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SCUAXTOX. PA.. FRIDAY MOKN1XU, OCTOBER 21, 1002.
WAS NOT GENEiL
Unlooked-for Difficulties Encoun
tered In the Wan of Accumu
lated Gas and Water.
IN THE PRODUCTION
XIic Company's Collieries in Bettor
Shape Than the Mines Operated by
the Other Lnrgc Corporations Le
high Valley Company Operates
About Ono-Holf of Its Mines with
Tull Force of Men Mirny En
gineers, Carpenters nnd Firemen
Are Out in the Cold Delegations
of Carpenters Relate Their Griev
ances to President Mitchell Prep
arations for a Big Parade.
F.xf Imhe Wire fimn "I lie .ni i.il"l Pre.
Wilkos-Rarre. Pa., Oct. 2:!. The ic
suinptlnn of mining throughout the nil
Ihracite region was not us pii-noriil to
day as was expected. I'nlookcd-for
difficulties were encountered in Hie
shape of witter and accumulated gas.
and dangerous roofs', which threatened
to fall and entomb the workers, were
also discovered in many of Hie col
lieries. The mine superintendents would
take no chances, and the mining of coal
I was put off until all parts of the undcr
Iground workings can he made safe.
iThls will take a few days yet. and In
some oases it will take weeks before
fioinc of the mines can he put in full
liperatlon. Although work was carried
pn in some mines which are not con-
fldercd In the best uf condition, no
h-cidents were reported for the day. In
lulte a few of tlie collieries the ma-
Ihinery and everything also connected
rith the hoisting of coal acted badly.
Ind it was found necessary to close
own after steam had hcen raised and
lie miners were ready to go to work.
pi reports received from the. entire.
Iracite region, the number of mines
Iperotlon is given as a little less
two-thirds of the total number.
lllie output of coal was less than
Ihe Delaware, Lackawanna and West-
company took the lead in the pro
ration. Their collieries are In better
lipe than the mines operated by the
Iter large companies. An Increase of
least 20 pr cent, in the outnul mav
looked for tomorrow. About ono-
klf of the mines of the Delaware and
ludson company were working, and
Iie output of those in operation was
;ht. The mines of the Susquehanna
loal company at Nnntlcoke were in op-
ation. but only the upper levels could
worked, as the lower levels contain
laislderalilo water. In three days, how-
I'er, It is expected that the output of
bal will reach the full quota. The Le-
inign alley Coal company operated
ibout one-half of Its mines with n full
Iforce of men. The Lehigh and AVilkes-
IParre Coal company mined coal in sev
leral of their big mines, but all of its
collieries will not be In condition to re
sume heroic Monday. The Kingston
Coal company started up two of its lour
(ollleries. The other two will resume
j on Monduy. The Puri-Ih companv will
not resume until Monday.
... ..n.- in .-1 .it- irii mere was more
or less dissatisfaction among the old
employes over tiip re-op-mlng of the
ntiirs. Where It was decided not to re
sume work for u few days yet the men
ten!; It that the companies did not want
their sendees ami many complaints
reached President Mitchell's headquar
ter, litit as the day wore mi and the
true situation became known there was
a belt- feeling all around. President
Mitchell expects that v. Iipii all the
mines get In operation there will b. ion
Icomplnlnts. '.'mil all the collieries do
resume there will he more ot
linen airing their discontent. . It looks
las though the union engineers were so-
ling to have some dltlicltlty getting back
jthoir old positions. At marly overv
nine where the striking engineers made
ippllcation for work today they were
sOld thut there were no vacancies, A
large, number of carpenters are also out
u the cold, A delegation of carpenters
waited on President Mitchell today and
told him of ihilr grievances, The
Ihlef of the inlntis' union advised his
cullers to wait a few days and see If
rmiplnyiv.etit would not be offered them.
President .Mitchell believes that when
uenernl resumption takes place there
kvlll be few of the mine employes Idle.
Il'tie firemen are being taken back In
larger numbers than any of the other
kwim men. That Is because they are
xperleiteed and they lake the places
if men who are not so capable. The
nnly friction reported between union
lind non-union men was at several col-
lllerles "in the Wyoming region, where.
the miners objected to be lowered Into
the mines by non-union engineers,
president m ' -II was busy at hend-
luurters todn jetting the miners' side
lt the case In shane for nrcs-cnlottnii
fo the arbitration board, Great prep-
nre now mnim. umv r.n. tin.
celebration f .Mitchell ,Uy in this city
"II UOl. I'll. Natlon.,1 in i ?.,!...
