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SCRANTOX, PA., TJJTJRHDAY MORNING-, SEPTEMBER 28, 1897.
JL Jftlt iH M;l If
BUT ONE IDLE
The Strike at Hazleton Is
Now Practically at
TROOPS TO BE WITHDRAWN
Thirteenth Will Probably Be
First to Leave.
As There Aro No Strikers in the
Vicinity of IjiiUlmcr, nnd the Loca
tion of the Regiment Is Unfavorable
for Practice Work, It Is Probnblo
That the Scrantoa Militia Com
panies Will Ho Scut Home first.
No .Men Have liccn Discharged.
Special to Tho Scranton Tribune.
Hazleton, Pa., Sept. 22. Undaunted
by the disappointment of yesterday's
unsuccessful effort to start up its Sil
ver Brook colliery, Wentz & Co. caused
the breaker whistle to be blown again
tills morning and as they confidently
expected enough' men responded to
permit of resumption. This leaves but
one Idle colliery, tho Jeansvlllo of tli.
Lehigh Valley company. This, how
ever, will In nil likelihood start up to
moirow, the company being encour
aged to give nn order for resumption
from Informal talks -with tho men
during the day.
Pardee's Ilarwood colliery is the only
l&rse mine that Is working with a
ecaiity force. The place stalled up
with an almost full compliment : -terday
but this morning when the
time to begin operations arrived tho
men 'who had staid out relnforcel by,
or rather reinforcing a crowd of men,
iMfcced many of those who wee will
ing to wotk not to go in. It 'vaa ai-t
to much through fear of violence as a
tdirIio to avoid being Jeered at by the
women and called scabs and blacklegs
by the few remaining strikers that
kept them from going to work. A troop
of cavalry will be on the scene at day
break tomorrow morning to prevent a
repetition of yesterday's assembling
nnd It Is more than probable that all
those willing to work will be on hand
vhen they see the seeming obstacle
of this morning removed.
At present there is not, at any one
point, excepting Jeanesville, mor2
than half a hundred or so of what can
be termed out and out strikers. Some
of the collieries, particularly those at
Lattimer, where tho Thirteenth regi
ment is stationed, are working with a
complete force and at such collieries
as. have resumed with a small force
the men are gradually coming back
and tomorrow unless something un
expected Intervenes there will bo a
fairly full force at work at all these
NO MAN DISCHARGED.
Up to date not a single instance is
icportcd of nny man being discharged
for participation in the strike. Calvin
Pnidee disavows the statement attri
buted to him that any man not on
hand when the whistle would blow
Monday morning (last) would be re
fused his plnce. The fact that men
were taken back Tuesday, makes Tar
dee's denial unquestionable.
Coxe & Co.'s men at Drifton, as ex
plained in Tuesday's Tribune, nre to
quit tomonow if the company does not
grant their demands an increase In
wages, averaging ten per cent.
Un till I
tonlght nothing had been learned of '
me company's intention and the men
are anxiously-looking for a notice on
tho company bulletin board In tho
morning. The chances are, In view of
the strike being over, that the Drifton
men will not attempt a single-handed
struggle. The policy of the company
makes It quite safe to conjecture that
if thcie Is no notice of concession on
the bulletin board, tomorrow morning,
which your conespondent can say
from talks had at different times with
officials if the company Is very prob
able, there will be nn offer of a con
ference to adjust differences, such as
Is now on between Superintendent
Lawall and the 1,700 Lehigh and
Wilkes-Barro men at Audenrled and
But for tho burning of the Evans
Coal Mining company's breaker at
Beaver Meadow last night there was
every reason to believe from guarded
admissions of General Gobln that or
ders for the withdrawal of the troops
would have been Issued yesterday and
that some of them would have had to
morrow mornlng'flxed as the time for
their departure. The belief that the
fire was of Incendiary origin, tho an
onymous letters threatening the appli
cation of the vandal's torch and the
fear that the supposed Incendiarism
would be repeated caused General
Gobln to dismiss all consideration of
the matter of oxacuation. During the
day, however, when further facts nnd
time for calm and more scrutinizing
consideration presented tho matter In
tho light that possibly tho fire was an
accident, and If Jt wasn't, It was, at
tho Worst, tho work nf ji nrnn'r flint
tho strikersjojther "sYtfkers 'rtmt
. i.J-Vtml "nve sane cause for
r -Cl'slrlng such a thing, and finally that
a little extra precaution on the part of
the coal companies' watchmen, whlcfl
the fire will of course affect, will pre
vent a repetition at other breakers,
there was a change of sentiment at
brigade headquarters and during the
afternoon the matter If withdrawing
the troops, which General Gobln would
not consider at all at early morn, was
laid before the governor.
