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IOWA'S TARIFF ACTION
WHAT IT MEANS IN BELA TION
TO NATIONAL POLITICS.
BErrßi.irAN LEADERS not AGREED
Was to its wisdom, but all con
cede ITS IMPORTANCE.
fBT TELEGHAPH TO the TRIBUNE. 1
Washington. July —The platform adopted
Uy the lowa Republican State Convention yes
tyflay v ' as the one topic of discussion among
politicians in Washington to-day. It is hailed
by some Republicans of prominence and pres
cieace as a sign of good omen, and by others of
lit same class as a deliverance fraught with
danger to the party and country. Its dominant
note is for tariff revision— a subject that un
doubtedly is engaging the best thought of Re
publicans everywhere, hut of which conserva
tive and farsighted party leaders are endeavor
tag to prevent agitation until the party policy
pertaining to it is definitely determined. It is
feared that the action of the lowa convention
will tend to precipitate popular discussion be
fore the time is ripe, and that as a result there
■nil] be political confusion and business uneasi
ness. The fact that the Republicans of the
Basin m State only marked time at Dcs
■sons yesterday does not detract from the im
portance of their action from the point of view
of party leaders here. It •will not be under
stood by the country at large that the tariff
plank In their platform ie an exact repetition
of their expression on this question a year ago
when Governor Cummins was nominated and
forced this recognition of his contention in the
party's deliverance. Its readoption •without dis
sent just on the eve of a Congress campaign of
great importance will. It is thought, be inter
preted as indicating a threatened movement
Eway from the ancient landmarks of the party in
a section of the country where Republicanism
is strongest and purest.
IOWA'S POWER IX NATIONAL COUNCILS.
Then, too. the fact that lowa is so powerful
not alone in the councils of the party, but in
Congress and the administration as well, gives
to the subject a significance which can neither
be blinked at nor denied. The Hawkeye State has
two representatives in the Cabinet, the Speaker
of the House of Representatives and the chair
manship of the Senate's great Committee on
Appropriations, to say nothing of other ccn
£pic!iou£ chairmanships held in the two houses
by Republicans. Tnls gives to that State a
position of power and influence in determining
party policies and administrative purposes sec
ond to no otner State in the Union. Hence,
when lowa speaks out so strongly at this time
for tariff revision, it becomes necessary to ex
plain th*- meaning in the light of the history
of The movement and its relation* to national
politics and affairs.
Governor A. B. Cummins, who was described
in these dispatches a week ago as resembling
In political character and purposes Governor
La Follette. .of Wisconsin, is mainly responsible
for precipitating the Issue of tariff revision in
lowa. At the convention which nominated Gov
ernor Cummins a year ago. Senator Allison
could have prevented the insertion in the plat
form of the plank that was readopted yester
day, and there is the highest authority for stat
ing that '.the, . f^jsatpr was, urged to do this. His
*- iVJaaoo for doing so was that there -was no use
to bring on a fight at this time. Senator Allison
being always a man of peace and a great be
liever in harmony. Although the convention
was elected to nominate Cummins, and he had
full control of it on State issues, Senator Alli
son could have kept out of the platform any
expression that marked a departure from the
national principles of the party on which it has
fought so many successful battles.
WORK OF ROBERTS AND WILSON.
George E. Roberts, the Director of the Mint,
■went from his office in Washington a year ago
to help his friend Cummins manage the conven
tion, and it was he who wrote the tariff revision
plank. Mr. Roberts was again on the resolu
tions committee at Dcs Moines yesterday, and
looked after the readoption of the tariff plank.
James Wilson, President Roosevelt's Secre
tary of Agriculture, was also at Dcs Moines,
and was a member of the resolutions committee
with Director Roberts. Secretary Shaw could
not get away from Washington to attend the
convention, or perhaps there would have been
an interesting fight on tariff revision, with the
probabilities against its success. The Secretary
of Agriculture is supposed to take the same
view of the question as that taken by his
Cabinet colleague, hut he Is not so belligerent
as Mr. Shaw. It will be observed that Secre
tary Wilson voted in the committee of resolu
tions for a hearty indorsement of the Presi
dent's Cuban policy. In spite of the well known
fact that he co-operated with the beet sugar
men In Congress when the reciprocity question
was first brought forward.
Private advices received here from Dcs Moines
axe to the effect that the tariff plank adopted
was a compromise between Governor Cummins,
Senator Dolliver and Director Roberts on one
Fide, and Senator Allison. Speaker Henderson
and Secretary "Wilson on the other. Secretary
Shaw was in Atlantic City yesterday, arriving
in Washington late last night, and then; is no
evidence that he put himself in communication
with the convention by wire.
AX INTERESTING POLITICAL STORY.
Bark of the combination between Messrs.