John Fallon has clmrco.nr ail i,e v.
rangemenls. j0 will be chief .,,;..gii
parade, which ...,i.... . ' ,'v.
kv, !... .,'.. ".""'i'" ' "
P,.w ,.b,B nenionstrat on of minP.
sver held In the coal redon
A sham battle was fought by the sol.
lera of the Ninth retri. ,,,.,. ... ,.- !
Ifilde park this afternoon r,. " ""l
nnd people witnessed the affair One
baUBllon of infantry made he skh
inlsh cliargp. Ilankr.l l. ......'...'!"
the other two companies acted as a
reserve, and when all got Into action
and broke the resistance of the Imag
inary, the cavalry which was screened
In the rear rushed to the fiont. through
the Infantry and made a sensational
charge. The manoeuvres were exceed
ingly well executed.
Notice to Tamnqun Miners.
Tamaqiin. li.. Oct. M. The Lehigh
Coal and Navigation company today
posted the following1 nolle":
"Any person working for this com
pany, guilty of Ill-treatment or molest
ing any man who has worked during
Ihe late strike, or of abusing any mem
ber or his family, will be Immediately
HAKLETON MINERS HESITATE.
Many Bcfuso to Sign an Agreement
to Not Molest Non-Union Men.
By Kirliiibp Wlr- IrnrnTlip AsFovmtr'l l'r.
Ilazleton, 1'a.. Oct. 2::. or the twenty
eight collieries In the llnzleton district,
not one-half resumed operations today.
(1. TS. Markle & Co.'s men and tlio em
ployes of Coxp Bros. R- Co. at two col
lieries rcfusid to return to work, be
cause or posted notices requiring them
to promise that they will abide by the
decision or the arbitration tribunal.
Following Is a copy or the agreement
which the employes of A. Pardee & Co.
were asked to sign:
As a condition precedent to my employ
ment by A. Pardee Co. I do hereby
solemnly promise, not tr Interfere with or
molest In any way any non-union men
or any other men now at work or who
have, worked during the strike, or who
may work hereafter for my employeis,
and I do further agree to work with them
as with any other employe.
The Tlaaloton shaft and the Vorktown
collieries of the Lehigh Valley Coal
company were started up this after
noon. SANTO DOMINGO QUIETED.
Government Troops Take Monts
Christi, Capturing Gen. Navarro.
Ily Inclusive WIt Iriitn Tlie A.r ipM I'irs.
Sim iiomingo, Oct. :.. The govern
ment troops have recaptured Monte
Christ!, on the north coast, near the
Ilaytian border, after a severe flfiiit,
during which both sides sustained
heavy losses. (Jeneral Navarro, the
former governor, who revolted and took
possession of Monte christi, was cap
tured and brought here a prisoner.
Many arrests have been made in con
nection with the revolt. All Is quiet
now in Santo Domingo.
Cape Ilaytlen, Oct. 2::. The I'nlted
States cruiser Cincinnati has returned
hero from .Monte Christi, Santo Do
mingo. She contlrms the report that'
the Dominican government troops have
recaptured that port. The lighting,
which was very severe, lasted two days.
The forelfiii residents of Monte christi
sought refuge on the Cincinnati while
the battle was In progress.
The Cincinnati left here this morning
for I'ort-de-I'alx, Hayti, to protect for
eign interests there.
I'nlted States Minister Powell has
had a. long Interview with the Domini
can government regarding the Improve
ment company's; affairs. A prrfnipt set
tlement is expected, but the conditions
are as yet unknown,
JOHNSON CREATES SENSATION.
He Attacks Certain Elements in His
Ily lilubf Wire from The .WjcI.ikM I'reii.
Cincinnati, ()., Oct. I'.'!, Mayor Tom
L. Johnson, of Cleveland, created quite
a sensation tonight by attacking cer
tain elements in his own party, espe
cially John It, McLean, Individually,
and as the proprietor of tlio Cincinnati
l-hiqulrei', am! Lewis C. Bernard, as
chairman of the Democratic cominltte
of Hamilton county.
"The local traitors of the Democratic
party," and his references to Mr. Mc
Lean and Chairman Bernard were as
bitter as his Mucin language could nuke
them, lie not only read them out ot
the party, but challenged them to m-ot
him on the charges that he niiide politi
cally against them,
BEN BROWN LYNCHED.
Negro Accused of Serious Crime Is
Hanged to a Trestle.
Il.i i:rliMtr WI11. fiviu The nUtil Piua.
Tallapoosa, t!a Oct, .':). Ben Brown,
.1 uegio, charged with having attempt,
ed to criminally assault Mis. Henry
Dees, a white woman, at her home,
near here, this morning, was taken
from the county Jail here tonight bv a
mob of 30D men ami lynched.
The molt carrhd the negro to tho
scene of his crlniu ami hanged him to
the lower trestle work of a bridge over
Troops had been ordered from .(.
lanta. but did not arrive until an hour
aim a naif liner the uegio had been
FRENCH CHEER ROOSEVELT,
Name Enthusiastically Greeted in
Chamber of Deputies.