General Gobln, to all Interviewers
who propounded this question, said ho
would have something definite to say
on the matter at 3 o'clock' In the after
noon. At that hour a croup of corre
spondents, The Tribune representative
among them, awaited on the general In
tho main ofllco of the Lehigh Valley
hotel, through which apartment is tho
only means of egress to tho room used
ns headquarters. Some minutes after
the appointed hour the general, with
Major Gherst, came down stairs and,
Just as they were expected to enter
the office, they turned to tho left and
disappeared through a side door. When
thev did not return during the course
of Ave or six minutes, inquiries were
made of the orderly for the general,
and It was learned that "tho general
and Major Gherst left some time ago
for a visit to the Eighth regiment at
Audenrled, and possibly others." Then
it dawned upon tho newspapermen
thnt when tho general disappeared
through the side door that his horse
was kept at tho rear of tho hotel and
that he was bound thither to get It.
Whether or not ho had anything to say
to the newspapermen Is still a ques
tion. He will undoubtedly give out
something on this matter tomorrow,
and the probabilities are, in view of his
change o' sentiment today, that it will
be an announcement that some at least
of the troops will bo started home Fri
day or Salurfiav.
The fact that there is not a striker
In the region covered by the Thirteenth
nnd that thrv are in the least advan
tageous location of any of the regi
ments for doing general patrol work
makes It appear quite probable that
they will be among the first to be sent
home. T. J. D.
ANNEXATION IS RATIFIED.
Tho Hawaiian Sennto Consents to
Treaty Uotwcen Thnt Country nnd
San Francisco, Sept. 22. Although
the steamship City of Peking, which
arrived last night from Honolulu,
brought the news that the annexation
treaty had been ratified by the Ha
waiian senate on the eighth Instant, no
details were obtainable until this morn
ing, the mails having been delayed in
quarantine for twelve hours. From
advices she brought under date of the
14th instant, the following particulars
The Hawaiian senate met In extra
session on the 8th Instant. When then
senate was called to order, the presi
dent's message, urging tho ratification
of the treaty, was read, as was also a
protest on behalf of the Hawaltans,
who opposed the measure.
Both papers were referred with the
text of the treaty to the foreign rela
tions' committee for consideration. On
the following day that committee re
ported favorably and upon its recom
mendation the senate accepted the fol
lowing resolution by unanimous vote:
Ho it resolved, by the sonato of tho re
public of Hawaii, Thnt the senate hereby
ratifies and advises and consents to tho
ratification by the president, of tho treaty
between the republic of Hawaii and tha
United States of America on the subject
ot annexation of the Hawaiian Islands
to tho United States of America, con
cluded In Washington Juno 16, 1M7.
IN LUETGERT CASE
It Will Consist Chiefly of a General
Denial of Everything Produced by
Chicago, Sept. 22. Tho first witnesses
for the defense in the Luetgert trial wero
Attorney Vlncint, for the defense, mado
tho opening statement for Luetgert and
nrcoiding to him the defense will be sim
ple. It will consist chiefly of a general
denial of all tho expert eldence sub
mitted by tho state, proof that the caustic
potash used In tho vat was purchased by
Luetgert for tho purposo of making soap,
and evidence tending to show that Mrs.
Luetgert Is alive and in all probabllty In
Germany. Concerning the rings lound in
tho vat, Attorney Vincent said that they
wero not those of Mrs, Luetgert and
that ho would prove that she had never
teen them, much less worn them. Ho also
declared that he would bring witnesses
to show that many ot tho bones Identified
by the experts for the prosecution as hu
man bones, aro In reality those of the
lower animals. Ho will nlso show, he
said, that Mrs. Luetgert has been seen
nltvo and well, save for her mental trou-
bles, plnce May 1, tho night on which It
is claltner that sho was murdered. Ho
nht) aserted that Luetgert will go on tho
stand In his own defense.
AMERICANS IN BELGIUM'S ARMY.
Citizens of This Country Protesting
Antwerp, Belgium, Sept. 22. The
Americans residing in Antwerp and who
aro liable, under tho new law, to bo en
rolled for military service in case of war,
held a meeting yesterday and organized
to oppose tho action upon tho part of
tho Belgian government.
Resolutions to this effect wero forward
ed to Bellamy Storer, tho United States
minister of Brussels.
MOB THREATENS AN ARCHBISHOP.
Hoisted nu Itnlinn Ping Ovor the
Milan, Italy, Sept. 22. A crowd of peo
ple hoisted an Italian flag over the Ca
thedral last night, and tho archbishop
ordered it removed, whereupon the mob
marched to tho archbishop's house and
behaved in such a threatening manner
that detachments of troops had to be
called out in order to prevent further
Liverpool, Sept. 22. Arrived: Teutonic,
from Now York.
Queenstown. Sept. 22. Arrived: Penn
laml, from Philadelphia.
Bremen, Sept. 22. Arrived: Aunchcn,
fo?NoTvric' SCPt' 'lAiiitmtik'
."""""'"MfKrrivei: at. l'aui. from
Hiirrlcnno in Now Jersey.
