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VOLUME LXXXm.-KO. 125.
WALLACE AGAIN EXCITED.
An Explosion of Dynamite Heard!
Up the Canyon.
BELIEF THAT ONE OF THE MINES!
HAS BEEN BLOWN UP.
The Reports That Twelve People Were
Killed in the Fourth of July Canyon
Falls to be Confirmed—Latest Ad
vices Say But One Man Was Killed
—Bridges Repaired and All Trains
Running on Time.
Bpeclal to the Record-Union.
Spokane, July 15.—A telephone mes
sage just received from Wallace says that i
a loud explosion has been heard in the j
direction of the Granite mill, two miles
away. It is thought by the owner, Yon |
B. Delashmutt, that it has been blown up.
Troops are now en route to the scene.
Foreman Monaghan, of the Gem mine,
who was reported sisin in a light near the
old mission, has turned up all right. He
ran for his life, and plunged into the river
and swam it. After lying out in the
bushes for two days he made his way to
Coeur d'Alene City.
nxrsiOH of feeling relaxed.
Boise (Idaho), July 14.—The tension*of
public feeling has relaxed somewhat, as
it seems to be settled that the troops are
in absolute control.
Judge Beatty, of the United States Dis
trict Court, has returned from Hailey,
Idaho. To a representative of the Asso- I
ciated tress he stated'that he had re- |
turned simply to be within reach, but he j
had not determined what he would do I
when officially notified of the violation I
Of the injunctions issued out of his
eonrt against the union miners.
The Governor sent the following com
munication to-day:
lioisK City, July 14.—./. F. CurtU. (utaklo:
In addition to tbe instructions wired l<>st
night. I now transmit the following: II uny
person is apprehended in tho act o; blowing
Dp railroad bridges or property, or mills or
houses or other property.with aynamite, or
placing it in a position to do so, shoot him on
the spot. Promulgate this order to the Hoops.
«. B. W'illey, Governor.
General Curtis wired the Governor
this afternoon that the troops control the
situation.
SITUATION REMAINS QUIET.
Wallace (Ida.), July 14.—The situa
tion to-day remains quiet. All the miners
vent home to the various mines last
night. The Poormau and the Tige,
•which have been deserted since Monday,
started up again this morning, also the
Mammoth and Caster mines. Work at
the Morning and the Hunter mines was
also resumed this morning. A ripplo of
excitement was caused last night when
it was learned that the Granite mine
force had not left. A delegation of miners
immediately started in the darkness for
the mine, lour miles from Wallace, and
brought the scabs down. They were
ordered out of Cceur d'Alene. The
miners claim that the ownersot the mine,
l)elashmutt and McAulay, had agreed
to discharge the scabs and had not done
so. These are the last scabs in Coour
d'Alene. It is said they will leave to-day
or to-morrow.
The report that twelve men were killed
in the Fourth of July Canyon created
great indignation among the citizens here
and conservative miners. The Associ
ated Press correspondent telephoned to
Mission twice and got an answer both
times that nothing was known there con
cerning it. The Coroner of this county
went to Mission last night at 10 o'clock
on a special Union Pacific train and re
turned at midnight. He reported he
could learn nothing about the killing. A
telephone message from Cu.ur d'Alene
City states that one of the men, J. H.
Ward, who was reported killed, had ar
rived there. Nothing further could be
learned. No troops have arrived here.
They are now at Wardner, and will
probably arrive here this afternoon.
Women and children are returning to
Gem and other points on Canyon Creek.
OREATLY EXAGGERATED.
Spokane, July 14.—The troops from
Fort Spokane left here at 11 o'clock for
Wardner. The story of the massacre at
Old Mission is now said to have been
greatly exaggerated.
ONIiY ONE MAN SHOT AT MISSION.
Wallace (Idaho), July 14. —Coroner
Sims has summoned a jury to investi
gate the killing of the men in the Frisco
mine explosion. The jury will convene
Saturday morning at 9 o'clock.
The bridges between here and Mullan
have all been repaired and trains are run
ning on time.
An appeal has been made to Senators
Palmer of Illinois and Sanders of Mon
tana, Congressmen Dixon of Montana,
Sweet of Idaho and Watson of Georgia
for a Congressional investigation of the
C\eur d'Alene troubles. The appeal is
signed by Peter Breen of the Butte Mm- |
ers' Union and C. P. Bushnell, attorney
for the Miners' Unions, and a large num
ber of citizens.
As far as known, only one man, by the
name of Abbot, was shot at the old Mis
sion. He is now in the hospital here, and
may die. He says a number of men were
killed, but no bodies can be found.
Searching parties are now out. The Mis
sion is in the center of an extensive val
ley, through which the Goaor d'Aleno
runs. The mouth of Fourth of July |
Canyon is five miles away, and swamps '
are around in the valley.
Sylvester T. Rounds of Company B,
Fourth Infantry, was sunstruck this af
ternoon while on guard duty. He is in a
critical condition.
The miners run a non-union man out
of Wallace this afternoon. Although the j
streets are patrolled, about noon to-day I
an insane individal came to the telegraph
oliice and compelled Operator McCanlish
to abandon his office for a time, fearing,
he said, that the troops would be tele
graphed to move in. The operator re- |
mained, however, close by, and soon re
sumed work.
IDAHO MINE-OWNERS COMPLAIN.
