THE SCRAKTOff TRUTH. "WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON; JULY 27, 1904. r EVENING CHAT. Bert Hill, teacher of Class No. ! I of 4he Green Ridge Presbyterian Chnrch fca the members of the clws ou t camp - ing at Lake Ariel. Those who comprise the camp are: Bert Hill. A bert HaB, Edward Rosalie, Ervia Williams and Russell Bonear. Misses Eva Hess stnd Anna Zeigler, of Dunmore entertained the membe of their Sunday school class at Nay Aug Park yesterday. Those present were: Misses Leta Packard, Mary Secor, Mary Talmadge. Elsie MoW Elsie and Jennie Hwrtt fS Ethel Packard. Bessie EhThardt. Elizabeth Keller and Blanche Kressler. A surprise party was given last evening by Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Fenn avenue, in honor of their son. Thomas. At the cottage of M. T. Keller, at Elmhurs't. on Sunday, a f was held on the occasion of Mrs. Kei . ler's sixty - third birthday. Those who attended were Mr ana Mrs! Henry Anderson of Paleville; M . and Mrs. William Anderson, of Mam - sonvMe - Mr. C. J. Anderson, of Seran - to; Mr', and Mrs. Charles Millard of Moscow: Mrs. Kate Potter. Mr. and M Ke lw, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Merri - S; Mte. Ethel Keller. Miss Myrtle Merrihew. of Scranton, and Mr. Louis Millard, of Moscow. Miorof pa Mama McLaughlin, of 813 capouse avenue. Mrs L. M. GWes. of Madison ave - r,. has returned from a trip to Lake r.poree and the New England States. Mils6 May Hacfcett. of Monroe - nue, returned last evening from Lame A The Misses Vira and Helen Decr of Washington aviue, are at Hotel CrrdlVebneraagFauStYof Washing - ton D te vWHner Wends in town. tonj . Ra.limore. is spend - ,ng a few days in tie city on busi - nevUs Elsie Tucker, of ePfsIt - N' V is the guest of Scrp.nton friends. Misses Ethel and E - ra Spourtel el Lvkens Pa., are the suests of Miss Rena Edwards of Adams avenue. vL Dora. M. Jenkins, of Danville. FafcalleHn friends in the city yes - terw JF Sharkey and J. K. Sharkey CJohn 'T. Dunn returned last even - Fherton. Miss At he, ton and Miss Annie Alherton. of North Main avenue, have returned home, af - lr roendTrSr four weJk in Virginia. 1 Mr? F (J. Ward, of Capouse avenue left today for St. Louis - Before burning. Mrs. Ward will vtalt vri rHies on the PaciI.e was U wl re f r; Ward is at present engaged in play '"ThMisses Helen and Ruth Sadler, formerly of this city, but now of : Hamburg N Y.. are guests of Miss Ruth Jackson, of Monoe avenue. Mrs M Bib6. of New "iork, is visiting si the home of her daughters Mrs. A Witte and Mrs. H. Levy, 543 Madi - S MrtVejnUF. Fish is spending a few rlavs with friends in Bainbridge. N. T. Mrs Lilian. N. Chase and daughter Ruth of North Bromley avenue, spent yesterday with Miss Elizabeth Jones, ofPit.trit.?niki, - Hutchinson, of Engine com any NoXrSsumed his dutr this morning after his annual "n - and his wife enjoyed a trip to ew York Philadelphia and West Point. Joseph O'Connor, of Scranton street, and John Gaffney. of West Lacks wanna avenue, are spending the week at Lake Lodore. Arthur Spencer, one of the remanent men at Engine company No. 3. is en - pnvlng his vacation. Rev John W. Davis, of Mollne. III., vho has been visiting his parents on .i. .o n.ft indav for the f nurieeiii" WMiss Martha Williams, of Delphos. O.. who has been the guest of Rev. and Mrs T A. Humphreys, of North Rebecca avenue, for the past six weeks, left for home today. Mrs T A. Humphreys and son. Jos - Pph Anthony, of North Rebecca avenue will leave tomorrow for a visit in Pittsburg Cleveland and other places. Mrs Judson Hutchinson, of Washington. D. C. is the guest of relatives on Price street. Miss Belle Snyder, of Twelfth ave - nue. has returned home from a visit with relatives in Ithaca, N. Y. Miss Nellie Are. of South Lincoln avenue. Is spending her vacation at Hampton Junction. Mrs. Hannah Lever and daughter, Margaret, of Lafayette street, are sojourning at Lake Winola. Mrs. Jacob Relcheldorfer and Miss Edna Kranch, of Tamaqua, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Chris. Fieh - le - of North Sumner avenue. Michael Gavin. Michael Lavelle and Bartley Doud. of South Grant avenue, hav gone to Butte. Mon. Miss Minnie Ames, of North Lincoln avenue, has returned home from a visit In Salem, Wayne county. W. R. Castner and family, of North Lincoln avenue are home from a visit with relatives in Elmira. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Floyd, of Swet - land street, are entertaining Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Key, of Jersey City. Misses Kate and Nclie Kelly, of Monroe avenue, have returned after upending five weeks in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Atlantic fit v. Mr. and Mr;;. John Graham, of Avoca, who have be. n the guonts of Mr. and Mrs. W. Oeiibach. of espouse avenue, returned home yesterday. Joseph Kelly, of Capouse avenue, has returned home from Lake Winola. Mrs. Edward Finn and children, of Green Ridge street, are spending a few davs at Crystal Lake. Miss May Benedict, of Dickson avenue, returned home yesterday after a pleasant visit to Asbury Park. Tt,,UUf.n P:.rkir. of Caoouse avenue, is the guest of friends in Wavcrly. II. M. Cole, the druggist, and family, of Capouse avenue, are home from a visit to Montrose. