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The riot, which caused the soldiers to be sent here, :ame like a' Hash and was over almost as quickly ns It had started, and since then there has not been a single case of violence reported. The tens of thou ' sands of Idle men and bovs In this vicinity, who had been gathering in large numbers and marching from 1 place to place, did not repeat their demonstrations today and the author ities, Consequently, had little or noth ing to dn. The arrival of the citizen soldiery proved to be a great attraction for the large army of unemployed, and hun dreds of men and boys came to town to see the troops. The first companies to arrive jame from St. Clair at 6.30 a. in., and from that hour up to 3 p. in., when the Governor's troop of cavalry disembarked and galloped up the main street, Shenandoah presented a lively appearance. Most of the commands were on the ground by 10.30 o'clock. .The companies that did not arrive until afternoon were delayed on the railroad, while the troop of cavalry was handi capped because of the shipping of their mounts. Brigadier General J. P. S. Gobln, of the Third brigade, in command of the troop3 here, and his staff were on the scene early. The camp is located on a very high hill, just outside the town proper, and commands a full view of the town. Within the camp lines nre quartered two full regiments the Eighth and Twelfth, two companies of the Fourth regiment and the troop of cavalry. General Gobin expressed him self as highly pleased with the rapid ity with which the camp was estab lished. The commander and his staff are quartered at the Ferguson house, but it is the general's intention to get under canvas with his staff as soon as circumstances will permit. Beyond the presence of a group of soldiers here and there on the principal street, Shenandoah does not show any , evidence of having passed through a trying ordeal. The large number of persons who had been attracted to the lace by the coming of the militia left luring the afternoon and tonight the lown presents Its normal appearance. Foreign Population Shy. The major portion of the population Is made up of foreigners and, as a rule, they kept close to their homes during the day. It is clalmctl by the citizens of the town that the foreign element was solely responsible for the trouble, Most of ihe curious persons gathered in the vicinity of the Philadelphia rail road depot where the riot occurred. The station shows many bullet marks of the battle. A strong guard was rdueed around the station so that the crowd Mould not delay the soldiers as tfiey let, the trains and marched to he camping ground. Contiary to popular belief Shenan- loah is not under martial law. The local authorities and the sheriff of the county have not relinquished con trol of the town or county and they remain In as complete control of their respective aflnlrs as they did before the troops cached here. The soldiers are 'meiely in camp on the outside of lb town. It wus deemed udvlsable, A however, by the brigadier-general to establish provost guard In certain parts of the town. Major Norman S. Far qulinr, of Pottsvllle, Is the provost mar shall. So long as the situation remains ns It Is at present there Is not any nihilhood that the regimental com panies will be scattered through the mining towns of Schuylkill county. It Is the intention of General Gobln to hf.vo the troops occupy tliu'r time by colng through drills, target practice and Fonn-al camp routine. General Gobln spent a busy day In forming himself of the situation throughout the county. Ho had a per sonal Interview with Sheriff S. now 'and Rcid&ll In the morning and a telephone conference with him in the nfHwieoti, The general also received messages from nrloiiK parts of the territory. Gen. Gobln's Statement. In an In'crvlew with tho correspond ent of thd Associated Press tonight Gcneial Gobin said: Tho general bltuatlon Is very quiet. Tliero were no Incidents during the "July worthy of note, except tlio arrival of 6C0 i or 600 men on freight t ruins. Jt seems thut a lot of the Idle men, for want of something better to do, Jump freight truing ii nu ride from ono town to another. They call such rides "Johnny Mitchell ex. curslonb.'1 I have received dispatches from illf. ferent parts of the county which tell of meetings, marclua, uttucks