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SCRANTON, PA., "WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 18, 1897.
' IJMT III ITWTM 1 iTTirTifT '. i'l i' I in ' Lt-i "
To Take Up Work Which
Men Have Been En
joined From Doing.
DECISION OF THE LEADERS.
The Men Will Regain Quietly
AVirca nnd Daughters Will Eiidcnvor
to Uso llio Highways -Thnt Hnvo
Been Closed to tlio Striking Miners.
Formers In the Vicinity Show Their
Sympathy Tor tlio Stnrving People
for W horn There Seems No haw or
Justice in Fittsburg.
Fittsburg, Aug 17. The contemplated
plan to have the women make marches
which was to have been Inaugurated
today, has been definitely decided upon
by the lenders and the wives nnd
daughters of the sti liters will now take
up the work which the men have been
enjoined from doing. It was the Inten
tion to begin tomorrow and have the
women do the marching while the men
remain In camp. The leaders think the
Injunction Is not operative ngalnst wo
men and It remains to be seen what
the outcome will be. A now element Is
to be Introduced in the situation at iin
early date. The farmers of the entire
country surrounding the several camps
are making extensive preparations for
a demonstration to show their sympa
thy for the striking miner?. They pro
pose to have a parade, headed by a
band and march down the Saltsburg
road oiid up over the hills. Theie will
be no "on to the mines" sentiment or
any effort to get the miners out. No
missionary work Is to be attempted, the
demonstration Is purely for the pur
pose of showing sympathy for the
strikers. The preparations for the
event have been carried on secretly,
but the story was given out tonight "by
one of the prime movers. He says the
class of men who will compose the par
ade have no fear of Interference nnd
will not disband at the command of a
About six hundred strikers from
Thomas Itun, accompanied by about lfiO
women and children marched to Camp
Victory, near Canonsburg, todny. Thev
will remain at camp until Saturday,
when a meeting will be held. Several
of the1 officials will bo present and ad
dress the meeting.
About 500 more men and women are
expected to arrive at the camp by Sat
urday. The forenoon nt the camp was
spent In singing and dancing by some,
while others prepared dinner. In the
afternoon a line was formed, headed
by the band and led by the women,
and u march made to the mine of Cook
& Sons, where opeiatlons are still be
ing carried on, although but a few
men are at work. About thirty of the
miners have joined the strikers.
Suits and counter suits promise to
be one of the most prominent features
of tho coal miners' strike. While the
New York and Cleveland Gas Coal
company has been prosecuting Its In
junction case, the miners have been
gathering material on which tc bring
suits not alone for wages, but for tres-
President Dolan said this evening
that as soon as time affoided the Min
ers' officials will bring action ngalnst
the officers of the New York and Cleve
land Gas Coal company. Tho question
of the right of the strikers to visit
employes of the company at their
homes and plead with them, and the
right of deputies to interfere with a
mnn when he Is walking on a highway
toward a lesltlenee, even though h. Is
compelled to walk on the property of
the company, will be looked Into.
While speaking of the subject, Presi
dent Dolan said: "In this battle, it
must be remembered that the laws
have also been enacted for our benefit,
and we Intend to see that we get Jus-
tlce: yet it may take a little time to
do It. I can 'bay no matter how the
case Is deeded, whether we win the
battle or lose It, none of our men will
go before the courts of Allegheny coun
ty to answer a criminal charge ns a
result of tho strike, If 'it can at all be
In the opinion of a number of coal
operators, the uniformity agreement,
admittedly a good thing, will not re
ceive the support Its articles are sajd
to warrant. A canvass of operators
shows that they are not rushing to the
committee with signed agreements in
their hands. In fact they are all hold
ing back, and each one seems wait
ing to see" 'what tho other fellow' In
tends to do. Tho uniformity commit
tee refuses to divulge the names of the
operators who have affixed their sign
atures to the instrument, and Inquiry
tends to show that only three firms
have made n decisive step In the matter
and placed their signatures to tho
agreement. A number of coal men
stated that they yet had tho question
under advisement, although they
thought It Improbabl? that they would
sign. Others stated they were wait
ing for the New York and Cleveland
Gas Coal company to head the list,
nnd seemod unwilling to have their
names enrolled until President DeAr
mltt announced that his company had
Tfie committee claims to have secured
the signatures ot a number of coal
flrmH and operators, whose places of
business are out ot tile city. So far as
can be ascertained, however, the only
Pittsburg firms that are enrolled are
those represented by J. J, Steytler, whb
lias signed only for his Pan Handle
mine; Henry Floershelm, who was the
first man to place his name at the. foot
of the articles, and David B. Breck
enrldge, of tho Eclipse Coal company,
wnoso mines nre at uoai centre,
Wheeling. W. Va.. Aug. 17. Commit-
tees of Belmont county strikers aro'
Ohio side with the exception of ono
which supplied Rellalre's water works.
