The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, September 25, 1902, Image 1

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National Guardsmen Will Soon
Swarm the Anthracite
Goal Region.
The Ninth Regiment, of Wllkes
Barre, Now Under Arms Quick
Response to the Call President
Mitchell Refuses to Make Any
Comment on Sheriff Jacobs' Action
in Calling Out More Troops Un
known Fiends Derail a New Jersey
Central Coal Train The Crew Has
Narrow Escape from Death in the
Wreck Martial Law Proposed for
Schuylkill County.
By Exclusho Wire trom The Associate J Press.
Wilkes-Hnrrc, Sept. 2i. In coni
nncc with the request of Sheriff Jacobs
ami numerous citizens of Lucerne
county, Governor Stone Issued an order
at noon today, ordering the Ninth
leglment, N. G. P., to mobilize at
Wilkes-Barre. Three hours after the
' order had been received, Colonel C. Bow
Dougherty, the commanding officer,
had the regiment, with the exception
of the Hazleton company, ready for the
Held. The regiment consists of twelve
companies and has a membership of
about 750. There are quite a number
of mine workers In the regiment, but
all responded readily to the call. Colo
nel Dougherty says he does not appre
hend any serious trouble. Ho thinks a
lew hot heads in the strikers' ranks are
responsible for the many outbreaks In
the region last night and this morning.
It was the original intention to camp
out tonight at the park on the oppo
site side. of the river from this city,
hut owing to a heavy rain, which fell
all day, the grounds are not In a fit
condition and the soldiers will remain
in the armory tonight, ready to respond
to any call.
President Mitchell refused to make
any comment on Sheriff Jacobs' action
in asking the governor for troops for
the "Wyoming region. He said the
presence of the militia would not in
terefer with any of his plans, which
were to push the strike to a successful
Issue. Some of the Mitchell lieutenants
think the sheriff acted rather hastily,
and that the bringing of the troops
here was for the purpose of enabling
the mine owners to operate their col
lieries , but they would be disappointed
as the strlkeis were as determined as
Statement of Sheriff Jacobs.
Sheriff Jacobs, In a statement issued
to the public, explains at length why
he called upon the governor for troops.
Ho says the outbreaks were becoming
too numerous, and with the limited
number of men at his command lie
could not cope with the unlawful as
semblies that gathered In various
places throughout the county.
A Central Railroad of New Jersey
coal train, which was moving out of a
mine siding at "Warrior Ilun last night,
was derailed by an open switch, which
had been tampered with by unknown
parties. The crew escaped by Jumping
nnd the cars were plied up in a big
wreck. The coal which the train was
carrying was Intended for the New
York market. A big crowd of strikers
attempted to prevent the non-union
.wn employed at the Kxeter colliery of
the Lehigh Valley Coal company at
sturnicrvlllo from going to work tills
morning. A number of deputy sheriffs,
In charge of Thomas Burke,, tried to
protect the workmen. A light followed,
In which several shots were fired. David
Itlchards, a llrcboss, was shot In the
leg, and David Harris and John P.
Sti-oh were beaten on the heads with
clubs. Burke was also knocked down
with a stone and rendered unconscious.
Coal and Iron police finally dispersed
the mob.
Magistrate F.hret, of West I'lttston,
Issued warrants this afternoon for the
nrrest .of twenty-live of the ringleaders
engaged in the riot. A crowd of f00
men and boys refused to allow non
union workman to the Susque
hanna river bridge at Nantlcokc this
morning. A deputy sheriff read the riot
net, nnd the mob dispersed. The pres
ence of the military has already hud n
good effect. Everything Is quiet at the
mines tonight. General Goliln is ex
pected hero early tomorrow nnd will
probably make his headquarters heie.
