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SCRANTON, PAM FlUDAY MOKN1NG, SEPTEMBER
The American Federation
of Labor Will Take
up Hazleton Battle.
BIG MEETINGS ARRANGED
Prominent Labor Agitators
Will Make Speeches.
Iliingnrlnns Show n Disposition to
Work but Arc Chnseil oil' tho Culm
Hump by Strikers nt Honey Itrook.
VIcIoiih Assault Upon n Iluiignrinn.
Women Lend tho Parades Accom
panied by Hoys in Fcinnlo Attire.
Special to tho Scranton Tribune.
Hazleton, Sept. 17. 2.30 a. m. Hun
garian strikers are stealing dynamite
from Turnback's magazine at Auden
rlcd. Governor Hastings has ordered
troops to tho scene. Nothing has been
heard from the gong alarm.
T. J. D.
Hazleton, Sept. 1G. "It was dlssa
way," said a ynung Italian slate picker,
Giovanni Micholll, when Th" Tribune
representative asked him to tell about
the one big feature of yesterday in tho
strike region, the women attack on
the scabs at McAdoo. Some whole
lotta women and de Toys dey come and
tie one big Irlsher woman she say to
Meester Scott, you Mosster Scott say
'de breaker nlla over.' Meester Scott
ho say 'No, I no say do breaker alia
over,' say do Meester Scott. Den tho
big womans ho eo to hit do Meester
Scott and Meester Scott he run to do
big boss and he say to de big boss, 'Say
de breaker all over,' and den de break
er was alia over."
The women, It appears were set up
to the attack by their husbands who
feared to march, but who had read in
tha Cleanleld district the women par
aded unmolested after their husbands
were enjoined from parading. Accounts
differ as to how many were in tho
crowd, but about sixty would be a
fair estimate, after all stories are
weighed and sifted. They had a crowd
of boys with them and it Is also said
that not a few were men dressed In
women's clothing. They first marched
on tbs Carson and Monarch washerles
of tho Audenried Coal company and
without trouble forced the men to quit
by compelling tho superintendent to
close down the breaker, nnd then pitt
ing stones at th'e miners in tho strlp
plngs. One Hungarian, who was obsti
nate, received a blow over the head
from a club In th hands of one of the
women that opened up a seven stitch
AN EXPLOSION THREATENED.
Later they marched on the Honey
Brook strlpplngs of tho Lehigh and
WIlkes-Barre company and by throw
ing huge stones from the top of the
breaker down at the miners In the
stripping and also onto tho roof of tho
powder house, tlieratentng on explo
sion, succeeded in stopping operations.
Colonel McGee, with a battalion of
the Eighth infantry, which was patrol
ling the region theieabouts, did not
arrive until after tho whole affair was
over. Four hundred men In all were
forced out. The women threaten to
mnrch again tomorrow on other adja
cent collieries, but General Gobln.whllo
not crediting the report, will have sol
diers there to prevent any assault on
An Italian at McAdoo last night ex
pressed sympathy for Superintendent
Gomer Jones. The surgeons of tho
Eighth regiment hospital say ho will
The Cranberry mine of A. Pardee &
Co, worked today with a small comple
ment of men. The Crystal Itldgo mine
of the same company, It Is said, will
start up tomorrow. These men were
forced out and those who are going
back do so under promise of conces
sions. Rev. Father Aust, with whom
your correspondent had an Interview
today, said that ho Is advising tho men
to go back to work If they can get any
reasonable concession. Ho would not
care to adviso to give up their light,
but he favors doing almost anything
within reasonable bounds In order to
get the men hack to work, for 'Idle
ness,' he fittingly quotes, 'begets mis
chief.' TROUBLE AT M'ADOO.
The trouble nt McAdoo, which Is Just
across the line, caused Sheriff Scott,
of Schuylkill county, to telephone to
Governor Hastings for military aid at
4 o'clock this afternoon. Tho gover
nor's intentions have not reached hero
Following the statement of Calvin
Pardee that he will close down his
mines and tack a "For Sale" sign on
them sooner than grant the miners' de
mand, comes statements from three
other representatives of local opera
tors. James E. Roderick, superintendent
for A. S. Van AVickle, Buys: "I am
heartily In favor of a uniform wage
ucaie xor mis region, it Is, In my
opinion, a very wise proposition to dis
cuss at this time and our people are
ready to enter into such a movement
The scales should bo fixed on a basis
that will give something like satisfac
tion all around, It can be arranged for
the benefit of the operators and work
men." Mnjor I, A. Stearns, president of the
Coxe Coal company, in replying to a
message asking for his opinion on the
subject o uniform wngc scale meet
ing, wires as follows: "I am not suf
ficiently advised about the meeting re
ferred to, to express an opinion at this
John Markle, of G. B. Markle & Co.,
says: ".'c have a uniform wage scale
which has been In vogue since 1875.