Capo May. N. J Sept. 22. A northeast
hurricane has been blowing on tho Jer
Bey coast since noon today and is In
creasing In velocity tonight. No rain
has yet appeared. The sea Is exceeding,
ly high and is breaking fiercely on the
ocean front bulkheads, but has as yet
done no damage.
A Little Sloop's Long Voyngo,
Port Louis, Island of Mauritius, Bept.
22. The 40-foot sloop Spray, Captain
Joshua Slocum, of Boston, Mass., has
arrived here on her way around tho
TESTIMONY AT THE
Lynch Hears Witnesses
ADMISSIONS MADO BY STRIKERS
Mnnv Witnesses Said Thnt Their Ob
Jcct in Going to Luttlmur Was lo
Induce Other .Miners to Quit Work
nnd Join Them I'corl's Testimony-Seventy.
throe Deputies Glvo
Wllkes-Barre, Sept. 22. The taking
of testimony In tho preliminary hear
ing of the Commonwealth vs. Sheriff
Martin and deputies was resumed to
day. Many of tho commonwealth's
stronger witnesses admitted, on cross
examlmllon, that their object In going
to Lattpner was to get the men at
work there to quit and Join them.
Anthony Benovltch testified that he
was In the seventh row ot the march
ing column. The sheriff called out
something. Then ho took hold of tho
witness by the coat collar nnd pointed
his revolver at him. Witness pushed
the revolver nslde. Then he heard the
sheriff give the commnnd to fire. He
said Sheriff Martin was about three
hundred yards In advance of the depu
ties. Martin Sholockl was Buffering much
pain from a bullet wound In the should
er when he took the stand. He said he
was running toward the bush when he
was Rhot. He saw the sheriff In tho
middle of tho road, heard him say
something, and Immediately the firing
began. Ho admitted that he was with
the mob at West Hazleton in the morn
ing when the sheriff warned them to
Mrs. Kate Case, who resides at Lat
tlmer, swore that the neighborhood
was terrorized because the rumor got
around that the strikers intended to
blow up the town. She said she lied to
. the mountains with her family, as did
a number of her neighbors.
Mrs. Ellen Witchle, who was on a
car going to Lattimer, said: "I know
nothing of the strikers. The deputies
got on my car to Intercept the strikers.
I noticed the deputies lined along tho
first houses In Lattimer and when the
strikers came the sheriff walked from
his deputies Into the road and stopped
the men. Then the shooting began and
the deputies held their guns so care
less that those In the car were In dan
ger." "Did you see the men do anything?"
asked Judge Lynch.
"No, sir; I did not see them do any
thing. They came along very quiet
ly." "Did you see those men do anything
at all7" asked Fell.
"No, sir, I did not."
Math las Czaja, one of the strikers
said ho was marching with the men
and was shot in the back. He said:
"When we got to Lattimer I saw men
stnndlng with guns. Tho sheriff came
and told us to stop. The sheriff pulled
out his revolver, pointed It at the man
who carried the flag and he said: 'If
you go further I will shoot you I was
frightened. The sheriff got on the out
side, said something and tho firing
On cross examination the witness
said that be came out to see the crowd
passing and they mado him go with
"You were afraid of them?" asked
Lenahan, counsel for the defense.
"They compelled you to go with
Anthony Angeno, nn Italian, said he
met tho strikers and they compelled
him to march with them. Andrew
Sivar, No. 2, of Harwood, one of the
strikers, said: "I was In the third or
fourth lino of marchers. I saw the
men with the guns nlong the road
nnd wo were stopped by the sherlfr.
Some one said: 'Go on' and tho sheriff
grabbed him and pointed a revolver
at his breast. Then the shooting be
gan and I laid on tho ground until it
was over. It lasted about two min
utes." "Did the sheriff read a paper?" asked
"Did he attempt to read a paper?"
asked Judge Lynch.
"No sir. he did not."
"Did the men make any demonstra
tion?" asked Fell.
"No: one of the men pushed the
sheriff's revolver away. That was all."
Jacob Sewa, another of the marching
strikers, said: "I was ten yards from
tho front. I saw tho deputy sheriffs
with the guns and when tho firing be
gan I dropped In a ditch and lay there.
I was afraid I would bo shot."
At this point District Attorney Fell
said: "I might state to the court that
although there have been some re
marks made here about the conduct of
this case, we have subpoenaed all tho
witnesses who knew anything of this
shooting, but I believe they know noth
ing different from what has already
been adduced. There are thirty-three
witnesses to be heard."
Judge Lynch said he had heard suf
ficient of this kind of evidence, but
after some Inquiry John Terri volun
teered something new. He said: "When
the shooting was over I went back to
give my uncle and cousin something
to drink; they were wounded; a deputy
named Clark said: 'aive them h .'