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clancy, of Electric street, are entertaining Arthur Emery, of Clark's Summit. The Misses Helen and Anna Taylor, of Philadelphia, are the guests of Mrs. T. H. Budd, of Electric street. Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Moser. of Eyuon street, left this morning for Vancouver's Island. Louis Smithing left this morning for a trip to St. John's, Nova Scotia, and Halifax. While at Amherst, Nova' Scotia, he will be the guests of Dr. Avurd. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Patterson of South Hvde Park avenue, have gone to Atlantic City to spend their vacu - tlon' . . Mrs. Harry Phillips and daughter, Miss Margaret, of Olive street, are in ' New Yonk City. Morris Williams, of Jefferson avenue, has returned from Maine. Miss Ada Woodward, of Pine street, )v.r returned from Lake Sheridan. Mrs. T. W. Davis, of New York, has jesurncd home after being the guest ( ' :i - P'ifl .Mr. W. Roland Davis, of "T hae fern i. - etter days," whined he m'niicHiit. "So have I," interrupt'! th huvi'Vinj pedestrian. "ThU in io. ;u) wtJtlivi', isn't it'" SITUATION IS FAST BECOMING GRAVE. Differences Between theMine Workers' and Their Employers Are Approaching a Criti - cal Stage - Conciliation Board Trouble. A grave condition of affaires la developing between the mine workers and their employer and it will not be at all surprising if a clash occurs In the near future. The latest cause of dissatisfaction la the announcement of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western company that hereafter it will compute the Increase granted by the Strike. Commission upon the net Instead of Opon the gross earnings. The Lehigh Valley company's men have had this grievance for some time, and the men are now considering it and will no doubt ask the company to compute the Increase upon the gross earnings. The Lehigh Valley men have the sanction At the district convention hi their attitude, and the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western men are assured of like support from the district officers. , If an adjustment cannot be reached on this question, it is probable that the miners will take a forceful stand. The case of Coxe Brothers' employes was considered by the Conciliation Board yesterday. It has been before the board a number of times. The employes of that, company held a meeting last Sunday, in which they adopt - ed resolutions declaring that if the Conciliation Board did not decide the matter at today's meeting, they would go on a strike August 1, and call upon the executive board of the Seventh district. United Mine Workers of America, to call out all the miners at all the collieries of Coxe Brothers & Co. As no decision was rendered by the Conciliation Board at the session yesterday, it is believed by those interested that a strike will occur. The miners' representatives on the board would make no statement in regard to the matter. The Wilkes - Barre Record today contained the following with reference to a possible split in the Conciliation Board: "At the meeting of the Conciliation Board, held in this city yesterday, the trouble which has been brewing for a long time came to a crisis and unless a more conciliatory spirit is shown at the next meeting of the board, there is danger that the board will be disrupted by the withdrawal of the reperesenta - tives of one of the parties who compose the board. The trouble arose over the check weighman and check docking boss question. This haa been a constant source of agitation since the award of the Strike Commission, about sixteen months ago. After the organisation of the Conciliation Board, which took place about a year ago, the matter was early brought before the board and they decided that the men were entitled to check weighmen and check docking bosses, according to the award of the commission. Later, the matter was again brought up and the Conciliation Board being unable to agree, it was referred to the umpire, Carroll D. Wrtght, and he rendered a decision stating that the men were entitled to cheek weighmen and check docking bosses when they so desired and that the companies should collect a pro rata share of the ?as of each contract miner towards the payment of these men, when a majority of the miners so desired. "The operators objected, saying that It would be against the law to deduct money from the wages of one man toward the payment of another man's wages if the first man did not desire to contribute toward the fund. Tbja was met by the statement of the umpire, in a private letter to Mr. Nicholls, president of District No. 1, that If . might make It a condition of employ - men of any man that he make an assignment of a pro rata share of his wages towards payment of the wages of a check weighman and check docking boss and that refusal to maks such assignment would be sufficient cause for discharge. "Some of the companies, after a hard fight, agreed to do this, but desired that the matter be again brought before the Cnociliation Board for a formal decision. This action was taken FIGHT BREWING IN THE BIG LEAGUES. New York, July 27. Base ball poll - tics is pretty nearly as Intricate as the national article. Just at present there seems to be an undercurrent of sentiment in favor of an open fight to a finish between the two big leagues. No magate In either league is willing to admit that plans are being made to fight a battle royal on the diamond, but the players have learned of the preparation and It is believed that at the conclusion of the present season many of the stockholders, both East and West, will be prepared for open light. Despite the apparently peaceful attitude of owners and managers there has been an undercurrent of ill feeling this year which, according to good authority, will mean a clash at the beginning of another season. Men not actively connected with base ball, but who nevertheless keep In touch with the game are Inclined to discount the professions of good feeling made by the magnates of the two big leagues. When the schedule were being arranged last winter charges of double dealing were made by the most prominent owners of the best money making clubs In both leagues. Subsequently the two leagues were at swords' points, despite the fair DUNMORE. The Misses Eva Hess and Anna Zeigler entertained their Sunday school classes at Nay Aug Park on Tuesday afternoon. Those present were the Misses Leta Packard. Mary Talmadge, Mary Secor, Elsie and Jennie Harper, Elsie Moffat, Eva Brown, Ethel Packard. Bessie Ehrhardt, Llzsie Keller and Blanche Kressler. Thomas Burns won the watch at the drawing of the watch club last evening. The excursion of the United Mine Workers to Lake Ariel on Saturday next promises to be an enjoyable event. Many games have been arranged. Trains leave the Erie station at 7:20, V a. ni. and 1:40 p. m. Harry Black returned home yesterday after spending the past few days at Lake Ariel. Miss Emma Swartx is spending hr vacation at Lake Winola. The work on the new extension of the Traction Company on Throop street Is nearly completed, and oars will bs run over the new tracks in the course of a few days. The Ladies of the Golden Eagle will conduct a lawn feocial at the home of Mrs. Fred Conn, at the corner of Butler and Elm streets, Thursday vcnlng. A cordial Invitation Is extended lo till. by some of the operators Just previous to the annual convention of the miners of the First district in Pittston recently, but those miners who were In favor of radical action to make the operators live up to the decision were partially silenced and contented themselves by simply giving the executive board of the district power to call a strike if any of th companies refused to live up to the agreement. "At that time, it was expected that all the companies would fall In line and agree to live up to the Implied decision of the umpire. This has not ben tha case and at a meeting of the Conciliation Board, held soon after the Pittston convention, the Scranton Coal company presented a grievance asking that tha matter be again brought before tha board. The miners' represen - tatlvea made vigorous objections to such action and the matter was not settled. A similar condition occurred at the meeting held one. week ago. "At yesterday's meeting, the matter was again brought up for action. The miners' representatives stated their objections to again considering it, declaring that it was useless, as the matter had already passed though the board and the umpire, and that to take it up again would be simply asking the umpire to make a decision upon a decision, which might be continued indefinitely. The operators insisted upon bringing the matter again before the umpire and called for a vote. The vote was accordingly taken. The oerators' representatives voted in favor of again taking up the matter, and the miners' representatives refused to vote on the matter at all. "There was considerable warm debating as to this stand, and the meeting was finally adjourned without setting a time for anolJier meeting, as had usually been doiw. "Immediately after the close of the conference, President W. L. Connell, of the board and S. D. Warriner, both of whom ' represent the operators, went out of town. T. D. Nicholls, who is secretary of the board, together with President Dettrey. of restrict No. 7, and President Fairy, of District No. 9, remained in this ctlty and held a conference at Hotel Hart during the evening, after which Presidents Nicholls and Detlrey left for their homes at Scranton and Hazleton. "Both eldes are reticent