Washington, July 14.—Bitter com
plaints have been received by Idaho Sen
ators here from representatives of mine
owners in the Cuur d'Alene region, re
gpecting the conduct of the military in
the disturbed district. They say* the {
troops were held at a point twelve miles
from the scone of the rioting, until the I
best part of the property had been de
gtroyed. A number of"non-union men
who were helpless and unarmed were
killed, and the remainder were driven
from the mills and out of the country
directly past the soldiers sent there to
protect them. The Senators have been
requested to have General Schofield in
struct General Carlin to surround the
fu ene of the trouble, to prevent the es
cape of any of the miners who have par
ticipated in the rioting and deliver the
fuilty men over to the legal authorities,
n conformity with the request Senator
Shoup has requested the War Depart
ment to order the arrest of the miners by
the troops.
» NON-UNION MEN FORCED TO LEAVE.
Spokane (Wash.), July 14.—A special
to tbe licvhw, just received, says: The
Ckeur d'Alene country is in control of the
THE RECORD-UNION.
Federal authorities. Federal troops are
in camp at nearly every important point. ,
There was a general movement of troops
this morning from Cataldo, under com
mand of General Carlin. At noon to
day several companies from Vancouver
and Fort Sherman arrived here and im
mediately went into camp. Inspector- ;
General Curtis is in command, with Cap
tain Judd as second otiicer. The town is
now under martial law, and a proclama
tion to that effect has been posted in all
conspicuous places. The strikers have j
been orderly and quiet since the arrival
of the troops.
Another Review special says: Wallace
was in control of an armed rabid mob all
ni^ht. The victoi yof the union men at
Wardner yesterday inflated the strikers
with unusual excitement. Upon shear-'
rival of union men from Wardm r yester
day many proceeded to get drank. Dur- i
ing the night the strikers held high car
nival and ran things as they pleased, j
This morning a number of scabscauiei
down from the Granite mine to be paid I
on' and leave the country. They went :
into the Wallace Bank t<« net their checks j
cashed, but a number of strikers marched j
boldly into the bank and hustled them j
out and ordered them to leave town. ]
They hurried to the depot and got on tho
train.
The strikers then marched back to the ,
bunk and told thu officials there if all the
soabs were not out oi town in au bour
the bank would be blown up with dyna- i
mite. The excitement became intense ''
and the miners became more arrogant.
A committee waited ujwn several peo
ple and told them lo leave town. Among
those called upon were the clerk of the \
Pacific Hotel, Manager of the ilolley, Ma
son, Marks Company and other prominent
people.
Mayor Dunn hurried a message to !
Colonel Carlin, and troops were hurried i
Into town before ail semblance of reason;
had tied. The message was no sooner |
wired than one of the strikers came into
the telegraph office, and, drawing a rifle
on the operator, ordered him to send no
more messages to Wardner. Troops are
now here holding the fort. The people '
are thankful once more for safeguards of !
security, which are never fully appreci- j
ated until they are gone.
A NKWsi'.vi'KK BKPOBTSB UXBBXSO.
Spokane (Wash.), July 14.—A special
correspondent of the Heview was warned
by the strikers to leave Wallace this even
ing. Be was offered protection by Cap-!
I tain Bubb, in command there, but, after i
j consulting with friends, concluded that i
it was best to leave, as he could be I
of no service to his paper lying !
around a military camp. He therefore I
went down to wardner, but has not ]
i since been heard from. The Heview has j
taken an advanced position in denouncing ;
the lawless actions of the mob, and the
strikers are reported to feel very bitter
against it.
POSITION OF THE TROOPS.
Washington, July 14. —Major Scho
field said to-night that people who com
plained because the soldiers had not ar
rested the rioters had a very improper
conception of the position of the troops
in the matter. He explained that they
were ordered there merely to support tho i
civil authorities in the restoration of or
der, and acting altogether under orders
of the Governor of the State. They had
no independent functions whatever, and i
absolutely nothing to do with any disor
ders that may occur before their arrival.
The duty of the civil authorities is to en
force the law, and all the troops could do
was to protect them in so doing.
Dempsoy Will Not Meet Mablr.
Portland, July 14.—1n reference to
the San Francisco dispatch that the Cali
fornia Athletic Club offered to make a
match between Billy Mabir, the Austra- |
lian light-weight, and Dempsey, the latter
says he had received no such offer from
the California club or any other person.
He thought the report grew out of the
fact that negotiations were being carried
on toward making a match between Ma
bir and Billy Smith of Boston, to take
place in the Pastime Club of this city, of
which Dempsey is manager. Dempsey
further said that he would not light a
light weight, but was ready to light the
middle-weight who would best Fitzsiin
mous.
Fire at Grass Valley.
Grass Valley, July 14. —This morn
ing about 1 o'clock the residence of James
Bennallack, situated in Boston Ravine, a
suburb of Grass Valley, was burned. The
family barely escaped with their lives.
The loss is very heavy, lor the house was
a fine one and finely furnished. A min
eral cabinet that Bennallack had been
collecting for years, and one of the finest
and most valuable in the United Status,
was entirely destroyed. It had been the
intention to show this cabinet at tho
World's Fair. Insurance on the prop
erty amounted to £3,000.
Quarantine Against British Columbia.