Cummins. Dolliver and Roberts Is an Interesting
Ftory of lowa politics, with the S^natorship" now
held by Mr. Allison as the prize and with
Speaker Henderson as the chosen heir of lowa's
great Senator, whose Flxth consecutive term
will b*jrin next March. There is an understand
ing in lowa that Mr. Allison will not serve a
seventh term — a record never yet achieved by
any American statesman— and the struggle for
his toga was begun a year ago when Mr. Cum
mins won the nomination for Governor with
little trouble. It was then that the Cummins-
DolMver-Roberts combination was formed; with
Messrs. Henderson. Shaw and Wilson consti
tuting the leadership of the opposing faction.
"With the aid of Messrs. Dolliver and Roberts
Governor Cummins then took up the subject
of tariff revision in the belief that he would be
the pioneer in a movement of great force and
popularity in lowa that would send him to the
Senate to succeed Mr Allison, that would con
tinue Mr. Dolliver In the Senate and that would
land Mr. Roberts in the Governorship. Speaker
Henderson and Secretaries Shaw and Wilson
have been closely watching the development of
the movement, and have been in a position at
"Washington where they were enabled to assist
materially in holding it ' within "conservative
lines. It is conceded, however, that the Cum
ralns-Dolliver-Roberts combination has gained
a point of decided advantage by the turn given
THE "COLORADO SPECIAL" TO DENVER
from Chicago is only one night en route, leaving
Chicago 6:3« P. M. daily. Low excursion rates every
fiay via Chicago A North- Western and union Pa
cific Rys. Office* 287 and 4£l B'way.— Advt.
POCONO MOUNTAIN SPECIAL
■■:■■, Lackawanna Railroad to Delaware Water Gap.
Strou4h!utrK and Mi Pocono. leaves -Fridays and
Baturday* at 2 ]• M. No «U)P betweta .Ntw lork
: *a& the <i&p.— Advt. • _ ._: ■. -~~ — '■
to the convention yesterday, and that the Hen
derson-Shaw-Wilson people will from now on
have to look sharply to their interests lest they
be wholly distanced by th» opposition.
KFFECT ON T NATIONAL POLITICS.
This aspect of the case, then, shows that the
activity of Governor Cummins and his lieuten
ants in benalf of tariff revision at this early
stage of the discussion is for effect mainly, if
not wholly, in lowa. At the same time, it can
not be denied that their energetic persistence
will have some effect on national politics — how
great an effect cannot now be foretold by the
most expert political prognosticator. Reports
from lowa, however, indicate that the movement
already is fraught with danger to one or more
Republican candidates for Congress in that
State. It is related that John F. Lacey, who
after a hard struggle redeemed the Vlth Dis
trict from the Democratic-Populist combina
tion, has served notice on Governor Cummins
and Senator Dolliver not to com? into his dis
trict with any preachments for tariff revision,
for if they did do so he would be compelled to
present the novel spectacle of replying to them
from the same platforms. It is said that Rep
resentative Hedge, of the Ist District, and Rep
resentative Rumple, of the lid. would be as
much endangered as Representative Lacey
should th? Cummins-Dollivcr people start a
lively agitation for tariff revision at this time.
EXFENDITI'RES EXCEED RECEIPTS.
The monthly Treasury report, issued by Sec
retary Shaw to-day, fpcras to have a direct
bearing on the discussion of tariff revision that
is likely to be provoked by the action of the
lowa convention. The report shows that since
the repeal of the last of the war taxes govern
ment expenditures wiil exceed receipts by sev
eral million dollars every month. For July the
deficit was over $7,00Q>000, which probably is a
little higher than it will be for any other month.
as explained by the following statement given
out by a Treasury official:
A comparison between the statement at the
close of July, 1902, with the same date of last
j.ear shows an increase in customs receipts of
$3.1t>7.000. and a decrease in the internal reve
nue receipts of $6,700,000. There is no apparent
reason why the increase in customs may not
afford a fair criterion for the year. Not so with
the internal revenue receipts. To what extent
these have been influenced temporarily by the
change in the law which went into effect on the
first of July cannot be determined. It is possi
ble that an unusual amount of commodities,
subject to the internal revenue, was kept in
bond until the first of July for the purpose of
removing the same at a lower rate of duty. If
this supposition be correct, then the receipts for
July must have been proportionately Increased
beyond the average. This condition will not, of
cou-se, obtain for the succeeding months.
The balance sheet for the month shows a
deficit of $7,"i00.000 in round numbers, but this
has been swelled by the payment of extraor
dinary appropriations for interest to the sev
eral States on Civil War claims. The amount
paid on these appropriations during the month
aggregated $3,250,000. But for these extraor
dinary appropriations paid in the month of
July the deficit would have been $4.250.(XX>. it
follows that the balance sheet for July affords
very scant and unreliable data from which to
estimate the deficit for the year.
HIGH AUTHORITY MAT SPEAK SOOX.
