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f TWO CENTS. OCRANTOX, TAM WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 15, 1897. TWO CENTS & nmtne. STRIKE IS Every Colliery in the Hazleton Region to Be Closed. 10,000 MINERS NOW IDLE The Philadelphia Troop Found Nothing at Eckley. Fruitless I'fTorts to Induce the miners to Go to Work--Uood Meets of tlio Presence of Troops in the Region. Miners Salute tlio Soldiers llcspcct fully. Special to the Scranton Tribune. Hazleton, Pa., Sept. 14. Tonight Is another one of anxious expectancy. Everything depends on what the mor row will bring forth. The tendency to day was a spreading of the strike, and If there Is not a reaction the whole re gion Is doomed to Idleness. The men who promised to go back today did not, and those who had agreed to go back tomorrow. It Is generally feared will not. Coxe & Co.'s men, who had not participated In the strike before Monday, are gradually joining the ranks of the strikers, and the smaller collieries are one by one closing down or threatening to do so. There are more collieries and men Idle today than tuere has been at any time since tho trouble began, and unless the spread of the strike is checked today there is a strong likelihood that before Thursday night there will be few, if any miners, at work in the entire Hazleton region. There was no especially exciting Inci dents today, except the articles which appeared in "Yellow Kid" Journals. Early In the morning two companies of cavalry, under Captain Ott, of the gov ernor's staff, were sent on a detour of the region to the north and northwest to prevent any marching of large bodies of strikers such as occurred Monday at Buck Mountain. Soon after this had started a band of D00 men was reported to have started from Buck Mountain to order out the men at Mar kle's collieries In and around Jeddo. It required but little stretch of the im agination to get up a bloody conflict and the bloody conflict eventuated In the minds of the highly imaginative. The truth of the matter was that the body of men from Buck Mavntaln was a committee of possibly ICO. They were not by any means demonstrative, and when Superintendent Marklo met them on the road and asked them to let him pass, the committee quietly retired and dispersed at their hamlet. This was at 10 o'clock a. m., and the eoldiers who went first to Lattimer and then through Free'and and Drifton did not reach Jeddo until noon. SCENES ON PAY DAY. Your correspondent was at Eckley, with twelve other newspaper men when the soldiers appeared in sight. It was pay day and the three or four hundred men employed there were all ussembled about the company store waiting for 1 o'clock when the paymaster was to ar rive. "Hello, here comes the sojers," shout ed some one who caught sight of the cloud of dust rising In the scrub of the mountain towards Drifton. "It's a good day they are coming," remarked a Jolly Irishman. "We'll nil bo able to treat them." No uneasiness nor any feeling except that of curiosity was apparent nmong the strikers those men had gono out the day before. They watched the horsemen come down the mountain side, disappear into the valley and emerge over the brow of the1 hill with ns much calmness and cquanamlty aa if it was u picnic. The scouts of the advancing party on reaching an im minence commanding a v!ov of the ground where the strikers were assem bled, hastily reined in the horses long enough to estimate the strength of the assemblage and then galloped back at brenkneck pace to carry the word to the main body. There was a tooting of trumpets, battle formation and tight ening of reins and then down the road came the dust covered troopera walking thtir chargers and sitting firm in their saddles. There waa no need of all their anxiety. They passed c.uietly by and on to Hazleton, tho captain stopping long enough to secure a guide from the company's office to pilot them over tho mountain. When they had disappeared from view tho strikers sat down and puffed away at their pipes as if noth ing had happened, possibly wondering only if th'o parade would in any way delay the opening of the pay office. LAST VICTIM BURIED. General Snowden and Adjutant Stew art arrived tonight. Their visit is un official, they say. The funeral of Jacob Tomoszauvas, who died in the hospital Saturday night took place this morning, nt Mc Adoo. There waa a large number of people from .the south side present, but as in the case of the other funer als there was no violent demonstration or military Interference. Clement Platoff, the last of tho victims was burled also this mornlnir from Har wood. There was not as large a pro cession as at the previous funerals,' nnd as in the McAdoo funeral there was no exciting features. Colonel Wilbur of the Lehigh Valley took General Gobln and Major Miller Jn his private car all through the rail road grldironcd Hazleton district. The SPREADING trip was for the purpose of acquainting tho olllcers with tho geography of tho country. Tho Tribune representative saw General Gobln on his return and was told that there waa no evidence of violence or trouble of any kind at any place visited. He does not know