Then he got a hold of me and kicked
le-tJPnlVtfJ1WeJU5.'lner for nn
"Were yovra striker?" nBked Fell.
"Yes; we were stopped by the sheriff.
Some one behind shoved and then the
"Did the sheriff take a paper out of
his pocket?" asked Fell.
"No, sir; he told us to stop and go
Joseph Shekosky, a striker, said;
"When we reached Lattimer the sher
iff wob on the left liand side and tho
crowd were pushing on the right hand
side. The sheriff snapped his revolver
twice. Then the sheriff shot a man in
tho arm with' his revolver. The man
cried 'Oh, my arm,' took hold of It and
tho blood came."
That being all the Important testi
mony the Judges had a conference and
Judge Lynch nuked Mr. Fell what ho
wished done. Mr. Fell said: "Under
tho evidence I think these deputies
should bo hold for court." The Judgw
then dsked why the other deputies wore
not arrested and Senator Klino said
BOmo of thifm went away nfter tho
shooting and have not been seen or
heard of since. Samuel Ermold Is
named as one of tho missing men. All
the names of the djputles wero called,
8evcnty-thrco answered and twelvo did
not. The names of tho absent men aro:
Gvorge iE. Ruble, Fred Sleppy, William
Costello, Thomas Marsden, Harry Dlel,
Henry Pfaf, John Salem, F. Mummy,
Thomas Brown, W. II. Brown, S. Erm
hold. and George Trlble. Tho last nam
ed is at Hazleton, having been shot
In tho arm during tha Lattimer shoot
ing. Tho whereabouts of several others
DEPUTIES GIVE BAIL.
The following soventy-threo answer
ed to thisir names and stepped before
the Judges to give ball:
Sheriff James Martin. Robert Tinner,
A. 13. Hess, A. M. Eby, Leonard Babcock,
Charles Houck, A. P. Piatt, Jr., A. P.
Piatt, T. 01. Morris, Frank Clarke, Pot
ter Clark. Alonzo Dodson, Henry Zert,
Charles BciseJ, Joihn Zert, Wallace Drum,
W. J. Douglass, John Dougherty, John
Gallagher, William Mulhall, Roger Mc
Shea, Samuol Sundry, John Cook, WllHam
Rout, William Sewal, John Turner, Cal
vin Pardee, Jr., Edward Barton, G. P.
Bartholomew, J. Crooks, Jr., Edward
Turnbach, Thomas Hall, J. Rldgway,
Samuel Price, It. C. Werner, William
Young, 'Pink" Ferry. Isaac ltavert,
Thomas Harris, A. W. Drake. Conrad
Zlcgler, Wallace Roth, William Borrinian,
Edward Balllett, Louis Long. Wesley lialL
William Hill, I. J. Williams, William
Kulp, T. A. Harris, C. W. Dowd, J. W.
Stevens, W. Underwood, It. H. Kay, J. K.
Anderson, J. Ferry, J .L. NIchel, C. J.
Haen, S. H. Polgraln, Anthony Moyle, J.
W. Bernhelser, N. Michael,, P. II. James,
Jamos Osborne, J. Sorber, H. L. Manloy,
A. C. ones, A. S. Everett, H. Houck,
Stephen Jones, George Fritzlnger and
These stepped forward and deliver
ed themselves on the charge of mur
der. Joseph A. Sinn, of Philadelphia, rep
resented tho City Trust Deposit and
Surety company of Philadelphia, ad
vanced and became surety In the sum
of $5,000 ball for each of the depu
ties for their appearance at the next
term of criminal court to answer the
charge of murder. Each of the defen
dants through their bondsman, Mr.
Sinn, also gave $1,000 ball each on nn
additional charge of felonious wound
ing. The men then repaired to court
room No, 2, where they signed their
names to the ball pieces, and the pre
liminary hearing came to an end. Tho
amount of ball for the seventy-three
deputies at $5,000 for murder and $1,000
for felonious wounding Demounts to
$13S,000 If the other twelve deputies
come In and give similar ball the total
would reach over half a million dol
lars. When tho soventy-threo answering
deputies were arraigned bpfore; 'the
Judges it was remarked generally that
they did not look like criminals. They
had the appearance of a body of busi
ness men called to transact some bus
iness. They were all well dressed and
intelligent looking. Nearly all the de
puties left for their homes in Hazle
ton late this afternoon.
ARRESTED FOR AN
Isaac Lcpplcy Accused of Putting
Paris Green in .Milk Cnus--Nurrow
Escape of the Buyers.
