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TWO CENTS. SCRANTON, PAM THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER IG,
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CALM BEFORE A STORM
Militia at Hazleton Still
Continues to Be on
EXTRA PRECAUTIONS TAKEN
Officers Are on the Lookout
Soldiers Not Allowed to Accept Food
or Drink from Any Person Outside
of the Cnmp--Gruosomc Humors
Conic Iroin Various Sourccs-Olliiers
Have Ceased Patronizing Company
Stores and .11 any Have Moved from
Lattlmer to Ilnzlctotf-Strlkcrs Are
Confldcnt oT Success on Account o(
Coolness Between Operators.
Special to tho Scranton Tribune.
Ilnzleton, Sept. 15. It was confident
ly exported yesterday that today would
witness a pronounced change in tho
strike situation one way or another but
the day Is over and the looked-for
change has not eventuated. There
was not a single occurrence of any
great moment since 12 o'clock last
night and all agree that it has been
the most quiet and featureless day of
the last five. There were no resump
tions and no further strikes of any
consequence; in a nutshell the condi
tion is practically the same as it was
One thing, which Is not new, but
which the day brought forth, is that
the operators are not only not har
monious, but actually at logger-heads,
and that the knowledge of this has
urged the strikers to efforts which
they would never have Instituted but
for their belief that this is n mos:
favorable time to seek whatever they
want. It also explains satisfactorily
why the Lehigh and Wllkes-Barre
men and Lehigh Valley men demand
ed an extra ten per cent, increase
after a settlement had been agreed
The Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre com
pany Is deeply chagrined at the tura
of affairs and blames the ether opsv
ntors of the region for the failure of
tho Lehigh and Wllkes-Earrs men.
The Tribune representative received
an authoritative statement from the
Lehigh and Wilkes Havre company to
day thet the company will pcsltively
refuse to again take the initiative and
further will make no effort whatever
to resume operations until the other
companies have come to some definite
understanding with their men. The
other companies, it was freely stated
by the Lehigh and WIIkes-Bnrro oin
cial, have absolutely avoided co-operating
with us. "They can now light
their own battles and when they have
Httled their troubles our company wlh
The strikers are so confident of suc
cess that all through the region they
are amending their llrst demands and
asking In some eases ns high as twenty
per cent, of an increase, where before
they asked only ton. John Paliy, presi
dent of the United Mine Workers, is
going among them day and night or
ganizing branches In every hamlet. Be
fore tlte operators can get together the
miners, so they themselves believe, will
be so compactly organized that they
will bo In a position to dlctute a basis
for the region. Should the Mine Work
ers' association be delegated to handlo
the strike, and there Is a willingness on
the part of the widely scattered and
heretofore totally disorganized miners
to leave everything in the hands of the
leaders, the companies will either make
concessions that they scarcely dream
of now or a long strike, with conse
quences no one cares to foreshadow,
will ensue. A combine of the operators
and the delegation of arbitrary pow
ers by the strikers to a committee of
their number is now to all appearances
the only hope for an escape from pro
tracted and possibly costly trouble.
One of the dllllculties that this to be
wished for consummation will encoun
ter is refusal of the strikers to act in
concert. At the E. B. Markle & Co.
mines, where the men submitted griev
ances with a ten-day limit for their
consideration, twenty-five per cent, of
the men stayed away from work this
morning. Tuesday night Superintend
ent John Scott, of the Ebervale wash
ery," received grievances and a three
days notice from his men. This morn
ing they went out on strike at the in
stigation of some malcontents among
them and then Induced the men at the
same company's washery at Audenrled
to also turn out.
As an indication that the strikers are
gaining new confidence from the dis
cord among the operators, numerous In
stances might be given. A pronounced
Instance was the action of the Dodson
& Co. men who returned to work Mon
day with their grievances satlslled and
today made a further demand of an
additional ten per cent. Increase in
wages and the reduction of the pvlce
of powder from $2.75 to $2 per keg.
They will quit again If their demands
are not acquiesced In within three
At the Spring Brook colliery the men
only went out because they were In
timidated by strikers from other col
lieries. Now they refuse to rotuvn and
have formulating grievances. Super
intendent Hayes stated to Tho Trib
une representative that he docs not
know what his company will do.
There was considerable activity
among the troops today but further
than causing some anxiety as to pos
sible encounters their movements wove
fraught with no consequences.
Word came from Cranberry that dy
namite had been carried to a strike
leader's house there and Captain Ott
with two companies of cavalry, escort
ed a couple of coal and Iron police on
n search for tho stuff. The houses
were searched but no dynamite was
discovered. The Fourth regiment, un
der Lieutenant Colonel Case, was dis
patched to Frceland early this morn
ing to patrol the region where marches
of strikers from Buck mountain and
Eckley were anticipated. The soldiers
filled ten passenger coaches and took
along four cars of baggage. They will
remain at tho Northwest region in
definitely. Up to a late hour tonight
no trouble was reported from that
point. One battalion of the Twelfth,
under Major King, arrived with a.
roving commission patrolled the region
about Audenrled. It was simply a
practice march General Gobln said.
