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SOKANTON. PA.. FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 5, 1902.
Reports of Further Volcanic Erup
tions on the Island Have
2.000 PERSONS SAID
TO HAVE PERISHED
The Sun Obscured at Castries as by
an Eclipse The British Steamer
Savin from the Island of Trinidad
Is Covered with Dust The Popu
lation of Guadeloupe Apprehensive
of n Tidal Wave in the Event of
the Collapse of Martinique.
By Kxclushc Wire from The Associated Press.
Castries Island of St. Lucia, B. W. I..
Sept. 4., 8 p. in. The Itoyal Mall
steamer Yare arrived hero this even
ing from the Island of Martinique.
She brings the report that a violent
volcanic eruption occurred there last
night and that about 2,000 persons are
said to have perished. Largo numbers
of people are leaving the island.
Castries, Island of St. Lucia, B. W. I.,
Sept. 4. It was quite dark here at 5.30
o'clock this morning. At that hour the
sun was obscured as it Is during an
The British steamer Savin. Captain
Hunter, arrived here today from the
island of Trinidad. She was covered
with dust, and reports that she ran
into a dense cloud of dust while twenty
miles south of St. Vincent:
Paris, Sept. 4. The Paris edition of
the New York Herald publishes a dis
patch from Polnte-a-Pltre, island of
Guadeloupe, French West Indies, dated
September 4, which says that constant
detonations heard there last night indi
cate a terrific volcanic eruption on the
island of Martinique. Thick, black
clouds were seen to the southward ot
Guadeloupe and the heat at Pointe-n-Pltre
was Intense. The population was
said to be greatly alarmed and appre
hensive of a. tidal wave In the event of
the collapse of Martinique.
In a despatch from Carupanpt Vene
zuela', a' correspondent" 'of the Figaro,
"Violent detonations were heard here
from 10 o'clock in the evening of Sept.
3 until 4 o'clock in the morning of
Sept. 4. The sounds came from the
north and were identical with those
heard the night of Aug. 30, during the
volcanic eruption on Martinique of
ACCIDENT TO BROOKLYN.
The Warship Will Need Repairs
Costing $50,000 Struck a Rock
in Buzzard's Bay.
By Exclusive Wiic from The ssoclatcd Press.
Washington, Sept. 4. Orders
sent to the Brooklyn to proceed to
New York navy yard, where the extent
of the damage could be ascertained
definitely. Without a better defined
idea of the character of the injuries,
naval officials were not prepared to
give nn estimate of the time during
which the Brooklyn must be laid up, or
of the cost of repairs, but It was
thought that she would be In dock any
where from three weeks to two months
and that the cost of the accident prob
ably would total upwards of $50,000.
The bay In which the Brooklyn struck
was charted by the coast and geodetic
survey. The Brooklyn was the largest
vessel which had entered Buzzard Bay
In the memory of the oldest inhabitant
and It was realized that an element of
risk was occasioned by her presence In
Acting Secretary of the Navy Darling
has received the following telegram,
dated yesterday at New Bedford, from
Bear Admiral J. B. Coghlnn, second in
command on the North Atlantic sta
tion: "While withdrawing from manoeuvre
attack hero today Brooklyn struck and
ran over an uncharted obstruction. Ex
amination of ship shows that about six
frames under A98 and A90 are bent In
ward, Inner bottom plates bulged and
compartment making some water; also
under No. I fire room, port side, frames
bent Inward from six Inches at frame
85 to 10 at frame G9, but only making
little water at frame 37; bearings taken
and position accurately determined
every few moments. Do not consider
blame attaches to any person con
cerned, rtecommend that ship g0 to
navy yard for docking and examina
tion, Have ordered Investigation and
informed commander in chief. Shall
proceed to Block Island and If he (Ad
miral Illgginson) cannot be found will
go to Tompklnsvllle ror orders.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Clearfield. Pa., Sept. 4. Lieutenant
Frederick B. Korr oiul Miss Kmlly Blgler
were married itt the Presbyterian church
today, The groom Is tho second son of
ex-Congressman James Kerr. Ho served
with distinction for three years In tho
Philippines, Tho brldo la tho second
daughter of K. A, Blgler, ox-Internal col
lector und granddaughter of tho lato
Luther Visits Shenandoah.
By Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Shenandoah, Fu Sept. 4. aeueral Su
perintendent Luther, of tho Philadelphia,
and Heading rjoul and Iron company,
arrived hero from Pottsvlllo today and
hold a long conference with General Go
bin, In rtmrgo of tho state troops hero.
