The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, September 27, 1902, Image 1

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Operators Sau That Under Protec
tion of TrooDs a Larae Num
ber Have Resumed Work.
is'now'at PEACE
Collieries Have More Men at Work
Than at Any Time Since the Strike
Began Mr. Mitchell Will Soon
Prepare a Long Statement on the
Strike Forty Men and Boys at
Nantlcoke Are Arrested on Charge
of Breaking Windows of Non
Union Workmen.
By Exclusive Wire (rom Tlie Associated Press.
Wllkes-Barrc, Sept. 26. A peaceful
condition of affairs prevailed In the
"Wyoming region today. Battalions of
soldiers made tours of the districts
where disturbances have heretofore
been frequent, but found everything
quiet. At the offices of the coal com
panies, it was stated that now since the
soldiers are in control, a large number
of their old men, and those who were
prevented from working, have returned
and that the collieries now being oper
ated have more men at work than at
any time since the strike began.
At strike headquarters, those in
charge during the absence of President
Mitchell, whp went to Philadelphia this
afternoon, say that the ranks of the
strikers are as firm as ever and that
no desertions are reported anywhere in
the region. Mr. Mitchell has pre
pared a lengthy statement on the strike
situation, which will be given to the
press In a few days.
About forty men and boys, all resi
dents of .the town of Nuntieoke, who
are charged with breaking windows in
the houses of non-union men at that
place, were arraigned before a magis
trate in this city .this afternoon and
bold In bail for.trlalatuourt.
General Gobin Refuses to
Troops to Centralia.
By Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Shenandoah, Pa., Sept. 26. Sheriff
Knorr, of Columbia county, this after
noon asked Governor Stone to send
troops to Centralia. The governor re
ferred the matter to General Gobln and
the latter advised the sheriff to make
a further effort to preserve peace with
the resources at hand.
Strikers today held up three trolley
cars filled with non-union men and
stoned " the workmen. Guards from
neighboring collieries were called and
drove the rioters back. A workmen's
train was held up and those on board
were warned to quit work, under
threats of being harshly dealt with.
Centralia is a small community, and
General Gobln says the men who have
been violating the law' there are known
to the sheriff and his deputies and in
stead of applying for troops the hitter
should arrrest the lawbreakers and put
them In jail.
Pressure of Public Opinion Will Be
Brought to Bear on Strike.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 26. The common
council, at an adjourned session today,
adopted the following resolution:
"Resolved, That a committee, con
sisting of the president of the council
and six other members, be appointed to
consider the advisability of extending
an Invitntlon to the people of all tho
cities and towns depending upon the
Pennsylvania fields for their "coal sup
ply, to appoint representatives to meet
In a great convention In this city, at
the nearest possible date, to consider
ways and means to force a resumption
of the coal production, either by pres
sure of public opinion or by govern
ment Intervention, which should he de
manded If other measurcs'full."
A committee was appointed by Presi
dent Smith, nnd they will meet next
Monday night to discuss and consider
tho proposed convention.
The Y, P. C. U,, of Worcester, Mass.,
Passes Resolutions.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Worcester, Mass., Sept, 20. At tho thir
teenth annual convention of tho Young
Poplo's Christian union in session In this
city today a resolution was adopted unan
imously to thu effect that tho convention
put Itself on record as being opposed to
tho coal strike and that It condemns the
Attitude of tho participants. Further,
that It Implored that tho trouble bo sub
mitted to arbitration,
A copy was sent to President naer, ot
the Reading railroad, and Pieslduut
Mitchell, of Jho Mine "Workers' union.
President of.Carpenters' Brotherhood,
By Exclusive Wire horn Tho Associated Picss.
Atlanta. Ga., Sept. 26. "William V. J In
ner, of Philadelphia, was today reelected
president of the' Brotherhood of Carpen
ters and Joiners, defeating J, W, Slay?
ton, or New cnhtlo, i'a.; Hiigcnc B. Odell,
St. Louis, and T, M. Gueiln, of Troy,
" ,
Banker Commits Suicide.
By Exclusive Wire liom The Associated Press.
