The Times-Tribune from Scranton, Pennsylvania on January 8, 1907 · 1
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The Times-Tribune from Scranton, Pennsylvania · 1

Scranton, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, January 8, 1907
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CITY EXTRA ' " WBATHCR FORECAST. For EUrn PnniylHan!a--Paln ti aoutfierny rain or snow in north por tion tonight, and vveanesuayi o:ver, ie"' ; i W1TOT ta. 1 1 . ii . u ii ii ii (ft 1i"Wf ll' YcatehUt Circulation, 1G PAGES--SCRANTON, PA., TUESBaT AFTERNOON, JANUARY 8, 1907.-1 G PAGES 38TH YEAR NO. 7 ONE CENT A COPY. I- TWll MB -mtc -cmr Nineteen New Cases Today Raises tbc Total Fever Record to 1003 Another Force of Men Put to Work in Cleaning up the City A Statement Issued by W. W. Scran-ton, in Which be Advises Use of Elmhurst Water. Average Number of New Cases is Decreasing Eacb Week, Still the Spread of the Epidemic is Not to be Denied Precaution Taken Weeks Ago Should be Continued. The thousand mark tias been reached and passed In the typhoid epidemic. Wjth nineteen nfw cases today there Is an epldemlclof 1.003 cases In tho city alone. Dunmore has ft rises and a record of five deaths, whtBnlffht properly be added to the. city, owing to their close proximity and the source of infection. Be-idea this November had a typhoid record of seventeen cases. The unusually smalt number of cases reported yesterday and Sunday gave encouragement that the fever was rapidly abating. While nineteen cases for today la a gratifying decrease as compared to some of the daily reports. It behooves all to take warning that the danger point has not been passed and that there should be a continuation of former precautions. Do not neglect to boil the water. No deaths were officially reported, but there was one in the State HospitalFloyd Gilpin, of Gibson street. The Increase In the number of cases today was not altogether unanticipated by the city authorities because of the extraordinary small number reported on Sunday and yesterday. Ten of the nineteen cases today wtre reported by three physicians. DAILY TYPHOID REPORT. Total for Otctmbir 840 January 1 37 January 2 22 January 3 31 January 4 . 11 January 5 29 January 6 S January 7 9 January 8 19 Total .1003 t TYPHOID PATIENTS NOW AT CITY HOSPITALS. Stat Hospital 95 Moms Taylor Hospital 39 Hahnemann Hospital 39 Wast 8cranton Hospital 23 Total .196 Today's cases are distributed as follows: Central City- 7 West Scranton 5 South Scranton 2 " North Scranton 1 Green Ridge 4 Total 19 'JEATHS OFFICIALLY REPORTED. December . .' 36 January 1 3 January 2 6 January 3 5 January 4 2 January 5.... 7 ' January 6 6 January 7 .... 3 January 8 0 Total s .67 Twenty-five additional men are being employed by Director of Public Works Acker, to help clean, up the city. , Two new ash dumps have been secured by . the department, The Lackawanna" railroad has granted permission to 4ump otj, waste ground near the KlBJ street bridge. Permission was also secured to Jump ashes' on the vacant, lots In Qreen Ridge, at the foot of Clearvlew avenue. A man from the departmfent of public works supervises . the dumping and sprinkles the ashes with lime. No rubbish Is permitted to be dumped In with the ashes. From Unlondale comes a story that Miss Pauline Coleman, a young woman, is down with the fever, contracted from the water In this city, during a recent visit. - The Stat experts say they , know rirthlng about the story that Dr. Wilson, of Moscow, had reported a case of walking typhoid fever In the village three months sgo. as Is declared In sorn of the public prints. ' . ' ; i - Closets Maintained.; i ... it was formally brought to the attention of Mayor Dlmmlrk today by The Times, Jhat hundreds If nqt thousands of open privies are being maintained In the sewered districts of the city by people , who- have , closets Inside their - houses. . : h " 1 rf. :";-' "Do-jrou not think that in view of . the pretrent condition they should be abolished?; he was asked, to which he replied: I '') .;. ., . . . - , i . - "Generally, yes. They are all over the city, but I believe they should be eliminated, and the unsewered fllstrlcts Jaave to be i sewered, whether It Is a THE ELEMENTS AGAINST THEM ROOSEVELT WINS OUT IN CONTEST WITH SENATE OVER NEGRO SOLDIERS If Question of President's Authority v to Discharge Colored Troops is Re-ferred to Judiciary Com-mittee, the Matter Will Sleep, at Least for This Sessions. Washington, Jan. 8. Whether the president exceeded his constitutional authority in tin Urownsvilln affair will not be among the questions to be In quired Into by the senate committee BISHOP PLANNED TO BIG SISTERS OF CHARITY HERE TO ACT AS NIRSES .rni ;.ar hardship for the moment to the people. It la necessary and must be done. Some means will have to be found to do ft. There are many other things affecting Ing the public health that constitute a peril that will have to be done. We cannot let them go on any longer." The mayor also pointed out that with respect to open privies, that