The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, July 11, 1902, Image 1
WmmmlmWW' S?A:J l..y-L-i,'. - -V 7-' , .T'Asn ., yA&ii'U v. m iff t 1 . ; cmntori THE ONLY SCRANTON P R RECEIV TNG THE COMPLETE NEWS SERVICE OK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE GREATEST NEWS AGENCY IN THE WORLD.' l9 hst TWO CENTS. SCJ ANTON,, J.W., FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 11, 1902. TWO CENTS. IS .AjjpL v4lK : fc 'i lit' lui" -X &m w M A l th MINERS ENTOMBED AT The Oitu of Calamities Is Again Visited bu an nopall- Inrj Disaster. PROBABLY 200 MEN HAVE PERISHED Terrible Explosion In the Cambria . Steel Company's Rolling Mill Mine Under Westmont Hill It Is Thought That None Have Escaped the Deadly Gases Members of n Rescuo Party Arc Overcome Ter-'-rible Experience of a 15-Ycar-Old Boy Sad Scenes About the Mouth of the Shaft. Uy Exchuhe Wire from The Associated Press. Johnstown, Pa., July 10. Johnstown lias again been visited by an appalling disaster. It Is only less frightful than the aw ful calamity of May 31, 1889, in cost of life, but In Its terrible consequences It has brought the shadow of sorrow In hundreds of homes mnde desolate by an appalling mine explosion, which took place In the Cambria Steel company rolling mill mine, under Westmont Hill, at 12.30 o'clock this afternoon. How many are dead It may take sev eral das to fully determine, but that Jt.ls a long and shocking list Is certain. Tt may reach 200 or more men. '""It was nearly an hour after the ex plosion before any. general knowledge of what had happened got abroad. Men who came froin the mines, escaping with their lives, told the terrible news and' soon It spread like wildfire all over the city. In hundreds of homes there was the most nathetic scenes. Moth ers, wives, daughters, sons and rela tives were frantic with grief. Hun dreds rushed to the point, and with sobbing hearts awaited news that did nqt come from "the Ill-fated mine.. . At the opening across the river from the point, tlie Cambria Iron company police, with .several assistants, stood guard, permitting no one to enter the mine, from which noxious gases were coming. It was nearly 4 o'clock when all hope of sending rescue parties from the Westmont opening was abandoned. JTwo men who had escaped from the mine Richard Bennett and John Mey ers went back two miles to see what assistance could be rendered, but the frightful damp drove them back and tfaey fell prostrate when they finally, after a desperate struggle, i cached the outside. Two doctors gave the men assistance, and after working with them half an hour restored them to normal condition. Sad Mission. Their story of the situation in the mine made It clear that rescue work could not proceed from the Westmont opening, and then hasty preparations were made to begin that sad mission nt the Mill Creek entrance. Soon after the news or the frightful explosion reached the Cambria officials, Mining Engineer Marshall CI. Moore and one of his assistants, Al G. Prosser, made nn attempt lo enter the mine. They were soon followed by Mine Superintendent George T Robinson, . it the deadly gases stopped their progress. j-MInc Foreman Harry Hodgers, his assistant, William Blanch, and Flie- posses John Whitney, . and John Thomas wen Johh Retnlllek re overcome by the gases and It Is feared they perished In an hcrolv attempt to icscue the minors. The iri-ycar-old son of Harry Hodg ers, when he heard of the explosion and that his father had been oveieonie, with nftcrduinn, started down the mine to help rescue him If possible, mid he, had no sooner entered the drift when the deadly gas almost overcome the lad, nnd ho had to bo carried back. Ills tongue protruded its whole length from his mouth, and men had to force his jaws npart with a slick to prevent lockjaw. William Sllblch spent several hours at the Mill Creek opening. He said that he believed as many as -150 men wcro still In the initio. In his ophi Ion, from ull lie could glean, not to ex ceed 150 men hnd come out, Two Hundred nnd Fifty Escape. Six hundred hhmi were lit. work In V.i mine when the explosion occurred, Of this number only about 230 aro known to have escaped, Where those entombed are or wliut condition they are In, time alone will tell. It Is utter. Jy Impossible to obtain names tonight.