Ily Kxihuhc Wire from 'I lis .WocUtnl 1'itn.
I'.ifls, Oct, M.-I'(eldcnt Itoosevelt's
namu was eutlnislHstlcully cheered In (ho
chamber of deputies today.
l, Jiiares, Socialist, urged tlio govern
meat to follow the example of tlm Ameri
can president's conciliatory attltuclu hi
dealing with strikes.
V.strauss Made McConne'll Quit.
By KiSJudve Wlre horn The A.wdited l'rc
Lancaster, l Oct. Jl.-Isndoro Strauss,
of PhlKNlflPbld. made Dan McConnell, of
Camden, "." hi the fourth round of a
tcn-roimd tnnl tonight before Tom Dov-
lln's club. "ld" McConnell outpointed
"Kid" Jlurphy,Vf Brldgeton, N. J in ;i
six-round go niS f-lmrlea Mulliall, of
Biinnult Hill, l'a(
heated Joo Uunraliaii,
SOUFRIERE STILL ACTIVE.
All Northeastern St. Vincent Planta
tions Ruined People Ask Help.
fly llvrlmlin Wire fiom The Anvjimiril IV..
Kingstown, St. Vincent, Oct. n:!. Tho
Houfrlcre volcano bus been active since
October in, keeping the people In the
Windward district In a slate or con
tinuous unrest. Kvldcneo gathered In
the district proves that the eastern
crater was chiefly operative during tlio
The devastated lands now Include all
the plantations on the northeastern
coast down to the Grand Sable estate,
on which the re-establlshnicnt of culti
vation will be hopeless for years, even
should I,a Sottfrlero soon become qui
escent. A deputation of distressed Inhabit
ants has waited upon the administrator
or the Island ror the purpose of Inform
ing the government of the hopeless
condition of the district In consequence
of the last eruption of the volcano.
They appaled for food and shelter, es
pecially for their terrified wives and
children, and begged to be removed
from tlio northern quarter of the Island
to form a new settlement In another
locality, where they could safely and
conveniently start life afresh.
The administrator expressed bin
hearty sympathy for tlio sufferers and
promised to communicate the facts to
his chief, together with certain sug
gestions. He said he hoped the gov
ernment would soon be able to do some
thing to relieve the victims ot the vol
President Mortun Thinks Min
ers Have Not Lived Up
to Their Promises.
By Kxclulv Wire from The Associated I'rcst.
Chicago. Oct. 23. President Morton,
of tho International Association of Sta
tionary Fnglneers and Firemen, stated
today that all members of the associa
tion all over the country would be
ordered to refuse to handle any until' a
elte coal until every member affected
by the anthracite strike is reinstated
on the basis on which the miners re
turned to work.
The Brotherhood has a membership of
14.000, and lias local unions in' 114 towns
and cities, including Chicago. New
York. Boston, Philadelphia. Cincinnati,
Cleveland, Baltimore, St. Louis. Kan
sas City, Denver and San Francisco.
President Morton declared bis organ
ization was in a position to shut out
hard coal in all cities where it had !oal
unions, and said such action would be
taken, if necessary, for the protection
of members of the union who had lost
their positions on account of the an
thracite coal strike.
This is President .Morton's view of
According to all repot ts from the east
ern mines, our men aie getting the woist
of It, and while the miners ate being ie
IllStated. they aie left out hi the cold.
Our organization does not propose to al
low its members to be. leUinlm-d. and 111
we cannot call n strike at the mines, non
union men seeming to be in possession of
the lolx, we will attempt to secure tho
iflnstatement of oar members by shut
ting out anthracite coal wbetever we can.
While negotiations looking tow.iid a
settlement were on. we did not wish to
kit rfere in any way, althuiiBli we I'tared
men would net tilt wot-t of the lmi-
gani. We hae supported the miners In'
evety manner dining the strike, and be
lieve the action of the llremeu and engi
neers in qiillthiK work helped materially
to win the light.
Although It Is inn- a majority of the
firemen uiv members of tin- miners union,
because lliey weie forced Into Hint or
ganization, they have retained their mem
bership in our union and have already
asked for our assistance. We propose to
glc it to them, anil I am going to call
11 meeting ill Hie c.Neeutlve board, whin
action will be lukea looking in thai eul.
I will achoeato that the nieinbi r.-. le
oiilered to refiipc to handle anthrael.e
coal anil, 'is to my ml ml tlil K the only
method Hint will bring the operators to
lime, 1 believe Hie h.iaul will adopt my
President Morton said when the Slm
mokln convention of the miners was
held, previous to Hie strike. President
Tom Barrett and Secretary J. P. Mul
lahy. of the state district of Pennsyl
vania, were present In the Interest of
the firemen and asked what protection
they would receive provided they went
mi strike In sympathy with the miners.