Shamokln, Pa., Sept. 22, Isaac Lcppley,
was arrested this afternoon on the ctnirgo
a farm worker of Slit wokln township,
of having entered the barn ot Dairyman
M. L. Sober, at Klysburg, last night and
poisoned two cows, placed a quantity of
parts green In tho milk cans, out all of
the iharncs9 to pieces and also with having
removed tho hub bolts from tho wheels
of tho wagons. When Mr. Sober discov
ered the crime this morning ho borrowed
a wagon and harne.ss fro.n a neighbor
and then sunt his man to this city with tho
milk not knowing that It had been pois
oned. Two hours later tho farm gins
found traces of poison In tho milk cans
nnd George Sober Jumped on his bicycle
nnd started for Shamokln, six miles dis
tant, at great speed to warn tho two hun
dred families on his father's route not to
uso tho fluid. On reaching Shamokln ho
notified the authorities and a number of
men were hurried over the louto with the
terrlblo warning. .So far as known they
wore successful In preventing tho uso of
tho milk. Leppley was given a hearing
before Justice Rowo this evening and wa3
committed to prison. Ho lives near tho
Sober farm and was discharged by Dairy
man Sober some time ago. Tho cut har
ness was covered with blood and drops of
blood wero traced to Leppley's homo.
When arested both of his hands wero
badly lacerated. Both of tho poisoned
cows died 'this afternoon. Paris green
was found mixed with their bran.
WRECK ON THE E. AND Y. V. R. R.
West-Hound Freight Drcnks in Two
and Eight Cars lladly Smashed.
A western-bound freight train on tho
Erie and Wyoming Valley railroad broke
In two near Nay Aug about 7 o'clock last
evening and the parted sections colliding,
a number of cars wero wreckea.
Six cars Ioadod with oro and two cars
of freight wero badly smashed, and tho
wreckage lltered tho tracks and blocked
traffic. A wreck crew was sent both
from Hawley nnd Dunmore, but up to a
lato hour this morning the track was not
yet open. Tho train waB In charge of
Warren La. Franco and Richard Winter
stecn, engineer and conductor.
Two Men Killrd nnd Several Injured
Jty Bursting of a Ply Wheel.
Providence, R. I., Sept. 22. By tho burst.
Ing of fly wheel weighing over live
tons at the factory of the Provldenco
Rubber Shoo company today, two men
were killed and several persons Injured,
,-Tho killed are: William J, Renner, en
jnejfHjames M. Brown, 73 years ot age.
Bullet fbra2H.od(,,,,; Resent.
London, Sept. .taptain Maurice
Glfford. general mana&Si' l" "echu
analand Exploration comnanX? W'10 ,08t
his arm In tho Matabele war Iai!(a.r'
was married today at St. Paul's chuK'
Knlghtsbrldge, to Miss Marguerite ThofJ
old. Among Captain Gilford's presents
to his bride was the bullet which cost
him an arm, set In Matabele gold,
Sweden ns a I'caco Power.
Stockholm, Sept. 22, King Oscar II,
who Is now celebrating tho twenty-fifth
anniversary of his accession to the
throne, told his diplomats today:
"The policy of the United Kingdom
must aim at Impartial neutrality and the
maintenance of friendly relations with
all foreign nations,''
NEW PHASE OF THE
An Injunction Is Issued Against the
ARCHITECT WARNER'S ENTERPRISE
Ho Secures an Order from tho
Court to Restrain tho Building
Commission Irom Adopting Plnns
for tho Stnto House Other Than tho
Original Eight--Oplnlon of Govor
Lancaster, Pa., Sept. 22. Governor
Hastings, Auditor General Mylln, Stato
Treasurer Haywood, President Pro
Tern. Carrell, of tho senate, and Speak
er Boyer, of the house, comprising tho
state capitol Ijullding commission, havo
been restrained by a preliminary in
junction Issued by Judge Livingston at
tho Instance of Architect JomeR II.
Warner, of this city, from adopting
any dnsign for the erection of the
legislative building at their proposed
meeting on September 29, 18H7, except
It be one of tho eight designs selected
by the board of experts to whom that
duty was assigned, and tho writ en
joins that tho prize of tho competition,
tlM choice of a supervising architect
for the building, shall not be awarded
except to the author of one of eight
Governor Hastings and his co-defendants,
were constituted a commission,
by tho last legislature on the erection
of a new cipltol building. The act pro
vided for a board of experts to ex
amine all plans submitted and to sel
ect from them eight which they con
sidered best and to number them ac
cording to their preference. The corn
to select one of those eight. The first
mission, hy the terms of the act was
choice of the expsrts was found to be
the plan submitted by James II. War
ner, of Lancaster, but after several
meetings of the commission, all of the
plans were rejected and returned to
their authors and an Invitation Issued
for new plans to be submitted on Sep
tember 29. This action was fought by
Governor Hastings, but he was out
voted by his fellow members. Mr.
Warner proposes to fight this decision
of the commission and says this is the
An answer to this bill In equity Is
required to be filed in fifteen days from
date of service.