Burgess James O'Donnell, of Auden
rled, summoned them about 10 o'clock,
saying the strikers wore becoming
unruly. Tho soldiers found a great
many men drunk but no general
PAY CAR GUARDED.
The Lehigh and Wllkes-Barre com
pany's pay car was guarded by eight
deputies with Winchestevs on its tvlp
to pay the miners at Audenrled. The
outpost of the Thirteenth at Lattlmer
at 3 o'clock this morning reported sus-ptclous-looklng
lights, moving about on
the mountain side to the east. A detail
was hastened in the direction of the
lights, but they had disappeared before
the soldiers arrived. They are still un
explained. The scouts say that It looked
as If It might be a crowd of men hold
ing a meeting. Every precaution Is be
ing taken to prevent the possibility of
poisoned food or water. Colonel Mattes
has given strict orders against his men
lniylng or accepting food or drink in
Lattlmer nnd at Audenrled. Thirty
men constantly guard the artesian well
from which the Twelfth secures Its
water. The Thirteenth has an artesian
well in the center of the camp. J. II.
Jacobs, a Broad street baker, received
a letter today signed 'Foreign Element,'
which accused him of being a deputy
and threatened him with extermina
tion. It is unquestionably a joke. To
day ono hundred girls employed at the
Frecland overall factory went out on
strike because of a rc-adjustment of
wages, which they claim reduces their
earnings. Dr. Theodore Tudarovlch,
the Austro-Hungarian consul, is still
hero collecting evidence with a view of
seeking indemnity. Attorney Robert E.
Coxe, of New York, has been engaged
to prosecute the case for the Austrian
Calvin Pardee, of Philadelphia, ono of
tho most prominent operators In this
region, came to Hazleton tonight. Ho
owns and opeiates the two mines at
Lattlmer and one at Harwood. He
said: "I see no Immediate prospects
for a settlement; the men have brought
this on themselves." Mr. Pardee com
plains bitterly of tho way the men
were forced out nnd lays most of tho
trouble at the door of men whom he
names as agitators, chief of whom he
names John Fahey, president of the
United Order of Mine Workers, who is
now in Hazletcr.
County Detective Eckert was here to
day and stated that he is in possession
of eighty statements from strikers re
garding Friday's shooting and that
every one is a different story. Tomor
row he will get statements from twenty-five
deputies who were in the firing
Midnight An immense mass meeting
of delegations from all of the collieries
of the Cross Creek Coal company (Coxe
Bros. & Co.) has just adjourned at
Fveeland.lt was decided to make the
following demands; Uniform scale of
wages for miners similar to that paid
at Jeddo, all laborers $1.35 per day,
slate-pickers DO cents to $1 a day, re
duction of powder from $2.50 to $2 a
keg, coal for private families reduced
from $3 to $1.75. The company will be
given until Monday to consider tho de
mands and If they are not acquiesced
in all of tho 2.000 will strike. Only two
of the Coxe company collieries are at
present out. T. J. D.
TEN THOUSAND IDLE.
Intimate ot'the N'timlier of Strikers nt
Iliizleton--Notcs of Thirteenth.
Special to Tho Scranton Tribune.
Hazleton, Pa., Sept 15. Careful es
timates place the number of Idle men
at 10,000. All of the Lehigh Valley Coal
company men aro out and at the com
pany's ofllce It Is stated that they did
not expect a resumption of work, the
men refusing to accept the terms to
which their leaders subscribed last Sat
urday. The Lehigh and Wllkes-Barre
employes gave as their reason for not
resuming this movnlng that they want
ed to attend the funeral of a victim
who was a resident of McAdoo.
Eckley colliery, of Coxe Bros. & Co.,
350 men; Sandy Run colliery of Kem
merer & Co., 400 men, and the Ebervalo
washery of McTurk & Tyler, 150 men,
went on strike yesterday.
The Lattlmer miners had a meeting
yesterday and resolved to stay out.
They had quit by agreement with the
company, so as to avoid the possibility
of inciting another march on the place.
Now the men aro determined to stay
our for a raise In wages.
The men now on strike are:
Lehigh Valley Coal Co 1,000
A. Pardee & Co 800
Calvin Pardeo & Co 2,200
A. S. Van Wlckle & Co 2,000
Coxo & Co 2,000
M. 8. Kemmerer 300
Wentz & Co iw
In addition to this there are possibly
COO others idle by reason of the shut
ting down of various small washories
throughout the region, employing any
where from five to fifty men.
Below is given a list of the operators,
their collieries, their location and the
present condition of affairs at each.
The Information is secured from official
sources and is the first authentic com
Lehigh Valley Coal company Hazlo
mine No. 1, South Sugar Loaf No. 2,
Lehigh No. 3, at Hazleton; Jeansvllle,
at Spring Mountain; Laurel Hill No. 6,
at Laurel Hill; Spring Brook, at York
town, all ldlo and little probability of
them resuming tomorrow as nsrecd.