when tho troops will bo withdrawn. "They will remain," said ho "as long as thero Is need for them and I do not know when tho need of them will cease." Colonel Coursen was called awny tonight to Cottage City by tho serious Illnes3 of his wife. Colonel Ripplr, commissary general returned this evening and resumed his position at headquarters. Hugh O'Donnell, tho leader of the Homestead strike is hero represent-' ing a Philadelphia paper. Private P. P. Glbbs after four days of anxious battling for a furlough left this even ing for homo to be married .tomorrow. PARDEE'S OVERTURES. Calvin Pardee this afternoon offered to pay his men as high wages as Is paid by any company In tho region; and to do away with company store and company doctor, but the men would not listen to him until he would agree to discharge such men as were deputies. P. F. Loughran, attorney for the strikers, said tonight that they weie not refraining from beginning tho prosecutions because of any mandate of General Gobln. They deem it best to wait until the names of all the deputies nre secured, and the evidence is in good shape. "General Gobln has no law as pre cedent to stand on, nnd there Is no question but that he has exceeded hla authority," said Mr. Loughran, "Inas much as martial law has not been de clared." At the request of operators General Gobln will despatch the Twelfth regi ment tomorrow to the Drifton region to prevent anv marches on the collieries of that district, a report having got-tf-n afloat that a general move will bo made J.y the strikers to force out all the men still at work in the north side collieries. NEWSPAPERS CONDEMNED. At a mass meeting of citizens and stiikers, held In the school house on Aller street, resolutions were passed condemning the Philadelphia Press and Hanleton Sentinel for their editorial position on the strike. Strong speeches were made by Matt Long and Prank Kaslows-ki against the military Inter ference with the warrants for the dep uties. T. J. D. COMPARATIVELY QUIET DAY. Uuccrtnin Aspect oi the Situation, IIowcvci, Necessitates the Holding Together oi tlio Troops. By Associated Press. Hazleton, Sept. 14. Despite a variety of alarming rumors and a morning movement by a body of miners which looked formidable, today passed off without serious disturbance In the strike region. Matters still wear such an uncertain aspect, however.that Gen oral Gobln declares that the removal of the troops or of any portion of them has not been contemplated. The strike Itself Is spreading with great rapidity. Exact estimates of the number of men who have quit work are hard to obtain, but conservative figures .place It at close to ten thousand, with indications that within a short time every colliery of Importance In the legion will be Idle. Although some disposition has been shown by small bodies of strikers in the outlying districts to make demonstra tions, they have been of a rather feeble character, and the great majority of the men are docile. These mines are now Idle: Coxe Brothers & Co., Eckley, Heaver Meadow and Oneida, about 2,000 men; Lehigh' and Wllkes-Barre Coal company's Honey Brook and Audonrled mines, about 200; Prank Pardee's Cran berry and Crystal Ridge, 1,100; Lehigh Valley Coal company's Hazle mines, Yoiktown, Jeansvllle and Audenrled, S,000; Calvin Pardee & Co.'s Lattimer nnd Harwood, 2,000. The men at Coxe's Stockton mines have expressed their Intention of joining the strike. Today was their pay day. Concerning the Drifton mine of the same company, which was working today, ono of the Ann said they understood the men were going out. The collieries still working ure tho Derringer, Tomhlcken and Shepton, of the Coxe company; Wes ton, Dodson & Co.'s Beaver Brook mine and J. S. Wentz's Sliver Brook mine. TROOP FOUND NOTHING. The First City troop of Philadelphia, which was dispatched at an early hour this morning to the scene of the reported outbreak at Eckley, found nothing for it to do when it reached that place about 1 o'clock this after noon. Several hundred miners from Buck mountain marched on the Eckley mines last night and brought out tho men there. A few of the men who showed a disposition to continue work were roughly handled, and tho mine su perlntendent, fearing trouble, wired to General Gobln for troops. He also sent word to Drifton and seventy deputies from that place and Roan Junction nearby, were sent over. They kept themselves under cover at Eckley.how ever, awaiting developments. Nothing further happened, the men at Eckley joining the ranks of the strikers. Mean while the cavalry troop was sent by General Gobln and had a wearisome march over tho mountains only to find everything nt Eckley peaceful. Tho day had scarcely opened before anoth er annoying story rame to brigade headquarters by telephone. It was to tho effect that a gang of miners from Drifton had marched on to colliery No. C, at Jeddo, with the expressed inten tion of bringing the men out. Upon leaching the colliery, John Markie, the superintendent, met them and, after a conference with a committee of the miners, succeeded in turning them off without trouble. This was the only in cident of the day which partook of