Newspaper Page Text
JU ' --rF' ryrriyf - ' ,? ; t" " " "' wtfnjfca " '""'. pfHtlp&-x?sl
" 1 . , - i i .
THE ONLY SCRANTON PAPER RECEIVfNG THE COMPLETE NEWS SERVICE OK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THIS GREATEST NEWS AGENCY IN THE WORLD
SCRANTON, PA., MONDAY
MOJtiMKU, OCTOBER 20, 1002.
31 iiH0!iiiiTii' isBMmwM riff
- . i I I I I I I I MmmmmimmmMWmX k--m&!SsLmsr- 1L
About Two Hundred Representa
tives ol the Unions Have Re
ported at Headquarters.
OP THE CONVENTION
Delegates to the Anthracite Miners'
Gathering Will Meet at the Nesbitt
Theater at 10 O'clock Today for the
Purpose of Accepting or Rejecting
President Roosevelt's Proposition
to End the Strike Nothing on the
Surface to Indicate That the Con
vention Will Not Vote to Send the
Men to Work This Week.
By Inclusive Wire from The Associate! Press.
Wllkes-Burrc, Oct. 19. Delegates to
the anthracite Mine 'Workers conven
tion, which will meet In the Nesbitt
theater, this city, at 10 o'clock tomor
low forenoon, for the purpose of ac
cepting or rejecting the proposition of
the president of the United States to
end the strike and submit all griev
ances to the arbitration commission ap
pointed by him, began arriving here
today, and about one-(tiarter of the
700 or SOI) delegates to the convention
are now in the city. Strike headquar
ters, which had been extremely unlet
since the excitement of last week, be
uan to be lively before noon today.
Many of the delegates are Instructed
on various features of the settlement,
hut it majority of them will follow the
advice and judgment of President Mit
chell. The. is nothing on the surface
tonight that gives the slightest Indi
cation that the convention will not
tipud the men to work this week, with
the probabilities still in favor of
Thursday as the day of resumption. A
noticeable thing among the delegates
was their cheerfulness. It was iuite
evident to observers that they were
glad' to get together and decide to re
turn to work after the weary idleness
t)f moro than live months. All the
deleaates- who were spoken to regard-,
ing the action of tomorrow's conven
tion appeared to have no fear that a
hitch might occur which would disar
range the present peaceful trend of af
fairs. A good many of the delegates
say they have instructions on certain
lnattpi's. which they will place before
Hie convention. As already stated in
these dispatches, the principal ques
tion, outside the great question of ac
cepting or rejecting President Hoose
velt's proposition, will be that of
strikers getting their old places back.
A large number of the men fear that in
the general rush to return to the mines,
some of them may fall to get work.
They want some assurance from the
convention that they will be able to get
the positions they occupied before the
suspension was ordered. It is likely
that this element from the three dis
tricts will join forces and make a con
certed light on the floor of the conven
tion for some specillc action. In the
face of the fact that the operators are
on record thai they will not dismiss
one man who stood by them during the
struggle,' it Is going to be a serious
problem to solve. The debate, it is be
lieved, will take up a great deal of the
lime of the convention, which is ex
pected to last not more than two days.
Meeting May Be Secret.