This Is Superintendent Luther's first visit
to this placo slnco tho Inauguration of
tho rnlno workers' strike. Tho opinion
provalls that an Important movo In tho
strike situation Is contcmulutcd.
OPIN 7S ON THE ACCIDENT.
The Trt V Car at Plttsfleld Was
Runnin Wcnty Miles an Hour.
By Exclusive 4Afrom The Associated Press.
Boston, & 4. Sonic now fact!) of
Imprest bearing upon the accident to
the president's party at Plttsllcld arc
given by John U. Smith, secretary to
Governor Crane, who was In the third
carriage behind that occupied by the
president, and who saw the accident.
Mr. Smith returned to the state house
today, and his story Carries with It
considerable weight. He says that In
his judgment the car was going about
twenty miles an hour. He said that
there were no .shrieks or yells at the
moment of the collision and, as a mat
ter of fact, the silence was appalling.
Secretary Smith says he talked with
Motorman Madden directly after the
accident, and that the latter stated
that his car was going about eight
miles nn hour, and that ho did not
think that the carriage of the president
wns going to cross at the point it did.
About the place where the accident
happened, Mr. Smith explains that the
street bears a little to the left. About
two hundred feet beyond where Driver
Pratt attempted to cross the tracks,
the side roadway on which the presi
dent's carriage had been going termin
ated. A green sward at this further
point camo flush with the street cat
tracks. The railway continued straight
on up Howard's Hill.
Driver Pratt's object was, of course,
to cross the tracks and strike the car
riage road on the other side. Accord
ingly, the carriage would" have kept to
the side it was on for almost 200 feet.
"I am of the opinion that If it had
kept there 100 feet, the car would un
doubtedly have swept by It," Mr. Smith
said. "The motorman, I think, must
have thought that the carriage would
remain on the right of the tracks for a
little distance further, and, therefore,
ho increased his speed to rush by be
fore the crossing, which had to be
made shortly, should be attempted."
BIG ATTENDANCE AT
THE LYCOMING PAIR
Fully 12,000 People Passed Through
the Gates at Williamsport Yes
terday A Record Breaker.
By Exclusive Wire from Tlic Associated Picss.
AVllliamsport, Pa., Sept. 4. This was
the big day at the Lycoming fair and
tho attendance was a record breaker.
It Is estlmtned that fully 12,000 passed
through the gates. A heavy wind pre
vailed throughout the afternoon, which
somewhat prevented any remarkably
fast time being made. The three events
went In straight heats.
The racing ostrich, Oliver W owned
by the Florida Ostrich farm, fell dead
on the track this afternoon, just as ho
was being prepared for a ' race. The
bird became entangled In Its harness
and was choked to death.
Oliver W. was 45 years old, and was
valued at $10,000. His owners claim he
was the only racing bird in the world.
While at Saratoga, N. Y a few weeks
ago, Oliver W. was much admired, and
the new sport of driving a harnessed
ostrich was made a fad by the society
ladies of that resort. Summaries:
2.15 class, pacing; purse, 400.
Dick R. (Hunel) l l l
Joan (Haws) 2 4 3
I.ady Ilensley (Brnmilgnii) i! 2 4
J. B. (Terrel) 4 IS 5
Theron Powers (Chambers) 5 3 2
Time, 2.15J-J. 2.19'i, 2.154.
2.20 class, trotting; purse, $-100.
Topsoy (Smith) Ill
Dan (London) 2 2 15
Madallno (Terrel) 3 3 2
Time, 2.2054, -'.',. 2.21J.
2.21 class, pacins; purse, JluO.
Direct Mack (Shaw) 1 1 l
Murchurst (Laird) 2 3 2
Agnes Dolan (Rogers) 3 2 3
Time, 2.23-i. 2.22, 2.23 J4.
HAYTI'S TROUBLES INCREASE.
Legislature Split While Pirmin Ad
vances Public Employes Quit.
By Exclusive Wire Irom The Associated Press.
Kingston, Jamaica, Sept. 4. Letters
received here from Haytl, dated Sept.
1, pay that the situation hi that re
public is becoming more complicated.