GOVERNOR HASTINGS INTER
VIEWED. Harrisburg, S.'pt. 22. Govwnor Hast
ings was confined to his room at the
executive mansion today with a very
sore throat. His physician, while not
fearing pneumonia, required him to
keep his bed.' A representative of .the
Associated Press called on the gover
nor this evening and Inquired whether
he had anything to say about tht
proceedings entered today In the Lan
caster county courts against the capi
tol building commission,
"I have not seen the bill In equltv
filed In the Lancaster county court
and know nothing of Its contents," the
executive replied. "Tho attorney gen
eral called on me this afternoon and
Informed me that legal proceedings
had been instituted and I requested
him to take charge of the case so far
as It affected me."
"Have you had any consultation with
with your associates on the capital
commission In regard to these pro
ceedings?" "No, I have had no communication
with any of them on the subject since
I entered my protest against setting
aside the original agreement for the
selection of an architect."
"Have you heard the story that the
other members of the vdpltol commis
sion Intend to keep out of Lancaster
county to avoid service of process?"
"What do you suggest as the best
way out of the tangle Into which the
commission seems to be getting?"
"Stand by our plighted faith to the
people of the state; carry out the terms
of the programme as originally agreed
upon; stop lawlng nnd commence build,
ing; give the state 100 cents worth of
capitol for every dollar appropriated.
There is yet time 'to complete the build
ing before the next meeting1 of the
general assembly, but there Is not a
day to spare."
REEDER WANTS A HEARING.
Tho Lato Secretary of the Common
wealth Surrenders to Slicrilt.
Daston, Pa., Sept. 22. General Frank
Reeder, lato secretary of tho common
wealth. Assemblyman Webster C. Weiss
and Maurlco C. Luckenbach, who to
gether are accused of attempting to bribe
and defamation and character by the
Wanamaker people today surrendered
themselves to Sheriff Fenlcle and then pe
tltioned tho court for a writ of habeas
corpus, which was returned at once by
tho sheriff. Judge Scott fixed Monday,
October 4, for tho hearing.
Tho defendants wero committed to tho
custody of the sheriff who allowed each
of them their liberty General Reeder told
an Associated Press reporter that the ob
ject of tho action taken today was "for
tho purpose of having tho court examine
Into tho allegations presented against
Luckenbach, Weiss and myself In order
to ascertain whether tho prosecution can
present such a case as to Justify tho de
fendants being held for trial."
TURN1NQ THE WEED INTO GOLD.
Clinton County's Itnpidly Increased
Crop of Tobncco.
Lock Haven, Pa., Sept 22. The largo
crop of tobacco grown in Clinton county
this season has been cut and housed, and
is estimated to bo worth. In round num
bers, $102,500 to tho growers. Over 700
acres wero grown, and this will yield
over 1,000,000 pounds of cured tobacco,
largely grown from importea Sumatra
seed. The yield per aero Is estimated at
It would require a train of 85 cars to
transport Clinton county's tobacco crop
WAR AQAINST STREET RAILWAYS.
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Illdi ' mil' tiijuruui AGiiun
,oAssort Ilcr Rights.
Indianapolis; 'i'mlVn? m S'
tho city will flfi a I1,1" f. .'.'I'V.iM
Hamilton COUnl '""'LTr.nnf LviU
nrobablv hasteji 60mo important devel-
opmenu inc';'8 feViiEK "2SJ52&
the Citizens' StreV .I1'1 nEZfSZ?
and the City "allwBy5S,yzeTs,J01plrr?!:
Idont and a portion cfnToS,Uz"if rec
tory resldo in PhiladolplihW1110 com"
plaint says that tho company In defiance
of law claims that its rights cxtond not
only to 1901, but ire perpetual.
It Is further sot out that this condition
of affaire would mean a continued litiga
tion, pending which tho city ot'Indlanap.
oils will bo deprived of tho control of Its
streets. Both companies, by tho suit,
shall bo required to show causo why thoy
havo any rights here, nnd tho court will
bo asked to declaro that after 1901 no ono
has any right In tho streets of Indianap
olis but tho city.
CYCLONE IN ITALY.
Many Persons Killed and Grcnt Dam
ngo Is Done to Property.
(Brlndsl, Italy, Sept. 22. A cyclone swept
over Sava, Oria and Latlano, all in tho
provlnco of Lecce, last evening. Forty
persons wero killed, seventy people were
wounded, twenty houses were destroyed
and telegraphic communication with tho
sceno of tho disaster vma cut oft.
At Orla tho 'railway depot was demol
ished and ail tho railway men engaged
thero wero killed. Two ohattcaus and
thirty houses wero destroyed In a neigh
boring village, where 20 wero killed and
At Mcsagnc, a provlnco of Lcccc, fif
teen wero killed and flvo Injured.
Great tracts of country havo been de
vastated by tho hurricane.
