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The Sheridan Troop, ot Turone,
Will Report to GotoYiel Watres,
at Oluphant, Today.
Officers of the Centralia Local Allege
That Sheriff Knorr's Bequest for
Troops Was a Forgery They Send
a Telegram to That Effect to Gov
ernor Stone General Gobin Will
Send Troops to Centralia and Aid
In the Arrest of Persons Who Have
Stopped and Belayed Trains and
Forcibly Taken Non-Union Men
from the Cars.
By Exclushe Wire Irom The Associated PrMi.
Hnrrlsburg, Pa., Sept. 28. Governor
Stone toduy ordered the Sheridan troops
of Tyrone to report to General Gobln
for duty in the anthracite strike ter
ritory. The troop loft Tyrone this even
ing by special train under orders to
reinforce the Thirteenth regiment at
Olyphant. Camp equlppnge and can
vas was shipped from the state arsenal
in this city In a special car, which was
attached to the troopers' train at Ty
rone. Shenandoah, Pa., Sept. 2S. Colonel
Watres,' who is in command of the
troops stationed in Lackawanna coun
ty asked General Gobln today for cav
alry and the Sheridan troop, of Tyrone,
lias been ordered out by the governor.
The cavalry left Tyrone this evening
and are expected to report to Colonel
Watres of the Thirteenth regiment early
tomorrow morning.
Sheriff Knorr, of Columbia county,
fays he did not sign nor authorized his
lame to be signed to the telegram
ivhlch was sent to Governor Stone ask
ing that troops be sent to Centralia.
The following telegram was sent to
the governor tonight:
Shenandoah, Pa., Sept. 2S, 1902.
To William A. Stone, Governor,
Hurrlsburg. Pa.
Sheriff Knorr says call for Hoops for
i'ola( 1,1 county is a forger.v. General
Gohin f."y he will send troop-i to Ceiy
tr.illa to make arrests. Action certain to
caui-o complications ami Inj.istlce. Wc
gu.unntec peaceful surrender of all n'c
' cmetl persons to civil authorities. .Tele
grams to sheriff and the general will
show until of these statements.
(Signed) Tcr?neo Glnlcy.
Member Executive Roard, United Mine
John J. O'Donnell.
President Centralia Labor Union.
Thomas J. Qulgley, Secretary.
Harrlsburg, Pa., Sept. 28. Governor
Stone called up General Gobin by tele
phone tonight and advised him that he
had received a telegram from Shenan
doah advising him that -the call for
troops to Columbia county was a for
gery. General Gobln replied that the
sheriff's call for soldiers was authentic,
and that Knorr had sent his deputy to
him (Gobln) for troops.
After his tulk with Gobin, the gover
nor said that the general would send
troops to aid in the arrest of persons
who have stopped and delayed trains
and foiclbly taken non-union men from
By Eiclushc Wire from The Associated I'mi
- Philadelphia, Sept. 2S President John
Mitchell, of the United Mine Workers,
today gave out the following state
ment. He replies to President liner's
statement Issued Sept. It, and touches
on the coal strike situation.
The stutement In full Is as follows:
The lucent utterances of Mr. lfuer,
spokesman of tho authiaclto coal trust,
Mr. Hewitt and other luteiested pur
sons, u well defined puiposo to
ennfuso and cloud tho real causes which
resulted In the coal stilkc, and an at
tempt to divert attention from the actual
issue Involved; however, misleading as
nrn their utterances. It is a relief to
know that they now admit that tho pub
llu has lights and Interests which cannot
bo Ignored with Impunity; and inasmuch
as tho public must be the final arbiter of
the coal stllko it Is Imperative that It
shall not be deceived by statements which
aio ot vaiiauco with the Touts. AVIth tho
puiposo of correcting borne of the fnlso
impressions and misrepresentations con
tained in tho statements of tho gcntlo
men ro foned to I Issue this letter,
It Is not my Intention to point nut tho
Innumerable Instances in which Mr. liner
lias erred In statement mid allegation.
