Pittston Gazette from Pittston, Pennsylvania on July 11, 1910 · Page 1
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3 The Weather. Generally fair tonight and Tues day. TABL1SHED 1850. THEO. BART. 1882. - PITTSTON, PA;, MONDAY, JULY 11, 1910. TWO CENTS A COPT. FORTY CENTS A MONTH. EIGHT PAGES, - .... - , .AV'.rt1 - ' EIGII. LIVES CLOSED BY VIOLENT DEATH Two Drowned at Rocky GlenBoy Drowns in Spring BrookLightning Kills Child Susquehanna Claims Another Snake Bite Fatal ' Two Die in Railroad Accident. The dark veil of tragedy hovered ever and settled upon this region on Saturday and Sunday and eight lives came to terminations in violent and shocking - deaths Rocky Glen claim ed two victims: the toll ot the bus ciuehanna was answered with a third; a Moosic boy was killed by a bolt of lightning: the fangs of a rattler brought death to a Wanamie foreign er; a railroad accident at Scranton cost two lives; while young Frank Ambrose found a watery grave in Spring Brook, near Moosic. The victims and the accidents: James Furioso , aged twenty - two years, and Acacilia Renda, aged nine teen years, both of Wtest Scranton, drowned while bathing in Rocky Glen. Frank Ambrose, aged sixteen years, of Moosic, drowned in Spring Brook, while swimming. Robert Van Luvender, aged ten years, of Moosic, killed by lightning while in father"s house. Stewart Johnson, aged thirteen years, of Wilkesbarre. drowned in Sus - (juehanna river, while swimming. Frank Stakiewicz. aged fifty - seven years, died in Nanxicoke hospital from effects of snake bite received while lishin. Thomas Kelly, aged 13, and - Gerald Eastman, aged nine, of Scranton, were killed when a Lackawanna passenger train struck the brewery wagon in which they were riding Saturday night. the night. Lackawanna county authorities were today investigating a rumor that the boy had been pushed into deep water, but could tind no evidence to substantiate the report. Killed by Lightning. When a bolt of lightning, in the se vere electrical storm yesterday after noon, struck his home near Moosic, Robert Van Luvender, aged ten vears, was hit by the death - dealing dart and instantly killed. Agnes McDermott. aged 1G years, who was standing by the victim, was stunned, but not bad ly injured. The residence was not seriously damaged. Toll of tin; River. While bathing in the Susquehanna at Wilkesbarre on Saturday evening about j:?,0 o clock. Steward Johnson aged 13 years, ventured too far be yond his depth to get back to shallow water and sank before help could reach him. Desperate cftorts were made by many swimmers and the life guards to recover the body, but it was not found until almost 24 hours afterward, although the water was not very deep and the corpse moved only a short distance down stream. The boy's father, Jonathan Johnson, is in Idaho and his mother is critically ill. SOLDIER BOYS NOW ENCAMPED AT GETTYSBURG THREE LOCAL, COMPANIES OF THE NATIONAL' GUARD LEFT CITY YESTERDAY FOR GET TYSBCRG DRENCHED BY STORM BOYS PITCH TENTS IDEALLY LOCATED A WEEK OF SOLDIERING. Pittston's soldier boys, the members of Companies M, C and H, left this city yesterday for Gettysburg for the annual encampment of the guard. The ceparture from this city was made quietly and expeditiously in the early hours of the Sabbath morning. "At Wilkesbarre the companies joined the other companies ot the Ninth Regi mcnt. The members of Co. M met at the West Pittston, armory, on Warren St., and marched quietly to the Wfciter St. station, while Company C met at the State Armory. Captain O'Boyle and his boys, of Company H, wehe up earlier. They met at the armory and marched to St. John's Church, where Rev. Richard t. Jordan conducted mass. Company H joined the other companies at the Valley station. The companies entrained and the coaches pulled out shortly after seven o'clock. The crowd that saw 'the companies leave was not as large as usual, owing to the early hour. Drowned at Rocky Glen. James Furioso, aged 22 years, and Acacilia Renda, aged 19 years, two voting Scranton foreigners, were among these who went to Rocky Glen yesterday afternoon. They went in swimming at a point below the rail road tracks, near the dam, and while both were trying to float on a log, thep slipped off into the deeper water and were drowned before aid could reach them. Neither could swim. The body 'of Furioso was