In the chamber of deputies, as now
constituted, M, Pierre, one of the can
didates for the presidency, has a ma
jority over his rival, M. Fouchard;
while M. Flrmln's revolutionary party
Is making headway In the field,
No settlement of the difficulties Is In
sight, business Is entirely suspended In
the chief towns and the public em
ployes are leaving their work because
they have not been paid since General
Sam resigned the presidency and left
According to these advices those who
are guilty of burning the town of Petit
Ooave have sought refuge on the Tsinmi
of Curacao and are bound for Jamaica,
Swansea Coal for New York,
fly Exclusive Wire from The Afwx'iatcd Press,
Loudon, Sept, I. Tho newspapers hero
aiionuuco that the British steamers Glon
coo and Devonshire are loading 8,000 tons
of anthracite coal nt Swansea for Now
York, tlieso being tho flrt cargoes of that
description. It Is further nsjcrted that
tho shipments wcro ordered In cause,
queiien of the coal millers' strlko In the
Penrose Club Sends Check.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Philadelphia. Sept. 4,-Tho Ponroso Re.
publican club, at Us regular meeting to.
night sent a check for $500 to President
John Mitchell, of tho Minors' union, at
Wllkcs-Haiie. for tho benollt of tho strlk.
ing mlno workers.
By Exclusive Hire from Tho Associated Press.
Kingston. N. V Sept.' 4,-Tho Hudson
and Mohawk Valley Vlrcult raccH were
postponed today on account of rain.
Records Made by the Rifle Tennis at
Sea Girt Yesterday.
Djr Exclusive Wire from The Associated I'rtm.
Sea Girt, N. J Sept. 4. The princi
pal event of the afternoon ami one ot
the most important of the meet, the
iiitcrslalc military match, was won
after a hard light by the New Jersey
team, which scored a total of 1,0X2, out
of ii possible 1,200, and incidentally
broke the high score record, 1,074, which
Now Jersey established last year.
The District of Columbia team, which
finished second, equalled the 1,071 rec
ord and shattered the record for the
fiOO yards stage of the match. Tim
standing of the other teams follows:
New York, third, with 1,074; Massa
chusetts, fourth, with l.Ofi!); Pennsylva
nia, llfth, with 1,051; the United States
Marine Corps team, sixth, with 1,014;
Ohio. Seventh, with 1.01S; the United
States Army team, eighth, with 1,006,
and Maryland, ninth, with 93!).
OF THE SOUTH
The Party Will Depart on the Bal
timore and Ohio Railroad This.
Evening, Returning Sept. 10.
By Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Washington, September 4. President
Roosevelt and party will reach Wash
ington over the Pennsylvania railroad
tomorrow evening, and leave a little
later on a special train over the Balti
more and Ohio for tho South. The
party will consist of the president, Sec
retary Cortelyou, Assistant Secretary
Barnes, Dr. Lung, the president's phy
sician; Stenographers Latta and Wea
ver, representatives of the three press
associations, three Illustrated weekly
papers, the Washington newspapers
and the Western Union and Postal
Telegraph companies, and two photo
graphers. The Baltimore and Ohio has placed
at the disposal of the president and
party the private car "Rlva," drawing
room and sleeping cars "Xenla" and
"Clarion," dining car "Manhattan,"
and a combined baggage car and
The party will leave here at 7.30 p.
m., and passage through Harper's Fer
ry, Cumberland and Grafton will he
made quickly. Remaining in Wheeling
two hours, the party will proceed,
touching Cambridge, Zanesvllle, New
ark, Columbus and Cincinnati, where
they will be transferred to the Queen
and Crescent road. The train willl ar
rive at Chattanooga, Tenn,, at 8.30 a.
m,, September 7. The party will re
main there until 1 p. in., when they
will start for Knoxvllle. After a two
hours' stop there, the party will con
tinue to Ashevllle, where they will ar
rive at S.30 a. m September 9. Leav
ing Ashevllle nt 12,20 p. m, Sept. ft,
they will arrive In Washington at S.30
a. m., Sept. 10.
GRAND DUKE BORIS
VISITS THE PRESIDENT
Ho Is Entertained at Luncheon at
Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay.
Left for Newport.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Oyster Bay, N. Y., Sept. 4. The presi
dent today entertained Grand Duke
Boris at luncheon. The grand duke
came to Oyster Bay from Newport on
Ogden Mills' yacht The Felicia." With
him were Count Casslnl, the Russian
ambassador at Washington; private
secretary to the grand duke, Geaves;
Ogden Mills and Assistant Secretary of
State Pierce, the representative of this
government. The president met his dis
tinguished guests in the wide hall of
his home on Sagamore Hill, and after
the presentations, which were made by
tjounr I'nssini. luncheon was announced.