Sentiment against this rnovo Is strong
and the Eastern Ohio strike leaders do
not favor It. " Manufactories are getting
West Virginia coal or putting In natur
al gas. There will be no sympathetic
strikes among Iron workers on ac
count of the uso of West Virginia coal.
There has been a heavy Increaso In. the
amount of Falrmor.t coal going west
Tho th'ree coal carrying roads center
ing here, aro handling more ooal than
at any time since the strike started.
The strikers have not made a move
ngalnsrthe coal trains, their disas
trous experience of 1893 being a lesson
they have learned thoroughly.
PROTKCTION NOT NEEDED.
Evansvlllo, Ind., Aug. 17. Both the
sheriff and the police were ready to give
protection to the owners of the First
avenue coal mine and to those of the
miners who still desired to work, but
when tho deputies of one and a squad
of the other arrived at tho mine early
In tho morning they soon found their
services were not needed.
At tho regular meeting of tho striking
miners it was reported that there were
only nbout fifty men at work in the
four mines of this city which have not
yet suspended operations altogethcr.but
the mine owners claim that they have
a larger force at work and enough men
nt any rate to supply the most pressing
of orders. The loaders of the marchers
are still out of town, but the men sepm
to be getting along all right without
them. They are still camping near the
DECISION OP OPERATORS.
Cleveland, O., Aug. 17. The opera
tors of the Pennsylvania coal mlnc3
hold a conference In this city today at
which 25 firms were represented.
It was determined that mines in tho
Pittsburg district should be started
and operated without further delay on
the grounds that tho miners have tak
en a high handed position; that noth
ing but an unreasonable price for min
ing will satisfy their demand, nnd that
they have been unwilling to treat with
the operators on any fair grounds. At
least three-fourths of the tonnage of
the Pittsburg district was represented
at the conference, and all were unani
mous and agreed It necessary to forci
bly resume operations, with the ox
ceptlon of M. A. Hanna & Co.
THE GREAT UTICA
MINES ON FIRE
Six Men Hnvo n Narrow Escape From
Crcmntion--History of the Institu
tion. Angels Camp, Cal., Aug. 17. The
great Utica mines nre on fire. Flames
and smoke were discovered coming
from the eight hundreKoot level, sta
tion No. 4, at 4V'cIocii this morning.
It was with difficulty that the shift
made their escape. Six men were cut
off, but made their way through the
south end of the new shaft. The fire
is supposed to have originated from
spontaneous combustion, caused by lard
and coal oil.
It Is impossible at present to esti
mate the extent of the loss the fire
will cause but It is safe to say that
it will amount to hundreds of thou
sands of dollars. Not only are the
mine owners affected, but the whole
town of Angels, which contains a pop
ulation of 6,000, who are almost wholly
dependent uponvthe miners employed
in the Utica group of mines. There nre
1,000 men employed by the company,
4fnd should the fire prove as serious
as reported these men will be left In
destitute circumstances. Every effort
is being made to quench the fire as
rapiuTy as possible, but gas and smoke
are escaping fiJffl'all the shafts which
are being rapidly hulkheaded. While
stopping up the Utica shafts several
firemen were suffocated. The mine Is
rapidly being flooded. All the main
pipes have been cut, and about three
thousand miners' Inches of water are
pouring Into the shafts. An eight-Inch
hose Is playing water Into the Stickle
shaft, where the fire was first dis
covered. It will take at least four days
to flood the mine, and It Is estimated
that In case no more serious results
should happen afterward It will take
at least two months to pump out the
water and fit the mines for regular
On July 21, 1S95, a similar fire oc
curred and It was seven weeks before
i work cou,d ll0 resumed. The shafts
I aro deeper now, and It undoubtedly
will take a much longer time,
Tlie Utica mine, which Is the largest
quartz gold-mine, which is worked by
chlorinadonirocess, contained two
hundred stamps and fourteen roasting
ovens, besides an Immense amount of
necessary machinery Is owned by the
Hobart estate. A considerable amount
of tho property formerly belonged to
the late Senator Fair. It Is estimated
that the net profits of the mine exceed
$1,600,000 per annum.