recovered while it was still warm, but efforts at resuscitation were futile. Another half hour of .work by the rescuers resulted in bringing the corpse of the other victim to the surface. Rocky Glen has claimed three victims this year. Drowns in Creek. Frank Ambrose, aged sixteen years, of Moosic road, was drowned in Spring Brook, near Spike island, last evening at 6:30 o'clock. Ambrose was swimming with a number of companions when h,e was taken with cramps. The body was recovered half an hour after the drowning. Dr. S. S. Watson, of Moosic, was summoned, but when he arrived the yo.ung man was dead . Ambrose's body was taken to his home, inc. - 014 - Porgr InUr in Snake Bite Fatal. As the result of a snake bite, Frank Stankiewicz died late Saturday afternoon in the Nanticoke Hospital. While fishing with a companion on Friday, he came across a rattle snake and, after pinning it down, attempted to pull off the rattles. The snake escaped and bit him twice before he killed it. It was some time before he could reach the Nanticoke hospital and the venom began its fatal action by the time he secured medical aid. He was 57 years old, a Lithuanian, and live at Wanamie. Grade Crossing Accident, At the Bellevue crossing of the Lackawanna railroad, on Satur day night, a fast passenger train crashed into a brewery wagon. In the box of the wagon were three boys: Thomas Kelly, aged IS: Gerald East man, aged, nine; and Francis Butler. Butler jumped to safety, but the engine, as it crashed through the rear end of the wagon, hurled Kelly to in - srant death, while Eastman was so badly hurt that he died shortly after being taken to the hospital. Tlv driver of the wagon did not see the approaching train until it was almost to the crossing. Kelly's body was badly mangled and young Eastman's f - kull was fractured.. The boys had Gettysburg, Pa., July 17. Compan ies M, C and H are today experienc ing their second day of camp life at Gettysburg. Their initiation into this years life at camp was fraught with several new experiences for the mem bcrs of the Ninth, one of these a tri - tie unpleasant, but undertaken by the boys with true military spirit. In the midst of a drenching rain storm, the tents were pitched on the battle field, all of the soldiers being soaked by the unexpected downpour. The ride from Wilkesbarre was long and tedious one. The Ninth mcvej in three trains, leaving Wil ktsbarro at eight o'clock. At Read - ins, the trains were shifted to the Philadelphia and Reading' Railroad and proceeded over that road to Get tysburg, arriving here at 3:30 o'clock. No advance guard had been sent dewn this year, as, - .in line with the field instruction, it was thought better to have the Ninth rear its own can vas. The regiment arrived on the site of its encampment, on a hill just north. of Little Round Top, probably the most desirable site on the battlefield, shortly before four o'clock. The day was bright, but suddenly clouds crossed the sky and a severe electrical storm came up. The work of erecting the tents was done while the rain dashed down in torrents, drenching canvas and soldiers, but providing a thoroughly novel experience. There was little interest in camp last nieht. j The heat was great. Brigadier Gen - j cal Dougherty came to Gettysburg on the same train with the regiment. He commended the. Ninth highly for the' expedient methods of boarding and leaving the train and pitching its camp. No trouble, as rumored, is ex. - ; pected with the Regulars, as congeniality reign's between - them : and ithe MOB DRAGS ANOTHER VICTIM FROM JAIL' Ohio Lynching 1 Is Duplicated In Louisiana. Rayville, La., jly il. Because his attorney had appebled bis case to the supreme court, S. t. Freeman, a white man who was convicted Friday of killing Chief of Poiiee Cuenault, was taken from jail by a mob, dragged to the spot where he killed the officer and lynched. It took the mob about two hours to get into the jail, and during that time no resistance was offered by the au thorities. When Freeman was dragged from his cell it was found that he had attempted to commit suicide by gash ing his throat with a piece of glass in order to escape being lynched. Father May Seek Vengeance. Cleveland, O., July 11. Cleveland as sociates of Carl Etherington, the anti - saloon league detective who was lynched at Newark Friday night, de - clared that Hartwell Etheriugton, his father, would head a band of moun taineers from Kentucky that would in vade the Ohio city to seek vengeance for his son's death. It also was said that he would offec a big reward for the names of the Ringleaders of the mob. The elder Et.herington will re ceive $5,000 front the antisaloon league, and this, it - is said, will be offered as the reward Judson Harmon, governor of Ohio, accompanied by Adjutant General AVeybrecht, made a personal investigation of the lynching at Newark. Thoy inspected the jail and - interviewed Mayor Atherton, Sheriff Linke and County Prosecutor Smythe. Advices from Colu minis state that the governor today will remove Mayor Atherton and will file charges against Sheriff LIuke preparatory to his removal. The governor feels that the jail was not properly defended. DRAGGED DOWN c BY QUICKSAND Young Mispeth Man Meets Terrible Doom. HEROICALLY FACES DEATH CAR IS HELD. UP' BY BOLD BANDITS been riding with the; driver and. were K - Btlonal Guard today.1: returning from a delivery trip. Th6 active work ,n9t MINISTERS OPPOSE THE FIGHT PICTURES Send Letter to Mayor Golden Asking Jiiin to I se His Influence ami Authority to Prevent the Exhibition of the Pictures Here. The following letter prepared by the Pittston Ministerial Association was sent to Mayor Golden todav: Pittston, Pa., July 11, 1910. Hon. M. E. Golden. Mayor of the City of Pittston. Dear Sir: The Pittston Ministerial Association, in meeting held Saturday, July 9. ordered the following communication to be sent you: As religious organizations working with you for protection against immoral influences, we urge you to do your utmost, within the law. to prevent the exhibition of the Jeffries - Johnson prize tight, in the moving picture shows of our municipality. We feel sure that your sense of responsibility as our chief magistrate will im - pell you to unite with other State and city officials, over the civilized world, in their efforts to suppress an influence that has already stimulated race conflicts, resulting in many deaths and wounds, and sown a crop of race feuds that the world will be many years in reaping. We take ths means of expressing our abhorrence oi tne uruiai encounter, ana assura you of our sincere appreciation of anything you may do to stay its baneful influence. (Signed.) G. C. VanHoesen, Secretary Ministerial Association. CELEBRATED MASS IN HIS HOME CHURCH 1 COUNTY CONVENTION OF THE P. 0. S. OF A. The fifth annual convention of the Luzerne County Association of the P. O. S. of A. was held in the rooms of Camp 14 3, at Drums, on Saturday last. There were fourteen camps represented from the following towns: Uazleton, Freeland, Drifton, Lattimer, Drums, West Pittston, Pittston, Kingston, Wilkesbarre, Forty Fort, and Al - den. The following officers were elected for the ensuing term: President. Ambrose It. Jones, of Camp 65.1, Forty Fort; vice president, T. It. Charlton, Pittston; master of forms and ceremonies, J. T. Davis, Drums; treasurer, Charles Brighthoupt, Drums; secretary, Ira Mann, llnzle - tnn; inspector, William Airy, Lattimer; grand guard, MortonOUray, Al - den. The next place of meeting will be in Pittston on the third Saturday of May, 1911. Attorney Paul Sherwood, of Wilkesbarre, and Rev. C. E. Sweet, of Larksville, delivered addresses. Resolutions touching upon the following topics were read and adopted, also being referred to the Eight County Convention for consideration: Restriction of immigration, recognition of the P. O. S. of A. guards by the state camp; the building of an orphanage; restricting the use of the names of the members of the camps for political purposes. The convention was one of the largest ever held by the nssix - ia t ion and the proceedings were of much profit to the order. Rev. Father Walsh. Recently Ordain od in lioinc, the Central Figure in a Beautiful Service in St. John's. l esterday was a notable day in the life of Rev. John E. Walsh, a Pitts ton young man, who, after having been a student in Europe for 10 years ana naving Doen ordained to the Catholic priesthood in Rome, celebrat ed his first mass in his home church bt. Johns. Arrangements for the mass had been made with Monsignor O'Malley, pastor of St. John's, who extended every possible courtesy to the young priest. Notwithstanding the tact that the weather was