The grand duke called simply to pay
his respects, and at 3.30 the party left
on the Felicia for Newport,
Henry AVhlte, secretary to the Ameri
can embassy at London, also called on
the president today to present his son,
John, who will enter a college In this
country in the fall. Mr. White was tho
guest of Mrs. James Roosevelt at
luncheon, Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt also
President Roosevelt and Secretary
Cortelyou have recovered from the ef
fects of their accident yesterday, but
still bear outward marks of It. Dr.
Lung, the president's ofllclal physician,
thinks that the marks on the presi
dent's face will disappear In about four
RACES AT PHILADELPHIA.
Threatening Weather Keeps Down
Attendance nt Belmont Park.
By Exclusive Wlie from The Associated press.
Philadelphia, Sept. 4. Threatening
weather kept down the attendance at
the third day's ruclng of the Belmont
Driving club today. Summary;
2.19 class, pacing; purse, $IOi.
Besslo 0 7 711 I 1 I
Webster O, ,, , S 1 1410 3
Major S 1 5 3 U 5 2
Auster, Itouben Pilot, Harry Q Llttlu
Judge, Kittle Thistle, Russell Hardin,
Butts Kolm, Aultolia, Anita und Suslo
Wilkes also started. Time, 2.11'A 2.1(3,
2.1794, ;W1. 2.15)4, 2.J.V,.
2.13 class, pacing; purse, Jioo.
I. T. Washburn 1 1 1
Now Jersoy ,,,,, ..,.,.., 3 2 2
Alerane, Urr.co D., Hen FUlicr and Freo
Silver also started. Time, 2.1 1'4, 2.15H,
2.15 class, pacing; purse, $100.
Oieggwood ,.,,..,.,.,...,,, '.'Ill
George. West ,.,..,. 12 4 4
Miss Nancy ,,, ,,., 4 3 3 2
John Stiathmorc, Brown Frank, Jer.
ry Red also started. Time, 2.22$, 2.20)4,
2.50 class, trotting; puree, J100.
Mattlo Collins 4 4 111
Miss Baly Wilkes ,,, 2 2 2 2 4
Tim Quaker ,, 6 7 5 fi 2
Clara Coonovillc, Plilnx. Jr, Prliico
Greeiilnnder und Irene also started. Time,
2.204. 2.1S-74. S-1U. 2.23'. 2.2J',1.
Democratic Aspirants tor State
Oillces Formallu Made ftware
of Their Nominations. '
AT READING MEETING
Democratic Candidates for Governor,
Lieutenant Governor nnd Secre
tary of Internal Affairs Are Of
ficially Notified of Their Nomina
tion by the Erie' Convention Ad
dresses Are Mode - by Messrs. Pat
tlson, Guthrie, Nolan and Wright.
Charles B. G. Austin Presents
Resolutions of the State Railway
Employes Indorsing ex-Governor
By Exclusho Wire from The Associated Press.
Reading, Sept. 4. Tho Democratic
candidates for governor, lieutenant
governor and secretary of Internal af
fairs were tonight ofllcially notified of
their nomination by the Erie conven
tion. When County Chairman Ancona
called tho assemblage to order there
were over four thousand persons
crowded Into the big auditorium. The
chairman read several telegrams of re
grets, among them being one from Wil
liam F. Harrity.
Robert E. Wright, chairman of the
notification committee then delivered
the address formally, notifying the can
didates of their nomination.
In formally advising Messrs. Patti
son, Guthrie and Nolan of their nom
ination, Mr. Wright, among other
While tho convention which named you
represented the organized Democratic
party, It acted mid spoke for a wider con
stituency than could bo comprised in, any
political organization. It convened,
planned and acted not for partisan vic
tory, but for Pennsylvania's honor. It
represented and gave voire to an out
raged public sentiment, demanding that
the control of our state shall bo wrested
from tho hands of those who dishonor It.
Wo have seen corrupt and corrupting
legislatures moved to their villlancy by
American senators; wo have seen pay
rolls padded to reward thloving officials;
our law makers make law breaking a
thrifty trade; our state treasury tempor
arily looted to aid tho speculative ven
tures of favored politicians, their rela
tives and friends; banks plundered and
broken in extending aid to Impecunious
bosses we have become familiar with
the work of election repeaters, stuffed
ballot boxes and fraudulent returns. Wo
have seen senatorshlps purchased, valu
able franchises stolen and municipal gov
ernments ruthless!, overthrown In reck
less contests between rival political ma
chines and ma'de the sport of persona,
Charles Austin's Speech.
Charles B. G. Austin, chairman of the
legislative committee of the Street Rail
way employes, was the next speaker.