It is believed by some well informed officials
of the Treasury that the deficit next month
will be quite £4,000,000. and that unless some
thing extraordinary occurs to Increase exports
greatly, the deficits for the succeeding months
will increase. It is contended by them that a
general agitation for tariff revision in the cam
paign this year might precipitate a discussion
of that subject at the session of Congress
beginning next December that would result
disastrously to the government's revenues by
causing importers to bring into the country
smaller stocks of tariff paying commodities. In
fact, as this Is the history of all tariff tinker ng
in Congress, its result In this instance could
scarcely be doubted." In order. therefore, to
avoid all these possible danß-en*. it is confidently
believed that the national leaderr. of the party
will be quick to minimize the Importance of the
action of the lowa convention on the tariff
question, and that with this object in view some
strong expression from a high source. of author
ity will be made soon to quiet all fear and re
move all doubts.
MR. BABCOCK PLEASED.
SHOWS HOW THE IOWA TLATFORM
DIFFERS FROM DEMOCRATIC
TARIFF IDEAS.
congressman J. W. Babcock, who Is in charge
of the Republican Congress Campaign Commit
tee in the St. James's Building, Broadway and
Twenty-sixth-st.. read with ;< good deal of sat
isfaction yesterday the pl.-itform adopted by the
lowa Republican State Convention on Wednes
day. To a Tribune r'-p.-.rter Congressman Bab
cock said:
I am very glad to see the hearty indorsement
given President Roosevelt, and believe that it rep
resents the almost unanimous sentiment of the
party especially throughout the great Northwest.
The tariff plank Is in harmony with the Republican
national platform of UK. which says: "We are not
pledged to any particular schedules. Th.- question
of rates is a practical question, to be governed by
the condition? of time and production. 1
The result of the election of 1896 enable! the Re
publican party to repeal th* obnoxious Wilson law
and enact in its place the present Dingiey tariff,
and as 1 understand the lowa platform It means
just what the platform of li% says- that when
changes become necessary by the conditions or
time and production, such changes should be maae
In harmony with the Republican policy of protec
tion The Republican party has ever been ready
to meet new conditions and I be eve will handle
this question courageously, and In line with the Re
publican platform of UN. under which the Dlnglcy
tariff Vowa™ platform and the Democratic ideas of
The lowa platform and the Democratic ideas of
tariff reform are as far apart a* the heavens are
from the earth. Any changes that the Republican
party would make would be strictly upon pro
tective lines while the Democratic Idea would be
a tariff for revenue only, which means free trad*.
The Democratic proposition to put all trust mane
articles on the free list would be the worst blow
that could be struck at labor In this country. It
is not a question of who manufactures articles for
export whether an individual or a combination of
individuals bin the question is the comparative
cost of the manufacture of such articles in this
country with the coat of similar articles in foreign
countries. In this question the wages of labor is
the all important factor.
The Democratic idea. If enacted into law, would
mean the closing of factories, followed by idleness,
very like the conditions that existed under the
Wilson Tariff law.
BRYAN THINKS IT WILL WEAKEN PARTY
New-Haven. Conn., July 31.— For the third time
within a week William J. Bryan was to-day a
visitor in New-Haven. He was the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. Philo B. Bennett at the Ansantawae Club,
Savin Rock. He will leave here to-morrow for
New-York, going Iron) there to Maryland to ad
dress a Chautauqua Assembly at Mountain Park on
Saturday.
Mr. Bryan said t>'-r!a>
I am glad to se.- thai the Republicans of lowa
admitted yesterday the necessity for tariff reform,
for while It will strengthen the Republican party
in that State for the coming campaign, ft will ulti
mately weaken It. as the Republicans cannoi per
mit any reform in the tariff without endangering
their whole system.
OUTBREAK TV DITCH GfIAXA.
THIRTEEN PERSONS KILLED AND FORTT
WOT'NDED BY DUTCH TROOPP.
The Hague, July 31. -Official advices received
here from Dutch Guiana report that thirteen
persons were killed and forty others wounded
by the troops during a recent disturbance at
the Marienburg Plantation, and that the man
ager of this plantation was killed by rioting
immigrants.
"THE MTH CENTURT LIMITED"
<« of course the New-York Central's 20-hour train
between New York and Chicago. It saves a day.—
A<Jvt. m
SUNDAY AT LAKE HOPATCONO. ;
Social excursion to Lake Hopatcong vie New Jer
sey Central; train from it. Liberty St. 8:30' A. M :
tiwfcwUi «,00-A£vt.
NEW- YORK. FRIDAY, AUGUST 1. lUO2. -FOURTEEN PAGES.-^rJ^ShS^v^
LONDON'S LATEST NEWS.
OPTIMISM VIES WITH INCREDULITY IN
REGARD TO CORONATION
TO PROMOTE ANGLO-AMERICAN GOOD
FKKMNG— NORTH LEEDS EUECTION A
GREAT VICTORY FOR LIBERAL
IMPERIALISTS.
""■npyriKht : 1O>12: Ry The Tribune Association/I
(Special to The New-Yoric Tribune by French Cable.)