BY YELLOW JACK
A Genuine Caso of the Fovor at Ilcnu-mont--Two
Deaths at Now Orleans.
Slight Increase nt Mobile.
Austin, Tex., Sept. 22. The yellow fev
er has appeared In Toxas. Governor
Culberson received a telegram from
State Health Ofllcer Swearlngeu today
announcing that a genuine caso of yel
low fever was In existence at Beaumont.
The case, which was of a small boy,
Vias genulno yellow fever and tho boy
had died at an early hour this morning.
Many pcoplo are led to think that tho
mall service Is bringing tho fever Into tho
state and Governor Culberson will bo
asked to cut off entirely all tho train
service of any kind between Louisiana
nnd Toxas. Beaumont from now on will
bo closely surrounded by a rigid quaran
tine in tho hopes of effectually Btopplng
tho progress of tho disease.
New Orleans, Sept. 22. x'ho official re
cord In the board of health olllco tonight
at G o'clock showed a total of twelvo
cases since 6 o'clock yesterday evening
and two deaths. Tho new cases are for
the most part widely scattered and sov
cral ot them at least do not seem to havo
been tho outcome of local Infection.
Mobile, Ala., Sept. 22. There was a
slight increase in the number of new
cases of yellow fever during twenty-four
hours ending at noon today but this was
offset by tho announcement that thero
was no deaths to report, that flvo of tho
patients wero discharged and that all
tho patients wero doing well. Thero havo
been no deaths since Saturday last and
tho total number of deaths 13 three. Tho
total number of cases Is 34.
BELLE WEBB'S SUICIDE.
Said to Have Been Caused by Her
Love for George Hnrris.
New York, Sept. 22. Belle M. Webb, tho
young stenographer and typewriter who
Inhaled Uutrlnatlng gas through a rubber
tube in a boarding house on West Four
teenth street, this city, last Sunday, died
today at the New York hospital.
Sho was said to havo been In love with
a nowsipaper reporter In Philadelphia
named HarrU and his sulcido threo weeks
ago led her to destroy herself. Miss
Webb's homo was at South Chester, J'a.
She came hero last April and secured a
position in a publishing house on Fifth
CLYDE LINER SINKS AT HER DOCK.
Mndo for Now York and Tied Up Just
New York, Sept. 22. Tho Clydo Lino
steamship Oneida, from southern ports,
with a cargo of cotton and yellow pine,
for Boston, lies three parts submerged
at tho lino's dock under Brooklyn bridge.
Sho tilled Just as she got here.
Captain Staples stated that on Monday
when off tho Delaware capes the steam
er encountered' a heavy northwest gale,
which shifted the cargo, causing the ves
sel to leak. Sailors declaro that the ves
sel must have struck a wreck or rock.
AMERICAN GUNS AT TANGIER.
Cruiser San I'rnucisco to Investigate
Tangier, Morocco, Sept. 22. Tho United
States cruiser Sun Francisco, flagship of
tho European squadron, has arrived iicro
to investigate the reported flogging of
American citizens at Mogador and also
to enforce tho promised settlement of for
mer claims of tho United States against
Shovor Declnrcd Insnne.
Easton. Sept. 22. The Jury that tried
Henry Shover, the old farmer who horri
bly hacked his housekeeper, Mrs. Sarah
Waller, at Wind Gap last July, this morn
ing rendered a verdict of not guilty bo
ccauso Shover was lnsano when ho com
mitted the butchery.
Dentil Irom His Shaving Mirror.
Stroudsburg, Pa , Sept. 22. While in
tho act of shaving himself Julius Howell,
of Shawnee, broke a mirror and cut him
self. A part of tho glass entered his
thumb, blood poisoning resulted from tho
cut and death came after much suffer
ing. Lieut. Hill Resting Quietly.
Willlamsport, Pa., Sept. 22. Lieutenant
Hill, who attempted suicide by Jumping
from a Pennsylvania train early yesterday
morning, Is resting quietly at the hospital
In this city. He will leavo for Washing
ton, D, C, In a day or two.
Washington, Sept. 22. The following
Pennsylvania pensions were granted to
day: Original widows, etc. Susan Perry,
TIIK NEWS THIS M0BNINU.
Weather Indications Today
Fair; Northeasterly Winds.
General Hazleton Strlko Practically at
New Move In tho Capitol Wrangle.
Witnesses Testify In the Hearing of tho
Bad Men at St. Michaels.
Sport Base Ball Games.
Boxing at Laurel Hill Park.
Loyal Knlfftts of America Will Not Go
Out of Existence.
Jennings Case Again In Court
Comment of the Press.
Local Homeopathlsts' Busy Day,
tails' Survivors Hero Today.
LocalWest Side and City Suburban.
Lackawanna County Nuws.
Neighboring County Events,
'Financial and Commercial.
