The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, October 10, 1902, Image 1
iFv runttie. .; THE ONLY SCRANTON PAPER RECEIVING THE COMPLETE NEWS SERVICE OK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE GREATEST NEWS AGENCY IN THE WORLD rrfi TWO CENTS. SOLtANTOX, PA.. FRIDAY iMOKXlXG, OCTOBER 10, 1002. TWO CENTS filrtfrTivi SsSSstsmESSSSM iir THE COAL STRIKE yp.stcrdau'8 Rumors Upon the Sub ject Appear to Have Had No Foundation ot Fact. NOTHING DEFINITE WAS ACCOMPLISHED The Presidents of the Coal Roads and Representatives of the Individual Operators in Consultation at the Office of Senator Piatt President Mitchell Has. an Interview with Officials of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Rnilway Company The Anthracite Strike Not Talked About None of the Participants of the Conference Have Anything to Offer That Will Throw Any Light on the Situation No De velopments in tho Valley. fly 1xi'luit Wlrr tr-mi The .Wnrijli'il I'rcM. Now York. Oct. !l. ltt-plcti' :it its opuiing with promise of si solution of the long-drawn-out struggle between tho t'nitcil Mine Workers of America iiml the operators of the anthnielte properties in Pennsylvania, tills day bus closed without iippiirenl appreci able progress toward an agreement upon the issues In controversy. Most noteworthy of the day's events was a eourereiiee at the oliiee of Senator Thomas C. Piatt, at which there were, present, among' othe"s. the two sen ators from Pennsylvania and the gov crnor of New York, and nearly all the heads of the big corporations controll ing the anthracite flleds. In all seem ing, this conferenee had a contrary ef fect to that which had been hoped from it, and the operators departed declar ing adherence to the policy they have followed from tho first of resisting the demands of the miners' union to tho hitter end. There wore otlipr confer ences during the day. In which Presl- dent Mitt-hell and people of Tore or.1 less consequence In tho Industrial world' participated, but these, so far as infor inntlon obtainable goes, were as barren of results as the principal meeting. In brief, there has been no change in the situation today, so far as it might have been affected by the gathering in New York of labor leaders, mine oper ators and public men. After what may be described as an inside and authoritative source, it may bo announced that the conference at the ofilce of Senator Plat was abso lutely without result, the operators re fusing to consider the political aspect of the, situation, and maintaining their position that the question was one be tween employer and employe as to tin; management of the properties con cerned. According to the authority above in dicated, Senator Quay and Governor Odell expressed the opinion that should the strike continue fur another fort night or longer, the effect would lie to so possess the public niliul with the one subject of shortage of fuel that politi cal duties would be neglectful and the voters remain away from the polls on clot Hon day, with the natural result that the majority parly In Pennsylva nia and New York would be the greater sufferer. Senator Penrose ex pressed his concurrence in the repre sentation!) of the others, and Senator Pint I and Mr. Lnuteiliaeh spoke In a similar strain, These latter advised something In Hie nature of an armis tice, under an implied promise to the miners, that their union would be recog nized by the operators. Operators Still Finn. On their part tlio operators declared 'that the question at Issue was entirely apart from party politic?, nnd they re fused to lie influenced by representa tions let to the effect the struggle might have upon the fortunes of one party or t'-e other. One of the political conferees next suggested that to protract the strug gle with the miners would be to open the ways for the advocates of anti eorporatlon legislation at narrlsburg nnd Albany to move for the introduc tion of ineusun-s calculated to impair the value of railroad and coal proper ties, and that It was even possible that In the stress or public opinion, laws might lie enacted that would Impair rot years tho value of the properties the operators represented. It was said by another sneaker that t. bill of this an tagonistic character hail already been framed and was ready for submission to the Pennsylvania legislature. The possibility or hnrrussliig the litigation both In Pennsylvania and New York was also dwelt upon, and Hie fear ex. pressed that In some instances the state of public mind might Influence the de termination or such suits. These representations failed to move, the operators, who, according to tho gentleman