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The Troubles at the Mines
Near Hazleton Reach
a Terrible Crisis.
Sheriff Martin's Deputies Fire
Upon a Mob.
Tho Strikers Tall Mica Shoop Jlcforo
tho Volley from Wiucliestcrs--rrom
riltccu to Twenty Arc Killed and
I'orty or More Are Woitndcd--Tlic
Incitement Is So Interna Thnt No
Accurate Figures Can lie Obtained.
Deputies Terror-Stricken at the
Deadly Execution oi Their Guns.
Hazleton, Pa., Sept 10. The strike
situation reached a terrible crisis on
the outskirts of Lattlmer this nfter
noon, when a band of deputy sheriffs
fired into an Infuriated mob of miners.
The men fell like so many sheep, and
the excitement since has been so In
tense that no accurate figures of the
dead and wounded can be obtained.
Reports run from fifteen to twenty odd
killed and forty or more wounded.
Many of these will die. One man who
reached the scene tonight counted thir
teen corpses. Four other dead He In
the mountains between Lattlmer and
Harlelgh. Those who were not injured
carried their dead and wounded friends
lnlo tho woods; and estimate Is baf
The list of killed and Injured as re
vised and identified follows:
JUKE CJ1BSLOK, of Harwood.
GEORGE KL'LICK, of Htrwood.
STEVE HOltICK, Harwood.
JACOB KULSCOT, of Harwood.
JOHN SLHVONICK, of Harwood, leaves
a wlfo and four children. '
JOHN IIAHSKA, wifo and two children.
JOHN SCRIPT, wllo and two children.
The Injured in the hospital are:
ANDREW HANIS, Slavonian, Humboldt,
JAN CHOY55, Slay, Humboldt.
ANDREW .ME1JER, Slov, Humboldt,
ANDREW PRBAN, Polish, Crystal Ridge,
KASIMER Dt'LS, Lithuanian, West Ha
zleton, single.
JOSEPH SAPARI, Slav, Crystal Ridge,
JOSEPH PTATCK, Polish, Cranberry,
mat rlcd.
FRANK TIAGOIS, Polish, Cranberry,
wood, married.
wood, single.
JOHN DALNER, Slav, Harwood, mar
ried. JOHN KL1SSEK, Polish, Harwood, sin
gle. THOMAS BORYS, Polish, Cranberry,
ALBERT CZAJA, Polish. Cranberry, sin
gle. JOHN SLEBODN1K, Slav, Cranberry,
JOHN BALL, Polish. Cranberry, mar
ried. GEORGE KASPER, Slav, Harwood, mar
rlod. ANTHONY M55ATA. Lithuanian, Har
wood, married.
JOHN PI.UTAJKI, Polish, Harwood,
JOSEPH MAK, Slav, Harwood, single
, JOSEPH PAWLA.YK, Polish, West Ha
zleton. married.
JOHN DUSTAJ. Slav, married, two day-!
MATTHEW CZALLI. Polish, Harwood!
KLEMENS PLATEK, Polish, Cranberry
marriel. '
berry, married.
ADAM SAPINAKI. Polish, Cranberry
single. '
JOHN KULIK, Polish, Harwood. single.
BERNARD BCON1N, Polish, Harwood,
berry, married.
JPRANK ROMAN, Polish, Cranberry, sin
1 sle.
Or.e unknown man is 1vlnr nn,i .v,
unknown dead are on hospital cots.
Three bodies were found tonight on
the road near Lattlmer.
The Third brigade which will be hero
In tho morning, Is comprised of the
Ninth regiment, of Wllkes-Barre; tho
Fourth, of Allentown: the Thirteenth
of Scranton: tho Eighth, of Lebanon
and Pottsvllle, and the Twelfth, of
Wllllamsport, embracing about 2,800
men. A special train Is now being
made up and arrangements for quar
ters here are being made.
The strikers left Hazleton at 3.30
o'clock this afternoon, announcing
their Intention of going to Lattlmer.
As soon as this became known a band
of deputies was loaded on a trolley car
and went whirling across the moun
tain to the scene of the bloody conflict,
which followed. After reaching Lat
tlmer they left the car and formed into
three companies, under Thomas Hall,
E. A. Hess and Samuel B. Pierce. They
drew up in line at the end of the vil
lage, with a fence and a line of houses
In their rear.
Sheriff Martin was In command and
stood in the front of the line until tho
strikers approached. They were seen
coming- across tho ridge, and Martin
wenfout to meet them.
