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Mot,. XLVU. 3To 123. Sajlt Lake City, Utah, Wednesday Mopjsm-TG-, August IT, 1904. 10 phges.Fiye Cents.
IIHE TO Sffi
to End labor
ir Fruitless,
larrison Has te Drop
tor for the Pres- '
iclaro They Havo Won nnd
No Reason to Meet
ornier Employees.
D, Aug. IC Despite the
itervenllon, prospects for
e packing-house strike were
assuring today. The pack
meeting held 1 last night in
k's olllces nppolntcd a com-
E. Wilson and Thomas E. Con-
represent them at a confer
ee h the Mayor, but today an ofil-
1 me of the big companies poured
ter on the enterprise by declar-
re was "nothing on earth the
ai tould do" to bring about a set
jj If" The packers' attitude was
llTc nothing of benefit could re
in a meeting with the Mayor, it
otdo to refuse to go to the city
:e Lenders Antagonistic.
JU other hand, the strike leaders
.ually antagonistic. President
ji ('declared he did not expect to
nt at the time the conference
f. meet. He said his reason was
jfji the hour named ho had to ad-
lhog butchers' union.
7Cj the ho,? butchers axe a great
ijV re Important to me than the
Jsald the head of the strikers.
, , in was too long getting in. He
'm d our say for fair police treat
g El'fhaa Ignored it. He need not
P i now he can snap his fingers
.i Je and have us come to do his
i
iln What Packers Says.
t waiting for the time set. the
: l&ent a -committee to Mayor
land lnformpd him it would do
Qi' yto arrange a joint conference
at" (strike leaders. The committee
'cfiia that the packers had al
fftpon the strike, and had no rea
t! .Sweet the strikers.
r
5L rrisou Drops the Matter.
$the day, nftor the announce
ikl 'the declaration of the packers
1 tfayor that a joint conference
r,b kss, President Donnelly of the
ftd unions, accompanied by Mat
gC rr of the coopers' union, who. Is
ijwj Strike conference board, and
jjsi fFitzpalrick. organizer for the
jf0c iFederatlon of Labor, appeared
ty H tP ' nd went Into consul
, 1 Ui II i . Harrison. Mayor
ifi i'itt-Ar talking with the strlk
gj ;esentatives, said for the pres
,j, fejWas nothing ho could do to
.p strike. The strikers were wll
j, take up negotiations with the
, jp, abut the latter refuse to meet
kers. Mayor Harrison an-f-A
Xhat 1,e would drop the matter
resent.
if SWEEPS CANY0N
lijWall of Water Causes Death
1?lpestruction in Arizona.
j(dAN, Ariz., Aug. 16. Report
jjflOPh from Layne Springs, four
fli m nortn oi here, says that be
" i iand C o'clock lost evening a
? it feel on Summit Cernbat
w, sending a ilood oC water flf--b'p
fdown through the canyons,
r ' everything before 1L At the
s iwk mine a house was carried
if3-' fl two men drowned. George
M, a well known mining man,
j sf pm the building, was imprls
e4 he tunnel of the mine and dug
irf. nomine by fellow mkiere. The
I lie Ellgbrethen was found two
ivn the canyon imbedded In
ibtw 5, debris The body of John
136 another victim, has not yet
7t: frered.
i& klpha mine. 100 yards to the
IMr t'he Night Hawk, ore dumps
tW" away and huge eboulders
ijjtif iln the portals of the tunnel.
on hill and all along the range
? "Heel villi ivater and debris
trtJf 1 .damage has been done. Gen-
13 falling here today.
i N PACIFIC AT PAR,
1 "
1 Overland Back Close to
jf 1 High Point.
ffi l0RK- Aue- IC-For the first
i year Union Pacific stock sold
tt Thls 8lock haa a
gjj r-the recent bull movement, and
f S.SiV?nced 8larply 1 over
Rhcd,1-00' but reacted to
Jff' St S? Cl0S0 0n a downward
teucs3 lhc stock
W.?5i :
?"KftM T-?-T!,e Unltc1 StatcB
KtsllSw r 'out 2000 arand ArmX
Wll cominnr,S0VlI1,!u,dor -w'n IC
jjiW',1 cnnnand thu vceacL
BETRAYED BY HIS MOTHER,
Deserter Braved Sentry's Gun to See
Girl He Loved.