on Individuals, Violations of the law, and the refusal of v local police authorities to enforce the law. Upon thebo dispatches I um not yet ready to act. What I will do depends Jaagpi.. nnnn hat tho sheriff h going tq SHENAND01 "r do. Wo aro hero to glvo him support In his efforts to enforco tho civil law; wo were ordered hero Iicciuiho of his Inability to do so. The National Guard has no opinion to express as to tho merits of the' question agitated by either side to tho controversy, as that is not within its province. The mine workers are grmtly In censed over tho calling out of the troop's. They assert that thl action was entirely unwarranted and Is an unjustriable expense on the ata'". Tin stilku's, tl'iough their ouiclal, pic ,maklug an effort to have the soldiers withdrawn. The first step In this dl lertlon wti taken this nftcrnoiM when the following telegram wa suit to Uovornor Stone: We, tho undersigned officials of the Ninth district of the miners' union, be lieve that tho request made to you to send troops to Shenandoah was based on exaggeration, and, as wo are confirmed In this belief, wo respectfully request you to send a personal representative Into this town to Investigate tho conditions, and nftcr such Investigation believe that you will learn that the presence of the troops In this town Is unnecessary and that the order should be revoked. Signed Miles Dougherty. Martin Pow Isls, Tcrrcncc Glnley, J. T. -Williams, T. J. Richards. It Is said the mine workers' officials Intend to clrculnte among the citizens of the town for signatures to n petition calling upon the governor to withdraw the troops. Story of Beddall Affair. Miles Dougherty, national board member of the United Mine Workers from this district, told the Associated Press representative tonight that Dep uty Sheriff Thomas Beddall, who Is a nephew of the sheriff of the county, and" who was escorting workmen along the street, which action led to the riot, was wholly responsible for the trouble. Mr. Dougherty says that Beddall had no good reason to shoot, as no one was making nn attack on him. Tho firing of the revolver, he said, angeied the crowd, which soon got beyond the con trol of the peacemakers. .Beddall's brother, Joseph, who attempted to go to his rescue, was badly beaten by some one In the crowd, Mr. Dougherty said, because he wus carrying several boxes of cartridges to his brother Thomas. It Is not Improbable that the strikers will call upon the county officers to fix the responsibility for the shooting on the deputy sheriff. Tho district leaders of the miners' union held several conferences during the day, at which the situation was thoroughly gone over. Committeeman Dougherty made a full report to Presi dent Mitchell by telephone. This after noon the miners' advisory board of this vicinity, which Includes the officers ot tho several local unions In this region, held a secret meeting, at which plans were devised to prevent any Intended breaks In the ranks of the strikers. One of tho things decided upon was to hold frequent meetings of strikers and have them addressed by the various district leaders. There was a large mass meeting of foreigners held here this afternoon, in which Lithuanians, Hungarians and Poles took part. Half a dozen speeches were made. General indignation was expressed by air of the speakers against the bringing of the troops to Shenandoah. Joseph Beddall Dead. Joseph Beddall died shortly after 10 o'clock tonight. He was a brother of Deputy Sheriff Thomas Beddall and a nephew of S. It, Beddall, the sheriff of this county. He was 33 years of nge, and was a member of the Beddall-Tag-gart company, wholesale' and retail hardware dealers, of this rsltv. PRESIDENT MITCHELL MAKES A STATEMENT Grieved to Learn of the Violation of the Law at Shenandoah Coun sels Peace. By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press. WIlkes-Barre, July 31. President Mit chell this morning Issued the follow ing statement While I nm not Informed of tho causes of the regrettable occurrence at Shenan doah, unci consequently not In u position to say wheMier tho miners or tho depu ties aro responsible for It, I um, never theless, munh grieved to learn that there has been a serious violation of tho law, I have warned the miners that tho per son who violated tho law was the worst enemy the sirlkcrs could .have, and