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SCRANTON. PA., TUESDAY MQKNING, NOVEMBER 11, 1902.
Dramatic Scones at the Gloslno
Hours ol the Trial ol Roland
INTEREST IN CASE
Mr. Black Names Cornish as tho
Guilty Tarty in tho Crime for
AVhieh Molincux Is On Trial and
Declares That Motive Points to
Him A Scathing Denunciation.
Assistant District Attorney Os
borne Ridicules the Theory. of the
Counsel for the Defense Charge of
Justice Lambert Will Bo Delivered
tj Exclusive Wirs from 'flic Awiciatrd Press.
New York, Nov. 10. The fate of Rol
and 13. Molineux will be determined to
moirow. When court adjourned this
evening, Justice Lambert announced
that bn would allow Assistant District
Attorney Osborne but two hours an J a
half more to finish summing up, which
means that tho court will deliver its
charge and the case will go to tho jury
during tho afternoon.
The court room was crowded to suf
focation when, at the opening of to
day's session, former Governor Black
rose to sum up for the defense. After a
general defense of Molineux, whom ho
declared the prosecution had utterly
failed to connect in any way with the
death of Mrs. Adams, Mr. Black passed
to a scathing denunciation of Harry
Cornish, to whoso guilt, and not that
of Molineux, he declared every circum
stance In tho case directly pointed.
More than half of Mr. Black's address,
which occupied nearly four hours, was
levoted to an analysis of Cornish's con
"luet and testimony and of the testi
mony of other witnesses in a manner
to support bis contention that Cornish's
.actions were not consistent with his in
nocence of the crime of which Molineux
Mr. Osborne based his argument for
the ptosccution, today, largely on tho
testimony of tho handwriting experts,
which, he said, conclusively showed
Molineux to have been the writer of tho
poison package address and of the other
Ex-Governor Black's Plea.
Kx-Govcrnor Black, of counsel for
Jtoland B. Molineux, on trial for the
murder of Mrs. Kathorlne .1. Adams,
without making the formal motion fur
the dismissal of tho indictment, began
summing up the case for the defense
befoto Justice Lambert In the criminal
branch of the Supreme court shortly
ai'tei 10 o'clock today. It was expected
Hun Mr. Black's address to'the jury
would bn finished in less than two
hours, and that Assistant District At
torney Osborne would mm tin for the
State after the noon recess. Kx-Govor-uor
Bl.'iik, however, spoke longer than
hac1 been expected. There Is a possibil
ity that the case may be disposed of by
tonight. Tin- prisoner, his father and
his fl lends are confident that he will be
a f;ee man tomorrow.
The Interest manifested by the public
In lho case was extraordinary. A spe
cial detachment of policemen formed a
hollow square about tho entrance of the
courtroom, and hold at bay Hie crowd
that demanded admittance to the sceno
of tho trial, Many of tho would-be
spectators were stylishly dressed wo
men, and they were among tho most
Importunate, The policemen smiled
stolidly at their demands, and passed
in only those who held cards of admis
sion. Mr. Black repealed with Insistence
that Molineux never wrote tho address
on the poison package. Whatever Moi
iueux was, ho said, ho was not' u fool,
He would not have addressed u package
of poison to a club where his hand
writing was known. "Now lot inn ask
you," said Mr. Hlack significantly to
tho jurors, "If a man were sending a
package to himself would he need to
address It at all? My desk Is full or
envelopes addressed to me. It I were
sending a package to myself could I nut
use one or those'.'"
Mr, Black declared at this point that
lie hud eliminated Molineux from tho
Then caino the dramatic portion of
tho ex-go vornnr's address. Ho paused
for a moment, It seemed as though
he had forgotten his promise to Indicate
tho man to whom ho thought tho evl
denco In the case pointed. When finally
he began to speak tho excitement was
intense, Tho spectators hung on the
speaker's words with breathless atten
tion. JSvcry ono In (ho room realized
' what was coming. Mr, Black began by
paying that ho felt it his duty to stato
to tho Jury the whole case as ho saw
"A crime was committed," he said,
"and there was a motlvo for it. Tho
motive points to Harry S. Cornish."