Atchison, Kan., Sept, 26. Norman Bar
ratt, president of the defunct Atchison
National Kink, committed sulcldo In tits
room at Bryan hotel hcio today, cutting
his throat with a razor, Wbrry oyer the
failure of Ills bunk and the financial tiou.
les thut followed probably ury tho cuusj.
A Student of Syracuse University Is
Suffering from the Disease.
By Exclusive Wire hum The Associated Prcis.
Syracuse, N. Y Sept. 26. Ralph
Holmes, of Franklin, Pa a student of
Syracuse university, who has been
here one week and has not yet at
tended class, Is' suffering from small
pox. Physicians say the case Is light.
Chancellor Day has ordered the vac
cination of every one of the 2,000 stu
Secretary Shaw Prepared to Take the
Issue of 1004.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Sept. 26. The secretary
of the treasury has Issued the following
By virtue of the authority contained In
section 3G94 of the revised statutes, notice
Is hereby given that this department will
pin chase any of the United States 5 per
cent, bonds of the loan ot 1901. If pre
sented for that pin pose on or before Oc
tober 15 next, and will pay for them at
the rate of 10.1 flat. Bonds -rmiy bo pre
sented nt this depaitment, division of
loans and cuirency or at the of lice of the
assistant treasurer of the United States
at New York.
(Signed) L. M. Shaw, Secretary.
The amount of rs of 1904 now out
standing "is $19,410,330.
He Charges the Operators with Being
Lawless Other Remarks Upon
the J6trike Situation.
H.v lAclu-avo Wire from 'J lie Associated Press.
Philadelphia, Sept. 26. President
John Mitchell, of the United Mine
Workers of America, took up at length
the charges of lawlessness on the part
of the miners, in a speech at the Third
regiment armory tonight, under the
auspices ot the South Philadelphia
Business Men's League.
He made the counter charge that
the' operators arc guilty of lawlessness
ln""tfiV"'eTriployment of professional
criminals as coal and Iron police
men. Mr. Mitchell came here at the invi
tation of the league, to address Its
meeting. He received about $700, which
had been contributed by various organ
izations for the benefit of the miners.
Mr. Mitchell, in his address, said in
1 have .some doubts in my mind whether
the rc&Ments of Philadelphia have cause
to feel aggrieved at Mr. U.ier or to leol
giatefiil to him. It ls.tiue that the trust
he icprrsents Is extorting from you fabu
lous prices for coal, but as a compensa
tion feutuie, he has taken from Philadel
phia the largest portion of the criminal
class that formerly resided here, and
now has 'them commissioned by the gov
ernor of Pennsylvania as coal and Iron
police. Philadelphia criminals ate now
preserving the law In tho coal fields.
But I did not come here for the purpose
of discussing that phase of tho question.
1 came here to tell you something about
the coal stilhe. It is not the miners'
fault that the residents of Philadelphia
aro paying Jir, a ton for coal.
In this strike the people have p.tsiiil
judgment, I am willing to s.iy thut If !(0
per cent, of tho American people would
not cast their votes in favor of the miners
If It wcie left to them I would order tho
strike off.
Recently tho papers, or that small num.
her of them fi loudly to the coal trust,
have boon printing stories of lawlessness
and they say the mlncis want to go back
to work. Let mo sny to you for more
than eight weeks the militia of Penn
sylvania have surrounded the mines and
not ono Hlngle sti liter has returned to
woik. Yet It Is ti no that my people are
Buffeting for tho necessities of lite. It is
truo that their children are going about
bareefooted, Hut tho Pennsylvania coal
miners havo for yeais lived on little and
a llttlo loss is no uuendiiiablo haidshlp.
Soma of tho papers have printed tab
ulated statements of the earnings of an
thracite wnrkets, Let mo call your atten
tion to ono authority upon the earnings
of tho mlncis and no ono will complain
that that authoilty Is either friendly or
fair to the miners 1 am sine Mr, liner
himself, In a public statoment recently
Issued ho says that thu average earn
ings of men under his company was
a day. Tho largest number of days tho
nnthracltc miners havo worked was VH'A,
which means that under his company and
according to his llguies tho miners earned
tho grand total in a year of $3GS, it Is
J7.0.-I n week, of $l,()l a tiny.
Mr, Mitchell left late tonight for
Pittsburg, where he will meet National
Secretary W, R. AVilson, of the miners'
union, for tho purpose of transacting
business connected with the organiza
tion. Fancy Prices for Coal.
