The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, July 31, 1902, Image 1

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The Eighth and Twelfth Regiments
and Governor's
on Duty at
IThe Town in the Hands of an Infuri-
ated Mob Last Evening Two Bor
ough Policemen Shot; Merchant
Clubbed to Death A Riot Pro
voked by the Effort of a Deputy
Sheriff to Escort Two Non-Union
Miners Through a Line of Pickets.
A Desperate Battle Between Strik
ers and Police Follows, in Which
Many Shots Are Fired The Dep
uty and One Non-Union Man Es
cape on an Engine.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Harrisburg, July oO. Governor Stone
(has ordered the Eighth and Twelfth
regiments and the Governor's troop, of
the National Guard of Pennsylvania,
In command of General J. P. S. Gobin,
to proceed Immediately to Shenandoah,
the scene of today's rioting. General
Cobin left here shortly after midnight
in a special train, and It Is expected
that all the troops, the combined
strength of which Is 1,500, will be on
the ground by daybreak.
The governor has been kept fully ad
vised of the situation by Private Secic-
tary Gerwlg ever since the call for
troops by Sheriff Beddall, of Schuylkill
county, early this evening. At 6 o'clock
the following message was received
from the sheriff and immediately re
peated to the governor at Paul Smith's
in the Adirondack mountains by Mr.
Shenandoah, Pa., July .10, 1902.
William A. Stone, Governor, lluirlsburg,
Deputy sheriff and two assistants sur
rounded nnd one killed, three of the mob
shot by sheriff; three local police officers
shot, one possibly fatal. Town Is with
out police protection and local govern
ment terrorized, threatened by rrtob If
they sign petition. Feeling running very
high. Mine workers admit foreign ele
ment beyond their control. Mob Is be
yond control: situation requires greatest
haste. Sheriff powerless for want of suf
ctent assistance.
S. Rowland Beddall, Sheriff.
Subsequently the following message
was received from the sheriff:
Pottsvllle, l'a July 30, IMC.
.William A, Stone, Governor, and Adju
." tanl General Thomas J. Stewart, flar-
- rlsburg, Pa.:
Frf jHiiuunuwu uiiu nut 1:1 hum cuuiuy;
jurcd, Situation beyond my control.
Troops should bo sent Shenandoah imme-
" (Signed) S. Rowland Beddall, Sheriff.
Governor Stone started for Hurrls
burg at 8 o'clock this evening and ex
pects to reach hero in Chicago Llmtte-1
at .'! o'clock, tomoirow afternoon. Ho
Is belns fully advised of the situation
nnd the movement of the troops by Mr,
Gerwlg. Arrangements havo been
made with the telegraph and railroad
companies nlong the route over which
the executive Is traveling to transmit
to him inesfugf-H received from the
Schuylkill county authorities.
Thu lieail.iunrters of the Eighth regi
ment Is at IMltsvil.'e, It Is commanded
by Colonel Theodore F, Hoffman, Colo
nel Charles M. Clement, of Sunbury,
commands Hie Twelfth regiment, Tho
governor's troop Is located at Harris
burg and Is commanded by Captain
Fred M. Ott. Should tho presence of
additional troops be needed to quell any
further 'disturbance, ono or moro addi
tional regiments of the Third brigade
will bo ordered out.
General Gobln, who will havn com
mand of the troops, was in command
of the provisional brigade during tho
riots at Hasdeton several years ago,
and subsequently at Shenandoah, He
will be Joined at Shenandoah tomor
row by his staff and he will Imme
v dlately locate his troops at the place
and In tho surrounding country,
Mobilizing the Twelfth.
Sunbury, July 31. At 12.45 this morn
ng, Colonel S. M. Clement of the
. rwi
rwelfth regiment, N. G. P., received
era irom Adjutant uenerai Stewart
Harrisburg to mobilize his command
accepting the Lock Haven and Dan-
llle companies, and proceed to Shen
andoah at once. It Is expected the sol
diers will reach there by C a. in.
"Wllllamspprt, July 31. Major Upde
graff, of the Second battalion, Twelfth
regiment, received orders ut 3 o'clock
this morning from Colonel Clement, ut
Sunbury, to leave at 3 a. m, for Slum.
ocm 4
Troop Will Be
andoah with the troops that he has
Governor Stone En Route.