Then he rehearsed Cornish's record,
liow his wife had secured a divorce
from him. how ho had met Mrs. Rogers,
nml how she later was divorced from
her husband. K. Governor Black told
the story In fervid language. Ho turn
ed on Cornish once or twice during his
narration. Cornish was with his father
iui ""'iiiur, and when under the scath-
lug dcnunelatlm 3 i.Mr. tUiu'U, with all
rye 11 riveted on , Cornish betrayed
emotions cither - rmibnnnssmont or
nnnoyanre. Ho ' .iened ami turned
pale. Once ho lau ,j '!.
At tho aftornoo ."HHlon Mr. Black
traced Cornish's ' on after Mr.".
Adams'' (lent It:
"Wore Ills actions tt Vo oC an honest
iimnV" he asked. ""o dld he not go
home and help Mrs.' Jgors In her
trouble? No lio wanted to pose. Ilo
showed himself tn his chemist friend,
Yocimi and then went to bed in Yo
cum's loom In the club. Then ho called
In live friends to tell thorn how Hick bo
was. What else did ho do? Ho stayed
away from tho Adams' Hat until after
tin funeral. He never dared to face
that dead woman."
Kx-Gnvorncir Black declared tho ease
against Cornish far stronger than the
case against Moliiioux.
"Kvery fact in the ease." ho said,
"points to Cornish and nothing except
thi! testimony or the handwriting ex
perts points to Molincux."
Mr. Ulaek closed at 3.2."., having
spoken throe hours anil fifty-five min
utes. Attorney Osborne's Address.
Assistant District Attorney Osborne,
in opening for the prosecution ridiculed
tho theory of tho counsel for tho de
fense that the death of Mrs. Adams
was the result of a deliberate design
by Cornish, and argued that it would
be absurd to suppose that Cornish
would go down town to mail a package
"It Is not disputed by tho defense,
Mr. Osborne went on, "that tho three
Cornish letters and the poison package
wrapper were in the same handwriting.
Well, look at the corner Governor
Black has put himself in by trying to
show that Cornish is the criminal.
Cornish must have taken the address
from some parcel, and have got the
writer to write throe letters for him
and signed 'II. Cornish' to them. That
writer would own Cornish body and
soul, and could hand him over to the
law for conviction and electrocution. It
is not reasonable to suppose anything of
"If Governor Mack's assumptions are
true," Mr. Osborne said. "Cornish, with
out any necessity for doing so, handed
over to tho authorities the only means
of tracing the crime to him and his
associates, the poison wrapper, the
poison and the silver holder. Is that
a fair reasoning'.'"
Mr. Osborne touched on Governor
Black's charge that tho prosecution had
suppressed the evidence of the envel
opes found In Molineux's desk.
"Now I am not hurt at that charge."
ho said. "Governor Black did not mean
that personally, and I took it in a Pick
wickian sense. Ho did not mean that
any mure than he meant wo suppressed
the envelopes of tho Cornish letters. Ho
knows that wo never had those envel
opes. The envelopes taken from Mol
ineux's desk were given to tho defense
and tho other letters we suppressed
were marked for Identification in tho
last trial and eliminated from this trial,
because the defense thought wo had
enough handwriting exhibits without
Referring to the statement made by
Mr. Clack that Cornish did not attend
tho funeral of Mrs. Adams, and daro
not face the dead woman, Mr. Osborne
read from tho minutes to show that Mr.
Cornish visited tho Hat before Airs.
Adams' body was removed, and that
ex-Governor Black had refused to let
him tell on tho stand why he was ab
sent from the funeral. Then counsel
.contradicted ex-Governor Black's con
tention that Cornish was shamming
sick, and read the evidene" of tho doc
tors who attended Cornish In tho
Knickerbocker Athletic club, who said
thoy found him suffering from an Irrit
The insinuation that n motive for tho
murder of Mrs. Adams could be found
In Cornish's feelings for Mrs. Rogers,
tho prosecuting attorney said was not
worthy of consideration. All tho evi
dence, ho said, showed that Mrs. Adams
and Cornish wore on the best of terms,
and ho added that there was nothing
against Mrs. Rogers' character except
tho Insinuations of the defendant's law
yers, Counsel went on to say that he would
ptovo tho state's side of tho case with
out recourse to any old woman who
saw some handwriting for a moment in
the dark of a winter's evening and rec
ognized It again after a period of four
years. The stato, ho said, hnil no re
markable coincidence- to present like
tho testimony of Martin Huff, who hap
pciicd into tho Newark store Just as tho
iiottle-holder was being sold, nnd who
two years later found himself working
side by side with tho brother of Gen
The Question of Motive. .