A. Pardee & Co. Crystal Rldgo and
Cranberry, Just to tho west of Hazleton,
both Idle. S0O men.
Calvin Pardee & Co. Hollywood, at
Hollywood; Harwood, nt Mt. Pleasant;
Lattlmer No. 1 and No. 3, at Lattlmer,
all Idle. 2,200 men.
A. S. Van Wlckcl & Co.-Mllncsvlllo, at
Mllnesvllle, and Colcralnc, at Beaver
Meadow. These wcro out but have re
sumed. 1,400 men.
Lehigh and Wllkcs-Barro Coal com
panyNo. 4, at Audenrled, and No. C, at
llonoyhrook, wero to havo resumed this
morning but did not. 2,000 men.
C. M. Dodson & Co. Beaver Brook,
near Audenrled, went out but resumed
work Monday with a three-fourths com
plement of men. 450 men.
G. B. Markle & Co.-Jeddo, No. 4, at
Oakdale; Highland No. 5 and Highland
No. 2, at Highland; Ebervale, at Eber
vale, working but wll strike if demands
aro not conceded within ten days. 2,000
Coxo Bros. & Co. Stockton, No. 7, at
Stockton; Oneida, at Oneida; Derringer,
at Derringer; Drlfton No. 1, at Drlfton;
Gowan, at Gowan; working but threat
ening to strike. Beaver Mcndow, at Bea
ver Meadow; Eckley, at Eckloy; Buck
Mountain at Buck Mountain; ldlo with
no promlso of settlement. 4,000 men em
ployed, half on strike.
M. S. Kemmerer & Co. Sandy Run, at
Sandy Run; quit today. 300 men.
Dr. J. S. Wcntz & Co. Hnzlo Brook,
at Hazlo Brook; working. Silver Brook,
at Silver Brook; Idle. 300 men.
Upper Lehigh Coal company (John
Lolsenrlng & Co.) Upper Lehigh colliery,
at Upper Lehigh; working but threaten
to strike. 1,200 men.
Evans Mining Co. Beaver Meadow col
Now Ebervalo Coal Co. (MoTurk & Ty
ler) Ebervale washery, quit today. 150
men. T. J. D.
A SUSPICIOUS CALM.
The Milltin Arc Not Satisfied nt tho
General Outlook About Ilnzleton.
By Associated Pros.
Hazleton, 'Sept. 15. A calm pervades
Hazleton and Its environs today nnd
no disturbances were reported. The
strikers maintain silence nnd good or
der, but tho militia is not satisfied that
they aro not meditating vengeance for
tho shooting of last Friday.
An evidence of this was offered to
day, when an extra guard was placed
about the company stores at Lattlmer.
The reason for this was a story that
tho foreigners were plotting to blow
up the building with dynamite. They
have ceased dealing there, but are now
buying their provender In Hazleton.
Somo are going so far as to move Into
town and several cart loads of poor
household goods were traveling town
wards over tho Lattlmer road today.
Large groups of tho minors are con
stantly hovering about the stores.
For some reason which could not be
'.earned, extra vigilance was maintain
ed at the camp of the Ninth regiment
at Hazle park today. Tho guard was
strengthened and not a soldier was
permitted to leave camp. The Fourth
regiment shifted from Audenrled to
Drlfton this afternoon and established
a camp on the hills. There Is no indi
cation of trouble there but General
Gobin means to keep every locality
guarded and he sent the regiment there
because the miners in collieries Nos.
I and 2 are likely to strike tomorrow.
They are 500 strong and are discus
ring the question at Fveeland tonight.
DEBS WILL BE INVITED.
Arrangements are under way for a
monster mass meeting here on Satur
day night, and it Is understood that
efforts are being made to bring Eu
gene V. Debs and other prominent
labor men here to address it.
All the miners In tho middle coal
field will be asked to attend and It Is
estimated that 25,000 miners will be
Genieiral Gobln had heard nothing
of tho proposed meeting and said ho
would treat with an emergency when It
Another story of the day was that
William J. Bryan had been secured as
counsel for the prosecution of Sheriff
Martin and the deputUs. It was
scouted by tho strike leaders as too
absurd to merit consideration.
The arrangements for the prosecu
tion by the Austrian societies which
have taken up tho cause, have been
brought to a pause by General Gobln's
order forbidding tho arrests of tho
prospective defendants. Several meet
ings were held but it was finally de
termined to let the matter rest in
abeyance until after Coroner Bowman
has held his inquest and reached a
verdict. That official has not yet fix
ed a date for the Inquiry, but thinks
It will bo sometime In tin early part
of next week. Fifty or sixty witnesses
will bo examined Including Sheriff
Martin and a number of his deputies
and somo of tlrs miners. No matter
what the verdict may be, the
case will be cavvled into the counts,
but no details have bem arranged.