According to President Morton they
were advised to get into tlio miners'
union, and were assured the miners
would stand by them, He Is now of
the opinion that the miners have not
lived up to their proml.-es strictly.
WIlkeH-Barre, Oct, 33, President
Mitchell was shown, this evening, the
Assocluted Press dispatch stating that
President Morton, of the International
Association of Stationary Fnglneers
and Firemen would order the members
of that organization to refuse to han
dle anthritcltt) coal until every member
affected by the strike Is reinstated on
the basis on which miners returned to
wiiuc. uu read the despatch over very
carefully, but positively refused to
make any comment.
lb i:.iiulir Wiie bum The Atiot'iatrd l'rri.
New Vork, Oct. L-J.-Sulled: Columbia,
Hiimburu; 1 .11 Tourralue, Havre. Havre
Arrived; l.a Lorraine, New Yoik. Liv
erpool An Jvcd: Teutonic, New Vork.
ltltteiilam-Sulleil: Noordnin, New York,
tiueenstown .Sailed: Uernianle. New
Vork. Uenoii Arrived: Trave, New Vork
via Gibraltar and Naples,
Mr, Watklns Confers with President.
By Kxchiilte Wile fiom The .MtouUtdl I'res.
Washington, Oct. 'iS. Thomas jr, Wat
klns, of Scraiiton, Pa., one, of tint mem
bers of the coal strike arbitration com
inlttee, had a conference with President
Roosevelt today. They discussed bliof
ly the situation In tho anthraclto region,
Mr. Watklns giving tho president some
of tho results of his personal observations.
DEATHS OF A DAY,
Catskill, N. V Oct. Si-John O. ll.igley.
a former member of congress, dropped
dead hero today. Ho was JJ years of uge
Borne, N. V., Oct. l'.l.-t'yrus n. Pies
cott, former member of eongies.s dlcil
Statement Issued from the Oiilcc
of President Baer to the
THE EXTRA EXPENSE
Reports from Superintendents in
Charge Show That as n Result of
the Strike the Mines nnd Mining
Plants Havo Sustnined Consider
able Injury, nnd tho Cost of Pro
duction Hns Increased.
Br Ejilusitr Wire from Ihe Aswrlaterl Ire.
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. St. In view ot
the resumption of mining of anthracite
coal, the Philadelphia and Bending
Railroad company tonight issued the
The Philadelphia and Heading Coal and
Iron Company, President's Olllce.
Philadelphia. October St, IHUJ.
Mr. C. v.. Henderson, (Jeneral Manager.
Dear Sir: The reports of the superin
tendents in charge of the mines show
that, as a result of the strike, the mines
and mlniivi plants have sustained con
idcrahle Inlury, and their respective
working organizations have been im
palied. Fur some time to come, the col
lieries cannot be worked to produce their
average quantity of coal. This will In
crease the cost of production. Kstlmates
have been submitted showing the prob
able Increase In cost per ton at the sev
i.nil troops of collieries. The general
average exceeds llfly cents per ton.
Vou !U. therefore, add to the circular
price lifty eenlt. per ton this additional
pi ice to continue until the first of Jan
nary. IIkc:. by which lime we hope to
reach a normal condition of mining and
Notwithstanding Ihe fact that during
the strike no coal was sold by our com
pany at an advance over tho circular
price, the price lias been unreasonably
advanced to Ihe public by some retail
dealers. In the distribution of the coal,
therefore, yodii will, so far as practicable,
smiiily the dealers who are willing to sell
coal to the public at reasonable price?,
iyhere dealer-, seek to obtain an unfair
profit from tho public, you will promptly
take steps to supply Hip reasonable de
mands of the public directly.,
(Signed) (barge F. Baer, President.
Ill pursuance of instructions con
tained in Hie above letter, circulars
have been issued, taking effect October
An effort will lie made to arrange the
distribution or coal so that parties In
need may at least receive a small por
tion of their wants, and with tills pur
pose in view, dealers will be requested
to restrict the amount which will, for
the present, be sold to any consumer
within the limits of his reasonable im
Tlie opinion Is expressed by Mr. Hen
derson that the prices for white ash,
egg, stove and chestnut coal, delivered
to householders in Hie city of Phila
delphia, should not, In any case, exceed
Dealers Will Comply.
Many of tlie dealers have already ex
pressed a willingness to comply with
the wishes of the Heading company in
this respect, and Mr. Henderson has no
doubt that practically all of lliein will
heed the request, and charge only
reasonable prices, to tlie public.