London, Aug. 1 1 a. m.— Optimism regarding
the coronation is slowly reviving under the
stimulative effects of the surgeons' bulletin*
and the confident forecasts of the medical Jour
nals. Whether the King's will is Imperious or
his medical advisers consider tt necessary to
humor him, there is a determined effort to sub
ject the patient, who is nearly able to make one
or two turns on the deck of the yacht, to the
fatigue and excitement of the coronation cere
monial. Motives of state prevail, although there
is general agreement among medical men that
an ordinary patient would not. be fit for so
hazardous an experiment a few weeks after a
most serious operation.
Incredulity continues among the smart sets.
who receive private Information from court offi
cials concerning the anxiety of the Queen and
the members of the royal family.
The business of selling soat^ is looking up
now that the programmes of the procession and
the ritual are reappearing, and the decorators
here and there are touching up the faded glories
of the .Tune preparations.
The frf sh forecasts of Cabinet changes appear
ing in print are clearly premature. The Prime
Minister will not trouble the King with political
business until the coronaticr. anxieties are over.
The Education bill, moreover, is a harassing
subject, sufficiently engrossing. The Prime
Minister is compelled to deal with the malcon
tents on his own side who are suggesting f
fresh compromise by which effective public con
trol of schools shall be exercised when the local
taxes are expend.-^
Three sitters for Sargent's hunter group in
this year's Academy were exhibited at a Par
liamentary wedding at St. Margaret's. West
minster, yesterday. The youngest was the
bride, In her wedding gown of silver tissue and
spangled silver net, with a train of Brussels
lace, and the others were bridesmaids in dainty
Empire dresses with pale blue sashes and lace
hats with blue ostrich feathers. It was a pict
uresque wedding, with six bridesmaids arid two
train bearers. in yellow and white, and the
church was daintily decorated with hydrangeas
and lilies. The bridegroom. Grant Lawson, was
supported by Austen Chamberlain as best man.
Lindsay Russell entertained the executive
committee of the Pilgrims' Club at luncheon at
the Carlton, with Frederick Holls. Consul Gen
eral Evans. Lord Charles Hereford and a few
other guests. This club is settling down to
practical work with a membership of over
eighty, about equally divided between Ameri
cans and Englishmen. Unlike other associa
tions for promoting good feeling between the
two countries, It Is neither exclusively English
nor American, and It Marts out with a co-oper
ative r'-me of Anglo-American good fellow
ship based upon the experience of the Gridiron
Club, of Washington. It will not interfere with
the work of the American society, whose ener
gies are expended on national festivals.
The Americans registered a 1 The Tribune
headquarters from New-York are Isn.i'- p. Mo
land. Mrs. Henry Yates, Jr.. Richard Coie. Felix
FWd. J Barber, C. C. Oayley, A K. Bird and
J. F. North; from Chicago, Daniel Btern; from
Philadelphia. J. Addlson Henry, from New-
Jersey. Charles T. Baley. MIM A. N Haley.
John R. Bean. J"sepn McManos. Edward Mr-
Manus. H. E. Kellner and Max Hs—lrim; from
other cltif-5. H. M. Carter, E. F llurdock, Mrs.
R. Bhoer, J M. Walters. A. L. Johnson and W.
F. Wendt.
Mr. Redmon-1 has received s cable dispatch
from Melbourne announcing t7ix» as the first
instalment of aid to the Home lu\\p cause in
South Africa.
At a dinner in the Whitehall rooms, the Lon
don Lord Mayor presented to Lord Kltihener
a sword of honor, subscriber! for at Cape Town,
amid a ncene Of great enthusiasm. Responding
to the toast of his health. Lord Kitchener ex
pressed the confident hope that the sword would
never again be drawn in South Africa, where,
with its natural resources of potential wealth,
they possessed the makings of a new America.
The Westminster City Council decided the
Canadian arch must be removed Immediately
after the coronation, and approved the offer of
a resident of Luiknow to erect an Indian coro
nation arrh.
To the successful candidate In North Leeds
was accorded the place of honor at the banquet
Of the Liberal League. Lord Rosebery presid
ed, and claimed the result of the election was a
great victory for the Liberal Imperialists, and
warned the Opposition against undue exaltation.
The election, while giving a mortal blow t<> the
prestige of the government, conveyed the warn
ing to the Opposition against dissociating Itself
from the imperial aspirations of the nation,
and supporting Home Rule. The existence of
the league must continue until its principles
prevailed.
The pro- Boer section of the Radical press dis
putes Lord Rosebery's claim of an Imperialist
victory at Leeds, contending that as the Liberal
candidate, Barran. won the election, that he.
won, not by dissecting the party, but by resist
ing reactionary legislation. It also deplores the.
Imperialists' attitude on the Irish question.
•The Express" states the government will
shortly remove the restrictions on the importa
tion of Argentine cattle. The merchant ship
pers of London have been In communication
with the firms comprising the South African
ring with a view of inducing them to reduce
their rates to the same level the Houstons are
now quoting. The ring refused, stating it was
prepared to meet competition only to the ex
tent In which it exists. The shippers arrived at
no decision, nor is an early arrangement ex
pected at Hartlepool. I. N. F.