Martial Law Proposed,
Shenandoah, Pa,, Sept, SI Asked to
night about the request made by Sheriff
Ileddall to placo Schuylkill county
under nutrtlal law, General Gobin an
swercd: "I did not consider tho proposition,
nm not considering It now and do not
Intend to consider It, I have nothing to
do with It. It Is entirely a question for
the governor to decide, To placo this
county under martial law would he a
mighty big undertaking. It would menu
tho usurpation of all civil authority In
every mjunlclpullty, It Is one of tho
most serious undertakings under a re
publican form of government and I
loubt vci'y much Its constitutionality,
The sheriff wants to rellovo himself of
all responsibility, but (ho fact that tho
troops are hero Is no reason why he or
any other civil olllccr should bo relieved
of their duties,"
It Is likely there will he an Important
movement of tho troops already in the
Held late tonight and that additional
troops will be ordered out, but General
Gobin says, a a precautionary meas
ure, future movements will not lp mudo
public, lie says there hua been bo much
dynamiting of bridges throughout tho
region that he considers It a part of
wisdom to keep the knowledge of tho
movement of troops trains from the
public, t.
CvQulct at Lebanon.
Lebanon, Sept. IM. lOverythlng Is
quiet horconlght. The troops are still
on duty nlid tho colored Iron workers
Imported from the South are helping
to operate the mills of tho American
Iron and Steel company without moles
tation from outsiders, although there
Is much regret expressed as it be
comes apparent to the public that tho
statement made yesterday that tho
negroes would be taken nway would
not bo carried out. It Is believed by
the public that tho promise to send
them away was done with the Inten
tion' of gaining time until the arrival of
the soldiers. At police headquarters
tonight, It was given out as the opin
ion of the department that as long as
the colored Iron workers were kept in
the employ of the company, the troops
would be needed.
The Beginning of Operations at the
Breaker Arouses Slumbering
Lawlessness at Pitt3ton.
Special to the Scruntnn Tribune.
Pittston, Sept. 24. The Exeter col
liery of the Lehigh Valley Coal com
pany, located In Exeter borough, just
outside of West Pittston, commenced
work today, but not without opposi
tion of a determined nature from the
strikers. The result was a victory for
the company. The strikers and their
sympathizers did all in their power to
persuade and prevent men from going
to work this morning, and the result
was a fierce light, in which three non
union men and a sheriff's deputy were
injured. The victims' are as follows:
DAVID RICHARDS, of "Wyoming, Pa.,
lire boss: shot In leg,
DAVID HARRIS, of North street. West
Pittston, the boss; beaten over the
head with a lead pipe, and bruised on
the back: condition not soilous.
JOHN P. STROII. of Exeter ,-trcet. Wcsf
1'ltts.ton; a carpenter at the colliery,
injuied the most severely, not neces
Miilly serious, but very painful: back
n mass of bruises wheio he bad been
stiuck with pick handle; face
scratched and bruise on head from a
s.ind bag.
THOMAS BCRKE, of Roi t Griffith, a"
deputy sheriff, face pummelled and
eye blackened.
The trouble took place shortly after
six o'clock this morning. It was gen
erally known last evening that an at
tempt would be made to operate the
colliery, and this fact was widely dis
cussed at a mass meeting held in nn
open field at West rittston. There
was no speech-making at the meeting,
but the matter was quietly discussed
nnd a determination reached that work
at tho colliery must be1 prevented If
possible. The rising of tho sun found
every avenue leading to the gates of
the colliery stockade well picketed, and
a crowd of fully a thousand people
were about the vicinity. Every person
who attempted to roach the colliery
was halted and an effort made to In
duce them to return home. The pick
ets were successful In a number of In
stances, and their presence had the ef
fect of keeping othets within their
own doors, they being afraid to venture
to reach the colliery. Others, however,
were more daring and refused to be
Intimidated by the strikers, and among
them were the victims of the assaults.
When the attempt was made to check
Harris1 progress, he drew his revolver
and tired several shots In the air. Bo
fore he could re-load his revolver, how
ever, tho crowd was upon him and had
used him roughly. He finally got
away, howeer, and got within tho
stockade. Slroh was pounced upon and
knocked unconscious by a blow from a
sandbag. While lying on the ground,
he was beaten over the back, and then
dragged to tho Delaware, Lacknwanua
and Western tracks shortly before the
south-bound passenger train was due,
and laid across the rails. He revived
shortly afterward, and, taking advant
age of his temporary abandonment by
the mob, got away from the place and
was taken to his home by friends.