I havo directed our local ollicers and commltees to be constantly on the alert for any breach of tho peace. Our efforts In this direction will bo redoubled and 1 trust that Judgment will bo withheld until tho responsibility of tho trouble at Shenan doah has been properly located. (Signed) John Mitchell, President U, M. W. of A. Shortly after noon President Mitchell Issued the following additional state ment: WIlkes-Barre, Pa., July 31, 1902. Conipleto nnd authentic reports, fur nished by national ollicers of our organ ization loeuted ut Shenandoah, show that tho stories of tho riot at Shcnundoah were greatly oxuggerutcd and tho fucts much distorted. It develops that no one wus killed or futility Injured, and that tho entlro trouble might huvo been averted had tho deputies kept cool and iibcd grcutcr discretion. While I greatly deprecate- nets of lawlessness by any one, particularly by thoso on btrlke, I um na turally pleased to learn that tho troublo Is not us serious us first reported. .1 have lepeutcdly warned tho striken that uny violutlon of law on their putt would mili tate, ugulndt themselves ulone, and I am hopeful that there will not bo a repeti tion of troublo of this cliaiucter. (Signed) John Mitchell, President U, M. W. of A. COMPANY DOCTOR DISMISSED. Tho Markle Company Removes One Grievance of Their Miners. JlaxlAtnn. Pa.. .1)11 3I.-G. B. Murklo & Co., operating tho Jcddo, 13bervnle, High land and Oakdalc collieries, Issued a no tlco today that on und after August 1 no money will be collected through their ofllco for tho maintenance ,of the, com pany doctor. This removes ono of tho gilovnnccs of which tho miners have complulncd for somo time. . GOVERNOR BELIEVES THE TROUBLE IS OVER. Thinks Shenandoah Affair nn Out burst of .Foreign Element. By Kxclulto Wire fiom The Awoilntrd Press. Hnrrlsburg, Pa., July 31. Governor Stone returned to Hurrlsburg this afternoon from Paul Smith's, In tho Adirondack mountains, where ho was spending a short vacation when a call was made upon him for troops last night by Sheriff Beddall, of Schuylkill county. vThe governor had a short con ference with Adjutnnt General Stewart and Major General Miller Immediately on -his arrival here, and subsequently he made the following statement: "Being satisfied by Information from reliable sources that riot and mob vio lence existed In Shenandoah, two regi ments and a troop'of cavalry were bent there early this morning. Advices to day Indicate that matters are quieting down and no further serious trouble is expected. I am satisfied that the vio lence that occurred in Shenandoah yes terday was caused by the turbulent outburst of the foreign element. I do not believe that the leaders of the labor organizations countenance these dis turbances and I look to them to do all In their power to prevent their recur rence." Unless there Is another outbreak In the strike region and General Gobln's command Is unable to cope with the rioters, no additional trobps will be ordered out. PRESIDENT MITCHELL IS ASKED TO SPEAK The Citizens' Alliance Desires His Opinion Upon the Subject of Boycotts, Rioting, etc. By Lxcluslte Wire from The Associated Press. Wilkes-Bnrre, July 31. President Mitchell stated this evening that his latest advices from the Shenandoah region were to the effect that all was quiet and that no further disturbances were looked for, Mr. Mitchell does not think that the presence of the state militia In the Schuylkill region will have the effect of weakening the ranks of the strikers, and he does not look for the resump tion of mining in that district under tne protect! m of the troops. It Is learned. on pretty good author ity that some pf the coal operators In the Wyoming region, anticipating an early resumption of work, have given orders to their superintendents to get tho collieries In sjuch shape that theie will be as little delay us possible In starting up when the time does come to go to work again. At strike heudquurters it is claimed that no union men went to work at the Oxford mine In the Lackawanna region, which Is reported to havo Resumed operations today. It Is said the men nt work are bosses, company hands and police deputies. The Citizens' alliance of Wilkes-Barro has addressed another open letter to President Mitchell, in which they say: We do not want, what wo have already received, the general