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HONBSDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1910.
SOLDIERS ON GARS
Stern Mounted Men Have
Orders to Shoot to Kill, i
HARD WORK TO STOP RIOTING
Philadelphia, Feb. 24. Two hundred
clcnti cut, .square jawed, fighting men
of tlio Pennsylvania constabulary ar
rived here today under Captain Jack
Groome to stamp out civil war in this
These lean, hard men on lean, hard
horses have spurred into angry mobs
when they were outnumbered 100 to 1,
when dynamite was smashing freight
tars and bullets were whistling all
Mayor Iteyburn and Henry Clay, dl I
rector of public safety, called foi
Groome and his cavalrymen because
their own police force was limp nnd
worthless In the face of the murder
ing, burning and clubbing that have
caused in four days the death of foui
persons, millions of dollars of loss to
the Itapld Transit company in the
burning and wrecking of f00 cars, In
juries to hundreds of peaceful citizens
and brought about a condition little
short of anarchy,
The constabulary Is depended upon
to break the backbone of the strike,
and they were projected ou to the
tiring Hue as soon as they arrived
When they are ordered to shoot they
shoot to kill, a habit of theirs that
strikers in this state realize to n dead- of the Ilaldwin plant and spattered ou
ly certaluty. The news that they had , the brick walls. Occasionally - you
arrived from their barracks in Potts-' could see um arm Hash out of one of
vllle, Wilkesbnrre, Punxsutnwney and the windows, and a heavy bolt or
Grecnsburg was the gloomiest lnfor-1 wrench would come spinning eartli
mntlon thnt Strike Leader Pratt and ward, sometimes narrowly missing a
his 5,00(1 angry conductors and mo-1 policeman. The fusillade kept up for
tormen could possibly hiive received, j ten minutes.
jHiL-Ktti uy uic enrnwes 01 incsei
rough riders, the Pennsylvania Hnpld
Transit company will attempt to run
1,200 cars, reinstating service In the
districts where violence has been most
prevalent and where loyal employees
have been injured by the score.
Strikers nre talking openly about us-
lug dynamite. On every side threats'
are made that Jack Groome's men will!
carry out of town a good deal more
lead than they brought in. There is
a tightening of Interest and renewed ,
tension of feeling nil over the city. at Fifth street, where a crowd of 3,000
Despite Ihe constant assurances toj attempted to wreck n car filled with
the strikers thnt the Hupld Transit soldiers. Five men were sent to the
company Is whipped and that it will! hospital with broken heads, and one
luive to give In utterly or agree to a J. soldier had his cheek eut open with a
satisfactory compromise, the company jagged rock.
Iocs not Intend to give way an Inch. Another nasty light was at Park
The coming of the veteran lighters ' side avenue nnd Fifty-second street,
under Groome means thnt Pratt aud1 where a gang of strikers barricaded
his followers will have to battle otjlhe tracks with building stone and
quit, one of the two. Pratt, says thai lumber. When the police cnuio up
it will be a general strike, that hU there was more clubbing aud more
men will never submit to Tielng cor-. broken heads.
rnled and cuffed by the state police'
and that the constitutional rights ot pTRTT'E PA'RTWF'R VYPT?ttpti
peaceable citizens are being invaded. , F1SKh FARTIER EXPELLED.
The authorities fay that if the state ..,, Pv-i,0. T. w
....v-tni. ,.1.,-.. .i .1 . , 1 Stock Exchange Treats Washburn as
constabulary find the Job too much, tt Trt,j n,.vin.
ioernor Stuart will send 10.000 ml :
lltlamen into Philadelphia and that it ... ; J, . ovt,r"ln
necessary a soldier with a loaded rilie ! ,'!","nlU,CC f thuZTl f , Kf
will stand behind the motorman 0f ! ''hange has expelled Clifford M. Wash
...lr ' bum, floor member of J. M. Flsko &
The national guard are ready at an , u- , 1,1 llnns uml laue"
hour's notice to entrain for this cty. " result of the collapse of the Hock
The governor has discussed plans al- ,u? ,,,(j1' .V" ,eclHlo sovern
ready with Mayor Iteyburn and with ' '"K c"!nmlt,eu T u,,an 'nou8' C'cor
llenrv Pine M.n nniio,. ,.,, i W. lily, secretary of the exchange.
Groome's four companies have been
detailed to the sections of the city
where the company has suffered most
loss In cars and me:.. There will bo
no hesitancy on thf, part of the state
IolIce to crush rioting In the best way
that offers. If n obs fail to disperse on
order the constabularies have orders
to shoot to kill, and they have the rep
utation of hitting their mark.