The crowd was well armed with
guns, revolvers and pick handles, and
about fifty of them had in their pos
session pickets, about an Inch and a
half square and four feet long, which
they had torn from a fenco on their
way to tho colliery, Over a dozen or
two shots wore llred, nnd Itlchards, the
fire boss, fell a victim to ono of them.
Ills wound Is nut considered danger
ous. The sheriff had been notified and
several deputies weroi hurried to tho
Hcene, Ono of them, 'Uurke, of Port
Grllllth, was attacked and hud his face
punched. Electrio cars bound for West
Pittston wero stopped by some of tho
pickets, who Inquired If there wero any
"scabs" uboaid. Five carpenters,
bound for tho Slovens colliery, wero
taken from ono cur, but later 'allowed
to depart,
Tho noise of the shooting had been
heard for u mile or so around, and
thousands of slght-scors wero soon on
the scene. Tho trouble was of short
duration, however, and by 8 o'clock the
crowd was driven to seek cover by a
ruin shower.
No attempt was mado to opera to tho
plant this morning, but everything was
In readiness, nnd the men who wero
afraid to venture to the colliery dur
ing the presence of tho crowd, took
advantugu of the rain-storm and got
within tho stockade, The breaker was
put In operation this afternoon and
about seventy-llve tons run through.
Work will bo continued tomorrow.
An attorney went before Squire Eh
ret, of West Pittston. (his evening and
placed Information for tho arrest of a
number who were recognized among
the rloteis. Twenty-seven warrants
wero Issued, and the men will be given
it hearing as fast ns they can bo
brought before tho Justice. Among
those to be arrested am several well
known'' English-speaking miners and
ofllcers of tho Exeter colliery local.
About G o'clock this evening, Joseph
Adams, n teamster employed at the Ex
eter mine, was overtaken by Us-mob of
about a hundred strikers, while on bis
way to his homo in Sturmervlllc and
assaulted with clubs. Ho was rescued
by tho local police, but not before ho
had been seriously Injured.
Roosevelt's Attitude on Trusts Stops
Meat Combination.
By Excluihe Wire from The Associated Prett.
Chicago, Sept. 21. The combination of
the great packing houses of tho coun
try, which has been In process of for
mation for the last six months, has been
abandoned, at least for the present,
says the Tribune. The decision Is due,
In n largo degree, to the attitude of the
national administration toward trusts,
as outlined by President Roosevelt In
his recent speeches, and to the possi
bility that In the event of a consoli
dation congress might remove the turlff
on cattle.
It was learned Inst night tho a final
meeting of the heads of the firms known
as the "Big Four" packing houses hud
been held, ft-t which it was agreed to
end all negotiations at once.
This was followed by an order Issued
from the office of Swift & Co. that tho
firm's employes Immediately should dis
continue the Inventory of property and
stock, which had been ordered and
started for the purpose of tabulating a
report of the financial condition of the
President Roosevelt Indorsed
in Platform Adopted
at Saratoga.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated I'reat.
Saratoga, N. Y Sept. 24, State Sen
ator Frank Hlgglns, of Olean. will be
the nominee for lieutenant governor at
today's Republican state convention.
George It. Sheldon, to whom Senator
Piatt has clung with characteristic
tenacity was forced off the ticket early
this morning and gave out a letter of
withdrawal, after a conference In which
Governor Odell who hud been sum
moned here from Albany, Senator Piatt,
Senator Depew, Mr. Sheldon, ex-Governor
Black, Senator Ellsworth, Lou
Payne nnd Robert C. Morris, chairman
of the New York Republican county
committee participated. It was 2
o'clock when the conferees finally em
erged from Senator Piatt's quarters and
Governor Odell announced to the wait
ing newspapermen that Mr. Sheldon
withdrawn. Further than that he was
Completing today In three hours a
state ticket, nnd promulgating a plat
form of principles, without the least
indication of friction and amidst much
enthusiasm, the state Republican con
vention adjourned sine die. The can
didates with three exceptions are at
present state officers. The planks In
the platform which attracted most at
tention were those protesting against
combinations and trusts and the declar
ation for Improved canals.