The circular for line and city trade
Orders lecelveil for October If aeepted
will Im entered at following prices, free,
on board cars at mines unless changed;
Mah.iuoy ami Shenandoah (ind Locust
Mountain and Schu 11:111 while ash: Lump
and steamboat. !; bioken, S!.."0; egg, Jli.TJ;
stove, $1.7.'p! chestnut, W.7."; pea, J2.M;
Shamokln ICgg, $1,7." j stove, J:;.7.'i; Chest
nut, W.7.1; pea, i".:;."i; buckwheat, $1.7..
l.orberry and Schuylkill red ash Brok
en, 1,73; egg, $1: stove, H; chestnut, ?l;
pen, $.'.;'; buckwheat, fl.S."..
I.ykeus Valley red .ish Broken, $4.10;
egg, 'l.:i."is stove, $I..S.V, chestnut, $t.:ii; pea,
$:'..".u: buckwheat. $:'.l'".
Orders that are accepted will be sub
jeet to our ability lo ship during the
mouth of October. All untllled October
orders will bo cancelled at the cud of thu
We will mnke every eftort to til orders
promptly, but we sluil! not lie held re
sponsible for failure to ship, by reason of
suspension of mining;, or any causu hu.
youd our control.
The company reserves the right 10
change prices at any time without notice
and orders sent in will not bind the com
pany until accepted.
Heaeral price circular
Taking effect tills date, the prices of
this cninpaujt's coals, delivered on board
vessels at Port Hlchiuond, Philadelphia,
for shipments beyond tlm cuii.-s of the
Delaware, .mil Port Liberty (New Vork
barlior), subject in our pi lined conditions
of sale, will be as follows:
Philadelphia Stove and
(Pint lllcliiimiid). Broken. Chestnut,
Vifv white asli y.b.V) ft,;,-,
Hard white ash i,w 1.7,7
Kliamokln ,., :..ixi
Schuylkill red ash r,.si
Lot-berry , .'..'."i
Lykens Valley ,').:.a 5,7;,
New Yotk 1 Port Liberty)
Flee white ash J,7.- J.yoo
Haiti white ash I ..SI ,,.iki
Sliainoklil ,, ,,, .'..;.'
Schuylkill red ash ,,,,,, ... .V.'i)
Loiberry , .-..iiu
Lykens Valley .1.73 .i)
Plea for the Fire Bosses,
fly l-:.i'luvlre Wire (rum 'ic Aiiotijied I'h-si.
Shamokln, Oct, S3. The anthracite, mine
Inspectors of Bulled Mine Workers dlf
trlet No. ! canvassed the coal companies
and Individual operators today, endeavor
ing to havo tho the .ind assistant lire
bosses replaced In (lie positions thev
held when they went on trlke. The In',
speetois wero Informed (hat the bosses
wlillo serving In an nllieliil capneitv had
quit tho mines and that they could not
lo depended on any more by their enit
players to act as lire b.osses. but thut
they can be employed to do con tract and
other forms of work.
ERUPTION IN GUATEMALA.
Volcano of Iznlco fills a Lako with
n.r t'.tclushe Wile from The AMnrhteil l're.
Now Orleans, Oct. '.'3. Passengers
who have arrived by steamship from
Puerto Barrios report Hint the volcano
of Iznlco, In Salvador, la now in a
stale of violent eruption. The erup
tion begun on Sept. 7, when live, large
openings or craters formed on the
north side of the volcano, from which
large quantities of Invn and burning
stones wore ejected. People living In
Hip town of Iznlco and the neighboring
country, toward which tlio luva poured,
fled at Its appearance, and believe that
their houses were completely destroyed.
The stream of lava, which was very
deep, flowed for a distance of three
miles from the crater. Lake Coatp
peqtie, which lies at tho foot of the
volcano, was flooded with boiling sul
phur from the principal crater, tho
water becoming lint enough to cook
eggs in it. Fears were entertained of
further disaster. The volcano was
still in eruption when Urn passengers
Pinal Sessions of the Conference of
the Protestant Episcopal Church
By Kxeludte Wiie frnm The Associated l'rc.'.
Philadelphia, Oct. 23. Tlie llnal ses
sions of Hie conference of the Mission
ary council of the Protestant Episcopal
church were hold today. Important
questions were discussed, and the Im
pression prevailed among the delegates
that much has been accomplished to
ward tho Improvement of the mission
ary branch of the church. The bishops,
who have taken an active interest In
the proceedings, were absent from the
afternoon session, owing to a meeting
of the house of bishops; called to elect
a bishop for the diocese of Sallna, Kan
sas. At the morning business session,
Bishop Brewer offered a resolution sug
gesting to Hie board of managers that
the missionary apportionment be in
creased to $1,000,000 annually, and rec
ommending certain methods for meet
ing the apportionment. The council, at
the afternoon session, adopted the para
graph ilxlng the sum to be raised, but
tabled (lie remainder of the resolution.
