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Locals Throughout the Anthra
cite District Began Electino
NO QUESTION AS
TO THE RESULT
Prominent Officials of the Union
Say That There Is No Fear That
the Mine "Workers Will Offer Op
position Strong1 Enough to. Defeat
the Efforts of Those Who Are Anx
ious to Go to Work Quiet at Head
quarters Coal Companies Prepar
ing to Meet Public Demand for
Ily Ku'lushe Wire fiuni TI.e A-n( i.iU'il l'rc-.
Wllkes-BaiTC, P.i.. Oct. IT. In ac
cordance with the rail issued yesterday
by order of the executive boaids of the
anthracite districts of the miners' union
nil "locals" thioughout the coal Held
begun electing delegates today to the
convention which will lie held here
next Monday to consider the acceptance
or rejection of the arbitration plan sub
mitted by President Roosevelt. Most
nt the local unions held their meetings
tonight. They all will have been elect
id by tomorrow night. It Is practical
ly certain that a majority of the dele
sates will come to the convention In
structed to vote in favor of accepting
the aibltratlon scheme. The promin
ent olllcials of the union say there Is
no fear that the opposition will be
strong enough to defeat the efforts of
those who favor ending the strike by
arbitration of their differences with the
operators. President Mitchell does not
care to anticipate the action of the
convention, but from "his manner It Is
taken that he has not the slightest
doubt as to the result. lie will go Into
the convention and make a strong
speech for acceptance of the arbitra
The Indications are the convention
will last two' days and that there will
be much debate on various features of
the arbitration plan. The conditions at
some collieries are different from those
existing at other places. The principal
questions to be discussed before the
Ulan if accepted by the mlneis will be
that of taking care of all the men.
The condition of the mines are such
that all workmen cannot be given work
Immediately, and some will have to
wait for weeks before the companies
can take care of them. The operators
will not dismiss the non-union men In
order to give employment to a return
ing striker. It is undei stood that the
union will take care of all such men
who fall to lind immediate employ
ment. This will be done by drawing funds
from the relief fund, which Is said to
be still growing.
Quiet at Headquarters.
In contrast to the animated scenes
during the past week, strike headquar
ters was an extremely quiet place to
day. Piosidetit Mitchell had nothing to
say regarding the situation, except to
say that there remains little to do but
wait for the action of the convention.
He had few callers and spent the entire
day In his office. The district presi
dents and the other district otllcers te
lurned to their homes for the purpose
of assisting in the election of the dele
gates to the convention.
The i mil companies will do all in
their power to meet the public de
mand for coal. Preparations for re
suming as soon as the miners call the
strike 1 1 if are going mi apace. It Is
estimated that L'.'i per cent, of the col
lieries will bo In operation the first
day after the suspension Is over. The
railroads are also making every effort
to have enough curs on hand to carry
the freshly-mined coal to market and
are sending thousands of cars into this
regions and placing them on sidings at
The state troops are having an easy
time of It. and are expecting to hear
of the withdrawal of a portion of tho
division at any day. Major fleueral
Miller and llrlgadler tieneral Oobln re
fuse to predict when the homeward
movement of the soldiers will begin, it
Is not unlikely that the entire division
will remain In the Held until after tho
strikers return to work, General
Gnbin said today reports of petty acts
of violence, such as the throwing of
stones at men going to work are still
helug reported to him.
The stationary llremoii alllllated with
the stationary 111 emeu's association of
Pennsylvania, who went on strlko mi
.Tune -', along with the firemen belong
ing iu the Mine Workers' union, met
tonight and deckled to abide by the
decision of tho I'nlted Mine Workers'
convention, President Barrett and Sec
retary Mullahy were authorized to go
before llm arbitration commission and
urge that tho firemen ha granted the
AGITATORS IN HUDSON VALLEY
Efforts to Keep Men on Strike Com
pany Has Cars Manned.
Ily Kxelml.e Wire Horn The Associated Vim.
Saratoga. Oct. 17 D. 1,. niiu-m-th.
Ihalrmau of the international ex-pen.
live committee of tho Street Railway
Employes' union, is here encouraging
Iuiifuii vuuoy strikers to continue the
rike wltlt the promise of assistance;
rlke loaders reiterate their determlfi.
Ion to continue tho struggle indellnlte-
une railway company, through
rieral Manager H. & Jbsselyn, says
I, Mm (Vinil htici i riiie..n...u...n...
kto operate the curs,
FILIPINO ? N EXPLODED.