Port Townsend (Wash.), July 14.—
The Puget Sound Board of Health to-day
ordered absolute quarantine against Brit
ish Columbia on account of the prevalence
of small-pox at Victoria, No vessels or
passengers without special per mils will
be allowed to laud. The revenue cutter
Wolcott will patrol the Sound waters
and warn vessels from British Columbia
away from American ports. The steamer
North Pacific has special authority to
carry mail between Sound ports and
Victoria.
On Trial for Murder.
Stockton, July 14.—The murder trial
of Ivy Carson, or Clements, whose
maiden name was Rose Hamilton, was
commenced to-day. The defendant is on
trial for killing her lover, Frank Hosier,
a barkeeper, on the 2uthof May. she de
clared at the time that she killed Hosier
because he had threatened to leave her.
The prisoner is a middle-aged woman,
and the mother of two children, who are
with friends of better days.
The Green wood Murderer.
Napa, July 14.— Sheriff McKenzie has
received a telegram from Sheriff Ramsey
j of Billings, Mont., that he is positive the
j man killed there July Ist is the missing
Greenwood murderer. There will be
further correspondence to conipletelj' es
tablish the identification. A man arrested
in Tularo County as the missing mur
derer is now waiting identification.
Shively Amends His Complaint.
San Francisco. July 14. —R. O.
Shively, through his attorney, John E.
Richards, has filed an amended com
plaint with the Board of Railroad Com-
I inissioners, withdrawing for the present
his complaint against all railroad compa
nies in the State, excepting the Southern
Pacific,
Held for Smuggling:.
Portland, July 14.—Captain Gilmore,
the purser and mate of the steamer Wil
j mington, which was seized at Astoria on
| Wednesday for having contraband opium
in the hold, appeared before the United
States Commissioner to-day and were
held in the sum $suo each to appear lor
trial.
Convicted of Manslaughter.
San Jose, July 14,—This evening the
jury in the case of George Kilvington,
the special policeman who shot George
Schmidt, returned a verdict of man
slaughter.
Stockton Electrle Street Cars.
Stockton, July 14.—The new electric
street railroad system is now in success
ful working order, and cars were run lor
the first time this evening.
Death of a Popular Young Man.
Grass Valley, July 14. — Edwin
Sampson, a popular man, died ht re this
morning.
SACRAMENTO, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 15, 1892.
SITUATION AT HOMESTEAD.

I Quiet at Present, But the Forebod
ings Are Very Dgly.
THE STRIKERS ARE ALL HEAVILY
ARMED.
i
Prediction That There Will bo More
Bloodshed Before a Final Settle
ment of AJTaa-n Is Benched—The
City PrtiCttoallj Under Martial Imw
—The Congreasloxut] Committee Con-
OiodeS Its Investigation.
} Special to tbe Recokd-Union.
Lkbanon (Perm.), July 14. — Major
Wright* of the Third Brigade, upon be
j ing questioned as to tbe .situation at
. Homestead by Governor Pattison, replied
that everything was quiet, but the £or
bodings are very ugly. The strikers, he
s:us, are heavily armed, and there will
i>e bloodshed before linal settlement of
| affairs. The present peace is enforced by
! a cloud of awe which has bang over the
Strife ing workingnien since the arrival of
i the troops.
PKACTK'AI.LY UK DEB MAKTIAL I..AW.
11omi:sti:ad, July 14.—While martial
law has not been officially declared in this
borough, it has taken place toall practical
| purposes, and this resulted in illegal ar
■ rests by special policemen yesterday. •
This morning two additional companies
of troops, with twenty rounds of ball
cartridges and fixed bayonets, were Ue
tailed to patrol the town. They were in
structed in thy case of :irre.>Ls by the po
lice for any manifest breach of the peace,
| drunkenness or the like, that they are not
to interfere, but that in all other cases
I they are to take both the prisoner and the
policeman before the Provost Marshal,
and if the arrest is illegal the policeman
I will be punished.
General Snowden puts it enphemisti
| cally by saying that the military will co
j operate with the civil authorities in pre
venting illegal arrests.
Jt was reported this morning that tin;
I town lias been officially declared to be
| under martial law, and the strikers were
i not at ail pleased when they heard it, as
I they thought it presaged an immediate
attempt to run in non-union men.
There is an unusual number of men in
the mills to-day, but whether they are
non-union men has not been learned.
The locked-om men are not entirely
pleased with the action of Carnegie's men
in other mills in threatening to strike
unless a conference is granted the Home
stead men, as they believe that the others
can do them more good in c.ise of a long
struggle by remaining at work and help
ing tuem financially.
THE OOKOBSBSIOJrAXi INQI'IRY.
PITTSBUBG, July IL—The congressional
inquiry into the Homestead trouble was
completed to-day so far as the city i- con
cerned. To-day's evidence elicited little
that was new. Manager Prick declared
that the company had asked for a reduc
tion in wages because the reduction in
the price of blooms, billots and slabs
had caused the company to lose money
on ail the output. The average cost iii
this country of producing steel billeti la
till per ton, exclusive of the Interest on
the investment. He declined to say what
the cost was at Homestead.
Frick said that the McKinley bill had
nothing to do with the proposed reduc
tion in wages. The lower prices were
the product of the result of lower produc
tion.
It is stated that the committee will
make a report of a character to help the
passage of the compulsory arbitration
Jaw and the anti-Pinkerton measure,
both of which are helbre Congress.
At the conclusion of to-day's investiga
tion Chairman Oates announced that, so
far as the labor branch of the inquiry was
concerned, it was concluded, but that the
Pinkerton system will probably bo taken
up elsewhere. The eommitteeVill Leave
for %Vashin{,'ton this evening, and will
submit its report to Congress early in the
week.