tho nature of a demonstration. At Lattimer this afternoon a largely attended and decisive meeting of strikers was held to receive tho answer of the company to their demand. With a large body of strikers gathered in the open space before the company's store, Superintendent Blake appeared at the door and gave them their ans wer. It was short and to the point and was met with action equally as decisive. The demands hail been for mulated as follows: "Wo desire and wish .the privilege of buying our provisions where wo think proper, instead of being forced to do so at the company's store; wo want a twenty per cent, advanco on all classes of labor; we demand tho dismissal of nil parties who took part on last Fri day, September 10, in the shooting af fray; wo demand that all classes of labor bo paid the same for rock work as for coal on idle days; wo demand that no man shall be discharged for acting on this committee." COMPANY'S ANSWER. The company's answer to this was, first, that the men are not, and never have been obliged to buy exclusively at the company store; second, that the advance would not be granted because the company was paying tho averago rate of the region; third, the company absolutely refused, without assigning any reason, to discharge anybody, who participated in tho shooting; fourth, that men suspended on idle days have tho privilege of taking somebody else's place, thus making good the dlfferenco in rate between rock and coal work; and fifth, that no man shall be discharged for acting on the greivanco committee. Superintendent Blake made a short speech to the men, urging them to re turn to work, and arguing that they could gain nothing by remaining Idle. "What do you say?" he concluded. "Will you come back?" There was a moment's buzz nnd then a chorus of "no" went up. Tho sup erintendent attempted no further per suasion and the men dispersed. The mountain journey of the cavalry to Eckley, although agreeably disappoint ed of its purpose, had a salutary effect In that It deeply impressed the miners with the extent of the military power. The original Intention to send the en tire City troop was changed and only half of that body, with an equal num ber from the Governor's troop, went to Eckley. They were commanded by Cap tain F. M. Ott, of the latter organiza tion, with Lieutenant McFadden, of tho Philadelphia troop, as adjutant. They were fullv armed, each man carrying twenty rounds of ammunition, and one Continued on Pago 8. PLYMOUTH BANKER CAUGHT Anthony J. Hondrift, Charged with Embezzlement, Is Held in 82,000 Bail lor n Further IIenriiiR--l.riO Depositors After Him. Wllkes-Barre, Sept. 14. Anthony J. Bendrift, the Plymouth banker, who Is alleged to have left home several weeks ago with ?SO,000 of his depositor's money, waa arrested In Philadelphia yesterday by United States Marshall William Wal ter and brought to this city last evening where hr wpjj ledgcd In the lockup. Bendrift was taken before Squire Ad ams this morning charged by August Wysznlewsky, of Plymouth with taking a deposit of 5200 from the plaintiff on June 31, 1&97, at tho time he knew himself to be Insolvent. The defendant was represnted by At torney J. M. Garman and gave $.',0U0 ball for a further Hearing on Sept. 21. John Zukoskl furnished ball. It is alleged that there aro 150 other depositors who v ill appear against Bendrift. They allege they lost over $S0,O00 In his wrecked bank. Bendrift is now at his home In Ply mouth and his presence has caused con siderable commotion among the Jlunga rlana and Lithuanians who threaten him with violence for absconding witn their savings. It Is said thit when Bendrift left home ho went to New Mexico and had but re cently returned to Philadelphia where ho was arrested. KNIQHTS OF HONOR. Supremo Lodge Holds Its Eleventh Annual Meeting nt Detroit. Detroit, Sopt. 11. The supreme lodge of the Knights and Ladies of Honor, a na tional mutual benefit and piotoctlve or ganization with a membership of 75,000 opened Its eleventh annual meeting hero today with about 100 delegates present, a large number of them ladies. Supreme Protector 8. B. Lockard, of Bradford, Pa,, presided. Af ter the appointment of stand ing committees and submission of reports by the supremo olllcers, tho meeting ad journed until tomorrow morning, when tho officers will bo elected. Tho lodge will continue its sessions until Monday or Tuesday of next week. C. W. Harvey, supremo secretary, says tho haid times of tho last two years have retarded tho work of tho order. During the past two years 1,900 of Its members have died, which necessitated tho collec tion and disbursement in round numbers $2,3CO,000. IT WAS HIS SISTER. Young Medical Student's Tcrriblo Discovery in Dissecting Itnom. Chicago, 111., Sept. 14. An intensel dramatic scene was witnessed In the Uis. secting room of tho county hospital Sat urday. Dr. W. T. Kirby, ono of the hos pital physicians, had brought with him as a guest a young medical student from Louisville, Kv. Tho young man wished to accustom himself to everything with which a physician has to deal, and ha especially desired to o present at a post mortem. There was ono upon a young girl who