Ills unsupported nssortlou that certain
things are true cannot bo accepted as
final or conclusive, partlculaily la vlow of
tho fact thiit'unquestloned nuthniltles cun
bo cited to provo him to bo In error, Mr,
IJaer states that tho wages paid in the
nuthinclto region are, compared with the
wages paid in llko employment, fair and
Just." Dy "llko employment" Mr. liner
must refer to bituminous coal mining, I
nm willing and pieparcd to demonstrate,
that wages in tho bituminous coal Holds
tiro from 20 to -10 per cent, higher than
thoso paid for similar classes of work in
tho 'anthracite' Ileitis. Tho fact Is that
tho minimum wago received by any class
of adult mine woikers In tho soft coal
minus is Si'J cents per hour, while tho
minimum paid to boys is i cents per
hour; in tho anthracite coal mines men
who nro performing precisely tho same la.
bor recetvo from 13 to 20o. per hour, whllo
boys are paid as low as 5 cents per hour
and rarely receive to exceed 8 cents per
hour. Tho bituminous miner works n
maximum of eight hours per day, which
Is two hours less than men In the anthra
cite Held aro required to work; tnoveoyor,
the anthracite mtuo worker labors under
the further disadvantage of being moro
liable to. bo killed or Injured, tho cas
ualties being HO per cent, greater In tho
anthraclto than In tho bituminous mines.
There are other statements of Mr. Ilae'r
which aro equally Incorrect; among these
Is his asset tlou that "the minors only
worked from four to six hours per day";
und his further assertion "that tho lowest
scnle at wages was S3 cents for boy slate
pickers." If Mr. liner desires I shall
gladly furnish him with the names und
dresses of thousands ot slate pickers,
each of whom lecelved much less than S3
cents per dny, and I shnll be willing to
have the returns verified by tho compa
nies' own pay rolls. l
The next misstatement of Mr. liner to
which I shall give notice Is that which
claims that "for somu mysterious rea
son" the miners restricted the output ot
the mines. Mr. Haer claims "that In this
manner the product of the collieries lias
been reduced about 12J4 per cent, and
that In the case of the Rending company
It amounted to more than 1,000,000-tons."
This Is vltnlly Important, If true; but It
Is not true. The fact Is that Instend of a
loss of 1,000,000 tons there was an Increase
in the year 1901, from the mines operated
by the Heading company, of 8:18,213 tons;
und a total Increase from nil tho anthra
cite mines of 0,000,noo tons. (Seo report ot
Pennsylvania State Jiuienu of Mines).
The output of coal In 1901 was far In ex
cess of that of any year In the history of
coal mining, and even a paper so avow
edly and bitterly hostile to the Mine
Workers' union ns the Knglnerlng and
Mining Journal admits that "virtually
the only restriction on output was a
shortage of cars." "This shortage," the
Journal continues, "soon became
marked," and "by the end ot November
the Reading collieries and those of some
other companies were mining on short
time." (Issue of January 4. 190.!). Al
though his statement does not admit of
any such consti action, It Is still possible
that Mr. Baer refers to the per capita
output; but even hero he errs. A careful
calculation of per capita output from the
Pennsylvania Bureau of Mines, shows
that despite Mr. Boer's assertion that the
miners worked only from four to six
hours per day, despite the assertion that
the men lestricted the output, tho per
capita production In 1901, the year com
plained of, was greater than the per cap
ita output 'for any single one of the thirty-one
years of which we have reeotd,
from 1ST0 to 1100. in attempting to ac
count for the Increased tonnage the op
eratois point to the Installation of labor
saving machinery, which reduces the pro
portion of men and boys employed by the
dny. If we disregard nil mine workers
whose labor might bo saved by such ap
pliances and take simply the output per
certificated and employed miner, wo tlnd
that the production per miner was 1,271
tons less in 1S17. 1.29S tons In 1S9S, 1,:!Si
tons In 1S99, 1.311 tons In 1909, while In the
year 1901 It was 1.3S," ton. 1 refer Mr.
Baer to the annual rcpo s of the Penn
sylvania State Bureau of Mines, and ask
If these figures do not refute the state
ment that organization In Ilic coal mines
is Inimical to good workmanship.
Ideals of Mine Workers.
Since '.he veil l.'uerti(;i iC this strike
tho aims objects mid ideals of the United
Mine Workers of Ameilca been will
fully distorted by a small aimy of critics.
Wc have been unjustly malliriicd and our
motives and purposes maliciously Im
pugned. We thciefore take this oppor
tunity to l client specifically that we do
not seek to interfere with the manage
ment of the coal properties or with the
proper discipline of the working force,
but we do demand:
First An Increase in wages for men
employed on piece work.
Second A reduction In the boms of la
bor for men employed iy tho day.
Third Payment for a legal ton ot coal.
Fourth That the coal ve nilno shall
be honestly weighed and coirectly re
corded; and
Fifth Wo favor incorpoi siting In tho
foim of an agreement the w.iges that
shall be paid and the conditions of em
ployment thnt shall obtain for a specified
As to the reasonableness of these de
mands wo luivo pioposed to submit to
and abide by tho awaid of an Impartial
board of aibitratlou.