already quoted, declared that party politics should not bo In jected Into the situation. The operators further expressed their confidence In the Integrity of the courts and suld they hud no fear of the success of any attack that might be made through tho state legislatures upon the property In terests concerned, This brought the conference to a close and the gentlemen separated. Shortly afterwards General Manager Thomas, of the Kile, hnd u long talk with J. P, Morgan, the nature of the conversation nut being disclosed by either of the gentlemen. It Is asserted, on what ap pears to be good authority, that Mr. Morgan wus in communication during the day with some of the politicians who conferred with the operators, but in IS NOT SETTLED that he declines t tltude of a party placed In the tit le controversy. The Day's ferences. The story of the really centers about the mooting In the after noon at Kemitiir rial w. Present at the meeting were Governor Odell, Senators Quay and Penrose, of Penn sylvania; tfenntor Piatt, President Oly phant, of the Delaware and Hudson: President Fowler, of the Ontario and Western; President Truesdnlc, of the Lackawanna; Chairman Thnmns, of the Krie; John Markle, representing the Independent operators; David Wil cox, vice president and general counsel of the Delaware and Hudson; David Lamar and Kdward Laulerbacli. At the conclusion -of the meeting none present would say what had taken place, or whether any solution to the strike trouble had been reached. The conference followed one held In the forenoon In Senator Piatt's odlee at which were present Senators Quay and Penrose, Governor Odell, Kdward Lautorbach and Senator I'latt. The conferees were very reticent as to the subjects under discussion there, Gov- ernor Odell afterward had luncheon at the Lawyers' club with Senators Quay and Penrose. Following luncheon the three, with Senator Penrose's secretary, returned to Senator Piatt's olllce. They entered by means of the cellar and the Church street entrance, threading their way through a mass of boxes and bales of merchandise. At I! o'clock they were joined by the operators of the coal mines, and tho most important confer enee of the day was held. Mr. Lauter bach went hack and forth from tho oflioe and made a trip to J. P. Mor gan's office. He did not see Mr. Mor gan. Appearances Hopeful. He then went back to the conference room. Mr. Lnutorbaeh replied to ques tions by saying that appearances looked very hopeful for a speedy settlement of the strike. Ho said lie had seen Presi dent John Mitchell Wednesday night and that ho seemed disposed to act with a spirit of fairness. Tho confer ence ended about 4.110 o'clock. Presi dent Fowler was the first to leave, the other operators following him. The coal road presidents referred all Inquirers to the senators and Governor Odell. "I've nothing to say; there is nothing wlii, niflP-U' i 'Men s un swer to irapestion. .-Senator Quay like- wise had nothing to say. Senator Piatt was the last j,olenve his ofilce. "I don't think I can say anything," lie said. "I am too tired. There will lie further meetings tomorrow. That is all I can say at present." Vice-President Wilcox, of the Dela ware and Hudson, like others, refused to talk, A visit to the operators after the conference brought no information. Although President Mitchell had ap parently no part in the conference be tween the senators and tho operators, 'his actions were anxiously awaited. Kurly In tho day lie was joined at tlio Ashland house by ex-Stnte Senator Moses W. Solomon, of Chicago. Tin Chlougoan has so far refused to dis close Ills mission, saying he was merely n "messenger." During the morning Mr. Mitchell had a long conference with his three district presidents. Afterward Distiict President Nicholls had this to say: "Unless the demands of the strikers are granted In full, I do not set how President Mitchell can settle the strike without calling a convention. If only a part of the demands are granted, that would render It necessary to call a con vention and that would take two weeks at least," Conference at Ashland House. Late In th afternoon President Mitchell and the district presidents laid another conference tit the Ashland house. Mr. Nichols said that his asso ciates had not considered any formal or Informal proposition from the oper ators. He said that the strike might possibly bo settled by .Monday, but in timated that It was Improbable. Oscar S. Strauss, a member of Hip conciliation committee of the National Civic Federation, called on President Mitchell late in tho afternoon, on leaving Mr. Strauss said: "President Mitchell wanted to see me, hut