By Excludve Wire from The Associated Press.
Now York, Sept. 26. Tho coal shortago
reached an ticuto stnto today, Tho prlco
of soft coal Jumped to $S a ton, $2.50 moro
than tho prlco Wednesday and three times
as much as before tho strike was Inaug
urated, The quoted price of hard coal
was $15, but It was merely nominal, as
there was absolutely none to bo had nt
any pi Ice. The prlco of wood followed
coal, Kindling wood, selling a few days
ugo ot $10 a cord, today brought $12.
X'ractlcully a complete fuel famlno exists.
Bequest to Princeton.
Jly Exclusive Wire from Tlie Associated Press.
Plluceton, N. J.. Sept.' 20. It was
learned hero today on good authoilty
Mary J. Winthiop, of Now York, wlilcl
was formerly reported to ho about JUOO,
000, will amount to $1,400,000.
' i m i ii
Gompers Calls Convention.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
AVashlngton, Sept. 26.-Presldent Gom
pcrs, of tho American Federation ot
Labor, has Issued a call for tho twenty
second annuul convention of the Federa
tion to bo held ut Now Oilcans bediming
November 13 next;
Sensational Developments nt Every
Turn of the Wheel.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tress.
St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 26. Develop
ments in the "boodle" Investigation
were sensational today, subpoenas hav
ing been Issued nt the instance of
Circuit Attorney Folk, commanding
Broker James C. Campbell nnd Will
iam Heed, his cashier, to appear In
court with two checks aggregating $47,
000, dated November 28, 1899, and pay
able to Edward Butler, a prominent
local politician, and to explain tho pur
pose for which the checks were drawn.
It WAS found on Investigation by tho
grand jury that both checks had been
cashed and returned to Broker Ca"mp
bell. The date of these checks was tho
same as the day on which the ten-yenr
lighting bill passed the house of dele
gates, for which nineteen members are
said to have received $2,500 each for
their votes. Up to a late hour, deputy
sheriffs were unable to serve the sub
poenus. At Broker Campbell's office It
was stated that Reld had not been
there since yesterdny and that his em
ployer was In the east.
Warrants Issued Also for Her Asso
ciates, Samuel Stanton and
C. C. Hendricks.
By Exclusive Wlie from The Associated Press.
Long Branch, N. J., Sept. 26.-
contest of Laura BIggar for the estate
of Henry M. Bennett, a Pittsburg capi
talist, was withdrawn in court here to
day. When the case was called, C. C.
Hendricks, counsel for Miss BIggar, an
nounced that he desired to discontinue
the contest.
"My client," he said, "has signified
her readiness to rest content with the
provision madp for her by the will."
A representative of Peter J. McNulty,
one of the heirs, made the following
announcement to the court:
"There are warrants out charging
Laura BIggar, Samuel Stanton and C.
C. Hendricks with conspiracy. Miss
BIggar is not here, but the other two
are here and the warrants will be
served at once. I apprise your honor
of this so that you may fix bail."
The two were arrested and bail was
fixed at $5,000 in each case. Stanton is
the justice of the peace, Who, It is al
leged, said he had married Miss Biggar
to Mr. BenrteTtT
C. C. Hendricks, Miss Biggar's attor
ney, is a physician and owner of a
sanitarium. Miss Biggar asserted that
a child, of which Bennett was tho
father, had been born to her in Dr.
Hendricks' sanitarium.
The present case first came up in
court befoie Judge Wilburn A. Hersley
last Friday, when a motion was made
to set aside the probate of the will.
Miss BIggar was a beneficiary under
that document, but if the truth of her
statoment about her marriage to Ben
nett and the birth of the baby were
demonstrated, she would bo the legal
heir to the entire estate. According to
her claim, the baby died fifteen days
after its birth.
The estate Is said to be worth more
than $1,000,000.
When the warrants were served,
Stanton and Hendricks asked for an
immediate hearing. The complainants
were not prepared, their counsel said,
to go on with the case Immediately, but
the defendants insisted upon having a
hearing at once, and the court decided
thut they were acting within their
Tho hearing on the alleged conspiracy
case was accordingly begun. Among
the first of the witnesses to bo called
to the stand was John F. 'Hawkins,
who drew Mr. Bennett's will. Mr.