There could bo no grosser perversion of
truth than the ns-eitlon of the opeintois
that tho Mine Woikers' union Is a law
less organization. During the past twen
ty wcehs tho whole power of the union
has been exerted to preservi. tho peaco
among a voluntarily Idle population, of
three-quarters of a million; and It is a
tribute to the activity of our ofllcors and
the loyalty and self-restraint of our mem
beis that wo have been more successful
In allaying violence thnn tho coal and Iron
police in Inciting It. Despite nil our pre
cautions we regret that occasional vio
lence has resulted, but it would bo as log
ical to chargo any one of the religious,
social or political oiganlzatlons, or even
tho United States government with being
an unlawful organization ns tho
United Mine Workeis of America with
being an unlawful organization because
somo of Its members violate the law. The
officers of the union nro as severe as tho
opeintois In their earnest condemnation
of nny and every act of vlolenco upon
tho part of a striker; and no attempt has
been mado or will bo made to condono
any offenso of t,hls sort. Tho publlo
should bo mado aware, however, that tho
operators and a certain section of tho
press aro by no means discriminating In
tho fixing of responsibility, and that
crimes of vlolenco aro laid at the doors
of strikers when Imported guardians of
law and order, tho armed coul and iron
police, aio clearly and unmistakably at
fault; and T, challenge the operators or
their friends to point to ono slngio utter
ance on their part of disapproval of tho
lawless actions of tliefr hired guards,
Somo time ugo tho Bollovuo wasliory at
Scranton was destrnjed by lightning; a
re waul was offered by the coal companies
for tho arrcbt and conviction of tho per
son who sot llro to tho wnshery. This Is
mi exnmplo of tho maimer in which tlio
stiikcis nro maligned,
About Pumpmen.
Mr. Baer assumes that tho pumpmen,
englneeis and llromcn were called out so
that "tho mines would bo destroyed and
wth their desttiictlon mop with
their wives and children dependent upon
their labors would bo depilved of work
for a long tlmo," The truth Is thnt tho
stllko of tho pumpmen, engineers and
firemen wits cailed In their own interest
absolutely, and by their own request; it
was for the purpose of removing griov.
imces against which they aloiio, com
plained and against which some of them
had Inaugurated an Independent, ul.
though unsuccessful, strike moto than
ono year ugo. Tho fact that sovcral
weeks elapsed between tho strlko of tho
miners mid tho Independent strlko of the
pumpmen, engineers and llremen, and the
further fact that tlio operators wero glyon
twelvo days' offlclul notice that tlio pump
men, englneeis nnd firemen would strlko
unless granted an eight-hour workday,
should conylnco Mr, liaor that tho stilke
of theso men did not oiigluato in any do
slro on tlio part of tho Mino Workeis to
deprive themselves of tho sourco of tljelr
own livelihood. It tho mino workers had
sought tho destruction ot tho mining
properties they would havo ordered tho
strlko of tho steam men without giving
tho companies any notico nt all.
Similar accusations against the mino
workers nro mado In a public utterance,
by Mr. Hewitt, In which that gentleman
reveals his real feeling toward organized
labor. I do not refer to his expressed
fear that I shnll become a "dictator," "In
control of votes enough to decide the next
presidential election"; or to his asser
tion that In thin contest "tho allied coal
presidents nro lighting the battle of in
dependent labor against tho aggressions
of the United Mine Workers in older that
the Individual workman may bo em
ployed upon terms satisfactory to him
self." As an Influential director of ono of
the coal roads Mr. Hewitt Is undoubtedly
aware that tho compiinlcs are lighting to
compel tho workmen to accept employ
ment under conditions satisfactory to the
coal trust, and that the preservation of
men's individual rights Is simply a cloak
under which they seek to destroy or
ganization among their employes. He is
undoubtedly in a position to know that
membership In an organization was
frowned upon by the mine manngors and
that specific Instructions were issued from
tho general offices of the coal companies
notifying somo classes of workmen that
they must cither sever their connection
with the union or surrender their posi
tions. In fact many ot tho local strikes
which occurred In 1901 "were in protest
ngninst the action of the companies which
discriminated against and discharged
union workmen beenusp of their affilia
tion with tho organization.
Mr. Hewitt's Utterances.
In Ihls strike It has bben claimed by
enemies of the union and believed by Mr.