Corning to tho question of motive,
Mr, Osbonii) went on to show that
Molincux had attempted to injure Cor
nish uvea utter Molincux hud loft tho
club and cited as evldenco of the en
during nature of Molineux's III will,
tho Schloffer letter written nearly a
year after his resignation 1'ioin the
Knickerbocker Athletio club, and the
Jotter about Harpster, Cornish's friend,
sent to Stoa.ms and company, "wo
find," ho went on, "that Molineux Jiad
tho motive nnd wo find that he had
or could hnvo had the poison. Ho
was experimenting In the manufac
ture of ship paint and ono of the uses
of cynnldo of mercury Is for tho man
ufacture of ship paint," x
As to the purchase of tho bottlo
holder, Mr, Osborne snld that Molincux
was dally In Newark, and knew the
Hartdcgen storo well, whom he had n
friend, Arnold. Why then, ho asked,
did not the defense cnll Arnold who
hud refused to come here for tho pros
ecution. Taking up tho evidence of tho hand
writing experts, .Mr. Osborne said tho
testimony of David H. C.'nrvalho, the
oxpert called by the defense, proved
his contention; that Molineux wrote,
tho poison package wrapper, Car va lho
sald the wrapper address was not dis
guised sufficiently to hide tho charac
teristics of tho natural hand of tho
"By whom do t convict Moliiioux of
that writing'.'" It" demanded. "Out of
lho mouths of bis enemies'.' No. nut
of the mouths of his friends. Two
bankers of Newark who know Molin
cux and his writing, and who had no
enmity towards Moliiioux, told you
they worn sure Molineux wrote thus",
disputed writings. I am satisfied to
let that portion of tho accusation
against Molineux rest upon tho testi
mony of Carvalho."
Mr. Osborne declared that, no man
could avoid seeing tho likeness be
tween the characters In tho conceded
writing of Molineux and tho poison
package wrapper. IW argued that lho
writer dared not entirely hide his hand
or use printing characters or a type
writer or fear of defeating his object
by arousing the suspicion of lho recipi
ent of tho package. The sender of Hint
package had to use a pen, "He found
himself having to decide," counsel
continued, "between tho scylla of
doubt and tho charybdls of his own
At fi o'clock Justice Lambert, an
nounced a suspension of tho proceed
ings until tomorrow morning.
Mr. Osborne said It would take hint
three hours to finish his address, but
Justice Lambert said he would allow
him only two nnd a half hours. That
will take him to the time for adjourn
ing for lunch and the afternoon ses
sion will bo started with the charge
of Justice Lambert.
FIRE ON THE NEW
EAST RIVER BRIDGE
The Construction of the Bridge Is
Damaged to the Extent of Half
a Million Dollars.
Br Exclusive Wire from The Aswcitted Press.
New York, Nov. 10. The new East
river bridge, in process of construction
between New York and Brooklyn was
damaged to the extent of half a million
dollars by a fire that raged S33 feet in
the air on the summit of the great
tower for four hours this evening, on
the Now York side. Three men who
were at work on top of tho tower are
reported to have fallen Into the river.
Owing to the enormous height of tho
tower it was impossible to reach the
fire with any apparatus and the flames
after devouring all tho wood work on
top of the tower seized on the timber
false work of the two foot bridges sus
pended from main cables, burning away
the supports until nearly a million feet
of blazing lumber fell with' a mighty
splash and hiss into the stream. Tho
fall of the foot bridge carried away
scores of the lighter cables and guys
which trailed in the water, rendering
it necessary for the police to stop all
traffic up and down tho river.
The fire started in a toolshed and
from this spread to the great timber
framework. Within five minutes after
the first discovery of the fire, tho whole
top of the tower was in a blaze. Then
the footbridges fell, carrying with them
tons of bolts, rivets, nuts and tools.
At that moment the Brooklyn tiro boat
was just, below the bridge and a heavy
steel beam fell on her breaking her
rudders and sending her drifting help
less down the stream. Pound steamers
and all other up-river navigation was
stopped. The fire was the most spec
tacular conilagratlon that has ever
been seen in New York.