The ticket nominated was:
For Governor B. B. Odell.
Lieutenant Governor !'. W. Hlgglns.
Secretin y of State John F. OBcien.
Treasurer John U. Wlckser.
Comptroller N. I! Miller.
Engineer E. A. Bond.
Atoruey II. II. C'oman.
Judge Couit of Appeals William 13,
The platform also endorses the ad
ministration of President Roosevelt and
Governor Odell, calls attention to the
abolition of tho direct tax rate; dis
courses on the economy that has char
acterized tho administration of state
affairs, considering the largely In
creased responsibilities; congratulates
President Roosevelt for laying tho
foundations of local government In the
Philippines; endorses the relief fur
nished local education In the state;
calls for good roads and Improved can
als; endorses the constitutional amend
ment allowing the legislature to rcgu
lato the houis of labor for working
men; calls for the preservation of tho
protective tariff In tho Interest of the
worklngnuiu; favors legislation to got
more speedy results In Supremo court
actions, n high standard of state erne
for the Insane; appropriations for the
forest preserves and recognition of the
veterans of all wars.
The friction which developed yester
day nnd which threatened to result In
u party breach, had entirely disap
peared this morning and the leaders
talked In the most harmonious way.
Senator Piatt said that If he made uny
aspersions on Sir. Woodruff ho had for
gotten them. Mr. Woodruff failed to
remember any criticism of Senator
Opinion of Attorney General Elkln
Delivered Yesterday,
By F.xcluthe Wire from The Associated Press.
Harrlsburg, Sept. 21, Attorney General
Elkln delivered an opinion today In
which hu decides that candidates for
mine Inspectors must tile ccitlllcatcs of
nomination with tho county commission.
Steamship Arrivals.
Of Eicluihe Wire from The Associated Trtis.
Now Yoik, Sept. 21. Arrived. Majestic,
Llveipool. Oleuied; La Tourulne, Uuvro;
Columbia, lliimbuig; Rotterdam, Rotter
dam; llohcnznllurn, Ilrcmcn ami South
ampton. Sailed: St. Paul, Southampton;
Oceanic, Liverpool. QueenMown Ar.
lived: Teutonic, Now York. Southamp
ton AnlvtMl; Philadelphia, Now Yoik.
Bulled: Kulser Wllhrlm dor Giosse, New
York. Itotteidam Arilycd: PoUduni,
New Yoik.
The Condition o? the President Is
Entirely Satisfactory. In
Everu Wau.
The Trip Home from Indianapolis an
Uneventful One Mr. Roosevelt
Sleeps Soundly nnd Apparently
Suffers but Little Fain All Fever
Has Disappeared The Patient Will
Visit the Northwest in the Spring.
Mrs. Roosevelt Meets the Train.
By Exclusive Wire from The Aswclated Prcs.
Washington, Sept. 24. President
Roosevelt returned to Washington nt
half past six o'clock, via the Pennsyl
vania railroad from Indianapolis, where
he was compelled to abandon his wes
tern trip because of an abcess on his
leg, which developed ns a result of the
trolley accident at Plttsfleld, Mass. He
stood tho Journey from Indianapolis
remarkably well and when he was car
ried in a wheel chair from the railroad
car to his carriage, he was in excellent
spirits nnd appeared to be free fhmi
any pain. With Mrs. Roosevelt, the
president was driven directly to the
temporary white house on Jackson
place, where, according to the present
arrangements, he will remain until the
wound Is healed and he is able again
to )e on his feet. The president was
taken to his room on the second floor of
the house and made comfortable and
his wound dressed. Later he was re
ported to be resting easily and the ex
pectation Is that within ten days the
president will be himself again.