Hawkins testified, among other things,
that on one occasion Miss BIggar had
remarked In his presence that If she
was not taken good care of in the
will she would sue the estate for her
long services In caring for air. Ben
nett during his illness, or else bring
suit against the estate as Mr. Bennett's
common law wife.
Peter J. McNulty, tho executor who
filed" the complaint alleging conspiracy,
also testified. Mr. McNulty was em
ployed by Bennett. He testified that he
had an interview with Stanton In Ho
boken, with reference to the alleged
marriage of Miss BIggar ami Mr, Ben
nett. Secretary Tooker, of the Hoboken
board of health, testified that on Frl-,
day last Stanton told him that, ho had
married Mr. Bennett and Miss BIggar
about two years before, but had for
gotten to file the certificate. Stanton,
so Tooker said, wanted him to testify
that he (Stanton) called on him a
week earlier and told him that the
Weber woman named as a witness to
the marriage, was dead. This Tooker
refused to do. The next morning,
Tooker continued, Stanton called on
him, accompanied by Mr. Young, of
counsel for the heirs, who, as It sub
sequently appeared, was arruifglng to
entrap Stnnton, Stanton, Tooker testi
fied, asked him for u blank marriage
certificate, which Tooker gave him,
and which he presently returned filled
out, wth tho retfuest that Tooker tes
tify that he found It In his desk. Ho
also asked Tooker, to make an entry
of the certificate In his books, Tooker
said that ho turned over the certificate
to Mr. Young and that on learning of
this, Stanton declared that he had been
entrapped and begged Tooker to swear
that he was drunk, when he gave him
the paper, The blank Identified last
week s the original certificate and
which appeared to have been altered,
was Identified by Tooker as tho one
filled out by Stanton,
No other witnesses were called and
Judge Heisloy then refused to reduce
tho ball and committed both prisoners
to Jail.
Pension Granted.
Dy Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Sept. 26. John F. Mear
Ion, of Archuatd, has been granted u pen
sion of $i).
Hon. Robert S. McGormlck, of
Illinois. Secures the St.
Petersburo Post.
D. E. Thompson, of Nebraska, New
Appointee, Going to Brazil No
Place Made for Henry White.
Tower to Berlin, Storer to Austria,
A. S. Hardy to Spain and C." P.
Bryan to Switzerland, Appointed.
By Exclusive Wlrp from The Associated Press.
Washington, Sept. 26. The following
diplomatic appointments were announc
ed from the state department today:
Charlemagne Tower of Pennsylvania,
now ambassador extraordinary and
plenipotentiary to Russia to be ambas
sador extraordinary and plenipotentiary
to Germany. .
Robert S. McCormick, of Illinois, now
ambassador extraordinary and pleni
potentiary to Austria-Hungary, to be
ambassador extraordinary and pleni
potenlary to Russia.
Bellamy Storer of Ohio, now envoy
extraordinary and minister plenipoten
tiary to Spain, to be ambassador ex
traordinary and plenipotentiary to
Arthur S. Hardy og New Hampshire,
now envoy extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary to Switzerland, to be
envoy extraordianry and minister plen
ipotentiary to Spain.
Charles Page Bryan of Illinois, now
envoy extraordinary and minister plen
ipotentiary to Brazil, to be envoy ex
traordinary and minister plenipoten
tiary to Switzerland.
David E. Thompson of Nebraska to
be envoy extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary to Brazil.
These appointments are to take effect
when Ambassador White leaves Berlin,
in -November.
Por-'.ithe, Present the United, States
Troops at Panama Will Be Suf
ficient to Preserve Order.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Sept. 26. The navy de
partment today gave out the following
statement In regard to a cablegram re
ceived from Commander McLean:
"Commander McLean cables that for
the present situation the United States
forces now on the Isthmus will be suf
ficient. Accordingly no more need bo
sent, unless some unforeseen contin
gency should arise.
"It Is thought the marine battalion
being assembled at Norfolk probably
will not have sent to the Isth
All Races at Allentown Fair Had to
Be Postponed.
From a Staff Correspondent.