Hewitt, although acknowledging himself
a "recognized friend of trade organiza
tions," that men were prevented from go
ing to work through fear of bodily barm,
and It was confidently predicted that the
moment the militia cume tho strike would
resolve Itself into a stampede. The militia
has been In Shenandoah for moro than
eight weeks, and still, for lack of mine
workers, not a pound of coal has been
produced in that vicinity. The inllltla is
now stationed In the Panther Creek val
ley, in Wllkes-Bnrre and In Scranton,
and yet Its presence has not been fol
lowed by the desertion of a single miner
who laid down his tools on the 12th day
of May. On the contruiy, many bi ought
here to take the places of the strikers
have Joined the ranks of the strikers
since the arrival of the mllltla; and their
is not the lemotcst possibility of the
mines being successfully opeiated until
an honorable and equitable settlement of
the strike has been made.
Reverting to the demnnds of tho miners
for Increased wages and improved en
vironment, Mr. Baer claims that he can
not possibly pay an Ineiense in wngjs
that would amount to 10 or 13 cents nor
ton to the miners, but he and the allied
presidents admit that they can afford to
sncrlllce. temporarily, a large market and
lose millions of dollars rather than pay
this Increase; nevertheless, without ad
vancing the mliiets' wages one cent tho
operators did raise the market pi Ice last
year from 30 to 50 cents per ton, and at
the present time Mr. Baer and his follow
presidents are forcing the public to pay
from six to ten dollars excess upon a ton
of coal in ordeito save this same pub
lic ten or fifteen "cents.
Mr. Baer states that 40 per cent, of the
coal produced Is sold In I ho market below
tho cost of mining; but ho fails to say.
that the lntgei poillon of this 40 per cent.
Is made up of grades of coal for which
the miners received no compensation
whatever. Indeed, up to a few years ago,
or before the Installation of washerles,
the miners wero docked for loading this
very coal which brings small prices now
In the maiket; nnd nccoidlng to Mr.
liner's process of reasoning the miners
should receive less wuges for the larger
grades because they mine the small sizes
1 shall not enter elaborately into tho
question of cost, but shall merely say
that Mr. Baor's statements arc utterly
misleading. The rise In wanes In 19no
wns moro than counterbalanced by an In
crease in the coist ot living which left
the miner worse off than before. Mr.
Baer claims that this advance of 10 per
cent, which was paid tho miners in 1900
cost the companies more than 10 cents a
ton; but this is, nt least, problematical.
In March, 1902, tho Engineering and Min
ing Journal (seo Issue ot March 29) mado
n caieful calculation In order "to show
what effect tlio Increase in wages last
year had upon tho cost of coal." As a
result of this romnutallon, based upon
the figures of tho Delnwnro and Hudson,
tho Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
und the Lehigh Coal and Navigation com
pany, the Engineering nnd Mining Jour
nal, which cannot be accused of being
cither-friendly or fair to us, states that
"tho conclusion to be diawn Is that tho
resulting Increase In cost was not largo;
jln nil probability not over 3 cents a ton
at tho outside,"
Mr, Baer claims that the average pay
per working day In his mines Is ji.SD. Ad
mitting, for tho sako of argument, tho
correctness of his figures, this would
make, upon the average number of
working days in 1901, n grand totnl ot J.1G3
per employe, or an avoiase of $7,fl"i per
week; thus as a lesult of tbu strenuous
ly opposed and bitterly regretted advance
wrung from the operators by tho strlko
of 1900, tho avcrago adult employe of tho
Iteading Coal and Iron company Is per
mitted to spend upon himself, his wlfo
and his childicn tho munificent sum ot
$1.01 por day,
In closing this statement I deslro to say
that wo havo entered and nio conduct
ing this htrugglo without mallco and
without bitterness; wo believe that our
antagonists aro acting upon misrepresen
tation itither than in bad faith; wo re
gard them not as enemies but ns oppo
nents, and wo strlko In patlciiro until they
shall accede to our demands or submit to
impartial arbitration tho differences be
tween us. Wo nro striking not to show
our strength but the Justice ot our ciiuso
and wo deslro only tho privilege of pre
senting our caso to u fair tribunnl, Wo
ask for no favors but for justice and wo
appeal our case to tho solemn Judgment
of tho American people.