The meeting, in all likelihood, will be
held behind closed doors after formal
organization is effected. President
Mitchell will be elected chairman, and
during the first session In an opening
speech to the delegates, he will lay the
plan of arbitration submitted by the
president of the I'nlted .States before
them for notion. He will recommend
that It be accepted ami the men return
to work as quickly as the coal com
panies can provide work. National Sec
retary W. B. Wilson will be selected
us secretary and lie will have as as
sistants the district secretaries. These
secretaries, John Uempsey, of Scran
ton! John Gallagher, of llazleton, and
George Hartleln, of Shumoklu, will
probably be appointed the committee
on credentials, They were busy at
Htrlke headquarters today going over
the papers. It is hoped by them to
be able to make a report by noon to
morrow, so far as they know there
will be no contest on the matter of
The first delegates to ntako their ap
pearance came from Bernlco, a remote
point lu I lie niitliraclto coal Held, where
thu small coal beds are of a seml
'lltuiiilnoiiK character. A noon a big
.lelegutlon, headed by District Secre
tary lieorge Hartleln and Organiser
Paul Pulaski, arrived over the Central
ltallroad of New Jersey, from tho Shu
inokln and Schuylkill regions. Tho re
maining delegates, about .'.I from that
territory, will not bo uliln to get here
until a few minutes before tho conven
tion Is scheduled to convene, Tho Le
high Valley and tho Lackawanna con
thigeuts will be here early lu the
Tho military camp in West Hide park,
across the Susquehanna river from this
city, again attracted a tremendous
Sunday crowd. Dress parade was hold
as usual, and was reviewed by Hrigu
dlcr (ieneral Gobln ami his staff. There
were no reports of violence at tho gen
'will's, headquarters from any purl of
the. region 'affected by tho strike. Pres
ident Mitchell had many callers today,
Most of the delegates who arrived to
day called anil paid their respects and
congratulated him on the near ending
of the struggle. Among Sir. .Mitchell's
callers wus Mayor Samuel Jones, of
Toledo, Ohio. A delegation consisting
of W. M, Oat-land, formerly president
of the American At Ration of Iron
and Steel Workers: Yh Hclllnghiim,
vice president of No.,SjV ,llL' 1T"ltcl
Mine Workers' linlo'i gVnd William
Dodds, secretary of tlu. ..unto district,
all of Pittsburg, also called on the
inlncrs' chief. They came east to learn
whether the relief fund la to bo kept up
In that district for the benefit of the
hard coal strikers.
MR. MORGAN PRAISED
BY JOHN MITCHELL
Lender Says Strike Would Have
Ended Long Ago if Others Were
fly Exclusive Wire from The Associated Via.
"Wllkes-Barre, Pa Oct. 1!). President
Mitchell last night paid tribute to J.
Plcrpont Morgan. He was asked his
opinion concerning a statement in the
Manchester Guardian that Air. Morgan
was compelled, in order to save him
self from severe financial loss, to call
off the strike. Mr. Mitchell said, In the
course of a conversation;
To my personal knowledge Mr. Morgan
has been trying to settle! the coal strike
over since he came back from Europe,
two months ago. If others had been as
fair anil reasonable as Mr. Morgan was.
this strike woidd have been settled a long
time ago. I know nothing about Mr.
Morgan's llnanclal Interests compelling
him to seek settlement of the strike, but
T am Informed that he has keenly felt the
responsibility to tho public in connection
with the fuel famine and has done his
best to bring about the end.
Both Mr. Morgan and Mr. Cassatt. of
the Pennsylvania road, were working
for a settlement when President Jtoot-o-velt
made bis last and successful move.
Mr. Morgan could not verv well have
been forced to do something which he
had been trying to achieve for several
weeks. I make this statement in justice
to Mr. Morgan.
We have bad no quarrel with him, and
W" wish none. Wo do not fear him. hut
prefer his friendship, if he is willing to
give It to us.
f am credibly Informed that ho is friend
ly to organized labor.
As an organizer of capital ho concedes
the right of labor to organize also, and
when labor organizations are fair and
conservative he believes in dealing direct
ly with them for the advantage of both
employe and employer. This relationship
the Cnlted Mine Workers of America
seeks in the anthracite field, nrrd we In
vlto Mr. Morgan to co-operate with us In
obtaining a permanent and scientific solu
tion of the labor problem In this legion.
DEVASTATED ST VINCENT
Island's Crops Buried Under Sand
from the Soufriere Colony in
Hy D.vhHic Wire from The Associated 1'iem.
Kingston, St. Vincent. B. AV. T Oct.
It). The eruption of tin; Soufriere vol
cano on October 1,1 and 1(1 the fourth
terrific outburst ince the catastrophe
of May 7 has plunged the colony Into
deeper distress than before existed,
crippling; its agilcultural resources by
further devastating the arrowroot
fields and completely destroying wide
areas of glowing crops on lands which
had been considered outside the vol
canic zone. On these lands, thousands
of young cacao, coffee and other plants
were buried under the, almost Impene
trable mass of sand which, while hot.
fell in the windward district on the
morning of October Hi.
Keven the Mesopotamia Valley, an
Ideal garden of tropical vegetation, al
though twelve miles from the vol
cano's crater, Is burdened with sand
in some places six inches deep, and
the lands to the eastward, bordering
upon the previously devastated area,
are covered to a depth of nine Inches.