Author of One Lurid Tale Depended
Entirely Upon His Imagination.
Ily llulmhe Wire from Tho Aroelatcil I'rws.
Washington, Oct. 17. Several months
igo, it paper In Pennsylvania con
tained what purported to be a letter
written by Wlllinm .T. Longenberger,
of Company A, Fifteenth Infantry, to
his mother In .Danville. Pa. In It he
was made to say that the dead bodies
of the Filipinos lay around on all
sides, illibtirled, In various stages of
of decomposition, and that when ti
Filipino dropped, "Our boys all shot
him seven or eight times, so that ho
was covered with blood from head to
foot. This story obtained general cir
culation, and was the subject of severe
criticism against the army.
The matter was made the subject of
an official Investigation by fleueral
Chaffee, then In command In the Phil
ippines, with the result that the story
was shown to be wlthotu foundation.
Private Longenberger, the reputed au
thor of the letter, wrote to tho com
manding olllcer of bis regiment that
the story gives a mistaken impression.
"I heard the story from another en
listed man." he stated, "and have
never witnessed the death of a native
In the Philippines, and I now believe
the story told me was only Idle boast
ing.'" First Lieutenant K. M. Heeve, com
manding Company A, Fifteenth Infan
try, reports that the man who wrote
the letter mentioned Is a member of
his company, and "Ills record shows
thati he has never been in action, nor
near the scene of one: In fact, he has
never seen a Filipino die, not even from
sickness. The whole affair Is the work
of Ids Imagination, and there Is not a.
word of truth iu it.
WRIGHT WILL NOT VOTE.
Two-thirds Vote Will Be Necessary
to Decide the Disputes of An
thracite Coal Miners.
fly i:rliMu' Wire Hum The A.ui luted Pi ph.
Washington, Oct. 17. lion. Carroll D.
Wright, as recorder of the commission
to arb'ltrat e the anthracite coal dis
putes, will not have a vote'. The fol
lowing authoritative statement is made:
"The commission is so constituted
that it will require, a two-thirds vote to
settle any point upon which there Is a
That means that Colonel Wright is
not to be regarded as a member of tho
commission in passing on questions be
fore It. An olllclal of the war depart
ment with a great deal of experience,
"In all military boards and courts the
recorder has no vote, but he Is the man
who runs the board."
Colonel Wright will keep the records,
summon witnesses, carry out the orders
of the commission and perhaps prepare
Its report under Instructions.
NO RUSSO-TURKISH ALLIANCE.
Foreign Office at Vienna Assured
That Report Is Untrue.
Ily i:.flti-lie Wile Irom 'I he A.-o.lil"il Pie.-v
Vienna, Oct. 17. The Ausiro-IIun-garian
foreign olllce entirely discredits
the report telegraphed from Bucharest
to the Loudon Dally Mall that Russia
has proposed to Turkey a revival of the
I'nklur-Skelessi tieaty or is:;:i. The old
treaty established an alliance, Turkey
undertaking to exclude In time of war
all foreign warships from the Black sea,
while Russia undertook to furnish aid
to Turkey by land and sea if necessary.
It Is pointed out at the foreign olllce
hero that all tho European powers are
concerned In the existing treaties gov
erning the passage of the Dardanelles
by foreign warships and that It is Im
possible for Russia to modify them
without the consent of the signatories.
Tlie Austrian ambassador at Con
stantinople has assured the foreign of
fice that no political matters were dis
cussed during the recent visit to the
sultan or the ft fund Duke Nicholas of
GERMAN SOCIALIST THREAT.
Leader Vigorous iu Denouncing
Tariff Dill in Reichatng.
By llM'Imhe Wire from Tin- AsMxiiled I re.ni.
Berlin, Oct. 17. During the debate on
the tarhf bill in tho Reichstag todny,
llerr Antrick, In behalf of the Social
Democrats, vigorously denounced the
measure, llo declared thut the party
ho represented would not support tho
bill, either In its original form or as
amended by tho committee.
If It wero passed, he said, It would
stir up a popular movement which
would "laud in hades all the support
ers of the bill and the whole class of
THE PANAMA WAR.
Condition at Santa Marta Is Bad.
Interests Without Protection.
By Kxeliulic Wire from The Associated l're.