Utlca, N. Y., July 31. Governor
Stono left Paul Smith's, In tho, Adlron
dacks, at 10.23 last night, and Is duo
to arrive at Utlca at 2.45 this morn
ing, en route to Huriisburg, where he
hus been summoned as a result of the
riots among the strikers.
The Town in the Hands of an Infuri
i ated Mob.
Bj Exclusive Wire fiom The .Ksouatcd Press.
Shenandoah, July 30. A reign of ter
ror, compared with which the scenes
enacted during the riots of 1900 seem
Insignificant, held Shenandoah in Its
grasp tonight. Centre street, which is
one of the principal streets of the town,
was in the hands of an unfurlated mob.
Two of the borough policemen were
shot, ono perhaps fitfully. Joseph Bed
dall, a leading merchant and cousin of
Sheriff Beddall, was brutally clubbed
to death and upwards of a score of
strikers whose names at this writing
could not be ascertained, were shot by
policemen, and It is expected that many
deaths will result. Sheriff Beddall ar
rived from Pottsvllle at 7.45 o'clock
with a posse of deputies. He has taken
up his headquarters at the Ferguson
hotel. To an Associated Press reporter
he admitted that he lias asked Gover
nor Stone to send the militia. The
governor wired that If the cltjzens of
the town petition for troops, 'he will
send them, and a petition Is being cir
culated for the purpose now. It Is al
most certain that the troops will be
here tomorrow.
The trouble started about 6 o'clock
this evening, when Deputy Sheriff
Thomas Beddall attempted to escort
two non-union workers through the
strikers' line of pickets. The workmen
were dressed in their street clothes, but
one of them carried a bundle under his
arm, and this aroused the suspicion of
the strikers. The bundle was torn from
him and when It was found to contain
a blouse and overalls the man was tak
en from tho deputy and beat almost
to death.
In the meantime Beddall opened lire
on the mob, which had gatheird by
this time, and emptied his revolver.
Two of the shots took effect, ono man
being shot in the leg and the other In
the .foot. The deputy and the other
non-union man were now compelled to
lly for their lives and took refuge In
the Philadelphia and Reading railroad
depot. The depot was soon surrounded
by an angry mob of C,000, which was
becoming moro threatening and demon
strative every moment. Joseph Bed
dall, a hardware merchant and brother
of tho deputy sheriff, was seen making
his way through tho crowd In an effort
to reach his brother, and the mob div
ining that he was carrying ammunition
to those Inside the depot, seized him
and beat him with clubs and billies
Into insensibility. He died en route to
tho miners' hospital.
An Escape on an Engine.
Shortly after this, the entire borough
police force arrived on the scene and
escorted tho deputy sheriff and his man
to an engine which had been backpd
Into tho depot for that purpose. When
tho mob realized that their prev was
about to escape, they surrounded tho
engine and the engineer was afraid to
move. In u few moments, however, the
police llred a volley, dispersing the
crowd for a brief period, and tho en
gineer turned on full sterna and got
awuy with his men. Stones were
now thrown thick and fast about tho
heads of the police, whereupon Chief
John Fry gave the order to lire. At the
first volley the mob fell back, and sev
eral were seen to fall. Their retreat,
however, was but momentarily. They
turned, nnd with revolvers, stones, and
even a few shotguns, they charged on
the little band of policemen nnd made
them fly for their lives. The policemen
turned In their (light at short Inter
vals and fired volley after volley at
their merciless pursuers, but tho mob
seemed thoroughly Infuriated and
smoking revolvers seemed to have no
terrors for them. AVhen the Lehigh
railroad crossing was reached, a pass
ing freight train blocked the progress
of the police, two of whom were caught
and brutally beaten. One of them,
Stlney Yacopsky, will die,
It Is estimated that upwards of 1,000
shots were fired, and the wonder Is
that more fatalities did not result.
More than twenty strikers, nil of whom
were foreigners, were shot and at let-tit
two of them will die. Many of the
nwchunts and politicians refused to
sign the call for troops, fearing that
the miners will boycott them ufter the
trouble Is over, and as the governor
had made the sending of troops con
tlguent on tho petition of citizens,
there was some doubt as to whether
they would be sent.