Involved In this light nro questions
weightier thun any question of dollars
and cents. The present minor has had
his day: ho has been oppressed and
ground; but thero Is another generation
coming up, n generation of little children
prematurely doomed to tho whirl of tlio
mill und tho uolso nnd blackness of tho
breaker, It is for these children wo aro
lighting. Wo have not underestimated
tho strength of our opponents; we havo
not overestimated our own power of ps
sistauco, accustomed always to llvo upon
little, a little less Is no uucndurnblo hard
ship. It was with a quuklng of hearts
that we called for a strike; it was with a
quaking ot hcuits that wo asked for our
lust pay enveloix8i but In tlio gilmy,
hrulbcd hnnd of tho miner wns tho llttlo
wlilto hand of n child, a child llko tho
children of the rich, and In tho heart of
tho miner was tlio soul-rooted determina
tion to starvo to tho last crust of bread
anil Jlght out tho long dreary battle to win
a llro for tho child and secure for It a
placo In tho world In keeping with ad
vancing civilization.
John Mitchell,
President United Mine Workers of Amor-lea.
Wastitnoton In Readiness tor the
Thlrtu-slxth Annual Grand
Army Encampment.
Among the Notable Incidents Will
Be a Reception to Pensioners by
the Commissioner of Pensions.
Brotherhood Meeting of Blue and
Gray to Arrange Aid for Indigent
Confederates Fireworks, Music
and Other Accessories.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Washington, Sept. 28. Ono week from
today will mark the opening- ot the
thirty-sixth encampment of tho Grand
Army ot the Republic, an event for
which Washington has been preparing
for months. On that day one of tho
large tents In Camp Roosevelt will be
given over to religious exercises, con
ducted by clergymen noted during the
war. Next day at the same pluce, Sec
retary liny will deliver the most mem
orable oration of the reunion and dedi
cate the huge canvases all about him
to the camplires of the men, who, like
himself, "od with Lincoln. That even
ing a campflre for' all the veterans as
sembled In the city will be held in Con
vention hall, nn auditorium which seats
comfortably 0,000 persons.
A reception will be tendered all pen
sioners the second day of the encamp
ment, October 7, by the commissioner
of pensions. This is to occur in tho
afternoon nnd will include a personal
greeting to every pensioner who wishes
to call on Commissioner Ware, the pres
entation of a souvenir card to every
veteran whose application for pension
is now pending, and a notable concert
conducted by the clerks of the bureau.
The key to the city will be presented
to General Torrance In Convention hall
the evening of Tuesday, October 7. The
next night that building will be in tho
hands of the woman's auxiliary com
mittee, which will tender the officers of
the Grand 'Army of the Republic and
the auxiliary bodies allied therewith a
reception which will be graced by the
presence of Mrs. Julia Dent Grant, Mrs.
James A.' Garfield, .Mrs. John A. Logan,
several scores of old army nurses, and
ninny other women whose personalities
oxcltc the chivalrous championship of
every old soldier In the country.
Brotherhood Meeting.
Thursday evening Is to be marked by
a meeting intended simply to reflect the
memorable open letter recently Issued
by the commander-in-chief and intend
ed to enlist the support of ills com
rades for the help of Indigent Confed
erates. This gathering is to have the
force of u voluntary and earnest plea
on the part of northern men who fought
on a hundred battlefields for a closer
affiliation with those who contended
against them with such notable valor
and spirit. The programme of this
meeting is now only tentatively deter
mined. Jt is fair to say, however, that
six brief addresses will be delivered
ex-Governor Beaver, General S. S. Bur
dette, formerly commander-in-chief ot
the Grand Army of the Republic, and
General Torrance, to represent the
North; and General J. B. Gordon, Gen
eral Fitzhugh Lee nnd General Joseph
Wheeler to represent the South.
Most of the encampment's attractions
will be presented In the open air. Every
night in the week, from Monday
through to -Saturday, tho executive
committee will present a display or fire
works in the grounds about tho im
pressive white shaft of the Washing
ton monument, which is Intended to
surpass any similar display ever mado
here. Boxes and reserved seats to ac
commodate 20,000 persons will bo pro
vided nt nominal charges; but an en
tirely adequate vlow can bo had from
any place In the parks near by, and tho
entertainment will thus bo- free to all
who so desire. The historic upper Poto
muo will bo allvo with picturesque river
craft Monday afternoon attendant upon
the regatta of the Potomac bout club.
Here miles of clean, dry wharves, n
bridge across the river, nnd the ex
pansive banks on the Virginia side af
ford n free grandstand view for hun
dreds of thousands, In the morning be
fore this meet on water automobile en
thusiasts to tho number of nt least 300
will contest In a floral parade for hand
some silver cups to be awarded in tho
name of tlio president to tho most beau
tifully decorated carriages. Tho tribes
of Red Men in the east havo arranged
to hold a pow-wow hero nt tho same
time nnd puss through the streets In
war paints nnd feathers to welcome the
honored warriors of tho pale faces.