Observation of your regard for law and order. We want your positive, pointed und hpeclllc condemnation of boycotting, riot ing, unlawful assembly, violence, perpe trated to prevent men from working. Does the union condemn these specific things? Do you condemn these specific things? We know, of course, that in your heart you must condemn them, but we urge you to proclaim your condemnation for tho sake of Justice and peace. Tho cause of honest labor, which you represent, and which wo espouse with ar dor equal to your own, cannot lose, but must gain, by this frank avowal. Will j on not speak? . MAYOR AMES RESIGNS. Climax of Police Corruption and Scandals at Minneapolis. By Inclusive Wire from Tho Associated Press. Minneapolis, July 31. Mayor A. A. Ames, now at West Baden, Ind has decided to resign his ofllce, the resig nation to take efffct September 6. The letter will be read to the common coun cil nt Its next meeting. The mayor has alsfo agreed to secure tho resignation of his brother, Colonel Fred W. Ames, superintendent ot police. This Is tho climax ot the police cor ruption scandals which "have agitated this community nnd occupied the grand Jury und the courts for two months. Mayor Ames Is In falling health and may not return to Minneapolis at all, unless forced to do so by the courts. KING WALKING ALONE. Able to Traverse Entire Length of Yacht's Pavilion Deck. ByExclushc Wire from The Associated Press. Cowes, Islo of Wight, July 31. To day's bulletin on the. condition of King Edwuid follows: "Ills majesty has mado rapid progress slnco Monday last. Ills general condition continues all tnai could be desired. Tho wound is closing satisfactorily. The king is now ablo to wulk tho entlro length of tho pavilion deck easily, with out ussistance. "Tioves. Laklng, DankarL" Favored by perfect weather, tho loyal yacht Victoria und Albert, cruised west wurd this afternoon, Tho king sat In tho shade ot an awning aft, with tho queen by his side. Tliero was no salute, but ut Qsborno tho guardshlp Australia manned sides na tho king's yacht passed Tho PMnco und Piinccss of Wales will take lcavo of thu king tomorrow und wl)l not return to tho Solent until after tho coioiiatlon. Drowned in' the Schuyfkill, By Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated frets. Phlludclphla, July 31.-Phllopln Pcsclkl. aged 0 yeuis, und John Itesiloski, uged 10 years, wuio drowned today In tho Schuylkill liver while- bathing. Thu youngor boy, who could not swim, got boyond his depth. Tho qthor boy went, to his usblstunco and both sank. CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE The Inhabitants o! Los Alamos Are Terrorized bu Seismic Disturbances. THREE DISTINCT SHOCKS PELT YESTERDAY They Follow in Rapid Succession. All Brick Buildings in the Town Wrecked President Wheeler, of State University, Advises Exodus. Great Damage to Property Many Handsome Buildings Ruined. By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press. Los Alamos, Santa Barbara county, Cal., July 31. The people of this city and vicinity are terror stricken and are fleeing from their homes to places of safety on account of the Increasing se verity ot the earthquakes that have visited this section since the night of the 27th instant, since which time it Is estimated seventy-five distinct shocks have been felt. Three distinct shocks were recorded between 7.25 and 7.30 o'clock this morn ing, the last one being the most se vere yet felt. Shortly before 9 a. m. today two more distinct shocks were ftlt. President Benjamin Ide Wheeler, of the University of California, was com municated with by telephone, and he advised the people to leave the town r-, soon as possible. Scientists of tho university were away on vacations, but President Wheeler advised that the people be ready to flee at a moment's notice and that the doors of residences and places of business be loft open, so that those indoors might escape to the stteets without delay, in the event of further disturbances. The advice of President Wheeler was communicated to the peo ple at once and was Immediately acted upon. It Is Impossible to estimate the finan cial loss at this time with any degree of accuracy, but it Is believed that tho disturbances of the lasfthree or four days havo damaged n't least X30.000 worth of property. Reports .from the other -sections "of the valley "probably will Increase this amount 'by many thousands. The Western Union Oil company is the heaviest loser, two of its immense storage tanks having been demolished, releasing thousands of gallons of oil. No loss of life has been reported. It Is not possible as yet to estimate the damage It did, but the loss Is very heavy. No one was killed-, although there weie muny narrow escapes. Every brick building in the town was de stroyed or wrecked. In almost every houfee windows were broken. Church Razed. Tho Presbyterian church, a large and handsome briclt structure, wus raised. A similar fate befell the general store of W. S. Wlekenben, also a brick build ing. Tho shock seems to have had a spiral motion. Goods were hurled from shelves of stores and piled In the mid dle of the rooms. Desks were thrown about. Not a chimney was left standing in the town. All brick walls are badly damaged, but frame structures gener ally escaped serious Injury. In the drug stoies, not a single bottle es caped. Kohn's saloon was flooded with liquor from broken bottles, i The whole town was aroused, and people fled from their homes to the streets on panic. There have been sev eral light shocks since July 27, when the first heavy shock occurred, but that of this morning exceeded in violence anything yot experienced. Lompoc, Cal., July 31. Three dis tinct shocks of earthquake were felt hero last night, two of the shocks be ing very severe, lasting over half a minute each. San Francisco, Cal., July 31, Master ot Transportation Richards, of tho Southern Pacific, today stated that tho seismic disturbances In Santa Bnrbara county had not destroyed any railroad property and that the tracks of his company were Intnct, all trains run ning on schedule time. Los Alamos Is n town of about 600 people, In Santa Barbara copnty, and Is tho center of a large oil-producing territory, LLANG CHENG GOING HOME. New Chinese Minister to This Coun try May Not Come for Six Months. By Kulusho Wire from The Associated Press, Washington, July 31, Tho announce ment from China that Minister Wu Is to remain hero Indefinitely Is explained by the further announcement hero thut there has been a chango of plans and that Liang Cheng, tho newly appointed minis ter to tho United Stntes, who Is now in London noting as seorotury to Prince Chen, Instead ot coming directly to Washington to asbiimo his office, as ori ginally intended, Is going first to inako a visit to China. This will consume) from four to six months, so that Minister Wu probably will not bo ablo to leave tho United Stutes this year. It is bald at tho Chlncbe legation that tho cmbusby appointed by tho Chinese government to represent China ut tho coronation ccicmonles has changed Its plans und will not bo present at the corn nutlbu of King Kdwurd VII. It Is bald thut tho embassy may bo expected to ui rlvo in this country within a fortnight- Schwab Leaves Atlantic City, By Kxclushc Wire from The Associated Press. Philadelphia, July 31,-Cliurles M. Schwub, president of tho United Stutes Steel corporation, 'passed through this city toiluy on his way from Atlantic City to Pittsburg. He. travelled in his private car and showed no truce of his recent in-dUpobltlon. JUDGE KELLER'S STATEMENT. Has Issued No Order Restricting Supplies for Striking Miners. By Kxclushc Who from The Associated Press. Charleston, W. Va., July 31. Federal Judge Keller gave out the following statement tonight: "I would like to have n correction of a story circulated that I havo Issued an injunction such ns has been de nominated tho 'starvation order,' not from personal reasons, but on account of tho effect such false statement must have on tho struggle now going on be tween labor and capital. I have Issued no order restricting the furnishing of supplies to the striking miners." THE RACES WERE TAME A' Large Attendance, How ever, and Much Specula tion on Grand Circuit. Oy Exclusive Wlreffrom The Associated Press. Columbus, O., July 31. The grand circuit races were tame today, but there was a large attendance nnd consider able speculation, The feature of the afternoon's racing wus the 2.07 pace. In tho over-night pooling Klley B. was a ho't favorite, selling at $50 to $25 for the field. Just before" the race he was taken sick and was drawn. C. F. W. was also drawn, leaving only four to score. Fanny Dillard was made the favorite In the new books, and she proved the winner. Summary: 2.19 class, trotting; purse, )1,200; two In three (two heats on Wednesday) Ella Leo 1 G 1 Miss Johnson 3 1 2 Bligham Boll 2 2 3 Baron Bell 7 3 3 Baton Bell 7 3 r Jack, Betsey Boss, Jim Fcnton and Thornboy also startod.,Best time 2.15U. 2.11! class, pacing; purso $.',000 Byrl Wilkes 3 111 Baron Waltzcr 1 3 2 2 Tom Kccne 2 2 3 3 Best tlme-2.10Vi. 2.17 class, trotting: purso $2,000 The Roman .' ." 