The doctors of the town dressed the
wounds of nearly forty strikers, all of
whom were foreigners whoso names
could not be ascertained. It Is known
at midnight that four out of tho six
policemen were shot. Chief Fry re
ceived a slight wound In the hand;
Yacopsky was shot In the hand and
back and may die; IUnhelser was shot
In tho neck and head, not serious;
Laurltes was shot In pcverat places and
cannot recover.
Mine Workers Post Notice.
The following printed notice wns
posted by tho mine workers all over
the town tonight:
in view of the tlNtm bailees that liavo
occuned In Shenandoah within tho last
twenty-four hours, In titter disregard to
tho teachings nnd pilnelples of the I'nlt.'d
Mine Workers as an organl.ntlon and
contrary to tho explicit Instructions of
tho leaders, we call on nil membcis of
the United Mine Workers to nt once do
nil In their power to suppress lawlessness,
nnd to aid the officers In every way to
maintain peace and good order.
(Signed) John Fahy,
President District No. 0.
President Mitchell Refuses to Dis
cuss the Shenandoah Trouble.
Want Engineers to Return.
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
WIlkes-Barro, July 30. President
Mitchell was shown an Associated
Pre.s dispatch from Shenandoah to
night, giving news of a serious riot
theie. Mr. Mitchell said It was too
bad, but In tho absence of full particu
lars from the district officers of the
miners' union, he did not care to ox
press an opinion.
It has been known, however, that
ever since Monday Mr. Mitchell lias
been In communication with the dis
trict leaders of tho miners' union In
the Schuylkill region, and us ho has
always favored peace, It Is presumed
ho warned his subordinates to keep
their followers in control. It was Mr.
Mitchell's Intention. to visit the Schuyl
kill region this week, but press-of busi
ness so far has kept hltn at headquar
ters. All the coal operators here are watch
ing developments tonight. They are
anxious to know If the governor will
send troops to the riot region. At the
office of one of the coal companies,
private information was received to the
effect that the governor would not or
der out the troops unless it majority
of the business men and property
owners of Shenandoah signed a peti
tion saying Hie and property -was not
It is reported that the Raub Coal
company, at Luzerne borough, has of
fered to take back all Its own engi
neers, pumpmen and firemen and give
them an eight-hour day, if they will
return to work at once. It is said tho
company has had more or less trouble?
In keeping Its mlnefreg .from, ..walcr
with the new men Reemployed when'
the old hands quit work. The applica
tion of the company has been referred
to tho district board of United Mine
Workers. It Is not believed tho old
men will be allowed to return to work.
The ruling of the board In tho past has
been that having refused the demands
of the engineers, firemen and pumpmen
when it was first made, the strikers
cannot return to their old positions un
less all the employes are taken back.
The Blind Stallion Rhythmic
Outclasses His Field at
Columbus, Ohio.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Columbus, O., July 30. Eighteen hard
fought heats were decided on tho sec
ond day of the Columbus Grand Cir
cuit meeting and the racing was tho
most sensational over witnessed on tho
local track. The blind stallion, Rhyth
mic, winner of the M. and M. stake,
outclassed his Held In the $5,000 stake
for 2.23 trotters and won as he pleased.
2.00 class, pacing; purse, $2,000,
Dan It 2 5 5 111
Fied S. Wedge wood 1 1 -I -1 2 2
Captain Sphinx 0 4 12 4 3
Daphno Dallas 5 2 2 3 3 ro
l'llucu Direct 3 3 3 dr
Lou Vauglmn 4 dls
Time, 2.01 '.'.CCU. 2.0i'.',i, 2,tKi!4. 2.0GJ1,
2.12 class, trotting; purse, J.'.OOO.
Hawthoino ti 0 5 2 1 1 1
Leolu 5 113 4 3 2
Dan T 7 3 3 12 2 3
Border 15 1 t! 6 4 4
Hello Kuser, Lady Tlilsbe, Tcsbio S.
and Hairy S. also staited. Best time,
Tho 2.19 tiuss, trotting; purse, 1,200 (un
finished), Miss Johnson 3 1
Ella Leo l ti
Brlgham Bell
BaronvBell 7 3
Jack, Jim Kenton, Betsoy Ross and
Tomberl also stalled. Time. 2.1714. 2.1li',i.
2.2J class, tiottlng; purse, j,000.