NON-UNION MEN FOR HOMESTEAD.
Homestead (Pa.\ July 14.—1t was an
nounced at 2:oO o'clock this afternoon
that a special train with 400 non-union
men will arrive within an hour. The
strikers say that no attempt will bo made
to prevent their entry.
BOYCOTTINU CAKNKGIE IKON.
Philadelphia, July 14.—At a meet
ing of the Building Trades Union in this
city last night, a resolution offered by
General Secretary Maguire of the Car
penters' and Joiners' Brotherhood of
America, to the effect that carpenters wil]
not work on any building where the
structural iron is furnished by Carnegie
was adopted.
NON-UNION' MEN COMING.
Homestead, July 14.—A1l day long
everybody in Homestead has been ex
pecting the arrival of 400 non-union
workmen. They were scheduled to ar
rive at half-past o, but up to a lale hour
the "black sheep" had not materialized.
At a special meeting of thu Advisory
Committee to-night it was believed the
men would be brought in by the river
and the patrols were strengthened on the
banks of the Monongahela to meet and
arguawith the incomers. It was nrged
that any resort to violence would "he
practically treason. The pickets were
advised to ask the incomers if they were
taking the places of straight workmen
because they needed food for themselves
or families. If an affirmative reply was
returned the committee was authorized to
promise to help them until they couJd
procure other work.
The committee was impressed with the
necessity of using the utmost discretion
for it is here that the only danger of col
lision exisis. The strikers will certainly
endeavor to talk to the non-union men as
they are brought in. Patrols have been
established for this sole purpose, and if
the militia will not permit argument
there may be an effort to have arguments
whether or no.
The situation is to some extent critical
because the district discipline of the
troops is very liable to clash with the
utterly fearless and determined strikers
The latter propose to speak to any one
they please so long as they are peaceable
On the other hand, it is believed that no
one will be permitted with the new arri
vals.
A mass meeting of locked out men at
Carnegie's Steel Works will be held
to-morrow to decide upon the best
method of distributing the relief profer
red by the labor organizations.
STRIKE AT THE UNION' MILLS.
Pittsburo (Pa. i, July 14.—The em
ployes in Carnegie's upper and lower
Lnion Mills in this city struck at noon
and the gas was turned off in the fur
naces. By 3 o'clock this afternoon the
men in all the departments will be out
and the mills shut down. The men
struck because the company refused to
confer again with the Homestead men
Nothing is heard from the Beaver Falls
plant, but the men have probably struck
there too.
This evening both the Union iron
plants were closed down, and notices
posted by the company warning trespass
ers to keep off the property. About 300
men are artected by the strike in the two
mills. The Beaver Falls plant, which is
closed for repairs, is to resume operations
Monday next, but the men say they will
not return to work unless the firm grants
another conference to the Homestead
workers. The closing down of the two
mills will have a depressing effect upon
all kinds of business in that part of the
city.
The Keystone Bridge Works, Sche^ler
Works and several other construction
mills will undoubtedly be forced to close,
increasing the number of idle men to
twice tho number leaving the Union
liiilis.
FIUI'DILKM' CERTIFICATES.
! Inspector Noyee ASKS That au Exami
nation bo Made of His Doings.
San Fk vn<-is;-o, July 14.—As a result
of the published statement that Customs
officials were engaged in furnishing
i fraudulent Chinese identification certifi
cates, Inspector Moves presented himself
j before Collector Phelps this morning and
; stated that he would like to have an ex
! amination made concerning the work ho
' iia.i done in the Chinese registration bnsi
iness.
He was informed by the Collector that
lie would be called on if it was necessary.
"As you have not been engaged in < >hi
nese business for nearly three months, I
: hardly see what use I would have in mi
i veatigating your work,'' ho said.
Inspector Pattison was easily found
j and admitted that hfe had visited the Oc
cidental Hotel and gave his reasons for
; doing so, that he received a letter written
I on a letter sheet of the hotel, dated July
13th, and signed "A. C. Booker." The
i note asked that Patlison appear at the
; hotel, as the writer desired to talk on
important business^ l'attison had some
suspicion aboat the note being genuine,
I and before going to the hotel asked In
! spcdtor Noyes to accompany him.
I'attisou admits ihat lie conversed with
1 a man supposed to be Booker.
"1 answered numerous questions,"
said Pattison, and in reply to two.or three
j repeated the statement that "If you in
lend to engage in this business you are
I being swindled out of *1O<», and as lar as
the Customs officers receiving a portion
of it, they will never get a cunt."
BOLD TRAIN ROBBERY.
FAST PASSENGER HELD UP IN
INDIAN TERRITORY.
Forty Thonsund Dollars in Money So
cured—Believed to bo tho WorK
of the Dalton (Jans:.
Special to the Recokd-Union.
QUTKBIB (O. T.), July 15.—2 A. M.—
The M., K. and T. passenger train. No.
_, south-bound, was held up by a gang of
masked robbers at Adair, Indian Terri
tory, late last night. The robbers secured
tho contents of the safe of the Pacific Kx
press Company and made good their
escape.
It is believed the robbers are tho noted
Dalton gang, who are responsible for a
large number of similar scenes in the
Territory. The method of robbery cor
responds with the method of all tho Dal
ton operations.