NEW YORK, Aug. IC Betrayed by
his mother because she objected to the
girl of his iiholce, Thomas P. Hender
son of tho United States army, was ar
rested in Meriden, Conn., yesterday,
and brought back to Fort TVadsworth,
this city, to answer a charge of deser
tion. Henderson had long been In love with
the girl, and they were engaged to be
married, but his mother had many times
refused to consent to tho union because
they are of different religious beliefs.
Nevertheless, the soldier elzed every
opportunity to be with tho girl, and the
last one offered itself on July 2S.
Unable to obtain leave of absence,
Henderson watched his chance, and,
clad ln full regulation army uniform, he
escaped from Fort Wadsworth at the
risk of being shot down by the sentries,
nnd went to Meriden, where the girl
lives in Lewis avenue.
He took ' care to arrive there under
cover of night, and ever since remained
In hiding, but his mother suspected the
-truth, and, making quiet Inquiries,
learned his whcrenboiits a day or two
ago. She promptly notified the officials
of Fort Wadsworth and they sent to the
Meriden police a telegram saying:
"Thomas-F. Henderson, a deserter from
the United States army, is now in Meri
den. Arrest him and return to us."
Henderson was found in the houe,
and at once submitted to arrest, al
though he sweara that he will yet marry
the girl In spite of all opposition.
WON HUSBAND WITH PIE,
Wi'so Widow '.Xnew Way to Reach a
Man's Heart.
PHILADELPHIA, PA., Aug. IC.
Truthfulness of the old saying, "The
way to a man's heart is through his
stomach," was vouched for by Mrs. El
vira Kirk, G5 years old, of 2001 North
Lawrence street, who was married yes
terday to Benjamin Brown, 72 years old,
of 200K North Lawrence street, after
capturlug his heart with her home
made .Il9 and gingerbread. The wed
ding waa performed by the Rev. J. Ba
ker Stcw.m t, assistant pastor of the De
Wlttemon Gospel association, ln the
pastor's fti.dy, 3C17 North Seventeenth
street. Tfc?" bridegroom's son, B. F.
Brown, acted as best man, while Nel
lie Brown, the son's wife, was matron
of honor.
Pies and other results of Mrs. Kirk's
culinary knowledge, which brought
about their happy union, composed the
wedding feasL Mr. Brown has been
married three times previously and his
bride once. He has been Injured se
riously and given up for death three
times. '
NEW YORK. Aug. 16 Attaches ?f the
Immigrants" free labor bureau l0 es
timate that 40,000 domestic serv .us arc
needed ln this city and It Is fted thru
the demands of housekeepers iWoklng help
are far ln excess of the supply.
DENVER. Aug. IC The executive com
mittee of the Democratic State Central
committee hns selected September 21 as
tho dat? for holding the State conven
tion. T-iC convention wlJt .ncct In this
city.
BUZZARD'S BAY, Mass., Aug. 16 Jo
seph Jefferson, tho actor, has boon 111
for a day or two at Crow's Nest, his sum
mer homo here. A doctor called from
Boston stated the trouble waa a severe at
tack of Indigestion'.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 10. Tho convention of
the National Shorthand Reporters' asso
ciation convened tDday with about -300 del
egates present. The convention will bo
In session for four days.
ST. LOUIS. Aug. IC The annual con
vention of the Society of American Flor
ists and Ornamental Horticulturists be
gan today In Music I7n.il. The convention
will last four days.
DENVER, Aug. 10Gov. Peabody has
granted the application of the Governor
of Nebraska for tho extradition of George
t r r r 1 1 .1 sAn 1 1
Ull XXUI1U1? VtlllllUU 1U1 UIILCU WillJJIll--
lly In tho murder of M. D. Rees at Oak
Chatham station, near Omahn. Von Hal
ler had arranged to contest extradition.