the object of my visit I cannot make public." General H. F. Tracy, A, li. Hoard man and D. II. Raton, president of tho Teimesi.ee Coal. Iron and Itnllroiid company, called on President Mitchell III the evening, "We came to sen President Mitchell," said General Tracy, "on the bituminous situation in Alabama, Wo spoke of the strike or the employes or the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Itailroad company. .Mr, Mitchell received- us well and heard our statement or tlio facts. We made a favorable Impression, I think, and have hopes that the result or our Interview will be favorable to us." Things Are Progressing, Late tonight there was a conference In tho rooms of tho Itepiihlicaii statu committee between Governor Odell, Chairman Geoige W. Dunn, of the state committee and Kdward W, Lau tirbach. Concerning this conference, Governor Odell would only Indicate that the talk was along general lines, lie said, however, that the approval of President Mitchell hud not been ob tained to any suggestions or proposi tions for settling tho strike. Ho added that If theie wus a renewal of the con ference at Senator Piatt's olllce, he wouM, In all likelihood, take part In It. Senator Peuroso was tibout the hotel up to U o'clock tonight. Ho declined to be Interviewed. About this time, Kdward Lauterbach and David Lamar drove up to the Ashland house, and wept In to see President Mitchell. They were taken up stairs to Mr, Mitchell's rooms, where they remained In conference about twenty minutes. Upon leaving, Mr. Lauterbach said: "Tilings arc progressing. That's nil 1 can say at this time." He and Mr, Lamar then drove away. President Mitchell would not be seen by reporters. Situation in the Valley. Wilkes-Barre, Oct, I), There wore no developments In the mlno workers' strike In this valley today. The entire community remains quiet, and the troops had nothing more to do than go through their dally routine. The re maining commands of the Third brig ado arrived In the Lackawanna and Wyoming valleys and were stationed at various points by lirlgndler Gcuetal Gobln, After this had been accom plished the general and two members of his stuff left for llnrrlsburg, ami will return tomorrow. Hrlgade headquar ters have been established hero. Intense Interest was manifested to day in President .Mitchell's visit to New York, There were many rumors ulloot, and one to the fffeet that u definite plan of settlement hud been reached caused -no little excitement for a short period. Frequent Inquiries for news were inado at headquurters by inter ested persons, but no communication of any kind bearing on the strike was re ceived there. Tonight tlio local news papers are posting bulletins us rapidly as news is received from the metropo lis. The superintendents of the coal companies look with Indifference on the settlement reports. It was announced by the superin tendent of the Mount Lookout colllpry of tho Temple Coal and Iron company at Wyoming that operations were re sinned at that colliery today. To what extent could not be learned. There was no great Increase today in the com paratively small quantity of coal that Is being produced. Coal company ofll cials as a rule had nothing to say be yond the statement that they are hold ing their own. No strong effort has boon made since the troops arrived to Induce strikers to return to the mines, and it is not believed any attempt will be made until tlio soldiers get settled In their camps. It was reported here lonlght that there Is a movement on foot among the operators to ask Governor Stone for more assistance on tlio ground that tho state troops now In the field are not sufficient to completely patrol tho en tire anthracite territory. If such a re quest Is sent and tho governor should grant it lie would lie compelled to call on tho federal government for the troops. George Graham Brooks, as the per sonal representative of President Hoosovelt came here today to look up certain matters pertaining to the coal strike. He interviewed a number of miners this evening. Tomorrow he will have a talk with the local coal opera tors. He will make a report to the president early next week. BAER OFFERS FULLT Reading: President's Reply to Letter of Rev. Father Nagel. By Exclusive Wire fiom The Associated Tress. Wilkes-Rarre, Oct. !). Hev. Father P. C Nagle, rector of St. Nicholas German Catholic church, of this city, wiote to Piesident George. l liner, of the Phila delphia and Heading company, on Tues day, asking that he l.Mr. liner) do something for his (Father Nagle's) peo plesomething that would end the strike. This morning Father Nuglo ic ctived tlio following reply: The Philadelphia anil Heading l.'o.il and Iron Comp.ip.vs' President's Oftlcc, Heading Ttiminul Philadelphia, Nth Oc tober. 