The worst riots of the strike occur
red at the Ilaldwin Locomotive works
t Hroad nnd Spring Garden streets.
That plant has been the retreat for
four days of hundreds of men who
fought the police from cover and bom
barded the cars of tlie transit com
pany with bolts and scrap iron.
A crowd of 400 employees of the
Ilaldwin plant marched to Thirteenth
and Spring Garden streets and blocked
.a northbound car. The motorman saw
lie was in for It, but he stuck to his
rontroller. A shower of bricks aud
utones crashed Into the car, knocking
Ihe motorman down and injuring the
MOB BURNS STREET CAR.
One of Scores of Such Incidents
In Philadelphia Traction Strike.
A dozen men sprang on the front
platform, grabbed the motorman nnd
Ihe policemen, dragged them to the
Urcet and roughed them through the
Mowd. The policemen swung their
tlubs, but they had no elbow room.
They were pounded nnd slapped and
licked, and theb- uniforms were In
ngs. Finally one of the policemen
nanaged to gel his pistol free, nnd he
et ashot fly Into the thick of the
,-rowil. The bullet downed a man.
Twenty policemen came on a rush
ind threatened to shoot if the mob
lldn't retreat. The Ilaldwin workmen
backed away and took refuge In the
locomotive works. Hardly had the
streets been cleared when bolts and
pig Iron begnn to drop from the win
dows of the plant. A chunk of Iron
sinnshed n policeman to the street
stones. Police Captain Austin, in
charge of the reserves, deployed his
men nlong the Hroad street front of
the building and ordered them to lire
at the windows from which the work
men had been throwing.
Bullets crashed through the windows
oupcriuieiiueui. 01 i'oiice Taylor, ex
treuiely angry, went to the Ilaldwin
Locomotive works and gave notice
that hereafter a squad of policemen
armed with shotguns would be kept
outside the plant. The throwing of a
missile, he warned the superintendent,
would bu sulllclent excuse for the po-
lice to let fly with buckshot.
There were eight or ten minor 011-
counters between the strikers and the
police. Along Market street there wns
u series of rows. The trouble started
, . ... .. . I
made public the following statement
"The governing committee deter
mined that the failure of J. M. Flske
& Co. on Jan. 1!), 1010, of which firm I
Clifford M. Washburn, a member of i
the exchange, was a member, was '
caused by reckless nnd unbusinesslike I
dealings, and said Clifford M. Wash
burn was declared ineligible for rein
Henry H. Hasklns, lloor member of j
the suspended linn of Lntbrop, Has
klns & Co., wns expelled and declared
ineligible for reinstatement by similar
action of the exchange last week.
FRANKIE MADDEN WHIPPED.
Battling Hurley Stops New York Man'
In the 8lxth Round.
New York, Feb. 24. lluttllug Hur
ley, the Now Jersey lightweight, bat
tered Franklo Madden of this city so
hard for six rounds at tho Sharkey
Athletic club that the seconds of Mad
den were compelled to throw up the
Counsel For Allds Scores
the Bridge Companies.
He Pictures Accused Senator as De
feating Evil Measures In Pub
lic Interest by Advice of
Albany, X. Y Feb. 24. Senntor
Allds Inaugurated his defense, resign
ing as president pro tern, of the sen
ate and as majority leader on the lloor
of the senate, lie said he resigned be
cause he wanted to get on the same
level with Senator Henn Conger and
to fight his accuser man to man fash
Ion. Mr. Allds' formal resignation was
liled ?ith the senate clerk and read
during the sennte session. t It was
sprend upon the Journal "without ac
tion, though the senate may accept the
resignation any time It pleases In the
That SellHtui1 Allrls' nitulHnii nnnn
bridge legislation at the session of
1!01 was based upon the desires of,
Vnited States Senator Thomas O.
Piatt and not because of a bribe from
the Congers wns the declnrntion made
before the senate In his opening ad
dress by Martin W. Littleton, counsel
for Senntor Allds.
Mr. Littleton characterized the
bridge companies as conspirators, leav
ing throughout five states a trail of
corruption nmong town officials. He
insisted the legislators were not black
mailers, but that the bridge companies
Initiated the corruption funds to defeat
legislation suggested In the Interests
of the towns.