Washington, Oct, 17. Tho navy de
partment today received tho fallowing
cablegram from Commundep Wilson, of
tho Panther, now at Colon;
"Montgomery arrived. Condition at
Santa Marta had. Insurgents in small
force, distance ubout eight miles.
Bridges burned, railroad trains
stopped; 200 undisciplined troops pro
tect tho town; 58 foreigners, largo in
terests. To open port one side or other
Children Burned to Death.
Dy Exclusive l'ire (rora The, Aswclated Press.
Crucer. Miss.. (Jet. 17 Three children of
George Moorhenil wero burned to death
Hero today. They had been locked Iu the
house which cmiL-ht Urn iluilnir the nli.
sence of the mother on an errand
CONFERENCE WITH PRESIDENT.
Events Leading to Appointment of
Strike Commission Discussed.
tly Ku-liidre Wlie from Tin- A,"nil.ded I'nvm.
Washington, Oct. IS. Brigadier Gen
eral John M, Wilson, member of the
coal strike arbitration commission and
Colonel Wright, recorder of the com
mission, had an extended conference
with President Ituosevoll today. They
discussed pretty fully the events lead
ing up tp the appointment or the corn
mission, and tentatively, some of the
details of the work. Alter leaving the
white house. General Wilson said It
was early to discuss the work of the
commission for publication. The body
will be assembled In Washington, but
when and where Its sittings were to be
held, he said, were details which were
to be worked out by the commission It
self, it Is known that the commission
will not begin Its labors until the min
ers have agreed to It.
Later In tho day. K. AV. Parker, the
mining expert of the commission called
at the white house with Dr. David T.
Day, of the geological survey and
formally accepted bis appointment. Mr.
Parker remained with the president
and Col. Wright for a. considerable
time, it Is not announced yet how the
expenses of the commission will be paid.
.The civilian members will be entitled
to a per diem fixed by the president
but from what fund the amount will
bo paid has not been determined.
DUN'S REVIEWOF TRADE.
Settlement of the Coal Strike Re
moves the Only Serious Handi
cap to Industrial Progress.
11 Ku'lmhc Wire born Tlio Ayxiuuted l're.
Xew York. Oct. 17. H. C. Dun & Co.'s
Weekly Review of Trade tomorrow will
Settlement of the coal strike removes
tin- only serious handicap to Industrial
progress, five months or restricted
fuel production had begun to check the
wheels at many manufacturing' centres,
while there was a perceptible diminu
tion In consumptive demands as tho
purchasing power of the wage earners
steadily decreased. Savings have been
exhausted and much money has gone
out of the country because sof this
struggle, but the nation's remarkably
strong position assures a speedy restor
ation of prosperous conditions.
Transportation is now the worst rea
ture, and threatens to continue disturb
ing. While the grain crops are being
moved the supply of rolling stock and
motive power will prove insufficient, al
though every effort is made at tho
shops, liberal premiums being offered
for early delivery.
Inadequate supplies or fuel caused
further banking of furnaces, but the
effect of a decreased output or domes
tic pig Iron has been partially neu
tralised by larser arrivals from
abroad. Practically no price can be
named for immediate delivery of home
Iron, and there is no disposition to
make concessions on distant, contracts,
owing to the abnormal coke situation.
Fortunately, there has been Utile In
terruption at finishing mills, and the
output of rails, structural material and
kindred lines is well maintained. Con
sumers not only find dlfllculty in se
curing steel from the mills, but en
counter a further delay on the rail
ways which are unable to handle
freight promptly. Orders come for
ward freely for the heavier lines, nu
merous contracts being offered for
steel rails for next year's delivery, and
the plans for buildings' and bridges
keep a lot of business In sight in
beams, channels and angles. Plates
for ship-yards are also sought freely,
prices lending upward on tank steel.
Higher freight rates htivo checked Im
ports of finished steel.
Footwear shops are actively engaged,
many producers having added to their
long list of orders. Prices are easily
maintained, in cotton goods, the feat
ure was a purchase of about 230,1)90 of
print cloths, While quotations were
not altered, the tone became decidedly
firmer. Failure?, for tin week num
bered 2uti In the I'li'lted States against
2JII last year, and 21 In Candada com
pared wltli 31.
TEXAS STATE HOUSE COMPANY.
Auuual Meeting of Queer Corporation
Held in London.
By i:eludrr Wire from 'lliu Associated I'rws.