- rreaiueiu I'owell Hlnokhoiibo nnd GeAerul Mnnuger Chailes 8, Price are nt tlie Mill Creek opening in personal cha'rgo of tho rescuo work ,'Thcy said before leaving that they 1' , not ex pect to obtain any dellnlto kiitwledgo of t tne situation in tne mine for several hours, but both of them expressed the hope Jhut tho currents of alt being v forced Into the great drift was reach- fc Ing the Imprisoned men. They declured their belief that the men were still , alive, but this Is discredited by persons whp were under ground when tho ex plpslon took place, General Manager Prlco said that one i mim's guess wbh as good as upother's s to the number of men entombed. '"tyrhere were aboiit 600 men In tho mine ,wuen the explosion occurred," ho said, rbdt only about JO0 wcro In tho head Jng iicre tho gas did 1(8 deadly work." It- t Explosion Was of Fire Damp. ' f' The mining ohlcluls of the Cambria . company stated the explosion was pno fgH'r tt flre damp. ir!-ji The CatUStronhe ooeurrerl lii the too. tlpn of the mine- known among the miners as "KlnmllUn Tim r,u, ,.t '; ,-j MCtlou o4 the company's books i f i At JOHNSTOWN the sixth wrst of (he south main head ing. It Is about ii mile and n half from the main entrance of the rolling mill mine. The few survivors who have escaped from the depths of the initio describe the conditions to be frightful In their nature. Outside of the "Klondike" the mines arc safe and uninjured. Within the fatal limits of that mine the havoc wrought by the explosion are such us beggar description. Solid wulls of masonry, three feet through, were torn down as though barriers of paper. The roofs of the mine were demolished and not a door remains standing, in the face of these difficulties even the most heroic efforts towards rescue may well seem hopeless. Crawled Over Dead Bodies. Miners, who left the mine by way of the Mill Crock entrance, brought hor rible stories of crawling over the dead bodies of their comrades. Two young men, who wcro at work in the "Klondike" when the explosion occurred, escaped by way of the air shaft heading, up through the Kernvllio hill, from the mine. A fan-house, now out of use, stands at the top of this air-shaft.. This way the young men, sick and dizzy from the afterdamp or blackdamp, reached safety. They told how they had walked across dead bodies to pure air and light. How many, they did not know. The Cambria steel officials were noti fied at once of the explosion. It caused consternation In the offices among those who heard the awful news. Chief Mining Engineer Marshall G. Moore and his assistant, Al G. Prosser, were the first to enter the mine after the explosion. They went In at the main entrance and began to work their way to the other end. Both were sup plied with safety lamps. The progress was slow und tedious, because of the poisonous cases. Miraculous Escapes. The stories of the men who escaped are miraculous In their nature. Tom Foster, an assistant foreman In the "Klondike" mine, was among the first to emerge from the Mill Creek shaft. hhortly after, Powell Griffith, a fire boss, came up. Foster was In his, office when the explosion occurred. His first thought. wa,s for the safety of the men under his cliarge. With the help of Foreman Roberts, an effort was made to replace a few of the shattered doors. All the while the fatal firedamp was cloMng around them. They did not fal ter for an instunt, but straight into the midst of danger they went. The thought, "save the men," was para mount. Through galleries, Into head ings, warning and helping, the two men went. Roberts fell, but Foster stag gered on. whither he hardly knew. In the midst of the danger he met Powell Grlfilths, a fireboss. He had faced what seemed certnln death, in nn effort to save his men. Forward they went, dragging a com rade into a possible place of safety here, giving a word of warning there, until human endurance could stand the strain no longer. Exhausted, they stag gered into a Heading where the fire damp had not entered. There they rested for a moment, and then plunged forward whore, they knew not until finally they wandered Into a water level and through it reached a place of safetj. Said Tom Foster: now i escaped, I do not know. It seems like a terrible nightmare. Hunlf dretis or times I gave up hope, but from sheer Instinct I stumbled forward until finally I reached a place of safety." John Whitney, who was beyond the dip where tho explosion took place, said: "I was at tho heading, one half mile from the explosion. Several dozen were overcome by the damp or gas, and I had all I could do to escape. It was terrible. After tho exp ,slou, wo went back to rescue the les.. fortunate and nearly lost our own lives. We got one man and saved his life. I aid not see my father, who was