An Itnlinn Hoy Killed by Somo Un
Newark, N. J Aug. 17. Pasquale
Palmlere, n 3-year-old Italian boy, was
instantly killed by the explosion of
sonu unknown substance today. He
was playing In the street and was no
ticed to pick up something and chew
on It. There was a terrific explosion
and the boy's head was blown from his
Tho Italians for several days have
been-celebratlng the feast of St. Hocco.
Thero have been parades and fireworks
and last night, where young Palmlere
was killed, thcro was a number of big
bombs shot off, it Is supposed that the
youngster got hold of one of these
which had failed to eplode.
Murdered Over n 11-Yenr-Old Girl.
Chicago. III., Aug. 17. Vincent Eyzjka,
was fatally shot in tho head Saturday
night by Joseph Boodzyk, his unsuccess
ful rival for the hand or 14-year-old
Bronlslarza Kuzarsk, while the two men,
with other acquaintances, were at the
young woman's home, making arrange
ments for the marriage, which was to
have taken place -within a fortnight.
Trngedy of the Pcrslnn Count.
Paris, Aug. IT. It ! rumored that the
death at Teheran. Pefla, of Dr. Tholoian,
tho physician of tho late shah, was
caused by poison administered at the
IrtnHc'Yitfnn ftf 4ia rAttrntno. .Iiuli fk-i,,.t&
1 Xholozan knew too many, state 'secret.
UPRISING IN THE
VALLEY OF SWAT.
Indian War to Worry
THE SULTAN INSPIRES A "JIHAD."
Revolting Nntivcs noutcd--Tho Re
port or Their (lathering in Force
ConIlrincd--Ilrltlsli riold Guns De
molish Their Entrenchments
Simla, Aug. 17. A reconnaissance
in the Swat Valley has discovered the
enemy to be entrenched In the hills be
tween Jalala and Landakl, confirming
the reports of the gathering In force
of the Upper Swatls, Donerwals and
General Blood, tho British command
er, brought his field guns Into action
against the stone entrenchments of
the enemy, demolishing them, where
upon the Insurgent trlbemen fled.
The gathering of tribes In the Swat
Valley, consisting of tho upper Swatls,
the Bonerwals and tho Hindustani
fanatics from Satana must not be con
fused with the recent attack on the
fort of Shabkadr by the Mohmunds.thc
two districts being entirely distinct.
The fanatics of Satana are the Hln
dustana Muslims who were refugees
after tho suppression of the Indian
Mutiny In 1859, and who were the
cause of the Boner war, at Umbeyla,
In 1SGS. The determined action of tho
British government in India clearly
Indicates a fear of a "Jihad," or re
ligius war, Instigated by the Sultan
of Turkey. It is evident that no time,
will be lost In suppressing all such
religious movements on the part ot .io
Mohammadans either within or dut
sldc of India.
SEWER GAS TAINTED THE FOOD.
Hcnlth Officer McGnllinrd's Theory
About the fronton Poisoning.
Trenton, N. J Aug. 17. A new the
ory has been advanced today to ex
plain the mysterious poisoning of 12
persons at the house of George A.
Hlbbs, of Warren stroet, yesterday. Dr.
McGalliard, health officer of the city, Is
Inclined to the belief that the poison
ing was due to escaping sewer gas,
which polluted the food in the cellar.
The plumbing of the house when ex
amined today under Dr. McGalllard's
direction, was found to be in bad condi
tion and liable to permit tho escape of
Iliiibs himself inclines to the belief
that wmo one must have poisoned the
food, and this view Is nlso held by the
police. Dr. McGalliard does not feel
warranted In incurring the cxpenso
necessary' to have the food analyzed,
and Hlbbs says he can not afford to do
to. All of the poisoned persons will re
cover. STRIKE PUSHING QLUCOSE UP.
An Advance of GO Cents Not Duo to
New York, August 17. "The Have
meyers have no interest In the Glucose
Trust," declared F. O. Matthlessen,
manager of the Glucose Trust, today.
"The operations of the trust," he ad
ded, "began laBt Wednesday, but only
one of the six manufactories Is' running.