Rhythmic Ill
Patchen Maid 2 5 2
Lauretta ,,,, ,.,,, I 3 3
Alfred Star , 5 4 4
Tho General , 3 2 dls
Best time, 2.1214,
2.25 class, pacing; purse, (unfin
ished). Pearl 'Lester , fill
J. C T 1 4
Dick Wilson , ,,,. 2 3 3
Junius ,,,,, ,, 4 4 2
Orln B , ,,,,, 3 5 C
Belle Mnislmll ,.,, ,,,,, D dls
Best time, 2,12!4,
Advance in Coal.
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
Indianapolis, July 30. At a. meeting of
coal dealers of Indianapolis today, an
advance of 50 cents n ton on Ilia price,
of anthniclto coal and 50 cents u ton on
all bituminous coal was ordered to tuko
effect August 1. Under the now sched
ule anthraclto coal will be advanced from
$7 to J7.50 a ton.
An Engineer Killed.
By Exclusive Wire Irom Tho Associated Presi.
Altoona, Pa., July SO. Tho westbound
fast mall train on the Pennsylvania rail
load ran Into tho rear end ot a freight
tialn at Pack Saddle, near Bolivar today.
Engineer John Kcmmeiilng, of tho mall
train was killed and his fli'oiu.Hn mid
three mall clerks were Injured. Kern
morllng resided in Altoona.
Mischievous Workmen in the Hoe
Prlntina Press Factoru Start
a Bio Row.
Employes of the Hoe Factory Pour
Pails of Water Upon the Heads of
Hebrews in a Funeral Procession.
The Attacked Persons Retaliated
by Smashing the Windows of the
Building The Police Charge Upon
the Crowd and Many Unoffensive
Persons Are Injured.
By Exclusive Wire from Tie Aaoclatcd Press.
New York, July 30. The funeral of
the late Chief Rabbi Jacob Joseph,
head of the Orthodox Hebrews of the
United States, which was held here to
day, was tho occasion of ono of the
most remarkable demonstrations ever
witnessed In this city and led to a col
lision between the masses of Jewish
mourners and the police. The streets
were packed with thousands of He
brews, the stores were generally closed
and every point of vantage along the
route taken by tho funeral procession to
the different synagogues was crowded.
After tho service at the house tho
body was taken to each of the six
synagogues on the East Side, where
brief services were held.
When the procession was passing the
printing press factory of R. Hoe & Co.,
on Grand street, on its way to the
cemetery In Brooklyn, several employes
of tho factory emptied palls of water
from the windows of an upper floor
onto tho spectators massed upon the
sidewalk. Pall after pall. It was said,
was emptied on the throng, which
shouted and struggled and stampeded
In vain to escttpe. Then overalls and
clothing soaked In water rame down
from above, and even tools, scraps of
steel, bolts and a dead cat.
The angry populace, most of whom
were Hebrews, retaliated by throwing
back Into . the factory' windows the
mlssllesthat fell on thorn. Tnb'y, also
'gathered up stones "ahd'stlcKs, and in a
few minutes there was scarcely a whole
pane of glass on the Grand street side
of tho factory.
Then some In the factory turned on a
hose and played It Indiscriminately all
over the funeral procession. Drivers
of mourning carriages whipped up their
horses, trampling over citizens nnd the
stronger men trampled women and
children under feet in their efforts to
People Clubbed Bight and Left.
The police had In the meantime tak
en a hand In the trouble, and were
clubbing the people right and left.
They were, however, unable to cope
with the crowd and the reserves of
half 11 dozen precincts were dispatched
to the scene.
It was more than half an hour before
order was restored and the streets In
the vicinity of tho factory cleared. A
number of arrests were made, among
them being several employes of the
Hoe company.
Many persons were found about the
streets, bleeding from wounds on their
heads and other parts of their bodies.
Ambulances had been.summoned In the
meantime, and three responded. The
surgeons were kept busy for some time
dressing the wounds of the injured.
Several policemen were also wounded,
receiving cuts and bruises. Two men
were taken to the hospital. Bad feel
ing la said to exist between some of
the employes of the Hoe company and
tho Hebrews residing In the neighbor
hood ,and this Is said to .have been the
cause of tho trouble.
After the riot had been quelled the
funeral procession proceeded to Brook
lyn, where the body of Rabbi Joseph
was Interred.