The trip home from Indianapolis was
an uneventful one. He remained inbed
all day and executive business on the
train practically was discontinued. Few
letters or telegrams were written or
received. A telegram was put on the
trnin nt Pittsburg from Mrs. Roosevelt.,
stating that she had left Oyster Bay
for Washington. The president slept
soundly all through the night until 8
o'clock this morning. Even the noise In
the depot at Pittsburg, where the train
remained in the early morning for
about twenty minutes foiled to awaken
him. When Dr. Lung went to the
president's state room shortly before 9
o'clock, he found his patient in rare
good humor nnd his physical condition,
perfect, barring the wound on his leg.
The slight fever which the president had
hud-p'esterday afternoon had disappeared
and his temperature was normal. In
fact, ho felt so well that he told the
doctor he would like to get up and go
Into tho parlor of his car. Dr. Lung
strongly protested against this, telling
the president that It was absolutely
necessary for him to remain quiet and
President Roosevelt good naturedly
gave in. The pain In his leg had prac
tically disappeared and tho conditions
there were so favorable that the doctor
did not think it necessary to redress
the limb. The president's leg Is lightly
bandaged and Dr. Lung does not look
for a recurrence of the swelling, al
though this would be nothing unusual
and would cause no alarm. During the
forenoon's run. In describing his con
dition to a cnller, the president said he
could feel that something had happened
when he though about it, and that was
all. After eating a hearty breakfast,
the president called for a book, remark
ing that as ho was an invalid he pro
posed to enjoy himself. He was prop
ped up In bed with his left leg on a
pillow and spent most of the day in
Train Time Slow.
Tho running time of the train was
slow, In order to reduce the jar, and as
few stops as possible were made.
Whenever the train stopped, crowds
gathered about the president's car, but
there was no c.heerlng. All tho people
seemed anxious to secure tho latest in
formation regarding the president's
condition, nnd the members of his party
who stepped from tho train were plied
with questions.
After dinner the president expressed
a desire to seo the members of his
party and they went into his stateroom
a few at n time. He chatted pleasantly
with all of them nnd expressed his great
disappointment at not being nblc to
continue tho trip. Ho said he had
strongly opposed tho decision of tho
doctors to have the operation per
formed at Indianapolis. Ho wanted to
continue Ids journey and mako tho
speeches he had planned, but finally
yielded to tho strong pleading of tho
doctor, who represented that there was
danger, If not promptly attended to,
that tho bono might become affected
and an allllctlou result that It would
take months to cure. The president re
marked that In his younger days ho
had broken a rib and his collarbone at
a sheep herding, but had not allowed It
to Interfere with his work. In his talk
with his callers, the picslilcnt made
known his determination to vUlt tho
northwest next bprlng, where ho will
extend his trip as far as tho coast, dur
ing which time ho will visit all the
states In which he Intended to stop on
tho trip just ended. The president feels
very close to the people of tho north
west, as many years of his life wore
spent In that section, and It whs here
he raised his regiment of rough tldcrs
ut tho outbreak of tho Spanlsh-Amcrl-van
war. Ho will allow nothing to
stand In his way of going theie In the
He had nothing but kind words to
say of tho treatment )u received from
the sisters who have charge of St;.
Vincent's hospital, ut ludiunnpolls,
where ho was operated upon. One of
them was u uurso at Mnntuuk when
the great hospital was established on
Long Island utter the Spanish war,
nnd she romlnded the president of tho
fact that slit! had often seen him there
and had admired him for tho way In
which ho looked after the comforts of
tho men. Tho president was delighted
at meeting her and conversed with her
for some time.
Mrs. Roosevelt at Station.
When tlie train bearing the presi
dent rolled Into the station nt 6,30
o'clock this afternoon, on schedule
time, there wus u large number of
people around the railwuy station,
awaiting Its arrival, but a special de
tail of police nnd detectives kept them
In the rear, so that few were nblc to
sec him, Mrs. Roosevelt, who had
reached the city during he day from
Oyster Bay, had been one of the ear
liest arrivals at the station. She was
accompanied by Rear Admiral P. M.