Tho high price of glucose, however,
Is not due to any action of the trust.
The coal strike has caused a shut
Glucose has advanced from $1.05
July 1 to $1.60ol.65 at the present time.
The trust was organized a short time
ago under the laws of New Jersey,
with a capital of $26,000,000 common
stock and $14,000,000 preferred. Among
those who are Interested In It are Ros
well P. Flower, J. Plerpont Morgan,
John G. Moore, Anthony N. Brady
and the Guaranty Trust company.
PAWNED GEMS TO PLAY THE RACES.
A Dcconscd Millionaire's Dnitghtcr
11ns n .Mnn Arrested.
New York, Aug, 17. John F. Cnrr,
who is accused of swindling Miss Mnl
vena Bates, a daughter of the late Levi
M. Bates, th'e millionaire dry goods
merchant, was arrested today.
Miss Bates had some jewels, valued
at about $3,000, that she wanted to dls
r ose of. She gave them to Carr to sell
for her. According to her story he sold
a pair of diamond earrings to a pawn
broker for $425 and kept all of the pro
ceeds. Ho never said a word to her
about tho sale, she says, and she un
derstands that he lost all tho money the
next day betting on the races. Carr
says he paid nor $50 on account
SEVEN OF THE FIFTY DROWNED.
.Many Thrown Into tho Wntor From
a Dresden Ferryboat.
Berlin, Aug. 17. A dispatch from
Dresden announces that a ferry steam
er plying between the Old and New
towns, was capsized yesterday morning
by tho wash of a large steamer and
over fifty persons were thrown Into
Seven people are known to be missing,
and It Is feared the loss of life will turn
out to be heavy.
ENQLAND MAY FORCE THE SOUDAN.
An Open Rond Thnt Advantage Can
Uo Tnkon Of.
Cairo, Egypt, Aug. 17. The Dervish
chief, Mohammed Zeln, who was cap
tured nt the fall of Abu Hamid, asserts
that the road from that point to Berber
Is free, and that all the Khalifas troops
have been ordered to Omdurman.
Tho Egyptian war office has ordered
the enrollment of 10,000 additional
England's Western Naval Chiei.
London, Aug. 17. Admiral Sir John Ar
buthnot .Fisher, K. C. B.; controller at
tho admiralty, has been appointed to
command tho North America and West
Indies station of the British fleet, In suc
cession to Vice. Admiral James Elphln
Scllly. Aug. 17. Passed: Steamer Haale,
New York. Bremen Arrived: St. Louis,
W.uf Vrlr fm RnnthnmntAn 11iitlntno
I Arrived: Maasdam, from Now York to
BICYCLE TRUST TO BE FORMED.
Snld to bo rt Procct to Avoid Over
production. New York, Aug. 17. Some of tho
largest makers of bicycles are now In
England, where they went on business
connected with tho trade, several
weeks ago. Word has came by cablo
that as a result of their visit two of
the richest cyclo magnates of England
are on their way here to look over the
field, and there Is little doubt that sev
eral of tho large companies will be con
solidated. At the board of trade of cyclo man
ufacturers, No. 320 Broadway, today, It
was admitted that the consolidation
was on foot, and Jnmes Sullivan, of
the Splndlng company, admitted that
tho reports were correct, and that tho
negotiations had been under way for
The. men who nre arranging the re
organization, according to statements
of Mr. Sullivan and others, are Col
onel Albert Pope, of the Pope Manufac
turing company; A. G. Spalding, of
Spalding Brothers; the American
Welded Tube company; Edward War
wick, H. A. Lozler, of Cleveland, O.,
and several others, principally Eng
lishmen, who are said to be E. T. Hoo
ley, Martin Rucker, the latter being
connected with tho number Cycle com
pany, and Albert Moore, nil of whom
have been prominent In reorganizations
and consolidations In England.
The Idea to bring about a consolida
tion seems to have originated last fall.
It cam about as the result of tho
large over-production of wheels for
189G. During the year previous the
production of wheels did not equal the
demand, nnd as a result all tho fac
tories worked overtime . producing
wheels for tho following season. The
demand was not only supplied, but the
market was glutted with wheels. Al
most every manufacturer In the coun
try was over-stocked. Then came the
slump In the market, and subsequent
cut In prices. Wheels thnt were made
to sell for $100 have been sold for half
that amount, and In many cases for
less than It cost the manufacturers to
produce them. The agents' autlon sale
recently was the result of this over
production. To prevent such a loss In
tho future the consolidation was sug
guestcd. MORE GOLD FOUND.