In a brief address he presented to ex
Governor Pattison the resolutions
passed by that body endorsing him for
Mr. Pattison was then introduced and
delivered his address of acceptance.
Mr. Pattison, in part, said; "It Is
with feelings of grateful appreciation
of the honor bestowed for the third
time that I appear before you to accept
the responsible place you have usslgned'
me In the pending contest between tho
people 'of Pennsylvania and those who
would deprive them of their sovereign
right of honest and just self-government."
The supreme question before the peo
ple today, Mr. Pattison sold, is the
preservation, unsullied and unbroken,
of the fabric of honest legislation and
administration. He took up the ques
tion of the integrity of party organiza
tion nnd said It is "the Imperative de
mand of nil patriotic men that politi
cal organizations shall represent and
illustrate the Integrity of political
faith; that they shall be controlled and
directed not by their worst, but by
their best elements. We must main
tain this basic principle or popular
government cannot continue. Candi
dates for public offices must be hon
estly selected, without undue Influence
or the use of corrupt means to defeat
the popular will."
Oppression to the Parmer.
After taking up the question of ballot
reform, the gubernatorial candidate
continued, as follows:
Upon no class of our citizens has tho
evil of political maehino domination borno
more oppressively than upon tho farmer,
Tho farmer has been taxed greatly in ex.
cess of his just proportion for the support
of government. In some localities tho
possession of land has become a burden
Instead of a soureo of profit. Tho do
maud for relief has been denied, The ap
peals of tho agricultural Interests,
through tho formal nctlou of a great
number of farmer alliances, and tho
earnest representation of fucts In the col
umns of rural Journals, havu ull been in
Tho Issues of tho campaign are clearly
defined, Tho deplorable fncts iceited ami
tho history of public affairs In Pennsyl.
vanla for many years, tpach opo im
pressive lesson. It has been shown over
and over again that selllsh, corrupt and
tyrannical misrule debases citizenship,
degrades tho state and defies correction,
It can only bo ovortbrown when iindei
tho spur of an aroused publlu conscience
tho peoplo Intelligently und vigorously
unite for tho redemption of government
and tho restoration und maintenance of
their just rights. Fldclty to the truo
principles of popular government must
result In vindication of tho steadfast
friends of honest administration of every
The Union Party Row.
In , referring to tho turbulent scenes
at yesterday's Union party convention,
Mr. Pattison said;
Tho right of freo li&scmblago and free
speech and unfettered action In connoo
llou with public affairs Is n fundamental
American piluclplc. To seek to abridge
thin DilvUccc Is to aim a deadly blow at
'hclf.gnvcriimciit. Hut to the corrupt and
tyrannical political autocrat of our tlmo
and his base hirelings untiling Is sacred,
In order to carry out their own purposes
tliqy tiampln upon tho laws, brutally
override peaceful citizens and even mur
derously assail those who courageously
declare their loyalty to law and order
ami manfully defend the rights guuruu
teed to every one by the constitution.
They miiko elections a mockery, party
conventions the poillous scrim of disorder
and riot, mid then have the Mtpromu au
dacity to demand that the courts shall
sustain thorn hi tlielr Infamous work.
They substitute tho bludgeon for tho bal
lot, tho black Jack for honest credentials.
They scoff at decency and scorn righteous
public criticism, They compel tho Inde
pendent citizen, who determines to act
according to tho dictates of his own con
science, to tako his llfo In his hands
when ho goes to tho convention hall or
to tho polls.
All this occurred In tho city nt Phila
delphia yesterday when law abiding citi
zens from all parts of .the state mot In
convention and sought rightfully to ox
press the will ot tho peoplu whom they
Wo believe tho tlmo has come when tho
freemen of this great commonwealth will
no longer submit to this degradation, to
this consuming course upon their state;
when they will unllo with heroic courage
and Invincible strength to strlko down
and crush forever tho powers of dark
ness that have so long and so deeply dis
The former governor then touched
upon the promises made by the Re
publicans, and said everyone of their
pledges have been systematically vio
lated. Continuing on this subject, Mr.
Tho betrayal of public Interests novel
was so shameless as dmlng tho last two
sessions of the legislature. There never
was such a corrupt uso of money, so
much legislative debauchery, so llttlo ef
fort made to correct crying abuses and to
purify tho public, service. Favored con
tractors have reveled in fat things, divid
ing their ill gotten gains with powerful
political and official patrons. Valuable
public franchises have been appropriated
without conmensatory returns to munic
ipalities of tho state. Tho Incorruptible
freemen of tho Keystone state are weary
of shams; they havo had their fill of Il
lusions. They demand the restoration
and maintenance of cleanliness, honesty
nnd efficiency In all departments of local,
municipal and state government.