struggling to get out, I don't think many outside 'of tho drivers escaped," William Malcolm was In the upper part of the 'mine when the explosion came. "The first I knew of the trouble was when men came running from what Is unuv.il us tne dip, or lower section. They came running without huts, coats and sonio without clothes and In a ter- .,. nunc ui i-AijiL'iiiuiu. as near as I can remember not more than ten came that way and they escaped, leav ing nt least L'OO In the dip;" Itlchard liennet and John Meyers were In tho mine when tho explosion took place, but managed id escape. About 2 o'clock they concluded to go back Into the mine and brought back u reporrtis to tho situation. They went two miles Inside nnd on tho way saw tho dead body of Kddlo Yamanskl at tho first side track, about a mile from tho explosion point. "Tho damp was fearful," said Mr. Dennett. "Wo had to turn buck. We could go no further," The armory of Company u, cirtlt regiment, National Guard of Pennsyl vania, will bo turned Into a diurnal house. After a conference tonight It was an nounced that tho dead miners will be brought to the armory tomorrow, Planks have been laid on chara In tho armory and the removal of bodies will begin ut an early hour In the morning. The iimbuloiices of all the undertak ers hi tho city uro ut Mill Creek In reudlncs3 to begin tho transfer of bodies. First Recovered Victims. At 11,20 the first four victims were brought to the surface from tho "Klon dike" section. They were, yilltain ltob ertson, who was unconscious when foipid: John- Hetulllc, ullve and Jn pretty good shape, und two unknown biavs, Poti aivo but unconscious. Dr. John B, Lowman. of this cltv. I who came up with the men, said be passed twenty-five dead bodies, some of thriu In sitting postures. TOBACCO IN HAY MOW. 'Sbbers Nearly Captured While Try- ?Aing to Move the Stolon Weed, ay Kxctiishe Wire Irom The Auoclatnl Press. Luiiciistcr, Ph., July 10., Tho $1,200 worth of tobacco stolon from A. V. Mont zer & Dons tobacco warehouse at Ephruta on Tuesday night, u icoovoietl last night and tho robbers ucaily captured. During Wednesday It was learned tho robbers had nccrcted tho tobacco tliero last night. Near midnight four men drove up In a two-horse wagon, three going Into the limn and our patrolling tho outside v itli a icvolvcr. The guurdn called on lilm to surrender, when he started to tun away. All three flrcd at hltn with shot gutii. I In dropped to his knees, but qulrkly re gained his feet and reached the wagon. Ills three companions ran out of the barn nt tho report of the guns and also reached the wagon and drove rapidly away. The stolon tobacco was found burled deep In tho haymow. CORONATION AUGUST 9 Date Fixed Subject to Physi cians' Approval King Ed ward's Progress. Br ExcIuMie Wire from The Associated Press. London, July 10. It Is said on good authority that subject to the approval of King Edward's physicians the cor onation will take place on Aug. 9, Tho bulletin on King Edward's con dition posted at Buckingham Palace ut 10 o'clock this morning says: The king's condition continues to lie sat isfactory.' Treves, Lulling, Barlow. The following authoritative statement was published in today's issue of the British Medical Journal: "In view of the fact that sinister stories continue to be manufactured and printed It may be again stated as emphatically as possible that during the operation no trace of malignant disease was observed, that no suspicion of any kind has arisen since, and that tho medical attendants are quite satis fied that his majesty's constitution Is thoroughly sound. The progress of the last week has been everything that could be desired. The wound, though still deep. Is granulating well. During the last ten days the improvement of his majesty's general health has been remarkably rapid.. The king has re gained his strength almost completely und Is uble to take restricted diet with a good appetite." The Lancet also stigmatizes ns "lies" the sensational reports circulated, und says: "There Is not, and never has been, the faintest shadow or ghost of a sus picion of any malignant disease." The Lancet specifically asserts that the king is free from cancer. QUEEN ALEXANDRA'S ESCAPE. Decorations Fell, Killing Woman, Soon After Her Majesty Passed. By Uxdushe Wire from 'flic A,oiIutcd Pich. London, July 10. Soon after Queen Alexandra had passed on her way to open the coronation bazaar today the decorations across Langham place, heavy and sodden with rain, were caught In a squall of wind mid fell, dragging down a mass of coping from the top of All Souls' church. Miss Strcathy, believed to he a Can adian was killed and several persons were Injured. LARGE MEETING OF ENDEAVORERS Fully 10,000 Persons Enjoy Relig ious Services in Big Tent. By Kiciu-'e Wire from Ihn Awoci.itcil Pre."