TRANSFER OF PARTY ALLEGIANCE.
EARL BEAITHAMP JOINS LIBERAL LEAGUE
-EX-GOVERNOR OF NEW SOUTH WALES.
London. July 31. — Announcement was made
that Earl Beauchamp has joined the Liberal
League. This formal defection from the Conser
vative ranks, coming at a moment when excite
ment is rife over the Liberal victory in the North
Leeds by-election, occasions considerable in
terest in political circles. It is regarded as note
worthy that Earl Boauchamp. at the request of
Colonial Secretary Chamberlain, accepted the
governorship of New South Wales on January
23. 1800.
Earl Beauonamp, who succeeded Viscount Hamp
den as Governor of New South Wales, resigned
that office in March. 1900. He married Lady Let
tice Grosvenoi, sister of the Duke of Westminster,
on July 26. 190 U.
CRANBERRY LAKE AND HACK. »1.
Excursions every Sunday to the Lackav/anna
Railroad's new picnic resort Specinl train leaves
New York at 8:45 A, M.. returning leaves the lake
at 6:15 P. M. Delightful ride through Summit, Mor
ristown and uU the Oranscs.— Advu
EARTHQUAKE RUINS TOWN
WIDESPREAD DEVASTATION IN CALI-
FORNIA
INHABITANTS FLEE FOR THEIR LIVES
TWO COUNTIES AFFECTED—MORE
THAN SEVENTY DIS
TINCT SHOCKS.
Santa Barbara, Cal.. July Til.— Another severe
earthquake shock was felt at Los Alamos at
7:30 to-night. It was almost as heavy as that
of early this moi nine. A slight shock was fell
in this city at the same time.
San Luis Obispo. Cal.. July :?I.— A strip of
country, fifteen miles long by four miles wide,
rent with gaping fissures and dotted, with hills
and knolls which sprang up in the night as
though by magic, a village in ruins and hun
dreds of persons fleeing for their lives are the
results of last night's seismic disturbance In
the valley of Los Alamos, in the northern part
of Santa Barbara County. For the last four
days that section has been shaken by a series
of earthquakes that is without precedent in the
history or tradition of the Pacific roast, and the
continuance of the disturbances and the Increas
ing se\erity of the shocks have so frightened
the inhabitants that they are going to other
places as rapidly as possible. By now Los Ala
mos is almost entirely deserted.
The disturbances began on Sunday evening
and continued through Sunday night and Mon
day. The most severe shock occurred at 11:30
o'clock this morning. Hills were shaken and
twisted to their foundations, and the valleys
trembled and rolled like the surface of the
ocean. Great fissures were run deep in the
earth, while hills and knolls were formed in
level valleys. Springs of water appeared in
places that had been dry. and the general topo
graphy of thp valley was greatly changed. The
disturbance had no general direction, but was
what is known as a "twister." It was preceded
by a rumbling like that of distant thunder,
which increased until the earth began to rise
and twist and the hills bejyan to tremble.
With the first warning of the approaching
disaster the terror stricken people rushed into
the streets, and sought places of safety in va
cant lots and roads, or fled toward the neigh
boring hills. The first vibrations were immedi
ately followed by the most terrific shock ever
experienced in this section of the State. The
earth trembled and rolled and twisted until it
was impossible to stand erect, and the in
habitants crouched together in the darkness,
fearful that the earth would op^n and swallow
th<-m. The terror inspired by the rumbling and
trembling of the earth was increased by the
sound of falling buildings.
When the most serious shocks had passed and
the rumbling sounds had died away the people
gathered in groups about the ruins of their
homes and places of business, and when they
saw the extent of the damage many of them,
fearful of a repetition of this experience, im
mfdiate-ly started on foot or by any conveyance
that could he had, for places where the pre
vious shocks had been less severe.
With the dawn of day the stricken village had
the appearance of the ruins of a city long de
serted. A church had been levelled to the
ground, and not one brick building was left
standing. Chimneys had toppled over, frame
buildings had been wrenched apart and thrown
from their foundations, telegraph and telephone
wires had been broken, and there was not a
building in town that had not been damaged.
In store* the merchandise was thrown from
shelve*, and everything breakable was de
stroyed. Not a pane of glass was left in any
window In town. In the frame dwellings left
standing stoves were overturned and crockery
and glassware were destroyed.
A conservative estimate o . f the loss to prop
erty in the village is 130.000. This amount will
probably be greatly Increased by the damage
in the "surrounding country. Th- most severe
portion of the disturbance was felt for eleven
miles over a strip four miles wide, but the
shock was felt throughout Santa Barbara and
San Luis Obispo counties. At the Western
Union oil wells on the Caniaga ranch two tanks
were wrecked and much other damage was done.