intensely hot and there had been four masses previously during the morning, a con gregation assembled at 10:30 completely filled the sacred edifice, as a mark ot regard for a young man whom all had learned to admire. The main altar was beautifully decorated with potted plants and cut flowers ana presented a very attractive pea ranee. It was a solemn high mass. and thn cnoir, under the direction of Prof. Golden, sang the music. Rev. Father Walsh was the celebrant, and he was assisted by the following priests of the Pittston parish: Monsignor O'Mal - ley, nigh priest; Rev. R. D. Jordan deacon; Rev. Joseph L. Golden, sub - ueacon; Kev. f. J. MeHugh of ceremonies. At the conclusion of the mass, a sermon was delivered by Rev. Father Jordan, who dwelt at some length on the history and obligations of the priesthood. He explained the history and duties of the nriestlv officn on. struction com menced this morning, when the first of the maneuvers was held. The morning's work showed plainly that the open order work will be followed. The Ninth found the instruction in cresting and decidedly enlightening m a military standpoint. The troops detailed for the second period of camp include: 9th, 12th and 13th Pennsylvania Infantry; st and 2 City Troops; Troop A, Pennsylvania Cavalry; Battery B. Pennsylvania Artillery; 2d and ,".d New Jersey Infantry; Battery B, New Jersey Artillery, MONEY DEMANDED FROM A MERCHANT der old dispensation, and continued by Well Known Young Man Arrested. Charged with Sending Threatening Letter Declares He Is Innocent. , The people of the city have been much stirred up over an event that that occurred on Saturday evening, when a prominent young man was arrested, charged with having sent a letter demanding money from a Main stre - i business man. During Saturday after noon, Druggist T. J. Yates received apH by mail an anonymous letter de manding $150 in cash. Mr. Yates advised with some friends and it was decided to place the case in the hands of the police. This was done, and' Chief Price detailed several officers to make an effort to catch the writer of the letter. About 9:30 o'clock a boy named Russell, aged about 12 years, living in the Freetown section master of the city, entered the store - with a note which he handed to Mr. Yates. He appeared to be innocent of what he was doing, and said that a man had met him on William street, tak en him into a nearby alley, and asked him to take the note to Mr. Yates. and come back with what - he should receive, and that he would then irive Pittsburg, July 11. Two young men arrested at it cheap hotel here last night are held in connection with the attempt to hold up a Mount Washing ton street car curly yesterday morning when Police Lieutenant Shriver Stewart, who was on the car in citi zen's clothes, was probably fatally shot while trying to stop the men in their robbery. - l tie prisoners gave their names as William Herman, - alias William Na - per. aged eighteen, and his cousin Frank Chudzak, alias Edward Miller, aged eighteen. When taken to the South Side police station the boys de nied all knowledge of the robbery. captain ot IK'tcctives Elmore went to the station with Michael McDonough aged fifteen, who was on the car, and McDonough positively identified them as the bandits. The youths said they got their fiendish idea from a moving picture snow. reviewing the obligations imposed by him 10 cents. The police questioned the new dispensation, beginning with Jesus Christ, on those who adopt the holy calling. It was a very comprehensive review of the history of the priesthood, and was also Impressive in the stress that was laid on the import ance of the work of the priest and the necessity that he shall be devoted and faithful. Monsignor O'Malley supplemented the sermon with a brief address, in which he paid high tribute to the zeal and devotion of Rev ifth vvaisn. caning attention with which he had tor nis holy calling, and also emphasizing the same thought that Rev. Father Jordan had spoken of the sal - redness of the priesthood, and the obligations devolving upo.n those who enter it. As the closing feature of the service, Rev. Father Walsh, by special permission of the pope, bestowed the Apostolic blessing on the members of the congregation. During the afternoon and evening the parents of Rev. Father Walsh, Mr and Mrs. Thomas