DENVER. Aug. 1G. Judge MulMns of
the District court, of his own motion, has
extended the time for Mrs. Genevieve
Phlpps to plead in the divorce suit of
her husband. Lawrence Phlpps, tho Pitts
burg millionaire.
CHICAGO, Aug. IC In attempting to
oludo policemen and detectives early to
day Chester Scverson. ono of four bur
glars, was shot and Instantly killed. None
of U10 alleged thieves Is more than 17
years old, Sovcrson being the oldest and
probably the leader of the gang.
NEW YORK. Aug. IC Marine insur
ance rates covering risks on vessels and
cargoes to tho far East aro decidedly eas
ier In Now York, owing to tho Russian
naval losses. Actual quotations havo not
yet beon reduced.
WASHINGTON, Aug. IC Tt was stated
at tho bureau of Immigration today that
Its officials In chnrce at Now York havo
Instructions not to dotaln Mrs. Florence
Maybrlck. now on her way to America
after spending years ln aji English prison.
WASHINGTON. Aug. IC The poor con
dition of the Pima Indians of the Gila
River reservation ln Arizona, was the sub
ject of a conference today between Pres
ident Roosevelt, Commissioner of Indian
Affairs Jonos and Rev. Thomas C. Moffett
of Tucson, Ariz. Tho President has di
rected a fresh investigation regarding the
Indians.
Ultimatum to Canadian Pacific.
WINNIPEG, Man.. Aug. IC The em
ployes of the Canadian Pacific railway
have delivered an ultimatum to the of
ficials of the road ln thp matter of an
increase of wages for every car man
and machinist, and it Is said that If the
demand Is not complied with before the
time limit set ln tho demand expires
there will be a strike.
Morrison Should Know.
Special to Tho Trlbuno.
BOISE. Ida., Aug. IC Tho Capital
News tonlcht publisher) a statement that
Governor Morrison Is a candidate for tho
position of Attorney-General of Porto
Rico, which position Is now hold by for
mer Judgo Swuet of Idaho. Tho Governor
prouquncoM thu statumont without foun
dation and ridiculous.
WAVE MEN
Mil AMIS
hnen! Smite Dver
Heads and Legs,
Awful Havoc Caused by Rain
of Shells on War
ship. Every Officer Aboard the Czarevitch
Wan Either Killed or
Wounded.
CHEFOO, Aug. 10. A striking Incident
of the naval engagement of August 10
was tho surrounding of the battleship
Retvlzan by Japanese torpedo boats,
tho other Russian vessels having gone
to the assistance of the Czarevitch,
which was then hard pressed. The
Retvlzan desperately attempted to
break through the line and tried to ram
a cruiser which approached, but she was
fairly blown out of her course by a hall
of shells from the cruisers, which be
gan now participating In the fight.
Every officer of the Czarevitch was
either killed or wounded. While the
Czarevitch was making for Tslng Tau
funeral services were held. In many
cases, over heads, arms andlegs.
One sailor whose hand was severed
by a fragment of shell became crazed
by pain and the horror of blood about
him. He approached the captain, held
out the severed member of his remain
ing hand, and requested that prayer be
said over It.
SITUATION IN liIANCHURIA.
No Developments Except Reports of
Rains and Exodus of Chinese.
ST. PETEHRSBURG, Aug. 10. There
are no developments ln the situation ln
Manchuria except the receipt of a re
port by the general staff of the con
tinuance of rains and reports of general
exodus of the Chinese Inhabitants,
who are fleeing northward from Llao
Yang In anticipation of the coming
military operations.
The Bourse Gazette prints a special
dispatch reporting that the Japanese
have retired from Hal Cheng, Tashlchao
and New Chwang, but the statement Is
hardly considered credible. The failure
of the Chefoo reports to mention a con
tinuance of the land fighting before
Port Arthur is interpreted as evidence
that the siege operations have thus
far been without definite results.
