Clipped From Reading Times
Two Hundred Men In Arms to Prevent the Zeiclers Arrest. Tho situation in Scheven county, Cia. tho result of the murder of Sheriff Brookcr by the Zeigler brothers, is re markable for a civilized community. lhe Zeiglers tire intrench! at their home stead, about five miles south of Sylvanla, and swear that they will not be taken alive. Thrv are IopuIisis. and the district strictly Populist - . They have many relat i ves and f am i ly con nect ions, all of whom have espoused their cause and sworn to stand by them to the death. A dozen or more of the close friends and relatives of the Keiglers remain in t heir bouse or In the immediate neighborhood, - it is said. and all art heavily armed. The house, It is said, is like an arsenal. It occupies commanding position. when old man Solomon Zeigler was killed by Brooker in a quarrel over politics several mouths ago, it is said that the Zeiglers determined on revenge and coun seled with their friends and relatives, who agreed to stand by them. Therefore they killed Brooker. 1 hero is a large farm bell n the yard, and it was agreed that this bell should not be rung except as a warn ing of danger and a signal for the Zeiglcrs and their followers to gather together to resist an attack. Tho Zeigler following Is said to number 200 men. New York Sun.