The 500 men employed nt the Beaver
Brook colliery of Dodson & Co., met
last night and decided to demand an
ircrease of ten per cent In wages and
tho sale of powder at $2 per keg In
stead of nt $2.75. If the company re
cuses they too will Join the striking
anny. Tho Beaver Brook men wero
ovt a few days ago, but returned to
Indecision is the feeling at Stockton.
The 1,500 men there had expressed their
Intention of going out today, but they
lusolved to glvo the operators another
day for the consideration of their
grievances and If these are not righted,
they will go out tomorrow.
The funeral of Clemeno Paltrock,
another victim of the shooting, occur
red In Cranberry today. The entire
village was wrapped In an atmosphere
ft gloom. Audenrled drum corps led
the line of march with the Synourl
Polish society following two carriages
containing mourners, and about seven
hundred miners In line of march. Ser
vices were held In the Polish church by
Rev. Father Aust and interment fol
lowed in tho church cemetery.
SHERIFF MARTIN MAY TAKE
Wllkes-Barre, Sept. 15. Sheriff
Martin may resume the responsibility
of pvesevvlng ovder In tho coal regions
on Saturday. If ho doss tho militia
EXCELSIOR BRINGS 52,500,000.
San Francisco, Sept, 15. Tho long over
duo steamer Excelsior, which left St. Mi
chaels, Alaska, for this port six woeks
ago, but which was compelled to put
back to Unalaska for repairs after hav
ing broken two blades of her propoller,
arrived here today with elxty-threo pass
enters and About $2,600,000 in told.
An Excursion Pnrty from Mntich
Chunk In u Week on tho Hudson.
New York, Sept. 15. Tho Hudson river
steamboat Cntsklll of tho night lino and
tho large excursion boat St. Johns col
lided tonight In tho river off tho city.
Tho St. John had ono thousand passen
gers on board and tho Catsklll had thirty
passengers nnd was heavily loaded with
frdght. A holo was cut in tho Catsklll's
hull and a panic ensued among her pas
sengers, some of whom dropped over
board. Smalt boats wcro lowered from
tho St. John nnd thoso struggling In
tho water were rescued. Tho Catsklll
was headed for tho Jersey shore, and
when near tho shore sho filled with
water and went down on a mud bank.
Threo persons aro missing and aro
thought to bo drowned. They aro Mrs.
Maria McDonald, resldenco unknown;
Susan Morris, of Buttenburg, N. J and
a boy named Bertie Tlmmerman.
Tho thousand passengers on board tho
St. Johns, formed tho members of an ex
cursion party from Mauch Chunk, Pa.
The party had come to jersey City today
and thero taken the St. Johns and gono
up tho Hudson. Tho boat was on her
way back to Jersey City when tho col
Tho passengers from tho St. Johns
wero landed nt Jersey City after tho ac
cident. To all appearances tho St. Johns
Is not badly damaged.
YELLOW FEVER HAS
GAINED A FOOTHOLD
Jackson Is Depopulated; Its Busi
ness Houses Closed nnd Its News
paper Siispciulcd--An Exodus of
Jackson, Miss., Sept. 15. Tho state cap
ltol is depopulated, Its business houses
closed tits newpaicr vpendyed. .Scv&n
cases of yellow fever nro officially an
nounced at its very doors with many sus
peotcd cases at various points; an em
bargo has been placed on tho railroads of
tho state and thcro aro grave apprehen
sions that tho dread disease has obtained,
a foothold in mimeious parts of tho state.
Tho worts fears of tho medical fratern
ity and tho pubMc havo been realized and
tho prevailing disease at Edwards has
been pronounced yellow fever. Tho stato
board of health has laid a general em
bargo on travel except out of tho state
by means of an order promulgated this
afternoon nnd addressed to all llne3 or
transportation. Travel from lntectcd
places is absolutely barred. Tho bright
sldo of tho situation is that tho disease is
of a, very mild type. Tho exodus fiom
this city which began In a small way ssv
eral days ago has attained unprecedented
The stato board advises all who can to
leave and tho railroads say they can han
dlo tho largest crowds. Tho most rigid lo
cal quarantine prevails here.
Dr. Gulteras reached Edwards at 4.30 a,
m. today and after investigation sent a
messago to tho state board etatlng that ho
found seven genuine cases of yellow fever.
FATALLY CHEWED BY A LION.
Tlio Animal Kscnpcd from a Travel
Sharon, Sept. 15. While en routo from
Sandy lake to Grovo City last night, a
largo lion escaped from a traveling cir
cus and has since 'been terrorizing tho
people In tho eastern part of Mercer
county. As soon as Its oscapo was dis
covered, the circus attaches, armed with
poles and ropes, started after It, but It
retreated and was lost In a dense woods.
Its roar could bo heard for miles and
farmers locked their doors, afraid to ven
ture out. Charles Hoffman heard a com
motion among his cattle and went to In
vestigate. Ho saw an animal crouching
in tho stock yard, nnd charged It. With
a roar It spring upon him, sinking its
teeth in his left shouldor. It then clawed
and toro him in a frightful manner, Ho
lost consciousness and when found sev
eral hours later was nearly dead from loss
of blood. He cannot recover.