Rlxey, formerly the physician attached
to the presidential household. Secre
taries Moody nnd Hitchcock nnd Dr.
John F. Urle joined them before the
train's arrival. As soon as the train
came to a stop, Mrs. Roosevelt boarded
It, followed by the cabinet ofllcers and
the others who had come to welcome
the president home. They remained
aboard for fifteen minutes, chatting
with the president, before ho wns re
moved from tho car. An Invalid
wheel chair was backed up against tho
platform, and Into this, tho president,
borne in tho arms of Drs. Lung, Rich
ardson and Rlxey und another gentle
man, was lifted and was carried across
the narrow platform entrance onto the
pavement where tho white house car
riage was standing.
The president took his Infirmity good
naturedly and extended n happy greet
ing to several persons whom he recog
nized as he wns being wheeled to the
carriage. He was attired as usual, ex
cept that the shoe on tho left foot was
off. He jokingly remarked to a crowd
of officers and trainmen who were
standing around looking on sympa
thetically that he felt better than he
looked. He was In excellent spirits and
apparently suffered no pain from the
wound in his leg. As he was lifted into
the white house carriage ho was given
several hearty rounds of applause by
the bystanders. Mrs. Roosevelt already
had taken her place in the vehicle and
the were driven to the temporary white
house on Jackson square facing Lafay
ette park. Here the president was as
sisted by the attendants to an ordinary
cane seat chair placed on the platform
and when he had got comfortably seat
ed a half dozen ushers and policemen
carried him to him room on the second
floor of his temporary home. This floor
contains three large rooms and a hall
room with a bath at the extreme rear.
The room fronting on LafayetttPsqtfare
had been made into a sitting room and
the other two into bed rooms. The
president was taken to the second room
from the front and made comfortable.
Steward Plnckney, under the direction
of Miss Hagner, Mrs. Roosevelt's pql
vate secretary, was engaged all day in
putting the second floor Into condition
for the chief executive and his wife.
Flowers were arranged on the mantles
and tables.
Arrangements were made at once
for dressing the president's wound,
and for other attention necessary after
his long railway Journey. Doctors
Lung, Rlxey and Urle remained with
him some time after he wns taken to
his .room and gave their personal at
tention to every detail. Dr. Lung, the
regular white house physician, will
have immediate charge of the presi
dent's case, nnd be deemed neces
sary will consult Drs. Richardson and
Urle in the further treatment of the
Must Rest Ten Days.
The president, as stated by a gen
tleman fujly ncquninted with the presi
dent's condition. Is that after ten days
or more of rest, the chief executive
will be himself again. During that
time it will bo necessary for him to
keep In bed or on a couch In a re
clinlng position, so ns tto give the In
jured leg complete rest.
Tho wound Is In splendid condition
now and should ileal rapidly. There Is
an accumulation of business demand
ing the president's attention, and he
will be able to dispose of much of it
without serious personal Inconvenience,
According to present plans, during his
period of recovery, the president will
spent his time at the temporary white
house, Secretary Cortelyou saying to
night that no other arrangement for
him had been made, Mr. Roosevelt ex
pects to view the parade of the Grand
Army two weeks from today, but It Is
not yet known whether he will remain
hero during tho entire Intervul between
now nnd then.
Judge Pennypncker, Senator Penrose
and Others Guests of the Tariff
Dy Kxclmhe Wire from The Associated Press,
Philadelphia, Sept. 21, Judge Penny
packer, Senator I'curo-o and other prom
inent Republicans wero the guests to
night of tho Protective Tailff league, at
a banquet In honor of the Republican
stuto and city candidates In Kensington.
About tho board wero four or (Ivo bun
dled men who gave nu eiithusiastlii wcl
come to their guests. Tho latter Included
Judge I'ennypackor, Senator Penrose, ex
Hciuitor nrown, tho candidate tor lieu
tenant governor.