The men drew up sullenly and lis
tened in silence until he had once more
read tho riot act. This finished, a low
muttering arose among the foreigners
and there- was a slight movement for
ward. Perceiving this, tho sheriff
stepped toward them and, In a deter
mined tone, forbade the advance. Some
one struck the sheriff and the next
moment there was a command to the
deputies to fire. The guns of the depu
ties Instantly belched forth a terrible
volley. The report seemed to shake the
very mountains and a roar of dismay
went up from the people. The strikers
weie taken entirely by surprise, and
as the men. toppled and fell over each
other, those who remained unhurt
stampeded. The men went down be
fore the storm of bullets like ten-pins
and the groans of the dying and of the
wounded filled tho air. The excitement
that followed was simply Indescribable.
The deputies seemed to be terror
stricken nt the deadly execution of
their guns, and seeing tho living strik
ers ilcelng like wlld-flre and the others
dropping to the earth, they went to the
aid of the unfortunates whom they had
brought down.
Tho people of Lattlmer rushed pell
moll to the scene but the shrieks of the
wounded drowned the crlf s of the sym
pathizing and half-crazed inhabitants.
A reporter, who soon afterwards
reached the scene, found the road lead
ing to Lattlmer filled with groups of
frightened Hungarians. Some sur
rounded dying companions ajid others,
fearful of pursuit, clung to the new
comer and begged his protection.
At Farley's hotel there were two men
lying on the porch. Both had been
shot in the head, and ono had three
bullets In him. His groans and appeals
for a doctor or death were heartrending.
All along the road tho wounded men,
who were able to leave the field of bat
tle scattered themselves and sought the
shade of the trees for protection, but
there was no need of that then. Ap
proaching tho place where the f hooting
occurred, people were met wringing
their hands and bemoaning the catas
trophe. They could not talk intelli
gently nnd It was with the greatest dif
ficulty that Information could 1e glean
ed. Along the bank of the trolley road
men lay In every position, some dead,
others dying.
Three bodies, face downward, lay
along the Incline and three others were
but a short distance away. On the
other side of the road as many more
bodies lay. The school house was
transformed Into a temporary hospital
and some of the wounded were taken
there. The colliery ambulance was
summoned to the place as soon as pos
sible and Immediately upon Its arrival
two men, Ijoth shot through tho legs,
were loaded Into the wagon. All along
the hillside wounded men were found,
on the green, on the roadside and In
the fields. Many others, who had been
carried to a distance could not be
As soon as the news' of the shooting
reached Hazleton, there was conster
nation. Within ten minutes the streets
were blocked with excited people. Tha
Lehigh Traction company Immediately
placed a number of extra cars on the
Lattlmer line, and doctors and clergy
men responded promptly. Tho Tush of
people to Lattlmer was so great that
vehicles along tho road were Impeded.
Amid tho excitement the deputies
turned their attention to the wounded
and carried many of them to places
where they could be more comfortably
Martin Roskl, an Intelligent Hungar
ian, from Mount Pleasant, who was
shot In tho arm, was seen by a re
portci on the car coming over, and gave
this version of the affair:
'We were going along the road to
Lattlmer and the deputies were lined
across the road, barring our progress.
AVe tried to go through them and did
rot attempt to hit or molest them,
when they fired upon us. We ran but
they kept on shooting on us while we
ran. It Is all their fault."
Citizens' meetings were held In va
rious carts of the city tonight. Opin
ion was divided about the responsl
blhtj for the shooting. At one meet
ing held in Van Wlckle's casino, at
tended by bankers, coal operators and
prominent business men, resolutions
were adopted calling on Governor Hast
ings to send the militia here Imme
diately. At other mass meetings at
tended by thousands of people, tho
sentiment was against bringing the
troops here, and It Is asserted by these
that there was no necessity for hav
ing tho deputies here.
It Is estimated that when the strik
ers began marching on the Hazle mines
they numbered about two hundred.
Many of the men at tho Hazle mines
quit work and joined In tho march on
the Lattlmer mines. Tho body did not
move with any precision and traversed
the highway entirely, keeping off pri
vate property. All along the road they
seemed jubilant over their success at
the Hazle mines.
IIu Claims Thnt It Was Necessary to
I'iro Upon tho Strikers.