As far as I know, all other companies
aie apylng the same wages, especially
for Inside men. There Is no prospect
of a meeting as far as I know, and no
meeting has been called."
The American Federation of Labor is
to take a hand In tho strike. At a
mass meeting to be held hero Saturday
night, Eugene V. Debs and the presi
dent of tlie Carpenters' nnd Joiners'
union will make addresses. At mid
night those on the streets are listening
with alarm to the sound of a shrill
whistle coming from some of the sur
rounding hamlets. Every suburban
place answers by 'phone except Mllnes
ville and Harwood. Investigation has
been set afoot. T. J. D.
FEDERATION JOINS TUG FIGHT.
Mans meeting to Ho Held on Satur
By Associated Press.
Hazleton, Pa., Sept. 16. The Ameri
can Federation of Labor, with a mem
bership of half a million, has taken up
the cause of the mine workers in this
region. Their organizers are already
at work hero and when this has been
completed a uniform scale will be
formulated and presented .to the oper
ators. There will be no marching, not
anything In the way of a demonstra
tion, and no attempt will be made to
bring about sympathetic strike move
ments. At tho mass meeting fixed for next
Saturday night at Old park, Peter J.
Magulre, vice president of the Federa
tion, and secretary general of tho
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners, of Philadelphia, will make an
address. George Chance, also of the
Quaker City, a leader of the United
Labor league, will also speak. If con
ditions -warrant, Samuel Gempers,
president of the federation, and
Frank Morrison secretary' will come .to
Hazleton later. The organization's
money will be used in tho movement
and $300 of the fund sent by, tho Carp
enters to tho general fund at Colum
bus, O., Is ready on demand and will
bo contributed If found necessary.
Concerning the story that Eugene
"V. Debs will speak at ths Saturday
night meeting, the strike leaders say
that If he comes, it will not be at their
solicitation. No invitation hos been
extended to him and they do not be
lieve ho will be here.
The work of organization Is being
done by tho sending of emissaries by
twos and threes from mine to mine,
and every effort Is Iwlng made to avoid
the appearanec of a demonstration.
Organizer John Fahey, of the United
Mine Workers, has charge of the work
and he will shortly be assisted by nw
men from the ranks of the federation.
Fahey today made answer to the ex
pressions of Calvin Pardee, the coal op
erator, who insinuated that Fahey was
working for his own Interests instead
of those of the strikers, and declared
that were It not for "agitators" the
men would be at work. To this Fahey
asserts that ho was sent for by thi
miners and has been congratulated by
the press for his work thus far. Ho de
nies the charges made and challenges
Mr. Pardee to furnish proof to their
authenticity. He concludes by demand
ing an apology.
The peace prevailing during the past
few days was broken today by a con
flict between striking and working min
ers which for a time threatsned to lie
serious. A body of about one hundred
and fifty men and boys, led by a scoro
or more of women, made a raid on the
Carson, Star and Monarch collieries at
Honey Brook, near Audenried. Tho
women, as well as their followers, wero
armed with clubs and stones nnd be
fore the SDO workers could be Induced
to come out the missiles were used.
Some of tho women stationed them
selves on the top of a culm bank and
pelted the worklngmen with stones.
One Hungarian was clubbed over tlw
head and badly Injured but no further
harm was inflicted. A larger force of
strikers was stationed behind an ad
jacent culm bank ready to reinforce the
body of raiders if necessary, but at this
stage of the attack, the employes quit
In a lody and Joined the strikers' ranks.
The encounter was tho direct result ot
un attempt to start up the Lehigh and
Despite the determination to remain
out until Superintendent Law-all was
neard from, regarding the ten per cent,
advance demanded, a number of Hun
garians and Italians reported for work
this morning. As soon as this news
reached Bunker hill and Honey Brook,
the attack was made, each colliery be
ing visited in turn. The Superintend
ent called for assistance of Sheriff
Scott, qt the Schuylkill county, in
which county Honey Brook lies, and
that ofllclal made a demand on General
Gobln for a body of soldiers. A bat
talion of the Eighth regiment under
Colonel Magee received a report of the
occurance and mado demonstrations
with the Idea of subduing the turbu
lent Inclinations of the foreigners.
The march proceeded through Honey
Brook, Bunker Hill and McAdoo. Here
tho troops were halted, while the offi
cers mado a short reconnoitre toward
Silver Brook. Nothing of a suspicious
character was seen, however, and the
troops were marched back to camp,
hot, weary and dust stained after a
seven mile's tramp. The soldiers had
not been out of sight ten minutes be
fore a crowd of strikers pounced upon
a squad of Hungarians who wore
screening coal near the Star Washery
and forced them to quit work. This
second movement resulted In the send
ing of a squadron ot the Governor's
troop to the disturbed district this
afternoon. They returned at 6 o'clock
with tho report that all was quiet.
HONEY BROOK WANT'S TROOPB.
