearmcr'
at ne,t month'ii tcim ot iiitirt to aimer eharttej
of setting fire to n ntiinbef ot platen tliirlhK the.
pat jcar, Tho brtontth .lutliorfttes arc pra
paring to mote mtalii't nllicr kuirct.
Resolutions Introduced in the
House by Richardson
By I!ciu:ive Wire front The Asocliled Pre.-?.
Washington, April 23. Ileprcsenta
tives Klehurdsou of Tcnnessee today
Introduced tlio following resolution:
"Whcras, there has been recently an
unusual Increase in the price of beef,
lutiton, veal and pork, which la ab
normal and duo hugely, If not alto
gether, to trusts and other combina
tions alleged' to be unlawful in their
organization, therefore. v
"Resolved, that the ways nnd means
committee be Instructed to Investigate
tho question of the recent increase In
the price of those articles and deter
mine the cause thereof, and If prac
ticable offer some measure of legisla
tion that will afford relief against tho
evil complained of."
Representative McDermott. of New
Jeisey, today in'lroduced a bill abol
ishing all duties upon meat and poul
try imported from foreign countries.
MORE "WATER CURE"
Two Lynn Men Send Senator Lodge
a Statement of Instances of Tor
ture Under Their Observation.
By i:clusito Wire from The Associated Press.
Lynn, Mass., April 23. Two men.
William Labelle and Albert W. Bert
rand, formerly privates In Company
D. Twenty-sixth regiment, United
States volunteers, sent to Senator
Lodge a statement of Instances of the
application of Hie "water euro'1 in the
Philippines that came under their ob
servation. Bertrand was clerk of
Company D, and regimental clerk at
headquarters while the regiment was
stationed at Panay. Labelle says that
while at Anllao 'three natives wero
taken by Company D men into a Cath
olic church and given tho "water cure."
Ono of the natives refused' to tell
where insurgent guns were secreted,
and after he hud been given the "water
cure" ho was blindfolded and one of
the soldiers tired his gun near the
man's head. The Instant the gun was
fired another member of tho squad hit
the native with, a stone, nnd he was
told that he had been shot.' The
native then told the United States
soldiers where they could find the
guns. Labelle gives the names of the
otlleers and privates who participated
lu administering the punishment.
Labelle further says that in tho sum
mer of 1900, while the United States
forces were about three miles from Ks
tancl. Company D captured three na
tives and gave them the water cure.
After the men had been filled with
water, blood came from their eyes and
Bertrand bus furnished Senator Lodge
with particulars of the alleged disap
pearance and killing of Father Au
gustine, a Catholic priest, at Bolo. Ho
says It was reported that Father Au
gustine knew where Insui gents' gold
was burled. Men from Company D
captured htm In December, 1900, and
dressed him In a uniform of the Uni
ted States artillery. He wan then tak
en to Banato and kept in a well. 'Ho
refused to tell where the gold was
burled, and on the night of Dec. l, he
was taken to a house formerly occu
pied by the prcsldente of tho village.
Upon his arrival there. Bertrand says,
the water cure wus given him by the
"water cure squad." The men suc
ceeded In getting neaily all the water
out of him, but he did not revive. The
men became frightened and a surgeon
wus sent for. Uhi services proved un
successful and Bertrand says that tho
Some of tho men wero sworn to se
crecy nnd tho body was burled in a
plot of land used by the troops as a
base ball ground. Bertrand says that
a non-conunlssloned officer was seen
wllh tho priest's watch and chain, and
when 11 commissioned otllcor learned
this, they were turned over to him,
Bertrand gives iho names of tlio men
taking part, and also refers to revcrnl
According to Labelle, when Company
I) was out on a hike, while stationed at
Duiigas, in July, WOO, the men wore or
dered to burn everything and seo that
no grown persons escaped.
This, Labelle says, tho men proceed
ed to do, Labelle and Bertrand say
that while at Dungns tho toldlers canto
to ti hut whero a nutlvo woman had
Just given birth to a. child. Tho hus
band was madn a prisoner and tho
woman and children weio dragged
from tho house and left on tho ground.
Tho native shack wns then burned,
but Labello and Bertrand do nol know
what became of the woman and child,
By Hxclibltc Wlro fioin The Associated l're.
w",ulilnglrii, April 2.1. 'ho folbmlnir f.iiutli
bus I'cnn It.inla poiliiiasli'm t.'cie appointed
today; Autumn l.cius Wa.tnc .county, I.'. II,
llcllmp; Ilirdtille, Allegheny count, S. M.
Palnttr; Camhra, l.tucmo county, T, W. flnccl.
By Cv'liulfc Wlic from The Aisucbtrc! Trwt
Wathlustoh,-' April 'J).rJamei II. Mi ('.'III, of
Ibminuu', Itaa U'ui LTJMcd a' pension of ll.
The Officer Is Asked to Cease further
Discussion of the Situation in
I'y I'srludtc Wire from The Awchttnl Prc-w.
Washington, April 23. By direction
of President Roosevelt, Acting Secre
tary ot War Sanger bus addressed tho
folowlng letter to Gen. Frederick Fun
stun: War Department, Washington, .April 22, IM2.