Wllkes-Barre. Sept. 10. Sheriff Mar
tin arrived home on the 7 o'clock train
from Hazleton. He was cool and col
lected. He was met at tho depot by
his legal adviser, Tho two got into a
cab and drove to the court house,
where they were closeted together for
some time. At first the sheriff refused
to say anything, but finally consented.
The sheriff was at first reluctant to say
whether he had given the command to
fire, but afterwards admitted that ho
had. The sheriff's detailed statement
W as follows:
"I heard early this morning that the
strikers were going to march to the
brenker at Lattlmer and compel tho
men to quit work. I resolved to in
tercept them, and If possible prevent
them from reaching tho breaker. One
of my deputies told me that the strik
ers would probably bo heavily armed.
I got my deputies, seventy in num
ber, to meet at a certain place. They
were all armed. I told them to keep
cool uoder all clrcumstanfces. Tho
trouble began at 3 o'clock. I met the
marching column. I halted them and
read the proclamation, They refused to
pay any attention and started to re
sume their march. Then I called to tho
leader to stop. He Ignored my order.
I then attempted to arrest him. The
strikers closed in on me. They acted
very viciously; kicking me, knocking
me down and trampling upon me. I
called down my deputies to aid me and
they did so, but they were unable to
accomplish much. I realized that
something had to be done at once or
I would bo killed. I called to tho dep
uties to discharge their firearms Into
tho nlr over the heads of the strikers
as it might probably frighten them. It
was done nt once but It had no effect
whatever on the infuriated foreigners,
who used me so much the rougher and
became fiercer and fiercer, more llko
wild beasts than human beings.
The strikers then made a still bold
er move and endeavored to sur
round my entire force of depu
ties. I fully realized that tho for
eigners were a desperate lot and valu
ed life at a very small figure. I also
saw that parleying with such a gang of
infuriated men was entirely out of the
question ns they were too excited to
listen to renson and that myself and
deputies would be killed if we were
not rescued, or If we did not defend
ourselves. 1 then called upon the dep
uties to defend themselves and shoot
it they must to protect their lives or to
protect the property that they had been
sent to guard from being demolished.
The next second there were a few scat
tered shots fired into tho infuriated
foreigners and a moment later tho en
tire force of the deputies discharged a
solid volley Into the crowd. I hated to
give the command to shoot and was
awful sorry that I was compelled to do
so, but I was there to do. my duty, and
I did it as best as I knew how and as
my conscience dictated, as the strikers
were violating the laws of the com
monwealth' nnd flatly refused to obey
th proclamation that I read to them.
Instead they Insisted on doing vlolenco
and disobeying the laws."
"The scene after the shooting was
simply terrible and I would have will
ingly not had It occur, but as a public
official, I was there to see that the law
was obeyed and lived up to, and I mere
ly did my duty. Some of tho foreigners
fell over dead and others badly wound
ed; some were rushing about hither
and thither seeking a place where they
would be shielded from any more shots;
others were aiding their wounded com
panions to a place of safety, while here
and there could be seen men lugging
away some one that was either badly
wounded or else was dead. The entire
crowd of foreigners as soon as the vol
ley had teen fired by my deputies, turn
ed and started to retreat. They rushed
off In all directions as fast as they
could run, taking as many of their dead
nnd wounded with them as they wero
able to carry during their hurried re
treat. The excitement at the time was
simply terrible and I would not caro
to ever go through another ordeal of tho
same kind for a fortune."
Exciting Rumors Are Dispelled by
I'ncts-OInrked Improvement in tho
Condition ol Patients.
New Orleans.Sept. 10. The announce
ment of twelve suspicious cases on one
square In tho city and that three cases
had developed since the death of a
young lady, wJind come from Ocean
Springs, created alarm early In tho
day, but this was allayed when the
facts became known.
It developed that a man had died as
tho result of excessive dissipation in
stead of yellow fever, as reported, In
the very square In which the suspicious
cases had been found. At nightfall all
reports received by Dr. Ollphant were
so favorable that renewed confidence
was Infused In the officials of tho board.
Just before the board met. Dr. Ollphant
said to a reporter of the Associated
"There Is a marked Improvement In
tho situation In the state. I may state
unofficially that all the patients in the
St. Claude street square are better. I
have not received a report from tho
board of experts but I have learned
from our Inspector who Is assigned to
the premises that apparently none of
tho patients arc at present In danger.