Martin St, Ledger, tho president of tho
club, was In the chair,
Senator l'eiiiuso was tho first speaker
anil was followed by Judgo Ponnypacker,
Ho responded to tho toast "Pennsylva
nia," and among other things t-uld the
nitidis of tho state uro well managed,
Candidate Hi own also spoku,
Seven Strikers Fined,
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated I'rm.
Han labors, Sept. il. Seven of the stilk.
ers arested at Wllllamstown on Monday
for ) latins wero given a hearing today
beforo Alderman Jackson and lined $5
each nnd the costs. Tluco others, who
wero arrested at tho samo time, weio dis
charged. Tho charges against tho u.
leged offcndeiH was disorderly conduct,
Emperor of Corea Dead.
By Exclusive Wire from The. AMoclatril I'reaa.
Paris. Sept. IS. lq a dispatch from
Seoul, Corea, ho correspondent of the
Figaro says It Is reported that the em
peror of Corea la dcud.
Eighth Regiment Now on Duty in
Schuylkill Region Ordered to
Proceed to Duryea.
Sheriff Maxey Was Unable to
Troops Two Companies
1 here Rioting All
So alarming is the strike situation
becoming in the anthracite coal Aelds
that all of the remaining companies
of the Third brigade are to be called
out at once Susquehanna's sheriff
has called for troops and a detatch
ment of the Thirteenth has been, or
dered to respond.
When interviewed over the long
distance 'phone last night, General
Gobin, who is in the Schuylkill
region, said he had determined to
send the Eighth regiment to this
region today. It will be located at
Duryea, and protect the northern
part of Luzerne and southern part of
Lackawanna county. The headquar
ters of the Eighth is at Pottstown,
and it has been in the field since July
31. The regiment has nine com
panies. General Gobin may estab
lish his headquarters with the
On account of the number of col
lieries in this and Luzerne county,
General Gobin feels that the Thir
teenth and Ninth will not be able to
cope with the situation. The Ninth
was called out yesterday, but has not
taken to the field yet. The rain yes
terday and the failure of the tents to
arrive caused Colontl C. Bow Dough
erty to hold his men in their armory
until today, when they will go into
camp at West Side park, Wilkes
Barre. From there details will be
sent to any point where trouble may
To take the place of the Eighth
regiment, which will be sent here,
General Gobin intends to call out the
remainder of the Fourth regiment, of
Allentown. The regiment now has
two companies in the field and the
remaining eight companies are to be
ordered out nt once, General Gobin
said. The other troops in the Schuyl
kill region are the Twelfth regiment,
of Williamsport; the City troop, of
Philadelphia, and the Governor's
troop, of Harrisburg. Within a few
days Battery C, of Phoenixville,
which has three two-pound guns nnd
three gatling guns, will be called.
This will place the entire Third bri
gade, or 3,150 men, in the field.
Sheriff Bedell, of Schuylkill county,
yesterday asked. the governor to put
the entire county under martial law,
and the request was referred to Gen
eral Gobin, who has given it his dis
approval. The general believes he
has quite enough to do at present
without giving to Schuylkill county
the attention it should receive if
martial law is declared. The Thir
teenth had a busy day yesterday, and
last night it was the opinion of the
officers that the situation is threaten
Sheriff Maxey of Susquehanna county
lant night asked Clovernor Stono to
send troops to Forest City because of u
serious outbreak there. Two companies
of the Thirteenth under command of
Major Field will proceed to Forest City
ut 4 o'clock this morning.
Tho HlllHldo Coal and Iron company
started its No. 1! colliery at Forest City
yesterday. It Is tho bicak hi tho
lines of the strikers In that part of the
field and tho strikers of that place aro
very bitter against tho men who return
ed to work. They hung about the col
liery yesterday and tho few men who
ventured out for dinner wero stoned
and hooted.