Travel on all the rouds In the wind
ward district the only regular means
of communication between Georgetown
and this city has been rendered ex
tremely dilllctilt, Large numbers of re
fugees and other persons left George
town for Kingstown, a distance of
twenty miles, October Hi, and many of
them fainted on the way from hunger
and thirst, and the fatigue engendered
by trudghig through the hot sand, A
number of animals even broke down
under the strnln of the Journey, Hun
dreds of poor persons were driven from
their homes by falling cinders, stones,
etc, Tho situation Is desperate. Com
paratively no damage was done on tho
leoward coast by tho outburst, No
lives wero lost,
This eruption was equal In duration
and violence to that of the night of
September il, but owing to tho brilliant
moonlight the electrical discharges
were less terrifying.
Labor Organizers in Jail.
Ily exclusive Whe from The Assoeliltril Press,
Bristol, Tenn., Oct. lit. In "the federal
court at Abingdon, Va yesterday, Miles
1 lander, William Wyckhain, John Wasco
and James Green, union labor organizers,
woro givin a term of from forty-live days
to four months in jail for contempt ot
iiiurt In having violated an Injunction ru
stralnlng labor nnsunliiutlons from Inter
fering with laborets employed under a
Killed by it Train.
Ily I'M'ltiihr Wire fluiu The Associated Press.
Lawrenrcbiirg, llid., Oct, 1'J. Jacob Mil
let", a prominent farmer, was fatally In
jured ami his who and six-year-old
daughter were Instantly killed by a pass,
eager train last night while crossing tho
track at (iullfuril in a buggy.
Collapse of Bridge on Golden Horn.
By Exciushe Wire from The AbsociaUd I'rui
Constantinople, Oct. ID. fifteen per
sons woro Immersed and five of them
drowned as a result of the collapse yes
terday of tho Iniriffo over the Gulden
Horn, conectlug Constantinople with tho
suburb of (iulata.
LAURIER IN POOR HEALTH.
Canadian Premier Suffers front Ca
tarrh of the Stomach.
By Exclttshe Wire Iiotu The Asoelited I'rrm.
Quebec, Oct. Ill, Although Sir Wil
fred Laurler since his arrival ban stout
ly denied that ho Is 111, those who huvo
seen him are convinced that ho Is In
very delicate health,
A prominent friend of the premier
told a newspaper man heio that while
on the Druid, the government steamer
which carried the premier to Quebec,
the latter told htm that an 'eminent
doctor had said that ho hail catarrh of
the stomach and needed complete rest.
To this ho replied that be was willing
to take any, other prescription than
GREAT BRITAIN AND CHINA.
Former Anxious About Her Status in
By Kxclmhe Wire IromThc Associated Press.
Pekln, Oct. 19. The negotiations for
the departure of the international
troops from Shanghai have been inter
rupted. Jt appears that Oreat Itritain before
consenting to tho evacuation desires n
more-dlflnlte arrangement in regard to
her status in the Yang-tse Valley and
more precise stipulations concerning
non-alienation of territory In that re
gion. SUICIDE OF
The Famous Outlaw, Paroled
from Stillwater Penitenti
ary, Shoots Himself.
By Kxeluiic Wire from The Atnci.ileil Pi cm.
St. Paul, Oct. 10. James Younger, one
of the famous Younger brothers, com
patriots of Jesse James, committed
suicide today by shooting. Younger
was recently paroled from the Still
water penitentiary, where he and his
brother. Coleman, were serving life
sentences for participation In the
Northficld bank raid in 1S70. Coleman
Younger was also paroled at the same
Under the terms of tho parole, the
brothers wero not to leave the state,
and since their release they have been
engaged in business of various sorts.
James Younger has suffered much
from old wounds, and several months
ago an operation was performed for
the removal ot a rllle ball from his
He left a letter to his brother, in
which he gives as a reason for his act
despondency over continued ill health
and separation from Ills friends. Ills
body was found stretched on the floor
of his room in a boarding house, a re
volver clutched in his right hand. Ho
was tit years of age.
James Younger was the youngest of
three brothers, Robert, Coleman and
James, who, between the years lSGfl
and 1S7S gained great notoriety through
their association with Jesse and Prank
James. The band, headed by Jesse
James, was charged with almost in
numerable robberies of banks and rail
road trains, in the execution of which
many desperate encounters took placo
and many men were killed. The mem
bers of the band had served through
the Civil war. lighting on the side of
the Confederacy with Quantrell and
his guerellas. The scene of most of
their alleged post helium depredullons
was the states of Missouri and those
adjacent thereto, but In September,
ISTfi, the band entered Mlnensotn,
traversing the state as far as North
field, in Hice county. There, on Sept.