W are still classing these cases as sus
picious because their fever Is similar to
that which has prevailed at Ocean
Springs. They have not been declared
yellow fever, but they are under com
plete surveillance and the board of
health Is giving Its undivided attention
and has fully Isolated them. I am able
to say that no other cases has been
brought to our attention in tho city of
New Orleans, the symptoms of which
would justify us In classing It as sus
picions." i
A Mnnt Hcllevcd to Ho Ilnrou Max
Von Schrnder, Kills Himself.
Brussels, Sept. 10. A foreigner said
to be Baron Max von Schrader, a lieu
tenant In the German army, who has
been at Ostend during the entire sea
son, committed suicide yesterday even
ing. The deceased Is said to have lost S0,
000 (1400,000) in gambling.
Vienna, Sept. lO.-By tho explosion of
a boiler at a brewery at Hohenstacdt,
near Olmutz, today eleven persons wero
killed and many wero injured.
Mary Anderson May Sing in Concert.
London, Sept. 10. Mrs. Mary Anderson
Navarro, according to tho Dally Matl,
may appear on the concert platform In
London this autumn. Sho has been
studying vocal music for two years with
Maud VaJerlo W'hlso, tho song com
poser, who greatly admires her voice.
Burglars nt EllUon.
Elkton Md Sept. 10. Some tlmo last
night burglars entered tho residence of
John M. Terrell, on North street, ex
tended, while the family wero asleep,
and Btolo a watch and chain and several
other articles of less value.
Diphtheria in Wilmington.
Wilmington. Del., Sept. 10,-Becauso of
tho supposed prevalence of diphtheria
city council tonight Instructed the vac
cine physicians to visit tho families
where thero are cases of the dlseaso and
take measures to prevent an epidemic.
New Pensions.
Washington, Sept. 10. Tho following
Pennsylvania pensions have been issued;
Original Robert Thornton, Mlddlotown,
Dauphin; Thomas Thomas, Scranton;
William Kocher, Lykens, Dauphin;
George S. Drake, Carnegie, Allegheny.
Gcrmunv'i WnrLord.
Hamburg1, Sept. 10. Emperor William
today personally commanded the attack,
lng forco In the army manoeuvres, all tho
troops being engaged against an imagin
ary army.
Thor Arc Brought Into Port by tho
Steamer Strolin.
New York, Sept. 10. The steamer
Stroba, Captain Jardlnc, which reached
this port today from the South Atlan
tic, report that, stopping at Bahla,
Bho was requested to bring to the
United States the mutineers of tho
schooner Olive Pecker, held In custody
by tho United States consul at Bahla
on the charge of mutiny and murder
ing the captain, J. W. Whitman, and
the first mate, William Saunders, of tho
Olive Pecker. Captain Jnrdlno was
obliged to decline, his vessel not hav
ing accommodations for the prisoners,
who number seven. The names of the
mutineers are. according to Captain
William Mitchell, second mate, a
Frenchman, 30 years old; Peter Thomp
son, steward, 43 years old, a Dane;
William Harburg, engineer, and An
drew March, Manuel Barlal, John Lind
and another whose name could not be
learned, seamen. Steward Thompson is
said to have confessed that he killed
Whitman and Saunders, having been
selected by lot to perform the crime,
the other six- prisoners joining In the
conspiracy. The tragedy occurred early
last month.
Steamer Clcvclnnd Brings News from
the Yukon Gold rields--Stnrvntlon
in Prospcct'-Wlntcr Hns Already
Set in nt tho Mining City.
Otter Point, B. C, Sept. 10. Tho
steamer Cleveland has arrived from St.
Michaels, bringing with her from the
Yukon gold fields a story of distress
and disaster.
The miners she has on board and offi
cers In charge of tho ship tell tho story
of disaster and distress at Dawson.
The winter has set In at the mining
city of the frozen north nnd two great
stores of the place have closed their
doors, for they have nothing to sell.
Those who have been seeking gold now
must seek food or starve.
While there may be a tendency to
exaggerate the actual condition of af
fairs, there can be no question that
famine threatens the adventurous men
and women, who made their way to the
Klondike. Hundreds of unruly spirits
are Hocking to Dawson.
Threats of violence are being made
on every side.
Indignation meetings, heavy with ut
tered threats of vengeance, are held
at St. Michaels by those who have little
hopes of advancing up the river and
less of getting back to civilization.
The first signs of winter are apparent
on tho river Yukon, which Is beginning
to freeze, and In a few weeks will be
closed. Enormous prices are now being
paid for food at Dawson and It Is Im
possible that more thaii' four vessels
with provisions can reach Dawson be
fore the river is a mass of Ice.