The train has just left Adair, when two
men crawled ovor the tender, terrorizing
the engineer and fireman with drawn re
volvers, and demanded of the engineer
that ho stop the traiu. As he did so a
posse, which was on the train to protect
it, prepared for an attack, which was im
mediately made by members of tho gang
from tho roadside. J. W. Kennedy and
two Indian policemen, members of the
posse, were shot and slightly wounded.
They, together with the other members of
the posse, retreated and left tho robbers a
clear field.
The express messenger, in the mean
time, locked the safe and hid the key,
after having barricaded tho doors of the
car. The robbers broke the barricade,
drilled the safes and blew them open
with powder, securing the entire con
tents.
The amount stolen is believed to be in
the neighborhood of £40,000.
The robbers escaped.
BASEIULL.
The Los Angeles Team Treated to a
Coat of Whitewash.
San Francisco, July 14.—The Los An
geles team suffered a humiliating defeat
at the hands of the tail-onders this after
noon, being whitewashed by a score of
9to 0. Homer pitched for Oakland, and
the six hits made against him were
widely scattered. Roach, on the other
hand, was hit hard, particularly in the
eighth inning.
AT PAN JOSE.
Sax Joss, July 14.—San Francisco won
a fast game to-day from San Jose by a
score of 6 to 1, by bunching their hits and
bringing in four tallies in the first in
ning. Hoffman and Lookabaugh pitched
in good* form, neither giving a base on
balls.
. .*.
LAWN TENNIS.
Ryerson of Chicago Defeats Shaw and
Moeley.
Chicago, July 14.—Kyerson defeated
Quincy Shaw, Harvard's champion, and
Neeley of Princeton, in to-day's tennis
tourney, Neeley went down before the
Cbicagoan with o—l, a —;;. The umpire
decided Shaw's fate when he called the
'•games B—l sit. match, Mr. Ryerson
wins." Shaw's work was bad. Almost
every point he made was one of his op
ponent's "fault."
Cole defeated Cummins, 2—6, 6—3, 6—
4. Paddock and Cole beat Scudder and
Pierrepout, o—l, 9—7, U—7. Mundy beat
Belden in the consolidations, (J—l, 6—2.
Beach defeated Stratton.tto,i —o, 6—l. Sher
man and Knickerbocker defeated Allen
and Mundy, 6—l, 6—3. Wrenn and Gard
ner were victorious over A very and Mc-
Dowell, 6—2, 7—o.
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MOUST ETNA.
The Eruption Kapldly Increasing in
Violence.
Rome, July 14.—The eruption at Mount
Etna is rapidly increasing in violence.
Several villages and a number of dwell
ings have been destroyed. All the cra
ters are active, one ejecting a continuous
stream of lava several yards deep and
very wide. The stream presents the ap
pearance of a river of fire and is very
beautiful to look at, though it is bound
to ruin much property.- Another crater
is hurling large incandescent rocks to an
immense hight, while the edges of the
third crater threaten to crumble.
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RACE TROUBLES.
Another Clash Between the Whites
and Blacks at Padncah.
Pabttcah (Ky.) t July 14. —There was
another clash at Paducah last night bo
tween the whites and blacks, but no one
was injured. The militia had been re
lieved irom duty, but have been ordered
out again. Purvine, the negro shot last
night, is dead, and the negroes say they
must have vengeance. The situation is
very critical.
INTERSTATE COMMERCE.
Xew Plan of Procedure Adopted
by the Commissioners.
RAILROAD COMPANIES ORDERED TO
PRODUCE THEIR BOOKS.
Patterson of Colorado Crontos a Sensa
tion at tuo Mining Congress by
Attemptins: to Turn it Into a Third-
Party Movement-Both tlie Great
National Pai-tles to Have Branch
Headquarters at Chicago.
I
Special to tho Kkcokd-Union.
Chicago, July 11.—Evidently the In
terstate Commerce Commission has de
termined to liiul out, if possible, the ex
act relation between the Illinois Steel
Company and the live railroad com
panies. Commissioner Veazey to-uuy ]
adopted a new plan of procedure, mak
ing a formal demand of Vice-President
Sterling of the Illinois Steel Company for
the stock book of that concern.
Sterling's counsel declined to permit
tho books to be inspected.
'Then you refuse to let the commission
see the book?" inquired Commissioner
Veazey.
Alter a conference with tho lawyers,
railroad men and steel company's olli
eials, a conclusion was reached that it
would be unwise to let the books be in
spected.
"Then," said Veazey, "I'll subpena
you, Sterling, to produce the stock book."
This < aused a sensation, and right on
top of it came an order making it im
perative upon the Auditor of railroad
companies to yield the Secretary's books
for inspection.
Another consultation was held, result
ing in a decision by the railroad people
to postpone action.
At the afternoon session the first case
called was a complaint against the Grand
Trunk, i-last Saginaw and Michigan and
Wabash roads, charged with having
given lower rates than those stated in the
tariff sheets to foreign and domestic
points.
The first witness was David Brown,
freight agent of the Chicago and Grand
Trunk. Witness absolutely declined to
answer a question in regard to the above
charge.
Tho next witness was Sumner Hop
kins, freight agent of the VVabash. His
I attorneys advised him to refuse to
answer the Commissioner's questions,
because he believed the commission had
no jurisdiction to institute such an in
quiry.
Other witnesses were placed on the
stand, with a similar result.