Slit I am directed by the president to Instruct
.ton that he vislies you to cc.ifo futlhcr public
dibiijislon of the Hlttiitlon In tl.e I'ltlllpplneJ, nnd
nl'o to expini hU reaict tint ton should ini'.o
a senilor of tho I'nlted States the object of pub
lic criticlbin or ilNcuvdou.
Very le.ipecl fully,
William Cary Sunter,
Arlunpr S'ccrctiiry of Wnr.
Ihlgatllrr Oncra Ficderlck 1'unstou, com
mnadlnif department cjf Colondo, Pmer, Colo.
At a banquet last Saturday night of
tho Colorado Sons of the Kevolutlou,
General Funston Is reported to have
said of Senator Hoar:
"I have only sympathy for tho senior
senator from Massachusetts, who Is
suffering from an over-heated con
science." Probably what caused the Issue of
this particular letter was an applica
tion from General Funston for leave
of absence, in order that he might at
tend the hajiquet to be given In Boston
by the Middlesex club. It was under
stqod that "he was to deliver another
address there, and as the president de
precates tho discussion of public ques
tions in this fashion by United States
officials and ofllcers, this letter was
sent. The request for leave of ab
sence was refused. A copy of Mr.
Sanger's letter was forwarded to Sena
Denver. Col., April 2.".. To a repre
sentative of the Associated Press, Gen
eral Funston said, with reference to
tho statement from Washington that
the president had directed him to cease
further discussion of public questions,
that he bad not as yet received any
such order from Washington. Con
tinuing, the general said that in the
future his public utterances would be
free from any reference to tho Philip
pines, and intimating that his speeches
as printed, were, as a rule, full of mis
statement and very badly garbled.
General Funston announced, last Sat
urday that ho would not attend the
Middlesex club bnnquet at Boston. He
has accepted an Invitation to attend a
banquet, to be given In his honor, In
this city, on May 17, by the Colorado
THE DAY IN CONGRESS.
Mr. Eawlins Continues Speech in the
Senate The House Considers
By i:tliisitc Wire from Tl.o Arsoclati.il I'ie-3.
Washington. April 23. Mr. litiwlins,
of UttUi, today continued his speech in
tho senate opposing the Philippine tem
porary government bill. He devoted
the greater part of his speech to a dis
cussion of the testimony presented to
the Philippine committee relating to
the administration of the "water cuie"
among the natives; and to other forms
of torture Inflicted on the Filipinos.
Ho had not concluded his remarks when
tho senate adjourned.
During tho early pai t of the session
the bill providing for a union railtuiy
station In Washington wus under con
sideration, but no action wns taken.
Tho house today begun consideration
of the senate amendments to tho oleo
margarine bill. A special rule for this
purpose was adopted by a. vote of 1,12 to
79. By the ruling ot tho chair, the
question of further iimendinent of the
senate propositions was confined with
in very narrow limits. Slow progress
was made. Tho opponents of tho meas
ure, who sought to modify the seimto
amendments lu various particulars,
wero outvoted on every pioposltlon
At lliltlmu.c 11,11.1.',
Philadelphia 11 1 2 l 0 I 0 11 rt - s pi -J
PjIiIiiiui.' till 1) 11 1 11 n 0 D 1 it 1
llillcili'h lltinluidt nnd i'mvci.j Milllnnlty
and ttohliiiou and Hil'.'liU, I'li'plu ()'l.ouglill:i.
At W.thInalon- 1MI.K.
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ll.'tlclics- Monte und lleiuli; IMii.huu and Miv
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Sullitaii, I lupins- Connolly,
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.lliltcrlej-l'lttlnecr .ind Mown; Ikficc, 1 1 aits
and Venter, Umpire O'Pay.
Cliiciiiubt, I.oul-Xot scheduled.
' At, Princeton Princeton, S; Lafayette, 0.
At New lUvm New Haven, 6;"it'eivik, j;
Two Gablearams Received bu Statt
Department Tell ot Great
OF LIFE AND PROPERTY
Many Cities and Towns Almost En
tirely Destroyed Losses Yet Un
known Tho City of Quezattennnge
in Ruins Two Hundred Known to
Have Been Killed One American
Lady a Victim.
By i:flusltc Wire from The Athoci.itccl I'rciw.
Washington, April 23. Two cable
grains received at the state department
today tell of the great damage wrought
by tho recent earthquake in Guatemala
which has been briefly dealt with in
the press despatches. They are as fol
lows: "Guatemala City.Aprll 2.'. This gov-
ornment requests me to cable that on
the night of the 18th instant an earth
quake occurred, causing great destruc
tion of life and property. Many cities
and towns almost entirely destroyed.
Losses yel unknown. Belief funds
started. Soldiers ordered out to guard
mint. Particulars next mall.
(Signed) "Bailey. Consular Agent."
"Guatemala, April 22. Consular
Agent Quescaltenange reports earth
quake ISth. Frightful catastrophe. En
tire city In ruins. Consulate destroyed.