Walsh, of Plank street, entertained a large company of friends and relatives at their home, in honor of their son. Among those in attendance were the clergy of St. John's parish, together with several clergymen from neighboring parishes. Rev. Father Walsh having become affiliated with the Scranton diocese, it is expected that in the near future mnop no nan win give him pointment to one of the the diocese. To keep the kiddies cool btiv n pair of barefoot sandals for ,19c at the O. P. & V. O. . tf tne Doy closely and directed him to take them to the place where he was to meet thf man. He aoeommmied them to the lower end of William street, and there pointed out, as the man who had given him the note, a well known young man of Scotch Hill. whose reputation has been exeellent. The young man was dumbfounded when the police told him he was ii n - dor arrest. Me was taken to the Citv I M .... .1 . i . . . . " unu, niiu was aoout to oe locked up, pending an investie - ation nnrl forms 1 to the care hearing, when relatives ami frienrta of prepared himself the young man arrived on the seene and talked the case over with the mayor. The young man declared that it was a case of mistaken idantity and said that he had had no connection whatever with the sending of a note to Mr. Yates. He said that he had been in the company of friends in the central part of town until within a few minutes of the time he was arrested. The mayor accepted bail from the young man's father - in - law for his appearance at a hearing this evening. MAYOR OF NEWARK MAY BE SUSPENDED Columbus. O., July 11. Mayor Herbert Atherton, of Newark City, will probably be suspended by Governor Harmon as the result of the lynching last week of Carl Etheringlen. a "dry" detective. State officials say that the governor feels certain the lynching would never have taken place if Mayor Atherton and Sheriff Lings hiid done their duty even half - heartedly, j LEADERS PREPARE FOR THIRD PARTY Philadelphia, July 11. Announce ment that the Independent conven tion will be held in this city on either July 27 or 2S, or possibly both days, and that former State Treasurer John ). Sheatz will head the temporary ex ecutive committee to prepare for the convention, was made by Henry C. Niles, of York. Mr. Niles was the chairman of the conference held here Thursday night. Mr. .iIos, who was in this city for few hours, named the following committee to serve with Mr. Sheatz: George E. Mapcs, secretary; Frank M. Riter, treasurer; Dr.. P. A. Dillinger and Cornelius li. Scully, of Pittsburg; George Went worth Carr, city chairman of the William Penn party; Andrew R. Wright, and Albert E. Turner, of Philadelphia, and Albin Garrett, of Chester county. The selection of delegates to the convention will begin in a few days. Each county will be entitled to as many representatives as it has members in the house of representatives in Ilarrisburg 207 in all. an ap - parishes of SUBSCRIPTIONS T3 Y. M. C. A. BUILDING The building committee of the '. M. C. A. is making a strong effort to close the subscription list for the addition to the building this evening. when the regular mon;.hly meeting of the board of directors will be held, and they would appreciate it if friends who contemplate making subscriptions would do so before the opening of this evenings meeting. The building fund stands as follows today: William Elbrecht' Three Friends . Hear Him Call to Them as End Slowly Approaches, but Are Powerless to Aid Him They Are Rescued From Dangerous Place After Night of Peril. Brooklyn, July 11. Bravely facing ieath after having been caught in quicksand and mire, William Elbrecht, twenty - three years old, yielded at last to the hopeless struggle while his three companions, able to hear almost his last whispered word, were powerless to drag him from the grip of the cruel sands. The unfortunate man had fallen into a creek in the darkness of the early morning on rettirning with his friends from a Ashing trip. The tide in the creek, which leads from Jamaica bay into Old Mill creek, was rising, and Elbrecht saw that he was doomed unless help reached him quickly. He was brave in the face of his great peril. "Over this way, hoys; over this way!" he called, his voice faintly reaching the ears of the other men from whom he had become separated. "All right; we're coming. We'll get you out, old