During the course of his remarks, he
was frequently applauded. In con
cluding, he addressed himself to the
committee of six State Railway Em
ployes, who were present, in which he
extolled the mechanics and working
men of the state and accepted the of
fers and promises and support from
Ex-Governor Pattison was succceeded
by Messrs. Guthrie and Nolan. There
were rumors that Mr. Nolan would be
withdrawn In favor of Lewis Emery,
jr., the nominee of the Union party,
but nothing has been accomplished In
that direction. One hundred and fifty
prominent Democrats from all parts of
the state occupied the stage.
Mr. Guthrie, In accepting the nomina
tion for lieutenant governor severely
arraigned the Republican party of the
state and its methods In the last legis
lature. He advocated ballot reform,
and spoke of the urgent need of purlh
catlon of all departments of the state
PROCEEDINGS OF THE
MIMIC COAST WAR
Official Report Made by the Com
mander nt Fort Wright in Re
gard to the Attack Made.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prcsa.
New London, Sept. 4. Official report
has been made by the commander at
Fort Wright In regard to the attack
made on that fort by the battleships
Massachusetts, Kearsage, Alabama and
The report is as follows:
Fort II. G. Wilght, N, Y., Sept. 2, 1002.
The Adjutant General, Department of tho
East, Fort Trumbull:
Sir: Yesterday afternoon and night
four largo vessels of tho fleet were an
chored south of this post at a ran no
greater than could be reached by the guns
Tho tleet was picked up about 3.15
o'clock this morning, apparently nt an
chor In tho same placo as yesterday at
ternoon, when tho Alabama was at 13,073
yards and Azimuth 330 from tho station
here. About 4,50 u. m. tho fleet moved
out to northeast and turned westward,
coming along south of Ffshcis Island
nnd well in to shore. At D.OS tho mortar
battery was ordered to tiro at leading
ship and fired tho first shot at run a.m. at
a range of 0,500 yards, Azimuth (of must)
202.17, Tho mortars fired 24 shots at lead
ing vessel between 0,300 yards and 3,590
All batteries wcro ordered to tiro at
leading vessel, Kenrsarge, as soon as she
rounded tho point, and to continue tiring
until ordered to chaiigo target. At 0.21
tho first or leading ship, Kenrsarge, was
declared out uf action; tho second, Mas.
sachusctts, at 5.33; tho third, Alabama,
at 5.37; and tho fourth, Indiana, at 5.40,
Tho assistant fire commander was on
duty at tho time, and stood at tho bat
tery commander's commiilcatlons with
table of points hi hnud to change tho
target as each ship was clearly shown to
havo received more than tho required 1,000
All ships wcro clearly put out ot ac
tion by gun-tiro long beforo reaching tho
Tho rnngo ot vessels, between 3,000 and
4,000 yards, was admlrablo for tho suc
cess of tho defenso and their speed very
moderate, Tho total number of shots
fired were; Mortars, Mj 10-liich' guns,
18; U'.lnch guns, 52; six Inch rapid lire
guns; 128; shlnglo shots; slx-pounder rapid
llro guns, 201. Very respectfully,
Major Artillery Corps,
Fusion nt Altoona.
By Exclusive Wire from The Atsoclateil Press,
Altoona, Sept, 4. At a session of the
Democratic county executive commltteo
tonight, It was unanimously decided to
fuso with tho Union party on legislative
candidates. A meeting will bo held with
tho Unionists next Tuesday to name a
Cresceus Cannot Lower Record.
By Kxchislic Wire from The Associated Pre.
Columbus, O,. Sept. 4. Tho champion
trotter Cresceus failed In an attempt to
lower his record of 2.02'i today, trotting
tho mllo In 2,01 flat. Tho-weather was
chilly and a strong wind' from tho north,
west seriously Interfered with ills tipced,
PRESIDENT WILL REVIEW
PARADE OF THE G. A. R.
Invitation of the Veterans Is Ac
cepted by Mr. Roosevelt.
By Cxetushe Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Sept. 3. President
Roosevelt has accepted an Invitation to
review tho parade of veterans to occur
during the forthcoming encampment of
the Grand Army of the Republic, on
Wednesday, Oct. 8, as Is Indicated In
two letters, of which copies havo been
sent to encampment headquarters by
General Ell Torrance, commander-in-chief
of the Grand Army.