?. Pittsburg, July 10. The largest meet ing of the series of C'nrihtlan Endeavor convention was held tonight In the big tent. Fully 10,000 peisgns were present and enjoyed tho religious services to tho end. Tlie executive committee announced tho selection of officers for tho eiiMilng year ns follows: President, Itev. W. N. Tales. Philadel phia: vice presidents, Revs. J. T. Me Crory, diaries Itoiids, James V. Coch ran, Hufns W. Mlllor, W. A. Russell, John Weldley, Wayland Hoyt and Floyd Tompkins; sccrctury, M. D. Luthropc, Scrantou; treasurer, Row J, Henry Stiiuff, Pittslnug: superintendents of de partmentsjunior, D. J, Grant Shields, nf Philadelphia; missionary, Mrs. C, L. Brown, Hliippeushurg; citizenship. Rev, a, W. Welsh, Mniilielm; evangelistic, Charles A, Oliver, York; correspondence, Mlis M, W. Rice, Homo; Intermediate, J, II. Robinson, Philadelphia. After the cuptomiiry closing exercises, thu convention adjourned. LUTHER LEAGUE CONVENTION, Officers Elected at the Gathering Held at St. Paul. By Kxcluthc Win' from Thu Auoiiatcil Press. St. Paul, July 10. At the Luther league convention today, tho following officers woio elected on tho report of tho Humi liating committee: President. W, C. Stiiven, Philadelphia; iccordiiig secretary, C G, Grauer, liuf. falo; statistician secretary, Rev, O, K, iliiutoh, Columbus, (J; lltcratuio kcci'o tarles, Rev. Charles 1,. Fryo, Plilladcl. phlu, and Georgo ii. Schimr, Chlllcotho, O,; treasuier, John F, Dlnkoy, Rochester, N, Y. II. H, Iliingerfiiid, of Wilkes Harrc, was choson a member of thu ex ccutlva bouid, m i Steamship Arrivals. By Kirlushc Wire hum The Asoclated Prm. New Voik, July 10. Arrived: Teutonic, Liverpool. Sailed; Lit Lorraine. Unvro; Grosser Kurfurst, Iliciucii via Chor hourg. Southampton Arrived: St. Louis, New York. Kensington, New Yiuk, Na plesArrived; Aller, New York, Liverpool Arrived; Majestic New York. Plymouth Arrived: Columbia, New York fur Cherbourg and Hamburg, Cherbourg Hailed: itreiiiui ifrom Bremen and Southampton) New York, Quccnstown B,llle: Oceunlo, from Liverpool, Now York. Rotterdam Sailed: Noordam, Now York via Boulogno Sue Mer. LUurd pumni'm, ii, ,,-, ,r,. ',i ti. ,.!..,..... , .. Pabtect: cirar Wulderbce, N York for Bretagnc, New York for Havre ' YOUNG FOR ARMY CHIEF He Will Succeed General Miles Upon the Retirement o! the Latter. PRESENT INTENTION OP THE PRESIDENT Likelihood That Corbin Will Be Next on tho List of Generals Command ing the Forces Willing to Sacri fice Chance of Earlier Promotion to Settle Dissension, By i:clmlc Wire from The Associated Press. Washington, July 10. It Is practic ally settled that upon the retirement of Lieutenant General Miles next year, he will be succeeded in command of the army by Major General S. M. B. Young. That Is the present intention of the president, mid it is not believed that anything will happen to change the prospect. General Young Is In fact the only one who lias been seriously con sidered in connection with the succes sion. There has been some talk about General Corbin, who, by virtue of the special act creating him a major gen eral In the line, Is Young's senior, but he is quite willing to step aside in order that Young may receive tho promotion without rivalry. Young and Corbin are close friends. They are going to the German military manoeuvres together In August, with General Wood as a companion, and they can be depended upon to act In thorough harmony on all occasions. General Young will have only a few months to serve as commanding gen eral before retirement, but It Is hoped that his promotion will suffice to put an end for all time to the Miles discus sion, which would certainly be renewed If Corbin were to succeed to the place made vacant by Miles' retirement. With Young us his successor Miles will have no further excuse for posing as a martyr, and the unpleasant episode will be allowed to drop out of public memory. It may be that after the re tirement of General Young, Corbin may gotXLihe. lieacL.of.the. .army. At any. rate, when thut time comes his record will be considered, as well as his senior ity of rank. He would have-about two years to servo before retirement. QUAY AND PENROSE LEAVE HARRISBURG They Had a Satisfactory Visit with Governor Stone and Attorney General Elkin. By