London, Oct, 17. At the annual meet
ing today or Karwell'.s Texas State
House company, which Is registered
here, it was decided to pay off SMO.OOO
or its debentures out of a portion of
the proceeds of the sale of 1.500,000
acres of Its lands during the past year,
John V. Farwell, or Chicago, attended
tho meeting. He returns to the United
States next week.
Former United States Senator Charles
H, Farwell, or Chleago.wltli his brother,
John V, Farwell, built the Texas stato
capitol Iu 1SS7 ami received therefore
3,000,000 acres of land.
OBSERVATIONS OF ECLIPSE.
Good Photographs of the Moon Ob
tained at Geneva, N. Y.
Ily Kxcluhr Wire from Tin- AssoeUted I'reit.
Geneva, X. Y Oct, 17. The eclipse
of tho moon was a lino spectacle heie
lust night. Dr. William It. Brooks,
director of tho Smith observatory and
professor of nstrononiy of Hobnrt col
lege, successfully viewed the different
contacts and obtained a lino series of
The eclipsed moon had the usual copper-colored
tint, but deeper than nt
recent eclipses, Early In tho total
phase, n peculiar, dark band extended
across the moon's diameter, the, upper
and lower portions of the globe appear
ing quite luminous, producing a mar
vellously beautiful effect,
POWELL ON A MISSION.
May Try to Settle Trouble in Santo
By t:teutle Wire from 1 lie Afaociatnl Press.
San Domingo, Oct. 17. .Minister Pow
ell has arrived hero from Port-au-Prince,
Haytl, on u t-peelal mission
from his government.
Tragic End of the Garecr o! Wil
liam G. Turner, of Gllmax
MURDER IN WALL STREET
William C. Turner, Charged with
Shortage of Accounts, Opens Fire
on Men Who Demand Restitution,
Threat of Criminal Prosecution
Made Him Desperate Albert Ham
ilton, of Pittsburg, and William J.
Mallard, Jr., the Victims A Triple
Tragedy In Wall Street District.
By Ktclinl'.r Wire from The AmocIiIciI Prem.
Xew York, Oct. 17. Using a new au
tomatic magazine pistol, William C.
Turner, former president and treasurer
or the Climax Rattling compnny, today
shot and Instantly killed W. J. Mallard,
secretary and treasurer of the com
pany, and Robert Hamilton, Its presi
dent, and then killed himself with tho
siime weapon. A second revolver, load
ed la every chamber, was found In Tur
ner's pocket, and It Is believed bo
planned to take more lives than he did.
The shooting was the result of a quar
rel between the three men over an al
leged shortage In Turner's accounts, tor
which he was threatened with criminal
prosecution. The tragedy occurred In
the otllces of the law firm of Canton,
Adams & Mclntyre, in the heart of the
Wall street district, during the busy
noon hour. Turner, who was 4." years
of age and Jived at .Mount Vernon, X.
Y., a suburb or this city, was a cousin
of Covernor Odell, of tills state, and
the head of the law llrm hi whose offices
the shooting occurred Is President Can
tor, of the boiough of Manhattan. Soon
after the shots rang out In the olllce
building, a wild rumor was started that
the boiough president had been killed.
All of the principals in the tragedy
were married. Mallard was 34 years of
age, a native or Atlanta, where he was
well known In business and social cir
cles. He was president of the Young
Men's Democratic club there. lie had
been 'in tills city about four years, and
lived with his wire and two children In
an uptown flat. Mr. Hamilton lived In
Plttslnug, where he was president of
the .1. T. and A. Hamilton glass fac
tories. He was about 00 years or age.
He arrived iu this city yesterday, In
response to a telegram from Turner re
ceived In Pittsburg, which said:
".Meet me in Xew York, Friday, and
I will settle with you."
The three men met In the law offices
by appointment to allow Turner to
make a partial settlement, and he was
asked for a certified check.
"1 have it." he said, and then he
closed the door of the room. An in
stant later he drew a revolver and be
gan firing. Mallard fell, shot through
the heart, and Hamilton lived only a
few moments. A number of other per
sons who were In the room, clerks and
members of the firm, fled in a panic.
After killing Hamilton and Mallard,
Turner shot himself in the head. Some
minutes later, hearing no more shots,
the persons who lied ventured back into
the room and found the three bodies.
Turner's Accounts Short.
Turner retired as president of the
Climax Uottling company last April
when he was bought out by Hamilton.'