1 1 1 Silver Sign 3 2 3 Alice Russell U 3 2 Alice Carr ( 2 5 4 Dr. Strong 5 4 5 Mlnka 4 U U Best tlme-2.10!i. 2.13 class, pacing; purso $1,200; two in tlirco heats. Twinkle 1 1 Prince Direct 3 2 Sylvia Ono ! 3 Dolly Cnrr ii Cusondu, Joeltsco, Flash S.", Flossie- V.. and Gamecock also started. Time 2.09'i; 2.08i. 2.07 class pacing; puiso $1,200; two in three heats Fanny Dillard 1 4 1 Major Muscovlto 'J 1 3 Tho Bishop 3 2 2 George 1 3 4 T3est timc-2.05U. Fast Track at Erie. By Exclusive Wire from The .Wclated Press. Erie, Pa., July 31. As a rule favorites won the races of the Lake Erie Trot ting circuit today. The track was fast and the last race was not finished until nearly dark. Attendance 4,000. Summary: 2.33 tiot; muse $100 Kittlo Fisher G 1 1 1 Julia Mason 1 1 4 2 Mat M 2 2 2 5 Cassias 3 3 5 1 Col Drake, Rose Cleveland, Rheunia cuia, Bello Wilkes nnd Abraham Wilkes also started. Best time 2.23'i. 2.18 pace; purso $100 Robert M 2 111 Pilot Boy 1 2 5 2 Mnjor C 3 3 2d. Black Joe 4 r, 3 t Legal 'Wood and W. B. nUo started. Best tlme-2.14U. 2.15 trot; purso $1Q0 Single K 1 1 1 Moggie V 2 2' 2 Belie Onward 3 3 3 Honeymoon 4 dr. Best tlmc-2.li.VA. 2.20 pace; purse $400 Sandow 7 7 1 1 G 1 Kph Cinder 2 13 3 13 Dandy Hal 1 ! l 2 5 ! Ruth W 5 3 2 3 F. ro The Spaniard, Raven, B. S. Dillon and Georgo Gould also started. Best time 2.17U. THE PRESIDENT'S BUSY DAY. Adolph S. Ochs and Stanford Newel Lunch at Oyster Bay. By Exclushc Wire from The Associated Press. Oyster Bay, L. I July 31. President Roosevelt disposed of a largo amount of public business early toduy with the assistance of Secretary Loeb. The president had as guests at lunch eon Adolph S. Ochs and Stanford Newel, United States minister to tho Hague, who 1b In this country on leave of absence. Mr. Newel called merely to pay his respects to Mr. Roosevelt, Steamship Arrivals, By Exclushe Wire from The Associated Press. Now York, July 31. Arrived: Steamer Coltlc, Liverpool. Sailed: Frlederlch Der Grosse, Bremen; Columbia, Hamburg; La. Guseogno, Havre. Cherbourg Ar rived: Bremen, New York. Genou Ar rived: Lulin, Now York. Huvro Ar rived: La Suvole, New York. Queens town Sailed; Germanic, Now Yoik. Southampton-Arrived: St. Louis, Nuw York, Plymouth Arrived: Fueist Bis marck, New York for Chdrboiug und Hamburg (and proceeded). Uotteidam Sailed; Ryndiim, Now Yoik via Bou logne Sur Mer. Drowned in the Undertow. By Exclusltc Wire from Hie Associated Press, Hull, Mass., July 31, Miss Anna I), Col l!cr,a Worcestor school tcachor. and Miss Jeun Brown, of Detroit, Mich., were drowned in tho undertow while bathing hero today, DEATHS OP A DAY. By Gxclusite Wire from The Associated Press. Baltimore, Md., July 31. Ttov. Benja min Szold, iiihbl emerltls of Obeli Shalom temple, this cit,y, with which 'ho has been connected tvlnco 18-V). died tody ut Berku ley Springs,, W- Va., uged Ii ycais. The body was brought hero this evening. PRESIDENT MITCHELL HAS BEEN ENJOINED - SIX LIVES LOST. Texas Storm Damage to Property $1,000,000 About 500 Wood Choppers Isolated. By Exclusive Wire from Tlio Awaeliilcd Press. Dallas, Tex., July 31. The total dam age to property, crops and railroads by the recent storms Is now estimated to be over $1,000,000. Six lives were re ported lost" yesterday, five In tho San Marcos valley and one at Wylle. The names of those drowned In San Marcos valley, aro not known, but two were negroes. Charles Davis, of Wylle, at tempted to' save his wife and baby from the flood. Tho baby was "lost. The only railroad which has esti mated Its damages is the International and Great Northern. General Passen ger Agent Price, of that road, says the actual damage to the International roadbed will reach $100,000, and that road Is not the worst sufferer. No news has come from the 400 to H00 wood choppers who were cut off by the flood in Richland Creek bottoms, but it Is not now thought that any lives were lost