Allentown, Pa., Sept. 26. The Inces
sant downpour continued all night and
today here, preventing any possibility
of the races scheduled for today at the
Lehigh county fair grounds from be
ing held.
Very few persons came In on tho
trains today. In fact there was qulto
an exodus of those who had remained
over from the earlier part of the week.
A large number took trolley cars and
hacks to the fair grounds, but most of
these visitors were Allentown resi
dents who were concerned over the ex
hibits they had on the grounds, The
stables of tho racers were closed In
most Instances and many of the doors
were covered with blankets and sacks
to prevent the moisture from penetrat
ing Into tho stalls.
If the rain ceases tonight the races
will fake place tomorrow, beginning at
noon. A largo gang of men will be put
to work draining the track and getting
it In shnpe. Crcsccus will fulfill his
part of tho programme during tho af
terpoon If tho going Is safe.
Tho Allentown people, outside of tho
stockholders of the fair, havo lost
thousands of dollars through the
weather conditions that have prevailed.
Every met chant and many other citi
zens had laid In largo stocks, and as
most of theso are perlshablo there Is
much lamentation In this thrifty Penn
sylvania Dutch city,
It Is said that Allentown has hitherto
been uniformly fortunate In selecting
tho dates for their annuul big fair, but
tho miscalculation this year will mako
a big difference probably In their out
lays In succeeding fairs,
"l1-1- Hatfield,
Turkish Cordon Broken at Salonica.
Troops in Pursuit.
Uy Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Press.
Constantinople, Sept, 26. Tluee hun
dred Bulgarian revolutionists were stir
louuded by Turkish troops In tho Vilayet
of Baloulca, Thoy succeeded In forcing
the, cot don after a tight, during which
both Bides suffered severe losses,
Reinforcements of troops havo beon
sent in pursuit of thu Bulgarians,
Tho Turkish government bus culled nut
fifteen battailous of Reditu (militia) to
deal with tho' revolutionary bands which
ato roaming In Macedonia, This forco
has beon dispatched to the Interior of
Educational Association.
By Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Press.
Harrisburg, Sept. 0. Tho executive
committee of the State Educational as
sociation met In this city tonight and de
cided that tho next meeting of tho ut-yo-elation
bhould bo held at Wltkes-Durre
during the first or becond week hi July,
His Injured Leg Shows Satisfactory
Progress in Healing.
By Exclusive Wire fromTlic Associated Press.
Washington, Sept. 26. The condition
of President Roosevelt's injured leg
shows stendy lind satisfactory progress
towards improvement.
There la only a slightly perceptible
change today, as the healing process Is
naturally slow and tedious. The presi
dent spent the day very quietly his
principal visitor being Secretary Moody
who had some navy department matters
to bring to ,hls attention. Dr. Rlxey
called for a short visit about 4 o'clock
and Dr. Lung, the president's regular
physician was with him for a brief time
during the evening.
Indianapolis, Sept. 2G. A microscopic
examination of the execretlon of Presi
dent Roosevelt's wound has been com
pleted by Doctors F. B. Wynn, Charles
E. Furguson and WAS. Dodds of this
city. The physicians agree that no
trace of dangerous matter was found
In the serum. .The five doctors who
performed the operation to relieve the
abscess oh the president's leg expressed
the conviction at the time that there
was no danger of blood poisoning, but
as a matter of precaution the serum
was submitted for examination to the
three microscopic experts,
General Frederick Funston" Points
Out That Percentage of Trials by
Court Martial Has Increased.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Washington, Sept. 26. Brigadier Gen
eral Frederick Funston, In his annual
report for the department of the Col
orado, points out that the percentage
of trials by court martial of enlisted
men has nearly dotfbled during the past
year. He says: .
It Is', therefore, plain that theie has
been a deplorable Increase of offenses in
general and of desertion in particular.