had killed hersolf. The student pressed forward with tho others when tha sheet v. as, drawn, but ho arew ba.k quickly, (creamed out and f.ilnted. The lead girl was his sister, who had left homo five years ago to lead a shameful life. Sho was known as Minnie Heath. Dr. Klrby will not tell tno student's name. ANOTHER ANARCHIST COMINQ. Joseph Ventre, Expelled from Spain, Ilondcd for tlio United Ntntas. Washington, Sept. li. Tho treasury department has received Information that an anarchUt named Joseph Vontro, who somo tlmo ago was expelled from Spain, had arrived at Tamplco, Mexico, enroute to tho United States. It Is stated that Venter received assistance from par ties in Mexico in his efforts to reach this country, nnd that passago had been engaged for him on tho City of Wash ington. The captain of the vessel, however, re fused to recelvo him, and it Is enpectcd that he will now mako an effort to cross the border either at some point In New Mexico or Texas. Customs officials have been notified to bo on tho alert, and If found, Ventre will be deported as an arslsted ' Immigrant, Call far Convention of .Miners. Braldwood, 111., Sept. 14. President Carson today Issued a call for a state convention of miners at Springfield, Sept. 20, for tho purposo of taking definite ac tion on tho mining situation. Tho ope rators of Illinois aro Invited to meet with tho miners' delegates. SOCIETY WOMEN VICTIMIZED. Swindled Out of $70,000 by a l'lnus iblo Sharper. London, Sept. 11. J. II. I. Crulkshank Is tho nnmo given by a prisoner In the Bow street court today who was charged with having swindled Lady Randolph Churchill, her sisters, Mrs. Frewon und Mrs. Leslie, and other Indies out of sums aggregating about $75,000. Crulkshank is a commonplaco, rather seedy-looking fellow, but seems to, bo endowed with extraordinary plausibil ity. Ho induced these thrco cxporlcnced women of tho world to part with $7,500 on tho promise of 400 por cent, return on somo venturo of his, entitled "Railway Syndicate," of the exlstenco of which they never demanded any ovldence. Their confidence was gained first by tho fact that Crulkhank was Introduced by Mr. Cadogan, a relative of Earl Ca dogan, tho viceroy of Ireland. Mrs. Les lie and. Mrs. Frcwcn kept all knowledgo of their transactions from their hus bands, expecting to havo a pleasant sur prise for them when tholr fortunes had been made by Cruikshank's syndicate. Thero aro only a fow of tho ladles Crulkshank victimized, only ono man be ing among his dupes. Tho police, havo evldctico against him of rrnuds to the extent of $75,000, but ho maintains that tho "Railway Syndlcato" was a genuine undertaking, and that tho complainants Invested their money, knowing Its risk and expecting a big return. An effort was first mado by Lady Ran dolph Churchill and others to recover their money by civil process, which failed and tho prosecution is now In tho hands of tho Crown. Crulkshank was hold for trial. VAN VAtKENBURG CASE. On Account of the Illness of a .Mntcrlnl Witness the Trial Is Postponed Until November. Pottsvllle, Pa., Sept. 14. Tho caso of E. A. Van Valkenburg, charged with attempting to bribe Representative Weiss, of Northampton county, to voto for John Wanamaker for United States senator, was called for trial this aftcr ncon before Judgo Savldge, oi North umberland. Tho attorneys for tho defense moved that tho prosecution bo directed to Wo a bill of particulars specifically defining the facts which they proposo to prove. Tho prosecution opposed tho motion on the ground that It should havo been of fered last April, when tho court over ruled a motion to quash tho Indictment. Judgo Savldge dliccted tho prosecu tion to filo a bill of particulars by 3 o'clock this afternoon, and in tho mean time a Jury will bo selected. A recess was taken from 12.30 until 2 o'clock. Fred E. Van Valkenburg, a brother of tho defendant, was taken 111 last night at a hotel hero with bronchitis, nnd his pl-ysiclan said ho will not bo ablo to leavo his room for somo time. When court convened this afternoon, counsel for the defence made application for a postponement of tho trial, owing to tho Illness of Mr. Fred E. Van Valk enburg, a material witness. Tlio prose cution admitted that Vein VaiKenburg was an important witness because ho was ono of tho parties who took part in tho conspiracy to jrlbo Weiss. Coun sel also admitted that the witness' con dition was serious, and that he would not bo able to go Into court for a week. Dr. Carpenter, tho physician attend ing Van Valkenburg, was called Into court and explained the character of Van Valkenburg's Illness. Tho physician said that his patient could not leavo tho hotel for three or fouiidays under any circum stances, but that his testimony might be taken In his room In another day or EC. Tho prosecution mado no objection to a postponement, nnd tho caso was con tinued until tho November term. SENATOR WELLINGTON RESIGNS. I xpresses Opinion Tlirtt Maryland JCcpiiblicnns Arc Doomed to Defeat. Baltimore, Sept. 14. United States Sen ator George L. Wellington today re signed tho chairmanship of tho Repub lican state central committee, thus re linquishing the leadership