the health department had served more than a thousand notices during the past season. He referred to the menace of such places at the Mt. Pleasant ravine and the open sewers in West Scranton, Indicating that the administration Is fully aroused to the deplorable conditions Wi the various parts of the city by reason of past inactivities of former administrations. His annual message to councils will treat particularly with these conditions and remedlcal methods. It will probably go to councils on February 1, Instead of In April and It promises to be the most' Interesting document that any mayor of the city of Scranton ever sent to the lawmaking bodies. This afternoon the mayor will call the police force together and direct them to enforce to the fullest extent the sanitary laws of the city. District Nurses. The city now has fifteen district nurses, Including the chief nurse. Miss Alice M. O'Hollaron. An Indication of how dearly the city has to pay by reason of the pollution of the water sup ply can be gained from tnls one Item of nurses alone. The nurses cost the city $28 a week; $21 for salary and $7 a week for board and other expenses. At this rate the Item for district nurs ing, counting fifteen nurses is $420 a week. It Is not a question whether tne nurses are worth It. Their ; work has been and still Is one of the biggest forces In stamping out the fever, but it simply shows that the Infected water supply Is going to cost the city a pret ty penny. Additional clerks, men on the outside, lime and other materials will bring the total away up,'' so that the $5,000 appropriated' by councils will In all probability be eaten up before the city Is once more restored to Its normal healthy condition. (Continued on Page 7.) "AWAKENED CHINA" MAY PREVENT WAR BETWEEN AMERICA AND JAPAN Diplomats Assert That Sunrise Kingdom's Insatiable Ambition Would Sooner or Later Bring Her Into r Conflict With United States China to Block Japan in Manchuria. W. W. 8cranton's statement will be found on page 6. .- . . MARKETS New York, Jan. 8 (10 a. m.) The stock market opened Irregular, with narrow price fluctuations in the majority of Issues. Great Northern pfd. was the strongest, opening 1H higher and gaining another H. St. Paul was up Vt ; Reading , and Canadian Pacific . Union Pacific lost K. and Erie . 11 a. m.-ilt was current comment that stocks were for .sale this morning on all rallies and a belief prevailed that profit-taking In the f.ilgher priced Issues continued this ;. morning, , The price movements ? In the first hour were Irregular, the Hill stocks being strong. There was a good deal of bull talk on Pennsylvania. : Colorado Fuel continued Its upward movement , .. '-.' Government bonds unchanged; other bonds steady. ; r . .. Noon-After an ... irrra-ulnr reaction and quiet, trading during the greater part of toe forenoon. Just before mid- dav the market made a decided Im provement, and prices of stocks that were the weakest In. the early "trading recovered Bharply, many of V.iem mak ing,, good net gains over yesterday'a "After ten weeks confinement In the Hahnemann Hospital with, an Injured leg, Phillip Rlnsland lias been removed to his home, 802 Adams avenue. He expects . to be 'about again' In two weeks. Pekln, China, Jan: 7. The "awakening of China," ot which so much has been heard lately, may save the United fitates from a war with Japan In the not distant future. Diplomats agreed that Japan's insatiable ambition would sooner or later bring her Into conflict with the United. States. "Awakened China," however, proposes to . put a check on Japanese ambition even In the Orient If Japan Is given her conge In the present Instance the sleep producing dose will have been administered dlplo niaticaiiy. That the Chinese govern ment is sufficiently modernized to plan such a coup Is regarded as significant The interpretation placed upon the Invitation of China to join Great Brit aln, Germany, France, Russia and the United States to Join her in a confer ence to discuss the commercial future of Manchuria Istthat It shows her de termination to hemd off Japan from ob talnlng a preponderant influence In Manchuria. The plight of Corea, where Japan has established a suzerainty, made the emperor a virtual prisoner In his pal ace and monopolized all trade, has been sufficient warning to China of what will happen If Manchuria falls under the sway of the Japanese. -- If other nations can be Induced to become bidders for the Manchuria trade China realizes they will speedily limit Japans Influence there. Once other nations have sufficient in terests in the Pacific to demand protec tlon the entire Pacific possession would not be left to the United States alone If Japan's ambition led her In assuming a danaerous attitude at present. 'China'sneat plan for checking Ja pan shows to what extent she must In the future be reckoned with. DETTRY SAYS THAT MITCHELL If AS NOT INSISTENT I BETTER WAGES to Tht TlnW sford, Jan. 8,Ii Special sford, Jan. 8, In the convention of me Seventh district mine workers today. William HtDettry. who declines to continue In the office any longer, mad several remark's that seemingly were to shift the blame for the men in the Lehigh Valley company's employ In the Hazleton region not Retting the wages they ought to get on John Mitchell. 