Chairman Veazey said after adjourn
i ment that an effort would be made to
i compel witnesses to answer questions,
land be will invoke the assistance of the
courts. If they decline they will be in
contempt, and punished accordingly.
MINING CONGRESS.
Pattorson Tries to Turn It Into a
Tlilrd-l'tirty Movement.
Helena (Mont.), July 14.—The Min
ing Congress met this morning to con
sider tho silver resolutions. The com
mittee was not ready to report. The
morning hour was passed by the reading
of a paper advocating silver coinage and
denouncing gold bugs and bankers, by
John Doniphau of Missouri. Doniphan's
paper was very favorably received and
created enthusiasm. It was ordered
spread upon the minutes.
The silver resolutions were acted on at
tiie afternoon session. There are two re
ports from the committee, and the ma
jority report favors, unlimited free coin
age. The minority report favors an in
ternational monetary conference.
The Committee on Resolutions reported
at the afternoon session. Patterson of
Colorado made a long .speech in favor of
the majority report, and E. V. Smalley of
Wisconsin spoke in favor of the minority
report and against the Stewart silver
bill.
The minority report was overwhelm
ing defeated, but no action was taken on
the majority report.
Patterson's speech created a sensation.
He tried to turn the Mining Congress
into a third-party movement.
The following was among, the resolu
tions offered by Patterson:
Itisolved, That wisdom and patriotism re
quire that the people of the silver States and
the state Conventions of all parties therein
shall shape their action sous to secure the bal
ance of power, if that be possible, in the Elec
toral College, to the end that the electors
elected by thojeople of such States may so
act independently in the Electoral Oollegaas
to dt feat the election of any man as President
who shall not agree that the will of the peo
ple, as expressed in any further act of Con
gress in fetation to silver, shall stand without
executive interference or veto; tlmt in order
to ruoet the contingency of the possible elec
tion of President by the present House of
Representatives, the constituents of the mem
bers of the present House be appealed to to
demand of ail members of the present House
who are candidates for re-election to promise
that they will support no man for President
who will not permit the will of tho people, as
expressed in the luture Act of Congress, upon
! the silver questiou, to stand without execu
tive veto.
POLITICAL GOSSIP.
Republicans and Democrats to ITavc
Branch Headquarters at Chicago.
Citicaoo, July 14.—Following tho ex
ample set by the Republicans, the Illi
nois Democrats will urge tho establish
ment of a branch of the Democratic
National headquarters in Chicago. I>e
fore starting East Mr. Stevenson, the
nominee for Vice-President, had a con
sultation with Judge Altgeld on the mat
ter. They both agreed that it was ad
visable and necessary.
WHITNEY WILL NOT LEAD THE FIGHT.
Buzzards Bay, July 14.—Cleveland
was shown a dispatch in the. evening
papers saying ex-Secretary Whitney was
wavering in his decision as to whether
he should accept the Chairmanship of the
Democratic Committee. Cleveland said
it was very plain that Whitney's accept
ance was demanded by the unanimous
sentiment of the party, but while ho did
not think he ought to urge Whitney to
do anything which his judgment did not
approve, it was difficult to see how tho
ex-Secretary could withstand the pres
sure brought to bear on him to accept the
place. Whitney said, after reading the
above, that under no conditions would he
accept the Chairmanship. It was routine
work for which he was unfitted and his
business interests would not admit it.
TO BE NOTIFIED.
Nfw York, July 14.—1t has been de
cided that Cleveland and Stevenson will
be notified of their nomination in Madison
Square Garden July 20th.
NEW COALING STATION*.
The United States Acquires One bj-
Treaty With Samoa.
Washtnutox, July 14.—8y treaty with
Samoa the United States acquired the
right to establish a station for coal and
other naval supplies for her naval and
i commercial marine, and Attorney-Gen
i era! Miller has given an opinion that tho
right conveyed by the treaty undoubtedly '
includes the right to make the provision j
relating to a coaling station operative by
the purchasing or transfer of land from
native or other Samoan owners to this
Government. Legal steps toward tho
purchase hare been taken, and the estab- !
lishmc-nt of the first regularly and fully i
iic. |uired i.-oaling station on foreign soil is
now assured. As there is an ample ap
propriation available, it is reasonable to
suppose that within a year at least the
I nited Slates will possess a creditable
coaling station on tho Pacific Coast, fully
and honorably acquired.
CYUUS WEST FIELD.
Simple Funoml Services Held—Kemulns j
to bo Burled in Massachusetts.
Dorms' FXBBY (N. V.), July 14.-The
funeral of Cyrus West Field was held
this afternoon. Bishop Potter officiated.
The services were simple, there being no
eulogy of deceased. A distinguished
company was present. The remains ro
posed in a handsome casket, the plate be
ing inscribed: "Cyrus \V. T'ield, aged
72." Beautiful floral offerings were re
ceived from the Anglo-American Tele
graph Company. To-morrow mornrug
the remains will be conveyed to Stock
bridge, Mass., where Mr. Field's father,
mother and wife are- buried.
Will Slant tho Whisky Trust.
St. Louis, July 14.—For a long time the
whisky trust held arnonopoly in the mat
ter of making quotations on high wine
spirits at St. Louis, Cincinnati, Chicago
and i'eoria. Yesterday, however, the
Central Distilling Company of this city,
the only establishment of the kind in St.