It Is somewhat significant that
throughout the bad news of the past
week government 4's have not fallen a
fraction of a point.
RUSSIAN CRUISER SUNK.
Japanese Torpedo Boats Destroy a
Russian WaTship.
WASHINGTON, Aug. IC Official ad
vices received here today state that the
Japanese commander-in-chief reports
that the Russian cruiser Pallada was
sunk by Japanese torpedo boats on the
night of August 10. A cablegrum on
the same subject received by the
Japanese legation from the Foreign
office at Toklo says:
"According to the latest reports from
Admiral Togo, a Russian vessel of the
Pallada type Is believed to have been
sunk by our torpedo boats during the
attack on the night of August 10."
St Petersburg Sees Defeat.
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. IC The ex
pectation horoi is that Port Arthur will
fall at any moment. Especial significance
Is ascribed to tho fact that Lieut, -Gen.
Stoessel's wife and children went to
Chefoo on board the torpedo-boat do
stroyer Rycshltelnl.
PREPARING FOR CONGRESS.
Portland Arranging to Entertain a
Great Throng.
PORTLAND, Or., Aug. 16 The
necessary reconstruction of the big drill
room at the armory ln this city where
the sessions of the American mining
congress, which meets here from
At'gust 22- to August 27 are to be held,
has commenced, and building the
stage, placing the decorations nnd In
stalling the mineral displays Is pro
gressing rapidly and will be completed
by the end of this week.
The drlllroom Is 200 feet long by 100
feet wide, with a large gallery on all
four sides, has a seating capacity of be
tween S50O and -1000. With all this
room reports of the Immense delega
tions which are coming from Salt
Lake, Denver, Omaha, El Paso and
other places Indicate that the conven
tion will be taxed to Its capacity.
In addition to the delegates from El
Paso appointed exclusively to tho mi
ning congress, It Is stated that the
special train of Knights Templars, ac
companied by. the El Paso band, en
route to the conclave at San Francisco,
will come by way of Portland, and by
special request of the Governor of
Texas will .dt In tho convention as ac
credited delegates from that State.
BAR HARBOR, Me., Aug. 10. The con
dition of Congressman Robert R. Hitt of
I'llnois today was reported aa satisfac
tory and the physician announced there
was no reason for alarm. j
COULD NOT LEAVE POST.
Witli Rullet in His Thigh Old Man
Does His Duty.
CHICAGO, Aug, 10. Accused of being
a stock yards strike breaker Robert E.
Close, a watchman for the Santa Fe
railroad, has fired eight shots Into a
crowd of men standing- near the Archer
avenuo bridge and wounded two of
them. One of his victims, Frank
Holleran, was wounded In the side and
Is at the hospital, but the other, An
drew Bloom, 70 years old, refused
to desert his post at the crossing of the
Chicago & Alton tracks, although he
had a bullet In his thigh. Close was
arrested.
Both of the wounded men were taken
to the police station, and Holleran asked
that he be removed to a hospital. It
was not so with Bloom. "No, I must
go back to my station." he said.
'.'After the trains all have gone through,
then maybe I'll go to the hospital, but
until then I can't leave."
To the remonstrance of the police he
replied: "I have been shot before. I
lost my arm at the battle of Antletcm,
and I carried a bullet ln my side for
nine days. This hurts, but I must get
back to my post."
The shooting was caused by a mis
take. Close was patrolling the tracks of
the Santa Fe road near 'Ashland
avenue, he says, when he saw boys
stealing from a freight car. He fol
lowed them to the Archer avenue
bridge, where the men were standing.
Some one shouted that he was a strike
breaker and Holleran tried to stop him.
CIoso became enraged and drew his
pistol, firing first at Holleran and then
Into, the crowd, which promptly
scattered,
lAff WILL
TAU II UTAH
Secretary te lake Tour
of Slate.