of tho party In this state, which he has held for tho past three years. This action was taken at a meeting of the committee and Is the direct result of the senator's defeat at tho recent convention In Ocean City. In resigning tho chairmanship Senator Wellington delivered a fitter speech in v. hich he Is alleged to have asserted that the Republicans aro doomed to certain defeat In tho coming campaign In Mary land His successor will be elected tomorrow nficr the meeting of tho state conver. fou which was adjourned from Ocean City, and which will tako place hero ut noon. There Is but llttlo doubt that Phil lips L. Goldsborough will bo nominated at tomorrow's convention for comptrol ler and General Allan Rutherford for clons of tho court of appeals, the onlv state ofllces to bo filled at tho coming clt-ction. POTTSVILLE INVESTIGATION. Wnrrnnts Sworn Out Agninst Com missioners Itcnlz and .llnrtin. Pottsvllle, Sept. 14. As a result of tho Tax Payers' association investigation, warrants havo been sworn out against Commissioners Bcntz and Martin nnd cx Commlssloner Allen; County Controller fjevcrn and cx-Commlssloner's Clark Con nell, charging them with being parties with the misappropriation of $10,000 of county funds, which, It Is said, never reached tho treasury after county notes had been discounted at ono of tno local banks. Tho commissioners gave ball In tho sum of $3,000. Connell could not bo found at his Pottsvllle house. This afternoon Commissioners Rentz and Martin sworo out a warrant against ox-Clerk Con nell and servlco was sent to tho New Jersey authorities In which state ho was last known to bo temporarily staying. WOMEN MARCH AT PLUM CREEK. Thoy Join tho Strikers, but Aro Not Molested. Pittsbifrg, Sept. 14. Desplto tho arrests yesterday and the positive commands of the deputies, tho striking minors en camped near tho Plum Creek mine, to gether with fifteen or twenty women, marched at 4 o'clock this morning, but wero not Interfered with. About ono hundred and fifty men were In line. The strikers claim no new men went Into Plum Creek mine today. They say seventy-five men aro work ing thero, and that only twclvo aro nt work at Sandy Creek, twelve recruits having been gained by them today, Husband Under Suspicion, Churchvllle, N. Y Sept. 14.-Mrs. Georgo A. Smith, who was shot In tho bend last weok while she was sleeping, has died of the wound. Her husband, who has been held on suspicion of having committed the assault, will now be form ally accused ot murder. .Murdered by Itallnno. aencsco, N. Y Sept. ll.-Phlllp Gib bons, a farmer of Livonia, was mur dered last night by two Italians during a quarrel. Both Italians havo been captured. REMOVALS IN THE CIVIL SERVICE Supreme Court Decision Upon an Im portant Question. DISMISSED THE BILL OP COMPLAINT Judgo Coxe, ol tho District cf Colum bia, Recognizes tlio Right oi tlio Appointing Power to Dismiss Snb-ordlnntca-PostoHico Cnso tho Test Washington, Sept. 14. Judgo Cox, of tho supreme court of the District of Columbia, today dismissed tho bill of complaint of John G. Wood, superin tendent of mails at Louisville, praying that Postmaster General Gary and As sistant Postmaster General Heath bo enjoined from removing him from olllce. The caso was considered In the nature of a test of tho power of removal, and the delivery of the opinion drew to the court room many public officials, In cluding members of the civil service commission. Judge Cox held that it was not with in tho power of n. court of equity to grant relief in matters of appointment and removal from office, and that the power of removal was an Incident to the power of appointment and that both' could e exercised by the head of a department in reference to sub ordinate officials. Concerning tho civil service law, Judgo Cox held that It must not be con strued to grant authority, either to the civil servicp commission or to the pres ident, to make rules contrary to the law itself, or of a legislative charac ter. THE DECISION. The decision sums up as follows: "J have no doubt that tho president may lay down rules for the Internal policy of his administration, nnd may require his chief executive officers, dependent upon his pleasure for their terms of office, to conform to them or else to sever their official relations with him, and in that stnse, the rules rtlled on by the complainant were within his political and executive authority, but the enforcement of such rules Is a mat ter between the president nnd his cab inet and not a matter for the courts or one In which the complainant has any legal interest. All that I mean to state in this opinion is that the rules in ques tion were not such ns tho civil service act authorizes and do not derive any efficiency from that act. "I know of nothing more Important to the Interests of the country than the policy which the civil service legisla tion was Intended to Initiate and pro mote, and it is perhaps a matter of great regrjt that th'o act of Jan. 16, 1883 (the civil servlco act), has not gono further than it does. It is my duty to construe It as it is. To sum up, 1 con clude that, apart from the civil service act, the postmaster general has the