After Senator Conger disclosed thei
Allds bribery at the Ten Eyck confer
ence." he said, "there was no obliga
tion upon him to become the public
prosecutor of Senator Allds unless be
hind It was a motive of revenge be
cause Senator Allds prevented the
Congers getting favorable bridge leg
islation. "Now, gentlemen," continued Mr,
Littleton, "was there blackmail In the
legislature? I shall show you thnt at
that time there was spread over this
state and Us sister states aud com
monwealths the most gigantic schema
of swindling and looting by the bridge
companies of which this man and his
brother were the chief heads that has
over tKen spread over any common
wealth, looting town after town and
corrupting community after commu
"Having got the legislation where
they could use It to the utmost nnd
put burdens on little communities of
this state and other states, they in
tended at nil hazards to keep that leg
islatlon there while they enriched
themselves through this scheme of ex
ploitation and plunder, and that was
the motive which was underneath this
so called blackmail.
"We will show that these were not
strike bills. We will show that these
were not blackmail bills. And if we
show that we think that we will have
overturned the profoundest claim that
has been made by the other side, be
cause If their general statement Is not
true and their general claim is not
true that they were fighting the black
mailers In the legislature, then their
every claim must full to the ground.
"I will demonstrate beyond question
that Senator Allds has had nn uncom
promising hostility to this bridge leg
islation from the very beginning. I
will show that this scheme of 1001,
sworn to by Senator Conger and Mr.
Moe, Is absolutely false;, that Senator
Allds as an assemblyman never re
ceived from them a single dollar to In
fluence his action In this legislature."
Mr. Littleton referred to the corre
spondence nnd telegrams between Sen
ator T. C. Piatt, Editor Smyth of Owc
go and Senator Allds regarding this
bridge legislation. He Insisted there
wns plenty to show by this corce
spondence thnt Senator Plntt had
enough Interest In the bill to warrant
Senator Allds using his best efforts to
The first witness for the defenso was
Hiram P. Porter, who was clerk of
the assembly committee on Internal
affairs in 11)01. Porter testified that
the amendments which took tho sting
out of the Inlmicable legislation as
far as tho bridge companies were con
cerned were handed to him by Sena
tor llenn Conger, who wns at the
time chairman of tho committee lu
,tho absence of Georgo W. Doughty,
the regular chairman. Senator Con
ger had declared that he did not know
where these amendments came from.
FIGHT IN THE' BALKANS.
Casualties Reported In Outpost Clash
Between Bulgarians and Turks.
Sofia. Feb. 24. There hns been a
conflict between Turks and Ilulgarlnns
on the frontier. In which thero were
INDICT MILK EXCHANGE MEN
They Fixed the Price of Milk at $1.41
a Forty Quart Can.
Now York. Feb. 21. A joint Indict
ment against eight of the seventeen
directors of the Consolidated Milk Ex
change -was handed up to Justice Goff
by the grand jury In the criminal
branch of the supreme court.
Under the Donnelly nntlmonopoly
act the accused directors are charged
with combining to create a monopoly
In restraint of trade.
The nine directors who were not In
dicted were not touched because sev
en of them gave testimony nt the at
torney general's Investigation and It
could not be shown thnt the other two
were present when the nllled combina
tion was made. i
'The eight who were not Immune fori
either of these reasons are Walter K. I
Comfort, president of the Uobert Held
Icj Cream company; Thomas O. Smith
& Sons, Frederick E. Seller of New
ark, John II. Mcllrlde, president of
the Consolidated Milk Kxchauge, a
dealer of Sussex, N. J.; Henry F.
lluntomann, president of the Standard
Dairy company; James II. Howell,
president of the Howell Condensed
Milk and Cream company; George
Slaughter (if the It. F. Stevens com
pany In Brooklyn nnd Daniel Itniley,
an out of town denier.
The accusations against the Indicted
lllrt-'ct,1! nre based ou allegations of n
colnllIltJ'' 'l the price at which
light from the pro-
1 that they met on
ear and fixed the
a can of forty quarts
price at $1.
and that this was a crime
SEYLER HELD FOR MURDER.
Physician Says Jane Adams Was Fa
tally Injured on the Pier.
Atlantic City, N. J., Feb. 24. A com
tier's Jury brought In a verdict thnt
Jane Adams, whose body was found In
the surf on Feb. US, came to her death
"by the hand or with the
of William Seyler."
Immediately following the filing or
the verdict Seyler was brought from
the Jail and charged with the killing
of the girl. The coroner held hlin
without ball after be had entered a
plea of not guilty.
Orvis Seyler. the younger brother of
the accused man, was held under ?2,
000 bull as a witness. No attempt was
made to secure ball for the boy, and
Ihe was taken, with his brother, "to the
qouuty jail at Mnys Lnhdlng today.
Jane. Adams was dead or fatally In
jured when her body struck the wa
ter, according to Coroner's Physician
Souder, who performed the autopsy
and wits the principal witness of the
MORSE ACCUSES BROKERS.
John Wallace & Co. Must Account of
Stock Transactions For Him.