Most of them wish to exaggerato
their possessions, and If one were to
believe the stories they tell, he would
say the treasure shin In which they
come carries $5,000,000.
Captain Hall, master of the Cleve
land, says that he has $100,000 In his
safe. The purser believes that he can
account for $150,000 on board.
Shortly before the Cleveland left for
Seattle, the United States revenue cut
ter Bear put into St. Michaels with
Captain Whiteside, his wife, the first
and fourth officers and four seamen of
the steam whaler Nevach. They are all
thatwemaln to tell tho terrible story
of death In the arctic.
The Nevach was caught In an Ice
pack In the Arctic ocean. Of her crew
forty-two were lost. Thirty-one were
crushed In the Ice or frozen to death.
Suspension Brings Relief to Tncoma
Customs Olliccrs nnd Importers.
Tacomn.Wash., Sept. 10. Deputy Col
lector Heuson has received Ulegraphlc
communications from Washington to
suspend until further notice the collec
tion of 10 per cent, discriminating duty
In the requirement of the security for
the amount of goods affected by tho
discriminating clause of tho new tariff.
The news was received with a great
deal of relief by the customs officials
and Importers, as the regulation has
caused much lnconvenlenco and vexa
tion. The collector has required the de
posit of a certified check sulllclent to
cover the amount of tho discriminat
ing duty. The ruling caused delay to
several importations through this port,
particularly those from China and Jap
an. About 3,000 chests of tea have been
held hero nearly two weeks awaiting
a solution of tho question hy tho attor
ney general.
Reduction of Unties on American
(,'oods Considerable.
Madrid, Sept. 10. The Official Ga
zette has not yet complotd tho publi
cation of all the schedules of the new
Cuban tariff. The reduction In the
duty on American goods Is consider
able, with the exception of crude petro
leum, upon which tho duty Is not
Thure Is a considerable reduction In
the duty on refined petroleum and the
duties on firearms and canned goods,
as articles of luxury, are slightly in
Nothing Known nt Colon About the
Reported British Syndicate.
Colon, Columbia, Sept. 10. Nothing
Is known here of tho report, published
locally as an extract from a New York
newspaper that a concession has been
granted to a British syndicate to com
plete tho Panama Canal.
The rumor Is generally discredited
throughout the Isthmus.
West I'ortnl'a "Mystery."
Flemlngton, N. J Sept. 10. All except
100 of tho laborers left, tho West Portal
"mystery" today. Nearly all those re
maining will leave tomorrow. Sheriff
Ramsey was again summoned thero to
day. A riot was feared and property
was said to bo In danger, A guard suf
ficient to cope with any outbreak is on
duty now.
Somerset's Distinguished Visitors.
Washington, Sept. 10. Secretary ,Algcr
and Adjutant General Bugles have gono
to Somerset, Pa., 'to visit President Mc-Klnley.
Gov. Hastings Responds
to Sheriff Martin's
Appeal for Troops.
Militia Are Hastening to the
Scene of the Riot.
SliorifTMnrtin Telegraphs to the Gov
ernor Stntlng Thnt .Mob Law Pre
vails and the .Militia Is Called Out.
Ninth Itcglincnt nnd Thirteenth
Itcgimcnt to Leave This Morning.
Olliccrs oT tho Thirteenth Aroused
After Midnight nnd Summoned to
tho Armory.
The Thirteenth regiment at 12.43
o'clock this morning was ordered to tho
scene of the riot at Hazleton as quickly
as possible. Lieutenant Colonel C. C.
Mattes, In tho absence of Colonel II. A.
Coursen, who Is at Cottage City, Mass.,
received the message from Governor
At 3 o'clock, tho hour of going to
press, the armory on Adams avenue,
Is a scene of portentlous excitement.
All tho Important officers have been
notified and the city Is alive with the
boys in blue. The first message sent
from Harrlsburg was received in this
city nt 12.20 a. m. It advised Colonel
Mattes to have tho regiment In readi
ness to move to Hazleton within three
or four hours.
The second message reached here at
12.45. It says:
"Move the regiment to Hazleton at
once. Before daylight If possible. Gen
eral Gobln Is on his way to Hazleton
and will assume command. The rail
roads have been notified to assist you."
Daniel II. Hastings.