au thority to remove the complainant from office nt his pleasure; that this act makes no change In this respect, except to f ot bid removals for refusal to con tribute to partisan objects; that the power given to the commission and the president to establish rules to enrry that act Into effect does not authorise any rule which shall make a. change In tho law In this respect; and conse quently that, oven If this court had jur isdiction in n case like the present one, the complainant is not entitled to the relief prayed." It is probable that an appeal will be taken from the decision, and It 1s said that ultimately the United States su preme court twill be asked to pass on tho question involved. SALE OF A RAILROAD. The Delaware River nnd Lancaster Hand Sold Vestrrdny. West Chester, Sept. 14. Tho Delaware River and Lancaster railroad was sold hero at noon today by tho master, A. P. Wlntersteen, for default of payment of coupons belonging with the mortgngo bonds of tho company and Interest on tho same, and $167,000 with Interest there on from dnto of decree. Tho purchaser was Charles L. Klngley. of New York, nnd the sum bid less than $17,000. It Is tho Intention of tho purchaser to com plete tho road. Tho property sold Is all tho railroad of tho Delaware River and Lancaster Rail road company, projected and partly con structed, extending from Its eastern terminus on the Delaware river near Point Pleasant, Bucks county, Pa., thlough tho counties of Bucks, Montgom ery, Chester and Berks, and Into Lan caster county to the city of Lancaster, Pa,, a distance of eighty miles. Tho con structed portion, about twelvo miles, ex tends from a point near French Creek Junction, Chester county, Pa., to a point near St. Peters, In that county. NEW CORPORATION. .Metropolitan Traction vCo. Absorbed bv the Street Railway Co. New York, Sept. 14. Tho Metropolitan Traction company went out of exlstenco today as a corporation of this state and was virtually absorbod by tho Metropoli tan Street Railway company. This ac tion was taken at a meeting of tho stockholders today. About three-quarters of the stockholders wero present or rep resented by proxies. After tho meeting President Vreland said that they had unanimously voted to dl&aolvo the Traction company and turn Its assets over to the Street Rail way company. Tho assets of the com pany consist of the capital stock of $30. 000,000 of tho Metropolitan Streot Rail way company nnd about $0,000,000 In se curities and other properties. Each traction stockholder will recelvo In exchange for his stock an equal amount of tho street railway stock, nnd In addition securities to tho amount of 0 per cent, of tho par valuo of his stock. INSANE MAN'S SUICIDE. Rome, N. Y Sept. 14. At Lee, about cloven miles north of Rome, a farmer named riiarles Pratt, which lived in a houso occupied by Fred Cummlngs, made a murderous assault today on Mrs. Cum mlngs with an nxo. Ho then cut his throat nnd lived but a short time. Mrs. Cummlngs will probably recover. It is belloviU that Piatt was Insane. Victory for Workmen. Washington, Sept. 14. President Sam uel Gompers, of the American Fedcra tlon of Labor, this afternoon received a telegram from tho federation's or ganizer at Elwood, Ind stating that tho tin pinto workers' scalo prosonted by tho union had been signed and that tho strike had ended In a victory for tlio I workmen. RED MEN'S JUBILEE. Fiftieth Anniversary Jubilee Hold nt IMiilndolphln. Philadelphia, Sept, 14. Tho nftloth anni versary or golden Jubllco of tho groat council of tho United States, Improved. Order of Rod Men, formally began at tho Continental hotel today with tho only open session of tho convention. Thero wero 131 delegates present representing every etato of tho Union except Missis sippi, Mayor Warwick, In a fellcltlous address, welcomed the delegates. Response was made by Great Incohoneo Hon. Robert T. Daniel, of Griffin, Ga. Then followed a. secret business session during whl oh ono hundred past great saahems ot tho different states wero ad mitted to rho council, bringing tho total up to 231. Past Great Bachem Clymer, of Penn sylvania, when the delegates wero being admitted to tho council chamber, entered a protest agaln3t tho admission of any of tho delegates from this state, charging that they had refused to obey tho order of tho groat incohonee of tho great coun cil. Thero wero warm words for several moments, nnd somo of tho Pennsyl vanlans left In Indignation. Tho troublo was smoothed down somehow bohtnd closed doors. Tho Red Men declined to say what tho lncohonee'a order was, or why it had been disobeyed. Tho commlt teo on credentials admitted tho Penn sylvanlans. Tho session lasted nearly all day and a mass of routine business was transacted. The report of C. C. Donnally, tho great chief of records, showed that since 1S7B, when tho great council last met In this, city tho membership of tho order had In- creased (from 39,510 to 153,3S9. Tho Red Men will bo In session three days. DEVELOPMENT OF YELLOW FEVER One Dontli Out of Fourtcon Cases in New Orloans--.No Tear of nn Epi demic. New Orleans, Sept. H. At nightfall, tho books of tho board of health showed tho following