Dozens of shieii and bullocks wcro
killed and tho lion Is still at large. It was
claimed to bo ono of tho most vicious ani
mals In captivity.
Union Traction Compnny Deficiency.
Philadelphia. Sept. 15. Tho Union
Traction company, which operates all of
tho street railway lines of this city, with
ono small exception, held Its annual
ireetlng and election today. A. J. Cas
satt, who was elected a member of tho
hoard of directors about a week ago, de
clined to servo and General Manager
B. Parsons was elected in his stead.
Tho report for the yenr ending June 30,
1S97, shows a deficiency of $SJ1,03I.
Baltimore, Sept. 15. Tho reconvened Re
publican stato convention to complete tho
work began at Ocean City Aug. 20, today
nominated Philip L. Goldsborough for
comptroller and General AMn Rutherford
for clerk of tho court of appeals. At a
meeting of tho stato central committee
held after tho closo of the convention,
Stato Senator Norman B. Scott was elect
ed chairman to succeed United States Sen
ator Wellington, who resigned yesterday.
Silver Cnmp Mectinc.
Springfield, O., Sept. 15. Tho silver
camp meeting arranged to continue hero
a week began today with u somewhat
smaller assemblage than was expected.
It Is culled a national freo silver camp
meeting. A number of silver speakers of
note aro engaged for ench day. A, great
tent has been erected In tho fair grounds
for tho speaking which will seat 0,000
and glvo accommodations for 20,000.
Washington, Sept. 15. Ono of tho most
Interesting social events of the season
was tho celebration today, at the Church
of the Covenant, of tho wedding of
Charles II. Boyntou, night manager of
tho Associated Press, and Miss Florenco
Gaines, of this city. William D. Farwell,
of the New York Tribune, acted as best
man. After the wedding breakfast tho
bridal couplo left for tho north.
Washington, Sept. 15. Tho president to
day nominated postmaster for Pennsyl
vania os follows: California, James I.
McKcnna; Clarion, W. Day Wilson; Cor
sopolls, John D. Scott; Fveeland, B. V.
Davis; Hastings, Henry J. Van Duspn;
Irwin, George SowashJ Mount Pleasant,
J. R. Zuck.
Powderly Deports 'Jnps."
Washington, Sept. 15. Commissioner
Powderly, of the immigration bureau, has
directed the deportation of sixteen con
tract laborers recently arrived at San
Francisco from Japan by way of Vic
toria, These laborers arrived at Victoria,
on Aug, 28 by tho steamer Columbia,
Medal for General Ponrson.
Washington, Sept. 15. A medal of honor
has been awarded to General Alfred T.
Pearson, of Pittsburg, Pa., for gallantry
In leading a charge at the battle of Lewis
Farm, Va March 29, 1S03.
American Vessels I nvornd.
Washington, Sept. 15, Tho Mexican gov
ernment has exempted American and
other balling vessels, currying exclusively
coal Into Mexican ports, from tonnago
REGIMENT IN CAMP
Members of (lie Guard Are Not Enjoying
PLENTY OP WORK, NIQIIT AND DAY
Tito Prospects for an Iiulcflnlto Stay
Hero Cnuscd Hcstlossnoss In Somo
Qunrtcrs--Teiits Aro Being Mndc
More Comfortnblo nnd tho Crimp
Streets Havo Been Grndcd--Strict
Discipline Is Maintained.
Special to tho Scranton Tribune.
Hazleton, Sept. 15. It is now evi
dent that the soldiers are In it for an
Indeflnlto stay and the boys of the
Thirteenth are making arvangements
nccovdlngly. The canvass homes avo
being made move comfovtablo and cosy,
company stveets avo being gutteved,
gvaded and generally Improved, and
letters avo being sent home for blan
kets, extra wearing apparel and the
wherewith to do barter with tho sutler.
Few, possibly, of the regiment are re
ally desirous of a prolonged stay, but
none are heard to grumble very griev
ously as yet either at tho present
conditions or future prospects. The
fact that the two men who had en
gagements to marry experienced no
little difficulty in being excused even
for live days, has about convinced the
boys that furloughs are out of the
question and even the most Ingenlus of
excuse-makers do not dare attempt
to got one. There are about a dozen
lawyers in the Thirteenth and every
man of them has something or another
coming up nt criminal court which be
gins next week. They are very rest
less and are hoping harder than nny
bedy else that tho "blame thing will
break up this week."
This is the hardest camp experience
the Thlvtecnth has ever had. Dress
parades and drills and other such ar
duous duties of ordinary camp life are
havd enough but they ave play as com
paved to sitting out on top of a coal
dump all night looking into the davk
ress for approaching foes. There are
times during the ordinary encamp
ment, when a soldier can tidy himself
up and go down town nnd see things.
Here they nre virtually in prison. No
body is allowed outside the lines with
out a pass and as General Gobln has
ordered that nobody Is to be given a
pa S3 except when the most urgent
business necessitates it, few indeed are
fortunate enough to get out.