about the matter and wouM. have little to say. One side characterizes the situation as being serious, whije the other says it is a dangerous, ugly situation, "The miners are still hopeful that matters will be satisfactorily adjusted and that there will be no open rupture. They point out that they have always lived up to all decisions rendered by the umpire and the Conciliation Board, although the majority of them have been unfavorable to the miners and some of them have been extremely distasteful to them. The opeartors are equally firm in their opinion, believing the original decision of Mr. Wrrirht to be clouded and unsatisfactory and that they are entitled to another decision. The next move of the members of the board will be awaited with a great deal of interest. "It Is hinted that the operators may withdraw their representatives from the board. If the operator do not do so, it will be up to them to call the next meeting of the board, as Mr. Connell is the president and upon him devolves the duty of calling the board together. "The Conciliation Board has done a vast amount of good since its organization and by its decisions has averted a large number of strikes, and any rupture among tls members at this time would be nothing short of a calamity. The whole anthracite region would be thrown Into a chaotic (condition without any one to whom they might appeal and the whole effect of the work and award of the Strike Commission would be destroyed and the dream of industrial peace among the anthracite coal miners for the next two years rudely shattered. It is to be earnestly hoped that the difficulty may be amicably adjusted."' assurances of prominent owners. The question of a twelve club league was broached last winter and met with more favor than the men most prominently Identified with the game were willing to admit at that time. It was a difficult matter to root out the clubs which did not pay and there was no prospect at that time of finding an excuse for their elimination. The situation at present Is quite different. Certain clubs In both leagues admittedly have not furnished any reason for their continuance as base ball entities. Amalgamation, according to experienced men, is the only possible cure. If such a plan is carried out it Is difficult to see how the best paying cities in the two circuits can lose, whereas it is obvious that these same cities can easily strengthen their teams. While the possibility of a fight resulting in a twelve club league has been common knowledge for some time none of those prominent In base ball quarrels of recent date have been willing to father the Idea. None of those seen yesterday were willing to admit that such a scheme was on foot, but according to reliable authority secrecy in the matter la a part of the plan. Thomas It. Thomas is visiting friends in Buffalo, N. Y. Mrs. H. U. Carr and children are spending a few days at Milanvllle, Wayne county. Mrs. John Cordy is ill at his home on North Blakely street. Mrs. C. H. Newing and family are at Florence, N. J., where they wilt spend the coming month. The United Mine Workers of Dun - more, will hold their second annual Joint excursion to Lake Ariel, July 30. Their outitig this year promises to surpass their great success of last year. Various games have been arranged for. The alley ball game between Maloney of Providence, and OHara of Dun - inore, will be strongly contested. Good music and ull kinds of refreshments will be on the grounds. Trains leave Scranton at 7:15 und 8 a. in. and 1:"5 p. in.; from Dunmore train leaves at 7:26, (.30 and 9:05 a. ni. und 1:30 p. m. 2t It Will Interest You. W. A H. Walker, Pittsburg, Penna., the great Factory to Family House, have Just issued a new Catalogue of their Premiums, Soaps, Teas, Coffees and other goods. Write for It. 2M It's all well enough to scatter seeds ef kindness, but don't waste all your nunMUne. Rave some of It for a rainy day. FIRE III STOCK YARDS DISTRICT. Lard Refining Building of Swift & Co. Partially Burned This Morning. t ESTIMATED LOSS $50,000. Chicago, July 27. A fire which momentarily threatened to reach very ser - Ioub proportions started'at 8:30 o'clock this morning In the lard refining building of Swift Company, in the center of the packing district at the stock yards. Two - thirds of the structure, which was filled with machinery and Inflammable material, was destroyed, with an estimated loss of $50,000. The cause of the fire is not definitely determined, but it is believed to have been due to an overheated dynamo that had been neglected. Prompt work by the fire department kept the fire to the buildings in which It originated, although for a. time it was feared that the flame would spread to the whole plant of Swift & Company. The firemen were not hampered by Interfering crowds, as tho building is within the zone of packing - town, that is" protected by police and private detectives, together with fences and stockades. None but