Threats of clubbing by the police
finally restored order. Forty thousand
people ere crowded In and about tho
cemetery on Cypress Hill In an attempt
to witness the services at the grave.
Losses nt the Shire Colliery Will
Eeach Many Thousands.
By i;cluste Wire from The Associated l're3s.
Ilariisburg, Pn July 30. Tho oxplo
slon of a gasollno engine last night at
the mines of Jacob Shire, an Individual
operator at Shoit Mountain nenr Oratz,
wrecked tho power house of tho colliery
and destroyed tho breaker and storogo
house, Tho loss will run Into thousands
of dollars, a portion ot which Is covered
by Insurance.
The llanies from the wrecked power
Ihouso wore communicated to the ad
joining buildings, and nil wero destroyed,
no llio apparatus adequate to fight tho
llames being avnllablo,
Tho strike of tho hard coal workers
has not affected the shlro workings,
which hiipply only loeal trndo, There
are no union men employed there.
A Train of Runaway Cars Creates
Havoc at Trenton,
By Kxcliulre Wire from The Associated Press.
Trenton, N. J,, July 30. An unattached
train of fourteen cats on tho Beading
rallioad broke- loose at Prospect street,
thf.i city, early today and running about
half a mllo crashed into tho icar end of
the company's btutlou, Thrco of tho enrs
were piled up inside of tho station and
tho building Is so badly damaged that a
good portion of it will have to bo lobuilt.
The ticket office was directly In the lino
of the runuwny cars and was smushed.
No one was injured.
A wrecking train cleared away tho
debils, fhcro wcio two brakemen on tliu
train but they were unable, to hold It and
jumped off before the crash.
A Member of Parliament Will Servo
Sentence for Contempt of Court.
By Exclusive Wire Irom The Awoclattcl Press
London. July 30. Patrick A. McIIugh,
Nationalist member of parliament for tho
North division of l.eltrlm, left tho housa
of commons tonight accompanied by tho
governor of the Sllgo Jnll, In which placo
Mr. Mcltugh Is to serve a sentence, ot
three months Imprisonment. A select
parliamentary committee decided to tako
no abtlon In tho case.
Mr. McIIugh wns arrested on Juno 25
on a bench warrant Issued by tho spo
clal court assembled nt Sllgo, under tho
crimes act, charging htm with contempt
of court. In the course of Mr. McHugh's
trial In April, 1901. when ho. was accused
of publishing seditious libels In his news
paper, the Sllgo Champion, It Is charged
thnt, ho called tho presiding magistrate a
"damned liar" nnd that ho refused to
apologize, Faying to tho magistrate, "I
never express regrets to sweeps of your
kind." ,
Decorations and Presents Be
stowed Upon Americans
by Kaiser William.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Berlin, July 30. The German emperor
has conferred a number of decorations
on Americans Incidental to the visit
to the United States of Prince Henry
of Prussia. The Bed Eagle of the
Third class Is bestowncd to Samuel H.
Ashbridge, mayor of Philadelphia; Ju
lius Fleischmann, mayor of Cincinnati;
Rolla Wells, mayor of St. Louis; David
R. Francis, former governor of Mis
souri; Arthur Eddy, of Chicago, and
Gustav H. Schwab, of New York.
The Red Eagle of the Fourth class Is
given to W. S. McChesney, general
manager of the St. Louis Terminal';
Gustav Fischer, president of the Ger
man Macnnerchor of Chicago; Chief of
Police Matthew Klely, of St. Louis;
Prof. Camlllo von Kleuze, of Chicago,
and the Rev. Dr. Gustav Zimmerman,
of Chicago.
Those who received the Crown Order
of the Third class arc John N. Part
ridge, police commissioner of New
York; Captain Titus, chief of the de
tective bureau, of New York; Henry
Rubens, of Chicago, and William
Vocke, of Chicago.
yiThe Crown Order of the Fourth class
ji'conferred on Consular Agent Baum
5ach,of Milwaukee; .George jJJ'SB.oldt,
manager of the Waldorf-Astoria hotel
In New York'; J. J. Coakloy, station
master, St. Louis, und Wllhelm
Schmidt, of Chicago.
The emperor presents autograph pho
tographs of himself to the designers of
the yact Meteor III, C. C. Cary Smith
and Henry Barbey.
The foreign office announces a list of
presents made by Prince Henry. Some
of them were conferred by the prince
while he was In the United States, but
most of them were sent recently.