NEW CUBAN RAILROAD.
Line Completed Which Will Connect
Havana and Santiago Achieve
ment of American Enterprise.
Br Kichuhe Wire fiom The Auocutril Trm.
Santiago, Cuba, Nov. 10. Several of
the olliclals of tho Central railroad
arrived here today, having come all
the way by rail from Santa Clara.
Tho track, which has Just been com
pleted, connects Santiago and Havana
Superintendent Ward says the road
bed Is naturally In a bad condition,
but thousands of men are at work
ballasting the track.
The completion of this railroad Is
the greatest Cuban achievement, of
American enterprise, and makes futtue
revolutions' practically impossible.
Passenger and freight service over
the road will probably bo Inaugurated
by the Now Year.
LABOR UNIONS DENOUNCED.
President Eliot Believes They Are
Opposed to Education.
fly llxrluih'i: Wire fiom 'flic Associated I'irtt.
Boston, Nov, 10, Before the Koonnmlo
chfb of Boston at their banquet tonight,
President fillol, of Harvard, denounced
the labor unions of tho country as op
posed to tho education of young men,
and what he termed "their light against
tho development or manly Instincts,"
In closing ho characterized the strike
breaker or "scab," as he called him, "a
good typo of tho Amerlruu hero,"
The principal objection to the labor
unions, from tho educator's point of
vlow, he said, was their objection to
young mon becoming competent me
chanics, and that they do prevent this
Is evident from lho fact that nil unions
attempt tp limit the number of appren
tices employed In any union. Tho right
to labor is considered the most sacred
right of the American citizen.
President F.llot's objection to the
labor unions, was, he said, that tho ob
ject of tho union seemed to bo to work
as few hours as possible, produce as
little as possible during that time and
to rccelvo as much money as possible
for the service given. This attitude
was in 'effect nothing more than a
constant fight against the development
of manly Instincts. Ho said ho hail a
profound contempt for any man who
did not choose to labor every day Just
as long as his strength would permit.
Newark. N. J.. Nov. 10. The threatened
strlko of sllvemnltliN at Tiffany & Co.'s
plant at Foroijt Hill, N. J was begun to
day, when llvo hundred men quit work.
They demand a nine-hour workday.
fln flmlcahle Agreement Has Been
Eilectetl Between Individual Op
erators and Miners.
POUR COLLIERIES WILL
The Company Will Reinstate All
Employes Save the Thirteen Re
cently Evicted, and Will Not Dis
criminate Against Union Members.
The Evicted Minors Will Be Cared
for by tho Miners' Union Confer
ence at Coxo Mines.
By Exclushc Wire from The Associated t're.s.
Huzleton, Pa,, Nov. 10. . B. Markle
& Co. nnd their -',500 mon, who refused
to return to work because they were
asked to make Individual application
for thoir positions, came to an agree
ment today and operations at the four
Markle collieries will be resumed to
morrow. The company offered to rein
state all the employes except the thir
teen recently evicted, and not to dis
criminate against members of the union
on condition that tho men naroe to
abide by the decision of the arbitration
commission, and answer questions as to
their age and other details before re
suming their places. These terms were
accepted. The thirteen evicted em
ployes who will not be taken back, ac
cording to the company officials, under
any consideration, will be provided for
by the United Mine Workers. Airing
this number are tho president, the sec
retary and the treasurer of the Jeddo
Conference at Drifton.
Ilazleton, Pa, Nov. 10. A conference
was held at Drifton today letween the
officials of Coxe Bros. & Co. and a
committee of the company's employes to
bring about, If possible, a. settlement of
tho differences at the Coxe's colliery
which has not yet resumed operations
because of tho refusal of the men to
apply individually for their old posi
tions as required. The mine workers
committee presented a written demand
that all men be reinstated and that the
company glvo a guarantee that It will
abide by the decision of tho arbitration
commission. The answer. of the com
pany was given in a sealed envelope
which was not opened until the execu
tive board of district No. 7 convened
this evening. It is understood that
President Stearns agrees to reinstate
ail men for whom places can bo found
but declines to discharge any non-union
men to make room for strikers.
President Stearns returned to New
York this evening.
The executive board reached no de
cision tonight on tho proposition of
President Stearns. Tho matter will be
considered further tomorrow.