packing house employes, the police and the firemen were permitted to enter this zone. BEAUTIFUL SILVER LOVING CUP FOR Continued from First Page. Quartermaster Sergeant Edward Faulkner, of Co. C, while opening a box, was lilt by a splinter of wood in the eye, and taken to the hospital, where he was given treatment. The injury is slight. Private Price, of Co. C. found a U. g. belt plate and two pieces of gas pipe while digging for relics on Seminary Kidge. The belt plate was genuine maybe. But the gas pipe, supposed to represent pieces o? canon, was unmistakably of modern time. It is the source of existence of many people about Gettysburg to dig up these relics at times when visitors are plentiful, and soldiers as well as civilians buy relics from these fukirs with an eagerness that suggests the oft - repeated phrase - of P. T. Barnum that Americans like to he humbugged. Only here you never suspect the innocent looking country folk of such deception until they take you to some spot where they dig up pounds and pounds of war relics. Then you patronise them in admiration of their monumental nerve. An interested visitor in camp on Tuesday was Edward J. Pimmick, of Washington, D. C. Mr. Dimmick is a former member of the Thirteenth Reg - ' iment, having served under Colonel Watres when he was captain in the regiment, and later as adjutant. Mr. Dimmick is now working in the interest of the National Guard Association, and is on his way to Ohio to see the manoeuvers there. He whs largely instrumental in securing the passage of the Dick bill, which made all of the national guards virtually a part of the standing army, and treiisures the pen with President Roosevelt signed the bill, and which the chief magistrate of the country presented to him:' Colonel Watres took occasion to compliment the members of the hospital corps for their excellent drilling Monday. The entire hospital corps of the Third brigade earlier in the day had witnessed the evolutions of the detachment of the United States regular corps encamped there, and the Thirteenth's men profited greatly from the exhibition. Private Arthur Morgan, of Company I, sang at the services in the Y. M. C. A. tent Monday night. Morgan is a soloist in a Wilkes - Barre church and Is a member of the victorious .Scranton Oratorio society. Colonel Watres and staff attended the twenty - fifth anniversary of the Ninth regiment Monday night. Corporal Ernest Hathaway, of Company K, was complimented by one or the inspecting party Tuesday because of his soldierly bearing. The compliment was heard with much pleasure by the others of the company and Company K with the honors paid to Private Hamilton by the Governor, and Quartermaster Sergeant Lorenz by another of the inspecting party feels that the pride bestowed upon their company Is not misplaced. Ex - First Sergeant Willner, of Company K, now sergeant of Company A, was among the many who received a compliment from Inspector General Sweeney Tuesday. The offcer of the day Tuesday was Captain Conrad, of Company A. The officer of the guard was Lieutenant Van Scotters, and the supernumary officer of the guard was Lieutenant Snyder, of Company F. Captain Lewis B. Carter, Inspector of rifle practice. Commissary Sergeant Peter Itobling and Sergeant Kel - low of Company D, returned home Tuesday, having completed their term at camp. Their anxiety to get home Is due to the fact that they must appear on August. S at the Slate shoot at Mt. Gretna. Others of the Thirteenth regiment, rifle team will return home before the week is over for this reason. Governor Pnnypacker complimented Corporal Murphy and Private Thomas Williams, of Company C. upon their excellent appearance at the inspection Tuesday, A, J. KELLEH. LEHIGH VALLEY CUT OFF CAVE - m. About 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon th track walker on the Lehigh Valley cut - off In tlio neighborhood of the Butler colliery, Pittslon, noticed several depressions In the roadbed and bank In that vicinity. He (lagged all trains running on the east - bound track and sent word to Coxtoii yard about the cave - In. The earth continued to cave until there was a hole fifty feet In diameter and forty feet in depth, leaving the tics and rails unsupported. Tho gravel train and section men were quickly on the scene dumping ashes Into the affected parts. Traffic for a time was suspended on tho cut - off. Tho cave - In occurred in the Checker vein slope In the Builer mine of the Krle company. These caves have 'occurred at Intervals during the past two years, but this one was the worst so far experienced. At a late hour last night trains used the west - bound track and men were "till filling in tho depressed places. Wllkes - Harre Record. .Mrs. Wheeling I thought you told me that by mixing that preparation In my husband's coffee It would cure him ot drink. COLONEL VVATRES GREAT GALA DAY FOR THE NEWSBOYS. They Had Their Annual Parade, Picnic and Games To - day - Immense