David J. Hill, assistant secretary of
state, received a gold snuff-box bear
ing the latter "H" and a crown In dia
monds. Rear Admiral Robley D.
Evans was given an enamel portrait
of the prince, surrounded by diamonds.
Major General H. C. Corbln's present
was a gold cigarette case, on which
was the prince's portrait In diamonds.
Colonel Theodore A. Bingham and
Commander W. S. Cowles of tho navy
each received a gold cigarette case, on
which were a crown In diamonds and
the letter "H."
A bracelet bearing the prince's por
trait In rubies und diamonds was pre
sented to Mrs. H. H. D. Pelrco, wife of
tho third assistant secretary pf state,
and to Mc. Pelrco was given a framed
portrait of the prince. Other presents
were given as follows:
Major Richard Sylvester, superin
tendent of the Washington, D. C, po
lice department; John E. Wllkle, chief
of tho United States secret, service;
John C. Stubbs, railway official; Qor
nelitis Van Cott. postmaster at New
York nnd J. B. Reynolds, secretary to
the mayor of New York, diamond scarf
pins; McDougall Hawkes, dock com
missioner, New York, a gold scarf pin;
Thomas Sturgls, fire commissioner, New
York, and Deputy Police Commissioner
Thurston, Now York, gold cuff-buttons;
Police Inspectors Cortrlght, Biooks,
Hurley, Thompson, Kane and Cross,
Police Captains Schmlttberger and
Wendell and Captain Smith, of the
harbor police, all of New York; As
sistant Superintendent Hunsdorfer, of
the Plnkerton bureau; M. Deutsch,
who was telegraph agent at tho Thirty
fourth street pier. New York, where
the Hohenzollern lay, and Louis Mur
phy, of the United States secret service,
nil receive scurfplns.
Postmaster Frederick E. Coyne, of
Chicago, Is given n gold cigarette case;
Chief of Police Frank O'Neill, of Chi
cago, 11 gold scarf pin, and the man-'
ager of Wlllard's hotel, Washington, a
gold cigarette enso,
Framed portraits of tho prince nro
sent to Seth Low, mayor of New York;
Patrick A. Collins, mayor of Boston;
Carter H, Harrison, mayor of Chicago!
to the Navy department nt Washing
ton, Nnvnl and Military academies, tho
Now York Yacht club, the University
club, New York, to the armory of
Squadron A, New York, and to the
Milwaukee museum.
When Captain Titus was asked about
the decoration reported In Berlin dls
patches to have been conferred upon
him, he remarked; "it's a high honor,
you know, and was for guarding Pjinco
Henry, you know."
Steamship Arrivals,
Dy Kxclmlve Who from The Associated Press.
Now York, July 30. Cleared; Columbia,
Hamburg via Plymouth; Frlederlch der
Grosse, Bremen via Southampton; La
Uascogne, Havre. Sailed: Majestic, Llv
eipool. Nuples Arrived: Lahu, New
Yoik. Liverpool Arrived: Oceanic, Now
Yoik. Glasgow Ai rived: Ethiopia, Now
Yoik. Southampton Sailed: Kaiser Wll
helm der Grosse, Now Yoik via Cher
bourg. Rotterdam-Arrived: Rotterdam.
New York via Boulogne Bur Mer. Ply.
mouth Arrived: Bremen, Now Yoik fur
Cherbourg und Bremen (and proceeded).
Defendants Threatened the Lives of
Pumpmen at Lykens.
Dy nxctmive Wire from The Associated Press.
Hnrrlsburg, Pn July 30. John Cyssaw
skl, Paul Cyscawskl, Albert Topkl, Mi
chael Morgan, Jr., Miles Morgan, Horaco
Lockomcr nnd Frank Hcntz were held In
J300 ball each today by Aldermnn .Tnck
son for threatening-tho lives of Cliarle3
Frank and ,fnmlly.
Tho defendants are striking minors, nnd
It Is alleged they have frequently threat
ened bodily harm to Frank, who Is em
ployed as a pumpman In tho mines at
Three Cases Have Been Discovered
Near West Nicholson.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Tunkhannock, July 30. Thrco cases of
small-pox havo been discovered just north
of West Nicholson. In tho edge of Sus
quehanna county. They ore tho children
of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Phelps.