Honey Brook being beyond the Juris
diction of Luzerne county, Sheriff Bcott
this afternoon made a requisition on
Governor Hastings for i body of troops
to be stationed there permanently. Tho
executive's answer had not vet come
this evening. Another attempt to re
sume work will bo made at these col
lieries tomorrow. Colonel Magee, of
the Eighth regiment, reported an inci
dent that occurred at 3 o'clock this
morning. While most of tho wcury
warriors were slumbering on their
couches of earth, the guard Hue was
thrown Into a ferment by tho appear
ance of a blood-stained Hungarian,
rushing poll mell towards them with
four men in close pursuit. As soon ns
the latter saw tho white tents of tho
camp looming up In the darkness, they
fled and vanished Into the night. Tho
injured Hun, whoso name is John Tlm
ko, ran towards tho sentries, crying at
tho top of his voice: "Mo no striker."
He fell exhausted at their feet and was
borno within the lines. After the sud
den alarm had subsided he was car
ried to the camp hospital when! It was
I found that he had been seriously cut
about tne neaa ana race ana beaten
and kicked. Tho assault ho said was
the outcome of an argument In which
ho championed the cause of Gomer
Jones, ono of the Lehigh and WIlkes
Colonel Magee further said that ho
had placed a guard of one hundred men
nt the pumping station which supplies
tho regiment with water and has sen
tinels btatloncd all along the pipe lines
which carry It within. A similar pre
caution has been observed at Lattlmer,
where tho Thirteenth Is quartered.
There, an ord:r has also been Issued
forbidding the men from accepting food
and drink from outsiders.
The First battalion of the Ninth regi
ment accompanied the paymaster's
wagon over to Harwood today and left
Company B there to keep a generul
watch. Tho First battalion of tho
Twelfth marched to Stockton and back
in the morning for a practice drill.
There was no material change today In
the situation of tho strike beyond that
already mentioned. The report that
the Cranberry colliery men had qu-t
work pioved to be baseless, but therj
were no resumption. It Is said that
some of ih men are anxious to go
back to work, but fear violence from
the others If they attempt to do so. A
mine ofPcial made tho statement today
that some Hungarians had reported to
him tint they could not account for
the location of twenty-eight of their
countrymen who were 'n r'day's pe
lade whn It was fired upon by the
deputy sheilffs. It Is the genera! opin
ion that tliey were frightened, rin
away nnd are still In hiding. Some if
their friends incline to the belief that
the men wf-re wounded, made their
way to tli n mountain nn.1 were lost
there. A search of the woods and
mountains Is being made.
SHERIFF MARTIN IN TOWN.
Sheriff Martin came over from
WIlkes-Barre again today. He Is very
moody and seems to feel his position
keenly. Tho various camps of the Na
tional Guard wero generally quiet to
day. Captain A. R. Paxton, of tho
Fifteenth United States Infantry, on
duty with the National Guards, la on
tho ground Inspecting the conduct of
the troops, of whom he speaks In high
praise. Tho camps are governed by the
most rigid discipline, and an Inspection
of them gives the Impression that war
Is in progress. Dress parade by the
Ninth regiment at Hazle park this af
ternoon was watched by a crowd of
sightseers, who had passed through the
lines, while another throng witnessed
the drills at Donegal Hill, where the
Twelfth is garrisoned. Operator Par
dee, In the course of a talk today, said
the troops would be here for two more
weeks to come. At the hospital today
there wns no change in the condition
of the men who are still hovering near
death's door. Governor Hastings to
night sent a message to General Oobln,
ordering him to suppress all meetings
having a tendency to incite to riot.
This will doubtless prevent the pro
posed labor meeting scheduled for next
Saturday night. The streets of Hazle
ton were quiet today and Interest is
now directed to the result of the coro
ner's Inquest which will be held Mon
day or Tuesday.
NO "ORIGINAL PACKAGE" GOODS.
Several Sonth Cnroliun Railroads
Kcfuso to Carry Such Liquors.
Columbus, S. C Sept. 10. The Seaboard
Air lino and tho Columbia, Newberry and
Laurens railroads havo joined forces with
with tho Southern and tho Atlantic Coast
lino In their refusal to longer haul liquor
for "original packago" stores. The South
Carolina and Georgia and tho Charleston
and Western Carolina seem still ready to
get all tho business they can. At llrst
sight tho action of tho roads appears to
bo a death blow to tho "original packago"
dealers throughout tho Btate, but If more
roads do not join twenty-four of tho forty
counties can get liquor. These nro In tho
northern and western part bordering on
What will bo the action of tho state of
ficials to compel theso recalcitrant roads
to yield Is an Interesting question. A fow
weeks ago threats wero mado ot forfeit
ing their charters and getting Injunctions
from tho state supremo court restraining
them from carrying liquors for original
packago agents. An Intimation was mado
today by a department assistant that
hhould tho Florida Central and Peninsu
lar, South Carolina and Georgia, and oth
er roads still persist In their policy, re
course might yet bo had to theso meas
ures. NARROW ESCAPE OF DIAZ.