7, after teirorizjng the people on the
street, an attempt was mude to )oot
the First National bank. Cashier J.
I... Heywood, who was in charge of the
bank, made a plucky light to preserve
the funds of the Institution, and during
the encounter he was shot and killed,
not, however, until he had wounded
one or more of the raiders. The citi
zens of Northlleld, quickly recovering
from the panic, armed themselves and
started in pursuit of the desperadoes,
who, ballled at the resistance they hnd
encountered, had mounted their horses
and were attempting to escape. A
week was spent In their desperate re
treat, the pursuing posse of citizens,
time and again, coming into contact
with the bandits and exchanging shots
with them. The raiders wero handi
capped by two wounded men, whom
they were endeavoring to carry with
them, and finally, In a thick wood, tho
posse suececeded lu surrounding them.
A battle ensued, In which three mem
bers of tho gang wero killed and the
three Younger brothers worn captured,
Jesse James and the other outlaws suc
ceeded In making good their escape.
Tried for Murder.
The prisoners were brought to trial,
and on Nov, 11, 1S7, pleaded guilty to
(he charge of murder in the first de
gree, this plea, It Is said, having been
entered to avoid the Infliction of the
death penalty. The brothers were sen
tenced to serve life sentences,
In 1SS0 an effort was made to secure
an unconditional pardon for the broth
ers, It being pleaded that It had not
been proved that either of Hie brothers
had fired the shot that killed Cashier
Heywood, and a further plea for mercy
was based upon tho ground that llob
Younger was dying of consumption.
Superintendent of Police Murilaiu re
fused to recommend a pardon, there
still being, a very strong sentiment
against the brothers In Northlluld and
Hice county, Soon after this, itobert
Younger died In prison,
Frequent attempts were made to se
cure pardons for1 the remaining broth
er's, tho petitions being signed by lead
ing men In all walks of life.
All efforts at securing an uncondi
tional pardon having failed, a bill was"
Introduced In tho state legislature In
1901, empowering the state board of
pardons to grant paroles to life prison
ers who had served twenty-five years
or more, am) on July 10, 1901, a parole
was granted to Colrmuu and James
Nccirocs Are in Gomnlete Posses
sion oi the Town and a Relon
of Terror Exists.
THREE WHITE MEN AND
EIGHT BLACKS DEAD
The Riot Caused by a Crowd of
Negroes Attacking a White Wo
man, Who Wns Crossing a Bridge.
A Posse of White Men Meets tho
Plucks in Battle and Eleven Are
Killed The Blacks Outnumber
Whites Ten to One, and Have Cap
tured a Powder Magazine.
Ily i:i'hiie Wire from The A.oci.ileil Press.
Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 19. A race
riot is In progress at Littleton, twenty
five miles from Birmingham. The
sheriff and ten deputies left tonight on
a special train from this city. It is re
ported two white men have been killed
and that the negroes are heavily armed.
A later report from Littleton says
that three white men and eight negroes
are dead, as a result of tho race riot.
The negroes In the place outnumber the
whites ten to, one and are in complete
possession of the town. Tho negroes
have captured a powder magazine be
longing to a coal company. A reign ot
The news of tho riot was received in
Birmingham at 10 p. m. and one hour
later Sheriff Burgln and the ten depu
ties were on their way to the scene of
the trouble. The riot was precipitated
by some negro men elbowing a white
woman off a bridge.
As far as is known here, Governor
Jenks has not yet been requested to call
out the militia.
The riot is said to have been caused
by a crowd of negroes attacking ii
white woman, wlio Was passing over a
railroad bridge en route home from a
visit to a neighbor.
As soon as the white citizens of the
town learned of the attack, they began
a search for the woman's assailants.
The negroes refused to deliver the wo
man's assailants and armed themselves
to protect their leaders. 'When the
posse arrived, tho negroes opened fire,
killing three of the ofllcers. Tho depu
ties returned the fire, killing eight ne
groes. Owing to the large number of negroes,
who outnumber the whites ten to one,
the posse was forced to retreat. Tho
negroes are reported to be in complete
possession of the town and have en
trenched themselves. The negroes have
captured a powder magazine, the prop
erty of a coal company, and are strong
FATAL BOILER EXPLOSION
Two Persons Killed and Pour In
jured in the Wreck of a Tug
Boat at Mound City.
By Kicluilve Wire from The Associated Press.
Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 19. Two per
sos were killed, one fatally and three
slightly Injured in an explosion which
partially wrecked the tug-boat Fred
Nellls of- St. Louis, near Mound City,
Ark., early today. The dead are:
.Mrs. Josle Hill, S.t Louis, who leaves
five children all of whom were on the
boat, and William Phillips, second en
gineer. The injured are: Willie Gillein, negro
porter, badly scalded and burned, will
die; Frank Hill, chief engineer, hus
band of .Mrs. Hill, slightly scalded, and
The Nellls, which was put In commis
sion thirty days ago, had eleven per
sons on hoard at the time or the acci
dent. The exploslop was caused by
three holler flues giving away,
HAYTI REVOLUTION ENDED,
Town of Gonnives Is Quiet General
Colin Maintains Order.
Ily I'u'luthu Wire (rum The Ai.xiii.itul Pies.
Port-au-Prince, Huytl, Oct, lit, Tho
town of Gonuives Is unlet and the rev
olution Is believed to have ended, Gen
eral St, Felix Colin, commander of tho
government forces there, is maintain
ing order, There aro still a great num
ber ot refugees In the foreign consul
ates. The family of the late Admiral
Kllllek Is In the German consulate.
The marine guards which wero land
ed from the foreign warships' last week
to protect tho consulates have gone
back to their vessels. The United
States cruiser Cincinnati has left here
for Port do Pulx; the French cruiser
IVAssass lias left for Port-au-Ptjnce,
and tho German cruiser Falko has gone
to Capo llaytlen,
Wood Carvers' Strike Off.
Ily l'xi-liihc Wire Iruui The Asstiuiated Press.
Now York, Oct. 19, Tho slrlko Inaugur
ated some time ago among the wood carv
ers employed by a Now York linn having
tho contract for tho carvings at tho whlto
house, has been declared off. Tho stiik
crs demand that tho carvings shall l3
dressed by hand and not by macblno was
granted. It is said that President Roose
velt exerted bis good offices to bilng
about thu end of tho strike.
Mine Owner Murdered.
Ily Kxchuite Wire from The A5mla(cl frees.
Mexico City, Oct. ID.-Phlllp Ncsdal, an
American, owning a iiiino at Navldad.
Canton of Mascota, state of Jotlseo, lias
been murdered presumably by miners.
Archbishop Chapelle at Genoa.
Uy Kxcliuiie Wire hum The Associated 1 le.
Genoa, Oct. 19. Archbishop (Jhnpollo
reached hero today from tho I'nlted
States and proceeded for Homo.
COLORED WORKERS TO GO.
Settlement of Striko nt Rending
By F.jehuivo Wire from 1 he Associate d Tress.
Heading, Oct. 19. Tho striking em
ployes of the Heading plant of the
American Iron and Steel company
woro lu havo met today to ratify the
agreement made at Lebanon last night
lu settle the strike, but this has been
postponed until tomorrow. It Is ex
pected they will approve It, and that
they will also return to work.
Under tho agreement, tho finishers
are to receive no advance, but are to
go buck at tho sanio rate they re
ceived In May, when they struck, but
their future wages nro to bo based on
a sliding scale. Tho colored Iron
workers, who took tho strikers' places,
still here, are to he dismissed.
TEXAS WANTS BOERS.
Mexico Also Would Like to Establish
a Colony Within. Her Borders.
Uy Exclmlvfc Wire from The Associated Press.
Mexico City, Oct. 1!). Commandant
Snyman, formerly of tho Uoer nrmy,
has arrived here, accompanied by Mar
shal Bond and 13. Reeve Merrltt, of
New York, tho object or the visit being
to confer with the government regard
ing the establishment of Doer colonists.
Leading Texans would like to secure
the lloers ns colonists for their state.
Commander Snyman will soon have an
interview with high officials here.
THE WAR IN
British Sustain Severe Losses.
Col. Phillips, Capt. Angus
and 50 Wen Killed.
By Exclusive Wile from The Associated Press.
Loudon, Oct. 19. Tho foreign offleo
has issued an undated dispatch from
Colonel Cobbs, commanding one of the
columns of British forces operating
against the Mad Mullah in Honmliliind.
The dispatch was forwarded through
tho British vice-consul at Herbera,
Somaliland. The British forces engaged
were composed entirely of native troops
and levies. Colonel Cobbs says:
"My force reached Krego this morn
ing. When about one day's march north
of Mudug It was attacked in the thick
bush. Two advances were made and
the enemy was beaten back in the
morning. Their losses were heavy and
we captured one hundred rifles. Our
force then proceeded to collect animals
for transportation purposes and to join
the detachment at the stockade camp.