Other people In the vicinity havo been
exposed to tho disease, and considerable
excitement prevails in tho neighborhood.
The Card Postponed from) Tues
day Is Badly Hit Good Sport
at Pulton.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Erie, Pa., July 30. Favorites lost all
of the three races on the card, which
were postponed from yesterday, and
the talent was badly hit. There was a
large attendance for opening day, and
the events were Interesting. Gipsy Red
went a fast mile in 2.11 in the 2.12
pace. Summary:
First race 2.1 pacing: purse, $400.
'qess . 1 1 1
Farmer Boy S 2 v2
Klngmoro .... 2 3 8
Little Bob 3 7 I
Governor Plngree, Fannie K., Harri
son, George R., Mary Mansey, Vase and
Colonel Baldwin also started. Best time,
2JM trptiipurso, $100. j
Freebooter ,....- 2 1 1, 1
Lconara 1 2 2 4
Sphinx Lassie i i 3 2
Maud S 3 5
Nancy Medium 5 3 1 3
Best time, 2.2J'i.
2.11 r;e; purse, $."00.
Glpscy Red 1 1 7 i 1
Clrclo 2 3 13 3
Fred M 3 (i 4 1 2
Hamilton C 2 2 3 li
Don Sphinx, J. K., nnd La Honda also
started. Best time, 2.11.
Good Sport in Fulton.
Fulton, N. Y July 30. The races to
day of the Central New York circuit
offered good sport, fine weather and a
fair track. O'Leary. the favorite in
the pools in tho 2.2S class pacing, won
handily, after a mishap to his sulky in
the second heat, tho judges allowing
him to continue the race. Afton L...
the second choice In the 2.22 class trot
ting, easily defeated Hattle Mack, tho
favorite. Summaries:
2.2S class, pacing; purse, $400.
O'Leary , 10 11
Pansy 8 1 li 8
Lady Chimes 3 2 2 2
Vina Blrchwood 2 5 3 3
Roxle, Gayward, Red Thorn, Jim Ross,
Grace M Sunnysldc and Pop B. also
started. Best time, 2.19.
2.22 class, trotting; purse, $100.
Afton L 2 111
Hattle Mack 12 2 2
Hellen Russell C 3 3 4
Lou Potter 3 4 4 U
Sunol Stakes 4 5 6 3
Kittle Wilkes 0 6 5 D
Best time, 2.17.
Says tho Hero of San Juan Hill Will
Have a Solid New York Delega
tion at Next Convention.
By Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Oyster Bay, N. Y., July 30. "Presi
dent Roosevelt will have n solid dele
gation from New York state to the next
Republican national convention,"
This statement was made this after
noon by Senator Thomas C. Plntt, of
New York, after a conference with the
president at Sagamore Hill.
Lightning Strikes Coal Shaft.
By i:cluslc Wire from Tho Associated Prc.13.
Wllkes-Barre, July 30. During the pro
vnleiicu of 11 soyeio electrical storm a
lightning bolt struck No. It shaft of tho
Krlo Coal company at I'lttston and pass
ing on thiough tho workings caused un
explosion of gas, part of tho Interior
workings of tho mlno weio wtecked.
Had tho colliery been In operation feomo
lives would undoubtedly havo been lost
Loudenslager Wins.
By Exclusive Wlru from The Afaoilatcd Press.
Woodbury, N, J., July 30. Tho contest
in tho First Now Jeraoy district for tho
Republican congressional nomination
ended this afternoon In tho selection of
Congressman II, C, l.oudtnblager, who re
ceived 1SI votes in tho convention against
Kt for J, A. Vun Bant.
Charter Granted.
By Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Ilariisburg. July SO. A cluutcr was
granted by tho state department today .to
tho Wllkcs-Barro und Scranton Coal and
Iron company, Scranton; capital, $75,000. ,
Carnegie Buys Acton Library,
by Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
London, July I Sty Andrew Carnegie,
who bought the' famous library belong
ing to Lord Acton, has presented it to
John Motley,
Members Hurlecf from a Band
Waoon at the Erie Cross-
ino at Lestershlre.