He Will Likewise Visit Other
States in Intermoun
tain Country. '
One Month Will Bo Spent in His
Campaign for Roose
velt Special to Tho Tribune.
WASHINGTON. Aug. IC Leslie M.
Shaw, Secrotary of tho Treasury, left
Washington tonight to visit his family,
who are summering at Squirrel Island, off
tho coast of Maine, preparatory to enter
ing the campaign as ono of President
Roosevelt's most efficient and conspicu
ous campaign orators. After a few days
spent with his family at Squirrel Island)
Secretary Shaw will proceed to Chicago
and there receive his assignments to ad
dress voters In various States of the
North and Southwest.
Secretary Shaw will bo away from
Washington about a month and will be
I'c-ard In Montana, Oregon. Washington,
California, Utah, Colorado. Wyoming, Ne
braska, Kansas and possibly many other
Slates west of the Mississippi river.
This tour completed. Secretary Shaw
will address the voters ln the middle
West, his Itinerary taking In many Im
portant points In Iowa, Illinois, Indiana
and Ohio.
WANT TO SEE LIBERTY BELL.
Ten Thousand Children of Oregon
Petition to Send It West.
PHILADELPHIA. PA.. Aug. 16.
Plans to lake the Liberty bell .across
the continent agnln next year for ex
hibition in Portland, where will be held
the Lewis and Clark exposition, arc as
suming definite shape. A letter was re
ceived today by Mayor Weaver from
the. secretary of tho exposition man
agement asking that the relic be sent
there. Accompanying the letter was a
petition sighed by 10,000 school chil
dren. It is desired to have the bell
on exhibition from June 1 to October
15. The petition says In part:
"This exposition will commemorate
the one hundredth anniversary of the
exploration of the Oregon country by
Capts. Lewis and Clark, under the au
thority of the Government of the United
States. Lewis and Clark were the first
Americans who crossed tho continent
to the Pacific ocean.
"This acquisition of the Oregon coun
try gave tho United States a coast line
on tho Pnclfic ocean. It was one of
the direct causes of the acquisition of
California, and the subsequent acqui
sitions of Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and
the Philippines are related to It. The
Lewis and Clark expedition stands,
therefore, as ono of the leading events
of American history.
"It was planned and carried out by
Thomas Jefferson, the author of the
Declaration of Independence, and the
old Liberty bell may well testify in 1305
to Jefferson's achievement on the Pa
cific ssaboard, as It testified nearly 120
years ago to his achievement on the
Atlantic sealjoard."
Wounded Men Rach Sosebo.
NAGASAKI. Aug. IC Tho Japancso
hospital ship Salko haq arrived at Sasobo
with seventy-eight Japanese wounded. In
cluding Imperial Prlnco Hlrovasu
J wacko, who was slightly wounded In the
naval engagement of August 10 off Round
Island. I
forces lis Resolutloe
Through.
Demacratic State Convention
Adopts Platform Contain
ing His Plank.
This After Striking Out Reference to
Same in Majority Report Heit
feld Named for Governor.
i
Special to Tho Tribune.
LEWI3TON, Ida., Aug. 16. The Du-bols-Heltfeld
forces regained control of
tho Idaho Democratic convention to
day, routing the Mormon forces after
a fierce ficrht thnf Piilmlnn tori tVila morn
ing. Last night the antl-DuboIs forces
succeeded In striking the anti-Mormon
plank out of the platform by a vote of
153 to 131.
Majority Report on Resolutions.
The platform presented by the ma
jority of the resolutions committee last
night declare allegiance to and re-af-firmatlon
of tho Natloral platform and
every part; favored the enactment by
legislation of a primary election law,
whereby candidates for office shall be
nominated by direct vote of the people;
the adoption of a constitutional amend
ment passed by both houses of the Leg
islature enlarging the powers of the
State land commission, opposed sub
sidles and special sugar bounty law
now ln force; opposed public officials
riding on ralroad passes; favored a
Judiciary of absolute purity and an
eight-hour law.