Exclusive Wire Irom The Associated Prm. Hanisburg, July 10. Senators Quay and Penrose left here this morning over the Pennsylvania rallroud for Phil adelphia. Neither of them would make a formal statement ns to the purpose of their visit to Governor Stone, whose guests they were at the executive -mansion during their stay In Ilarrlsburg. Senator Penrose, speaking for himself and colleague, said: "Wo had a very pleasant and satis factory visit." He also said that Attorney General Elkln and Public Buildings Superin tendent Eyre called upon them last night. Eyre was Elkln's chief lieuten ant In his recent campaign for the Re publican nomination, In which Attorney General Elkin was beaten by Judge Pennypacker, whose chief supporters were the two senators. LUMBERMEN MEET. Tenth Annual Gathering of the Pro tective Association. By I'xUusltc Wile Irom llic AssocUted Press, Uothleliem, Pa., July 30. President W. .M. James, of Stecltou, presided at tho tenth annual meeting of tho Pennsyl vania Lumbermen's Protcctlvo associa tion, which was hold hero this afternoon with nn atiendnnco of 90 per cent, of tho SCO membPts. It being the nild-sumnier meeting only routine business was ttans acted. Including tho reception of a scoro of now members. After a banquet when covers wcro Inld for l!00 members being accompanied b7 their wives,- Thomns N. Nixon's represen tatives escorted tho paity through tho cxtensivo ordnanco works of tho Uotlile hem Steel company, SILK WEAVERS' STRIKE PRACTICALLY END?3D. Largest Mill in Hudson County Re sumes Work as Result of 'Agree ment. By llxtluilve Wire from Tlie Atioiiatnt frets. New York, July 10. Tho strlko of tho bilk weavers In IIiiiIboii county, New Jer sey, practically Is ended. Tho largest mill in tho county resumed today with all tho strikers back ut their looms os a result of mi agreement signed last ovonlug pro vldlug that bosses and weavers Bhull each nnmo committee of weavers to act Jointly as a board arbitration. The strikers nt other mills went back to work today under similar conditions, MEDICINE MEN SHOT. Christopher. Leonldas and Son Perish in the Attempt to Capture a Steam boat. Uy Kxclukltc Wire (rom The Associated Press. IMvenport, la., July 10. Christopher Leonldas and his son, long-halted medi cine men, wearing sharpshooter mejals and heavily armed,, hoarded the steamer Duhuquo ut Rock Island, ill., today and attempted to take possession.1 Mulo Dun Grccu shut and killed both when tho boat was In front of llnym, port. Tho bodies weto taken off here. Tho boat, officers were held but wcro sub sequently exunciutcd by the coroner,'' NAVIGABLE STREAM DEFINED. Opinion of Judge Simonton in the Tunkhannock Bridge Case. V Exclusive Wire (rom The Associated Press. "ilarrlsburg, July 10. Judge Simonton holds. In an opinion ilrlhnrd today, that a navigable stream, under the bridge net of June ?, lsns. docs not mean a stream upon which raftn could bn floated, but re fers to the great rivers or principal rivers of Ihn commonwealth. Ho men tions tho Ohio, Monouguhcta, Allegheny, Susquehanna, Juniata and Schuylkill rivers, which havo alwnys been naviga ble rivers, according to tho common law definition. This point was raised In proceedings In stituted by tho commissioners of Wyo ming coiinty to compel tho commonwealth lo rebuild a bridge which had been de stroyed last spring over Tunkhaiinock crook, near Olenwood. This is tho only Important question raised under the bridge act of ISM de termined by tho Dauphin county court. About thirty bridges have been ordered to be rebuilt throughout the state, and will bo constructed under the supervision of tho board of public grounds und build ings, THE CRISIS IN STRIKE ChlcagoFreight Handlers Will Fight to Finish Teamsters Quit in Sympathy. By Exclushc Wire from The Associated Press. Chicago, July 10. A crisis in the freight handlers' strike was reached to day, when the local unions refused to uccept a settlement proposed by the rnilroads nnd voted to fight tho battle "to the last ditch." Teamsters quit work In sympathy, and Hugh McGee, president of the Truckmen's union, gave utterance to the most serious comment of the day. "We have not given our men author ity to strike," he said, "and are de claiming against such action. We nre insisting on our members living up to the contracts we have made with our employers, but they will not listen to us and I believe 4,000 teamsters will be mixed up in the struggle before night. We have done our part and Intend to remain true to our trust, but if the men strike despite all our