Crowd at the Park. The Scranton newsboys are rejoicing today in the celebration of their annual picnic at Nay Aug park, where two thousand little merchants are making merry. The occasion also brought many others to the. park, who do not sell newspapers and they are spending a profitable day in watching the merry pranks of the newsboys. Previous - to the picnic at the park the newsboys made a march of conquest, through the central city streets and won everybody to their cause. The procession began to move at 9 o'clock from the Court House Square and as it passed along the streets the boys were loudly cheered and they heartily returned the saluations. The scene about the Court House Square from early morning until the procession began at 9 o'clock was an animated one. The boys ran hither and thither, vociferating wildly, being unable to restrain themselves. The little fellows were not ungentlemanly by any means but simply observed the day in the proper spirit. It would be difficult to find a more lively assemblage on the face of tho globe. The picnic was all that could be expected and more. There was not a hitch in the proceedings arid every, thing went off smoothly. Conspicuous In the proceedings were "Andy" Bedford, the "newsboys' friend;" Hugh Keenan. Dr. G. E. Hill, B. B. Mcgar - gee, William Ford and others. The Scranton Truth newsboys made a fine showing In the parade, and received an ovation all along the line of march. Two Truth newsboys rode ponies and one led a large Newfoundland ctg by a chain. They had banners, flags and badges. The most handsome banners in linr were carried by The Truth boys, one of them bearing the familiar figure of a newsboy calling his wares, and the other with the inscription, "Just read the Scranton Truth this afternoon!" The other newsboys made a good showing and carried gaily decorated banners. The procession was led by a detail of police, In charge of Sergeant Louis Goerlitz, after which came Harry Hopewell, officer of FOUR PERSONS HURT AT NAY A UG PARK TO - DA Y. A Frightened Horse Was Responsible For the AccidentNames of the Injured. Four men were seriously hurt in a collision between a street car and a pop corn vender's wagon at' the entrance to Nay Aug Park at noon to - day. The injured are: C HARLES H. II LI., 131 Lafayette street. K. K. t'ROt'GHAX, 1038 Capouse avenue. JAMES BARRY, 337 Oxford court. Hall is the most seriously injured of the four. His nose is broken and his head is quite badly cut. The other three are badly cut about the face and shoulders. Croughan had a large hole cut in his head. The accident occurred at the entrance of the park on Mulberry street. A car in change of Conductor Percy Swingle and Motorman Dennis Noth, left the city heavily loaded. When Hear Ifl THE STRIKE, Continued from First Page. in their direction and threatened to strike if it were renewed. "The young women stenographers who volunteered to take the places of the striking waitresses during the lunch hour will not be forgotten by the company," said Judge Evans. "Their action was unexpected. Without them we would have had to close the dining room." RIOTS LAST NIGHT. Chicago, III., July 27. Violence that may end in death marked the second day of the second strike at the stockyards. There was rioting at various places during the day and last night, and one negro "strike breaker" is dying of his wounds, while others have beea maltreated and one striker is believed to be fatally shot. The union men and their friends have become so embittered against the negro "strike breakers" that the appearance of a negro In the vicinity of tho stock yards Is almost certain to be followed by violence. A negro barber, about to climb upon a street car at the entrance i0 the stock yards last night, was dragged to the street, by u mob and beaten until unconscious. AVhen the police arrived they announced that the man was dead, but in the course of an hour he lovived and will recover. The mob was under the impression that the barber was employed in one of the packing plants, and without waiting to ask any questions, attacked him before he could offer an explanation. While an attack was being made on some negro strike breakers as they were leaving the stock yards last night, John Slokes, one of the strikers, was shot and fatally wounded by one of the negroes. Stokes, together with fully a hundred companions. It Is said, rushed on the negroes, and one of the latter drew a revolver and tired into the crowd, hitting Stokes. During another riot a negro "strike breaker" was shot and it Is thought he will die. SHOOTING FOLLOWS ASSAULT. Two thousand persons yesterday saw one of the most brutal cases of slugging and some of the poorest marksmanship on the part of the policemen since the strike at the stock yards. A "strike breaker," John Mulloy. had Just left the yards and reached Forty - first and Hafstcd street, when three men u Hacked hlin. Mulloy was knocked down and nearly