The disturbances continued throughout the
day at Intervals of two hours, but none of the
later shocks were revere. Since the first dis
turbances on Sunday night there have been more
than seventy distinct shocks. Those who have
been keeping records have now given up, as the
disturbances toward night become almost con
tinuous.
DYNAMITE WRECKS BRIDGE.
SAID TO BE WORK OP TAXPAYERS BE
CAUSE NEW STRUCTURE WAS
NOT BUILT.
Flemlngton, N. J.. July 31. — Unknown persons
early this morning blew up with dynamite the
large stone bridge crossing Beaver Brook, be
tween High Bridge and Lebanon, near here, and
almost totally demolished it. The destruction
of the bridge was caused by the action of the
Beard of Chosen Freeholders in refusing to re
place the old structure with a more modern one.
The bridge was built In 1868. In the recent
freshets it was considered unsafe, and was
damaged consideraoly by the floods. The atten
tion of the Board of Chosen Free-holders was
called to the fact by a number of taxpayers, and
after viewing the same, the board decided that
no new structure '.as necessary.
Soon after midnight two terrific explosions
awoke the neighborhood. They were both within
a few seconds of each other. Houses were
shaken for a mile around, and the explosion was
heard three miles away. The force of the dyna
mite tore a large hole in the centre of the arch.
The foundation on one Bide was shattered, leav
ing a tottering portion of the arch standing,
which may fall at any time.
No clew has been obtained to the perpe
trators, but it is believed that it is the work
of persons who wanted to secure a new bridge.
The Board of Chosen Freeholders has offered a
reward for the arrest of the dynamiters or for
any clew leading to their identity.
CTLEBRA FOR A NAVAL STATION.
WEST INDIAN ISLAND MAY BE USED AS A
PERMANENT BASK
Washington. July 31.— The Navy Department Is
canvassing the advisability of establlshinK a per
manent naval base at Culebrs Island. This Island
is lost east of Porto Rico, and was ceded to the
T'nite.l Stat»s by the Treaty of Paris. Since the
inauguration of civil government In Porto Rico It
hns been under that Island's administration. Be
ing considered an especially fine place for a naval
hase for the winter manoeuvres of the fleet in the
Caribbean Sea. It was seltfird a year ago and a
■ amp of marines was estnbli.-lierl there: Subse
quently, by executive order, the public lands on the
island were turned over to the navy. Some guns
also were landed. The island has m harbor, and
the equipment bureau is preparing to equip it wirh
mooring buoys and coal for the ass of the fleet
next winter.
WOMAN SIFFRAGE /.V AVBTMAUA.
London, July 31.—Edm'infl Barton. Premier or
Australia, replying to-day to a deputation of wom
an suffragists Leaded by Lady Henry Somerset,
?ai<i the outlook for womin s-uflrage was excellent
throughout the Australian Commonwealth. The
success the movement already had met with in
four out of the six States, he said, presaged the
ultimate adoption of the plan throiißhout the whole
federation
The nleasantest pathway leading out of or into
New- York is via th - Hudson River Day Unt.
Music. New landing W. 129 th St.— A.iVt.
M-KBW TORK TO CHICAGO-HOTRP
Thr Pennsylvania Special saves four hours and of
fers unsurpassed service.— Advt.
NEAR RIOT ON THE CELTIC.
PRIESTS' INTERVENTION STOPS FIGHT
BETWEEN IRISH ANI> WELSH.
An incipient riot among thr eight hundred or
more steerage passengers on the big White
Star Liner Celtic was quelled on Sunday after
noon by the intermediation of Father M.
Meagher, of Ridgewood, Perm. Among the third
class passengers were three religious factions —
a party of Salvation Army people who held
services frequently every day; a Welsh choir
with their adherents, and a large number of
Irish Roman Catholics. The last named formed
the greater number of steerage passengers.
On Sunday, when in midocean the Irish ar
ranged to hold services at " o'clock in the after
noon. The Salvation Army people and the
Welsh each held two services In the morning.
At ."• p. m. Father Fitzgerald, of Brooklyn, of
ficiated for the Irish services, and when they
were finished the people of that nationality
grouped themseives on the deck for a merry
making. They had barely got under way with
a series of national dan« - es to th^ ac« ompani
ment of acenrdeon and fiddle, when the Welsh
choir appeared on the scene and tried to take
possession of «-he deck to hold another service.
The Irish protested. The Welsh choir started
their h> mn, while their adherents tried to clear
th-^ Irish danctrs off the deck.
Meanwhile, the second cabin passengers,
grouped on the deck above, attracted by the
singing, set up shouts of approval for the Welsh,
not understanding the nature of the controversy
going on below. Encouraged by this seeming
backing, the Welsh cohorts started in to drive
the Irish dancers from the deck by force. The
latter f;<r outnumbered the Welshmen, and were
on the point of turning the scene into a Donny
brook fair, when Father Meagher's attention
was called !■> the oUsturbanee. He went down
to the steerage deck, and immediately upon his
uplifting his hand, the Irish bared their heads
and stopped fighting to listen to his decision.