ANOTHER STRIKE THREATENED
Employes of the Lehigh Coal nnd
Navigation Company Dissatisfied.
Ily t).e!iisivi.' Wiie from The .Uswiatcd I'les-".
Tamaqua, Pa., Nov. 10. At a meet
ing of the employes of the Lehigh Coal
and Navigation company a committee
was appointed to await upon W. D.
Zehner, the suuerlntendent, and in
form him that unless tho 21S officials of
tin; various local unions in the Panther
Creek valley who, it is claimed, have
been blacklisted, are re-Instated In their
old positions before the end of the
week a general strlko will be ordered.
The committee called at Mr. Zelmer'a
office, but were Informed that lie was
not at homo. The committee will en
deavor to see tho official before tho end
of the week so as to present its re
port at a meeting to be held next Sun
day, ut which President Mitchell will
PERRY HELD TO BAIL.
The Negro Who Pawned Watches
Taken from Claia Morton and
Agnes McPhee Is Detained.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Boston. Mass., Nov. 10, George L. O.
Perry, tho negro who admits that he
pawned tho watches taken from Clara
A. Morton and Agnes McPhee, who
were murdered In Wavetiy and Somer
vlllo last month, was taken to court;
After a conference between the stato
officers and Judge Charles Almy, Perry
was ordered held ns a witness against
Mason. His ball was fixed at $1,000.
It is understood that the decision to
hold Perry as a witness Instead of ar
raigning him as an accessory, was duo
chiefly to the fact that as a witness
Perry can not only glvo testimony
against Mason, but can bo forced to
tell of his own movements and every
relation he has had with others during
tho tlmo tho ussaults have been com
jnltod in Cambridge, Somorvlllo and
Undt'f an arrangement made by
Judge Almy and tho police, both Ma
son and Perry will appear In court
tomorrow, It is believed so compli
cated has the case become that both
tho commonwealth and tho defense will
ask for another continuance In order
that they may hnvo time for continued
Tho Cambridge police are now
strongly of tho opinion that thorn is
another necro who knows something
of tho wholo case, particularly about
tho watches. Ho is older than Perry
and Is blacker.
Former President's Hunting Tour,
By Eiclu! Wile from The Associated Press.
Princeton, N. J., Nov. 10 Former Prrs.
Ident Cleveland. In company with tho
other Prlncetonl.ms. went hunting today
on tho McKarlaud far mat Rocky Hill.
The season opened in New Jersey todqy.
PREPARING THE LEGAL
SIDE OF THE CASE.
Mr. Mitchell nnd Assistants Are
Busily Engaged nt Wilkes-Bnrre.
By i:.ctulve Wire from 'flic Arsoclatcil I'rcM.
Wllkes-Barro, Pa., Nov. 10. Presi
dent Mitchell nntioitnced tonight that
G. U. Markle nnd Company, the In
dividual coal operators of tho Lehigh
region and their employes had reached
an amicable agreement mid the mines
of the company will resume operations
as soon ns possible. Markle nnd com
pany operate three collieries and em
ploy 2,rno men and boys. Tho output
of coal for the year 1801 was 1.0M.8U.0S
tons. It Is thought at miners head
quarters that tho trouble In the Lehigh
region will soon be nt an end and that
with tho resumption of mining in the
fifth djstrlct tho output of anthracite
will soon be normal.
Attorneys Clarence Darrow of Chica
go and John I Shea, of this city, who
arc assisting President Mitchell In pro
paring tho legal side of tho miners case
for presentation to the arbitration com
mission made a trip through the South
Wllkes-Barro mine of the Lehigh and
Wllkes-Barre Coal company today.
They were shown every courtesy by
the company olliclals.
RECEIVES A BULLET
Deputies, Guarding the Home of
People Who Have Been Perse
cuted, Fire with Effect.
Special to the Scrantoh Tribune.
Plttston, Nov. 10. An unsuccessful
attempt was made at an early hour
this morning to set fire to the old Lu
zerne house building on Philadelphia
avenue, near the West Plttston depot
on the Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western railroad. The incendiary was
discovered In the attempt, and although
he made good1 his escape, it is thought
he carried with him a bullet from the
gun of ono of tho deputies who have
been on guard at the house. The build
ing is a large three-story ono and was
originally erected for hotel purposes. At
present three or four families occupy It.