Within tho llnesi though there is
plenty of fun and the boys are making
the most of their hard lot. Time does
not altogether hang heavy on their
hands as thero Is plenty of work to do
and It Is of tho kind that keeps them
from falling asleep. Thveo companies
a day avo utilized for guard duty.
Ono serves as an outpost, nnother as a
patrol and the third as a picket. The
outposts are three '.t number, one in
the brush near tho point where tho
shooting occurred, commanding the
road fvom Hazleton. The second is on
the hill to tho west of the camp and
pvevents possible suvprlses from, the
Jeddo and Freeland region. The third
Is on top of tho culm dump of the
Lattlmer mine just to the east of the
camp nnd distant about five hundred
yards. This latter post commands a
view of the other two and conveys to
camp by means of signals and mes
sages which the first two named out
posts havo to communicate. The coun
try for miles around Is under constant
surveillance from this point and the
slightest movement on tho part of the
strikers cannot escnpe detection.
Colonel Coursen nnd Lieutenant Col
onel Mnttes, who assumed command
today on the departure of the colonel
for Cottage city, insist on the strictest
discipline and captains have been no
tified to Impress their men with this
and also with the gravity of the situ
ation. Tho health of tho veglment
continues to be vemavkably good, not
a single man having been In the hos
pital yet, except for a headache or
something of that kind.
Regular camp routine was establish
ed today for the first time. The order
for today was as follows:
Rovelllo COO a. m.
Polteo 6.3') a. m.
Mess 7.00 a. m.
Sick call 8.00 a. m.
Guard mount 0.00 a. m.
Mess 12.00 m.
Battalion drill 3.30 p. m.
Dress pavado 5.30 p. m.
Mess , 0.00 p. m.
Tottoo 11.00 p. m.
Call to quarters 9.45 p. m.
Taps 10.00 p. m.
Tho drills take place on tho ball
ground at the farthev end of Lattlmer,
where Friday's shooting took place.
Today was pay day at the Lattlmer
mines and for fear of any trouble,
Company H was sent to guard tho pay
office. There was no disturbance.
When tho men got their pay they went
home and after they had gone the sol
diers retuvned to camp.
Majov General Geovgo R. Snowden,
Adjutant General T. J. Stewart, Major
J. H. Gherst, Commissary General E.
H. Ripple, Commissary Sergeant W. T.
Simpson and n number of others con
nected with the governor's staff, made
a visit to the camp this afternoon and
expressed themselves as much Im
pressed with the business-like aiv of
the Thivteenth camp. Tho governor's
staff, together with Colonel Mattes and
a number of others, had their pictures
taken with the newspapermen at Lat
tlmer, beforo they proceeded to the
Lieutenants Molr, of Company C, nnd
Sample, of Company D, havo resigned.
The regiment has taken an antl-shavo
vow and alveady they ave beginning to
look ferocious. Any man who breaks
his vow forfeits a day's pay to his com
pany. Lieutenant W. W. Inglls, of
Company D, was growing a beavd that
looked llko Shevlff Mavtln's hlrsutto
festooning and rather than run tho
vlsk of being lynched ho shaved. Last
night he was tvied by couvt mavtlal,
found guilty and sentenced to give up
tho uso of his looking glass for threo
days. The ofllcers of the trial weve J.
S. Courtrlght, Company G, Judge; Sev
geant Paschalls, Company C, sheriff;
Headquarters Cleric W. II. Roo, clerk
Continued on Pago 8.
BOARD OF PARDONS.
Tho Callows Cheated Out ol Two
Harrlsburg, Sept. lo.-Tho board of par
dons today recommended a commutation
of tho sentence of Albert Von Nclda, of
Philadelphia, to llfo Imprisonment. Von
Netdn was to havo been hanged Oct. 27.
Tho bonrd pardoned Gcorgo Rusnot, of
Pittsburg, whoso death sentenco was
commuted February, 1S52, nnd refused
to grant a re-hearing to Frank Jongrass,
tho Now Castlo murderer.
These pardons wero recommended:
William Watson, Lancaster, larceny;
Harold Spray, Philadelphia, larceny;
Frank J. Ring, Sullivan, assault. Par
dons wcro refused Timothy Morgan,
Montgomery, assault and battery; Tho.
J. Dovltn, Schuylkill, misdemeanor in of
flvo; William J. Dunn, Allegheny, for
gery; Robert Eystcr, York, larceny; Jer.
emlah McDonald, Allegheny, larceny; J.
L. Davidson, Allegheny, robbery.
TWENTY-FOUR MEN ENTOMBED.
Asphyxiated by Foul Gnscsin a Mexi
City of Mexico, Sept. 15. The persons
killed at tho Penuelas Quarry explosion,
numbering twenty-four, wero asphyxiat
ed by tho denso gases generated by tho
explosion. Among the number were sev
eral horsemen, who perished with their
teams, and tho bodies of men and horses
lay together In a horrlblo manner. It
eeomed an age beforo tho heavy atmos
phere allowed tho gas to rise from over
tho graves In which they had been en
tombed. Outside, men, women and children wept
and wrung their hands, while thoso In
chargo of tho work stood helplessly by
waiting for an opportunity to reclaim tho
bodies. Ono hundred people wero Injured
by Inhaling tho gas.