A Successful Encampment.
All signs point to the fulfillment of
Communder-ln-chlef Torrance's pro
phecy that this would be "the most
successful, the most Interesting und tho
most significant encampment In the
history of the organization,"
The support of the administration is
to bo manifested by the presence of tho
executive on tho reviewing stand whllo
tho veteran soldiers march past In ser
ried ranks; by nn executive order grant
ing veterans in the civil service leave of
absence for their participation in tho
exercises; by nn address from the sec
retary of state, who will formally dedi
cate the expansive ellipse south of tho
white house to tho many corps and
army reunions which aro to occur hero
durlnB tho week; by the service of tho
secretary of war as chairman of the re
ception committee, and by the most gen
erous grunts of publlo reservations and
decoration of public parks which Wash
ington city Juib ever known.
Tho entire Cupltal city has pledged
itself to make this thirty-sixth encamp
ment even more notable than that held
here ten years ugo, when In attendance
and Interest Grnng Army encampments
reached their high-water mark. Every
building along every street where tho
lines are to "arch Is to be transformed
Into a held of waving color. Flags will
bo hung aslant from every window.
Hugo banners suspended across Penn
sylvania avenue will gleam nt night in
light of dozens of searchlights. Every
hotel, every boarding-house, every lunch
room has been pleged to maintain its
regular prices, nnd these pledges nro
signed In writing by the managers.
Nine-tenths of the residences in the city
will entertain visiting veterans or their
friends. About halt the entire space
available for lodging has already been
pre-empted. The contributions to tho
entertainment fund represent, In all
probability, a larger number of citizens
than' any similar subscription list ever
created in Washington. -The executive
committee has hnd the support ot every
person in the entire district from whom
It could reasonably expect help.
Music will abound to a degree almost
distracting. Tho -United States Mnrlno
band, which is the president's official
band, has been contributed by the navy
department, to be the official band ot
the citizens' executive committee. It
will head all parades. It wilt assist nt
the public meetings indicated. It will
provide a promenade concert for the
reception In the pension olllce, which
seems llkely to be the most notable
event of the encampment. About 150
other bands have been hired.
In First Speech of Campaign Says He
Has No Apology or Excuse to
Offer Is Not Disheartened.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
Johnstown, Sept. 2S. From the same
platform here Judge Samuel W. Penny
packer and Attorney General John P.
Elkln, the successful and the unsuc
cessful candidates, respectively, for the
Republican nomination for governor,
spoke last night. It was the first time
In the present campaign that Mr. El
kln has made a speech with Judge
Pennypacker. His pledge to give his
earnest support to the Republican state
ticket evoked shouts of approval from
his auditors. He said:
Under all the circumstances It has
seemed to mo proper that a statement of
my views should be frankly and freely
mado so thnt my friends may know my
attitude in this contest. Tho question has
been frequently asked me during the past
three months whether it was my purpo e
to support the candidates on the Republi
can ticket this fall. My answer to that
question has never been In doubt. I want
to say in this presence nnd before tho
people of the entire stato that I have
been, am now and always, expect to be a
Why should my support not be given to
the Republican candidates? Some people
have thoughtlessly suggested that my
support should not be given the ticket be
cause I was a candidate for office and
was not successful in mr aspirations. It
Is true thnt myself, in common with) somo
others, aspired to bo tho gubernatorial
candidate on the Republican ticket this
year. It U the unquestioned right of any
citizen to bo an aspirant for any office
within the gift ot the people. I exercised
my right and submitted my candidacy to
tho Republican voters throughout tho
state. Tho contest was waged with great
enrncstness on all sides and it looked ns
though success might crown our efforts,
but in the manipulations of the state con
ventions we went down to defeat. For
the part my friends ami myself took In
that controversy wo have no apologies to
make to any human being and no excuses
to offer for tho course pursued by tlio
opposition. If the contest had to bo
mado again wo would conduct It Just the
same as wo did, only a llttlo harder if
While our friends wero disappointed,
they wero neither discouraged nor dis
heartened, nnd when, tho proper time
arrives wo shall consider it a duty we
owe to the people of tho state to light
tho battlo over iignlu. The soldier wlin
goes into battlo must filways tnke tho
chances of defeat, and tho citizen who
nspires to ofllce must b generous In vic
tory and also when his amhitions are not
gratified. IIo would bo an unworthy sol
dier. Indeed, who would desert his com
rades, throw down his arms and join tho
enemy became ho had been repulsed In
battlo. It would bo unmanly nnd unre
publlcnn for myself or nny one clso to
asplio to oflloe as tho candidate of tho
Republican party und because we wero
unsuccessful In our aspirations Join tho
ranks of tho enemy to help defeat tho
party through which wo had hoped to
gain offlclul preferment. To mo It would
bo a humiliation for either my friends or
my enomlcs to entertain tho thought that
tho test of my loyalty to tho Republican
party would bo measured by my ability
to get u placo upon tho ticket ns a can
didate. Tho Republican party means much moro
than a device for lifting men into publlo
place, It h the avenue through which
tho loftiest ambitions tlio highest aspi
rations nnd tho noblest purposes of man
kind find their way to tho best fruition.