1902. The Very Hev. P. C. Nngle, 22U Smith Washington street, W'llkes-IJ.ine, Pa.: My Dear Sir: I am perfectly willing to pronilso Hie men full time and steady work, except when work is prevented by unavoidable accidents. I am quite Miro tin conditions are Mich thai 1 can keup this promise, Will you kindly tell me how I can givo this assurance to the men to make it most effective? Yours truly, George F, Ilaer, PioMilunt. Philadelphia, Oct. !). The letter writ ten by President Haer, of the Philadel phia and Heading Itailroad company, to tlio Very I lev. P. C. Nngle. of Wilkes Harre, Pa., in reply to one from the clergyman, having been published, .Mr. Haer was requested to permit the pub lication of Father Nagle's communica tion, to which the president of tho Heading railroad's letter was a reply. He accordingly furnished the letter to the Associated Press, Jt Is as follows: Wilkes. Harre, Pa., Kept, V. 1!M2. Mr. (leorgtt F. liner, Pre.-ldeut. Dear Hlr: Add to your lair propositions to tlio strikers the granting of full time, Steady work, eocpt by unavoidable uc cldents, and this promlso will Imvo a greater influence on the miners returning to work than all the soldiers, or anything el.e, .My miners do not complain about wages?, but about liudng too many days. If you can make this offer to them, the strike Will be settled without delay. Most lespeetfully, P. (.'. Nugel. N. H. 1 am forty-four years priest lure hi Wllkes-ltarii.. AMMUNITION FOR THE 13TH, An Order for 10,000 Rounds Re ceived General Miller's Tour at Inspection, Uy Kxtluthe Wire (rum 'flu AMudJteJ Pren. Harrlnlnirg, Pa., Oct, '., .Major General Miller returned to Hurrlsburg from Wash liigtou tonight and In again on duty at division headquarters. General Miller ex poets lu meet Governor Stono tomorrow for thu purpose of discussing matter pel tabling to thu strika situation. Tho gen eral expects to mako a tour of t roups in tlio strika territory, starting next .Mon day, witli members of his staff. An order for 10,00.) rounds of ammuni tion for tho Thirteenth regiment was re ceived today at the stale arsenal, t The President Improving, By Exclusive Wire from 'the AuoilaUil I'rtti. Washington, Oct. 9. President noose volt felt fo npich hotter as a result of tho drive iio took yesterday' that ho went out aguln for an hour about noon today. Ho was accompanied by Mrs. Hoosovelt and they drove through Hook Creek park. MAIN STRENGTH CONVENTION Some Astounding Testimony at tlie Hearing o" the Lacka wanna Objections. FAKE CONTESTS WERE VERY NUMEROUS Men Who Had No Opposition at the Primaries Found Themselves Con tested in the Convention Without Having Been Previously Notified. Other Legally Elected Delegates Were Not Even Able to Get in the Convention Hall Hearing Will Probably Last Until Late Satur day. i Special to tho Scranton Tribune. Hnrrlsburg, Oct. !. Twenty-three of die four hundred witnesses In the Dem ocratic nomination contest from Luck awaima were heard today in a session lasting from !),30 a. m. until !).:i( p. m,, with two hours of recess for meals. No agreeiuonf. could bo reached by the at torneys which would reduce the list of witnesses and as far as is now known they will all have to remain over tomorrow and some of them over .Saturday. The Flynn side, is still engaged in showing the Irregularity of tho Fancy convention. One witness after another told of being forcibly denied admittance to Music hall until tho Faheyites hnd the convention machinery In working order: of (lie usurpation of the con vention oflieers by n bold bit of buc caneering; of the alleged methods pur sued in excluding the delegates from participating In tho proceedings: of the surreptitious meeting of the cre dentials committee and the ousting of unanimously elected delegates by fake contests; of tho refusal of the chair man to recognize any delegate other than those of the machine, who had been previously selected to make the cut and dried motions, and, finally, of a majority of the delegates leaving the mob-ruled hall, and assembling in an other place to conduct an orderly con vention. During the afternoon an attempt was 'made to smash the Flynn objections on a technicality, and for a time there was a painful suspense among the Flynn Ites. Tho Flynn attorneys proved to the satisfaction of tho court that their opponents' contention was not well grounded and tho court dismissed it. Judges Interested. At tho evening session, when the story of the "fake" contests was being unfolded by the Flynn wltnesses,.Tudges Plinonton