efforts to restrain them we are powerless an can not bo held responsible for their ac- ttons." If what Mr. McGee fears reaches con summation the worst strike since the great railway trouble will be In pro gress In Chicago. -r-Presldenti-.GujYaiv- of the- Freight Handlers' union, ndvocatcd accepting the terms offered by tho railroads and returning to work to await an oppor tunity to retaliate upon the teamsters' union und the Chicago Federation of Labor. His proposition was entirely lost in the excitement that followed and by a standing vote the strikers not only gelded to stay out, but to fight to th? last ditch without seeking co operation or supnort. Following thei meeting of Polk and western locals, a delegation of thirty strikers visited the Burlington yards and persuaded nil the teamsters de livering or lecelvlng freight, except those of Marshal Field & Co., to drive away with their work uncompleted. The delegation then started' for the Rock Island yards. The action of the teamsters is contrary to the orders of the officials of their union. At 10.30 o'clock the Northwest local, comprising men from the St, Paul, Pan handle and Galena and Wisconsin divi sions of the Northwestern, and Central local, embracing the' Illinois Central, Wisconsin Central and Michigan Cen tral, voted to continue tho strike. W. C. Brown, vice president of the Lake Shore road, upon hearing of the action of the strikers, Issued an ulti matum declaring that if the men wcro not back to work by tonight the non unlon men who have been hired In their places would be recognized as "old em ployes." Mr. Brown's ultimatum was received quietly by the men, Meanwhile the decision of the men to "fight to the bitter end" was made evident by decis ive movements. Delegations of pickets of considerable numerical strength marched Into all the freight houses. They stopped wagons and vans und chiefly by persuasion, although there were a few souffles, got the drivers to turn back with their loads. By noon It was said thut practically no team ing, was being done ut any of the freight houses, The scene at tho Burlington ware house was typlcut of tho others. Two hundred wagons were lined up on Can al street when tho delegation of strikers arrived. Members of tho delegation mounted plutfornis and wagons and made speeches appealing to the team sters, "In the name of union brother hood," to stand by the freight han dlers. The speeches went on for fully hnlf an hour. Meanwhile other trucks and wagons continued to arrive, nnd Canal street und Its Intersections near the warchouso were soon congested for blocks. In the confusion somebody turned in a riot cull, but the police who came rushing to tho lescue found no llghthig only wagons going away cnip ty or partly loaded, RACES AT UTICA. By Ku'ltiihe Wiie from The Assoiiatril Press, Utlca, N. Y July 10. Four races wero finished this uftcriiouu at tho third day of tho Hudson and Mohawk valley cir cuit. Colonel Palmer noa tho '-'.") pace, unfinished from yesterday and tho other winners wero Sachem In thu 2.V8 .pace; Buy M, In tho 2.21 trot, and Dick Uco In tho fico for all. Summaries; 2.2.1 class, pacing; puise, $1,000' (unfin ished fioin yesterday) Colonel Palmer won. Sunsova second, Susctto third, Host time, 2.1S4, Gem go 11., Einiiiu I'., Ucorgu A King Crystul, Soubrctto and Mury HamVm ulso started, ,2.28 lass, pacing; purse, $ 100 Sachem won, Daisy I,, second, llesalo Wilght third. Best time, L'.'.'lii. Sirdar, Kid Mur phy, Ilanulsalie, Governor Plngieo, VII lugo Belle, Frank C, uWo started. 2.21 class trotting; piuso, $100 Bay M won; Frank T, second, Bcrllut K, thlid. Hcs.t time. 2.21'i. Bonnie Patchen, Hh'. dot but, Aftou 1,. also started. Freo for-ill, trotting or pacing; purse, $100Dlck bee won, Moth Miller second, White Boso thhd. Best time, 2,H)i. King of Pluiuouds ulso started, GOVERNOR REFUSES TO SEND TROOPS LAKE ERIE CIRCUIT. A Driver Accused of Holding Tulu. Tho Racing Events, By KxchMtc Wire Irom The Associated Prcsi. Bradford, Pn,. July 10. The second day's racing of the Lako Krlo trotting cir cuit wcro held today. Tho first race was productlvo of a sensation, when open charges wcro mado against Driver Ter rell, of Auburn, N. Y of holding Tulu, K. Captain Chuck won the first two heats, and It was apparent to tho judges that Tulu should havo secured tho lead. In consequence of this, Driver Abrains wai put upon Tulu K. and tho male won easily thrco straight heats. At tho meeting held by tho officials of the driving park, at St. James hotel to night, W. M. Cobb, owner of Tulu K., was exonerated from any complicity In pulling the horse. His driver, Tcrrlll, wns fined $100. First race, '1A0 class pacing Tulu K 4 Captain Chuck 1 Lord Gentry n Conqueror 2 purse $100 2 111 i r s 5 n 2 4 2 0 !l 3 4 Huzel Star, Belle 13., Sweet Mario und Merald Hex also started. Best time 2.17U. Second race, 2.21 class trotting; purte $400- Topsy 1 Happy Jack '. 