The letter of Invitation was dated
Minneapolis, Aug. 23, was signed by
General Torrance as the commanding
officer of the G. A. R and read In part
I havo tho honor to extend to you a
most cordial Invitation to review' with mo
the annual parade of tho Grand Army of
tho Republic, to tako place in Washing
ton on Wednesday, October S next. Tho
veterans will look forward with plensure
to the honor ot being reviewed by you.
President Roosevelt replied through
Private Secretary George B. Cortelyou,
Your favor of tho 2,'ld Instant )has been
received and In reply tho president re
quests mo to sny that ho accepts with
much pleasure your cordial Invitation to
review with you the annual parade of tho
Grand Army of tho Republic, which Is
to tako placo In Washington, D.t C, on
With assurances that tho compliment
Implied by this Invitation is wamrly ap
The Miners Return to Work
Without Concessions of
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Pre.is.
Roanoke, Va Sept. 4. A telegram
was received here this afternoon from
Vice-President and General Manager L.
E. Johnson, of the Norfolk and Western
Railway company, stating that at a
meeting of the United Mine Workers
held nt Keystone, W. Va., today, the
strike of the coal miners, which has
been on in the Pocahontas and other
bituminous coal fields of the Virginias
since June 6, last, was declared off, and
that all the men were ordered to return
to work on next Monday. The Norfolk
and Western officials here have not yet
been advised as to how the stiike'was
settled, or what concessions, if any,
were granted by either side.
The fire which has been raging in the
Baby mine at Pocahontas since Mon
day night was still burning today.
General Manager Johnson, of the
Norfolk and Western, was asked by a
representative of the Associated Press
tonight what the basis of settlement of
the strike was, and replied that there
was no agreement at all, the mine
workers simply declaring the strike off
and ordering the men to return to work
on next Monday. He said there has
been no conference, with the mine oper
ators or others Interested In the strike.
Bluefield, W. Va Sept. 4. In con
vention at Keystone toduy, the miners
decided to end the strike In the Flat
Top region and the men were ordered
to return to work Monday morning.
Strike Leaders Farley, Nugent and
Davis, of this district, were present,
and prior to the convention had a long
conference with Adjutant General
Baker, of W, Va., and Mr. Walton, ihe
governor's representative, both of whom
were In the field watching the situation.
Steps were tuken nt the conclusion of
the meeting to notify the different
camps of striking miners of Its action,
nnd in tho greater number of cases Its
declson was greeted with applause, the
majority of the men being anxious to
resume work after an all summer's
rest. While now labor has been
brought Into the field by carloads for
some time past, the operators are short
of men and will re-employ the strikers.
By Exclusive Wile flomThe Associated I'rcs.
New York, Sept. I. Arrived: Steamer
Majestic, Liverpool, Cleared: Celtic,
Liverpool via Queenstown, Sailed: I.a
Savnle. Havre; Frederick dor Urnsxc, lire
men. Genoa Arrived: balm, Now York,
via Naples. Queenstown Sailed: Ryu-
dam, New York, via Boulogne, Sur Mur,
Plymouth Arrrlvcd: Columbia, Now
Wisconsin Democratic Ticket.
By Kxchiihe Wire from Tho .Undated I'rrsi,
Milwaukee, WK, Sept. 4. Tho Wiscon
sin Democratic stuto convention con.
eluded Us labors at a lato hour this af
ternoon. Following Is tho completo list of
nominations: For governor, David S.
Ros-e, Milwaukee; for lleutenan governor,
Joint W. Wattawa, of Kowuukee; seero.
tary of state, .mils A. Lunge, Fond du
l.ac; stuto treasurer, Kd, L. I.ueklow,
Killed by a Flyer.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated I'res.
Williamsport, Ph., Sept. 4. William
Tlmllholuicr, nged 17, a member of an en
glueerlng corps of tho Pennsylvania tall,
road, employed on the reconstruction
work of a hrldgo across Blmmmuliimlug
creeck was Htruck by tho Buffalo fiyor
and instantly killed, Thalllielmer's homo
was In 1'hlladcjphla.
Twentieth District Conference,
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Prcsj.
Gettysburg. Sept. 4. The Republican
congressional conferees of the now
Twentieth district, met hero today, but
accomplished nothing. Tho candidates
are William A. Illncs, of Adams, and D.