In my opinion, there were two principal
causes for this state of affairs; first, re
sentment of unaccustomed limitations and
restrictions felt by men returning fiom
field of service to the monotony and rout
ine work of garrison life; second, the
abolition of tho canteen feature of the
post exchange. Since this action was
taken, saloons of tho lowest typo have
been established just1 outside tho' boun
daries of the various .reservations; their
proprietors are, in almost ovpry cat,e, un
principled scoundrels who leave nothing
undone to debauch the soldiers and obtain
their money. Being, In all cases outside
,the limits of any .city,, the, preprioiorsot
these resorts aro subject to 1Tb" municipal
ppllce initiations and sell liquor regard
less of hours and whether thev' buyer 'is
'aheady intoxicated or not. Gambling Is
universal In these "dives and they are
frequented by dissolute women. The
soldier deshe for u drink would
ordinarily bo satlslled by a few glasses
of beer in the canteen of thu post ex
change, goes to one of theM: resorts and
docs well if ho escapes, befoie he has
spent or gambled away ull his money,
overstayed his leave or engaged in an
altercation. As a rule, tho local authori
ties regard tho existence of th,ese places
with indifference or appioval as it causes
the soldier to spend Ills money in tho
community. The efficiency of the army
or the ruin of a good soldier is nothing
to them. There can bo no reasonable
doubt that most of the trials by general
court martial and summary couits, at
least so far as this department Is con
vemed, are directly traceable' to this
cause. Since I have had command here,
there hasf taken place the ruin and deg
radation of several non-commlslsoned of
ficers of long service and fine record, la
short, the recent legislation bv congresr
on this question, so far as this department
Is concerned, has had no effect excciit
to lower the discipline of the army, ruin
scores of good soldiers nnd fill tho pock
ets of n lot of saloon keepers, gamblers
and :rostltutcs.
Still Believes His Son Is Innocent
of tho Crime 'Laid at
His Door.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Paris, Sept, 2G. A representative of
the Associated Press has interviewed
John W. Young, father of William
Hooper Young, who is charged with
the murder In New York ot Anna Pulit
zer, oh the developments In the case
against his son, Mr, Young said;
I am now convinced, trom what has
been published and from my own cable
advices that my son hi innocent, nnd I
sliull do tho utmost In my power to help
him, whllo if 1 thought him guilty of
such a horlblo cilmo I would not movo
my hand to wive him from justice.
Ho Is wayward, but ho never hail a
criminal tendency, Tho only explanation
to my mind which cun connect him with
this crlmo Is that ho foil under tho Inllu
oncu of some designing person who per
petrated tho murder auPthvough whom
my son acquired a guilty knowledgo ot
tho crime, or possibly became an acces
sory after tho fact.
Tho boy Is not Insane, but his mental
strength has beon undermined by vicious
habits Into which he fell while young.
The dispatches say that a suit of my
son's clothes was found In tho trunk
with tho murdered woman's clothing, this
Itself Is In his favor, for tho perpotrator
of a crlmo would never convict himself
In such an obvious way, This was dono
by tho real mmderer, who Is using my
bon as a screen.
1 wlbh to say that my son Is not a
member of tho Mormon church, nor has
ho beon connected with it for many years.
Wo havo beon estranged for fifteen years,
I helped him frequently through my other
son, but havo not seen him because of his
waywardnoess and his vicious habits, to
which his unfortunate fulllngs aro due.
It was without my knowledgo nnd con
sent that my sou was living in my upart
ments dining my absence,
Double Murder at Upatoic.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Columbus, flu., Sept. 20. Information
has reached this city of a double murder
at Upatoic, On., eighteen miles from here,
lust night. During a quarrel, Arthur
Comer lustuntly killed his wife. Louise,
shooting her with a pistol. Shortly af
terward, J. W. Murphy, Mrs. Comer's
father, heard of his daughter's tragic
death, went to his aoii-ln. law's residence
and shot him dead with the tamo weapon
Comer had Ubcd to kill his wife.
The Republican Gubernatorial Party
Warmly Welcomed.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Butler, Pa., Sept. 26. The enthusias
tic reception tendered Judge Penny
packer and the Republican guberna
torial' party at Beaver Falls and
Sharon was tonight repeated by the
sturdy Republicans of this community.
The opera house was packed to the
doors with an audience which loudly
applauded a vigorous speech by Judge
Pennypacker cm ballot reform, In which
he outlined the character of ballot re
form he would give his support should
he be elected governor. Daring the
morning, tho judge, Senator William M.
Brown and Gcnernl La.Ua visited South
Sharon, where they visited the steel
plants and shook hands with the work
men, who congratulated "him on his
speech In Sharon last night.