Middlc-Agcd ?Inn Attompts to Assns
stunto Mexico's President.
City of Mexico, Sept. !. An attack was
mado shortly after 10 o'clock this morn
ing on President Diaz aa ho was pro
ceeding from tho palace to the Alameda
to distribute medals to tho survivors of
tho war. Tho city Is In a fever of ex
citement and tho stories generally nro
conflicting. Tho most reliable version of
tho affair Is that ns tho president was
entering on foot tho Alameda or Central
park of the city, a middle aged man
armed with a long polnard Jumped for
ward from the crowd and mado an at
tempt to stab the president.
Ho was at once seized by tho presi
dent's suite and tho police and heavily
handcuffed. Then, by sldo streets to
avoid publicity he wns taken under a
strong guard to the Fourth ward pollco
station. Tho authorities havo bo far re
fused to mako a statement.
SHOT EACH OTHER DEAD.
Tcius Citizens Fight nt n Railroad
Stntloii After n Business Qunrrrl.
Dallas, Tex., Sept. 10. Dr. T. B. Carter,
of Kaufman and Charles P. Russell, of
Abbott, In Hill county, both heretoforo
friends, met yesterday afternoon to dis
pose of eomo business relative to a land
transaction, Tho meeting ended In a quar
rel. They agreed to meet again ut 1
o'clonk this afternoon ut the station In
Abbott for a. Aral settlement. At the ap
pointed tlmo Dr. Carter arrived, accom
panied by a young womon, A fow mo
ments later Mr. Ruscll appeared, ami
stepping up to tho young woman asked
her to withdraw whllo ho had n fow mo
ments' conversation with Dr. Carter. Dr.
Carter, ns ho stepped away, was heard
"It will bo the sweetest moment of my
Ilfo to dlo In defence of my character."
Both mon drew pistols, Dr. Carter shot
first, and Russell fell to his knees, but
levelled his revolver nt Dr. Carter ana
fired three shots, nil taking effect. Both
men died within thrco minutes. Russell
was a widower, and leaves six children.
Carter's family consists of a mother and
BROKER WITH A CONSCIENCE.
Ho Could Not Stand by nnd Sec
New York, Sept. 16. Four brokers
wero arrested this afternoon on a charge
of having defrauded Mrs. F. M. Whcaton
out of $2,110. Tho men nrrested were
Steven R. Tobln and Willis B. Troy,
bankers nnd brokers nt No. 11 Broad
way, and Clifford Davis and a man of
tho namo of Archer. Mrs. Whcaton sent
to Tobln and Troy, nt tho suggestion of
the other two men, JS10 in Reading stock
and $1,300 In cash, to bo Invested in
Mrs. Whcaton ordered them to buy
some sugar on August 31. They sent her
word that she had been short of sugar
at 150, and that they had closed her out
on tho rlso at 165, thus wiping out her
Tho transaction preyed upon Troy's
mind. Ho Anally wont to the district
attorney's office, nnd telling tho district
attorney of the affair, confessed that tho
alleged transaction hnd never taken place
nnd that Mrs. Wheaton had been de
frauded of her money.
WEDS A MIDDLE-CLASS LADY.
Heir Prcsumptiro of tho Throno ol
Austria-lltiugnrr Shocks Kuynlty.
Berlin, Sept. 16. A sensation has been
caused hero and clscwhero by tho state
ment that tho Archduko Franz Ferdln
nnd, eldest son of tho late Archduko Karl
Ludwlg, of Austria, brother of Emperor
Frnnz Joseph, nnd Princess Annunolatla,
daughter of tho lato King Ferdinand II,
of Naples, heir presumptive of the throno
of Austria Hungary, was married In Lon
don Inst week to a middle class lady
from Kohlscheldt, near AIx-LaChnpolle.
Tho Kolnlsoho Volks Zeltung says the
lady's father was formerly a mine man
ngcr, and that ono of her brothers Is a
clergyman of Essen, and that another
brother Is a tradesman of Alx-La-Chap-elle.
Tho Lokal Anzelger adds:
"Sho Is n former housekeeoer of Hcrr
Krupp (tho great Iron manufacturer), of
Essen, where sho met Archduke Franz
Ferdinand. Tho couple havo gono to Al
giers." COAL STRIKE OVER.
Seventeen .Mines in Illinois Ilnve Re
St. Louis, Sept. 1G. Tho coal miners'
strlko is over so far as tho district sup
plying tho St. Louis market Is concerned.
Seventeen mines In the tlxth Illinois dis
trict resumed work today. It is probable
that all tho small operators In tho district
w 111 como into lino before tho end of tho
week. Tho Duquoln men will return to
work Friday morning.