Important Discoveries on tho Gov
ernment Reservation in South Dn
kotn Ncnr the Ulnclc Hills.
Philadelphia, Aug. 17. A Washington
npeclal to tho Public Ledger says: It
is quietly whispered at tho war depart
ment that Important discoveries of gold
have 1een made on the government
wood reservation near Fort Meade,
South Dakota, In the Black Hills dis
trict. These discoveries are said to
have been made by army officers sta
tioned at Fort Meade, and they have
been brought to the attention of tho -war
department In an unusual and peculiar
manner. The wood reservation near
Fort Meade was set apart when tho
post was established for the purpose of
supplying timber, lumber and fuel for
the garrison. It Is sixteen miles square,
and for many years past has been so
thoroughly used for the purposes for
which' It was Intended that It Is at the
present time entirely denuded of timber
and useless as a wood reservation. This
being the fact, some time ago a board
of officers was appointed to report
whether, under the circumstances, the'
wood reservation should not be re
stored to the public domain under tho
law applying to abandoned military
reservations. The board reported that
the reservation was of no further uso
for the purpose for which it was in
tended, and of no advantage whatever
from a military standpoint. They,
therefore, recommended to Secretary
Alger that it should be turned over
to the Interior department for disposal
to settlers under the land laws.
DISCOVERY BY ARMY OFFICERS.
After the report had been sent to Sec
retary Alger several officers of the
Eighth cavalry, among whom It Is stat
ed was Major Wells, of that regiment,
discovered fine prospects of gold upon
the reservation, and have reported their
discoveries to the war department.
They are nnturally nnxlous to knojv
whether they will be protected In their
discoveries and locations If the reserva
tion Is turned over to the Interior de
partment and thrown open for location
under the mineral laws. It Is Impossi
ble to see how such discoveries ran af
fect the decision of tho secretary of
war respecting the further lack of util
ity of the reservation and the conse
quent necessity or advisability of re
turning it to the Jurisdiction of the In
terior department, to which It was orig
inally subject before Its designation as
a military reservation. Such action
having been taken. It will remain for
the interior department to make regu
lations for its opening under tho law,
when all comers will be served alike.
The discovery of gold in this section of
tho Black Hills will certainly create a
sensation and rush' to that section
whenever the lands are thrown open
for settlement. The adjacent country
has been a gold producer since 1875.
Most of the mines carry low grade ore,
tho largo proportion being free milling.
The most notable of the Black Hills
mines is the "Homestake," near Dead
wood, which has been, a steady pro
ducer for nearly twenty years past.
8t. Claire, Mich., Aug. n.-Charles E.
Breder, former cashier of a national
bank at Bethlehem, Pa., was arrested
hero today by Deputy United 8tates Mar
shal Targe. The charge against Bredor
Is that of embezzling funds ot the bank
to the amount of $30,000. Since having
Now Bethlehem, Breder has been In the
bicycle business In this city.
Tragedy nt Ashovillo.
Ashevllle, N. C, Aug. 17. At Hender
sonville today Mrs. Ben F. Hood shot her
husband 'twice, Inflicting dangerous
wounds. iMrs. Hood then shot herself, dy
ing Instantly. .The cnuse of the tragedy
la unknown. Mrs. Hood was a Miss
Cowles, a native ot Ohio, aged about 50
, Hig Lumber Ynrd in Flniues.
, Eagle River, Wis., Aug. 17. Fir today
destroyed tho Oerry Lumber company's
yard with ten million feet of lumber.
Loss, $160,000; some Insurance
Iirndley in Opposition.
Richmond, Vo Aug. 17. General Brad,
ley T. Johnson la out In a letter opposing
the movement to have the a ran A Army
ot tho jusoumia jneevaera w lsw.
IMPORTANT ADDRESSES OF THE DAY
Reports of Committees Show That
Thcro Hnvo lloon No Notnblo
Swindles, or Forgeries During tho
rnst YcnrMnny Things That Aro
Placed at the Door of tho Hanks
Are in Ronllty Dun to Legislation.
Detroit, Mich., Aug, 17. The twenty
third annual convention of the Ameri
can Bankers' association opened here
today. Fellcltlous addresses of wel
come were delivered by Major May
bury, Governor Plngree and George H.