After the sale It was discovered. In
examination of the books of the con
cern that there was a shortage or
$.",100 In Turner's accounts. The Climax
company engaged John F. Mclntyre,
former assistant district attorney and
M. Goodman, both of the llrm In whose
olllce the shooting occurred today to
effect a settlement with Turner and
he engaged Hdgar Leventritt to repre
sent his Interests. Some dlfllculty had
been met with In the negotiations which
followed between the lawyers but It
was finally agreed to uct-opt $2,700 and
give Turner a release in full. Last
night It was agreed that the settlement
should take place In the offices of
Cantor, Adams and Merntyre today be
fore 11 o'clock, Hefore he left the con
ference Inst night Turner anxiously
asked that .Mr, Mclntyre he present at
today's meeting and Mr, Mclntyre has
said slnco the shooting that he did not
like Turner's manner yesterday as the
latter seemed. In his opinion, to hear
himself recklessly am with the de
meanor of a man who might do almost
any desperate act.
At the appointed hour today, Turner
with his Inwyers.entered the law offices,
Mr, Goodman ushered Turner nnd his
lawyers Into the private office of Mr.
Adams. Leventritt, It Is said, told
Turner to remain outside. Turner re
fused, saying that lie wanted In close
tho matter at once. Turner Immediate
ly after entering nsked for Mr. Mc
lntyre and showed anger when told he
would not bo at tho conference.
Negotiations for a settlement began
at once, Mr. Hamilton, Mallard and
Cioodmaii and Adams being1 present
besides Turner and his attorney. The
conference iit llrst was in the (Inn's
general offices, hut later Mallard asked
to seo Mr. Adams and Mr. Hamilton
in Adams' private olllce. Turner hav
ing refused certain propositions, While
the conference In the private ofllce was
going on Turner walked in. His law
yer asked him for his check to be used
In the settlement and Turner said.
"Yes, I'll let you have It."
Panic Follows Shooting.
Then Turner closed the dor of the
.ufllce. Ho was fucliij; Mr. Mallard,
who had askeiPhlm for the check. An
Instant after he had shut tho door, he
drew a revolver and, pointing it at
Mallard, said. "I will kill you, you ."
Then he fired two shots at .Mallard.
Instantly there wus a wild scramble
on the part of the others in the room.
All except Hamilton dashed for tho
door, hut Hamilton, when Turner tired,
sprung at him to grapple. Turner was
too quick for him, however, and, drop
ping his weapon to a level with his
victim's breast, fired. There is no wit
ness to what followed. -Mr. Levlntrltt
at the first appearance of the revolver,
rushed out of the room, Cloodmnn fol
lowed Leventritt, and Adams Jihnpcd
to his feet as soon us Mallard was
shot, brushed past Turner and got out
or the olllce. As they left, two more
shots were lieurd, followed by two
heavy falls. There was consternation
in the olllcj;. Clerks, boys and several
women employes were for a few
minutes later too frightened to do any
thing. When pei sons connected with the law
offices ventured back Into tho room,
they found the three bodies lying close
On Turner's body was found an un
signed telegram reading:
"Telepone message received. Will
accept $2,700 either from Hamilton or
Light on the Case.
On Turner's corpse the coroner also
found a certified check for $2,700. The
hitter Is regarded as throwing a pecu
liar light on the case, for it is thought
to Indicate that Turner went to the
offices with the probable Intention of
paying the sum of money which was
to have settled tin- difficulty. If he did
Intend to pay, It is argued, he changed
his mind suddenly and decided to kill.
Kdgar AV. Leventritt, who was Tur
ner's counsel in the affairs preceding
the tragedy and who was present In
the room at the time the shooting be
gan, made a statement tonight In which
he defended Turner against the charge
that he was a. defaulter. "Mr. Turner,"
he said, "was not a defaulter. He did
not criminally misappropriate the funds
of the Climax Bottle company."
According to Mr. Leventritt, Turner
had originally put up $3,00o In cash. Ills
overdrafts amounted to $2,800, leaving
$2,200, practically or which remained as
the value or his holdings. Hamilton
offered $2,000 for Turner's share, which
the latter accepted and the deal was
closed. Turner believed that this trans
action relieved him of all connection
with the company and closed all ac
counts. Asked why Turner had been
prevailed upon to agree to giving up a
check for $2,700 to settle with Hamil
ton and Mulhml, Mr. Leventritt said:
"Turner was inlluenced by the fact,
as I am Informed, that he was expect
ing a political appointment, which
would ho made impossible If the least
hint of Irregularity, however unfound
ed, should he made against him."