The representatives of the strikers wero
met by seventeen of the Independent ope
rators. Tho men submitted a proposition
for a scale of 37 cents a ton top weight,
mlno run. After n long consultation It
was accepted late In the afternoon. Tho
big Consolidated and Madison companies
ignored the call for the conferenco and
probably will not bo ablo to get men to
dig coal for them until they sign tho
KAISER AND QUEEN MAY MEET.
Tho Former Anxious to Havo Yictorin
London, Sept. 10. Following tho report
of Tuesday last In Truth that Emperor
William of Germany Intends to pay a
visit to Queen Victoria at Balmoral this
autumn, the Westminister Gazette says:
Ills majesty Is Intensely anxious that
tho queen should visit htm, and If this
can bo arranged a meeting with her
grandson In Germany will probably occur
In April, either at Coblenz or Pottsdam.
DROWNED IN THE VOLGA.
Forty-five Lives Lost in n Collision
St. Petersburg, Sept. 16. Two steam
ships, the Tsarevltch and the Malpltka,
had a collision today In tho river Volga,
near Astrakhan. Tho former sank, and
whllo sho was going down her passeng
ers, panic stricken, jumped Into the river.
Many of them succeeded 111 reaching
tho shore, but forty persona wero
WHEELING AGAINST TIME.
Cordnnc, tho Dutch Long Distnuco
Rider, Rents Some Records.
London, Sept. 1G. M. Cordang, tho
Dutch long-dlstanco champion bicycle
rider began a twenty-four hour raco
against time nt tho Crystal Palaco last
From tho fourth hour ho beat tho
world's record and has completed too
mllC3 In 19 hours 17 minutes 28 1-5 seconds.
.Murdered in n Rnth Room.
Nowburgh, N. Y Sept. 16. Mrs. Bridget
Hayes, a domestic, aged about 40 years,
was today found dead In the bath room of
a Grand avenue residence, her tin oat hav
ing been cut. The family had been absent
from the houso several weeks, and re
turned this morning to And tho domestic
had been murdered. It is supposed that
tho crlmo was committed yesterday.
Tho Luotgrrt Trlrtl.
Chicago, Sept. 16. Tho day was given
over to expert testimony In tho Luetgcrt
trial, and tho attorneys for tho defenso
and tho witnesses for tho slato wero
angled vigorously regarding femurs of hu
man beings, femurs of sheep and of hogs.
When court adjourned for tho day tho
fight was still on and will bo resumed to
There's No Biscuit Trust,
Now York, Sept. 16. Manager F. L.
Sommer, of tho American Biscuit com
pany, today denied tho rumor from Chi
cago that tho three great biscuit com
panies had consolidated. Ho also said that
thera was no truth In tho statement of
tho building of a mammoth cracker bak
ery In Chicago.
Mnutrrnl Hnit'iiln Identified.
Montreal, Sept. 16. A lady, wjjoso name
tho coroner has refused to divulge, has
Identified the mysterious suicide as Mrs.
Alllo Warner, of Burlington. Vt. Tho au
thorities say It cannot be tho Schenectady
woman, us tho latter is described as a
Now Trench Minister.
Paris, Sept. 16. Tho Temps thl after
noon says tho French ambassador at
Washington, M. J. Patcnotre, has been
transferred to Madrid and that Count
Montholon, tho French minister at Brus
sels, will succeed him at Washington,
PROSY DAY AT
Life Under Restraint Becomes
AUNY ARE TORTURED BY SUSPENSE
The Uncertainty ot tho Situntion
Worries tho Business Men Whoso
Interests nt Homo Sutler from Their
Absence Rlflo Practice Will Form
Olio oT tho Fcntnrcsof Cnmp--Notog
of tho Vnrious Companies.
Hazleton, Sept. 16. This has been
a rather dull nnd prosy day at Camp
Lattlmer. Nothing of an exciting
value occured to break the wearisome
monotony. Routine work and camp
larks keep tho boy's from- geting
rusty, but with all this employment
they aro galled not a little by the
severe restraint entailed by General
Gobln's stringent order. The most
commendable patience Is exhibited,
and except in a few cases .there has
been no Infraction of tho law. Col.
Mattes Is particularly gratified over
tho almost perfect behavior of his com
mand and feels satisfied that no ex
treme measures will have to bo ordain
ed because of misbehavior.
If something definite was only
known as to how long the regiment
will be kept here there would bo llttlo
descontent. At present the boys, it
must bo confessed, nre beginning to
grow uneasy. Many business nnd pro
fessional men are in the regiment and
they came away without making ar
rangements for being absent. Theso
men aro particularly restless. They
say .they are perfectly willing and an
xious to do their whole duty by thf
state and would receive an order for
a winter campaign with perfect resig
nation, but as things are now thoy do
not know whether they will be here a
day or a year and In consequance they
do not know how It is best to pre
vent a demoralization of their busi
ness affairs. Just now they aro fig
uring that .the 13th will be here at the
least ten days longer and aro acting
Theso uncertainties and hardships of
the very severe encampment aro not
however dampening the spirit of fun
which Is all prevadlng In tho Thir
teenth. What the boys don't do would
bo easier to relate than what they
actually do. Any ordinary set of men
penned up In a two acre lot for a
week, with prospects of resuming that
way for a month, will create bother.