MINE CARRIAGE DROPS ;
NINE MEN INJURED
Eiigincor nt tho Aldcn Shnft Lost
Control ot tho Machinery and tho
Cnrriago Fell 580 Foot.
Wllkes-Barre, Sept. 15. At C.30 this
morning as Engineer Sylvester Blerly
was lowering ten men into tho now shaft
of tho Aldcn Coal company at Aldcn, ho
lost control of tho engine, and tho car
riago descended to tho bottom, 5&0 feet,
with a crash, Injuring every occupant of
tho cavrlago but ono. Instantly an was
excitement about tho works, and as tho
news spread through tho town, tho fam
ilies of tho miners at tho works rushed
to tho head of tho shaft, all fearing that
tho sons, fathers and husbands had been
Instantly killed. Tho lnjuvod aro
MARIAN KULOKOSKI, 20 years old,
THOMAS TOGUEKI, 27, single.
JOSEPH KOCZOEL, 42, married, wlfo
and two children.
STEVEN FABYSHEFSKI. 22. single.
ANTHONY GILLIS, 25, single.
TEOFIL MELOFFSKI, 31, married,
wlfo and ono child In old country.
GEORGE GOLCOMB, 21. marvied. wlfo
and ono child.
ROMAN SURTKOUSKI, 20, single, In
jured. JOS. STOMKIEWIZ. unhurt, wnlked
homo to Nantlcoke after I ho nccldcnt.
After tho carriage dropped, it was im
possible to raise It again, It being bent
nr.d twisted out of 6hapo. A rescuing
party then found its way to tho injured
men through No. 1 shaft which connects
with No. 2, and all of the Injured wcro
brought to tho surface through No. 1.
KINO BENIN'S TRIAL.
Threo of His Chiefs Ilnvo Been Con
demned nnd Shot.
Lagos, West Coast of Africa, Sept. 15.
Tho trial of tho king of Benin and his
chiefs who surrendered on Aug. C to tho
British authorities and who arc charged
with being concerned In tho massacre of
an unarmed expedition under Consul Phil
lips, Is proceeding at Benin City.
Threo of tho chiefs havo already been
condemned, two of them woro shot and
their bodies wcro displayed, hanging !n
tho streets for twenty-four hours. Tho
third of theso three chiefs committed sui
cide. Governor nt Iinllefontc.
Harrlsburg, Sept. 15. Governor Hast
ings will go to Bcllcfontc tomorrow to
spend a few days at his summer home.
Tho executive said tonight tho troops
would bo withdrawn from tho strike re
gion as soon as circumstances will war
rant. Ho Is nnxlous to avoid tho cxpenso
of keeping tho soldiers thero If their
presenco Is not necessary and has asked
Major General Snowden and Adjutant
General Stewnrt to report fully on tho
Shot His Brolher-in-Lnw.
Utlca, N. Y., Sept. 15. Thomas J. Cong
don shot his brother-in-law, Frederick
Cook, near Sauquolt, In thl county, to
day, inflicting a fatal wound. Congaon
surrendered himself. Congdon somo years
ago lost his farm through mismanage
ment. When It was sold under mortgago
foreclosure, Mrs. Cook, his sister, bid It
in and tho Cook family havo since resided
on tho place. Both men ore over 60 years
Chicago Fever Proof.
Chicago, Sept. 15. No quarantlno will bo
declared In Chicago against tho fover In
fected districts of tho south. This was
decided upon by a meeting ot tho board
of health toJay. It was announced that
tho yellow fever refugees will bo received
in Chicago without questions, it being
agreed that tho climatic conditions pre
vailing In Chicago preclude tho possibil
ity of any danger from that source.
I)u Hols Miners Will Work.
DuBols, Pa., Sept. 15. Tho DuBoIs min
ers held another meetlnrf today and again
voted to return to work. Unless somo
unforeseen troublo arises they will there
fore resume work tomorrow morning.
All other mines In tho Clearfield district
Liverpool, Sept. 15. Arrived: Auranla,
from New York. Queenstown Arrived:
Germanic, from New York. Southampton
Arrived: Paris, from New York. Ply
mouth Arrlved: Saale, fvom New York
THIS NEWS THIS MOllNINti.
Weather Indications Today:
1 General Huppense at Hazleton,
Thirteenth In Camp.
Lynching Beo In Indiana,
2 Sport Baso Ball Games,
3 LocaI A Few County Statistics.
Report of the Grand Jury.
Plumbers and tho Board of Health.
Comment of tho Press,
5 Local September Weddings.
W. C. T. U. In Session at Dalton.
6 1x1001 West Sldo and City Suburban.
7 Lackawanna County News.
8 Thirteenth in Camp (Continued),
Neighboring County Notes.
Financial and Commercial.