During tho strike a couple of the fam
ilies boarded a number of non-union
men and deputies who were working at
the Exeter colliery, nearby. The occu
pants of the building have been placed
on the blacklist and have been threat
ened on several occasions, and given
much annoyance. So much so, that
during the encampment of the Klghth
regiment at Duryea, one company was
sent to West Plttston night and day,
with explicit instructions to give pro
tection to the inmates of this building.
Even since the close of the strlko these
people have been subjected to petty an
noyances, and two deputies have been
stationed in tho vicinity every night.
At an early hour this morning tho
guards discovered a man with an oll
can pouring kerosene on the side of tho
building. Ho fled immediately on their
approach, but one of the guards fired a
shot after him.
The incendiary was evidently hit by
tho bullet, for when the shot was fired
bo uttered a groan and dropped to his
knees, but quickly arose and continued
his flight in tho direction of a hill close
by, wtiore several persons weie seen
awaiting him. The deputies were afraid
to give chase.
3000 FRENCH (MINERS
RETURN TO WORK
Authorities Say Decision Against
Miners by the Arbitrators Must
By rjxtluihe Wire from The Aaoci it,'U 1'ie.i'.
Paris, Nov. 10. Strong military rein
forcements have arrived at the coal
mining centers, It being the evident in
tention of the government to crush any
further strike outbreaks. At Lens,
where the miners' congress held a dis
orderly session Saturday, sixty-two
companies of infantry, twenty squad
rons of cavalry and 7,0 gendarmes have
been concentrated. Orders have been
issued to treat disorder with the utmost
severity. Tho authorities say the de
cision of tho arbitrators against tho
miners must be accepted, and tlutL they
will not tolerate any further violence,
A con-ddernble number of minors re
turned to work today, but tho total at
Lens was only 3,000 out of .10,000 men.
There Is the same proportion of miners
working at other uolnts.
One company, which was hesitating
over accepting arbitration, has received
a vigorous letter from Premier Combes
asking It not to temporize.
E,r Exclusive Wire from 'I he Associated Prm.
Now York. Nov. 10, Arrived: Travo,
Genoa and Naples. Havre Arrived: L'i
Ciascogtu1, New York. Gibraltar Aulvcd:
J.ahn. New York. Sailed: Allen, from
Genoa and Naples (New York), i.lzaril
Passed; Roterilum, Now York for Jtnl
teidnur. I'lnland, Now York for Antwerp.
Oliuiboiirg Arrived: Wllhehu iler llrosso,
New York via Plymouth for Bremen and
proceeded. Hailed; Friederli'h dor Gros.e,
from liivnieii, Now York.
Baer's Statement Received.
Uy Inclusive Wire from The Aieovtited Vim.
SYllUes-Ilanv, Nov. 10. A copy of the
Statement sent by President Baer of the
Philadelphia and Heading company to tho
arbitration commission .in answer to the
ono filed with tho commission by Presi
dent Mitchell in behalf of tho miner?, was
received at miners' headquarters to
night. Mr, Mitchell said ho would go
over tho statement with his attorneys to
morrow. Hairy Rogers Dead.
By Kichnlve Wire from The .Uaorlito f'rm
Hurfalo, N. Y.. Nov. 10. Henry l Bog
ers, son-lndaw of tho lato .Mrs. Ktuhcrlue
J. Adams, who was tho victim of tho
poison supposed to havo bocn sent to
Harry Cornish, Is dead at his homo In this
By i:clu5lvc Wire from Tho Assoc! itei PrcM.
Harrlfrburg, Nov. 10. Charters wero Is
sued by tho stale department today to tho
following corporations: Kizcr Mill and
Klovntor company, Scranton: capital, $jii,.
in.ni; rastln Hrook Carbon Black company.
Wllllamsicrt; capital, JIM,1"1
MAJOR MILLAR TO RETIRE.
He Plau3 to Quit the National Guard
in a Few Weeks.