3 Superior 2 Pac Rose 8 Point Dexter. Superba, Jessie 1 1 7 2 2 3 3 4 and II. Evelyn Byrd also started. 2.20)4. Best time- Third race, free-for-all trot; purse $100 Ben Hal 3 111 Nigger Jack 12 2 2 Alan 2 Una Bcllo 4 Annlhllutcr S Best ttmc-2.17. , 3 3 4 4 dls, MRS. 0'MALLEY AND HEARIN GIVE BAIL The Pair Released Upon Giving Se curity for Appearance for Trial on Charge of Larceny. By Exclude Wire from The Associated Pi ess. Philadelphia, July 10. Mrs. Aline El lis O'Malley.wlfe of Prof. Austin O'Mal ley, of South Bend, Ind., and William J. Hearln, of New York, were today held to ball in the sum of $1,200 for trial on the charge of stealing Jewelry valued at more than $1,000 from Dr. Joseph O'Malley, of this city, Mrs. O'Malley's brother-in-law. William A. Ellis, of New York, Mrs. O'Malley's father, was present and furnished the security, the bond being signed by a local trust company. Mrs. O'Malley was released Immediately after the hearing, but Hearln's ball was not en tered until tonight, when he was given his freedom. At a preliminary hearing last week Mrs. O'Malley and Hearln were com mitted to the county prison, In default of $1,200 ball. At today's hearing no new evidence was presented, but the magistrate decided that a prima fucle case had been made out at the previous hearing, which necessitated holding the defendants for trial. Mrs. O'Malley's husband was brought to this city some weeks ago, suffering from the effects of poison. He 1ms slncb been at Stj Agnes hospital, but the physicians at that institution de cline to state the result of their diag nosis of his case. His wife, who came from South Bend with him, resided at tlie home of Dr. Joseph O'Malley until tho night of July 1, when she was ar rested as she was leaving tho house to meet Hearln. The latter was taken Into custody while waiting for her at a rail road stutlon. A charge of robbery wns preferred against the pair by Dr. O'Malley, who nlleges that over $1,000 worth of jewelry wns taken frohi his house during the time his slstcr-ln-law resided there, A portion of this jew elry was found In Hearln's possession on the night of his arrest, besides two railroad tickets for South Bend. BRADFORD COUNTY IN PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT Transfer Allowed by Superior Court. Other Decisions Which Were Rendered Yesterday. By Kxclu5ip Wire Irom Tlie Axoelatcrl Press. Philadelphia, July 10, Among deci sions handed down by tho superior court today wero tho following: Peck, tiustec, etc, vs. Council; C. I', Lackawanna; Judgment affirmed. Cooper vis, city of Scrantou, C, P, Lackawanna; judgment reversed. DeWItt et al. vs. Lehigh Valley Bull road, company, C. P, Wjomlug; decrco reversed, etc. Judges Biro ami W, W, Porter dissent. In re; Indebtedness of Plains township, appeal of township of Plains, (J. S. Lu zerne; pi dor modified, Petition fur transfer of liradfotd county from tho, Scrantou to tho Philadelphia district of tho Superior court was allowed. ACETYLENE GAS PLANT BURSTS. Two Men Seriously Hurt by Explo sion in Mnilon, Mass, P Exciusho Wire from The Avnciatul Press. Marion, Mass., July 10. A terrific ex plosion, followed by a dlsabtrous lire, wiccked tho winks of tho Marlon Acety lene comuauy here today and two nun wero badly burned. They wcro Mr. Al len, of mien. N. V,, tin engineer, and Br A. Conro, of Marion, superintendent of the works. A fow days ago, a leak In a steam gcnciator was discovered, und Mr. Allen was sent for to repair tho break. Work was. started curly today by Mr. Allen, together with Superintendent Conro. Tho men had been working only a short timo when the generator blew up, netting firo to ho woodwork. The men received tho full force of tho explosion. Both will re cover. The plant was burpod almost to the ground. Sheriff Has Not Shown That Pres ence of the National Guard Is Necessaru. THE MILITIA MEN ARE NOT POLICE OFFICERS To the Appeals of the Sheriff and a Delegation of Citizens of the Town the Same Answer Is Given Strik ers at Lansford, Summit Hill and Tamnqua Become Restless Vigil ance Committee Organized Gover nor Says Civil Authority Must First Be Exhausted Before State Troops Can Be Called