Two hundred known killed; thought
many more. Mm. Clara ,KI!dare, only
American killed. Great damage through
out republic. Guatemala City badly
shaken. Xo lives lost. Shocks continue
(Signed) "MeXnlly (Charge)."-
THE BOARD OF PARDONS.
A Rehearing Is Refused in the Case
of Joseph Keller, of Scranton.
Uy llxclnsiii' Wue ficm The Awociated Pren.
Harrlsburg, April 23. Pardons were
recommended by the board of pardons
today for John Giant, of Harrlsburg,
receiving stolen goods, and J. B. Ben
nett, Pittsburg, forgery. The death
I'Piitencc of Jacob Pesendorfer, of
Philadelphia, was commuted lo life Im
Pfisonment. Pardons were refused Michael Senl
nmii, of Philadelphia, assault and bat
tery; John H. Shearer, Berks, embez
zlement: Annie Nee. Allegheny, receiv
ing stolen soods: Itollls Bulmls's. first
degree murder; Andrew Coras, second
degree murder; John Stenkawsicz, An
thony Stenkawelcv, Peter Stenkaweicz,
Anthony Maehuliis, Mike Brozaskl, Joe
Suchinsky, manslaughter, all of Schuyl
kill: Sydney AViuv, Dauphin. Ilrst de
gree murder: .fames .McCaffrey, Phila
delphia, assault and battery, and Wil
liam Buvih, JSHc county, Ilrst degiee
A lehenriiig was granted In the. wise
of Tliomni H.ircur, of Schuylkill, riot,
aud assault and buttery, and refused
in the case of Jtweph Keller, of Lacka
Tho cases of .Mis. Hosumond T..
Grig!;.", nf Lycoming, keeping u disor
derly house; Mnttle Flllinan, Philadel
phia, keeping a bawdy house, nnd Itoy
Hvaus, Heaver, were held under ad
Ily i;.clniltr Wlic tpiin Hi Ai.Miii.ueif 1'iew.
I'lilladelplili, Apill 2.I.- 'I lie binnl of dii'.'ot.ra
of tin- IVmi-,iIt..iila l.lllif'. d today tonl'lincd tlm
ioIIomIiik' appolnlimnU and pi.nnottoii'. to tala'
i lb el May I:
s, ('. I.c.i.ir, ii.eiliilei.clM.t nf the ll-Mfonl
dltkton, lo he Mip.ilnlcm'int ot the liter and
lotv madn illtl'lnm, tlio ('. II. 11 lie, le.lKm'd,
fli'in-KO II. Hull'. .i-Minl iiiu-iiieci of tho w
iil; ilivUluii, pmmoti'd lo ilm oiihi! of niporln
Undent ot the lledl'uld dltMili.
W. II. h ('abb, (.iiperii.ti'liiU-at of I lie Kim.
biny and Lew Mown onMon, lo b- .iipeilme'ri.
rii n't ut the Middle clltMon, tlio HUm lircnrn,
nppolnttcl lo ipwl.ll duth. I.. W. Allibone,
ii (Inti ltdt lit of I Lo (ambili and (liuiflM ill
i Moll, app'ilnticl In nuiceil Mr, MiC'aleb, .laha,
('. WII-..H, n il i.M.ilc atiiiit of tlm c. initially tor
lblily jeaiv, will li placed in the prtnlon ll.t
.Miy'l. He t II be mi reeded by II. W, Kirkib
don, notv alMalil li'.d estate jifiiit,
Ily i:iliilic Who fiom Tho Associated Pitw,
Nuv Voik, Apill 2a. Arrived! firoer Kur
fi'eit, Hitmen; Oceanic, Liverpool. Cleared: I.a
Tonulnc, Havre, Sailed: St. Paul, Moiithuiip,
Inn; eh'iiilnRton, Antwerp; Teutoulc, Mvupool,
Siiiitlinnptuii Arrltcdt I'hlladclplila, New Ycr't.
lliologni Aiilti'di Amsterdam, New York for
Hotlerilai.i. .Vaplev-Arrivecl: 'lYte, New Vol';
lor Cfiicu, Pi.tmoutli Arrived; PduticltU'iil,
New Voi V. for Cntibounr and llambunr (and
piiMCiilull. Cherbourg Arrived: Kroiipriiu
Wllhehn (fiom llreinen and Southampton), Now
VoiK. l.ltc i pool .Sailed; Majestic, JJC.W Vork
tja (luecnttotMi, v
YESTERDAY'S WEATHER, '
Local data for April 23, 1003:
lllghiM tciii eraturo ,.,..,,, 82 drfren
I.uuct tetnperatura ,.,,,.,.,,,,, 00 degtffj
Itelalire Humidity; -r
8 a, ra, ,,.,,,.,,,.,,,.,., ,., 51 per tnr,
b p. ill , , M per cent,
I'ru-ipUalion, 21 liourj ended 8 p. nt., none,
t -fTTfTfTf -f -f
- WEATHER FORECAST,
f ' -
- Waihington, April 2.1. V'orcca t for
- Tliorsday aud I'rioay: L'alcm IVnmjl. -4-
-f tanl'i,' fair and much tookr Tliuridy; -f
f I'lldJ.v lair; ficsh northwest wiiytj. .
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