there. The Brazos river, after Inundating rice farming lands for 200 miles south of Waco, 'is reported falling steadily at Waco, but rising slowly below Hearne. It Is estimated that there are from 3,000 to 4,000 acres of cultivated land under water near Heme, A rough estimate of the number of acres of cotton and other crops prac tically ruined in the Brazos bottoms is 20,000. MAYOR INVESTIGATES THE HEBREW RIOT An Endeavor Will Be Made Eix Responsibility for tho Outrage. to By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress. New York, July 31. Mayor Low to day took cognizance of the rioting on the East Side yesterday, which attend ed the funeral ot Rabbi Joseph, by sending a formal request to Police Commissioner Partridge for a report of the disturbance. The mayor's note is as follows: "Sir: I desire you to make a careful report to me on the disturbance yes terduy' of the funeral procession of Rabbi-Joseph. Such an incident is dis creditable to our city und 1 want to be fully informed ns to the origin of It, so as to be able, If possible, to see that those who are responsible for it are properly dealt with." At its meeting the board of alder men adopted a resolution deploring the riot of yesterday and calling upon the commissioner of police to make a rigid Investigation of the matter. Hebrews met this afternoon and formed what they call the "Fast Side vigilance committee," the purpose be ing to prosecute an Investigation of the actions of the police during the riot of yesterday. The Hebrews claim their people were abused by the officers. A committee was appointed to collect evidence which will be turned o'ver to the law committee of the organization and in turn brought before the proper authorities. Mayor Low sent a mes sage to the meeting saying in effect that he was desirous of locating the responsibility for the trouble. Arrange ments are under way for a mass meet ing at Cooper union tomorrow night. The building occupied by Hoe & Co., where the trouble occurred was guard ed today by a detail of ten policemen. Three employes of Hoo & Co. were arraigned in court today on charges of assault in connection with yester day's outbreak. They were admitted to ball In $200 each and their cases continued until next Tuesdtfy. CALL TO UNION PARTY. Chairman Ritter of State Committee Issues Request for Convention. By i:ilusitc Wire from The AwoUatcd Picas. Philadelphia, July 31. Chairman Frank M, Ritter, of the Union party state committee tonight Issued a call for a state convention to be hold In Philadelphia, September 3, at 11 u, m., to nominate candidates for governor, lieutenant-governor nnd secretary of Internal ulfalrs; and Transact such other business as shall be deemed necessary by a malorltv of the delegates. The call quotes rule 4 of the party rules as follows: "Representation In the Union party state convention shall consist of double tho representation of each county or district in the senate and house of representatives of Pennsylvania." ECHO OF DREYFUS CASE. Colonel Ficquart Wins His Suit Against Paris Newspaper. By Kxclushc Wire fiomT'he Assoiiatcd Press. Paris, July 31, Tho Civil Tribunal has condemned tho Kcho do Paris, tho Nationalist organ, to pay Colonel Pic quart 20,000. francs ($4,000) damuges for libel, The charge against tho paper grow out of certain statement printed by it concerning Colonel Iicqquart's actions In tho Dreyfus affair. Reunion of the Tenth Regiment, By Exclusltc Wire from The Associated 1'rfis. Pittsburg, July 31. Tho leunlon of tho Tenth Pennsylvania icgtment, which served in tho Philippines, was held toduy at Unlontown. Tho next reunion will bo in this city, July 31, 1903, nnd will be tho occasion of the dedication ot a monu ment to Colonel A. L. Hawkins, who died In foreign service, Tho Pennsylvania Society ot tho Army ot tho Philippines also met at Unlontown. Bill in Equltu Filed In the Federal Court at Charleston, West Virginia. A TEMPORARY ORDER IS GRANTED On Petition of the Chesapeake and Ohio Coal Agency Company, a New Jersey Corporation, Judge Keller Grants a Sweeping Injunc tionThe United Mine Workers and the Principal Coal Companies Are Made Defendants. By Exclmlvo Wire from The Associated Press. Charleston, W. Va., July 31. Presi dent John Mitchell has been enjoined, A bill in equity was filed in the federal court here today by the Chesapeak and