The body of Turner was tonight taken
to his late home at Mount Vernon.
NEGRO LEGALLY HANGED.
Jim Buchanan Pleads Guilty nnd Is
By Exiluslie Wire from The Associated Press.
Xaeogdoches, Tex., Oct. 17. Jim l!u
chanan, colored, the murderer or the
Hicks family, was tried here today, a
plea of guilty was accepted by the
judge and the negro was legally hanged
within two hours after sentence had
Ten days ago the dead bodies of Far
mer Illcks, his wife and daughter were
found in the Hicks home, and a week
later Jim Buchanan was arrested and
conressed to the triple murder.
Buchanan was taken to Shreveport to
escape lynching and later was removed
to the jail at Henderson, where he was
guarded by militia. He was brought
to Nacogdoches today, under the pro
tection of five companies or state
troops. Upon his arrival here the negro
was turned over to Sheriff Spradley,
who told the people he would be given
a speedy trial. The town hegan to till
up rapidly, telegraph wires were cut,
railroad tracks wero torn up and it was
announced that an attempt would bo
made to get possession of Buchanan.
District court was at once convened, a
Jury was empanneled without delay
and the negro's plea of guilty was ac
cepted by the court. Tin; judge ordered
that the death sentence be executed
Xovomber 17, but many people an
nounced that they would not allow de
lay. Buchanan then waived the thirty
days allowed him by law and was
hanged by Sheriff Spradley iu the Jail
yard. In the presence of a largo crowd.
Foreign Consuls Mediate Flight of
Ily Kwltiaivo Wire Irom The .Woi-hled I'ipm.
Port-au-Pilnce, Oct. 17, The foreign
consuls at ti'onalves, after negotia
tions with Genet-til Xord, commander of
tho government forces, have brought
about the capitulation of that town.
Jt was occupied by the troops without
Tho report that M, Flrmln, the rev
olutionary leader, embarked on the
United States cruiser, Cincinnati Is
The Cincinnati, the Freeh cruiser
D'Assas and tho German cruiser Falko,
are off Cinnalves, for the protection of
GUIDI STARTS FOR MANILA.
Ily Kxclihlvr Wire from 'I'lie Associated l'ii'a.
Rome, Oct, 17. Archbishop Guldl, the
apostolic delegate In tho Philippines,
and his secretary, Father O'Connor,
started today from Marseilles, from
which port they will sail for Manila.
A largo gathering of distinguished Vati
can otllcers, heads of religious bodies
and representatives of tho ministers
accredited to the Vatican, Including
tho entire Hruidllan legation, badu
them farewell at tho station.
Tho archbishop has taken with him
all his episcopal robes, as ho intends to
enter Manila In full state.
EARLY PEACE IN MACEDONIA.
By llii-Iushr Wire Irom I'he Usoilated l're.
London, Oct. 17 "In political and dip
lomatlu circles here," cables tlm 'Conssll.
noplo correspondent of the Times. "It Is
believed that tranquility will soon be re
stored hi Mncedonla."
Snow Falls nt Lancaster.
By Eielusbe Wire from Tie Aswelateil Press.
Lancaster. Pa., Oct. 17.-.hoat u..".0
o'clock tonight there was a light full of
snow in this city
ROBERT H. DUNN KILLED.
Terrible Fate of a Well Known Rest
dent of Forest City.
Special lo the Seranton Tribune.
Forest City, Oct. 17. Robert II. Dunn
was almost instantly killed at the Xo.
2 breaker of the Hillside Coal and Iron
company this morning. He was em
ployed at the foot of the breaker plane,
and reaching down to uncouple two
cars was caught between the frames
and squeezed to death. Although still
breathing when taken out, he was un
conscious and expired In a few minutes.
Mr. Dunn had charge of the prop yard
and had worked at the plane only tho
past few days.
He was 6", years old and one of Forest
City's most prominent citizens. He was
a member of the Methodist church. He
Is survived by his wife, one son, George
S. Dunn, or Jorinyn, and two daugh
ters, Miss Eunice, or this place, and
Mrs. K. B. Goodrich, of Alford, Pa. The
funeral will take place at 10 o'clock on
Monday morning. Rev. R, L, Clark will
have charge of the services, and Inter
ment will be made near his old home at
MISS IDA CRADD0CK
Driven to Death by Fear of Spend
ing Her Days in an Asylum
By Kxclmbc Wile from The Associated Press.