man," they called back, in the hope of encouraging him. His comrades could hear the tide bubbling by through the creek. High rushes helped the darkness blind them. One of them fell into the water and sank twice before he grasped a large piece of wood and struggled ashore. "Hurry up, boys!" came the voice pleadingly. "I'm up to my neck. Every struggle sends nie deeper!" His friends wept helplessly, but - managed to call out encouraging words. It's all right, fellows," were the last words they heard, but one of his com panions said he also later seemed to catch a "Goodbye, boys!" or something like that. Yesterday morning residents of Old Mill found the helpless three, still mired, and also located the body of Elbrecht; uncovered bythe outgoing tide. He was a ear conductor and unmarried. SUNDAY HOTTEST ' DAY OF THE YEAR MRS. GOULD TODAY MARRIES THOMAS, Owing to Divorce Clergyman May Not Tie Knot, New lork, July 11. Mrs. Helen Kel ly Gould, divorced wife of Frank J Gould, will become the wife of Ralph Hill Thomas (his afternoon. The ceremony will take place probably at Mrs. Gould's Park avenue apartments. The name of the officiating clergyman has not been made public, and it is even STEALTHY FOE v DEALT DEATH. .jars. Detectives Grapple With a Perplexing Mystery. , WIS SLAIN WHILE FISHING MRS. HELEN KELLY GOULD, said that a judge of the civil courts may do duty instead of the religious official. Mrs. Gould's divorce is not recognized by the Catholic church, and by that body her new marriage is considered no marriage. After the ceremony today Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, it is expected, will go directly to Mrs. Gould's bungalow .at Sands Point. X. Y. Tomorrow morning at 10 a. m. they will sail for England on the Kaiser Williolm der Grosse. They plan to leave the ship at Plymouth and go directly to London and from there take motor trips through England and Scotland in Mr. Thomas' touring car, which will go over on the same ship. j no ncod jioint in tne heat wave was reached yesterday, when the mer cury soared up to 100 degrees and the people of the Wyoming Valley fairly sweltered. Last week was a scorch ir, but Sunday made a record. Will cd expressions and wilted collars were the rule yesterday. Everyone who could do so, sought the relief of the country and hunted for cool spots and lie - freshing breezes. Pittston again felt the pangs of a city without a park. All day the humidity was intense. js tne cay advanced tne mercury rose, hhortyr after nine o clock the DO degree mark was passed. Mid - day lound the thermometer registering near the century mark and at three o'clock, with a slight surge that brought perspiring gasps from the suffering, the .mercury fairly oozed up to the hundred degree mark. It graduallysank again not far, however, as the heat was oppressive last evening. There was promise of refreshing coolness .shortly after three o'clock, when the sky darkened and, with a rare electrical display, torrents of rain, poured down, drenching the withered earth. The relief was short lived. The sun shown and there was more heat immediately after the last drops of rain had fallen. Xo cases of heat prostrations were reported in Pittston or its immediate vicinity. GIRL CROOK SAID TO BE FROM PITTSTON - AVKh the arrest of a young woman who gave her name as Agnes Slakus, the police of Wilkesbarre believe that they have apprehended a remarkably cltver female burglar, who is said to te responsible for a long series of depredations in that city. Moreover, tlv girl is said to be the daughter of ro leetable residents of this city and to nave made her home here. She is 1H years of age. The young woman was arrested on Saturday. She had in her possession stolen jewelry, but at first claimed she was guiltless of any offense At police ' headquarters ph'e broke clown and confessed to several burglaries. Her arrest follows a long search by the detectives. According to the reports from Wilkesbarre, the Slakus girl formerly resided in the upper end of this citv with her parents. She is said to be known under the name of Sliko and also Hunter. The city police had not been asked for information concerning identity, but are Inclined to think ne is the girl who was once arrested lure, charged w!"h larceny, while she was yet a child olll years. Trovati, Sitting With Rod In Hand, Was Killed