Both dispatches were placed In Lieu
tenant Colonel Mattes' hands at 1.05
o'clock, a few minutes after a Trib
une reported had aroused him with the
Information that the regiment was
called out.
Lieutenant Colonel Mattes read the
dispatches and Informed the reporter
of their contents. A minutes after
ward Adjutant Colonel Mattes reached
the residence. He had been Informed of
tho call by Colonel E. II. Ripple, of
the governor's staff, who had received
his orders from Harrlsburg.
On his way to Colonel Mattes' resi
dence the adjutant had aroused several
of tho officers. Lieutenant Derman, of
Company A, was among those noti
fied. Lieutenant Colonel Mattes' next step
was to communicate with Governor
Hastings by long distance telephone
from tho Telephone exchange, on Ad
ams avenue. Tho receipt of the orders
was announced.
Telephone messages were also sent
to Captain Eugene Fellows, of Com
pany F, of the West Side, and Cap
tain Frank Robllng, Jr., of Company
C, was Informed of the call.
In the meantime Colonel Ripple, In
tho Interests of the regiment, had been
actively engaged In arousing the of
ficers on tho IIIU. Commissary Of
ficer Tracy was among those first no
tified. MAIN BODY TO GO.
Tho commanding officers, after a hur
ried conference at 2.30 o'clock, decided
that the Scranton companies would not
wait for the arrival of the Montrose
and Honesdnle companies, but would
repa.r at onco to the scens of the
Colonel E. II. Ripple, of tho gover
nor's staff, was the first to reach the
armory. He started down Adams ave
nue nnd met Lieutenant Colonel Mat
tes, who was on his way to the armory
from his office, where he had been com
municating with the different compan
ies of his command. A message was
sent to tho captain of Company E,
of Honesdale, and Major Whitney, who
also resides there.
The lieutenant colonel was unable to
communicate with Montrose. Thero Is
no telephonic connection with thnt
town and no response came to the
clicking of tho telegraph Instrument.
The police at Providence nnd West
Side were Instructed to arouse the
members of the guard in these places.
Regimental Surgeon Fulton, Assist
ant Surgeon Keller and Private Georgo
Culver, of Company A, were tho first
members of the regiment to arrive at
the armory. A momentlater a Tribune
reporter bearing an order from Lieu
tenant Colonel Mattes arrived and in
response to It Private Culver waB dls
patched to nrouBe Captain John W.
Kambeck, of Company D, Soon thero
were a number of the soldier boys at
the nrmory and the number was aug
mented Immediately. None of them
had hoard of the trouble at Hazleton
and until thev learned at the nrmory
the cause of the sudden call they were
sorely perplexed as to tho reason for
tho call to aims.
First Llfcutennnt W. W. Inglls, of
Company to, mounted on a bicycle,
aroused the men of 'his company. He
passed th4 armory at 2.15 o'clock on his
way to ndtlfy Captain Corwin, on the
West Sldo, Lieutenant Inglls gays
that at every house whero ho gavo tho
orders there wero effecting scenes made
by tho friends of tho soldiers.
It Is expected to leave the city at 5
o'clock and by 0 at tho latest. The
Central road will probably be used.
At 3 o'clock this morning ward was
received from Honesdalo that the
members of Company E, of Honesdale,
wero preparing to depart, and a train
was helng made up In tho Erie and
Wyoming yard at Dunmore to go after
At Wllkes-Barre the members of tho
Ninth regiment were called out by tho
whistles blowing nlno times and the
bells tolling that number.
At 3 o'clock Colonel Rlpplo camo to
the armory and reported that a. Lehigh
Valley train had been secured nnd
would ho sent to Scranton immediately
over the Delaware and Hudson road.
He expected tho regiment would be In
motion at 4 o'clock.
Harrlsburg, Sept. 10. Governor Hast
ings tonight ordered out tho Third
brigade and Instructed General SchaU
to hold the First brigade in readiness.
The troops will mobilize at Hazloton
and are expected to be on the scene be
fore daybreak. Captain A. R. Paxton,
U. S. A., attached to tho National
Guard, started for Hazleton tonight by
direction of the governor. Superintend
ent Crelghton, of the Middle division of
the Pennsylvania railroad, was called
Into conference at tho executive man
sion and has arranged for tho speedy
transportation of tho soldiers.