and Weiss, hardened as they are by experience to the hearing of des perate political methods, listened with very apparent interest. Hotel Schadt, strenuousness In this regard, was some thing new to them. The morning session opened with the cross-examination of air. Hoban by At torney Hergner. The witness admitted that no public notice was given that ho would enroll delegates at Ills olllce, and that the usual custom was to enroll, them at the St. Charles hotel. He, however, gave personal notice to nearly all the delegates that the enrollment would take place at his ofilce. Ho further admitted that lie called upon Secretary Million to take charge ot tlio preiimlnaiy work, such as enrollment of delegates and receiving notice of con tests, and that he beard that Secre tary Malum caused to be published hi Monday morning's papers a notice that enrollment, etc., would lie conducted at Hotel Schadt. On Monday morning ho concluded, from some things lie heard in the Interim, that it would he best for him tu personally look after the pre liminaries, and, with this end In view, hnd Mr, Malion come to his ofilce In the Canned! building. Attorney Hergner at this juncture entered upon a minute comparison of the enrollment list made up by Chair man Hobtin and that which the Fahey ites used at tlio convention, Judge Weiss, with some show of Impatience, asked why the attorneys had not done tills work outside of court. Mr. Herg ner replied that he had asked for the loan of the Hoban list lust night, for tills very purpose, but tho other side would not trust him with It, Judge. Weiss expressed surprise that any one should mistrust "a member of this bar," whereupon Attorney Olmsted ex plained that his clients forbade the loaning of their list because of the fear that It would full Into the hands of parties who hud been so anxious to get their hands on It, that they did not hesitate to forge the name of one of the counsel In an effort to have It de livered to them, There was a painful silence for awhile, and the Incident closed. Mahon Rebuked. Secretary John P. Million was called by the Flynnltes and subjected to a lengthy examination as to the part ho played in making up llio enrollment, He and .Major "Wurmen were In a con tinuous tilt at thu outset by reason of tie witness making unresponsive re piles to the examiner's, questions, Final ly Judge- "Weiss wits moved to remarks "The witnesses talk too much some, times. Tills one Is especially given to too much talk." u the examination of Mr. Mahon, Major Warren went over In detail the enrollment list made up ut Hotel Schadt after the inorulng session of the con vention, showing up tho substitutions, fake contests and exclusion of unfavor able delegates by leaving a blank space where their mimes ought (o be. The roll ns made up by Hoban and Mahon on Monday and the roll used at the Music hall convention differed1 to the extent of tliirty-two names, ,Mr. Mahon told that thu paper lie read at the openlng'of the 'convention, was a substitution of ox-Sherlff Fahey for himself as secretary, so that Mr. Fahuy would call the convention to order. Ho hud been Importuned, ho said, to allow Mr. Hoban to name a secretary lu his place, so that someone friendly to the Flynilltcs might open the convention, If Mr. Hoban had power to substitute a secretary he, as Mr. Holmn's successor, also had thu power, he thought. Typewritten minutes of the conven tion, made up the day after he was subpoenaed, were presented by Secre tary Cnddeu on demand of the Flynn ltes. Ho also produced some original notes In pencil on scraps qf paper. No Written Notices. Attorney Jt. J. .Murray, who assisted In enrolling delegates at Italian's olllce, testified there was not a single written notice of contest tiled there up to the time tho olllce was closed. He also testified that lie and Attorney John M. t'orhett, by agreement between them selves and thu vigilance committee of their district, were to have half a vote each; that he refused to vote for Fahey for chairman, und was unseated by tho Fahey credentials committee. Ho re ceived no notice whatever that his scat was contested. Mr. Cadden was recalled and exam ined by Major Warren, on his type written minutes. In the course of his testimony, ho asserted positively that a motion to adjourn tho morning ses sion was regularly put and carried; that tlio names of delegates and con testants were announced at tlio morn ing session; that It was not true that a motion was regularly made to sub stitute Flynn for Fahey at the opening of tlio afternoon session; that there wore no objections to Fahey as chair man, and that everything was quiet and