Tlie topic discussed at the morning
session was "Ways and Means." It was
presented by Bishop Lawrence, of
.Massachusetts: Bishop Kdsall. of 31ln-
, nesota, nnd Archdeacon Mann, of New
ark, N. J. The apportionment plan
played a conspicuous part in the dis
cussion, the concensus of opinion being
that Hip proposed scheme for securing
money to further missionary work was
At Hie afternoon session, addresses
were made by Hew David II. (Jreer, of
New York, and Francis J. MoMaster,
of Missouri, on the subject, "What
Does the Church Owe to Missionaries?"
The night session took the form of u
public meeting at the Academy of
Music. The speakers were Bishop
Donne, of Albany: Bishop Dudley, of
Kentucky, and Bishop Partridge, of
Kyoto. The topic was, "The Present
Challenge to tho Church to Extend Its
Missionary Operations Both at Home
FRENCH STRIKE DISTURBANCES
Cavalry Compelled to Charge Upon
Rioters at Dunkirk.
By I'u'huhe Wire bom The Associate, I I'resi.
Paris, Oct. 23. Further serious strike
disturbances, occurred ut Dunkirk to
day. Barricades were erected and Hie
cavalry was compelled to charge the
rioters. Some of the latter were killed
or wounded. A mob set lire lo barrels
of oil and other goods 011 the quays,
and also set tire to the house of a mine
owner. Martial law lias been pro
claimed at Dunkirk.
The strikers Invaded the law courts
at Dunkirk during today and Inter
rupted business there, They were
charged repeatedly by cavalry on the
siptare in front of the law courts. The
rioters assailed the soldiers with bricks
and scrap Iron. A lieutenant of caval
ry and all the commissaries of police
present were wounded.
Delegates of the syndicate, of dockers
were received this afternoon at Dun
kirk by the prefect of the department
Du Nurd. They assured the prefect
thut work would be resinned tomorrow
and denied all responsibility fur. the
acts of violence which occurred there
jesterduy and today.
At a meeting held at Dunkirk tonight
the striking dock laborers voted to re
sume work, and by acclamation agreed
to unload the cargoes of nil vessels
now here, Including coal.
TRIAL OP MOLINEUX.
Stronu; Point Is Scored by Counsel
for the Defense.
ll.T Kxi'huhe Wire (rum The Aoulaleii l're5.
New Vork. Oct. 23. A strong point
was scored by the defence In tlie trial
of Holand B. Molineux today, when
Justice Lambert ruled out the Uainet
letters, Justice Lambert decided that
lis evidence the letters must be excluded
as Improper, but that he was willing to
admit them simply us u standard of
coiripiiilson in handwriting.
Tho counsel for the defence were
highly pleased with this decision, as it
Is In Hint with that of the court of ap
peals, which held that the testimony
relative lo the letters given at Ihe lust
trial was Irrelevant.
Cresceus Pails to Lower Record.
Ily Csrlutlte Wire from The Ajioclaled 1'reii.
.Memphis, Teilii.. Oct. 23. -Cresceus In his
attempt to (educe his record, of 2.0.".i,
lulled at the .Memphis Trotting association
today, covialiig tlio mile In 2.01 Hat. On
ward Silver went ngalnst his two-mile
record of J.w, and amid much enthusi
asm covered ihe distance in I.2S'i.
Iljf Ktrluifir Wire horn 'Ihe AymcUtfii 1're.ti.
Lincoln. Neb.. Oct. 21 -J5. L. Linn, or
Ml. Pleasant, la.. Introduced a resolution
at tlio .Missouri Valley Homeopathic as.
suclatlon meeting scathingly denouncing
"klwliig." In tlm resolution which was
adopted, kissing Is termed unsanitary.
GRAND RALLY AT
TO INSPECT THEIR PLANT.
Party Leaves for Chicago as Guests
of New Telephone- Company.
At tlie Invitation of (he Automatic
Flcctrio company of Chicago, of which
C. D. Simpson, of this city, is president,
and J. U. Ittissell & Co., or Scraiiton
and Wllkes-Barre, fiscal agents, it
party of prominent men, mostly from
tills region, left yesterday 011 the Lack
awanna nt l.r.5 i. m. for Chicago, to
inspect the, telephone plant the com
pany is now engaged In Installing. In
the party were the following:
C. 1). Simpson, Colonel II. M. Boles,
Charles II. Welles, Charles S. Weston,
Thomas K. Jones. J. .1. Williams Thom
as Kprague, Crnnt Pelton, A. B. Kynon,
It. M, Wlnton. Scrahton, Pa.; Homer
(ireene. 11. '.. Hus-ell, llonesdale, Pa.; It.