1 ; . : ' - He stated, that when he Mr. Mitchell and others went, to see: President Thomas, of the Lehigh Valley com-pany, in relation to an increase for the men, ; that Mr, Mitchell said to Mr. Thomas: 1 t"If you think these men are entitled to an increase-In the rate, of wages, I think you should grant It." The point inferred by Mr. Dettry Is that Mr. Mitchell was not Insistent enough When Interviewed today Mr. Dettry told exactly why he was leaving the organization. "My reason in withdraw Ing Is because the lack of Interest on the part' ot the men has made It so that there Is not enough revenue com Ing In to pay the expenses of the tils trlct." ,,' . ThnaA eolrlnv aaniinn at iha itnn Ventlon and who now have nra.cttca.llv a clear field are: J. M. McElhenny, of Panther- Creek, for district president Andrew ' Mflttl. TTaxlutnn vit nrnal dentr P. J. Lewis, Lansford, secretary, And P. S. Gallagher; Freeland, national uuHru memiwr, , ROOSEVELT'S MESSAGE LEADS TO L4B0R TRUCE Chlcio, Jan. 1 Tht president's lnternt tlon in the conflict between the Brothorboddi of Engineers n4 Firemen bat boras good results. A tentative baalt of agreement between the warring ornlation bai been agreed upon, Tit factional diSuiruc.'t have beua on military affairs when it begins Its investigation into the affair. In this extent Senator Lodge, acting as the president's representative, wins out In his contention, and Senator Kor-aker loses. It is, however, entirely probable that a resolution will be Introduced .submitting this question as a sepnrute Inquiry to the committee on the Judiciary, which Is recognized as the proper one to consider what is purely a question of law. Senator Foraker's new resolution provides simply for an Investigation of the "affray" to ascertain the facts, and makes no mention of the discharge of the colored troops by the president. Senator Lodge yesterday introduced a resolution of slmllur tenor. If the question of the president's authority to discharge the troops is Anally referred to the Judiciary committee it Is expected that It will not be heard from aKiilii, at least at this session. Once more, therefore, the president wins out in his contests with the senate. A Staple It became known this morning that Right Rev. Hlstiop M. J. Hobau about to secure a corps of Sisters of Charity to come to this city and care for poor families among whom the driaded typhoid had claimed lis va line. The apparent, i batvmenl of the epidemic has caused1 the bishop to ibandon the plan, temporarily at least, and unless there is a fresh outbreak it Is not likely that the sisters will come. When a Times lcpresentatlve saw him this morning, the bishop said he had had the plan under consideration for some time, but on account of the heavy demands upon the members of the order in the larger cities at this season, he hadvbeen unable to secure positive assurance of thi-lr coming. Had It been impossible to secure the Sis ters of Charity, he would have mdea- vored to arrange with the Sisters or Mercy or in fact any other order, the members of which devote their lives to the humane work of nursing the poor "The slaters would be quartered Ii St. Joseph's Foundling Home during their stay here," said the bishop, "an would go on dally trips In different sections of the city. In much the same m:iiniiT an lid the i Ntru-t nurses unae the direction of Miss O'Halloran." Their object-would be to bring relle and comfort into homis where povert; adds to the misery of sickness, regard Ips nf rresil Thn vnlualilp asslstanc which they Would render in stumping nut i'.t.i Mtifilamlf inn smrcplv bp over estimated, inasmuch as the sisters are conceded to be among tne most bkiii ful nurses in the world and their wld pYiiprlpiipo tn nrimlnlstpiin? to the slcl In the poor quarters of large cities would aid them greatly in meir worn horn The bishop has decided, however, to nwait further developments btfore tak Ing any definite action. PITTSBURG GRAFTER NICELY TRICKED BY $70,00 0 BRIBE OFFER Pittsburg. Jan. 8. Sensational testi mony was given In the $70,000 "graft" scandal In connection with the ordin ance to give the Pittsburg and Tube City Railroad company an entrance Into Pittsburg, when William A. Mar tin, a member of the common council, was put on trial in the criminal court yesterday, charged with soliciting a bribe for the passage of the ordinance. Among the witnesses were J. H. Mll- holland, a civil engineer for the railroad company; C. B. Richardson, a broker, and-C. S. Cameron, president of the Pittsburg and Tube City Railroad company, who are also implicated In the scandal. Mllholland testified that he had plac ed a $60,000 certified check In a safe deposit box, which was to have been given to Martin, and was told by president C. S. Cameron In Martin's