In the afternoon a reconnaissance was
made, and, after sharp fighting, the
enemy was again driven off.
"I deeply regret to report the follow
"Colonel Phillips' and Captain Angus
and fifty men killed, and about 100 men
wounded. The latter include Captain
Howard and Lieutenant Kveretl, but
both are doing well. There were severe
losses' among the transport and riding
camels. The force will reach the stock
ade camp tomorrow and will advance
to attack the enemy."
The consul ulso telegraphs the sub
stance of a later despatch from Colonel
Swain, who says that as a result of tho
fighting at Krego, Oct. ti, which was
very severe, the Somali levies are con
siderably shaken. The Mullah, who Is
said to be in communication with Kull
and Inger In the direction of the
Webbe river, Is bringing up reinforce
ments from all sides.
Colonel Swain Is much hampered ow
ing to the necessity of transporting tho
wounded and water. He Is retiring on
Bohotle. He nsks that six hundred
further reliable troops be despatched
from Berbera forthwith.
The Times and other newspapers this
morning publish editorial articles on
the Somaliland situation, and warn the
government ugainst any further half
heartedness or half measures, which
they say have already cost so dear In
either breaking the back or the present
rising or In the future pacification of
BIG STRIKE CONTEMPLATED.
All Trades Unions in France May Be
Ily I'.xcliwlve Wire from The Asoii.iled Pre.ss.
Paris, Oct. 19. According to tho Pat
rle, the General Confederation of Labor
Is considering tho question of a strike
of all the trades unions of France lu
favor of eight hours' work a day and
old age pensions, etc, us demanded by
the striking miners.
A manifesto to tho various unions Is
said to have been drafted, pointing out
that the moment Is most favorable for
such a movement and asking them to
deliberate thereon. A meeting will bo
held next Monday to decide on the ac
tion to be taken.
Tho miners' strike continues peace
fully, The leaders declare that 100,000
men are out.
Ily I'.u'lushc Wire hum The Associated Press.
Home, Oct. 19. Tho Trillium today pub
lishes a communication from M. Mich
aluowsky addressed to the powers and in
viting their Intervention In behalf of tho
Macedonians against Turkish vengeance.
M. Mlchulowskv dccluies that In several
districts, Turkish troops aro inassacrouig
wouivii and children.
By Kxchuiti Wire from The Associated Press.
New Yolk, Oct. 19. Arilved: Hyndani,
Hotterdum and Houloguo Sur Mer; St.
Louis. Southampton and Cherbourg.
Stilled: Allor, Genoa and Naples; Grosser
Kurfurst, Hieiuen via Cherbourg, Lizard
Pulsed: Vadeiland, Now York for AnU
wcrp. Gibraltar- Sailed: Lahn, from
Genoa nud Nuplis, from New York.
Striko Threatened In Portugal.
n.v Kcluslie Whc from The AsHHlatcd Press.
Lisbon, Oct. 19. Tho movement In fa
vor of a general striko Is gaining strength
throughout northern Portugal
EIGHT MEN ARE
SCALDED BY STEAM
PRIVATE DEVLIN ARRESTED.
Charged with Being Accessory After
the Pact to Murder of Sllinsky.
By Kxclttshe Wire from Tho Associated Press,
Philadelphia. Oct. 19. Private John
F. Devlin, of tho United States Marine
corps, stationed at tho League Island
navy yard, has been arrested, charged
with being accessory utter the fact to
the murder or Chris Sllinsky. Another'
warrant, It Is understood, has been Is
sued for the arrest of Corporal Kcezo
Jones, now In Panama with a battalion
of murines on the cruiser Panther.
Sllinsky, who was a member of the
Marine corps at League Island, was
shot and Instantly killed In the cloth
ing room of the barracks on August !).
After an Investigation continuing ten
days, tho coroner's jury decided that
Sllinsky had committed suicide.
Friends of the dead man declined to
accept the verdict and about a week
ago placed certain Information before
the district attorney. City detectives
were detailed to Investigate the case
and Devlin's arrest followed. The pris
oner was closely questioned, but tho
authorities decline to state whether
they have secured any Incriminating
evidence against either Devlin or Jones.