New York, Feb. 24. Charles W.
Morse, who Is lu jail at Atlanta, Gu
lias obtained from Supreme Court Jus.
tlce Platzek a Judgment for nn ac
counting from , the Stock Exchange
firm of John Wallace & Co. of stock
transactions for three years ending
Nov. 20 last.
Mr. .Morse declared lu his complaint
that he put up as collateral 100 shares
of Garfield National bank stock, 200
shares of Hudson Navigation company
stock, $17,2S7 wortli of Consolidated
Arizona Smelting stock and $10,10!) of
Consolidated Arizona Income bonds.
He declares that the defendants con
verted this stock nnd sold or attempt
ed to sell It on Nov. 20, although he
was entitled to profits of $20,000 at
He says Wallace Hi Co. charged dou
ble commissions nnd chnrged Interest
on his account upon mythical transac
tions. GARFIELD WILLING TO RUN.
He'll Lead Ohio Republicans
He Is Called Upon.
Columbus, O., Feb, 21. James It.
Garfield, President ltoosevelt's secre
tary of tho Interior, announces that
he Is willing to lead the Itepubllcan
party In Ohio against Governor Har
mon If there Is popular demand for
"If the people of Ohio want me for
u candidate 1 will answer the call," he
said. "I have not announced my can
didacy for governor, and I huve no
move to make In that direction at this
time. Hut If I find that the people of
the state or those of them that are
Militated with the Itepubllcan party
want me to run I will run."
CZARINA'S DOCTOR A SUICIDE.
He Discovered That He Had Wrongly
Diagnosed Her Malady.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 24.-Dr. Uotkln,
tho czarina's private medical attend
int, hns committed suicide.
His net was prompted by tho dls
;ovcry that, he had made n serious
mlstako In diagnosing the malady from
which the empress Is suffering nnd
in preventing foreign physicians from
being called In consultation.
The condition of tho czarina became
worse, and the czar reproached Dr.
Uotkln, who became so distressed In
mind that he took a dose of uolsou.
Uproarious Welcome for
President In Newark.
CHEERING CROWDS EVERYWHERE
Chief Executive Is Guest at Board
of Trade Banquet With Senator
Lodge and Speaks on Gov
Newark. X. 3 Feb. 2-1. A cheering,
Taft mad crowd that overflowed nil
nollce lines drawn for the ikiksiil-c of
the president greeted him wherever he '
went In Newark nnd howled itself
honrxe in "welcome. From the time ho
left the home of ex-Governor Franklin
Murphy until he reached the Kruger
auditorium, where he was the guest of'
honor at the board of trade banquet,
his progress through the streets was
like a victorious general's triumph.
Not . since the visit of President
Grant, thirty or more years ago, have
the streets held such crowds. They
filled nearly every vantage point in the
upper windows of hotels and dwelling
houses along the line of march; they
packed the sidewalks eight and ten
deep, and thoy clambered on the roofs
of trolley cars to shout, "Oil. vou.
Hesides all this a multitude broke
down the police anil military barrier'
drawn about the president and eveni
tried to clamber on the steps of the,
carriage In which lie was riding to
give him welcome. ,
At the banquet the president talked
as a Business man to men or business,
Leaving such ephemeral and frivolous
suDjects as tne high price of living and
the ratio between wages and household
expenses to Senator Lodge, who sat at
Ids right, the president launched Into
the depths of departmental exnenses.
Improvements of Inland waterways and
the cost of Panama canal digging.
The sum total of Ihe president's re
marks was that we had to economize
nnd that we were-rtolng It. He said:
liy meeting the exiienditures on the
Panama canal with the proceeds of
bond Issues we have enough cash In
the treasury to meet the delict In our
ordinary expenses for the current year,
and If we meet the expenditures on
the Panama canal for the following
year we shnlf have a surplus of $3.V
000.000. or if the revenue producing
capacity of the new tariff keeps up to
Its present indications this surplus
may be Increased to $.r)0,0O0,00O. On
the other hand. If the congress pro
poses to add to the expenditures of
the government over those estimated
for new enterprises hi the river and
harbor bill and for the construction of
federal buildings under a building net
It will be very easy to consume or ex
ceed the entire surplus.
"In the naval expenditures we have
retained n provision for two battle
ships of the large 2.1.000 tou capacity,"
he added, "and we have done this on
the ground that until the Panama ca
nal Is completed we ought to go on
and add to our naval strength. The
Panama canal will certainly be com
pleted in 1015, and If we have two
battleships a year until that time the
opening of the canal will so double the"
efficiency of our navy for the protec-j
tlou of our Pacific and Atlantic coast
that we can then abate and reduce our
expenditure In new construction.