Louis not controlled by tho trust, notified
the trade that it would in future make the
market price on high wines, and followed I
by quoting high Wines at Si 10, or 5 cents
less than tho ligures quoted by the trust.
A war on rates is likely.
Anxious for Adjournment.
Washington*, July 14.—Iioth the ex
treme free silver men and the "antis" have
one story of yesterday's battle over the
silver question, and all are extremely
anxious to get away and begin campaign
work. Many members heretofore en
trenched behind big majorities now begin
to feel apprehensive and wish to confer
with their constituents, so matters of leg
islation are being hurried forward with
all expedition, and with the final passago
of the appropriation bills the present
session of Congress will end.
Funeral of Kate Castleton.
Nxw York. July 14. — The funeral
services over Kate Castleton, the actress,
were held yesterday morning in tho Little
Church Around the Corner, where four
years ago she was married in her stage
dress to Fred Elliott Freeman. There were
between 200 andßootheatrical people pres
ent. Her last husband is said to be in
the city, but he was not seen at the
funeral. No relatives were present. Miss
Castleton's mother will come from Cali
fornia and take charge of the body. She
is expected here by .Saturday.
11. M. Lai Rue Gets the Place.
Chicago, July 14. — Director-General
Davis has nominated four new bureau of
ficers, lie named H. M. LaKue of Cali
fornia to be Superintendent of the Bureau
of Viticulture in tho Department of Hor
ticulture at a salary of $^500. LaKue has
had a strong opponent in Major Ben. C.
Truman, also of California. The nomina
tion ot LaKue was referred to the Com
mittee on Agriculture,and incase it is re
jected it is altogether probable Major
Truman will be named for tho place.
L.ynchers on Trial.
Foksytiie (Mo.), July 14.—The Circuit
Court of Tauey County is trying those
accused of lynching John W. Bright and
the murderers of Deputy Sheri ft Williams.
Armed men, the worst elements of both
factions, are on the street. Colonel Sar
rington, attorney for the prosecution,
goes strongly guarded. The defense uses
every effort to cause delay. They will de
mand a separate trial in an endeavor to
get a change of venue to another county.
The Monetary Conference
Washington, July 14.—The Secretary
of State has received official assurances
of Russia's acceptance of the President's
invitation to participate in the interna
tional monetary conference. All other
European countries having taken similar
action, nothing now remains but formal
preparations for tne conference. It is un
derstood arrangements will be completed
by the President next week.
Bucket Shops Raided.
CHICAGO, July 14.—The police raided
a number of bucket shops early this even
ing and arrested about seventy em
ployes, all of whom were released on bail.
The raid is a prelude to another attempt
to wipo out tho bucket shops, using the
State anti-gambling law as a weapon.
Baptist Young People's Convention.
Detroit, July 14.—Over 5,000 delegates
are expected to be present this evening,
when the second annual convention of
the Baptist Young People's Union of
America convenes here. Every State,
Territory and Canada will be repre
sented.
"Western Bnsoball League.
Columbus (Ohio), July 14.—The Colum
bus baseball team has been ordered home
from Minneapolis. The President of the
team says that this means the disband
inent of tho Western League. No official
announcement of tho fact has been made.
Death of a Treading llorse-Breeder.
Cincinna ti, July 14.— W. 11. Wilson
of Cynthia, Ky., to-day, at the Cincin
nati Hospital, died of ■obstruction of the
bowels. Wilson was the owner of Ab
dallah Park, and one of tho leading
breeders of fine horses in Kentucky.
Overman's Affairs to bo Examined.
Cleveland {( >.>, July 14.—District At
torney Brinsmade has received instruc
tions from ti.e Department of Justice at
Washington to investigate the at airs of
Major L. C. Overman, who was tried by
court-martial recently.
Death of Francis P. Loo.mls.
Hartford (Conn.), July 14.—Francis
P. Loomis, Lieutenant-Governor in l*7s,
died yesterday. He left a large fortune.
AN EARLY MORNING FIRE.
John PlgrKott and Ills Family Xar
rowly Escape Heath.
At 1:23 this morning flames were seen
issuing from the one-story residence of
John Piggott, on Fourteenth street, be
tween Q, and K. An alarm was turned in
from box 16, but before the department
reached the scene the fire had gained
such headway that their efforts were
turned to saving the adjoining residence.
Mr. Piggott's house and barn were com
pletely destroyed with their contents.
The family had a very narrow escape
from a horrible death. They were in bed
when the lire started and when they
awoke found all means of exit save by a
window shut off, through which they es
caped in their night clothes.
The residence uext door was slightly
damaged.
Twenty Persons Killed.
Paris, July 14.—1t is reported another
landslide, similar to that at St. Gervais
has occurred at Chamouuix, twenty per
sons being killed.
WHOLE XO. 15,834.
CHOLERA SPREADING.
Over a Hundred Deaths Reported
in One Day at Astrakhan.
THE SCOURGE CAUSES A REVOLT
IN SARATOFF. RUSSIA.
Hospitals Plundered and Wrecked and
Two Modical Assistants Killed—
Troops Finally Disporse tho Rioters,
After Killing Throe and Woundinic
Four Others-The Liberals Muko
Great Gains In Thursday's Elec
tlons-
Special to the Krr ouivUxiox.
St. Pktkbsbt/kg, July 14.—Since the
last report twenty new cases of cholera
and eleven deaths are reported at Sim
birsk. Some doctors assert that the chol
era has appeared in .Moscow, where there
are thirty-five cases in tho hospital, bat
no deaths have occurred. The dl
continues to spread in the towns and in
the ailected districts. It is reported chol
era has broken out in a village near Ja
letz.