Xew York, Oct. 17. In fear of another
term in prison or spending the balance
of her days In an insane asylum. Miss
f ruddock, high priestess and pastor of
the "Church of the Yoga,", In Chicago,
and missionary here of her peculiar
heller, committed suicide today by in
haling gas. Her body was round by
her mother, Mrs. Decker, by whom
the suicide was to have been accom
panied to the United States court to
day to be sentenced under a convic
tion for sending obscene matter through
tho malls. Fear oJf this sentence and
also that her i' ither was planning to
have her sent to an asylum led to tho
suicide. She left a most affectionate
letter to her mother la which she
"I will not consent to go to the
asylum as you are evidently planning
to have me to go."
Miss Craddock served three months
on Blackwell's Island for circulating an
objectionable book and upon her release
was prosecuted by the federal author
ities for sending the books through the
malls. Before coming here she was
convicted in Chicago and prosecuted in
Philadelphia and Washington for cir
culating her books, which were alleged
by the authorities to be indecent.
Miss Craddock came originally from
Denver nnd first drew public attention
by her defense of the dance du ventre
at the world's fair, which she main
tained was a solemn religious per
formance. She was a woman of cul
ture. SHIPPING TROUBLE
British Corporation Steamship Held
Up at Guayaquil.
By Exclusive Wire from The Asoelated Press.
Guayaquil, F.euador. Oct. 17. The Pa
cific Steam Xavlgation company (a
British corporation) and the board of
health hero are iu conlllct. Tho board
has refused to permit the sailing of the
steamship Guatemala, bound tor Pan
ama, unless the company pays the line
which was Imposed on four of Its
steamships for hiding yellow fever
cases on board the vessels.
The company has Issued a protest, re
fuses to pay the line,-and has uotllled
the government that It will claim $7;'0
dally as damages for the steamship's
detention, without prejudice to other
claims which it may make for damages
on other grounds.
TURKEY PUTS DOWN REVOLTS.
Leader of Albanians Captured and
Russian Consul Installed.
II) Hsclii.tM' Wlie lii. m The Ai.'.oi'.ateil l'ie..
Constantinople, Oct. 17. The military
authorities at Mltrovlua, Albania, have
secured complete control of the situ
iitlon, They have captured Chief Jssa
Bnljetlmiz, who, with his followers, 10
cently tore up the railroad between
MitrovlUa and Vuchltrn and an
nounced his determination not to al
low the newly appointed Russian con
sul to take up his duties at the former
The chief has been taken to Haloulca
under escort. Tho Albanians at Mltro
vlua and in Its neighborhood have been
disarmed, and the Russian consul will
occupy his office shortly.
By i:iludie Wire Irom The Am-lated I're.sj.
Xew York, Oct. 17. Arrived: Columbia,
Hamburg Southampton and Cherbourg;
Liiennla. l.lvcprool and '.Miccnstowii.
Cleared: I'mhii.i. Liverpool; Graf Will-derm-o,
Hamburg via Plymouth and Cher
bourg; Grosser Kurfnisi, Bremen via
Cherbourg; Allcr. Genoa and Xaplei-i
Potsdam, Rotterdam via Hoiilogne.
Hailed: t'yiaile, Liverpool. Havre Ar
rived: La Champagne, Xow Vnrli. Hum.
bmtv-AiTlved: llliichei. Xew York. Ant
werpArrived: Kensington. Xew York.
Ilouloime- Sailed: Itottcrdaiil Xow. York.
I.lzaid: Passed; I-'iiedeileh do GrpsjeK.
for Southampton and Bremen. Liverpool
Arrived: Germanic, New York.
Sailed: Celtic. Xow York, via Kingston
Nesbltt Nominated in 20th District.
My Kiciujhe Wire from The Ateoclitcd Vlttt.
Kaston, Pa.. Oct. 17. The Republican
conferees of tho Twenty-sixth congress
ional district today nominated Kredol Ic'c
Xesbltt, of this city, us the congressional
candidate Iu place of Dr. T. l-J, Davis,
who declined tho nomination.
GertiflGates of Messrs. Howell,
Galnin, Phillips and Litts
Arc Thrown Out.