Russell, a member of the executlvo
council for Michigan, and response was
made by Robert J. Lowry, president of
President Lowry then delivered his
annual address and the annual reports
of Secretary James R. Branch and
Treasurer William H. Porter, were pre
ssed. In submitting the report of the pro
tective committee, Joseph C. Hendrlx,
of New York, called attention to the
fact that hero has been no notable
swindle or forgery during the year.
The committee on uniform laws In
Its report discussed the subject of a
uniform law on commercial paper,
which It stated has become a law In
the states of New York, New Jersey,
Connecticut nnd Colorado. Efforts are
progressing to have It adopted by other
The report of the committee on for
mation of a bureau of education was
submitted by Chairman William C.
Cornwall. He said If the bankers of tho
United States would establish a bureau
and employ speakers to present the
claims of the banks properly before tho
public, men who could In plain speech
show the farmer and others that If the
banks charge high for accommodations,
It Is the fault of legislation nnd not of
the banks themselves, much of the
present hostility which exists against
banks would be removed.
Letters favoring the idea of such bu
reau of education were read from
Comptroller Eckels and others.
The committee will be ready In a
short time with tho first pamphlet to
be Issued, and the matter of a bureau
of speakers can then be taken up and
tried, in a small way, at first, and If
successful will be gradually developed.
After the announcement of meetings
of state delegations for the appoint
ment of committees and other routine
business, the convention adjourned un
til tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.
GENERAL SWAIM DEAD.
Tho Trusted Friend ot Gnrfleld Dies
of Brlghts' Discnso.
Washington, August 17. David G.
Swaim, U. S. A., retired Judge advo
cate general, died here today, aged 63,
of Brlght's disease.
General Swalm was the trusted
friend of the cmpanlon of President
Garfield and attended him through
the long fatal hours that preceded his
untimely death. In 1884 he was ac
cused of giving evasive answers to the
secretary of war regarding a private
transaction, tried by court martial
and acquitted of fraududent practices,
but convicted of conduct prejudicial
to good order and discipline and sen
tenced to suspension from lank and
duty on half pay .for twelve years. In
1894, Secretary Lamont, by direction
of the president, remitted the unex
pired portion of his sentence and re
stored him to all the rights and privi
leges of his office. He preferred not
to take up his official duties on ac
count of ill health and remained on
the active list waiting his retirement,
which took place December 22, 1896.
Since his retirement ho resided In
Washington, Ho leaves a widow and
a married daughter.
Attends n Yachting Party on Lnko
Hotel Champlnin, N. Y Aug, 17.
The president and Immediate friends
accepted an invitation to a yachting
party today given by the owner of the
yacht Washita, Mr. Putnam.
The party, consisting of the president
and Mrs McKlnley, Vice President and
Mrs. Hobart.Secretary of War and Mrs.
Alger, Mrs. Bailey, Miss Alger, Hon.
C. N. Bliss, of New York; Mr. Wlther
bee, of Newport, and Mr. Hall, of New
York, started from Hotel Champlaln at
about 11 o'clock this morning. The trip
was to an Island owned by Mr. Putnam
and located oft Essex, N. Y for lunch
eon. Opera Company's Coach Arrosted.
Huntingdon, Pa., Aug, 17. George
Knowles, of New York, who has been
hero several months coaching a local
opera company, was arrested today and
lodged In Jail for purloining the ward
robo of Samuel I. Spyker, secretary of tho
Republican county committee. Knowles
entered Secretary Spyker's room and lit
erally stripped It of all his wearing ep
parel. Will Trnnsfor Valley Officers.
Philadelphia, Aug. 17. It is stated that
Assistant General Passenger Agent None
macher and General Freight Agent John
Hickman, of the Lehigh Valley Railroad
company, will tiansfer their headquarters
from South Bethlehem to this city on Oc
tober 1. This, It Is understood, Is the de
cision of President Walter, and the otiango
will bo made In the Interests of economy
Itecolved by I ho Cznr.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 17. Tho czar to
day received at the Potcrhof palace a
number of distinguished physicians, In
cluding the American delegates, Messrs.
Stevenson, Kayer and Terma, who are
on thelrt way to the International congress
of medicine, winch Is to be held at Mos
cow. The Herald's Weather Forecast.