A. ,'lmlwln, Carbondale, P.i.; O. C. W.
I.owrey, C, 13. Scott, C. II. Ktlily, Clinton
Winner, New York city; Tliomns II. Phil
lips, Philadelphia, Pn.; K. It. Paine, A. B.
Collins, Willliimtport, Pa.: W. S. Sluley.
John A. Law, M. W. O'Hoyle, John II.
Foy. Pltlslon, Pa.; J. TS. Itussoll. Oeorgo
H. e'lnnlgnn. S. C. Johnson, C. K. Steg
maler. F. .1. Stcgmalnr, Dr. J. A. Bill
iard, Lhklon Flick, It. J. Flick, P. It.
Bevan. S. K. tines, I. N. Thomas, J. W.
llollenbaek. P. A. Melxell. CeofRe. 31.
ltelchart. Dr. Levi I. Shoemaker, Hon. C.
1). Foster, Wilkes-Uarr, P.i.; W. L. Dean,
Dr. Sprague, Kingston, Pa.
FOR A FRANCHISE
Lackawnnna Light, Heat and Power
Company Not Pleased with Re
ception It Received Here.
Much surprise was occasioned at last
night's meeting of the common coun
cil, when former Judge J. V. Carpen
ter, having been accorded tlie privilege
of tho lloor, announced that tlie gen
tlemen interested In the Lackawanna.
Light, Heat and Power company de
sired to withdraw their application for
This announcement was made after
the ordinance awarding the franchise
had been passed on first reading by
title and while council was considering
on second reading the amendments
which had been agreed upon by the
light and water committee. There was
some objection on the part of A. L.
Lewis to giving the judge the lloor, but
he finally consented.
"I desire to state." said Judge Car
penter, "that the gentlemen who made
this application fur a franchise made It
in good faith. They Intended to come
here and erect a plant for the purpose
of competing with the present electric
light company. Tlie reception they
have met with, however, has not been
lo their liking and they desire to with
draw their application for 11 franchise."
Mr. Keller moved that action on the
ordinance be Indefinitely postponed.
"I think that these people, whoever
they are. are insulting, the way they
conic in here and seek to withdraw this
ordinance," said 31r. Keller, "apparent
ly just because we are seeking to safe
guard tlie Interests of tlie city, r al
ways like to get a chance to get back
at that kind of people and I move that
we postpone action indefinitely. That
will kill the ordinance effectually.
Mr, Keller's motion wns adopted by
an almost unanimous vote.
Director of Public Works Hoclie sen',
in a communication asking that tlie
appropriation for the repair of bridges
and culverts be Increased as the bal
ance remaining, because of unexpected
expenditures. Is not suflleient for the
remainder of the year. Director Itoche
also sent In another communication
stating that In making out a list nt
street names for tlie signs which are
to be made he has discovered a- number
of duplications. lie requested that a
committee be appointed with power to
net to pass upon this matter. A mo
tion to appoint such n committee was
adopted and Chairman Hobatliali will
announce the names when select coun
cil takes similar action.
A communication received from Di
rector of Public Safety Wormser called
attention to the fact that the appropri
ations for the purchase of lire horses,
for the purchase, erection and repair
of flrn hydrants and for tlie burial of
dead animals are exhausted, and re
questing that the sums of $1,000, JSrtO
and SS.'i.eO, respectively, be transferred
to these accounts from a balance of
M.S.'iO remaining In tins appropriation
j for bunk and call men for last year.
Tlm director's commuuication was re-
leired to the finance committee wltll
Instructions to bring In nn ordinance
covni'liiB the suggestions made.
The llnance committee presented a
lengthy opinion received from City So
licitor Watson relative to tlie question
as to whether feed for the lire horses
should be purchased by contract. The
solicitor points out in this opinion that
while It would seem to be tlm Intent
of the law that sach feed should be
purchased by contract that it would
seem to be the best plan to continue,
the prestjit system in force until such
lime as'some uniform plan for tlie gov
erning of tlie purchase of supplies Is
adopted by councils.
The following reMiliilions were Intro
duced and passed:
By Charles Itosur Dliecling Dm dlrte
lor of puldle works 10 notify ilu Seriinlon
Has and Wat"i' company to repair the
pavement at the corner of Willow street
and Cedar uveiiue.
By Jiisi-ph Itosnr Kxiiiieiatliig the
Chiirch of Peace from the payment of u
By .Mr. Oral' Directing Hie chief oiirI
neer of Iho bureau of engineering to pre.
pare plans for tho grading of Beech
street between Crown and Uluelier ave
nue;. ' Mr. Huauo Introduced an ordinance,
providing for tho erection of an electric
light In tho Seventh ward. Tlio ordl
nuiicQ transferring a balance to tho print
ing appropriation of tho department of
public safety was passed on third and
The Court House Packed to Over-
flowlnti to Hear PennuDacker,
Penrose and Brown.