orderly, and every man given full opportunity to be heard. -Mr. Cadden further asserted that 1R0 delegates voted on tho orphans' court judge contest and that ho saw only four delegates leave tho hall when the Flynnltes bolted. Ho admitted no sec retary was elected and no tellers ap pointed as the rules requires. John J. O'Hoyle, of Vine street, and John F. McDonald, of Carbondale.wcre called out of order at tho opening of tlio afternoon session to permit them to go home. Mr. O' Boyle's testimony was simply to tlio effect that the polls were not opened In his district, and that tho delegate was agreed upon tho day before. Mr. O'Boylo was lirst ot the big array of vigilance committee men to lie examined. McDonald Positive. , Mr. McDonald, who was chairman of the Fahey committee on credentials, was the first Kaheylte witness to bo called. He asserted positively that Chairman Fahey announced that all committees would meet at Hotel Schadt at noon; that ills committee mot and honnl all contests, and that its report was adopted by the convention. When examined by Attorney Olm stead, Mr. McDonald admitted the rule requiring that written reasons for con testing be filed with the committee had been disregarded. He couldn't tell liow'many contests had been heard. Testifying as to the convention pro ceedings, generally, lie averred that the convention "was the same as nil other conventions of its kind a bit noisy," but that under the circumstances the order was fair. "I've seen worse," add ed Mr. McDonald. The remainder of the afternoon, un til nearly 0 o'clock, was taken up with descriptions of the Music hall conven tion by Flynn witnesses and narrations of how delegates who were elected without the semblance of opposition found other men sometimes from other districts substituted for them by the Fahey crowd, without their even know ing that they were being contested, James Heilly, of the Fifth district ot the .Second ward, gave a graphic ac count of the larceny of the control of the Music hall convention. When lie got to the hall, he went on to say, the sidewalk and part of the street lu front of the entrance was (Hied, Sheriff Scliadt and a gang of his deputies were at the door. John Coyne and .Schadt stood lu the doorway, blocking all but two feet of the six-foot-wldo doorway, Coyne and another man grabbed hold of him and tried to prevent lilm from going In because lie held no "blue ticket." Coyne tried to throttle him. Heilly protested he was a delegate, and after u llcreo struggle, succeeded In forcing ills way past the Schadt guards. He Got Inside. Another crowd of deputies were In tho hall way, just insldo the door, hold ing up any one without a "blue ticket," who happened to succeed In slipping past the deputies at the door. Fighting ills way past this second guard, Heilly got inside and found the stuge occu pied by Fahey and the other manipu lators of the Inside work of Hie ma chine. Secretary Malum read a paper appointing Fahey chairman. Fahey walked to tho front of tlio stage and declared himself eliulimau, and culled It'outinui'd on Pago -1,1 JEALOUSY AND MURDER. Miss Fisher Is Killed hy William Dougherty, Who Commits Suicide, lt.i i:elu.lw Wile fimn Iho As-oiIuimI I'ji'm. Washington, Oct. it. .Miss Alice Fisher, a young woman employed In the gov ernment printing olllce, was shot and instantly killed at noon today by Will iam Dougherty, mi employe of the sumo ofilce. Dougherty then shot and In stantly Killed himself. Jealousy was the motive. The affair ocouned at the home of a friend of the young woman. Miss Fisher had gone to tlie friend's house at the request of Dougherty, who wanted her to resuino past friendly re lations and cease accepting tho atten tions of another young man. Pennsylvania Tunnel Franchise, fly llxi-liithc Wire from The Associate! I'ivsk. New Yolk, Oct. 9. Tlio rapid transit coinnils.loii today unanimously voted to grant Hie franchise, to the Pennsylvania liullrojU company to build 'the tunnel which tbo road asked for, und granted It to the company on Its own terms, Anthrncito Coal Re-Bought, tij- Kxilutht'Wiir iim'fii A-c(ljttI ri. llcrlln. Oct. 9, Amoilcau anthracite coal imported at Hamburg last winter is being re-bought for tho United States. THE GRAND ARMY DOWN TO BUSINESS SOLDIER SHOT. An Attempt to Assassinate a Guards man at Shamokln. Ily Cti'liiolu' U'he front Tin- AvimIjIciI I'ic.