New York, Aug. 18. In tlio middle states
and Wow England, today, generally fair
w.eather and fresh to light westerly winds
will prevail with slightly lower, followed
by slightly hlgner temperature. On
Thursday, In both of theso sections, fair
to partly cloudy, warmer weather will
prevail, with light to fresh
x northwesterly, winds.
WILD SEARCH FOR MORPHINE.
Jonnio Anderson Runs Unit Nuked
Through the Streets to Drug Store.
New Haven, Conn., August 17. Jen
nlo Anderson, a pretty Swedish girl,
who came hero a few weeks ago from
New York, where her parents now live,
raced half naked through the princi
pal streets this morning, and Police
man Smith, thinking she was Insane,
gave chase. The girl was crazed with
morphine, to which she is a slave, and
had fled from the Young Women's
Christian association institute, where
she had been placed and was under
surveillance. Sho was taken Into tho
Institution a week ago, and the crav
ing for the drug Impelled her to lleo
that sho might procure It. While
Smith was pursuing her, sho dashed
Into Hull's drug store at the corner of
Chapel and Stato streets, vand begged
for opium. Then Smith came In and
took her Into custody.
Jennie Anderson formerly worked
for Edward Bassett, a merchant. One
night she fled Into the streets craving
for morphine and made such a scene
that Mr. Bassett decided to get rid of
her. As she had no money or friends
sho was cared for at the Young Wom
en's Chrlstlon association's home.
CANADIANS VIOLATE THE LAW.
British Stenmships Lnndlng Freight
nt Skngnwny, Alaska.
Washington, Aug. 17. Word has
reached the government authorities
that British steamships aro landing
freight and passengers at Skagaway,
Alaska, instead of at Dyea, In direct
violation of tho law. Dyea is th'e sub
port of entry, on tho Lynn canal, and
Skagaway Is six miles off. The matter
will be investigated by this govern
ment. The creation of this sub-port at Dyea
several weeks niftjfis done at the re
quest of the Canadian government to
save passengers the annoyance of dls
enVbarklng nt Juneau and awaiting an
other steamer for Dyea. The request
came from Canada about a month ago,
and tho action of the administration In
establishing tho sub-port permitted the
Canadian vessels to enter at Dyea nnd
land passengers and baggage there.
KILLED A HATFIELD.
The Lamb In n Kentucky Game ol
Cards Shoots Two Men.
Louisville, Ky., Aug. 17. A special to
the Times from Plneville, Ky., says:
James Felts, Cale.b Hatfield and Joo
Mallard, all young men of the neigh
borhood, camped In Chads Gap near
Pinevllle, Sunday night. They played
cards all night; drinking heavily. Be
fore morning Hatfield and Mallard had
won all of Felts' money. They then
proposed that the card game break up
and that a drink be taken" before con
tinuing across the mountain. They
drank, but Mallard threw the 'contents
of the Jug In Felts' face and told him to
leave them. The latter then drew his
pistol and opened fire killing both Mal
lard and Hatfield. The latter Is related
to the notorious "Cup" Hatfield.
Only Five Millions Required to Itun
Trenton, N. J., Aug. 17. Articles of
incorporation were filed with the sec
retary of state this afternoon of a $5,
000,000 company for the purpose of ope
rating in the Klondike district. The
name of the company is the Joseph
Ladue Gold Mining and Development
Ladue is the reported owner of Daw
son City, and Is the principal share
holder In the company. The company
begins with $1,000 paid In, which Is the
amount required for the state fee for
filing the papers.
British Cruiser's Gun Hursts.
Trondhjem, Norway, Aug, 17. Advices
Just received 'here from Iceland an
nounce that during firing practice on
board the British third-class crulsor
Champion, off that coast, a. gun burst,
dangerously wounding an officer and four
men, and seriously injuring three other
Plneville, Ark., Aug, 17.Three young
men, believed to be members, of the Col
lier gang, robbed tho bank of Pinevillo
today of all Its currency, aald to amount
to about $900. They fcrced the cashier to
surrender tho money at the point of a re.
Came Fast to Hang Himself.
Hazleton, Pa., Aug. 17. John Raabe, a
former resident of this city, who arrived
hero on Friday last from Lincoln, Neb.,
on a visit to friends, committed sulcldo
this afternoon by hanging himself to a
tTeo, Ho was reruted to bo wealthy and
owned a largo farm In Nebraska.
Killed by Lightning.