What the frolic; loving Thirteenth
Is doing under these conditions may be
Imagined possibly but never fully
told. The man who can get up the
most ridiculous habiliment Is the most
envied. The man with the most
shaggy and outlandish beard is the
most admired. Everybody from the
Colonel down Is bent on dispelling the
blues and by tho divers ways peculiar
.to tho best regiment In the world, suc
cess has carried their efforts so far.
Rifle practice Is to be inaugurated
tomorrow. Colonel Mattes and Lieu
tenant Cox today selected a site for a
range In the valley live hundred yards
to the west of the camp on a plot of
ground kindly placed at the disposal of
tho regiment by Superintendent Drake,
of the Calvin Pardee & Co. mines. En
gineers staked out the ground this af
ternoon and targets will be erected to
A pistol range has been laid out ad
jacent to the camp and officers are al
ready qualifying. Yesterday four of
them made the necessary fifty out of
seventy-five and received tho much
coveted credentials. Their names and
First Sergeant Scote, Co. B 89
Sergeant Major Coursen G2
First Sergeant Branda. Co. D W
Lieutenant Crlssman, Co. G 61
Tomorrow morning at 9.30 o'clock the
officers' pistol match, which was to
have been shot at the Dickson range,
Saturday last, will take place at Drake
The Ninth regiment officers declined
the challenge of tho Thirteenth's offi
cers to a pistol match, Colonel Dough
erty thinking it unwlso to allow any
largo number of officers to be absent
from camp at one time. Brigade head
quarters, however, has taken up the
gauntlet and will probably meet tho
Thirteenth's cracks on Saturday.
Neither team has yet been selected.
THE CAMP POSTMASTER.
Attorney Robert Peck Is postmaster.
Ho has been sworn in as a United
States mall carrier and travels between
Hazleton and Lattlmer with the extra
protection of Uncle Sam about him.
Tho hospital still continues to be the
most avoided place in camp.
A regularly established and modernly
equipped signal corps Is ono of the
probable results of tho encampment.
Sergeant Paul do Paschalls, a former
lieutenant In the French army and an
export In the slznal service, Is being
talked of as chief of the corps.
One of the Interesting sights of yes
terday was Prothonotary Baker, of
Susquehanna county: Tax Collector
Conklln and Shoo Merchant Enoch
Smith, of Montrose, digging ditches on
Company G street.
Uncle John Anneman already has a
speaking acquaintance with every man,
woman and child In Lattlmer. Yester
day he met Calvin Pardee, sr., who
went out with him in '61, and as can bo
believed the meeting was a hearty, if
not to say affectionate one. The mil
lionaire coal operator and the humble
janitor walked from the car to head
quarters with their arms around each
other and for the nonce tho millionaire
forgot all about his striking miners,
and the Janitor ceased to worry about
the possibility of a speck of dust de
facing the appearance of old "Uncle
John" up in the Griffin Post rooms at
Major Oakford, provost marshal, rodo
up from Hazletw today und wns tho
guest of Colonel Mattes until evening.
Every single mnn In tho regiment Is
going to be married nrxt veek If It Is
true for themselves. That 5s about tho
only excuse which Is eifoitual In secur
ing a furlough.
Tommy Murphy, of Company C, has
written to Chairman Morgan Sweeney,
of lh vice nnd Immorality committee
of common council, complaining of cer-
Continued on Pago 8.
LOUISE AGAIN EXPELLED.
Tlio 1'nmous French Anarchist Driv
en Tram Brussels.
Brussels, Sept. 1G.-Loulso Michel, tho
notorious French anarchist, was expelled
from the city today by tho police.
Sho arrived this morning from Paris
accompanied by Charlotte Fauvlllo nnd
Brousson Loulx, for tho purpose of a
fortnight's spcechmnklng tour In aid ot
tho families of tho anarchists executed at
MontJulch Fortress, Barcelona, for tho
bomb throwing outrngo during tho cclo
bratlon of Corpus Chrlstl at Barcelona
In Juno of last year nnd In aid nlso of
nnarchlsts exiled for complicity in tho
crime. Tho tour wnB to bo undertaken on
tho theory that tho prevailing labor dis
putes mako tho present tlmo advantage
ous for spreading nnnrcmst doctrine.
This afternoon Michel nnd her com
panions wero Informed that warrants had
been issued for their expulsion from Bcl
glnn territory. They wero conducted
through tho streets to tho railway sta
tion by a platoon of pollco with drawn
swords. A large crowd followed, menac
ing tho pollco nnd It wns fenred that an
attempt would be mndo to effect a rescue.