So Quickly by Enemy Who Crept Behind Him That He Expired Without Moving No Clew as to Assassin's Identity. Somerville, N. J., July 11. So stealthy was the Trovati assassin that the detectives at work today upon the case liave found nothing in the vicinity of the crime that might be of assistance in tracking down the slayer. Sitting in a natural position on the stump of an old tree on the banks of the Itaritan canal with a fishing rod in his hands Joseph Trovati, a well known Italian of Uaritan, was found murdered yesterday morning. The assassin had approached him from behind and placing a revokrer close to the back of his head had fired two shots which must have killed hint instantly. His body, which was supported by a sapling, had scarcely shifted position, and the fishing rod was Btill held by a death grip. The murdered man, sitting in this position, had been passed by several rowboats, the occupants of which" believed that he had fallen asleep. When two farm hands employed by William Bradley, a contractor of New York, who has a summer home a short dis tance from where the man was murdered, passed near him, they asked him what luck he was having. Getting no response they made an investigation, which caused them to call Richard T. Lynch, Mr. Bradley's son - in - law. Mr. Lynch found that the man was dead with two bullet holes in the back of his head. County officials hnve been unable to obtain any clew to the murderer. Trovati lived on the canal street near Kenyon's foundry in Raritan with his wife and two young children. It was his cuslom to go fishing every Saturday night and remain away until Sttn - day morning. His bicycle iirid lantern were found near his body, and no attempt had been made to rob him. County Physician Long thinks that he had been dead several hours when discovered. There have been several murders at the outgrowth of feuds among the Italians of Raritan in re cent years. Whether Trovati has been implicated in any of these feuds the authorities have not been able to discover. There has been recently a race war between the negroes employed on the Bradley estate and the whites of Raritan. The negroes were beaten in Raritan on Friday night, and Mr. Bradley said that he would make an attempt to get permits from the au thorities for the negroes to - arry re volvers. Trovati was not employed on the Bradley farms and is not known to have been implicated. The authorities think he was murdered by one of his fellow countrymen. Philadelphia, July 11. Ten deaths and many prostrations occuried here yesterday as a result of the excessive heat. The humidity was R5 during tne morning nours and the mean tern perature for the day was 84. The maximum temperature, 93, was re corded at 4 p. m.' Late in the after noon a coed breeze lrom the west brought relief, and at 6 p. m. the mercury had descended to 77. - Previously reported A. J. Kills W. 1!. tOvans John Thorburn A. L. Le Grand . . . Charles li. Oliver . . Balance needed ..$11, '03.50 5.00 5.00 5.00 25.00 5.00 $ 14,748.50 251.50 $45,000.00 THE KRISE GARAGE IS BEING E1LARGE0 Workmen are engaged in making alterations on the second floor of the garage building of V. L. Krise, corner of William and Church streets. The business of Mr. Krise has grown so extensive that additional quarters for the storage of curs is necessary, and he has decided to transform the living apartments on the eastern half of the second floor into a storage room for autos. The partitions are beine - re moved, and a large room will thus be provided, entrance to which will lie gained from t'hnrch street, near the rear of the building. Washington, July 11. The national c 'i pita! sweltered yesterday in a torrid beat which caused one death, that of a negro intant, and the prostration of ur other persons. On Pennsylvania ivenue the thermometer resistered 102 degrees. Lancaster, Fa.. July 11. A severe electric storm visited the eastern half of Lancaster county Yesterday afternoon. Three large barns were struck by lightning and burned. Telephone lines were disabled, suburban trolley schedules disarranged and low lands flooded. G1UL avenue. wanted Apply 419 Luzerne HJJt ATTENTION' LADIES. SPECIAL SALE. Our annual July sale takes place this week, and the special reductions we have made should greatly interest you. While in town shopping, don't fail to call at this store. Big reduction on Muslin Underwear. All Poplins that usually sell at 25c, reduced to 19c. All oolored Lawns, crimpled Seersucker, and Voiles that sell at 19c per yard, reduced to 12 He. C. L. WAGNER. 