On the question of Mormonlsm, the
platform said, we are unalterably op
posed to polygamy, adultery and unlaw
ful cohabitation. We pledge the Demo
cratic party to enact such legislation
as will effectually suppress such evil.
We declare that time and experience
have vindicated the framcrs and
founders of the constitution and Gov
ernment of the United States ln Insist
ing on the complete seperatlon of
church and State In political affairs.
The constitution, the laws, public policy
and Democratic traditions all require,
as Indtspcnslble to good government, an
untramelled ballot und unbrldged citi
zenship. The platform then condemned the ex
travagance and administration of the
Republican administration and asks
the people to compare Its record with
the six years of wise and economical
Democratic administration; commends
nnd heartily endorses the services of
Fred T. Dubois In the Senate In behalf
of the State of Idaho.
Polygamy Plank Stricken Out.
A prolonged debate followed the
presentation of this report and at 1:30
o'clock this morning a motion made by
Senator Evans of Oneida county to
strike out of the report the reference to
Mormons was carried by a vote of 151
7-15 to 131 S-15. A motion to adjourn
until 10 o'clock this morning was then
adopted.
Dubois Wins Out.
During the recess the Idaho county
delegation was rounded up and swung
Into line for Dubois. When the con
vention assembled this morning the fol
lowing resolution was presented and
i-m,rln.l thtvttifh hv hf T"iilirls fnrcov
led by the Senator himself:
"Wo demand tho extermination of
polygamy nnd unlawful cohabitation
within the borders of Idaho and the
complete separation of church and State
In political affairs. We pledge the
Democratic party to enact such legisla
tion as will eventually suppress such
evil."
Evans Opposed Substitute.
Senator Evans of Oneida county ob
jected most strenuously to permitting
the substitute to be adopted, but would
consider It as an amendment. He said
that in his mind there was no difference
In the substitute offered and the original
defeated last night.
"Dubois Makes Appeal.
Mr. Jackson of Ada county, who had
secured the lloor, yielded to Senator
Debols. who was cheered wildly as he
mounted the platform. He began at
length, and defined In firm language his
position on ' tho Mormon Issue, being
Interrupted repeatedly by outbursts of
applause as he struck some popular
chord. He reviewed the test oaths law
ln this State, and followed by a review
of his fight in general against the ques
tion of polygamy. He reviewed the
matter of the Smoot question In Wash
ington and concluded with a strong ap
peal to the people to stand for that
which Is pure and good. The substitute
was then adopted.
Other Planks Adopted.
After a lengthy discussion, planks
were adopted demanding taxation of
timber on State lands, and denouncing
the attempt to have the twenty-year
term, during which standing timber
purchased from the State, must be re
moved, increased ln length, and
pledging the party to effect reform In
the State Treasurer's office so that all
earnings from State funds shall accrue
to the benefit of the State treasury. The
platform as amended was adopted by
acclamation.
Heitfcld Nominated.
As soon as the platform was out of
the way the convention proceeded to the
nomination of candidates. For the
Governorship the name of former
United States Senator Henry Heltfeld
was proposed and seconded by the dele
gates from the Mormon counties of the
State, who had opposed the anti-Mormon
plank which he, as a supporter of
the Dubois faction, had favored. There
was no opposition to the ex-Senator and
he received the nomination by acclamation.
TO NOTIFY DAVIS.
Arrangements Complete to Inform
Him of His Nomination.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.
Va., Aug. IC Arrangements are prac
tically completed for the notification
ceremonies to take place here tomorrow
afternoon, when Henry G. Davis will
be formally tendered and will accept
the nomination of the Democratic party
for the Vice-Presidency of the United
States. Mr. Davis reached White Sul-'
phur Springs last night. Representa
tive John Sharp Williams of Mississip
pi, chairman of the notification com
mittee, arrived today. Many Democrats
of prominence aro here and several
special trains are scheduled to reach
here tonight and tomorrow. The noti
fication ceremony is to constitute tho
opening of the Democratic State cam
paign In West Virginia. The cere
monies are to be held on the hotel lawn
under the huge trees and aro to be of
a simple nature. The Stonewall brig
ade of Staunton, an organization per
fected by Gen. Jackson, will be present.