recapitulation of the days developments In the yellow fever sltun, tlon. There had been reported to tho board for lnvestlratlon 26 cases which tho attending (physicians considered sus plalous. Of these, thirteen cases had been found Buttering with a harmless fever, five cases wero icgarded as sus picious but necessary to be further Inves tigated before a definite report could bo made on them; thero wero no reports as to four cases, and four cases had been pronounced genuine yellow fever, though ono of the latter was classed as of mild type. Tho most serious of tho four yel low fever cases Is located In tho neigh borhood of the French market. Tho local ity is far from a clean one, Is populated by n poorer class of people, many of whom are foreigners. Of courso the re port of new cases dally is creating alarm In somo quarters, but thus far the dls easo has shown but little malignancy as witness the record of one death out of fourteen cases, and none of the practic ing physician aro yet on record as ex pressing a fear of an epidemic. Jackson, Miss., Sopt. 14. This has been another day of excitement and anxiety to the people of Jackson. Yesterday tho general movement of all classes to tho surrounding country has contlnuod throughout tho night and today. Tho principal causo of alarm to the people of Jackson came from Edwards, only twenty-flve miles distant, where there are now thirty-five cases of dengue, at least three of which were considered suspicious. A statement received' here by tho Asso ciated Press at noon from Dr. Purnell, tho Vicksburg expert, had a reassuring effect upon tho people. Ho reports only ono very sick person. In town and his condition is caused by an attack of malarial fever followed by dengue. Business in Jackson Is at a complete standstill. MINE WORK RESUMED. It Is Expected Thru Con! Business Will Room in Pittsburg Soon. Pittsburg, Sept. 14. Work has been re sumed In a number of mines, nnd It is expected that all will bo running full on Thursday morning, notwithstanding tho ten days' clause In tho resolution, ac cepting the operators' compiomlso prop osltlon. Tho general sentiment along the Wheeling division Is for an early re sumption. President Dolan today denies that in his conferenco with the operators last night ho advocated a withdrawal from the national organization. Ho con clude"?: "Neither did I say that I would not enforce tho contlnuanco of tho strike for ten days as passed by tlio national con vention. I am not a Judgo In this mat ter, no matter what my own opinion may be. That will bo for tho miners' dele gates to say when they meet In con vention tomoriow. "The women marchers, who were ar rested yesterday, wero released on ball nnd wero at tho miners' headquarters today, where they met a number of other women from Plum Creek. Ono of tho women said: " 'Wo aro going to march tomorrow morning, and will not let the deputies stop us. Wo do not violate tho law, but the deputies do. Thoy Insult tho women and spit In their faces. They try to get us to go on company property and even pull us on so that they can arrest us. Wo Intend to keep on tho public road and they cannot prevent us from march ing.' " FLOODS IN SPAIN. Madrid, Sept. 14. Floods In the vicin ity of Val do Penas, thirty miles south east of Cludad Real, on tho Jabalon riv er have dono a great deal of injury. About 100 houses havo boen Inundated. msny families havo been completely ruined, a number of peoplo have been drowned and tho damage Is estimated at $200,000. Andrews' Resignation Withdrawn. Providence, It, I., Sept. 11. B. Benja min Andrews has withdrawn his resigna tion ns president of Brown university. Tonight tho students aro celebrating the event, and the university will reopen to morrow with renewed activity and vigor. THIS NEWS THIS MORNINO. Weather Indications Today) Partly Cloudy; Cooler. 1 General Strlko Spreading In tho Hazle. ton Region. Attorney General McCormlck Corrects Misstatements. Power of Removal Sustained. 3 Sport Base Ball Games of a Day. Sporting Gossip. 3 Local-South Seranton's Wild Man. Threo Boys Domollsh tho Interior ot an Untonanted House, 4 auditorial. Comment on the Lattimer Riot. 5 Local Association ot German Minis ters. ' Local Unions Donounco Sheriff Martin, C Local West Side end City Suburban. 7 Lackawanna County News. Neighboring County Events, S Financial and Commercial. MR. ELKIN IS MISTAKEN Thus Quietly Remarks Attorney-General Mc cormick. GOING OVER GROUND AGAIN In Order to Correct the Mis statements. Tho Attornoy-Goncrnl Wishes to En lighten tlio Public About tho Mnttcc So That No Erroneous Impressions Will Re Created in Reference to tha' Great Question. Harrisburg, Sept. 14. 