The Revenue Cutter Bear
Will Remain to Pre
BAD MEN AT ST. MICHAELS
An Undesirable Class That
Starvation in Prospect for Many;
News from tho Nararch Itccoivod.
Rescue of Captain Whitesldcs and
His Wifo--ScTentocn of tho Crew
ltomnln on tho Lost Whaling Ship.
Washington, Sept. 22. Captain Cut
tle. In command of the revenue cutter
Bear, ono of the Bering sea patrol
fleet, reports to the secretary of tho
treasury tho rescue of Captain White
sides, his wife and a number of tho
crew of tho whaling steamer Navarch,
which was caught In the ice pack off
Icy capes on July 30. Captain Cuttle
says that tho Navarch was first seen
on Aug. 9, seven or eight miles in the
pack, but owing to a dense fog, was
lost sight of. On the sixteenth, when
she was again sighted, about fifteen
miles in the pack and rapidly drifting
north, all efforts to get to her wero
without success. The next day whllo
steaming along the edge of the Ice
pack, a signal was seen flying from an
Esqulmo camp near Christie Point. A
boat came alongslde.when It was found
that the cantaln, his wife and threo
others of tho crew were at tho Es
qulmo camp. The captain reported
they had left the Navarch on the 14th.
dragging a small canvas boat. They
had been sixty hours without rest or
sleep when they landed on Icy Point.
On the 12th instant twenty-nine of tho
crew nnd Mr. C. D. Bower, of Capo
Smvthe. left the vessel to walk across
the pack, expecting to find the natives
with their boats hunting walrus along
the edge of the pack. When the cap
tain le't the vessel they had been gone)
forty-elpht hours, nil of this time tho
current was carrying the Ice rapidly
to the northward. When the captain
and wife left the vessel there wero still
seventeen people remaining on board,
nine of them declining to leave tho
ship. After picking up Captain White
sides and party, the Bear steamed to
the eastward as far as Smith's bay,
where the whaling schooner Rosaris
was met. The captain of this vessel
said he would remain In that vicinity
for a couple of weeks and would keep
a lookout for the lost whaler.
DISORDER AT ST. MICHAELS.
Requests from the Alaska Commer
cial company and the North American
Trading and Transportation company
were made to Captain Cuttle to remain
with his command at St. Michaels un
til some means could be devised to
maintain law and order. He was in
formed that among the sudden influx
of people were many bad characters,
and previous to the nrrlval of the Bear,
open threats had been made as to what
they would do If the transportation
company failed to get them up the
The captain decided to comply, until
Captain Hooner, In command of the
Bering sea fleet, could be communi
cated with and another vessel detailed
for the duty until Sept. 30, when ho
says a military force will arrive. In
concluding his report. Captain Cuttle
says that In his opinion the situation
on the Yukon river this winter will be
a very serious matter and In his Judg
ment the limited supply of food will
result In much suffering and starva
DEFERRED OWING TO FEVER.
Pennsylvania Day at Nashville Expo
sition Put OIL
Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 22. Owing to tho
outbreak of yellow fever In tho South
tho proposed trip of the Pennsylvania
Tennessee commission to Nashvlllo has
been postponed. October 2 had been fixed
for tho dedication of tho Pennsylvania
monuments at Chiekamagna. and two
days later was to havo been Pennsylvan
ia day at tho Nashvlllo Exposition.
Tho exercises have been postponed
without date; but they will not occur In
any event prior to October 23.
BIG FIRE AT GREENSBURG.
Greensburg, Pa., Sept. 22. Shortly nf
ter 12.30 o'clock this morning lira was
discovered In the McICeo sand crusher
at Derry Station. Tho hose company
responded and In a short tlmo had tho
flro under control, but not until tho
crusher was consumed,
Tho origin of the flro is somewhat of
a mystery, Tho loss Is placed between
$00,000 and JCO.OOO, with an insurance of
Struck Agnin in Ohio.
Steubenvllle, O., Sept. 22. Tho Loni?
Run and Dlllonvate miners went out In
a strike this morning, becauso the com
pany objects to a check wclghman. whom
tho miners' union elected for Dlllonvlllo.
Commander Primo's Transfer.
Washington, Sept 22. Lieutenant Com
mander A. 8. Prlmo has been transferred
from steel Inspection duty at Harrlsburc
to tho Pensacola navy yard.
The Herald's Weather Forecast.
New York, Sept. 23. In tho mldaio
states and New England, today, cloudy
and threatening weather and sllghtlyt
higher temperaturo will prevail, with
brlslc and high northerly to easterly winds,
blowing with galo forco and in squalls on
the coast, and followed by rain aa tho
storm oft Hateraa advances northward.
On Friday, In both of these seotlons,
cloudy, slightly warmer weather will pro
vail, procoded by rain and high north
easterly wlnda on tho coasts, followed In
the Interior by clearing and on Saturday)
probably doudy to fajlr and warmur