There will probably be 5000 guests at
the notification ceremonies. A "noti
fication ball" will be held tomorrow
night.
CAMPAIGN IN MAINE.
Few Democratic Speakers in Pine
Tree State.
NEW YORK, Aug. 1G. Chairman
Taggart, Norman E. Mack, members of
the National tcommlttce for New York,
and David B. Hill will leave this even
ing for White 'Sulphur Springs to at
tend the Davis notification ceremonies.
Chief McConvllle of the speakers bu
reau at Democratic headquarters, has
been ln correspondence with a number
of Democrats of National prominence,
endeavoring to get them to take part In
the campaign ln Maine. Owing to the
absence of so many men at summer
homes and on vacations it has been im
possible to supply the demand for the
campaign ln Maine.
ROOSEVELT'S LETTER.
Cabinet Meeting Discusses the Docu
ment Just Completed.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16. The prin
cipal feature of the cabinet meeting to
day was a thorough discussion of the
letter, of acceptance of the Republican
nomination by the President. Tho doc
ument, which is supposed to be nearly
complete, was read carefully with the
view of eliciting suggestions from cer
tain of the members who had not yet
had an opportunity to read It. It is
said to be about the same length as the
speech with which President Roosevelt
received the notification committee at
Oyster Bay, and it Is expected that It
will be ready for publication ln about
two weeks' time.
CAMPAIGN IN NEW YORK.
Democratic Leaders Hold a Confer
ence on Matter.
NEW YORK, Aug. IC At a confcrcnco
between Chairman Cord Meyer of tho
Democratic State committee of New York
and Delancey NIcoll, vice-chairman of
the National committee, an undorstand
wns reached regarding tho New York
State campaign. It was decided that tho
National committee would not Interfere
with the State committee In the Stato
and neither tho National nor State com
mittees will take up any work ln New
York City and Brooklyn, where tho cam
paign will bo conducted by tho regular
Democratic organizations, Tho Demo
cra National managers say thoy are con
vinced that the situation ln Greater Now
York Is ln tho best prpjslblc shape for a
largor vote and larger majorities than
ever before.
COUNTRY HAS ATTENTION.
Republicans Looking After Other
States Besides Maine and Vermont.
NEW YORK, Aug. 16. Chairman
Cortenyou, at the Republican National
headquarters today, stated that the
National committee was giving atten
tion vp all parts of the country as well
as to Vermont and Maine. Naturally,
more Interest centered in these States
now because of the elections next
month, but the committee was not con
centrating Its efforts upon them simply
with a view of increasing the Repub
lican majorities.
BOND PROPOSITION LOST.
Idaho Falls Decides Not to Extend
Light and Water System.
Siiocial to The Trlbupe.
IDAHO FALLS, Ida., Aug. IC The
proposition to Issuo bonds lor tho exten
sion of the light and water system of tho
city was defeated at an election held
yesterday by a voto of G7 for to 100
against. Llttlo or no Interest was takon
and a very small voto was polled.
n
The Salt Lako baseball club defeated
the local club hero yesterday ln an unin
teresting game, by a score of 2 to 9. At
tendance, 700.
.
Dr. Franklin La Rue haa returned from
an extended trip through tho East. Ho
spont some time In Chicago as well aa at
at tho St. Louis fair.
Order Succession to Russian Throno.
ST. PETERSBURG. Aup. IC Emperor
Nicholas has issued a manifesto determin
ing the order of succession to the throne.
In the event of the Empuror dying before
the Czarevitch attains his majority, tho
Emperor's brother, Grand Duke Michael,
Is to become Regent, the Empress assum
ing the guardianship of the Czarevitch.
It Is believed that the manifesto marks
the curtailment of tho hitherto dominant
influence of the Dowager Empress.