-. Sliumokln, I'ii.. Oct. f. Theodore Vlouz, llrst sergeant of Company I!, Tenth reg iment, was standing lu the kitchen mess tint today when a bullet from a revolver pierced the tent and lodged In his right shoulder. Comrades of Hie wounded sol dier rushed from the tent and saw four men, one holding :i revolver, rush from the top of it culm bank close by and dls-npeni- In the mountain. A number of sol diers gave chase. Inn the men escaped, Vloiiz wound Is not of a fatal nature. Fifteen hundred strikers paraded 1 ho streets tonight before attending n. so cialistic meeting which was addressed liy John Collins, of Chicago, Four men dressed In National Ciuurdniou uniform, walked abreast carrying the American ling. They were cheered by strikers along thu sidewalks. Of liners of the Tenth reg iment, which Is camped hero, deny that the marching soldiers belong to tho regi ment. DYNAMITE OUTRAGE Cattle Train Wrecked on the Lehigh Valley Cut Off many Animals Killed. Special to the Scranton Tribune. Pitlstou, October 9. Dynamite was placed on tho Lehigh Valley cut-off tracks, about- a mile and a half south of Jenkins Junction, last night, and tlio result was an explosion that had disastrous, but not fatal results. Seven cattle cars, load d with live stock, were demolished, tlio engine damaged, about one hundred cattle killed or maimed, and over one hundred es caped to tho woods. Fireman William Shiner, ot Plttston, was thrown over an embankment with the tender of tlio engine, but was unhurt. Charles Malilcr, of West Plttston, a brakeman, was thrown from tho train und slight ly injured. This is the second dyna mite outrage that lias taken place on the A'alley's tracks lu that vicinity within a week. An extra cattle train, made up of thirty-nine loaded cattle cars and four freight cars, left Coxtou Yard last night about eight o'clock. It was drawn by Kngino 1,211, one of the larg est on tlio road, In charge of Kngineer Aaron Hosier, of Maticli Chun!:, and Conductor Kdward Conroy, of Wilkes Rarre. A big pusher engine assisted lu taking the heavy train up the moun tain. They readied a big curve south of Jenkins Junction, which Is about two miles back of Yatesvllle, about II o'clock, and were travelling at tlie rate of thirty miles an hour, when a ter riilo explosion occurred, The tank of the engine was thrown over a sixty foot embankment and the tlrenum went with it. lolling out as the tank slid i1fitn tliu liniil. Tlwi lli.L-t lVtiii ,.1-it.u. up , tlie train, which were 'loaded with a line stock of cattle, went over the em- j Other Day. bankment, but remained coupled to- Special to tho Scranton Tillmnr. gather. The end of the llrst car was Jlonesdule, Oct. , Yesterday was by blown off, and as tho cars went down i far more Interesting at the Honesdulo tlie bank tho animals slid out tlie open fair than the day previous, the first ot end, twelve of them were killed and tlie two racing days, two Injured. The second car was Tlie Interest yesterday was In the completely overturned and Its eon- free-for-all. which was captured liy tents of live stock thrown into a heap Levi Patterson's Wilkes .Medium. An In one end, and most all were killed, other farbnndnio horse, Henry II. Roth the third nnd fourth cars were Pleice's Ahuokln, gave Patterson's tipped over and the nnininls thrown i horse a run for his money, and some of out through the doors or piled In a j the interested ones were of Hie opinion mass in the car. j that If Davey James, who drove Alino- The sudden release of the air and ' kin In tin- last two beats, handled tho the heavy work of the pusher engine ! lpi'is In the first two runs, the result telescoped the center of tho train about would have been different. The third one hundred yards from the engine, and lR',lt wa tl,1;t'" b-v Ahuokln, with three cars were wrecked at this point, ' llllt's '" "'" sfllt- a,ul thl '"" 1,eilt two of them being smashed to kindling w wm '.v "'Hkes Med him by .i nose, wood. Ten steers were killed at the.11 as an exciting lliilsh and put thu second point, and the other escaped to 'W(l ' '" lni;01r tllat 'w'yo.ne felt the woods close bv. i lu wns n,n' '?I)atu- Trufllo im the enst-bouud track was ' '""? "" "" three, entries In th blocked all day. and the wrecking m'---ll: oki", ' t'leive, crews from Packerton and Coxtou , "'' " "U ., "f l" ""'' J'VL' were on the scene The loxs will foot ' ilt,t''on' I'arbondale; hthbelle. Sihts win on lit stun, in loss win loot M(.jlUlH nml Fnlnk juiblmrd, Car .,,. several thousand dollars. A lore,, ; , o wafl 2.M. 2.37i, 2.MV., of men woiy employed today, scouring .,.,,, T,l(, 1)Urse Wm too .mum . im- ...ill.- i.mi rr ..,..-.., and by noon a herd ot them had been ! rounded up. The concussion was easily ', ion in mis vny aim vaiimy, miny i snaking some nouses. l.eteet o ,,, .. raM somewhat ot a O'Hrleu and asslsta ns wero on I disappointment. There was great an grouud all day endeavoring to gain i ( . , Ule ,,., f)ff T, f Intormatloit as to the perpetrators of , ,m. UlL, jldgea caUe(, w hori!eH biu.,.