The Court Stntes That It Is Unnblfl
to Find from the Evidence in the
Cases That Either of. the Nomina
tions Was in Fact Made by tho
County Convention or by a District
Convention Other Certificates That
Were Passed Upon.
By Exclusive Wlie (rem The Aswiated Preis.
Harrlsburg, Pa., Oct. 17. The Dau
phin county court today declared in
valid the certificate of nomination of
Congressman lOrnest F. Acheson, of
Washington, the Republican candidate
for congress In the Twenty-fourth dis
trict, composed of Beaver, Lawrence
and Washington counties, on the
ground that the nomination was made
without the concurrence of Beaver
county. The court has declared valid the cer
tificate of Edward T. Brimmer, the Re
publican candidate for representative In
The court declares invalid the certffl
cates of the following candidates of the
Union party In Lackawanna county:
George W. Howell, congress, Tenth
P. F. f'nlpln, senator, Twentieth dis
trict. Frederick Phillips and Wlllinm F.
LIHs. representatives, Second and Third
The court states that It Is unable to
find from the evidence hi the cases that
either of the nominations was In fact
made by the county convention or by
THE BEEF COMBINE.
United States Packing Company Or
ganized at Trenton.
By Eii'IiiiHe Wiiu fioiu The Associated Pies.
Trenton, X'. J.. Oct. 17. The United
States Packing company, which is un
derstood to be the beef combine, was
Incorporated here today with an au
thorized capital of $1,000,000. It Is
understood that this amount will he
subsequently Increased to probably
The company Is authorized to pur
chase and deal in cattle and other live
stock and to carry on the business of
butchers, packers, storekeepers, con
sliuct and operate steam ship lines,
etc. The capital stock Is divided Into
one-half preferred and one-half com
mon stock. The incorporators are
Horace S. Gould, Frederick K. Seward
nnd IC. K. .McLaren, all or whom are
clerks In a Xew Jersey corporation
- NEW YORK COAL PRICES.
Fixed by Members of the Retnll
Ily E.velu-he Wiie from Tin A-ocluled Pro.
Xew York, Oct. 17. Members of the
retail coal exchange met today and
adopted the following schedule of prices
to take effect on Monday next -ind to
continue until further notice:
Domestic anthracite. Including stove,
nut, egg; and broken, .$1." per ton: sori.
coal, $fl..".0 per ton; buckwheat. $tl.,"0 per
ton; Xo. -J buckwheat. $."i..'0 per ton;
pea coal, ?!) per ton.
With regard to the visible supply. It
was conceded that It Is very limited at
present and that conditions arc un
changed. Assurances have been re
ceived that coal will be sold at whole
sale prices, which will permit or the
maintenance of tho foregoing schedule
for a week or two.
DRAWING MOLINEUX JURY.
A New Panel of 150 Called to Securi
the Twelfth. Member.
Ily Km Imivi Wire from The Associated Pro,..
Xew York, Oct. 17. The work of com
pleting the jury to try Roland I!. Mol
iiieus, charged with the murder of .Mrs,
Katherlne J. Adams, was continued to
day and during tho forenoon one juror,
John f, Reduer, a hotelkeeper, was se
cured, Ho is the eleventh Juror.
The panel of talesmen having then
been exhausted, a new panel of 150 was
called to secure the one man required
to complete the jury. Court adjournec"
Blacksmiths Return to Work.
Ily exclusive Wire from The Asv-clited 1'ie.s.
Mt. Carmol, Pa., Oct. 17. Twenty meet
lugs of locals of tho United Mine Worker
were held In this' region today and dele
gates to tho WllkesHarro convention
wciti Instructed to follow tlm advice of
Presidoiit Mitchell and the district offj.
cers. A number of blacksmiths returnei'
to work today shui-hm mules,
DEATHS OF A DAY, "t I
By Inclusive Wire Irom The Atuochtfd 1'reJi
Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 17 James Hunter,
formerly president of Allegheny council
and for years political lender pf Allo-
gliony. died lato today of la-art fill lure,
aged 07 years.
X WEATHER FORECAST, -
Washington. Oct. 17.Forfcnst -frJ
4- for Saturday and Sunday: Bast- -fi
f ern Pennsylvania Fair, followed by 4i
fair and warmer Saturday nlBht; 4r
-f Sunday lain; light northeast shift- -ft-
-f lug to southeast winds. -fl
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