Ohio Coal Agency company, a new Jersey corporation, which has its prin cipal offices In the city of New York, In which fifty coal companies oper ating In tho New River fields, the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad com pany, G. W. Purcell, W. B. Wilson, John Mitchell, T. J. Carroll, J. A. Rich ards and about 130 members of tho United Mine Workers of America are made defendants. The bill sets up that the complainant Is engaged In selling coal and coke and has a contract for the output of the collieries which are made a party de fendant, and a contract with tho de fendant railroad company for the ship ment of the coal so purchased; that the coal is re-sold by complainant under contracts to manufacturing concerns, etc., and to the United States govern ment for fuel on naval vessels; that because of a strike in the field 'em braced by the various companies men tioned, which has existed since June 7 last'the coul companies have failed to live up to tho contracts fir deliveries of coal; that there exists a secret or ganization known as the United Mine Workers of America, of which John Mitchell is president and W. B. Wilson Is secretary, under the orders of which the men employed in the mines who ore members of this organization have quit work and refuse to do their duties, and in addition thereto so conduct themselves as to intimidate employes of the various companies, thus pre venting them going to the work which they desire to perform, and the said de fendants occupy the tenement houses of the various companies nnd fall ,and refuse to vacate them at the request of the coal companies owning them. The bill, which Is a long one, was presented to Judge Keller today and he Issued a temporary order restraining and prohibiting the defendants Purceli; Wilson, Mitchell and others, all of whom are named In the order and nil others associating or acting with them from In any way Interfering with tho management, operation or conducting of said mines by the owners or thoso operating them, either by menaces, threats of any character or Intimida tion used to prevent the employes of said mines from going to or from said mines and coke plants or from engag ing In the business of mining in said mines or laboring on said coke plants. The purpose of this restraining order, Judge Keller says, is to prevent un lawful combinations or conspiracies and to restrain all of the defendants engag ed in the promotion of such unlawful combinations and conspiracies, and nil other persons from entering upon the properties of tho coal companies named In this order and from In any way In terfering with the employes of said' coal companies or either of them In their mining operations and manufac ture of coke, either within tho mines or upon the coke oven plants or from passing from their homes to their mines and coke oven plants or from the mines and coko oven plants to their homes and from In any manner unlawfully Inciting persons who aro engaged in working In the said mines or tho said coko ovens to cense work therein and from unlawfully preventing per sons who desire to work In said mines or upon said coko oven plants entering into such services for the said defend ant coal companies and from In any way aiding and abetting such acts as may result in tho violation and des truction of the rights of the complain ant under Its contracts as recited in the bill herein. The motion for a permanent Injunc tion Is set down for hearing at Charles ton, November 18, 1002. Tho court appears to havo taken no cognizance of the request to have the defendnnt coal companies force the de fendant Individuals to vacate the tene ment houses, m YESTERDAY'S WEATHEB, Local data for July 31, 1903. . Highest tciuperuturo ,,..., El degrees Lowest tempcraturo ,. 66 degrees Helutlvo humidity: 8 a, in ,..,,,.,,.,..,.,,,. 80 per cent. S p. in ,,,. 01 per cent. Precipitation, 21 hours ended 8 p. m., .024 Inch, . 4- -M- 'M WEATHER FORECAST. f Washington, July 31. Forecast f for .Frlduy and Saturday: For - -f Eastern Pcnnsylvvanla Partly -f -f cloudy Friday, with rising tern- f perature; probably showers by ' -f night; Saturday fair; light to fresh ' -f south winds. 1 . -f . 1 -f 1 4- 1 a n i '',1 VI 4 ,1 x- it a jy 8 !? t & i V h A 4 j .' jU .? ', & t- .if- jA ? feV! j.. m IMhJWu 'mmA 0 Vl i :'-'. mmy v MlWifli-rM fc4 raiiWSW&ykk. I ,'U. "