The governor received a copy of res
olutions adopted at a mass meeting to
night at Hazleton urging upon the sher
iff of Luzerne county to at once ask the
executive for protection to life and
property. Tho resolutions are signed
by Alvln Markle and other prominent
citizens of Hazleton. Irving A. Stearns,
of Wllkes-Barre, sent a telegram to the
governor that It was absolutely neces
sary that troops be sent at onco to the
strike region to quell tho lawlessness.
ShcrlirMnrtln Appeals to tho Govern
or nnd Receives lr.ompt Reply.
Wllkes-Barre, Sept 10. Sheriff Mar
tin sent a telegram to Governor Hast
ings tonight stating that mob law pre
vailed in the lower end of the county
and asking for assistance. Governor
Hastings ordered Colonel Dougherty,
Ninth regiment, N. G. P., to start for
Hazleton at once. Tho regiment will
leave Willces-Barro for Hazleton at 5
o'clock In the morning.
The UrnkcsFnil to Control It--Soycn
Persons Injured.
San Francisco, Sept. 10. Seven per
sons were injured in a collision of
electric cars on Mission street last
night. As a car of tho Bryant street
line, returning from Ingleslde, had
reached the top of College Hill, the
fuse or connection which carries the
electricity to the motors from the ov
erhead wire suddenly burned out, leav
ing nothing with which to control tho
car except the brakes, and they were
of little use. The lights went out and
the passengers were panic-stricken.
Th3 car continued Its flight until at
Mission and Seventeenth streets It ran
Irto a car ahead of It.
The passengers In the car that was
run Into escaped with a rough shaking
up and a bad scare. Both cars were
damaged. The conductor of tho run
away Jumped before tho collision oc
curred and escaped with a few bruises.
The motorman remained at his post
and was not hurt.
The following persons were Injured:
Mrs. N. C. Nutt, severe cut on right
tide of head; Mrs. Josle Tresch, cut on
ttmplo and bruised on arms and side;
M. Tresch, four years old, cut on face;
Mrs). Carol, cut on temple; William
Manning, cut on arm and bruised on
right side; Henry Peters, hip bruised;
and Frederick O'Neill, severe cut' on
Tho Afridis Reported Collecting to
Attack Ilnru or Jam mil.
Simla, Sept. 10. It Is reported that
the Afrldls are collecting In tho Bazan
Valley, Intending to attack Bara or
.Tamrud. The Afrldls were seen by Col.
Richardson's flying column, returning
from the Khyber Pass, with 150 dead.
They left 300 dead behind them.
The Isakhel nnd Burakhel tribes havo
Informed the Haddah Mullah that ho
must send them assistance or they can
not opposo the British advance.
Composer Muscncnl Not n Suicide.
Rome, Sept. 10. The rumor of tho re
ported attempt at suicide of Pictro Mas
cagnl, tho composer of "Cavalloria. Rustl
caua." "L 'Amieo Fritz," etc., which tho
Qazctta Dell Emilia, of, Bologna, pub
lished, la officially denied at tho olliccs
of tho ministry of lino arts hero.
Weather Indications Today:
Pair; Variable Winds.
1 General Deputies Kill Twenty Strik
er at Lattlmer.
Thirteenth Regiment Ordered Out.
Distress in the Yukon GoM Fields.
Thirty Killed Jn a Railroad Wreck.
2 Sport Eastern, National and Atlantic
League Baso Ball.
Famous Horses of tho Bluo Grass
3 State Rochester Miners Again Idle,
1 Editorial.
Comments of tho Press
5 Social and Personal.
Religious News of tho Week.
G Local Close of tho Institute.
Failure of J. R. Wlllard & Co.
'7 Local Susquehanna Connecting Rail
road Completed.
Old Forgo High School Formally
Prohibitionists iNamo a Ticket.
8 Local West Sldo and City Suburban,
9 Lackawanna County News.
10 Story "Hcnnle.'"
11 Sunday-School Lesson for Tomorrow,
Aaron Burr In tho Light of History,
13 Neighboring County Happenings.
Financial and Commercial.
Dun's Rovlow of Trade.
Most Terrible Disaster in
the History of
One Hundred and Eighty-five
The Wreck Caused by a Head On Col.
lision A Theory Thnt Conductor
liiirlmnk Attempted to ''Steal a Stn
tlou"--Both Engines, Ilaggnge anil
Express Cars mid Day Conches Aro
Demolished -- Many Pnsscngors
Burned to I)cnth--Tho Midland
Engineer Mlssing--Coiidiictor Bur
bank Placed Under Arrest.