In this controversy wo must rlso nbovo
political disappointments and personal
grievances and stand by the party bc
causo wo love It,
In passing permit mo to mako this fur
ther suggestion. There will be contests
fought within tlio ranks of tho Repub
lican party In the future as there hnvo
been in tlio past. In order that the peoplo
may havo the largest opportunity and
amplest latitude la dealing with all ques
tions that pertain to tno publlo welfare.
When these controversies arise It will
afford me great pleasure to tako my place
in the ranks of the plain people to aid
them In securing tho rights, liberties and
privileges guaranteed to them under our
constitution nnd laws. Lot It bo under
stood, however, that so far as I am con
cerned theso contests will be fought
within parly lines. If abuses exist In our
political affairs. If evils aro to bo cor
rected In party management, there are
enough honest men In the Republican
party to overconio tlio ovlls and drlvo
out tho abuses. Personal grievances and
disappointed ambitions must pot Inter
fere when our party needs our cervices
und when duty points tlio4way.
Steamship Arrivals.
Dy Eicluilic Wire from The Associated Vitti.
New York, Sept. SS. Arrived: Celtic.
Liverpool and Oueenstown; Noorilum,
Rotterdam and Boulogne Sur Mcr; St.
Louis, Southampton and Cherbourg, Mo.
vllle Arrived: Columbia, New Yoik for
Glasgow (and proceeded), Liverpool Ar
rived; Umbrla, New York vlu Queens
town. Queenstowij Bulled: Campania
(from Liverpool), New' Vork. I.Izard
Pussed: Kronprinz Wilhelm, New York
for Plymouth, Cherbourg ,uml Uremen.
Bullets Make Reply to a Volley of
Stones Hurled at Thirteenth
Regiment Sentries.
Sheridan Troop, of Tyrone, Ordered to Come to the Aid of
Colonel Watres Eighth Regiment Moves Into Lacka
wanna County Local Industries Need fcuel.
For the first time since the strike be
gan, shots wero fired by militiamen at
strikers, or supposed strikers, at Grassy
Island, Saturday night.
A detachment of Company A, of tho
Thirteenth regiment, under command ot
Captain Conrad, was patrolling the
,of Company ,A. . r
region In and about the Grassy Island
wnsher.y and' colliery:' "Becuuse' of the
forbidding nature of tli'e country, tho
sentries were posted in pairs. Along
about 0 o'clock at ' night, Privates
Charles Edwards and R. G. Stanton,
who were In a clump of underbrush, at
the extreme easterly end of tho pa
trolled territory, wero assailed with a
volley of stones. One of them struck
Private Edwards in the neck and felled
him to the ground. Ho was on his feet
again In an instant, however, nnd with
his companion made a rush towards a
piece of woods, where they heard a
As they ran, they saw two dimly out
lined figures crossing a clearing, fifty
yards away, and when no responso
came to their cry of "halt!" they began
to blaze away with their Sprlugilelds,
until their ammunition was exhausted.
Captain Conrad, with a squad of men
who were in the Grassy Island engine
room, heard the firing and hastened to
tho scene. The searchlight operator on
top of tho Grassy Island wnshery dump
heard the shooting and saw tho flash of
the rllles, and Immediately turned tho
powerful rays in that, direction. Tho
region all around was made as light as
day, but no trace of the fugitive stone
throwers could bo discovered.