( the deed. ... I and it seemed as if thorn would never The seem, ot tlio wreck was a gnu- ' ,J(J ,L HWrtf T,,u t..lU!(l,( tl)(J ,ngt ,(eat some one. with the dead animals tf lu, ,m!itI,olmi umn n,H morula g, on strewn along the tracks or piled III Ui.Cl)Unt 0t darkness, heaps, many of them maimed and j Tlto entries were; Hilly M., S. n. bellowing plteously. About 10 o'clock , Cark, Honesdulo; Gold Rain. W. a. litis morning, a Plttstnii butcher was v0rton. Aldenvllle: l.adv .McNeill, w. called to the scene and put an end to their sufferings. Pattison's Party Divides, liy i:ihiiiii' Wire flu'ii Tin' AuiiJU'd m-M. llloomsliiiig. P.i.. Oct. !'. Former Gov ernor Pntllsou, the Democratic guberna torliil candidate and ids party of cam paigners divided lh'-iv time luil.iy in !. coming, Xiirlhiimbi-rltiiid. Columbia and .Montour counties, (loth .Mi. P.ittimm and Ills colleague, ((cargo W. iluthrle. undo addresses at lliiHhe.llle. Mnnc.v, .Milton, Danville, and llloomsliurg. Steamship Arrivals. New York. Oct. 0. Sailed: Atiguste Vic torlu, Hamburg; Frledericli dor lirosso, llremen via Southampton; I.n Champagne, Havre; Phoenicia, Naples and Uunoa. Havre Arrived; I.a Savole, Now York. Queenstown-Salled; Oceanic, New York, Liverpool Arrived: Majestic, Now York, Hrow Head Passed; Georglc, New York via lloulogno Sur Met-. Pruwlo Point Passed; Rotterdam, Now York for Am-tjlurdam, Election of Another Head tor the Gomlno Year flmona the- Events of the Dau. GENERAL STEWART NOW COMMANDER The Honor Palls Upon the Distin guished Pennsylvanian, Who Was a Lending1 Candidate a Year Ago. The Committee Severely Scores the Medical Department Operations of the Women's Hellef Corps. Dj i:Mliiittr Wire fiom Thu .Ucxi.iit'l i'ron. Washington, Oct. ! The Grand Army got down to business today and tho encampment of tho order, besides hearing an address from Commander In Chief Torrance and reports from a number of ollicers and committees, elected a new head for Hie ensuing year. T.he now commander In chief of. the Crand Army of the Republic, Is General T. J. Stewart, of Pennsylvania, who was a leading candidate for the honor a year ago. Ills competitors to day were Ceneral John C. Black, ot Illinois, a former commissioner of pen sions, and Colonel John McKlroy, of this city. Tiie name of General Daniel Sickles, of New York city, was pro sentod to the convention, but he with drew from tho race. William At. Olin, of Massachusetts, was elected vice com mander in chief and James M. Averill, of Georgia, junior vice (.innmandcr In chief. Aside from the election ot these oflieers, tlie most Interesting feature ot tho encampment was the report of the pension committee of the Grand Army of the Jtepublic. This committee se verely scored the medical division ot the pension bureau, declaring that It was a dead Hue, where were executed the claims of veterans seeking pen sions, it accused the personnel of this division of approaching the represen tations of tlie examining surgeons throughout the country with suspicion and distrust, and as made In bad faith. It denounced tlie reports that extensive frauds were practised in pension claims as absolutely baseless. The Women's Hellef Corps, the Daughters of Veterans and the Ladies of the Grand Army of tlie Republic also met In nnnual convention today. Thousands of veterans and their wives, not delegates to either of these organ izations, attended army corps re unions in tho big tents on tlie white lot, or spent the beautiful October day ill sight-seeing. A feature of the late afternoon was tlie dedication of tlie corner stone of the proposed memorial bridge to connect Washington with the national cemetery at Arlington. Sec retary Root was the orator of the occa sion. HONESDALE FAIR EVENTS OF YESTERDAY. Fni' More Interesting- Than Any T))0 mmm.y ot tho fm,.for. ','.?' m"' mx all was; list 2 2 12 :i u a o i-;iujti .j, Kmce, Clark's Green; Jim Doyle. 11. , C. Williams, Carbondale; French, aeo, ! Collins, Centre Village, j French, who ran away with the Held Wednesday was surprisingly back ward, but It would not bo surprising If lie showed up in tlio bume form to day as on tlie llrst day, l.llllo M , 3 5 4 5 4 Gidd Italu ..,,, 2 :i 5 3 i Lady McNeill 3 2 2 11 Jim Doylo 1 4 a 2 a French t I I 4 3 Tlmo-2.20',i, 2.32, 2.:lH-. 2.33, 2.33. The other hcut will be, finished morning, thi i' - - -- - I WEATHER FORECAST, Washington, Oct. 9. Forecast for 4- Friday and Saturday: Kastern -f Pennsylvania Fair ond cool Frl- f day; fresh northeast winds; Sat urday lair, t f-r,. t..tt-r t.t..