NEW YORK, Aug. 1G Charles Blasure.
an electrician residing ln Long Island City
for ten years, aoscrts that ho Is ono of
three heirs to an estato ln California val
ued at $500,000. The fact that lawyers wero
making a search for him becamo known
through a visit paid to California,
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He lee Cremated - I
Mob In Georgia Saturates
Convicted Prisoners With
Oil and Applies Torch.
Men Who Perished Had Been Found
Guilty and Sentenced to
Die on Gallows.
ATLANTA', Ga Aug. 1G. Cato and
Reid, at Steatesboro, were taken from
the militia and burned at the stake this
afternoon.
Paul Reid was found guilty of mur
der and was sentenced to be hanged
beptember I). Will Cato, who was con
vlcted yesterday, was sentenced to die
at the same time. " v
Verdict Applauded.
Judge Daly told the men that they
did not have a chance on earth to es
cape the gallows. The verdict and
sentences were received with applause
by those in the courtroom. Reid and
Cato, In their statements, confessed to
complicity In the crime, and said rob
bery was their purpose.
Mob Besieged Court.
The wildest disorder prevailed ln the
vicinity of the courthouse. An excited
mob besieged the courthouse and sue
ceeded in taking some of the guns from
the militia, which Is on duty there.
With those guns aud other weapons
which the mob is believed to have had
In hiding, it paraded the streets.
Declared Men Should Die.'
The leaders openly declared that the
two prisoners, Paul Reid and William
Cato, would not be allowed to leave
Slatesboro. The fact that the prison
ers had been convicted and sentenced
to be hanged under the shortest limit
allowed by law did not appear to sat
isfy the mob.
Lynchers at the Jail.
The military was on guard at the jail
where ten other prisoners were con
fined. No shots were fired but several
Mere hurt. Lieut. Mclntyre was badly
hurt. Llept. Grlncr of Statesboro was
also hurt. They were injured In fight
ing hand to hand with the mob. Cor
poral Walker of Savannah and Sergt.
Proctor were also hurt.
Negroes Died Quickly.
The negroes were burned at the stake.
Korosene oil and wood were used. The
negroes died In about a minute after
the fire started. Paul Reid confessed
to the killing before being burned, say--Ing
that Will Cato helped him. He first
killed Hodges, then his wife and then
tho children.
Soldiers Sent to Scene.
Col. W. K. Grayson and the entire
First regiment of Georgia militia in
companies of sixty men each are leav
Ing Savannah for Statesboro by special
(r.iln Tliicj In fftfniu f tr, H"ia nn'fiVOl 1
In a telegram from Col. Grayson to the ll
Adjutant-General there, stating that
Capt. Hitch, who Is ln command at fl
Statesboro, has wired for assistance,
asking that another regiment be sent
More Trouble Looked for.
Lispector-Gen. Obear, of the State
troops, said that when the Savannah
troops reached Statesboro- this after
noon he looked for serious trouble.
,. Qperator Seized by Mob.
The officials of the Western Union
Telegraph company here were advised
by the manager of their company at
Savannah that the mqb at Statesboro
sei?ed the operator there this afternoon
and closed up the telegraph office at
Statesboro.
Situation Critical.
Since tho wires were cut the situation
has been regarded as critical by the
State olllclals here. Gov. Terrell Is out
of tho State, dn Adjutant-General Is In
command with Judge Daly, who pre-
sides over the trial court.
MYSTERY CLEARING UP.
Light Thrown Upon Disappearance of :
Two Men.
DIVIDE, Colo., Aug. 16. The mys
terious disappearance of Frederick
Smith of New Orleans and Jackson
Wilson of Nashville, Tenn., who sud
denly dropped out of sight in this vlcln
Ity four yenrs ago, Is believed to have
nearbeon explained by tho finding on
a hill, near Clyde, of tho skeleton of a
horse and mule tied to a tree with
bridles and saddles clinging to them.
It is now believed that the two men met
death by falling over some high cliff
ln the vicinity where the skeletons
were found,

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