It is alleged that at least two non-com-mlssloned
ofllcers, five enlisted men and
one officer heard Devlin exclaim, as he
rushed rrom the clothing room In the
barracks immediately after the shoot
ing: "Great God, Jones has shot Sllin
sky." Both Jones and Devlin were in the
clothing room when Sllinsky wus shot.
Both claimed later that their backs
were turned when the fatnl shot was
At. League Island today, it was
learned that four men who claimed to
have heard Hecse Jones make certain
incriminating remarks are under close
surveillance, at the request of the city
authorities, pending their examination
at. Devlin's hearing. A number of the
local detective force was at the navy
yard all day today talking with men
who messed with Jones and Devlin, In
the hope of picking up further infor
mation. EXPLANATION OF
Tho Rebels Retreated from La Vic
toria Because They Found That
It Was Impregnable.
By Kxclulve Wire from The Associated Press.
Willemstad, Island of Curacoa, Oct.
19. One of the leaders of the Mato.
revolution in Venezuela, who is at
present in Curocoa, has furnished the
following details and explanation of
the retreat of the revolutionary tinny
Jrom La Victoria. He said the rebels
only abandoned the fight after being
convinced that La Victoria was im
pregnable, and after President Castro
had refused to come out and attack
the revolutionists outside of La Vic
toria. Twice did the revolutionary
general attempt to force President
Castro to take the offensive, and twice
the president refused.
When the rebel reinforcements ar
rived at Lti Victoria last Thursday,
President Castro and bis forces were
located at a point on the German rail
road. The rebels made a detour of the
city and cut off the only road of re
treat open to the government forces.
They wero then short of ammunition,
and had It not been for the arrival of a
train, bringing them a half million of
cartridges. It Is believed that Castro's
forces would have been annihilated.
Preparations for their retreat had al
ready been ordered.
The revolutionists stated near Cara
cas, some 1,200 men, under the com
mand of General Hamos, are alone re
sponsible for the retreat of General
Mendoza; ho permitted the train cur
rying ammunition to the government
to leave Caracas and reach La Vic
toria. This train had an escort of only
100 men, The njeu under Hamos did
not attack It nor did they destroy one
of the eighty bridges between Caracas
and La Victoria, over which tho rail
road runs. An added proof that the
government suffered terribly In tho La
Victoria fight from the repeated at
tacks of tho rebels Is found In the fact
that President Castro dues not pursue
General Mendoza, The hitter's plan In
withdrawing from La Victoria is to
oblige President Castro to abandon Hie
positions ho hold there.
Tho rebels suffered losses, but the
government did ulso, President Cas
tro's forces aro reduced to :i,100 men,
while General Matos still has 9,000 men
In tho Held, Jt was not a rout, but a
In conclusion the rebel nlllcor said
that the revolutionists, within u few
days would bo found near Caracas.
Trolloy Car Collision,
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Press.
llarrlsburg, Oct. 19. Through a mlsim
derntanding of orders, two tiolley cars
on tho Cumberland Valley Traction com
pany crushed together early this morning
near Carlisle, lienjanun iincner, pinioi'jj
ruau. i'i ih'iiiiik ti'i nis. "" pv, ,,no,., in
jured and will die. Plvo oihers were
slightly Injured. It Is said tho deuso fog
prevailing thU munilng prevented the,
inotormeu from seeing each other.
Russia's Emperor to Visit Rome,
Uy i:uluhe Whc from Tho AiMiciited Press.
Hume, Oct. 19. Tho Mlorimlo d'ltulltl
nnn'muices that tho emperor and empress
of Hussla. will como to Italy next De
cember cbcorted by u Russian squadron.
Europeans Expelled from Fez.
By Hxcluslic Wire from The Associated Tress.
Mudrld, Oct. 19. A dispatch from Tal
gler, Morrocco, declares that nil Hmo
pcaus have been expelled from Fez.
It Is Probable That Three or Four
of the Victims Will Die
PARTING OF A PIPE
A Twelve-Inch Copper Pipe, Supply
ing Blast Engines with Steam",
Breaks Without Warning, and tho
Escaping Steam Fills the Room in
Which the Men Worked All Are
Horribly Burned Three Not Ex
pected to Live.
By I'u'lmlvr Wire from The Associated Press.