killed. His nose was broken, his eyes cut open and one ear nearly torn otT. The sluggers had not completed their work when five policemen Interfered, whereupon the trio ran. The chase led through a crowd of strike sympathlbers and curious spectators, ihrrrtigh streets and nlleys. to the Halsted street viaduct, the policeman calling upon the fugitives to stop or be killed. The crowds In the streets were so large that the policemen were afraid to use their revolvers, and In the crush two of the sluggers leaped Into a laundry wagon and were rapidly driven away, but the third man was TEAMSTERS JOIN the day, and the marshal, Thomas E. Price, the well known West Scranton newsdealer, and his aides, all mounted. They were followed by a number of boys on bicycles. Bauer's Band came next, playing the tunes that appeal directly to the newsboys. The band preceded a float carrying a number of mi es newsboys, dressed as Zouaves. Prof. John T. Watklns and William Ford were with the boys on the float. The Boys' Brigade, in charge of Its founder. Superintendent Henry Phillips, of the Armory, was next, carrying guns. The made an excellent appearance and were generously cheered. A wagon on which were a goat in a red blanket and a pig to be greased at the park, followed and excited much comment. Following came a wagon with a cage of beavers, and next was a float upon which were seated a number of newsgirls, neatly dressed In white costumes. In the erar, Hugh Keenan and Dr. G. E. Hill were driven In a trap, behind a donkey, with young Bart Cusick handling the reins. The procession moved to the park where sports were held, after a fulsome dinner of good things. At the park, interesting themselves tn the events, were: Manager John G. Sherwood, of The Truth; P. A. Barrett, of the Elmira Telegram; Hon. John R. Farr, T. J. Jennings, Major Penman and a number of others. The out - of - town newspaper men present were: F. A. Clarke, - Philadelphia Inquirer; Vp. A. Sinclair, the North American; W. H. Culvert, Allentown News Abency; R. F. Johnstone," the North American; L. A. Sutzbach, the Philadelphia Record; H. A. Hasan, the North American: Captain G. F. Small, York Pa; Thomas J. Fleming, Wilkes - Barre Leader; Bert Updyke, Wilkes - Barre News; John Feldman, Wilkes - Barre News; Thomas O'Malley, Wilkes - Barre Times. A team of oxen owned by the Scranton Gas and Water company were expected to be in the parade, but they found difficulty in walking on the smooth pavements and they were taken out. ing the entrance to the park the ear proceeded slowly around the curve. At the same time as the car went around the curve a pop corn wagon in charge of E. L. Harding, of 909 Dix court, went around also. The horse attached to the wagon became unmanageable and started to run. The wagon has a large awning protruding from its sides and It was this which caught the four men who were standing on the running board of the car and threw them heavily to the ground with the above result. Carriages were secured and the injured men were taken to their homes. A small boy with high ambitions was climbing a tree when he lost his hold and fell to the ground. He was quite badly injured. kept in sight and as soon as he reached the approach to the viaduct the policemen began shooting. How many shots were fired is a problem, but the noise sounded like a sham battle. Apparently every shot was aimed to hit. but all missed. The man had an apparently clear way ahead of him and was running like a (Jeer, when he stumbled and fell. Before he couid make up the loss of time the policemen were upon him and he was held until a patrol wagon came from the stock yards police station. He was put in a cell to await a hearing in court. His name is John Doody. N KG ROES IN" A PANIC. Shooting wildly in the darkness, a score of panic stricken "strike breakers" hired by Swift & Co., spread consternation through the yards early yesterday. Riot calls were sent to the police, and the armed garrison of packing town turned out in full force, believing that the strikers had made an organized attack under cover of darkness. Failing to discover any strikers, the police arrested twelve "strike breakers," all of them negroes. When the police turned from searching for an attacking party and arrested the "strike breakers" there was a chorus of protests. All the prisoners told of seeing suspicious persons lurking in the shadows of the building. Their revolvers were of huge calibre, and the police tried to learn where the negroes had obtained several navy weapons. It was denied that Swift & Co. had armed the men. The police took the view that the colored nien had shot to create a disturbance and held the prisoners for arraignment In court. FINISH FIGHT IN PROKPKCT. With pickets on guard, rioting In the streets, weapons brought into play by police, meat laden wagons turned back Into the yards, enthusiastic mass meetings of strikers, promises of help from labor federations, more men