Traffic on Schedule Maintained Few
Guardsmen on the Cars.
By Exclusive Whe from The Associated Press.
Saratoga, Sept. 26. While three com
panies of National Guardsmen remain
on active duty In Saratoga.Warren and
Washington counties, comparatively
few of the trolley cars this forenoon
were accompanied by protecting squads
of soldiers.
Cars are being operated on schedule
and there Is an Increase In passenger
traffic. Three rioters were arrested at
Mechanlcsville, today, and lodged In the
county jail at Ballston.
Ballslon, Sept. 26. Patrick Rooves, of
Mechanlcsville, was held today for the
grand Jury on the charge of using lan
guage tending to Incite riot In connec
tion with the Hudson Valley railroad
strike. About 150 similar warrants have
been Issued at the request of ..Sheriff
Carpenter's attorney.
Commercial Activity Continues De
spite the Fuel Famine and
Other Drawbacks.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
New York, Sept. 26. R. G. Dun &
Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade tomor
row will cay:
Notwithstanding the disarranged money
market, almost a fuel famine and somo
damage to ciops, Industiial and commer
cial activity continues unabated and
tho magnitude of plans for tho fu
tuio indicates that confidence not
been shaken. Scarcity of tinds has
thus far caused no hardships ex
cept to speculators, and the strlng
encv will remedy Itself by con
tracting loans on stock exchange collat
teial, together with such aid as may bo
offered by the treasury. Injury to crops
by fiost has no moro than offset tho in
creased no cage, whllo high prices fully
compensate produceis.
Railway earnings for September thus
far exceed lust year's by 6.S per cent,
and those of 1900 by lfi.5 per cent.
Pressuro in tho iron and steel indus
try hns been somewhat alleviated by
larger receipts of coke and liberal Im
ports or pig Iron, yet the outlook Is by
no means devoid of unfortunate features.
No fuel famlno exists, although tho fur
naces aro consuming receipts ot coko as
they atrlvo and it Is impossible to pro
vldo for moic than Immediate needs,
Somo Idle plants Irivo resumed nnd now
operate, from day to day with the con
stant menace of an Interrupted movo
mont of fuel, which would suspcend op
eiatlons. At tho west this factor Is most
serious, coko commanding JM a ton or
more, whllo In exceptional cases $13 has
been paid. Owing to numerous Influences
now In evidence there Is less disposition
to place largo contracts for distant de
livery of pig Iron and sales aro chletly
of small lots.
Fallot es for tho week numbered 207 In
tho United States against 227 last year
and 02 In Canada against 31 a year ago.
They Blow Up a Safe and Overpower
a Policeman.
By Kxcluslve Wire from The Associated Press.
Youngstown, Ohio, Sept. 26. A gang
of burglars today blew up the safe of
the Beechwood Improvement company,
of South Shut on, Pa. and secured $100
in cash. After robbing tho safe, the
men, four or five In number were first
seen by Policeman Newton Stamp,
whom they overpowered, bound and
gagged, Oeorgo Haynes, another police
man, was knocked down and tied to a
post and Policeman Sayler kept up a
running fight with the men for some
distance, but they finally escuped.
The men were heard to remark that
they would attempt to blow the safe
of the Colonial Trust company's bank
and a ladder was found up to a window
but no attempt was made. The men
escaped toward West Middlesex and
are supposed to be in the vicinity of
New Castle,
Uy Inclusive Wire from The Associated Press. '
Washington, Sept. 2d.-Presldent ltooso.
vclt has signed tho order providing for
tho taking In a census of tho Philippines
In accordance with the terms of tho 1'hlU
Ipplno net passed at tho last session of
congress and upon tho certlllcato of the
Philippine commission thut tho lusuriec.
tlon has been suppressed.
Receivers for Canners.
By Exclusive Wiro from The Associated Press.
Baltimore, Sept. 26. Receivers wero ap
pointed today for tho Maryland Car Man
ufacturlng company. Tho indebtedness Is
placed at $300,000 and assets $225,000. Re
ceivers wore also appointed by consent
tor tho William Fait Cunning company,
the Indebtedness alleged to bo $200,000 and
Uisets $300,000.