presence that the alleged bribe money was increased from $60,000 to $70,000 in order to get sufficient votes to pass the Tube City ordinance over the mayor's veto.. Mllholland also testified that 70,000 In cash was subsequently placed in safety .deposit boxes, first at the Colo nlal Trust company and then at the Union Trust company for Martin. Mil- hojland held the key to one box, and the key to the latter box was deposited In another safe deposit box at the tar mers' Deposit National bank. He also swore that Martin ordered him to deliver the keys of a safe de posit box back to Cameron, remarking as he did so that he "had been trim med again, for the monej was not mere. C. B. Richardson, the broker, told of the mysterious disappearance of the $70,000 which he had loaned President Cameron and of Martin's refusal to be searched for the money when it dlsap peared, and which was subsequently found by a local detective agency, which received $10,000 for Its recovery According to Richardson, the scheme of fooling Martin was worked In his very presence by means of two envelopes, one containing the money and the other, identically similar on the outside, containing no money. E. M. BIGELOW HAIf A PEEP AT CARNEGIE'S WILL H y r "A 1? lt. E. .M. BIOELOW. iST PAY NOTE OF GIRL patched up..' - The engineers, who hate been taking the place or the striking firemen on tbt Southern Pacific, will withdraw sad the firemen will go back, Then the liaus of membership will be takea up. The firemen wish to bold , in their ttiiatlon Uht 20,000 members who are engiiMtera, but were formerly flremn. ' Tn ' engineers',: brotherhood claims tb'ese men. J. J. Hannahan, chief of the firemen, i expected to. receive, news from Houaton today, announcing tbat the'etrlke bu been called off. 1 J,; Intergtate Commerce Comralaaloners Knapp au4 Clark helped bring about tbt truce. Allentown, Pa., Jan. $. Judge Treiler.' lo the local court yesterday, refused to declare Invalid tbt judgment note of $1,009 given by Levi H. Kleckner, a wealthy real estate dealer, of this city, to his stenographer, Mist Mary A. Getter, who has since left bis employ and become the wife of Martin Vo Buren.Raber, . . . Mrs. Raber Is an attractlvt yoong woman, and while aha was 'la Kleckner's employ prior to her marriage be gave her tbt judgment In eonalderatlon ot her abtUnonct from Ca1 partita, straw rld, dances tad other social function!, and conditional that the atttnd her church and Sunday , school regularly. Pittsburg, Jan. 8. "What Is Andrew Carnegie going to do with his fortune of nearly one billion dollars when he dies? Edward M. Blgelow knows, but he won't tell. Mr. Blgelow recently returned from a trip to New York, where he had a heart-to-heart talk with the laird of Sktbo. Mr. Blgelow, who was former ly a director of public works of Pitts burg and who has done 'more than any one else in providing the city beautiful parks, has been close to Mr, Carnegie for years. Mr. Carnegie Introduced the subject of the disposal of his fortune after he was gone. He showed Mr. Blgelow his will, which had been drawn' recently, but pledged him not to reveal any of its contents until he Is dead. That the provisions of the docu ment are unique and that It provides for the expenditures of many millions for philanthropic purposes Is admitted by Mr. Blgelow. Pittsburg, upon which Mr. Carnegie has already spent something over $20,000,000, comes in for another big slice. During the course of the converse tlon Mr. Blgelow said Mr. Carnegie re marked, "Yes, here I am willing to give more millions to Pittsburg, but they don t nave the brains there to use it, Mr. Blgelow took it that the steel king meant that Plttsburgers do not pos sess the business Insight to carry put his plana the way he wants them, j ,, Later tbia nott was substituted with another for a like amount, but when Mlet Getter left bit. employ Kleckner contested He pay ment. Judge Trtxler sayt there It ad tvi deace of fraud, tnaamuca at Kleckner when be gate the girl tbe vote malated that tbt have It recorded, and went so far st to In clots his photograph ' and send her to' tht court boutt to bate It entered. Kleckner de-claret tbat ht will tpend $15,000 to reala -payment. . '".:.;' ,, RATGXJ7 Value at 15c Wednesday Knit Underskirts. made in grey and white, n various lengths, to suit ladies, . misses and growing girls. Full width and good medium weight. Th6 low price at which these Petticoats are offered s may lead you . to believe that they are imperfect 1 hey are not Every skirt is guaranteed perfect, and the price , quoted for Wednesday is lower than the mill price. 1 here s enough to go 'round if the rush , is not too great Note the fact once, more , that we will sell on 4 f , " , 'i Sliirts for ft- r r 7 IU80N. rXNWtCX 4 LA WRING. Fttent Lawyers and BolMtora. CetaM1 ed m. , waahingtno, D. c Scraotoe floema sad I. Mnle BnUriint. - i Spruce atreeL W. W. BATU i lt i,v. Ketatatlva IS-ite fabm iieiii, kea, .Worta f-'L-. ,i I' i . 7 c

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