"It Is now proposed to appoint a con-1
I gresslomil commission to look Into the'
question of a general reorganization !
of the departments o' e government j
U'llll 11 VIHU 1(1 i,KI11..i.i- till, .ivmutci. .
of administering of the government.
"It has been stated on the lloor of'
the senate that It will be possible by
this commission to reduce the cost of
administering the government $100,
000.000 a year and that If a free hand
were given to a business man thu re
duction In the expense of tho adminis
tration might be doubled or tripled. I
am unable to confirm these statements
as to exact amount, but I am very sure
that a conservative, prudent and fear
less commission could make n most
material reduction In the cost of ad
ministering the government.
"I cannot close without congratulat
ing you and myself on the prospect
that the present tnrlff bill offers such
an increased Income as to make def
icits under nny condition unnecessary.
Of course If there were to be a halt In
our prosperity and a panic tho reduc
tion In Imports might be so substantial
as to lead to deficits again. Let us
hope, however, that tho prosperity of
our country Is founded on such a sub
stantial basis that no flurry In the
stock market and no other temporary
cause may prevent the contlnunnco of
good business on a substantial basis."
Fair; moderate to brisk northeaster
IfRPHY MEN IN CONTROL.
Tammany Leader Claims Enough
Votes to Oust Chairman Conncro.
Albany. N". Y., Feb. 24. There was a
great gathering of Democrats here to
day for the meeting of the Demo
cratic state committee, which wns
called to order In the Hotel Ten Eyck
I ,lt noon by Chalrmau William J. Con
uers 0f Iluffalo
Charles F. Mjirphy und all the New
York, Kings and Queeus county com
mitteemen were on hand, determined,
to oust Conners from the state chair
manship. John II. McCooey, the Dem
ocratic leader of Kings county, says,
that all of his men will vote against
The Murphy men say they have
Conners beaten by a vote of 32 to 10,
nnd John A. Dlx of Washington coun
ty Is still the Murphy candidate for
state chairman. Dix was the candl-
t d,ltt. fol. lieutenant governor In 100S
on the Chanler ticket
Other candidates mentioned are May
or K. Sague of Poughkeepsle and Ed
ward E. Perkins, Democratic county
chairman of Dutchess.
BANK'S ASSETS ALL GONE.
Dr. Charles W. Eliot Shareholder In
Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 24. The di
rectors of the National City bank here
announced that the bank had been'
looted of ?144,l)00 and the closing or
the Institution followed by order of
the comptroller of the currency.
Former Governor John I. lJates was
appointed receiver to wind up the
bank's affairs, and a warrant was
sworn out for the arrest of George W.
Coleman, bookkeeper of the bank, who
The amount of the shortage exceeds
the capital stock of $100,000, a surplus
of $32..-)00 and undivided profits of $6,
!!."(). so that the institution Is Insolv
ent and will have to be wound up.
The deposits amounted to $127,500.
Dr. Charles W. Eliot, former head of
Harvard university, owns ten shares
of slock in the bank and Is liable for
part of the loss.
CHINESE TROOPS IN TIBET.
Advancing Force Severely Checked.
Seventeen Guns Captured.
Calcutta, Feb. 24. The reiwrt that
l.'i.OOO Chinese troops entered Lass
from the east after sulxlulng caster,
Tibet is continued.
The Chinese troops met with a num
ber of severe reverses. In one of which
their commander In chief narrowly
escaped capture. The frontier trlbes
meu between Dirge and Hatung am
bushed a force of Chinese, who lot
400 men and seventeen guns.
Enormous quantities of war mate
rial are being dispatched across the
frontier. At least 200 mountain guiiB
of Japanese pattern have been sent
When the dalai lama learned that
the Chinese were advancing toward
the capital he sent a mission to Cal
cutta asking for assistance, but tho
viceroy of India refused to Intervene.
WOLGAST TO GO ON ROAD.
After a Rest He Will Be Willing to
Fight to Retain His Title.
San Fronelsco, Feb. 24. Deluged
with offers from theatrical promoters
to go on the road, Adolph Wolgast,
the new lightweight champion, says
he will not accept more than ten
weeks' engagement at present, after
which he will take a good rest.
While Wolgast will be willing to de
fend tho lightweight title, he will re
fuse to consider any date for the next
three months at least. There Is some
talk of a match between Wolgast and
Freddie Welsh, the English champion.
Owen Moran has many friends who
think he would stand a good chance
of beating Wolgast. Cyclone Johnny
Thompson Is another possibility, anil
Reorgc Mcnislc aud Lew Powell wlM
tress their claims.
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