It Is Estimated That at Least Four
Hundred Have Been
The Torrent Destroys Everything on
the Ground Floors in Houses in tha
Lower Portions of Modica Survi
vors of the Catastrophe Take to tha
Hills Disaster Supposed to Hava
Been Caused by a Marino Water-
spout. t '
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Sjffncuse, Sicily, Sept. 26. A severs
cyclone has swept over Catania, a city
on the east coast of Sicily.
For twenty-four hours before tho cy
clone burst over the Island a-vlolent'
storm raged on the eastern coast ,of
Sicily. The path of the cyclone was 124
miles long, and everything In the line
of the storm was destroyed. The sea
swept Inland for several kilometres,
doing enormous damage, while there
were violent submarine agitations be
tween Sicily and the mainland. Along
the railroad from Catania to Palermo
the force of tire cyclone was such that
rails were torn up and hurled a great
It is reported from Modica (thirty
two miles west-southwest from Syra
cuse) that a hundred bodies have al
ready been found, but that the number
of bodies swept away by the torrent Is
The newspaper Fracassa expresses -the
belief that some four hundred peo-a
pie have been killed.
The torrent destroyed everything on
the ground floors ln"houses.lnTtho-lp.yjB5tt7.fw.T-portions
of Modica. Bridges and roads
have disappeared, and damage amount
ing to many millions lire has been done.
(A lire is worth about twenty cents.)
The survivors of the cutastrophe have
taken refuge in the hills. A relief com
mittee and searching parties have been
organized at Modica. The disaster Is
supposed to have been due to a marine -waterspout.
The German steamer Cap-
rora was wrecked at Catania, after a
terrible struggle with the waves.
Other Filipinos Returned from Guam
Without Demonstration.
By Kxcluslve Wire from The Associated Press.
Manila, Sept. 26. Tho United States
transport Sheridan, from San Fran
cisco, arrrlved here today. She called
at the Island of Guam nnd brought hero
thirty-five political prisoners who took
the oath of allegiance to the United
Mablnl, the former president of tho
Filipino Supreme court and Filipino
minister of foreign affairs, refused to
tnko the oath and was kept prisoner at
Guam. Two prisoners who had accept
ed work remained on that Island.
There was no demonstration on tho
arrival of tho released prisoners at Ma
nila. The people hero did not know of
their coming, there wns no ceremony
on their landing and they soon scattered
to their homes.
No decision hns been nrrrlvetl at re
garding Mablnl, but he probably will ba
left at Guam Indefinitely.
Steamship Arrivals. '
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Now York, Sept. 26. Cleared: Steamer
Lucanln, Liverpool; Rotterdam, Rotter
dam via Boulogne; Zeeland, Antwerp;
I.ahn, Naples and Gonoa. Southamptoit
Sailed: Steamer Augusto Victoria (from
Hamburg). Now York via Cherbourg.
Genoa Arrived: Steamer Aller, New
York via Naples. Boulogne Sailed:
Steamer Statendam (from Rotterdam),
Now York,
Dr, Humphrey Dies from Chloral.
By Kxcluslve Wire from The Associated Tress,
Princeton, N. J Sept. 26.-Dr. Willard
Humphreys, head of tho department ot
Gorman hi Princeton university, who on
Sunday night took an ovordoso of chloral
hydrato In an effort to gain relief from a
severe toothache, died at 'his home on
Bayard avenue today.
Shot in the Back.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Muhanoy City, Pa., Sept. 26. Edward
Wood, a non-union workman at one of
tho Lehigh Valley Coal company's collier
ies, was admitted to the hospital here to,
day suffeilng fram a serious gunshot
wound In tho back, Ho had been fired
upon from ambush,
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Local data for September 20, 1902:
Highest tomperuturo ,, ,,,,. M degrees
Lowest tempcraturo ,,,,,,,,,,.. 46 degrees
Relative humidity; t
S a, m ..,.,., .,,,,. W per cent.
8 p. m. , 90 per cent.
Precipitation, 21 hours ended b p, m.
1.31 Inches,
4- 1 f
Washington, Sept. 26. Forecast-
for Saturday and Sunday: East- -f
em Pennsylvania Fair Saturday -f,
and Sunday;. light to fresh eust -J
winds, becoming variable.. . . .
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