Tho three anarchists will bo taken across
NEGRO POSTMASTER SHOT.
Ho Wns Appointed In Opposition to
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. lfl.-Unlted States
District Attorney K. A. Angler received
a telegram from Hogansvllle, Ga., today
stating the negro postmaster at that
place, whoso namo Is Lofton, had been
shot. No details wero given, and It Is
not known hero whether tho negro Is
dead or not. A postofllco Inspector has
been ordered from Chattanooga to in
vestigate tho case. Lofton was appointed
about threo months ago In tho faco of
violent opposition on tho part or tho
whlto patrons of tho office, and It Is svp
posed that politics had something to do
with tho attack on him.
Hogansvlllo Is a small, fourth class post
ofllco on tho Atlanta and West Point rail
road In Troup oounty, fifty miles south
west of Atlanta. It has a population of
about flvo hundred.
Work nt tho Detention Camp Goes on
Rnpldly-Sevornl Southern States
Qunrnntinod Against Atlanta.
Washington, Sept. 1C The daily re
port of Surgeon Murray, in charge at
Ocean Sprlngs.Mlss., is substantially
The work at the detention camp
goes on rapidly. The Scranton call
for a physician has been met by Dr.
Dunn today nnd ,thc controversy be
tween the county and state boards
settled. Dunn reports -flvo cases at
Scranton and Gant reports that the
sick doctor has recovered and that the
fumigation and disinfection at Perk
iston has been properly attended to.
Murray's request for statistics from
Blloxl has not been responded to. It
is fair to report fifteen cases and ono
death (a Bllox.) since the beglnlng of
tho epidemic. Wasdln Is Improving.
No reliable reports of new cases..
Mobile, Ala., Sept. C Antono Ha
gan, first yellow fever case died .this
afternoon. One new case Is reported.
Montgomery, Ala., Sept. 16. The
city of Montgomery has quarantined
against points in the state of Missis
sippi. Atlanta, Go., Sept. 1C Several
southern cities, including Charleston,
Chattanooga, Selma and Montgomery,
havo quarantined against Atlanta.
SPOILS SYSTEM PROSELYTIZERS.
Anti-Civil Service Reform League's
Propaganda in Maryland.
Washington, Sept. 1G. At a meeting of
tho so-called National Anti-Civil Service
Reform leaguo held hero last night, a
commltteo which had been appointed to
visit the Maryland State convention mado
a report. It was said that 130 delegates
to the convention had been Interviewed
on 'tho subject of extending- tho hnguo
Into 'Maryland and that every one of them
expressed sympathy with tho movement
and a desire for the abolition of tho civil
service commission, or a modification of
Its powers. t
At the meeting last night a lotter from
Senator Galllnger of New Hampshire was
read expressing approval of tho objects
sought by the league.
TRANSVAAL BEHIND THE REBEL.
Chief Gnlishwo Snvs It Instigntod
His Revolt Against the British.
London, Sept. 1G. A dispatch to tho
Dally Mail from Cnpe Town says that
the African chief Gallshwe, who was re
cently captured by tho British, accuses
the Transvaal agent of inducing him to
rebel against British authority and of
furnishing him with arms to carry on tho
Willinm ClinrlPS Windcyer Dcnd.
St. John, N. F.. Sept. 16. Tho governor
of Newfoundland has been officially nd
vlscd from England of the sudden death
of Sir William Charles Wlndeyer, former
chief Judgo of the supremo court of New
South Wales. Sir WilMam Wlndeyer had
been assigned by the British government
to como to Newfoundland to conduct tho
trials of tho directors of the defunct Col
Washington, Sept. 16. Tho following
Pennsylvania pensions wero issued todny:
Original, John House, Scranton. Restor
ation, Gcorgo Ferry. Wavcrly, Lacka
wanna, Steamship Arrivals.
New York. Sept. 16. Arrived: Cone
maugh, Antwerp; Britannic, LiverpDo,
T1IK NEWS THIS MORNINU
Weather Indications Today:
Thunder Showers; Much Cooler.
acneral Federation of Labor to Aid
Thirteenth's Monotonous Day.
Indian Tribesmen Repulsed.
Sport Baso Ball.
Tiottlng Races at Various riacos.
Local Select Council Confirms tho
Now Park Commissioners. ,
Wants the Providence Station Houso
Comments of tho Press,
Local-Session of tho W. C. T. U".
Judge Knocked Out In tho Second
Local West Side and Suburban.
Lackawanna County News.
Neighboring County Happenings. '
Financial and Commercial.
Gallant Defense is Made
by Fort Gulistan's
BRITISH DEFEAT TRIBEMEH
News of the Latest Engager
ment on the Frontier.
Tribesmen Rcpontcdly Repulsed
With BnyonctB-"-Brnvcry ot British!
Knllvo Oiliccrs--Rollcvcd by Gen.
Ycntmnn-Itiggs After Thirty,
Hours' Continuous Fighting.)