New Castle, Col., Sept. 10. The worst
wreck In tho history of the state of
Colorado occurred at 12.23 this morning
on the track of tho Denver and Rio
Grande nnd tho Colorado Midland rail
ways, one and a half miles west of
here. After twelve hours' Incessant
work by the wrecking crews In clear
ing away the debris and recovering tho
bodies of those who perished, It Is yet
Impossible to more than estimate tho
loss of life and not oven those known
to be dead have been Identified. Tho
names of many of the unfortunates will
never bo known and It Is possible that
the number killed will nlways bo In
doubt. From the best Infoimatlon ob
tainable now fully thirty persons aro
believed to have perished, while 183
have been taken out of the wreck suf
fering from serious Injuries.
The wreck was caused by a head-end
collision between a Denver and Rio
Grande passenger train running at the
rate of forty miles an hour, and a spe
cial Colorado Midland stock train run
ning at a speed of probably thirty
miles. Both engines, tho baggage and
express cars, smoker and day coaches
and two stock cars wero totally de
molished and the track torn up for
several rods In both directions. To add
to the horror of tho scene, tho wreck
caught flro from tho explosion of a gas
tank on the passenger train nnd burned
so rapidly that many passengers pinned
beneath the debris were burned to
death before help could reach them.
The most generally accepted theory
of the cause of the wreck seems to bo
that Conductor Burbank, of the Mid
land special, anticipating tho tlmo of
the passenger train, undertook to
"steal a station" nnd beat the pas
senger Into New Castle. Burbank es
caped uninjured and upon orders from
Coroner Clark has been placed under
arrest by tho sheriff. Midland En
gineer Ostrander is missing and a
thorough search falls to reveal any
vestige of his remains. It is thought
that when he saw the threatened dan
ger ho jumped his engine and realizing
his negligence, took to tho hills. Mr.
and Mrs. K. II. Strouse, who live a
quarter of a mile from tho scene of tho
accident, report that when the trains
met tho shock was so great as to liter
ally hurl them out of bed. Some say
the noise was heard and tho shock felt
In New Castle.
The list of dead and Injured so far
as known Is as follows:
The dead, as recognized, are:
F. J. KEKNAN, mall agent, Denver.
ROBERTS. HOLLAND, flieman, Salina.
son, of Herscher, 111.
JAMES ERRICK, of Chicago.
CHARLES LEEl'ER. of Clarion, Va,
Among tho injured is R. W. Shot, of
Leeper, Pa.
As soon ns tho news of the wreck
reached Glenwood, a relief train was
sent fiom that placo and this fore
noon the more seriously wounded wero
sent to tho Denver and Rio Grando
company's hospital at Sallda.
Genernl Superintendent Sample, of
the Denver and Rio Grande, was In
tho vicinity of tho disaster and soon
reached the scene, taking charge of,
the work of removing tho bodies. Ten
bodies were found In tho ruins of ono
car and four In another. The charred
remains of two women, apparently
clasped In each others arms wero
found. Their heads and lower limbs
wero burned off. In tho dress bnsom of
each was found a lady's watch, upon
one of which was Inscribed "From
Mother to Mamie."
Telegrams from all parts of tho
country Inquiring for friends and rela
tives aro pouring In,
Frank P. Mannlx, a newspaper man
of Victor, Colo., who was In the smok
er and escaped with some painful
bruises and burns, said today: "Words
fall to express tho horror of the scenes.
Tho crash came unexpectedly. Sud
denly all was darkness and confusion.
Tho air was filled with cinders, splint
ers and heated gases. Then flames
darted upon either side. Tho scene was'
simply Indescribable. The ilames woro
In a senso a God send, for with their
aid tho windows were located, even
though passengers had to Jump through
I fire."
Tho Herald's Wcnllicr Porccnst.
New York, Sept. 11 In tho nilddlo
Btates and New England, today, ckar,
warm an 1 light to tieth southwesterly
winds will prevail and with temperatures
about as high as yoeterday, reaching
maximum above 00 degrees, except In tho
northern district, whero cooler conditions
will prevail, extending by night south
ward to tho Delaware and udson val
leys and followed by cloudiness with oc
casional rain, On Sunday, In both of
thtiso soctions, partly cloudy weather will
prevail, preceded by fair In tho south
ern districts, with slowly falling temper
ature, northwesterly winds, followed byi
1 local rain and thunder storms.

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