Astrakhan has become the chief nurs
ery of the cholera on this sido of the Cau
casus. The epidemic advances rapidly
there and not elsewhere. The latest re
ports from Astrakhan say in one day 225
persons were attacked with cholera and
102 others died.
The Astrakhan llcssenger published
the details of the recent riots at that
place growing out of the opidemic. It
says the mob hold the town two days.
The hospital was burned to the ground,
and all the medical staff more or less in
jured. < »ne doctor and his assistant wero
brutally beaten by the mob and trampled
to death. The patients in the hospital
were carried to tho banks of tho Volga
and fed with milk as a supposed antidote
to the poison administered by tho doctors.
Several succumbed to this extraordinaiy
treatment. The liring of a number of
volleys by the infantry brought the mad
dened mob to reason.
Owing to a report that the doctors were
causing cholera patients to be buried
alive the lower classes at Saratotf rose in
revolt, wrecked and plundered the police
station, the Cholera Hospital, and the
residences of the Chief of Police and
physicians. The medical assistants wero
attacked and two killed. The rioters had
taken full possession of the city, and
would undoubtedly have held it had it
not been tor the opportune arrival of
troops. The mob resisted and the soldiers
were ordered to lire upon them. A volley
was poured into the mob, killing three
and wounding four others. The rioters
then dispersed.
ASIATIC CIIOLEKA.
Madrid, July 14.—The Government
Commission reports that the diseaso pre
valent in Paris is Asiatic cholera. As a
consequence, steps are being taken to
prevont its introduction over the Pyr
enees.
THE SCARE IN PARIS.
Pakis, July 14.—The authorities have
voted 150,G0Qf. for the erection of wooden
cholerine hospitals in case of necessity.
Steps are being taken to substitute spring
water for that from the Seiue for drink
ing.
BRITISH ELECTIONS.
Tho Liberals Make Great Gatns Over
the Conservatives.
London, July 14.—At last the Liberals
have had a day measuring pretty nearly
up to high-water mark of their hopes. On
the returns of yesterday's fifty-five elec
tions in England and Scotland they
scored a net gain, which is by far larger
than that of any previous day, even when
tho flowing tide was supposed to bo at its
full. This powerful leap forward gives
them already a majority in the next
House. That is to say, if every other seat
still to be contested shall be carried by tho
party holding it a mouth ago, they will
have this majority, but there are further
Liberal gains assured, and there is practi
cally no possibility of any Liberal losses
worth speaking of.
At 2 o'clock this afternoon the returns
made Gladstone and tho Government on
exactly equal terms. Up to oo'clock this
afternoon the total returns received show
the election of 24H Conservatives,226 Lib
erals, 60 anti-I'arnellites, :jy Liberal
Unionists, 7 Parnellites and 3 Laborists.
JIEALY ELECTED.
Dublin, July 14.— T. M. Uealy has
been elected to Parliament. There was
much rowdyism during tho polling.
Hcaly was assaulted and one of his friends
was killod.
TUB HUME RULE BILL TO J'.E POSTPONED.
DUBLIN, July 14.—Tho Independent,
tho Parnellite organ, says select Liberals
in London last flight received the an
nouncement that the home rule bill will
be postponed by agreement with tho
Irish party, in order that some big ro
form measures may be introduced in tho
coining Parliament.
Returns at midnight show the Con
servatives 248, Liberals 232, McCarthy
ites ,M, Liberal Unionists r.'.i, Parnellites
7, Laboritcs .;. -Ministerial total 257
Gladstouian total 208.
Charged With Murder.
London, July 14.—The jury which has
been investigating into tho death of Ma
tilda Glover, the girl who died October
Ist, and an examination of whose re
mains show that she had been poisoned
with strychnine, returned a verdict of
willful mnrder against Thomas Neiii, the
man in custody for attempting t<> black
mail Dr. Harper of B&mstable, by claim
ing that be bad evidence showing that
Dr. Harper's soi ! Alice Marali
and Emma shrivel!, who died in April
from the effects of strychnine. !t was
shown that Ncill practiced medicine in
Chicago iii Inmj under the name of
Thomas Xeill Cream.
Astor's Health Improving
LONDON, July 14.—William Waldorf
Astor continues to m.-'k'; rapid progress
toward recovery. The author of . the bo
gus dispatch announcing his death is
being diligently sought. The dispatch
was signed '"Clement," and the family
was surprised that the announcement
was accepted as true by Aster's New
York agent, as no one named "Clement"
is connected with the Astors in any way.
Widespread Rioting In Spain.
Masbid, July 14.—Thero ifl widespread
rioting against the octroi duties. At
Solva the mob burned the Tax Office,
stoned the Collector and assistants, cap
tured the Town Hall and wounded the
Mayor, who fled. The rioters lorced
open safes and destroyed many docu
ments. The aoldifars tired on them, kill
ing several and wounding many.
Fighting Political Factions.
Dublin, July 14.—Kival political fac
tions at Portadown are rioting and light
ing. A force numbering 2.000 twice re
pulsed the police. Shots were fired, and
several are wounded.
Eight Children Burned.
Loxdox, July 14.—The school building
was destroyed at Berk ham psteud. tight
children perished in the ilamts.

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