F. Iiafean, of York. Tho conference ad
journed to meet hi York next Tuesday,
Precedent Bstabllshed bu the Action
ot the Luzerne Gountu Grand
Jum at Wilkes-Barre.
OFFICERS NAY SHOOT
IN DISCHARGE OF DUTY
Bills Against F. W. Kinney, Charles
Reynolds and William Watkins
Ignored They Had Been Arrested
at Instance of the Duryea Officials.
Two Men from Nnntlcoke Are In
dicted for Murder President
Mitchell Has Prepared No State
ment as Yet in Answer to the One
Sent Out by President Baer.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Trees.
Wllkes-Barre, Sept. 4. At the sitting
of the grand jury today the cases
against F. W. Kinney, Charles Rey
nolds and William Watkins were Ig
nored. The three men were employed
as special officers at the Warnke col
liery, Duryea, and, when a riot oc
curred there a couple of weeks ago they
were arrested and committed to jail In
default of ball on the charge of man
slaughter and Inciting a riot. Subse
quently they were released on bail af
ter a habeas corpus hearing.
The action of the grand jury estab
lishes a precedent In that men em
ployed to protect life and property
about the coal mines and who may, In
the discharge of their duty, shoot and
kill, cannot bo held for the crime of
murder or manslaughter.
The four men who were arrested for
the killing of Daniel Sweeney, a night
watchman at a mine in NantlcOke.were
indicted for murder today.
President Mitchell stated this even
ing that he had prepared no statement
as yet In answer to ,tho one sent out
by President Baer last evening.
President Baer's Statement Discour
ages Hope of Settlement.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Wllkes-Barre, Pa., Sept. 4. President
Baer's declaration that the miners'
strike cannot be settled except on the
terms heretofore offered by the coal
companies has cast a gloom over the
entire strike region. The business Inter
ests were hopeful that the meeting of
the president of the Philadelphia and
Reading and Senators Quay and Pen
rose would result In a peaceful settle
ment of the conflict, but today a feeling
of depression exists everywhere.
At strike headquarters President
Mitchell discussed Mr. Baer's state
ment .with sonle of his lieutenants, but
he declined to say anything for publi
cation. He said some time in the near
future he might reply to the Baer state
ment. Mr. Mitchell denied the report that ho
had received a communication from J,
Pierpont Morgan asking him to stato
the best terms upon which he would
settle the strike.
PATTISON'S RESPONSE TO
Speech in Acknowledgement of No
tification of Endorsement.
By Exelushe Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Rending, Sept. 4. The following h
ex-Governor Pattlson's speech in re
sponse to the notification of the en
dorsement of the state board of rail
road employes of Pennsylvania:
Mr. Chairman nnd Gentlemen: To tho
citizens enlisted In tho causo of god gov
ernment, sympithy nnd support from
every soureo is always most welcome.
There are times when such assuranco is
of double value and there are certain ele
ments tho co-operation of which 13 abso
lutely necessary to succeed. Nothing
could glvo greater satisfaction and en
couragement than tho message you so
kindly bring, telling of tho patriotic no
tion on behalf of an organization of faith
ful workers for whom I havo always Imd
the very highest regard, Tho men who
run tho railways of America maintain n
standard of fidelity and efficiency thnt re
flect credit upon themselves and the
whole body of dally workers. Thoy nn.
derstund tho duties of good citizenship unci
their loyalty to tho state, to society and
to their Homes inspires tnom to inKo ac
tive and Intelligent part In public af.
fairs, They well know that the work
Ingmen, like tho merchant, the banker,
and tho farmer, has no worso enemy
than tho faithless public servant and tho
political boss. It Is his to bear a sliaw
of tho cost of bad government, yet he has
tho strength to render effective service to
tho people, I trust you may bo supported
In tho stand you havo taken by your fel-low-workers
In ovory field of Industrial
nativity, Tho strong hand of labor may
at all times protect Itself and promote,
Its own welfaro by the propor use of an
honest ballot. I thank you much foi
your greeting upon this occasion.
YESTERDAY'S WEATHEH, 7
Local data for September 4, 1903?
Highest temperaturo , 74 degree
Lowest temperaturo C3 degree
S n, m. Si per cent
S i). m. ,... 49 per cent.
Precipitation, 24 hours ended 8 p. m.,
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4- WEATHER FORECAST. -f
Washington, Sept. 4. Forecast -f
4- for Frtdny and Saturday; Kastern -f
4- Pennsylvania Fair ami cool Fr.
-f day; Saturday fair with llslng tern- 4
-f pcraturo; light to fresh west winds 4i
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