A Vehicle Conveying the Ball Team
to Suburban Park Is Struck by an
Erie Train Running 70 Miles an
Hour Charles H. Lewis, a Colored '
Driver, Is Instantly Killed Nearly,
Every member of the Club Injured. 1
The Horses Killed and Dragged
200 Feet.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Binghamton, N. Y., July 30. Tha
band wagon which was conveying the ,
Illon base ball team to Suburban park
today was struck at the Broad street
crossing in Lcstershire by Erie train
No. 2, and the driver instantly killed
and six others injured, one seriously.
Both horses wore also Instantly killed.
The dead'and Injured are:
CHARLE3 H. LEWIS, colored, driver,
Binghamton; Instantly killed.
ARTHUR SIGNOR, 7 years old, Blng-
humton; left leg cut off; three severe
scalp wounds; injuries serious.
L. W. HESS, NaSticoke, Pa.; left leg
broken. Injured internally, bruised
about body.
HARRY HESS, Nanticoko, Pa.; pitcher
lllon team, back wrenched, bruised
about body.
HOWARD J. EARL, New York city,
manager Illon team; back wrenched,
badly bruised.
GEORGE HANLEY, Oswego, right field
er, Illon team: back wrenched. ,
CHARLES MORSE, Auburn, Me., pitcher
Illon teum; back and neck wrenched;
bruised about body.
The other occupants, of the wagon
were badly shaken up and bruised.
The view of tho track west ot the'
crossing is shut off by the(statIon and
a high bluff, ana the-occUpants .of the
tvnp-nn I'lnlm thn.t the entrlneer Of the
train, JoliirjDe- Lancev, .failed to blow
his whistle or ring me Den. ( 11, 13
fin lined bv nussoncers that tho train.
which was forty minutes late, was run
ning seventy miles an nour.
The band wagon was descending tho
hill toward tho crossing slowly, the
brake being on. The players were
laughing and joking and the norses
wom nlmnst on the crossing1 when a
young boy, Harry "Wheeler, of Lester-
shire, at great risk jumped on tne
track and tried to warn them. Tha
driver, without thought of himself,
turned to the others In the wagon and
yelled to them to jump. He had plenty .
nf timf. rn save himself, but remained
at his post, and when the train struck
the horses ho was thrown neaa tore
most against a freight car and instant
ly killed. Catcher Shea, of the Illon
team, attempted to save the Sfgnor
boy on the front seat, but he was un
successful. Pitcher Hess, and his father, who had
come here today to see his son play,
were on the rear of tho wagon when
the train struck and were hurled twenty-five
feet, landing on the tracks. The
wagon was turned completely around
o.i hnfiiv rinmnced. The horses were
dragged 250 feet. The train ran nearly
half a mile before it couia do sioppea.
The Empire Briage Company Has
Banished the Walking Delegate.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Now York, July 30. Tho Empire Bridgo
company, of Brooklyn, whoso Iron work
ers numbering COO men havo been on
strike for about two months because of
the refusal of tho company to permit a
walking delegate of tho union to go'
through the shop at all times, resumed
work today with non-union men.
Strikers gathered In the vicinity of tho
works nnd denounced tho new workmen
but a largo force of police on hand of
forded tho latter protection.
m '
By Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Preas.
Des Moines, la., July 30. Tho Roputv
llcan stato convention today named to,
following stato ticket:
Secretary of State-W. B. Martin.
Auditor B. C. enroll.
Treasurer-Gilbert S. Gllbertson,
Attorney General-C. W, Mullun,
Judgo of Supremo Court Scott M.
Judgo of Supromo Court (short term)
Charles A. Bishop.
Tho only controversy was over the tar
iff and trust utterances of tho platform
und that was sottled In tha committee
on resolution In favor of a reiteration of
last year's utterances with an addition
to tho trust planlc congratulating Presi
dent Roosevelt on tho Inauguration, of
judicial proceedings to enforce the anti
trust laws.
Local data for July 30, 1902;
Highest temperaturo ,,, 78 dcgreei
Lowest temperaturo OS degrees
Relative humidity;
8 a. m ,.,,.,,,,...,...,,. KG per cent,
S p. m. ., ,., ,... St per cent..
Precipitation, 21 hours ended 8 p. m.,'
trace. 1
-f Washington, July r.0. Forecast -f
-f for Thursday and Filday: Kasteii -
f Pcnnsylvanu: Paitly cloudy -i'
f Thursday and Friday with rising -
-f temperature; light varlablo winds. 4
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