Wheeling, V. Va.. Oct. 19. Dy the
parting of n. steam pipe at the tllver
slde plant of the National Tube works
In Kenwood, this afternoon, eight men
were scalded and three or four of them
will die. They are:
WILLIAM ANOMItSON. burned about
tho face and body, spine Injured; will
HENRY WICSTIONIIAVKH. head and
body burned: right arm broken; will
AY. H. JONKS. horribly burned about
face anr shoulders; will die.
SAMt.'ICL L. (IIJAUY. face, arms and up
per portion of body seriously burned.
ART'IICR HALFPENNY, face, neck and
FHANK BAUTCLA, face, and body
M. 11. Bl'IlKia. scalded about body.'
KD CARSON, burns on betid and face;
Four of the men were carpenters und
They wero placing a partition in the
boiler room of the new blast furnace
and wero working on a scaffold. A
twelve-Inch copper pipe, supplying tho
blast engines with steam from the boil
ers, bro!- without warning and the es
caping stettin filled the room. A valve
was blown through two board par
titions and both were destroyed. Tho
scaffold fell to the lloor. When the
steam was shut off. the groaning men
were carried out and taken to hospitals
in this city, with the exception of
Burke, who was taken to his home In
McMechen. All of them were horribly
burned about the. face and will carry
the marks of their injuries to the grave.
Three are expected to die tonight, and
the condition of several others Is very
BOXERS NOT SUPPRESSED.
Sze-Chuen Province Not Safe for
Uy I'xtluslvr Wire from The As-oeiated Press.
Pekln. Oct. 19. The new viceroy of
Sze-Chuen province, Tsen-Chun-Suan,
reports that the boxers huve not been
i ii r l 1 1
suppressed at Cheng-Tu and two oj
centres, and lie ask the ministers!
missionaries to refrain from travt
In central Sze-Chuen at present.
The emperor's reception at the sum
mer palace was attended by the diplo
matic corps and the commanders of tho
Legation Guards, except In the case of
the Hrltlsh minister, Sir Ernest Satow,
he having declined all social Inter
course on account.of the miscarriage ot
justice In the ease of the mutjderei.'
Kngllsh missionaries, I truce and Lewi?
In Ho-Nan province, where the respon
slble oillclals were exculpated and if
nortint peasants were beheaded.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Ily Kwlu-lvi Wire from The A-Miohitcil I'rew,
Hulllmore, Mil., Oct. I9.-Hlcliiiul H. V-C"
Cuv is dead at his home In Dublin. Har
ford county, aged 81 years. Mr. McCoy
was a member of tho Maryland legisla
ture which mot In extra session In 1S01 lu
pass upon the question of state rights, IIj
was a strenuous abolitionist but opposed
to iieisio suffrage. He was one of a party
who conferred with President Lincoln uu
negro suffrage, tho night preceding thu
Pittsburg, Oct, 19. Walter Crane, for
veaih lllirtiilnn In Carnegie library at
iiraddock, died suddenly today of apo
plexy, aged K. Ho was born In Ilohr
shlre, Scotland, and came to this country
when six years old. Fourteen years aeo
ho located lu Joliet, III,, where be found
ed u combination club for worklURmeu.
It was while thorn that Andrew Car
neglo heard of his great work and
brought him to Braddock, where bo mid
charge of tho library since that. Ho wan
a prominent member of the National LI
Columbus, O., Oct. lO.-Dr. H. 13. Car
penter, superintendent of ttio Columbus.
Slate hospital, died tonight of apoplexy,
Ho was stricken last Thursday night. Dr,
Carpenter was one of the best lipown on
thoilties on mental diseases In the conn
try, Ilo was 41 years of age.
San Francisco, Oct. 10. Colonel Gcorgo
II. Mcndall, president of the board of
public works of this city, died hero today.
Ho wns a West Point grtiduato and served
with distinction during tho Civil war as
a topogiaphlcal engineer. Ho aided lu
carryliig uu tho slego of Petersburg. lo
wa .a fecognlzed authority on hydraulics
' Local data- for October 19, 1M2:
Highest temperature It degrees)
Lowest temperature ,,,,,,,,,,... SI degrees
S it, ni SS per cent,
8 p. m, .,.,,... 74 por cent,
Precipitation, L'l hours ended 8 p. ni.,
f-r--H- 4 -H- f "f4
4-Y WEATHER FORECAST. 4
-f Washington, Oct. 19. Forecast 4
f for Monday and Tuesday: ICaslern
-f Pennsylvania Fair and cooler
f Monday; Tuesday fair; fu'sh west-
-f crly winds, -f
, J t "Tl