When evening came n crowd of fcev
eral hundred congregated near tho
breaker and when tho workmen camo
forth they wero bot upon. They ran
and the mob ran lifter them throwing
stones and clpbs. Brought to bay
some of the pursued men halted and
drawing their revolvers fired. Kvldcnt
ly they fired In tho air for mi one was
hurt. The firing held the crowd back
long enough to allow the men to reach
their homes,
Sheriff Maxey was present but power
less to do anything to stay the mob,
lie had a conference with the burgess
ufter the rioting and as tho streets
were filled with excited men tho burgevs
Issued an order directing every saloon.
Control the Mob and Asked for
of the Thirteenth Sent '
Through the Valley.
In the town close Its doors and he sent
out ofllcers to see that his order was
obeyed. A number of special officers
and deputies were sworn In to preserve
order for the night and Sheriff Maxey
then called up Governor Stone on the
telephone and asked that troops be sent
at once to Forest City.
At 10 o'clock last night, Governor
Stone called up Colonel Watres to learn
the details of the situation In this
county and to Inquire ns to the advis
ability of taking a detatchment from
the Thirteen to do duty at Forest City,
providing it wns decided to respond to
Sheriff Mnxey's requisition. Colonel
Watres explained that nt that hour he
had Ave of his eleven companies out on
patrol nnd guard duty, but was ready
and able to take care of Susquehanna:
county, at least temporarily, If the em
ergency demanded It.
At an early morning hour, Governor
Stone decided to grant Sheriff Maxey's
request, und telephoned Colonel Watres
to send him soldiers at once. Colonel
Watres Instructed Major Field to tako
two companies and start for Forest
City nt 4 o'clock. When Forest City
awakes this morning, it will find sol
diers on hnnd to prevent a repetition
of yesterday's mob rule.
Colonel Watres In his conversation
with Governor Stone told him the situ
ation In this county was at Its most
acute stage; that the day had been the
most disorderly since the beginning of
the strike, und that anything approach
ing a general outbreak in the lower part
of the county would tax the resources
of the Thirteenth to the straining point.
That the colonel was not adding any
coloring matter to his report of the local
state of affairs may be judged from a
survey of the following synopsis of the
dny's disorder:
Early in the morning a mob held up
n train at Prlceburg, blocked tho rail
road and nssnlled the trnin hnnds.
At 5 o'clock p. m., nt the snme place,
a mob nssaultcd workmen. Imprisoned
others In n brenker, nnd drove back
others coming to work. Two of tho
mob, one nrmed with nn nxe nnd the
other with a big knife, were nrrested
for brandishing their weapons at a
small group of soldiers.
Detween fi and 6 o'clock, Jessup and
Peckvllle were the scenes of a general
uprising against non-union men. Sol
diers quelled the disturbance, and went
away. It broke out again, nnd soldiers
were again sent to the scene. Three
non-union men were laid low with clubs
nnd stones, nnd four strikers are re
ported to have been shot.
Forest City wns given over to tho
hands of a mob during the most of tho
day, and In the evening the sheriff, h
despair of being able to restore order,
made requisition for troops.
Incidents of violence of a less serious
character were reported from many
Tho first call for protection to which"
the Thirteenth made response came
yesterday morning from Prlceburg.
Tho Ontnrio and Western company
attempted to take out a train of conl
ftom Johnson No. 2, colliery, early In
tho morning, but found that tho track
had been blocked with huge boulders
und that a big crowd of strikers and
their sympathizers would not nllow the
train hands to clear away tho obstruc
tions. Upoik receiving a call for aid,
Colonel Watres despatched Major K.
Itusli Field and two' companies to the
scene on a special train. At tho ap
proach of tho soldiers the crowd re
treated and the company was freo to
take out tho train. Tho obstructions
wero so heavy and numerous thnt the
train hands could not move them In
any reasonable time, so to get tho
bother over with ns quickly ns possible
Major Field directed tho soldiers to
glvo a hnnd.
In doing so, however, tho Major ln
formed tho company ofllcers that here-
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