Father Meagher heard the stories of both sides,
and then said to his countrymen:
"I believe that you have every right to use.
the deck at this time for your merrymaking,
but as a favor to me. will you please retire, and
let the Welshmen hold their services ."
There was no further trouble.
DELUGE IN THE WEST.
WATERSPOUT AND CLOUDBI'RST DE
STROY PROPERTY AND
BREAK WIRES.
Wbtona, Minn.. July 31.— The worst storm in
th» history of Winona struck this city about
5:30 last evening. Almost a cloudburst lasted
for half an hour, accompanied by a terrific
wind. No loss of life is reported. The Bay
State Elevator and Central Methodist Church
were partially unroofed and the street car trans
fer offices were Mown into the middle of the
street. The residence part of the city is in bad
shape, many streets being completely blocked
with fallen trees.
Many telephone wires were blown down and
outside communication with the city cut off.
Roads are badly washed out and there was
much damage in the surrounding grain fields.
The northwestern roa-1 is washed out opposite
the city at Bluff Siding. Fountain City surtered
great damage. Governor Vaa S.int's pleasure
barge. Diana, was completely dismantled and
the bridges and sidewalks at thai place were
washed out.
Hermann. Neb., July 31. — A waterspout north
west <jf Hermann caused a washout of the Chi
cago. St. Piiul. Minneapolis and Omaha road
four miles north of here. About, one thousand
feet of track are washed away. The wind
moved a dwelling house oft* Its foundation near
the washout. Reports from other points of the
State Indicate that the whole State was visited
by a heavy electrical storm.
TEXAS FLOODS SUBSIDING.
OUTLOOK CLEARER AND NO RAW NEAR
DALLAS IN TWO DAYS.
Pallas, Tex., July 31. — Reports received here
from the flooded district of the State make the
outlook more hopeful. The only unfavorable
Dews comes from the Texas Pacific, near Forney,
where Brushy Creek suddenly rose, washing out
the railroad track and bridges and cutting oft
many people in the bottom lands. Boats have
been called for to rescue them. The Texas Pa
cific IS open west of here for through traffic, and
all roads announce a resumption of traffic, al
though in some cases by a roundabout way.
There has been no rain in the vicinity of
Dallas for two days, and similar reports come
from many points in the State.
KING CONTINUES TO IMPROVE.
ABLE TO WALK LENGTH OF DECK OF*
YACHT— WOUND CLOSING SATIS
FACTORILY.
Cowes. Isle of Wight, July ."I.— Favored by
perfect weather the royal yacht Victoria and
Albert cruised westward this afternoon. The
King sat in the shade of an awning aft. with
the Queen by his side. There was no salute, but
at Osborne the guardshtp Australia manned
sides as the King's yacht passed.
The Prince and Princess of Wales will take
leave of the King to-morrow and will not return
to the Solent until after the coronation.
To-day's b-'!etin on the condition of Kins
Edward follows:
His majesty has made rapid progress sin.c
Monday last.' His general condition continues
all that could be desired. The wound Is closing
satisfactorily.
The King Is now able to walk the entire
length of the pavilion deck ensily without assist
ame - TRKVKS,
LAKING.
BANK ART.
KIPLING'S SEW COUNTRY PLACE.
PURCHASED BECAUSE OF ANNOYANCES
FROM BRIGHTON EXCURSIONISTS
AND VILLAGERS.
London. July 31.— Rudyard Kipling, who has
been much annoyed by the visits of Brighton
excursionists to his house at Rottingdean, has
purchased a new country place near Tunbridge
Wells. Mr. Kipling's troubles at Rottingdean
included a feud with the villagers caused by the
pro-Beer sentiments of his aunt. Lady Burne-
Jones. the widow of Sir Edward Burne-Jones.
On Jane 2 Mr. Kipling dispersed a mob which
threatened the house of his aunt. Lady Burne
lones at Rottingdean. because she had displayed a
black banner Inscribed "You have killed: you have
coruiuered " To show his disapproval of the at
tack on his aunt " bouse. Mr. Kiplir.g shut up a
tom hall which she had given to the public.
FRESH PEABAX7 OUTBREAKS IX RUSSIA.
St. Petersburg. July 31-— An official newspaper
published at Saratoff. in the government of the
same name, reports fresh peasant outbreaks in
the villa ses of Khovanshyn and Vladykin. aris
ing from false reports of intended land re-
f °AT khovanshyn a magistrate and other offi
cials were injured. Troops restored order, how
ever, and the ringleaders of the rioting were
arrested.
THE PENNSYLVANIA SPECIAL.
Only 20 hours between New York and Chicago. Din
in" car barber" shop and luxurious convenlences.-
Advt.
1 1 i« i mire cure for CROUP—
JAYNES EXPECTORANT.-Advt.
PRICE THREE CENT 3.
PEACE IK SIIENA.VDOAH.