on strike, more protecting stockades being built at the stock yards and sullen determination written on the faces of the strikers and their leaders, It appears more than ever that the strike of the butchers and allied trades has resolved Itself Into a grim test of endurance and force. All offers of arbitration and Intervention are rejected, almost scorned, by both strikers and packers. The Illinois Board of Arbitration offered ItH good offices to the packers yesterday. Just what happened at the conference is not known, but it Is Intimated that the Beef Trust managers told members of the Board they preferred that hands be kept off. At a mass meeting of strikers, Mr. Donnelly, head of the butchers' union, declared amid cheers that the fight was on to a finish; that the final Initiative for peace had been taken by union labor. WILL NOW APPEAL) TO DONNELLY. The State Poard of Arbitration, not entirely discouraged by the curt answer from the packers, will try to arrange a conference with Mr. Donnelly. Their one hope lies In the possibility of inducing the leader of the strikers to agree to concessions more liberal than the second and last demand for an arbitration agreement. If the temper of Mr. Donnelly and his associates Is any criterion by which to Judge, there will be no surrender from this side of the con - troversy. Tor More Than 20 Tears. . I have successfully treated all . forms of R H P T IS J. E Varicocele and Hjtxto!. Without the use of knife, or any painful or dangerous operation. . I have cured td stay cured over 12.000 persons, and I have no rival in curing - ' this special class of J diseases A positive guar - ..nteo tn rtii - o f nA i jharge. A 8TATIOXAY EXGIXEER AT MOOSIC CURED. Dear Doctor O'Malley: When I began treatment with you a few months ago, I had very - little faith that I ever would be well. I had been ruptured for years;, no truss could hold me; my life was miserable, for I was a constant sufferer. Now I am a well man. Your wonderful method of curing rupture Is certainly a boon to suffering humanity, and I thank you heartily for what you have done for me. archie Mcdonald, Moosic, Pa. DR. ALEX. O'MALLEY, special 134 Washington Ave., Scranton. Pa. SPECIAL. ELEVATOR CONDUCTOR. CUSTOD - lan Service. Scranton, Pa.. August 15, 1904. The United States Civil Service Commission announces an examination on August 15, 1904. to secure eligibles from which td make certification to fill a vacancy in the position of elevator conductor in the United States Post Office Building, at Scranton. Pa., at $80l per annum, and other similar vacancies as they may occur at that place. No educational test will be given, and it will not be necessary for applicants to appear at any place for examination. The examination will consist of the subjects mentioned below, weighted as indicated: Subjects. Weights. 1. Age - 0 2. Physical condition ... 2d 3. Experience 60 Total 10 Applicants for this position must have had not less than six months' actual practical experience in the operation of elevators or generally similar machinery. Age limit. 21 to 50 years. Atl honorably discharged soldiers and sailors of the war of the rebellion will be admitted to this examination without regard to the maximum a?e limit. Persons who have suffered the loss of an arm or a leg, who are ruptured, or who have other serious disability are considered physically disqualified for this position. Persons named In the applications as references will be communicated with. Unless answers are received from these persons within two weeks from trfe date of sending the communication, the application will not be accepted for the particular vacancy for which this examination is to be held, but if received within sixty days it will be considered for any vacancy which may arise in the future requiring similar qualifications. The applications for those persons whose references fail to answer within sixty days will be canceled. This examination is open to all citizens of the United States who comply with the requirements, but preference in certification will be given to legal residents of the county, including the city, in which the vacancy exists, as the Treasury Department desires to secure persons who reside in the city or vicinity in which the vacancy exists. Applicants should at once apply either to the auxiliary secretary at the post office at Scranton, Pa., or to the secretary of the board of examiners for the Third restrict, Philadelphia. Pa.. for application form 1052. which should be properly executed and filed, in complete form, wtith the secretary at Philadelphia. Fa., prior to the hour of closing business on August 15, 1904. In applying for this examination the exact title as given - at the head of this announcement should be used in ths application. J. J. YOG EL. Secretary Board of Examiners. Third District. Philadelphia, Pa. Issued July 28, 1504 27U Credit Tou? 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