Major W. S. Millar, assistant adjut
ant general of the Third brigade, yes
terday nnnounccd his Impending retire
ment from the National Guard after a
continuous service of over twenty-live
years. Tho major said that ho will re
tire within a few weeks and will not
wait until the retirement of Brigadier
J. P. S. (Joblii next summer.
"I havo given the best twenty-live
years of my life to tho service of the
state," said ho, "nnd I fori that 1 have
earned a rest.' My retirement will be
absolutely final and J will never- enter
the gunrd again. My service has
caused mo the loss of much valuable
time and lias occasioned the expendi
ture of a very largo amount of money
for which I have received no adequate
return. Altogether too much politics
has crept Into the guard within tho
last few years and I fear that It will
have a very bad effect before long."
Major Millar's record in the guard Is
an enviable ono and represents a long
and faithful service. Ho enlisted ub a
private in Company B. of the City
Guard, on Aug. 14, 1S7V, was made ser
geant on March 81, 1ST!), and was elect
ed second lieutenant on Nov. HO, 1881.
On July 2", ISS.i, be was chosen adjut
ant of the newly organized Thirteenth
regiment, which place he hold until
Oct. 28. 1S90, when lie was appointed
Inspector of the Third brigade, with
the rank of major. He held this posi
tion, despite several attempts at res
ignation, until 1S09, when he was ap
pointed assistant adjutant general on
General Gobln's staff, a position which
he now holds.
NINE MEN INJURED AT
Engineer Lost Control of Engines
ns Men Were Being Lowered
Into the Shaft.
Nine men were injured in a very
peculiar accident at Heidelberg No. li
colliery of tho Lehigh A'alley Coal com
pany near Avoca, shortly before 7
o'clock yesterday morning. Two of the
men are seriously injured and several
of them havo received injuries that
will lay them up for a few weeks.
The men were being lowered Into the
shatt preparatory to their day's work.
When the carriage reached a dis
tance about twenty feet from the foot,
the engineer, so he claims, attempted
to slacken tho speed of the engines but
found tho throttle valve would not
work. The engines refused to slacken
their speed and tho carriage struck
the sump at the foot of the shaft with
heavy force, throwing the men about
and jarring them considerably. There
were nine men on the carriage at tho
time and their injuries and names are
William Cawley, runner, of William
street, Plttston, leg broken near thigh:
Andrew Shaves, of Center street, foot
broken near anklo and badly shaken
up: Martin Kearney, of Market street,
ankle badly sprained; Martin Whil
luck, leg injured but. not broken: Stan
ley Grey, ankle sprained; James Gal
lagher, ankle slightly sprained; Lewis
Cuta, anklo sprained and chest bruised;
Frank Malaski, bad; bruised; George
Motruss, back injured slightly.
When tho one carriage was dropped
into tile sump with such force, the
carriage on tho opposite side of tho
shaft was curried up to tho sheave
wheel, the llango of which broke ami
the rope was torn from Its fastenings
at tlio top of the shaft. The carriage
darted down tho shaft with territllo
speed but had not gone far before the
safety "dogs" on the side of tho oar
raigo took hold and held It fast. Tho
timbers of the shaft were damaged and
the colliery will be idle for a few days.
LYNCHING MOB QUIETED.
Mobile Chief of Police Halts Attempt
to Break Into Lockup.
Ily Ku'liiibp W he mm Tlie Associated l'ic.s.
Mobile, Ala,, Nov. 10. A mob gath
ered about the central police station last
night with tho intention of lynching
Lewis Wyatt, a negro, who assaulted
.Maria Constance, u white girl of i;
years. The child's father headed tho
Tho chief of police assured the crowd
that the negro would bo punished, but
told them they must let the law take
its course, Comparative quite was ro
stored. THE PHILADELPHIA
Scove of the Twelve Leading Men at
11,30 O'clock Last Night.
Ily K-U'luihr Wire from The AsvioUted 1'resi.
Philadelphia, Nov. 10 Tho scoro of tho
twelve leading iiiuu In tho six-day walk
ing mutch at ll.ao p. in. was as follows:
Blneeil , 1;'
Cartwrlglit , k'l
Click , IW
1 i egel man II '
l Uicrerro , 112
Sennick Murderers Sentenced,
By :.iluihc Wire horn The Associated l'rcj.
Wllkes-Uarre, Nov. 10. -Peter Lenousky
and Victor Zarnmbo, convicted of tho
murder of Anthony Sennick. wero today
sentenced to bo hanged. Tho condemned
mon attacked their victim with an ax
whllo ho was at work in a mine. Their
object was robbery, Scnnlck having had
lho reputation of carrying his earnings
ahout bis person. On tho day of the mur
der, however, tho murdered man left his
earnings ut homo.