FIFTEEN HUNDRED TROOPS
THERE TO KKBP IT.
STRIKE LEADKKS SAY THKY (AN KEEP
ORDER AND WANT SOU HERS
WITHDRAWN.
ibt nunan r.. the tammam i
Sr.enandoah. Perm.. July 31.— Peace reigns to
night in Shenandoah. Fifteen hundred soldier*
are on the scene of last night's riot, and the
crowds of infuriated men who then defied ail
law and authority are gone. In th*»ir place an*
docile and orderly citizens, filling the streets to
curiously watch the soldiers, but making no
threatening demonstration. In th? suburbs
since daylight, even where the soldiers are not,
there has been no disturbance. The region i«
quieter than it has be»n for weeks, and citizen*
GENERAL J. P. ■. GOETN\
Commanding the militia In the Pennsylvania cSaJ
regions.
say that the excitement of several days, cul
minating in the outburst last night, will not b«*
repeated. Of the situation General P. S.
Gobin, commanding, says: "All is quiet. Ex
cept for a couple of. outbreaks this morning
there has been no violence reported. I have nri.
declared martial law It is my intention to co
operate with the civil authorities, and martial
law will not be declared unless there is more
serious rioting." Leaders of the strikers say
that there will be no more trouble, and they
have already asked Governor Stone to withdraw
the troops. After a meeting this afternoon the
following telegram was sent to him:
We. the undersigned officers of the Ninth
District of the Miners' Union, believe that the
request made to you to send the troops was
based upon exaggeration, and. as we are con
firmed in such belief, respectfully request you
to send a personal representative into the town.
We believe that by such impartial investigation
you will learn that the presence of troops here
is unnecessary. •
(Signed) MILES DOUGHERTY.
MARTIN POWASIS.
TERENCE cutlet.
JOHN T. WILLIAMS.
T. J. RICHARDS.
An answer Is expected.
Joseph Beddall. the hardware merchant of
this city, who was frightfully beaten by the
clubs of the mob, died to-night. Chief of Police
Frye and Rlneheister. a policeman, who were
beaten and shot, are recovering.
Of the strikers between fourteen and eighteen
are wounded and require the services of phy
sicians. Others who are slightly wounded are
not reported. These wounded strikers are at
their homes, except Peter Snomas and George
Somachus. who applied at the Fott»vUle Hos
pital for aid. Their wounds were dressed and
they were then arrested by Deputy Sheriff Bed
dall and put into jail. These are the only ar
rests made, but others will follow so soon as
the civil authorities sr-t out the warrants.
The call for troops was issued at 12:45 this
morning, and by 6:3: > the first of them arrived
with General Gobin at their head. Governor
Stone, too far away fron. the scene to be in
touch with the situation telegraphed from Paul
Smith's, in the Adirondack*, directing Ad
jutant General Stewart and General «Johin to
order out the troops if they deemed it necessary.
He asked Sheriff Beddall to gel the request of
prominent citizens of this tmvn ft_>r the troops.
Only one, John Fowler, would sign the petition.
The others hesitated. This was because during
the rioting of 1000. a petition was sent for troop*
and since then the business people say thai
many who signed it have be?n compelled by lack
of business to close their stores and leave the
town. Sheriff Beddall. however, got citizens of
Pottsville to indorse his stand and the order was
issued.
General Gobin hurried from his home in Leb
anon, while at Harrisburg Colonel Richardson
in charge of the State arsenal, rushed the work
of providing supplies. With four companies of
the S'.h and one of the 12th regiments. General
Gobin reached here at •>:•"-!> o'clock, and by
1:13 o'clock this afternoon the last of the
troops arrived. LBN men in all. There are ten
companies of the 12th Regiment, nine of the
Sth and two of the 4th. with the Governor's
Troop from Harrisburg. The three batteries of
the brigade have not been ordered out, but can
be had quickly. General Gobin says, if there is
need. They comprise one battery of three 2
pounders. one battery of six gatlings and one
battery of six automatic Colts. The remaining
companies of the 4th. at AHentown, and the
'.•th Regiment, at Wilkesbarre. and 13*1 at
Scranton. are all ready to answer a call. The
Oth and 13th are in such positions in the coal
regions that they can cover the entire upper
district in case of trouble, one company of th*
Oth being at Hazleton. Within an hour, if neces
sary. 3,.">00 men can be in the field.
The effect .if the soldier?' arrival u;>an the
strikers and others was narked, They were
viewed seriously, and the town looked as if a
circus day parade was to be seen. Bereft of its
civil force, and with no police or constable on
the street to maintain order, the town did not
suffer. There was no disturbance. The troops
were on guard at the railroad stations, but
there the people were allowed to approach, and
many went inside the lines. but were compelled
to keep moving. Guards about the camps were
the only others to be placed. Details are. how-
Improved service via Rutland Railroad. Four
trains dally to Vermont. Three to Montreal. "Across
the Islands of Lake ChanWain." Descriptive
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