Trenton, N. J., Aug. 17. Pcrrlno Ely, a
farmer near Hlghtstown, about 15 miles
from Trenton, had two carriage horses
killed by lightning during the storm last
Sunday night. Ely had two horses killed
In the samo field by lightning about thrco
Mr. QunyOir for Florida.
Washington, Aug. 17. Senator Quay, of
Pennsylvania, accompanied by his son,
and brother and several friends, loft hero
today for tho senator's plantation on the
St. John's river, Florida.
TIIE NEWS THIS JI0UNING.
Weather indications Today)
Fair: Northwesterly Winds.
1 General Pythlans In Session.
Women Will March In Aid of Strikers.
American Bankers in Convention.
Tho Sultan Inspires a Religious War
2 Sport Base Ball Games and Sporting
3 State Address to tho Democratic
Morfudd's Pen Picture of the Big Els
teddfod. 4 Editorial.
Newspapers as Educators.
5 Local Pythlans In Session (Concluded)
C. T. A. U. and I. C. B. U. Will Come
C Local Fourth District Delegates.
Trial List for Common Pleas Court.
7 Local O. A. R. to Go to Buffalo.
Wyoming Camp Creates Interest.
8 Local West Side and City Suburban.
9 Lackawanna. County News.
10 Neighboring County Happenings,
Whitney's Wegkly News Lottor.
Financial exA Commercial,
Knights of ' Pythias Be
gins Work in the
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Consumed the Greater
of the Day.
Dr. Charles Ernst, of Punxsutnwncv,
Elected Grand Inhor Guard, C. W.
ilrondhcad, of Montrose, Grand.
Outbr Guard; Thomas Terry, of
Whcntlnnd, nnd R. II. Jackson, of
Pittsburg, Representatives to .tho
Supremo Lodge Other Officers Aro
Chosen - Altoonn, JInrrubarg,
Rending nnd Johnstown Aro Candi
dates for tho Convention Next Ycnr.
Reports of the Grand Officcrs--IIun
dreds of Delegntes to the Irish Cath
olic Benevolent Union and Cnthollo
Total Abstlticnco Union Conven
DR. H. N. DUNNELL,
Of This City, Grand Chancellor of tho.
Grand I;?dso of Pennsylvania.
During yesterday hundreds of addi
tional visitors arrived In the city. The
last of the Knights of Pythias repre
sentatives to tho Grand lodge arrived
early in the day, but members of the
Uniform rank continued to put In an
appearance up to last evening. During
the morning the Grand lodge got down
to work, and at 6 o'clock In the after
noon Camp Dunnell, at Laurel Hill
park, was formally opened. This af
ternoon Is the time scheduled for tho
All day long the delegates to tho
Irish Catholic Benevolent union and
Catholic Total Abstinence union con
ventions kept arriving. During the af
ternoon a meeting of the Irish Catho
lic Benevolent union executive com
mittee was held and last night tho
representatives of that order were en
tertained In Y. M. I. rooms, on Lacka
wanna avenue. The convention begins
this morning. Last night the board of
government of the Catholic Total Ab
stinence union held a meeting at Jer
myn, and arranged matters for tho
convention, which also begins this
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.
Yesrterday was practically the open
ing day of the big Knights of Pythias
convention as far as actual business
was concerned. During the preceding1
night and well into the daylight hours
there arrived In tho city the last few
scores of straggling grand lodge repre
sentatives, nut nearly all were here In
time for the opening secret session at
the court houso In the morning.
Tho Grand lodge lost no time In be
ginning business and electing officers.
When the afternoon's session closed at
CHARLES F. LTNDE.
Of PhlladelpHa, tho Next Gland Chan
cellor of tho Grand Lodgo of Pennsylvania.
5.15 o'clock the only recess In tho Pyth
lans' activity was tho supper period af
ter which they devoted the evening to
visitations and sight-seeing.
THE FIRST SESSION.
When the first session of tho gran$
lodge began In the court house at 9.30
o'clock, between six and seven hundred
Knights were present, although many
of these wero obliged to leave the main
court room later when the meeting
became secret. At that time over COO
persons, or, nearly tho whole number
entitled to representation, were In
attendance. Grand Chancellor Dr. H.
N. Dunnell, of this city, presided.
Judge H. M. Edwards, of the Lacka
wanna county court, welcomed the Py
thlans to Bcranton. His address wan
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