'Attorney Genu oral McCormlck being asked today whether ho had anything to ray as to the additional letter ot ex-Deputy At torney General Elkln, stated that ho had no reply to make except to correct one or two misstatements of fact which give the public an erroneous Impres sion of what transpired at the begin ning of tho session concerning the ap propriations that might be made by the legislature for clerks' to a number oC committees. Said tho attorney gen eral: Mr. Elkln states that tho governor as sented to clerks to tho following com mittees: Appropriations, corporations, finance, Judiciary general, judiciary spe cial, municipal affnlr, railroads, com pare bills and agriculture, making In all nlno clerks to committees of tho senate and that a llko understanding was had with Representative Marshall, chairman of tho slate commltteo of tho house, for tho appointment of additional clerks and extra employes In the houso of repre sentatives ns follows: Clerks to tho com mittees on railroads, corporations, muni cipal affairs, city passonger railways, Judiciary local, agriculture, comparo bills, education, mines nnd mining and Insurance, and two extra transcribing clerks. I was present nt tho Interviews held by the governor with the representatives of tho two houses. A memorandum In writ ing was mado at tho time, and Is now. before me. Upon the reprebentntlon of tho necessity for certain additional employes, the governor assented that, in tho event of the legislature making an appropria tion In tho general appropriation bill, j he would approve of tho appropriation, for tho following clerks to senate com mittees: Corporations, municipal af fairs, railroads, compare bills and agri culture, making live In all. When tho committee of tho houso called upon him nnd tho necessity was mado apparent that clerks wero necessary for tho com mittees on railroads, corporations, muni cipal affairs, city pas3eni?cr railways and Judiciary local, ho was satisfied with their representations, mado a memoran dum of tho committees, and expressed his willingness to approve compensation for each to the amount of $G00. It was explained to him that tho clerks to tho committees on agriculture, comparo bills, education, mlne3 and mining, lnsuranco and two transcribers would bo paid out of tho contingent fund at the same rare. Ho refused to consent to approve tho payment of clerk hire for several other committees, which were urged upon him. When tho general appropriation bill reached him It was found that tho amount appropriated for tlio payment of salaries to olllcers and employes of tho senate was $34 570. Of this bum $7,2GG was disapproved, tho following languago ap pearing In tho veto: "I havo been furnlPhed by tho stato treasurer with a detailed statement con taining tho names of all those officers and employes with their compensation and mlleago authorized by law, and I fin I the amount to bo $47,710, or$7,2a less ttiAv tho sum appropriated. This dlfferenco represents tho amount appropriated tor such officers and employes as aro not authorized by law, and to that effect, thtj would bo an unlawful appropriation ot tho public funds." In tho amount approved was included all that the governor had asented to, and this Is truo both as to the senate and house employes. Tho appropriation for Incidental expenses, or contingent fund, was to Include, and did Include, tho d'erki as above stated, and also received execu tive approval. Tho appropriation for officers and em ployes of the houso of representatives was $731104. Tho amount of this Item ap proved was $03,034, or $12,330 less than tho amount appropriated. The amount of tho pay rolls, therefore, for officers and em ployes of the senate, not authorized byi law and not asserted to by tho governor, was $7,2G0, and of those In tho house, 512, 350. making a total or ?19,G1G. Over and abovo this sum there was spoolflcalJy ap propriated In tho general appropriation bill tho sum of 7.2SI for other alleged employes of tho senate, which was also vetoed. It was further found that tho sum of 4,1131 was appropriated In tho general appropriation bill for other al leged additional employes ot tho house, which failed to recelvo executive ap proval. Having approved tho appropria tions for all tho lawful employes of both houses, Including nditlonal clerks to which tho executive had given his ap proval at the opening of tho session, it will bo seen that thero was vetoed and Baved to tho Plate tho sum ot 514.K0 ap propriated for additional stato employes, and $10,881 for adltlonal houso employes, making tho total amount disapproved lor alleged extra officers and employes In both houses $31,431. Will Itctiro to Private Life. Bellefonte, Pa., Sept. II. Governor Hastings today denied tho reports sent out from heio that ho would be a candi date for congress from this district. Ha said no such Intentions had ever entered his mind, Tho governor dated that ho would retire to private llfo at tho expira tion of his present term. Another Cusn ot Yellow I'pvor. (Mobile, Ala., Sept. H. Another caso of yellow fover was officially announced this afternoon by Drs. Kotchum nnd Gulteras, as existing In Mobile. The patient Is a motorman. Ills sickness has not been traced to any other point. The Hornld'R Wcntlior Forecast. Now York, Sept, IB. In tho middle states and New England, today, clear weather and fresh northeostorly to east erly winds will prevail, preceded by local frosts in tho northern and mountain dis tricts', temperature rising In tho after noon considerably except on the coaRts. On Thursday, In both of these sections, fair, much warmorweathcr will provoiL A followed by, a hot wave.