Troops Commnndcd by Gen. Jofj
frcys Under Tiro Six Hours-Tvo
Simla, Sept. 1G. The Second Brlgada
of tho Mohmand punitive fore, com
manded by General Jeffrey's reached
tho foot of the Rawat Pass on Tues
day last. During .the night tho Brit
ish troops wero attacked by the enemy,
who kept up a heavy fire for bIx hours.
Lieutenant Tompkins and Bailey wero
killed. Lieutenant Harrington was
dangerously wounded, two privates
wero wounded and twenty-fivo horses
or.d mules were killed,
tho garrison of Fort Gulstan mado
a most gallant defenso. Tho enemy
appeared before tho place at noon
Sunday last, and by ono o'clock tho
water tanks were filled-, and other
prepartloms wero made to resist a.
selghe. The garrison was composed of
1C3 Sikhs, commanded by Major Des
Voeux and Lieut. Pratt, Surgeon Prall
and Mrs. Des Voeux, her four children
and two nurses wero nlso in tho fort.
At four o'clock in tho afternoon tho
enemy closed nround the place to with
in ten yards of the walls, and, at times,
rushed right up to thorn. The garrison
repeatedly repulsed the tribesmen at
the point of tho bayonet, and thero
were some remarkablo cxhlbltlots of
bravery. A Havlldar (native Ser
geant,) with sixteen Sikhs, charged
Into the midst of S00 tribesmen and
captured three standards. Another
Havlldar, with ten men rushed out to
help the first party when the latter
was hard pressed by the enemy, and
before returning, they captured threo
more standards. A Subahdar (nntlvo
captain,) and .two Sikhs, dashed to tho
rescue of a wounded comrade, cut their
way through the enemy and brought
him safely into the fort.
There wns similar hard fighting
throughout Monday last, and until the
artillery of General Yeatnilan-Blggy
finally scattered the Alfridls. When
this was done, the garrison of the Fort
Gullstan had been at their posts for
thirty consecutive hours. The casual
ties of the British forco were two mon
killed and thirty-eight wounded. Tho
wome n of the garrison attended tho
wounded under an unceasing heavy
It Is reported that the Afrldls and
Orakzals left the Samana territory for
KILLED AT TWO MILES' RANGE.
English Field Guns Do Rcmnrknblo
Work in Indlu.
Simla, India, Sept. 16. Tho Insurgents
have been driven back by tho English
troops and tho pollco post at SarnKhnll
taken. Fort Lockhart was relieved on
Tueiday morning, and rt Gullstan wns
relieved tho samo evening. Tho hold
guns, which L-pon this occasion wero
brought Into action at a rango of 3,'WO
yards, wero so effectually handled that
they scattered tho enemy Investing Fort
Tho tribesmen did not oppose the ad
vanco of tho troops under General Ycat-man-Blggs,
whoso deadly artillery and
Leo-Mctford rifle flro sent them in fuli
Fort Gulllstan wa hard beset when tho
reinforcements arrived. A largo force ot
Afrldls had advanced to within 400 yards
of tho fort.
THE OHIO CAMPAIGN.
Senator Thurston Reports FnvornblT
on Republican Prospects.
Washington. Sept. 16. Senator Thurston
of Nebraska, who ha como directly from
his sreceh-maklng campaign In Ohio,
epoko hopefully today of tho ithances ot
Republican success In Benatm Hanna'a
stato. His own assignment was to a part
of tho stato where the Republicans nra
weakest, and the reception accorded Mm
was not very cordial. Ho believe, how
ever, that If proper attention Is given to
titer largo centers of population tho party
will carry tho elections generally.
Secretary Sherman ha announced that
ho will mako no political tpeochea during
his coming visit to Ohio, on tho ground
that It Is not customary for tho secrotary
of stato to cngaso actively In campaign
An Lnglnoer Killed.
Mnuch Chunk, Pa., Sept. 16. Allen
Sutler, need 60 years, a Lehigh Valley
railroad engineer, was Instantly killed to
day In tho Packerton yaids. Ha got oft
his cnglno to got a drink of water and.
was run down by tho Black Diamond ex
press and his head was cut off. Ho loaves
a widow and four children.
Tho llernld's Weather Forccnst.
Now York, Sept. 10. Tho Horald'a
weather forecast: In tho Mlddlo states
and New England todny, fair to partly
cloudy; warmer and sultry weather will
prevail till afternoon In tho enstorn dis
tricts, with fresh southwesterly winds,
shifting to westerly and followed by rain
and fulling temperature: and In tho
western districts, cooler, cloudy weather;
rnln nnd westerly winds, but In New
Bngland, partly cloudy, warmer weather,
followed by cooler, with local rain. On
Saturday, in both of these sections, cloudy
to partly cloudy, much cooler weather
und west and northwesterly winds will
prevail, with rain; followed by sharp
frosts in tho northern and western districts.