18 S. Main St. ENGINEER SAVED TRAIN FROM DANDITS St. Louis, July 11. Cleverness on the part of the engineer prevented tnree youtntul and apparently inex perienced bandits from robbing the Missouri. Kansas and Texas Southwestern llyer near Larimire, 15 miles trom St. Louis. Three men were arrested later as suspects and placed in Jail pending investigation. Engineer (juinn, through a ruse, prevented the looting of the baggage car and the passeiger coaches. The bandits compelled the engineer and the lireman. at the point of revolvers, to descend from the cab ad go with them to the baggage car to assist in uncoupling it. While tinkering about (he coupling, the engineer and the fireman in the darkness managed to glide away from the bandits. The two started on a run for the. cab. The bandits opened fire on the enginemen. The engineer and the firemen, undeterred, scrambled Into the cab, and the engineer threw the throttle wide open and the train dashed away. Five miles further on at Spanish Leke. Quinn rang up the yard master in St. Louis, who told the details of the attempted robbery. The shots that were fired during the attempted hdup set the passengers in a panic. Conductor Walker devoted his time to calming the passeng ers. The train was in the hands of the Lundits 4 0 niinutes. According fTi railway officers, there were thousands of dollars in the baggage car. in addition to the mail, which was unusually heavy. The three men, armed and masked, used a red lantern to halt the train.! The r'amily Theatre closed a suc - ccrsful season on Saturday ni - ht. The popular horfie of vaudeville Thd moving pictures wilt remain closed Uwn social on west side river bank, I during the hot months and will rein front of M. V. O'Hoyle's residence. I f'f en on Labor Day, Sept. 5. Improve - h'ridnv (voning, July 15, by P. o of I ments will be made to the interior of A. All invited. ' llJ;ttthe playhouse during the summer. CURTISS FLIGHT OVfflMGRV OCEAN Atlantic City, July 11. Glen II, Curtiss, in a Ii - minute flight just before sunset last evening, drove his llimsy aeroplane three miles out over an ocean so turbulent that the guard boats provided to pick up the aviators in case of mishap dared not attempt to force their way iut across the Inlet bar to sea. Heavy wind and a mishap to tho aeroplane runway at the Million Dollar Pier made it impossible for tho aviator to give his primised exhibition spin until a few minutes after seven o'clock. Conditions were perfect at eight a. m., but Curtiss declined to take advantage of his contract requiring him to make two llights daily with satisfactory weather conditions, because the thousands of aviation - mad residents and visitors would not have an opportunity to see his air dash so early in the morning. He accordingly accepted a suggestion from President White, of the Aero Club, that his time be extended until Tuesday. late in the afternoon the multitude on the beach overran the big runway at the Arkansas avenue pier, which cri.shed under the weight placed upon it. and more than 100 persons were carried down 12 feet in a crush. No one was seriously hurt, and the plight of the frightened participants in 'the crash stirred thousands to laughter. STUDENT ATHLETE IS AFTEBJ0HNS0N Boston, Mass.. July 11. Earl Von - Meter Long, the Harvard strong man. is out after Jack Johnson's scalp and he is thoroughly sincere in his intentions to get it. Long is a powerfully built young man and is no tyro at the boxing game. His friends have been urging him to enter the prize ring for some time. He has repeatedly declined to do so, not liking the notoriety that would come to him by so doing. Boxing authorities who have seen Long in action ' claim that he would be a winner in the ring. He was greatly disappointed at the defeat of Jeffries at the hands of his black opponent, it is probably this event alone which has led him to the decision, made public today, that he would enter the ring with the idea of wresting the championship from Johnson. Long gained fame some, time ago by building up his muscles on a dollar's worth of food a week.

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