Upon. By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Presi. Tamaqua, Pa., July 10. The striking miners in the Punther Creek valley are becoming very restless and unruly, and the citizens of Lansford, Summit Hill and Tamaqua are preparing to organize vigilant committees to uphold law and order. Newton Wlldey, an aged man, was maltreated by strikers last night. Tho Lehigh Coal and Navigation .company sent a squad of deputies to rescue Wll dey from the men, but the officers were unable to locate them. Wlldey was finally released nnd returned home to day In an exhausted condition. The sheriffs of Carbon and Schuylkill counties have been asked for protec tion. Harrlsburg, Pa July 10. Governor Stone this afternoon made public the following telegram, which is self explanatory: Harrlsburg, Pa.. July 10, 1D02. Mr. J. If. Gombcrt, Sheriff, Muuch Chunk, Ta.: Your telegram of today stating that strikers aro gathering In largo mobs ut Lansford and Summit Hill In this, county and citizens ale attacked and beaten a'nd in dunger of their lives ancl.that you find that you aro unubte to-V)rcserVe order and protect tho citizens and therefore must call on mo for troops, received, Thu law under which the National Guard Is culled out docs not justify action under the circumstances and conditions which you recite. The National Guard aro not police officers. Theso conditions aro qrr tlrely within your own province aud'ivKh tho aid at ycur hand you ought,'to over come tho difficulty without UiRvfuse of stato troops. If there is a condition'' of riot, mob or Insurrection which the' civil authorities nro unablo to suppress'JhS governor will not hesitate to send .troops, but under no circumstances will ho do so unless the civil authority Is exhausted after reasonable effort on tho part of tho sheriff and tho protection of life and prop erty demands It. (Signed) William A. Stone. Representing a committee of Carbon county citizens, George N. Davis, T. M. White nnd John E. Lauer, of Lansford, called upon the governor this afternoon nnd explained the situation at Lans ford and Summit Hill. The visitors said that the burgesses of these boroughs and the sheriff had exhausted their powers In trying to preserve order and that mob rule prevailed In both towns. The visitors also stated that the trouble was dally becoming worse and that It was a question of only a short time when it would be necessary to send troops into the county to preserve order and protect property. The gov7 ernor promised to keep In touch with the situation, and explained that If bo realized that the presence of troops was necessary to maintain order he would not hesitate to order out the militia. BOLIVIA APPEALS TO US. Wants Our Intervention in the Con test Over Acre. B Exclusive Wire from The Aesoclsted Press. Washington, July 10. Tho Bolivian gov ernment, through Minister Guaclialla, has appealed to Secrotary Hay to Intervene in Its Interest In the triangular contest be tween Bolivia, Peru and Brazil for posses sion of tho territory of Acre, which lies at tho point whero tho thrco countries named touch, Tho question Is a complicated one, Involving tho rights of a powerful syndi cate composed of a number of wealthy Americans and Influential Germans and Englishmen, Tlio stato department here tofore has declined to interfere, Tho sec retary today promised to lay the matter beforo tho president. WRECK ON NEW YORK CENTRAL Passenger Train Runs Into Debris of Freight Cars. Dr Exclusitc Who (rem The Associated Press. Llttlo Falls, N, Y July 10.-A New York Ccntial train, westbound, known us tho "Southwest Special," while running fifty miles an hour, ran Into freight wrcckago at Herkimer early today. The passenger engine was thrown from the track and two cars of the passenger train wero badly damaged. Frank Bishop, of Albany, engineer of tho passenger train, had his arm lacerated, but no pubscngcn wore Injured. Tho fielKht wreck was caused by n broken air huso and beforo employes .could flag the passenger train, it crashed ntp tho debits, YESTERDAY'S WEATHER, 1 Local data for July 10, 1002, ' Highest iciuporatuio ,.,.,,..,,.,,74 degrees Lowest tcmpcrutliro ,,,,.,.63 degrees) Itelatlvo humidity: 8 a, m. , ,,, ,.,,., ,M per cent, S p. ni. ..,,,, , ,.,IS per cent, Precipitation, 24 bouts ended 8 p. in. 0.17 inch, m ' 4- 4- -f 4- -f 4- -H WEATHER FORECAST, Washington, July 10. Forecast for Friday und H.itiuiluy; Eastern Pennsylvania Far Filday and Satr unlay; light to fresh poith winds. .tttt.tjk.tt-ftttttttt b i s. .. ? A $ u If ,k T"i -? i- j v.