Pablo Guzman Is Obliaed to flnolo'
fjize to Consul Balz at
PROMPT ACTION OP
On the Coming of the Marietta thg
Rebel Leader Promised Not to
Again Molest the Consular Agent.
Guzman Refuses to Believe tha
Story of the Split in. the Revolu
tionary Party Castro Re-entei'9
Venezuela Capital Amid Loyal
By Exclusive Wire front The Associated Press.
Barcelona, Venezuela. Nov. 1U. The
incident of United States Consular
Agent Balz refusing to contribute to
wards a forced loan raised by the lead
ers of the revolutionary troops and the
placing of revolutionary soldiers on
guard at his door to prevent Mr. Balz
from communicating with his friends
or performing his consular duties was
satisfactorily settled in the following
Commander Dlehl, of the gunboat
Marietta which arrived here a few days
ago to inquire' into the matter, sum
moned the military revolutionary lead
er, Pablo Guzman, to the office of Mr.
Balz and obliged Guzman to apologize
and promise not to further molest tho
consular1 agent. The action of Minister
Bowen In having the Marietta sent
here and the prompt steps taken by
Commander Dlehl are highly praised.
The revolutionists of Barcelona yes
terday were Ignorant of the split In the
revolutionary party and when Informed
of the facts by the correspondent Gen.
Guzman refused to believe the news.
When notified that tho government
forces would shortly attack Barcelona,
"If General Velutlnl again attempts
to shell tills city I will shoot General
Murcano, the former government com
mander here, and now one of our pris
oners." Castro's Triumph.
Caracas, Nov. 10. President Castro
made a triumphal entry into Caracas
at 10 o'clock yesterday morning. Ho
was at the head o 3,200 troops. The
entry was made with ringing of bells
and a display of fireworks.
President Castro reached Los Teques,
from La Victoria, on Saturday morning,
without having encountered any revolu
tionists. The president left Los Tes
ques at S a. m. yesterday for Caracas
by train, over the German railroad.
Tho bridges along the line, which had
been destroyed by the revolutionists,
had been repaired.
Castro, In view of the recent turn ot
events, has assumed a new lease of
presidential power. The flight of tha
armies of the revolution continues.
Not even the Caracas revolutionary
committee can explain the cause of the
split among the leaders of the move
ment or say what has become of about
10,000 soldiers who were under arms as
late as Nov. U. The government officers
bellove General Matos has gone In tho
direction of Tucacas, seaport on the
Caribbean Sea, twenty-five miles from
President Castro Intends to reoccupy
'Coro, Barcelona, Cludad Bolivar and
Citmuna Immediately. On Saturday ho
sent 1.S00 men, under General Leopold
Baptlsta, to attack Coro. Communica
tion between Caracas, Valencia and
Puerto Cabello is re-established.
LITTLE BOY KIDNAPPED.
Duryea Furnished a New Kind of a
Duryea came to the front yesterday
with a kidnapping story. The officers
have been unable to find any trace of
the kidnapped child who Is a boy about
six years of ago.
Tho lad is tho son of Mrs. Kahler, a
former resident of Duryea, and lived
with Mr. and Mis. George C.itnn, by
whom ho had been adopted. Yesterday
morning a woman, supposed to be tho
boy's mother, picked him up on the,
porch of the Duryia school house and
made off with him.
British Steamer Wrecked.
II; i:xcluvle Wire from 'I lie Associated Tress.
Melbourne. Nov. 10. -The British steaux
er Bllugainite, bound from Sydney. N, S.
W for Auckland, has been wrecked on
Tlueo Kings Islands, Korty-ono ot thosi
on board tho steamer wero saved ani
ninety-six aro missing.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Ily Kxclmlvr Wire from The As'orUtrd Press.
Boston, Nov. lO.-Miss Abide B. Child,
homo secretary of tho wmnau'.i hoard of
missions (Congregational! died suddenly
of heart disease at her heino here yes
YESTERDAY'S WEATHER, '
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4- for Tuesday and Wednesday; Kast-
4- orn Pennsylvania Fair and colder
4- Tuesday; Wednesday Increasing
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