That tho searchlight Is, however, an
efficacious institution, was proven three
hours later, when its ruys made pos-
. ti'n; iitb iit t Vkik Jfc it in iti. ii-kiw iif-) it i i tO
Nearly every night since the arrival
of the soldiers there have been reports
of shots on tlio wooded hillside above
the camp. Colonel Watres has been
greatly annoyed nt tho Inability of tho
patrols to put a stop to It, and on Sat
urday he gave special orders that if tlio
shooting was repeated that night, he
would expect the commander of tho
patrol to bring In the shooter or shoot
About U'.SO o'clock yesterday morn
ing, two shots rang out from tho hill
side. TIip search light opeator heard
them and saw the (lash of the second
report. Sweeping tho hillside with tho
light ho soon discovered a man with it
gun running for tho woods. Soldiers
from the outpost followed tho light and
soon same up with the fugitive. He
stopped when tho soldiers were nlmost
upon him and nonchalently wanted to
know what they wore looking for. The
soldiers took him Into custody, disarm
ed him und sent him to the guard house.
Ho proved to bo no less n personage
than Constable M. J, Onughan, of Oly
phunt. To Colonel Watres questioning
he simply explained that ho wanted to
see if the soldiers weio nwnke, The
colonel confiscated the gun, dismissed
the constable, and reported tho matter
to President Judge Edwards.
At Jessup, Saturday evening, a detnll
of sixteen soldiers from Company O,
guarding men on their way from work
found themselves confronted by an ugly
mob of 500. The order to dlsperso was
replied to by the women und chldren
taking n position In the van. of tlio mob.
The soldiers llxed bayonets nnd mado a
charge, but when It wns seen that the
women and children were prevented
from falling back by the men in the
rear, the soldiers wero halted.
Word was telephoned to camp, and
In ten minutes, a train with two com
panies under command of Lieutenant
Colonel Stlllwell came steaming up the
Delaware und Hudson road. Tho crowd
I Immediately broke and ran, Most of
the men took to the saloons, but Lieu
tenant Colonel Stlllwell, believing they
would be better oft home, cleared the
saloons at the point of the bayonet and
drove everybody from the streets. The
town was quiet for the rest of the
A woman residing near the Sterrlck
Creek colliery telephoned to the camp,
late Saturday night, that eight men,
apparently foreigners, armed with guna
had gone into some bushes on the side
of the road near her home and wero
evidently lying there in wait to do
harm. Soldiers were sent to the scene
but their approach was evidently sig
nalled for when the' soldiers arrived
they had disappeared. That the
woman's story was true was proven by
the foot prints In the soft earth at the
place described.
John Shennnskl, a non-union man
who has been living at the Glenwood
colliery stockade, made bold enough
during the past few dnys to go out
and visit some friends nt Mayflcld.
Lnst evening, while en route to the
stockade after a visit ho was set upon
by a crowd and roughly handled.
While the crowd wns debating as to
whether It would lynch him or just cut
his fingers off, a number of his friends
arrived and succeeded In rescuing him.
He- reached the stockade unscathed but
very much terrified.
It is now almost as good as certain
that the men arrested on a Lackawan
na train at Hoboken, Saturday morn
ing, are the Grassy Island Hungarians
wanted for the brutal murder of James
Winston, Thursday morning lnst.
A representative of Sheriff Schadt
who was despatched to Hoboken Sat
urday, identified the men as Harry
Slmroth, Harry Shubah, Thomas Prls
tosh, Stephen Frenchko and Peter
Kromlnskl, all residents of Grussy
Island. Tho first three are the ones
charged with tho actual commission of
the deed. Frenchko and Kromlnskl may
also be held as principals.
It Is understood the men were in
hiding in the old mine workings near
Grassy Island, and that when they
learned Colonel Watres had hunted'fer
them there, decided they had better
get out, and lut,e at night cut across
tho mountains to Moscow, where they
boarded a Lackawanna south-bound
train to their undoing. The word sent
by the vigilant station agent resulted
of Company L.
in them being headed oft nnd now they
nro in Jail. They will be given a hear
ing at Hoboken this morning and will
bo held pending the arrival of extradi
tion papers.
Coroner Saltry held a post-mortem
examination Saturday on tho body of
James Winston, who was murdered at
Grassy Island by theso men. IV.
Continued on Pugo 3.
Local data for September 2S, 1002:
Highest temperature .,,,,,,..,,, 1 degrees
Lowest temperature ,,.., ,. W degrees
Relative humidity:
S u. m per cent.
S p. m. ,.....,. 00 per cent.
Precipitation, SI hours ended 8 p, m
0.49 Inch.
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Washington, Sept. 58. Forecast
for Monday mid Tuesday: Eastern
Pennsylvania Fair Monday; light
to fresh winds; Tuesday, partly
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