The Principles of Republicans and
Democrats About tho Same, But
the Democrats Are Invariably a
Quarter of a Century Behind the
Times Senator Penrose Refers to
Talks of the Democrats Upon
Trusts and Monopoly.
By delusive Wire from The Associated feij.
Tunkhannoek, Oct. 23. The court
house was packed to overflowing to
night, to hear Pennypacker, Penrose
and Brown. Pennypacker said:
"We hear very much of the Ills with
which public life is said to be affected.
I never could believe In absolute wick
edness of other people. 3Iost of the
wrong-doing is not of wrong purpose
and desire to do evil, but the result ot
wrong thinking. People don't learn tho
facts. Kven criminals justify them
selves by some statement of fact that
leads them to wrong thinking and do
ing. There are two ways one leads
to prosperity, tlie other to disaster.
The trouble Is to see just where you
are going. A butcher who killed a cow
and found hairpins In the stomach,
concluded she hud swallowed a milk
maid. The Democrats are going about
the state finding hairpins and inferring
milk maids. There is not much differ
ence between the principles of the two
parties, only that the Democrats nro
twenty-five years behind. The Repub
licans settled Issues Involved In civil
war. It took tlie Democrats twenty
live years to accept (hem. The Issues
being settled now will be accepted by
Democrats twenty-live years henee."
Penrose said Democrats talk of trusts
and monopoly, and yet they claim they
have a monopoly of honesty. Notwith
standing they hold up their hands In
horror ut Philadelphia, they say noth
ing of Democratic corruption in St.
Louis and tlie southern states. Tlio
Itepubllcans have no reason to blush
for their record from Appomatox to
San Juan hill. He referred to the re
sults of the Spanish war and said Cuba
is a. splendid tribute to disinterested
and liumnnltarlau principles of Repub
lican party and American nation.
Mr. Brown spoke at length, and all
were liberally applauded.
COL. SWAYNE'S FORCE SAFE.
British Remnant Arrives nt Sohotle.
Mad Mullah Quiet Now.
By Kxeliiahe Wire Horn The Associated 1'itns.
London, Oct. 23. A message received
at tlie foieign office here today from
General Manning, dated Berhera, capi
tal of Somallland, announces that, the
force commanded by Colonel Swayuo
has reached Bohotle In safety.
General Manning's message adds:
"Colonel Swayne's force was not at
tacked during Us retirement. The sit
uation, consequently, Is more satisfac
tory. But do not cancel the orders
warning a Punjab regiment to be In
readiness In case it Is wanted, as fur
ther developments must be awaited.
"The wounded are all doing well, and
no anxiety concerning the wounded
officers need be felt. The Aden detach
ment is expected today and will go for
Tlie news from Somallland caused
great satisfaction here and relieved tlio
keen anxiety felt as to the fate of tho
Jlrltlsli expedition. General Manning'
message was promptly forwarded in
.Simla, Oct. 23. Besides the Second
Bombay Grenadiers and the Bombay
Infantry regiment sailing for Somali
land today, a native field hospital sails
for the same destination Saturday.
The Twenty-ninth Baluchls have alec
been warned to be In readiness.
EARTHQUAKE IN ROME.
of "Wall About Plaza"
By Eii-luihe Wire Irom The AoocitUil tVeH.
Home, Oct, 23. An earthquake shock
was felt here a; 0.51 o'clock tills morn-
Thlrtv-llve yards of the old wall sur
rounding tlio Piazza, San aiovannl Litier
auo fell during tho nlKht as a result of
having been undci mined by the recent
O'Brien Defeats Jeffords.
uy Kxeludte Wiie Irom The AmocIuciI I'ie.t5.
Philadelphia, Oct. 23, - "Philadelphia
Jack" O'Hileu bested Jim Jelfords, of Cal.
Il'ornln, In 11 BlX'tound contest at tln
Bioadway Athletlu club tonight. Jeffords
was almost halt a head taller than
O'liilcn ami had every natural iidvantaga
but could do little with the hitler.
Local data for October
S a. in.
s p. 111 ,
Precipitation, 21 hours,
, t'J degrees
70 per cent,
.... 71 per cent,
ended S p. 111.,
i-r -f ff4-f
Washington. Oct. 2::. Forecast
for Filday and Saturday; H.isteiu
Pennsylvania Fair Friday, except
showers and warmer in north pur- -
Hon; Sunday showeis; fresh euit 4
to southeast winds.
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