Fiye Desperadoes Are
Lynched by Citizens
BODIES DANGLED ON AN ELM
Strange Sight That Greeted
Residents of Osgood.
Incensed by Numerous Robberies, tho
Citizens Form Themselves Into n
Vigilance Committee nnd Try to
Exterminate tho Gnnc--I)cspcrnto
Encounter Between Sheriff nud tho
Osgood, Ind Sept. 15. Incensed
by numerous depredations, repeated
burglaries, and daylight robbcrlea, tho
people of Ripley county, Ind., havo
taken the law into their own h'nnds
and meted out to tho p&rpetvntors a
punishment greater than provided by
law. Five men, who havo long been a
terror to the citizens ot this county,
were lynched last night, nnd when
thl? citizens of Versailles, tho county
seat, aroso this morning, they found
the bodies of five men dangling from
as many limbs of an olm tree In tho
centre of tho public square.
Their feet were but a few inches
from tho ground, while their hands and
feet had been securely tied with strong
Vevsaillos is a town of eight hund
red people. It Is ono of tho oldest in
the state and although it is ilvo miles
from a railroad station and has no
telegraphic communication; It is stilt
the county scat. For four or five years
tho fanners of tho county have teen
the victims of a lawless gang who lived
an outlaw existence, robbing indls-
crimately and sometimes committing
graver crimes. Farmrars would come
In town with a bunch of cattle or load
of fanning products and next morn
ing they would be found robbed nnd
beaten by the roadside. Old German
farmevs havo bjen visited and both
mere and women have been tortuved
to make them glv.o up their savings.
Aged German wonren havo been forced
to stand upon a red hot stovo in an
effort to compel them to disclose tho
hiding place of some treasure) In tho
hoitsa. Theso depredations havo con
tinued unceasingly. Arrest havo been
made, but tho guilty parties! ih'avo
covered up their lawlessness and It
was seldom that conviction followed.
The information was given by ono of
the gang's confederates, who had been
under suspicion. Sheriff Henry Bush
ing arranged that his Informant should
accompany them, and securing flvo
deputies they went to tho place. Shorirc
Bushing concealed himself in tho cellar,
while tho deputies were stationed nt
a convenient distance outside. Shortly
after midnight the gang reached Wool
ey Brothers' stores. Clifford Gordon
and the sheriff's informant had been
designated to break Into tho building.
Gordon himself effected an entrnnco
and Justus ho stepped Inside tho sheriff
grabbed him. Both pulled pistols nt
tho same time nnd began firing. Bert
Andrews was with the robbers and he,
too, Joined in tho fusllade, while tho
deputies came to the assistance of tho
Tho robbers had driven out to tho
placo in a buggy belonging to Lylo
Levi, and from information subse
quently gathered it was learned that
the robbery had been planned at tho
home ot William Jenkins. The two lat
ter wcro nrrested as accessories. All
were taken to the jail at Versailles.
Henry Schulter, 21 years, was put in,
tho Jail for robbing the barber shop nt
Osgood last nlcht. Levi was 57 years
of age, Oordon 22, Andvews 30, and Jen
LYNCHING PARTY ARRIVES.
It was 1 o'clock this movnlng when
horsemen seemed to come from all
quavtevs and dismounted on a hlllsldo
near Versailles. Little time was lost,
for tho details had been pre-arranged.
Quietly about 400 marched Into tho
Tho jail was In chargo ot William
Kenan, Sheriff Bushing's brother-in-law,
the former being nt homo on ac
count of his Injury. In front of tho
Jail proper Is tho residence and in that
wero acting Jailor Kenan and Robert
Barnott, William Block and Lon Wen
Shortly beforo 2 o'clock there was a
knock nt the door and when Kenan and
others opened tho door they were pre
sented to pistols held by threo masked
men and asked to turn over tho keys.
This they did nnd then tho mob tiled
Into tho Jail. Threo of tho prisoners,
Levi, Jenkins and Shulter, wero on tho
lower floor, while Gordon nnd Andrews
wero in tho upper tier. Levi and Jen
kins and Shulter showed fight and tho
former was Ehot through tho breast,
while tho skulls of tho two latter wero
crushed with a stool. Ropes wero in
readiness and adjusting a nooso around
tho neck of each, their feet and hands
wero pinioned and tnen tho march be
gan. The flvo prlsonevs weve dvagged
to an elm tw-c, where their bodies wero
suspended. It is said Levi, Jenkins
and Shulter wero dead bafovo j they
veached tho place.
Cincinnati, Sept. 15. A special from
Osgood says trouble- is brewing again
tonight. Local authorities will not call
for troops and Governor Mount has or
dered tho attorney general thero to In
tevpvet tho law to them.
Tho Herald's Wcatlicr Forecast.
New York. Sept. lC.-In the middle
states and New England, today, clear
and decidedly warmer weather and fresh
to light southwesterly to southern winds
will prevail, followed In this section by
sultriness and maximum temperatures of
90 degrees or mora except on and near tho
coast, with tho approach of tho severe hot